Phoenix Scottsdale Area Abstract Paintings by Darryl Green
Hi I’m Darryl Green. The Phoenix Scottsdale Glendale area has been my home now since June 1976. I have seen and experienced a vast amount of change in the Phoenix area in those years.
One thing that has changed is me. In 1976 I was not at all an artist. But over the years I have become a professional abstract or Contemporary painter to be exact.
When I began painting I was my wife’s assistant. I didn’t know how to paint anything artistic. She had been trained in college. She decided to earn extra money by painting Christmas decorations all around the valley.
We painted Christmas windows a lot in Phoenix and Glendale, Scottsdale and Tempe AZ as well. For us it was great extra money every Christmas season. It was there that I began my journey to become a professional artist.
Eventually I got divorced. Gradually it became my desire to become an artist on my own. So I took art classes at various places, including the Phoenix Art Museum, and The Scottsdale Artists School.
In the beginning I didn’t even know what medium I would want to paint in. So I tried almost everything. Eventually I settled upon acrylic paint.
In the beginning I didn’t have much skill because I didn’t attend any full time art Instruction. I worked full time. I certainly didn’t have my own style of painting.
It took me years to become good enough to sell a painting. But it was worth it for me. I have had many solitary hours filled by my painting. My art is like a living thing for me while I am creating it until the painting dries.
I didn’t begin painting abstract paintings either. Once I settled upon a medium. I was trying to be an impressionist type painter. I never really got very good at it.
So I stopped painting for a while. Then one day I watched a documentary about the German artist Gerhard Richter. If you don’t know his work, he’s amazing.
Gerhard Richter is a very successful abstract painter. He is of the best and most important artists in the world. I was very inspired by his painting and his painting process. I decided to emulate his style as well as I could. Magically I started to sell paintings.
Gradually my own style began to emerge. Then I improved to the point that I was asked to paint for the Phoenician Resort near Scottsdale (AZ). In the end the Phoenician Resort purchased two copies of my paintings. We then had them both scanned to become 20 percent larger. The painting below is a tribute to former guitar hero’s Jimi Hendrix and Prince. He is looking in a mirror. It is 24 in x 24 in on canvas.
The hotel wanted the 2 abstract paintings as large as possible. My paintings were considered small for a big resort. So guess what? I still have the original of both paintings for sale. The one below is called Arizona Heat,
It is 24 in x 24 in on a board. Easy to be framed.
I will sell them both at the low low price of $300 each. If you are serious about either one or both please contact me. I am sure that we can work out a deal.
602-384-7837 please text don’t call for sales