Ted Killian is our featured artist for October. We will be showcasing Ted’s mixed-media digital collages, paintings, and prints all month. Please stop by the tasting room to check out a vast selection of his work while enjoying a glass of wine!
Ted Killian was born on May 11, 1953, and began to draw at age four and paint (with a fair realism) in oils by age seven. By adolescence, he could paint or draw almost anything he set his mind to.
Early on, a friend once shared a definition of “Art” with him as being little more than children playing on a mud bank and calling out to one another to show off their “mud pie” creations. More than anything else, that attitude of “play” very much permeates his approach to all creativity -and especially to visual art.
About the work on display, Ted says, “The the way I see it, the old masters were using whatever handy technology-drawing, painting etching, engraving, lithography, woodblock-of their eras to do their works. I am just utilizing the current technology of my era for mine. However, I am less interested in making multiple copies. My digital prints tend to be more like monoprints or one-offs.”
He says he especially likes to “cannibalize” earlier work to create new works-something that the computer easily allows. Saying, “I get bored easily and am always changing things and recombining things to see if I can make something new out of it. It’s been a favorite method for a very long time to take the best parts of older works and to rearrange and find new combinations of images, textures, and colors for new.”