Monday, February 6, 2012

"Form & Fancy" and Valentine Goodies!

Form and Floral paintings by Michelle Anderst, Zanetka Kralova Gawronski, & Kelly Rae Cunningham.

Michelle Anderst is a formally trained painter specializng in anatomical and botanical masterpieces. The daughter of a sonagrapher, Michelle spent many hours pouring over her fathers medical books. The intricacies of these organic structures weave their way elegantly throughout her paintings and remind us of something very familiar.

Zanetka, originally from Slovakia is a well seasoned painter who also evokes nostalgia in the viewer. "By juxtaposing recognizable imagery in believable settings, [she] hopes to evoke a sense of quiet reflection in the viewer, perhaps tickling past moments they may have forgotten." Zanetka's paintings are foggy fantasy worlds grounded in the settings of realistic place.

Kelly Rae Cunningham's paintings are highly influenced by her previous training in ceramics, utilizing the "same tools to apply, layer, and scrape away paint. [her] paintings employ layers of color, boldly worked with palette knives and brushes."

SHOW OPENS: Thursday, February 9 from 6-9PM during West Seattle Art Walk!

Show Closes: Friday, March 2nd