EVENTS & EXHIBITS


  • James Ratliff Gallery, Hillside Sedona, is pleased to present “Images in Abstraction”. The opening public reception is Friday, March 6th from 5-8 P.M.
  • The location is James Ratliff Gallery, 671 State Route 179, Suites A1 & A2, Hillside Sedona.
  • Images in Abstraction – Paintings by
    FRANCINE MARKOE and TONY GRIFFITH


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Blue Green Lanscape - Francine Markoe

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Gila Medicine - Tony Griffith

One focus of this two person show is the abstract art of Francine Markoe whose beautiful, flowing paintings utilize thin rock slabs and pebbles, etc. along with poured acrylics on canvas. According to Markoe, “I paint spontaneously, trying to capture fluid motion, energy and spirituality” .

The other focus is Tony Griffith who says of his art, “I’ve always been attracted to the poetic elements of abstract art and Surrealism, the sensual impact of paint on surface and the emotional resonance and nostalgia that texture and color can produce.The resin surface adds an element of depth and organic vibrancy, as if covered by water.”

The two artists’ works are almost polar opposites, yet both present vibrant and beautiful abstract art - one utilizing natural elements along with poured paint and the other using resin which Griffith oftentimes flows over his finished geometric acrylic paintings.

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Midnight Reflections

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Ocean Boldness

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Gila Event

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Om #4 . . .


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  • James Ratliff Gallery cordially invites the public to attend an opening reception for artist William Crook and view his most recent paintings on Friday, February 6th from 5-8 P.M.
  • The location is James Ratliff Gallery, 671 State Route 179, Suites A1 & A2, Hillside Sedona. Mr. Crook will read some of his award winning poetry and take questions regarding his paintings at 6 P.M.
  • House Party – New Paintings by
    WILLIAM BRAINARD CROOK


William Crook is a self-taught artist who explores the whimsical aspects of life, celebrating its humorous foibles in expressionistic colors while often veering towards the naïve or primitive. “When I started painting it was to counterbalance the rigors of work. Evolving with a virtual life of its own, my art almost led me to its present form. I have enjoyed the creative freedom to fuse pen and ink figurative drawing with oil stick and acrylic media to yield my own brand of Primitive Expressionism, ” comments Crook.

Crook has had comprehensive exhibits in Washington, a one man show on Bainbridge Island and more recently a one man show at James Ratliff Gallery in Sedona, AZ. In addition he has received two Best of Show awards in successive years in a juried art forum.

Complimenting his artistic talent, Crook is an award winning poet.

The following statement by Bill kind of says it all: “My desire, as I create my paintings, is to paint the ordinary in an extraordinary way, and to journey on a painting expedition less traveled, to imbue people and objects with humor, irony, compassion and endurance, and to be mindful of the occasional rainbow in an oil slick.”


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Houses by the Tracks

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Yellow Storm

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Bone Tree Hamlet

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Hammersmith

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Paper Moon


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