Artist of the Quarter

We are VERY pleased to showcase Kristina Gray as our Artist of the Quarter.  Her well known art is featured around the world and available for purchase this quarter at the salon!

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About the Artist

Kristina Gray is a local artist, born in Vicenza, Italy and native to Marietta, Georgia. Her work is highly influenced by nature, exploring themes of reflection, memory and joy. Her paintings are characterized by rich color, texture and a juxtaposition of stillness and movement. Her work can be found in private collections throughout the U.S, U.K. and France.

In this series, Horizon, Kristina explores the theme of seeking simplicity in a complex world. The horizon line, where land or sea meets sky, is used to convey one’s search for simplicity, which, like the horizon, remains elusive, yet encouragingly ever-present in the distance. Much like the days and years that pass, the horizon is constantly changing, full of hope, and always beautiful.

Kristina is also an award winning designer, art director and a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. She studied design and fine art and holds a Bachelor’s of Advertising from the University of Georgia. Kristina currently leads a corporate creative design team in the Atlanta area. When she’s not creating, she enjoys time with her husband Chris, daughter Norah, and their two dogs. She also loves to explore new places and work in her garden.

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Artist of the Quarter

Gaye McCune waterThis past quarter we featured Faye McCune, she started painting as therapy for herself while her husband was ill. While Faye is a self taught painter, her inspiration would come from her mood at any given time. Loving all genres of art she can pull from many memories and experiences to create her collections that each have a deep meaning to Faye as an artist. Since her husband’s passing, Faye continues to study and appreciate art in it’s many forms, and is consistently growing, in her passion to create.

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Artist of the Quarter updates!

Okay, since we have started our Artist of the quarter, we have had Bruce Brown and his amazing nature photography, next up we featured Neal Kerr! Neal is most fondly referred to as Uncle Neal, by Sarah the owner of Arthur Clarence Salon. Being close to family is important to Sarah, and once she learned that her Uncle was painting again, she quickly asked if she could display some of his art in the salon.  Sarah’s parents were traveling to Ohio in the next couple of weeks, and upon arriving Neal had several paintings waiting for them to be delivered back to Sarah at the salon for the clients viewing pleasure!

 

Neal Kerr 1Neal from Ohio, attended Saturday painting classes as a senior in high school at the Cleveland Art Institute. After graduating high school and settling into life, he joined the military and married his wife and soon after started a family. Neal’s life in cliff notes leads us to present day. Upon retiring at the young age of 67, Neal picked back up his oil painting as a hobby. Neal’s inspiration for his work came from his many travels in the military and his own backyard! Hope you enjoy them as much as he has enjoyed painting them!

Neal Kerr Nature Paintings

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