Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Artist Skip Hartzell Creates Paintings, Works On Paper, & Four-Legged Sculptures That Capture The Essence Of “Dog”

'Swimmer #2', Flashe on Canvas, 72 x 72 Inches


Canine-inspired charcoal drawings, oil paintings, works on paper and four-legged sculptures

South Florida artist Skip Hartzell creates large paintings, sculptures and drawings that capture the essence of “dog”, all of the work is rich with intricacies of color and technique. His painterly expression captures each dog’s own personality with beautiful textures, line and brush strokes using mixed media to bring each dog to life. He is best known for his unique sculptures recognized immediately by their distinct form and style that only Hartzell can produce.
'Wall Dog, No.29', Papercrete and Resin, 8 x 12 Inches

“Dogs are always in the moment. Although nothing in life has held my attention longer or has been more fascinating to me than dogs, my work is about much more than that. It is about form, movement, color and texture. The dogs are a recognizable common denominator that allows me to communicate my joy of living, passions and sentiments.” —Skip Hartzell.

‘Golden’, Oil on Canvas, 48 x 60 Inches

Whether he’s painting or sculpting, Hartzell’s dogs have a wonderful quality of friendliness about them, and it’s hard to keep yourself from reaching out to touch. And that’s perfectly okay with Hartzell. He’s never been one to place a rope around his artwork. “When you walk into Skip Hartzell’s studio you are greeted by hundreds of dogs in all shapes, sizes, textures and colors. There are dogs on the wall that create an intriguing color field installation. There are medium size dogs standing or sitting and hanging all over the place. And his large dogs just ask to be hugged,” said Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report.
'Wall Dog, No.5', Papercrete and Resin, 8 x 12 Inches

Skip Hartzell is a longtime supporter of no-kill animal rescues and donates proceeds from the sale of his artworks to animal-rescue, no kill shelters. He has held numerous solo exhibitions at notable art galleries and prestigious art fairs such as Art Palm Beach,A.E. Backus Museum, ArtHouse 429, Paul Fisher GalleryAqua Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach and many more. For sales, commissions, or general inquiries, email: skipperhartzell@yahoo.com and visit: www.skiphartzell.com

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