Affinity Arts - Making a difference in the world through art and design
   "By Stevens Brook "   
Fiber arts by Victoria Mares of Affinity Arts  
"My art work in this show is inspired by the environment, especially around my studio at Affinity Arts  on  Steven’s Brook in Bridgton, Maine.  My medium of choice as an artist was watercolor until I was introduced to the materials and processes of felting. I found that I could use the wet felting materials and the process to express textures, colors, light, seasons and moods in the environment, as I had used watercolors.  I am fascinated by the fleeting moments we experience in nature, as the sun is setting and we can only catch a glimmer of its colors through a thick wedge of trees or a line of forest along a brook.  The aroma, the textures, a spring breeze or winter chill through the warmth of a high noon sun  reflecting off  a patch of  ice around  rocks in the stream. Who has passed through this space...a 100 years before"?  
                                                                                  Victoria Mares
An artist's statement on the how we treat the EnvironmentThe Assemblage Sculpture
The work of Stephen Oliver was most recently on exhibit at the
 University of NewEngland Art Gallery Invitational. His assemblage sculpture addresses both global and personal themes.
"The invitation to participate in this annual exhibit was an important inspiration in returning to some of my deeper artmaking practices."
Stephen Oliver
Click here for a slide show of his recent art work.
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