Items will include original art, prints, photography, nice books, Christmas ornaments and decorations and lots of other really neat gifts.This is a perfect opportunity to start your Christmas shopping early and visit Lake City’s new Art Gallery!!!!
Ray Carson is a professional photographer with over 25 years of experience. His career began in college where he worked as a writer, photographer and editor with the Daily Utah Chronicle. After graduating with a degree in photojournalism and history, he continued his career in a variety of photographic fields including, commercial product, wedding, portrait, news, editorial and fine art. He is presently the supervisor and chief staff photographer for University Relations News Bureau at the University of Florida, as well as a freelance commercial, editorial and fine art photographer. His photographs have appeared in numerous regional and international magazines, over 50 newspapers and with the Associated Press. In addition to his commercial and editorial work, he also specializes in photography of historical sites, artifacts and historical reenactments in the United States. Ray is also a hand colorist whose fine art photography has been exhibited in galleries in Utah, Florida, New York and North Carolina. His hand colored images start as black and white photographs, which are then colored with a variety of different mediums including oil paint, colored pencils and watercolor dyes. In addition to the hand colored photography, Ray’s regular fine art photography has been featured in over 30 exhibits and shows. He is the author/photographer of “The Civil War Soldier - A Photographic Journey” published by Stackpole Books and republished by Random House. The book chronicles the experiences and lifestyle of the average Civil War soldier using quotes from original soldiers’ diaries and memoirs. It features over 120 black and white and hand colored photographs taken by Ray over a period of ten years at historical reenactments throughout the United States. Ray was the principal photographer for the book “Gainesville: Alive With Opportunity” which features over 100 of his photographs of the north Florida area. He also was the co-photographer for the book “Palm and Pines.” His photography has been featured in seven additional books by various authors. Additional examples of his work can be viewed at his web site: www.raycarson.com
Another one of our many Talented Artistis: Roy Erickson. One the websites from a member of the ALNF. You will find some really fine art digital abstracts as well as photographs from the area and from his travels. Roy, more often referred to as 'rd', that's a little r and a little d, is a native Floridian. rd began his creative life when still quite young with a good ability to draw. He got his first 'good' camera in 1964 and quickly learned to compose his photo's. In early 1980 he took up painting with watercolors and was quite successful in California and North Carolina. He has many watercolors in collections throughout the United States, primarily in those two states, as well as Florida, Texas, Washington, Colorado and Ohio. rd holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in painting from the College of Fine Arts, University of Florida. Then about 2000 he purchased his first digital camera, and as is often said, 'the rest is history', especially with the continued improvement of digital SLR and storage quality of images when taken.
Kent Harriss is one of the many Talented Artist of the Art League of North Florida. Please visit his website by going to the above link to see his hand crafted wood turned cremation urns and collectible wood art.
The Gateway Art Gallery invites all members to attend a
wine and cheese reception at the Gallery on
Friday, October 18th from 5-7 p.m. to
honor the Artist of the Month, Duffy Soto.
Duffy grew up in Stark and, as long as he can remember, has had a passion for drawing airplanes. He moved to Pensacola where he spent many hours at the Naval Air Station studying planes of all kinds. Duffy was a pioneer in developing the computer as a tool for his paintings. Duffy enjoys painting aviation, military, and patriotic art. He is known regionally for his paintings dedicated to the remembrance of the "Battle of Olustee".