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current artist

Beth Ribblett

Swirl Wines is very active in the local arts community and supports new and established artists working in various mediums.  Each month we feature the work of a new artists and hold an opening reception the first Friday in conjunction with our Friday Free for All wine tasting. The events are free and open to the public.

Featured Artist, September 16-October 31, 2011

Mitchell Long

Opening Reception, Friday September 16, 6 to 8pm

About the Artist

I paint scenes I observe around New Orleans, most often on site. Through this direct (plein air) method, I hope to capture the essence of light, atmosphere and hour of day -- a moment in time.

I’ve always been interested in drawing and feel the structure of drawing has strengthened my work. In fact, linear structure never dissolves, even as my work becomes more abstract.

The scenes I paint are familiar ones to me, a part of my everyday life, but I try with each work to look at them in a new way. This pushes me to investigate new techniques, from high-key to monoprint to panoramic perspective. So while I remain true to the core traditional elements of painting -- perspective, light, value, key, color and paint viscosity -- I am always driven to explore.

Mitchell Long