September 30, 2023


How Art Works

Featured Artist Joseph Coventry | Artsy Shark

3 min read

Benefit from the portfolio of combined media artist Joseph Coventry, who presents a dynamic portfolio stuffed with wildly imaginative work. See extra by visiting his website.


Surreal abstract figurative painting of a boy by Joseph Coventry

“A Boy with a Thorn in His Facet” archival print, 24″ x 12″


I’ve been portray and drawing since age 4, and acquired encouragement from my mom. I grew up in worry from abuse and a violent inner-city neighborhood, so artwork quickly grew to become my refuge and sanctuary.


Surreal painting of a boy with a big heart by Joseph Coventry

“The Boy with the Massive Coronary heart” archival print, 20″ x 16″


A few years later, after elevating a household and ending a forty-year nursing profession, it stays my refuge in addition to my sanity and a strategy to create worth and hopefully a type of magnificence.


semi-abstract painting of a man with a guitar by Joseph Coventry

“Man with Guitar” archival, 24″ x 20″


I don’t know if magnificence is the objective anymore. I definitely have adopted present works and tendencies, however I’ve additionally spent lengthy intervals of time purposely not taking a look at artwork of any sort (as a lot as that’s even potential). Inspiration can come from anyplace, however for me it’s primarily from music and poetry or lyrics, as cliché as that may sound.


Surreal abstract painting of a fish man by Joseph Coventry

“Some Unique Fish” oil, acrylic and collage on canvas, 24″ x 36″


I hesitate to say I’m self-taught. It nearly sounds smug or that I believe I’ve no want for a proper artwork schooling, nevertheless it was simply not having the time or cash. I nonetheless plan to be taught some type of printing approach, whether or not etching or lithography, woodcuts or linocuts.


Surreal figurative painting by artist Joseph Coventry

“The Boy” archival print, 24″ x 20″


I took as many studio lessons in school that I had time for, and actually loved them. Principally I discovered from my friends and being pressured to make work.


surreal depiction of a musical quartet by Joseph Coventry

“The Quartet” archival print, 16″ x 20″


I’ve gone by means of a large number of types, strategies and experimental work within the realm of two-dimensional artwork. I’ve discovered that many collectors of my work over time actually love my Musicians and that a lot of the originals from that collection had been offered. Having some good superb artwork images of these works in my possession, I started making prints of them. This has been an ideal success, each personally and professionally.


whimsical figurative painting of a man playing a piano by Joseph Coventry

“The Piano Man” archival print, 24″ x 12″


I like making paintings and my Musicians (the work I’m presently specializing in) are an older fashion which I’ve revamped right into a type of hybrid of outdated and new. An instance of that is my piece titled “The Piano Man”.


Dragon painting, inspired by Asian art by Joseph Coventry

“The Dragon Gate” combined media, 3′ x 5′


I’ve a fascination with Japanese prints of a sure age and plan to create extra hybrids alongside these strains as nicely. The actual fact is that it’s tough to explain in phrases the very actual energy and pleasure of inventive achievement and the act of creation. The actual work in fact is in conveying this to you, the viewer.


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