Maine artist Ramona du Houx in Tokyo exhibit the book called Transformations to follow

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Article in Maine Insights by Morgan Rogers

Gallery Storks of Tokyo, Japan is pleased to announce Treasures showing the unique work of six artists. The gallery represents each artist.

Ramona du Houx creates fine art photography that looks like watercolor paintings evoking mystery and a sense of wonder. Some find them nostalgic and some mystical.

“Sometimes when people look deeply into these images, they relax and find a tranquil place in the soul, as one would by taking time to be at peace in nature. At other times, the photographs can refresh, excite, and energize one’s soul, as if one were standing by a waterfall. The images have been said to be dreamlike, healing, Zen meditative, and thought provoking,” said Ramona.

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Gallery Storks is also publishing a book of Ramona’s art called, Transformations—Revealing nature’s complex balance. Some of the images in the book are in the Treasures exhibit.

Later this year the gallery will hold an exhibit solely of the work in Transformations when the book is released.

“Scientists, innovators, and inventors throughout history took the time to observe nature and her connective rhythms. But now society plugs us into the Internet, and while that can open doors, sometimes too much of being Internet-connected disconnects us from the mysteries of the natural world that are transformational. I want to help show how nature’s interconnectedness can lead us to discoveries about our world and ourselves,” said du Houx.

Ramona has been “painting with the camera” since 1979, is currently is also a member of the Maine Artist Collective, http://www.maineartistcollective.com and the Harlow Gallery.

The photographic watercolor technique is always a challenge.

“I never know exactly what the results will be, that’s the exciting part of the creation,” said du Houx. “I believe every photograph has an audience, someone the work will speak to personally.”

Du houx show at Berry’s continues until February

Dream Sail

Dream Sail

From an article in Union of Maine Visual Artists Magazine:

The inside gallery at Berry’s, 153 Main St, downtown Waterville, features the artwork of Ramona du Houx. Due to popular demand the show, which started in December, continues throughout January.

Ramona du Houx creates fine art photography that looks like watercolor paintings evoking mystery and a sense of wonder. Some find them nostalgic and some mystical. Many have said the images have a healing nature. See more at http://www.photographybyramonaduhoux.com.

Ramona is currently represented by Gallery Storks of Tokyo, Japan and is also a member of the Maine Artist Collaborative and the Harlow Gallery. She currently has another exhibit until the end of the month at the Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress Street, in Portland, Maine.

“For me art reflects where we live in our communities, as well as where an artist is in their heart, mind and soul,” said Ramona. “In 1979 I began to paint with my camera to depict the interconnectedness of nature. I took the initial results to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where they recorded them long ago. The continuing results have been unpredictable, intriguing, and thought provoking.” Continue reading

Ramona du Houx exhibits lightgraphs at Berry’s in Waterville, Maine

By Morgan Rogers in Maine Insights

The inside gallery at Berry’s, 153 Main St, downtown Waterville, features the artwork, Ramona du Houx, until December 30, 2014.

Ramona du Houx creates fine art photography that looks like watercolor paintings evoking mystery and a sense of wonder. Many find them nostalgic and some mystical.

Ramona is currently represented by Gallery Storks of Tokyo, Japan and is also a member of the Maine Artist Collaborative where she exhibits regularly at the Constellation Gallery in Portland, Maine.

Kennebec Eagle

Kennebec Eagle

“For me art reflects where we live in our communities, as well as where an artist is in their heart, mind and soul,” said Ramona. “In 1979 I began to paint with my camera to depict the interconnectedness of nature. I took the initial results to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where they recorded them long ago. The continuing results have been unpredictable, intriguing, and thought provoking.”

The watercolor technique is always a challenge.

“I never know exactly what the results will be, that’s the exciting part of the creation,” said du Houx. “I believe every photograph has an audience, someone the work will speak to personally.”

Dream Sail

Dream Sail

Berry’s show space offers local artists a friendly venue to exhibit their work and a way to continue to grow Waterville’s creative economy. With Colby College’s new museum, and Common Street Arts, Waterville is gaining attention as a place to visit for art.

Berry’s is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm. And Saturday from 9:00-3.00pm. And until Christmas they are open on Sundays. For the full article please go here.

Portland Gallery exhibits du Houx photos through Jan 27th

Lilly Bells

Lilly Bells


“Lilly Bells” by Ramona du Houx

This article, Miniatures exhibit at Portland gallery through Jan. 27, appeared in the Sun Journal
Encore | Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Constellation Gallery’s call for art a success; leads to biggest exhibit ever—meet the artists during this Friday Art Walk with art from all across Maine

PORTLAND — The Constellation Gallery’s, home of the Maine Artist Collective, call for art received entrees from all over Maine. As a result, MAC’s Miniatures exhibit is the collective’s largest exhibit ever, with over 110 original works. The show runs until Jan. 27. All the work measures 11 x 14 inches or smaller, including the frames used.

