Monday, March 29, 2010

PaintAmerica Featured Artists: Doug Bloodworth and Timothy Tepe

Florida artist Doug Bloodworth's art is heavily influenced by his rural upbringing, Sunday funnies, Saturday morning cartoons, B.B. guns, cowboys and Indians, dinosaurs and a little warping at a young age from Mad Magazine.  His work bounces back and forth from Western to Pop art. His painting from the PaintAmerica Top100 is titled "Road Trip" ($7,500) and is a 36'x48" oil painting. The components shown in the painting are pieces and memories from a painting trip out west ... the mints were from a Walgreens in Vegas...the matches were from lunch at the Big Texan in Amarillo. He stopped and saw his dad in Texas, who found this map from some of his travels in the Airforce, showing most of the old route 66 still in use.

Ohio artist Tim Tepe has worked as a commercial artist since 1975, a graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and a BFA from Edgecliff College. The design skills he honed through many years as a commercial artist show through in his fine art work. Tim's work, "The Street Musician" ($1,200) was chosen by jurors for the 2009 PaintAmerica Top100. It is a 23"x18" pastel. Tim's work has received numerous awards and recognition including selection as part of a permanent exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum. His works are part of collections of the Ohio State House in Columbus and Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, as well as many private collections.

For more information on any of these paintings, please contact PaintAmerica Association at 816.806.3340

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