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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Featured Artist at RiverSea Gallery


"You Are the Only One" 24"x36" Acrylic on panel
This coming June, I will be the featured artist at RiverSea Gallery, in beautiful Astoria, Oregon.

In this exhibit "From Now To Yesterday", I will be presenting a whole new body of work. With this new effort I have continued to explore compositions based on vintage snapshots. Choices of subject include a fisherman in the Florida swamps, bikini-clad lovelies creating a stir in the early 70’s, and a young, stylish couple posing next to their brand new Model T.  Most of the work is on flat-grain verneer plywood, which has a distinctive, dramatic wood grain. I specially oriented many of the compositions to feature the wood grain as an element. Sometimes the grain is used as a flat abstracted pattern element in the image, other times it is used to describe objects in the painting, such as the sky or ground.

Painting sizes range from small and practical to large and dramatic. RiverSea Gallery is in Astoria, Oregon, a historic town where the Columbia River meets the Pacific. Housed in a 1920’s storefront in the downtown historic district, RiverSea Gallery is within strolling distance of restaurants, theaters, hotels, boutiques, museums and other galleries.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, June 2nd, 6-8pm. Artist Talk at 6:30pm
Second Saturday Arts Walk Reception: Saturday, June 9th, 5-8pm
Open Daily
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am - 5:30pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm