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Fine Art: Abstract Organic Painting


80 per unit - Virtual OK - Posted Nov 08, 2015

I paint on canvas, wood, paper, any surface that allows. I am a expressionist, atmospheric, intuitive style painter. I work with a variety of different color palettes and open to suggestions. Your preference can help influence the art tremendously.

I am greatly inspired by the world around us and am constantly observing our environment for potential ideas. For example the way that the wind moves trees or the way that the moon affects the ocean tide. I am interested in everyday occurrences such as on a hot summer day where you can literally see the heat waves moving on the ground. My art serves as a window into imagined realms influenced by our very own planet earth. Words can only hint at what I am trying to describe. Therefore I paint it to help satisfy my itch.

Painting is my medium of choice because others cannot come close to accomplishing the vision I have in mind. A camera cannot capture what you see when you close your eyes and look at the sun, or when you open your eyes under water. I use a lot of texture in my paintings as a way to add an additional layer to the experience. Touching is another way to see without looking. My aim is to create art that hints at the unexplainable and the wonderful that is always happening all around us.

Training & Qualifications

I have been drawing since I could hold something in my hand to make marks, I have recently graduated from Linfield College with a B.A. in studio art with a focus in painting. I have sold many pieces of art to friends, family, and fellow travelers on earth. Check out my instagram @gratizoul for more in-depth and detailed images of my work!

Availability & Preferences

I am flexible and open to suggestions.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Ivan

Jan 16, 2017
Ivan's piece was very interesting and it was on a soft canvas! Very cool! There was even a bonus sticker :) 15 stars for sure.
Oct 05, 2016
Ivan is a great artist and a great guy
Aug 09, 2016
Ivan is a talented painter! He sent me a beautiful original piece to brighten up my office.
Celeste provided package of Package of unusual origami jewelry for Ivan
Jan 12, 2017
Thank you Ivan! Good design direction and pretty easy to work with.


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About Ivan Colin

I am a passionate person of a few important things, the Earth, family, playing, and health. Making music, creating art, playing soccer are three passions I can do for the rest of my life and live happ...ily. I am a enthusiast of classic Hip-hop music, atmospheric style painting, watercolor, & FC Barca! I enjoy collaborating on projects with other artists and inspired individuals. I am a memeber of the #Guggle collective movement which consists of ooze, slime, videos, materials experiments, mixed media, animation, goofs, playful, and vibrant artwork. I was born in Sonoma, California raised in Napa Valley and went to college in McMinnville Oregon. Synchronistically all happened to be wine country. Growing up I did not appreciate what was around me until I was old enough and had a pallet diverse enough to taste exquisite blends of wine. I currently live in Bellingham Washington and play semi professional soccer through a local club here in town. The Fanbase is amazing and we compete both an indoor and an outdoor depending on the season. The name of the team is Bellingham united, proud to be a Hammer! Our colors are black and white. Bellingham is a very creative town and I have participated in a couple of art shows and sold some work. When I went to college I did not enter with the idea of focusing on art. It was after my second year and after numerous tedious business classes but I realized my soul was not being quenched and I spoke with my advisor and she pointed me in the direction of the art department. Coincidentally she was familiar with my work and happened to be the head of the graphic & electronic arts program. I took an art history class as a way to dip my toes in the water. The following semester I took on a drawing course and from there on I was immediately more

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