Art On the Periphery: Ann Piper
Artist Profile / Inspiration / Musings

Art On the Periphery: Ann Piper

It has been suggested to me (by a well-known Philadelphia artist) that there is a dependent relationship between art and the city and that most great art comes from metropolitan areas. Is this true? Does history support this statement? My gut tells me that art comes down to… Continue reading

Green Bowl
Museums / Process

Green Bowl

I was first attracted to Joan Brown’s painting Green Bowl (1964) twenty seven years ago when I first saw it in the book, Bay Area Figurative Art. I had just started to paint seriously and was struck by Brown’s thick, sculptural handling of the paint; the impasto seemed to push the painting into three dimensions.  … Continue reading

The Devotional Painting of Anelecia Hannah Brooks
Artist Profile / Reviews / Shows

The Devotional Painting of Anelecia Hannah Brooks

The viewer may enter Ms. Brooks’ works through identification with the familiar, everyday objects, figures and people she portrays. The familiarity of her subject matter (a knife, an onion, a young girl) offer an intimacy, comfort, though not a sense of complacency. Each simple object as well as the more complex frontal confrontation in her … Continue reading

My Body: Contributor Series
Artist Profile / Contributor: Series / Contributors Work / Musings

My Body: Contributor Series

Get to know our authors through the new Contributor Series. A group of short posts from Proximity Arts members. Allow us to share our work and our thoughts on making work with you. For the first instillation Ilene has written a paragraph that speaks to the relationships between still life, landscape and the figure. This poetic … Continue reading

Terry Winters: Artist Profile
Artist Profile

Terry Winters: Artist Profile

American painter, Terry Winters, explores the connection between nature, science and painting.  Winters has stated, “everyone understands abstraction. All our lives are abstract.” Over the years, his work has featured linear images of grids, graphs, circles, and geometric forms usually layered in ways that create a sensation of structure and deep space. Winters’ investigations into … Continue reading