Summer on the Bear River by Brad Teare
18 x 18 in.
Oil on panel
Available from Manitou Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Teare painted the plein air reference for this painting while basking in the summer sun along the Bear River in Utah. The memory of whispering wind, shimmering water, the trill of insects, and birds all merge into the final painting.
Teare typically paints a small plein air sketch, then a larger studio study, culminating in a larger piece, perhaps 36″ to 48″ square. All three phases stand alone and are integral steps in his creative journey.
BRAD TEARE – THE POETRY OF THICK PAINT
During Teare’s artistic education, he took inspiration from artists such as Rockwell Kent, Birger Sandzén, William Wendt, and LeConte Stuart.
After art school, Teare worked in New York as an illustrator for The New York Times and Random House, illustrating projects for authors such as James Michener and Alice Walker. A Van Gogh exhibit at the Metropolitan reinforced his love of texture. Intrigued, and after a decade of textural exploration, he now paints entirely with palette knives in thick, multi-hued strokes.
Teare lives in Providence, a small town in the mountains of Utah. His studio, situated between Yellowstone and Arches National Parks, provides a lifetime of spectacular scenery.
Teare has shown at The Forbes Galleries and The Salmagundi Club, both in New York City. He has been invited to residencies and festivals such as the Forbes/Trinchera Ranch Residency in Colorado, the Maynard Dixon Residency in Mount Carmel, Utah, the LA Art Show, and the Door County Plein Air Festival in Door County, Wisconsin.