Wednesday, March 05, 2014
March ArtWalk Features a Demo by Andree Richmond
Her hand modeled earthenware sculptures depict animalized human forms. Her surface decorations are built up through successive firings, similar to painting, using both matt and gloss glazes, stains and lusters. When glazes seem too restrictive to convey the subtle mood of some of the pieces, Andrese treats the sculpture as a canvas to paint with oils.
Her lifelong interest lies with animals. As a child she got an animal encyclopedia for Christmas which sparked her fascination. That interest has continued as she has observed different animals and experienced their personalities.
As subject matter she finds that animals tend to be less threatening than human forms and therefore they can be used to caricature human traits and personalities.
Andree attended S. Glamorgan Institution of Higher Education, Cardiff College of Art. and Yeovil Technical College, Britain. She has shown her work across the country and her work is in many collection including Arizona State University Art Museum. Tempe, AZ, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Phoenix, AZ., Texas Children's Hospital. Houston, TX. and Stephane Janssen collection to name a few.
In addition to Andree’s demonstration the March ArtWalk will be the opening of Carolina Creations Annual Garden Show which includes paintings by gallery artists, garden art, garden stakes, bird houses and wind chimes. The Garden Show will run through April 30th.