The_Oneiric_Realist www.oneiricrealism.com

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Age: 56
Hometown: Sebastopol
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Number of Visits: 4324
Dream Matter No. 19 / Detail

Background and Lifestyle

Marital Status Married
Smoker No
Drinker No
Education Self Taught
Children Proud parent

Interests and Personality

BiographyI have spent my life seeking my artistic style. A spontaneous style expressing the flowing currents of reality and the subconscious. This concept came together in my graphite & charcoal DREAM MATTER artwork.
InterestsArt, Eastern Philosophy, Science, Bonsai,Surrealism,Fauvism,Cubism,Expressionism,Futurism,Abstract. My Artist Forum: http://www.geocities.com/sound_of_water/forum.html My Blog: http://oneiricrealism.com/theartgallery/
MusicCounting Crows, Gov't Mule, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead,The Byrds, C S N & Y, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Doors, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, James Taylor, Tom Waits, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Classical, Symphonic, Blues
FilmsVincent and Theo, Max Ernst, Modigliani, Legend of 1900, A River Runs Through It, Legends of the Fall, 12 Monkeys, Naked Lunch, MirrorMask, Time Bandits, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Fisher King, Tideland, I am Sam, Lord of the Rings, Neverwas, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Godfather, A Perfect World, The Postman, Open Range, Dances with Wolves, The War,The stop-action animation films of the Brother Quay,Spaghetti Westerns,Cool Hand Luke,
TelevisionCarnivale, Deadwood, The Office, Monty Pythons Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers, Gunsmoke, History Channel,Science Channel, Discovery Channel, Natural Geographic Channel.
BooksArt Books,Eastern Philosophies, Alan Watts, Hunter S. Thompson, William S. Burroughs,
HeroesThe Surrealists, Alan Watts,

Exhibitions

Emerging Artists of 2007 by: Direct Art magazine.Fall/ Winter 2007 issue Chosen for half page in Direct Art Magazine. Fall/Winter 2006 Issue Frame of Mind Gallery / Forrestville CA Miniatures at the Manor / Healdsburg CA In the Abstract / Sebastopol Center for the Arts Showcase at Plaza Arts Center / Healdsburg CA

Recently Added Friends

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Lime ( Deleted user )

Nice Work .

essenceforart

WOW! Amazing work!

The_Oneiric_Realist

BLOG : The Wiggly Universe of Steve Smith http://jssmith.wordpress.com/

iris

Amazing work!!

artbycassiday

Hello - pleased to visit your page. Nice work. Regards, Bud C

edisacisic

Hi. I just discovered your gallery. I really admire your work! Fantastic and brilliant! Love your style. I love symbolism too, and surrealism, Odilon Redon is one of my favorite artist. Please visit my site when you get a chance, I shall be glad to receive your response. Happy Holidays, best wishes! Edisa

giuliobaist

best wishes g

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Happy Holidays! ~Marianne

blazewarrender

Heya...Happy days..wishing you and yours peace and happinessin the days to come...xxx b.

Enamelroom

I with pleasure have got acquainted with your creativity. I shall be glad to show you my ENAMEL MOSAIC and to receive your response. Andrey

Mamtani

Merry Christmas and a wonderful happy new year!

Darren_Brennessel

Thanks for the compliment! I dig your dream matter series!

christianhealingart

Your "Dream Matter Mandala" series is amazing. You are very talented. Have a great weekend.

Sarah

Hi, don't forget to email your friends about your new My Art Profile URL! Send them a link to your new page http://www.myartprofile.com/The_Oneiric_Realist.

The_Oneiric_Realist

Thanks for your comments. I try very hard to express what it is I am doing in my art. It is hard to do so when one is going to a place beyond words."Words are only the finger pointing at the moon."

blazewarrender

Hi Steve, I love your writings...you put into words so much of what I feel with art...at best I get lost in the process and am always humbled by the feeling sense of the imagery that comes when the 'ego is disengaged..inspiring visit...your site is honest and interesting..thanks for the mess....b.

The_Oneiric_Realist

On an average I spend 800 hours to create a Dream Matter piece. It is a nice place to be as long as I do not start judgement on the piece. I have to trust what comes out onto the paper. There is no planning.I just start. Hours into it I may question if I should keep going.This point in the process can be difficult, I have to let go of my thoughts and trust.

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Hello again Steve. I think, "A spontaneous style expressing the flowing currents of reality and the subconscious", is a great description for your work. You must spend hours within each piece. I imagine it is a great place to be. Keep creating! ~Marianne

jh ( Deleted user )

Welcome The_Oneiric_Realist, thanks for the add; excellent work.

Artistatwork

Hey, your work is stunning, it's almost organic in it's appearance. Love it. Margaret, Artist at Work, http://artist-at-work.co.uk

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