Terrie Gordy, of Louisville, is among the artists in Jefferson County whose work is featured in locations within the county and began with an art show in Gallery 1923, located in Pansy's Restaurant. Pieces are on display and are for sale there.
Gordy calls her style of art post palette, a style she learned from Jennifer Vranes via a Facebook group, Let's Dabble.
"I think this is a revolution in art because I've never seen anything like this," Gordy said.
The technique starts with placing acrylic paint on glass. She waits until the paint begins to dry and then lifts the paint with a palette knife and places it on a canvas.
Her mother was an artist who created art with items she found walking in the woods. Gordy often accompanied her mother and says rediscovering art has brought back memories of such times and makes her feel closer to her mother who has died.
After a bout with cancer left Gordy disabled, she needed to find a way to earn a living. She and her son, Isaac, talked about the possibility of creating art.
"I did a whole lot of praying; and, then I found Let's Dabble Art on Facebook," she said. This is how she found Jennifer Vranes.
"I like her creativity -- it's unique. She's found the golden point of several techniques," Gordy said. "I like that you can tell a story with a picture."
Gordy and other students of Vranes have sent information about her, her work and how the techniques she demonstrates have been impactful to a group producing a documentary about Vranes. If Gordy’s entry is used, the producers may visit Jefferson County. Gordy is excited and hopeful about the possibility.
Her art fills her home with beauty; and, Gordy said art is transforming. Creating art has transformed her and she hopes that viewing her art can transform others.
“It carries you away,” she said.
This article originally appeared on Augusta Chronicle: Area artist explores new technique