oil on canvas 2014 – 2018

Spendlove uses a method inspired by the old masters called “Glazing” in all his oil paintings. It is considered a “Lost Art” technique and is used very rarely in the world of Art. This method has been self-taught through much research, as most of the old masters took their secrets to the grave. Using this “Glazing Technique” he paints many translucent layers of color over color to create realistic skin tones, vibrant colors and the depth you see in his paintings. The layers of oils capture the light in a way that is spectacular. The skin tones in his paintings are created using at least 30 layers of glaze and takes time between layers to thoroughly dry –  most of his paintings take little over a year to create. Before painting, he searches for the most unique antique frames that suites his inspiration. Most of his frames are antiques and are sometimes modified with gold leafing and custom patinas to create a completely unified experience for connoisseur of fine arts.

oil on canvas 2014 – 2018

Spendlove uses a method inspired by the old masters called “Glazing” in all his oil paintings. It is considered a “Lost Art” technique and is used very rarely in the world of Art. This method has been self-taught through much research, as most of the old masters took their secrets to the grave. Using this “Glazing Technique” he paints many translucent layers of color over color to create realistic skin tones, vibrant colors and the depth you see in his paintings. The layers of oils capture the light in a way that is spectacular. The skin tones in his paintings are created using at least 30 layers of glaze and takes time between layers to thoroughly dry –  most of his paintings take little over a year to create. Before painting, he searches for the most unique antique frames that suites his inspiration. Most of his frames are antiques and are sometimes modified with gold leafing and custom patinas to create a completely unified experience for connoisseur of fine arts.

Sculpture 2000 – 2017

My sculpture is about happiness, beauty, and enjoying life.  I feel the need to create scenes of motion, harmony and balance. I find myself daily studying the tiniest of details and the diversity of the human body. There are hundreds of muscles and even more combinations of movements, and I wish that I could translate them all into clay. I love to sit and observe the way light moves across its subjects, the most insignificant movements and shapes, I find inspiring and magnificent – You may catch me in a daze but just know I am contemplating the intricate yet simple beauties of form. I believe that it is difficult to escape from your work when your work is the thing you enjoy the most. 

Sculpture 2000 – 2017

My sculpture is about happiness, beauty, and enjoying life.  I feel the need to create scenes of motion, harmony and balance. I find myself daily studying the tiniest of details and the diversity of the human body. There are hundreds of muscles and even more combinations of movements, and I wish that I could translate them all into clay. I love to sit and observe the way light moves across its subjects, the most insignificant movements and shapes, I find inspiring and magnificent – You may catch me in a daze but just know I am contemplating the intricate yet simple beauties of form. I believe that it is difficult to escape from your work when your work is the thing you enjoy the most. 

Raven

Bronze Sculpture

24″ x 16″ x 5″
Limited Edition: 25

Raven cloaked with mystery as she balances with precision and grace.

Grace

Bronze Sculpture

38″ x 8″ x 5″
Limited Edition: 75

Two dancers in complete harmony as they join together in a dance of enchantment.

Mythical Beauty

Bronze Sculpture

25″ x 11″ x 10″
Limited Edition: 20

Mythical Beauty plays her flute as she briskly skips through the enchanted forest.

Bravo Pierre:

Bronze Sculpture

16″ x 15″ x 7″
Limited Edition: 20

Bravo Pierre the juggling jester entertains with a smile on his face.

Encore Phillipe:

Bronze Sculpture

24″ x 7″ x 6″
Limited Edition: 20

Encore Phillipe plays the lute as the crowd shouts “Encore!”

Harmony

Bronze Sculpture

16″ x 15″ x 7″
Limited Edition: 20

Bravo Pierre the juggling jester entertains with a smile on his face.

Pelicans 2000 – 2001

Spendlove often takes trips out to his families retreat home in Mexico. The Pelicans came from an inspirational visit during one of his retreats. Spendlove would take casual walks along the beach, meditate by the coconut trees or sketch by the ocean shore line. One gorgeous early morning he went down to the ocean just a few steps outside the garden gates to the shore. Where in the distance a decent size island created a perfect backdrop for what was about to happen. The pelicans came flying overhead in search for their breakfast. Then splash, they would spot a fish from 20 feet in the air, nose dive, eyes wide open, and then splash! into the water they dive and swim for their catch. Spendlove was inspired immediately. Pelican #1 was inspired by a snorkeling adventures in the deep. One day Spendlove threw on his snorkeling gear and off he went. As he came up to check out the surroundings, a pelican staring him down from a huge rock. imagine that! Swimming up to a pelican. Spendlove was excited to have such a close experience with the pelicans.

Pelicans 2000 – 2001

Spendlove often takes trips out to his families retreat home in Mexico. The Pelicans came from an inspirational visit during one of his retreats. Spendlove would take casual walks along the beach, meditate by the coconut trees or sketch by the ocean shore line. One gorgeous early morning he went down to the ocean just a few steps outside the garden gates to the shore. Where in the distance a decent size island created a perfect backdrop for what was about to happen. The pelicans came flying overhead in search for their breakfast. Then splash, they would spot a fish from 20 feet in the air, nose dive, eyes wide open, and then splash! into the water they dive and swim for their catch. Spendlove was inspired immediately. Pelican #1 was inspired by a snorkeling adventures in the deep. One day Spendlove threw on his snorkeling gear and off he went. As he came up to check out the surroundings, a pelican staring him down from a huge rock. imagine that! Swimming up to a pelican. Spendlove was excited to have such a close experience with the pelicans.

Pelican 1:

Bronze Sculpture

5″ x 4″ x 3″
Limited Edition: 25

Pelican 2

Bronze Sculpture

8″ x 3″ x 2″
Limited Edition: 25

Pelican 3

Bronze Sculpture

8″ x 3″ x 2″
Limited Edition: 25