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With Greg Thompson at the "Best of the South" opening at Greg Thompson Fine Art, North Little Rock, AR, 2017

















Still Life Lecture (with Donna Dunnahoe) sponsored by the Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance's "Arts & The Park", Garland County Library, 2017
(Photo courtesy of Donna Munn)














With Diana at the Southwest Artists sponsored Art of the Heartland Annual Painting Competition, Mena Art Gallery, Mena, AR, 2016
Awarded The Van Wolf Arkansas Artist Award for "The King's Solicitors."
















The Art of the Heartland Annual Painting Competition Team, Mena Art Gallery, Mena, AR, 2016
Awarded The Van Wolf Arkansas Artist Award for "The King's Solicitors."
From left: Julie Vande Zande (SWA Executive Director), Joe Van Wolf & Ladonna (seated front) Van Wolf (sponsors), Daniel, Barbara Tobias (in back), Barbara Lewis, Henry Moreno, Sandra Thomas, Pamela Bennett {Gallery Manager)













With Chad Alligood (center) curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and Guy Bell co-owner of Drawl Gallery at the reception of The Gun Show sponsored by Drawl Gallery & Oxford American Magazine, Little Rock, AR, 2016
Featuring, "New Sheriff in Town."














Diana & I enjoying our "Smoking Guns" at the reception of The Gun Show at Cache Restaurant, Little Rock, AR, 2016
















With Hot Springs artist/friend Linda Palmer at the reception of The Gun Show at Cache Restaurant, Little Rock, AR, 2016
Linda is highly featured in the PBS Documentary "Champion Trees."


















with internationally collected fine artist & sculptor Longhua Xu in his Hot Springs studio, 2016





















With Diana & Jonathan at the Oil Painters of America's National Exhibition, hosted by Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX, 2016
Featuring "Keeper of the Red Jinn."















With Diana at the Annual National Juried Art Competition, sponsored by the South Arkansas Arts Center, El Dorado, AR, 2016
Featuring "He followed the Money."












With artist/illustrator/restorer Fred Von Tobel (left) and sculptor Wayne Summerhill (center) visiting my Arrowhead "Dungeon" Studio, 2016
Fred has had a prominent illustration career, as well as working for the Muppets. Wayne has guitar sculptures spread across many Hard Rock Casinos.














With Suzanne Davidson (City Director & Arts in the Park Volunteer), for the OPEN STUDIO TOUR as part of Arts in the Park sponsored by the Hot Springs Cultural Alliance. Diana & I enjoyed the visitors, and connecting with new friends. My Arrowhead "Dungeon" Studio, 2016













With (from left) Don Lee (Art Dept. Head), Dr. Paul B. Beran (Chancellor) and wife Janice, Amber Wright (Administrative Specialist), and Stacey Jones (Associate Vice Chancellor of Campus and Community Events) for the reception of Inside & Out: Still Lifes & Landscapes at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, Fort Smith, AR, 2015















With Diana for the reception of Inside & Out: Still Lifes & Landscapes at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, Fort Smith, AR, 2015














"Midnight at the Oasis" at the Oil Painters of America's Salon Exhibition, hosted by the Beverly McNeil Gallery, Birmingham, AL, 2015
(Photo courtesy of Charles Young Walls)













With Linda Lucas Hardy beside one of her powerful color pencil paintings at the private reception for the first Southwest Artists sponsored Art of the Heartland Annual Painting Competition at the Mena Art Gallery, Mena, AR, 2015










With Diana, and her mom & dad (and fellow exhibitors) Bill & Gloria Garrison at the private reception for the first Southwest Artists sponsored Art of the Heartland Annual Painting Competition at the Mena Art Gallery, Mena, AR, 2015
My entry "New Sheriff in Town" received an Award of Excellence.
link to the exhibition at American Art Collector Online









With Shreveport/Bossier City, LA artist/teacher Joshua Chambers visiting our Hot Springs, AR Arrowhead Dungeon Studio, 2015.













"The Dungeon" Studio of Arrowhead, Hot Springs, AR, 2016















With Diana for the International Guild of Realism's Museum Masterworks Tour at the R.W. Norton Museum, Shreveport, LA, 2015















With Mother for the International Guild of Realism's Museum Masterworks Tour at the R.W. Norton Museum, Shreveport, LA, 2015












"A Most Perfect Potion" (top left) at the International Guild of Realism's 10th Annual Exhibition, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA, 2015
(photo courtesy of Karen Yee)
and Exhibition Video












At American Still Lifes museum exhibition produced by David J. Wagner LLC, at the R.W. Norton Museum, Shreveport, LA, 2014
















With Mother at American Still Lifes museum exhibition produced by David J. Wagner LLC, at the R.W. Norton Museum, Shreveport, LA, 2014
















