Size: 11"W x 12"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
I am predominantly a realist painter.
I am inspired by light, color, and the three-dimensionality of objects. I strive to show how objects are separate from the air around them. I want to portray them with simplicity and boldness.
In my work, I like to work with both color and line. I try to give equal weight to both in my work, while trying to maximize both.
I am also inspired by abstract concepts and will sometimes devote much time to non-figurative experimentation, such as my "Horizon" series, which can be seen here (http://www.rlemar.com/abstracts2.php) on my website, painted in the 1990s.
I attended The Maryland College of Art and Design in 1971, where I became excited about abstract art and studied the works of Rothko, Rauschenberg, Johns, Indiana, Thiebaud, and others. This had an effect on my realism. To help finance my schooling, I sketched portraits in the summer on the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD and continued to do this for ten years. It was during those years that I perfected my skill as a portrait painter as well. In 1995 I had a one-person show at Whitehall Gallery in Annapolis MD. Then in 1997 I had a one-person show at Sheryl Leonard Gallery in Potomac MD. I have shown and sold works in various other galleries in Maryland. My works are owned by corporate and private collections including: Sea Colony Resorts, Bethany Beach, DE; Architectural Interiors, Ocean City, MD; Rhodes Consultants, South Point, MD; Artistic Images, Bethany Beach, DE; The Ruddertown Complex, Dewey Beach, DE; Diane Gordy Interiors, Rehoboth Beach, DE; Beltway Plaza Developers, Greenbelt, MD; The Captain Bunting, Ocean City, MD.