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"Practice Holding Still," new works by Paul Flinders

original works on paper

Olive Gallery and Art Supply

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 6-10 p.m.On display: April 1-30Back by popular demand!!! The Olive Gallery is so proud to announce Paul Flinders' second solo show. This show will include many more pieces, and it will span both our upstairs as well as our downstairs gallery space. Paul says, "The scenes I depict approach the life experience with an inherent sense of optimistic curiosity." His work is accessible and easy to relate. Come here early to pick out your favorite and meet the artist at the Opening Reception on Saturday, April 1st from 6-10p.m. Andrew Bullington will provide music for the evening. Michael and Thomas Flinders will also display their artworks in the Kids' Corner this month. Don't miss this show! The Olive's hours of operation are 11a.m.-6p.m. daily.Artist StatementExperiences and desires play an important role in the development and birth of my creations. The s! cenes I depict approach the life experience with an inherent sense of optimistic curiosity. My compositions are often simplified to contain as little clutter or decoration possible in order to allow the subject to be easily accessed. The distortion of my figures create points of emphasis that serve to enhance the _expression. I work more intuitively than analytically. If I plan a project or _expression to exhausting detail, my work often loses its fresh quality and ends up in the trash. If I work with spontaneity, my creations are easily allowed to come through me instead of from me. I am very interested in exploring human potential, and in the journey taken when an individual transcends the distance between who they are and who they want to be. I enjoy the idea of fulfilling one's potential. Even more, I enjoy the dream of greater possibilities which allows self-creation.BioPaul Flinders is the second son of eight children. He was born and raised in Utah, and moved to the small town of Wathena, Kansas in 1998. After graduating from high school in 2002, he attended Highland Community College where he received an Associate's degree in Studio Art. He is now living and painting in Lawrence while pursuing a Bachelor's Degree at the University of Kansas.

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