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Thursday, 15 November 2018 18:07

Holiday Open House-Solstice Blue

S.P.D.S.V.B.E.E.V.

(Salute plurimam dicit. Si vales, bene est, ego valeo)

Many greetings! If you're well, then that's good, and I'm well too!

With that classical Latin hello.....I have lots of exciting news to share with you! This will require some marking on your calendar.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

DECEMBER 15 * SATURDAY * 10 am to 5 pm

It happens again, and I can hardly wait!

This is the time of year when things get bat sh*t crazy and tensions run high and tasks are too numerous for most people. You know...that most wonderful time of year?! (maniacal tee-heeing). Lovetts Gallery invites you to join us at our Holiday Open House, where the atmosphere is calming, and the sights provide a visual wonderland. Indulge in some apple cider, eggnog, appetizers and art. And.....Reindeer Parking is available. Our appreciation runs deep and wide to those who enter our "house" and we are grateful and humbled by your business and friendship. When I tell Jack I love him, he always answers back.....I love you more. To those of you who tell us you love us...…..

We love you more!

A special event at our Holiday Open House will be the triple-artist exhibition SOLSTICE BLUE. They will be in person from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for you to meet! I told you I had exciting news!

These three special artists from warmer climates are bringing their new works of art to raise the temperatures in our hearts and soul as we enter this winter solstice. They put the heat and joy into art collecting! Here are some toasty details on this trio.

Jason Robert Griego (NM) Sculptor. Jason takes a dynamic approach to his work utilizing raw and organic materials. He symbolizes his creations as to what it is to be human. He displays in his sculptures the juxtopositional natures of the temporal and the external and the natures of beauty and brutality...…the duality of truth. Griego feels words and descriptions can at times injure the communication of sculptures and thinks sculpture comes alive when viewed directly. Jason takes sculpture and strips it down to its purest essence---honesty.

 

Nadezda (CA) Oils, charcoal, graphite. Nadezda has an immersive background in creative projects in Films, Theatre, Illustration and Fine Art. Taking to her oil paints with strategic brushstrokes and unique perspectives and concepts, her paintings are primarily about storytelling, which portrays the human condition; an intimate window that exposes the inner world of her subjects. Nadezda is under the influence....in a good way....she creates under the influences of her exposures in theatrical performance and extensive background in costume and character designs for films.

Ed Natiya (NM) Navajo sculptor, painter and drawing. Ed is one of the country's leading Native American artists. Historian would also be an appropriate part of his genre description. He hails from a family rich in art and historical legacies. Natiya's sculptures radiate with life, love, and beauty. And detail. Through his divine use of clay and bronze casting, Ed captures the true sense of his people, from a genuine perspective. He sculpts their stories and native wisdoms as it once was, in hope these teachings and values may be remembered and appreciated onward through the years to come.

 

Please join us at Lovetts Gallery.....as the world turns.....Earth tilt is the reason for the season! Winter Solstice. SOLSTICE BLUE! Can't make it to Stonehenge? Come see the vast examples of the cycles of nature right here in our gallery, where juxtaposition rules the day. In nature, we have polar opposites as in the Summer and Winter solstices and we see how they work together to create a wholeness, a completeness, continuity, and connectedness. We are witnesses to these symbiotic occurrences.

Art is a beautiful and free expression of the creativity in nature and the creativeness of humans. Artists gift us so much through their labors, their individuality, imagination, and independence and yet at the same time producing something that provides unifying effects for many. Symbiosis. Visual storytelling.

To quote Anne Carson...."It was the hour when snow goes blue.....and streetlights come on.....and a hare may pause on the tree line as still as a word in a book."

All of us at Lovetts Gallery look forward to seeing you for this festive occasion.

(insert pic of jack with red hat-head down)

I hear that Santa says you all have been good this year!

WELCOME TO THE IMAGINATION

The color of springtime is in the flowers; The color of winter is in the imagination!

 Vale!

(Latin for farewell)

Saturday, 29 September 2018 18:54

Rear Window

Rear Window Exhibition October 2018 at Lovetts Gallery

Lovetts Gallery Presents Rear Window Exhibition - October 2018

A hearty hello !

Fall is here and nothing signifies its arrival like cooler weather, colorful leaves, short days and long-sleeved clothing. Its a time for pumpkins and turkeys and lighting up the fireplace. But it's also that special time of year when Lovetts Gallery has its fall art exhibition! 

