“Hyperrealism with pencil and ink” by Karla Mialynne
Meet: Bryan Collier
Bryan Collier grew up in Pocomoke, Maryland, on the lower Eastern Shore of the state, the youngest of six children. His interest in art started early. “At home and at school, I was encouraged to read. I remember the first books with pictures that I read by myself were The Snow Day by Ezra Jack Keats and Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. I liked the stories, but I really liked the pictures.” As a teenager he began to paint the world around him - the bay, ducks, water, and marshland.
His interest in art was always encouraged both at home and at school. He began to develop a unique style of painting that incorporated both watercolors and collage.
"Collage is more than just an art style. Collage is all about bringing different elements together. Once you form a sensibility about connection, how different elements relate to each other, you deepen your understanding of yourself and others."
Naama Arad - Untitled (2012) - Shredded Xerox prints and tape