"Down Home: Portraits of the Old North State" art show which opens tomorrow October 21, 2010 at the Raleigh Convention Center. I just dropped off the painting yesterday after framing it in a gorgeous black and gold frame which complements the painting very well. Stop by and enjoy the show!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
"Down Home" juried show at Raleigh Convention Center
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"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures." -Henry Ward Beecher. This is my journey of dipping my brush into my own soul and painting what I find. I have a passion for our American West and those landscapes are my primary focus. But, averaging 6-8 weeks of travel a year, I will paint whereever I am. I usually paint on location, i.e. plein air, but also revel in taking a plein air study and my photographs and using them to create a large, more thoughtful, studio work. In addition to bold brushwork and vibrant color, the power of the composition is becoming more important to my work. The work of Vincent Van Gogh, Maynard Dixon, Edgar Payne, Birger Sandzen, and Walt Gonske has been a huge inspiration to me.