This painting by Red Dot owner Dori DeCamillis was featured on Lowbrow and Popsurrealists Instagram gallery yesterday. This was her first painting in the self portrait series. To see the other interesting work on the site: @lowbrowpopsurrealists
Join us for the opening reception for Charlotte Manning's upcoming exhibit of oil paintings next Friday, May 27, 5-8 pm. Charlotte has been a Red Dot student for 6 years. The exhibit runs through the end of June.
Red Dot oil painting student, Marina Ceyedo recently finished this large painting. She is from Uzbekistan, and started taking classes about 6 months ago. Her talent and skill is remarkable, considering she's never taken a painting class before. This painting held a special place in her heart and inspired me and the rest of her classmates. She lost her daughter Camilla, above, 10 months before starting this painting, when she was 14 months old. She came to Red Dot to take a class to help her with her grief. It was obvious that the process of finished this piece was healing for her in many ways, and it touched all of us who watched her work on it with great care. I am always humbled and honored to get to share in the personal, creative journey of all my students.
Check out new paintings completed by our talented Red Dot students on our student pages. Above, from top to bottom, Beverley Phillips, Casey Lancaster, Joyce White, Marcia Amason, and Pat Conrad.
Red Dot presents several small paintings from the roadscape series by Dori DeCamillis. From 2002, their subject and size reflect a different time and focus in Dori's career.
Click on the image to enjoy this slideshow of a few paintings by longtime oil painting student and friend of Red Dot, Jeanne Alexander. She also paints portraits, so check out her other work on the Student Work page.
Enjoy paintings by Dori made over the past few months. See more of her work on Dori's Art Page.
Reminder: The Natalie and Louise exhibit is opening February 12! Save the date.
Natalie Smith and Louise Parsons, longtime Red Dot Gallery oil painting students, will exhibit their work February 12 through March 13. Please join us on Feb 12, 5-8 pm for an artist's reception.
Check out our recently updated student pages for new work completed in Red Dot painting and drawing classes in the past couple months.
Wishing you and yours a peaceful and delightful season from all of us at Red Dot.
Join us tomorrow night, 5-8 pm for the opening reception for Gifted, Red Dot's holiday exhibit. Works below and much more give-able art.
For local, handmade, original, affordable gifts for the season, Red Dot Gallery of Homewood presents GIFTED, the holiday show. Paintings, pottery, and prints will be offered by Red Dot Gallery students and regional artists with ideal present-giving sizes and prices. An opening reception will be held December 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm with cider and cookies to warm the festivities. The exhibit will run until January 24.
Among the offerings at GIFTED will be Scott Bennett’s flame cups and Brandon Mercer’s drip bowls along with small paintings by Kristin Martin and Ricki Jill Treleaven. Jane Marshall will unveil some of her newest prints, and you’ll find several miniature paintings by Dori DeCamillis. Many more artists will bring out their gifted and gift-sized work.
“Some of the main galleries in town that offered local art have closed in the past few years,” says Dori DeCamillis, “so Red Dot is one of the few remaining places where one can support local artists.” As well as a fine place to buy fine art, Red Dot’s popular art classes make excellent gifts. “We sell a surprising amount of gift certificates for classes over the holidays,” says Scott Bennett, “and we’ve always found the recipients of them to be super grateful.”
Red Dot has irregular hours, so check the website or make and appointment.
Click on the image for a slide show of Ricki Jill's exquisite paintings.
Click on the image below for a carousel of images by Red Dot student Allyson Roebuck. Her background in architecture shows in her intricate drawings.
Oil painting student, Beverley Phillips, took photos during the making of this terrific cloud painting.