Monday, June 23, 2014

Paul S. Brown and His Classical Realist Friends Exhibition

Pinehurst # 2 Second Hole, Paul S. Brown

Paul Brown 
Exhibition dates for this show were June 6th  - July 11th, 2014 at the Campbell house in Southern Pines, North Carolina and sponsored by the Arts Council of Moore County. Exhibiting in the show were: Paul S. Brown, Olena Babak, Carmen Drake Gordon, Jill Hooper, Kamille Corry, Gloria Carrera, Evelyn Dempsey, Joanne Kilpatrick, Patricia McDevitt, Elizabeth Strazulla and Frank Strazulla Jr. 

I learned of this show from a friend Carmen Gordon at Oak Hollow Studios in Carthage, North Carolina. I had attended workshops at her studio.

Paul Brown

My first workshop at Oak Hollow Studio was a surprise. All of the attendees, including the model, had studied with or taught at the Academy of Classical Design with D. Jeffrey Mims. Also most were ongoing students of Paul Brown. 

Paul  Brown was raised in North Carolina but has lived and worked in London since 1994.  Currently, he lives and paints in North Carolina. Paul makes his own oil paints with carefully selected pigments and uses old master techniques and mediums working from life. 

Paul studied and apprenticed with Jeffrey Mims, and the  Studio Cecil- Graves in Florence Italy.  He has traveled extensively, painting his way through museums in England and Europe. Paul helped Daniel Graves open the Florence Academy of Art. Paul has also exhibited in the BP Portrait Award. 

C. Gordon

Carmen Drake Gordon owns Oak Hollow studios in Carthage North Carolina and attended the Academy of Classical Design, first as a student then as a student teacher. Carmen has most recently studied under the direction of Paul Brown.

O. Babak

Olena Babak a classically trained artist originally from the Ukraine currently lives in Maine. Olena has a studio art degree from the Kharkiv College of fine art and also studied with and was an assistant teacher at the Academy of Classical Design. She teaches  ongoing workshops at Olena Babak Studios. 

J. Hooper
Jill Hooper's work has been exhibited in Europe and the United States and is permanently collected by 3 museums.  She has studied in Florence Italy, the Academy of Classical Design and apprenticed with Ben Long. Her self-portrait traveled with the BP Portrait exhibit in 2007. She is the artist in residence teaching at Lavender Hill Studios in London.    

K. Corry

Kamille Corry a realist painter who currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. She studied primarily at the Cecil-Graves studio in Florence Italy and studied extensively with Jeffrey Mims. In 2002, she started an art academy for intensive studies in the figurative arts.   

G. Carrera
Gloria Carrera, originally from Montreal Quebec, currently resides in Pinehurst, North Carolina.  She credits the Academy of Classical Design, where she was a student and teacher, and Jeffrey Mims as being among her greatest influences. 

J. Kilpatrick

Joann Kilpatrick lives in the Southern Pines, Pinehurst, NC area and attended the Academy of Classical Design.  She studies with Paul Brown at the Oak Hollow Studios.

F. Strazulla

Frank Strazzulla lives in Boston Massachusetts area.  A new England painter graduated from Massachusetts College of Art, he attended the Studio Cecil-Graves in Florence.

E. Strazulla

Elizabeth Leary Strazzulla paints poetic and precise landscapes and still lifes. Her eye is uniquely developed to see both the architectural and spiritual essence of her subjects and to find in them beauty, peace, and harmony.

Paul Brown
The exhibit was worth the trip. 137 paintings were in this exhibit and for purchase at that time.

The Ann Long Gallery in Charleston represents the following artists: Paul S. Brown, Kamille Cory, Jill Hooper, Frank Strazzulla, Carmen Drake Gordon, Elizabeth Leary Strazzulla and Jeffrey Mims    

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