“Between The Lines… At The Edge Again” is a art show of the most recent
abstract acrylic paintings by Kerrville artists Judy Surles, Marsha Mefferd,
Jeanne Heise, and Debby Jascur. The exhibit will be at the Kerrville Arts
and Cultural Center at 228 Earl Garrett Street from August 24 through
September 20th. A reception for these artists and other exhibitors at KACC
will be Saturday, August 29 from 1 PM to 3 PM. In addition to the works on
canvas, each member of the group has created small one of a kind original
works of art on cards.
“Between The Lines” is a group of four women who choose to work in
innovative ways and choose originality as the main characteristic of their
work. Each has developed an individual style all her own and continues to
“work outside the box” trying new methods as they paint. The four artists all
started painting at a young age and all have progressed through different
types of media to reach their current style. Each artist is an art educator,
retired or currently teaching. Each has several art related college degrees
Judy Surles’ current work continues her emphasis on bold color as the
most important element with blue, with accents of bright colors, as the
predominant color scheme. Straight lines have evolved into curves and
dominate her new work.
Marsha Mefferd works with under-painting as a first step. She then masks
areas before she paints the unmasked areas creating a feeling of different
visual levels. More layering happens until the final painting emerges.
Jeanne Heise’ most recent works emphasize new methods and materials;
gold gesso and fine line applications combine with liquid acrylics to set the
stage for a shimmering layered surface.
Debby Jascur is currently exploring her love of color and of old European
castles she has toured. Her castle paintings show buildings that are falling
apart. However, they retain their strength and dignity as they haunt those
who come to visit them.
Monthly critique sessions hone the artists’ work; the use of good design
and composition plus originality are foremost. Creating new work each
month is the major incentive for the group. “Bringing our individual styles
together, with the suggestions from the critique process, makes us all
stronger artists” states Marsha Mefferd.
Left to right:
Judy Surles, Jeanne Heise, Debbie Jascur & Marsha Mefferd
“Aswarm” 24×30 acrylic by Judy Surles.
“Mardi Gras” by Marsha Mefferd