GALLIPOLIS — “Chasing light and capturing characters is an incredibly challenging journey,” says Joy Duffy, featured artist in the French Art Colony’s gallery exhibition that lasts until Feb. 27.
“My melodic maelstroms mingle with nostalgia,” she said. “Fluid forms meander through tangled tendrils. Empowered essence inspires curiosity. Adversity drives imagery to entice the eye, ego, and mind.”
The French Art Colony, regional multi-arts center in Gallipolis will host Duffy’s works. Born and raised in Chicago, she moved to Gallia County in 1999. She earned an associate degree in business management, a bachelor’s degree in art and a master’s degree in education from the University of Rio Grande.
Currently, she is a Kindle instructional designer with amazon.com, training teams all over the world. Previously, she was also a crew leader for the U.S. Census Bureau and a photojournalist for the Gallipolis Daily Tribune.
Duffy’s style specializes in pin-ups, paintings and portraits, with the goal to candidly capture the personality of each subject. Her pieces have been selected for many awards, including Best of Show distinctions. Her favorite ideas are spontaneous ones.
The exhibitions opened Jan. 15 and will run through Feb. 27.
The French Art Colony is located at 530 First Ave., In Gallipolis. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is free.
For more information, call 740-446-3834.