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“TRAVELING LIGHT”

Gelatin Silver Prints & watercolor paintings by Gene H. Price

 

Gene was born in Hanford, Ca. & attended elementary & jr. high school there. He moved to Porterville , Ca. in 1953. While still in high school he went to work part time at a local neon sign shop as a sign painter, design artist & fabricator. He and his wife purchased the business in 1966 and operated it through 2007.

Throughout his school years he was always excited about his art classes and he became very proficient in water color and oil painting.. His employment satisfied his creative desires so he put his art work aside for a few years. In the early 60’s Gene took up photography, shooting mostly color slides with a 35 mm reflex camera. A few years later, he discovered that black & white photos were more appealing to him so he started shooting black & white film.

In 1975 a workshop through the University of California Extension became available with Morley Baer, a well known black & white photographer from the Ansel Adams & Edward Weston era, as the instructor.

At that time Gene had graduated to a medium format camera but now was convinced that a larger format view camera was needed to do the kind of work he wanted to do. He later took three more classes with Baer and became a close friend with whom he visited in his home in Carmel on several occasions. He also took classes with Dr. Jack Waltman, Robert Dawson & Ralph Talbert.

All these photos in this display were shot, processed and printed by the artist using the traditional film & chemical process with no computer enhancement involved.

These gelatin silver prints & watercolor paintings are the result of travels across the United States including Alaska.

Gene resumed his work with watercolor as his medium of choice after taking classes with Steven Ball. He has been a regular exhibitor at the PAA gallery and has shown at Porterville City Hall, River Island Country Club, Exeter Courthouse Gallery & a couple of local restaurants.

Gene was born in Hanford, Ca. & attended elementary & jr. high school there. He moved to Porterville ,

Ca. in 1953. While still in high school he went to work part time at a local neon sign shop as a sign painter, design artist & fabricator. He and his wife purchased the business in 1966 and operated it through 2007.

Throughout his school years he was always excited about his art classes and he became very proficient in water color and oil painting.. His employment satisfied his creative desires so he put his art work aside for a few years. In the early 60’s Gene took up photography, shooting mostly color slides with a 35 mm reflex camera. A few years later, he discovered that black & white photos were more appealing to him so he started shooting black & white film.

In 1975 a workshop through the University of California Extension became available with Morley Baer, a well known black & white photographer from the Ansel Adams & Edward Weston era, as the instructor.

At that time Gene had graduated to a medium format camera but now was convinced that a larger format view camera was needed to do the kind of work he wanted to do. He later took three more classes with Baer and became a close friend with whom he visited in his home in Carmel on several occasions. He also took classes with Dr. Jack Waltman, Robert Dawson & Ralph Talbert.

All these photos in this display were shot, processed and printed by the artist using the traditional film & chemical process with no computer enhancement involved.

These gelatin silver prints & watercolor paintings are the result of travels across the United States including Alaska.

Gene resumed his work with watercolor as his medium of choice after taking classes with Steven Ball. He has been a regular exhibitor at the PAA gallery and has shown at Porterville City Hall, River Island Country Club, Exeter Courthouse Gallery & a couple of local restaurants.

PORTERVILLE ART GALLERY

The Porterville Art Gallery features the work of many professional and avocational local artists and is dedicated to presenting only the finest work for sale by the artists living in California’s Central Valley. The gallery’s displays cover a wide variety of styles and media. Please stop by to view our varied and constantly changing exhibits.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Porterville Art Association (P.A.A.) is to promote visual arts in the Porterville area through workshops, educational programs, art exhibits, financial assistance to art students and other appropriate activities.

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