ReubinMayesReuben T. Mayes is an Abstract Expressionist. Although Reuben is in a wheelchair and uses an augmentative speech device to communicate, his vibrant and thought-provoking art is creating a stir in the local art community and elsewhere with a wide acceptance evident by both comments and sales of his originals, art prints, art cards and T-shirts.

Reuben likes acrylic on canvas because it dries faster than oils and acrylic is easy for him to apply with his high-energy brush strokes on any size canvas which is representative of an Abstract Expressionist artist.

Alternative Building Center in Old Eureka graciously welcomed Reuben for his first solo show July 2014. Wolf Dawg in Old Eureka had Reuben showing twice in 2014 and June, July 2015 and upcoming in November 2015. An Unforgettable Delightful experience was at the San Francisco de Young Museum of Art, March 2015 with slide showing of “Geneva Good Spicy” (greeting cards available/original painting SOLD). Showings include Blue Lake Studio May 2015, Trinidad Fish Festival June 2015, Trinidad’s Light House Grill July 2015,Trinidad Trading Company August 2015, Mentor Network Eureka August/September 2015, Ramone’s McKinleyville September 2015, Cloney’s McKinleyville from October 2015-, Ramone’s Old Town Eureka January 2016, Humboldt Herbals Old Town Eureka May/June 2016. Catch Reuben every last Saturday of the month at the Creamery District Art Market in Arcata through November 2015.

Reuben’s dreams and plans are simply to have fun every day that he expresses himself creating “Art in My Work Boots” and sharing his art with “All My Friends.”

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