ARTS

CRAIGHEAD GREEN GALLERY

Craighead Green Gallery is owned and operated by Kenneth Craighead and Steve Green. It is recognized as one of the finest contemporary art galleries in the Southwest. Craighead Green is committed to a standard of excellence in both artists represented and in client services. The gallery represents over 40 emerging to mid-career artists who are established regionally, nationally and internationally. Their work runs the gamut on all levels: representational to nonobjective, painting to photography, fine metals to clay.

The gallery is proud to assist both artists and collectors in furthering their art-related goals. Many gallery artists have had museum exhibitions and are included in numerous corporate collections. The gallery offers assistance with framing, lighting, delivery and installation. Gallery director Kenneth Craighead offers consultation services as well. Each year Craighead and Green award a scholarship to a graduating student from Booker T. Washington High School. They are also founding board members of SiNaCa Glass School located in Fort Worth as well as contributors to the Dallas Art Dealers Association and the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas. Artist: Anders Moseholm.

Craighead Green Gallery
214-855-0779
craigheadgreen.com

CHRISTOPHER MARTIN GALLERY

Founded 22 years ago in Dallas, Christopher Martin Gallery, located in the Dallas Design District, has created the perfect atmosphere to present reverse glass paintings and limited editions by Christopher H. Martin. Currently on display are a selection of recent works by Christopher H. Martin and sculptures by Michael Enn Sirvet.

A self-taught artist whose career spans nearly 25 years, Christopher Martin has mastered the medium of reverse glass painting. Martin expresses a painterly vision of dynamic organic patterns. Animating his vision on the back of clear sheets of Lucite, he layers patterns of water and pigment in reverse order to form his compositions. The clarity of paint on this medium allows for jewel-like coloration and captivating iridescence.

Michael Enn Sirvet is an abstract structuralist artist working in mediums such as wood, acrylic, stone, aluminum and steel. In his pieces, Sirvet restructures nature to show it to people anew. At first glance, Martin’s and Sirvet’s works display a rational balance and an undeniable harmony. Upon contemplation, the pieces reflect an organic sense of existence and a natural ability to transform the spaces that they inhabit.

Christopher Martin Gallery
214-760-1775
christophermartingallery.com

SAMUEL LYNNE GALLERIES

Reflectionists JD Miller and Philip Romano co-founded Samuel Lynne Galleries in 2008 with the vision of providing both the savvy collector and those newer to the art world with the opportunity to view and acquire the finest examples of 21stcentury art. The gallery represents renowned local and international contemporary artists, primarily focusing on oil painting, photography, mixed-media artwork and blue-chip sculpture.

Samuel Lynne Galleries is dedicated to the aggressive career development of its emerging, mid-career and established artists through acquisitions, solo and group exhibitions, and participation in art fairs, such as Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Palm Beach and Art Aspen. Additionally, Samuel Lynne Galleries has built significant collections for both private individuals and corporate clients.

Samuel Lynne Galleries is the premier gallery destination in the Dallas Design District. As the recipient of the Gallery Excellence Award from Art News Magazine, Samuel Lynne Galleries has been planned and presented with its visitors in mind. Utilizing 11,000 square feet of space, including a 40- seat multimedia theater, the gallery incorporates visitors into the conversation and interaction with the artwork.

Samuel Lynne Galleries
214-965-9027
samuellynne.com

LAURA RATHE FINE ART

With over 25 years of experience in the industry, gallery owner Laura Rathe started her career working as a private art dealer prior to establishing Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) in 1998 in Houston, Texas. LRFA now operates out of two locations in Houston and a third gallery in Dallas on Dragon Street, in the city’s premier Design District. Since its inception, LRFA has established itself as a leading contemporary art venue, each year offering art of the highest quality and an exciting range of exhibitions and programming to its patrons in both cities.

LRFA represents a dynamic roster of established and mid-career contemporary artists who work in a variety of themes and media. Many of its artists have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate and museum collections. LRFA also participates in a variety of prominent art fairs, including CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, the Houston Fine Art Fair, Texas Contemporary and the Dallas Art Fair.

LRFA is engaged in a number of collaborative and educational programs, including its recently established “Create, Curate, Collect” lecture series, which aims to enhance relationships between artists, collectors and galleries in the Dallas area and beyond.

