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SouthHouse Studio: the art and writing of...

Artist directory :: SouthHouse Studio: the art and writing of Barbara Rizza...

Capturing the beauty of the extrodinary and the everyday in art and literature. Painting, printmaking, poetry. Writing about the arts and travel.

 SouthHouse Studio: the art  and writing of Barbara Rizza Mellin

About

Barbara Rizza Mellin 
Philosophy/Statement : "The diverse cultures of the world have always been my inspiration. I believe it is important to know our world—the whole world— and the people in it. By experiencing other places and customs, we put our own life into context and gain a deeper appreciation of all lives. I believe travel makes history and art, literature and architecture real. It helps us see the beauty of everyday life everywhere. As we appreciate cultural differences, we also learn that basically all people, everywhere are the same." Education/Experience : Barbara earned a graduate degree in Art History from Harvard University, where she was awarded the Crite Prize in the Humanities for her research thesis on the American artist/illustrator Frank Vincent du Mond....

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Galleries

Lunaria Carborundum Mezzotints with Haikus
Chinese Brush Painting (All art work is shipped with no frame. Sizes are approximate.) Works on paper: Asian brush paintings, drawings, sketches , pen &ink I am thrilled and honored to have one of my brush paintings chosen for the Arts Council's ArtPop award. The painting "Peony" appeared on a billboard in in Davidson, Davie, Surry, Yadkin, Forsyth or Stokes counties, NC durimg 2017-18.
Relief Prints Lino-cuts and Woodblock print (All art work is shipped matted with no frame. Sizes are approximate. S/H extra.)
Intaglio Prints Press-printed acid etchings, rotary-tool etchings, mezzotints, dry-point. (All art work is shipped matted with no frame. Sizes are approximate.
Freewheelin' Series: Print-based Photo Collages The Freewheelin' series was on display in the Executive Lounge, Main Terminal, PTI Airport, Greensboro,NC. 2018-20 Part of the series was also exhibited at Alamance Art Center, Yadkin Art Center and Artworks Gallery, Winston-Salem. (All square 20x20" Freewheelin' art works are shipped with no frame.
People and Places * Indicates art available for shipping. All paintings are shipped unframed. Collector (buyer) pays packing/shipping costs. Contact me about other works if interested. All paintings are oil unless otherwise identified.
Paintings/Still Lifes * Indicates art available for shipping. All paintings are shipped unframed. Collector (buyer) pays packing/shipping costs. Contact me about other works if interested.

Blog

"7 Looms a Weaving" Navajo
Country/People Navajo Native American (Southwest USA) Looms: rug Border Sample weave Copper/sulphate/salt etching

"9 Ladies Dancing" Mexican Folklorica
Country/People: Mexican Dance: Folklorica Border: Papel Picada and Poinsettia leaves

(1) "A Patch to Repair Our Pottery" Kintsugi
People/Country: Japan Subject: Kintsugi, Kimono) Border: Ginkgo leaves Copper/Sulphate/Salt etching on aluminum plate

Culture, Customs, Creativity and Conversation (Introduction)
Background: I have been working (during my personal artist-in-residency period (Covid) at my home studio) on a series of etchings. The project combines my love of travel and culture with my love of printmaking. It is based on a holiday folk song that I have modified and has grown to include 78 artworks (12+11+10 etc.).

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