John Kling

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Monk Study
22" x 30", watercolor
John Kling
John Kling, Springdale

Art tells a story. Unlike an author, an artist does not use words. Rather, the story is told in color, light/shade, line, and shape. The story may be one of reflection on the world that surrounds us (Winslow Homer), one of emotions (Kandinski), or one of impressions (Monet) the artist has of the world. The artistic representation may be an abstract or a realistic representation of the subject matter. There are many stories and many different ways of telling them for the artist. My art is representational, and the story is told primarily through shape, light, and color. My training in psychology allows me to understand the subject and infuse some of the emotion of the subject into watercolor or photograph.