Size: 8"W x 10"H x 0.375"D
Year Created: 2018
This piece is from my Still Life Jazz series of works. It is designed to bring a contemporary feel to the convention of a traditional still life. The result is something with a familiar feel but it is completely fresh and modern. The work is easily framed in a standard 8x10 black frame. It would look good by itself or in a cluster of 2 to 5 similar pieces. I'll be posting more and more from this series in this 8x10 size. Please look for them.
I'm Donald Bruce Wright, a fine artist based in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California. You'll see works here from me created in several media, including oil on canvas as well as smaller pieces made with water-based paints on watercolor paper. The paintings displayed on Vango are from my "Still Life Jazz" series. Like a jazz player who takes a musical standard and then interprets it in new ways, I create paintings that are based on an art world standard: the still life. Real life and its structure serve as a point of departure while remaining loosely recognizable in the final work. Creating these bold energetic floral inventions within the traditional conceptual format of a still life allows the work to project the contradictory sense of being somehow familiar yet fresh. Although my painting style is self-taught, I received formal grounding in art by earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2007.