Archive for October, 2010

100 Alumni

October 20, 2010

This weekend is the opening reception for the “100 Alumni” show at the University of Southern Mississippi. As a art graduate of USM I am proud to have my painting “Pop”, the portrait of my dad, included in the show. My dad is also proud to have his painting in the show.

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“The Herd” opened Thursday night

October 10, 2010

Many thanks to those who attended the opening reception for “The Herd” on Thursday night. We had a great time and the art was well received. So many friends were there that it was hard to spend much time with any. Special thanks to my long-time friend John Solomon and his wife driving over from Vicksburg.

On the gallery walls was more than a year’s work. It was great to hear the comments and compliments on the pieces. I am humbled by those who invested in works. You never know what the reaction will be but it is so surprising and pleasing to hear someone say, “that’s my pet cow from when I was a child.”

There were several children there with their parents. This is great and I encourage more parents to expose their children to art.

The show will hand until mid November. Please stop by if you are in the Meridian area. K Fulton Art & Frame is located at 2000 Front Street right across from the Union Station (train depot) parking lot.

“The Herd” opens Thursday night

October 3, 2010

When I started the many hours of painting and work associated with having a one-man exhibition focusing on the subject of cows I confess there was one aspect of this I really did not consider nor did I see coming — the countless puns. I think I have heard them all and still find it humorous.

Now the paintings are all in the gallery. Invitations have been sent. The local newspaper has run a story about the show. After almost a year of preparation, the show opens with a reception Thursday night.

The cows have been awesome subjects. They are all so different. I confess I never noticed that before. With these paintings I hope I have captured their individual uniqueness.

“Mason,TX” is on his way

October 3, 2010

This weekend I at long last mailed the final of the three portraits painted as a personal challenge. “Mason,TX” the portrait of a crying, one-hour old boy was hard to see leave. All three of the portraits are special to me and I hope each of the paintings is special to the people involved – the subjects and my three friends who submitted the photographs.

While I have learned from this experience it has been fun. Through this I have reconnected with old friends and met new ones. Trina and I had the pleasure of hand-delivering one and had a great weekend full of adventure and laughter.

I thank Mike, Nancy and Ken for agreeing to be involved in this project.