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.

 

East of Bridge by Charlie Spear

 

Path Along the Eel River by Charlie Spear

 

Late Fall Tapestry by Charlie Spear

 

Just passin' Thru by Charlie Spear

 

Fressh Plow Before Winter Wheat by Charlie Spear

 

Campground Across the Eel by Charlie Spear

 

Three Inches of Snow in the Forecast by Charlie Spear

 

The Big Western Pine by Charlie Spear

 

Red as In Barn Vermillion by Charlie Spear

 

Flickering Light by Charlie Spear

 

Fishing Dock at Buff's Pond by Charlie Spear

 

Sky Sticks and Warm Yellows by Charlie Spear

 

Afternoon Shadows Fall by Charlie Spear

 

Merdian High Ground by Charlie Spear

 

Fulton County Round Red Barn by Charlie Spear

 

Three Pines in the Fall by Charlie Spear

 

Plein Air Hillside Afternoo by Charlie Spear

 

THANK YOU Where the Soldiers Come From by Charlie Spear

 

Peculiar Leaf Light by Charlie Spear

 

2134 Adam St November by Charlie Spear

 

Light in a Wood black matted by Charlie Spear

 

Liberty Farm double matted by Charlie Spear

 

Applewood Pile and the Smoker double matted by Charlie Spear

 

Jim In the Woods double matted by Charlie Spear

 

Red Fall on a Blue Day Nov 1 by Charlie Spear

 

Fall in Farmland Double Matted by Charlie Spear

 

Chill Yellows Escape double matted by Charlie Spear

 

Chili Up the Hill double matted by Charlie Spear

 

Buff Passing the Old Inner Urban with a 2inch matt by Charlie Spear

 

Three of Seven Pillars with a 2 inch matt by Charlie Spear

 

On the Lee of the Eel Chili IND. by Charlie Spear

 

Color Riot on Lovers Lane framed plein air by Charlie Spear

 

White Tail Reserve Beaver Dam by Charlie Spear

 

Seven Pillars in series No.3 framed by Charlie Spear

 

Converse Corner plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

What White and Green by Charlie Spear

 

Converse Pennsylvania RR Station IPAPA plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

IThink I Shall Never See plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

Munters Woods framed plein air by Charlie Spear

 

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 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