Wes Hempel is active/lives in Colorado, California. Wes Hempel is known for surreal-imaginative figure painting.
Biography Wes Hempel
Raised in southern California in what he describes as a "bleak and
austere fundamendalist Christian upbringing, Wes Hempel does oil
painting that reflects his retreat into an inner world of fantasy and
imagination---insulated from prescribed dogma. He lives in
Berthoud, Colorado, about an hour north of Denver, and works out of a
spare bedroom used for a studio. Hempel spends much time on his
paintings, usually completing about one a week, and drawing from what
he calls a head full of encyclopedic images. He plans his
paintings in detail before starting, and feels he is finished "when a
painting I produce matches what I have in my head" . . .(201)
However, Hempel, who now lives in El Monte, Colorado with
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