If one were to view a Venn diagram showing overlapping circles of Geometric Abstraction, Expressionism, and Pop Art, the area directly in the middle of the three, one would find the art of W.S. Cranmore. His artworks are known for their distinctive patterns, bold lines and borders, and untraditional composition.
To date, his artworks have been subject of three solo exhibitions and have participated in over a dozen group exhibitions in the U.S. W.S. Cranmore has appeared in online and published art magazines and blogs, has completed art for album covers, and can be found in public and private collections in five countries and eleven U.S. states, including the collection of singer/songwriter Elvis Costello.
Besides his own art practice, W.S. Cranmore is the founder/director/curator of Halluce Fine Art and a former member of the Milwaukie Arts Committee. He enjoys time with his family and is an Irish language enthusiast.
Thank you once again, Mr. Crowther, for your generous and insightful critique. It is always a joy to hear the perspectives of others when they view my work. In particular, I was intrigued by your comments on the dole. That was something I did not consider and I love that viewpoint. When I begin a painting, I try to empty my mind if distractions and current issues so that images, thoughts, and memories can come forward. I’ve found that much of my work seems to be memories of places. The abstract look is from many memories competing for canvas space. “A Dole, A Flight, Or A Piteousness “ recalls places I grew up in and around in Michigan- Flint, Detroit, Northern Michigan, etc. There was a person I remember who cared for doves in Flint, I’ll always remember their cooing, that’s where the title comes from- a dole, a flight, or a piteousness are names for groups of doves. Hope this reply wasn’t too long. Thanks again and best regards.
I can’t tell you how honored I am for your critique of Aspects Of William. For an emerging artist such as myself it is inspiring to know there are those out there who get where I’m coming from. Thank you very much for taking the time, it is quite appreciated.