We have a variety of artists that show on a regular basis. So, you'll always find something new. Here are some of the artists whose work you'll find in the gallery.
Brigid Ashwood's art could be described as Contemporary Figurative Mythic Surrealism. But the artist prefers to qualify her work this way: "I paint steampunk bugs, clockwork dolls, fairytales & vinyl toys. I seek to reinterpret mythic and fairytale worlds and heroines' for a new audience".
A modern artist exploring classic themes through a Sci-Fi lens; Brigid's influences and technique is well rooted in traditional mediums such as oil paint and silverpoint. She also works in the luminous tones of the digital palette; merging the labored craft of portraiture with the flexibility of modern mediums. Brigid's work is collected internationally and has been featured in exhibits around the country as well in books and international magazines. Her originals are collected by notable authors, musicians, actors and CEOs. Brigid's images have been licensed for a variety of products sold worldwide. She resides in Maryland in a 246 year old house with her husband & daughter, and four aggravating yet lovable pets.
Lady A is 30-something, finds morbid things inappropriately funny, can't spell, might correct your grammar, and spends more time than is healthy providing words and pictures for her webcomic, Strange Fiction (StrangeFiction.net).
She also enjoys talking about herself in the 3rd person.
Thomas Boatwright was born in northern Piedmont region of NC. His mother put a crayon in his hand as soon as he could hold one. After he ate that one, she gave him another and he began to draw. He hasn't stopped since.
He is artist and co-creater of Cemetery Blues and Zeke Deadwood Zombie: Lawman. He plays a five string banjo and builds simple guitars out of old boxes.
Bohemian Noir Photography is the work of Derek Smith. Blending traditional photographic techniques with modern digital technology, Derek's images are haunting images reminiscent of times lost, be it the shadowy backroom of a 1920's speakeasy, or the smoke filled lounge of a 50's beatnik joint."
It came about simply because he had been playing with extended exposure shots, blacklit models, and other non-traditional styles of photography, this whole 'bohemian noir' feel is something that he has since fallen in love with.
Recently, Derek has joined forces with Sandra Smith-Wolf, an artist working with found objects. Sandra makes unique decorative frames for the photos, adding another dimension, as well as texture to the artwork.
Sam Causon is a self taught artist, blending traditional painting techniques with modern digital technology, Sam's work combines a love of pop iconography, anime, fantasy, and history.
Clockwork Creations founded upon a couple's mutual love of costuming, the thought of "wouldn't it be cool if?" and a big box of assorted clock parts, Clockwork Creations main goal is to make steampunk just a little bit more interesting.
With a background of participating in and helping out with Renaissance Festivals since his youth, Yale Giffin has taken his experience in costume leather craft, brought it out of the Renaissance and into the Victorian Age. Ten years of working with leather provides him with a strong foundation for the creation of accessories and accoutrements often added to steampunk costumes. "Goggles, gizmos and a few gears, brings it up from there to here." Michele Rotert loves faeries. So did the peoples of the Victorian era. With this in mind, she looked at the steampunk community and saw a place for clockwork fae and so started the off shoot of Clockwork Creations, Foxcroft Fabrications.
Steve Cote was born into an artistic family. He and both of his brothers are working artists. He is a self-taught artist who creates imaginative figural steel sculpture which is often humorous and in his own words, "sometimes down right strange." When asked why he sculpts, he says "It keeps me off the streets." His gentle sense of humor is often reflected in his art.
Each sculpture is fabricated, not cast. Each is made from new and found or used materials. Each piece is unique and is never repeated.
Much of Steve's sculpture may be seen at the Garden Of Ideas in Ridgefield, CT, Green Earth Landscaping and Design in Montville, NJ and of course, at The City Tap in Pittsboro, NC.
Emmett Davenport stumbled into flyer design simply because she needed a flyer and had no time or money to hire someone else to do it.
Her technique is a form of digital collage, utilizing vintage imagery to make something new.
Klaude Davenport is well known for her "Botched Inventions", but she is also an accomplished artist.
She works in a variety of mediums, including but not limited to sculpture, paintings, photography, and jewelry.
Joseph Drust is an artist residing near the small town of Pittsboro, North Carolina. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Game Design. Joseph has over ten years of experience working in the video game industry as a character artist with a focus on modeling and sculpting. He has created character assets for games including Ghost Recon, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, Ben 10 Alien Force, and Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon.
Presently, Joseph is a Senior Character Artist with Ubisoft (Red Storm Entertainment) in Cary, North Carolina. His work currently includes character sculpting for Ubisoft's next gen game titles. Joseph is also a beta team member for Pixologic’s ZBrush and a certified ZBrush Instructor. In his free time Joseph kitbashes Kidrobot's Munny Vinyl figures, fishes from his kayak on the on the local rivers, chases his young son, plays with his Sharpador (Sharpei-Labrador), and moonlights as graphic design and technical support for his wife's business.
