Rhonda Bristol Art
Through Our Eyes 2014, Ritz Theatre and Museum photo of female African clay sculpture painting of woman with blue background Cultural Connections Show, St. Simons Island, GA photo of male bust on wood artists at Actors Theater in Louisville Kentucky
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Ms. Bristol standing with her artwork

My painting style has been most strongly influenced by Romare Bearden, Malkia Roberts and Lois Jones Pierre-Noel. I love color and pattern and use acrylic paints exclusively. I used to create charcoal portraits of passersby on the streets of New York City. I continue to be fascinated with the human face and I still enjoy portraiture. This fascination extends to sculpture, where I use clay and abstract human forms making masks as well as totem-like standing figures. Gullah-Geeche, Caribbean and African cultural images speak through my work. My pieces are in both public and private collections.

I work full-time as an artist in my studio in Fernandina Beach, Florida. My paintings express my love of vibrant, forceful color, my sense of design and my interest in portraiture. I have one foot in the Caribbean and blend cultural influences and folklore with the here and now.

My totem-like standing pieces exude a strength of purpose that seems more in keeping with gigantic work. There is a love for the material inherent in my pieces and almost stamped upon each piece, is my fun in the creative process.