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April Issue 2010

Providence Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Offers Works by Kathy Caudill & Joyce Netzler

Providence Gallery in Charlotte, NC, will present a two-women exhibit entitled, Kaleidoscope, featuring works by Kathy Caudill and Joyce Netzler, on view from Apr. 6 - 30, 2010.

A third generation self-taught artist, Kathy Caudill began her career working as a freelance commercial artist. For a time, she also worked as a courtroom sketch artist. This early experience in studying human behavior can be seen as a continuing influence in her artwork. Today, Caudill's subject matter derives from the ordinary people, places, and things that have special meaning to her. In all her compositions her primary focus remains constant, the effective capture and conveyance to the viewer of each painting of the artist's personal reaction toward her subject matter. Technical execution is secondary to successfully rendering a composition the viewer is able to relate to on a personal level.

Caudill has won numerous awards for her work including the honor of having her paintings featured in The Artist's Magazine's, "2005 Limited Edition Art Calendar", selection in 2001 as the cover artist for the South Carolina Art and Agriculture Calendar and Caudill's studio was recently featured in an article, which appeared in the Fall 2009 issue of Studios, a special publication of American Artist's Magazine.

Caudill is the author of Landscapes in Watercolor, Walter Foster Publishing, Laguna Hills, California. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Wonderful West Virginia Magazine, Creative Loafing Magazine, and YC Magazine. Her paintings have graced the covers of three Dick Blick art catalogs. Her credits also include three murals painted for the US Postal Service and NBC Television.

Caudill's works are widely collected; both nationally and internationally, and reside in many prestigious collections, including the private collection of actor James Earl Jones, and the corporate collections of Union Carbide, CSX Corporation, and Bank of America.

Caudill and Netzler have very different painting styles; these are obvious from their differing choices in media, subject matter, palette and painting style and technique. Yet, Caudill's landscape, seascape, and still life works, have their roots in realism. In addition, they are imbued with an intangible and undeniable, nuanced quality, a contrast that works well when coupled with Netzler's vibrant watercolor paintings.

Joyce Netzler's paintings are done in transparent watercolor, with intentional attention given to the clear, clean application of rich color. She interprets her subject in a realistic manner, often zeroing in on and enlarging them; thereby noticing every detail, enabling her to capture all the beautiful facets of nature that abound all around us. In everyday life, these beauties are too often short lived, yet Netzler puts her paints and talents to extraordinary use to extend the unique colors and shapes, capturing them at their best.

Netzler's exquisite still life works, which vary from close up paintings featuring a single rose, with detailed veins and dew drops on each and every leaf, to vignettes with crystal pieces or a silver tea pot and floral arrangements on a decorative tray, to lush, tropical vegetation in full, colorful bloom.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/333-4535, or visit (www.ProvidenceGallery.net).

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