The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.
- Alberto Giacometti
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Artists Emporium will be open on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. If you have family in town, we welcome you to bring them in for a visit between the hours of 12pm and 4pm.
David Hymes has 30 years experience in creating fine furniture and sculpture, design, construction, renovation and remodeling. He is known for bringing architectural training and meticulous craft skills to complex projects for businesses, estates, and private residences.
His design approach is intuitive and collaborative with the emphasis on balancing aesthetic form and functional quality. He specializes in unique custom woodworking - creating functional sculptures, furniture, cabinetry and one-of-a-kind pieces. Elegant solutions are crafted to meet client's needs, blending artistic intuition with a lyrical sensitivity for materials.
David works for renovation companies, a fine arts service company and a property and estate management company. His clients are intimately involved in designing their pieces, resulting in creations that reflect and enhance their personal space and aesthetics.
Carolynn Redwine Greer was born in Washington D.C., and has lived in Phoenix, Maryland for over thirty years.
She is a self-taught artist. At the age of seventeen, she started her career as an apprentice fashion illustrator for Giant Department Stores in the D.C. area. Later, she worked for Joslin’s Department Store in Denver as a fashion illustrator. After returning to the Washington/Baltimore area, she worked as an illustrator for Hutzlers, Woodies, Stewarts, and Hochshilds department stores.
In addition to her paintings, she has illustrated several children’s books. Her paintings have also been reproduced in a collection of greeting cards, and as book covers for Watermark Press.
She has twice been featured in American Artist Magazine. Her work has been included in a number of important collections and is part of the permanent Doris Patz Collection of Maryland Artists at the University of Maryland Global College. Her painting of women and children that once hung at Sinai Hospital, has become part of the permanent collection of The Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. The painting was included in their exhibition, “Parenting an Art Without a Manual” October 6, 2018 – September 1, 2019.
"Room With a Tuscan View"
When I begin a new painting I usually start with something I have seen that interests me. I like to think about possibilities a certain piece of china or pottery, a flower or a scrap of fabric might have. Sweets and baked goods also find their way into my paintings on a regular basis. Choices are based on color, texture and design. I try to choose objects that are unusual and will be a challenge to translate to canvas or paper.
I love the use of color and pattern and do not paint objects completely realistically; but instead take liberties by using distortion, various size relationships, odd angles and flattened perspective. When working on canvas I like to use brush strokes that evoke a feeling of movement. My watercolors are painted using multiple layers of color.
When I was ten years old, I became influenced by Van Gogh and Gauguin, whose bright , strong colors I admired. I still remember seeing their paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
The most important thing I try to achieve with each painting is to create such a presence that it is impossible to pass it by without making you smile, even on a gloomy day.