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Artist Bart Dluhy


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Bart Dluhy has been interested in art since he was a young child. His mother is an artist, and she exposed him to art books, galleries, choral music, and other cultural experiences. Growing up in Washington, D.C., Bart had access to and would visit the local museums and galleries frequently. He remembers copying works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper, Salvador Dali and others starting at age 11.
Bart has had several creative careers as a horticulturist, executive chef, and stay-at-home father all while maintaining a working art practice. He currently works as an art and film teacher. His hobbies include riding motorcycles, DIY building and repair projects, woodworking, playing guitar and writing songs, writing poetry, cooking, gardening, and training animals such as dogs, horses, zorses, zedonks, zebra and even a black bear. He works predominantly as a painter, but has experience in jewelry, ceramics, metal casting, printmaking, photography, installations, conceptual art, welding, and glass work.
Bart holds four degrees all related to art and/or education. He earned two Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from the University of North Texas, one in Art Education and the other in Studio Art: Drawing and Painting. He went on to earn a Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology from Texas Tech University and a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Jacksonville University.
Bart’s art has evolved over the years from traditional still life and landscapes to realistic still life paintings with symbolic narratives and abstracted backgrounds, to his current body of work which are non-objective, additive and reductive paintings that involve non-traditional tools including power tools.
Mentioned earlier, Bart has long been influenced by many early twentieth century mainstay artists, however, currently he is drawing inspiration from some contemporary artists including Elliott Hundley, Julie Mehretu, Gerhard Richter, Robert Rauschenberg, and Mark Bradford. While he does [...]

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