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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.

 

Down on Pipe Creek plein air matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Camp Patoka Black and White Study by Charlie Spear

 

Family Farm Black and White Study by Charlie Spear

 

Grain Silos Amid the Wheat by Charlie Spear

 

Lake Placid Black and White Study by Charlie Spear

 

Lion's Head Tavern matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Station House Inner Urban matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Escapeto the Country matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Gray Sponge Hiding Places by Charlie Spear

 

Redbuds and Morels matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Bedding fro the Spring Calving matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Near Brownsville matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

A Strange Sky and a Downpour framed by Charlie Spear

 

Roadside Park Along the Wabash River by Charlie Spear

 

The Vegetable Patch matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

The Red Oxide Barn matted by Charlie Spear

 

Retirement matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Red Hot Lovers Irises by Charlie Spear

 

Downpour in Gayle UK by Charlie Spear

 

The Stark Peeled Ashmatted glassedframed by Charlie Spear

 

Coming Down the Pink Road framed by Charlie Spear

 

The Pink Road Off S Broadway matted glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Deconstruction Coal Fired by Charlie Spear

 

Blue Heron Lake matted, framed, glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Animal Farm by Charlie Spear

 

Cannus Auto and Used Cars framed by Charlie Spear

 

The Kapok Tree by Charlie Spear

 

Swings Under the Pines Before the Storm plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Drizzle Mists Midst Furry Pines plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Decommisioned Coal Power by Charlie Spear

 

A Friend Says It Smells Like Money matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

CAMP PATOKA matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

The Dogwood Tree ready to hang by Charlie Spear

 

CHANGE by Charlie Spear

 

The Emerald House in Spring matted glassed and framed by Charlie Spear

 

Solar Powered Farm matted glassed and framed by Charlie Spear

 

Steel Silos in a Field matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

West Walkum Road by Charlie Spear

 

Moving Day matte glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Rose Calm Before the Snows matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

MacConaquah Park Frizbee Creek matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Moppity's House matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Upper West Main Redstone matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Manitoba Fishing Cabin For Rent matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Hill Top Drive Apartments matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Sloppy Slushy Washington Ave. matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Somewhere Near Fort Sill Oklahoma by Charlie Spear

 

Lover's Oak Matted Framed Glassed by Charlie Spear