MAE CRAUDER-DAVIS

 

       

 

                                Three Lines                                    Zebra Portrait                    Three Columns

 

Born in Indiana, May 28, 1952

Lived in San Diego since 1984(Indiana had no ocean)

 

EDUCATION:

Purdue University, BA Communications

Mesa College Art Department 1987-2002

 

ART ORGANIZATIONS:

Life Member Clairemont Art Guild

Associate Member Southwestern Art Association

Member Coronado Art Association

                                               

EXHIBITIONS and SHOWS:

“Botanical Gold” at The Sunstone Gallery in Bird Rock, October, 2001

CAG Spring Showcase, Gallery 21

    Second prize, 2001 

Clairemont Art Guild Membership Show

    First prize 1998, 2000, 2003

Mesa College Student Show 1989, 1992, 1999

 

CURRENT GALLERIES:

Sumner and Dene Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Village Interiors, Incline Village, Lake Tahoe

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

    I discovered my Layered Acrylic Collage technique by a series of happy accidents. Using acrylic mediums, I build the material with layers of medium, a texture layer, and a thin layer of metal.  When I put more layers of acrylic mediums over the metals, colors come up spontaneously.  I seal them with acrylic varnish, and the colors never change again.  I have very little control over the colors that come up from the metal leaf during the drying process. The material can be folded, rolled and cut, making a variety of artworks possible. Working compositions with a limited palette has been a challenge.  The combination of organic textures and metals has a timeless look that I find exciting.

 

Contact Artist:maecrauderdavis@cox.net

All images ©Mae Crauder-Davis 2006