2014 Landscapes Art Exhibition – MyArtContest.com
Amber Rody – Charleston, SC
Amber Rody was born in Oklahoma in 1991. She grew up in Andover, Kansas and Spartanburg, South Carolina. Amber graduated with a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Clemson University in 2013. She currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina, as an artist, with her husband. Amber has a desire and passion to create realistic work, and aims to bring the photographs she works from to life. By using color, shape, and texture, Amber strives for honest materiality and unique character in her artwork. She also feels that it is important to connect emotionally with her subject matter in order to produce the genuine vitality that it deserves. Additionally, Amber favors compositions that are intimate to her or her clients. Proficient in pastel and oil paint, she utilizes traditional painterly techniques. You can find her work at The Treasure Nest Art Gallery in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Please feel free to contact Amber with any questions about her work, or inquiries about commissions.
Sweety Saradha Pandiarajan – Bellevue, WA
Enrique Machado – Cutler Bay, FL
My Silicone paintings are influenced by the Miami lifestyle, depicting stylized contemporary interpretations of water, the ocean and crashing waves using Silicone and resins as my materials. My works reflect and mimic movement and textures of the ocean and it’s translucent qualities. I use a caulk-gun as my brush to drip silicone onto panels forming 3-dimensional line drawings. With the silicone dripping method I am able to create lines that are skinny, wide, long, and short. Some areas are blocked in with strategic dripping patterns building patches of silicone textures throughout my paintings. I explore different compositions and motion using my dripping techniques within these patterns. Other techniques have more sculptural characteristics using the silicone as a ball of clay, molding it carefully with my hands and fingers to make indentations within the material. Colors are mixed in the resins creating a glossy liquid finnish to every painting. My work is about organization and control of the materials. My goal is to further explore the esthetic characteristics of these materials and to communicate a new concept of textured art expressing movement and rich visual patterns within the study of water and its rhythm.
Alexander Jove – St. Louis, MO