Artist of the Month

Gallery Hall
January 2020


Carol Mann

Back in 2009,  I picked up a paintbrush for the first time. I was in the process of writing a cookbook, and thought it would be fun to learn to paint in order to illustrate my own cookbook. A few art lessons seemed like a good place to start. I took lessons in sketching and watercolour under the delightful tutelage of the very talented Jeff Jakub and discovered that, while cookbook writing was a fun pursuit, painting was a fascinating new passion for me. I discovered that I could paint, and simultaneously discovered that I absolutely love it! ...more


Micah Mullen

My paintings are centered on conceptualization evolving over time. For that reason it is important for me to devote equal or more time to each painting I do. Although my skills as an artist increase with each work, my creativity is also expanding. Therefore I must concentrate on painting longer so to accommodate for new ideas.

My style of painting involves creating a complicated background of hundreds of grids of varying colors. When done the background will loosely look the intended composition, From there I concentrate on adding detail to segments of the painting. This method allows me the most expression because different parts are all done at different times. For example a typical landscape composition might have twenty different trees. Painting all the trees during the same session will tend to create too many similarities and thus a boring composition. Patience and time allows my paintings to reflect my varying emotions and moods and in a strange way create a sense of balance and harmony in what are sometimes very detailed and confusing compositions....more