Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Jeanne Rhea has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.
Jeanne is an award-winning mixed media artist based in North Carolina. Jeanne was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 13th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.
Jeanne’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.
Below are Jeanne’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
Jeanne Rhea has been involved in the arts throughout her life, and was a founding member of an arts cooperative in Anchorage, AK. She is the founder of the Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild now in its eighteenth year.
Jeanne is inspired by nature, colors, patterns, fractals, photomicrography, life experiences, and the creative process itself. Using a variety of inks, she creates effects that are reminiscent of microorganisms, crystalline structures, mudflats, terraced earth, the cosmos, sea life, flowers, surrealistic landscapes, and more. These patterns and designs are dependent on many factors including the humidity, the temperature, the chemical and physical makeup of the inks, the viscosity of the inks, and the porosity of the substrate. Working wet on wet, in many ways, art meets science.
Jeanne is creating a new line of geometric paintings. Her ink paintings almost feel as if there is a loss of control with the paints and inks while her geometric paintings are the opposite. Every single mark, color, element is controlled to the point that it looks as if someone had to have made them with a computer and printed them out. They are Kandinsky-esque, but unlike his paintings, they are done in layers, and are 3D.
No prints are made of her paintings. They have a multi-dimensional quality. They capture the imagination and command attention with their unique patterns, designs, and vibrancy. After concentrating on commissioned work for the past five years, she is pursuing additional gallery representation and featured artist opportunities.
Jeanne Rhea’s work can be found in several countries and in almost every state in the US.
I approach my art like a kid in a candy store. My studio is where techniques are discovered, experiments are performed, problems are solved, art is shared, friends are made, and where self-discovery and magic happen. One could say my studio is part science lab, theater, sanctuary, therapist’s office, classroom, dance and music hall, her playground, and kingdom. The only thing my studio is not is a factory. I create a lot of art, but it is all unique and cannot be reproduced. Even with my wide range of art techniques, my signature style is obvious with each series that I create.
Jeanne’s website is www.JeanneRhea.com.