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Susan Parker

Inspired by nature but not caught in reality, these paintings focus on the essence of receding mountains and the vastness of canyon walls

Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement: Paintings that are inspired by nature but don't get caught in reality. The rhythms of receding mountains and the vastness of canyon walls push Susan's paintings to focus on the essence, not the photographic reality. Her bold use of acrylic color adds to the abstraction. Since moving to Utah from Vermont, her work has reveled in the beauty of newness, starkness, clear light and forever blue skies.
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Jennifer Terry

Creativity is the highest form of intellegence

Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement: I love rich, vibrant colors, and the organic shapes in nature. I love having fun with different patterns. I love twisting reality just enough to make the real unreal. Many of the paintings are of the scenery in and about Park City and Summit County. When I take a walk in a natural setting I 'see' the painting before I paint it. My paintings take a long time to produce but I enjoy the process. It's not a race. I know when I'm finished with a painting when I love it.
Beeswax based paint is a versatile and dimensional medium. I have embedded a variety of materials into the wax including coins, leaves, paper, metal, beads, wire, paper and fiber. These paintings are highly textured and full of fun detail.
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Sharon Sams

Luminous Encaustic works that often “bury” items like rusted paper and fabric for a luscious effect

Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement: Sharon Sams is a Park City Artist that works in Mixed Media and Encaustic. Mixed Media is very freeing and forgiving. She discovered Encaustics and often incorporates this beautiful technique in her predominantly abstract art. The technique allows her to often “bury” items like rusted paper and fabric in her Encaustic works. The luminous effect is luscious and dreamy. Her love of paper initially drew her to original card making and Mixed Media Collages. She fell in love with Encaustics beautiful waxy look and saw its potential with her Mixed Media. She also enjoyed moving in a more painterly direction. She has taken workshops in Encaustics with nationally renowned artists and teachers such as, Lorraine Glessner, Jeff Juhlin, Shawna Moore & Daniella Woolf. Her work is inspired by color, texture, patterns and shapes. Encaustics layering capabilities and luminous quality enable her paintings to hint at stories, images and landscapes, buried in the wax. Recently, she has been exploring Acrylic Monotypes on paper. The process is more spontaneous than Encaustics, but still allows for interesting and beautiful layering. As Sharon’s life changes, her inspirations change, so follows her art. But ultimately, she loves creating beautiful and interesting pieces of art to enjoy……simple as that!
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Karen Kendall

A painting should evoke a visceral response, drawing the viewer in, and inviting them to “take a journey” outside themselves. Beauty is captured in a moment on canvas.

Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement: As an artist, Karen hopes to elicit a feeling or an emotion in viewers, whether it is through the subject, or through bold color. A painting should evoke a visceral response, drawing the viewer in, and inviting them to “take a journey” outside themselves. Beauty is captured in a moment on canvas.
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Susette Gertsch

At best there are lucid moments interrupted with emotions and forces that temporarily push me off balance and then bring me back full of energy and more questions.

Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement: Paint and the mysterious process of painting never cease to surprise me. I have immersed myself in it long enough to know that any given session, whether in the studio or en Plein air, may produce something of my own, but may simultaneously connect the literal and immediate moment with sources that are historic, symbolic and even divine. At best there are lucid moments interrupted with emotions and forces that temporarily push me off balance and then bring me back full of energy and more questions. It happens at the most unexpected times and when it does I am enlivened, energized and happily bewildered with the result. I seek the opportunity for this revelatory experience by painting constantly and regularly. I anticipate, but I cannot demand, command or guarantee it will happen. I simply show up at the easel in overgrown, half-hidden corners of gardens, atop mountain and desert vista’s, and at various locations with figures and still life subjects. I paint. It happens, or not. But when this extraordinary experience occurs, the voice of something greater than myself later speaks to the viewer and the paintings from these sessions are more impactful than simply technical renderings. Voila! And as Robert Henri is quoted in The Art Spirit, “It is not enough to have thought great things before doing the work. The brush stroke at the moment of contact carries inevitably the exact state of being of the artist at that exact moment into the work and there it is, to be seen and read by those who can read such signs, and to be read later by the artist himself, with perhaps some surprise, as a revelation of himself”. I am thrilled at that prospect in my work. For me that is the real substance of paint and painting. Susette Billedeaux Gertsch – M.F.A. (Brigham Young University)
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Rhonda Hypio

