The Studio Artist of the Week…


Dusty Parsons, Abstract Artist, Phoenix


“Where there is no artfulness about life, there is a weakening of soul.”  –  Thomas Moore

Artist Statement:  I believe we must work together to navigate the landscape of our lives.  The courage our soul desires often comes through splashes of color, tints, and hues.  We seek encouragement from our surroundings; our community – we long for visual cues – hints, if you will, to unlock the mystery of our own journey.  Remembering forward.

We look for our true selves and take comfort where we can, maybe even in an abstract print or wistful landscape that we somehow relate to.  My visual works look to capture a place on a spectrum between ephemeral and eternal;  organic and synthetic; between artificial and natural; between intentional and random.

Ask yourself, is it real?

Images of distressed surfaces like slabs of concrete, wood, stone, steel, yet when printed on canvas become wispy, airy, and light.  Worn edifices that are renewed when neatly lifted and exquisitely  presented.  The stories they tell – can the soul even bear it?  Some are soothed – some are enflamed.  Having traversed many dry, thankless environments, my hope is to share images that inspire and encourage the working class who will most interact with them like worn memories revisited and renewed.  The stories they tell – the wind calling your name again – Visual hints like signposts of encouragement on a hopeful journey marked by infinite melancholy.  

“What is essential is invisible to the eye.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Dusty Parsons lives in and works in Central Phoenix with his wife and two girls and lives to encourage thirsty souls who seek to go further.

For more on Dusty’s work visit The Studio Gallery in Phoenix or


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