Featured Artist Durand Seay

Artsy Shark presents the portfolio of painter Durand Seay. See more of his work, upcoming events and gallery representation by visiting his website.



“Evangel” oil on canvas, 48″ x 36″


What are your goals?

The most precious aspect of my work is to allow myself freedom of expression, stand strong to face the fear of the unknown and seek a connection with the viewer.


Silver Ring by artist Durand Seay

“Silver Ring” oil on canvas, 40″ x 30″ in June 2013 exhibition


To remove myself from a material, cognitive, and objective frame of mind, will always engage an authentic, individual quality. These expressions are meant to engage the emotional feeling of a higher presence, to enrich ones soul.


Mystery Blue Music

“Mystery Blue Music” 40″ x 30″ oil on canvas, in June 2013 exhibition


As an artist and architect, my work is inspired by an intrinsic connection to structures found in nature and expressions of time. The work is surreal at times, exploring the subconscious mind through fantastic imagery. Symbols of balance, serenity, and how we connect as a people emerge as the focus.


Ascending Dreams

“Ascending Dreams” oil on canvas, 48″ x 36″


With my intuition, guided by spontaneity, I express with a sensual and abstractive language. Space becomes form like an architect implanting an idiom of time through movement. I feel like a camera, capturing that instant feeling of the wind against ones face.


Helios Beach

“Helios Beach” oil on canvas, 30″ x 36″


What are you working on now?

I am presently working on two series. One of which are paintings which incorporate animals expressed as structures found in nature. Like the surface of a cantaloupe, or the structures of coral, or the structures found in seaweeds, all have an influence on how I form these images which evolve into the impressions or abstractions. The painting “1812 Overture” and “Helios Beach” are two good examples. Using horses, I see these are symbols of individual freedom of spirit.


1812 Overture

“1812 Overture” oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″


The other series is to continue my abstractions which have brought my greatest recognition. Lately, I am heavily influenced by expressions quantum physics where time in past, present, and future happen all at once.



“Migration” oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″


Patterns in nature come alive. Good examples of these are “Migration” and  “Quantum Window.”


Quantum Window

“Quantum Window” oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″


Durand Seay is represented by Stonehenge Gallery in Montgomery, Alabama and Little House Galleries in Birmingham, Alabama. His work is featured in the new edition of “Art Galleries & Artists of the South” in a new section “Emerging Artist of the South.”

Durand Seay invites you to connect with him Twitter and Facebook


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