Artist Opening Reception for Robin Roberts & Shannon Godby - "Just Looking"
Hayley Gallery brings a new and exciting exhibit to the gallery on a monthly basis featuring a wide range of artists and mediums.
Robin Roberts- To me, painting is relaxing and my way of getting time with God and His creation. I want to soak it in, to understand it as well as I can, and then capture the special beauty in life as light and shadow splashes across the scene. I enjoy painting so many different subjects- everything from architecture to wildlife to cityscapes to rural scenes. Nature never fails to reward and challenge me as an artist with its constantly changing colors, light, and atmosphere. When painting, I depend on my design skills as a graphic designer, spirited brushstrokes and tonal unity. I also enjoy working in my studio in Ashland, Ohio when I can not get outside. Robin graduated from Ashland University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication after spending one year of intensive study at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. After years of work at agencies and as the head of graphics at Rubbermaid in Wooster, Ohio, Robin opened Red Red Design, a graphic design studio in Ashland, Ohio in 2001.
Shannon Godby- Art is a part of who I am. Painting has always been my first passion followed closely by photography. For over twenty years, I have been creating works of art in both mediums, and I strive to become a better artist with each new painting and each new photograph. Over the last few years I have begun to infuse parts of each medium to create abstract paintings based on images found in nature. I never try to recreate exactly what I see, but to express the feelings I get from a scene. My goal is to portray the atmospheric qualities of a scene without giving away every detail. When I show a piece I want the viewer to connect with the painting by adding their own feelings to it as well. I want it to remind them of something familiar. This makes it more of a personal experience for them. When I look at my work I want to be reminded of what originally inspired me about it. Whether it was late day sun creating long shadows over a field or simply the way a group of elements work together, if I look at the painting and get that same feeling, I have accomplished my goal.
Artist opening receptions are FREE to attend (ages 12 and up please). Registration is encouraged, but not required. Call the gallery at 614-855-4856 to reserve your spot at any of our upcoming receptions.