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