Lelia Lake

Lelia Lake
24 x 36"
Oil on canvas

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Loving's View (Weatherford)

Loving's View (Weatherford)
30 x 30"
Oil on canvas

Pease River at Highway 6

Pease River at Highway 6
28 x 22"
Oil on canvas

House by the Post Office (Albany)

House by the Post Office (Albany)
28 x 67"
Oil on canvas

Knox City

Knox City
24 x 48"
Oil on canvas

Rio Grande, Big Bend

Rio Grande, Big Bend
10 x 14"
Oil on canvas

The oldest house (Odessa)

The oldest house (Odessa)
18-1/2 x 60"
Oil on canvas

Collegeport

Collegeport
10 x 48"
Oil on canvas

San Saba River at the Presidio

San Saba River at the Presidio
18 x 24"
Oil on canvas

Palacios #2

Palacios #2
16 x 12"
Oil on canvas

Double Mountain, south side (near Rotan)

Double Mountain, south side (near Rotan)
16 x 90"
Oil on canvas

Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos (near Rotan)

Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos (near Rotan)
26 x 72"
Oil on canvas

Double Mountain, southwest side (near Rotan)

Double Mountain, southwest side (near Rotan)
40 x 78"
Oil on canvas

Near Estelline

Near Estelline
17-1/2 x 80"
Oil on canvas

114 West #2

114 West #2
17 x 80"
Oil on canvas

Near Lubbock (The Spade Ranch)

Near Lubbock (The Spade Ranch)
15-3/4 x 78"
Oil on canvas

Liquor, Beer, Wine #2 (Marfa)

Liquor, Beer, Wine #2 (Marfa)
12 x 24"
Oil on canvas

Between Lamesa and Seminole #7

Between Lamesa and Seminole #7
30 x 40"
Oil on canvas

Taylor County

Taylor County
27 x 80"
Oil on canvas

Randy Bacon

Bacon has excelled with his panoramic views of small-town Texas streets and rural scenes. His locations might look lonely to some, but to Texans they manifest the elbow room needed to live large.

Gaile Robinson
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Although realistically painted, Bacon's scenes of rural areas, small towns, highways and railroad tracks have a rich physicality and a palette just otherworldly enough to evoke a mysterious mood.

Douglas Britt
The Houston Chronicle

Bacon reveals the quiet, yet stunning, beauty of what we might otherwise pass by too quickly. He plots the intermediary points along a journey, the places one unthinkingly sweeps through on the way to a more alluring endpoint. As Bacon reminds us with his emotionally poignant paintings, oftentimes the journey is more important — and more intriguing — than the destination.

Catherine Deitchman writes reviews and feature stories for leading Texas art journals including ArtLies and Glasstire.

Bacon's personal and intimate relationship with the people and places he paints combined with his eye to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary continues to direct his choice of subjects. Composition, technique and color harmonies are carefully manipulated to create poignant and delicately balanced formal arrangements resulting in images layered with poetic meaning and modern moments of revelation.

Judy Tedford Deaton
Chief Curator, The Grace Museum

Best Local Visual Artist – Reader’s Choice

Fort Worth Weekly
Best of '04

Observers have commented that some of Bacons West Texas landscapes remind them of the opening of a movie. Such comments suit him just fine, the native Texan says, because one of his missions is to make all of his work appear cinematic.

Bonnie Gangelhoff
Senior Editor, Southwest Art Magazine

For the artist, West Texas has long offered a veritable storehouse of memorable subjects and iconic images of The Lone Star State, and there can be little wonder why so many great artists have made pilgrimages there time and again. From Frank Reaugh to Everett Spruce to Randy Bacon, this exciting exhibition brings together master images of West Texas executed by the state's most prominent artists, past and present.

William Reaves
William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, and CASETA co-founder

Bacon is drawn to the small towns of West Texas and he paints them in a way that acknowledges their decline but honors the heroic effort it took to establish them. He paints town squares and lonely stretches of highway punctuated with small houses beaten by decades of wind and sun that cling to the hardscrabble landscape, personifying the tenacity of the people who live there. He sees a resilient glory where most people would see only despair.

Gaile Robinson
Indulge Magazine

Randy Bacon has always been attracted to the quality of light, the precise colors and the big skies of his native state.

In communicating a sense of place, Bacon often draws upon the people and venues of his life to bring about work where past, present and future become blended, where memory and reality connect.

Before returning full time to painting, Bacon was president of Stuart Bacon Advertising and Public Relations in Fort Worth, from 1987 to 2002, a full–service agency he co–founded with Jim Stuart.

 

EDUCATION

Texas Christian University, 2007, MFA, painting
Vermont Studio Center, 2003, summer fellowship, painting
Southern Methodist University, BFA, 1980, journalism, studio art
University of Texas at Austin, 1976-77, studio art

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Works on View
November 3 - December 20, 2014
Opening Reception: November 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Jody Klotz Fine Art

1060 N. 2nd Street
Abilene, Texas 79601
325-670-9880

Texas Contemporary Regionalists
November 28 - December 20, 2014
Opening Reception: December 6, 6-8 p.m.
William Reaves Fine Art

2143 Westheimer
Houston, Texas 77098
713-521-7500

Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts
March 5 - 12, 2015
Opening Reception, TBA
Turner House

401 N. Rosemont Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75208
214-946-1670

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS (continued)

The Texas Aesthetic
May 8 - June 5, 2015
Opening Reception, TBA
William Reaves Fine Art

2143 Westheimer
Houston, Texas 77098
713-521-7500

Group Exhibition at The Nave Museum
June 11 - 20, 2015
Opening Reception, TBA
The Nave Museum

306 W. Commercial Street
Victoria, Texas 77901
361-575-8227

REPRESENTATION

William Reaves Fine Art
2143 Westheimer
Houston, Texas 77098
713-521-7500
www.reavesart.com

Carter Bowden
4704 Bryce Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
817-738-6433

Jody Klotz Fine Art
1060 N. 2nd Street
Abilene, Texas 79601
352-670-9880
www.jodyklotz.com