PMW GALLERY


CLINARD, RUTH FRENCH
PASSAGES
September 9-26, 2012






RUNAWAY                                  29¼ x 19¼"
acrylic on canvas






AUTUMN AFTERNOON                25 x 25¼"
acrylic and collage on canvas






EASTERN BALANCE                  25½ x 25¼"
acrylic and collage on canvas






ELLIPTIC                                     25¼ x 25¼"
acrylic and collage on canvas






FIVE BLACK COATS                  31¼  x 31¼"
acrylic on canvas






TRIBAL MOTIF                               26 x 25½"
acrylic and collage on canvas





WISHFUL THINKING                25 ¾  x 25½"
acrylic and collage on canvas






WARM REFLECTION                 25 ¼ x 25 ½"
acrylic and collage on canvas






ODE TO DIONYSUS                 25 ¼ x 25 ½"
acrylic and collage on canvas






SUMMER PICNIC                          25 x 25 ¼"
acrylic and collage on canvas





SPRING BOUQUET                      19 ¼ x 19¼"
acrylic on canvas






FALL SPRAY                                  19 ¼ x 19¼"
acrylic on canvas






OCHER GOURDS                                  26 x 32"
acrylic on paper






CORNWALL VIEW                              18½  x 14"
watercolor




WOLPOLE, NEW HAMPSHIRE       18 ¾ x 12 ¾"
oil on canvas






FONTVIELLE, FRANCE                  19 x 16"
watercolor





Artist's Statement

I have had a lifelong interest in art and design. After some studio art at University of North Carolina and an Associate of Arts degree in Interior Design, I studied with many interesting artists in the Washington DC area. It was, however, studying some of the artists I most admire that influenced me the most – Vuilliard, Morandi and Fairfield Porter.


My landscape paintings are often inspired by living abroad and trips to Europe but, just as easily, they can be of the nearby Virginia countryside. The light on a crusty building or a village interests me as well.


The still lifes are painted directly from some naturally occurring scene or from organic shapes arranged in my house or studio.


As to the subject of mediums, I enjoy acrylic and oil. I like to try new approaches, something which is evident in the variety of my work. In some paintings, I use ink to emphasize form. In others I use thick paint brushes or palette knives to build impasto.


My goal is to bring simplicity, texture and rich color to my paintings and to search for new, stimulating subjects.

More recently, I have been working more in an abstract direction, something which is exciting and challenging at the same time.



Biography

        EDUCATION
            University
                        Art History and studio art at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C.

             Art Course Work                                                                                                                                               
                       
Abstract Painting with Joyce McCarten

                        Abstract Painting with Marsha Staiger
                        Monotype  Printing with Penny Barringer
                        Landscape Painting with Michael Frances
                        Gesture Drawing with Avis Fleming
                        Watercolor with Deborah Ellis
                        Watercolor with Steve Fleming

Workshops
          Oil Painting with Dodie Petro in Waterford,VA
          Oil Painting with Philip Geiger, Professsor of Art at University of VA
          Oil Painting with Richard Crozier, Professor of Art at University of VA
          Oil Painting with Rick Weaver, teacher at The Art league School in Alexandria, VA

JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

          2009 Emerson Gallery McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
          2000  Touchstone International, Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
          2000   Vienna Arts Society (Vienna, VA)
          1999   Fraser Gallery. 31st St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
          1997& 1998 Georgetown Annual International Art Exhibits at Fraser Gallery, Washington, D.C.
          1998- 2000 various shows at A Salon at Wilson Gallery, Seventh St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
          1997  Millwood Shows, spring and fall in Millwood, VA
          1996  Watermarks Show at the Atheneum, Alexandria, VA
          1996  Touchstone Gallery Small Works Show, Washington, D.C.
          1995   Young at Art, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA
          1995  Touchstone Gallery Small Works Show, Washington, D.C.
          1994   Perry House Gallery, Alexandria, VA
          1994  Touchstone Gallery Small Works Show, Washington, D.C.
          1993  Waterford Fair Exhibit, Waterford, VA
          1993   Foundry Gallery, Washington, D.C.
          1990 –2009 Exhibiting member of juried art shows at the Art League, Alexandria, VA

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS                                                              
2011   Exhibit of Recent Paintings at Ingleside at Rock Creek, Washington, DC
2005  PMW Gallery, Stamford, CT
1994   - 2007 Artist Exhibits at The End House, McLean,VA

 

AWARDS
         2004   Equal Award oil Painting, The Art League, Alexandria, VA
         2003   Best in Show, The Art League, Alexandria, VA
         1997  Georgetown Annual International Art Exhibit, Fraser Gallery
         1996  Young at Art, Target Galley, Alexandria, VA
         1995  Small Works Show at Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC
         1994  Watermarks show at the Atheneum, Alexandria, VA
         1994  Waterford Fair Exhibit, Waterford, VA
         1993  Vienna Arts Society, Vienna, VA

COLLECTIONS

         Paintings in numerous private collections. including United States, Great Britain, and Sweden






           

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