The show that created a boost
Buddy LaHood had a one-man art show at the Turner Center for the Arts from July 29, 2019 to Sept. 11, 2019. LaHood showcased his abstract and landscape pieces to the people in attendance.
“The opening night was a big success with about 150 people attending,” he said. “I sold 10 of my paintings and was commissioned to paint two more.”
The combination of canvas and plywood pieces led to a “confidence booster” in LaHood.
“Many people were very complimentary and selling 10 paintings was very affirming,” said LaHood. “I paint because I enjoy it tremendously and selling my work is icing on the cake.”
The pieces LaHood decides to display during his art shows are meant to make his viewers feel and think.
“Many times I do want my paintings to make a statement or cause the viewer to contemplate the message I’m trying to convey. I believe we were all created by God and He wants us to be creative,” he said.
Due to COVID-19, LaHood may not be able to host a show for a bit longer, but his strive to communicate with his viewers will set his upcoming pieces up for more success.