ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Every month we bring a new art installation featuring a variety of media from local and regional artists.
Artist: Dan DaRidder
Dan initially began painting landscapes by following Bob Ross. He’s painted houses for many years, so he is comfortable with a brush. Learning to paint with a palette knife was challenging, however. Once he blended his first sky, he was hooked.
Some of these paintings are his interpretations of Bob Ross sessions, and some are original. Bob Ross taught, “You decide where your trees go, you decide the shape of your mountains…or if you even want a mountain.”
Dan likes to use oil as his medium. He feels that acrylics just don’t blend as well, and that watercolors lack the vibrancy found with oil paint. The downside is that each landscape takes at least a month to dry.
He says the effect he’s looking for is the feeling you can walk right into the landscape, and even pick out the path you want to take.
Dan is an avid hiker, mushroom hunter, nature lover, and river guide on the Ocoee when he’s not in his studio in South Knox County.
Artists: Trisha Lyons and Meda Lazarel
LL Collection, a division of TrishaLyonsArt.com
Trisha's new artistic creations consist of an inspired collaboration with her friend, Meda. Both artists pursue their vision of fluid space in the acrylic medium. Their striking pieces capture ethereal vistas where the dreamy and the realistic meet in an explosion of color.
When not in her studio, Trisha seeks inspiration by hiking mountains in Tennessee and volcanoes in Italy, exploring wildlife in South Africa, and reuniting with friends in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Trisha resides in Knoxville with her husband Daniel and her Dobermans Beaux, Ember and Ashur.
Meda studied film theory and editing at Wayne State University, in Detroit. In private, she has created memorable artistic pieces with works ranging from mixed media to insightful landscape photography. Her husband, Flavius, and her children, Edgar and Zola, are the loves of Meda's life.
Artist: Sara Whitt
Sara Whitt works as a web and graphic designer, spending the majority of her time fiddling with a computer, creating design concepts that satisfy her perfectionist tendencies. Her drawings are a way to escape that perfectionist’s twitch and unplug from the digital world.
Her work expresses a nervous energy, healthy sense of sarcasm and a little loneliness. Even the most straightforward of her drawings rely in frenetic lines to define them. Her illustrations are less about accuracy and more about movement and emotion.
Whitt studied art throughout high school and college, but found that the training and discipline instilled by her professors to create photo realistic pieces only served her work so far. “It was challenging and taught me technique, but I felt my art was boring. I finally said fuck it and just did what came natural.”
Monday4:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday4:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday4:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday4:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday2:00pm - 8:00pm