Terry Britton's bold commissioned acrylic portraits, with a hint of modernists such as Picasso, carry such a sense of personality that one feels welcomed into their world. She works from family photos, sometimes including family pets, in her studio in Quincy. She asks each client to talk about what makes them tick? Laugh? Excite them? Make them unique? For her, personality contains the critical element to be captured in the portrait. It guides her brush, just as much as the color of the eyes and the set of the chin. After all, each portrait tells a story. She wants a true story, revealed in the way the portrait will eventually unfold.
Mary Jae explored many creative art forms over the years but nothing really excited her until she stumbled upon jewelry making. She saw a particular necklace she liked, wondered if she could make it, and after many errors and clumsy-looking attempts, finally got a wearable necklace and she was off and running. Friends, often so enamored by the necklaces she wore, begged to buy them right off her neck. She rarely repeats a piece - if she likes a particular style of necklace, she may make it several times using different colors. Right now, she favors geometric patterns and strong colors.
An opening reception will be held Saturday, November 11th from 5:00 until 8:00 pm. A piece of May Jae’s jewelry will be given away in a free drawing held at 6:00. This reception coincides with Hannibal’s Second Saturday Gallery Night.