Christen Humphries at Plaza District Gallery

February 11, 2011 at 3:32 pm Leave a comment

We are thrilled to host artist Christen Humphries in the Plaza District office gallery tonight! Please stop by to view these incredible works, and learn more about the Plaza District Association!

Plaza District Gallery: 1618 Gatewood Ave, upstairs of Midwest Media & Marketing

A Glimpse

Christen Humphries - Biography Humphries b. 1981

B.A. Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma 2003
M.F.A. Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas 2009

Working in the quietude of my studio/home, inspiration is but a few steps from the front door.  Encircled by open field as well as elm and mimosa trees, I am never far from the next idea for a painting.  Gathered leaves, acorns, grasses and wildflowers become subjects for paintings and their unique characteristics begin to emerge as I arrange them at my drafting table.  Each botanical is shaped by its environment wearing the expression of those conditions which enriches the narratives explored in my current body of work.  It is God who sets these processes in order, and I am simply a fellow worker with the Lord in bringing his beauty to the world throug my work.  While my calling is art my devotion is to the Creator not the creation and to Christ JesusLord and Savior.

At the moment I am working on a beautiful imitation vellum called pergamenata.  It has a subtle texture reminiscent of old parchment and has a luminous quality which is well suited to my style of work.  If I’m using watercolor, a delicate, dry-brush technique is required and the several layers of paint glow on the surface.  When working with oils the paper accepts the paint with ease and a similar brilliance is achieved.
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