Tagged: artist

Buying Art and Supporting Artists

If you’re like me you’ve probably come across a piece of art that hits you on a deeply internal level and you long to take it with you and experience that feeling over and...

Henry Yan’s Figure Drawing

I’ve been a big fan of Henry Yan’s figure drawing work for some time after stumbling across his work on the internet a while back (isn’t that how it’s always done these days?) He...

Five Contemporary Artists who Inspire Me

Jeremy Mann is a San Franciscan artist who paints gritty streetscapes and beautiful figure work in a somewhat abstract style – intimate, dynamic and expressive – to me his work is just straight up...

Insights into the World of the Working Artist

I love Jeremy Mann’s work. His unmistakable style can transport you to a bustling night time metropolis through nothing but expressive abstract shapes, and similarly insert you into the dimly lit confines of a striking...

Miles Johnston Sketchbook

Got a nice little pressy in the mail recently when my Miles Johnston Sketchbook finally arrived. I don’t recall exactly when and where I first came across Miles’ work – I think it may...

A Solitary Mann

Jeremy Mann is another one of those inspirational painters that I was lucky enough to stumble across early in the piece when I was looking randomly for what styles resonated with me. I absolutely...

Imaginative Realism

After being impressed by James Gurney’s book on Color and Light, I was interested in picking up a copy of another of his process books titled Imaginative Realism – How to Paint What Doesn’t...

The Art of Mike Barr

For my birthday a few weeks ago my lovely wife and kids surprised me with the fantastic gift of not one, but two paintings from one of my favorite local artists – Mike Barr....

Quickie 2 by David Palumbo

I’m not sure when it was that I first stumbled across David Palumbo’s work. It may have been when we were tasked to go away and find an art movement or style that appealled...