23 Jan Art Fusion Radio #44
Art Fusion: Broadcasting LIVE at Artisan Santa Fe, on Thursdays, Noon to 1 PM. Listen on 1260 AM KTRC Saturdays at noon. This week: Artist Jeanne Hyland & Singer/Songwriter Mike Gann
About Jeanne Hyland:
The love of nature’s beauty, energy, and form in tandem with an intense palette are apparent in my artwork.
I work both from life and from photographs—often a combination of the two. I get much more direct emotional response working from life. With photo references I can better enhance and recompose elements to my liking. To set the overall tone, I often start with rough “blocking in” or intuitive flows of color and work from there. I exaggerate and simplify shapes to bring a painting to life. With bold color I intensify a subject’s energy and mood. Watercolor allows me to paint quickly and with great flexibility. Capturing the gesture, the inner character, of my subjects is my primary focus. I want to convey the sense of fascination that I feel with human nature or natural beauty and the mystery of nature. Closely observing the light and colors of nature brings me a connection to the world around me that I hope to convey to viewers and collectors alike.
Visit Annie’s website: www.JeanneHyland.com
About Mike Gann:
My music style is predominantly based on blues and country with a little bit of jazz, on the piano. I play quite a bit of “Nashville Gold”, Elvis, Roy Orbison, and I can even do a little bit of Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard. My original songs reflect this style.