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Dolores Justus

Visual: Painting

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Inspired by the natural world, Justus’ paintings reflect a sensitive and intuitive view that distills patterns of light and form into compositions that engage and inspire. Her painterly style also contributes to the interactive quality of her art. In her exploration of the confluence of optics and painterly abstraction, her work belongs to the “new landscape” movement of contemporary American art.

“I’ve always had a strong identification with nature and am continually in awe of the depth of inspiration that it offers. Despite all it’s variety, there are essential elements in it and in us all, that we respond to. It is those universal, underlying truths that I seek to communicate in my own work.” – Dolores Justus

Justus earned a B.F.A. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1988. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the nation and abroad for more than 20 years. A few highlights include: “Finding Center” (solo exhibit) at the Annesdale Park Gallery in Memphis, TN (2015); “Migration Patterns” (solo exhibit) at the Roger D. Malkin Gallery – E. E. Bass Cultural Arts Center in Greenville, MS (2015); “Coming Up for Air” (solo exhibit) at the Catherine Kelleghan’s Gallery in Atlanta (2009); “Horizon Lines” (solo exhibit) at the University of Arkansas Mullins Library (2005); “Interwoven,” a joint exhibition with sculptor Robyn Horn, at Greg Thompson Fine Art (2011-12); “Southern Women Artists” at Greg Thompson Fine Art (2012, 2013, 2014); “The Color of Love­–paintings by Four Women Artists” at the Catherine Kelleghan’s Gallery in Atlanta (2008); the “Arkansas Women in the Arts Exhibit” in Washington, D.C. (2000-2001); the 43, 44, & 55 “Delta Exhibitions” at the Arkansas Arts Center; “Creators/Collectors” at the Baum Gallery (2002); “Perspectives on Painting” at Ouachita Baptist University (2009); and many others.

Collections include: the University of Arkansas, Health and Sciences Center, Fort Smith, AR; the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR; Iberia Bank, Little Rock, AR; the Alluvian Hotel, Greenwood, MS; Delta Trust Bank, Little Rock, AR; CASA Women’s Shelter, Pine Bluff, AR; Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR; Mercy Healthcenter, Hot Springs, AR; UAMS Hospital, Little Rock, AR; CARTI Foundation, Little Rock, AR; and many more.

Justus is currently represented by Greg Thompson Fine Art in North Little Rock, Arkansas; the Annesdale Park Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee; the Degas Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana; and at her own gallery, Justus Fine Art in Hot Springs, Arkansas. In addition to painting, Justus is also an accomplished art director, operating the Justus Design & Marketing firm. Her strong design and literary skills have been employed in a variety of advertising and commercial mediums.

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Justus Fine Art Gallery

Justus Fine Art Gallery

827 A Central Ave
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901