Description The girl who was the inspiration for my Girl With a Hair Dryer series was the same girl who inspired Female Figure 2 and Female Figure 4 (available in my Imagekind painting gallery).As with many of my paintings, Girl With a Hair Dryer 4, a mixed media drawing, features a stylized female form with a strong, Fauvist use of bold color. Stylization, allure, composition, and design are a major part of my work. 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. Girl With a Hair Dryer 4 in its original is a marker drawing 10 inches x 13 inches. Its use of media includes marker, oil pastel, and water color resist.
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.