Join us Monday May 14, 2018 through Friday May 18th, 2018 from 10am to 5pm (MTW) 10 am to 7 pm (ThF) for an open gallery hosted by local artists Rolley Bateman III and his family!
Rolley's SCULPTURED PAINTINGS (heavy, 3 dimensional Impasto) are lush landscapes featuring a road or path theme exploring the majesty of trees and the bold, intense color found in Nature along with Spirituality of life outdoors away from the chaos and hardships of life. These pieces have a tremendous amount of texture and depth, literally jumping off the canvas. This unique style leaves the viewer to contemplate the correlation between nature and the surreal.
Rolley combines both paintbrush and pallet knife along with various other useful objects and applications to achieve various preliminary thicknesses of paint and texture. Rolley then uses sculpture and carving to enhance and create the richly textured paint on the canvas.
The brilliant layers of colors and vibrant contrast create a calm, serene, peaceful effect which helps the mind connect to the universe thru my contemporary approach to landscapes.
Rolley's paintings invite you to be inspired by the metaphor of the mystery and the journey of life along with a spiritual retreat to the viewer as I believe all art should.
3-dimensional texture not only enhances the boldness of the paint and the depth of the image; but also allows the external light to impact upon the painting creating a constant change of what the viewer observes. Click here to check out Rolley's Website.