DescriptionFemale Figure 5 started as a 20-minute drawing of a model that posed for an artist’s group I belonged to back in 1997 in Kwangju City, Korea. It wasn’t until 2008 that I rediscovered it and used it for a painting, which I left half-finished, as I was suddenly caught in a move from China to the USA. This year (2010) I finished Female Figure 5.As with many of my paintings, Female Figure 5 features a stylized female form, but it uses bold color more sparingly than some of my other works. Major influences on my work include Andre Derain, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Tom Wesselmann, Vincent Van Gogh, Ryu Young Do, Geoffrey Humphries, John Piper, John Sidman, Pablo Picasso, and Gustav Klimt. Female Figure 5 in its original is an acrylic painting on canvas 18 inches x 24 inches.
John Weller, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylavnia 16648, USA Member Since October 2010 Artist Statement I was raised and educated in central Pennsylvania. For 13 of the past 17 years I have been an art teacher in Virginia, Minnesota, Holland, Egypt, China, Korea, and The Philippines, with student teaching in Pennsylvania and England and some additional study in Italy. I am primarily a painter, though I also have done significant work with photography and pottery as well as traditional Asian literati painting, which I studied formally in both China and Korea. I have a recent interest in batik.
I can be reached by email at email@example.com, and my online portfolio and teaching portfolio are located at http://weller.keyconn.net/1 .
As a painter, major influences on my work include Andre Derain, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Tom Wesselmann, Vincent Van Gogh, Ryu Young Do (especially his work from the 1990s), Geoffrey Humphries, John Piper, John Sidman, Pablo Picasso, and Gustav Klimt.