The Beloit Fine Arts incubator will host Norm Starks during May. Starks is a photorealistic acrylic artist who lives in Beloit. Starks is known for his detailed realistic style of painting, and has been told that many of his paintings are as exact as photographs. He especially loves painting rural scenes and pet portraits. “My goal with my art is to reproduce in a painting what has already been created by the Creator. Capturing the essence of what we observe in our world is my desire. Because of my rural heritage, I am especially attracted to farm and landscape scenes. I also enjoy painting animals, attempting to capture their character by attention to detail.”
Starks has been involved in the Wisconsin Regional Artists Program for the last 7 years, and has been awarded State Awards for 6 of those years. His paintings have been sold to buyers all over the United States and as far away as Australia. He has studied under local artist Judy Pulaski, and currently participates in an open studio program at the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator under the tutorage of Dan Wuthrich of Roscoe, IL, who is known world-wide for his fine art and who has art in galleries and museums all over the world. “I make no claims to be a professional artist,” Starks said. “I took up painting as a hobby after I retired in 2003 and have found it to be a relaxing and fulfilling activity. I have found some demand for my work through online sales as well as local shows and exhibits. I am delighted that other people have come to recognize my hobby as having some value to them as well to me.”
Opening night for this exhibit is May 6th from 5 to 8 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Starks will be on hand to meet the public and discuss his art. The show will continue through May 25th. The Beloit Fine Arts Incubator is located at 520 E. Grand Avenue in downtown Beloit. The Gallery is open Monday from 10 to 2; Tuesday through Friday from 10 to 5:30 and on Saturday from 10 to 3:00.
BFAI Gallery Shows
On the first Friday of each month, we have a Gallery Show opening 5 - 8pm.