2012 William Phelps Montgomery artwork


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2012 William Phelps Montgomery artwork

  1. 1. William Phelps Montgomery Archival Prints 2012
  2. 2. Archival Prints The images included here were made using the Apple iPad app “PaintBook” soley using an iPad as the tool then augmented with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop with Apple computersPaintBook is an app designed by Mr. Sean M Puckett, a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. Mr. William Montgomery, 1301 Shipley Rd., Wilmington, Delaware 19803 H. 1.302.762.1812 • C. 1.215.350.2282 wmontgomery@abstractfineart.com • http://www.abstractfineart.com © 2010 William Phelps Montgomery • Abstract Fine Art.com 11/23/2011
  3. 3. About the ApplicationPaintbook has changed the way I work. I enlarge these works and exhibit in galleries and large art fairs inMiami and elsewhere. The vector architecture makes this a very powerful tool. Coupled with the Data serviceon the iPad I can work almost anywhere. I find myself working often while waiting for events. The Doctor, atrain, plane or while my wife shops and reads every label in the store.StatementMy work revolves around chance operations as in Surrealism and the I Ching.For me, the idea that life is something which one can not foresee, the same rings true with my art. I prefer towork with no preconception, plan or design most of the time. Sometimes a series based on previous iterationsdevelops. I find a compilation of nature and the cosmos in my work. For me, this is an adventure which leavesme amazed with wonder often. Where did it come from, how did I arrive here. To direct a chance encounter intosomething more calculated and polished is a process I enjoy.Views on His WorkIt was very clear to me as a young child that I liked to paint and make things with my hands. I became seriousabout making Fine Art, during high school and have continued to the present. Since 1970 I have been paintingand sculpting, with presentations, in one man, two person and group exhibitions. I began my involvement withthe computer, exploring Auto Cad in 1991. I immediately realized that although it was a very powerful tool,it lacked the freedom and expansive ability to work with not only photographs, 3D digital objects but also, tosimply paint in the virtual realm, which was my main calling since finger painting as a child.I am currently working with the application Adobe Photoshop as my anchor program, coupled with ArtMaticPro and ArtRage Studio Pro. I find it an overwhelming challenge to comprehend and keep up with our software,hardware and worldwide communication upgrades. It is wonderful and yet amazing how we are constantly chal-lenged to import and store more data into our minds. If I can keep up with one tenth of one percent of all thesedevelopments, I feel fortunate and this is probably a very generous estimate.I am often asked whether I am still working in my studio with the oils, acrylics or watercolors and I must saythat the computer has changed my life in a very profound and positive way. The paints readily available and Icould start in five minutes, although the new challenges offered through the use of this tool are simply different.The new tools are also, far more sophisticated than anything I have ever worked with and allow me to produce afar superior and varied array of Art work. I do plan to set-up a new painting studio in the future. There is some-thing important about that process as well. The paint is actually wet, tactile and the product has physical prop-erties unlike anything possible with the computer. So for me, it all boils down to the fact that it all matters andmakes a difference. The most important thing, is to make it, regardless of what it looks like. The act in itself isthe part that counts. It makes life worthwhile.Additional InformationPlease feel free to visit my web site for more information about the differnent types of printing which is utilizedcurently for these pieces.
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  31. 31. Thanks for lookingThis art work is copyright protected. Please do not print or use this material for any other purpose than viewing.