Archway Gallery presents "Parallel Journey" opening reception
Archway Gallery presents "Parallel Journey," featuring new paintings by Cookie Wells and wood furniture by Tom Wells.
Longtime Archway Gallery member Cookie Wells’ new exhibition showcases a completely new direction in her painting style. Known primarily for her paintings of the figure, Cookie took a giant step outside of her comfort zone and began painting totally non-objective works.
This exhibition reflects Cookie’s search for new ways of using color and texture to express emotion, movement, and action. Allowing herself to be led by her materials, an attitude she considers critical to her creative process, Cookie discovered that acrylic inks on yupo paper create incredible color and texture. This discovery played a major part in her transition to non-objective painting, and features prominently in this exhibition.
Cookie is sharing this exhibit once again with her husband, Tom Wells, who builds fine wood furniture. Cookie and Tom met at work where she was a graphic artist and he a chemical engineer. After retirement, Tom turned their garage into a woodworking shop and started making furniture. After filling their home with his unique creations, Tom started doing pieces on commission. Since 2007, he has made more than one hundred and fifty pieces of furniture, first for friends then for a larger client base. Referrals and expanding opportunities led him to pursue new ideas and learn new techniques. With the mind of an engineer and the soul of an artist, Tom continues to design and build unique furniture.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through September 30.