Studio artists to show
their work at upcoming exhibit
is among artists to participate
Helen E. McKinney
LA GRANGE, Ky. (February 2010) When Judy Robinson
met her husband in 1975, the first thing they did together was take
an art class. Robinson has kept up with her painting off and on over
the years and is part of a current exhibit at Gallery 104 in La Grange
titled, Lets Keep Painting.
Robinson is among the featured
artists this month at Gallery 104.
Even though she did not have any formal schooling in art
other than a few night school classes, it is something she always
enjoyed, said Robinson, 68. She has painted for 40 years, practicing
the artform a lot in the 1980s.
She began taking art classes a few years ago at the Angie Campbell Art
Studio in La Grange. Robinson has painted in water colors, but prefers
oil painting because it is easy to mix colors and you have more
control, she said.
Robinson, an avid quilter, works at The Gathering Room quilt shop in
La Grange. Feeling she was becoming too one-dimensional in her quilting
creations, she decided to try an oil painting class at the Angie Campbell
Art Studio on the suggestion of another quilter.
Angie has been a major help to me with the use of color,
she said. I feel Ive grown in my capabilities, through
Oil painting for her is very relaxing. I like the creative outlet,
it provides, said Robinson.
Born and raised in Utah, Robinson has lived in five different states
and moved to Kentucky when her husband died. She is part of a group
of Campbell Studio students who are displaying their artwork at Gallery
104 until March 12.
Campbell said she holds the student art exhibit to give everyone in
her different classes the opportunity to see what other students
have done. She chose to display the artwork at Gallery 104 for
the second year in a row because it is such a great space and
nice gallery. Displaying it there keeps the artwork in the
Lets Keep Painting contains works by individuals who
have never painted before and those who have an art background, said
Campbell. Many retired people take her art classes which she said are
a good outlet and source of therapy.
Robinson has already sold one oil painting from the exhibit and has
one remaining entitled, Dawson Ridge Road. It depicts a
home in Oldham County located on Dawson Ridge Road, not far from the
Oldham-Henry County line.
She snapped a shot of the home and adjoining field with horses from
the roadside, and spent 30 hours recreating the scene in oils. I
like painting homes, Robinson said. She will paint on commission
if asked to do so.
An opening reception was held for the student artists on Friday, Jan.
15, and we had a very nice turnout, said Gallery 104 Executive
Director Karen Dowling.
Most of the paintings are for sale at a preset Arts Association
of Oldham County commission, said Dowling.
However, Some students prefer to display their work as not for
sale. Angie Campbell and several of her students are Arts Association
of Oldham County members and exhibiting Gallery 104 artists.
Sandy Geer is another Angie Campbell student whose oil paintings are
on display in Lets Keep Painting. She has been painting
for a long time, having taken various classes in the past through the
Louisville Watercolor Association and an art school in Anchorage, Ky.
Although she was sidetracked for a time by raising four children, Geer
has returned to something she loves to do.
She prefers oil painting because its very forgiving. If
you dont like it, you can paint over it, said Geer, 71.
Originally from Louisville, she moved to Oldham County when she married
and has participated in Angie Campbells student art exhibit every
year it has been held. Im always interested in seeing what
others are doing, said Geer in reference to the student art exhibit.
We have an interesting group of people.
She has two paintings in the exhibit. Palms was painted
from a picture taken in Pennsylvania, and Jim is an oil
painting of her husband. Painted from a photograph that fascinated her,
Jim is a portrait she painted because the lighting of the
photograph interested her. Her husbands face is illuminated from
a torch flame, giving it a fiery glow.
For more information on the exhibit, call Gallery
104 at (502) 222-3800 or visit: www.aaooc.org.
Or call the Angie Campbell Art Studio at (502) 222-1698.
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