I am very pleased to invite you to "There and Back" - a two person show at High Desert Gallery in downtown Bend, Oregon that opens during the First Friday Gallery Walk on March 4, with an Artist Reception from 5 to 9pm. I will be exhibiting seven new landscape paintings, and Oregon artist Dan Tilden will be showing his beautiful turned wood vessels. This show runs from March 4 through April 5, and there is a very nice post about the details on the High Desert Gallery blog.
I love the High Desert Gallery space, located in a beautiful area of historic downtown Bend. Very high ceilings, exposed industrial elements, excellent lighting, and my favorite staff - Kimberley Mathews, the Bend Gallery Director, and Myrna and Todd Dow, the gallery owners. Despite the challenging economic times this team continues to cultivate collectors for me from as far away as Canada and the East Coast. I am honored to be represented by them and I appreciate the work that they do.
Some of my favorite recent paintings are included in this show, and I hope I'll get the chance to talk with you about them at the opening reception. I enjoy visiting with people about their reactions to what I paint, and they frequently ask me how I find my ideas. I am basically a studio painter, but I spend a lot of time on a location, often returning in all kinds of weather, "looking for the painting." By this I mean that moment when the personality of place reveals itself, which I then try to express through what David A Leffel describes as a single concept.
Our weather here is still bitterly cold, but I hope that those of you who live in Central Oregon will put on a second layer of warm clothes and come out to support the arts community during the First Friday Gallery Walk and Artist Reception on March 4, from 5 to 9pm. It's one of the best ways I know to meet with people who just love art.
If you would like more information on any of these paintings, please call Kimberly at 1-866-549-6250.
High Desert Gallery, The Art & Soul of Central Oregon™ is an award-winning fine art gallery located at 10 NW Minnesota Avenue at The Oxford Hotel in downtown Bend, Oregon. High Desert Frameworks!, the award-winning framing studio is located at 61 NW Oregon Avenue at Lava in downtown Bend, Oregon. The gallery specializes in Central Oregon Artists & Beyond™ and Stellar Custom Framing. For more information please visit: http://www.highdesertgallery.com or call toll free 1-866-549-6250.