Ramona du Houx’s July gallery in Solon, Maine: Celebrate Summer!

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Summer stirs the soul to celebrate by being in nature. Long days and warm nights spent at the beach, camping on a boat all energize our beings for the year to come. It’s the opportune time to experience natures’ wonder and to just be who you are.

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus wrote, ‘You can’t step into the same river, twice.’ Today, most of us are too busy to contemplate how much nature’s motion surrounds us, or is within us. We don’t normally see how interconnected rhythms of nature are apart of us.

Modern society plugs us into the Internet, and that can open doors, but sometimes too much of being Internet connected disconnects us from the mysteries of the natural world that can be transformational. Scientists, innovators and inventors throughout history took the time to observe nature and her interconnected rhythms.

I would like to show how nature’s interconnectedness can lead us to discoveries about our world and ourselves.

Please enjoy my gallery of this season.

Every month Ramona du Houx exhibits her work on her online gallery and at Gallery Manitou in Solon, Maine. Every month the theme changes reflecting the personality of the “lightgraphs,” she has chosen for the month. “Lightgraphs” are a technique she created that makes photographs resemble watercolors.

Local Central Maine artists: Ramona du Houx, Paul-Hebda, Reed, Wheeler and Caron exhibit at The Framemakers, downtown Waterville

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Photos by Ramona du Houx at the Framemakers on Main Street downtown, Waterville, Maine.
Exhibits at The Framemakers helps grow Waterville as Art Destination
BY MORGAN ROGERS of Maine Insights

The inside gallery at the Framemakers, 46 Main Street, downtown Waterville, features the artwork of Daniel Cake, Scott Reed, Ramona du Houx, Dorene Paul-Hebda, Lisa Wheeler, and Neal Caron until July 13th. In watercolor like landscapes, portraits, gardens with pastel flowers, and animals and birds displaying their secrets these works by local artists captivate and inspire. The artists’ work reflects central Maine.

Daniel Cake does acrylics, watercolor, and scratchboard. Ramona Du Houx creates fine art photography that looks like paintings. Neal Caron crates images with graphite, color pencil. Dorene Hebda is a watercolor artist. Scott Reed works with pen and ink. And Lisa Wheeler is a printmaker. Continue reading

Seascape watercolor photographic art of Ramona du Houx

 

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Painting with the camera can create the sense of being personally close to an object through colors, textures, memories, and the seasons. With a landscape that’s exemplified because of their never-ending vastness that somehow surrounds us in an embrace. For me landscapes inspire contemplation, and patience. That and the sensation of being at home, welcomed by nature’s warmth.

Sometimes I feel the need to get down to the sea and connect with nature’s way.

Our bodies consist of the same proportion of water as the earth. We are creatures of the sea. The draw of the ocean has been written about time and again. There is something more vast and more mysterious about the sea than anything else on earth. It’s something similar to the vastness and mystery of the universe itself. Our planet is just one in our solar system which is connected by the vastness of space. Is the relationship we have with the ocean a microscopic reflection of the relationship our Earth has to space?

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Ramona du Houx exhibits photographic story of transformation in Tokyo, Japan

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By Morgan Rogers in Maine Insights

Maine artist, Ramona du Houx, is in a current group exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, from May 7th to the 19th and at the Constellation Gallery in Portland, Maine, throughout May.

Anat Parnass, Ramona du Houx, Suzanne Mooney and Takafumi Suzuki, are all members of the Creative Artist Group showing at the Tokyo Gallery Storks show entitled: The Beauties & Beast.

Ramona’s photographic fine art in the exhibit tells the story of a bird who transforms as the avian experiences the seasons.

“Modern society plugs us into the Internet and that can open doors but sometimes too much of being Internet connected disconnects us from the mysteries of the natural world that can be transformational. I want to show how nature’s interconnectedness can lead us to discoveries about our world and ourselves,” said Ramona du Houx.


In Ramona’s story a bird first sees Lupine’s Dance in spring and wants to uncover more about nature’s mysteries. The young bird awakens to nature’s energy more in the summer, shown in the photo Wake Up. In fall the bird begins a Journey of discovery and in winter the she realizes because of her experiences that all life is interconnected– depicted in Snow Dance. Finally, the bird transforms into energy – in the photo Transformation Flight. Continue reading

Ramona du Houx, exhibits at the New York City ArtExpo 2014 and Portland, Maine’s Constellation Gallery, simultaneously

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Article by Morgan Rogers in Maine Insights.

Maine artist, Ramona du Houx, is in a current group exhibition at the New York City ArtExpo 2014 from April 4th to the 6th and at Portland, Maine’s Constellation Gallery.

“Being a part of the ArtExpo While exhibiting in Portland is a great opportunity,” said du Houx. “It’s an honor to become part of Portland’s only Cooperative Gallery.”

The New York City ArtExpo 2014 offers artists chances to exhibit with galleries that represent them worldwide.expo2014

Du houx is currently represented by the art’s district Storks Gallery of Tokyo, which exhibited her work in a solo show in February of 2012, and will have another solo show of Ramona’s work in September of 2014.

“Ramona’s work is unique and captures emotion that stirs the soul. It’s timeless,” said Takafumi Suzuki, Storks Gallery Owner. “It’s a privilege to represent her.”

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18 interesting things creative folk do differently

Interesting Article: 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently appeared in the Huffington Post by Carolyn Gregoire

Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, and creative thinking requires complex cognition yet is completely distinct from the thinking process.

Neuroscience paints a complicated picture of creativity. As scientists now understand it, creativity is far more complex than the right-left brain distinction would have us think (the theory being that left brain = rational and analytical, right brain = creative and emotional). In fact, creativity is thought to involve a number of cognitive processes, neural pathways and emotions, and we still don’t have the full picture of how the imaginative mind works. Continue reading