RICHARD DUDDEN’S ARTWORK – “ABSTRACT. SOULFUL. RAW.” TO BE FEATURED AT GALLERY AT THE CENTER EXHIBIT
West Plains Council on the Arts invites everyone to view unique artwork selections in “The Richard Dudden Exhibit – Abstract. Soulful. Raw.” which will be on display at the Gallery at the Center, West Plains Civic Center from February 17 through March 16, 2014. The Gallery, on the mezzanine, is open to the public during regular Civic Center hours.
Richard Dudden was born in Colorado and just recently moved to West Plains with his wife and daughter from Springfield, Missouri. He has been crafting since the age of six using wood and recycled materials, and illustrating ever since he could hold a crayon
Dudden’s artwork comes from his soul, a visionary using common objects to create his unique art. His sculptures are often made from reclaimed or donated wood. A majority of his paintings are layered with joint compound mud, salvaged paint and scavenged elements. In each piece of art, Richard’s imagination is captured in subtle details.
“Every piece of my work has a story. My artwork comes from years of experiences seen and unseen. It is more than just a painting or wood carving, it’s a piece of me.” Says Dudden.
He designed and painted many murals around the Springfield area, including one at Bowerman Elementary School. In August 2008, during a First Friday Art Walk, he created a 50-foot jungle-themed mural in oil pastels at the Metro Credit Union.
Supporters say Dudden can turn any vision into a reality. From custom murals, illustrations, to business signs, his one of a kind visions prevail in his passion to create a lasting impression. He looks forward to getting involved in the community arts.
WPCA will host a Meet-the-Artist Reception for Dudden on Saturday, February 22 from 10 am to noon, in the Gallery at the Center. All are invited to attend and take advantage of this opportunity to view and discuss the artwork with Dudden.