With museum producer David J. Wagner (left) and fellow participating artist Charles Kapsner (right) of American Still Lifes: a casual dinner at the close of the R.W. Norton Museum leg of the tour, Shreveport, LA, 2014













My friend and fellow International Guild of Realism member, K. Henderson at the International Guild of Realism's 8th Annual Exhibition, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ, 2013
(photo courtesy of Camille Engel)














The International Guild of Realism: 8th Annual ExhibitionTempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ 2013 - featuring "The King is Dead"
and Exhibition Videos:











The Oil Painters of America: Salon 2013 Exhibition, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI, - featuring "Off with Their Heads!"
Link to the exhibition listing OPA 2013 Salon














"The Dungeon" Studio of Lookout Point, Hot Springs, AR, 2013 
In Studio shot used for the feature article "The Kingdom of the Origami Dragon Guy" published in The Artist's Magazine, November, 2014


















With Bess Sanders (owner [retired], right) Laura Scott (owner, center) and Janis Freeland (manager, left) at my opening Artwalk with Gallery Central, Hot Springs, AR, 2014


















With Diana at the Oil Painters of America's National Exhibition, hosted by InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX, 2013
Link to the OPA catalogue OPA National Exhibition, 2013
















With Joshua Rose, and Alex Backalukas McKee of American Art Collector at the Oil Painters of America's National Exhibition, hosted by InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX, 2013












A photo from "Coming Home: an Early Retrospective" at the Snyder Art Museum, Bastrop, LA 2013
Links to promotion for "Coming Home: an Early Retrospective" in the Bastrop Daily Enterprise.













With Taffie Cragon Garsee at her Shreveport Regional Arts Council sponsored solo exhibition Dystopian Garden Shreveport, LA, 2014


















With Bill, Gloria, & Diana Garrison at the Arkansas Arts Center's 56th Delta Exhibition featuring "The Wizard's Wand", Little Rock, AR, 2014













With (left to Right) Diana Garrison, Carl & Janet Ahrens, Rachael Lajaunie Dauzat (Executive Director) and Aubrey Bolens (Artistic Director) at the opening of Daylight & Dungeon at the River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA, 2014

 Diana Garrison"s Flights of Fancy, and Carl & Janet Ahrens' Mirror Mirror on the Wall were exhibiting in adjacent spaces.

Link to review Exhibition Review by David J. Holcombe, M.D.










Workshop attendees learning my "high-key solid ground" Landscape approach at the River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA, 2014
(from left) Mary Fasson, Dena A. Norton, Adrienne Stevens, Tish Fresh, & Veretta Garrison-Moller. (not shown, Denise Lott)















"Gwen & Howard Long Memorial Award" at the Artists of Northwest Arkansas' 20th Annual Regional Art Exhibition, Art Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, AR, 2014


















With Bill & Gloria Garrison at the Heart of America's Illinois River Salon 2013 Bentonville, AR, 2013
Bill has just received "Best of Show."













With (from left) Peter Jones, Talbot Hopkins, Albino Hinojosa, & Jerry Berg at 21st Century: Five Degrees of Realism, hosted by the Bossier Arts Council at BAC's Fine Arts Center, Bossier City, LA, 2013












With my friend Albino (Bino) Hinojosa at the opening of 21st Century: Five Degrees of Realism, hosted by the Bossier Arts Council at BAC's Fine Arts Center, Bossier City, LA, 2013
Bino is the person who brought the International Guild of Realism to my attention, and I am happy to have gotten to know him over the years. 














With my friend, and former teacher, Peter Jones at the opening of 21st Century: Five Degrees of Realism, hosted by the Bossier Arts Council at BAC's Fine Arts Center, Bossier City, LA, 2013
Like myself, Peter focuses on still life painting, and has recently retired from Louisiana Tech University where I studied under him from approximately 1984-88. Amongst many other things, Peter introduced me to the work of Chardin. 


















With Camille (fellow International Guild of Realism member) & Todd Engel, after dinner in Arkadelphia, AR, 2014



















Diana & I with our Hot Springs friend, artist/author/dancer Carole Katchen: in her studio for her 70th Birthday Party, Hot Springs, AR, 2014
Carole, amongst many other accomplishments, has authored 18 books: 14 on art instruction.
















