Queensland Australia artist James Corbett began making sculptures from old car parts in 1999 while running an auto recycling business in Brisbane. A year and a half later, he turned to sculpting full time. Corbett does not bend any of the parts into shape so the unique integrity of each car part is maintained. “The […]
Los Angeles based painter Kris Lewis has a new exhibition opening May 20, 2011 at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver, Colorado. “Lewis’s portraits are unique in the emotional involvement he invokes in his viewers. His works depict characters caught between strength and fragility, creating a feeling of mystery and isolation. They are painted within […]
“Steve McCurry, recognized universally as one of today’s finest image-makers, is best known for his evocative color photography. In the finest documentary tradition, McCurry captures the essence of human struggle and joy. Born in Philadelphia, McCurry graduated from the College of Arts and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University. After working at a newspaper for […]
Born on December 2, 1859, French artist Georges Seurat was a post-Impressionist painter and draftsman known for his unique method drawing and for creating the painting techniques chromoluminarism and pointillism. The video below by SmartHistory.org‘s Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris discuss Seurat’s best-known and largest painting A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, depicting people relaxing in a suburban […]
The latest works from Seattle based artist Robert Hardgrave (featured). Of his recent pieces, Hardgrave says, “My paintings are meditations on the unpredictability of life. Despite all the information we are given, I believe much is unknown to us in the moment, with clarity only achieved upon later reflection. My working process parallels this belief. […]
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Liverpool, UK based painter Danny O’Connor (aka DOC), graduated from Liverpool’s John Moores Art School where he studied graphic arts. Concentrating mainly on figurative and portrait subject matter, his influences include comic books, graffiti, illustration, and character design. With a strong graphic element visible in his work, O’Connor uses a wide range of media including […]
San Francisco based artist Chelsea Brown is inspired by supernatural themes influenced by myths, legends, spirits, cosmology and rituals. She is amazed by Native American spiritual culture and much of the research that informs her work, begins there. Of this influence, Brown says: “I find their culture fascinating…. Nature is revered as a life giver […]
Si Scott is a full time artist and designer based in the UK. A unique style that is a blend of hand crafted and hand drawn artwork that has an almost obsessive attention to detail. Si exhibits regularly and lectures around the world including Tokyo, Sydney, Toronto, Norway, and New York. He is also a […]
Born in Shanghai, China in 1978, and immigrating to the U.S. in 1989, Lu Cong is a Chinese/American portrait artist. Cong graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Biology and Art in 2000. That same year, he moved to Denver in an “effort to delay entry to medical school.” He rented a […]