Rear Window Exhibition - October 2018 at Lovetts Gallery

LISA: Jeff, you know if someone came in here, they wouldn't believe what they'd see!


Lovetts Gallery will be proudly parting the curtains and lifting the blinds for the Fall exhibition, REAR WINDOW, on October 20th from 10:00 to 5:00.

The 1954 movie, Rear Window, is basically a story of people watching people and the events that take place in the midst of ordinary life, but with a few actions heightening curiosity, suspense and mystery. Possibly a commission of a crime? Jeff and his girlfriend Lisa are the main characters. Jeff, a wheelchair bound photographer with a broken leg,  stuck in his apartment feeling edgy and bored, decides to entertain himself by watching the machinations of his neighbors out his rear apartment window. Or perhaps its spying. Perspective?

Why the theme? What's the connection?

The movie explores human curiosity by the act of people watching. If you watch it.....then you become people, watching people.....watching people. Irony?! We observe and become the observed in life, from the ordinary and routine to the extraordinary and unexpected actions, with spoken words and articulated silences.

Possibilities and potentials. Perspectives?

Sight and insight.

Art is acutely visual and interpretive. Art brings what's unconscious to consciousness. Slow motion to sudden movements.

As the shape, color, and  expression of our eyes are unique and individual.....so it is with art. Art is compelling and persuasive as it is abundant in supply of multiple perspectives. The film, Rear Window, is an example of people processing what they see and how it affects them on a personal level. We invite you to attend an art exhibition of  46 unique and individual artists, with whom many are new to the gallery, through their visual and physical works, to engage yourself. Lovetts Gallery provides an enjoyable event to experience your own "rear window" through the great artists, AKA visionaries, who will be revealing their talented, creative and rich works. Of course, you art collectors are visionaries too and that is the magic and drama of the human connection in art. The chosen perspective? You get the last word.

Get the picture?

I know you do!

Come spy the REAR WINDOW exhibition!

Camera pans........

Rear Window Exhibition - October 2018 at Lovetts Gallery

LISA: Tell me exactly what you saw and what you think it means.


WELCOME TO THE IMAGINATION

Lovetts Gallery


Hiding In Plain Sight by Shawn Gould

Exploring nature with acrylic artist Shawn Gould

Exploring is a path of discovery to those who are curious. One begets the other. If you haven't discovered the artwork of acrylic artist Shawn Gould then I would hope your curiosity is piqued and ready for an adventure.

Art and nature have always been important parts of Shawn Gould's life, as is his vision and imagination. Gould takes his experiences and talent and reveals to us as an artist, his mastery of creating fine art with acrylic paints. Shawn possesses a strong curiosity that serves him admirably, as it has led him since his childhood; Combining this important aspect of his personality with a deep love of nature lends to an artist that invites wonder, challenges, exploration, and variety in his compositions, subject matter and broad palette of color applications and techniques.

Shawn Gould explored the Iowa countryside as a child, seeking out the solitude of quiet places where nothing would intrude into the world of his imagination. On these early excursions, he established a fierce and abiding affection of nature and a strong curiosity to see more. Today, he explores the west and beyond from his Northern California home but still feels like that little boy running through the field of his imagination. Along the way he has learned what it means to take the path less traveled.

Once an explorer.....always an explorer!


Redbud Kinglet by Shawn Gould

Charting Shawn's path.....he began his art career as an illustrator, creating award winning science and natural history illustrations for clients like the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian Institute, and the National Audubon Society. This was an important time and opportunity to hone his skills and learn to be a creative person on a regular schedule with deadlines to meet. (editors note: That is a difficult discipline to acquire for people and especially for creative persons. It falls into that category of "easier said than done"! Gould pointing this out and seizing the challenge, makes visible his maturity, seriousness and discipline as an artist!) After working as an illustrator for nearly a decade, he was able to turn his attention to creating his paintings full time.

Gould's paintings are a blend of photorealism and tonalism with areas of precise detail giving way to softer edges and muted tones. The result is everyday nature seen through the eyes of the artist, an illusion that challenges the viewer to suspend their disbelief and free their own imagination.

