|Collection, 2011 78″x94″ Oil on linen, credit: Catherine Clark Gallery|
I thought I would make this post about an artist whose work I greatly admire. Chester Arnold is an amazing painter I have been following for several years. He is truly a painter’s painter. I think his work speaks to me so much as I feel we share a similar worldview. And he obviously shares my fascination with painting piles of stuff. Looking at his work, you can sense that he has a lot going on in his head. His paintings are ripe with narratives. When I walk up to one of his paintings, I get the same feeling I would if I were to open up to the first page of an epic book of literature. It’s like the beginning of a journey. You may not know where you are headed but you can tell it is going to be someplace interesting.