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The Path 30, 2014 Prismacolors™ on Paper © Bill Santelli
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The Path 29, 2014 Prismacolors™ on Paper © ©Bill Santelli
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The Path 28, 2014 Prismacolors on Paper 22 X 30 X N/a Inches © Bill Santelli
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The Path 26, 2014 Prismacolors™ on Paper © ©Bill Santelli
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The Path 25, 2014 Prismacolors™ on Paper © ©Bill Santelli
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The Path 24, 2013 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli 2013
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The Path 22, 2013 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli 2013
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The Path 21, 2013 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli 2013
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The Path 20, 2013 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli 2013
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The Path 19, 2012 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli 2013
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The Path 18, 2011 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © @bill santelli
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The Path 17, 2011 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli 2011
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The Path 16, 2011 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©bill Santelli 2011
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The Path 15, 2011 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli 2011
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The Path 14, 2011 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli 2011
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The Path 13, 2011 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli; 2010
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The Path 12, 2010 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli; 2010
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The Path 11, 2010 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli; 2010
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The Path 10, 2010 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli; 2010
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The Path 9, 2010 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli; 2010
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The Path 8, 2010 Colord Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli; 2010
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The Path 7, 2010 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli; 2010
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The Path 6, 2010 Colored Pencil on Paper 14 7/8 X 22 Inches © ©Bill Santelli; 2010
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The Path 5, 2010 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli; 2010
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The Path 4, 2010 Colored Pencil on Paper 21 5/8 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli; 2010
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The Path 3, 2010 Colored Pencil on Paper 21 5/8 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli; 2010
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The Path 2, 2010 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli; 2010
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The Path 1, 2010 Colored Pencil on Paper 22 X 30 Inches © ©Bill Santelli; 2010
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Stellar #1, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 50 X 38 X 1.5 Inches © BillSantelli
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Stellar #2, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 18 Inches
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Stellar #3, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 18 Inches
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Stellar #4, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 18 X 1.5 Inches © ©BillSantelli
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Stellar #5, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 18 X 1.5 Inches © ©BillSantelli
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Stellar #6, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 18 X 1.5 Inches © ©BillSantelli
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Stellar #7, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 18 X 1.5 Inches © ©BillSantelli
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Stellar #9, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 18 Inches © Bill Santelli
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Stellar #10, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 18 Inches
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Stellar #11, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 18 Inches
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Stellar #12, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 18 Inches
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Stellar #13, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 18 Inches
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Stellar #14, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 18 Inches
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The Deep, 2013 Acrylic and Polymer Mediums on Canvas Diptych: 30 X 30 Inches © ©2013
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In Jackson's Cage, 1992-2012 Acrylic on Canvas 42 X 42inches © ©Bill Santelli
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Message From Jackson Acrylic on Canvas 42 X 42 Inches
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Triangle and Metaphysics Acrylic on Canvas 42 X 42 Inches
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Calling Forth the Unknown, 1992-2012 Acrylic on Canvas 36 X 36 Inches © ©bill santelli
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Something About Santa Fe Acrylic on Canvas 42 X 42 Inches
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Untitled a22 Acrylic on Canvas 42 X 42 Inches
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Double White V Penetrator, 1992-2014 Acrylic on Canvas 42 X 42 Inches
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Rising to Recognize Acrylic on Canvas 42 X 42 Inches
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In Gold's Grace, 1992-2014 Acrylic on Canvas 42 X 42 Inches
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Rising sign, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 42 X 42 Inches
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This Side of Blue Acrylic on Canvas 42 X 42 Inches
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In the Dark the Eye Begins to See Acrylic on Canvas 42 X 42 Inches
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Memory Calls the Circles for its Name Acrylic on Canvas 42 X 42 Inches
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Even the Light Sighs Acrylic on Canvas 42 X 42 Inches
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My Heart is an Eye Acrylic on Canvas 42 X 42 Inches
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The Spirit Sustains the Stone Acrylic on Canvas 42 X 42 Inches
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What the New Moon Proves True Acrylic on Canvas 42 X 42 Inches
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Untitled a62 Acrylic on Canvas 42 X 42 Inches
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To Hear a Deep Red Murmur Acrylic on Canvas 42 X 42 Inches
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Quick Facts
Lives in
The world
Works in
Rochester, NY
Representing galleries
Tags
abstract geometric, nova scotia, zen drawings, abstract, surrealism, modern
Statement

My slideshow contains two different bodies of work -- drawings and paintings.  My approach to the two mediums is very different, hence the two statements below.

 

Drawing Statement:

THE PATH SERIES:

One of the most amazing things about nature is how personal it is – how much it can fire up the individual imagination, and function as a metaphor for growth and change.  My series of drawings “The Path” seems to depict, at the most basic level, sea grasses.  Yet, they’re also highly abstracted, brightly colored environments.  I think of the narrow tapered shapes as forming a site of contemplation for the inner self, a kind of locus of discovery. 

Each drawing is a slightly different study in composition and color.  Drawn on large sheets of Stonehenge paper, the process is very labor intensive.  Each drawing takes about 3 months to complete.  I use up hundreds of Prismacolor pencils, building up multiple layers of color to achieve intensity and rich tonality.  At a distance their surfaces appear unified, but go up close and you can see that they’re really composed of many small marks that merge into a smooth sheen.  I use bold colors for their power to evoke sensations, and elicit an emotional response from the viewer.

 

 

Painting Statment:

I work mainly from my own inner vision.  My eye never sleeps.  I paint the abstract language of colors, forms and shapes that my eye visualizes.  I use bold colors to provoke a feeling or sensation that engages the viewer in an emotional exchange with the work.

 

 

Information:

http://www.billsantelli.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8lDZkOH6fw

http://www.oxfordgallery.com/Contemporary/santelli.html

http://www.re-title.com/artists/bill-santelli.asp