Doug Carter

making visual art and playing the blues

Juke Joint Drawings

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The Juke Joint drawings begin in 1977 and I still continue to occasionally get out and sketch.  I visit local bars that feature blues rockin’ bands and sketch the bands and the patrons (I especially love the dancers).  For several years I used the drawings  in a series of black & white woodcuts under the banner “Dances, Weddings, Rhythm, Blues”.  I exhibited  the best of the drawings for the first time in August 2010 at the Art Bar Gallery in Hamilton where I was having the launch of my memoir, “Cool Fool, Blues Rockin’ The Hammer”.  As a consequence of this exhibition I was asked by the Hamilton Public Library to bring it to their 5th Floor Gallery in 2011.  All drawings are oil-based China Markers with the addition of oil paints in some of the drawings. The  the exhibition was ‘on the road’ at Arts Place Gallery, 714 King Street, Port Colborne, from September 2 until October 16 and featured recent work as well as the best of the rest and a couple of large oils as well.

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10/11/2016 at 11:07 am

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