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Gregg Chadwick

Brilliant painter Gregg Chadwick has the coolest art studio I’ve ever heard of. He works in an old plane hanger. While the building isn’t used for airplanes anymore, it is still in the middle of a busy working small-craft airport. It may be that all that activity helps lend energy to his paintings, which always seem like they’re on the move.

But of all of Chadwick’s wonderful subjects, my far-and-away favorites are his glorious trains. Turns out they’re special to him, too.

“Painting trains seems to bring daily reminders of change, of process, of journeys. When a train or plane turns around for its trip back home, there is little time for introspection. Vehicles are cleaned, engines refueled, often a new crew is added — new passengers and new travels await.”

Chadwick grew up around trains – his grandfather began his career shoveling coal on a steam engine, and eventually moved up to be an engineer on the Jersey Central Line. The artist says the not-so-distant sounds of the trains and the workers were the soundtrack of his childhood, and those echoes are what influence his paintings. His train series was inspired by his relationship with the rails and by the song Mystery Train.

You can follow Gregg Chadwick on his website, and on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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On June 26, 2015 Marriage Equality became the law of the land. With hundreds of others we celebrated on the Supreme Court steps. Later that glorious day, I chatted with President Obama’s official photographer @petesouza in front of the White House which was lit up in rainbow colors in celebration of the LGBTQ community. While we watched, the Presidential Marine Corps unit arrived. Onboard was President Obama returning from his moving speech at the memorial service for the church folks who were gunned down by a young white supremacist in South Carolina. President Obama sang Amazing Grace that day. Arrivals and departures…. I painted Arrivals and Departures in memory of that day and with the knowledge that the struggle for equality for all continues. How the Light Gets In Paintings by Gregg Chadwick A new solo exhibition of Gregg Chadwick's art at Audis Husar Fine Art in Beverly Hills. Opening Reception – March 30, 2019 5:00 pm Benefit Film Screening – Breaking the Cycle Reservations Available $25 in advance $30 at door 7:00 pm Art Exhibit and Refreshments RSVP audishusar@icloud.com Please join us on March 30th 2019 to find out how we can make a difference. If we can create change in Los Angeles, we have the power to impact the nation. #art #film #poetry #mayaangelou #artistsoninstagram @thexybossbabe #fosteryouth @thearzoyusuf #loveislove🌈 #lgbtq🌈 @barackobama @michelleobama @husarfinearts @husarfineart

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

6 thoughts on “Mystery Train

  1. I love all of them. Especially the old trains. I would love to see them in the local art museum. I just wouldn’t want them hanging in my house. I was trained and I continue to enjoy and marvel photo realistic paintings, which none of these are. – Hal

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  2. Beautiful works of art. Thanks for sharing.

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