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Casey Wise

Painting and Graphic Art

Aground
Welcome
Bacon and Eggs Morning
The Lady
Frozen In Time
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Aground

Aground

Alkyd oil paint on masonite panel.

12"H x 16"W

Painting sold.

Welcome

Welcome

Alkyd oil paint on stretched canvas.

14"H x 18"W

Bacon and Eggs Morning

Bacon and Eggs Morning

Ed Wise Fishery

Alkyd oil paint on masonite panel.

14"H x 17"W

Painting NFS.

The Lady

The Lady

Ed Wise Fishery

Alkyd oil on masonite panel.

10"H x 8"W

Frozen In Time

Frozen In Time

Oil paint on masonite panel.

19"H x 23"W

Biography

As a native of Michigan, I spent my youth at Point Lookout, a summer resort on the shores of Saginaw Bay, which is located in Lake Huron. I attended the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Illustration. I then completed my Master of Arts degree in Printmaking at Wayne State University in Detroit.

I worked in the advertising business in Detroit for thirty years as a product illustrator. My clients included General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler, Mercedes Benz and NASA, as well as many others. In 1982, during my career as an illustrator, I joined the faculty of the College for Creative Studies as an Associate Professor where I taught drawing and rendering skills in the Department of Illustration.

I am currently a member of the Scarab Club in Detroit, Michigan. Past memberships include Oil Painters of America, the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA) in New York, the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA), the Boston Printmakers, the International Mezzotint Society, and the United States Coast Guard Art Program.

I exhibit in local, national, and international exhibitions and am represented in the permanent collection of the United States Coast Guard. Currently I reside in Ortonville, Michigan where I continue to pursue my creative interests.

Artist's Statement

Defining "What is Art" is an absolute impossibility. Scholars and art critics wax philosophically about the merits of "High Art" which in our current atmosphere of creativity is relegated to "Conceptual Art" or possibly "Shock of the New". This leaves "Representational Art" or "Traditional Art" as the poor, uneducated country cousin that is not worthy of acknowledgement. The average lay person may exclaim, "I don't know much about art but I know what I like". This, of course, defines art as being subjective. So, what is the answer? The reality is, there isn't one.

Art is what stimulates the emotions in each of us. It is the force that has cultured humans throughout history, igniting the evolution of humanity. Artists are driven to create by the emotional forces that occupy their psyche. They must not allow the expectations of others to interfere with, and disrupt their beliefs. For if they are not true to themselves, then they are no longer artists.

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