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October 1, 2019; Richmond, VA – Paintings by Hillians Art League members Scott Tilghman and Karen Rudolph adorn the walls at Richmond Public Library East End Branch, 1200 N 25th St. Part of Richmond CultureWorks artoberVA, the exhibit will be up through October 31, 2019.
Bright, rich color and a mosaic style characterize the paintings on display by Scott Tilghman. While studying art at Randolph-Macon College he was trained to fill the entire canvas with paint. As a personal challenge he experimented with leaving small gaps between the colors as he painted, culminating in a mosaic style. The natural white of the unpainted gesso canvas forms “grout.” His painted tessera shapes range in their overall effect from tidy compositions of still life to fluid movement in the abstraction of landscape, flowers and human figures.
A mosaic thread dovetails into “Fish in Three Scales” by Karen Rudolph where glass mosaic is one of the media used to depict an underwater scene. Another piece by Rudolph mixes fabric with painted folk art motifs to ornament the leaves of a bonsai tree.
Tilghman Art links
About The Hillians Art League
In 2014, a group of neighbors began to meet in Shockoe Bottom to paint and create things. Slowly, week after week, as new people came and went, and new projects were started and finished, the Hillians emerged as a supportive and encouraging micro-community of artists. Named after the many hills of Richmond this eclectic group is inspired by diverse things – nature, flowers, city life, Russian folklore, Italian landscapes, as well as each other. When founding member Nadya Warthen-Gibson invited her neighbors to meet and follow their creative pursuits, she planted a seed that has manifested into an exciting and life-giving network for creative people of all kinds, levels, ages and persuasions. The Hillians welcome you to join them Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm at 324 N. 27th Street.