O-Eleonas is dedicated to global creative learning. Artists from many nations teach and learn from students in an atmosphere of inspirational exchange, dreaming and creating where feelings are stronger than reason.
Paint the Color and Texture of Greece
“My life and my art are inextricably connected with endless dreaming and creating. Often I wonder if life is different from art. Everything I do and everything I dream of doing has to do with art and creating. My passion for making beautiful things takes me to the physical and metaphysical levels of creation. Once I start creating I get so lost in the process that sometimes it is unclear to me if I am the creator or the object of creation. It is this dream state that I try to convey in my art classes.”
Elena is the founder of O-Eleonas Art Retreat.
The Female Figure with TIP TOLAND
April 24-27 2020
A Nuance Portrait of the Female
“My work is an attempt to give voice to inner psychological and/or spiritual states of being. What is of primary importance to me is that the figures contain particular aspects of humanity which they can mirror back to the viewer. It’s the vulnerability of Humanity I am after. That is one reason for choosing very old or very young subjects. They both can portray innocence as well as extreme complexity.”
Tip Toland’s work is included in prominent public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Yellowstone Art Museum, Montana; Archie Bray Foundation, Montana; Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin and private collections worldwide. Toland has exhibited at the Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington; the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin; and the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington. She has been the recipient of a Visual Arts Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1986, a First Place Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant in 2004, an Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship in 2007, a Jean Griffith Fellowship Artist Award in 2009, the United States Artists Windgate Fellowship Award in 2014 and the Zanesville Prize
Best of Show for Contemporary Ceramics in 2017.
For more information please go to Tip’s website: http://tiptoland.com