My Visionary Art

I like to paint in a manner that could fall into the genre of Visionary Art.  I often dance around that term because there have been so many great visionary paintings I a tremble to even attempt to put myself in their spheres.

Many visionary artists paint after being influenced by Psychedelics and some can be found on this blog post: http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/visionary/

But historically there have been many painters that have been visionary without the use of chemicals, where artists have painted an unseen, a  world not viewed with the mundane eye.

 My own art comes from dreams, a deep respect and contact with nature and a strong yoga and meditation practice. With that caveat, here are some of my “Visionary” paintings.

Moon Meditation

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Energy Rising

challis-energy-rising

The Long Journey

The Long Journey

No, I’m Not Done Yet

No I am not done yet

The Far Shore

The Far Shore

The World Tree

challis-world-tree

Owl Storm Eyes

small owl storm eyes

In Your Dreams

In Your Dreams

Ride the Wild Seahorse

small ride the wild sea horse

The Mating Game

small the mating game

The Power of Nature

The Power of Nature

Gerd

spiraldancefinalThe Kleshas

klesha good

Meeting the Genius

Meeting the Genius

And of course more to come

 

Collective expressions

I was honored to be included in Collective Expressions, a juried group show of Northern Westchester Arts Guild Members at the Art and Sound Gallery in Greenwich, Ct.  The show will be running for the next six weeks throughout September 2016 and I believe early October.

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Art Around Town 2016

I had a wonderful time showing some of my work at Art Around Town in Chappaqua, New York.   My paintings will be up at Noelle Marie Photography at 140 King Street until the end of June.   There are more than 30 other artists of the Northern Westchester Artists’ Guild showing at merchants about the town..  Do stop by and see our work.

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Gwyn!

A portrait of my energetic English Shepherd Gwyn!

Gwyn in oil

If you like painting animals I find this book really helpful!

Animal Anatomy by Eliot Goldfinger

 

Sunset in the Garden

That magical moment of the last light, after which night falls, taking with it all of the details of the day.


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The Ice Pond in Winter

Lately we have been driving past a reservoir that is completely frozen and have been watching people ice fish on it. It was such a calm and peaceful scene I had to paint it. So here is my rendition: The Ice Pond in Winter.

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The Power of Nature

This is another larger one at 36 X 48 inches in size.  I wanted to capture some of the aspects of nature without making it relative to size.  At the bottom I have painted some pollen grains that I think have a wonderful abstract quality.   This painting is bright, without being overwhelming.  If you look carefully you’ll find a tiny homage to the first video game I played and also a pair of my tired eyes after painting the many very tiny details this painting holds.

The Power of Nature

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum

Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest-

…Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest–
…Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”

Because sometimes you just have to paint pirates.   For your enjoyment “Pirate Bay.”

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Foxy gets Married in the Enchanted Forest

A good number of my characters have a story in my head.  In fact a whole life, a family, growing up, and occupation and a sense of ethics or not.   None of this is told in the painting.  You get to see, in a Kodak moment, a snippet in time from their imaginary life.  One of these characters is Foxy.   Here, in The Trickster in Love we see him as a young fox, in love with the idea of falling in love, tracking it down and planning it’s capture.

Instead, when Foxy finds true love, it overwhelms and transforms him.  So I painted his wedding in the enchanted forest.

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