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 Spooky House framed plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Fire in the Hole framed plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Fuschia Blossoms on the Hill framed plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Lorraines Way by Charlie Spear

 

The Smokehouse by Charlie Spear

 

Spring at the Window framed by Charlie Spear

 

Morning Light on the Eel framed by Charlie Spear

 

Down River Blues framed plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Copse of White Sycamores framed by Charlie Spear

 

A Perfect Day plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

Bones of a Mansion by Charlie Spear

 

Along the Canal by Charlie Spear

 

The Vicarage by Charlie Spear

 

East Breeze from Long Stave by Charlie Spear

 

Millers Canoe Rental by Charlie Spear

 

Red Ranger framed art work by Charlie Spear

 

The White Horse Tavern by Charlie Spear

 

Camo Boy by Charlie Spear

 

Not Getting Any Greener by Charlie Spear

 

A 1955 Yellowstone Behind the Old Box Factory by Charlie Spear

 

Last Big Snow at Mocks by Charlie Spear

 

Police Chase Through Town by Charlie Spear

 

St.Albans BandB by Charlie Spear

 

Erik Tippy Top by Charlie Spear

 

Spring Cleaning by Charlie Spear

 

Hill Top by Charlie Spear

 

Inner Urbans New Neighbors plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Frog Pond Road by Charlie Spear

 

Just Up the Road Boscoes Place by Charlie Spear

 

Amaryllis Gigantus by Charlie Spear

 

Natura Morte after a Morandi framed by Charlie Spear

 

Eel View framed plein air by Charlie Spear

 

A Spring Noon Near Weasau Creek plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Purple Hyacinths frame incl by Charlie Spear

 

Raders Chilled a Day Later framed by Charlie Spear

 

Raders Between the Droplets framed by Charlie Spear

 

On the Verge Chili IN by Charlie Spear

 

Nathan Olivera Bay Area Painter 1950s 1960s by Charlie Spear

 

Bay Area Elmer Bischoff by Charlie Spear

 

David Park in His Studio by Charlie Spear

 

DAVID PARK by Charlie Spear

 

Spring Course Ready by Charlie Spear

 

Park Works and Golf Course by Charlie Spear

 

A River Runs Through It by Charlie Spear

 

The Revenant by Charlie Spear

 

Totally Gross in the Hallway by Charlie Spear

 

The Lie by Charlie Spear

 

WAR GAMES by Charlie Spear