About the artist: Jane Perry is a native of northeastern North Carolina. As a life-long resident of Bertie County, she has an innate understanding of rural life. Jane’s paintings reveal a deep connection to the people and places she portrays. Using peaceful settings and rich hues Perry has created an artistic vocabulary that conveys emotion.
Through self-taught technique, Jane reveals an insight for realism and attention to detail that distinguishes her work. She is a versatile artist whose works include landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. Though most of her paintings are rendered in oil, she is skilled in the use of other mediums.
Since her first exhibition, Jane’s work continues to be sought by collectors. Her paintings have won numerous awards throughout the Albemarle region and currently hang in offices and private homes from Virginia to Florida.
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From the artist: My goal as an artist is to transform an ordinary everyday subject into an extraordinary unique visual experience that allows the viewer to passionately reconnect with an otherwise familiar and unemotional object or figure. By loosely handling oil paint with soothing limited colors, I seek to achieve harmony within the supporting peripheral areas of my painting while leaving more intense non-natural colors for the tighter focal point. Whether painting in Plein Air or in the studio, I strive to simplify my subject into a non-rendered and uncomplicated three dimensional artistic tale that allows the viewer to actively jump in and become part of the experience.
I paint Alla Prima or wet on wet all in one session and my style could be considered Contemporary Impressionism. I paint within the moment either on location or still life. If I paint from photographs, I only paint from my own that I took at a time or place that did not allow for an on location painting.
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Carolyn Rochelle Sleeper is a transplant to Eastern North Carolina, having retired from an art teaching career at Norfolk Collegiate School in Norfolk, Virginia. She was led to focus on pottery as her primary medium, and built a studio at her home in Washington, North Carolina, where she continues to work and teach adults her passion…clay! Her artwork can be seen at galleries throughout ENC. Carolyn utilizes all methods of clay expression…thrown, slab, pinch, and sculpted. A lifelong learner, Carolyn continues to participate in workshops throughout the region and loves to share what she’s learned!