Lovetts Gallery proudly exhibits a beautiful and diverse selection of works by artist Shawn Gould. "Redbud Kinglet" and "Bramble Warbler" eloquently displays the harmony and natural beauty of one aspect of nature interwoven with another, tapestry and layering at its finest. "Hidden In Plain Sight" does the same, but with a touch of humor and irony added. The artist exemplifies the intelligence, vulnerability and emotion in nature as well in his paintings "Hear Tell A Secret", "Silent Approach", and "Choose Wisely". By his characterizations and personifications in his artwork, Shawn has illustrated and designed a mysterious and wonderful bridge and invitation to see everyday nature through the eyes of the artist, the art of Shawn Gould, as he extends a challenge to you, the viewer, to suspend disbelief and free your own imagination.

WELCOME TO THE IMAGINATION OF LOVETTS GALLERY AND ARTIST SHAWN GOULD

I hope the path you travel today......leads to Lovetts Gallery!


Choose Wisely by Shawn Gould

Happy Trails!

Raven Sawyer

Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:59

THE NATURE OF......ART

The nature of.....

Art.

Imagination.

Exhibitions.

The NATURE OF exhibition is coming to Lovetts Fine Art Gallery on June 9, 2018!

To quote William Blake, "The tree which moves some to tears of joy, is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity....and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself."

The NATURE OF exhibition is about you seeing with the eyes of imagination, what artists see with their eyes and imagination and how we all share the nature of creativity, passion and joy together. To dream, aspire, to plan.....to imagine....is first in the mind. Art is the imagination in action. In form.

And it moves us. That 's what an artist does.

But first......

It moves them.

That is the relationship and that is why it is a shared experience. An inexplicable connectedness.

It's the nature of art. It's about essence. Essence is like what country music and black clothing is to Johnny Cash.

The nature of a collage is the assemblage of different forms and styles thus creating a new whole.The 40 artists for this exhibition will be presenting with a multitude of medias and subjects as they have chosen to exhibit their nature of work, expertise, the nature of what excites them to communicate this way. Art exposes the nature of vulnerability, the nature of perfection, the nature of a trained eye, the nature of using the discipline to act on their creative spirits to connect us to the nature of all things in life.....materially and emotionally through art.

The most important aspect of the nature of art is to uplift and inspire us and make us feel good. Yes, that's just the truth of it. It makes us.....feel good. 

The nature of a smooth cup of coffee, a warm embrace, a great reading adventure, the decadent taste of rich chocolate in our mouth (or potato chips, but that's just me!), our coveted favorite music and even the nature of being tired after knowing we put our best into what was a hard day can be a sweet surrender, can make us feel good. The essence of art, whether detailed or abstractly, delivers an equilibrium we search for, regardless if we are aware of that or not.

The term "the nature of" as a figure of speech is the nature of something and an attempt to identify the object of nature by its definable characteristics, qualities, behaviors, differences and complexities. In visual arts, the artist expresses their nature through imagination, technical skill and interpretation. We are the benefactors as art collectors. For some the aesthetics alone draw people to art, or it can be for psychological or healing purposes, social causes, visual entertainment, decor, for Avant Garde, for its non censor properties, or historical aspects. (and remember too.....because it makes us feel good!)

THE NATURE OF Exhibition will have artists doing live work in the gallery on Saturday, June 9th. Distinguished Cherokee Treasure, Jane Osti from Tahlequah will be demonstrating her carving techniques on pottery. Osti is well respected and collected for her traditional and contemporary clay sculptures. Oil and acrylic artist James W. Johnson will be painting from his observations about art and life from his unique perspective. He is beloved here and internationally and always a treasure to collectors. Our final offering for this event will be Master Pastelist, Dale Martin. Martin is a highly recognized and awarded artist with several works already in our gallery. Make sure you do not miss this opportunity to see him in-gallery.

THE NATURE OF EXHIBITION:

Saturday, June 9

Open to the public--10 am. to 5 pm.

Artists live painting and carving demonstrations.

Make special note of the dates and please come be a part of the artwork of 40 artists and their individual natures of art, through art specifically, for the nature of this exhibition.

It's the natural thing to do!!

Vincent Van Gogh said it is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much and what is done in love is well done.

Come see the love.....come feel the love....at Lovetts Fine Art Gallery!

WELCOME TO THE NATURE OF THE IMAGINATION

Raven

Colorado Layover by Renee Buller
Colorado Layover by Renee Buller

Free Bird
"If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?
For I must be traveling on now...
Cause there's too many places I've got see."

Renee Buller, oil painter, brings birds and wildlife to Lovetts Gallery

Well that's how Lynyrd Skynyrd felt and it's probably Renee Bullers sentiments as well. She loves to explore and thankfully shares her experiences in nature with us through her artwork, a free bird like the ones she paints.

