Archive for December, 2014

Milena Tsochkova Creates Beautifully Rendered, Naturalistic Figures That Convey Modern Themes

Milena Tsochkova Creates Beautifully Rendered, Naturalistic Figures That Convey Modern Themes

| December 30, 2014

The paintings and drawings of Milena Tsochkova combine the tradition of the European masters with a contemporary perspective. Her work is incredibly natural, nearly photorealistic, with a hyper sensitive attention to detail. Yet, standing out even more than her technical mastery is Tsochkova’s unusual framing and her occasional hints at Surrealism. Tsochkova favors the human […]

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Maria O’Sullivan’s Dense Urban Abstractions

Maria O’Sullivan’s Dense Urban Abstractions

| December 30, 2014

Maria O’Sullivan’s works are restless imaginings of the world. Each mixed media composition – sometimes collage, acrylic paint, digital, charcoal, or ink – shows structures and scenes shifted into something new. O’Sullivan layers textures in her muted pieces to create moody scenes of urban development and the increasingly abstract world we inhabit. Each stroke builds […]

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Scottsdale artist Mark Salevitz in Portals of Perception

| December 30, 2014

Mark Salevitz says that his first inspiration to paint was “the desire to capture the memories” of places that he and his family have visited. His images, done in acrylics on canvas and paper, bring a variety of landscapes and subjects to life, illuminating those memories and turning them into vividly realized scenes. Bridging the […]

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Tom Clark’s Rich Oil on Canvas Works Depict Awe-Inspiring Landscapes

Tom Clark’s Rich Oil on Canvas Works Depict Awe-Inspiring Landscapes

| December 15, 2014

Tom Clark captures natural images both epic and small, from towering mountains to still-life florals. Through light, shape, and color, timeless and universal emotions evoked by nature are powerfully expressed in his work. Clark’s oil on canvas paintings employ vibrant pigments and rich, generous brush strokes that lend grace to great natural and architectural structures […]

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Susanne Bondrop Follows Her Intuition

Susanne Bondrop Follows Her Intuition

| December 14, 2014

In Susanne Bondrop’s paintings, landscapes — from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean — are brought to life. Her vibrant works exude sunshine, air and space, giving each a physical immediacy that plays off beautifully against the abstract elements of the artist’s approach. Whether she is painting in acrylics on canvas or working in pastels on […]

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Neil Leinwohl. Memory as Personal Mythology

Neil Leinwohl. Memory as Personal Mythology

| December 10, 2014

Neil Leinwohl’s luscious acrylic and oil stick on canvas paintings conjure up a personal mythology of sorts. Leinwohl paints about memory, its winding corridors, buried folds and illuminated pathways toward existential learning. Working intuitively, he often uses stencils, photographs and clip art as a figurative basis for his work. Laid out in grids in some […]

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JungHee Lee-Marles Painting Divisions of Life

JungHee Lee-Marles Painting Divisions of Life

| December 10, 2014

As she explores the relationships between human nature and the natural world, and the delicate balances between peace and destruction, Korean artist JungHee Lee-Marles reveals a personal journey in paint. Dualities emerge within abstraction as Lee-Marles divides contrasting layers of texture and calm in a poignant expression of the experiences of her life. She builds […]

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