Description This ink drawing shows a quotation taken from Cervantess Don Quixote: 'Now love in most young men is not love but lust, and as its ultimate end is pleasure, it ceases once that end has been attained; and what appeared to be love must disappear beacause it cannot pass the limits assigned to it by nature whereas true affection knows none of such limitations.'In its original, Female Figure 6 (Don Quixote) is 9 inches x 12 inches. A cropped version of this drawing is available here that does not feature the text, only the female figure.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.