Laura Rathe Fine Art
214-761-2000
laurarathe.com

JEN MAULDIN GALLERY

With an impeccable eye and a finger on the pulse of the local contemporary art scene, Jen Mauldin Gallery puts together a globally inspired collection of the best emerging Texas artists. Located in the Bishop Arts District, Jen Mauldin Gallery showcases a variety of painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media works by today’s rising and accomplished stars.

Currently being shown are works by: Haylee Ryan, Paxton Maroney, Kyle Steed, Shoby Modjarrad, Courtney Miles, Turk, Lori Fox, Corey Humble, Bang Dang, Kelly Clemons, Eric Ogle and Hobbes Vincent.

Jen Mauldin has nearly 20 years of experience as an internationally renowned design director and interior designer, and now adds gallery owner to her award-winning list of accomplishments. Mauldin cultivates a personal relationship with each of her artists and is committed to fostering the North Texas art scene.

Likewise, Mauldin specializes in creating personal connections with experienced collectors as well as first-time art buyers.

This August the gallery welcomes the first exhibition from Dallas architect and artist Bang Dang. As an architect, Dang is known for his minimalist forms. His work provides color and movement to open spaces that embrace his contemporary art.

Jen Mauldin Gallery
214-954-7629
jenmauldingallery.com

GINGER FOX GALLERY

Ginger Fox Gallery is kicking off its fifth year in the Bishop Arts District. The gallery primarily features paintings by Ginger Fox, but also represents a select group of other local fine artists, including Juli Price and Jennifer Lashbrook.

Ginger Fox began professionally showing her artwork over 15 years ago at established, highly regarded galleries across the country before collaborating with partner Lara Humphrey to open and show exclusively at Ginger Fox Gallery.

Upon visiting the gallery you will find several series of paintings mastered by Fox, from magical realism to abstract expressionism. “People are surprised by my abstracts if they are first introduced to my detailed realism. In fact, I have been painting abstract expressionism for over 20 years,” Fox says.

She attributes her range to the fact that she is ambidextrous and paints with both hands— sometimes at the same time. Fox feels as though it might help her in accessing both brain hemispheres, with each side functioning in very different ways. Detail work seems to require one way of thinking—in which stopping and starting is not a problem—while the purely intuitive, loose style of abstract expressionism requires another.

Ginger Fox Gallery
214-914-4126
gingerfoxgallery.com

CARLYN RAY DESIGNS

Artist Carlyn Ray shares creativity through custom glass art and site-specific installations. Located in the Dallas Design District, the Carlyn Ray Designs team consists of experienced glass artists, engineers, fabricators and installers. Together with the community and clients, they work to create unique and functional art utilizing glass, metal and lighting.

At a young age Carlyn discovered her unrelenting passion for glassblowing, public art and the creation of large-scale installations. During her first 10 years of training, she worked under various master glass artists around the world, including Dale Chihuly. She has come full circle to build a multitalented team with a focus on custom art and projects for and with the community.

Carlyn’s signature designs include unique glass weavings, bespoke chandeliers, handblown vessels and lit fused-glass panels. Both indoor and outdoor installations are possible. Contact Carlyn and her team to collaborate on your custom glass artwork.

Carlyn Ray Designs operates at Carlyn’s Dallas Glass Art studio and gallery. Conveniently located at 1820 Irving Blvd. in the Design District, Dallas Glass Art is open to the public and offers hot glass demonstrations, classes and private events.

Carlyn Ray Designs
214-741-1442
carlynraydesigns.com

SOUTHWEST GALLERY

Located near the shops of The Galleria, Southwest Gallery offers Dallas’ largest collections of fine 19th- and 20th-century paintings and sculptures. With 49 years of history serving the art needs of Dallas, this beautiful gallery represents hundreds of respected and established artists with thousands of stunning works of art, from antique to contemporary, in over 16,000 square feet of sensational space. A service-oriented staff offers design expertise that helps clients maximize value and selection of art purchases. Whether you’re art collecting experience is that of a beginner to the most experienced, there is always a desire to learn more about how art is made and the artist behind it. Also housed in the gallery is Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery, which offers an array of sculpture, platters, wall art and many other treasures, large and small. The ever-changing selection of outstanding and innovative work is created by more than 300 contemporary glass artists. You will also find a huge custom framing department where you can choose from the finest handcrafted moulding to thoughtfully designed shadow box frames for those precious keepsakes. Southwest Gallery also welcomes The Artists’ Showplace Gallery in Richardson, helping to continue the diverse offering of products and services.

