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DAVE MARTSOLF
Windham, New Hampshire - United States


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Artist Statement

Dave Martsolf I have a hand-drawing personal style that I love, but also use photorealistic collage style for some surreal work. In addition, I continue to enjoy explorations in every direction. My surreal visionary style is conceived in the bowels of endless empty space. Worlds come out of nowhere to define and fill empty space with form and reflected light. I use posed photographs with specific viewpoints that join seamlessly with other images to develop a hallucinogenic, some say gut-wrenching realistic space where mind-bending visions rule. My personal drawing style is in its simplest essence the line the drawn line and what it represented as the delineation of a form, a space, almost the way a topographical line feels out the form of a hill, or the way a blind man feels out the tender forms of his or her lover. That line is also the signature of the vibration of life and lifes emotions, twisted by the influence of others, fighting for a day in the sun, learning the way of calm, the mastery of the surf of life and the swell of love and anger. Brownian motion, cosmic ray decay, elemental particles, the paths of chaos, entropy, and rejuvenation, it has all come down to the line. Somewhere the two basic styles of real-world conceptual surrealism and personal drawing style meet. That meeting has generated a third style where surrealistic vision is shaped by a personal drawing energy. ...

Original Artworks (190)

Dave Martsolf; caius lividicus, 2018, Original Drawing Pencil, 8 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241 Caius Lividicus is a fictitious citizen of the late great Roman Empire. The original drawing was completed in 2002 and hand- colored in 2018. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Pencil Drawing, 2018
8 x 9 inches (20.3 x 22.9 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; a planet remembered, 2017, Original Drawing Pencil, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 A Planet Remembered features an abstraction of an earth- like planet hovering over another Goldilocks planet.  It is a simple theme of love for our planet and the need to consider it as something worth preserving for its natural beauty and balance.  The drawing was completed in ...
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Original Pencil Drawing, 2017
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; compartment man, 2018, Original Drawing Pencil, 7 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241 Compartment Man is an abstract of a man s face into many compartments.  This could also be called Logic Man.  He is a bit sad looking.  How sad to have all one s life neatly arranged into little compartments.  The original ink drawing was completed in 2002 ...
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Original Pencil Drawing, 2018
7 x 9 inches (17.8 x 22.9 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; the infection, 2018, Original Drawing Pencil, 7 x 9.5 inches. Artwork description: 241 The drawing was created from ink on paper in 2002.  It has been waiting for its meaning for 15 years.  Today, as I began to color it with colored pencils I realized it was a message of warning regarding the current political situation in America.  I have ...
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Original Pencil Drawing, 2018
7 x 9.5 inches (17.8 x 24.1 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; royal fireworks barge, 2018, Original Drawing Pencil, 8 x 8.5 inches. Artwork description: 241 Royal Fireworks Barge is an abstraction of a boat loaded down with fireworks floating out upon a great man- made lake at a royal palace in a daytime trial run for tonight s majestic performance for the king and all his retinue. The original ink drawing on ...
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Original Pencil Drawing, 2018
8 x 8.5 inches (20.3 x 21.6 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; the living planet, 2018, Original Drawing Pencil, 10 x 6 inches. Artwork description: 241 The Living Planet is an ink drawing from 2002 that was hand- colored with colored pencil in 2018.  The organic monumental rock sculpture rises from a wooded semi- arid mountainous region.  The sculpture is alive with two beings observing the local environment.  Mother Nature is always watching ...
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Original Pencil Drawing, 2018
10 x 6 inches (25.4 x 15.2 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; the egg and i, 2018, Original Drawing Pencil, 8 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241  The Egg and I  is an original drawing in ink on paper that was then hand- colored with colored pencils.  The egg is cracked and I look on  Mr. Blue Eyes . ...
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Original Pencil Drawing, 2018
8 x 9 inches (20.3 x 22.9 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; man chased by mountain lion, 2018, Original Photography Color, 8 x 4 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a photograph of oil paint in various mediums applied to an absorbent paper towel.  My abstracts often remind me of recognizable shapes.  In this case I was reminded of ancient cave paintings.  I saw a man as a black stick figure on the left being ...
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Original Color Photograph, 2018
8 x 4 inches (20.3 x 10.2 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; the interrogation, 2017, Original Drawing Pencil, 7.5 x 7.5 inches. Artwork description: 241 A policeman interviewing a potential murderer who has hidden the knife off shore.  If you look closely some of the bubbles from the waterfall on the island may be tinged with blood.  But, where is the body   After all, no man is an island   This is an ...
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Original Pencil Drawing, 2017
7.5 x 7.5 inches (19.1 x 19.1 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; tree house condo man, 2017, Original Drawing Pencil, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 The tree house condo man is up on the second level looking out over the landscape. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Pencil Drawing, 2017
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; passages, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 In deep space we encounter a collection of portals that provide passages to different locations in the universe. ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2017
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; moose, 2017, Original Drawing Other, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is an abstract of a moose with its grand antlers and even some green vegetation hanging off one antler and some green color on his lower hair, indicating he has been busy eating. ...
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Original Other Drawing, 2017
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; chopin ballade no 1, 2017, Original Mixed Media, 8 x 9.5 inches. Artwork description: 241 This drawing was created while listening to Chopin s Ballade No. 1 in G Minor.  It is my artistic interpretation of one section of the ballade, translating the audible sound into a written signal that was the next day hand- colored with colored pencils. ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2017
8 x 9.5 inches (20.3 x 24.1 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; network, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a pure abstract that reminds me of several things. You can make your own mental relationships, which is the interesting thing about abstracts. I considered calling this confetti parade , or red ribbons , or google map.  Any name you like could fit for you. It is ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2017
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; festive horn, 2017, Original Drawing Pencil, 9.5 x 7.5 inches. Artwork description: 241 Just in time for the holidays, Festive Hornis a still life abstract of a brass horn wrapped in holly and red holly berries. The piece was originally an ink drawing done on paper is 2002. It was hand- colored with colored pencils in 2017. ...
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Original Pencil Drawing, 2017
9.5 x 7.5 inches (24.1 x 19.1 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; feelings hero banner, 2017, Original Photography Digital, 60 x 19 inches. Artwork description: 241 This image is for the banner of my AA website.  it will be rotated occasionally with other artworks. ...
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Original Digital Photograph, 2017
60 x 19 inches (152.4 x 48.3 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; and the earth boiled away, 2017, Original Drawing Pencil, 10 x 6 inches. Artwork description: 241 The Earth spirit on the right looks away as the Earth behind him boils away into space.  This is a global warming epic. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Pencil Drawing, 2017
10 x 6 inches (25.4 x 15.2 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; bright and bushy, 2017, Original Drawing Pencil, 7.5 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a female figure in profile, focusing on the face and hair.  The original drawing was completed in 2002 and was colorized in 2017. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Pencil Drawing, 2017
7.5 x 10 inches (19.1 x 25.4 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; townhouse, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241  Townhouse  is an abstract cityscape complete with walls, floors, ceilings, fossil fuel power plants, chimneys, vegetation, etc. It is a dream of an age whose existence will change in the near future to environmentally sustainable living systems.  In this sense it is a nostalgic painting of days ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2017
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Seated Nude Female, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a seated nude female showing the torso section of the body with legs crossed. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2017
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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