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.

 

The Invitation to The Wedding Feast reworked second commission by Charlie Spear

 

The Door Posts Passover reworked in guilded frame locally made by Charlie Spear

 

The Invitation The Wedding Feast second commission by Charlie Spear

 

The Door Posts in guilded frame locally made by Charlie Spear

 

The Eeel and the Skiff palette knife plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

Back Water Fishing framed plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Constables Isle framed plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Near Port St.Joe in Florida Panhandle framed by Charlie Spear

 

The Haury's Origin near Halcro Hamlet in Scotland Framed by Charlie Spear

 

Drifiting the Eel plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

This One Got Away plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

Roadside Green Palette in Sunlight by Charlie Spear

 

SOLD Slicing the Blue unframed by Charlie Spear

 

SOLD View of Santorini from Villa unframed by Charlie Spear

 

Sailboat on the Mississinewa near the Dam framed by Charlie Spear

 

Twirling Gulls at Penasco Bay framed by Charlie Spear

 

Mackinac Island Harbor framed by Charlie Spear

 

Sand Bars on the Eel River framed by Charlie Spear

 

Fishing the Slip by Charlie Spear

 

Noon under the Mulberry Tree framed by Charlie Spear

 

Camp David Poconos framed by Charlie Spear

 

Waders on the Mississinew Reservoir framed plein air by Charlie Spear

 

A Meeting of World Powers at theAtomic Level by Charlie Spear

 

An Alien WOrld View by Charlie Spear

 

COLOR WORLDs by Charlie Spear

 

Wheat Filled Valley by Charlie Spear

 

Fairgrounds Wind Break by Charlie Spear

 

9TH GREEN RED FLAG by Charlie Spear

 

NEWTONS APPLE II plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

THE WAY STATION plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

Passing Storm by Charlie Spear

 

Egypt Hill by Charlie Spear

 

400 North Summers Shadows framed by Charlie Spear

 

Livery Below Spring St. plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

Dusk Lights by Charlie Spear

 

Flea Market in the Poconos by Charlie Spear

 

Duke and Diamonds Shed by Charlie Spear

 

BUTTER SUNSHINE plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

Bright Morning Apartments by Charlie Spear

 

COURT of LADIES signed and framed by Charlie Spear

 

SUMMER WALK signed and framed by Charlie Spear

 

BEAUTIFUL HAY FEVER signed and framed by Charlie Spear

 

Electrical Atmosphere by Charlie Spear

 

Sunrise at the Murphy's by Charlie Spear

 

Giving the Past to Grass by Charlie Spear

 

Crossing Rails by Charlie Spear

 

45mph by Charlie Spear

 

Porch Alight with the Sun by Charlie Spear