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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 Cann Lily Atop the Compost framed plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Augies World framed plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Foot Bridge Lake Manitou framed plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Lake Manitou Serenade framed by Charlie Spear

 

Plein air Painter at Deb Ecks House by Charlie Spear

 

Deb Ecks House plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

N. Warren Street Over the Tracks framed by Charlie Spear

 

F S N Steel Rail 2 framed by Charlie Spear

 

The Door on the Left framed plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Back Roads America Macy framed by Charlie Spear

 

View of Kelly Bridge from the RR Trail head Bridge by Charlie Spear

 

Kelly Street RR Bridge Trailhead Framed by Charlie Spear

 

The Garden Wall Framed by Charlie Spear

 

Original Home School 1950 Framed by Charlie Spear

 

Sunny Day on 6th St. Framed by Charlie Spear

 

Clown Alley Walkabout Framed by Charlie Spear

 

A Slow Demolition of a Power Plant plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

Across the Tracks and the Power Plant plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

Over Grown plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

6th and Broadway Circus Alley Elephant Ears by Charlie Spear

 

Hydrangeas in Bloom on Canal by Charlie Spear

 

Circus Days Train Diners by Charlie Spear

 

July 4th T-Bones and Bottle Rockets plein air framed and glazed by Charlie Spear

 

Bridge Across Tadpole Creek Maconaquah plein air framedah Park by Charlie Spear

 

Storm Approach Plein Air framed glazed by Charlie Spear

 

Flint Ridge Campsite plein air framed and glazed by Charlie Spear

 

Bluebird Box completer plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

Abandoned Boy Fort plein air framed complete with glazing by Charlie Spear

 

Fences Make Good Neighbors framed complete by Charlie Spear

 

Standing Water from Eel framed complete by Charlie Spear

 

Yearlings Framed complete by Charlie Spear

 

1904 Maples Framed complete by Charlie Spear

 

Sycamores over the Lake framed complete by Charlie Spear

 

Lake Scrim Backdrop framed complete by Charlie Spear

 

Skateboard Hill Framed Matted Glassed by Charlie Spear

 

River Cottages Framed Matted Glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Cole Porters Birthplace, 19 S. Huntington St. Peru IN framed matted glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Submerged Framed Glassed Matted by Charlie Spear

 

Hey Catching Any Framed Matted Glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Catching Summer Dreams Framed Matted Glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Reservoir Anglers Framed Mated Glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Trees Reservoir Wooded Park framed matted glassed by Charlie Spear

 

River Shadows framed matted glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Morning Feed framed matted galssed by Charlie Spear

 

Breezy Memorial Day on Monroe framed matted glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Richardville House No2 Miami Chief framed matted glazed by Charlie Spear

 

20kph framed matted glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Richardville House Miami Chief framed matted glazed by Charlie Spear