meet the artist – Baila Miller and Jean Nerenberg
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Baila Miller and Jean Nerenberg, friends of 40 years and studio mates, show us their favorite techniques using Catalyst Blades and Wedges with Golden Fluid Acrylics.
When she retired from her academic professorship, Baila began painting in 2000. Her love of color & nature are explored in her painting, which is reminiscent of Helen Frankenthaler and Jackson Pollock, whose work she admires. Using a variety of techniques, such as layering, scraping and brushing paint, Baila explores the play of paint, texture, rhythm, color, and form.
Jean studied art at Northwestern University, and then moved on to the SAIC for further art studies. Her work is abstract, that she starts by applying pigments randomly, and then looking for inspiration and guidance from the accidents and incidental marks. Jean’s overall theme has been life in all its forms and the future survival of the earth, be it plants, planets or landscapes.