John Cleary


Acrylic on Paper - 1989
16 x 24" - $550


Acrylic on Canvas - 1993
40 x 60" - $4500


Acrylic on Canvas - 1994
40 x 60" - $4500


Oil on Paper - 1990
42.5 x 54" - $2500


Oil on Canvas - 1990
42.5 x 60" - inquire for price


Watercolor on Paper - 1994
22" x 30" - $550


Oil Pastel on Paper - 1993
22 x 28" - $450


Flashe and Oil Pastel on Paper - 1995
22 x 29" - $750


Flashe on Paper - 1991
21 x 28" - $350

 

John Cleary, of Salisbury, Maryland, is currently professor of painting and drawing at Salisbury State University. His latest display, entitled Decade Less One is a unique blend of oil, acrylics, chalk, watercolors, even a gouache. All of the works are untitled, referred to only by a code devised by the artist.

Cleary has been a critically acclaimed artist for many years, actively teaching since 1975, and just two years ago was awarded a Regional Fellowship in painting jointly by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has also placed highly in numerous juried shows on the eastern seaboard.

Cleary explains how his work has evolved: "The center of the artwork had always been important, and now I began to build from the center by marking its location and allowing the process in finding and defining the form to be shown. In the years that followed there was a shift away from form. Spontaneous painted line expressed changing thoughts and ideas."