by Dave Davison / Jan. 18, 2018 >> No doubt about it, Tacoma’s K.C. Bacon is an interesting fellow. A Navy veteran and religious scholar, Bacon has published several books — poetry, philosophical aphorisms, a novella and a comic novel.
He is also a self-taught painter who has a big batch of paintings currently on display at Tahoma Center Gallery, located at 1323 S. Yakima Ave.
The first impression on walking into the gallery is that one is looking at work by Vincent Van Gogh. The large oil paintings — landscapes, still lifes and portraits — are done in thick layers of lively brush strokes in bright colors. Upon closer inspection, however, one can begin to see the influence of other post-impressionist masters like Henri Matisse and Paul Cezanne.