Gallery Walk

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WA L K gallery Meade incorporated the use of multiple photo-graphs to create an entirely new reality in his graphic design work, and that technique has carried over to his painting. No matter how many photographs he takes, he always likes to go back to the actual scene to absorb the mood and feeling not present in the photos. Painting has long been Meade’s passion, but not his career. After studying at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts in New Jersey, he took a job as a graphic designer for the security it provided while raising a family. He worked for years in New York City and later closer to home in New Jersey. He and Kathie moved to North Carolina after retirement. Meade continues to hone his craft by paging through art magazines, viewing art programs on television, and watching videos of painting tech-niques on his computer. He participates in a critique group whose members meet monthly to discuss their most recent works. He takes painting workshops and teaches them as well. The best teacher is the work itself. Meade loves to be challenged and finds that in painting water. “I want to feel the depth, to feel like it’s water,” he says. “That is a challenge.” Meade has entered many art shows and won awards, but the greatest reward is a positive response to his work. He knows that he must paint what appeals to himself first and put it out there hoping that it will touch someone else on some personal level. “When I enter a show, it doesn’t matter if I don’t win an award,” Meade says. “If someone purchases a paint-ing, that means I made a connection with that person. That is what I want to do.” Eclipse Artisan Boutique More than 100 local and regional artisans: 203 Racine Drive, 910-799-9883, www.EclipseArtisanBoutique.com The Gallery of Fine Art Mayfaire Town Center, 910-452-2073, www.galleryoffineartnc.com 62 WBM june 2016 Phil Meade paints in his home studio in Leland. Golden Gallery — Cotton Exchange 311 North Front Street, 910-762-4651, www.thegoldengallery.com This “Riverglow” giclée print is from the painting done after 30 years of sitting  at the corner table at the Pilot House Restaurant. Ceramic Octopus Bowl 18 inches wide, 19 inches long, 9 inches high. $700 Nicole White Kennedy Raleigh, Wrightsville Beach (919) 838-8580, www.nicolestudio.com, [email protected] National award winning artist focusing on Wrightsville Beach. Commissions welcome. “Soaking It All In”  24 inches by 24 inches (detail) Oil on linen — framed Vortex Bowl Hand-blown glass Michael Trimpol $325 Coming June 2016 Wyland Ltd. Prints and Sculptures PHOTO BY ALLISON POTTER


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