DePaolo’s ‘Fluid Expressions’ to open Feb. 13

Jan 16, 2013
Photo by: Donated photos Above, artist Dominick DePaolo is pictured with some of his cowboy-themed art. Below is DePaolo's Blue Heron oil.

The Haywood County Arts Council announced a new exhibition, “Fluid Expressions,” featuring work by Dominick DePaolo.  This new exhibit will be open to the public from Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, March 9, at Gallery 86.  An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the gallery. The public is invited to attend the reception. Gallery 86 is opened from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, at 86 N. Main St., in Waynesville.

DePaolo, who spent his childhood in Waynesville, has been a freelance artist for more than 40 years. He has also been an illustrator for the U.S. Navy and an art teacher at Prairie State College for almost 15 years. After 12 of operating and teaching at the Long Grove Art School in Northwest Chicago, DePaolo now runs the school in Waynesville. For information about the Long Grove Art School, visit or email

As an award-winning artist, Dominick’s creations range from the nostalgic drawings of his Classic Cowboy Heroes and B-Western SideKicks to fine art paintings in oils and acrylics to colored pencil portraits of people, pets, and homes from photos. His realistic style evokes a sense of America's most innocent days. This exhibit, Fluid Expressions, reveals new work created by Dominick DePaolo.

“Painting in many media has been my passion for more than 50 years,” said DePaolo. “Looking for ways to express my visions in my paintings has been an adventure.  In this new collection, I feel the paintings have more depth and movement. With the change in textures and the dripping paint, I feel it makes them much more expressive. I hope that visitors will relate at many levels when they view my new work.  This show is different than any in my past and I am excited to share it with you.”

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