See the Creative Process In Action at the Annual Artist Quick Draw During Passport to the Arts
Saturday, May 11th | 11AM-12:30PM
The Passport to the Arts is quickly approaching, and with that comes the artist Quick Draw. One can peruse online photo galleries of their favorite artists any time, but it is a rare and special occasion that one can see an artist in action. We are honored to house one of the Quick Draw tents just outside our gallery door, and we are even more thrilled that Bernard Marks and Paul Cunningham will be creating live under that tent.
What Idealized Reality Will Bernard Marks Create this Saturday?
Bernard describes his work as “idealized reality”. You have the incredible opportunity to see him painting this Saturday right here on Canyon Road. Bernard lives in New Mexico and is inspired by the colors and shapes of the West. About his process he says, “I generally start each painting, whether plein air or in the studio, with a quick thumbnail sketch. Then I do a loose drawing on my support, which may be canvas, gesso board or paper. Once I start painting, I try to work very quickly and intuitively.” Bernard is sure to be working quickly this Saturday at the much-anticipated timed event.
Embark on an Otherworldly Journey on Canyon Road with Paul Cunningham
Like Bernard, Paul Cunningham has a reverence toward the West. The many trips he took to the Southwest as a youth prompted him to create a palette of western hues, which contributes to his Contemporary Western repertoire. Paul also has a knack for the abstract, taking the viewer on an otherworldly journey. His hummingbird series is full of rich color and almost tangible motion. Who knows what he’ll be moved to create this Saturday during the Quick Draw – we can’t wait to find out.
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