It's never too late to show your artwork. James Strohmeier is setting that example by having his first art show at 84 years old. Oxford Gallery discovered this unknown Rochester painter when the artist humbly contacted the gallery to inquire if they would take a look at his work. They liked his paintings so much that they are hosting the artist's debut as part of their summer exhibit.
Strohmeier's main focus are his colorful still lifes. Flowers, intricate folds in cloth, reflections in a silver vase or pitcher are some of the subjects he has studied and mastered in his own deliberate style.
Strohmeier has been dedicated to painting his whole adult life. With an office job by day, he honed his painting skills at night attending classes at RIT. He currently works in the north light of his home studio. Dissatisfied with the color quality of commercial oils, he happily grinds pigments to make his own superior paint.
|A Game of Chess, oil|
|detail of a James Strohmeier painting|
Exhibit runs through Saturday, August 25th. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12-5pm, and Saturday, 10am-5pm. Admission is free. Call 585-271-5885 for more info.