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.

 

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

 

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