Miss Fink is a young artist, who recently took up residence at Davenport & Winkleperry. She was a bit of a mystery at first, but having since been discovered, she has been welcomed with open arms and her artistic talent was put to good use painting the large mural in the cafe.
Much of Miss Fink's work is derived from a combination of emotional intensity and self-denial with the anti-figurative aesthetic of the European abstract schools such as Futurism, the Bauhaus and Synthetic Cubism. Additionally, much of her work has an image of being rebellious, anarchic, highly idiosyncratic and slightly nihilistic. Her work can very easily be related to the Abstract Expressionist movement, which came to prevalence in post World War II America.
Greiner Studio is the artistic endeavor of Pittsboro, North Carolina photographer Craig Greiner...
Simple, intimate expressions of nature embody the abstract beauty of the world that surround us. A new perspective is offered by unique angles, dramatic lines and high contracts unbalanced compositions. Giclee prints on metallic substrates provide a novel depth to images that illuminate with ambient light. Juxtaposed against imagery of weathered synthetic structures, the exhibition illustrates a story of beauty in opposition. Each print has a unique personality, prepared individually in multiple layers taking over 24 hours to produce.
Hailing from the arid metropolis of Phoenix, Arizona, Myque has most recently taken sanctuary in the City of Oaks by way of Denver, Asheville, France and New York City.
An affinity for classical animation, low brow, ultra pop and street art as well as design conventions of the early 20th century couple with a penchant for the unsettling to keep him creatively motivated. As classically trained actor, his passion is the stories art can tell and the stories the viewer brings to the piece. When he is not irreverently claiming to be creating something of remote artistic merit, his favorite pastimes are cake, petting his bunny, giving names to the rats he sees in the subway and making sure that no one gets away with taking themselves too seriously.
Perception Crisis Photography is the brainchild of B. M. Sterling. She is a most eccentric young lady residing in Raleigh, N.C. She recently received a degree in communication at North Carolina State University, and is fluent in conversational Mandarin she has also studied abroad in Mainland China.
Never having taken a photography course she applies her natural creativity to her photographic endeavors and is a successful self-taught photographer. Her work has been shown in several galleries and she is constantly taking on new clients and projects.
Phantoms Siren, otherwise known as Vyctoria or variations on that name resides in Sheffield in the UK. She has been drawing and creating for as long as she can remember and made the move from traditional to digital about 4 years ago. She has always been interested in crafts but only really became serious about it after leaving university. She knits, crochets and sews her own clothes, as well as making soft toys. In 2004 she was lucky enough to have some of her dolls appear on the Cruxshadows' Shadowbox DVD.
She loves music, particularly the 'gothic', 'darkwave' and 'steampunk' genres. She was a fan of Floridian 'darkwave' band The Cruxshadows for 5 years. I've since moved on to bands like Abney Park, Sieben, Screaming Banshee Aircrew, and Voltaire. She also has few 'guilt' bands such as Meat Loaf, Take That and Iron Maiden, but we won't go into that. So far she has received thank yous in three CD sleeves and one DVD.
She has travelled extensively during her life, visiting many states of America (New York and Hawaii are her favorites) as well as Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Scotland and Canada. She'd love to visit the Far East or New Zealand next.
Ryan Slagle is an emerging North Carolina artist who works primarily with acrylics and incorporates images, fabrics and objects into his paintings.
Originally from Commack, New York, Ryan grew up in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina. He attended North Carolina State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Art Studies. Ryan currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina where he is also actively involved in the local music scene as both a performer and producer.
“My paintings are inspired by the aesthetics of the Industrial Revolution, Victorian grandeur, the paintings by the great postwar abstract painters and by the desire to combine images and objects in unexpected ways. My technique relies heavily on the layering of various acrylic media, fabric and image. I am always looking for new ways to expand the dynamics of my paintings; whether that is achieved by layering, creating texture or manipulating images, I am focused on creating striking compositions which reflects a certain balance between a contemporary and vintage aesthetic.”
Jason Strutz illustrates stories that do and do not exist. Both memories and nightmares come alive on his canvases. His works are more than art, but adventure by oil and acrylics. Jason's work can be found online at StrutzIllustration.com.
He is currently working on The Order of Dagonet, an ongoing self-published comic with local writer Jeremy Whitley, as well as, pursuing illustration and painting opportunities in the Triangle and across the nation.
Sandra is originally from Florida where in her 30s went to the University of South Florida for a BA in Fine Art.
Since moving to Hillsborough, NC in 1989, she has worked in several local school systems as an Educational Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf. While interpreting she assisted teachers with art projects and taught many art techniques such as composition and tessellations. She is an award wining painter, mixed media artist, quilter, and photographer.
Every month we, here at Davenport and Winkleperry, welcome at least one new artist to show in our gallery. This month's artist is: