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Abstract Reality Art Sale by Tom Lohre
Where: Clifton Performance Theater, 404 Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220, across the street from CVS
When: Monday April 2 to Monday April 9, 2012
Reception: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday April 6, 2012, Light refreshments served
Contact: Tom Lohre, 513-861-4146, Cell 513-236-1704, tom @ tomlohre.com
Hours: Monday to Friday, Noon to 2:30; 7-8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, Noon to 8 p.m.
The Story:
Using the visual cortex as a jumping off place, Tom Lohre’s abstract portraits leave most of the work for the viewer. Lending themselves to large paintings, Tom donated two portraits to charity auctions. The colorful abstract portraits stimulate excitement at charity events and generate several hundred dollars for charity.
Tom’s first painting was of the squiggly lines of light and dark when you close your eyes. Now he has finagled it into a colorful collection of intersecting blobs of color. The pattern of the visual cortex is a new type of brush stroke. As strange as the pattern is, everyone is familiar with it.
The works are a derivation of life, leaving much to the imagination, life simplified to a nine-color palette that simulates full color.
High-resolution images available on-line for publication:

Mary Middleton  abstract portrait by Tom Lohre

Caption:
Mary Middleton, noted Northern Kentucky, died from a tragic accident the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. She was vivacious and addictive in her causes. The 29” x 29” portrait by Tom Lohre auctioned off at The Point, Northern Kentucky’s resource for disabled group homes, annual fundraiser “Joy to the World.”
High Resolution for Print: http://tomlohre.com/MaryMiddletonPrint.jpg

Marie Montessori painted portrait by Tom Lohre

Caption:
The 54” x 54” portrait of Marie Montessori by Tom Lohre auctioned off at the Clark Montessori's “Spring Fling” to benefit the Clark Foundation and now hangs in the front office at the school.
High Resolution Image for Print: http://tomlohre.com/MarieMontessoriPrint.jpg

Clifton Plaza Chalk Art of Fountain Square by Tom Lohre

Caption:
Fountain Square Lady, 4’ x 6’, chalk on concrete, on the Clifton Plaza off Ludlow Avenue across from Graeter’s Ice Cream done during Clifton’s Annual Street Scapes.
High Resolution Image for print: http://tomlohre.com/FountainLadyPrint.jpg


Fountain Square Abstract Painting by Tom Lohre
Fountain XXXI, 5" x 7", Oil on board, October 20, 2011


Fountain Square Abstract Painting by Tom Lohre
Fountain XXXII, 5" x 7", Oil on board, October 25, 2011


Fountain Square Abstract Painting by Tom Lohre
Fountain XXVIII, 5" x 7", Oil on board, October 7, 2011


Fountain Square Abstract Painting by Tom Lohre
Fountain XXIX, 5" x 7", Oil on board, October 10, 2011

Fountain Square Abstract Painting by Tom Lohre
Fountain XXX, 5" x 7", Oil on board, October 15, 2011


Devou Park Overlook painting  by Tom Lohre
Devou Park Overlook, 20" x 16", Oil on board, September 17, 2011


Beach dancers painting oil on board by Tom Lohre
Beach Dancers II, 12" x 16", Oil on board, August 15, 2011


Oil painting of dancers on a beach by Tom Lohre
Beach Dancers, 12" x 16", Oil on board, July 26, 2011
The culmination of a life of study, this dancer motif is universal. Stuck in a rut for years painting what was in front of me as if I could make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. This painting may look simple but it took my painting robot to teach me to simplify. The steps are complex but the painting is easy. Working up the grace of the figures is what takes the longest. Woman needs to be more than a shapely figure. The shape has to have strong confirmation like a horse. I can run with this. I developed this motif while finishing the last fountain painting. Where I did it to step off from, I stepped completely off the fountain motif, halleluiah.


Fountain Square XXVII, oil on canvas, 20" x 16", October 23, 2010, by Tom Lohre
Fountain Square XXVII, oil on canvas, 20" x 16", October 23, 2010