Posts tagged original art
Save Our Ships! Adventure on the High Seas, Debra Huse

I must have been a merchant mariner in the 1800's. My Dad was in the Navy and I have always loved nautical symbols, patches and logos. It may explain why I have a passion for painting old wooden boats from sailing ships & fishing boats to cruisers and skiffs. There are so many interesting designs and shapes since they were all hand-made by craftsmen with a vision for a better design. They all have so much character and history of adventure upon the sea.

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Celebrating Why Artists Create, Jane Bell Meyer

When I was about to open the doors of my third gallery, Ilume Gallery of Fine Art in downtown Salt Lake City, I was thinking of a way to take an extra moment to share thoughts from our artists about why they create and how their authentic self is exposed with each original works that they create.  Instead of trying to interpret those words, I decided to ask an artist each year to share their thoughts directly, in the form of a bronze medallion and a brief writing.  We call this message “Wise Hearted.”

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Why Should I Like Van Gogh? Kim Lordier

A couple of days before I embarked on a painting adventure to Southern Utah, I was in my local coffee house talking with a gentleman named George about his recent cross country road trip. He mentioned exploring and photographing the Capital Reef area, but shared his frustration with the photos he took of the vermillion walls and saturated sunsets. His words to me in describing the beauty he saw and felt were full of intensity and wonder, the description of his experience, full of emotion.  He said his photos fell flat of his expectations.

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