The Artist
About the Artist

The artist learned to draw at a young age being taught by his mother and inspired by his grandmother who
had been an artist.  However, his life took a different path and art would lie mostly dormant for many years to
come.  Earl grew up as an Air Force dependent living in five states and overseas which caused him to explore
a variety of other interests. He lived in Japan for nearly five years and graduated from Yokota High School in
1975.  He later graduated from The Ohio State University and became employed in the electric utility industry
as a Mechanical Engineer in 1980.  Earl lives in the village of Hanover with his lovely wife, Lynda.
Earl’s interest in art was rekindled in the late
1980's after being inspired by several television
instructional artists.  He began painting in
1992, studied the techniques, persevered, and
discovered his love for painting.  He then
studied for many years under a nationally
renowned art instructor, Robert Warren, of
Canal Winchester, Ohio and has become one
of his certified instructors.  Lately he has been
concentrating on doing commission work and  
teaching..

Artist Statement

Painting is adventurous, rewarding, fun, and
therapeutic. I feel a sense of adventure when
visualizing a new project as if planning a
journey to an unfamiliar place. God gives us
creative power to positively touch other people
and it is rewarding when they tell me that I did.  
It is great fun to study beautiful things for long
periods of time.  The time spent in the
quietness of painting has a calming and
therapeutic effect on my life.

All of my paintings are done in oils on stretched
canvas. I'm attracted to oil paint because of the
rich colors, the workability that it allows, and the
durability. I do a wide variety of subjects
because it allows me to grow and because I
have broad interests.

Painting humbles me because the subjects
become more elusive as I progress.  The
deeper the study, the more intricate and
complex things appear.  In the midst of it all I
see things that would normally be overlooked
in a casual glance. These continual
observations invite me to appreciate creation
and it would be to a lesser extent if not for the
privilege of painting.
Earl and Lynda
Robert Warren and Earl