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"Trio Series: Group Two Exhibit by Colorado Artists"
2004-07-06 until 2004-07-31
Durango Arts Center
Durango, CO, USA United States of America

Works by Ric Peterson, William Secrest and Jamie Turk are featured at the Durango Art Center during July. the exhibitionis second in a series which spotlight artists in groups of three from regions - Colorado, Durango and the Durango area. Ric Peterson describes his acrylic and oil paintings as "images of people, places and things that have crossed my path from two places on the planet exactly opposite each other." William Secrest describes his oil paintings as "representational of my life, my intent and my imagination. Jamie Turk's "Homage Series" pays respect to a handful of people who have helped her to grow as an individual and to mold within herself the qualities she admires.

Ric Peterson studied art at Southern Illinois University and received private instruction under arts masters in Rome, Guatemala, Japan and Australia. He has exhibited in both British Columbia and Australia, and has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in the U.S. and Australia. His teaching background includes instruction in visual literacy and Japanese design. Ric lives and works in Durango, Colorado.

William Secrest's paintings are landscape metaphors for my journey the last two years rooted, yet un-rooted…to reflect upon transformation and validation." William credits his Hispanic heritage for the infusion of emotion and passion that are present in his artistic interpretations. William earned a bachelor's degree in English and is a self-taught artist. He has exhibited in Farmington; Cedar City, Utah; Casper, Wyoming and Durango, Colorado and resides in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. William has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2003. View more of his works at: absolutearts.com/portfolios/w/willfull/

Jamie Turk's larger-than-life graphite and pastel portraits from this series depict the individuals who made a profound impact on her life in while living in Durango over the past five years. She earned a Bachelor of Art in Fine Arts from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado with an emphasis in painting and drawing and a minor in Spanish. She participated in several exhibits while attending Fort Lewis College and currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

IMAGE
William Secrest
Stump Forte
2002
Oil Painting
24 x 20 inches


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