august Artist of the Month: Gene mCcormick
Painting a subject with a barely restrained looseness that nonetheless retains a representational image, Gene McCormick is willing to sacrifice technical erudition for spontaneity and passion. “The objective,” he says, “is that when my paintings are first viewed the motif be instantly recognizable for what it is, and as a painting as opposed to a photographic look.”
McCormick’s paintings are in commercial and private collections throughout the Fox Valley area as well as nationwide and he can frequently be seen the in the area doing one-person exhibitions and juried competitions. He has done numerous covers and interior work for small press books and is the illustrator for Misfitmagazine.net. Proceeds from the sale of the artist’s paintings benefit area no-kill animal shelters.