Date(s) – 04/29/2021
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Northville Art House


April 28 – May 22: IN BLOOM: A Fresh Look at Flowers in Art 

In Bloom features four contemporary women artists—Denise Cassidy Wood, Sandy Dekker, Maria Latour, and Shadia Derbyshire—who capture the beauty and vibrancy of flowers with their own distinctive style.

Denise Cassidy Wood enjoys the versatility of acrylic paint and the opportunity it provides to integrate mixed media. Being inspired by the serenity of nature and the energizing effect of brilliant colors, flowers provide a beautiful palette for her to explore. Denise has a great passion for creating colors and textures which bloom into bold, vibrant flowers.

Sandy Dekker loves using fabric, thread, paints and photography. She combines printed fabrics of her floral photographs with free motion quiliting to create beautifully textured quilts. By framing the flower with coordinating border fabric and then finishing with hand-stitched binding, she is able to showcase the flower in her work.

Maria Latour combines textiles with encaustics to construct her floral pieces. Her process calls for the surfaces to continually be reworked and layered in response to chance occurrences in the molten wax. Dyed or stitched fabric embedded between layers of wax results in transparencies and a physical yet mysterious sense of depth.

Shadia Derbyshire works primarily in acrylics and collage with a passion for and creating with color. She uses a selection of found papers that are meticously hand-painted, stained, stamped, and stenciled, then torn to ‘paint’ over her canvas. The process results in dynamic and colorful floral pieces with unique pattern and texture.

Exhibition Reception: Friday, May 7, 5 pm – 8 pm. Reservations>>