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All Things Ampersand

Artist Profile: Gordon Corrins

“Amazing” is the word to use when describing the art of Gordon Corrins. His incredible wildlife artwork depicts incredible portraits of a range of animals, but his dynamic style and strong contrast of light and shadow is what brings them to life!

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Artist Profile: Shana Rowe Jackson

Shana Rowe Jackson was very young when she knew she wanted to be an artist.  She started teaching herself how to paint at the age of eight and by ten, she was calling herself an artist. Currently pursuing her Bachelors in Fine Art Degree at the University of Maine at Augusta, Shana has always enjoyed experimenting with many different styles and media and is continually looking for new ways to grow and learn.

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Student Artist Profiles with Micah Goguen

Artist Micah Goguen teaches about 50 students atelier style in weekly classes in the Middle Georgia Area. His overall vision is to focus and rededicate back to a “buy-local, shop-local” mentality that strengthens community through unity and purpose. Here are a few stories Micah wanted to share with us.

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Four Artists, 12 Months: Month #5 – “ISOLATION”

Yes, its month # 5 of a year-long collaborative project with our four artists creating on Ampersand Gessobord! Every month, these artists interpret a theme using a 12″x12″ Deep Cradled Ampersand Gessobord and the medium of their choice.  Then, at the end of 12 months, they will all come together for an exhibition. See our original post for the details of this wonderful collaboration.

The fifth month’s theme is “ISOLATION” and is to be interpreted using cantilever composition. A cantilevered composition is defined by large configuration entering the format from any side and ending within it. The cantilevered parts can connect with other parts o the composition, but occasionally they may stand alone. Cantilevered forms can also be met by similar ones approaching from the other side. Compositions based on this structure usually show the cantilevered segment as exerting a substantial amount of visual and physical weight that must be counterbalanced in some way!

Check out their work below to see their take using their own unique approach and style.

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Four Artists, Twelve Months: Month #4 – “GRATITUDE”

We are one-third of the way through a year-long collaborative project with our four fantastic artists using Ampersand Gessobord! Each month these artists create a piece on a 12″x12″ Deep Cradled Ampersand Gessobord, based on a set theme. At the end of the year, they will all be displayed in an exhibition. See our original post for the details of this fantastic collaboration.

The fourth month’s theme is “GRATITUDE” and is to be interpreted using text! Check out their work below to see their take using their own unique approach and style.

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