Nature inspired oil paintings filled with detail and realism

Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement: Her love of the outdoors and travel has guided her creativity, and offered a plethora of subject matters. Rhonda has completed many commissioned works of various subject matters, working closely with clients to create a work that will be loved for years to come.
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Dori Pratt

I was exposed to art at a very young age and have pursued my artistic passions with conviction for many years, the adventure has increased exponentially with time.

Art Form: Painting, Jewelry
Artist\'s Statement:

I am inspired to create jewelry that is a part of me, colorful, textural, made to last, everyday wearable, makes a statement, is fun to wear and possibly has a story behind it.

My work as a silver/gold smith, began as a summer job in 1973 and now some 40 years later has become not only my passion but my serious artistic pursuit. My studio in my house is cozy, sunlit, filled with a collection of a life devoted to my craft, and my sanctuary, where I get to design and create jewelry! What could be better? 

 

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Corinne Humphrey

Universal themes that invite viewers to take a closer look and contemplate emotion, fears, success and joy

Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement: Corinne Humphrey’s bold whimsical paintings have many layers. At first glance, paintings in the “Tao of Rudy” series appear as simple, child-like images of her rescued dog and muse, Rudy. Upon closer inspection, one discovers deeper meaning with titles like “Don’t Be Afraid to Leave the Path,” “Find a Balance,” “Wake Up to Love,” “Take the Leap,” and other universal themes that invite viewers to take a closer look and contemplate emotion, fears, success and joy. “Her paintings draw people in…” says one collector. “The message is so simple, but so big, like a lesson on how to live well,” says another. “Your paintings are so HAPPY,” “They really resonate with me,” and “They make me smile,” are just some of the comments made by art lovers of all ages. ?????????????? The paintings in the “Tao of Rudy” series are also the illustrations for three, multiple award-winning children’s books: The Tao of Rudy; Shoot for the Moon, Lessons on Life from a Dog Named Rudy; and Wake Up to Love, Lessons on Friendship from a Dog Named Rudy. Corinne’s books have been awarded a Bronze “IPPY” award for “Most Outstanding Book Design,” “Honorable Mention for Book of the Year,” “Gelette-Burgess Motivational/Inspirational Award” and a “Gold Moonbeam Children’s Book Award,” making them a perfect gift for young art lovers or as a companion piece to a painting or print. Corinne works mainly in acrylic on canvas, using bright, solid colors and clean lines. She also produces pieces in gouache, oil, watercolor sketches and mixed media. Her mixed media pieces incorporate old sheet music, maps, book titles, scrabble letters and other items that inform and shape her themes.
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Cynthia McLoughlin
Art Form: Painting
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Robin Cornwell

Paintings inspired by the seashore of New England and the majestic landscape of Utah.

Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement: Robin Cornwell's paintings are inspired by the seashore of New England and the majestic landscape of Utah. Being an impressionistic painter, Robin uses bold colors and small details to create her artwork. When people view a painting by Robin, she wants them to enjoy her work from close-up, as well as from a distance. Robin Cornwell grew up on the coast of New England, and now resides in Park City, Utah. As an international flight attendant, Robin has the opportunity to experience the beauty and art from countries around the world. Working with acrylic and watercolor mediums, Robin captures her love of nature. Many of the painting subjects are derived from Robin’s personal photography.
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Fred Montague

Art, writing, and teaching that foster environmental awareness and ecological consciousness.

Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement: THE PHILOSOPHY: An indication of an aware and responsible society is its concern for vulnerable and aesthetic values. Wildness, wildlife, and wilderness are such values, and their appreciation and preservation are ecologically and culturally significant aspects of current affairs. Montague's activities in art, writing, and university teaching have centered ultimately on fostering environmental awareness and ecological consciousness. The foundation of his artwork is the ink image-- usually in the form of a carefully rendered pen-and-ink drawing or a hand-lettered paragraph. His goal, in this fast-paced, quickly changing, more complicated world, is to offer a revitalizing link to our ecological context-- Nature. THE DRAWINGS: The endangered tradition of creating images in ink with pen is a discipline of many demands. The medium, in all its black and white starkness, requires much, and there is little room for error. Furthermore, the artist states, "The greatest challenge is producing the effects of form, space, texture, and color merely by making black marks on white paper." Montague accomplishes these feats by painstakingly deliberate stippling and intricate cross-hatching. Some drawings have taken more than 200 hours to complete. The plants and animals come alive, and the habitats grow in space and detail as each ink dot and line is applied. The finished work becomes a window to the natural world. THE LIMITED EDITION PRINTS: Fred Montague prints most of his editions on a 1913 Golding hand-fed, platen letterpress. He prints some of his drawings from engraved plates. He learned printing by doing it-- after a printer-friend in Indiana gave him a vintage press. Montague moved the massive cast iron antique to his Utah studio from his Indiana studio in 1992. Printing is an interesting craft, and few people who create their own ink drawings print them on letterpress presses. The interplay between paper texture, ink density, image detail, and image pattern all come together as the large balance wheel spins and the platen holding the paper closes against the inked plate. The resulting embossed impression, almost carving-like, literally adds another dimension to the graphic work. He also uses this printing press to print his limited-edition woodcuts. He carves the woodcut masters from maple blanks that he modifies to fit the printing press.
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Nan Gray

When human stories, history, cultures and political realities interact with everyday settings, common scenes become quite extraordinary.

Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement:

I am a watercolorist with a love of travel. I often utilize my photographs from far away places for my renderings; however, I also enjoy painting the diversity of landscapes in Park City area as well. I am inspired by scenes and encounters that are often considered very ordinary and only earn a glance from passersby in their locales. When the human stories, history, cultures and political realities that accompany the settings are considered, these common scenes become quite extraordinary. I design my material first with my camera lens from many different angles, portray it with colors that come from life, and hope that the result offers the viewer an opportunity to visit the sites and absorb the stories, if only for a moment or two.
Seven years ago I retired from my position as the State Director of Special Education after a thirty-six year career as a special educator. Although I will always remain a passionate advocate for children with disabilities, it is thoroughly enjoyable to have more time for the world of art as well.  

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Renee Mox Hall

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Art Form: Painting
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Joyce Baron

Deep inviting colors, wild interchanges with playful textures, and breathtaking plunges into chaos

Art Form: Painting, Jewelry, Glass
Artist\'s Statement: “Wow!” “That is Beautiful!” “That one reminds me of…” “That really speaks to me!” These are some of the comments people share when they see the colorful paintings by Joyce. Joyce Baron studied Art at both USU and Weber State while earning her degree. She enjoyed sketching everything from the microscopic to the grandiose. Exploring Utah’s back country and national parks instilled in her a deep appreciation for the abstract shapes, textures, and colors in nature. She is now living her life-long dream of being a full time professional artist. Her passion for creating art has taken her and her sketchbook to exotic places around the world from Central America to Europe and to China. An abstract artist in the truest tradition, she uses vibrant water based paints as her selected medium and paints abstract shapes with deep inviting colors, wild interchanges with playful textures, and breathtaking plunges into chaos. Paying close attention to composition Joyce uses form, texture, and color to convey her feelings of joy and freedom. Joyce enjoys teaching workshops, conducting conferences, assisting art organizations, and spending time sketching the interesting and beautiful things of this world. Having won many awards, Joyce exhibits her paintings in galleries and at art shows in the western states. Her works have been published on the covers of national and local publications and are collected and enjoyed internationally.
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Ida Yoked

The vibrant colors of Ida's acrylics are the driving element in her art work. She paints a variety of subjects from abstract to impressionistic styles expressing life experiences.

Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement: Ida is an experimentalist, constantly searching for the right media to express life impression through sculpture, painting, and photography. The vibrant colors of her acrylics are the driving element in her art work. She paints a variety of subjects from abstract to impressionistic styles expressing life experiences. Currently Ida resides in Park City Utah  and is one of the founders of Expressive Therapies Utah and work as an art therapist .