Project for All Ages
Tracy Miller & Hannah Secord Wade
Artist Tracy Miller’s food fantasies take still life painting to another dimension. Her work incorporates bold colors and thick slices of cake, leading the viewer to search for more comforts.
Hannah Secord Wade’s abstract landscapes containing food, object, and debris covered by snow, sand, or cloud lift the initial weight of the composition from afar. However, the use of layering her paint and brush stroke density encourages the viewer to imagine what hides beneath.
Exhibiting a sense of humor and controlled chaos both artists incorporate traditional still life, landscape, figure forms and functions.
Using a variety of objects create your own still life with oil pastels, paint sticks and drawing materials. Enjoy and explore ways to abstract the elements within using whimsical designs, layering objects, or altering perspective and composition.
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ArtLab Open Studio is made possible by the support of First National Bank.