Have you met…Graceann Warn?


Density , 2012 30" x 60 " x 2 " Diptych Oil, encaustic and paper on wood panels Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, Nebraska Private collection

Density , 2012
30″ x 60 ” x 2 ” Diptych
Oil, encaustic and paper on wood panels
Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, Nebraska
Private collection

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Graceann Warn.

Vida, 2013 40" x 30 " x 1.5 " Oil, encaustic and paper on wood panel

Vida, 2013
40″ x 30 ” x 1.5 “
Oil, encaustic and paper on wood panel

Graceann Warn, American, born 1955, was raised in New Jersey.  In 1978 she graduated with a degree in landscape architecture. Later, while pursuing a Master’s in Landscape Architecture at the University of Michigan and working as a landscape architect, she visited an exhibition of the last paintings of Mark Rothko. The emotional impact of that exhibition was the catalyst for great change.
Within a year she made the decision to devote her life to making art.  She has been a full time studio artist since 1985 with work exhibited and collected nationally and internationally.
She lives in in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband Geoff, Mini and Indie.

Construct, 2013 30" x 30 " x 1.5 " Oil, encaustic and paper on wood panel Available from Hoadley Gallery, Lenox, Mass

Construct, 2013
30″ x 30 ” x 1.5 “
Oil, encaustic and paper on wood panel
Available from Hoadley Gallery, Lenox, Mass

Occurro , 2012 19 " x 5 " x 4 " Encaustic and oil, objects in found box

Occurro , 2012
19 ” x 5 ” x 4 “
Encaustic and oil, objects in found box

Statement

“I paint and I construct.  Both my paintings and assemblages use the metaphor of excavation.  My formal education
in landscape architecture and classical archaeology provides structure to artistic flights of fancy that always seem to revolve around some form of revelation:

The attempt to unearth an object or solve a mystery.
Uncovering/Covering.
Leaving aTrace,
a Vestige,
a Palimpsest.”

egin , 2012 23 " x 5.5 " x 4 " Encaustic and oil, objects in found box

Begin , 2012
23 ” x 5.5 ” x 4 “
Encaustic and oil, objects in found box

Other material relating to Graceann Warn.

Artist website: www.graceannwarn.com

Facebook Page: Graceann Warn Studio.

Youtube: Graceann Warn.

Art Of Day: Graceann Warn.

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Have you met…Sid Garrison?


"June 13, 2013" 18 x 18 inches colored pencil on paper

Sid Garrison “June 13, 2013”
18 x 18 inches
colored pencil on paper

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Sid Garrison.

"January 24, 2013" 18 x 18 inches (image) colored pencil on paper

Sid Garrison “January 24, 2013”
18 x 18 inches (image)
colored pencil on paper

Biography

Sid Garrison is an artist living and working in San Francisco. Born in 1954 in Wichita, KS, Garrison has been working and exhibiting for over thirty years. His dominate body of work consists of abstract drawings with a focus utilizing colored pencils. His work has been shown in Japan, Australia and Canada. Nationally, it has been shown at Gallery Joe (Philadelphia), Knoedler & Co. Project Space (New York), Danese (New York), Limn Gallery (San Francisco), Patricia Sweetow Gallery (San Francisco) and Sherry Frumkin Gallery (Santa Monica). In addition to private collections, his work has been collected by The Wichita Art Museum, The Philbrook Museum of Art, Arkansas Arts Center and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.

"May 8, 2012" 18x18 inches colored pencil on paper

Sid Garrison “May 8, 2012”
18×18 inches
colored pencil on paper

Statemant

“Committed to abstraction, I try to tease out atmospheres and memory fragments of daily life by various means as I draw. The measure I set for myself is to make each drawing considerably unique. The resulting body of work functions more like a collection of short stories than the interlocking chapters of a novel.”

Sid Garrison San Francisco June 2013

"March 30, 2012" 18x18 inches colored pencil on paper

Sid Garrison “March 30, 2012”
18×18 inches
colored pencil on paper

Other material relating to Sid Garrison.

Artist website: www.sidgarrison.com

ArtSlant: Sid Garrison.

Artspot: Sid Garrison.

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