Cross Currents by Lonny Nichols
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“An artist’s life is in his work,” as the saying goes. My work reflects my lived experiences and outlook on the world. Acceptance of disparate people and philosophies was a basic tenant of my youth in the late 1960s and has been important to me since then. Similarly, my artwork embraces and integrates a wide array of styles, materials, and mediums. The focus of this exhibit is my Ceramic Painting Sculptures, pieces I’ve created by sculpting clay into multidimensional, colorful tableaus that can be hung as paintings. These and my other artworks – which include acrylic paintings and more traditional ceramic pieces – also incorporate elements of Hard Edge Abstraction, Realism, and Surrealism.
I am a veteran and have been clean and sober for 14 years. I find creative inspiration and clarity in my sobriety. My 86-year-old mother is an exceptional impressionist painter whose artwork sells well, and her determination set an example for me. I learned to paint largely through observation and reading books, and I take lessons in ceramics at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center. Good or bad, I want my artwork to be my own. My daughter, a Southeast Healthcare client, is also an artist.
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