Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sally Sutton New Works at Carolina Creations

Carolina Creations Fine Art and Contemporary Craft Gallery, 317 Pollock St in Downtown New Bern announce New Paintings by Sally Sutton. This show of Sally's latest works will hang in the gallery from July 6 through August 31, 2012.

Sally's uses an amazing amount of color in her work and bold brush strokes. When asked about her paintings she says: “I grew up with Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Bonnard, Gauguin, and Munch. “

Sally is still intrigued with the color and light of the impressionists but has added a new dimension to her art while working on her MFA in drawing and painting at East Carolina.

Sally has kept her impressionistic style which is now often enhanced with the addition of mixed media and sometimes becomes abstracted.  She has been working on a  “Tree Series” and calls the forest her “sanctuary.”  As a child, Sally used to climb up into her favorite tree near their family’s mountain home to escape from the world and find solace in nature.

“I learned at an early age to put my feelings and emotions in a painting to create an atmosphere of a particular time and place.”

Sally has been teaching Figure Drawing and Painting Survey at East Carolina and wants to teach at the university level after completing her masters in December 2012.

Sally completed her BFA in Illustration and Standard Teaching from California State University, Long Beach, California she then studied at Gwent College of Higher Education, Caerleon, Wales. She completed her Teaching practice at Caerleon Comprehensive School, and has studied at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California.

Her work is in many collections including Wells Fargo Bank, Central Carolina Bank, Durham Regional Hospital, Duke University Medical Center, UNC Hospital, Alamance Regional Hospital, SAS Institute, Nations Bank, GTE, Glaxo Smith Kline, Tokyo American Club, Northern Telecom Japan, Inc., Nippon Telephone and Telegraph, and other domestic and international private collections.

On Saturday, July 7 Sally will be painting in front of Carolina Creations from 10 am to 12 noon.  She will be working on scenes of beautiful Pollock Street.  You are welcome to drop by to watch and ask questions.

And don't forget ARTWALK which is Friday July 13 from 5-8 pm. Come enjoy a walk downtown, see all your friends and stop in for some refreshments!

Other shops and galleries will be open for ArtWalk.  Enjoy a fun evening strolling our Downtown. See more of Sally's paintings on our website. For more information contact us, 252-633-4369, follow us on facebook and twitter.

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