Artist Jerry Spangler

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Having grown up in a family with artistic interests, I planned to have a career in commercial art when I came out of the Navy in 1964. Those plans were foiled, however, when I decided to enter the insurance business.There followed 43 years of hard work, establishing a successful insurance agency, and a busy family life revolving around my wife, Marie , and our five children. In 1994, I finally picked up my paint brush again and rediscovered my old flame.  Combining my love and appreciation of outdoor scenery and having an inherited talent for art, I began painting with acrylics. I guess you could say I am "self taught", with the aid of many books and videos. I have found the only way to learn is by doing. I have made lots of mistakes, and still do, and  have tried to learn from those mistakes.  After a few years I changed my medium from acrylics to oil and never went back.I paint every day in my studio at my home and when I'm able I go out and plein air paint, transferring my love of the outdoors to my  canvas. I particularly enjoy being around water and get a great deal of satisfaction from watching the sky with its many colors and beautiful clouds.  I exhibited in Fine Art Shows in Virginia for over 10 years and have won numerous awards.   I am now doing Fine Art Shows in Florida.  To find what shows I will be participating in, go to "Events" on my web site.  I was also honored to be selected as the "Featured Artist" at the 2008 Norfolk Harborfest in Norfolk, Va.  This painting was used for all commercials, advertising, Harborfest posters and  T-shirts, etc.  I am pleased to announce that I was the 2016 Featured Artist [...]

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