Featured Artists

Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub doesn’t just sell books. Each month we feature local crafts people and fine artists. Our art gallery wall displays works for sale. Let’s help support our local artisans - stop by to see our featured artists!

 Artist's Statement   In my first year of grammar school I fell out of a tree and broke both of my arms. After a week- long stint in the hospital and convalescing at home, I returned to school covered in two cinder-block plaster casts the length of each arm. Struggling terribly to fit behind my desk the teacher further complicated an already embarrassing moment by asking, "Do you think you can write?"  Finally settled, I pondered briefly and answered,  "No...but I can color"      Color  is the central component of my art, and it is my desire to create a sense of atmosphere through it's many variations . It brings unity to the painting, and determines the emotion and mood of each piece.  It is important for me to have an experimental attitude. I let the painting dictate the direction, and in many cases, it opens up new possibilities that are often more interesting.  Each work has its own timeline, and its own direction. I have no pre-conceived ideas before putting the brush to the canvas or paper, only techniques I want to try, or practices I want to follow. My goal throughout is to discover something new about the process that will support the evolution of my art.

Artist's Statement

 In my first year of grammar school I fell out of a tree and broke both of my arms. After a week- long stint in the hospital and convalescing at home, I returned to school covered in two cinder-block plaster casts the length of each arm. Struggling terribly to fit behind my desk the teacher further complicated an already embarrassing moment by asking, "Do you think you can write?"

Finally settled, I pondered briefly and answered,  "No...but I can color"  

  Color  is the central component of my art, and it is my desire to create a sense of atmosphere through it's many variations . It brings unity to the painting, and determines the emotion and mood of each piece.  It is important for me to have an experimental attitude. I let the painting dictate the direction, and in many cases, it opens up new possibilities that are often more interesting.  Each work has its own timeline, and its own direction. I have no pre-conceived ideas before putting the brush to the canvas or paper, only techniques I want to try, or practices I want to follow. My goal throughout is to discover something new about the process that will support the evolution of my art.


Upcoming Exhibits

To Be Announced Soon!


Past Exhibits

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