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Painting with pressure washers, coal and glass: artist literally puts Kentucky on canvas
BY CHRIS MURA
While many artists represent Kentucky in their artwork, Darrell Ishmael literally brings the Bluegrass State to the canvas.
“I’m all about texture,” the Lexington artist said in his home studio. Ishmael’s technique involves applying materials such as sand and coal to his paintings, which he then blasts off with a pressure washer to achieve a textured effect.
It’s a process that has brought the local artist, who shows work at Artists' Attic in The Square, success around town.
In addition to his landscapes and seascapes, Ishmael focuses on dynamic horse figures, which he features in much of his work.
“I like equine because it is the Southern experience,” Ishmael said. He called the process "sculpting on canvas" in which he hopes to capture the heart of the horse more than in a realistic figure.
Read more here: https://www.kentucky.com/entertainment/visual-arts/article212559419.html#storylink=cpy