The Buddy Holly Center is thrilled to announce a Gallery Talk with the artists featured in our latest exhibition, Private Collections: A Look at Lubbock Artists.
Kathy Hinson built a successful career as a graphic artist and photographer from 1970 through 1992. She shifted her main focus to a career as an oil painter in January, 1993. Growing up on a farm located on the South Plains of Texas, Kathy developed a love and respect for the outdoors, which is obvious in her work. Her representational style of painting invites us to experience the joy she sees in the natural beauty of many things most of us take for granted.
Ann McDonald is a native of Lubbock and chose photography as her medium of expression. She began a serious study of photography in 1981 by attending workshops by photographers whose work she admired: John Sexton, Ray McSavaney, Bruce Barnbaum and Sam Abell among others. Several themes began to show up in her photographs: isolations, windows, historic landscapes and people in their environments. All images are intended for the viewer to look more closely of the subject to find the subtleties.
Susan Nall was born and raised in West Texas and maintains a studio in Lubbock and at Lake Graham, Texas. A graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Business Education, she began a career in painting 24 years ago. Studying with many professional artists, she continued her art education at the Scottsdale Artists’ School, the Fechin Art Institute in Taos, the Fredericksburg Artists’ School and the Academy of Realist Art in Santa Fe/Seattle. Starting with all media, Susan eventually gravitated to watercolor as her medium of choice.
James C. Watkins is a ceramic artist who has been working with clay for over 30 years. His work is included in the White House Collection of American Crafts and the Shigaraki Institute of Ceramic Studies in Shigaraki, Japan. Mr. Watkins is a Paul Whitfield Horn Professor and currently teaches in the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University.
The Private Collections: A Look at Lubbock Artists Gallery Talk will be FREE and open to the public on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Buddy Holly Center.