I just discovered the artwork of John O'Connell, a local painter who teaches at the U of U. His paintings are huge: usually six feet by seven feet. I love his color schemes, I love the thick textures he builds up, I love his organic shapes and subject matter, I'm just really into his work right now. My wonderful husband took me all over SLC last weekend for my birthday, and we visited several of my favorite art galleries. O'Connell is represented primarily by the A Gallery in Sugarhouse. It was great to see his work. I think it's really funky, but beautiful.
To be honest, I do like this artist and am excited about his work, but the real reason I created this post was to bump down the "Elf Sighting" post!