Friday, March 27, 2009

Not-for-the-faint-of-heart Art

There is an artist in Chapel Hill, NC, near where we live, who is not only a wonderful painter, but a delightful and interesting person. He was born in Argentina, moved to North Carolina in 1976 and did cardiovascular research in thrombosis and arteriosclerosis. Near the end of his 35 year career, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He had to retire in 2002 and decided to take art lessons...and the rest is, well, see for yourself. It's worth a visit to his website (and be sure to enjoy the video there) to see his colorful abstract paintings and to get to know him. His paintings are layer upon layer of beautiful, bold colors complimented by brilliant gold. We have two of his paintings over our bed and one in our living room where we can enjoy them in different light throughout the day.

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