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Diane Buffington / Wild Hope Art Gallery
Diane Buffington was previously the Creative Director of the Buffington Rizzo Advertising Agency. When she retired from advertising she returned to fine art painting and now owns the Wild Hope Art Gallery at Ellard Village in Alpharetta.
Laura Lanford / Artist & Instructor
Laura Lanford is a representational impressionist who has always had a love of art. She studied graphic design/illustration for two years at Auburn University but took a different career path. She became serious about oil painting after retiring from her private speech therapy practice.
Laura has taken professional level workshops from artists around the country.
However, it wasn’t until she became a mentoring student of artist James Richards that she began to truly begin to understand the language of painting.
Today, Laura loves to paint using a light and shadow approach. Her subject matter ranges from city scapes to landscapes as well as still life and children. Laura teaches oil painting workshops and weekly classes at Wild Hope Gallery in Roswell as well as J. Richards Gallery in Decatur.
Laura has participated in several juried shows and sells her work through Wild Hope Gallery.
Bob Cargill / Artist
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Bob’s introduction to the world of advertising began when he was hired as a young Art Director for N. W. Ayer and Son, in Philadelphia. The agency, Ayer Worldwide was successful and had a reputation for outstanding brand development.
Bob’s assignment on one of the most exciting creative teams within the agency, found him working on United Airlines, Sealtest, Dole Pineapple and Hanes. That unique experience in one of the world’s most successful and creative advertising agencies was the beginning of his excitement for advertising.
In 1965 he was hired to be the creative director of the Atlanta office of the McCann Marschalk Company Advertising Agency. Working on the Coca-Cola Company Brands. During that time he was invited to Lecture on several occasions at the Atlanta College of Art. This was his introduction to the Associates of the Atlanta College of Art, which led to an invitation to become a member of the Board of Directors, Inc. and Bob became CEO and Chairman of the Board.
Bob founded and was president of Cargill and Associates, Inc., a very successful venture with national awards and international recognition. In 1990 the agency merged with Cole, Henderson and Drake Inc. and bob became the CEO and Chairman of the agency.
While chairman of CHD, Bob developed a serious interest in watercolor painting. That interest led him to want to explore the medium full time. Bob says, “my years in advertising automatically trained me to decide on what makes a good design and/or a good visual to please the eye. These skills transfer to his paintings, which have been described as “fresh and crafted”.
Now a member of the Georgia Watercolor Society, Atlanta Artist Center and currently a member of Atlanta Advisory Council of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Bob maintains an intense interest in improving his painting skills and continues to attend watercolor courses and workshops with nationally renowned skip Lawrence, Tony Couch, Albert Handell and Bill Condit.
Bob is married. He and his wife Barbara have two grown children, Colleen and Todd.
Wild Hope Art Gallery
Wild Hope Art Gallery Adds Additional Services
Wild Hope is adding some new services to the gallery. Beginning July 6, 2016 the gallery will invite 3 new artists to join the gallery as residing artists. The Artists will paint in the gallery and exhibit their work. The gallery will still be open to the public on a regular schedule.
Art Consulting: Diane Buffington will continue to serve residential and business clients in finding and placing art.
On site visit by art consultant, Diane Buffington
Photographs and detailed survey to establish art requirements
In depth research to provide examples of possible art solutions using client reactions to refine the search.
Determination of approved budget with selections in that range.
Management of commissioned art including shipping and delivery.
Supervision of hanging to client satisfaction.
The Gallery will continue to rotate new and interesting art as it becomes available.
The Gallery will have shows and openings for various artists on a regular basis.
New Gallery Services
Laura Lanford, one of our new residence artists is an accomplished art instructor. Her Resume is attached.
Laura will hold workshops in the gallery monthly. The gallery will market and manage these workshops online and through direct contact with art associations. Workshop participants will enjoy an appropriate environment complete with easels and worktables.
The Gallery will schedule regular open studio events for artists. These events will include live models or still life settings.
The Gallery will provide space for artist groups to have shows in the gallery.
A Fee Schedule will be published for the above activities.