Southwest Gallery
972-960-8935
swgallery.com

WILLIAM CAMPBELL CONTEMPORARY ART

William Campbell Contemporary Art is one of the most established contemporary galleries in the area. Focusing on paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture and original prints, the gallery represents established and emerging artists from the Metroplex and from across the country, as well as Canada and Germany.

Summer brings several exciting exhibitions! Through June 17, Extraordinary/Ordinary, an exhibition of photographs by Luther Smith, will be on view. The large scale of the prints, in conjunction with Smith’s ultra-amplified light and color and overt depth of field, create a microenvironment around each piece that allows viewers to more fully enter the visual spaces and interact with the subject matter. Nature looms large in Extraordinary/Ordinary, both a nod to the splendor of unspoiled land and a symbol of freedom within a controlled, structured environment.

Works from the estate of Tom Lang will be exhibited through July and August. This exhibition and sale includes New Mexico transcendentalist Florence Pierce, well-known area artist Otis Jones, drawings by Jun Kaneko and Bernd Haussmann, and minimalist paintings by John Beech and Tom Benson.

William Campbell Contemporary Art
817-737-9566
williamcampbellcontemporaryart.com

MILAN GALLERY

Milan Gallery has over 600 original artworks on display and in inventory, and offers a wide selection of styles for any collector’s discriminating taste. The gallery represents artists from across the country, as well as international artists from the Czech Republic and Vietnam, so that every customer can find the perfect work of art for their home.

The gallery is located in Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth. There is abundant parking, which the gallery can validate, or it offers VIP valet that is conveniently located on each block. Milan Gallery is the monthly host to both large and small charity events, from hospital events to gala VIP events and fund-raisers.

Milan Gallery offers the use of its space to interior designers for client presentations and to host designer parties. With its granite floors, crystal chandeliers and grand piano, the gallery provides an ambience similar to a national museum or luxury resort. Among its many services, Milan Gallery will loan artwork to its design clients, provide delivery and even install the work in most instances.

Milan Gallery is open seven days a week and presents free live music on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Milan Gallery
817-338-4278
milangallery.com

BISHOP ARTS MODERN GALLERY

Cameron Smith’s Bishop Arts Modern (BAM) Gallery is emerging as a go-to resource for designers and collectors with a discerning eye for originality and value. As the flagship in the burgeoning Bishop Arts Co-Op, BAM is living up to its acronym.

“Our first show on April 8 was a smashing success, with more than a dozen pieces sold and glowing reviews from the hundreds that attended. I’m deeply humbled by this resounding affirmation and can’t wait for my following three exhibitions this year,” says Smith. The Bishop Arts Co-Op is home to seven studios, including Oak Cliff’s venerable Decorazon Gallery, and artists Willie Baronet and Loran Thrasher.

“There’s a bold yet understated vibe here at BAM that’s unique. It’s authentic, casual and deeply visceral. It has been incredibly gratifying to satisfy buyers looking for contemporary design with a keen sense of style. We’ve also been collaborating with builders and realtors that are using our artwork to stage some breathtaking homes. Modern art is a key ingredient in dramatically elevating the impact and value of modern architecture. We’re here to help make that happen,” says Smith.

Mark your calendar as BAM’s ARTX4 continues with Organica June 10, Luminesce August 26 and Kind of Blue November 4.

Bishop Arts Modern
214-773-3487
bamodern.com

CINQ GALLERY

After living all over the world, New Zealand-based artist Scott Dawson settled in Dallas and created CINQ Gallery. The gallery supports sophisticated talent with a focus on providing emerging and mid-career artists a platform to showcase and develop their individual talents. CINQ’s style and sensibility offers a unique blend of artistic disciplines and design, creating an enjoyable experience for both the artist and viewer.

CINQ’s philosophy is to celebrate the diverse nature of producing and experiencing art. The gallery features the work of a multitude of artists, from both local and international backgrounds. Artists John Peralta and Adriana Cobo-Frenkel explore sculpture through natural and man-made materials, while artistic layers, both physical and metaphorical, fascinate mixed-media artists Shayema Rahim, Robert Oltarzewski and Jennifer Wagner. Abstract photographer Rodolfo Choperena creates dazzling prints on metal, and artists Steven Tye Culbert, Katie O’Sullivan and Oscar Mejia live in a world of vivid paintings. With degrees in photography and design, Dawson brings his own painting, drawing and printmaking talent into the gallery.

