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Bo Bartlett | Things Don’t Stay Fixed

Gallery artist Bo Bartlett and his wife, artist Betsy Eby, are directing and producing a feature-length film titled “Things Don’t Stay Fixed.” The film is being shot in Columbus, Georgia, Bartlett’s hometown. Bartlett says of the filmmaking process, “Because I have painted for so long, I can sit there and put a little touch of red on the canvas and step back and look at it for five minutes. I can say, ‘Do I like that? Maybe I do; maybe I don’t,’” Bartlett said. “That is a luxury and you can’t do that here. You have to make a decision and go with it.”

You can read more about the film here


Colin Page| An Artist Goes Sailing

Colin Page’s article, An Artist Goes Sailing, was featured in the latest issue of Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors. Page discusses his recent interest in sailing and the effect that it’s had on his paintings. “I’m reminded to keep looking for places I can grow as an artist. I’m reminded to look for joy in my art making. As I sit in the studio in the winter, I remember the feeling of the wind filling my sails and pushing me forward. As I paint a harbor scene, I recall looking for shifts of color telling me about gusts of wind on the water. As I paint sunlight bouncing on ripples, I recall the way my boat rode over the chop and slid through the ocean. ” Read the full article here

 

Colin Page, Island Walk, Oil on canvas, 12" x 16"

Colin Page, Island Walk, Oil on canvas, 12″ x 16″


Bo Bartlett| Island Life

Bo Bartlett’s studio on Wheaton Island was featured in the article, Island Life by Polly Saltonstall in Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors. Bartlett and his wife, Betsy Eby each have studios on the island, giving them beautiful spaces to make work while facing the ocean. “It’s beyond our wildest expectations,” said Bartlett. Read the full article here

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Alexandra Tyng | Paragraphs on all figure paintings

Brief Window:

When my grandparents retired they bought a farmhouse with the idea that it would be an ideal place for their children and grandchildren to gather. They commissioned my mother to design an addition to the house that became known as “the ship” because of its unusual shape. It was the first space frame ever built for living. Unfortunately it burned to the ground several years after my grandmother sold the house. Recently I became curious to find the spot where it used to be. To locate the site, I used my own and my cousins’ memories of landmarks and routes, plus research and old photos. The area had changed drastically and the house had been replaced with a 1970s ranch style house. My husband said to me, “I wish I could see the house as it was, just for a minute.” And that is what led me to think: what if we could actually see things as they looked years ago, instead of imagining them so hard that they almost became visible? The figurative “window” becomes the car windshield that wavers and flickers as the fabric of the present reveals the past. Clues to the nature of this occurrence are scattered throughout the painting.

Download and read full essay here.

Linda Tracey Brandon is an imaginative realist painter working in oils and graphic media. She frequently writes about art lindatraceybrandon.com


ALEXANDRA TYNG | “PICTURES OF YOU”

Alexandra Tyng has just been featured in Articulate, an Emmy® award-winning arts and culture show nationally syndicated on PBS. The segment “Pictures of You” explores how portraits are “a lie that illustrates the truth.” In the interview with Alexandra, she gives her professional insight into the unique relationship between artist and subject, highlighting the trust that the subject places in the artist.

You can watch the segment here: http://www.pbs.org/video/3000448404/

Alexandra Tyng, Royalty, oil on linen, 42" x 54", $23,000

Alexandra Tyng, Royalty, oil on linen, 42″ x 54″, $23,000