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"Close-2-Art Creations by RWJR Artist Information: Schools attended: MTSU, University of Memphis, Columbia State University - Graphic Design/Studio Art. I spend my days working on new pieces and constantly searching for a better painting. I continue to grow and expand my technique trying new things and experimenting and constantly learning. Stylized"

RWJR's studio is located in Bartlett, Tn....next to Memphis. RWJR attended: MTSU, University of Memphis and Columbia State with a focus towards Graphic Design and Studio Art.

Artist Statement: One of my favorite quotes is by Joseph Campbell, "Follow your bliss...". That is exactly what painting is for me, Bliss. Art has the power to effect people both in a positive way and in a negative way. The fact that we feel these emotions is what makes it art. I intend to follow my bliss and continue painting, learning and teaching what I know and have seen along the way. My hope is that I inspire others to follow their bliss and along the way people might connect with my artwork.

 1983 ~ Designed Company Logo, Bridge Keeper Seafood Market, Matagorda, TX
1993-1997 ~ Graphic Design with major in Studio Art, MTSU, University of Memphis, Columbia State
1999 ~ Cover art for alternative band, Surreal, Reed Young's solo cd, former member of Loudermilk, Memphis, TN
2000 - 2001 ~ Butler Street Bazaar, downtown Memphis,TN (open air market for street artists)
2003 ~ MO's solo exhibit (Memphis Originals), Memphis, TN
2004 ~ Dog's Rule Day Care calendar cover, Artwork on display in lobby, Memphis, TN
2004 ~ Started Close2Art Creations Studio as a business located in Bartlett, TN
2004 ~ Started Close2Art e-Bay store
2005 ~ Punk & Blues solo exhibit - 3 months, Pulaski, TN

2006 ~ Arts In the Park, Memphis, TN
Cooper Young Festival, Memphis, TN
Cordova Festival, Cordova, TN
Germantown Festival, Germantown, TN
2007 ~ Shirt logo Jacksonville Kayak Tourney ~ Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Cooper Young Festival, Memphis, TN
Arts In The Park, Memphis, TN
WKNO PBS Art Auction 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
2008 ~ Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, Alabama
2008 ~ Featured in Timber Homes Illustrated, May issue
2009 ~ MO's solo exhibit (Memphis Originals), Memphis, TN
2010 ~ Solo exhibit for the month of February, Memphis Chiropractors, Memphis, TN
2011 ~ Sold over 1100 original paintings to collectors and galleries worldwide from 2004-2011 on e-Bay
2011 ~ Signed up with FineArtAmerica to make Exclusive Prints of my artwork.

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In The Clouds

Now I'm A Believer

Mime Troop

New York Graffiti Scene

Come Back

Exploring Copyright

Flower 3

Flower 2

Flower 1

Enjoy Your Time

Whale Watcher

Horsephant



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Close-2-Art Creations by RWJR

 Artist Information: Schools attended: MTSU, University of Memphis, Columbia State University - Graphic Design/Studio Art.

I spend my days working on new pieces and constantly searching for a better painting. I continue to grow and expand my technique trying new things and experimenting and constantly learning. Stylized lines along with bright vivid color combinations is my main focus in each piece of artwork. My painting technique is one that I have developed over years of experimenting with all types of paints. I take pride in all my art and I am very critical of my work, like most artists are. Art has the power to evoke strong feelings, both positive and negative. The fact that you feel these emotions is what makes it art in the first place. My intention is to follow my bliss, art, and hope I inspire others to follow their bliss.

 

"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were walls"...Joseph Campbell

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