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“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.” ― Chuck Close

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Chuck Close: Self-Portrait. Celebrated as one of the most influential figurative painters of our time, Chuck Close has remained a vital presence by focusing exclusively on portraiture, a genre often under-recognized in contemporary art. Since the 1960s, Close has used his inimitable style of realistic painting to portray a wide range of ...

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Chuck Close - I really like the way every square have different colours but have the same colour schemes to make a face.

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Project #2 Me, Myself and I Chuck Close Shows how artist can represent identity in different ways and mediums. He has a unique style in showing identity.

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The extraordinary work of Chuck Close ... No one can match it in complexity and sheer size. Still producing his extraordinary works in spite of severe paralysis, his life is a inspiration.

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After Decades Of Pixel Painting, Chuck Close Goes Truly Digital

Chuck Close - Self-Portrait, 2010 Chuck Close creates fragmented portraits using grids, shape and colour. Great technique very effective.

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Chuck Close painting. It may not be beautiful to you...but the detail of his painting is a beautiful thing.

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Georgia, by Chuck Close Interesting use of tonal scale in grey paper to create a careful transition of light and dark.

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Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration, White Cube Bermondsey, London

Cecily, painted in 20012, is a blurry watercolour on a rag made up of squares. It uses the skin colours and natural colours to make up this anonymous looking art piece.

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