The artwork of the Hodges is unique because both artists paint together.
One artist may start the painting and the other may complete it.
The Hodges has also created a unique style of painting referred to as the “Drip Style”.
The drip style of painting allows the artist(s) to create texture,
diverse images layered to tell a story and a sense of dimensionality.
✔ Artist Statement
Creating art that invites the viewer to ponder and explore is Barbara Hodges’s primary goal. A passion for hope, excellence, beauty, things spiritual is reflected in paintings that also reflect her love for bold brilliant colors, texture, light, and mystery. Most importantly, Barbara’s artwork also intricately tells a story and layered with a symbol of “social consciousness”.
The artwork of the Hodges is unique because both artists paint together. One artist may start the painting and the other may complete it. The Hodges has also created a unique style of painting referred to as the “Drip Style”. The drip style of painting allows the artist(s) to create texture, diverse images layered to tell a story and a sense of dimensionality. Barbara also created numerous artworks in mixed-media. The mixed-media art is poignant, bold, and draws the viewer into the artwork.
✔ Barbara Hodges Biography
Dr. Hodges returned home to practice Family Medicine in 1998. Currently, she is actively practicing family medicine with her practice at Middle Tennessee Family Health Center. Dr. Hodges has also been a strong advocate of community service. In June 2002, Dr. Hodges with spouse (Leroy) co-founder “Kids for the Creative Arts, Inc.”. This is a program designed to offer a free art camp and year-round classes for children in Rutherford and Davidson countries in the creative arts.
Barbara utilizes art as a form of communication in her medical practice and when working with children.
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✔ Lee's Artist Statement
✔ Leroy Hodges Biography
In June 2002, Leroy with spouse (Barbara) co-founder “Kids for the Creative Arts, Inc.”. This is an organization created to promote and increase the awareness and appreciation for the creative arts among children 3-17 years old.
Leroy participated in various programs at the Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center. He remained an active life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and enjoys being an artist. He also enjoy sharing his artistic skills with others especially children. Leroy believed firmly that our children hold the key to the world future.
Growing up in Meridian Mississippi, Leroy learned to appreciate the beauty of life and nature despite challenging times and events. “Nature with all its beauty reflects a moment in time. Through painting, one can capture not only the beauty in nature, but also what can be imagined, the struggle, joy and pain of the Human Spirit,” Leroy expressed. He said art allows him to express my God given abilities in ways the world have not seen before, and to unlock the keys of nature’s unique shapes and wonderful creations. Leroy’s art evolved during the late 1990’s through self-study, workshops, and training under various artists. Oil painting is his medium of choice because of its richness and pure colors. His artistic style is described as expressive, thought-provoking, and imaginative. Leroy has a great passion for painting spectacular skies. Additionally, he enjoys sharing the love of art with children and adults. Leroy lives with my devoted wife, Barbara in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Education: Self-taught artist