Exhibitions & Special Events

Kevin Chadwick ~ Family Life

Friday, November 1st 2019 - Saturday, November 30th 2019

Please join us at Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art at 58 Broad Street in historic downtown Charleston on Friday, November 1, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. for the opening reception of “Family Life,” featuring Lynchburg, Va., artist Kevin Chadwick. He will be present and would love to meet and discuss his artwork. Chadwick captures not only the essence but the very heart and soul of his subjects. The show is focused on the importance of family life. Over the past several decades it has become exceedingly apparent to all of us that family is the core of what defines us as we grow up. Sometimes a family is created through life’s journey, versus our family of origin. Each of Kevin's paintings are a tapestry of color, harmony and composition. They leave the viewer seeking intimacy with the art, just as we all seek closeness with those in our family and our circle. The audience is often left feeling a spiritual connection to the paintings as our humanity has been captured on his canvases.

 

"My work seems to be ever-evolving, but I am still drawn to and fascinated by strong African American figures. Where my recent works have taken me, is as the role of a story teller. Whether a lone figure in my patterned background or a family scene, I now try to include a bit of history or a touch of something else hidden in the painting to hopefully make the viewer take a moment to discover what is happening in the work that may not be noticed at first glance,” said Chadwick. “From perhaps at first unseen snakes to West African symbols, images are scattered throughout my paintings to better help tell the story of those captured in my paintings."  

 

After graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1976, Chadwick’s career took off and has taken many artistic turns through the years. Landing his first job as an illustrator while still in school, Kevin worked for a national glassware company illustrating for corporations such as McDonalds, Burger King, Hallmark Cards and Twentieth Century Fox. Upon moving to Washington, D.C., in 1978, Kevin first freelanced as a magazine illustrator until 1984 when he decided to form his own firm, Chadwick Design Incorporated. First specializing in theatrical graphics, Chadwick also illustrated for national ad agencies along with National Geographic, The Washington Post, PBS, Kennedy Center, New York Times Book Review, Special Olympics and the Shakespeare Library, just to name but a few. Chadwick received numerous awards from Communication Arts Magazine,  and the Art Directors Club of New York and of Washington, D.C. Able to illustrate in various mediums, Chadwick increasingly enjoyed the richness of oil paints. First using them as washes combined with pencil in illustrations, he later began using strictly traditional oils on canvas or panel.

 

Chadwick now works out of the historic city of Lynchburg, Va., painting full time. His portraits and figurative works can now be found in the collections of the Caring Institute, Washington, D.C.; World Mercy Fund, Bad Homburg, Germany; The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, England; Doyle Hotel Collection, Dublin, Ireland; and in private collections both here in the States and in Europe. Chadwick now specializes in African American figures.

 

Lindsay Goodwin ~ European Interiors

Friday, December 6th 2019 - Saturday, January 4th 2020

Join us for a sumptuous evening of European Interiors,  new artwork by Lindsay Goodwin, at a reception Friday, Dec. 6, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Experience Old World elegance and charm in these paintings of storied chateaux, restaurants and hotels on the First Friday ArtWalk and meet the artist. 

 

During the summer, Lindsay and her family travel Europe. This past summer they toured parts of England, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Lindsay said she was always willing to follow a lead if she got a tip on a great interior, one with the ambience only age can bestow. All of her paintings depict real places, so viewers may recognize places they’ve been, or would like to go.  When she returns home, she heads to her studio to reconstruct the rooms in oil on canvas, from the table settings to the tapestries.

 

A passionate devotee of capturing spontaneous romanticism, Lindsay is a treasured discovery among the next generation of fine artists. Lindsay creates gradations of tonal balance on her canvases; equilibriums evident when the viewer recognizes the artful juxtapositions of warms and cools.  Her fascination for capturing the historical moment of interiors from Paris to Boston reflects our own human desire for beauty in our lives and for bringing the elegance of historical splendor into our homes.

 

Born and raised in Topanga, California, Lindsay had her initial fine art training at O'Neill's Fine Arts in Malibu. Following instruction under Katie O’Neill, Lindsay enrolled at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. 

 

On her way to a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Lindsay gained invaluable artistic knowledge as a student of Craig Nelson. Lindsay has incorporated Nelson’s utilization of rapid oil studies into her own methodology.  She paints alla prima, Italian for “at first attempt,” also called a wet-on-wet technique. This allows her to work anywhere on the canvas at any time during the process. She will even work through the night to complete a painting from start to finish. She believes that by setting a time limit to her canvas, she sharpens nearly every aspect of her work, including perspective, tonality, and most importantly, atmosphere. During her final semester at the Academy of Art University, Lindsay was chosen as one of the top emerging artists among her graduating class. 

 

Now an established artist with talent she continues to hone, Lindsay’s following also continues to grow. 

 

Her awards and press coverage include:

 

In 2018, she was awarded the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society 2018 Best of America Competition Merit Award for Glow of Provence, Avignon (Oil, 30” x 40”). 

 

She was the winner of the Oil Painters of America 2017 National Juried Competition Exhibition Still Life Award of Excellence for Belle Epoque Paris (Oil, 40” x 30”).

 

Lindsay received an Honorable Mention Award from Oil Painters of America for her painting, Light on Copper  from her 2012 Spring Online Showcase.

 

In December 2008, Goodwin was showcased in American Art Collector’s largest feature article to date, with an eight-page spread of her solo exhibition that year.  

 

One of her most-sought after recognitions was her inclusion in Southwest Art magazine’s annual “Top 21 Artists under 31” spread in their September 2005 issue.