Thursday, December 31, 2009

happy new year!

as these 2 paintings indicate, we approach the new year w/ optimism & tenacity. thank you for your patronage & support. we look forward to seeing you in 2010. " first flight " by martin pate & " rhinoceros " by janine lecour. please click the images for a closer look.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

" shut up & shoot "

in 1988, gary gruby photographed minnesota fats in nashville, TN. when asked if he would wear a tuxedo for the portrait, mr. fats replied " no, putting a tuxedo on me is like putting whip cream on a hot dog ". look @ the concentration on this guy's face. this picture is my christmas present from gary. thanks!

Friday, December 4, 2009

works on paper

new works, including airbrush by david bollt & watercolor by christina blum. followed by assorted pieces by local artists. click the images for a closer look.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

when you were young

lyrics by the killers. mixed media on rag mat by greg blair. 32" x 40" ( click for a closer look )

Thursday, November 19, 2009

unlocking the past

painted in 2003 by martin pate, this piece was commissioned by the national park service. seen by the artist as " offerings " by ancient civilizations. ( indian, african, chinese & american colonists ) this archeological scene from the united states depicts a " discovery " by 1 of many women scientist in the field. dig it.

Friday, November 13, 2009

iron man & the avengers

each piece is mixed media & resin on board, 24" x 24" framed w/ a black floater profile. a nod to stan lee & his talented group of artists. click the images for a close up & note the A behind the avengers.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

a " chair-ity " event

a few of my favorites from last night's showing here @ dogwood gallery. these hand painted chairs have been donated by local artists & will be up for auction @ the hollingsworth house in fayetteville on november 30th from 5-7:30 p.m. the proceeds will benefit the children's village @ christian city. my thanks to janet dunn & all who attended. for more information visit

Friday, October 16, 2009

theme of destruction & renewal

painted by scott silcox, this work is a reflection of the attacks on the world trade center september 11th. a powerful piece depicted w/ oil & brown stain on canvas. scott has hidden images throughout this surreal painting. click for a closer look.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

a walk on the wild side with gary gruby

you are invited to an exhibit of photographs from a guy who likes to walk on the wild side, whenever possible. this is a collection of personal favorites from gary's 30 year career in photography. join us @ dogwood gallery for the opening reception - saturday, october 17th, from 6:30-9:30. show runs through november 10th. " atlanta celebrates photography "

Saturday, September 26, 2009

tivoli by david boyd, jr.

this is 1 of my favorite works by david. the historic tivoli theater in chattanooga, tennessee. ( part of his goggie sign series ) a interesting perspective on a great subject; applied w/ style & a potent combination of colors. here is an emerging artist. a recent visitor remarked " this guy gets it... paint in, paint out ". ( please click the image for a close up )

Monday, September 21, 2009

2 paintings

over the past 2 years, i have seen some incredible paintings pass through our gallery. i feel fortunate. this is a visually stunning place to work. 2 paintings to remember are " windwalker " by martin pate & " at play " by jane whitehurst. both are oil on canvas, approxiamately 30" x 40".
( click the images for a closer look )

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

works by yun liu

above are 2 paintings included in " paint trails ", an exhibition of abstract & contemporary works.
show runs through october 10th. both pieces are oil on board, 24" x 32". amazingly, these new works by yun liu surpass in beauty, the previous paintings we have sold here @ dogwood gallery. indicative of an artist w/ a mature body of work. please, click the images & enjoy the complexities. " blue with birds " & " red meditation "

Thursday, September 3, 2009

oils by bob francisco

above are 2 new paintings by bob francisco. his works of southeastern landscapes are painted w/ such incredible detail & depiction of light that they are truly in a league of their own. the first image is " whiteside mountain " oil on canvas, 24" x 18" ( said to be the oldest mountain on earth ) next is " place of blue smoke " oil on canvas, 30" x 30" ( named by indians ) bob is a young artist worth collecting. please click the images for a close up.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

watercolor by dick diedrich

the above piece was painted by my stepfather as part of a series of work titled " man on the edge ".  described to me as man's tendency to congregate on the shorelines of oceans & lakes; not so much about man, but very much about the water & it's mystical qualities. in this piece, dick has used his architectural skills to render development along the shore. longitudinal & latitudinal lines pinpoint this location as charleston harbor. in 2008, this painting was judged " best in show " @ the quinlan's annual member's exhibition in gainsville, ga. ( click the image )

Friday, August 28, 2009

young crow by martin pate

for me, it does not get much better than this. a small oil on canvas featuring a native american subject. this piece was expertly painted by a nationally known, yet local artist. the unpainted space around the boy adds drama & speaks volumes about martin's confidence as a painter. surrounded by a 3 1/4" la rochelle profile by roma moulding ( autumn trail ) this piece sold last weekend & i framed it yesterday. young crow was picked up this morning & is currently being driven west across the country. click on the pictures.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

miles davis @ dogwood gallery

join us for the opening reception of " paint trails " saturday, september 12th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. view an exhibition of contemporary & abstract works by local artists & celebrate the fall/winter issue of arts & expressions magazine. the top work is " behold the soul " by miles davis. it is followed by 2 works by jane whitehurst. all 3 consist of mixed media & oils on paper. click the images for a closer view. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

artist's proofs by richard scott hill

each of these works are a photo/sketch hybrid infused with colors generated from his computer. a collection of empowered images from richard's wit. the subjects range from bob dylan to cows, nudes to egyptian cartoons & self portraiture. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

drawings by deborah kidwell

from the series " nana's clothesline ", these works consist of graphite & watercolor wash on canson. deborah's thoughtful sketches portray a feeling of nostalgia & comfort, a loving memory set to paper.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

oils by allison smith

above are 2 paintings by a new artist to dogwood gallery. expressive works by allison smith confidently brushed on paper & canvas. they maintain a sense of freedom, which is often found in works of young artists. first is " shimmer " oil on paper 16" x 14". the second painting is " mug " oil on canvas 9" x 12". 2 small works w/ a big punch. click the images for a close up view.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

encaustics by sherry cook

painted with colored wax on board, these works by local artist, sherry cook, have a beautiful look & feel. the subject matter varies from ladders to balanced objects & lunar phases. note the scratched surface & bubbled finish on each piece by clicking the images.

Monday, July 20, 2009

gesture drawings by martin pate

these are a few of my favorite pages from martin's sketchbook. conte' crayon & pastel on paper, these figurative works are 19" x 22". gesture drawing teaches the hand to follow what the eyes see. the " nuts & bolts " of a great painting. click the images.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

watercolors by troy crisswell

now and then, we receive packages from alabama containing paintings by one of our favorite artist, troy crisswell. it feels like christmas morning... carefully cutting away the cardboard sandwich, marked "do not bend" to reveal the works inside. usually watercolors or oil on panel, these paintings are magnificent. note troy's brushstroke in these figurative pieces. you can click the image for a closer look & visit his site @ to view more works.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

black rain by jane whitehurst

a glimpse into the psyche of the artist. abstract expressionism can have a powerful affect on viewers. the size alone commands attention. 48" x 60", oil on canvas. click the image for a close up.

Friday, July 10, 2009

painting by yun liu

i have always loved this work by yun. created on board w/ oil, linseed & tar. i sold it while it was still sticky, an abstract expression of her spirituality. the colors are subtle, yet powerful. click the image for a closer look.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

photos by donna rosser

my thanks to the barefoot photographer for these shots of my painting, "quasi quilt". i am intrigued by the texture of this piece. so, i turned to a professional for some close up images of the surface. to see more of donna's work visit & to view the "quasi quilt" visit dogwood gallery.