Showing July and August
Award winning artist Karen Shelton will be the featured exhibitor at the Robert F. Cage Gallery in The Prizery in South Boston during July and August. Ms. Shelton achieves paintings that emit and evince a human experience. Her subject matter consists of the everyday, and yet she has mastered that quality that makes a painting successful. She reaches further, beyond the abstract and the representational, into an intimate spirituality that consists of her individual way of seeing things balanced against the personal experiences that each viewer brings to his interaction with her paintings.
In addition to the many private and corporate collections that boast her work, she has watercolors in the permanent collections of the Portsmouth Museum in Portsmouth, Virginia, and the Caswell Council for Arts and History in North Carolina.
Her Artist’s Statement includes:
"God gave me a gift that I have enjoyed all my life; and I have worked very hard to use that gift to express my feelings. I admire artists who bring the hurts of the world to our attention; but I personally need to express my love and appreciation for the beauty of life. I am presently painting still lifes – objects and flowers that for me, and hopefully my audience, evoke warm feelings of family, serenity and even spirituality.
I am not trying to make a statement with my art other than to appreciate the everyday world around me...the beauty of the fruits of the earth and the love of family and those that came before me."
Ms. Shelton’s works can be viewed at The Prizery (700 Bruce Street, South Boston) between the hours of 9:00-5:00, Monday-Friday from July 11 to August 31. Many of the works will be available for purchase.