Artists Jane H. Monroe and Cindy Wilson take inspiration from the people and landscapes surrounding them, each reinterpreting that information in their respective mediums. After a career as an elementary school instructor, Jacksonville native Jane H. Monroe returned to school for studio art at the University of North Florida. She captures family and friends, as well as North Florida landscapes in oils and strives to create moment, mood and essence through color.
St. Augustine resident Cindy Wilson is a retired graphic designer who now works primarily in her studio, experimenting with various batik processes. The word “batik” comes from a Javanese term for “dot” and refers to a process of creating patterns and images on fabric using dye and wax. Reminiscent of woodblock prints, Wilson’s batiks are highly technical yet have a loose, spontaneous approach to color and pattern.
This exhibit will be on display at the Kent Gallery from March 8 – 29, 2016. The artists will be available to discuss their work at a reception held on March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.