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Kerry Ridgley

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Imagining, 2017 Acrylic On Watercolor Papers 15x22 Ins. © 2017
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Atmospherical, 2016 Acrylic On Watercolor Papers 22x15 Ins. © 2016
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Shouldering The Gold Sun and Silver Moon, 2016 Acrylic On Watercolor Papers 15x24 Ins. © 2016
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Emanating From The Core, 2016 Acrylic On Watercolor Papers 15x24 Ins. © 2016
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The Harmonic Body, 2017 Acrylic On Watercolor Papers 22x16 Ins. © 2017
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Harmonic Voices, 2017 Acrylic On Watercolor Papers 24x9 Ins. © 2017
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Hanging Sound (Homage to Soleri), 2017 Acrylic On Watercolor Papers 18x12 Ins. © 2017
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Refection, 2017 Acrylic On Watercolor Papers 22x15 Ins. © 2017
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Sun House, 2017 Acrylic On Watercolor Papers 18x12 Ins. © 2017
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The Crescent Presence, 2017 Acrylic On Watercolor Papers 22x14 Ins. © 2017
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The Iridescent Essence, 2017 Acrylic On Watercolor Papers 15x22 Ins. © 2017
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Radiance, 2017 Acrylic On Watercolor Papers 22x15 Ins. © 2017
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The Echoes Out There (and In Here), 2017 Acrylic On Watercolor Papers 9x24 Ins. © 2017
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The Moon in the Seventh House, 2017 Acrylic On Watercolor Papers 15x22 Ins. © 2017
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Lima, Ohio
Birth year
1954
Lives in
Scottsdale, Arizona
Works in
Scottsdale, Arizona
Schools
Bowling Green State University, 1976, BFA
Tags
desert, Luminous, bright colors, Earthy, imprints of spirit and earth, radiant, primary colors, paper, canvas, acrylics, oils, abstract, modern
Both Sides At Once

"At the time of night-prayer, as the sun goes down, the route the senses walk on closes, the route to the invisible opens." - Rumi

Employing a belief that there is a constantly invisible dimension to our being where simultaneous elements - such as light and dark, known and unknown, grasped and mysterious - operate within the framework of our daily existence, my works are symbolic of the spiritual longing which permeates us. In each of us, and throughout the universe, there is a synchronous image - not an exact mirror image, but an echo, a ghost image - of the original, creating its own unique visual imprint. 

​Specifically, whereas Matisse, for example, explored the "Great Indoors"*, I am exploring the "Great Inner World" and how the external world echoes its imprints within us.  Speaking of Matisse (and a stated intention for his work), my work also renders a state of soul.*


I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio), 1976.  Most recently I was represented by Cynthia Woody Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona until the gallery closed.  In the last few years, in particular, I have been concentrating more fully than ever on painting.  Through the years I have had a few solo shows and have been in some group exhibitions.  My works are in numerous private collections.

​Currently I have a studio in Scottsdale, Arizona.

*Robert Hughes, The Shock Of The New