A true artist

Posted by Dale Wilsey Jr. | Posted in , , , , , , , | Posted on Thursday, December 02, 2010

Over the course of the past seven years, I've come into contact with artists from all walks of life and working in various aspects of the creative world. A lot of these people that I've encountered have been forgettable. Honestly, most of them have been forgettable. People who created worthless art just so they had an excuse to say, "Hey, I'm an artist". It gave them a reason to justify their pompous, holier-than-thou attitudes. Well, those people will be forgotten by more than just myself. When you're no more interesting than the shit I step in by accident while feeding my dog but every bit as annoying, that happens.

Those people who I've met that create truly good art and not trash that makes me want to punch the nearest hipster square in the jaw have given me hope for a future filled with beautiful creations to behold. We may just have to search a little harder to find these creations. At least I've happened across a few. 

Christa Felice, a painter and now a dear friend of mine, possesses an incredible talent for turning canvas into truly moving works of art. In her own words: 

"I am a painter whose goal is to create dynamic compositions through the use of exciting visual devices. In some of my paintings I use invented figures as departure points. Other times my work is void of recognizable imagery completely as subject matter is secondary to overall form. My main focus is not to recreate images that we have all seen before but rather to strip my work of all narrative and concentrate on composition. Therefore I am able to push my boundaries by arranging shapes and colors in unexpected ways accomplishing compelling movement while maintaining a sense of balance and overall harmony."
Decide for yourself:

 Poussin - (Interpreting the Masters Series)

 "Matador" - Monotype

 Allegorical Figures No. 39 - Charcoal & Acrylic on Paper

 Allegorical Figures No. 34 - Charcoal & Acrylic on Paper

This is just a small sampling of Ms. Felice's work. She has recently submitted her work to the 3RDWARD Open Call to be considered for a residency in New York City and a chance for her own showing in the city. If you enjoy these, check her submitted work out and give her a vote to help her chances at the residency. Give a great artist a chance at something she deserves in a world that seems to forget just how important art is anymore.

Also, the works above (and many others that she has created) are for sale. If you have any questions, you can E-mail me and I would be happy to forward your information to Ms. Felice. A website for her work is currently being constructed and, as soon as it is launched, I'll be posting it here.

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