Gallery 1001 will showcase new work by member artist Callie Seaton through the months of March and April.
Brought up in Maine, Callie Allen Seaton has divided her time between studios in Winfield, Kansas and Sullivan, Maine. With encouragement from her mother, Helen Marie Allen, Seaton has pursued a love of art since she was a child in first grade. Professional study in her adult years has led to her colorful, contemporary style.
Painting allows Seaton to express her visual ideas through color and composition. “To resolve a piece of work is rewarding,” Seaton says, “but the process of painting, itself, is the most satisfying.”
She likes to use unusual tools and she works on panels rather than canvas. “I delight in the process of applying oil paint to surfaces, using putty knives, printmaking rollers and shower squeegees, to create color relationships and space. The work is sometimes reminiscent of an object or a place, but more often not.”
Seaton credits her approach to an admiration for the work of Paul Reed (her instructor in the 1970’s), Gerhardt Richter, Hans Hoffman and Richard Diebenkorn.
Callie Seaton is a charter member of Gallery 1001 in Winfield. Recently she has shown her work in Wichita at Southwind Art Gallery in Topeka, Tessera Fine Art Gallery, Gallery XII, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Mead Street Gallery and City Arts in Wichita. In addition to the Winfield Gallery, her work is displayed at Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, KS, and the Emporia, Kansas, Art Council. She and her husband David have three grown children and six grandchildren. They live in Winfield and have a summer home in Maine.
The Gallery at 10th and Main in Winfield will celebrate Seaton’s art with an evening reception on March 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.