Scrap Exchange and Art Guild Present Excellent Group Shows
The Herald Sun – by Blue Greenberg
"In downtown Durham the Art Guild is hosting its annual members’ show and the work is as diverse as Durham’s population. A members’ show is one of the perks of Guild membership and because the Arts Council building, where they are a big presence, is open seven days a week, each artist has an unbelievable stage.
Wow! My artwork that is now on display at the Durham Art Guild was one of five pieces that received an award in the 2016 Members Showcase...as well as the recipient of the People's Choice Award! I'm awestruck! There were 102 extremely talented artists represented, and I feel so honored! The work will be on display until June, and there will be a reception on May 20th. I'm bringin' pop art back. Yeah!
...and yes, that was a Justin Timberlake reference.
Copyright © 2015/2016 by Bryan L. Allyn & Jade Werth
Recently, I’ve been working with abstract artist (and also close friend) Jade Werth on some collaboration pieces. Jade lays down the abstract color splashes, and I paint images over the top. Essentially, the process is entirely interpretive. I sit and stare at Jade’s paintings until they "speak to me" and then I put my own spin on them. I really think we are on to something, so stay tuned for more!
Copyright © 2014 by Bryan L. Allyn
This painting was auctioned off on Saturday night (February 22, 2014) to benefit the American Heart Association’s 2014 Heart Ball. The Heart Ball is one of the premier American Heart Association fundraising events both locally and across the nation.
I spent just about every day off, and over 60 hours of the last two months to complete this painting of Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. The successful bidder walked away with my painting, and the American Heart Association received all proceeds of the sale ($750).
Currently, I am working on a series of paintings that focus on local urban landscapes throughout the Raleigh/Durham area. A unique element of this series of paintings is that I intend to use the grain of the homemade wooden panels I paint upon to accent my work (the sky beyond the buildings was untouched and is represented by the grain of the wood).