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"A Framed Conversation"

A solo exhibition by

Bill Parker

July 1 - 31, 2021

"Meet the Artist" Reception will be held:

Fri. July 9, 7pm - 8:30pm

The Show...

The title and focus of this show is about the conversation. The needed conversation we hopelessly lost over being quarantined during the pandemic. I have private direct conversations when I paint and although they are intimate they are worthy. They assist me and give me confidence while I work. Every painting tells a story and every viewer sees a different story. "The Framed Conversation" is a real conversation that takes place when you look at art, one on one for the first time. I hope you enjoy the show and can find comfort in my work and in their stories.

Artist Statement...

I am a creative problem solver first and a painter second. I have a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Communication, Arts and Design. I am truly a visual thinker. I spent the better part of my adult life in the world of advertising, creating campaigns, crafting messages as well as producing giant visuals for the masses.

When I paint, there is a real self-satisfaction. I am creating something I was meant to create. I am free to explore any subject I choose. I am motivated by the unusual things, the things we may take for granted or things that need to have representation. These quiet treasures become my inspiration. I like to try different mediums and explore new disciplines.

Art Awards...

2021 Merit Award Pastel Society Tampa Bay

2020 Award of Excellence Pastel Society Tampa Bay

2020 Second Place Ocean City Art Center

2019 HM Sterling Gallery, Dunedin, Florida

2018 Best of Show: Absecon Art Alliance Plein Air Painting

2017 Best of Show: Still Life, Ocean City Fine Art League

2017 Best of Show: Summertime theme, Ocean City Fine Art League

Ocean City Art Center juried show 3 years

2017 Second Place Ocean City Art Center

Gold New Jersey Art Director Club

Paul Aiken Encore Award

Gold Jasper Award

Absecon Citizen of Year 2011

Gallery Representation...

Holtzman Gallery - Atlantic City, NJ

Ocean City Fine Arts League, Ocean City NJ

Noyes Museum of Art - Hammonton, NJ

Nashville North Gallery - Linwood, NJ

Stirling Gallery - Dunedin, FL

Tampa Bay Design, Dunedin, FL

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