The Heart in Motion
Inger Nova Jorgensen
figurative oil paintings
The Energy of Red
abstract acrylic paintings, clay and steel sculpture
September’s show features two extraordinary women artists showcasing their diverse styles, techniques, and media. Inger Nova Jorgensen shows her most recent figurative oil paintings, depicting a fluid motion and peaceful eminence. Cheryl Williams is known for her strikingly bold abstract acrylic paintings, as well as her dynamic steel and ceramic sculptures.
Inger Jorgensen "The Dreamer"
The Heart in Motion
“The sound of the human voice, a bow moving over a violin string, the beat of a drum: we are affected by sound. Sound is energy that moves in waves through us, triggering each of our senses. Sound, in many of its forms, can make us laugh and cry, it can evoke anger, fear, love, hate - a myriad of emotions. It can change our state of being; mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and even sometimes physically. The phenomenon of sound is the basis of the abstract forms in many of my recent paintings. I have spent many years as a musician as well as an artist, and the two dimensional representation of the sound wave is something that danced its way into my paintings. The wave form has served as another way to explore the connection of music and visual art in my life. Bringing these images together with the figure and with forms of nature has been a poignant exploration into my understanding of how we communicate through sound, how we are affected by it, and how it mirrors so many aspects of the motion of our lives. These paintings, like the voice, are another instrument where I seek to express the constant refinement of the divine nature."
Inger Jorgensen was born in Michigan, left the Midwest at seventeen years old and landed in Sonoma County, California. Two years later she began an exploration of The Pacific Northwest and eventually landed in Northern California where she received a degree in Fine Art &Teaching at Humboldt State University. She resides now in Oregon with her partner, Jeff Pevar and son, Soren.
In 2009 and 2010, honored with fellowships to attend an international painters week in Domburg, Netherlands, Inger was inspired by and worked alongside painters from 10 different countries. These events engaged Inger to experience art with a different perspective, and a new path for her work emerged. Colors and textures changed, and a fresh voice began to surface. Inger's musical endeavors also have provided her with a source of inspiration - her songs and her voice having unmistakable similarities to her art.
Inger has been creating art since she was a young child, primarily focusing on the figure. Painting has always been her favorite medium, yet in the past year she has begun to dive happily into the world of sculpture. The three dimensional figure series will be making their way into the world within the next year.
“In each of my paintings you will see an animal spirit; red being the dominant color to reflect the strong emotion of that animal spirit. These paintings reveal the energy that comes thru my heart and into my hands, stirring great passion in me. Bringing essence into form, I make the ordinary appear extraordinary. My work is simple and elegant. It gives me great pleasure to share this with you.”
Cheryl Williams "The Worlds Whisper"
The Energy of Red
Cheryl Williams began working in metals after many years of being in the studio and working in clay. It evolved after wanting the ability to work larger than clay or other mediums. This gave her the ability to produce very large pieces that can be placed indoor or outdoors. Each piece is produced by rolling the metal into the individual shapes you see. They are then laid on the floor of her studio so that she may easily move them around to the desire look and feel she is going for. They are then welded.
When she works in steel, she powder coats each sculpture so that no rust will happen. The final step is to have a clear coat applied as you would on an automobile, so the surface is hard and will be able to stand up to outdoor conditions.
Cheryl Williams is an artist with an international reputation, whose professional career has spanned more than 20 years. Her art work is featured in the White House Collection and in the collections of many world leaders. Numerous corporations in the United States, Asia and South Africa have also added her art to their collections.
In recent years, Cheryl has developed strong relationships with art consultants, television and movie artists and stylists, corporate representatives and interior designers who wish to provide their clients with extraordinary beautiful works of art. She has also worked with Feng Shui practitioners to provide harmony and balance in the home and office environment.
Her art mediums have included steel sculptures, ceramic sculptures and abstract acrylic paintings on paper, making unique use of vibrant pigments and colors.