“. A Picture of Dorian Gray .”, “Seeing Wood…Illuminations”, VOTE CODE: 53522 Hello…and welcome to ARTPRIZE2012. i am kevin e collander. i am a fine art watercolorist & multi-media artist. My artwork is “. A Picture of Dorian Gray .”, “Seeing Wood…Illuminations”, the newest member of my growing collection of artworks exploring “. artistically notated notations . the musical score…the book…”. Welcome to my artwork. “The artist is the creator of beautiful things.” Oscar Wilde begins his preface to “The Picture of Dorian Gray” with these words. He ends his preface with: “All art is quite useless.” Why? Beyond the evocative and timeless themes of art, beauty, vanity, depravity and longevity expressed so hauntingly in this classic novel, the preface alone stirs one’s blood and emotions. It is quite a read and the focus of my artwork. i am scratching the surface of this complex emotional story and complex emotional author with this expressive look at the preface alone. This artwork provides no answers. This artwork provides a challenging, evocative, contemplative and introspective journey. This artwork is a novel experience. i am an artist and i am a “creator of beautiful things.” i hope that you do not find my art to be “quite useless.” So explore…flip the pages, read and enjoy… kevinecollander Credits: “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, Oscar Wilde, Barnes & Noble Classics, New York!
Excerpts from “. A Picture of Dorian Gray .” artwork.!
lastscene An Artist’s View of the City Featuring watercolorist/illustrator “kevin e collander” Gold Goody Boy K evin Collander, who was born in Cleveland and currently lives just north of Columbus with his wife Nancy, is a fine art watercolorist and illustrator, as well as a retail/interior de- signer. He has married his artistic talents with his profession, creating atmospheric landscapes, urban streetscapes, landmark homes and other architectural treasures. “It is a rich fascination,” Collander says, “capturing this environmental fabric in paint and documenting a moment in time.” His work can be seen locally at Art + Home, 745 N. High St. CS Above: North Shorty Below: Dakota High Short North Night Blues Greystoned 48 cityscene