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OUR FEATURED ARTISTS
We are excited to announce our FEATURED ARTISTS for the Magnet Open Art Project. Each artist has generously agreed to submit four images of their work for the project. We would like to thank them for their generous participation in this project!
David M. Carroll
Naturalist-artist David M. Carroll, who in 2006 was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, is the author of three acclaimed natural histories: THE YEAR OF THE TURTLE; TROUT REFLECTIONS; and SWAMP-WALKER’S JOURNAL. The latter was awarded the John Burroughs medal for distinguished nature writing. This “wet-sneaker trilogy” was expanded to a quartet with the publication of his memoir centered on his lifelong connection with turtles and their habitats, SELF-PORTRAIT WITH TURTLES.
His fifth book, FOLLOWING THE WATER, A HYDROMANCER'S NOTEBOOK, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in August 2009, was awarded a Finalist Medal in the nonfiction category by the National Book Foundation. David is a graduate of the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. He has received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of New Hampshire and an Honorary Masters in Environmental Science from New England College.
In addition to his own field work, David has conducted investigations for the Endangered Species programs of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine; as well as for such agencies as the U.S. Environmental Protection and the National Park Service. His fieldwork has been published in scientific journals, including Chelonian Conservation and Biology and Northeastern Naturalist.
David and his work have been the subject of numerous articles and interviews, and his artwork has been widely exhibited. He is an active lecturer and turtle and wetlands preservation advocate; among awards he has received are an Environmental Merit Award from the U.S. EPA and NH Audubon’s Tudor Richards Award.
David M. Carroll's online journal is DavidMCarrollJournal.com
Laurette Carroll, studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She works in oils, acrylics, watercolors, and pastels, often using mixed media and integrating drawing and collage elements into her paintings. Her approaches range from naturalistic to impressionistic and abstract. Landscapes, in particular rivers, marshes and swamps, are a primary theme in her work, which is painted directly from nature as well as from memory and imagination. Gardens are another key focus, and at times she incorporates writing from her garden journals into her paintings of sunflowers, poppies, delphiniums, and garden landscapes.
In recent years she has employed a tonalist technique, working in oils to create evocative landscapes that come directly from imagination. She has also recently returned to clay sculpture, working on an extended series of figure studies in terra cotta and other clay bodies.
Laurette’s work has been exhibited widely, and her paintings and sculptures are featured in many private collections, including those in New York, Boston, Chicago, Amsterdam, and Berne.
|Dave Lewis by Alban Low|
Like many artists Alban Low has always found the surrounding environment and his personal experiences to be the greatest inspiration. He finds it hard to believe now that during his early years as an artist he only used to paint in black and white. His subjects varied from intense self-portraits to racehorses and greyhounds – betting being one of his favorite hobbies at the time.
His work really burst into life and colour when he moved to France. He used to throw open the doors of his studio and take in the scenery and life of the peaceful village of Cambieure. The beauty of the French landscape opened his eyes and when he returned to London he began to see his surroundings in a whole new light. For so often he had hurried past rivers, buildings, even railways, without a second thought. He began to notice their hidden beauty, arching bridges and competing colours.
Recently he has been drawing scenes from city life and exhibiting in the public realm using magnetic artworks. He has been working with the new crop of Jazz Musicians from the revitalised British Jazz Scene through albums, animations and live sketches. Catch his work this autumn in New York as part of the Art In Odd Places Festival, where Alban will be exhibiting 100 magnetic tweets from New Yorkers along 14th Street.
Melissa Miller was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in New Hampshire. She attended Skidmore College and Principia College, has been a fellow at the Vermont Studio Center. Miller is represented in New Hampshire by McGowan Fine Art in Concord, NH. An exhibition of her work will be on view at McGowan Fine Art from September 6 - October 7, 2011. The opening reception is September 9, 5-7 PM.www.mcgowanfineart.com
|Red Trees by Pam Tarbell|
Tarbell often looks to art history images and the New England landscapes for creative stimulation. Combining traditional oil paints, industrial paint products, metallic and/or luminescent pigments to enhances the surface of her work with layers of rich color and texture.
Pamela R. Tarbell graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, and is the director of the Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden. She has exhibited extensively in New England.
The Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden was begun in 1996 in Concord, New Hampshire. The outdoor space combines "art and nature" in a peaceful setting of perennial gardens, fields, woodlands and ponds. The gallery carries original paintings, sculpture (indoor and outdoor), pottery, mobiles, and and handmade jewelry.www.themillbrookgallery.com
All artwork submitted to this exhibition remain the sole copyright property of the artist.