Subject Tags: silhouette, male, people, silhoette, silhoutte, art, person, adult, happy, sport, black, sky, happiness, skate, caucasian, winter, joy, body, unreal, storytelling, story, earth, alone, ethereal, realistic, surealism, pop surrealism, surrealistic, surrealist, surface, surreal, surrealism, fun, spiritual painting, spirit, human figure painting, humans, human body, human figure, human, man, spacecraft, spacescape, spaceship, places and spaces, spaces, space, the outer limits, outer space, outerspace, fantacy, fantasy painting, fantasy landscape, fantastic realism, fantasy art, figurative fantasy, fantasy, astronomy, astronauts, astronomical, astronaut, moonlight, moonscape, moon, realism
Size: 18"W x 24"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
Icarus, from Greek mythology, flew too high and the sun melted the wax that held his wings together. He disobeyed his father's warnings and fell to his death. A Greek tragedy. But this image shows the exuberance of the human spirit rather than the tragic consequences. This fun, surreal image gives us contrast between the harsh, cold, reality of a monochromatic moonscape and the bright, living color of life. The concept was born out of my fascination of space travel and the human spirit. Great fun creating this image and a joy to look at!
Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. Signed oil painting. Edges are painted and the work may be hung straight out of the box or framed.
- standard size. If a frame is desired, this work will fit a standard open back frame. Quality inexpensive frames can be found at Dick Blick. http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-simplon-plein-air-frames/
Art and creativity has always been part of who I am, but I only really started to focus on painting full time at the age of 50, following a long and successful career in advertising. As an artist, I love working in many different styles and exploring a wide range of subject matters. The beauty of online galleries lies in their eclectic art collections, and without the pressure of brick and mortar galleries dictating what I paint, I am free to paint whatever inspires me. Painting for me is an experience of falling headlong into inspiration. An image I come across will stick in my head and refuse to leave until it finds its way onto the canvas. My work is visually diverse, and there are very few painting styles that don’t inspire me in someway or another. My paintings range from abstract and cubist, to impressionistic and realistic. Most recently, I’ve been inspired by quirky and retro TV shows to tell a story through my paintings. The lighting and cinematography of these shows inspire me to paint dramatic moments in time, and I create unique, intriguing characters that are open to interpretation.