Virgil Lampton’s animated brush strokes whip vibrant color across canvas as surely as the windblown rains of a summer storm quench the drought thirsty earth of the Texas hills and plains. With his marriage of abstract expressionism to more traditional styles, Lampton easily captures the elemental emotions of southwestern landscapes, beautifully conveying these feelings to the viewer with his colorful canvases. Whether one sees landscape or seascape in Lampton’s large scale pieces, one thing remains the same: the untamed movement of Lampton’s spirited brush strokes brilliantly echoes the wild rhythm of our natural, ever shifting, ever changing world.
Lampton, Professor Emeritus of the University of Tulsa, earned his Bachelors and Masters of Art degrees from Pittsburg State University and studied at the University of Denver and the Kansas City Art Institute. His work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and is in numerous private collections including the Phillips Collection in the International Building in New York City’s Rockefeller Center and The Upjohn Company in Tokyo, Japan.
Meet Lampton during opening night for the exhibition “The Elements” on Saturday, July 9th 7-10pm. Through August 10th at Laura Moore Fine Art Studios, 107 S Tennessee in McKinney, Texas. Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 1-5pm, 2nd Saturday 1-10pm or by appointment. Free admission. 214.914.3630. www.lauramooreart.com