Petri Dish Series: Muscles. Science Artist, Erin McGee Ferrell

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Petri Dish Series: Muscles. Science Artist, Erin McGee Ferrell

Petri Dish Series: Muscles. Science Artist, Erin McGee Ferrell. Contemporary Painter and Mixed Media, ArtistAMERICAN.com, Maine. Potential to Kinetic Energy

Petri Dish: Muscle

24 x 36 inches

Mixed Media on Wood

2017

Changing Forms: Potential to Kinetic
I am an artist and a citizen scientist. My large paintings are interactive as touchable as 2-d sculptures. The traditional discipline of oil on canvas transforms through digital technology becoming powdered etched metal. My ideas and designs through heat and machine are altered.
Energy in the form of my visions and sketches on traditional materials are captured digitally and translated through wires, metals and cogs changing form. Much of my art looks at Microscopic Cells in Petri Dishes. Muscle cells have to contract to move a limb, Kinetic Energy. The image I have selected for the Idexx R&D Engineering Space represents these muscles cells contracting.
“Energy can change forms in a similar way in living organisms. For instance, energy stored in bonds of the small molecule ATP (potential energy) can power the movement of a motor protein and its cargo along a microtubule track, or the contraction of muscle cells to move a limb (kinetic energy).” https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/energy-and-enzymes/the-laws-ofthermodynamics/a/types-of-energy
The intersection of Potential and Kinetic, Biology and Technology.

Erin McGee Ferrell

www.ArtistAmerican.com

“I am a fearless and passionate explorer of materials, seeking to alter environments and evoke transformation.”  “I place big paintings on medical walls to distract patients from pain.” Erin McGee Ferrell creates large 2-D mixed media installations for Corporate and HealthCare Interior Spaces. She also creates large Urban Architectural Oil Paintings on the streets of Portland, Maine and Philadelphia, PA. McGee Ferrell creates art in public places where onlookers collaborate with the artist in the creative process and outcome.  Nationally recognized, McGee Ferrell’s paintings are collected by Private and Commercial institutions, including TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, professional hockey player Kimmo Timonen, and America’s Cup Winner- Robert James Gale. Her Maine Oil paintings can be purchased through Venn and Maker Gallery, Portland, Maine. Her work has been highlighted at the Arnot Museum, NY and The Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, WI.  She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and University of the Arts Philadelphia.  McGee Ferrell has also studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, University of Louisville in Italy, School for International Training in Nigeria, and Maine College of Art.

 

St. Louis Cathedral painting. French Quarter, New Orleans

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St. Louis Cathedral painting. French Quarter, New Orleans

St. Louis Cathedral painting. French Quarter, New Orleans. Contemporary Urban Architectural painter, Erin McGee Ferrell, ArtistAMERICAN.com, oil on Canvas.

St. Louis Cathedral painting. French Quarter, New Orleans

Erin McGee Ferrell

St. Louis Cathedral painting. French Quarter, New Orleans

Erin McGee Ferrell

Cathedral I and II. St. Louis Cathedral painting. French Quarter, New Orleans

36 x 36 inches

Oil on Canvas

2017

Erin McGee Ferrell

St. Louis Cathedral painting. French Quarter, New Orleans

FORMIDABLE
I am a Fearless and Passionate Explorer of Materials seeking to Alter Environments and Evoke Transformation. I am a formidable painter of twenty-five years currently merging contemporary mixed media into classical oil paintings. My subjects are biology inspired and life experience witnessed.
Internationally Collected and locally sourced these large works reflect a lifetime of learning and moving around the United States. Depth of emotion in the making stems from motherhood, foster parenting, financial hardship, and surviving Cancer.
Photos show me painting at age two with a bottle propped on my easel. May I die with a paintbrush between my fingers. I am called to be an Artist against all odds. And by the grace of God I am continuing that journey up the steep mountain.
Erin McGee Ferrell. 2017

Erin McGee Ferrell
http://www.artistamerican.com/
“I am a fearless and passionate explorer of materials, seeking to alter environments and evoke transformation.” “I place big paintings on medical walls to distract patients from pain.” Erin McGee Ferrell creates large 2-D mixed media installations for Corporate and HealthCare Interior Spaces. She also creates large Urban Architectural Oil Paintings on the streets of Portland, Maine and Philadelphia, PA. McGee Ferrell creates art in public places where onlookers collaborate with the artist in the creative process and outcome. Nationally recognized, McGee Ferrell’s paintings are collected by Private and Commercial institutions, including TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, professional hockey player Kimmo Timonen, and America’s Cup Winner- Robert James Gale. Her Maine Oil paintings can be purchased through Venn and Maker Gallery, Portland, Maine. Her work has been highlighted at the Arnot Museum, NY and The Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, WI. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and University of the Arts Philadelphia. McGee Ferrell has also studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, University of Louisville in Italy, School for International Training in Nigeria, and Maine College of Art.

