650 Ten Rod Rd
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Immersive Views From Two Artist’s Perspectives-Art Show
Inspired by Nature, Earth Power, and Serenity
Join us at The Hive RI for this art show featuring the works of Linda King and Michael T. Garr.
Opening Night for the show is November 30 from 7-9 PM.
Open House for viewing is December 2 from 9AM-Noon.
Linda King North Kingstown, RI
Acrylic, Mixed Media, Collage Artist
https://www: lkingartist.com firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Rhode Islander who loves the awesome power of the sea crashing against the rocky coastline. I am intrigued by its ever changing colorations and textures, created over time, by the weather patterns that we have here in New England.
I have lived most of my life in Rhode Island. I was very fortunate to have had a wonderful art teacher in High School. Miss Selma Katz, Central High School in Providence. She recognized my talent and encouraged me, she was instrumental in my getting a saturday morning scholarship to RISD, my senior year in High School. I have attended workshops in all media with local New England artists. I particularly was inspired and encouraged to pursue my own approach to art by Barbara Besson Delannoy, who was an award winning watercolorist with a studio and gallery in Wickford. I am grateful to have known her and been mentored by her, it was a life changing event.
I enjoy working in acrylics, both as a water media on paper and also using it much like oil on canvas and MDF. I love texture and using handmade, Japanese and fine art papers with mixed media to create dimension and interest in my work. My most enjoyment is finding compositions in everyday things in nature and abstracting them into works of art. I was particularly inspired early on by the crashing surf at Beavertail in Jamestown and it remains my favorite source of inspiration.
I have received awards particularly for my seascapes and collages from R I Watercolor Society, South County Art Assoc., Wickford Art Assoc., Conanicut Island Art Assos., Spring Bull Gallery, Arts of The Albemarle, Currituck County Arts Council and South County Art Assoc. My work is in private and corporate collections in New England, New York, North Carolina and Virginia.
I am currently a member of Art League of RI, Conanicut Island Art Assoc., Mystic Museum of Art, Warwick Center for The Arts, South County Art Assoc. and Wickford Art Association.
I hope you enjoy viewing my art as much as I have enjoyed creating it.
Michael T. Garr
Michael Garr grew up in Valley Cottage, NY, and has been drawing and painting since Junior High. He enjoys quick art, impressionistic yet realistic, and minimal. His only formal training was Basic Art in his senior year of high school, but he believes art is a way of life, and it complements his work in the sciences. He received a PhD in Oceanography from URI in 1986 and has pursued a career with the Navy Research establishment in New London, CT and Newport RI since then. He believes there are interesting subjects all around us. His inspirations are architecture, people, light and shadow, the sea and boats, imagination… and the old masters, especially Corot and Rembrandt. His favorite way of doing art is to just get out and enjoy the surroundings, even in bad weather! His more recent work has concentrated on depictions of our earth in its splendor, and the light of the people who inhabit it. In 2012 he took up oil painting for the first time; his mentor is Lorena Pugh of North Kingstown. He paints and studies with an informal group who meet in Lorena’s studio on Monday nights throughout the indoor season. He continues to pursue art on a daily basis, and posts finished works in local galleries, his Masonic Lodge and on facebook for any and all to peruse. Half of the proceeds of all Mike’s art sales go to charity, and he frequently donates work to Charity fundraisers.