Gallery Night artists are an elite group of talented creators who share their art with thousands of visitors. At each event, Gallery Night Pensacola selects one extraordinary creator to be our Featured Artist.
Jarrod Reiss broke away from creating figurative work after college in favor of isometric architectural drawings as a way to learn to draw more from his mind rather than through observation. Reiss really enjoys model making, scale replica, video game and board game hobbies so this type of drawing is a way of channeling all of that into art that he can be proud of as a reflection of himself.
Reiss consider these drawings as portraits of a place rather than a framed scene drawn on location. In this way, the drawing takes on the relationship between himself, his interests and the subject location. Framing his drawings in an isometric perspective allows the eye to take a tour through the environment on paper. Instead of a brief and cropped frame, there is an entire overlay to explore.
Reiss is from Pensacola and studied art at UWF. Currently, he is a self-employed artist and his commissions are open.
A 2018 featured artist, Loren Miller is a visual artist from Pensacola, Florida, who specializes in contemporary realism. He describes his style as “Americana-Nouveau”. He creates figurative works in oil, graphite, and charcoal. His works are dark, in earthen tones, and light is used carefully as the tool to create an emotional gravity. His work utilizes classical techniques to imbue the modern elements of everyday life with significance.