Saturday, December 17, 2011

New website.... New blog!!!!!


We will no longer be updating this blog. Our new website is now online and has a blog feature under "GALLERY NEWS". Please join us over there, and enter your email address in the box at the upper left to receive gallery updates and invitations to shows.

Duff Lindsay

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Upcoming show: PAUL PATTON, "Rix Mills Remembered", Opening Sept. 30, 6-9pm

A few paintings from our upcoming show:

Threshing at Mooreheads, 18x24, 1998

The Hunters , 20x30 , 1989

Last day of School, 14x18, 1989

By Surrey to Rix Mills, 18x24, 1989

Buttoning Down for Winter, 24x36, 1989

Paul Patton {1921-1999} grew up in the tiny Muskingum County village of Rix Mills, Ohio. It was a place where kids walked to a one room schoolhouse, worked in the fields and spent their playtime outdoors in the beautiful Appalachian foothills.
Patton went on to be a B-17 pilot in WWII and had a long career in education. When he went back to Rix Mills in 1985 he discovered that the countryside he loved had been dramatically changed by strip mining. The hill against which his village nestled had been entirely stripped away. Fearing that the way of life he knew would be forgotten, Patton began putting his memories on canvas.
With no formal training, he produced over 500 paintings that so touchingly capture a time and place gone by, that they are an artistic and historical treasure.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bill Miller, work in vintage linoleum. May 6, 2011 6-9pm

Contact me for info on titles, sizes and pricing. 614-291-1973 or

Here's an article about Bill that was in the Columbus Dispatch:

Linoleum lives on
Ex-painter uses flooring as groundwork for bright scenes
Sunday, April 23, 2006

To all the homeowners and landlords who sensibly covered their kitchen floors or any other room with linoleum: Bill Miller says thanks.

Miller, 44, of Silver Spring, Md., turns vintage linoleum into fine art. An exhibit of his work recently opened in the Short North?s Lindsay Gallery.

His pieces look like mosaics or collages or paintings, but they're none of the above.

"The thing is, it's all linoleum," gallery owner Duff Lindsay said.

"When you're at a distance, they look like lush, vintage oil paintings. Then, when you get up close, you see that the deft brushwork is really the skilled piecing together of linoleum."

Lindsay represents a broad genre of folk artists, most of them self-taught, who work in wood, stone or paint.

Miller is his first linoleum artist. And he isn't self-taught but has an associate's degree in graphic arts from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

He began working with linoleum about 10 years ago.

"I was a painter living in Pittsburgh," Miller said. "I started working with a group of artists making big sculptures in abandoned steel mills. We would go to abandoned sites, use whatever we could and make a big creature.

"That started my scavenging. I would see old linoleum and see how beautiful it was. I saw the gorgeous patterns. I'd find it in Dumpsters and save it."

Miller uses up to 60 selections of linoleum for one work, cutting dozens of chunks and gluing them together on a board. His process of assemblage is similar to that of a mosaic.

The scene that emerges could be a self-portrait or a picture of Andy Warhol, Abraham Lincoln or Jesus. It might be a ship sailing across a storm-tossed sea or a bucolic landscape.

To create depth, he adds layers. In Kentucky Home, depicting a house and its yard, five layers of linoleum pieces overlap so that trees can be seen in front of the house.

The challenge, Miller said, is often to find a tiny piece of linoleum to complete an image.

"I'm taking a bit of the past and re-claiming it."

Monday, March 14, 2011

Karl Mullen, April 1st, 2011 6-9pm

We are pleased to welcome back Irish painter Karl Mullen, who continues his exploration of the legends of his homeland and the family ties that bind him to it. Raw pigments and walnut oil… wax and wine; these are just a few of the tools Mullen uses to put his stories on paper. Also an accomplished singer-songwriter, Karl will perform some of his music starting at 9:00.