SARAH GAYLE CARTER: FIELD STUDIES

Love poured into paint of the Shenandoah throughout the seasons!

 

Sarah Gayle Carter

"Field Studies"

June 7th-29th

Opening reception on the 7th from 6-8 PM

For twenty years Sarah Gayle Carter ran a highly successful design studio that brought her international recognition. Her main focus was custom rugs but she expanded her work partnering with high end home manufactures delving into design of furniture, mirrors, plates, lamps and even scarves. Some designs were so popular that they’re still being manufactured today.

However 2007 marked the end of this illustrious career as she traded her tools of the trade for paints and canvases. in 2008 she re-located to mid-coast Maine where she painted, cooked, wrote, ate and enjoyed the fabulous scenery. As of May 2014, she moved back to Virginia in her new hometown of Lexington, right in the middle of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley; a big change from coastal Maine, but every bit as inspiring.

 

My designer eye responds to line, form, and certainly color.” Begins Carter. “I look for the color and structure hiding beneath the surface of things. I push the world I see into an abstracted, but recognizable play of color, texture and geometry - a fresh, fun, modern take on the classic genre of landscape painting. I plan a little, play a lot, listen to music and let my instincts lead the way - this is about joy!”

Sarah Continues…”As much fun as it is to loosen up and play with paint, the designer in me is alive and well. I’m attracted to clean composition, color, pattern and texture. After years of the controlled specification required for production of custom rugs and other home furnishings products, I enjoy the immediacy of paint on my brush, color at my finger tips, the smell, the feel, and the constant surprises that lead the way. Painting, for me, is a rewarding form of down and dirty magic.”

As fate would have it, colleagues from Bridget Beari Designs referred Sarah to Glave Kocen after a successful exhibit they hosted for her. Jennifer and BJ were ecstatic to see the work as it is central to the type of work they love to show at their gallery; vibrant colors and full of passion. Patrons of the gallery also agreed as Carter brought in six works in GK’s annual small works exhibit this past January and they all sold opening nite.

This exhibit, “Field Studies” is thirty plus works featuring her love of the Blue Ridge and the Valley below through the changing of the seasons. With a healthy preview list , the gallery expects many new and old patrons to acquire work. What a beautiful validation for someone who took the chance on themself.

 

aerobatics by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

aerobatics, 2019

oil on panel

30 x 30 in (76.20 x 76.20 cm)

SOLD

spring up by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

spring up, 2019

oil on canvas

20 x 16 in (50.80 x 40.64 cm)

SOLD

cornicopia by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

cornicopia, 2019

oil on panel

12 x 36 in (30.48 x 91.44 cm)

SOLD

run to the hills by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

run to the hills, 2019

oil on panel

12 x 24 in (30.48 x 60.96 cm)

SOLD

sunset chronicle by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

sunset chronicle, 2019

oil on panel

30 x 24 in (76.20 x 60.96 cm)

SOLD

out of the blue by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

out of the blue, 2019

oil on panel

30 x 30 in (76.20 x 76.20 cm)

$2,000

pasture raised by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

pasture raised, 2019

oil on panel

12 x 24 in (30.48 x 60.96 cm)

SOLD

retrograde by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

retrograde, 2019

oil on panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

SOLD

cropped by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

cropped, 2019

oil on linen

18 x 18 in (45.72 x 45.72 cm)

SOLD

Horizontal by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

Horizontal

oil on canvas

12 x 24 in (30.48 x 60.96 cm)

$950

field song by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

field song, 2019

oil on panel

12 x 36 in (30.48 x 91.44 cm)

SOLD

sheepish by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

sheepish, 2019

oil on linen

24 x 18 in (60.96 x 45.72 cm)

SOLD

tillage by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

tillage, 2019

oil on canvas

18 x 24 in (45.72 x 60.96 cm)

$1,400

think pink by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

think pink, 2019

oil on canvas

18 x 24 in (45.72 x 60.96 cm)

$1,400

fade out by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

fade out, 2019

oil on linen

16 x 16 in (40.64 x 40.64 cm)

SOLD

longitude by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

longitude, 2019

oil on panel

12 x 36 in (30.48 x 91.44 cm)

SOLD

vertical elevation by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

vertical elevation, 2019

oil on linen

24 x 18 in (60.96 x 45.72 cm)

SOLD

beyound the bounds by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

beyound the bounds, 2019

oil on panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

$575

vineyard variations by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

vineyard variations, 2019

oil on panel

24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)

$1,900

All in a Golden Afternoon by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

All in a Golden Afternoon, 2018

oil on canvas

15 x 30 in (38.10 x 76.20 cm)

$1,450

beyond the pale by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

beyond the pale, 2019

oil on panel

24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)

SOLD

long division by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

long division, 2019

oil on panel

12 x 36 in (30.48 x 91.44 cm)

SOLD

rhythms and rhymes by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

rhythms and rhymes, 2019

oil on canvas

16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.80 cm)

SOLD

fire and ice by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

fire and ice, 2019

oil on canvas

15 x 30 in (38.10 x 76.20 cm)

SOLD

topology by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

topology, 2019

oil on canvas

18 x 40 in (45.72 x 101.60 cm)

SOLD

primavera by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

primavera, 2019

oil on canvas

24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)

SOLD

geometric solution by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

geometric solution, 2019

oil on canvas

12 x 24 in (30.48 x 60.96 cm)

SOLD

rolling along by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

rolling along, 2019

oil on panel

12 x 27 in (30.48 x 68.58 cm)

$1,100

Morning Light by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

Morning Light, 2018

oil on canvas

18 x 24 in (45.72 x 60.96 cm)

$1,400

spring forth by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

spring forth, 2019

oil on canvas

20 x 16 in (50.80 x 40.64 cm)

SOLD

road runner by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

road runner, 2019

oil on panel

24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)

SOLD

crop rotation by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

crop rotation, 2019

oil on canvas

15 x 30 in (38.10 x 76.20 cm)

SOLD

correlations by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

correlations, 2019

oil on linen

24 x 30 in (60.96 x 76.20 cm)

$1,800

that layered look by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

that layered look, 2019

oil on canvas

16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.80 cm)

SOLD

sing and the hills will answer by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

sing and the hills will answer, 2019

oil on linen

24 x 30 in (60.96 x 76.20 cm)

$1,800

morning mist by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

morning mist, 2019

oil on panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

SOLD

dawn to dusk by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

dawn to dusk, 2019

oil on linen

30 x 24 in (76.20 x 60.96 cm)

SOLD

High Ho by Sarah Gayle Carter

Sarah Gayle Carter

High Ho, 2018

oil on canvas

12 x 24 in (30.48 x 60.96 cm)

$950

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