With art from all across Maine in the “Miniatures” exhibit, MAC will celebrate in conjunction with Portland’s Thursday, Dec. 11, Merry Madness, and a special Saturday opening, Saturday, Dec. 20. Continue reading

Sun Journal reports on Tokyo and Portland du Houx exhibits

Maine artist concurrently exhibiting in Tokyo and Portland The article from the Sun Journal, Thursday, May 8, 2014

Transformation Flight

Transformation Flight

PORTLAND — Maine artist, Ramona du Houx, is concurrently exhibiting Maine photos in Tokyo, Japan from May 7-19 and at the Constellation Gallery, in Portland for the month of May.

A sloop, “Maine Sails,” photographed by du Houx off Belfast, merges into its surroundings showing how it’s geometry is reflected in nature. Du Houx’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 du Houx. Continue reading

Posters and postcards of Ramona du Houx’s art now available

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Many people have asked Ramona du Houx for posters and postcards of some of her photographic art work. So, Ramona has chosen three images and has printed them as 18 x 24 posters, that can be matted and framed. She picked three flower images for the 6 x 4 postcards.

Each dreamlike image, Garden, Discovery and Lilly Bells, transports the viewer into another world of tranquility, contemplation, nostalgia and balance.

“I hope they bring the balance of nature’s love back into our busy daily lives,” said Ramona. Continue reading

Postcards for every occasion of Ramona du Houx’s art

Have you every wanted to send a card that you really felt the art work expressed what you wished to say in words?

Well, here is the chance. Ramona du Houx has printed postcards of three of her favorite flower images. The cards have ample room on the back for you to write whatever you please, directly to whom you wish to send the message to. (Of course the 6 x 4 postcards do not have her name printed of the front- that’s only for the internet copywrite.)

With the price of cards and postage always going up, a particle postcard, which can be later matted and framed as art, is a great alternative.

Purchase a package of 12 postcards – three of each image – for only $12, which includes shipping and handling.

Payment can be made to paypal using the duhoux2@tds.net account or please send a check or money order to Ramona du Houx, Photography, P.O. Box 311, Solon, Maine, 04979.

Any different number combinations of the images can be made. For example if you would like 12 of one image alone or six of two images- all combinations are welcomed. Just email duhoux2@tds.net. Thank you and enjoy!

Lilly Bells

Lilly Bells

Daisy

Daisy

Soft

Soft

Sun Journal reports on Ramona du Houx’s exhibits in Tokyo and Portland

The following article appeared in the Sun Journal, Thursday, May 8, 2014:

Maine artist concurrently exhibiting in Tokyo, Portland

Headline in the Sun Journal about the exhibits in Tokyo and Portland

Headline in the Sun Journal about the exhibits in Tokyo and Portland

PORTLAND — Maine artist, Ramona du Houx, is concurrently exhibiting Maine photos in Tokyo, Japan from May 7-19 and at the Constellation Gallery, in Portland for the month of May.

Du Houx’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 du Houx.

In du Houx’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 she realizes that all life is interconnected, depicted in Snow Dance. Finally, the bird transforms into energy in the photo Transformation Flight.

A sloop, "Maine Sails," photographed by du Houx off Belfast, merges into its surroundings showing how it’s geometry is reflected in nature.

A sloop, “Maine Sails,” photographed by du Houx off Belfast, merges into its surroundings showing how it’s geometry is reflected in nature.

“Throughout history scientists have observed nature to aid them with their inventions. From airplane designs to medicines nature’s inspiration has been the guide. We need to continue to observe nature and protect our natural world for all our futures,” said du Houx. Continue reading

Ramona du Houx exhibits in Tokyo, Japan and Portland, Maine

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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

Nouveau Cirque – a cirque sole play – comes to Maine, photos by Ramona du Houx

by Ramona du Houx

Harrison Bergeron Escapes from the Zoo was a theater in the round production with aerial dance and multimedia messaging— using iPads. No matter where you looked something was happening from the ceiling to the floor and in the balconies above the stage. This nouveau cirque production incorporated aerial silks, dance, original music, seamless choreography, theatre, clowning, visual art, and media design all into a high impactful story of forty-two minutes.

For Maine, Harrison Bergeron Escapes from the Zoo was the first true nouveau cirque play.

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Du Houx’s public relations firm, INSIGHTS, great for artists

INSIGHTS can help artists & writers with public relations—

insights logo2There are so many artists and writers in Maine that don’t receive the attention they should have. For many creative people in the state finding a way to gain more exposure to a wider audience is still dependent upon being able to garner the attention of the media.

A new public relations company Insights, can help. The actual concept of having a media relations firm focusing on artists and writers is unique in Maine. Continue reading