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February 2011

Aiken Center for the Arts Offers Works by Ann and Bill LeMay

The Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken, SC, is presenting an exhibit of works by husband and wife team, Ann and Bill LeMay, on view in the Aiken Artist Guild Gallery, from Feb. 2-28, 2012.

“We share very similar interests when it comes to art. It enlivens our relationship and we often travel and paint plein air and visit museums, love musical events and just about everything to do with art. We ask each other’s opinion on a work in progress. This provides a nice way of supportive feedback and honesty,” comments Ann LeMay.

The exhibit will feature Ann’s exploration of abstract art. “I have always been deeply inspired by the often magnificence of my natural surroundings, colors, and a distance of perspective,” the artist explains. Ann uses layers and depth of paint and texture to bring some of the painting into the foreground more, in addition to using the opposite with areas of smooth paint and soft color to create more of a sense of space.

Bill LeMay employs bold texture with color and value contrast as he paints. “Painting for me is an ever changing challenge to impart feeling, excitement and energy to a variety of subject matter. There is never a feeling of complete satisfaction with any of my paints because I know that painting is a process and not an accomplishment. Painting for me will always be a quest for the sublime,” explains the artist.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Guild at 803/641-9094 or visit (www.aikenartistguild.org).

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