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.

 

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

 

Yellow Suplhurs after the Burn by Charlie Spear

 

Along Owl Creek by Charlie Spear

 

Big Yellow Poplar by Charlie Spear

 

Looking Out by Charlie Spear

 

The Snow Watchman by Charlie Spear

 

Big Power to the Whitehouse by Charlie Spear

 

Neighbor Tom by Charlie Spear

 

Watershed to the Wabash by Charlie Spear

 

My Treehouse Behind the Garage on Madison by Charlie Spear

 

Road to Emmaus 9th Hour by Charlie Spear

 

Big TopFish Juggling Duet by Charlie Spear

 

Pre-Columbian Watson Blake Fish Juggler by Charlie Spear

 

Gold Mining Town Eisendorfs Big Vein Mine framed by Charlie Spear

 

One Six Sixteen Three Thirty Three P by Charlie Spear

 

Fish Juggler Coaching the Fish by Charlie Spear

 

Juggling David and Goliath by Charlie Spear

 

Juggling Lies In Fishy Water by Charlie Spear

 

NOT YOUR GRANDFATHERS SKIES by Charlie Spear

 

INFIRMARY on MORGAN AND COLDBROOK by Charlie Spear

 

An Alien Love archived work by Charlie Spear

 

Higher Dad archived work by Charlie Spear

 

GETTING THE MAIL TOGETHER by Charlie Spear

 

DOMINUS ORA PRO NOBIS by Charlie Spear