Artsy Shark invited some artist friends to share a favorite piece of art with our readers. Click on each name to visit their website.
Edvarda Braanaas – In 2007, I visited the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and saw his film Kitchen from 1965. The density of the composition pulls us up close to the scene that is unfolding. The mood vibrates of decadence and free love. I am very fond of this painting because I managed to find an external reference that reflects an entirely personal experience. The idea of a kitchen in the ’70s and the interaction between the different individuals in a collective hangover after a successful party.
Vincent Keele – I want to draw the viewer into the painting and give them the prospective of looking at the world through the eyes of the painted image. Everyone has a story.
M. Diane Bonaparte – The original piece of art I started with was an abstract photo, and I found this gem hidden in the center, which I transformed into “Blue Flame Cactus” in acrylic.
Kathleen Staiger – This was a “breakthrough” painting for me. I had been painting realistic seascapes and wanted to reinterpret my subject in a more abstract way.
Robert Thompson – I love drawing animals, pets and portraits. I try to achieve photo realistic artworks with that artistic touch. I draw portrait drawings and have many similar works on my website.
Sarabjit Singh – This is an opportunity to share my Sikh art with the rest of the world. After 9/11, the Sikh community was targeted in hate crimes merely for the fact that the Sikh men wear turbans and keep beards. As an artist I felt the least I can do is educate and bring a change through my art by getting the people of this country and all over the world to appreciate each other one culture at a time.
Anne D’Alton – This work is painted in artists’ watercolours on Canson 224 gm paper and is A4 in size. The work was inspired by an LM Meeting that I attended at Le Mans. Although I have never driven a Bugatti, I just had to paint this car, cornering hard at the famous corner known as La Sarthe, at Le Mans, France.
Karen LeGault – I invite you to feel and experience the plants, trees and water, with texture and distinction, their unique characters on a warm summer day.
Corrina Thurston – I smile every time I look at this hermit crab colored pencil drawing, whether it’s the original or a product I’ve made from it. It was so fun to draw!
Janet Mishner – This represents for me a delight in combining patterns, layering one image on top of another completely different image, so in actuality working vertically as well as across the canvas. It also provided me with the opportunity to play with the border. In this series,”Floral Arrangements,” I am interested in presenting a “frame” using media and papers, and then breaking into it with the image.
Donna McGee – Influenced by the great works of J M W Turner, skies with their highly complex cloud formations have always held a fascination for me. The variation of brightness, form and colour never cease to amaze me. Light is reflected and scattered into thick opaque or translucent shapes and display infinite colours. Coupled with the mighty force of the sea, I am in awe! I have tried to capture this vision in my painting.
Julia Godfree – This painting is like life, it is constantly morphing into new forms, showing me change is inevitable. All change becomes easier when you are in your heart.
Isabel Galvan – This is my favorite work of art because the strong colors and varied structures captivate me every time I look at it.