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2012 Statewide Juried Virtual Showcase (Gallery 03: Eric Leppanen | David Estey | Meryl Ruth)


 














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Eric Leppanen - Belfast, ME (web) | "The 1st World" | Old Paint on Canvas | 36"X48"

Eric Leppanen - Belfast, ME (web)
Painter

"The 1st World" | Old Paint on Canvas | 36"X48"

Artist Statement: "My interest in physics, the universe and the unknown is depicted in my large abstract paintings. In my experimental art, I take ideas, thoughts, colors, action, materials - add energy and let the paint flow. I attempt to direct its interaction with the forces of nature creating texture and depth that encourages viewers to travel in their minds. My materials used for art can be found in nature, aside the road or from discarded materials...a sort of recycling. I love giving discarded paint a new life and purpose." -- Eric Leppanen

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David Estey - Belfast, ME (web) | "Fill-Up" | Acrylic | 18"X24"

David Estey - Belfast, ME (web)
Fine Art Painter

"Fill-Up" | Acrylic | 18"X24"

Artist Statement: "I work to create extraordinary and compelling abstract images, intrinsically based on the elements and principles of good design. Sometimes narrative references emerge and remain, but they are subordinate to the aesthetic whole. I'm after a visual improvisation that is felt viscerally in the heart and soul, with or without a narrative context—a surprise that makes me say, 'Wow, look at that!'" -- David Estey

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Meryl Ruth - Cumberland, ME (web) | "Her Majes-Tea, A Ceramic Teapot" | Stoneware Clay, Altered Extruded Clay, Glazes | 15.5"X16"X5"

Meryl Ruth - Cumberland, ME (web)
Fine Art Photographer

"Her Majes-Tea, A Ceramic Teapot" | Stoneware Clay, Altered Extruded Clay, Glazes | 15.5"X16"X5"

Artist Statement: "My background training and experience as painter, ceramicist and textile artist facilitate integration of all three disciplines into my works, which are internationally recognized, exhibited and sold. My signature pieces are intricately detailed, whimsical, functional teapots with multiple layers of decorative glazes and lusters. My ceramics often create the illusion of faux fabric; cloth works are embellished with three-dimensional 'sculpted' images in the trompe l'oeil tradition. I construct clay works with hand-building, wheel-throwing, carving, use of press mold, slip cast and photo silkscreen. I have also revived an ancient method of lace draping with slip to emulate delicate fabric in clay. With textiles, I use decorative fabric paint, sewing and quilting. My creativity emerges from meditation and is enhanced by curiosity, inventiveness, exploration and innovation." -- Meryl Ruth

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Information About the Maine Artists in This Gallery:


Eric Leppanen – Belfast, ME (web)

Painter

"The 1st World" | Old Paint on Canvas | 36"X48"

Artist Statement: My interest in physics, the universe and the unknown is depicted in my large abstract paintings. In my experimental art, I take ideas, thoughts, colors, action, materials - add energy and let the paint flow. I attempt to direct its interaction with the forces of nature creating texture and depth that encourages viewers to travel in their minds.  My materials used for art can be found in nature, aside the road or from discarded materials...a sort of recycling. I love giving discarded paint a new life and purpose." --Eric Leppanen

Call 207-691-6769 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


David Estey – Belfast, ME (web)

Painter

"Fill-Up" | Acrylic | 18"X24"

Artist Statement: "I work to create extraordinary and compelling abstract images, intrinsically based on the elements and principles of good design. Sometimes narrative references emerge and remain, but they are subordinate to the aesthetic whole. I'm after a visual improvisation that is felt viscerally in the heart and soul, with or without a narrative context—a surprise that makes me say, 'Wow, look at that!'" --David Estey

Call 207-338-6890 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Meryl Ruth – Cumberland, ME (web)

Ceramic Artist

"Her Majes-Tea, A Ceramic Teapot" | Stoneware Clay, Altered Extruded Clay, Glazes | 15.5"X16"X5"

Artist Statement: "My background training and experience as painter, ceramicist and textile artist facilitate integration of all three disciplines into my works, which are internationally recognized, exhibited and sold. My signature pieces are intricately detailed, whimsical, functional teapots with multiple layers of decorative glazes and lusters. My ceramics often create the illusion of faux fabric; cloth works are embellished with three-dimensional 'sculpted' images in the trompe l'oeil tradition. I construct clay works with hand-building, wheel-throwing, carving, use of press mold, slip cast and photo silkscreen. I have also revived an ancient method of lace draping with slip to emulate delicate fabric in clay. With textiles, I use decorative fabric paint, sewing and quilting. My creativity emerges from meditation and is enhanced by curiosity, inventiveness, exploration and innovation." --Meryl Ruth

Call 207-650-2186 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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