A little about me...
My interest in painting began with the family legend of my paternal Grandfather, Shelby Guillory. He was an itinerant painter in Louisiana who traveled around the state painting murals to make a living. Stories about his life fueled my own interest in art and painting.
I attended the University of Houston, California College of Arts and Crafts, and finally, the Atelier School of Classical Realism. Each of these venerable institutions has aided my progression and moved me to discover my own path toward painting. I use traditional painting techniques to portray contemporary themes and images.
Along the way, there were many lectures and conversations about objects, art, what it means or doesn't mean, whether it should exist at all. Sometimes those conversations brought clarity, sometimes just confusion. It took a few years of being away from school to come to my own conclusions.
My goal, in this body of work, is to get to the pleasure inside the painting. That can mean a lot of things; a well rendered object, or in the inherent meaning in the object itself. A red ball could just be a meaningless sphere. To me, it comes with happy memories; a smell of rubber, the sound of ball hitting the ground, out-of-breath laughter, and feelings of excitement.
If you see something here that brings a smile, then I've accomplished that goal. Thank you for taking the time to look at this work.
103rd Exhibition 2014, Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, Mystic, CT, June 2014
What's So Funny: Humor in Art, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ, May 2014
24 and Under, Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, January 2014
Catalyst, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA, January 2014
2013 National Juried Exhiubition, Memphis/Germantown Art League, Cordova, TN, August 2013
Light & Shadow, Blanche Ames Gallery, Frederick, MD, November 2013