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 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

 

Clausings Balmy February 61 Degrees by Charlie Spear

 

Buff of our Plein Air Group by Charlie Spear

 

Bright Green and Drab Olive by Charlie Spear

 

Timothy,Best Friend by Charlie Spear

 

Cantante de la mujer en la banda by Charlie Spear

 

Backstreet Boys and Girl by Charlie Spear

 

The Watkins Lady and Her Railroadin Man by Charlie Spear

 

Artists in the Garden by Charlie Spear

 

The In-Laws BBQ by Charlie Spear

 

Abandoned to the Ages by Charlie Spear

 

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