I converted a metal sided shop into a pretty suitable space for displaying my photography, see above image, so please don’t judge what lurks within by the somewhat unappealing exterior.
Gallery hours are typically 10 am to 5 pm daily. There are times that I am away, and for that I am sorry. I just don’t feel right about not being present to interact with visitors.
There are times that I am in the area, and may be within 30 minutes of the gallery, so if you are in Fort Davis and I am closed, please call to confirm my whereabouts.
If you are planning a trip this way solely to visit the gallery, though not a very likely event, check ahead to learn my availability.
It is simply not much fun to be a photographer without a place to share one’s work, so in February 0f 2015 I opened Wild Rose Gallery.
Hi, my name is Robert Haspel. You can learn a bit more about me by clicking here.
The mural shown here is on the front of the gallery. It is 8 feet high, 16 feet wide.
The underlying image is a photo taken in Big Bend Natl. Park. The agave at the right was added because it just seemed to need some more interest.
Using a projector at night I chalked in the lines to guide the painting. A can of very light gray for the sky, and a can of quite dark gray for the foreground were mixed for the intermediate values.
The apparent gradations in the middle tones is an illusion. Each section was painted with just one solid value.
Almost my back yard . . . Big Bend Natl. Park is about two hours south of Fort Davis. The park alone is worth a trip this way, but I’d like to believe my gallery is a worthy side trip.