The exhibition, House Tableau, features the work made during my artist residency with the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums and opens October 17th at the Villa Terrace Art Museum. In addition to my show, there is an exhibition featuring the work of Madison artist, Jeffrey Clancy. Exhibition reception is from 6:00 to 8:00 […]
Part of an ongoing project of painting on location Milwaukee’s historic architecture as subject. What interests me in painting architecture interiors and exteriors of primarily historic buildings? Most of the following ideas are not present in the paintings themselves, but are implied in the structure of the house and the objects it contains. There are […]
Workshop I: Introduction to plein air supplies for oil or acrylic painting March 21 | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Villa Terrace No supplies necessary; in this class, you’ll learn about what you need to begin painting on location. If you already have a painting kit (portable easel, brushes, and paints), bring it and we’ll discuss how to use […]
I started this little manifesto when I was working on my artist’s statement for the recent Mary Nohl Fellowship application. I don’t think I’m alone in finding writing artist’s statements to be an onerous undertaking. The manifesto is not the statement that I ended up using, but it did help. Painting is a refuge from […]
I’m please to announce that I’m now the artist in residence at the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums for the 2018/2019 exhibition season. I’ll be painting at the museums through September of next year culminating with an exhibition at the Villa Terrace opening in October 2019 and running through January 2020. More to […]
If you have known this site as huggettandniver.com, that domain is coming to an end. Don’t be sad because Chris and I are still a couple. I’m just creating my own website for now as Chris develops his latest body of work. I’m keeping his pages here too for all his fans.
This past May, Chris and I had the good fortune to spend an inspiring week in the C-Scape Dune Shack, part of the Dune Shacks of the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District located within the Cape Cod National Seashore. I made two paintings and Chris drew in his sketchbook. First painting: C-Scape Dune Shack, oil […]
This is Ariana Huggett and Chris Niver’s website. We’re 2 artists that happen to be married. I’m a painter, but I also draw and do a bit of photography. Chris embroiders, draws, and makes prints. You can see examples of our work by following links in our navigation menu. Currently we’re renovating the site, so […]