A Body Of Work; Landscape, Still Life, And Figurative By Jack Pardue

A Body of Work; Landscape, Still life, and Figurative by Jack Pardue will be presented at The Church Street Gallery November 7-30, 2008. Jack’s never ending pursuit of luminous color is clearly demonstrated in his use of both pastels and oils. Jack’s paintings radiate with light and color. This upcoming show will feature a selection of plein air paintings, his real love. This has been the focus of his work in recent years. He also enjoys teaching plein air workshops. Jack has won many awards. His paintings are in both private and corporate collections. One of his illustrations is now in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Portrait commissions include a portrait of Helen Hayes that hangs in The Actors’ Fund of America, a portrait of General Bennie Davis for the Strategic Air Command, and many others. Jack’s portrait of Sitting Bull hung in the White House at the request of George H. Bush. Vice President Bush also purchased his U.S. News & World Report cover painting of Reagan’s first inauguration and gave it to President Reagan as a 70th birthday gift. Jack is a graduate of Ringling School of Art and a signature member of the Pastel Society of America as well as past president of the Maryland Pastel Society. He has an extensive background as a plein air painter, figurative illustrator and portrait painter. The Church Street Gallery is located at 32-34 South Washington Street Easton Maryland