Raw and spontaneous is being re-imagined through the vision and talent of native Floridian, now San Diego resident, Mark “Waylon” Harrell. Waylon’s innate gift as an artist began to take root and develop in elementary school. Growing up in Vero Beach, Florida, a town comprised of economic and social inequalities, Waylon embraced a medium that expressed the many disparities of his childhood through color. At the young age of five, Waylon showed his first painting. Waylon was recognized and won the young artist award at his school. It was then that the young Waylon fully accepted his unique talent of interpreting his emotions onto a blank canvas with paint and brushes or anything that could create texture. As Waylon grew as an artist from the late 1980s on, few passions identified the young creative’s mind more than skateboarding, music and art. These helped foment an energetic and eclectic DIY pastiche of paint, found imagery, and raw forms. All on self-stretched canvases, reclaimed wood, shoes… you name it. Using sharp shapes and bold clean colors you can see his work unfold into something spontaneous. Life is spontaneous and full of color. Allowing the colors to breathe and compliment spontaneous shapes that Waylon creates can be therapeutic with the right tones and that’s what is most important with Waylon’s artwork. You can spot Waylon carrying his artwork throughout San Diego or on the MTS transit system even walking larger pieces over 2 miles to its destination. “Life is a color palette, use your colors wisely.” ~ M. Waylon Harrell
Adelman Fine Art is pleased to represent M. Waylon Harrell and share his talent with collectors worldwide.
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