Gallery Walk

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AS A CHILD in Wisconsin, Rod Roskom enjoyed sketching wildlife. But as he grew he pursued music and eventually engineering. Now approaching retirement, Roskom was encouraged to pick up a paint-brush and rediscover his love of the visual arts. Roskom painted Cape Fear Passage from his home in Southport, North Carolina. Roskom carefully applied thin washes of acrylic paint before embellishing with details like wood grain and the sinew of coiled rope. The direction of the decking and rigging move the eye forward to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, creating the illusion of depth. Roskom plays with perspective so viewers can easily imagine themselves standing on the boat. The canvas sail rustling in the wind and the river lapping at the boat can almost be heard. Similar to other maritime artists, Roskom precisely renders his nautical subject but he forgoes the remote view of a storied vessel. He resists conventions that previously defined the ship portrait, offering an intimate look from an anonymous schooner on familiar waterways. www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WA L K gallery Rod Roskom, Cape Fear Passage, 24 x 18 inches, acrylic on paper. Golden Gallery — Cotton Exchange 311 North Front Street, 910-762-4651, www.thegoldengallery.com Spectrum Gallery The Forum, Suite J, 910-256-2323 ex 3, www.spectrumartandjewelry.com “At the Kitchen Door” 9 inches by 12 inches, oil on canvas by Jodie Wrenn Rippy $800 “Christmas Pipers” by Mary Ellen Golden Giclée prints available Eclipse Artisan Boutique More than 100 local and regional artisans: 203 Racine Drive, 910-799-9883, www.EclipseArtisanBoutique.com “Midnight”  Digital painting on aluminum.  40 inches height by 30 inches width by one inch depth, $4,365 For Sale By Owner Pat Bradford: 910-367-1137 or 910-256-5830 “March Snow” by Stephen Sebastian, artist’s proof 75/83. 18.5 inches by 26 inches triple matted and framed. Signed and dated by artist, also inscribed as follows: “Best wishes to a real lady and friend Merry Christmas —1983 Stephen” $1, 800 Privately owned, for sale by owner’s sister. 61 WBM


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