“I began formal training in the Aerospace industry as a technical illustrator and worked for companies from California to Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. After graduating from Auburn University, I continued to paint while developing representation at galleries.
In 1994 my three brothers and I were juried into Art Expo New York where we met David Leadman and Nancy Marshall of Walls Fine Art Gallery; and with their confidence in my work, they have represented me for over twenty years. This led to acceptance at other galleries and invitations to events such as the Thunderbird Foundation at the Maynard Dixon Ranch, La Quinta Art Festival, Paint Wilmington Invitational, Greenbrier Fine Art week, and teaching workshops across the country.”
Perry is represented at the following fine art galleries: Beverly McNeal Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama, Germanton Gallery, Germanton, North Carolina, Stonehenge Gallery, Montgomery, Alabama, Chirpwood Gallery, Opelika, Alabama, and Walls Fine Art at the Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. To view more of Perry’s works and upcoming exhibits visit the galleries in person or online at www.PerryAustinFineArt.com.
“His paintings are the reason we got to know Perry Austin. Consistently solid composition, well seen values and color, all leading to a subtle sense of place that radiates the simple joy of being out in the landscape – something too few of us take time to do.
Perry painted for us when we were in North Carolina, and now that we’re in West Virginia, he sees paintings he hasn’t painted, yet, everywhere he turns. That’s a really good thing for us because it means we get to see him more often. Perry teaches workshops here – workshops that teach valuable ins and outs of painting while instilling a heart-felt wonder for the world around us. I suspect the classes are just an excuse, though, to get back here to work on painting some of the last unspoiled family farms, streams, and woodlands for which Perry holds such profound respect.
Any painting may show us a location, but a great painting allows us to be there. That’s what Perry Austin does. In his paint, we hear the cattle, feel the wind, and see the trout nab the mayfly – or maybe snap the line. David and I have had the honor of working with Perry for years and we look forward to many more. “-Nancy Marshall, Walls Fine Art at the Greenbriar, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
DOT COURSON STUDIO AND GALLERY
Dot Courson is a full time artist and Mississippi native. The granddaughter of sharecroppers, she has painted since childhood seeking works of the beauty in the humble southern scenery. Her recent body of works, the “Rural South Collection” may be seen in her inviting 2200 sq. ft. gallery/studio located on Hwy 278/Hwy6 near Pontotoc- between Tupelo and Oxford, MS. Listed as a Mississippi Legend in the Visual Arts, her work and story is on permanent display at the new Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Museum in Meridian, MS. Her acclaimed career spans over two decades. Visit the gallery/studio in person or online at www.dotcourson.com
DAVID DIKE FINE ART
David Dike Fine Art was established in 1986 in the Arts District of Uptown Dallas where it resides today. The gallery specializes in late 19th and 20th century American and European paintings with an emphasis on the Texas Regionalists and Texas Landscape painters. The gallery provides a compilation of traditional and distinctive works for both the new and mature collector.
David Dike Fine Art founded the annual Texas Art Auction in 1996 which was held each October and became a tradition that Texas art enthusiasts anticipate each year.
2013 marked the return of the David Dike Fine Art Texas Art Auction which is now held annually each January. The gallery has had great success in selling over 300 works each auction, with a sales rate of 83% and 84%. Consignments for the auction are gathered in summer and early fall; the deadline for consignments is October each year. Visit the gallery online to view more works and for further information: www.daviddike.com.
THOMAS DEANS FINE ART
Established in 1983, Thomas Deans Fine Art specializes in contemporary paintings, works on paper, and selected sculpture and photography. The gallery also offers selected historical works on paper. The gallery exhibits international masters, artists of national and regional importance, and emerging talents working in the painterly tradition. For upcoming exhibits and events and more works by the gallery’s collection of artists visit www.thomasdeansfineart.com.
Boswell Mourot Fine Art
Little Rock, Arkansas | Miami, Florida
Boswell Mourot Fine Art is a contemporary gallery with locations in Little Rock, Arkansas and Miami, Florida featuring works by local, national and international artists for the established and emerging collector. For upcoming exhibits and information visit www.boswellmourot.com.
Garden District Gallery
New Orleans, Louisiana
Located in the heart of New Orleans’ historic Garden District, only steps from Commander’s Palace Restaurant, the Garden District Gallery features contemporary realism from local, regional and national artists, displayed in a beautifully renovated 1892 cottage. For more information, visit www.gardendistrictgallery.com.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Just two dynamic years on the art scene as “Gallery Orange”, but with 2 decades of knowledge and art world experience in both Europe and in the South, gallery owner Tracy Gielbert is proud to be part of both the local and International Fine Art scene of the Historic French Quarter of New Orleans. Gallery Orange brings prolifc, dynamic, hard working artists to the table that each have an unusual “something” of their own. A strong team of mostly local Southern artists, or artists that have lived and worked in the South at one point and have left part of their heart and soul there. A diverse range of younger contemporary artists of all levels from emerging to well established. Classical fine art, abstract art, pop art and photography, Gallery Orange has a strong team and mixture of works.
“The goal is to source honest, exclusive and original works from artists that are extremely driven, energetic, and in the height of their busy art career. Artists and one-off works with a strong positive vibe and unique favor. We like to have a high turnover of works in our boutique loft style gallery housed in the 1880s building, so that we alway have something fresh and new. We have our fxed stable of artists as well as “guest” artist group exhibitions from time to time.
Many of our artists are willing and able to undertake commissions for that special size or awkward area you might have. and we tend to go the extra mile for all of our clients to help them meet their needs whether it be custom framing, home consults and helping them hang and transport their art works”. -Tracy Gielbert
Visit www.Gallery-Orange.com for more information on artists represented.