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Artist Al Junek


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Biography


Bio
Born in Port Lavaca, Texas, Al received his BS degree in Engineering from Texas A & M University.  After a career in the chemical industry, he currently is a full time artist residing in Hendersonville, North Carolina.  He began painting in 1989 after formal training at the Baton Rouge Fine Arts Academy.  He works primarily in watercolor, but enjoys pastel and pen/ink as well.  He is attracted to light and its resulting values; this effect is captured in many of his works.  More recently he is focused on painting the subdued, serene atmospheric scenes set in mist or fog.
 
An award winning artist, his paintings are in collections throughout the United States.  He is a member of the Art League of Henderson County, Appalachian Pastel Society, Southern Watercolor Society and a signature member of the Louisiana Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Society of North Carolina.
 
Artist's Statement
"I am fascinated by the mist and fog that abounds in our mountain landscape.  The translucency of distant mountain ranges is equally appealing.  They evoke feelings of peace and tranquility whenever I encounter them.  I try to share the beauty of a particular place or moment in a way that will take viewers to that spot -- so they can experience much the same sights or feelings that moved me to stop and take it in"
 
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