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.

 

9TH GREEN RED FLAG by Charlie Spear

 

NEWTONS APPLE II plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

SOLD THE WAY STATION plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

Passing Storm by Charlie Spear

 

Egypt Hill by Charlie Spear

 

400 North Summers Shadows framed by Charlie Spear

 

Livery Below Spring St. plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

Dusk Lights by Charlie Spear

 

Flea Market in the Poconos by Charlie Spear

 

BUTTER SUNSHINE plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

Bright Morning Apartments by Charlie Spear

 

COURT of LADIES signed and framed by Charlie Spear

 

Electrical Atmosphere by Charlie Spear

 

Sunrise at the Murphy's by Charlie Spear

 

Giving the Past to Grass by Charlie Spear

 

Crossing Rails by Charlie Spear

 

45mph by Charlie Spear

 

Porch Alight with the Sun by Charlie Spear

 

Sangre de Christo Range by Charlie Spear

 

Frog Pong at Life plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Rooster Tree at Noon by Charlie Spear

 

Sycamore at Millstone by Charlie Spear

 

Stone House Point Road plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Far and Between Daylights by Charlie Spear

 

New Red Pine Rising Up by Charlie Spear

 

Harvester Men by Charlie Spear

 

Hill Tops and Drops by Charlie Spear

 

The Studio by Charlie Spear

 

Dogwoods and Mimosa in Bloom by Charlie Spear

 

Swing Low by Charlie Spear

 

Behind Tige Arena by Charlie Spear

 

7 A.M. Mass Goer by Charlie Spear

 

Running Through Chili framed by Charlie Spear

 

Burns Trucking 31 framed by Charlie Spear

 

Perfect Day framed reworked by Charlie Spear

 

Smitty McMusselman's Pub and Grub Across the River plein air framed by Charlie Spear

 

Furrowed Hill farm framed by Charlie Spear

 

Dogwoods in Bloom by Charlie Spear

 

The Spooky House framed plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Fire in the Hole framed plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Fuschia Blossoms on the Hill framed plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Lorraines Way by Charlie Spear

 

The Smokehouse reworked by Charlie Spear

 

Spring at the Window framed by Charlie Spear

 

Morning Light on the Eel framed by Charlie Spear

 

Down River Blues framed plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Copse of White Sycamores framed by Charlie Spear

 

A Perfect Day plein air framed by Charlie Spear