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Transparent watercolor


15" x 22"


In visiting the Southwest while studying at the Scottsdale School of Art, I recalled passing this gated courtyard. The sunlight dappled through the trees and Bougainvillea making interesting patterns in contrast against the plain stucco walls. Through the gated archway, I could see an inviting courtyard and fountain imagining who lives in this idyllic setting. I was able to capture the reflections and warmth of the sunlight on the buildings with transparent watercolor.

About this Artist

Jerome Chesley

Jerome Chesley

Jerome Chesley’s collection of paintings, from his years of work, showcase a variety of subject matter including: still life, floral, architectural and land/seascapes. The watercolor paintings, giclees and mixed media set the stage for surrounding one’s self in a rich indulgence with a range of subtle to bold color. Much of his subject matter is based on a collection of familiar objects or places he’s visited which have a special meaning or significance. His style allows the white of the paper to sparkle throughout his works. Jerome has art degrees fromĀ  SUNY College at Buffalo and studied at the University of Art in Siena, Italy, Scottsdale Art School and with distinguished teachers throughout the U.S. Jerome’s background in education at both public school and college levels allows him to incorporate the elements of art including: form, pattern and color in his work. In addition, he has created multiple art projects…
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