Friday, January 18, 2008

The Paintings of Stephen Tapp

We've known Weldon and Marcia Stutes since they were college students at ETBU a dozen or more years ago. They got married and moved to Georgetown, but later moved back and--much to our delight--rented the house right next door. Now they own a home a few blocks away. Marcia's brother, Stephen Tapp, lives in the Dallas area, but he brought his acrylic paintings to Marshall for an exhibit at the Visual Arts Center.
Marcia, her son, Jadan, and Stephen at the gallery reception.
Stephen developed his own style. He mixes acrylic paints in various thicknesses and applies them using watercolor techniques.
As you can see, the results are gorgeous. (Click on a painting for a closer look at detail and texture.)
Weldon, one of the gentlest souls and most talented bassists in the world, provided live music, along with a folk-singing friend from ETBU.

Reflected twinkle lights imitated stars in a sky darkening to deep blue. God's ever-changing canvas! What a lovely reminder that artistic inspiration is never far away.


Blogger Marcia said...

Yeah! We are now officially famous...we have made it to your blog spot!I am so glad you and George came to Stephen's opening and that you found some beautiful things to delight in with your camera (even the bass player!). Wish we could bump into you more often, neighbor! :)

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