Harris Gallery announces its fall exhibition, presenting oil paintings by Steve Armes and paintings and works on paper by Garrett Middaugh. An opening reception will be held October 20, 2012 from 6 to 8pm.
The exhibition will include contemporary realist landscape paintings, works on paper and plein air studies spanning travels from Texas to Hawaii, Scotland and Umbria, Italy.
Steve Armes studied under classical landscape painter Maynard Dixon Stewart, at San Jose College, in whom he found a close friend and excellent mentor. After Moving to Dallas in the mid-eighties, Armes met and studied with Herbert Perleman, who studied with Frank Reilly at The Art Students League. In 1996 he was accepted into The American Society Of Classical Realism. He is also a member of the Triad Painting Atelier in Fort Worth, TX. Armes escapes to Italy frequently where he spends time in the Umbrian region. Some of Armes’s plein air paintings from his most recent travels will be shown for the first time to the public during this exhibition.
Garrett Middaugh received both his Bachelors and his Masters degrees from the University of Texas, Austin. Currently living and working in Houston, Texas, he often travels to Hawaii and Scotland as well as East and West Texas. Painting in pastel, acrylic and oil, Middaugh has been honored as a finalist in the Hunting Prize in 2012, 2010 and 2008. He has also received several awards from the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Society of the Southwest.
Harris Gallery is located one block west of Montrose and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on Bissonnet. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 to 5 and Monday and Tuesday by appointment only. The exhibition will continue through November 15, 2012. All inquiries please contact Mariah Rockefeller.