H Wesley Wheeler Artist artworks for sale
Artist: H Wesley Wheeler
Live in: East Freetown, MA, United States
Artworks for sale: 21.00
H Wesley Wheeler Artist Bio:
I am a Retired Fortune 300 Executive, and Director of Executive Education at Lally School of Management, RPI, Troy, NY. I began painting representational watercolors while in corporate world. Gradually, searching for more "meat" within the work, and impelled by a book my daughter gave me on Mark Rothko.....I moved to abstract oils on canvas. I stretch my own canvas and achieve the painting process using a variety of palette knives, carpentry and dry wall finishing knives. When partially dry I may buff the work with a four inch brush to achieve luster or to blend the colors. For years the work was Abstract Color Field. The work has become more and more reductive with time, and recently the finished products lean heavily toward minimalism. I began painting "in the closet" while in corporate world, reached out to a NY gallery in 2005 and have been shown regularly since. The impetus to paint is certainly genetic, my Mother was a regional portrait painter and my Uncle a museum curator. I favor Rothko, Diebenkorn and Guston as abstractionists. My palette tends toward van Gogh and Schiele, and possibly Giorgio Morandi even though my style is in no way similar. I adore the portraiture of Alice Neel.