Nine Artist Exhibition: Random Inclinations at Dowling Studios & Gallery on May 27th

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The random inclinations and eclectic imaginings of nine artists minds. View it all, as you dine on supposition and an escalating imagination.

Robert Dowling announced the opening of Random Inclinations at Dowling Studios & Gallery today. Random Inclinations features artist Robert Dowling's sensational and spellbinding new series of paintings as well as works of art from eight artists for this group exhibition. The Maine gallery will exhibit the exclusive variety of art works from these truly gifted artists, from abstract, collage, watercolor, sculpture, fantasy, surrealism, to many other fascinating art forms. The artists include:

Robert Dowling . B. Stessel . Emma Gray . Patricia Hurd . Margret S. Brown . Kristborg T Whitney . Lisa Raven . Chris Knox . Walter Begor

Random Inclinations will be open to the public at Dowling Studios and Gallery, 407 Main Street, Bangor on Saturday, May 27, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m EST. Random Inclinations also includes a website just for the group exhibition, including Live Webcams, chat and operators to monitor the lines for information and sales.

Dowling Studios & Gallery has held four successful art exhibitions since opening in 2005. These exhibitions brought to light the wide-ranging and exceptional art works of Dowling and Knox, along with other artists who have exhibited at the gallery. The exhibitions, podcasts, and interviews with the media have brought literally thousands of people to the online gallery and Maine studios and gallery to participate in the exhibitions and view the artists at work. Dowling Studios & Gallery live broadcasts all of its exhibitions as well as live feeds of the artists at work over the Internet at

In March 2006, Dowling Gallery & Studios was featured as one of the top ten web-cams (live-feed sites) on the internets by EarthCam. Dowling Studios & Gallery is also listed in the Heavy Graphic Category at Best Web Designs of World. Robert Dowling's works of art have been discussed and promoted across the web, in particular at Sine.Qua.Non's Journal.

Located in Bangor, Maine, Dowling Studios & Gallery has made it's compelling and artistic impression on the regional community, as it has across the U.S. and in Japan, Austria, the United Kingdom, Spain, Madrid, Canada, Italy, Mexico, Germany, Paris, and other international locales.

Artist Information:

Robert C. Dowling has always been regarded an art prodigy, a skill he has developed into a contemporary and original voice, fine art that stands alone in it's uniqueness, power and emotional transformation. Dowling has sold over 300 paintings and drawings in the past three years alone. Dowling has accrued a list of collectors and supporters reaching across the globe. Robert Dowling owns and operates Dowling Studios & Gallery in Bangor, Maine where he dedicates his life to the arts. Dowling dedication and drive to create his art says it all: "I would rather fail as an artist, than succeed as anything else."

Emma Gray is a visual artist with an Associates Degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Maine of Augusta and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of Maine in Orono. She has studied under Robert Shetterly, Dan Hodermarsky, Scarlett Kinney, Susan Groce, Elizabeth Dove, James Linehan and Michael Lewis in two dimensional arts, Cristen Millett and Sam Van Aken in three dimensional arts, as well as received extensive training in handloom weaving from Janet Ressler.

Patricia Hurd is a Maine abstract artist whose work has been exhibited on the East Coast and is currently in many collections across the United States. She studied at the Portland School of Art and at the University of Maine in Orono. Hurd's paintings and collages reflect her love of and skill in handling, texture, color and relationship. She works primarily in encaustic, charcoal, pastel, oils, acrylic, impasto and wash.

Margret S. Brown is a graduate of the Kunstgewerbe Art Institute in Trier Germany. She is the recipient of many painting awards and her works hang in corporations and private collections throughout the world. She has exhibited in shows in various parts of the United States and Europe. Margret is always active in a variety of artistic organizations and is the CO-director of the ACADIA Artists Symposiums. She taught painting for many years and is equally at ease with all major painting methods. She is "President Emeritus" of the Millinocket Art Society, has served as a juror in many art shows; her opinion being highly respected by amateur and professional alike.

Kristborg. T. Whitney's paintings are rooted in the land, specifically Iceland. They are landscapes of angles and relationships and light. ALWAYS LIGHT. Iceland is a land in which light influences and the very texture of its glaciers, its mountains, its fjords and lakes and rivers, even its architecture. There is a bold starkness that is Iceland, and an underlying fire, too. I work with acrylics because of the immediacy with which I can capture the light, the color, the boldnedd, the extravagance that I see demands.

Lisa Raven obtained a BS in Art Therapy and worked in the human services field for 15 years. She began her art career in New Jersey where her watercolor paintings won awards, hung in private galleries, state shows and the Monmouth Museum. Lisa moved to Bangor in 1997 and has been involved with VSA, Arts For All, bringing art to those with disabilities. Lisa has always had a strong interest in art and enjoyed working in a variety of mediums, exploring light, color, contrast and composition. Inspired by nature, she expresses this in an abstract manner.

Christopher M. Knox came in to this world with an innate interest in the visual arts. It was apparent Chris had a gift and was able to fuel a rich imagination. "Throughout my life my work has been reflective of a variety of situations and environments, ranging from a seeming symbiosis with nature, its tranquil effects and subtle stimulus, my own reflective internalization and imaginary worlds, and my extroverted behaviors, which in combination, drive me to create. I have been able to create my art with the love of my friends and the support of my family." Chris is currently working on a illustrated book. He is experimenting with a variety mediums to express his unique view of the world - from drawing to painting to sculpture, as well as film.

Walter Begor is the original of an original, imitator of none, provocateur of left-handed painting, minimalism and abstraction.

B. Stessel, artist and anomaly.


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