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MICHAEL FORNADLEY
Baltimore, OhioMid East - United States



, Rabbit And The Hat, Figurative, $2,100
, In The Wilderness, Figurative, $2,100
, Fragile, Figurative, Nfs

Art Starting At $1,575

Artist Statement

All my life I have been drawing images out of my imagination, without preconceived themes or using any reference material. My work has been described as undefined narratives, relating to human relationships in the context of society. Compositions are filled with figurative gestures, without any attempt to develop a narrative thread, it drives the viewer to find a completed story, however, an unscripted conclusion is what they will find. Title’s to my tales are literary allusions - commentaries, occurring after the paintings are finished and the storyline, to which the title refers is not a factor in the paintings evolution. I describe my style as illustrative with intellect, sometimes showing opposites through thought and emotion. I try to balance both. I have always enjoyed the Expressionists Movements in art and my work reflects this. My painting technique is traditional. The mediums I use are oils, egg tempera on wood and wood cuts. Distinctive to my paintings are figures running, persons gesturing, eccentric objects, mysterious boxes, and usually one person in the background watching impassively. I lead the eye through a theatrical space walls and stages. Moving the viewer, with head movement, to pointed fingers, to a figure by a peculiar object, enticing the observer to ponder a logical conclusion, when there is none. Art is an individual’s pursuit and gift of leaving something behind, artist are not immortal. There work can be. Any art worth leaving behind reflects the individual involved, we are all created unique souls, with a...

Original Artworks (25)

Michael Fornadley; My Day in the Village, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 57 x 38 inches. Artwork description: 241 Still in transition, subject to change. ...
Michael Fornadley
Original Oil Painting, 2018
57 x 38 inches (144.8 x 96.5 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; red rover red rover, 1996, Original Painting Oil, 57 x 36 inches.
Michael Fornadley
Original Oil Painting, 1996
57 x 36 inches (144.8 x 91.4 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; the curator, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 80 x 55 inches.
Michael Fornadley
Original Oil Painting, 2018
80 x 55 inches (203.2 x 139.7 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; Paper Football, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 57 x 37 inches.
Michael Fornadley
Original Oil Painting, 2018
57 x 37 inches (144.8 x 94.0 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; Rabbit and the Hat, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 57 x 38 inches.
Michael Fornadley
Original Oil Painting, 2018
57 x 38 inches (144.8 x 96.5 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; In the wilderness, 1997, Original Painting Oil, 57 x 38 inches.
Michael Fornadley
Original Oil Painting, 1997
57 x 38 inches (144.8 x 96.5 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; Fragile, 2001, Original Painting Oil, 31 x 20 inches.
Michael Fornadley
Original Oil Painting, 2001
31 x 20 inches (78.7 x 50.8 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; Waiting for John Brown, 1993, Original Painting Oil, 57 x 38 inches. Artwork description: 241 Repainted 2017...
Michael Fornadley
Original Oil Painting, 1993
57 x 38 inches (144.8 x 96.5 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; Cowboys on crazy horse, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 57 x 34 inches.
Michael Fornadley
Original Oil Painting, 2017
57 x 34 inches (144.8 x 86.4 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; The pandora box, 1995, Original Painting Oil, 57 x 37 inches. Artwork description: 241 Repainted with oils 2016...
Michael Fornadley
Original Oil Painting, 1995
57 x 37 inches (144.8 x 94.0 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; Boom Boom, 1992, Original Painting Oil, 64 x 50 inches.
Michael Fornadley
Original Oil Painting, 1992
64 x 50 inches (162.6 x 127.0 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; White Dog needs Out, 1996, Original Painting Other, 57 x 38 inches.
Michael Fornadley
Original Other Painting, 1996
57 x 38 inches (144.8 x 96.5 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin, 1992, Original Painting Oil, 56 x 35 inches. Artwork description: 241 Repainted with oil 2017...
Michael Fornadley
Original Oil Painting, 1992
56 x 35 inches (142.2 x 88.9 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; Museum piece, 1996, Original Painting Oil, 57 x 38 inches.
Michael Fornadley
Original Oil Painting, 1996
57 x 38 inches (144.8 x 96.5 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; An artist statement, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 56 x 44 inches.
Michael Fornadley
Original Oil Painting, 2017
56 x 44 inches (142.2 x 111.8 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; Idolatry, 1995, Original Painting Other, 58 x 38 inches.
Michael Fornadley
Original Other Painting, 1995
58 x 38 inches (147.3 x 96.5 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; Rocking horse land, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 57 x 37 inches.
Michael Fornadley
Original Oil Painting, 2017
57 x 37 inches (144.8 x 94.0 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; One tin soldier, 1995, Original Painting Other, 57 x 38 inches.
Michael Fornadley
Original Other Painting, 1995
57 x 38 inches (144.8 x 96.5 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; Cradle to the grave, 1994, Original Painting Oil, 57 x 38 inches. Artwork description: 241 repainted with oil in 2017...
Michael Fornadley
Original Oil Painting, 1994
57 x 38 inches (144.8 x 96.5 cm)
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Michael Fornadley; The farm, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 57 x 38 inches.
Michael Fornadley
Original Oil Painting, 2017
57 x 38 inches (144.8 x 96.5 cm)
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