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Richard
United States
Current Residence: Greetings Earthlings. Since I've landed on your planet I morphed into a nYc, UsA humanoid.
Favourite genre of music: Too eclectic to channel
Favourite photographer: You & Elliott Erwitt, Sebastiao Salgado, Gary Winogrand, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange
Skin of choice: Any that keeps the blood from spilling out
Favourite cartoon character: Stitch because he looks like my French Bull Dogs, Happyjack & Applejack
Personal Quote: When does the monster come out and get everybody
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A Gifted Talent XXXV...Mark

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 10, 2014, 11:51 AM
Dear friends of the arts please allow me to introduce to you Mark and his digitally abstract impressionistic art. Some of you may already know of Mark's work but for those of you who don't…do take the time to visit his gallery. A rewarding trip I'm sure you'll find it to be.
I am not qualified to go into the techniques of Mark's creative process. I can only judge my opinions based on how the art affects me emotionally upon viewing. Does it strike emotional chords within me? Sincerely he art does. Time and again.
I find his work to be mainly impressionistic abstract in nature. There is another whole world going on deep inside the literal, yet subtle, subjects he creates. His work is precise, intelligent and designed with a seemingly conceptional purpose in mind. Each viewer can and will take away their very own interpretation of the world he digitally paints using color, texture and brush stroke as the tools to transport us from commonly used harsh lines to a softer impressionistic palette of gentle color and form. Mark's work also has a unique hook...it glows from within. Now that's very cool.
Much is said about "heart" and "soul" in many works seen here on DA. I think Mark hits that…well, hits that mark every time. Each image is so representative of his creatively talented minds eye which can only belong to that of a true artist.

Without further ado, may I present to you from the United States…

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violence sucks by marcusgravus

some flowers at sunset by marcusgravus red hut by marcusgravus flight of fancy by marcusgravus

surge by marcusgravus

night vision by marcusgravus the pond in moon shadow by marcusgravus blue light by marcusgravus

The Wreck of the Mary Elizabeth by marcusgravus

ephemeral by marcusgravusboundaries by marcusgravus  a copse by marcusgravus

a walk in the country by marcusgravus

blue elephants by marcusgravus column in blue by marcusgravus pitcher and wooden spoon by marcusgravus

circa 1917 by marcusgravus

Stonehaven by marcusgravus tapestry by marcusgravus winter bleak by marcusgravus

a room to let by marcusgravus

dogma by marcusgravuspeppermint by marcusgravus coffee and contemplation by marcusgravus

five moons by marcusgravus

flowers in a straw basket by marcusgravus radiation man by marcusgravus feeling small by marcusgravus

partitions by marcusgravus

antiquities shoppe by marcusgravus pitcher black by marcusgravus a quorum by marcusgravus

I hope you can afford the time to visit Mark's gallery soon.
It's a trip worth taking and as always...admission is free on DA.

I would like to say to my friends and watchers that if I haven't featured you, it by no means implies that your work doesn't warrant it.
I am easily the biggest procrastinator around. Forgive me...I hope to get to it eventually.
So many of you sincerely deserve solo shows as well.
Also I want to note that I try, in these journals, to highlight the talented work of the unsung artists of DA :thumbsup:

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  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Psychedelic '60s
  • Reading: White House Diary by Jimmy Carter
  • Watching: Lord of the Rings (again and again and again)
  • Drinking: Hah! That's a loaded question

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scheinbar Featured By Owner 1 minute ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOLIDAY DECORATIONS by AudraMBlackburnsArt
thanks so much
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner 13 minutes ago
...oh, and by the way, I don't mind one whit that you've shut off comments--I totally understand :nod:  I mean really, some folks just come in and talk, talk, talk, :blahblah: and never really say anything, you know what I mean?  It's all good though--It's all art in the end.  Even some snapshots have artistic value, at least to the one who took the snapshot, anyway.  I think :confused:  Might be just a pic of a pink powder puff but it holds some meaning, Doesn't it?  The shade of pink might be symbolic of something--I mean a baby soft pink, not a pink pink like Pepto-Bismal pink--but then they take a color snapshot of a pink powderpuff and do a black and white conversion :iconfacepalmplz:  LOSES ALL THE SYMBOLISM, DOESN'T IT?!?  Well, it WOULD lose the symbolism if it had been apparent in the first place :XD:  But, because I have the ability to apply 'Fuzzy Logic' to most every thing, it's all good :aww:  However, trolls should just be smashed like a bug on a hot sidewalk.  What's the use in them?  You can't barbecue them cuz they taste bad (yeah, I've tried barbecue troll--a particularly nasty one I smashed on a South Dakota cow chip--NOT good eats! :doh:)  I suppose if they tasted like barbecue Unicorn then EVERYbody would want one and they would become scarce--trendy even, they would sell for $100 a plate in a NYC upscale restaurant-- but they don't so trolls will be around with three other things after the coming Apocalypse--cockroaches, Cher and National Geographic magazine back issues.  At least then Cher would have a National Geographic to roll up and swat the trolls and cockroaches with :iconikillitplz: or she might read them--the magazines not the trolls and cockroaches--and find that actual human women actually AGE.  Some even have WRINKLES! :faint:  The shock of that revelation might well spell an end to Cher though and then there would just be Cockroaches, Trolls and National Geographic magazines left and who really wants to live in a world without Cher?  I mean, even Methuselah had a mother.  Probably bought her Christmas gifts and picked wildflowers for her and I bet SHE never had a facelift much less a whole body lift not to mention she probably never had to consider the ramifications of prancing about the deck of a Navy battleship half naked with 1,000 sailors watching while she straddles and rides the, ahem...12 INCH barrel of a gun!  TALK about SYMBOLISM!!! :faint:  I'm pretty sure the cockroaches just left too :D

Anyway, I totally understand about the comments :nod:

Merry Christmas! :santa:






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ansdesign Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very kindly, Richard! Merry christmas everybody
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
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DanStefan Featured By Owner 4 hours ago   Photographer
Thanks  Richard     danstefan.deviantart.com/art/T…


Seasons Greetings  !
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
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amiejo Featured By Owner 5 hours ago
 HOLIDAY DECORATIONS by AudraMBlackburnsArt Merci cher Richard :+fav: J-6 avant Noel by amiejo    HOLIDAY DECORATIONS by AudraMBlackburnsArt Hug :rose:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
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Phototubby Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconasnowmanplz:  Many thx!!!
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
Most :iconwelcomeplztoo: Peter  Peace Icon For grabbs by 1j9j9j6
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martaraff Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
Thank you, Richard *:heart:*
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner 19 hours ago
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MustafaSEZER Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much my dear friend ,
Have a wonderful weekend :wave: 

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Phototubby Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thx!! :)   :iconnicedayplz:
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dimajaber Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
thank you dear Richard for the support :heart: :iconhappysunplz: 
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fiduemi Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you, Rich....:highfive:
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pls258 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Photographer
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