74 risk takers on display August 20-21

Francis Bacon

Art is a personal risk presented in a decisive form that welcomes praise while expecting rejection d.n.carney

Study after Velázquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X

I recently began to appreciate the work of Irish born painter Francis Bacon. Looking at his work, you, no doubt, will agree that he took risks.  His paintings are often violent works, with the subject often distorted or in the process of moving.  The subjects were committing violence, having sex, taking drugs, or suffering the effects of a life of excess.  He did not belong to any art movement, but developed his own style.  Because of the time he lived and worked in, Bacon would be considered a modern risk taking artist.

Oil on canvas

Talk about risk…Flesh is a major part of this work, which went on to become a central theme throughout the rest of his career.  Even his portraits took on the appearance of flesh that could just as easily be hanging in a butcher shop.

In an interview with him, he said “It came to me as an accidentI had no intention to do this picture; I never thought of it in that way.  It was like one continuous accident mounting on top of another.”

Francis Bacon died in 1992 and therefore will not participate in  the Open Studio Tour on August 20-21 in the four beautiful coastal towns of Tiverton, Little Compton, Westport and Dartmouth… but 74 other risk taking artists will.



Our Artists

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Click to see more artwork by Phyllis Dobbyn Adams Phyllis Dobbyn Adams

Oils & Acrylics
Click to see more artwork by Svetlana Alexeieff-Rockwell Svetlana Alexeieff-Rockwell

Acrylics & Pastels
Click to see more artwork by Sharon AndradeSharon Andrade

Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media
Click to see more artwork by Nina BarkerNina Barker

Sterling Silver
Click to see more artwork by Liz BarrettElizabeth Barrett

Jewelry & Graphic Design
Click to see more artwork by Heidi BaxterHeidi Baxter

Oil, Acrylic & Ink
Click to see more artwork by Christine BeanChristine Bean

Watercolor
Click to see more artwork by Ruth BournsRuth Bourns

Fiber Arts
Click to see more artwork by Lori BradleyLori Bradley

Dimensional ceramic and stone mosaics
Click to see more artwork by Dennis BroadbentDennis Broadbent

Oils & Pastels
Click to see more artwork by Don CadoretDon Cadoret

Story Painter
Click to see more artwork by Don CadoretDaniel Carney

Drift Wood Artist / Writer
Click to see more artwork by Barbara ChadwickBarbara Chadwick

Mixed Media
Click to see more artwork by Celeste Chute-WrightCeleste Chute-Wright

Pastel, Oil, Colored Pencil, Watercolor, & Acrylic
Click to see more artwork by Sarah DesjardinsSarah Desjardins

Watercolor
Click to see more artwork by Eleanor DickEleanor Dick

Acrylic
Click to see more artwork by Kris DonovanKris Donovan

Pastel, Watercolor & Oil
Click to see more artwork by Barclay DouglasBarclay Douglas

Acrylic, Mixed Media
Click to see more artwork by Sarah Fielding-GunnSarah Fielding-Gunn

Pastel & Oil Painting
Click to see more artwork by Maureen FlemingMaureen H. Fleming

Oil Painting & Pastel
Click to see more artwork by Susan FredaSusan Freda

Wire Sculpture & Jewelry
Click to see more artwork by Heather FrymarkHeather Frymark

Graphic Design, 3D Computer Graphics, Photography
Click to see more artwork by Libby GilpatricLibby Gilpatric

Oil and Watercolor
Click to see more artwork by Stacey GoesStacey Goes

Acrylic on Canvas / Limited Prints and Photos / Tiles
Click to see more artwork by Kathy GrayKathleen Gray

Photography
Click to see more artwork by Bonnie Seeley GuptillBonnie Seeley Guptill

Jewelry & Metalwork
Click to see more artwork by Heide HallemeierHeide Hallemeier

Watercolor
Click to see more artwork by Sharon HardinSharon Hardin

Oil Painting
Click to see more artwork by Barbara HealyBarbara Healy

Oil Painting & Watercolor
Click to see more artwork by Walter HorakWalter Horak

Sculpture
Click to see more artwork by Trish HurleyTrish Hurley

Oil Painting
Click to see more artwork by Trintje JansenTrintje Jansen

Porcelain
Click to see more artwork by Sara LaddsSara Ladds

Mixed Media
Click to see more artwork by Dan LowneyDan Lowney

Wood Turned Vessels
Click to see more artwork by Kelley Carey MacDonaldKelley Carey MacDonald

Oil & Acrylic
Click to see more artwork by Sharon MartoriSharon Martori

Basketweaving
Click to see more artwork by Victoria McGeochVictoria McGeoch

Sculptress and Fashion Illustrator
Click to see more artwork by Johanna McKenzieJohanna McKenzie

Oil & Encaustic
Click to see more artwork by Susan MedynSusan Medyn

Watercolor
Click to see more artwork by Dora Atwater MillikinDora Atwater Millikin

Oil on Linen & Panel
Click to see more artwork by Kelly MilukasKelly Milukas

Pastel & Watercolor
Click to see more artwork by Peter MorsePeter Morse

Bronze & Painting
Click to see more artwork by Jane O'HaraJane O’Hara

Acrylic Painting
Click to see more artworkJP Powel

Painting, Drawing, Figures
Click to see moreSue Prideaux

Watercolors & Oils
Click to see moreJennifer Jones Rashleigh

cédian painting
Click to see moreKaren Raus

Photography
and Encaustic
Click to see moreJosie Richmond

The Art Café, Mixed Media
Click to see moreAra Sadaniantz

Oil & Acrylic
Click to see moreBrenda Wrigley Scott

Painting & Ceramics
Click to see moreMary Sexton

Oil & Pastel Paintings
Click to see morerNancy Shand

Oils, Pastels & Sculpture
Click to see moreGalen Snow

Fine Art, Photography, Mixed Media, Decorative Furniture
Click to see moreTravis Davison Snow

Fine Art, Photography, Mixed Media, Decorative Furniture
Click to see morePat Stanton

Textiles & Furniture
Click to see moreSticks, Stones & Stars

Gallery & Gift Shop
Click to see more artwork by Susan StraussSusan Strauss

Oil Painting
Click to see more artwork by Charlotte SudduthCharlotte Sudduth

Watercolor & Oils
Click to see more artwork by Pat SupernorPat Supernor

Oil Painting
Click to see more artwork by Joney SwiftJoney Swift

Photography
Click to see more artwork by Amy ThurberAmy Thurber

Ceramics
Click to see more artwork by Debra ValeriDebra Valeri

Oil Painting
Click to see more artwork by Carol VeigaCarol Veiga

Colored pencil, oils, watercolor & ink, acrylics
Click to see more artwork by Paul VienPaul Vien

Watercolor
Click to see more artwork by Patricia WalshPatricia Walsh

Watercolor & Oil
Click to see more artwork by Nancy WhitinNancy Whitin

Pastel & Multi media
Click to see more artwork by Carol Way WoodCarol Way Wood

Watercolor & Pencil
Click to see more artwork by Denise ZompaDenise Zompa

Oil Painting

Carol Veiga and I will be taking “risk” at 608 Division Road, South Dartmouth.  www.buzzardsbaysounding.com

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One Response to 74 risk takers on display August 20-21

  1. colleen says:

    I think you might be getting the hang of this. The last few posts have been great. Keep em’ coming

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