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Last updated March 19, 2019

Veteran Art: 50 New Paintings

Military inspired paintings juxtaposed to civilian inspired paintings

Veteran Art: 50 New Paintings

Military inspired paintings juxtaposed to civilian inspired paintings

$1,307
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
16
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, March 19 2019 2:29 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 19, 2019

About

This project is all about artistic development, painting and Veteran Art.

 I would like to create a new body of work that juxtaposes military inspired paintings to civilian inspired (every day life and objects), to create a dialog between two different environments and themes but also show the similarities in nature and objects, whether it be a landscape painting of Iraq next to a painting of Cape Cod, or a painting of an M4  carbine next to a Roofing Gun. The subject matter and source images have not yet to be determined and will be ever evolving. The majority of the works will consist of reasonably sized paintings ranging from 5x5in to 24x36in (and all sizes in between) with the possibility of larger scale images. Through the use of composition, color and subject matter, I believe this will be a successful project and a very interesting one. 

Below is my current Bio and Artist Statement from my website. www.JGPattersonArt.com 

I will be expanding on my current statement. 

BIO

Jonathan grew up on the north shore of  Massachusetts. He is a proud Veteran, Husband and Father. As a Sergeant  in the United States Army, Jonathan deployed overseas in support of  Operation Iraqi Freedom and performed his duties as a Crew Chief on  UH-60 Blackhawks. Jonathan takes his experiences he has encountered and  uses them as inspiration in his paintings. Jonathan received his BFA in  painting from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Artist Statement

"I  am a U.S Army Veteran and a practicing artist. The current body of work  is primarily focused on imagery and events that I have experienced, or  friends have experienced. The source images that I use are original and  come from combat and conflict zones during military deployments from  around the world. The purpose of my pieces are to invoke a sense of  beauty in desolation, along with pushing boundaries of traditional  compositions and subject matter. During my time in the Middle East, I  was faced with extremely harsh conditions and life changing experiences  that few have been through but has ultimately shaped my life and career;  these experiences motivate and haunt me simultaneously. The use of  paint allows me to convey a sense of emotion and thought that is  difficult to explain in words. I hope that viewers are able to see that  sometimes there is beauty in places that are far from the ideal, and  there is a sense of what a Veteran might be thinking while operating in  these far off desolate lands."

Examples of current military inspired paintings

So There I Was 48x48in Oil on wood
So There I Was 48x48in Oil on wood
Kuwaiti Landscap 45x90in Oil on wood
Kuwaiti Landscap 45x90in Oil on wood
Untitled 8x8in Acrylic on wood
Untitled 8x8in Acrylic on wood

Risks and challenges

Time and supplies are the biggest challenges in the project, but with backing I will be able to focus on creating art and developing. Backing this project will allow me to purchase materials, pay for supplies and allow me to focus the time needed in the Studio to reach this 50 painting goal.

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