As the child of artists, Jody’s love for painting has always played a large part in her life. Even though Ahrens’ work would be classified as landscape, she considers herself an experimental artist. According to Jody “Experimental art is responding to the colors and shapes as they are put on a panel, rather than manipulating them to fill a preconceived notion of what the work should be. I have been trying to merge abstract with landscapes for a long time and am happy with my current results. However, as an experimental artist, I accept that my style will undoubtedly continue evolving and changing. I look forward to seeing what emerges next". James Ratliff Gallery invites you to join our staff to see and enjoy the beauty of that which has emerged for this exhibition!!
James Ratliff Gallery invites you to visit and enjoy a glass of wine, and meet 3 jewelry artists whose newest one of a kind jewelry pieces will be unveiled on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 at James Ratliff Gallery, Hillside Sedona. The 3 ladies will be present! This will take place from 5 – 8 P.M. on the 3rd and the ladies will be available again for a few hours on the morning of the 4th.
Sandra Den Hartog’s classy jewelry has emerged from her childhood fascination with pretty rocks which she picked up and saved during childhood. Her current award winning jewelry has been influenced by world travels and utilizes some “ethnic” materials from those travels along with motifs and ideas from various countries. Sandra’s jewelry has been juried into a variety of competitions and she has garnered many prizes over the years. Her jewelry is bold, sophisticated and gorgeous! Sandy remarks “If you can’t see your jewelry from across the room, why bother?!
Sally Peck was an elementary school art teacher for 30 years and retired to Sedona a number of years ago. As a Campfire Girl, she was taught how to do beadwork. So after years of actually beading over 300 pieces of wearable art, she now focuses primarily on intricately beaded jewelry. Sally often incorporates vintage finds such as broaches, pins, lace, and almost anything the creative mind can use. The finished pieces often cause people to remark on how lovely they are and just how much work they must be! Sally puts her heart and soul into each piece
Adriana Walker became a college instructor in the areas of fused glass, watercolor and equestrian studies. She, her husband Jerry and mother Emma eventually created an interior design business which then led to designing and making jewelry…Both involve color, value, texture and scale. It’s a natural! Adriana’s jewelry is elegant, casually sophisticated and lovely. Most recently Adriana was invited to participate in the “Luminescence Art Glass show held in the Bay Area of CA which involved glass art of all kinds….not only jewelry. She was also juried into a prestigious show at the Tucson Museum of Art.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner….and no one ever says “no” to a beautiful, hand crafted one of a kind piece of jewelry! Hope to see you!