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Side by Side Show


Creating two new photography-based digital abstracts for a Side by Side Show June 18-July 11 at Gaslight Art Colony in Marshall, Illinois was an exciting challenge and rewarding experience!

The prospectus for this show encouraged a photographer and another artist to share two points of view on the same subject. The two mediums are then displayed side by side in the gallery.

Until this show, I have only used my original photographic images to design my abstracts.

For this unique theme, I collaborated with artist friend Todd Stokes who provided his original photos of a rotary phone dial and a yellow flower classified by a Google search as Coreopsis, similar in appearance to daisies.

A close look at “Conversation Piece” hints to its origin, but no one could ever guess the original image used to create “Clowning Around.” Both are perfect examples of the abstract in nature designs I love to create!

The entire show is a unique viewing experience for gallery patrons!

New abstracts in ‘River Life’ show at Illinois gallery; Facebook Live event Oct. 17


“City in Pane,” as well as two new abstracts, “Flood of Emotions” and “Where Two Rivers Flow as One,” will be on display in the Gaslight Art Colony gallery in Marshall, Illinois Oct. 17 through Nov. 14.

A virtual opening for River City Art Association’s “River Life” membership show is set for 5 p.m. CDT Oct. 17 during the GAC gallery’s Facebook Live event.  My pieces and more than 40 other works in that show can be purchased on the website at gaslightartcolony.com

“City in Pane,” a giclee print on canvas, recently received two awards in photography. The building in this photograph reflects the Terre Haute, Indiana, landscape to the west where the Wabash River flows just beyond.

“Flood of Emotions” makes its debut in the ‘River Life’ membership show. The photography-based abstraction I created using my landscape photograph of a sunrise over Kentucky Lake.

“Where Two Rivers Flow As One,” another abstract previously titled “X Marks The Spot,” I created last year using my photograph of rooster tail feathers.

Terre Haute Tribune-Star Valley Life Feature 10-17-20