Artist Spotlight: Harmony Padgett

William Campbell Gallery is pleased to spotlight the work of gallery artist, Harmony Padgett. Harmony Padgett earned an MFA in painting from TCU 2010, and received a BFA in painting from the University of Kansas in 1998.  She has exhibited her work in galleries throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area, as well as in Austin, Houston, Chicago, San Diego, and Kansas City.  Her paintings can be found in numerous private, public and corporate collections, including the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi and the Omni and Hyatt Regency hotels. Currently a full-time artist, she previously taught drawing at TCU.

Her paintings are explorations of abstract lines and color. Harmony’s work is executed atop a wooden panel. The wooden ground selection process is very important to her. The woodgrain in her panels are as much a part of the panting’s as he application of
line, form, and color. The works are her expression of emotion and are powerful. In the artist’s words, “I work to be sure the drawings are a total abstraction of anything recognizable. The lines have origins related to the figure, nature, architecture, biology, shadows, negative spaces. It is a layering and combining of disparate parts. I omit any information that may be representative, but the drawings are still at times suggestive of recognizable imagery.  To me, the paintings reflect a range of emotions that we all experience, as we navigate the distractions, obligations, and limitations of everyday life. My work is a combination of controlled experimentation and chance.  An exploration of the relationship between something and nothing.”

Please visit the Artsy Page here for available works by Harmony Padgett. Also, please stop by 4935 Byers to view her paintings currently hanging in the gallery.