January 2017

Hunter Claire Rogers

Executive Assistant to SVP Creative, Co-Founder of Fashion Happening Nashville, Street Style Blogger

Hunter Claire Rogers – Photograph by Hunter Armistead

Will Berry and his work have been woven in and out of my whole life with my earliest memory of him sketching me as a young child. Although he is soft spoken and thoughtful, his work has an intensity that holds your attention immediately and makes an impression you cannot shake. Originally a gift from Will to my parents, this piece was inspired by Will’s lifelong love of textures and textiles which speak to my love of fashion and design, cultivated from a young age. I remember it hanging in my childhood home, changing colors as the sunlight progressed throughout the day. The piece is a monotype, an oil painting created on copper plate, then printed on cotton rag paper in a press. The result is a “mono” or singular print. Will created this specific monotype in New York in the nineties.

Will Berry, Untitled, 1996, Monotype on paper, 8” x 6”

Artist Bio: Will Berry

Will Berry, born in 1954, is a Franklin, Tennessee, native who has spent years in New York City, the Luberon Valley in Provence, and Mexico City where he now lives and works. He received his M.F.A. in painting in 1993 from Boston University and his B.A. in Architecture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His work is found in private, corporate, and public collections including Tennessee State Museum, University of the South, and Huntsville Museum of Art. Berry is represented by Zeitgeist, www.Zeitgeist-art.com.

www.willberrystudio.com

 

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