Now on view at the Rogers Free Library
2019 Juried Community Exhibitions
On view in the Quiet Room
Providence native Kathryn Gearon is a painter, teacher, and an advocate for the arts. She has been painting for over 20 years, and received her BFA from Rhode Island College in 2001, and a MFA from The Museum School of Fine Arts at Tufts, in 2018. She has exhibited her work extensively in galleries and public venues throughout Southern New England.
“My work is derived from the ever changing urban landscape. I am influenced by industrial objects and the constant state of change that they are in. I use a lot of industrial colors in my work, and there is a distinct sense of order to my work that makes the viewer create their own narrative through abstraction.
I also use traditional oil techniques to build my paintings upon. Most of my work is a mixed media consisting of traditional oils, oil pastels, cold wax encaustic and metallic pigments. I often use special papers to create a sense of texture, as well as inviting the viewer to imagine their own landscape.”
On view on the Main Level
Eileen Mayhew is a founding artist member of Imago Gallery and Imago Foundation for the Arts and has worked on the Board as IFA Treasurer. She is a contemporary realist painter, an award-winning artist, known for her oil paintings, and has completed oil, pastel and charcoal portrait commissions for numerous public and private collections. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Her professional experience includes working as a juror, art instructor, and member of several artist committees and professional art organization boards and is represented by Imago Gallery of Art and Fine Crafts in Warren.
Born and raised in Rhode Island, Eileen now lives in Bristol, RI, on Swift Point, a peninsula overlooking the Kickemuit River and Mt Hope Bay.