3rd Annual The Little Picture in the Summer

Spring Bull Gallery

Jul. 5, 2024 - Jul. 30, 2015

55 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 2840


There are summer treasures to be found at Spring Bull Gallery’s “ Les Petites Oeuvres en Été” Exhibit with an atypical Sunday opening. The exhibition begins with a reception on Sunday, July 5th from 5 -7 pm.. Small artistic gems in oils, watercolors, pastels, graphics, glass and other media by local artists will be here for the taking. The exhibit runs July 5, 2015 – July 31, 2015 with work changing daily as new art replaces sold pieces. The gallery will feature Susan Shaw during our Meet the Artist program to be held on Thursday, July 9th during Gallery Night in Newport.

Susan Shaw exhibits her work in functional porcelain, oils, watercolor and Chinese Brush painting at her studio and gallery, Shaw Pottery, Wyoming, RI, Spring Bull Gallery in Newport, RI, Charlestown Gallery in Charlestown, RI, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI and other select locations. She teaches painting classes at her studio location. She is an exhibiting artist member of the Providence Art Club, artist member of Spring Bull Gallery in Newport, Rhode Island, elected artist member of the Art League of Rhode Island, elected artist member of Mystic Arts Center, artist member of South County Art Association, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, and member of Newport Art Museum. Making art a personal experience, prompting the evocation of ideas and vision that are unique to the viewer, is the challenge she poses for herself. She creates imagery that resonates emotionally, whether in paint or in porcelain, through her use of color, line shape and form. Her painting is influenced by her background in horticulture and love for the colors and textures of the landscape. Drawn to the complexity of the landscape, she paints in oils and watercolor, using a personal style that offers a visual invitation to look. The feeling of space and form, its visual invitation to see, becomes all important. Susan often paints outdoors in the landscape, frequently finishing a painting in the studio. Quality of surface is essential, as are the ways edges transition and shapes meet in a painting, allowing one’s eye to move easily from one area to the next. Shaw’s ceramics of sculptural and functional porcelain are most appealing for their luminosity, depth, and color response. Porcelain reflects every touch of the hand, is subtle and seductive in its fluidity. She infuses her work with the action of making, wanting to reveal the nature of the material, while keeping movement and color fresh.Painting and ceramics inform each other in unexpected and gratifying ways. Together they satisfy her desire for tactile experience and invite visual pleasure. Her task is finding ways to interpret what she sees and feels, and what she chooses to convey to the viewer – always an ongoing process.

Spring Bull Gallery located at 55 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island is wheel chair accessible and open free to the public. Gallery hours are noon to 5 pm. daily. For additional information on this exhibition, future gallery events or member artists please call the gallery at 401-849-9166 or visit the gallery on-line www.springbullgallery.com.

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