Press Release for Sprout CoWorking Community Gallery – March 2017 Gallery Night Providence
We are pleased to highlight these 4 local artists as we kick off the 21st season of Gallery Night Providence!
Sam Allerton Green paints often, both inside and outside. The majority of his work is done plein air, on site, in a single session. This forces him to focus on capturing what it feels like to be there, rather than simply replicating what he sees. The outdoor elements have a significant impact on one’s mood and thought process, which makes every painting session different.
Sam grew up in Providence, and studied painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has been an artist in residence at The Creative Alliance at the Patterson in Baltimore, MD, and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. He is currently the director of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
S.C. Mordan is a vibrant emerging artist from Pawtucket, RI. He immigrated to Boston, MA at the age of ten in 1986. He earned his Bachelors of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH in June of 2000 and received his Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA in September of 2015. An assignment from his graduate studies where he was challenged “to create anything imaginable to demonstrate creativity,” altered his life. He painted his first acrylic painting titled “Novo” to illustrate the context of his life in order to complete the assignment. Prior to this experience in graduate school, he had never created any work of art and received no formal training in the arts. S.C.M.’s sole purpose for painting is to communicate his sentiments to the universe on canvas.
His particular style of art is nontraditional and nonrestrictive; it is rooted in symbolism, mysticism, and nature. His paintings document both his development and progression as an artist. He loves to paint just as much as he love gardening every spring, because in time he is able to see the fruits of his labor, which he can then share with others.
Karen Murphy grew up in a small town on the South Shore of Massachusetts. She started oil painting at the age of thirteen, and has been teaching herself the challenging art of self-expression ever since. A true lover of the outdoors, this is where Karen has always found inspiration. She enjoys translating her experiences into creations that connect with the soul. Her landscape and seascape paintings are serene and captivating, with a poetic quality.
Over the years Karen’s work has evolved into a combination of contemporary and classic painting styles. She is influenced by realism, impressionism, and tonalism. Her creative process involves plein air and studio work, painting mainly from direct observation or memory. The American Tonalist landscape painters of the 19th century have always had an impact on her, especially the works of George Inness and Charles Warren Eaton. Karen is currently living and working in Rhode Island with her husband and two dogs. Her work can be found in numerous corporate and private collections.
Jade Sisti has been featured in the Motif magazine and numerous galleries. Her recent works consist of late authors and discontinued bottles. She’s an art teacher in East Providence, a member of the East Providence Art council and the Rhode Island Romance Writers. Additionally, she’s published a novel titled Stagnant Souls, which can be found on Amazon Kindle, as well as a free comic titled The Providence Hipster on facebook.com/theprovidencehipster.
Jade’s work is all under the umbrella of her Red Series, a series of work that simplifies the focus on the topic’s expression or mood and retains a limited palette of mostly black, red and white, though in recent works the red has spread into all three warm colors.