Artist Gene Sampson

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.genesampsonfineart.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $175.00 - $600.00
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    I have been an artist and pastel painter for the past eighteen years.   Although I have painted in watercolor and oil, I find the pastel medium to be most exciting. I love  the brilliant colors that can be achieved in this medium.   My primary focus has been on pastel still lifes, because of the various shapes, colors and reflective surfaces that are possible to paint.   I am particularly interested in the hand-crafted items of "yesteryear", and I enjoy coupling the textures found in old doilies and tablecloths  with the shiny surfaces on fruit and ceramic and glass pieces.   Much time is spent working with the lighting and the arrangement of the different components until I feel that I have an interesting composition and a pleasing contrast between the light and the shadows, and the warmth and coolness of the colors.   My goal is to evoke a feeling of emotion and perhaps nostalgia in the viewer and allow him/her to appreciate  my choice of items, but to find the beauty that I see in them as well.
   I am a member of the following art associations and groups:
       Associate Member of Pastel Society of America
       Grand Valley Artists, Grand Rapids, Michigan
       Lowell Area Arts Council, Lowell, Michigan
       Great Lakes Pastel Society
       Grand Rapids Art Museum
Some of the juried shows that I have had works chosen for are:
       Celebration of the Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan - 2006, 'o7, 'o8, '10, '12, '13, '14, '15, '16, '17, '18, 19
        Lowell Arts West Michigan Regional Competition, Lowell, Michigan - 2007, '08, '10, '11,' 13, '15, '17, '18
       Muskegon Museum of the Arts Regional Competition, Muskegon, Michigan - 2006, '09, '10, '12, '15
       Great Lakes Pastel Society Member Show  2007, '09','15, '17
       Great Lakes Pastel Society National Competition - 2008, 2012, 2014, 2018
      Congregant's [...]

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