From Castle Rock, Colorado, artist Renee Buller reveals her passion for wildlife in her oil on linen paintings. With a reverence for the life that abounds in the outdoors, Buller connects landscapes, habitats and animals in her own unique style. Being a native to Colorado has afforded Renee a life long relationship to nature intimately, so to portray her subject matter is well.....her second nature.

Lovetts Fine Art Gallery presents a collection of Buller's bird paintings that display the delightful and colorful tension that is ultimately harmonious. Renee juxtaposes an impressionistic style with a realistic one; Soft-focused backgrounds that yield to dramatic and detailed foregrounds.

I'll let Renee's words speak about why she paints birds.

"Birds have captivated me in art since I was a child. My earliest drawing from as far back as my first years of grade school spotlighted birds as their subject. There is freedom in a bird.... the ability to fly high above us all. In what seems like endless energy, they flutter, soar, hop, and sing. For example, the Northern Cardinal is able to sweep through more notes than are on a piano in just a tenth of a second, and every morning, the world comes to life with the chorus of birds. Every corner of the Earth is alive in music, be it different species, singing different tunes, it all harmonizes into the most glorious chorus of life. As I have the opportunity to spend more and more time traveling and being in the field capturing these little characters in my mind and heart, it is my blessed privilege and hope to transfer onto canvas what I have witnessed with ear and eye. Just like us, God has created every little bird with its own amazing look and special little character and I hope that is translated through my brush and brings you the greatest pleasure!"

So there you have it.....Renee Buller's passion in words! Now see her passion in art! Birds of a feather (you art collectors!) flock together at Lovetts Fine Art Gallery!

WELCOME TO THE IMAGINATION RENEE BULLER

Singing Praise by Renee Buller
Singing Praise by Renee Buller

Renee Buller paints birds and flowers in any season at Lovetts Gallery

This morning as Jack and I were having coffee on the back porch to begin our ritual of waking up to a new day, (trust me, it's not a pretty sight!), we heard the birds starting to talk. First one, then two.....and then ten or more. They were waking up much quicker than Jack and I! Jack started pointing out a couple of nests in our yard, one in the bushes housing a catbird and one in the trellis with a baby dove. Oh, Spring is here and Jack will be busy keeping check on the welfare of the birds and critters that visit our yard. Jack's passion for the birds reminds me of a portion from Anna Hopes, The Ballroom.....

"Later, Ella looked for the two Swallows in the eaves outside the window, watching them even more closely now. The thought of them flying all that way, across mountains and seas and returning here, because this was their home----of them knowing how to find it----changed things. It was a new way of seeing; This was no longer just the place where women and men were kept, but the home of other creatures too, ones that had traveled far and still chosen it because this, above all other places, was the place to bring their families into the world."

We have all heard "stop and smell the roses"....but just as importantly, stop, watch, and listen to the songs of the birds. Naturally, if there happens to be some roses nearby, go ahead and smell them too.

And by all means, to see birds and flowers in any season......stop and visit the work of Renee Buller at Lovetts Fine Art Gallery!

Thank you for supporting artists and their works. They remind us of the importance of the human spirits yearning and zeal to speak through what they create by their hands and the devotion to express freely and convey meaning in unique ways.

Bullocks Oriole by Renee Buller
Bullocks Oriole by Renee Buller

"Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create."
Maria Montessori

I'm heading for my nest.....have a good evening!

Raven

Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:18

Face to Face with artist Cathy Rowten


Spring Muse by Cathy Rowten

Oil Artist, Cathy Rowten, figurative and portraits now at Lovetts Gallery

Lovetts Gallery is striking oil in Oklahoma!!! Oil paint artist, Cathy Rowten, by the strokes of her brushes and skill, brings creative fortune to the gallery with her valued pigmented minerals! 

Lets go face to face with an artist who's portraiture work is new to Lovetts Gallery and we are excited to represent her and her work. We welcome Cathy Rowten to the Imagination.

Well known for her figurative and portraiture, it's quite apt to call Cathy, the painter of people. Of the many subjects an artist may choose....depicting a person is a complex and exciting venture, as the depths of differences run deep. The slightest change in a look of the eyes, an arched or furrowed brow, an elongation or pursing of the mouth or the shade of the lips, the state of affairs with the hair, the contours and style of the clothing, the hand gestures in repose or at task, tells tales. People disclose through body language and Rowten beautifully paints this fascinating and expressive truth. Collaboration between the artist and her subjects is even easier to understand when one meets Cathy and sees how her own passion, enthusiasm, curiosity, and vibrancy of personality are valuable assets to her creativity!

