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.

 

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

 

Letters of Intent Archived work '93 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

 

Fog Rolling up the Knoll by Charlie Spear

 

Winter Karytids by Charlie Spear

 

Where I Will Be double matted and plexi-glass metal framed by Charlie Spear

 

Linda and Jims by Charlie Spear

 

PERU AMATEUR CIRCUS CAPITAL of the WORLD framed and glassed by Charlie Spear

 

Creek Road Turn by Charlie Spear

 

Jeep Route matted by Charlie Spear

 

Rugged Hoosiers matted by Charlie Spear

 

Blue Gray Sky and Silos with a Break of Sunshine double matt by Charlie Spear

 

Progress a New Bridge matted by Charlie Spear

 

Bar S Ranch Cold January Sycamores by Charlie Spear

 

Fresh Snow double matted by Charlie Spear

 

Follow the River Road by Charlie Spear

 

1978 Fourteen Foot Snow Drifts double matted by Charlie Spear

 

Snow Grain and Sleet double matted by Charlie Spear

 

Some Enchanted Morning double matted by Charlie Spear

 

Old Doctor Klotz's DVM Veterinary with double matt by Charlie Spear

 

Sweetwater Farm in the Valley with a doubled matt by Charlie Spear

 

Lined Up and Waiting on reverse is the Sawmill by Charlie Spear

 

The Draught Horses at the Sawmill by Charlie Spear