Hirdie Girdie Gallery on Sanibel is now open for the 2020-2021 season.
Among the new artists joining this year is oil and acrylic painter Judy Usavage. Primarily a plein air painter who enjoys being out in the elements, Judy has a passion for color, mood, and intensity. Judy believes art is a unifying factor throughout the world, as well as a never-ending source of joy. She finds creating art to be an exercise in patience, decision-making, and just plain work, but Judy is very glad to be a part of the art scene in Southwest Florida.
Three-dimensional fiber artist Carol Jensen creates her art by transforming Merino wool into felt, utilizing heat, moisture and agitation in the process. The felt is permanently dyed, and then hand-shaped into bowls, vessels, sculptures, and wall hangings, with various decorative fibers used for embellishment. The result is a truly unique handcrafted work of art.
Florida Watercolor Society signature member Priscilla Jeffcoat describes herself as an experimental painter – always seeking a new direction. She is known for her loose, colorful style. She is currently painting abstract landscapes and cityscapes in watercolor, with each painting balancing value, color, and shape. Another favorite subject is abstracted sailboats, which are done with imagined colors, scrubbing, and glazing. Priscilla’s greatest joy in art is to see where her paintings will take her.
The gallery takes great pride in having these three talented artists join this year.
During the month of November, Hirdie Girdie welcomes back former member Carol Rosenberg as guest artist. Carol is well known in our area for her proficiency in several art mediums, and her exhibit in the gallery will focus on life drawings.
The gallery artists are looking forward to welcoming visitors, supporters and friends to stop in and see the beautiful fine art and fine crafts created by our 16 member artists.
Hirdie Girdie Gallery is located at 2490 Library Way, Sanibel. For more details, call 239-395-0027 or visit online at www.hirdiegirdiegallery.com