Explore the concept. Other artists have participated in events hosted by Art Soiree Productions, but this is to one in which we follow an artist whose work appears at ArtSpace, Falls Church.
The idea to have an intimate party with art and music, at the Ritz in Georgetown sounds lavish, and it is. Combining that with the art sales to the artist makes it lovely. Of course it is the season for parties too.
Right now, through November 17, Isabelle Babington is showing work at ArtSpace, Falls Church as part of the ArtisTree exhibit.
See the slideshow that features ArtisTree, Isabelle Babington and her featured work.
Her painting at ArtisTree is modern, impressionistic abstraction in which the figure embodies emotion as an integrated element in the composition. Artists have become franchises for public enjoyment.
“Explore the original works of art by the local multi-talented fine artists at this restored turn-of-the-century brick factory and now a renowned and luxury landmark - The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown. Meet the featured artist and enjoy live musical performances, while sipping on one of the hotel's signature cocktails or a luscious wine, or simply enjoying the comfort of hotel's lounge, bar, lobby wood-fireplace, and garden areas in the company of art lovers.”
That’s a little salesy, but the artist is not. She’s the real deal, as I have seen her work.
“Isabelle was born and raised in France and has lived in England, Canada and various American states before moving to the Washington area. She has been drawing and painting forever, studying independently and exploring various mediums and influences throughout the years.
Since 2003, her paintings have been exhibited yearly in solo and group shows, and have appeared in a number of American, European and Australian collections. Her artwork has been printed on posters, greeting cards, CD covers, porcelain, as well as business and non-profit logos. Her inspiration are eclectic and spontaneous; she has an eye for colors and how to place them playfully and harmoniously on the canvas, whether it is a landscape, a still life or an abstract composition.
‘It often starts with recording instants, like the page markers of life: enjoyable moments, quiet places, inspirational experiences, questions to ponder. When I begin painting, I rarely know where it will lead me, and then the forms and pigments move around until I discover a new land/city/interior-scape that speaks to me. Sometimes it tells a story and continues to evolve; the finished painting could be completely different from the initial idea. I am happy to release the interpretation to the viewers and let them finish the story the way it speaks to them.
Above all there is my quest for harmony. The way colors interact together fascinates me. Shapes, curves, and lines move around, whether they form a recognizable image or an abstract picture. I want it to be pleasant for the eye. Just like Delacroix said: Le premier mérite d’un tableau est d’être une fête pour l’œil. There is joy in the process" - Isabelle Babington.”
You must register to attend.
The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown
3100 South Street Northwest
Washington, D.C., DC 20007
Friday, November 8, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. (EST)
This is free to the public.
Falls Church Arts
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
ArtSpace Falls Church
410 S Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046