Now I’m not much of an art critic; in fact, I know next to nothing about art and fall into that “I know what I like” category. I don’t “get” modern art (sculptures composed of auto parts look like piles of used auto parts), and folk art creeps me out (well, the paintings of the folk art kids do, anyway). I like the heavy dark paintings of the “masters” and the light airy paintings of the Impressionists, but pressed for artists’ names or interpretations of paintings, forget it. It’s not my forte.
But when I opened an email containing a compilation of pictures painted by Jim Warren, I was really taken with some of his work. I love the picture I’ve included above with its elements of fantasy and reality; I like how some of his paintings evoke Dali’s strange imagination but without the dark dark elements (I do like Dali, as well, though).
Anyway, you know how they say if one person is thinking it, lots of people probably are? Working on that premise I thought I’d share. Hope you enjoy!