Wellon BridgersReturn to Gallery
Artwalk 2012 Location: Rogue Tavern Parking Lot, 2312 2nd Avenue North
Truth may be found all around us. The difficulty is getting past our own limitations (of perspective or perception by choice, failure of discernment, clouded eyes) to see that which is unfailing, unlimited, and persistent.
For me, painting has become a means to see Truth firstly revealed through the natural world, imagination, people, and ultimately Scriptures, and then understood with a mind and heart “trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord….” It is a journey of the ways that the Lord relentlessly pursues his beloved through time and place and calls us to intentional living wherein we hope, dwell, learn, and love.
My hope is that my paintings will speak Truth to you where, when, and how you need it.
Wellon Bridgers is from Birmingham, AL and received her BA from Auburn University in English and French and MA in English from Wake Forest University. While teaching in the Honors College at the University of Alabama, Wellon explored her artistic side in experimental painting in the fall of 2009 and discovered a true passion. Her artwork is abstract representational which leaves the viewer’s own personal journey to interpret the painting’s elements. She now shows in galleries throughout the Southeast, including Art Alley and Four Seasons in Birmingham, AL; Atelier Galleries in Charleston, SC and Asheville, NC; The Gallery on Pearl in New Albany, IN, and Kaviar Forge and Gallery in Lexington, KY. She is married to Stephen and have toddler twins, Fitz and Chloe. The Bridgers look forward to adding two more children to their family, adopted from the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the near future.
Materials and Process:
I describe my work as abstract representational: each stylistic element of either color choice and blending, texture, theme, or composition is intentionally selected to represent a larger message through the piece. Throughout the works, themes of play on light and dark, the melding of colors, and the contrast of raised textures provide continuity and signature while each piece remains individual and unique.