shadecat's avatar


D Loren Champlin
44 Watchers44 Deviations
Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
My Bio
Champlin prefers portraiture and emotional scenes of the human bond and of the human condition. It is this energy and emotion that binds the subject with the canvas and forms the symphonic nature of his work. It is the merging of the moment onto the canvas. A symphysis of subject and form. Champlin boldly uses colour and line to express his artistic vision. The colour is weaved together to form a tapestry. Bold lines give a feeling of motion and energy. His works are the passion and energy of life and the fluidity of which life entails.

Painting is the symphysis between artist and subject - the subject and the artist transcends a part of themselves to the painting creating a perfect union. It is a butterfly and the flower, the butterfly paints the flower flowing on the wind to the next to create new life - the miracle of pollenation.

Painting is a way of thought. There are no words really to describe the process as thoughts are emotions and hues and shapes. It is calculated chaos resulting in harmony. Painting is to capture the spirit as if one could take a breath of wind, hold it and give it to another. Painting is the spirit of man transcended onto canvas.

Art will always be interesting as we are innately intrigued about the plight of the human condition and of the plight of ourselves. It is a map of our journey - our past and our future. This is my inspiration.

Past Exhibits: 1992-93: Madison Ave Art Gallery (Memphis, TN). 1997: International Gallery of Art (London, Ont.). 1997-98: Gallery One (Ellensburg, WA) in 1997-1998. Dec 15, 1996: cover of the Journal of American Veterinary Medicine. Oct. 2005: juried show in the Period One gallery Colour III exhibit(Omaha, NE) EBSQ "Wild Birds" Exhibit Apr. 1-30, 2007, May 1-30, 2007 EBSQ "More than Birth"; Dec 1-31, 2007 EBSQ "Better Late Than Never" exhibit; EBSQ "Nude in Art" Feb 1-29, 2008; "Figuratively Speaking" Agora Gallery Feb 29, 2008 - Mar 20, 2008. Amsterdam Whitney Gallery "Serenade From a Star", 25th Street, NYC, NY Aug 1-Aug 26, 2008; Agora Gallery "Contemporary Perspectives" (25th Street, NYC, NY) Jan 30 - Feb 19, 2009.

Recent exhibits: Amsterdam Whitney Gallery "Salute to the Stars" May 8-Jun 2, 2009 Opening reception May 14, 2009 6-8 EST. Juried book 2nd art edition 'International Contemporary Masters 2009' editor/curator Despina Tunberg; Amsterdam Whitney Gallery (NYC, NY) 25th Street, Avr 2-27, 2010 ; Agora Gallery (New York, NY) Jun 4 - 25, 2010 ; Artists Haven Gallery (Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA) Dec 1 - 31, 2010 ; Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art (SNMFA) (Las Vegas, NV) Feb 20 - Avr 4, 2010; works held on display at SNMFA May 2010 - Feb 2011.

Favourite Visual Artist
Favourite Movies
Bridget Jones's Diary, A Simple Wish, The Illusionist
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Norah Jones
Favourite Writers
Edward Abbey
Tools of the Trade
Other Interests
art, outdoorsy stuff, anything my son happens to be doing
The works of D. Loren Champlin is on display at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery (NYC, NY) "Salute to the Stars" exhibit, May 8-Jun 2, 2009. Loren Champlin, who lives and works in Piscataquis County, Maine, captures the moment of his subjects with bold, vivid colors and passionate bold brushstrokes.  His works capture the essence of the subject and as he puts it merges the subject and the artist into symphonic melodies capturing the spirit of the moment in expressionistic style.  They express the passion, strife, and joy of living in Maine. The works currently on display are from the 2009 Songs of the Son series and include "The Song of Spring
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
The Piscataquis based artist Loren Champlin will appear in "International Contemporary Masters 2009" juried by the world reknown curator Despina Tunberg.  Books will go on sale worldwide at most major retailer in early March, 2009 including Borders and "This provides a unique opportunity to feature the cultural heritage of Maine to a worldwide audience," noted the artist. "The Lighthouse of Maine," copyright 2005 D. Loren Champlin will be included work along with a biography.
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
"Torrent of the Sea" and "the Music of New Orleans" will be shown in a collective exhibit in Chelsea at Agora Gallery, New York, NY Jan 30-Feb 19, 2009.  The opening reception is Thurs, Feb 5, 2009 6-8 PM. "D. Loren Champlin's works explore the textures of the human body in forms that move beyond naturalism to expressionist virtuosity. Through brushwork that is bold as well as detailed, Loren's portraits, landscapes and abstracts express a powerful and sensitive empathy for the human condition and our place in the universe. Like fellow Norwegian Edvard Munch, Loren's subjects are often surrounded by emotionally resonant eddies of color, ligh
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In

Profile Comments 47

Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
The highly textured portraits by painter D. Loren Champlin express the tumultuous experience of an intense inner life. His artwork is, as he says, "calculated chaos resulting in harmony" through his skilled fusion of lines and color within the human bodies he paints. Even if his subjects are motionless, the textures which make up their bodies reveal a multifarious nature.

Champlin's artistic vision is focused on merging the moment of inspiration with the commitment of painting. To capture the human life in a single instant, in a pose, or embrace, Champlin exceeds the bounds of portraiture and inhabits an expressionism reminiscent of fellow Norwegian Edvard Munch. Tides of color roil around his subjects like auras, and are echoed in similar ebbs within the limbs and faces of those he brings to the canvas. The human condition has always been Champlin's concern, and that vulnerability is expressed, ironically, in his bold brushwork and the tumult it conveys. D. Loren Champlin's paintings embrace the fleeting moment wherein the human character is revealed. - Agora Gallery, 2007

The works of D. Loren Champlin will be presented in a group show at Agora Gallery Feb 29 - Mar 20, 2008 and the opening reception is on Mar 6, 2008 6-8 PM EST.

You may visit his website at [link]
Wow. I saw an ad for your gallery and prints on DA adcats. I typically don't click on those, but I was simply pulled in... understandibly. Your artwork is just, :omfg: breathtaking. So interesting, and unique...and amazingly well-done. I too am a Maine artist, and an art teacher for Freshwater Arts in Waterville. I'm definaly going to keep an eye on you! Keep up the incredible work.
Hi! I am from Maine too:D its nice to see another Mainer on here :wave:
fantastic gallery:)
That's cool that you live in Maine! I live in Maine, too! ^^
Nice art! I just love your style :3
awesome works of art! :love: