September 8 - October 2, 2021
From Craighead-Green Gallery:
“My story starts in my hometown of New Roads, Louisiana. A town more than 300 years old with a wealth of history and outlined with lush beautiful live oaks and very tall pecan trees. It’s easy to see that the trees of my childhood have inspired my paintings.
The subject of my paintings are trees, usually in a wide open field. I often describe my paintings as a marriage of my past and present life. Big beautiful trees of my childhood paired with beautiful clear blue skies and wide open spaces that are prominent here in north Texas. My paintings are almost like portraits of trees. I take photos of trees that inspire me and then try to paint them as realistic as possible and create an imaginary landscape around the tree(s). People have described my paintings as surreal or hyperreal but the application really takes on a pointillist and sometimes very impressionist style. I paint happy, I want the viewer to smile when they observe my paintings.
My “DeGRAPHI” style of painting which I created about 17 years ago to challenge myself offer an even more impressionist interpretation. I coined the term “DeGrpahi” as an acronym for “detail graphics”. These paintings feature details I refer to as; swirls, starburst, basketweave, or crosshatch, etc. Quite a bit more detail than my traditional tree paintings but they have a loyal following today. DeGraphi’s are priced a bit more because they are a bit more challenging and take more time to create.”
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Dallas, 75207 TX
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