Gary Johnson is a Fayetteville based watercolor artist originally from Michigan. Gary has lived and worked in many different areas of the US and became interested in art as he grew closer to retirement after dedicating his life to business & engineering. He has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the country and currently oversees the Artists of Northwest Arkansas. His latest exhibition “Dynamics of Dominance and Value” invites his viewers to revisit and analyze, the basics of composition, shape and form through his eyes. “The ‘Dynamics of Dominance and Value’ in the abstract art I create are but two of the design elements and principles that have become the central theme in the work I produce, exhibit and teach. Shape Dominance is usually present as well where either curvilinear or geometric shapes become the key shapes within the piece. These are the two key forms of dominance that I try to produce when working on a watercolor abstract.”
Amy Eichler is an oil and acrylic artist, born and raised in Fayetteville, and a graduate of the University of Arkansas, holding degrees in Computer Science and Art with an emphasis in oil painting and drawing. Her primary focus is on figures and animals in both oil and acrylics. Amy’s work and personal experience parallel her experience studying the human figure and composition due to her past professional career as a dancer and choreographer. “Painting, much like dancing, is a physical self-expression to capture the mood, emotion, or personality of the setting or model. Both disciplines emphasize texture in movement, allowing bold and graceful movements to work together to create a visually pleasing dance or painting. It’s my love of dance that has influenced my paintings to emphasize expressive color, movement, rhythm, technique, character and the living form. Over time, my paintings have grown to be more about the subject and less about the setting, abandoning most backgrounds to make room for more contrast and negative space. My relationship with painting is about reacting to what I see in front of me, expressing that feeling it in a way that only I can, and painting it with the emotions and energy that come out in the process.” #arkansas #artist #acrylic
November 2018 featured artist Brandon Bullette is a Joplin native and an active Fayetteville based muralist & public artist whose works can be found in locales throughout Northwest Arkansas. He received his BFA in Art & Design in 2009 at Missouri State University with an emphasis in studio drawing. Brandon’s illustrative works are easily recognized through its expressive raw elements of storytelling with highly expressive figures narrating the artist’s disillusionment. Brandon lives with his wife, baby and two pitbulls in Fayetteville, Arkansas. “I have always read a lot. My head is filled with echoes and shadows of hundreds of images born from a writer’s entertaining description. Caught somewhere between pen and ink illustrator and expressionist painting, I explore a variety of techniques. Most of my work is a result of experimentation of drawing and painting techniques influenced by disillusionment and wanderlust”
Arte Contemporeano en la Diaspora
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