Lonnie Christopher

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I study visual psychology. The science of art. I am driven by a traumatic experience that left me with limited use of the right hemisphere. The creative center of your brain. I lost the ability to paint and draw 15 years ago in a freak occurrence. I study and explore the human mind, and body to understand how we perceive and create art in an attempt to regain what I have lost. While I still retain all of my art training and knowledge as an artist my ability to use it creatively is limited. I have developed a system to assist me with the creative process so that I can create art again. I use these methods to teach a new form of creativity to those who struggle with their imagination.

In my work, I combine traditional fine art techniques/styles with computer/science to assist in the process where there is a lack of creative ability to process. I paint loose abstract sublime images because it is more beneficially to my condition. Abstract and sublime art are also more therapeutic in that it reverses the order of perception. Typical representational art uses the standard experience model: Physical -> Intellectual -> Emotional. Abstract nonrepresentational art uses the reverse model: Emotional -> Intellectual -> Physical. This can be very beneficial to the viewer and the artist. It requires interaction, processing, and recall. It makes the art personal. It can help people confront strong emotional memories, traumatic experiences, and unsolved issues.

This is why color can be so therapeutic, and why I use it as a powerful tool in my art.

The Sublime: https://youtu.be/t0fHjIPpR-Q

Influences: William Turner, Mark Rothko, Salvador Dali, Picasso
Favorite Contemporary Artists: Agnes Cecile. Francoise Nielly, Erin Ashley, Ray Turner, Paul Bennett, Ken Browne, Kerr Ashmore
Education: Both Self Taught, and Traditional Trained Fine Art/Illustration Art Center Pasadena - Visual Psychology
Philosophy: Limitations force us to be more creative.
Techniques: I use a simple set of rules to create wonderful worlds.
Goal: To make art that is emotionally engaging.
Cause: I support the Acumen Fund
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I study visual psychology. The science of art. I am driven by a traumatic experience that left me with limited use of the right hemisphere. The creative center of your brain. I lost the ability to paint and draw 15 years ago in a freak occurrence. I study and explore the human mind, and body to understand how we perceive and create art in an attempt to regain what I have lost. While I still retain all of my art training and knowledge as an artist my ability to use it creatively is limited. I have developed a system to assist me with the creative process so that I can create art again. I use these methods to teach a new form of creativity to those who struggle with their imagination.

In my work, I combine traditional fine art techniques/styles with computer/science to assist in the process where there is a lack of creative ability to process. I paint loose abstract sublime images because it is more beneficially to my condition. Abstract and sublime art are also more therapeutic in that it reverses the order of perception. Typical representational art uses the standard experience model: Physical -> Intellectual -> Emotional. Abstract nonrepresentational art uses the reverse model: Emotional -> Intellectual -> Physical. This can be very beneficial to the viewer and the artist. It requires interaction, processing, and recall. It makes the art personal. It can help people confront strong emotional memories, traumatic experiences, and unsolved issues.

This is why color can be so therapeutic, and why I use it as a powerful tool in my art.

The Sublime: https://youtu.be/t0fHjIPpR-Q

Influences: William Turner, Mark Rothko, Salvador Dali, Picasso
Favorite Contemporary Artists: Agnes Cecile. Francoise Nielly, Erin Ashley, Ray Turner, Paul Bennett, Ken Browne, Kerr Ashmore
Education: Both Self Taught, and Traditional Trained Fine Art/Illustration Art Center Pasadena - Visual Psychology
Philosophy: Limitations force us to be more creative.
Techniques: I use a simple set of rules to create wonderful worlds.
Goal: To make art that is emotionally engaging.
Cause: I support the Acumen Fund

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Pledge $1 or more per 13x19 Limited Edition Signed Print
When we reach the $100 goal you will have one chance to win a print.
Pledge $5 or more per 13x19 Limited Edition Signed Print
When we reach the $100 goal you will have five chances to win a print.
Pledge $10 or more per 13x19 Limited Edition Signed Print
When we reach the $100 goal you will have ten chances to win a print.