InLiquid Artist Demonstrations Presents: Donna Backues!

w4rapttnubzgvzfdEmbark on a journey through a vibrant world inspired by the abstraction of realism and the space we inhabit with artist Donna Backues and her mixed-media paintings. The use of different textures, glosses, patterns, and colors in her work are taken from nature, urban society, emotions, experience, and memory to weave together a narrative that is often overlooked: that there is magic and there is beauty in the world around us, and we can find that beauty if we take the time to see it.
Backues is an artist that has a history of traveling: She has moved to Indonesia with her family where she worked in a grass roots development organization while simultaneously focusing on art and learning through culture and language studies. In Southeast Asia, she practiced the Javanese technique of batik, which is the process of making colorful designs and patterns on textiles through dye. In this process, parts that are meant to remain undyed are coated with a layer of wax to protect them. She has devoted her creative mind to charity by kick-starting health programs as well as designing teaching aids for development projects and disaster relief.

195696502c1ce686e9dd01d9d7f4213aThis weekend At Blick Art Materials, Philadelphia, you can get to know and meet with Donna Backues, discuss her work and her experiences with her, and watch a live demonstration of her artistic process. On Saturday, November 12th, from 1 – 3 pm, Donna will be presenting Mixed Watermedia Abstraction techniques.

Blick Art Materials
Demonstration: 1 – 3 pm
1330 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Val Rossman has been creating drawings and paintings in her studio in Philadelphia for the last 25 years.  Her work has gone through various stages, however, her wonderful sense of color combined with a lyrical and often whimsical mentality have always infused her drawings with a lush  and personal aura.  The combination of rich and unexpected hues and gestures with sometimes questioning formats give the work an unforgettable presence.
Val Rossman
Val Rossman

Val Rossman has been creating drawings and paintings in her studio in Philadelphia for the last 25 years. Her work has gone…

Val Rossman has been creating drawings and paintings in her studio in Philadelphia for the last 25 years. Her work has gone through various stages, however, her wonderful sense of color combined with…

Val Rossman has been creating drawings and paintings in her studio in Philadelphia for the last 25 years. Her work has gone through various stages, however, her wonderful sense of color combined with a lyrical and often…

Colorful, minimalist  still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture.  Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the work over time. Light and shadow are key elements in these abstracted scenes of everyday life.  Working over multiple sessions result in traces of previous versions and iterations which allow the viewer to engage in the work on multiple levels.
Melissa Husted-Sherman
Melissa Husted-Sherman

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and…

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the…

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the work over time. Light…

Rachel Blythe Udell works with fibrous materials to create biomorphic sculptures and embroidered collages. She has had a solo show at Grounds For Sculpture and exhibited in a three-person show at the Perkins Center for the Arts, both in New Jersey. In Philadelphia, she has shown her work at venues such as the Painted Bride, International House, and the Crane Arts Center. Additionally, the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation invited her to create a fiber art installation at Lemon Hill Mansion in Fairmount Park. Udell graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Art History, and has studied art and art therapy at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives and works in Collingswood, New Jersey
Rachel Blythe Udell
Rachel Blythe Udell

Rachel Blythe Udell works with fibrous materials to create biomorphic sculptures and embroidered collages. She has had a…

Rachel Blythe Udell works with fibrous materials to create biomorphic sculptures and embroidered collages. She has had a solo show at Grounds For Sculpture and exhibited in a three-person show at the Perkins…

Rachel Blythe Udell works with fibrous materials to create biomorphic sculptures and embroidered collages. She has had a solo show at Grounds For Sculpture and exhibited in a three-person show at the Perkins Center for the…

My art is a psychological diary of my personal translation of the individual’s journey through life. It is a kind of fairytale; a story that teaches, both symbolic and narrative.
Rochelle Dinkin
Rochelle Dinkin

My art is a psychological diary of my personal translation of the individual’s journey through life. It is a kind of fairytale;…

My art is a psychological diary of my personal translation of the individual’s journey through life. It is a kind of fairytale; a story that teaches, both symbolic and narrative. …

My art is a psychological diary of my personal translation of the individual’s journey through life. It is a kind of fairytale; a story that teaches, both symbolic and narrative. …

Marcie Ziskind
Marcie Ziskind
previous arrow
next arrow