Artist Bart Dluhy

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Art has been a part of my life since I was a young child. As an adult, both of my professional careers have been based on creative skills and thinking. From 1983 to 1991 I worked as a horticulturist, specializing in annual, perennial, and aquatic garden design and installation. Between 1991 and 2001 I followed my artistic urges into the culinary arts. I was Executive Chef of several well known Italian and American restaurants. Over the past several years my focus has been on my family and I have enjoyed the role of “stay at home father.” Throughout all of these years I have found relaxation in oil painting, making a serious commitment to develop fine art as my career since 2001. Experimentation, extensive reading/research, and classes and workshops with excellent instructors enabled me to mature and discover my unique artistic voice.Currently my focus and motivation has come from exploring compositional and abstract aspects of representational art. The idea that an ordinary subject can be made extraordinary through modeling and arrangement is a compelling inspiration. Finding beauty in anything, just by looking deeper, brings more depth and dimension to the world. Major influences on my style have come from past artists such as Sargent, Degas, O’Keeffe, Dali, Hopper,Friedrich as well as many contemporary painters.I have so many ideas and inspirations that develop in the most unsuspecting situations that, even when I am not physically painting I am mentally painting. To me, art is in everything and everything is in art. My goal for each work is to be able to express what I see to the viewer, even if she/he isn’t aware that she/he sees it. My goal for art is to continually expand, in style and in knowledge, with aesthetic harmony always in mind.Bart Dluhy

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