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January Issue 2011

Gallery C in Raleigh, NC, Offers Works by Jimmy Craig Womble, II

Gallery C in Raleigh, NC, will present the exhibit, New Oil Paintings by Jimmy Craig Womble, II, on view from Jan. 7 through Feb. 16, 2011. This will be Womble's 4th solo exhibition at Gallery C.

Womble's oil paintings are inspired by Down East and Beaufort, NC, and its environs. He paints in oils on linen wrapped board. His North Carolina subjects include rusting workboats, deepwater canals, barns, farm fields, skies and sharp light. Womble also has painted shipyards, murals, painted furniture and commissions on canvas. This year Womble journeyed to Philadelphia, PA, and Charleston, SC, and found inspiration for many new architectural paintings.

Womble is a 1995 graduate of NCSU College of Design. He has been painting professionally for the past 15 years.

Womble offers the following artist's statement: "In April of 05, I pulled up stakes and moved to Beaufort, North Carolina. Thankful to be back to a more rural coastal environment, the subjects I love are all around. The port offers up its industrial geometry, with crisp light on enormous ships, bringing cargo from all over the world. "Down East" lies the deep water canals, marshes and the contrast between nature at its most serene and the rusting work boats of generations of fishermen. Going inland brings back the rural landscapes I have enjoyed painting for a decade now. Delapidated barns stand guard at the edges of fields of cotton, tobacco and beans, recalling memories of my childhood at Nannie's in rural Nash County. But my greatest inspiration has come from the various shipyards around the area. The light seems extra sharp and intense, with only passing clouds and the shadows of elevated boats to providing relief. Boats of all shapes, colors, and sizes float in a sea of empty containers, rusted metal, chains, tarps, nets, welding tanks and sandblasters. Forgotten things all around slowly succumb to the power of nature."

Gallery C features an extensive collection of original oil paintings, sculpture and prints by over thirty contemporary American artists. We also specialize in the resale of original art work by historically important artists from North Carolina. Collectors who buy original art enjoy the quality and value of our diverse, and constantly changing exhibitions.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call 919/828-3165 or visit (www.galleryc.net).


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