There is nothing I like more than letting my inner eye speak visually with my camera. I hope you will enjoy my photographs and that some of them will speak to you. I do little to no post editing work because the challenge for me is in taking the best photo I can initially of he moment I find myself in and it’s a thrill to catch the beauty and the magic of the story. I am happiest when I am picking up my camera and heading out the door where ever I am, near or far.
I invite you join me on May 17th 2 – 4 at Chatham Hill Winery and for the Final Friday Cary Art Loop, May 29th 6 – 8. I look forward to seeing you then.
Starting May, 2015 Studio 180 Salon will feature works by abstract artist Auf Dem Essen. Please join us for Cary Art Loop’s ‘Final Friday’ art crawl and artist reception on Friday, May 29th.
ARTIST’S STATEMENT: A 26 year old abstract artist, I am a native of North Carolina. I dabbled in art growing up and studied design in college but only in recent years has art become a passion.
I paint under the pseudonym “AUF” and combine that term with “essen” to describe my mission. Both words are from German heritage with “auf” meaning to carry on or to transition and “essen” meaning to eat. Painting provides me with a feeling of fulfillment in transitioning my ideas to a medium and in observing the digestion of my work by others.
Painting in acrylics, I tend to incorporate an array of colors, textures and materials. My style is more experimental than deliberate and I definitely prefer to “go with the flow” when creating.
In recent months, I’ve had showings in small venues in Spartanburg, SC and in Raleigh, NC. I have upcoming engagements to display paintings in cafes in Chapel Hill, NC and Carrboro, NC.
- Caroline Coven: Paintings on Paper
- Friday, May 29 – Monday, July 27
- Artists Reception: Friday, May 29 | 6-8 p.m.
- Medium: Paintings on Paper
The Waverly Artists Group is featuring work by the gallery’s weekly “Painting Miles” open studio group at our Final Friday Open House this month! Join us for an evening of inspiration, art, live music, and refreshments.
Painting Miles is a community of painters (student to professional) who meet weekly at the Waverly Artists Group to paint and learn in a supportive environment. The more they paint, the more “miles” they log and they watch their skills as artists grow with each “mile”. They are learning to treasure the process of painting, instead of just focusing on a finished product.