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From Kentucky Artists
||Paul Francis Burns was
born, July 24, 1958
in Louisville, Kentucky. He was educated in Lexington, Kentucky at
Christ the King grade school and Lexington Catholic High School. Paul
has studied art since 1972 and works in Oils, Pastel, and Watercolor.
He has become an accomplished
Portrait and Landscape Artist. Primarily self taught, Paul plans to
practice and devote his Artistic career to develop a mixed style, which
his favorite painters techniques, Paul Sawyier, Frank W. Benson,
Merritt Chase and Winslow Homer. Paul and his wife Tammy reside in
Leslie's style of painting is often referred to as folk art. She began painting in high school and graduated from Centre College with a degree in Art History in 1993. Whatever style one might consider Leslie's work, she considers it simply her own self-taught style.
"When life is difficult, hold onto truth and lean into beauty," is a favorite quote of Kentucky artist, Carol J. Phipps. In addition to clay sculptures, Phipps has been prolific creating art work with colors torn and cut from magazine paper as represented here in "Hope is a Fragile Flower, Remembering 9/11." (Note the original poem below which was written for this work.) Often Phipps' technique for doing collage has been referred to as "painting with paper;" randomly chosen torn pieces of color are like "scrapes of wonder," Phipps says. Together, such tears tell a human story. To view Phipps' on-line gallery click on artwork at left. Reproductions and originals available at reasonable prices. (Brochure available). Mailing address: Carol J. Phipps, P.O. Box 8215, Louisville, Kentucky 40257.
||My work is like my purse; full of life
support devices that I can't quite put my finger on. Each piece of art
I do is a small drama; a narrative. The pictures are full of people and
animals. Sometimes the characters are people I know and sometimes I
make them up. My medium is linoleum, simple and direct. I print with
black ink or crisp white Masa paper. The prints range
in size from 6" x 9" to 24" x 36". The prices range from $20. to $300.
editions are limited to 50 because I print by hand on my own press.