Stephen S. Vanek
artist
Dallas, Texas                                                                       


                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                       
                                                                                                                                    

If you are interested in purchasing a painting please contact me at StephenVVV@sbcglobal.net or StephenVanek85.gmail.com
2005
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2006
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    Hello, welcome!


    The American poet A. R. Ammons once wrote a long improvisational poem on an adding              
    machine tape. He wrote in bursts, highly energized, trusting his impulse, and often doing very
    little editing or reworking. A writer Daniel Tobin had this response to Ammon’s work:

    There is no "finality of vision," the creative process, like the ecological process of a
    dune-swept shore, depends… on "the wider forces," the "enlarging grasps of disorder,"
    out of which order itself is momentarily fastened.                                

    On my best days I paint with a similar consciousness allowing the paint and my impulses
    to take over, not thinking too much, feeling my way through, and always looking at the
    emerging piece trying to help it become what it wants to become.  


    I'm located in Dallas Texas. For more information please
    email me at  StephenVVV@sbcglobal.net

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I found this interview with abstract artist Sean Scully interesting and inspiring.

An
analysis of Jackson Pollock artistic influences and development

One of my favorite artists;
Nicholas De Stael


    From: Sonata at Payne Hollow

    What are you doing?

    Looking.
           
           At what?
                            The River.

    You've never seen enough have you,
    of that river you looked at all your life?

    It never does anything twice. It needs
    forever to be in all its times and aspects
    and acts. To know it in time is only
    to begin to know it. To paint it, you must
    show it as less than it is. That is why
    as a painter I was never at rest. Now
    I look and do not paint. This is the heaven
    of a painter -only to look, to see
    without limit. It's as if a poet finally
    were free to say only the simplest things.

        Wendell Berry
  
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Beauty will save mankind.
Dostoevsky