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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cindy Saadeh Fine Art

Not only is Cindy the building and current gallery owner, she is also a fellow Etsian! I thought I would feature her work on our blog today. Here is a little bit about Cindy from her web site take a moment to visit her web site and see additional works by her.

Saadeh is a native of Winston-Salem, NC. She had the fortunate opportunity to study with artist Richard Palomino in Montpellier, France for 2 ½ years. Palomino is self-taught in the Dutch Master technique. He made all materials by hand, including grinding and mixing pigments, stretching canvas with rabbit skin glue, and making mediums out of copal and amber. She learned the technique of painting with “glassis”, or thin layers of paint to achieve depth in the painting. During this period she painted mostly still lifes set up with one light source as the Masters did. These early works were extremely realistic. Upon her return to the US, she moved to Charleston, SC for it’s rich abundance of subjects to paint, from historical architecture to beautiful marshes. After painting for many years, she has developed a softer, less realistic and more interpretive style. She currently resides in Kingsport, Tennessee with her husband and son and continues to search for the light in the southern sky.

Visit us in person at 128 E. Market St., Downtown Kingsport, TN Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-4.


The Silver Dog April 30, 2009 at 3:22 PM  

Lovely work! This is a wonderful post :)

The Basics

Michael and Talina Ripper met online and when they met in person, they knew they had found something special, a once in a lifetime love. Michael obtained BFAs in both Wood Design and Ceramics from ECU. Talina has always been a creative/artistic spirit, but has her BSN from ETSU and still works as an RN. Talina has three sons, Seth (17), Aaron (8), and Jacob (7). Michael and Talina have a son together, Quinn, who is 17 months. They are getting settled in their downtown loft just around the corner from Michael's studio and the gallery. Their dream of living their art is coming true!


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