Hello, my name is A. Dudley Buchanan. I am a self taught artist who works in mixed media and steel.
First, a bit of history. I was born in El Paso, Texas, where my father worked for the railroad. We moved to California when I was one year old and it has been home ever since. I am a hyper-active dyslexic eccentric artist. We can review other quirky things about my character another day.
I find it necessary to create art when I am in an emotional spectrum. My mind will always turn to making art and it is my coping skill. I try to relate to the real world through my art and freeze the moment. The raw emotions that are going on, whether they be happy or otherwise helps me get out what I'm feeling. Hopefully I can convey something beautiful.
SOLO SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
2005-2007 "Migration of the Butterflies", exhibited March through December 2006,
City Hall, Palm Desert, CA.
* Winner Embracing the Desert International Public-works Contest
2001 "Art in Motion" (16 pieces), October 13 through November 11, 2001
BGH Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
2004 "Steel Fantasy", July 1 through August 15, 2004
Lynn Peri Collection, Laguna Beach CA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006-2007 Different Works, The Desert Wolff, Palm Desert, CA
1996-2003 "Shining Star Steel", A Gallery of Fine Arts, Palm Desert, CA
1995-1999 "Carnival", Del Mana Gallery, Old Town Pasadena, CA
1993-1994 "Twisted Steel", Gallery 8, La Jolla, CA
1992 "Just Steel", Gallery 8, La Jolla, CA
1991 "Neural Dancing, Sherwood Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA and
The Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA
1996 "Propeller", Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, CA
1995 "Unnamed", Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, CA