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Artist Dean Taylor Drewyer


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Dean Taylor Drewyer has been exhibiting his paintings and drawings in the mid-Atlantic region since the early 1970s. His work can be found in private and public collections throughout that area, from Tennessee to Pennsylvania. His most recent pleine-air work is based on locations along the upper Potomac river, the Virginia Piedmont, the Blue Ridge and the low mountains of western Maryland, and on or near the lakes in far downeast Maine. Whether standing in an open field, knee deep in a stream in the woods, or floating on the lake in his aluminum rowboat, Dean works in a rapid wet-on-wet style in oil, concentrating on capturing the 'premier coup' - seldom returning for a second day on the same work. This approach lends a spontenaiety and freshness to the paintings while rendering the feel of time and place. Brush handling, the thick viscosity of the paint, shadow and light, and color with its atmospheric / spatial effect are his primary concern. The chosen subject is simply a visual trigger to discover and record these dynamics.         "Think Corot, Manet, Degas, and Vuilliard by way of deKooning and Diebenkorn. But really, every painting or drawing I've ever really looked at and admired may at some time crop up as an influence."        " Chuck Close is supposed to have said - 'Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just get to work' - I agree completely."   For further information about any Of my work please contact me at [email protected]  or by phone 1.540.338.2674Born:              Washington, D.C. 1950   Education:     Associate of Arts, Montgomery College, 1975;                        B.A. University of Maryland, 1977;                        M.F.A., Painting, The George Washington University, 1986Personal:       Married 47 years to Paula J. Drewyer,
                        residence and studio in Hughesville, Virginia
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