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Artist Drew Parris


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Biography


Drew Parris began drawing later in life.  Primarily self-taught, Drew's work has won numerous awards in juried exhibitions.  He has exhibited in several solo shows, and his drawings have been chosen for inclusion in art magazines and the book Strokes of Genius 6: Value-Lights and Darks. Drew is a studio artist at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia where he has collaborated with fellow Torpedo Factory enamelist/metalsmith artist Nan Lopata in creating both wearable and wall art.
 
Drawing in the style of contemporary realism, the artist takes his images on a more ambiguous journey.  Turn of the century postcards, portraits of friends and family, and introspective landscapes inspire Drew's work, and their dreamy, mysterious expressions fire the viewer's imagination.  What are they thinking?  We are invited to draw our own conclusions.  
 



ART EDUCATION:

Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge, Va.The Art League School, Alexandria, Va.



 
 


SELECTED AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS:

Finalist, Drawing Category, Art Renewal Center, 2017-2018 ARC Salon




Finalist, Drawing Category, Art Renewal Center, 2014/2015 ARC Salon



 
Purchase Award, Art Renewal Center, 2013/2014 ARC Salon


 
Strokes of Genius 6: The Best of Drawing


 
DRAWING magazine, Spring 2013, Shades of Gray Competition, Honorable Mention


 
Selected to Visiting Artist Program, summer 2011 and 2012, The Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, Va.


 
Finalist, Drawing Category, Art Renewal Center 2010/2011 ARC Salon


 
Honorable Mention, Gallery West 14th Annual National Juried Show 2011


 
Honorable Mention, Maryland Federation of Art Fall Member Show 2010


 
The Ross Merrill Award (Best in Show), 'Scapes All Media Membership Show, The Art League, Alexandria, Va. August 2009


 
Honorable Mention, All Media Membership Show, The Art League, Alexandria, Va., July 2008


 
Honorable Mention, All Media Membership Show, The Art League, Alexandria, Va., December 2007


 
The Gilham Award (Best in [...]

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