The theme of this collection of work by a group of artist friends focuses on taking a close up look at the world. Click on each name to visit their website.
The intricate details of natural crystals and stones, examined up close, create beautiful worlds of their own to behold. I paint them with layers of color, interspersed with metallics and iridescent pigments.
I am drawn to lines, shapes, and forms in the world around me – the way they interact and the borders between them. My hope is to help others see what is easily overlooked.
I have always been intrigued by shape and texture, and I include color as another one of the elements of my compositions. These images evoke emotional connections, nostalgic memories and shared experiences for many generations.
The intent of my artwork is to explore the zone between enormous and minute, close and far, simple and detailed. I paint colourful subjects that I find in the field, garden, or at the market. I tend to zero in on a small part and then enlarge it to oversize to give it impact and to draw attention to these (often) unnoticed details.
Everything inspires me to paint, but particularly the close up shots of my surroundings, detailed designs of the world we live in. I paint what I see in an abstract format with a touch of reality and minimal words.
My work is based on the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi, the aesthetics of the uncompleted, unfinished and ending, focusing on the orchestration of simple and minimal objects and light.
I hadn’t thought of New York walls as exotic, like those of Morocco, or India. But, when I started to look more closely at the walls I passed every day, I began to appreciate their amazing, abstract beauty.
I’ve long been fascinated with the beauty of nature. But as time passes, that initial awe has mellowed into a deeper appreciation. The tangled branches, fallen leaves and immovable rocks have come to reflect the Divine nature.
I am recognized for my large scale narrative landscapes. Utilizing unexpected textures and palettes to create an emotional response to my watercolors, I bend reality, evoking a sense of collision on a single plane.