Lynne Arovas, a Greenwich resident, graduated with a B.A. in psychology and minor in art from Arcadia University. Her art studies include Silvermine School of Art, The Eddie Niño Art School, and currently the Rowayton Arts Center. Lynne has exhibited in numerous juried, group and solo exhibitions. She is a member of Art/Place Gallery, Greenwich Arts Society, Stamford Art Association, and Rowayton Arts Center (exhibiting member). Lynne’s work has been selected for several awards in juried shows, and was recently part of the 52nd Annual Nor’Easter Exhibition at the New Britain Museum of Art.
Energy in order is one way I would describe my work. Arranging expressive designs of nervous energy in a contained, structured way is for me a very calming and almost meditative experience. There is satisfaction placing “chaos” in order, and excitement combining these contrasting elements into a dynamic composition. Emotions, nature, and color inspire me and are often the intertwining themes in my work. My goal for a collage is reached when I am finally content with the color harmony, pattern relation, dimension created and emotions/thoughts expressed.
Mixed media/collage is a very forgiving medium, which is in part why I relate and enjoy the process. There is always the possibility to change--recreate. I usually begin by drawing and/or painting many designs, shapes, doodles, and written thoughts onto paper. The materials I gravitate to most are colored markers, pen, paint, pencil, crayon, colored paper, and water-based gloss/matte medium. Once I feel I have enough designs to work with, I start on cutting the drawings (etc.) up, arranging and gluing the pieces to a paper surface, then sealing with a water-based medium. These cutting, arranging, pasting, and sealing steps continue many times over which results in the collage having a tile like quality.
Mixed Media/Collage 15” x 14”
Mixed Media/Collage 14” x 14 1/2”
Mixed Media/Collage 15” x 16”
Mixed Media/Collage 14” x 14”
Mixed Media/Collage 16.5” x 17”
Mixed Media/Collage 16” x 16”
Ginny Awn is a stone sculptor, artist and interior designer residing in Norwalk, Connecticut.
A passion for art and design has been a lifelong pursuit. From Fashion Institute of Technology and fashion design to New York School of Interior Design, fine art has remained a constant creative force. A long background in life drawing eventually led to the need for expressing the figure three dimensionally. From there and for more than fifteen years, her sculpture has evolved into a more stylized and abstract vision.
In the past eight years, Ginny has won numerous awards in sculpture, including awards at Silvermine School of Art, the Easton Arts Council and many first place awards at Rowayton Art Center.
Statement of Work:
From a dusty rock, stone slowly reveals what is underneath. The process is fluid as the stone's mystery often unfolds unexpectedly. I start a piece with very little idea of the design or end result--therefore, for me, the stone will dictate the direction it wants to go.
Italian White Alabaster 14 x 10 inches $2,500
Agate and Alabaster 23 x 15 inches $4,500
White Alabaster 17 x 14 inches NFS
Alabaster 16 x 13 inches $2,600
Agate 24 x 10 inches $5,500
White Alabaster 12 x 12 inches $2,800