Stone Inn Showcase
sisters to showcase work
at Old Stone Inn
Tallman to display their
watercolors at show in Simpsonville
SIMPSONVILLE, KY. (April 2005) Acclaimed watercolorists
Gail McDaniel and Pam Tallman, Kentucky sisters who have painted together
in Monets Garden in Giverny, France, and the world famous Ghost
Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico, will showcase their works during a special
visual arts exhibition in the Louisville area from March 25 through
Song painting by Gail McDaniel
The Sister-Sister Act! showing, which will occur at the
Old Stone Inn in Simpsonville, Ky., will include the artists original
watercolor paintings and Giclee fine art reproductions. The exhibition
opened with a reception on March 25.
The exhibition, which is being coordinated by About Art Gallery in Louisville,
also will showcase original quilts by nationally known art quilter Juanita
Yeagar of Louisville. Her art-quilts series is part of the permanent
collection of the Museum of the American Quilters Society.
McDaniel and Tallman, who grew up in Cave City, Ky., and graduated from
Caverna High School, are traditional watercolorists who are best known
for their vibrant use of colors when depicting images from nature and
Im thrilled to be returning to my home state to team up
with my talented sister, Pam, for this exciting showing of original
watercolor paintings, said McDaniel, who lives and paints in Franklin,
Tenn. Ive watched my sister develop into one of Kentuckys
most promising watercolorists. Attendees will be able to view a wide
range of paintings and Giclee fine art reproductions depicting outdoor
scenes, animals and people.
A nationally respected artist and instructor, McDaniel teaches a number
of watercolor painting classes and workshops in Tennessee and across
the nation. She also serves as an associate member of the Winsor &
Newton Creative Artist Network in London, England. Her reputation as
a budding artist grew in 1984 when she was commissioned to paint a family
landmark for Kentucky Gov. Louie B. Nunn.
Tallman, who lives in Crestwood, Ky., has studied under McDaniel for
several years. A professional painter for three years, she is on the
board of the Oldham County Arts Association. Recently, she was commissioned
to brush a watercolor painting for the Better Business Bureau of Middle
Tennessee in Clarksville.
Although Gail doesnt like to admit it, shes been a
wonderful mentor to me, said Tallman, who has attended McDaniels
classes and workshops in Tennessee, New Mexico, and France. Not
surprisingly, our painting styles are a bit different. My work can best
be described as smushy or impressionistic. For me, the beauty
of watercolor is the seductive, translucent glow and watching the interplay
of colors as they mix on the paper to create wonderful surprises.
McDaniel and Tallman painted together in the Provence of France during
the summer of 2003 and at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico, in September
2004. Both artists have patron collectors in Kentucky.
in the Paddock by Pam Tallman.
McDaniel gained international notoriety in 2001 when she
was named an associate member of the Windsor & Newton Creative Artist
Network and invited by directors of the Art in Provence program to conduct
an eight-day watercolor workshop in Dieulefit, France. The artist has
studied under 27 noted watercolorists.
She has been commissioned to paint for collectors across the United
States and in Europe. The Brentwood (Tenn.) Public Library hosted her
first Tennessee solo art exhibition in 1994. In 1996 and 1997, she was
invited to design the theme poster for the Nashville Symphonys
Italian Street Fair. In 1998, she was commissioned to paint 18 watercolor
paintings for a permanent collection at the newly opened Marriott Hotel
and Convention Center in Franklin, Tenn. A year later, she was commissioned
to paint 13 pieces for the annual Nashville Scene N-Focus social calendar.
She became a member of the faculty of the Cheekwood in 2000, teaching
weekly art classes.
In 2001, she traveled to Giverny, France, and painted in Monets
Garden. The same year, she was commissioned to paint a promotional streetscape
of four homes for Newmark Homes and five other paintings for the Nashville
Home Builders Association-SunTrust Bank 2001 Parade of Homes. In February
2002, she painted the theme poster and invitation cover for The Emperors
Ball, an annual fund raiser by the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Future
teaching engagements include workshops in Albuquerque, New Mexico (April
3-8) and at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico (April-May 2006).
For more information on the exhibit, call the
gallery at (502) 244-4848. The artists are members of the Kentucky Watercolor
Society. To see their works, visit: www.gailmcdanielart.com
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