Spencer Schulz

Artist + Spencer Schulz

I started painting in the summer of 2012.  I had just started dating my now-wife, Georgia, when Hurricane Isaac rolled through New Orleans.  We'd lost power and gone through our board games, and she suggested we paint.  I had never drawn or painted in my adult life.  But didn't want to seem like a stick-in-the-mud, so I painted.  And I loved it.  And I have painted like a man possessed ever since.

Because I'm self-taught, I am still figuring things out, and my style is evolving as l learn.  I generally try to use quick, expressive brush strokes.  Just enough to suggest the object I'm trying to capture.  At the same time, I want those brush strokes to have a rhythm, so the painting has a sense of movement.  And I want each stroke to include color that conveys the light and the mood of the scene.   Those are the three things that always drive my decision-making process from start to finish.  But there's a world of possibility within those three guideposts.  That's what makes painting so I exciting to me.  


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