With Juror Katherine Strause of Henderson State University (left), and The Fine Art Center of Hot Springs' executive director Donna Dunnahoe (right) at the awards ceremony for The Diamond National: 10th Exhibition, The Fine Art Center of Hot Springs, Hot Springs, AR, 2013















With Bossier Arts Council's executive director Leigh Anne Chambers (left) & artist Marlen Waters at the opening of our 2 Person Exhibition, BAC's East Bank Gallery, Bossier City, LA, 2013













With fellow members Barbara Courtney Jaenicke (left) & Susan Blackwood (right) at the Oil Painters of America's National Exhibition, hosted by InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX, 2013















With my friend and fellow Oil Painters of America & International Guild of Realism member, Lee Alban OPA at American Art Collector's "Party Under the Stars" for OPA's National, 2013













With Melissa Smith (Board President) & Candy Nugent (Executive Director) at the opening of "Coming Home: an Early Retrospective" at the Snyder Art Museum, Bastrop, LA, 2013







 
 
 

  
 
 
With Diana, Carolyn Taylor, & Wayne, at Taylor's Contemporanea, Inc., Salon of Fine Art. Hot Springs, AR, 2012
Solo Show: Still Life Exhibition
 

 


 

 






With Carolyn Taylor of Taylor's Contemporanea, Inc., Salon of Fine Art. Hot Springs, AR, 2012
Solo Show: Still Life Exhibition
Carolyn introduced my work to Hot Springs at this show in 2012 (she has since retired)







  






With Sharon Roos, at Artifacts Gallery, Eureka Springs, AR, 2013

















"IAC Award of Excellence" at the 28th Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibit, Irving Art Association, Irving, TX, 2013
















With Diana, showing the arrangement exhibited in accompaniment to my painting at the 28th Texas & Neighbors Regional Art ExhibitIrving Art Association, Irving, TX, 2013













Artbreak 2013, with illustrator Nick Fechter, & renowned face painter Neecee Blackwell - the weeklong "glass refrigerator magnets" team preparing for the daily onslaught of 3rd graders, Shreveport, LA, 2013














Artbreak 2013, with - Martha Bills - the weekend "glass refrigerator magnets" team preparing for the 2-day-all-day onslaught of 3rd graders, Shreveport, LA, 2013
















Artbreak 2013 - this photo offers an idea of the scope of this event, Shreveport, LA, 2013















Pablo Taboada, Gladys Poorte, Lisa Rogers-Harvey, & Daniel Mark Cassity at the Davis Gallery, Austin, TX, 2012
3 Person Exhibition: "Possible Objects"













With Lisa Rogers-Harvey of the Davis Gallery, Austin, TX, 2012
3 Person Exhibition: "Possible Objects"








 






With Diana, and Kristi Kohl of the Magale Gallery, Centenary College, Shreveport, LA, 2012
2 Person Show: "Yours, Mine & Ours" with Diana Garrison














Winding down a demonstration/talk sponsored by Creative Arts Connection of Shreveport/Bossier Louisiana, 2014

















Preparing to speak and demonstrate for the Marshall Texas Art League, Marshall Fine Arts Center, Marshall, TX, 2013














The Wash Tub, & The Chopping Block at the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild: National Juried Show, Blue Ridge, GA, 2011
















The "Temporary Art Installation" team of the Shreveport Regional Arts Council for "Shreveport Common" promotion, 2011
(from left, rear) Robert Trudeau, Jerry Davenport, Jerome Nicholas, Jason Pliler, Me, Josh Porter, J. Ryan
(from left, front) Mischa Ferrell, Katie Martin, Marjorie Ocho Koons, Rebecca Thomas













My Temporary Art Installation - mural "Opening Night" - in front of the legendary Municipal Auditorium, sponsored by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council for "Shreveport Common" promotion, 2011
These projects were conceived, produced, and installed in about a week.












With new friend, renowned aviation artist Roy Grinnell, the official "Artist of the Aces" at an Eighth Air Force Museum (now Barksdale Global Power Museum) Association fundraiser in Shreveport, LA, 2012
Roy has a French released book of his work (including non aviation art) coming out in 2012














With my friend, piano player extraordinaire Chuck Dodson at a performance in Marshall, TX, 2013
Aside from his musicianship, Chuck cultivates many pies in which to stick his dexterous fingers, including writing and documentary filmmaking.


















With my friend, and Shreveport based comedian Lee Marvin Adams at our reception of "Yours, Mine & Ours" with Diana Garrison, Centenary College, Shreveport, LA, 2012




















With my friend, Maestro Leonard Kacenjar, Marshall Texas Symphony, 2012



















Promotional Shot taken in North Carolina, (unsure of date: mid-late 1990s)





















on location at Bluebeard's Castle, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, 1993






 
 









my one of a kind Plein Air Field Buggy in action, 2013



















my one of a kind Plein Air Field Buggy in action, 2013











 









Just for fun: a photo from participating with the Blanc et Noir Marching Society in the Krewe of Highland Mardi Gras Parade, Shreveport, LA, 2012












 
 




 
A few Dinosaurs
Third Grade 
  






 
 
 
 
 




 
The Landing of the Pilgrims: Mrs Babbs: my first Mural
Third Grade
 
 
 
 












 
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