“Extraordinary Ordinary” Paintings by Michael Ward
I’m partial to commercial corridors. My father runs a chain of coin operated laundrymats so his properties share neighborhoods with Pizza Huts, Car Washes, Grocery stores, and Mini-markets. Life happens there.
Painter, Michael Ward won’t be given a discount at check-out and deserves only the best locations.
Artist’s web site: www.tmichaelward.com
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Love these photos!! I want to live in the orange house. . .
I like these! He communicates the entrepreneurial spirit of these small businesses- cheerful and hopeful. I never fully appreciated the vitality of such places until passing the border in to East Berlin in the mid-80’s. Streets there were barren and gray, devoid of the colorful clutter that accompanies a living commercial corridor. Opening your blog is like opening a gift. Thank you!
Today’s work is very interesting – when I was reading the intro I thought it might be the guy who paints inside Walmarts (rows of boxes and product usually)
Reminded me of a friend who paints realist landscape work capturing the almost lost buildings, signs, houses. Etc. her name is Deborah Martin and her website is deborahmartinfinearts.com
For a trippier moment – check out Bruce Gundersen – he does photographic collage work printed on fabric which tells the story of southeast Asian folklore. The pictures he takes are his set ups – traveling to Asia to get people to act out the moments of the stories and then he puts it together.
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