Swinging Pick Axe is part of a series depicting hard labor. I use subdued colors and loose brush strokes, as in most of my paintings, in order to create the mood and feel of the working environment. Art buyers may see a symbolic reference to prominent 20th century American painters like George Bellows, John Sloan, Isabell Bishop, and Edward Hopper. This artwork is currently for sale and if you would like to proceed with a secure purchase, please click on the buy artwork button below.
All of my paintings are done on linen adhered to hardboard panel which has been treated to prevent warping and last a lifetime.
12 x 16 original Urban Realism oil painting on linen by Darren Thompson.
AWARDS and SHOWS
100 Curators Collection Saatchi Online 2012
Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition 2010
Chicago Artist Coalition Group Show 2008
Society of Illustrators 2001, 2002
Laguna Beach Echoes and Visions 2002
Louisville Art Association 2002
American Visions 2002
Hoosier Salon 2002
ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS
Southwest Art Magazine Artist to Watch 2005
Art of the West 2002
Best of American Oil Painters, Volume 2, 2009
Hickory Point Bank
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oil on canvas