Sunday, June 28, 2009

What a wonderful day!

It was a great day. We had a wonderful turnout. We couldn't be happier except with the extra food left over, why didn't you guys eat more :) Thank you to everyone who came, all the artists, the wonderful volunteers and Gannon Art Center. We appreciate each of you. Here are a few photos from the day. We are already planning for an even bigger and better Chattanooga Artists Reserve next year - stay tuned!

Thanks again,
Tobi & Beth

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sneak Peaks of Fun Details

We couldn't do it without you!

Beth and Tobi would like to thank these two carnies for all their help with Chattanooga Artists Reserve. They are rockin' the food and helping set up - we couldn't do it without our sweet husbands Rich and Corey! We love you guys!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Nicole Pinkerton

Artists Statement by Nicole Pinkerton

Color has always inspired me; color can communicate an emotion immediately and for reasons that are oftentimes strictly instinctual. Through my work, I hope to inspire feelings of nostalgia, joy, innocence, and intrigue.

I use acrylic paint because it dries quickly. This allows me to change my mind, over and over, without terrible repercussions. Such a flippant attitude does not always benefit me in the real world, but on canvas, it makes the outcome richer. I've been using a screw to sketch the first outlines of my figures into wet paint, and then later after sheets of color have been added, I use it to etch back into the hidden layers.

In 2004, I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration. I hope to illustrate children's books in the near future.