Exhibit Title: “We Love II”
Wood-turned creations by George Jones, III and oil and acrylic paintings by Susan L. Norman
Dates: Tuesday, August 5, through Sunday, September 1.
Meet-The-Artists Reception: Sunday, August 11, 2019, 1:00-4:00 pm
This show will be the second where George and Susan have combined their creative efforts to bring what they love to the public. Both artists take what is real into a beautiful, imaginative place.
George will be displaying his beautifully finished wood clocks and new work with natural edge turning. Susan will have a new collection of paintings featuring romantic and humorous animals and birds.
George Jones III started woodturning in high school but went silent for many years until reviving his art about 15 years ago. Since then he has studied with a number of internationally renowned wood artists, and for six consecutive years studied at the Arrowmont School of the Arts in Gatlinburg, TN. Exposure to artists working in other media at the school has allowed George to develop a unique perspective by incorporating some of these techniques in his work. Each of the artist’s pieces is unique, from bowls to wall art, and tells a story. It is his hope that the love and fulfillment from creating each piece is apparent and brings enjoyment to those who see them. George became a member of the American Association of Woodturners and Capital Area Woodturners in 2002, and is a current board member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 227.
Susan Norman paints to portray the beauty she sees in the life around her. Her early works featured heart-warming relationships: a couple in love, a mother and child, a family at rest. In recent years she has expanded her subject matter to include musicians, dancers, animals and birds — but always with the goal of capturing those moments that reflect the best of life.
Susan is an Impressionist; her medium is oil. Her art uses light, color and brushwork to convey natural harmony and strives not to be judgmental, moralistic or arrogant. Rather, Susan tries to merge form and color to suggest the beauty of life itself.
A major area of concentration for Susan is commissioned portrait work. A rate sheet is available on request.
“Her body of work is sublimely romantic without being overly sentimental, each piece making a statement uniquely its own, causing viewers to linger and contemplate the serene, unhurried world she presents.”
— Elan Magazine