Telling God Stories through Art. Episcopal Church Painters Exhibit

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Telling God Stories through Art. Episcopal Church Painters Exhibit

Telling God Stories through Art. Episcopal Church Painters Exhibit. Contributing Foster Parent Maine, Erin McGee Ferrell, ArtistAMERICAN.com

Telling God Stories in the 21st Century

ECVA’s latest exhibition, “Telling God Stories in the 21st Century”, features the work of more than forty-five artists and captures a wide breadth of traditional and new interpretations of Biblical stories.The works selected for this exhibition allow us to see, hear and expand our sensory experience via 21st century media

The exhibition was curated by ECVA Board Member Deborah Cantwell.

Deborah Cantwell: “It is human nature to share our life events. Some spend hours chatting about the day’s events with each other, while others post their minute-by-minute happenings within groups or broadcast to the world on social media. We talk about our children, our challenges, our successes, our needs and hopes, but we don’t always recognize God’s presence in these important life subjects. The vision for this exhibit is to provide an opportunity for people to share their interpretations of how and where they see and experience the presence of God in their lives, relationships and surroundings, without limit to traditional mediums.

In Scripture we see evidence of the written history of personal daily events, as well as events that changed the history of a nation, its friends and foes. We see the offer of freedom and hope for a bright future, all in the context of man’s relationship with God — God stories, if you will.

The exhibition, Telling God Stories in the 21st Century, captures a wide breadth of traditional and new interpretations of Biblical stories, going beyond to capture personal encounters with God and God moments — like those ‘ah ha’ or ‘ah’ moments when you catch a glimpse of God through the beauty and detail of a Butterfly on a Coneflower, as captured with a 21st century digital medium by Gary Gorby, or see the grandeur of the evening skies in Gary Dicer’s Soul’s Vision, a fresh experience and interpretation of references to the beauty of the ‘lilies of the field’ in Matthew and Luke.

The works selected for this exhibition allow us to see, hear and expand our sensory experience via 21st century media, such as Nocturne by the Rev Doug Earle, a new interpretation derived from days and moments spent in meditation that produced images and music in a multimedia experience of God’s work through Advent and Epiphany.

As well, the exhibit brings us a glimpse into the stories being told from a 21st century perspective — the stories we share, the ones that change our lives, the ones that bind us together and give us hope, and the ones that allow us to know and experience God in our everyday lives — capturing experiences with seemingly simple things, as in Alisa Clark’s Banister, where the image of a hand on the banister of a family home is flooded with history and captures a moment with God before the inevitable sale of the real estate.

All of the art chosen for this ECVA exhibit is exceptional in quality, technique and expression. The number of entries was beyond expectation, making it difficult to choose the 65 presented here. It is our hope that you will take time to experience each of the artworks included, read the artists’ statements and share in experiencing God through the stories of today.”
Deborah Cantwell

Erin McGee Ferrell

Mungu’s Birthday at Happy Wheels

Artist Statement: Mungu age 8, our foster child from Sudan, had never had a birthday party. Friends and family all contributed to a roller skating afternoon complete with all the trimmings a boy could want. Mungu’s birth family attended, staff from his school, and friends from his new foster home community. God was present as the rag tag group skated to hip hop around the rink.

Erin McGee Ferrell is a member of The Episcopal Church of St Mary The Virgin, Falmouth, Maine
www.ArtistAmerican.com
“I am a fearless and passionate explorer of materials, seeking to alter environments and evoke transformation.” “I place big paintings on medical walls to distract patients from pain.” Erin McGee Ferrell creates large 2-D mixed media installations for Corporate and HealthCare Interior Spaces. She also creates large Urban Architectural Oil Paintings on the streets of Portland, Maine and Philadelphia, PA. McGee Ferrell creates art in public places where onlookers collaborate with the artist in the creative process and outcome. Nationally recognized, McGee Ferrell’s paintings are collected by Private and Commercial institutions, including TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, professional hockey player Kimmo Timonen, and America’s Cup Winner- Robert James Gale. Her Maine Oil paintings can be purchased through Venn and Maker Gallery, Portland, Maine. Her work has been highlighted at the Arnot Museum, NY and The Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, WI. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and University of the Arts Philadelphia. McGee Ferrell has also studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, University of Louisville in Italy, School for International Training in Nigeria, and Maine College of Art.

