Nancy Everett Fine Art
|Eiffel Tower Afternoon, Oil on Canvas, Sold|
Her following has been growing steadily around Atlanta - My parents had the pleasure of visiting one of her exhibitions a little while ago and touted her loving use of color and dynamic brushwork. Visit the Westside Market on Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard in Atlanta to find her art on display!
Mrs. Everett has been juried into over 30 regional and national shows and was the first artist from Georgia selected to be an artist in residence in Breckinridge, Colorado’s Tin Shop Guest Artist Program. You can experience more of Mrs. Everett's work at her website and/or Facebook page.
Houston LLew Spiritiles
|137 - Stargazer, copper, wood, glass|
"These are the days of miracle and wonder." - Paul Simon
“They’re about positivity,” Houston says. "The stories on Spiritiles golden sides are especially selected to capture the enlightened moment...Rarely will you find a 'no,' 'don’t' or other negative on a Spiritile."
The inspiration for this artistic style came from 6 gold rings unearthed from a 3,300+ year old tomb in Cyprus. The style as similarly inspired the artists that developed Faberge Eggs, Limoges boxes, and Art Nouveau jewelry.
Llew's work is exclusively sold through galleries nationwide, but his website gives a great sneak peek into is oeuvre!
|Kritios Boy. Marble, c. 480 BC|
Acropolis Museum, Athens
The lifelike accuracy sets Kritios Boy apart from Archaic kouroi statues of the late 7th and 6th centuries, heralding a new commitment to realism for Greek sculptures. Another departure from the kouroi includes his austere expression - No longer do we see the wry, hyper-curved smile known in the Archaic period, but now we see facial expressions composed with lifelike authenticity to them.
It is thought that Kritios Boy, like many known marble sculptures, may be a marble reproduction of what would have been originally a cast bronze statue. It is named for the Athenian sculptor Kritios, who worked approximately around 480 BC.
|Sparrows Eye Peacock, 60", Oil on canvas|
The piece pictured right is part of a 13 painting series developed in tandem with Carl MaultsBy's 35-minute score titled Eye of the Sparrow. This series debuted at St. Batholomew's Church in NYC in January 2006. I love that!
Find out more about Karen Fitzgerald and her gorgeous tondos at her website.
Anthony Benedetto (Tony Bennett)
He signs his work with his family name, Benedetto, living out his passion for art as an alter ego of his famed stage presence. He paints every day, oftentimes focusing on landscapes. He doesn't limit himself, however - His portrait of Duke Ellington hangs in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. He was commissioned to be the official artist of the 2001 Kentucky Derby and by the United Nations on their 50th anniversary. An exceptional "side-line" career to the one he is most known for, I must say.
Much, much more at his website, including a bio and more examples of his work.
As a fashion appreciator, I find Katie's watercolors absolutely exquisite. I want to BE one of her drawings. Not always complete compositions, the minimalist whimsy leaves some of the imagination to the viewer. Her printed illustrations can be ordered off of the website noted above, oftentimes in 8x10 or 11x14 sizes.
|Watch 86 - Rolex, watercolor on paper|
Oftentimes, Sunflowerman's work is painted directly on book or newspaper and always in watercolor. His 100 Watches Project endeavored to depict 100 watches (via submissions from followers) across 100 days for $100 commission per personalized painting, completed December 9, 2013. His Aesthetic Guide for the Dapper Man is an inspirational guide for the modern man that details the 2014 aesthetic and promote quality Mens fashion brands in the process. Gentlemen, pay attention!
Sunflowerman has grown to embrace clients like Q Custom Clothier, H.Stockton, and Trio Custom Clothier and can be fund in multiple online avenues, including Details.com and Instagram.
|Installation at Sumarria Lunn Gallery, London, 2011|
© Monika Grzymala
She views her works as more of a complex drawing than an installation and as the works require intense physical effort to create, she stresses that her work has performative qualities. That effort extended strengthens the bond she feels to her work, noting that “Whenever I leave a work, I feel as if I leave a part of me, a part of my body behind." Her website is in both German and English, FYI is you're doing to check her out!
|American Shipping off the Rock of Gibraltar, 1873|
Aivazovsky's ability to diffuse light, whether that be from the sun or moon, through clouds, fog, or night is incredible. He left over 6,000 works behind at the time of his death in 1900 and his renown has only continued to grow. The American Shipping off the Rock of Gibraltar, above, was sold at auction in 2007 for well over $5,000,000 (₤2,710,000) and many of his other works are following suit.
Well, that's it. Whew! A lot to digest for just one post, but I hope you walked away inspired by something or someone new. Cheers to you and the new art you find in 2014!