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In his paintings, Rod Hayslip focuses on the visual richness of people and places. He seeks the narratives of life where every element of human diversity can be found woven together—in the cities. These rhythms of everyday life are fused to the visual patterns of movement and light.
Hayslip utilizes pigments in oils, acrylics and latex—often on the same piece—to paint highly orchestrated urban scenes. The line between painter and theatrical producer seems to blur as he stages his lead actors and supporting cast. He frequently choses high, almost aerial, vantage points for his compositions. These created stories assume a life of their own once they leave the studio as each following viewer imagines a narrative of their own making.
Rod Hayslip received a Bachelor of Art Education from the Ohio State University. He is a nationally awarded contemporary artist who has studied with Pheoris West, Mark Gingrich and Jerry Weiss. Hayslip is also a signature member of the American Impressionist Society. He currently resides in Delaware County, Ohio.
From my youngest years there was never a time when my dad did not see me as a photographer. I photographed as my father had taught me, and I was an apprentice to the voices within and to other photographers who like myself, did not have degrees but whose names are known and whose work is published. Photographers have always learned the art from other photographers. The science of photography is easy. But the path of listening and being attentive to the voices of others, and the creative, imaginative voice within is hard, difficult, demanding, unrelenting, never finished. This creating is hard because creating people are doing and making and thinking things into being which did not exist before this moment. That’s why it’s hard, and why being passionate seems like a soft work for being possessed with the spirit to create.
Photography for some, is a manner of living, a way of living that continually is shaping the way we look and see and gaze, not with a stare or a glare, but with a soft look of love for this earth.
Adrian Sibley Profile
I paint to put the viewer of my work in a different frame of consciousness. My ultimate goal is to open your subconscious. If my abstract forms can make you feel slightly uneasy my “magic” is doing it’s job. When I name my pieces several ideas come to mind. Most of it is music, all of it is color, quite a bit is pain/illness and a portion is hurt.…