2nd floor hallway, 201 E Main St, Rock Hill
Susan Ballard & Sara Simpson
JANUARY 6 — FEBRUARY 17, 2023
RECEPTION: JANUARY 12 @ 6:30–8:30PM
Distinctly whimsical artistic expressions in extensive tones and genres by two Art Party Juried Competition winners. Colorful geometric shapes and knitted lines showcase the variation of the imaginations of Susan Ballard and Sara Simpson.
At the age of 61, in March of 2020 I started painting. What started as just something to do while forced to stay in our homes 24/7, blossomed into something I’d never imagined. I can now call myself, “an artist”. With no formal training, I just “played” with the paint using brushes, palette knives, whatever struck my fancy. There were no rules. I gravitate towards the colors of the ocean, so I use many shades of blues and greens. Bright pinks came next. Marks, texture mediums and collage were added for interest. My work is “fun” and should make you smile. In 2023 I’m going to continue to use play and enjoy my art journey, wherever it takes me. I’ve accomplished quite a lot in just two years. I hope to continue painting throughout my life.
Sara Simpson is a fiber artist in Rock Hill, South Carolina working mostly with crochet. For ‘Scenes in Technicolor’, Sara focused on bright colors, scale, and amusement. The largest piece in the show invites the viewer to walk past a psychedelic forest of trippy mushrooms that are also watching the viewer. Other pieces vary in size but are full of texture, color, and are subjects of beguilement to the artist. To Sara, a scene in technicolor is a place where wonder and delight merge for both the viewer and the artist.
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