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Joe Parrott

Full Statement

Media:  Painting, Oil

"Looking West"
In the Bloomin' Corner
Maryville Courthouse
Sundown/San Miguel
Joe Parrott
BS,/Business Administration, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Joe Parrott is a self-taught artist. He worked in the graphic arts industry for 43 years while continuing to pursue his artistic aspirations. He currently paints full-time and is dedicated to a lifelong pursuit of creative evolution and exploration. He is greatly influenced by Edward Hopper, Van Gogh and printmaker Lewis Martin.

I want my work to express the elation I feel when I see bright sunlight bouncing off a brick building; when I see sparkling reflections in a body of water; when I see a bright blue sky illuminating objects in a deep shadow. These things inspired me to paint. For me, it's all about the light and shadows.