I draw my inspiration predominately from nature, as you will see with my abstracted treescapes and traditional plein air paintings. My use of bold colors, and sense of visual movement ties my body of work together. Whether I am painting from nature, cars, or animals, the simple yet complex act of painting is my true motivation.
I primarily work in Acrylic paints, but I have rediscovered a love for thick oil paints, drips, and textures. I like to go between the two mediums depending on which will lend itself best to the painting. My work is ever evolving into something that is completely me.
The purpose of every painting I finish is to effect you in a positive, and joyful way; to make your heart a little lighter so you can find peace in your day.
NCAA invites you to participate in the 48th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Market at Coweta County Fairgrounds. We will once again be hosting this event in the Golden Creek Room (Exhibit Hall) and are excited at the prospect of having you amongst the Exhibitors. Click on the links shown below for important dates, booth fees, rules governing the event, exhibitor spaces and floor plan, and the application. It may seem too early to think about Christmas, but don’t delay. Deadline for entries (must be received by) October 23, 2016. It’s never too early to think about Christmas! This is a popular event and takes place early in the Season. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to exhibit/sell your works of art and fine crafts. Sign up now… first come, first served. Questions? Contact: Cheryl Hipke at 703-895-2046 or email@example.com
Rules and Regulations
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*Edit September 10th* Workshop cancelled and will be rescheduled at a future date.
Fall Art Show… one week from today! You don’t want to miss this!
LOST EDGES Martin Pate Show
The Newnan-Coweta Art Association and the West Georgia Technical College will host the exhibition “LOST EDGES” – a one man show of Martin Pate’s Art Work. The show opens on September 8th and runs through October 19th at the WGTC Newnan Campus located at 200 Campus Drive, Newnan, GA 30263. Martin, who has received numerous awards and is renown for his figurative work, will give a presentation at the campus on September 8th at 7:00 pm.
A Statement by Martin:
“In the last few years, I’ve been exploring paintings and drawings with a softer feel, blurred edges, and more atmosphere. Inspired partly by the book, “Like Breath on Glass”, by Marc Simpson, I continue to go down this road with some of my gallery work and non-commissioned pieces. The book looks at paintings around 1900 by Whistler, Innes, Dewing, and others and is sub-titled, “The Art of Painting Softly”. This show will primarily feature new works that follow in that direction as well as some earlier pieces that have been “re-worked” in a similar manner.” ~Martin Pate
Volunteer artist of all ages help Molly Rose Freeman paint the Alamo mural.
Molly Rose Freeman, Newnan’s Artist in Residence, will be painting the mural on the wall at the Alamo this week. Anyone who would like to participate in the mural painting may stop by to paint on Wednesday the 27th and/or Thursday the 28th. Painting supplies will be provided!
+Labor Day Arts Festival
Courthouse Square, Newnan, GA
Monday, September 5th, 2016
Download the linked form to apply: Labor Day Arts Festival (2)
Download the artist application here.
Jim grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Auburn University and his MBA from Vanderbilt University. Jim has enjoyed a very successful professional career holding high level executive positions. He is the current President and Founder of Davis & Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in operations, marketing, finance, personnel and general consulting.
As far as photography is concerned in general, it has been a hobby since Jim worked extensively with a number of high level advertising agencies. “Layout, design, images, etc., have always been important in marketing and for advertising clients,” he says, “and that continued to be true after I started my consulting company.”
Jim has been asked to work for several African travel and tourist companies as well as the Tanzanian government in tourism, and animal photos are certainly a part of those projects. His initial trip involved just learning about animals and the African “landscape” (which includes colors, topography, etc.). Jim has subsequently been to Africa often for both pleasure and photography business. His latest photo clients include the BBC in London.