Feature Articles

June Issue 2002

Carolina Galleries in Charleston, SC, Offers Works by Tom McNickle, David Stewart, & Linda Vinson

Carolina Galleries in Charleston, SC, is presenting an exhibition entitled, Enlightenment, which will be on view through June 9, 2002. The exhibition is a visual delicacy that will stimulate all of your senses. This group of intimate paintings by Tom McNickle, David Stewart and Linda Vinson are fresh, pure and illuminate with light.

Tom McNickle

Tom McNickle captures the essence of Charleston and the Lowcountry in his complex and detailed paintings. Although some of his paintings are very large he works so rapidly that he completes them in one sitting. The rapid execution is an essential element of the philosophy of Zen, and is an integral part of McNickle's work. Approaching each painting in a meditative state, he captures the essence of the Lowcountry by layering direct, spontaneous strokes of color. McNickle studied at Edinboro State University in Pennsylvania, has had numerous solo shows and his works are found in significant private and public collections.

David Stewart

David Stewart's still-life paintings are influenced by his admiration of the French still-life master Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin and demonstrate an understanding of diverse culture. His compositions often combine familiarity with Zen-like surprise, resulting in a statement of harmony and meaning with symbolism. Stewart studied at the Art Students League in New York City under the tutelage of Robert Beverly Hale, Daniel Greene, Robert Phillips and David Leffel, among others.

Linda Vinson

The paintings of Linda Vinson combine both elements of landscape and still-life paintings. Her involved images intertwine such subjects as an indigenous flora arrangement on a table top in the foreground and a landscape of Charleston in the background. This balance of imagery results in true harmony of landscape and still-life. Vinson studied at the Marymount Manhattan College, Art Students League, interned in the Botanical Master Class under Shirley Sherwood and Katie Lee, and is also a graduate of the Botanical Art and Illustration program of the New York Botanical Garden.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 843/723-2266, e-mail at (info@carolinagalleries.com) or on the web at (www.carolinagalleries.com).

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