Song of the Innocence from 2009 Songs of the Son Series by D. Loren Champlin
Song of Innocence from the 2009 Song of the Son Series 2009 oil painting on linen 20 " x 34 " (51 cm x 86 cm)
Description: This is a 20 in x 34 in (51 cm x 86 cm) abstract representational figurative oil painting on linen original of my child entitled Song of Innocence from the Songs of Son Series by the Maine artist D. Loren Champlin. The child is sitting on the floor on a cold autumn day with his hands tucked in his jumper coat for warmth.
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Mariposa Fine by D. Loren Champlin
Mariposa Fine 2010 commissioned oil painting on linen 48 " x 62 " (122 cm x 157 cm)
Description: "Mariposa Fine" This artwork was a very large commissioned work done on two panels and is 48" x 62" (122 cm x 157") completed in 2010. The work was based on a poem written about the patron's life experiences. It is filled with flowers and butterflies as it is life renewal. A work that everyone can relate to symbolically in some way. The work was done as a large oil on linen by D. Loren Champlin.
D. Loren Champlin’s work engages the viewer on a visceral level. He is perhaps most concerned with portraiture and scenes that portray highly emotional human relationships or comments on the human condition. This direct emotional link between the subject matter and the artist is transmitted directly to the viewer, creating a strong emotional bond between the viewer and artist that lends his work an extraordinary pathos. Working with a vibrant palette of earth tones which resonate deeply with each other – rich oxblood reds, puce and Prussian blues abut vivid greens, yellows and swirling orange – Champlin’s strong sweeping brushstrokes weave a tapestry of expression. Here, painting is the ultimate synthesis between artist and subject matter. Both are transformed, taken away from themselves and made into a third entity that captures representational images with emotion.
D. Loren Champlin lives in the highland of Maine. A professional artist since 1992, he is currently working on two series, the largest of which is his ‘Songs of the Son’.
Painting is the symphysis between artist and subject - the subject and the artist transcends a part of themselves to the painting creating a perfect union. It is a butterfly and the flower, the butterfly paints the flower flowing on the wind to the next to create new life - the miracle of pollenation.
Painting is a way of thought. There are no words really to describe the process as thoughts are emotions and hues and shapes. It is calculated chaos resulting in harmony. Painting is to capture the spirit as if one could take a breath of wind, hold it and give it to another. Painting is the spirit of man transcended onto canvas.
Art will always be interesting as we are innately intrigued about the plight of the human condition and of the plight of ourselves. It is a map of our journey - our past and our future. This is my inspiration.
1992-93: Madison Ave Art Gallery (Memphis, TN).
1997: International Gallery of Art (London, Ont.).
1997-98: Gallery One (Ellensburg, WA)
Dec 15, 1996: cover of the Journal of American Veterinary Medicine.
Oct. 2005: juried show in the Period One gallery Colour III exhibit (Omaha, NE).
EBSQ Shows 2007 -->
Agora Gallery "Figuratively Speaking" , 25th Street, NYC, NY Feb 29-Mar 20, 2008.
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery "Serenade From a Star", 25th Street, NYC, NY Aug 1-Aug 26, 2008;
Agora Gallery, "Contemporary Perspectives" 25th Street, NYC, NY, Jan 30 - Feb 19, 2009
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery (NYC, NY) " Salute to the Stars"; May 8-Jun 2, 2009
Juried book 'International Contemporary Masters 2009' editor/curator Despina Tunberg.
Art Acquisitor magazine review summer, 2009.
Artispectrum magazine review, May 2009
Harlow Gallery (Augusta, ME) Dec. 4 - 13, 2009 8x10x80
Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art (Las Vegas, NV) " International Contemporary Masters" Feb 20, 2010 - Avr 4, 2010 Opening reception ; works at exhibit will be exhibited at their "Museum Emporium" until Feb, 2011
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery "Echos of the Inner Vortex" (NYC, NY) 25th Street, Avr 2-27, 2010 Opening Reception
Agora Gallery, 25th Street, NYC, NY, Jun 4, 2010 - Jun 25, 2010 Opening reception Jun 10, 2010 18:00-20:00 EST
Artists Haven Gallery (Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA) Dec 1 - 31, 2010 Opening reception: Dec 4, 2010. Works on retention for exhibition Avr, 2010 -->
Juried Member Absolute Arts; Master Member United Creators; Member Kennebec Valley Art Association
Represented by: Agora Gallery (New York, NY) 2007-2011
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery (New York, NY) 2008-2011
The Fuschia Tree (F-7 East of Kailash, New Delhi, India) 2007-2010
Contemporary Art Network NYC, NY (CANNYC) 2009-current
Artists Haven Gallery (Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA) 2010-current
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