Artwork

 

"Old Man" by Arkansas artist, Jack Ronald Cotner

“Old Man” by Arkansas artist, Jack Ronald Cotner

“If an artist creates it and calls it art, then it is art.

Whether anyone else agrees is a different argument altogether.”

 -Jack Ronald Cotner

"Dragonborn"   Original: 18” x 18” Ink and Oil on paper, private collection

“Dragonborn”
Original: 18” x 18” Ink and Oil on paper, private collection

As an artist, I look for inspiration from everything I experience and seek to translate inspired ideas into works of art. I work in many mediums: oils, acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, mixed media and for many years created 3-dimensional works in both stone, clay and wood.

Regardless of the medium, most of my translation manifests as abstract. The style is often free-flowing, organic. Almost any artist can render, in one form or another, that which we see in the physical world. My art, primarily—but not exclusively, tends to reflect those things which exist in my mind—even though items from the material world may be the starting point. It would be selfish of me not to paint or create what’s in my mind. Without translating my vision into art, I would be the only one seeing it. And I would consider that wrong. After all, sharing is most of the joy of life.

My career as a professional artist spans thirty years to date and some small portion of my work has been translated and produced into posters of different sizes and for numerous reasons such as gallery and holiday presentations, cups, T-shirts and greeting cards. All of these representations have been inspired by something different and the images cover the spectrum of some of my favorite artistic themes.

Want to see more of my artwork? Please visit my Pinterest site.

 

 

 

 

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