CINQ Gallery
214-716-7646
cinqgallery.com

CHERYL NEWBY GALLERY

There aren’t many galleries where you can browse both antique and contemporary art in a single visit. At the Cheryl Newby Gallery in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, however, you can. Owner Cheryl Newby maintains an extensive selection of works by contemporary painters and sculptors alongside a selective inventory of original antique maps and prints.

The gallery represents 14 painters from across the country, including Olga Antonova, the late Ray Ellis, Paula Holtzclaw, Donald Holden, Lisa Gleim, Martha dePoo, Daniel Ambrose, Laura Edwards, the late Quita Brodhead, James Calk, William McCullough and Mike Williams.

Also represented are four nationally known sculptors, Sandy Scott, Gwen Marcus, Catherine K. Ferrell and Amy Kann; fine ceramic artist Glenda Taylor; and portrait painter James Crowley.

The gallery is celebrating its 34th anniversary in 2017. We strive to offer our patrons a variety of styles and media, and we limit our artists and offerings to those who have achieved a high level of accomplishment, which is reflected in their distinctive styles.

Cheryl Newby Gallery
843-979-0149
cherylnewbygallery.com

GUGGENHOME

Guggenhome is a showroom that features contemporary art and furniture design, located at 1426 N. Riverfront Blvd. Each piece in the collection represents a different perspective and technique that explores contemporary abstract art.

Tamara White’s work is a study in texture and the interaction of color and shadow. Her piece Forge This represents a yearlong exploration into her process with the canvas, during which she adds and carves away layers of paint until the final results emerge.

The organic process of watching a painting come together drives artist Julie Dailey. Using acrylic and acrylic media, she allows each piece to dictate its composition.

Breaking the flat plane of a painting is Glenn Comtois’ mission. The interaction of finishes, materials and texture creates movement across each work.

Rick Griggs’ artistic journey began in his father’s woodcentric workshop. The concept of converting something from its rough and economic state to an asymmetrical piece of art is inherent in Griggs’ 1967 series.

Andrzej Majorowski’s work has the ability to create a world outside the border of the painting, exploring the meaning of abstract existence and emotions.

Guggenhome
972-807-9255
guggenhome.com

BEE STREET STUDIO

Bee Street Studio is a warehouse-style gallery offering full-service art consultation. It is owned and operated by motherdaughter team Ann Catherine Easterling and Delaney Campbell. Both from Dallas, they are a valuable resource in connecting interior designers and individual clients with a tailored selection of high-quality and original art offerings that are perfect for both commercial and residential spaces. Different from other galleries, Bee Street Studio uses every inch of wall space to showcase the works of their fine artists. Easterling and Campbell strive to offer a comfortable and approachable venue for artists as well as for clients where they can browse and admire the art. With a portfolio that includes over 60 artists, both established and emerging, from all over the country, the variety of styles, mediums and price points allow clients to find the perfect art for their space.

Bee Street is located at 6445 Cedar Springs Road, Suite #103 and is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you can’t swing by during those hours, they are happy to set up an appointment at the studio or meet with you for an on-site visit to discuss your art needs. Keep up with the Bee Street girls and their artists by following @beestreetstudio on Instagram.

Bee Street Studio
214-668-2200
beestreetstudio.com

MARY TOMÁS GALLERY

Mary Tomás Gallery is a contemporary fine arts gallery offering collectors, designers and patrons exciting and visionary art. Located in the vibrant Dallas Design District, the gallery space provides opportunities to inform, instruct and inspire art collectors. Since 2009, owners Mary and Alberto Tomás purposefully select artists for their gallery roster who encompass unique artistic styles and exhibit diverse backgrounds. Rotating exhibits feature regional, national and international artists whose works may be found in private, corporate and museum collections. Exhibits showcase painting, printmaking and sculpture. The gallery is engaged in the growth of Dallas’ reputation as a flourishing arts destination. Shown are works of art by Juan Alberto Negroni, Homage to the Lost Fauna, mixed media collage on paper; Fred Villanueva, Actionist, oil on canvas on wood; and Leslie Lanzotti, Slippin’ a Mickey, oil on canvas.