 
Feeling Red by Cathy Rowten

Oil painter, Cathy Rowten, personification and mystery of the female

Her style is interpretive, and she engages mood and light with form and expression to characterize emotion. From classic to bold.....Cathy Rowten delivers her women with a frame of mind; so many women and so many temperaments, moods and natures. With rich color...Cathy paints the personification and mystery of the female. Marcus Tullius Cicero said "the face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter".

Rowtens work, as most artists represented at Lovetts Gallery, can be found in private and corporate collections across the country. She has a background in graphic arts and has studied with figurative artists Zhang Wen Xin, Joseph Larusso, and Carolyn Anderson.

In our rush-rush, digital socializing world, I challenge people to take the time to experience visual communication through hand-painted original art. Lovetts Gallery invites you to the Imagination!

Face to face.


Miss Scarlet by Cathy Rowten

"She was not one for emptying her face of expression."

J.D. Salinger

Jonathan Keeton - Landscapes and Nocturnes at Lovetts Fine Art Gallery

Cataract Creek by Jonathon Keeton available at Lovetts Fine Art GalleryCataract Creek

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."

Santa Fe, New Mexico artist, Jonathan Keeton, painting in watercolor, gouache, and acrylics as his mediums, approaches his work meditatively. In honor of the natural world he sees, Keeton comes at his creativeness with thought and contemplation, practicing the act of giving his attention on what he sees.

Fall Afternoon - Chama River by Jonathon Keeton available at Lovetts Fine Art GalleryFall Afternoon - Charma River

Keeton's landscapes and nocturnes are commanding in their execution and in their size, as he loves to paint large most of the time, since he believes that tends to draw the viewer into them. And it will....and it does! Due to the delicacy and demanding nature of watercolors, they do remain his preference in paints. Not only influenced, inspired and instructed by other artists in his life, Jonathan Keeton has a history going back to adolescence that bespeaks of a great interest in the fields of visual imagery such as paint study, theater, photography and thirty years spent as a pioneer in digital visual effects for television, films and commercials.

Nocturne - Rutland Vermont by Jonathon Keeton available at Lovetts Fine Art GalleryNocturne - Rutland Vermont

Today, he is a full-time artist who is mindfully anxious to make up for lost time.There is a meticulous kind of creativity in his paintings and as I see it, whatever Keeton feels he needs to pursue due to lost time, well....I see him as possessing it all along! That is the meticulousness about him and he is content to keep pushing!

Award winning pieces by Jonathan Keeton are available at Lovetts Fine Art Gallery

Lovetts Gallery proudly offers several of Jonathan Keeton's large paintings (small too) and you feel as if you are part of the experience when you stand there viewing them. He has paid great respect to the mysteries of the natural world and his work will give you that meditative feeling that the artist utilized in creating them.

One of the larger paintings by Jonathan Keeton that we have on display, Cataract Creek 02, was the first place winner of the Rocky Mountain National Watercolor Exhibition. This piece measures in at 57" x 37" and is an amazing watercolor on paper. While the picture below is breathtaking - you really have to see it in person here at Lovetts Fine Art Gallery to appreciate it in full. 

Cataract Creek 02 by Jonathon Keeton available at Lovetts Fine Art GalleryCataract Creek 02
First Place Winner at the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition

I started this letter with a quote and I shall end with one. Both are from the author, Thomas Merton.

Breathe.

Inhale..........

"There is always a temptation to diddle around in the contemplative life, making itsy-bitsy statues. There is always an enormous temptation in all of life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy-bitsy years on end. It is so self-conscious, so apparently moral, simply to step aside from the gaps where the creeks and winds pour down, saying, I never merited this grace, quite rightly, and then to sulk along the rest of your days on the edge of rage.

I won't have it! The world is wilder than that in all directions, more dangerous and bitter, more extravagant and bright. We are making hay when we should be making whoopee; we are raising tomatoes when we should be raising Cain, or Lazarus.

Go into the gaps. If you can find them; they shift and vanish too. Stalk the gaps. Squeak into a gap in the soil, turn, and unlock-more than a maple--a universe. This is how you spend this afternoon, and tomorrow morning, and tomorrow afternoon.

