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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 Dogwood Tree ready to hang by Charlie Spear

 

CHANGE by Charlie Spear

 

The Emerald House in Spring matted glassed and framed by Charlie Spear

 

Solar Powered Farm matted glassed and framed by Charlie Spear

 

Steel Silos in a Field matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

West Walkum Road by Charlie Spear

 

Moving Day matte glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Rose Calm Before the Snows matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

MacConaquah Park Frizbee Creek matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Moppity's House matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Upper West Main Redstone matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Manitoba Fishing Cabin For Rent matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Hill Top Drive Apartments matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Sloppy Slushy Washington Ave. matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Somewhere Near Fort Sill Oklahoma by Charlie Spear

 

Lover's Oak Matted Framed Glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Wintering Over by Charlie Spear

 

Briars and the Pump house matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

A Perfect Shadow by Charlie Spear

 

An Old Friend the Eel by Charlie Spear

 

Shaded Porch by Charlie Spear

 

On Top of the Ridge matted, glassed, framed by Charlie Spear

 

A Fifty Two February in the Shade matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

What A Circus matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

More Than A Feeling framed glassed matted by Charlie Spear

 

Circa 1800 by Charlie Spear

 

Upper Watershed matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Pine Ridge Curve matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Back Door Textures matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Cambrian Ridge Long River matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Rising Sun matted galssed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Travelers Bounty matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

High Top Below the Wabash River duble matted by Charlie Spear

 

Bright Day At Last matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

A Promising Morning matted glassed and framed by Charlie Spear

 

WAlk Through the Woods matted by Charlie Spear

 

Frozen Oil Horse matted glassed and framed by Charlie Spear

 

Black Ice matted glassed framed by Charlie Spear

 

Furious Days Ahead matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

The Morgan Farm matted framed glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Boyhood Treasures glass framed and matted by Charlie Spear

 

Returning Home matted and framed by Charlie Spear

 

Highland on Stawtown Pike Mid January framed and matted by Charlie Spear

 

Misty Behind the Moose framed and matted by Charlie Spear

 

Wintry Wabash Flooding framed and matted by Charlie Spear

 

What Are You Doing by Charlie Spear

 

Klack Klack by Charlie Spear

 

Cold Mists Behind the Ol Place by Charlie Spear