LaurenceChandlerShop

Laurence Chandler Fine Art

Washington, D.C. On Etsy since 2019

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LaurenceChandlerShop

Laurence Chandler Fine Art

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    Laurence Chandler - AN AMERICAN PAINTER & CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST

    Welcome to my ETSY shop: Laurence Chandler Shop.

    I invite you to visit my website: www.LaurenceChandlerFineArt.com which showcases my work -- including originals and limited-editions.

    This ETSY shop and my website are opportunities for me to share my art, which I am more passionate about today than ever. I work full-time as a painter and work from my private studio in the Washington-DC metro area. Feel free to send me a direct message or email (speaktolarry@aol.com), and follow my postings on Facebook and Instagram.

    BIOGRAPHY

    A native of Baltimore, Md., I am an alumnus of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design. I also earned a Master of Arts in Education degree from Coppin State University, Baltimore. I served in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Vietnam War. My creative talent and passion for art has afforded me opportunities in both the private and public sectors, and in business as a commercial art gallery owner. Currently, I work full-time as a self-employed fine artist from my Home-Studio.

    My works are in private and public collections nationwide. I have exhibited at galleries in the Washington, DC-metro area, Memphis, TN, and Oakland, CA. I created seven five-by-four-feet commissioned works (three “Encryptions” series and four “Sgraffito” series panels) that hang in the grand lobby of The Hotel at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md. American Art Lover’s Magazine featured my work in its Guide to Collecting Fine Art in Washington, D.C., and Mid-Atlantic States (2011).

    When looking to the influence of other artists, I have enormous respect for Abstract, Expressionist, collage and color-field painters. Chief among them are Varnette Honeywood, Sam Gilliam, Jackson Pollock, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Picasso and Peter Paul Rubens.

    ARTIST STATEMENT

    “As an artist, I am inspired by the complete freedom of the abstract form.

    I create contemporary mixed-media and acrylic paintings, working in an expressive, abstract manner. I start with no pre-conceived idea of what the end result will be. This is a spontaneous process (a personal journey of discovery) that I enjoy, and until I make that first mark on the canvas or paper, I don’t always know what colors or shapes I’ll use, which adds an authentic, honest and organic layer to my work. Using traditional bristle brushes and less conventional tools -- from spray bottles and combs to kitchen utensils -- my signature style emphasizes improvisational techniques and jazz-like expressionistic use of color, line, form texture, numbers or words and space to represent things that are not visual such as an emotion, sound, place, event or spiritual experience.

    A somewhat less prominent, but no less fascinating component of my paintings is the contrasting sides of the canvases. I paint patterns on sides of the canvas, designs approximately one to three inches thick, giving a full 180-degree experience with each painting.”

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    • Laurence Chandler

      Owner, Fine Artist/Painter

      Chandler is an an American painter & recognized figure in Contemporary Abstract Expressionism. His paintings, like free-form jazz & poetry, suggest human emotions, a narrative, experience or drama & invite viewers to become interwoven in his art.

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