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Miniature Masterworks: Susan Parris

Miniature Masterworks: Susan Parris

Susan Parris’s miniatures reflect her passion for research, art, and history. She works in diverse media, uses 19th-century textiles and natural materials whenever possible, and is continually developing new techniques for her pieces. This dedication to authenticity results in multiple layers of historic realism in miniature.

Parris is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

 

 

Miniature Masterworks: Phyllis Hawkes

Miniature Masterworks: Phyllis Hawkes

Phyllis Hawkes reproduces the museum-quality work of Old Masters and American primitive painters. Her favorite subjects are people (especially female children and children with their pets), clipper ships, florals, and fruit. Hawkes uses traditional oil painting techniques, including glazing and layering on 1/32” gessoed birch plywood.

Hawkes is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

Miniature Masterworks: Jan Patrie

Miniature Masterworks: Jan Patrie

Jan Patrie started making miniature food after seeing the limited selection and poor quality of commercially available options. Patrie chose to focus on miniature food because she loves to cook and inspiration is never far away: the kitchen, cookbooks, farmer’s market, or grocery store. Working in polymer clay, she aims to make every piece look good enough to eat.

Patrie is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

Miniature Masterworks: Pat Hartman

Miniature Masterworks: Pat Hartman

Pat Hartman has been making miniature needlework since she built her first dollhouse in 1977. She takes inspiration from the primitive designs and soft colors of the faded fabrics in antique hooked rugs. She challenges herself to get as much detail in each rug as possible; the more complex the design, the better the challenge.

Hartman is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

Miniature Masterworks: Thomas and Catherine Latané

Miniature Masterworks: Thomas and Catherine Latané

Thomas and Catherine Latané recreate authentic historical works in tin, iron and wood by using traditional tools and techniques. Their prior experience in full-size construction adds to the realism and credibility of their work, which often bears the aged patina of time and weather.

The Latanes are among the more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

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