… is known as a Southern innovative artist. While staying “true” to her work, she is constantly evolving and creating new ideas in the art field. Ten years ago, Kendall gave up a successful interior design business to become a full time painter. Through that career change, she has become known throughout the southeast for her peaceful, yet sometime feisty style. Always using a type of texture in her work, Kendall loves to create movement in her pieces. Whether it be paste or stain or watercolor or abstract, Kendall creates a dance on her surfaces. As a wife, mother, and grandmother to 4 (almost 5), she loves to spend time with her family. When not painting, she enjoys traveling, tennis, golf, cooking, sewing and anything crafty!
Anita Bice . . .
. . . has worked as a freelance commercial illustrator for over 30 years from her home-based studio in Moody, Alabama. Anita received her BA degree in Art and Business from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, continuing on to Chicago, Illinois for further study at the American Academy of Art. There she majored in architectural illustration.
As a commercial illustrator, most projects are primarily digital. Samples of both traditional and digital painting can be seen on her website, www.anitabiceart.com and on Facebook – Anita Bice Art.
Some of her most visible projects include a commission from Books-A-Million to illustrate the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker. She painted the newest historical mural at The Bright Star Restaurant in Bessemer, Alabama. The mural includes several landmarks from early Bessemer, Birmingham and surrounding municipalities as well as depicting the growth of the restaurant throughout the years.
Most currently, Anita works with national clients such as Donald A. Gardner Architects, America’s Home Place, creating pen and ink/color renderings featured on their websites and in their quarterly and bi-annual magazines.
In the past few years, Anita has been exhibiting in art shows and galleries as well as offering traditional and digital painting classes and workshops. Subject matter for the acrylic paintings on gallery-wrapped canvas include boldly colored metallic ‘pots and pans’, florals and landscapes.
Facebook Page – Anita Bice Art
Karen Dixon is an independent glass artist and freelance teacher specializing in classes for individuals with disabilities. In addition to her art career, she is the Assistant Director at the Horizons School, a post-secondary private school for young adults with learning difficulties, autism spectrum and developmental disorders. Dixon’s work has been exhibited throughout the Southeast at juried gallery and museum exhibitions. She has received numerous awards including the Maury Smith Award at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery Art Guild Fine Art Exhibition. Dixon was the founder of Dixon-Ballog Glass Gallery & Studio; a fine art glass gallery and kiln-formed glass teaching studio in Birmingham, AL from 2009-2013. Dixon trained as a research scientist which has been instrumental in her commitment to fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. It is this love of experimentation that continues to driver her technical development in kiln-formed glass.
BIO: Like a real Kaleidoscope, Toby’s art is created with a burst of color, symmetry of design and motion all captured in “The Artists Kaleidoscopic World”. Her goal in creating work is to intrigue each person by drawing their eye into the piece of art, while holding it there so they may see all of the intricate detail. In developing her style, she has always been intrigued by different and unusual pieces of art and has strived to do the same in her work. She is a mixed media artist, whose work is contemporary and ranges from different degrees of abstraction and experimental to representation. Her images both representational and non-objective show the use of color, design & techniques as seen through the artist eyes.
Toby won the Top award at the 2013 Bluff Park Art Show ($3500.00 Purchase Award for their permanent collection.) She was selected as the Artist for “Southern Voices” in 2010 and had a one person exhibit in the Hoover Library Gallery for 3 months. Toby also had a one-person exhibit November 1, 2011 thru January 31, 2012 at the Universalist Unitarian Church Art Gallery. Some of her previous one-person exhibits have been at the Heritage Hall Museum, Cobb Lane Gallery, Memphis JCC Shainberg Art Gallery, Four Seasons Gallery, Levite JCC Fine Art Gallery & Arceneaux Gallery. Among awards, locally as well as internationally, she was a Finalist in The Artist Magazine’s Annual Art Competition in 2006, 2005, 2003 & 2002. Toby is a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters & Southern Watercolor, a Signature-Nautilus Fellow Member of the International Society of Experimental Artist, and Signature-Gold of the Watercolor Society of Alabama, where she served as President in 2003-2004. She is an Elected Member of the National Association of Women Artist in New York.
Visit Toby’s website to view additional awards and images here: https://www.tobykleinart.com/
Michael Davis is a watercolor realist inspired by the beauty and timelessness of the southern landscape. His passion for nature is reflected in his many paintings of the Southeast from the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf Coast. Although he began painting in oils when he was young he quickly developed a love for the beauty and detail he could capture with watercolor.
His paintings have received numerous fine art awards and have been featured in many solo exhibits as well as galleries and museums. He was awarded Best of Show at the 2015 AWF Fine Art Exhibition, his work was juried into the 2016 WSA National Exhibition, and in 2017 a Solo Exhibition of his work was featured at the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts. Michael is a member of the Watercolor Society of Alabama, the Southern Watercolor Society, the Mountain Brook Art Association, the Blue Ridge Art Association and the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance. His paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.
Visit Michael’s Facebook page here to view more of his fabulous art. Riverchase LOVES Arts … and we are super proud that great artist like Michael are exhibiting again in the 2018 RCLA show.