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.

 

Juggling Lies In Fishy Water by Charlie Spear

 

NOT YOUR GRANDFATHERS SKIES by Charlie Spear

 

INFIRMARY on MORGAN AND COLDBROOK by Charlie Spear

 

An Alien Love archived work by Charlie Spear

 

Higher Dad archived work by Charlie Spear

 

GETTING THE MAIL TOGETHER by Charlie Spear

 

DOMINUS ORA PRO NOBIS by Charlie Spear

 

Valley of the Red Sun by Charlie Spear

 

Long Bow by Charlie Spear

 

TWIRLY GULLS by the BRINY SEA by Charlie Spear

 

WINDY SOLSTICE by Charlie Spear

 

EGG MAN RISING by Charlie Spear

 

NOT ALL JUGGLING DAYS ARE PERFECT by Charlie Spear

 

FRAMED TRAILER PARK SNOW GLOBE ready to hang by Charlie Spear

 

FRAMED REDWING BLACKBIRDS UNDER RED SUNSET ready to hang by Charlie Spear

 

Galway Cliffs to Moor by Charlie Spear

 

Red Dawn by Charlie Spear

 

Catalpa at Raders Pond by Charlie Spear

 

Fish Juggler in the White Hat at Sea by Charlie Spear

 

Van Goghs Tree plein air by Charlie Spear

 

STONE LIGHT by Charlie Spear

 

RED RAVENS ROOST plein air by Charlie Spear

 

HILLSIDE LIGHT AND DARKS by Charlie Spear

 

FROSTED HAYSTACKS by Charlie Spear

 

A10 WARTHOGS FLYOVER by Charlie Spear

 

A RED DAY FOR BLUE by Charlie Spear

 

On A Warm Afternoon Winter Louise Cole Mansion by Charlie Spear

 

North of Lost Bridge View complete by Charlie Spear

 

Buddy Tim Plein Air by Charlie Spear

 

White House on the Ridge Plein Air by Charlie Spear

 

Light in the Tree by Charlie Spear

 

Blue Spruce Wind Break by Charlie Spear

 

WATERS WAYS pelin air by Charlie Spear

 

MILL DAM GONE plein air by Charlie Spear

 

EEL GONE ROUND Plein Air by Charlie Spear

 

Plein Air Painter Eel River School by Charlie Spear

 

Looking North Lost Bridge W.I. P. Plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Eel November Plein Air by Charlie Spear

 

Down River Lost Bridge Plein Air by Charlie Spear

 

The High View from the Trees by Charlie Spear

 

The Brilliance of Light on Forms by Charlie Spear

 

Shadows and Forms by Charlie Spear

 

Pasture Flyover by Charlie Spear

 

Utility Right of Way Drone Series by Charlie Spear

 

Bleached 2PM by Charlie Spear

 

Through the Yellow Leaves by Charlie Spear

 

White on Yellow Days by Charlie Spear

 

Diamond Sun in a Crimson Sky by Charlie Spear