Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Art and Portrait 2014

Art and Portrait 
Spring 2014
Artist Bio

"Self Portrait 2014"

"Girl, I'm Talking" 2014
watercolor on paper

"Confrontation" 2014
watercolor on paper

"Habanero Peppers", 21013
Acrylic on paper

Here is the newest version of the Cirque du Diana Artwork
"Cirque du Diana, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas

Art car T-Shirt loser....but fun anyway:)
Art Car T-shirt Design 2014 entry (above) didn't even make it to the finals.

Artist Bio. 2014 
Richard E. Fluhr

Texas Artist Richard E. Fluhr was born in New York City in 1955 and for the past forty years has been living the artists dream.  He has refined his own visual and conceptual vocabulary that emerged through life experiences recorded in good times and bad; through thick and thin. Chicago’s New Art Examiner says he “combines ritualized dehumanization and alienation with dehumanizing sexual fantasies” (4/86)  while The Montrose Voice, Houston, Tx. (6/88) calls him a “oddly childlike and primitive trendsetting artist”.  “Fluhr…..catches a sense of magic and gaiety on the surface, and the intensity of existence underneath,” says The Detroit Free Press (9/88). He is listed as a “Contemporary Folk Related Artist” with the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi. 

Beginning with ceramics at age 15 and showing at Ola Podrida Gallery in Dallas he moved on to U.T. Austin and received his BFA from University of Houston followed by a MFA in Printmaking at the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He traveled extensively painting life along the way in watercolor, oil, or acrylic usually on recycled materials such as paper bags, pamphlets, and receipts and showing in six galleries in the States and several galleries in Mexico where he also maintained a studio in the late 1980’s. 

Richard’s art has been shown throughout the U.S., Russia, and Mexico and is represented in over 900 private and public collections including The Brooklyn Museum of Art, N.Y., The Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., The Detroit Art Institute, Detroit, Mich., and The British Museum, London, England. Richard  has exhibited in 100’s of group and One Person Shows with work from Spain, Morocco, Italy, Portugal, Great Britton, France, Belgium, Greece, Hong Kong, Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, and all over the U. S. including New York shortly after 9/11.  

He taught at The Art Institute of Houston for 17 years and owned and operated REF Studios, a Houston Art Gallery from 1990 to 2000 at which time illness slowed him down and he semi-retired while collecting art all along the way.
His donations in the last 15 years alone has generated over $50,000 for charities including The American Heart Association, Center Development Corporation‘s Art for Life, The Art League of Houston, The Orange Show Foundation, The Aids Foundation of Houston, DIFFA,  The Lawndale Art Center, The San Jose Clinic, Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts, and Houston Habitat for Humanity just to name a few. He has served as a Board Member for the Bayou City Art Festival for over 20 years and has worked with The Museum of Fine Art, Houston’s Bayou Bend McGregor Fund for Glass.

Richard lives and works in Houston, Texas.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring 2014

Spring 2014

I have neglected the site since before Paris last Sept. and I hope to post the Paris paintings soon as well as some of my other new work. 
The newest work finished last month and based on a work I did in 1992 for a One Person Exhibition at Judy Youens Gallery called "Figuratively Speaking" is being used for the cover art at the:

The Diana Foundation 2014
61st Awards - Cirque du Diana


"Cirque du Diana; Neon version" , 2014


The painting will benefit local GLBT organizations.