As an untrained artist, I have continually experimented with technique, style and medium as well as subject matter. I have used acrylic but in recent years use only oils when I paint - though I do enjoy using charcoal and chalk pastels occasionally. It has been said that one may place 5 paintings of mine on a wall and it will look like the works of 5 different people. I personally believe this to be a good thing - at least for me - as I think I would get bored painting the same subject matter the same way all the time. I am a member of the Charlotte Art League, in Charlotte, N.C. where my works are exhibited in monthly gallery crawls. I have also exhibited at other Charolotte galleries and currently have pieces on display at local restaurants and a furniture showroom.
Born in 1945, I was raised on the coastal regions of North Carolina's outer banks until the late 60's when my mother remarried, and we moved away. As a child I spent a great deal of time exploring the woods and marshland areas - collecting shells, bugs, bones and often hunting and fishing.
Those childhood experiences are reflected in my paintings of landscapes - a subject I enjoy painting - generally from my imagination that surely are from visions embedded in my mind. I love "playing" with color and create abstracts (which have received much interest). Painting abstracts helps me experiment with color which aids in determining how to use color in the painting style I most prefer. That being my passion for painting in a style I call "Chromorph" (color/shape) - in which I express form with use of contrasting colors rather than shadow in "natural' tones. It is a pleasure working these pieces in oil and spending hours "testing" and working the colors to achieve the look I desire. Each peice is an experiment to me and I love watching it develop step by step with the end result giving me somewhat of a "parental" feeling about the piece - as though it were an offspring of mine!
Most of these peices in the Chromorph style are people - some famous (Einstein, Picasso, et.) - some inspired by the works of others and some creations using my imagination. In the case of the "imagined" faces I tend to paint the eyes first, then they "tell" me what colors they choose the rest to be by virture of the expression I see. Famous people tell me in advance.
Aove all, where oil or pastel, on canvas or paper - and occasionally scupting in clay - creating art is not a "want to" for me - it is a "Have to.." And I love sharing my artwork and making it available to to others for their enjoyment and inspiration. My philosophy is create to inspire to create.
I hope you enjoy viewing my selctions and I welcome and appreciate any and all comments.
I can be contacted, email@example.com
Jim's art can be seen at Pecker's Bar & Grill and is for sale. Please contact the bartender on duty or you can personally contact Jim my phone or email.
Lambda Car Club Int'l is the largest collector car club for gay and lesbian people in North America. Membership is at 2,200, and there are 32 active regions throughout the U.S, and Canada. The club's annual gathering - The Grand Invitational - is held in a different city each year and is hosted by their respective chapter. In 2018, Music City will be hosting this event! It's an exciting time for Nashville to host, since becoming the "It" city in recent years. Several hundred classic and collectible automobile enthusiast and their cars from all over the country will converge on Nashville for an entire week visiting local businesses and attractions . The Grand Invitational is also open to our sister car club members in the Freewheelers and Great Autos clubs. This is an event you won't want to miss.
We are pleased to know that a portion of the sponsorship funds received will be given to the charity of choice for our event, Nashville CARES.
For more information, please feel free to contact Anthony Wilfert at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kerry Garner at email@example.com. You can also find out more about our organization online at Icccumberland.com.
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One Week From Tonight! I'm so excited to be Hosting Our first Songwriter/ Open Mic Night on Weds, Feb 21st! We'll be featuring the extremely talented, Warren Evans, Tonya Noga, Chad & David Trout, and Myself in a round from 7pm - 9pm. We'll have an Open Mic Night after that where You and other Singer/Songwriter/Musicians will be able to play a Song or 2! :) Come Out and Listen to Original Songs and Stories about Life & the Love of Music! This is a Night You Don't Wanna Miss!
Congratulations Bobbi on the publishing of your book. We are honored to have you with us for your book signing and reading. We know this will just be the beginning of your success with this publication and hope you will continue to write, entertaining and educating us along the way. - Mike and Will
(You Don't Know) The Half of It tells the story of George's life through the eyes of Bobbi, from early childhood in Brooklyn, NY, to Catholic elementary school on Long Island, and high school and beyond. That life included such diverse experiences as serving as the first Dean of Austin (Texas) Community College, running marathons, marrying, divorcing, and remarrying their first wife, writing and performing sketch comedy and standup, working for Shell Oil in Nigeria and as a Technical Writer and Editor for Dell Computers, General Electric R&D, and at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory. Through it all, he stayed true to his mantra: Fake it 'til you make it."
Praise for the Book
"5 STARS "… a delightful and honest memoir of a time before gender identity was an issue. If Forest Gump were transgender, this is the book he would have written."
James Young, RN, PhD, Professor (Ret.) Columbia State Community College
5 STARS "George and Bobbi’s story is told with the same wry humor they live life. Tender and funny, this memoir shows most readers a lifestyle they haven’t known. Truthful to the point you can smell the AirWick, it's fascinating, and often hilarious."
Laura Ricci, Author, "Twelve Views from Womens Eyes"
5 STARS “… so raw , piercing and hilarious! I have gotten permission to read the foreword to my queer studies class at Columbia University on Thursday….Thank you for the gift of your memoir.”
Melissa Middlebrook, Lecturer/Consultant
5 STARS "This engaging memoir illuminates not just the author's experience but that of a whole generation. More, it contributes an important, often neglected piece to our understanding of gender identities. An impressive achievement--and a great read."
Alison Jean Ash, Author ("You're So Vain," "Staying Alive")
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2018 @ PECKER'S BAR & GRILL