Creative Arts by Gary

img_0020I believe art is evocative. It can stir emotions deep inside us and cause them to bubble up to the surface to find meaningful expression. Art can move us toward a greater awareness of the world around us and invite us to see with new eyes and hearts. It can touch the soul and inspire us to actions of love, mercy and justice. Art can change us and thus change the world.

Over the years, my passion for life has been ignited and reignited through artistic pursuits. My experimentation in nearly every medium has fueled a greater desire in me to observe creation in all it’s light and shadows and strive to capture some of the essence of its beauty on paper, canvas and wood. As my painting style continues to evolve my goal with each work is not to attain a literal rendering of what I see but instead to capture and convey its essence to share with others.

Gary

HopeSpring Studios is located in Boiling Springs, PA. I do not have “regular” hours in the studio so I invite you to call or email me and make an appointment for a showing. 704-577-0021   gashockley57@gmail.com

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso

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SandArtistry- View Performance Promo Video

An innovative performance art story telling medium that inspires, challenges, and captivates people from all walks of life. Exciting and riveting visuals and music for ALL ages and audience sizes. Limited corporate, church or civic engagements are still available. Call, text or email Gary for more information and open dates.

Click on this link to view a brief promotional video.   .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnD9AuW3YMk

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My 90 second live Performance Audition for America’s Got Talent Season 12

Visual Arts

See something you like?  Send me an email for details and prices  (gashockley57@gmail.com).  

Pondering Still

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I grew tired of the WASP versions of the nativity that are typical in our culture. This is my take on this young family, forced to flee their country and find refuge in a foreign land.  May we be much more empathetic toward those around us who are refugees from many places and many experiences.

Dragonfly Dance

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Watercolor, commissioned for a young family who lost a child.

Gratitude

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In the Gospel of St. Luke is the story of ten lepers whom Jesus healed and sent away to the religious leaders to verify this and remove the social stigma and prohibitions against them. Of the ten, only one returned to give thanks.

Son of Man

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My artistic commentary on the typical Arian images of Jesus in our culture. Notice the eyes that incorporate all the colors of the rainbow.

Passages

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Inspired by the impressionistic stylings of American-Israeli painter Leonid Afremov.

Archival Giclee Prints (unframed) available. Price includes shipping/handling in the US

 

Thin Space

Thin Space

16×20 watercolor  (Framed)

Jupiter Waltz

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18 x 24 Oil on Canvas

Inspired by recent satellite images of Jupiter’s surface.

 

Syria’s Child: Omran Daqneesh of Aleppo.

Aleppos Children

48″x36″ oil on canvas.

This oil painting was selected by Edinburgh University of Edinburgh Scotland for their global initiative, Lights for Aleppo Campaign.

 

St. Julian of Norwich

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36″ x 24″ watercolor on 180 lb. paper   SOLD

 

Spirit Rising

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12″ X 16″  Oil on panel. Based on En Plein Air painting in Iona, Scotland

8.5×11 limited edition giclee prints on archival paper (unframed): $45

 

Resilience

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16″ X 20″ oil en plein air on panel           SOLD

8.5×11 limited edition giclee prints on archival paper (unframed): $45

 

Sabbath

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12″ X 16″ Oil en plein air on panel. Framed

 

Monet’s Garden– Giverney, France (NFS)

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8″ X 10″ En Plein Air Watercolor

 

Old Friends– Chincoteaque Island, VA

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11″x 13″ Watercolor En Plein Air

 

Main Street Stroll- Chincoteaque Island, VA

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11″x 13″ watercolor en plein air   SOLD

 

Fresh Produce– Chincoteaque Island VA  SOLD

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11″x 13″ Watercolor En Plein Air  SOLD

 

Causeway– Chincoteaque Island, VA

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11″ x 13″ Watercolor En Plein Air SOLD

Final Destination

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8″ X 10″ Colored Pencil  Matted/framed original SOLD

8.5×11 limited edition giclee prints on archival paper (unframed): $45

 

Resting

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20″ X 23″ Colored Pencil. Triple matted and framed original. Matted/framed signed numbered hand embellished print available.

8.5×11 limited edition giclee prints on archival paper (unframed): $45

Winter Series

Morning Light 

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12″ X 16″ Oil on panel. SOLD

Kaliedescope

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12″ X 16″ Oil on panel. SOLD

 

Silent Morn

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18×20 Acrylic on Canvas  SOLD

 

Industrial Jazz

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Oil on Canvas    (Western PA Steel Mill) SOLD

 

Spring and Summer Series

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Duet

14″ X 16″ Oil on Canvas

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Solo

14″ X 16″ Oil on Canvas  SOLD

Autumn Splendor- Oils

Autumn Splendor

Natural View Juried Art Show Award Winning 2015 24″ X 36″ original

9×11 limited edition giclee prints on archival heavy watercolor paper (unframed): $45

 

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Sunflower

8″ X 10″   Colored Pencil framed original.

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Tulips

8″ X 10″ Colored Pencil framed original.

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Winter Pine

8″ X 10″ Colored Pencil framed original.

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Fall Glory

8″ X 10″ Colored Pencil framed, numbered and signed print available

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Longing

21″ X 28″ Oil on Canvas. 2009 En Plein Air painting Venice Beach, FL SOLD

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Sunflower Burst

First Place Show Winner 2014

12″ X 24″ Oil on Canvas

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Sunflower Burst  First Place Show Winner 2014!

24″ X 36″ Oil on Canvas

 

Apples to Apples

Apples to Apples  

11″x14″ oil on canvas

 

 

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