(Broken Arrow, Oklahoma) -- Northeastern State University will host an art exhibit titled “Shapes and Shades,” from Feb. 3 to March 3 in the Visitors Center Gallery of the Administrative Services Building on the Broken Arrow campus, celebrating the work of NSU alumnus Duane (dd) Duvall. The exhibit will be available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Duvall received his Master of Business Administration from NSU in May 2013. While Duvall has spent many years in corporate analyst roles, he said he is fortunate he can switch the analytical side of his brain to the off position for his creative skills to be turned loose.
As an artist, Duvall favors heavy body acrylic paintings, inks and anything else needed to achieve the desired result. He is especially fond of iridescent colors and incorporates them often.
When creating, Duvall said he is inspired by a color or two and a theme, but tries to avoid spending hours pondering the process.
“I try to disconnect the analytical side of my brain and allow that time that I’m staring at the canvas to be all creative,” Duvall said.
Duvall has sold over 80 pieces of his work, selling in exhibitions and online with paintings now in homes and businesses in multiple states.
“You never know where your work might wind up,” Duvall said. “It might wind up in an attic, above a full sink of dishes, at a flea market or at a fine art gallery. You just paint, let it leave your hands and let history take care of the rest.”