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Here is my artist statement.........give it a read and tell me what you think....Thank you!

Poetry through art! My name is Reed Novotny and I am a local artist living in Fayetteville, Ar. I work in a variety of mediums including; oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal and ink. The vision for each piece determines which style, medium and surface will best convey the subject matter.

My body of work is ecclectic, with inspiration being diversely derived from music, history, personal experience, and the general state of the world. I believe art can't be limited to any one style as it needs to breathe and grow like any other living organism. I enjoy starting with a blank slate and manipulating the medium to release moments frozen in time. My paintings are single frame snap shots of a story. Whether a still life, landscape, or abstract my renderings invite the viewer to join in on that story. My goal is not to make photographic type paintings of subject matter, but, rather, to release a poem from the ether onto the canvas, conveying the absolute beauty and brutality of reality; sometimes within the same work.

I invite you into my world of pure imagination in hopes that it will stir your emotions and enrich your life.

Thank you,
Reed