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.