Lens Based Art

This March, Gallery of Modern Masters celebrates the work of successful lens based artist and photographer, Bob Coates. Join them for the opening reception of “Lens Based Art featuring Bob Coates” Friday, March 6th from 5-7pm during 1st Friday in the Galleries.   

 

A professional photographer for over 20 years, Bob Coates loves his medium but enjoys pushing the boundaries of what photography should be. Borrowing techniques from many different  genres including photography, watercolor, oil and acrylic painting, Bob combines a little bit of each into artistic representations that he calls ‘PhotoSynthesis’ and ‘Lens Based Art.’ Yes, each of Bob’s pieces start with the shutter click of a lens but it is in the studio thereafter where the magic begins. Not only are images blended using standard techniques from the digital realm, but Bob will also include techniques that mimic artist’s brushwork creating pieces that look like magnificent paintings versus the standard photographs that any layman can create. His works are created using not just standard photograph imagery but also uses mandalas, fantasy and impressionistic images.

 

Says Bob, “I am really excited about some of my new water color work. The image that helped to represent the USA in the Photograph World Cup, “Awaking” has been reimagined as a 40”x 40”.”

Bob was recently honored as the featured artist by the Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuges. His piece, “Festival of the Cranes” was selected as the image to represent the entire festival both in print collateral as well as digitally

 

Join Gallery of Modern Masters and Bob Coates, Friday, March 6th from 5-7p.m. for the opening reception of “Lens Based Art.” Meet the artist, enjoy small bites, and explore fabulous art.

Gallery of Modern Masters opened for business in 2005 and exclusively sold art work by modern masters of the 20th century such as Picasso, Miro, Dali, and Calder. In 2009, the gallery expanded their offerings to include high quality glass artists and later included selective artists in various mediums including glass, bronze, metal, raku, mixed media, distinctive jewelry and more. Gallery of Modern Masters, 671 AZ-179, is now the longest running business at Hillside Sedona and one of the oldest galleries in Sedona. Sedona Gallery of Art is the second gallery under the umbrella of International Fine Art and opened in January of 2020. For information, please contact 928.282.3313 or visit GalleryOfModernMasters.com.

 

Awakening

Bob Coates

Awakening

Lens Based Art

38.25 x 38.25 in (97.16 x 97.16 cm)

The Conversation

Bob Coates

The Conversation

Lens Based Art-Photographs on Paper

22 x 22 x 1.25 in (55.88 x 55.88 x 3.18 cm)

Golden Sax Mandala

Bob Coates

Golden Sax Mandala

Lens Based Art

22 x 22 in (55.88 x 55.88 cm)

Juniper

Bob Coates

Juniper

Lens Based Art

16 x 12 in (40.64 x 30.48 cm)

Keeping Watch

Bob Coates

Keeping Watch

Lens Based Art

16 x 12 in (40.64 x 30.48 cm)

Cactus Door

Bob Coates

Cactus Door

Lens Based Art

16 x 12 in (40.64 x 30.48 cm)

Solo Egret-Orange w/Gold Frame

Bob Coates

Solo Egret-Orange w/Gold Frame

Lens Based Art

33.50 x 7.50 in (85.09 x 19.05 cm)

Horn in "F" Mandala

Bob Coates

Horn in "F" Mandala

Lens Based Art-Photographs on Paper

22 x 22 x 1.25 in (55.88 x 55.88 x 3.18 cm)

Juniper Moon

Bob Coates

Juniper Moon

Lens Based Art

24.75 x 33 in (62.86 x 83.82 cm)

Days End-Framed

Bob Coates

Days End-Framed

Lens Based Art

13 x 32 in (33.02 x 81.28 cm)

Juniper with Redrocks

Bob Coates

Juniper with Redrocks

Lens Based Art

12 x 16 in (30.48 x 40.64 cm)

Dragon Fly-White

Bob Coates

Dragon Fly-White

Lens Based Art

8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)

Hummer

Bob Coates

Hummer

Lens Based Art

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

Solo Egret-Blue w/Gold Frame

Bob Coates

Solo Egret-Blue w/Gold Frame

Lens Based Art

33 x 7 in (83.82 x 17.78 cm)

Days End w/New Black Wooden Frame

Bob Coates

Days End w/New Black Wooden Frame

Lens Based Art

21 x 60 x 1.25 in (53.34 x 152.40 x 3.18 cm)

Woman of the Wood (Courage)-Framed

Bob Coates

Woman of the Wood (Courage)-Framed

Lens Based Art

33 x 24.75 in (83.82 x 62.86 cm)

Flamingo Love

Bob Coates

Flamingo Love

Lens Based Art

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

Dance of the Snowy Egret

Bob Coates

Dance of the Snowy Egret

Lens Based Art

22 x 62 in (55.88 x 157.48 cm)

Juniper-Red

Bob Coates

Juniper-Red

Lens Based Art

24.75 x 33 in (62.86 x 83.82 cm)

Dragon Fly-White

Bob Coates

Dragon Fly-White

Lens Based Art

8 x 8 x 0.75 in (20.32 x 20.32 x 1.90 cm)

Solo Egret-Violet w/Gold Frame

Bob Coates

Solo Egret-Violet w/Gold Frame

Lens Based Art

33 x 7 in (83.82 x 17.78 cm)

Bluebirds

Bob Coates

Bluebirds

Lens Based Art-Photographs on Paper

22 x 22 x 1.25 in (55.88 x 55.88 x 3.18 cm)

Radi Wall

Bob Coates

Radi Wall

Lens Based Art

57 x 38 in (144.78 x 96.52 cm)

Awakening

Bob Coates

Awakening

Lens Based Art

18 x 18 in (45.72 x 45.72 cm)

Forever

Bob Coates

Forever

Lens Based Art

18 x 18 in (45.72 x 45.72 cm)

Cactus Door

Bob Coates

Cactus Door

Lens Based Art

50 x 38 x 1 in (127 x 96.52 x 2.54 cm)

Solo Egret-Yellow w/Gold Frame

Bob Coates

Solo Egret-Yellow w/Gold Frame

Lens Based Art

7 x 33 in (17.78 x 83.82 cm)