EDOT Gallery Features Caroline Ratliff Landscapes
With the broadest and rich palette, Caroline Ratliff, captures light play on New Mexico’s landscape of ochre leaves and red mountains, cool blue streams and verdant evergreens. EDOT Gallery will exhibit her pieces through June and celebrate the opening on May 17 from 5-7 p.m.
Ratliff said she has an “inner need to produce something of beauty … an extension of the way I connect emotionally with nature.” This show, based on her favorite Psalms, provides the opportunity for Ratliff, and by extension her viewers, “to see the nuances of color and light with a sense of location,” she said. With a limited palette for each piece, she moves “toward light seeking harmony and peace.”
Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Ratliff has always been an artist, receiving her BA from the University of Alabama. He travels to the mountains every fall to paint the change of seasons and has covered most of the United States, as well as China, Europe and Mexico to capture light and color in her unique way. She has studied with many prominent American pastel and oil painters including: Albert Handell, Ouang Ho and Scott I. Christensen.
She is a member of the Episcopal Church Visual Artists, Oil Painters of America, Outdoor painters Society, American Impressionist Society and American Women Artists. She has actively served on the boards of both Houston Civic Arts Association and Houston Art Society. Feeling the need for a pastel society in the Houston area, she co-organized the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas and served as president from 2003-2006.
EDOT Gallery is located at 1225 Texas St., in downtown Houston, and is open M-F, 9-5.