As members of the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) and the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD), the gallery taps into the ever-changing pulse of the burgeoning art world.

Please visit our gallery in Dallas or view our website to learn more about our gallery and the artists we represent.

Mary Tomás Gallery
214-727-5101
marytomasgallery.com

PHIL CRAWSHAY GALLERY

Phil Crawshay specializes in exquisitely detailed, large format fine art photography, often referred to as “HD for photography.”

The work represents the decades of Crawshay’s dedicated involvement and experience within the photography and digital media field. Every piece is handcrafted and produced at the gallery by Crawshay.

By utilizing many different processes, he is able to produce images of stunning clarity at very large sizes.

“Image sharpness across the whole image is extremely important to me,” he says. “Rather than just produce an arty composition, I try to capture the entire scene so it can be transported back to one’s own living environment in the most realistic and detailed way possible.”

The attention to detail does not stop at the photography. At the gallery you will see each piece beautifully presented using a process known as face mounting. This involves adhering the fine art print to the rear of acrylic, which produces an incredibly smooth surface that attracts the light in such a way that it appears to be almost backlit. The added advantage is that the piece is completely sealed and will never degrade. It is an extremely difficult process to achieve.

Phil Crawshay Gallery
512-981-9405
crawshaygallery.com

HOLDER DANE GALLERY AND STUDIOS

Portrait artist Deborah Allison combines bold strokes of color to frame sensitive faces. Strength is a brilliant example of painterly movement surrounding the strength of the figure. Red Hat illustrates the versatility that Allison brings to both her paintings and to her classes in portraiture.

Painter Pamela Blaies has taken a delightful new path this year, placing brushstrokes of reflective light into her portraits. Instead of light gleaming off silver and glass, as in her still life settings, Pensive shows quick flashes of light-filled color. Precious is a young study in her soft-edged style.

Two Women is a bold departure from the bronze sculpture that Michael Pavlovsky is known for. He is also a painter who enjoys a palette that reflects a tropical pattern, with combinations of stylized components set against a backdrop of mountains and ocean villas. What were once portraits in metal and clay have now have taken on a colorful, vibrant new life on canvas.

So many of our gallery artists who are typically known for landscapes, still life or sculpture have recently taken a turn toward portraiture. This new work adds a vibrant new “look” to the gallery.

Holder Dane Gallery & Art Studios
817-488-6822
holderdane.com

GIDDENS GALLERY OF FINE ART

Cherie Giddens, owner of Giddens Gallery of Fine Art, is a signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society and a former art educator. Her gallery represents more than 20 prominent regional artists, offering paintings, sculpture and furnishings.

Gallery artists range from emerging to internationally known and acclaimed. While the majority of the works are twodimensional pieces, the gallery also features three-dimensional work in glass, metal, minerals, clay, found objects, stoneware and wood. Also shown is a small collection of chandeliers and furniture.

Catering to interior designers, Giddens affords them the opportunity to take art pieces to their clients before finalizing the purchase.

“Giddens Gallery is dedicated to featuring only original, one-of-a-kind works of art. Art being that indefinable but very real commodity that quickens the senses, it captures us in a moment and connects us to what we consider beautiful, important and desirable,” she says. “We are about showing the work of selected artists and providing an upscale venue for the recognition and promotion of the artists’ God-given talents. Our desire is to represent a wide range of fine art media and styles by professional artists.”

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art
817-488-8600
giddensgallery.com

BEAUDRY GALLERY & FRAMING

For over 25 years Beaudry Gallery has showcased some of the most varied works of art in the metroplex. From veteran artists to up-and-coming local talent, the focus of the gallery has always been on differentiating itself from archetypes and stereotypes. Everything from contemporary, pop and graffiti art to sculpture and architectural works, as well as original movie posters and lobby cards, the only prerequisites are quality and originality. Beaudry Gallery is also committed to finding and showing the best local burgeoning artists. Dallas has a wealth of talent and untapped potential.

Beaudry Gallery features a large space with a clear view of the Design District. A second space is dedicated to interior design and is intended to help designers source works for their clients. Beaudry Gallery feels that galleries and designers can find more efficient and effective ways to work together, such as showcasing events and exhibits specifically for designers.

