Kaarin Nelson

Painting, Ceramics
Whimsy
11687 Ropp Lane Lovettsville, VA 20180
Catoctin Region, Stop #4

Avocado Bowl, Acrylic on Canvas, 24
Avocado Bowl, Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 36", 2015

Artist Statement

This year my studio has been an exciting place of experiment and discovery. I have continued to explore my painting using a layering technique to build up and carve away color on a solid black background. I have discovered a love for making hand-built ceramics and have spent much of the year making whimsical jars. I am constantly amazed by how the style I developed in painting crosses over into my ceramic pieces. I am excited to share my new artistic expression. My work is a reflection of the joy that comes from doing what I love.

Cherries and Vase, Acrylic on Canvas, 36
Cherries and Vase, Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 48", 2015
Into the Woods, Acrylic on Canvas, 60
Into the Woods, Acrylic on Canvas, 60" x 48", 2016
Nasturtiums and Peaches Acrylic on Canvas, 24
Nasturtiums and Peaches Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 48", 2016
Goldfinch Gathering, Acrylic on Canvas, 20
Goldfinch Gathering, Acrylic on Canvas, 20" x 30", 2016
Uwe, Handbill Stoneware, 8
Uwe, Handbill Stoneware, 8" x 8", 2017
McGregor, Hand-built Stoneware, 12
McGregor, Hand-built Stoneware, 12" x 9", 2017
Ma Goose, Hand-built Stoneware, 10
Ma Goose, Hand-built Stoneware, 10" x 8", 2017
Betty and Phyllis, Hand-built Stoneware, 13
Betty and Phyllis, Hand-built Stoneware, 13" x 7", 12" x 7", 2017
Kristen, Hand-built Stoneware, 11
Kristen, Hand-built Stoneware, 11" x 8", 2017
Studio Interior
Studio Interior
Studio Exterior
Studio Exterior

Offering on tour: Paintings, ceramics jars and sculpture, prints, cards, and ornaments. Ceramic hand-buliding demonstrations. Refreshments.

Catoctin Region Stop #4

Directions to Whimsy:

From Route 15 (before bridge to Point of Rocks), turn onto Lovettsville Road (672), then go 2.6m. Turn right onto Ropp Lane. My studio is .8m on the left. From Lovettsville (Broadway), turn left onto Lovettsville Road (672), then go 3.1m. Turn left onto Ropp Lane. My studio is .8m on the left.