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Real Wall Art: Donald and Corliss R. Wall

An abstract mixed media artworkEmotional Breakdown #1, oil, wood, saw dust, nails, and found objects on canvas, Corliss R. Wall

Donald Wall and Corliss R. Wall create Real Wall Art in the form of both two and three-dimensional works. Donald creates works of painting and sculpture, while Corliss specializes in abstraction.


A painting of a swelling ocean waveLost Horizon, acrylic on canvas, Donald Wall


The artists frequently show their work together, utilizing the gallery space as a way to allow their unique styles to play off of one another. Corliss’ paintings are primarily abstract, though the artist occasionally incorporates landscape elements, or suggestions of floral or avian forms. Donald’s paintings have a fairly tight representational style to them, with the artist favoring water imagery and brush marks that flow together. I find this creates a great sense of simultaneous contrast and cohesion between the two artist’s works.


Corliss R. Wall's painting gallery on the Real Wall Art websiteCorliss' painting gallery on the Wall's website


Tonal similarities to Corliss’ often heavily saturated and textural abstracts are found in Donald’s carved sculptures. Playing equally with figurative carving and abstraction, it often seems as though Donald’s work sets up a tangible scene while Corliss’ painting infuses it with emotion and mood. 


An abstract limestone carvingLife Form #4, limestone, Donald Wall

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Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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