Zara Edwards Lowry

Artist’s Statement

Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, I began painting at a young age. With an innate ability that was encouraged by an equally artistic mother, 15 years ago I began to paint and truly dedicate myself to developing as an artist.

Finding inspiration in my bi-cultural background, a mixture of British and Spanish parents, it is this rich, contrasting and diverse merging of cultures and life experiences that fuel my creative process.

Inclined to satisfy a need for visual and aesthetic stimulation, my depictions are vivid, colorful and at times intricate compositions; decorative and playful metaphors that are centered around the inner exploration of emotions, desires, basic human needs and the urban stages in which such themes typically occur in.

An American for over twenty years, living in the South has in itself added a further source of inspiration. Whether it is mundane subject matters, objects extracted from our daily lives or more profound themes, my work connects me intimately with each piece, enabling me to share a part of my unique vision with others.

"It does not matter if someone completely understands what lies behind one of my images, that is not always possible, what I am most interested in, is how they react towards it. By providing a tangible reflection of the ideas and emotions I have, I hope to share them for a brief moment with the observer, realizing that simultaneously they are creating their own set of impressions… that is truly the amazing thing about this artistic endeavor…we can all look at the same thing, yet see & capture something completely different that only applies to us. That selfish moment that prompts us to linger, think and react is what I am fascinated with..."

 

Art Education: Self-taught.

Medium: Acrylics and Mixed Media (Sand, plaster, silicone, enamels, charcoal, wax) mostly on Canvas and in some cases wood panel boards.

 

Gallery Representation:

Birmingham Alabama:

Monty Stabler Gallery 1811 29th Avenue South, Homewood, AL 35209

Represented from 2011 until they closed in 2012

Matt Jones Gallery 2830 6th Avenue South  Birmingham, AL 35233

Represented since Nordy’s Closing in 2008 untill they closed in 2012.

Nordy’s Gallery / Nancy Dyson - 3009 Third Ave. South / Birmingham, AL 35233

Representation years: 2004 to 2008. Works were on permanent display. Gallery closed as of March 2008.

Shows:

Monty Stablesr: Solo Show January 2012 - sold 6 out of 10

Nordy’s: Two Artist show in Summer 2005 (in conjunction with Joanne Gossman)- Sold 6 out of 9 pcs

Nordy’s: October 2007 1 of ten Artists to show in the "10 Artist, 10 works, 10 weeks" gallery Show. Of which 10 pieces submitted – 8 sold in the 1 week showing.

Energen

Participated in the ENERGEN ART Competition for Alabama Artist

2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 invitational.

Won 2014 Prize / Category: Non-Representational Artist

Submitted 2 pieces each time. Have sold one of each of the two submissions every year entered except 2010 when both entries where purchased. I am now part of the ENERGEN Private Collection.

Decatur, Alabama:

Willis Gray Gallery/ "Kathleen’s" / 211-B Second Ave. SE, Decatur AL 35601

Representation years: 2006 to present, work permanently displayed.

Huntsville, Alabama:

Little Green Store, Monte Sano Blvd. Huntsville, AL 35801– currently

October 2015 – Solo Show, sold 7 out of 12

Artistic Images, 2010 to April 2012/ Solo Show Nov-Dec 2010

801 Franklin / 801 Franklin Street, Huntsville, AL 35801

Representation years: 2005 to 2011.

October ’05 through January ’06 – Three month solo showing

October ’06 through January ’07 – Three month solo showing

ADEPTMEDIA / 895 MARTIN ROAD, HUNTSVILLE - AL 35824

Commission of 11 pieces for Adeptmedia Corporate Office in Huntsville, AL.