Charlie Spear Fine Art Painting

 
 
 

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Charlie Spear

Charlie Spear Fine Art Painting

Peru, IN

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Charlie Spear was born in 1948 in the Midwest. The era of Modern Art was in full swing with the Sixties generating an artistic smorgasbord of art styles and new media. Much of his early career was spent learning about art through teaching art. His imagery grew out of early television and graphic media. Spear paints both as a landscape painter and an abstractionist which characterizes his ecclectic tendencies. Philip Guston has had an influence on his art of recent. Exploring the art media's physical qualities is an important element in his style coupled with an atavistic love of an expressionistic drawing style. The result is a charged surface of automatic line energy and raw cartoon color expressionism.

His work is a reflection of familiar events in a life among those six individuals who connect him to the larger human population. His imprinting from childhood via the funnies, hero/heroine-comic books and 'good against evil' Cartoon movies are mostly the visual underpinnings of his work. When I paint and draw enough concrete imagery remains to call the ideas expressed : 'Illusionary Prose.'Recent inspirations have been drawing elements from the classical figure tradition. I find in these latter works simplicity and boldness of thought persistent with the classical beauty of the 'drawn line.'

Recent work is based on the hyperbole and caricature as a vehicle for satire, humor, and wonder. He uses exaggeration of anatomy and landscape elements to emphasize a range of elemental emotions of expression i.e. recognition and cognitive reactions to familiar behaviors and places with a price of ownership.



His recent art has moved towards graphic imagery reminiscent of 1950-60 comics. His landscapes are quiet and solitary. Humor and satire are evident in his paintings in which people are the subject.

 

A Friends Costa Rican Cabana by Charlie Spear

 

Watertower from Maconaquah Park by Charlie Spear

 

Anglican Rectory Back Alleyway by Charlie Spear

 

Stormy and Sailing Away Until by Charlie Spear

 

Cows Leaving the Woods all works in this format are framed. by Charlie Spear

 

Wabash Indiana by Charlie Spear

 

Yellow Suplhurs after the Burn by Charlie Spear

 

Along Owl Creek by Charlie Spear

 

Big Yellow Poplar by Charlie Spear

 

Looking Out by Charlie Spear

 

The Snow Watchman by Charlie Spear

 

Big Power to the Whitehouse by Charlie Spear

 

Neighbor Tom by Charlie Spear

 

Watershed to the Wabash by Charlie Spear

 

My Treehouse Behind the Garage on Madison by Charlie Spear

 

Road to Emmaus 9th Hour by Charlie Spear

 

Big TopFish Juggling Duet by Charlie Spear

 

Pre-Columbian Watson Blake Fish Juggler by Charlie Spear

 

Gold Mining Town Eisendorfs Big Vein Mine framed by Charlie Spear

 

One Six Sixteen Three Thirty Three P by Charlie Spear

 

Fish Juggler Coaching the Fish by Charlie Spear

 

Juggling David and Goliath by Charlie Spear

 

Juggling Lies In Fishy Water by Charlie Spear

 

NOT YOUR GRANDFATHERS SKIES by Charlie Spear

 

INFIRMARY on MORGAN AND COLDBROOK by Charlie Spear

 

GETTING THE MAIL TOGETHER by Charlie Spear

 

DOMINUS ORA PRO NOBIS by Charlie Spear

 

Valley of the Red Sun by Charlie Spear

 

Long Bow by Charlie Spear

 

TWIRLY GULLS by the BRINY SEA by Charlie Spear

 

WINDY SOLSTICE by Charlie Spear

 

EGG MAN RISING by Charlie Spear

 

NOT ALL JUGGLING DAYS ARE PERFECT by Charlie Spear

 

FRAMED TRAILER PARK SNOW GLOBE ready to hang by Charlie Spear

 

FRAMED REDWING BLACKBIRDS UNDER RED SUNSET ready to hang by Charlie Spear

 

Galway Cliffs to Moor by Charlie Spear

 

Red Dawn by Charlie Spear

 

Catalpa at Raders Pond by Charlie Spear

 

Fish Juggler in the White Hat at Sea by Charlie Spear

 

Van Goghs Tree plein air by Charlie Spear

 

STONE LIGHT by Charlie Spear

 

RED RAVENS ROOST plein air by Charlie Spear

 

HILLSIDE LIGHT AND DARKS by Charlie Spear

 

FROSTED HAYSTACKS by Charlie Spear

 

A10 WARTHOGS FLYOVER by Charlie Spear

 

A RED DAY FOR BLUE by Charlie Spear

 

On A Warm Afternoon Winter Louise Cole Mansion by Charlie Spear

 

North of Lost Bridge View complete by Charlie Spear