samuel Lynne galleries
Samuel Lynne Galleries is an art destination in Dallas and the realization of the dream of artist JD Miller and entrepreneur Philip Romano, which came to fruition in 2008. The mission of this state-of-the-art, award-winning local art gallery in Dallas is to represent a very select group of artists, each with a unique vision and message within the contemporary art world. The gallery presents annual exhibition programming, as well as conversations with collectors and professionals within the art world that develops and creates a new interaction within the community.
Artistry Through the Law of Attraction
JD Miller, artist and co-owner of Samuel Lynne Galleries, founded Reflectionism in 2001. Reflectionism combines a philosophy of art and a style of painting that is grounded in Asian mindfulness, meditation, and The New Thought philosophy founded in the US in the 19th century, which holds that Infinite Intelligence is everywhere, that spirit is the totality of real things, true human selfhood is divine, divine thought is a force for good, sickness originates in the mind, and that "right thinking" has a healing effect.
In 21st century terms, Reflectionism is rooted in the law of attraction—the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. This belief is based on the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from "pure energy", and that through the process of "like-energy attracting like-energy" a person can improve their own life experience. Reflectionists practice the law of attraction in their art by allowing the universe to speak through them, manifesting a reflection of energies onto their canvases.
There are two main components of Reflectionism: following the law of attraction and translating that experience into art on the canvas. The Reflectionist technique is characterized by a multi-dimensional oil application, referred to by Miller as 3-Dimensional oil. While thick oil has been used since the advent of modern art, the method and technique used by Miller—the thick application of oil using painting knives to create a sculptural element within a painting—is new, and a technique he has taught to his fellow Reflectionists who are expanding the idea and the techniques of this movement of art.
Inspired by the Impressionists’ style, Reflectionists modernized these techniques to form the foundation of Reflectionism. Wanting freedom from academic-imposed norms, Impressionists focused on the overall effect of their art rather than the small details. This meant their brushstrokes were thin, but created with thick paint. To produce their paintings, they focused on the reflections and unusual angles that the lighting produced, and the weighted dot-like use of oil their scenes created on the canvas. While this renowned group of artists went into nature to capture and display back to viewers the essence of light, Reflectionists venture into our 21st century world to capture and reflect back their own essence of life. The core group of Reflectionists' work is characterized by the 3-Dimensional oil painting technique, each artist adopts and interprets this method differently, creating individually distinctive styles. As more artists adopt the Reflectionist philosophy and style of painting, the movement continues to grow beyond its original members.
Art Advisory & Consultation
As the leading gallery destination for 21st century contemporary art in Dallas, Chicago, and Houston, Samuel Lynne Galleries provides art advisory and consultation services to clients and collectors. We provide in-person gallery consultations, site visits, and trial deliveries specifically tailored to our client's needs and requests.
Art Installation and Placement
We aim to pair our clients with dynamic works of art that not only speak directly to their goals as collectors, but also fit seamlessly into each appointed space in terms of both scale and overall design. All artwork is expertly installed by our professional installation team, exclusive to Samuel Lynne Galleries. Our full range of services includes installation and delivery, as well as personal on-site art consultation from our dedicated team members.