The Art Gallery at United Zion Retirement Community (UZRC) is featuring two of its own employees as the UZRC Artists of the Month for January – Nancy Shelly and Chris Eby.
Nancy Shelly studied Commercial Art and is currently exploring fluid painting. Shelly finds the endless possibilities of fluid painting thrilling and loves to show others how it works. In fluid painting, the paint is mixed with an additive to make the paint more fluid. Instead of using paint brushes, everyday tools from strainers to cups to hair dryer diffusers are filled with the altered paint and pour on to canvas. The paint is, also, manipulated with string, canvas tipping and layering. These vibrant works of art are brilliantly hued and feature an amazing depth due to the textures in the paint.
Chris Eby’s artwork is heavily inspired by Japanese Manga and Anime, which are two artistic styles of comics and cartoons. His art process typically begins with a pencil sketch that is then inked over with a fine-point Sharpie and colored in with pencils. Chris loves turning on some music and letting his imagination take control as he draws or paints.
Come to United Zion Retirement Community to see Nancy Shelly and Chris Eby’s brightly colored works, January 7th to January 31st.