Garden Gallery showcases two local artists during June

Published 4:45pm Friday, June 7, 2013

She laughs and continues, “After much extreme realism, I was able to get back to my colorful, almost-abstract work. Now, I’m pleased to be painting again, creating one-of-a-kind monoprints.

Both my monoprints and my pastels will be in the show at Thompson Gallery. Too, the gallerycan arrange for portraits of customers’ dogs based on provided photographs.”

Jane Ratchford moved to Landrum from Georgia. She studied at Atlanta School of Art and University of Chattanooga. Ratchford has taken many workshops and shown at many galleries.

“Art always has been and always will be a part of my life. Although I work with other mediums (pencil, charcoal, pen & ink, pastels), my current preferred medium is acrylic,” she said.

Major subject interests are figures.

“I’ve always been fascinated with faces and personalities and enjoy capturing them on canvas. Animals, both wild and domestic, are passions of mine.”

Ratchford adds, “I’m working toward loosening up — clawing my way ‘out of the box,’ so to speak.”

Come see these two women’s colorful impressions of nature — landscapes as well as animals.

Thompson Garden Gallery is open Monday–Saturday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

It is located at 83 Palmer Street, behind Stott’s Ford and around the corner from Green River Frame Shop, Skyuka Fine Art and Tryon Painters and Sculptors galleries in downtown Tryon.

– article submitted by Mara Smith

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