"Highways of My Mind" Reverse Oil Painting on Glass
Unlike the "post Studio" techniques of recent artists, Fay Wood uses a meticulous, process oriented approach to her work. With a variety of materials - found metal, found wood, wire, paper, paint, Pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, glues, beeswax, and vintage collectibles - and a willingness to work by hand,Wood gives a new life to these materials by transforming them into fine art, with a liveliness and a sense of humor.
Wood has developed six portfolios of work and adds to them frequently......Found Object Sculpture, Hand - Carved Sculpture, Tapestry With Found Objects, Drawing, Oil Painting on Canvas or Glass, and the newest ....Collage. Workshops are offered in several of these techniques.
A "SILENT AUCTION" will be held of a selected group of works from Fay Wood's Portfolios. It will be both online and at the studio, beginning NOVEMBER 1st and ending DECEMBER 3rd. Further details will be posted soon.
The FOUND OBJECT SCULPTURE Portfolio is in two parts - free-standing & wall-hanging. There are also early wood carvings, some of which form part of the free- standing sculpture. Most also use vintage wood objects, and the carving is mostly cherry.There are both wood and metal wall pieces also using vintage materials. These are smaller in size, please look the price list to see sizes. TAPESTRY WITH FOUND OBJECTS was begun when Wood lost her studio to a hurricane in the 1980's and began the tapestries without a studio. They are brilliant examples of work using wool, silk, cotton and mixed media yarns with found materials.
Wood began as a painter in oils - The PAINTINGS IN OIL ON CANVAS have many examples in both large & mid sizes. Still - lifes, the tapestry series and work based on plants from the garden predominate. Wood learned the technique of REVERSE OIL PAINTING ON GLASS when she assisted her mother in replacing / repairing antique paintings in her mother's studio. She now uses the technique to create small jewel- like abstractions that glow with color through the glass. The latest portfolio, COLLAGE, was begun in Wood's new Drawing Studio that she recently moved into in the village of Saugerties, N.Y. (between the lovely Catskill Mountains and the impressive Hudson River). The collages are created with vintage engravings, and many materials collected for many years, and are narratives from Wood's mind.
Her work is in many private collections both in the United States and Europe; She has an extensive Exhibition history in Italy, Germany, and the U.S, and creates work with "amazing inventiveness coupled with skilled craftsmanship" _ (R.J.Steiner in the Art Times Journal) She has exhibited her work at the Biennale D'ell InternazionaleContemporanea, in Florence, Italy, in Cologne Germany, at both the National Sculpture Society in N.Y.C. & Brookgreen Gardens, S.C. and regionally & nationally in galleries and art institutions too numerous to list.
She is a member of the International Sculpture Center, the National Sculpture Society (where she won the Proskauer prize for non-traditional art and traveled to show at Brookgreen Gardens
, S.C., the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Arts Mid- Hudson, and the Greene County Council of Arts as well as other groups in past years.
When you purchase a work by FAY WOOD, you will have a unique piece of art made by an artist with many years of experience working with unusual materials (many vintage) & methods. Her work is made with humor, thought & care.
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