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Prana by Spooky938
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This was a piece I did for my spring 2013 WSU course.  It goes again wiht the buddhist traditional inspirations, but is more contemporary as it is an "ode to design" and is completely comprised of design accents.
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Sean Christopher Ward
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I have been in the field of Fine Arts for over 20 years now, ever since I was able to have creative thoughts, I have been transferring them to paper. I have had experience learning under artists throughout the Wichita area, from my courses at The Independent School where I attended lower and middle school, to summer courses at The Wichita Center for the Arts, which I took courses in numerous fields of art over a period of 6-7 years. Then, in high school at Wichita Southeast High School, I took numerous courses in general art, digital creation and photography. I later began attending Wichita State University to attain a degree in Graphic Design. Through this journey, and numerous major changes, I have been under many great teachers. I have taken courses in drawing, painting, digital design, sculpture, photography and many other technical courses. On the path to attaining a degree, I also began taking courses at Cowley County Community College, where I attained an Associate’s Degree of Arts in Graphic Design. Now, I am back at Wichita State University to finish two bachelor’s degrees of fine arts in Graphic Design and Sculpture.

Throughout my years in the field of Fine Art, I have been trying to define my work in an art movement, which has constantly changed, but the one thing about my art that stays true, is that there are always three things that happen in the creation of my art. Time is never a factor in my eyes, perfectionism is a trait that overwhelms me, and I never use a brush larger 2mm wide, on all my artwork, no matter if it is a 5”x5” or a 20”x60”. You will notice when viewing my artwork, I use the entire spectrum of colors and play with the interaction different colors have when partnered with others, while never actually combining two colors. I guess you would say it is my obsessive nature that fuels this, but I enjoy the looks when someone from a distance comes closer to my artwork and realizes that it is not insanity, but a symphony of small strokes that work together to create the unity of the piece itself.

The past artists I consider have helped influence my artwork are Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, M.C. Escher, Salvador Dalí, Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely, Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. While other artists from the past have had an impact, every day I can I try to view new artwork from the present, also, and learn from my peers in order to perfect my own abilities. I feel that art is always progressing and if you are not willing to move forward, then you will not be able to help the future of the arts. It has been a long journey, but each day I gain more experience and more knowledge to achieve artwork that I can truly call my own style.

I am currently opening a new gallery in Wichita, Kansas, which is on the high art street, Commerce Street, located just in front Intrust Bank Arena, between Fiber Studio and Go-Away Garage, in the Finn Lofts building. My business partner and I are very excited about this adventure we are partaking in, which doors should open after renovations are completed in Feb-Mar of 2014! We are currently accepting artist applications to add to our database, so go to www.huewichita.com for more information!

-Sean C. Ward
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Past Art Shows

  • Artist Central, Wichita, KS
    July 2012: Featured Solo Exhibition
    January 2013: Featured Group Exhibition
    December 2012 - August 2013: Resident Artist

  • Century II Concert Hall, Wichita, KS
    January-February 2013: 2-Month Featured Group Exhibit

  • Green Acres, Wichita, KS
    February 2013: Featured Group Exhibition

  • Kansas Masonic Home, Wichita, KS
    April 2013-May 2013: Featured Group Exhibition

  • Friends of the Wichita Art Museum 54th Annual Art & Book Show, Wichita, KS
    May 2013: Group Exhibit

  • Wichita Waterwalk KEYN Concert Series, Wichita, KS
    July 2013: Group Exhibit

  • Botanica: Compositions, Wichita, KS
    July 2013: Group Exhibit

  • Wichita State University - McKnight Art Center
    September 2013-Current: Numerous pieces hung on the 2nd and 3rd floor

  • The Tonantzin Society
    Oct-Nov 2013: Piece in the Dia De Los Meutros Showing

  • Kansas City Artist's Coalition
    April 2014: Piece in the Juried 2014 Undergraduate Exhibition

  • Midwest Center for Photography PHOTOGRAPHY FINAL Exhibition, Wichita, KS
    111 Ellis, Wichita, Kansas 67211
    April-May 2014

  • Friends of the Wichita Art Museum's 55th Annual Art & Book Fair, Wichita, KS
    225 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202
    May 9 - 11, 2014

  • A/NT Gallery's Mixed (e)Motions Juried National Exhibition
    2045 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98121
    July 2 – 27, 2014

  • Featured Exhibition at Shelter Salon
    430 S Commerce, Wichita, KS 67202
    July 25, 2014

Current and Future Art Shows

  • GRAND OPENING of HUE Gallery, Wichita, KS
    430 Commerce Street, Suite 200
    September 26, 2014

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Ronigirl Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey!  You found me on Deviantart!  Nice page. :)
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Thank you kindly for the fav.
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may-flower-smile Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
thank you for the fave! (:
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Felizias Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, is this your first account? :aww:
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Spooky938 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I have an older account, but it has been so many years since I used it I don't remember what my login stuff was. haha.
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malaugusto Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Photographer
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I would like to welcome you to the group. :) :iconartworldtoday:
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Galangrey Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thank you for including my artwork among your favorites.
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nifty-ness Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the faves! :dalove:
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