This is the Day Without You exhibit text
A Day Without You Is a Day Without Sunshine
Ann Marie has been coming to ArtWorks since 2010 and she is part of the ArtWorks Mary T. Paulin gallery program. Creativity runs in her blood; her family is full of artists including her sister who owns a gallery and instructs art classes. Her preferred mediums are makers and watercolors. The many flowers she sees everyday are her favorite source of inspiration. Her work is mostly abstract; therefore, it typically focuses on shapes and color that mimic the vividness and lively natural shapes in nature. She is a process oriented artist; working with multiple layers, a variety of colors simultaneously and repetition, her work is best described as vibrant and colorful. Besides visual art, Ann is an enthusiastic dancer and you can find her getting her groove on at ArtWork’s talent shows and parties.
Brad has been coming to ArtWorks since 2010 and he is part of the ArtWorks Mary T. Paulin gallery program. His preferred mediums are acrylic paint and colored pencil. Brad draws much of his inspiration from books and landscapes. The reference images he finds become the focal point of his work; thus, he depicts mostly people and landscapes. His references are the first part of his process. After he draws everything out, Brad uses a mixed media approach to finish his pieces. Brad’s work can be best described with simplified figures, abstraction and color patches. As a leader at ArtWorks, he is our official tour guide and liaison between the U of A athletic teams and ArtWorks; he is always ready to give a tour and organizes athlete's invites to ArtWorks.