Artist Harrison Rucker looks back with upcoming show

Paintings that line Harrison Rucker’s home studio show just a slice of his artistic life.

They depict dancers from High Point Ballet, little girls in garden settings, portraits and tasteful female nudes, all in a style he calls “halfway between Realism and Impressionism.”

Starting Friday through June 1, these paintings will be on display at Ambleside Gallery in Greensboro.

The works remain from Rucker’s 57-year career in art.

After working as a commercial artist in the 1960s, Rucker struck out on his own as a painter.Continue Reading

He struggled through lean early years before selling his acrylic paintings in galleries across the country. Several have been reproduced as prints.

“I have sold 85, 90 percent of what I have painted,” Rucker said.

A few portraits have been borrowed

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