Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Last Week To See Claudia's Show

Claudia Tullos-Leonard's exhibition will close this Friday. This is a show that you do not want to miss.  Leonard's work is photo-realistic.  Her subjects include lily pads and lotus from the ponds and lakes of Shelby Farms and locations in Florida.

She has also painted brilliant parrot tulips, yucca flowers, and daylily buds.  
Come and get a feast for your eyes.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Claudia Tullos-Leonard: Master Painter

paintings by
Claudia Tullos-Leonard
'From Farm Road to 30-A'

Exhibition Dates:  April 4 - 25, 2014
Wed. - Sat. Noon to 4 PM

Monday, March 31, 2014

Congratulations S.E. Harris

Gallery Fifty Six congratulates painter S.E. Harris for the recent sales from her exhibition that just closed.




You can still see the work of S.E. Harris at Gallery Fifty Six and at Market Central,
during the month of April.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Opening this Friday

Artist's Statement

Claudia Tullos-Leonard

“If you see the world as beautiful, thrilling and mysterious, as I think I do, then you feel quite alive.” — David Hockney

I am enthralled by nature.  I am fascinated by the variety of shapes and colors and the fact that nature is constantly changing.  What attracts me initially is usually a beautiful flower or butterfly, but then I find myself pulled into the surrounding space by a decaying leaf, a spent seed pod or a new bud.  These contrasts captivate me. 

My recent work depicts water lilies, lotus and other plants that thrive in the lakes, ponds and marshes of the South.  A variety of factors including specific features, shapes, color variations or contrasts in lights and darks can influence my decision to paint a particular image.  However, once engaged in the painting process, I pay as much attention to the deepest space or what is under the surface of the water as I do to a brilliantly lit leaf or a translucent bloom.  The initial attraction gives way to the process of looking intently and painting the colors, shapes, light, patterns, complexities and abstractions that I find. 

Painting for me is about the pleasure of looking at things; and, being in nature literally feeds my soul.  With my paintings, I am attempting to share my experiences in nature with the viewer.  I hope the viewer feels pulled into the space to explore as I have. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

An Exhibition You Would Not Want To Miss

paintings by
Claudia Tullos-Leonard

Opening Reception
Friday, April 4, 2014
5 - 8 PM
2256 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Coming Friday! Mississippi Folk Artist S.E. Harris

Please Join Us
for the artist's reception
Friday, March 7, 2014
5 'til 8 PM