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.

Richter Painting



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. 


Darryl Green

602-384-7837  please text don’t call for sales

Abstract Paintings By Darryl G Green

I do paint abstract paintings. I could also call them modern art paintings also here. I say that because, I usually paint intuitively using acrylic paint and end up with no figures at all in my paintings. So the results end up as modern art paintings or an abstract painting whatever you choose to call them.

I rarely use paint brushes anymore. I typically choose other ways of applying paint to my surface. I am not even above using my finger or fingers to have the most control possible over the entire painting process. However long before I was ever born, this type of painting was already called abstract expressionism. There is very little that is new in this world.

Usually when I start my abstract painting, I only know the first color that I intend to use. Perhaps I have decided even the first two or three colors that I want to use. After that the intuitive part of me just takes over and I just go with how I feel. Knowing what sort of look that I am trying to achieve, might influence my choice of a color of paint to use next, or what I need to do to apply it to achieve the effect that I desire.

Of course in this fluid creative process, it depends upon where one is at in the composition as well. In the beginning of a painting, it matters a lot less what I really do. I say that because, It’s likely to be at least partially covered anyway. That is because I paint in layers to add more depth to my paintings.

If I had to describe my work, I would call it abstract impressionism. My painting usually is abstract, yet I do choose to include impressions of people, objects, or even a landscape in my paintings.

Yet my entire modern art painting process continues to evolve. I once just picked up a brush and paint, and just went to work. Not anymore! Now as I said I decide upon a color or two. Then I decide how I want to apply it to my modern art paintings.

After that I may go with a trowel, or a silicone spreader, or sponges, a squeegee, pour the paint, or just my fingers. Now I have started to use spray paint too. It’s abstract intuitive painting, so It’s what I feel is
right at the time. I actually might include several of these in a single painting before it is done.
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