Thursday, July 10, 2014

July 2014 Quarterly Newsletter


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When looking at the artwork of Samir Sammoun, it’s apparent that he is not trying to create a realistic piece depicting what the eye can see.  Through his use of color and the energy in his brushstrokes, Sammoun opens his soul and bares the raw emotion that he associates with the view.  This is further evidenced through his choice of subject matter.  Time and again, Sammoun takes us back to places that are dear to him; the grove of olive trees in Joun, Lebanon where his family owns a 1,000 year old olive plantation, lavender fields in Bekaa Valley or the lush landscapes around Quebec where he has resided since the age of twenty-one, just to name a few.

There is an ethereal quality to his work that isn’t unintentional.  He says, “I try to show the texture of nature on the canvases and I place color side by side without blending it.  I want to make the person looking at my painting feel the color of the sky, the temperature of the air and the breeze in the apple trees or wheat stalks.”

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Samir Sammoun truly appreciates proponents of the Impressionistic Art Movement. However, he has brought this genre into the 21st century.  There is nothing old-fashioned or dated about his paintings.  Sammoun’s work transcends the boundaries of any particular style and is typically the pièce de résistance of any collection.  Whether your home is eclectic, stately, elegant or contemporary, an original oil painting by Samir Sammoun is the perfect choice. We have recently received brand new pieces hand selected by Mr. Sammoun.  Come see a few of the artist’s personal favorites as we showcase them at J. R. Mooney this summer.

© Valarie McCown


It is an exciting time at J. R. Mooney Galleries.  We are bringing in new pieces of art and introducing new artists to San Antonio.  We have also added inventory to our already extensive supply of ready made frames.  We replenished stock on some of our best selling favorites in standard sizes, but have expanded our inventory to include sizes not typically considered to be standard dimensions. 

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JUL 1 - AUG 10
American Plains Signature Member Show - Ft. Concho Natural Historic Landmark with Opening Reception July 1st from 5 pm to 8 pm featuring JRM Artist, Bill Scheidt - San Angelo - American Plains Artists
JUL 12
2nd Saturday Art & Wine - Gallery Picks of the Month- Boerne - 2nd Saturday Boerne, TX
2nd Saturday Art & Wine -  Selections from the Gallery - Boerne - 2nd Saturday Boerne, TX
AUG  22 - SEP 27
A Panoramic View - Texas Sculpture Group Lawndale Art Center Exhibition - Opening Reception (Aug 22 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm) - Featuring JRM Sculptor, Cody Vance - Houston -Panoramic View
                SEP 13
2nd Saturday Art & Wine - Featuring artists, Willi Bauer and Gerhard Nesvadba - Boerne - 2nd Saturday Boerne, TX
OCT 11
2nd Saturday Art & Wine -  Featuring renowned photo-realism artist, Thomas Arvid  - Boerne - 2nd Saturday Boerne, TX

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