American, (b. 1951)
Growing up in a family of artists in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Arless Day developed a passion for art at an early age. He graduated from the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida and later studied with Mark English, Robert Heindell, and Bernie Fuchs at Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York. Day is known for his intricate and painterly gouache and acrylic collages of animals, landscapes, and architectural exteriors and interiors of the South. To create a collage painting, Day selects images from publications, assembles them on the board, waxes and burnishes the images to set them in place, and finally completes the scene with paint. Day’s bold color palette, arrangement of forms, and use of perspective transports viewers into whimsical dream environments.Although Day now resides in North Carolina, he continues to be influenced by Louisiana’s vibrant culture. His art has been featured in Southern Accents, The Gettysburg Review,and Frontier Magazine and can be found in the permanent collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte,North Carolina,Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina , and the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia.