A Collaborative Painting

By Jill Basham & Kim VanDerHoek What happens when two artists realize that they have a similar interest and compatible styles of painting? Kim and Jill decided to see what would happen if they attempted to combine their two styles into one painting. Having met one another originally through Plein Air Easton years back, the…

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VanDerHoek and Basham

“From Above” Two-person exhibition opening Friday, September 18th | 6:30-9pm What happens when we look at the familiar from an unexpected point of view? This is the question posed by Principle Gallery’s upcoming two-person exhibition called From Above, and the answer comes to us in the form of 40 entirely new paintings by artists Jill…

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Technique Tuesday: Gilding

What is it? Gilding is known as the application of extremely thin sheets of gold in a layer on a surface of wood, metal, glass, or various other objects for decorative purposes. Artists have also been known to use silver, palladium, and other metals for gilding surfaces as well. This technique is achieved by first…

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Jeremy Mann’s “Epiphany”

In April of 2020, amid the global pandemic shutdown, Jeremy Mann sent the following newsletter with an image of this new, now available, painting. Morning Shut-in buddies, Here’s hoping you’re finding the best way to handle your situation, because no matter who or what you are, we’re each and all affected by this. Even million…

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Introducing, Sterling Clinton Hundley!

Sterling Clinton Hundley, (b. 1976) is an American painter and draftsman based in Richmond, VA. He’s a professor in the School of Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Hundley’s work draws into light imperceptible phenomena through the excavation of compressed sequential imagery to reveal the influence of the unseen. From murals, exhibitions, installations, book covers…

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Introducing, Kim VanDerHoek!

“It is my hope that when you view my painting from across the room, the large shapes make a strong visual statement that allow you to easily see what the subject is, then, upon closer inspection, you find yourself lost in the paint texture. I am always striving to elevate the scene I am painting…

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One-on-one with Geoffrey Johnson

When you come face to face with a painting by Geoffrey Johnson, you’ll quickly realize you are examining something otherworldly. Whether it’s one of his cityscapes or his interiors, they both share this ethereal, undeniable quality; a rare state of tranquility. In cities such as New York and Paris, (two locations frequently portrayed by Johnson)…

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The Evolution of the White House Art Collection

The White House not only houses this nations leader, it’s also home to one of this country’s greatest art collections. The White House’s collection contains about 65,000 objects, which includes utensils, glassware, and around five-hundred paintings. Once a new president moves into office the White House curator’s office chooses new works for display in the…

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One-on-one with Lynn Boggess

When one experiences the work of Lynn Boggess there are so many elements that have to be processed. His paintings deserve more than just a glance, there are layers (pun intended) to each and every painting. The time and technique, density of the layered oil paint, an intense state of serenity, the vibrancy, texture, and…

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