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Featuring the Work of Milford Zornes

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About Milford Zornes

Milford Zornes work is characterized by large shapes, abstracted forms and compositions that are strong and powerful. At the age of 92, while performing a workshop demonstration in the old Dixon studio that he once owned, with brush in hand, a colorful palette of watercolors and a large sheet of watercolor paper, he began: “It all begins with a line, with shapes and with simplifying what you see. That is how you will end up with a powerful composition” he said in his very deep, commanding voice, holding the attention of all 30 attendees who had traveled near and far to participate.

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