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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.

 

Richardville House Miami Chief framed matted glazed by Charlie Spear

 

In the Bright Light framed matted galssed by Charlie Spear

 

Strom in the Window framed matted glassed by Charlie Spear

 

The Public Access Boat Ramp on the Little Mississinewa river matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Shaded Mirror on Mississinew River matted glassed farmed by Charlie Spear

 

Two of the Seven Pillars Submerged matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Little Mississinewa Running Wild matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Loing Feeding Frenzy matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Spring on the Ridge matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

The Tool Shed by the Black Ash matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

The Cow Shed matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

The Bend matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

The Sweep matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

The Road Up matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Down on Pipe Creek plein air matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Camp Patoka Black and White Study by Charlie Spear

 

Family Farm Black and White Study by Charlie Spear

 

Grain Silos Amid the Wheat by Charlie Spear

 

Lake Placid Black and White Study by Charlie Spear

 

Lion's Head Tavern matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Station House Inner Urban matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Escapeto the Country matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Gray Sponge Hiding Places by Charlie Spear

 

Redbuds and Morels matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Bedding fro the Spring Calving matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Near Brownsville matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

A Strange Sky and a Downpour framed by Charlie Spear

 

Roadside Park Along the Wabash River by Charlie Spear

 

The Vegetable Patch matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

The Red Oxide Barn matted by Charlie Spear

 

Retirement matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Red Hot Lovers Irises by Charlie Spear

 

Downpour in Gayle UK by Charlie Spear

 

The Stark Peeled Ashmatted glassedframed by Charlie Spear

 

Coming Down the Pink Road framed by Charlie Spear

 

The Pink Road Off S Broadway matted glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Deconstruction Coal Fired by Charlie Spear

 

Blue Heron Lake matted, framed, glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Animal Farm by Charlie Spear

 

Cannus Auto and Used Cars framed by Charlie Spear

 

The Kapok Tree by Charlie Spear

 

Swings Under the Pines Before the Storm plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Drizzle Mists Midst Furry Pines plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Decommisioned Coal Power by Charlie Spear

 

A Friend Says It Smells Like Money matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

CAMP PATOKA matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

The Dogwood Tree ready to hang by Charlie Spear

 

CHANGE by Charlie Spear