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Otis L Stanley

Otis L Stanley

Woodbridge, VA

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Born in Richmond, VA., Otis L. Stanley was introduced to the world of art by his father, Lawrence I. Stanley. There are several paintings held in private collections throughout the Richmond metro area that Lawrence Stanley painted.

From basic drawing and painting lessons Otis continued to pursue his love and appreciation of art, which included teaching an art class at the historic Randolph Community Center in the West End section of Richmond.

Otis currently creates work in his SLIMRIC Studio.The studio is named after his late father's nick name and the nick name of his brother, the late Lawrence Eric "E". Stanley, the radio legend of Richmond, VA airwaves. Photos of Eric E. with musical legends appear on this site page.

Constantly moving in new directions, Otis strives to bring you along for the ride. Whether creating work that reflect the seen or unseen, but simply felt, Otis keeps moving. He describes his work as "simply for the living". Known for his use of vibrant colors and subject matter he is equally at peace with several black and white paintings to his credit. Never settling for the norm Otis would rather challenge the viewer to open their mind and explore his forged path.
Moved by the spirit with each new project, this explorer of color, shape and form uses these combined elements to share his inner feelings and invite open dialog. Please take a moment and explore the path that this left handed painter has opened to you. I know that my art must not only entertain the viewer, but also educate, motivate and lead one to learn more about the subject matter.

Musical influences include Ras Mel, Plunky and Oneness, Mr. James Brown, Chuck Brown and The Soul Searchers, Corey Harris, The Wynd Chimes, Gil Scott-Heron, John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, BMW, The Holmes Brothers, Muddy Waters, Bobby Parker, Santana, Roland Kirk, Albert King, Patsy Cline, Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus, Memphis Gold, Lousie Armstrong, Dizzy, Peter, Paul & Mary, Buddy Guy,
Buddy Miles, Peter Tosh, Ray Charles, Sly and The Family Stone, War, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Ella, Sarah, Renee Marie, Parliament-Funkadelic, The Counts, Saffire, Burning Spear, Steel Pulse, The Temptations, Eddy Grant, Bobbi Humphrey, Otis Redding, Robert Johnson, Marvin Gaye, Lonnie Liston Smith, Jill Scott, Lena Horne, Cab Callaway and countless others. Whew!

Selected Exhibits:
Shenandoah Arts Council: Black History Month of Art 2015
Art and Frame of Falls Church: 2013
The Bright Center: 2013

 

Come Here Often? by Otis L Stanley

 

Waterdrop Dreams by Otis L Stanley

 

Hoodie Ina Babylon by Otis L Stanley

 

Kodie by Otis L Stanley

 

Sultry and Percussions by Otis L Stanley

 

O With Work by Otis L Stanley

 

Brooklyn Water towers by Otis L Stanley

 

Meet and Greet at The Empress by Otis L Stanley

 

Open All Night by Otis L Stanley

 

Sun Drenched Windows by Otis L Stanley

 

Front Royal Side Street by Otis L Stanley

 

Creole cafe by Otis L Stanley

 

Ras Mel by Otis L Stanley

 

Charles Musselwhite with Eric E by Otis L Stanley

 

Guitar shorty by Otis L Stanley

 

Keb Mo by Otis L Stanley

 

Bobby Parker by Otis L Stanley

 

Eric E and Kenny Neal by Otis L Stanley

 

Eric E and Bo Diddley by Otis L Stanley

 

Eric E and Tom Larson by Otis L Stanley

 

Kelly Bell with Eric E by Otis L Stanley

 

Big Bill Morganfield and Eric E by Otis L Stanley

 

Jimmy Cliff with Eric E by Otis L Stanley

 

Plunky Branch by Otis L Stanley

 

Muddy Waters with Eric E by Otis L Stanley

 

Yellowman with Eric E by Otis L Stanley

 

Michael Hill with Eric E by Otis L Stanley

 

Kelly Bell by Otis L Stanley

 

C.J.Chenier and Eric E by Otis L Stanley

 

Muddy Waters with Eric E by Otis L Stanley

 

The Persuasions by Otis L Stanley

 

Mary Ann Redmond by Otis L Stanley

 

Mary Ann Redmond by Otis L Stanley

 

Eddy Clearwater by Otis L Stanley

 

Clarence Carter with Eric E by Otis L Stanley

 

Romantics with Eric E by Otis L Stanley

 

Saffire with Eric E by Otis L Stanley

 

Eric E and James Cotton by Otis L Stanley

 

Buckwheat Zydeco by Otis L Stanley

 

Art Neville with Eric E. by Otis L Stanley

 

Bobby Rush with Eric E. by Otis L Stanley

 

Big Jack Johnson by Otis L Stanley

 

In studio by Otis L Stanley