My students, (AKA) the Fine Art and Cheap Wine Group, in our latest session, wanted to attempt abstract expressionist painting. Now back in the day, I was known for my large scale abstract paintings and for me this was a return to my artistic roots. I still feel that there is nothing more creative than non-objective painting and I enjoy the pure use of action and color without restraint. We dripped, we splattered, we pasted and textured with wild abandon and finished with mixed results. I think the group may have learned a new appreciation for abstract painting and also learned how difficult it can be to do it well. I always return to ny love of contemporary impressionist painting and more representational work ...but each style energizes...
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American artist Tom Shropshire is a contemporary impressionist and calls his style of painting “Traditional with a Twist”, because his work often includes unexpected elements of pulp art, dreams, or fantasy.
"As an Urban fantasy artist, I am known for contemporary night city scenes, dramatic landscapes, seascapes, and narrative works inspired by pop culture, steampunk, and pulp fiction. I try to express mystery, beauty, and wonder in all my work.The city at night has always intrigued me as well, and I find myself returning to the subject again and again. Atmospheric city night scenes have become my signature style but I continue to paint Fantasy and...
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