Yellow Studio Residents
"Shifting between works on paper and gouache paintings on linen, my work examines complexities and vulnerabilities within homelife, meditating on the domestic and the interplay of parent, child, children, spouse, pets, possessions, responsibilities and creativity. My work results in scenes that are often strange, surreal and sufficiently ambiguous to evoke the viewer’s imagined or projected meanings." - Kelly Duffield
After working as a corporate lawyer for nearly 15 years and creating a family, Duffield jumped back into art over the summer of 2017 and hasn't looked back. IDuffield has had solo exhibitions at Themes + Projects, Minnesota Street Project (San Francisco, CA), Naropa University (Boulder, CO) and 15th Street Gallery (Boulder, CO). She has also been in numerous group exhibitions including shows at Seidel City (Boulder, CO), Redline Contemporary Art Center (Denver, CO), Barrett Art Center (Poughkeepsie, NY) and Site:Brooklyn Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). Duffield holds a BFA in Art and a BA in Art History from Oklahoma State University and completed an apprenticeship in printmaking at Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), NY. She is represented by Themes+Projects, Minnesota Street Project (San Francisco, CA).
"My practice includes creating on-site watercolor studies and notebooks sketches, during which I am sensitive to the energy and history of the location. Using a traditional palette inspired by 19 Century painters, I build layers of transparent glazes to achieve richness and depth and seek to connect with the sacredness of nature through loose, intuitive strokes. The resulting artwork reflects the location’s energy, presence, and history, as well as my spiritual connection to it. I am deeply interested in examining time and memory through place, and work in an autobiographical way, creating imagery with narrative and conversational qualities." - Inness Hancock
Inness Hancock is a painter whose work builds upon tradition to re-define the concept of American Landscape Painting for the 21st century. Her finely-honed skills are rooted in enduring techniques and themes. The influence of her great uncle George Inness, the American painter, is seen in her deference to beaty and technique, but her unique gift lies in exploring an expanded sense of “landscape” – not just the visual experience of the external world, but the inner landscape of the human mind and spirit. Hancock synthesizes outer and inner realms into deft compositions displaying nuance of color, texture, depth, and contrast.
Hancock's work resides in many private collections, and has been featured in exhibitions at venues including the Katonah Museum of Art and Chroma Fine Art Gallery in Katonah, NY; Red Fox Gallery in Pound Ridge, NY; Downing/Yudain in Stamford, CT; The US Dept of Interiors in Whiskeytown, CA; Gallery 360 Tellus in Lancaster, PA; Wingspread Gallery in Northeast Harbor, ME; and Lindhurst Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, Pleiades Gallery and Ceres Gallery in New York, NY, and The Carriage Barn Art Center in New Canaan, CT.