My art path began very early in life. My older brother Charles, was the greatest love of my life together with my three sons, and he was
an artist. He was my first teacher and a surrogate mom and dad at times. He died of Aids related illnesses at the age of 35. I grew up
immersed in, not only the art world, but also, the gay world. I witnessed his travails and the injustices he experienced and that
inspired one of my main visions in my work: to further awareness and tolerance of differences--all differences. One of my favorite professors, Thomas Roma, would always say: "Being an artist is not a choice, we have no choice, the true artist has to make art or she/hewould die".
I agree with that statement, it's like being madly in love.
Lynne Arovas, a Greenwich resident, graduated with a B.A. in psychology and minor in art from Arcadia University, and has studied at the Silvermine School of Art. More recently she studied with Eddie Nino, and currently studies at the Rowayton Arts Center. Lynne has exhibited in numerous juried shows, as well as some group and solo shows. She is a member of the Greenwich Arts Society, Stamford Art Association, Fairfield County Arts Association and the Rowayton Arts Center (exhibiting member). Lynne has won prizes for her work and was a finalist for two pieces in The Artist’s Magazine 33rd Annual Art Competition.
“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, and dimension created.
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 gloss or matte medium. These cutting, arranging, pasting, and sealing steps continue many times over which often results in the collage having a tile like quality.
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.