My art is about the relative values between Abstract and
Real time, where bold colors and forms celebrate the vignettes and
landscapes of life
Biography of Artist: Ervin Vincent T. Chandler
Ervin Vincent T. Chandler, a Caribbean born self taught artist, at present living and working in Yonkers, N.Y. Started his career around age ten, observing his older brothers Winston and Hubert both artists. He developed methods of tracing images from the comics of local newspapers, then progressed to drawing,with pencils.
Encouraged by his mother who bought him quantities of white bristol board, he produced many drawings which he displayed on the living room walls.
Ervin advanced to colors, by experimenting with house paints, occasionally his brothers would give him the use of their watercolors.
A frequent visitor to the local libraries, he became acquainted with the art of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, El Greco, and other foreign artists,through reference books about art.
Ervin migrated to the United States around 1980, Working at odd jobs until 1999, he married retired school teacher
Mrs. Eileen Dennelly, and decided to advance his art career.
Ervin works at his studio, A & E STUDIO 520 YOHO, on Nepperhan Ave. in Yonkers, NY. Ervin paints with oil pastels and Watercolors
Exhibits to date :
The River Gallery Irvington NY 2001,
Art Walk Irvington 2001 and 2002,
The Schervia Gallery Riverdale 2001 a solo exhibit,
The Cabrinni Gallery Dobbsferry 2001 a group exhibit.
A Solo Studio exhibit Yonkers 2002,
YOHO Open Studios Artists tour 2002,
Washington Square Out door Arts Exhibit NY City spring , and Fall 2003,
YOHO Open Studios Artists Tour 2003,
Arts on Third MT. Vernon 2003,
The Donald Gallery Dobbsferry 2004 a solo exhibit,
YOHO Open Studios Artists Tour 2004, and 2005,
Yonkers DWBID Farmers Arts & Crafts Market Summer 2005 Larkin Plaza, Riverfest Getty Square Yonkers 2005,
DWBID Winter Carnival Getty Square Yonkers 2005,
5th. Avenue Arts summer 2002 / 2003 / 2004 / 2005,
YOHO Open Studios Artists Tour 2006,
Hastings on Hudson Arts & Crafts Festival 2006,
YOHO Group Exhibit/ Philipse Manor Community Gallery Yonkers NY May 2006,
Private works #1. January 2006,/ #2. May 2006,/ #3. November 2006, for a VIP Patron Yonkers NY,
The Blue Door Artists First Annual Members Exhibition at the Yonkers River Front Library April 2007,
May Madness Irvington NY Arts & Crafts Fair 2007,
Notes of Summer Exhibit at Cabrini Art Gallery, Dobbs Ferry NY 2007,
Support Your Local Artist a solo exhibit,at the Grinton I Will Library Yonkers Feb. 2008.
5th. Annual YOHO Artists Studios Show April 2008,
Philipse Manor Community Gallery, Exhibit June 2008.
Evo Arts Yonkers 2008
6th. Annual YOHO Artists Studios Show April 2009
7th. Annual YOHO Artists Studios Show April 2010
3rd 2010 Show Case / Art Slant
Ervin's paintings and prints are in the private collections of various patrons.
To find out more about his work, please visit his website: http://www.dennyjoeart.com/