Petri Dish: Bioluminescence. Phosphorescent Interactive Art

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Petri Dish: Bioluminescence. Phosphorescent Interactive Art

Petri Dish: Bioluminescence. Phosphorescent Interactive Art. Contemporary Painter, Erin McGee Ferrell, ArtistAMERICAN.com, Bio Research Microbiology

“This new series explores Bioluminescence studied under a microscope. The mixed media works are phosphorescent and create light in the dark. The work is touchable with multiple textures. The images about are samples of explorations and originals can be commissioned up to 48 x 48 inches.”

After 15 minutes of UV light exposure before dark. The painting glows for 3 hours in a dark room.

The painting in a dark room with Black Light Exposure. See the yellow fish glow!

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Erin McGee Ferrell www.ArtistAmerican.com

“I am a fearless and passionate explorer of materials, seeking to alter environments and evoke transformation.” “I place big paintings on medical walls to distract patients from pain.” Erin McGee Ferrell creates large 2-D mixed media installations for Corporate and HealthCare Interior Spaces. She also creates large Urban Architectural Oil Paintings on the streets of Portland, Maine and Philadelphia, PA. McGee Ferrell creates art in public places where onlookers collaborate with the artist in the creative process and outcome. Nationally recognized, McGee Ferrell’s paintings are collected by Private and Commercial institutions, including TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, professional hockey player Kimmo Timonen, and America’s Cup Winner- Robert James Gale. Her Maine Oil paintings can be purchased through Portland Art Gallery, Portland, Maine. Her work has been highlighted at the Arnot Museum, NY. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and University of the Arts Philadelphia. McGee Ferrell has also studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, University of Louisville in Italy, School for International Training in Nigeria, and Maine College of Art.

Petri Dish Series: Sneeze. Microbiology Art for Research Facilities

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Petri Dish Series: Sneeze. Microbiology Art for Research Facilities.

Petri Dish Series: Sneeze. Microbiology Art for Research Facilities. Contemporary American Artist, Erin McGee Ferrell, ArtistAmerican.com, Scientific Art.

Petri Dish Series: Sneeze. EMFerrell

Petri Dish Series: Sneeze I, II, and III

30 x 30 inches

Mixed Media on Wood

2017

Petri Dish Series: Sneeze. EMFerrell

Petri Dish Series: Sneeze. EMFerrell

“This Series:Sneeze was inspired by recent airplane travel between Maine and Texas. I was sitting near a person who sneezed a lot. I thought about slow motion films of sneezing and the contained environment of the plane. Yes, it’s all a bit disturbing but also quite fascinating.”

Erin McGee Ferrell. September 30, 2017

Erin McGee Ferrell 2017
Art and Health Care/ Community Engagement Projects
2017 National Organization for Arts in Health Convention, Texas. Participant
2017 May. “Convergence,” Erin M Ferrell and Tim Beavis, Portland Art Gallery, Maine
2016-2015 Whole Foods Market Sponsored Urban Art/Food Initiative. Portland, Maine and Jasper, Indiana
2014 Participant in Artist in Healthcare Certification Pilot Exam
2014 Presenter at Global Alliance for Arts in Health Conference. Houston, Texas
2013 Art purchased for AtlantiCare Behavioral Health Hospital, New Jersey
2012 Art purchased for Pediatric Oncology Unit Cooper Hospital. Camden, New Jersey
2011 AtlantiCare Corporation Commission for Wound Care Waiting Room. Hammonton, New Jersey
2010 Art in the Hospital Lobby. Cooper Hospital/ Greater Camden Partnership. Camden, New Jersey
2007 Art in the Hospital Lobby. Lourdes Health System. Camden, New Jersey
2007 Prints purchased for AtlantiCare Health System. Atlantic City, New Jersey
2004 Art purchased for Beverly Hospital. Beverly, Massachusetts
2004 Artist Consultation for Beverly Hospital. Art in Public Spaces. Beverly, Massachusetts
2002 Art purchased for Central Virginia OB/GYN. Fredericksburg, Virginia
1993 Internship Art/ Play Therapy. Cooper Pediatric Trauma Hospital. Camden, New Jersey
1993 Capstone Project on Leprosy/ Hansen’s Disease Camps. Ogbomosho, Nigeria
1986 Candy Striper (Volunteer Middle School). Norton Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky (Had to include!)