is life. Creating is breathing. When I am creating art, I am breathing
my life. To cease creating would be, for me, to stop living.
Finding beauty in the “ordinary” is what I wish to share with
people. I especially thrive on people who believe they are ordinary, and
yet will trust my vision. I seldom photograph anyone I haven’t at
least shared a cup of coffee with. The experience of sharing time with
a subject makes the imagery nearly effortless.
I follow my heart and my gut... I enjoy the visual art world. Also, I find
that the soft side and spiritual strength of male beauty is limited and
elusive.... I am passionate about translating the images in my mind into
real (and/or surreal) life imagery.
Many times nature gives me the light I need. Other times, I utilize the
black canvas of night to paint my thoughts upon... Using my flashlight
as a paintbrush.
Rick Allred is a free-lance artist specializing in commissioned portraits
and creative images. Rick studied Photojournalism at New Mexico State
University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Upon graduating, he followed his
creative drive which eventually brought him to Maui.
Purchases & Collections:
Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; purchase from Art Maui
2003 Juried Competition; “La Bouche”, original 20” x
Recent Photography Exhibits:
Art Maui 2003, Juried Competition; “La Bouche”, original 20” x
24” polaroid; Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
Photography Spotlight; Hui No’Eau Visual Arts Center; Invited Artist; “Seeking
Refuge”; photography - dyptich 20” x 24” original polaroids;
Makawao, HI; 2002.
Visual Emotions; Hui No’Eau Visual Arts Center; Group Exhibit: “Waves
of Solitude”; photography; Makawao, HI; 2002.
Group Exhibit: “Love Self First”; sculpture, cold cast resin & bronze
powder; Salon de Refusé; Wild Banana Gallery; Wailuku, HI; March
Exhibited Piece: “Love Self First”; sculpture, cold cast resin & bronze
powder; PATRICK MCGOWAN & COMPANY; View Points Gallery; Makawao, HI;
Series and Topical Exhibits:
Group Exhibit: “Bad Kitty”; mixed media; Outlaw Self Portrait
Show; Wild Banana Gallery; Wailuku, HI; March 2001.
Solo Exhibit: “White Sands” Series; photography; Copelands
Frameworks and Gallery; Alamogordo, NM; Summer 1994.
Photo Exhibit: “Never Complete Series”; photography; Premier
Exhibit; Wild Banana Gallery; Wailuku, HI; March 2000.
Photo Exhibit: “Tatoo Portraits”; photography; The Art of Tatoo
Show; Wild Banana Gallery; Wailuku, HI; Aug. 2000.
Group Exhibit: “Oh My a Papaya”; photography/digital imagery;
First Annual Erotic Art Show; Wild Banana Gallery; Wailuku, HI; Oct. 2000.
Group Exhibit: “Savoring”; oil on masonite; Salon de Refuse;
Wild Banana Gallery; Wailuku, HI; March 2001.
Group Exhibit: Varied pieces; Sculpture, Mixed Media, Ink painting, & Imagery;
2nd Annual Erotic Art Show; Wild Banana Gallery; Wailuku, HI; Oct. 2001.
Currently exhibited: Various Images; Wild Banana Gallery/Project web-site:
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