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Jerry Hardesty

"I am committed to expressing my innermost thoughts and emotions through vibrant colors and enigmatic textures that beg to be explored."

Abstract Expressionist Jerry Hardesty paints daily in his home studio. To paraphrase Cecil B. DeMille, ..."creativity is a drug Hardesty cannot live without." Color and texture are an extension of his love of music and theater.

Hardesty uses various palette knives and tools to create texture. He becomes visibly excited when finding a new tool in a hardware store where he also purchases brushes that he can abuse and throw away. In one painting, "Facade," Hardesty cut the bristles from seven brushes and used them to texture the work. He paints with oil, acrylic, enamel, spray paint, tempera and uses acrylic floor wax.

Even though Hardesty has studied with a number of local artists, he is primarily self-taught.

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Composition in 3/4 Time
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 4,530
$ 2,265
MaxiQuid 1
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 700
$ 560
Sanctuary
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 2,880
$ 1,440
Blue Triangle
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 3,280
$ 1,640
Jam Session
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 2,200
$ 1,320
Mantra
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 2,200
$ 1,100
Ironclad
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 2,900
$ 1,450
MaxiQuid 4
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 700
$ 560
Play of Fancy
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 2,200
$ 1,100
Emotions Surface
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 4,530
$ 2,718
Subito Piano
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 2,200
$ 1,100
MaxiQuid 2
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 700
$ 560
Shiro
Oil Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 2,880
$ 1,440
Beyond the Triangle
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 3,240
$ 1,620
DocuDrama
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 2,370
$ 1,185
Out of Obscurity
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 700
$ 420
Drive Thru
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 2,370
$ 1,185
Drive Thru 2
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 2,370
$ 1,185
Kwid 23
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 330
$ 198
Kwid 28
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 330
$ 198
Quiddity
Mixed-Media Wall Art
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 1,440
$ 864
Ikigai III
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 2,250
$ 1,125
MiniQuid 94
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 200
$ 140
Kwid 29
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 330
$ 198
Celebration
Oil Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 3,000
$ 1,500
Infisso
Mixed-Media Wall Art
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 990
$ 594
Ikigai II
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 1,525
Ennui
Oil Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 1,440
Meditation
Oil Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 2,250
$ 1,125
Soul Vibes
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 1,900
Aftershock
Oil Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 2,800
What's the Point!
Mixed-Media Wall Art
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Brio 2
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 1,440
Redhead
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 1,000
Cantillation
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 3,600
$ 1,800
Immersion
Mixed-Media Wall Art
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 1,480
$ 1,036
Overcast Aire
Acrylic Painting
by Jerry Hardesty
$ 1,500
$ 750
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Performance Painting, SAlt Lake City, Utah, DF Dance Studio, 2012
Performance Painting, Salt Lake City, Utah, 3rd Rail Gallery, 2012
Featured Artist, Salt Lake City, Utah, DF Dance Studio, 2011
Featured Artist, Salt Lake City, Utah, Chapman Library, 2011
Featured Artist, Midvale, Utah, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 2011
Feature Artist , Salt Lake City, Utah, Art at the Main, 2011
Award of Recognition, Salt Lake City, Utah, Intermountain Society of Artists' Fall Show, 2010
Group Show, Salt Lake City, Utah, KCPW Radio Station, Library Square, 2010
Statewide Competition & Exhibition, Bountiful, Utah, Bountiful Davis Aft Center, 2010
Featured Artist, Salt Lake City, Utah, Beans & Brews, 2010