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Enjoy your visit to my gallery.
As you browse the galleries be aware that some works are in more than one gallery.
An abstract landscape will be in both the Abstract Gallery and the Landscape Gallery
Abstract Gallery Floral Gallery Landscape Gallery

Gene's Blog is located here Gene Black, An Alabama Artist and Quilter


Artist's Statement: Updated
"As an artist I seek to portray truth with my art. Because abstract or non-representational art is left open to interpretation by the viewer, the viewer becomes a partner with the artist in this quest for truth. I use color, line, and form to evoke a response from the viewer. In my representational works I simply try to show the beauty of creation. Only when we realize that we are created can we create. I feel that my art is co-creation with God. When I get out of the way and let the work lead me, then I enjoy both the journey and the destination. I have had the good fortune to study under Joan Blackburn, Janet Rogers, Gloria Ivy and Wayne Spradley. The instruction I have received from these fine artists expands my horizons and strengthens my art.
My work does change and I do paint in several styles. I do not view this as a weakness in my work but rather as being true to the work. My sincere hope is to serve the work as fully as possible. When being true to the art requires a different style, then I paint in a different style." Gene Black

Shows and Awards
Anniston Museum of Natural History Winter Market - Juried Show and Sale
Experimental Artists of Alabama 2004 -Juried Show
JSU Mini-works On Paper 2004 -Juried Show
Arts Alive Festival Gallery 2004 -Juried Show
Cullman County Public Library - One Man Show
Pinchgut Creek Winter Showcase -Juried Show
Jacksonville Alabama Fair on the Square 2002,2003,2004,2005
Jacksonville Alabama Fair on the Square 2004 Honorable Mention
Jacksonville Alabama Fair on the Square 3rd Place Winner, 2005
Experimental Artists of Alabama 2006 -Juried Show-Honorable Mention
Experimental Artists of Alabama
Associate Member- Watercolor Society of Alabama
Visual Arts Society of JSU
Cheaha Artists Network
A beautiful friend wrote a poem about my painting. It is titled "Radiance" I appreciate the tribute. Thank you, Joanna.
About the Artist
All painting sizes are in inches where listed.
Many of these paintings are for sale. Please contact the artist for purchase information.
Artist Contact Information
gene AT geneblack.com
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