Artist Jody Fallon will be exhibiting his original oil and watercolor paintings at The Buttery, located at 102 Second St. in Lewes, from Sunday, Sept. 29, through Sunday, Oct. 20. The Buttery will host an opening artist’s reception Sept. 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. The reception is open to the public.
Known for his haunting, figurative work and expressive landscapes, Fallon is a self-taught, contemporary artist working in oil, watercolor, pastel, pencil and most recently, sculpture. A native of central Pennsylvania, he grew up exploring the dark fields, hills and mountains near his childhood home near Lewisburg, Pa., ever yearning for a way to express the feelings of wonder, fascination and solitude he had discovered.
Fallon joined the U.S. Marine Corps and traveled extensively throughout the United States and the Pacific Rim including Hawaii, Japan and Okinawa, all the while drawing on his experiences, yet still yearning for more.
Between 1996 and 2000, he was introduced to painting by three artists he had come to know and admire, Frank Frazetta, Paul Lehr and Ron Wing, affording him the vehicle of expression that he had sought most of his life. In 2000, Fallon alternated his weekends from studying science fiction illustrations and sculpture in Lehr's rural Pennsylvania studio, traveling to East Stroudsburg to study the fantasy illustrations in Frazetta's museum and spending precious moments in his studio, to long nights learning the philosophy of art from Wing at The Mill, a 200-year-old grist mill which is Wing's home and gallery.
For years, Fallon followed this regimen, all the while painting and struggling through his work. He still continues his close friendship with Wing today, showing his work annually in Wing's own West Creek Gallery.
Fallon's work has been exhibited extensively in galleries throughout Pennsylvania. He has also shown in New York City in Chelsea, Midtown and the Lower East Side. His paintings are in numerous private collections throughout the United States.
Fallon's original paintings and drawings are currently available at www.PariahFineArt.com. Fallon is represented on Long Island by Ripe Art Gallery and currently also has work on display at the Amandeline Gallery in Rehoboth Beach.