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William Lightner

Joined Artfinder: Oct. 2015

Artworks for sale: 82

(3)

United States

About William Lightner

 
 
  • Biography
          A few years ago , I bought a box of old photos from the teens and nineteen 20s at a consignment shop.  Although I also work from life and my own photography, these pictures got me started on paintings inspired by old photographs.  The photos are seemingly pedestrian in nature--snapshots of outings, occasionally studio photographs, but nothing that would be considered a "work of art" in its own right.  I would not, for example, use an Ansel Adams photo as a basis for a painting.  They just have to have the right "look" for me to use, interpret and bring to life and color.   Many cultures believe that photographs or paintings steal the soul;  I think a little the individual's stays in the photo.
    I once had a dream where one of the women I painted came to tell me that I had her hair color wrong. Yes, I am a New Age type who sees painting as an esthetic, technical and spiritual calling.    
  • Awards

    2016

    Third Place, Tamarack Best of West Virginia Juried Art Show

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinlightner/2770614059
    Copy and paste the above link into browser for a view of the painting: Diptych, Duet. The painting will be on display at the David L. Dickirson Fine Arts from June 19th until August 9th, 2016 Gallery at Tamarack the Best of West Virginia, Beckley, West Virginia. Tamarack.com
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Awards

2016

Third Place, Tamarack Best of West Virginia Juried Art Show

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinlightner/2770614059
Copy and paste the above link into browser for a view of the painting: Diptych, Duet. The painting will be on display at the David L. Dickirson Fine Arts from June 19th until August 9th, 2016 Gallery at Tamarack the Best of West Virginia, Beckley, West Virginia. Tamarack.com

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Biography

      A few years ago , I bought a box of old photos from the teens and nineteen 20s at a consignment shop.  Although I also work from life and my own photography, these pictures got me started on paintings inspired by old photographs.  The photos are seemingly pedestrian in nature--snapshots of outings, occasionally studio photographs, but nothing that would be considered a "work of art" in its own right.  I would not, for example, use an Ansel Adams photo as a basis for a painting.  They just have to have the right "look" for me to use, interpret and bring to life and color.   Many cultures believe that photographs or paintings steal the soul;  I think a little the individual's stays in the photo.
I once had a dream where one of the women I painted came to tell me that I had her hair color wrong. Yes, I am a New Age type who sees painting as an esthetic, technical and spiritual calling.    
 
 
 
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