When I was a kid, my Grandmother loved to buy me those paint-by-number sets during my annual summer visits. Now I see it as her way of encouraging me to be a painter.
Artist Trey Speegle
's paint-by number series functions as a visual vocabulary that he uses as a departure point. He lives by Jasper Johns'
credo, "Take something; do something to it; then do something else to it."
You can also buy his work as textiles at Anthropologie
|Can You Imagine, 2008, 46 x60", acrylic and silkscreen on canvas|
|What Are You Waiting For?, 2006-2007, diptych 46 x60" each, acrylic and silkscreen on canvas|
|Look With Wonder at that Which Is Before You, 2005, various sizes, acrylic|