Exhale........

Spend the afternoon.

You can't take it with you."

Highway 100 by Jonathon Keeton available at Lovetts Fine Art GalleryHighway 100
Watercolor USA Honor Society Award Winner

WELCOME TO THE IMAGINATION AT LOVETTS GALLERY.........

WHERE ITS ALWAYS A SPECIAL PLACE TO SPEND THE AFTERNOON!!!!!

 

Richard Satava Seascapes in Hand Blown Glass at Lovetts Fine Art Gallery 

Large Moon Side Swimmer - Hand Blown Glass by Richard SatavaLarge Moon Side Swimmer

Spongebob has shown us the humorous side to underwater life, but artist Richard Satava shows us the serious side to the aquatic habitat with grandness, majesty and beauty. He spares nothing when it comes to color and form. Plunge into the vitreous world.....of Richard Satava!

From California, Richard Satava is a master glassblower who possesses the highest degree of technical skills and artistic creativity in his work. He is distinctively known for both his vases with brilliant, vivid colors and jellyfish sculptures that have an ethereal translucent nature. Richard achieves remarkable and intense detail and dimension in his designs and creations and each original piece is from glass he has formulated and made himself, along with his own exclusive color formulas.

Moon Seascape - Hand Blown Glass by Richard SatavaMoon Seascape

Richard Satava Demonstrates how he makes his Seascapes in Hand Blown Glass

While a piece is on Satava's blowpipe, his torch melts colored rods of glass to create precise images on the surface or suspended within layers of clear glass. The vase pieces we have in our gallery at present depict jellyfish on one and nautilus on the other. We also offer a vessel depicting oceanic swirls and currents with a top piece clearly ensconced with a jellyfish for the lid with this stunning work. Satava's sculptures take you to the wonders of the deep blue sea. Or rather....Richard brings the deep blue sea to you! 

These are one of several series of subject matter that Richard creates and we look forward to introducing you..to more aspects of nature through his vision and work in hand blown glass.

Lovetts Gallery invites you to discover the hand blown glass of world renowned artist Richard Satava.

Pacific Coast Sapphire Bowl - Hand Blown Glass by Richard SatavaPacific Coast Sapphire Bowl

The nautilus of Satava is inspirational for him, but this sea creature has inspired writers as well. Due to its rich imagery, "The Chambered Nautilus", by Oliver Wendell Holmes, is one of the most enduring nature poems of the mid-nineteenth century. From its spiral shell, doth live the sea creature, the nautilus. As it grows, the nautilus develops new, larger chambers of its shell in which to live, closing off the old chambers and gradually forming a spiral. Holmes poetry refers to the nautilus as a "ship of pearl" sailing through enchanted but dangerous waters until it is wrecked; the nautilus as a metaphor for the human soul.

Chambered Nautilus Flask - Hand Blown Glass by Richard SatavaChambered Nautilus Flask

Oh barnacles.....I hope you enjoy this!

The Chambered Nautilus

This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign,

Sails the unshadowed main,

The venturous bark that flings,

On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings,

In gulfs enchanted, where the siren sings,

And coral reefs lie bare,

Where the cold sea-maids rise to sun their streaming hair.

 

It's webs of living gauze no more unfurl;

Wrecked is the ship of pearl!

And every chambered cell,

Where its dim dreaming life was wont to dwell,

As the frail tenant shaped his growing shell,

Before thee lies revealed,

Its iris ceiling rent, its sunless crypt unsealed!

 

Year after year beheld the silent toil,

That spreads his lustrous coil;

Still, as the spiral grew,

He left the past year's dwelling for the new,

Stole with soft step its shining archway through,

Built up its idle door,

Stretched in his last-found home and knew the old no more.

 

Thanks for the heavenly message brought by thee,

Child of the wandering sea,

Cast from her lap, forlorn!

From thy dead lips a clearer note is born,

Than ever Triton blew from wreathed horn!

While on my ear it rings,

Through the deep caves of thought I hear a voice that sings:

 

Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,

As the swift seasons roll!

Leave thy low-vaulted past!

Let each new temple, nobler than the last,

Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast,

Till thou at length art free,

Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea!

Walking Stick of Wisdom by Chris Wilson at Lovetts Fine Art Gallery 

"The owl", he was saying, "is one of the most curious creatures. A bird that stays awake when the rest of the world sleeps. They can see in the dark. I find that so interesting, to be mired in reality when the rest of the world is dreaming. What does he see and what does he know that the rest of the world is missing?"

