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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

Relief Prints Lino-cuts and Woodblock print (All art work is shipped matted with no frame. Sizes are approximate. S/H extra.)
Lunaria Carborundum Mezzotints with Haikus
12 Displays of Customs  12 Drummers Drumming, 11 Pipers Piping, 10 Lords a Leaping, 9 Ladies Dancing, 8 Maids a Quilting, 7 Looms a Weaving, 6 Strings a Playing, 5 "Olden" Rings, 4 Calling Songs, 3 Friends Fans, 2 Tango Loves and a Patch to Repair our Pottery (Kintsugi). Sign up for the Blog to receive more information about each image.
Intaglio Prints:  Mezzotints, Etchings 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.
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.
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.

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Tang Dynasty Dancer
Country/People: Chinese (Tang dynasty) Dance: Palace White Linen Dance Border Porcelain ceramic pattern, T’ao Ti’eh corners

"8 Maids a Quilting" Cook Islands Tivaevae
Country: the Cook Islands (New Zealand) Quilts Name or Style: Tivaevae Border: Tivaevae quilt sample Copper sulphate and salt etching

"6 Strings a Playing" Russian Balalaika
People/Country Russia (traditional folk dress; sarafan) Instrument: Balalaika Border: Khokhloma Dry point etching Corners: St. Basil’s Cathedral domes

"12 Drummers Drumming" Saami
Country/People: Saami (or Sami) people of Norway and northern Finland and Russia . . . . . (Lapland) Drum: ancient-style runebomme (rune drum) Border: Traditional patterns found on Saami clothing

"6 Strings a Playing" Guitarrón Mexicano
People/Country Mexico Instrument: Guitarrón Mexicano Border: Talavera Pottery Corners: Maya huipiles pattern (Guatemala/ Mexico )

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