A duo show of paintings by artists Carole Huber (Oil Painting) and Frances Hart (Watercolors) with a flower theme. On display from June 1 to July 2, 2021. An artists reception is Friday, June 11, 5-7pm. We are moving the reception indoors, due to the forecast of rain. We’ll serve food in the classroom. We encourage masks unless you are vaccinated. We also encourage 3 ft. of social distancing when possible. Come meet the artists and see the show!
The artists, both from Newark, share a common interest in depicting flowers in their work. Ms. Huber’s paintings range from expressionist to semi-abstract and show a lively interpretation of the subject in often bold and exciting colors and arrangements while Ms. Hart’s paintings depict delicate renderings of cut and arranged flowers with a light and airy palette of pastel colors. Their styles could not be more different, yet both embrace the beauty and complexity of the natural world.
Carole Huber has a Bachelor of Arts from Southeast Missouri University. She has a keen interest in Art History, particularly in art from early periods and in art produced in other cultures. She worked at the Forth Worth Museum of Modern Art while in graduate school and was drawn to abstract painting. Her tastes are eclectic and her paintings are inspired more by experimentation than technique. No two paintings of hers are alike because she likes to take risks.
Fran Hart received a Master of Fine Arts from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and has been painting watercolor florals for over 25 years. Her earlier art making included Etching, Weaving and Sculpture. Along with her watercolors, her work has been exhibited in New York, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania and Delaware in shows hosted by the National Arts Club, The Smithsonian Institute, the Delaware Art Museum Annual Exhibition and the University of Delaware Regional Art Exhibit. She has won awards in many of these shows.
According to Ms. Hart, there’s always a new floral arrangement to explore and when she needs fresh inspiration, she often visits “Flowers by Yukie” to find a rare flower to become her next subject. She will often work on several paintings at once due to the nature of watercolors needing time to dry before working on adjacent areas of the painting. She’ll jump from painting to painting adding new details while waiting for a recent painting to dry. She is able to produce two to three paintings a week using this technique.