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Hell's KitchenTitle: Hell's Kitchen

Medium:Digital Media

Size:11.5" x 10.5"

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Perished ParlorTitle: Perished Parlor

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Dead House in the WoodsTitle: Dead House in the Woods

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Size:12" x 19"

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Departed DoorwayTitle: Departed Doorway

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Size:19.5" x 30"

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Portal to the PastTitle: Portal to the Past

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Size:19.5" x 30"

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Open RaftersTitle: Open Rafters

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Size:9" x 13"

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Got Mo' FliesTitle: Got Mo' Flies

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Size:9.5" x 10.5"

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Got Flies!Title: Got Flies!

Medium:Digital Media

Size:20" x 16"

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Scottish HighlandsTitle: Scottish Highlands

Medium:Digital Media

Size:18" x 5.5"

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BrahmanTitle: Brahman

Medium:Digital Media

Size:36" x 24"

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Boot Hill RoadTitle: Boot Hill Road

Medium:Digital Media

Size:20" x 12.5"

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Looking BackTitle: Looking Back

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Size:20" x 19"

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Sunset at the BarnTitle: Sunset at the Barn

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Size:20" x 15"

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Indian PaintbrushTitle: Indian Paintbrush

Medium:Digital Media

Size:20" x 10.5"

Price:$159.00

Rodney L Hoover

P.O. Box 121
St. George, KS 66535

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Bio:

My inspiration comes from my childhood memories, leaving the big city to enjoy summers spent on my grandparent’s farm. I like to immerse myself in the subject matter of my work (rural living) and let it speak and show me its secret details and history that at first glance aren't noticed. It’s not straight photography, which in itself is an art, but digital fine art composites. My composites begin with photo sessions on location, hours in the studio creating the composition using multiples of my original photos, digital manipulation of the images, enhancements of color, texture, hues, saturation, brush strokes, blending modes and more. Although I use a variety of processes in each project my methodology and final outcome is consistent, ultimately creating a work of art that draws on the very substance of what I believe rural living to be.  I grew up in the Manhattan Kansas area and have lived in St. George for the past 30 years where I met and married my wife Dixie and raised our three children. After Graduating High School I attended the Salina Area Technical College where I obtained my Commercial and Production Art degrees. I started working as a graphic artist for Ag press in Manhattan, KS and was art director for Llama Banner and Sighthound Review magazines, ad designer for Alpacas Magazine along with many projects for the Kansas State University athletics department. While employed with Ag Press I also worked as a freelance illustrator and was published in multiple novels with cover and inside art illustrations. In Sept. of 2006 I took a job as Art Director for Able Publishing and started my own freelance business as a farm and ranch business imaging specialist, working to create ranch business logos, advertising, and tradeshow images for the alpaca and camelid industry. In 2008 I changed jobs and have now been employed with Purple Wave Auction as their Creative and Design Manager for almost 9 years. ​I am a member of the Columbian Artist Guild and have shown works at the Swogger Gallery in the historic Columbian Theatre, Wamego, KS. I have shown works in the Manhattan Arts Center Galleries, Strecker-Nelson Gallery and have been the featured solo artist at the William T Kemper Gallery - Kansas State University, the NexLynx Gallery for Art - Topeka, KS; the Prairie Museum of Art & History in Colby, KS; the Lee Dam Center for Art - Marysville, KS; the Carnegie Art Center - Dodge City, KS; and the CL Hoover Opera House gallery, Junction City, KS.