Crooked Creek Art League (CCAL) in Chapin, SC, is pleased to announce that Bob Graham of Charleston, SC, will be the May 20, 2013, general meeting presenter. Graham is primarily a watercolorist, most comfortable with western images. He recently completed a showing on Columbia’s Main Street in the Anastasia and Friends Gallery.
Graham graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Newberry College and received his MFA in Illustration from The Savannah College of Art and Design.
Graham’s recent exhibitions include the 20th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition at the South Carolina State Museum, the Carolina and Caribbean Connection with the South Carolina Heritage Corridor. Graham exhibits his work regularly across the United States and abroad and is represented in numerous museums, corporate and private collections. His work also graces the covers of numerous books and he also has several magazine illustrations to his credit.
“I have an insatiable interest in America’s west. It has played a vital role in my development as an artist. Combining my love of western art and horses, my work often portrays the rugged rodeo cowboys who sought to explore, tame and ultimately survive the vast wilderness of America. I enjoy painting people, especially cowboys. I’m intrigued by their love of natural bond with their horses and their cowboy code of ethics. They evoke a spirit of a bygone era.” says Graham.
Graham further states, “I want my work to sing. I want it to capture that unique sense of feeling of that one moment in time. My work reflects a lifelong pursuit of art. My goal is to tell a story and evoke an emotion in the viewer. I feel art is a journey whose elusive goal is to communicate beauty that the creator has placed before us. Although my paintings exhibit a realistic approach, my primary goal is to give a spirit of life to the subject. I don’t want to take my dreams to the grave.”
The May 20 meeting will be the last meeting until the September meeting. As always the general public is invited to attend the meeting held at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin, SC. Social time begins at 6:30pm followed by a short business meeting and the guest presenter at 7pm.
For further information call Pam Steude at 803/345-1767 or e-mail to (firstname.lastname@example.org).