Ivor Parry Art
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About Ivor Parry

I graduated from Pratt Institute, worked in NYC as an art director in advertising, freelanced as a designer/illustrator (Parry Design) and am self-taught in fine art painting. Hinsdale, MA has been my permanent home for the past 12 years.

Artist's Statement

For painting surfaces I use canvas, wood, MDF board, and heavy watercolour paper, with mediums oil (mostly), acrylic, charcoal, pencil, and watercolour. Starting with a line, a swish of paint on a brush, colour, or maybe blocking out random geometric and irregular shapes, that will nudge me in a direction that keeps developing as I paint. My objective whether representational or design oriented is to achieve a strong visual image that I feel works as a complete picture and viewers will appreciate.

Uncommon Ground Paintings

Some months ago while and watching television, President Obama spoke of a "Common Ground" and looking for a title of a series for new paintings, I thought "Uncommon Ground". Uncommon to the representational paintings I have been doing. This gave my paintings a new direction. Instead of thinking concept first ... like painting a pick-up truck, barn scene, couple of dogs, something representational or following a title idea, I would begin with a blank screen and develop a group of paintings called "Uncommon Ground".


The following are selected places I am currently exhibiting or have exhibited work:
Naoussa Gallery
Tyringham, MA
Train Station Gallery
W.Stockbridge, MA
DeCordova Museum & SculpturePark
(Corporate Lending Program)
Lincoln, MA
Wells Gallery
Lenox, MA
Scott Taylor Gallery
Lenox, MA
Pittsfield, MA
Santarella Museum & Gardens
Tyringham, MA
The Norman Rockwell Museum
(Art In The Yard)
Stockbridge, MA
Southern Vermont Arts Center
Manchester, VT
State House
Boston, MA
Housatonic Valley Art League
Lauren Clark Gallery
Housatonic, MA

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