By definition, an emerging artist is someone who is just entering the field of professional art field and whose work shows great prospect. These individuals have often worked on their 'art' for years with little or no recognition. Occasionally a person shows up with so much' natural talent' that their work is outstanding from the beginning and their pieces show an understanding of color, form and texture that they don't emerge, they jump into the art market. Brian Tharp is going to be one of those.
When Brian first came into Tallgrass Art Gallery and showed me his work, I was taken aback by the beauty of the work and his understanding of the subject matter. Working in charcoal, pencil and recently in airbrush, he has a style to match some of the best Western Artists around. It is for me, an honor to help him get his work out into the public and to show it with some of the regions and nations best known Western Artists.
Emerging artists are the future of the arts. They challenge established artists, expand our concepts of art and encourage us to look at art in new ways. They continue the tradition of working artists keeping the historical and cultural record of our society.
"Afternoon Break' charcoal original is now in Tallgrass Art Gallery, proudly representing Brian Tharp and many other great artists of the Tallgrass Region.
Musings by Bruce Carter, Owner/Curator of Tallgrass Art Gallery