JUNE/JULY EXHIBIT

Oh Sweet Summertime

Featuring local Artists Jody Nash and Christine Duprez-Young

Start the summer off right by coming to experience the cool and refreshing world of pastels & oils in our upcoming summer art exhibit at the Frame & Print Shop featuring local Chatham County Artist Guild members Jody Nash and Christine Duprez-Young. From tranquil streams, green marshes, sun-kissed beaches and golden fields to the simple pleasures of backyard garden florals, this collection of pastels and oils will transport you to some of the most beautiful places on earth. Whether you are an art lover, a nature enthusiast, or simply looking for a little summertime inspiration, this exhibit is not to be missed. Click to learn more >

Exhibit runs June 8th – July 21, 2023. Click for more information.

Join us for an opening reception, June 8th, 6-8pm.

Meet the Artists

Jody Nash

Recognizing a deep passion for the arts at a young age, Pastel Artist Jody Nash was encouraged by her parents to pursue her dream through childhood. Despite the desire to be an artist, Jody followed her second passion a becoming a nurse. While working and raising her family, Jody obtained her BFA in Studio Arts at UC Davis in California. She had the honor of studying under many talented artists who taught Jody not only the mechanics of printing, painting, and photography but also how to open her eyes and see the world of color, abstract shapes, shadows, and light. Jody has carried those lessons forward in this work.

This current body of work in soft pastels grew out of a move at the start of 2020, from California to North Carolina. Following a decade of intense work in coiled pine needle basketry, Jody was in the process of unwinding from a long career in nursing. Landing here in Chapel Hill, Jody was overwhelmed by the lush landscape and quickly began searching for a medium to describe it. In November of 2020 Jody bought her first pastel set and sanded papers and fell in love. Over time Jody has developed a mostly representational approach to earth and sky, reflections in water, and massive storm clouds, though at times she may use non-traditional methods to achieve her goal. Jody is always seeking to understand the complex relationships between color, light, composition, and the emotions they evoke.

Christine Duprez-Young

Christine Duprez-Young has always been drawn to the allure of strong color and the beauty that nature provides. Her first medium was pastel painting  which Christine was immediately drawn to since it provides intense color statement through art. Christine has always enjoyed painting land and seascapes with pastels of both the North Carolina and New England scenery. When she became interested in considerably later formats, oil painting was the medium that Christine turned to. For Christine, oil painting has been the most rewarding exploration in color and scale. Since COVID kept her mostly at home, Christine moved to her garden for her subject matter which resulted in the work of bringing florals and fauna to a larger scale on larger formats. She has found this to be a rewarding effort and she is compelled to continue to even larger formats in the future. In her home, Christine wants to be surrounded by contemporary expressions of color and scale and her hope and greatest satisfaction is that her patrons do so as well. 

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Past Art Gallery Exhibits

January 2024

Alchemy

Presenting the Work of Three Artists in Abstraction

September / october 2023

Turning a New Leaf

Featuring the art of the Chatham Artists Guild (CAG)

August / September 2023

Frame & Print Shop Staff Show

Featuring the art of the staff of the Frame and Print Shop

June / July 2023

Oh Sweet Summertime

Featuring local artists Jody Nash and Christine Duprez-Young

April / May 2023

New Beginnings

Featuring the art of Ukranian artists Anatolii Tarasiuk