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.

 

Sugar Maple Sunshine by Charlie Spear

 

Homage to G. Inness The Lackawana R.R. by Charlie Spear

 

The Nightingales Flew Up to Heaven by Charlie Spear

 

Red Moon Casting Green Shadows by Charlie Spear

 

Summers End a Hay Flood by Charlie Spear

 

YellowMoon by Charlie Spear

 

THE HEAVENS DECLARE THE GLORY OF THE LORD by Charlie Spear

 

Honey Mooners ala Fresca by Charlie Spear

 

Crossing Over by Charlie Spear

 

Double Bar Ranch Outside of Taos by Charlie Spear

 

Scorched Ridge by Moonlight by Charlie Spear

 

Raw Egg Sunrise by Charlie Spear

 

First Shift Fog by Charlie Spear

 

Peek a Boo Moon by Charlie Spear

 

Moon Light Sililioquy by Charlie Spear

 

Hilgemans Campground on the Eel - diptych by Charlie Spear

 

High Noon on the Eel by Charlie Spear

 

Falling Temperatures and Leaves by Charlie Spear

 

Fall Pumpkins by Charlie Spear

 

Wolf Run by Charlie Spear

 

Phobos Rising diptyph by Charlie Spear

 

Sorell Moon by Charlie Spear

 

Rust Sunset Fishing Best by Charlie Spear

 

A Full Moon Tonight New Landscape Series No.8 by Charlie Spear

 

Bachelor Moon New Landscape Series No.7 by Charlie Spear

 

Konnichiwa Moon New Landscape Series 6 by Charlie Spear

 

Listening Creek can be back lit for special effects by Charlie Spear

 

The red skiff on Buff's Pond plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Billabong Wadi New Landscape Series No 6 by Charlie Spear

 

A' Romani New Landscape Series No 5 by Charlie Spear

 

New Landscape Series No 4 by Charlie Spear

 

New Landscape Series No2 by Charlie Spear

 

Flint Ridge Rendezvous by Charlie Spear

 

Ridgeview Elementary Schools Closed by Charlie Spear

 

Crest View by Charlie Spear

 

The Storm on Mexico Road by Charlie Spear

 

T-Bird Stored from the 60s by Charlie Spear

 

The Cicadas Made the Trees Turn Blue by Charlie Spear

 

A Swell Day in Walton by Charlie Spear

 

Madelines Post Box by Charlie Spear

 

Making Camp at Flint Ridge by Charlie Spear

 

Camp at Flint Ridge by Charlie Spear

 

Slow Curve by Charlie Spear

 

Old Trading Post on a Blue Sky Day by Charlie Spear

 

Rumble on the River Plein air painting by Charlie Spear

 

The Bottle Tree by Charlie Spear

 

The Bottle Tree by Charlie Spear

 

Head for Shelter by Charlie Spear