Featured Artist Gus Harper

Painter Gus Harper’s goal is to “show the spectacular in the everyday.” Enjoy his amazing portfolio, and be sure to visit his website for more information about this talented artist.

 

Artist in front of "The Best of Us"

Artist Gus Harper in front of “The Best of Us”, acrylic on wood, 10′ x 20′

 

I am a 41 year old artist from Santa Monica, now living and working in Culver City, CA.  I have been a full time artist for 15 years.

 

Fractured Adam

“Fractured Adam” oil on canvas, 55″ x 65″

 

My first show was at Ground Zero in Marina Del Rey and since then I have shown my work in New Orleans, Denver, New York, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta. My most recent show, “Fade to White” was at LOCZIdesign in San Francisco.

 

New Dozen

“New Dozen” oil on canvas 50″ x 65″

 

I am currently working on a body of work called “Searching For Heroes” which will be unveiled in L.A. on January 18th, 2014.

 

Blue Rose Striped

“Blue Rose Striped” oil on canvas 50″ x 70″

 

I think I have worked hard to get to a place where I can spend my days just focusing on growing as an artist. I’m grateful that I have the time to challenge myself with completely new bodies of work.

 

Sleepers

“Sleepers” oil on canvas 48″ x 112″

 

I’m not just painting the same images I was making 10 years ago.  I have stumbled into new territory, struggles, and learned.  It’s very rewarding to step in a new direction and find meaning.

 

Red Rose Grid

“Red Rose Grid” oil on canvas 6’5″ x 5’4″

 

I am currently working on a series called “Searching For Heroes.” It is about the artist searching for inspiration.  I’m completely engaged in this and loving it.  It’s taking me to new places.

Searching for More Heroes

“Searching for More Heroes” acrylic on canvas, 55″ x 65″

 

What inspires me?  Anytime I see someone living with passion, I feel inspired. I once saw a band jamming at a small bar in Northern Brazil. I thought, “I wanna make paintings the way these guys play music.”

 

Awake

“Awake” oil on canvas 36″ x 30″

 

But mostly, it is a snowball effect. Once I start making one painting, I get several ideas for more. And the snowball grows and keeps rolling…

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