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Now exhibiting at Paul’s through Oct 2023:
Kay Fuller and Janet Ewing
Reception at Paul’s August 22, 2023 from 4 – 6 PM
Statement of Purpose: Kay lives to create art to bring joy to the viewer.
Watercolor is my medium of choice, but I thoroughly enjoy acrylics and collage. She is always open to learning new ways to express my passion.
Kay describes herself as a cactus flower when it comes to art. She did not pick up a paintbrush until she was eligible for Social Security, but once introduced to watercolor painting, it became her passion She is a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and member of the Annapolis Arts Alliance, Anne Arundel Council of the Arts, Annapolis Watercolor Club, Potomac Valley Watercolor Society, and Annual Artist of Gallery 57 West.
Kay’s works have been accepted in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Kay’s work can be seen at kayfullerart.portfoliolounge.com.
Kay Fuller is a multi-media artist, based Annapolis, MD. She creates expressionistic figurative works that are a reflection of her innermost thoughts and feelings. Her expressionistic figures are inspired by intuitive urges she attributes to her muse, current events, and life in general. Through intuitive exploration of color, shapes and textures, she finds forms and scenes that evoke an emotion or story of a single moment.
It is important to her that the color is used as an emotional tool for expression, with a focus on texture, composition and depth in her work. Kay indulges her imagination to create figurative abstracts that move gracefully between what we know and what we feel. In her art she invites her audience to explore the depths of imagination and come to an appreciation of the human experience as it relates to their own. Her hope is for her work to bring joy to the viewer by striking a chord, evoking a memory or a provoking new vision of an imaginative world.
Janet, a native Annapolitan, grew up around artists. Her father, Harold Kumer, was an illustrator for the David Taylor Research Facility, and her brother, Mike Kumer, was a well-known Annapolis artist. Janet decided to pursue a life-long interest in painting after retiring from a career in highway safety as a Communication Director, Public Affairs Officer and Project Manager with the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. She has studied at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA, the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the Anne Arundel Community College and the Chesapeake Fine Art Studio in Stevensville, MD. She has been selected for Juried Shows at the Maryland Federation of Art and sold paintings in Annapolis and Florida.
In addition to painting landscapes, she loves the challenge of painting portraits. As a member of the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters, (and previous Board Member) she displayed portrait paintings at the Sandy Spring Museum, Quiet Waters Gallery, the Annapolis City Hall Gallery and the Calvary Methodist Church in Annapolis.
She has exhibited her paintings at various restaurants in Annapolis. She also participated in a group show with Bob Caffrey and Anne Sieling at Gallery 333 of the Universal Unitarian Church in Annapolis.
Janet invited Bob Caffrey, Maryann Brail, Jane Story, and Anne Sieling to participate with her in exhibits at 49 West Gallery and the Quiet Waters Gallery titled, Second Act – For the Love of Art. The group represented by five recognized local artists who began pursuing their passion for making art after retiring from professional careers in architecture, transportation safety, nursing, communications/ marketing and teaching.
Her paintings reflect her love for sailing, particularly on the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding waters.
Many of the paintings in this exhibit were inspired by boats sailing on the waters surrounding Annapolis (Chesapeake Bay, Back Creek, Spa Creek, Severn River, South River). The views were from parks and neighborhoods in Annapolis (Quiet Waters Park and Amos Garrett Park, Bay Ridge, Eastport Yacht Club, Murray Hill, and St. Mary’s Church in downtown).