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Proud member of Make Mine Pink

Iris Gentry

Education & background
 Studied art at Murray State University, University of Kentucky & Kentucky Wesleyan Collage. Native of Owensboro who co-owned and operated a small gallery before moving to Henderson in 1991. Since moving has become a full timer painter and enjoys working with local arts organizations. Active in the Ohio Valley Art League and the Henderson Society of Art, serving as President several times & as Show Chairman of ''A French Perspective'' for the last ten years.
Recent Exhibits & Awards
Have work included in numerous corporate and private collections in the tri state including the permanent collection of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art & the Solarbron Retirement community of Evansville, Indiana. Received more recent awards of 1st Place in the 2009 ''A Fresh Perspective'' from the Henderson Society of Art, a purchase award in Solarbron's annual exhibit in 2008, a merit award in the 2010 ''Art of Well Being'' in Henderson.
Have been commissioned to do numerous murals in both private residence & public places, such as the mural in the Children's department of the Henderson Country Public Library and a most recent addition to the St. Anthony's Hospice care until at Methodist Hospital, providing a mural in the children's room for visiting families.
Participated in the fall of 2009 in ''Six Painted Ladies'', an exhibit of recent works at Image One Gallery in Henderson, which was part of the first Henderson Gallery Hop & currently have work at Audubon Museum in an invitational exhibit of birds.
Artist Statement
 The work in this collection includes pastels and oil paintings is a good sampling of my style. I really enjoy working with different mediums as is shown in this body of work. The constantly changing light, wind, bugs, traffic all provide many obstacles. The brilliant  colors, smells, sounds, and general sensory overload provide the artist with more inspiration than any camera could begin to record, making the experience ever so exciting.