Beaudry Gallery also provides the best framing and installation services in the metroplex and has been providing these services for decades. Through its work with other galleries, corporate clients and individuals, Beaudry Gallery truly sets itself apart as the total package and the complete “Place for Art.”

Beaudry Gallery & Framing
214-880-0424
beaudry.gallery

CALINA MISHAY

Calina Mishay, who goes by Cal, is a fun-loving, free-spirited, small town Texas-born artist who paints from the heart. She uses the experiences, emotions and relationships from her past and present to generate one-of-akind paintings and large street murals.

She started with personal canvas commissions of all sizes, but is now focusing her efforts on working with cities across Texas and beyond to help them revitalize aging downtown infrastructures with large-scale mural projects. Although her art is ultimately what stays behind, Cal strives to provide a memorable experience for the members of the community, regardless of age or background.

The artist’s ultimate goal is to influence others to move art out of galleries and back to the streets with the people who inspire each and every piece. Her designs are unique and personal and provide an interactive link to the communities she serves. Whether it is a small personal piece for your space or a multistory mural, Cal promises to use her passion to tell your story.

To view the artist’s work, follow her on Facebook (Calina Mishay) or Instagram (cal_calina mishayart). For more information, please contact her manager, Kevin Johnson, at streetartby cal@gmail.com.

Calina Mishay
210-602-8716
fineartamerica.com/profiles/calina-johnson

GAPPA FINE ART GLASS

Gappa Fine Art Glass brings the ancient art of glassblowing to life with a modern twist. Combining architecture training and innovative artistry, founder David Gappa is a master at transforming glass into fine art sculptures, chandeliers, decanters, wall sconces and displays. His pieces of fine art glass can be found and purchased at Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery in Grapevine and American Fine Art Gallery in Dallas. Gappa Fine Art Glass specializes in working with homeowners, business owners and interior designers to create one-of-a-kind commission pieces for private residences and commercial properties. Employing a turnkey process— concept, design, installation— each commission is original and customized for the client and the space.

“I have found that the passion of my life is working with the shifting energies of molten glass into its final stages of artistic completion. Glassblowing, for me, is a magical act of translating the ethereal into solid form. And the creation of each piece is a journey, as I strive to trust in the path the glass chooses for me,” says Gappa.

Gappa Fine Art Glass
817-251-1668
gappaglass.com

LMB ART GLASS

Less than a year old, LMB Art Glass strives to bring vibrant and unique handblown art glass to the Dallas Design District. The collection includes work from more than 50 artists located all over the United States and Canada. Many of the featured artists have been blowing glass for more than 30 years and have refined their own styles and techniques. Some create very large sculptural pieces and frequently design unique installations, while others focus on intricate designs with very precise details.

Although new to the Dallas market, the gallery was previously located in Kansas and has longstanding relationships with all of the featured artists, many of whom have work included in private and corporate collections as well as glass and contemporary museums across the country. LMB Art Glass is a young gallery, but is the exclusive Texas dealer of many well established artists.

The selection at LMB Art Glass focuses on quality and diversity, with pieces ranging from jewelry and small gift items to free-form focal pieces. The color, texture and dimension of each piece is unique and best explored in person. At LMB Art Glass, the love for glass art was passed down from mother to daughter, and we enjoy sharing that love with others.

LMB Art Glass
214-377-8001
lmbartglass.com

DOUG KING

“Painting and creating has been a significant part of my life since I was in elementary school,” says Douglas King, editor of Dallas Style & Design, who works with acrylic on canvas.

In his latest work, King’s brush blends a spectrum of color into a loose rainbow of gradients, mixing the paint directly on the canvas. As part of his artistic exploration, King will often combine series themes, such as when he overlays controlled black lines on a blended background— forming the impression of stained glass—or his latest kanji-inspired squiggle series. In another series, he takes the squiggle concept further by employing multiple layers of random marks in various colors. He also creates graphic impressions inspired by the ocean, and in yet another series King paints abstract sunsets. The artist’s paintings vary in size, from 36 by 36 inches to 8-by-10-inch studies, such as his new series, String Theory.

“I like to experiment and explore many different styles,” King notes. “I never want to be limited in what I create. I paint the scene I see in my mind’s eye and it is different from day to day.”

Douglas King
214-773-8514