This exhibition brings together two artists that explore their vision of avian life through their paintings and drawings.
Tim Turner b. 1954, resides in Crossnore, NC. His richly saturated acrylic paintings with repeated forms of small birds appear informed by tapestry design with cloth-like borders.
From a distance, Turners canvases appear abstract. There is a strong sense of design and texture in these paintings that draw the viewer in to see the details.
Molly Cliff Hilts b. 1958, resides in Portland Oregon.
She is well known as an encaustic painter. However, for this exhibition, she returned to her drawing roots for a new series of bird drawings rendered with charcoal on BFK Rives paper.
Molly states: As a lifelong painter, there's been a voice over the years, reminding me to draw. On a recent trip to the Baja, I brought along big sheets of sturdy cotton paper and charcoal.
"In an old burned out bathhouse in an arroyo, I found more charcoal and began to sketch the birds. Drawn into their lives, crosscutting into mine, there is a lyrical humanity born of a bird's song. The birds became companions and upon returning home, my cherished flock has continued to evolve and grow."
We share a connection with birds every day through their song and our wonder at their ability to slip the bonds of earth and take flight... Their migrations mark the rhythm of the seasons. With associations of freedom on the wing, they have been an inspiration throughout history.
Eno Gallery Artists exhibiting in the main gallery
Molly Cliff Hilts
Nancy Tuttle May
Alberto Ortega Rodas
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