Friday, May 31, 2013

Thank YOU!!!

After getting married last December I felt the overwhelming love and kindness from people I had never met before. I was blown away at the efforts of some to share in our joy of starting the next chapter of our lives. So last month I took a break from some projects to do these to little(9"x12") oil sketches for some of my new family. The only way I know how to really say, "thank you." I put on Ken Burns Jazz series and listened to the amazing stories from the history of Jazz as I painted Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Commission, March 2013

This young man was an incredible sport and extremely polite. He comes from a fantastic family who I am so blessed to have met. This portrait was done of him after spending the day skiing at Snowbird resort. The amazing colors of their locker room helped make this one of the most enjoyable commissions of recent memory.  Jackson(oil on canvas), 30"x 30".  

Monday, May 6, 2013

300 Plates Show, Art Access

One of the best art fundraisers I have ever participated in. This is a show not to be missed. Art Access hangs just over 300 small paintings(10"x 11") by roughly 100 Utah Artists. Their cause is amazing and worth your time and a donation. It is happening Thursday, May 16th from 6-9 pm, at 230 South and 500 West  in Salt Lake.

230 South 500 West #125
230 South 500 West #125
Salt Lake City, UT 84101alt Lake City, UT 84101

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Artist Statement for Thesis Show

  The Study of Life 

My intent as a painter is to arrest motion on canvas, to capture life and hold it fixed. I am interested in making paintings of personal experiences, some as I remember and others as I prefer to remember them.  Referencing family photo albums and contemporary imagery, I aim to create a nostalgic world once imagined, now conceivably constructed with paint.  As I reflect on memories I hope to bring to life a personal mythology to better understand my reality.

In this show I chose to focus on seven hypothetical stages of human development from the vantage point of a male raised in suburban US. Ranging from the freedom of a child to the joys of an elderly father at a family dinner, each painting represents a different phase of life.

                                                                                                                   Zachary Proctor