The Work of Chris Wilson, hand-carved wood sculptor, available at Lovetts Fine Art Gallery

While walking through life, don't be without the "Walking Stick of Wisdom" (owl)

Georgia artist, Chris Wilson has come to your aid through his beautifully carved piece from a trifecta of Pecan, Oak and Butternut woods. The base is stone and deer antlers for this mighty staff to rest in.

Owls are recognized to represent ancient knowledge and wisdom, and due to their nocturnal vigilance, are associated with that of the studious scholar or wise elder.

Walking Stick of Wisdom by Chris Wilson at Lovetts Fine Art Gallery

Chris Wilson carves natures magic and mystery with mastery! He specializes in bird sculpture's, wood, stone and bronze wildlife sculptures. He is an artist who has vigilance in his work as a professional, creating the  abstract and the realistic with tension, texture, spirituality and harmony.

New hand-carved wood sculptures of Chris Wilson's are in Lovetts Gallery. The new additions are * All That Jasmine * Indigo Spirit * Golden-Crowned Kinglet and Spirit * The Wizard * Spirit Bird (sold) * Walking Stick of Wisdom *

Please see the works of Chris Wilson........you will have made a wise decision!

The Wizard by Chris Wilson at Lovetts Fine Art Gallery

Chris also does commission work as well.

Contact Lovetts Gallery

 

 

 

Friday, 16 February 2018 21:44

Clue # an exhibition of art intrigue

Hide and Go Peep by Jennifer O'Cualain

Hello! Raven here to do a tad of chin wag! Won't you join me?!

Mr. Ree ~ Detective by K. Henderson

The Clue Exhibition was a smashing success....just ask Detective Mr. Ree. With his help, I will be giving you the follow up report to an art show that was telling, as all the clues led to an array of intriguing art. All the artists involved were found guilty of creating wonderful works! Case solved!

Clue by K. Henderson

One thing that certainly isn't a mystery....is our gratitude to all the amazing artists who participated in this exhibit and to the loyal and art-loving people who attended. Our thanks extend to those who were unable to attend due to illness (yes its "that" time of year) or geography and were so kind to send well wishes for a successful event. We appreciated the thoughtfulness and support of our clients for the Clue exhibition, as Lovetts Gallery tried some new twists to that show, that deviated from what we typically do. 

I usually like to say a few things post- show....about the show. Clue was about art through the looking glass. Magnification. Not about size, but about detail. And thought. What do I really see? What draws me? What connects me to what I'm looking at? Do I feel calmed or excited? Appreciation perhaps for the talents and perseverance of another person. The clues are to guide you in learning about yourself through art. And come on guys...what a fascinating and fun way to do some personal therapy!

Smoking by James W. Johnson

So, magnification 101...the magnification of a magnifying glass depends upon where it is placed between the users eye and the object being viewed and the total distance between them. Okay. Although Conan Doyles character Sherlock Holmes used his magnifier as an assistant to his applied knowledge of many studies of science, he crafted an art form out of deduction. Ahhhh......now you're thinking. The distance shrinks and things gain clarity.

Who invented the magnifier? Well, a gentleman, an English philosopher by the name Roger Bacon. What's not to love about a man named bacon. I mean seriously! Apart from my culinary excitement there, let me continue. Bacon invented the ancient optical device, the magnifier in 1250, constructed for scientific use. Prior to the magnifier (hand lens), chips of crystal or obsidion stones were used. Like the mirror with refraction and reflection, the magnifier led to the development of the telescope, the microscope and spectacles---even fire, when used with sunlight. Preppers and wilderness survivalist know the importance of having a magnifying glass in the bag.

Rainstorm, Chassahowitzka River by Jonathon Keeton

It's no accident that a few of our art exhibitions have been themed around optics. The visual. After all, we see with our eyes, the most spectacular of all the optics and not just a device but the very organs of our bodies. Art is such a visual feast and we hope your sights appetite is continually fulfilled with great art. Or maybe a bit gobsmacked!

Trepidation by James W. Johnson

During the Clue Exhibition, with the combined harmony of thoughts and emotions, beauty, usefulness, imagination, creativity, skill and human significance.......................we hope you discovered many clues about art and yourself ................and found some answers as well. 

And also had a jolly good time in the process!

Cheerio!

 Mr Ree Detective and Raven

Evidence by Marla Allison

 

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