The January RAL Gallery Windows will feature Joyce Satterwhite and Bob Casazza. As you come into the Gallery to see the monthly exhibit which is themed “You Be The Judge” for January, you might find a favorite artist right on Main Street in our Gallery Windows.
Joyce Satterwhite paints to tell a story about the people and places she encounters. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe, taking workshops, classes, and attending art events from and with renowned instructors. After retirement in 2017 as owner of Precision One Salon and Spa in Richmond, Joyce became more involved with the RAL Art Center as well as with the Virginia Plein Air Painters. The oils that Joyce paints are done in a contemporary style, sometimes impressionistic and always with a degree of realism.
Joyce likes to travel, no matter the time of year, and she will very often combine her travels with any opportunity to paint. Winter and Autumn are intriguing to her, as can be seen in her featured painting, “Arcadian Autumn”, which was painted this year when she traveled to Maine. Though the weather wasn’t very accommodating, with wind and rain and much of Maine already shut down in October, Arcadia Park was a draw for Joyce. “Arcadian Autumn” was painted from the photographs that she took during respites from wind, rain and clouds. It was appealing to her how the clouds actually seemed to accent the foliage and brighten the landscape.
Joyce has memberships with the Bon Air Association and the Crossroads Art Gallery in Richmond. Now living happily on the NNK, she has become an award winning artist at the RAL Art Center.
Bob Casazza began drawing at a very young age and developed a strong interest in cartooning and animation. As a Fine Arts major at the University of Maryland, he excelled at drawing, illustration, painting and printmaking, and developed strong graphic design and marketing skills. Bob is now retired from a long and rewarding career in television, working in Chicago, Seattle, and Washington D.C. in various capacities including as a prominent art director, TV & advertising producer-director and marketing specialist.
Painting and illustration and other art projects were also part-time escapes for Bob throughout his busy career. Many of these paintings were created with a 2-D technique, using vinyl acrylic paint on plexiglass, mounted over another painted background. Bob used this method when creating the piece featured in the Gallery Windows titled ”Day in the Life”, which is a composite painting of John Lennon and The Beatles. This painting was one of two highlighted in the 2006 book, “Beatles Art: Fantastic New Artwork of the Fab Four”. Bob Casazza’s work is different, not always traditional, and still evolving. Now living with his wife on the NNK, he is a full-time artist exploring new subjects and creating a larger body of work, striving to offer something bold, colorful and new in his art.