We were recently featured on The Huffington Post’s website in a piece written by artist Brandon Kralik. What a honor!
Clark Hulings was an American master painter who was said to be able to describe air itself with paint. Surviving, even thriving, as a realist painter throughout the second half of the 20th century was no easy feat but Hulings had the talent and dedication, and, thanks to a successful career in illustration, he had the financial resources to pursue fine art painting full time, and to become one of the true greats of 20th century representational painting. His work continues to reach new audiences through books of his work and through the Clark Hulings Foundation for burgeoning visual artists, which I will come back to.
Hulings lived in Santa Fe New Mexico but was fond of traveling. He had a way of capturing something that transcends region or culture. He painted the calm beauty of a Sunday afternoon, whether in a Mexican market, a Tuscan landscape, or in the rolling Irish hills. His work was international in scope as he saw compassion and self-respect among people everywhere. Hulings was an optimist and it paid off for him. In urban alleyways he envisioned sunlit corridors of family activity. Among rustic farmers he discovered people whose lives were synchronized with the cycles of the seasons and the animals they care for.
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