Today is the opening reception for the ninth Cityscape Show at George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles, an annual favorite of mine (see ourpost on last year’s here). The group show features depictions of Northern and Southern California’s natural and man-made surroundings, capturing everything from the state’s urban elements and lifestyle to its vast geography […]
I LOVE the Citiscape shows at George Billis. No surprise given that several of the participating artists are either personal friends or artists about whose work I have previously written or presently own. Danny Heller, Alex Blas, Rick Monzon and Matthew de Mosier (who kindly credits me with his inclusion in the show) are among […]
above: Stephen Magsig, 68 Mercer St., Oil on linen, 30 x 24″ I’ve been a longtime fan of Stephen Magsig’s work having introduced you to his Urban Alphabet paintings and his Postcards From Detroit back in 2009.
With an impressive ouevre of figurative work already under his belt, the Zuma Beach Paintings by Stephen Wright, exemplify his skill at rendering photo-realistic water, light and movement.
A few years back we introduced you to the work of Margaret Morrison, an artist who paints childhood toys and nostalgic candies photo-realistically in oils. Now meet Gina Minichino, another talented artist who works in oils to depict classic American comfort foods and iconic candy and treats.
I just recently learned of fashion designer Alex Blas’ paintings. I had no idea he was a figurative painter in addition to designing high-end fashions for both people and Barbie dolls or almost a decade now. But he is. And one whose work you ought to see.
Whenever artist Danny Heller exhibits his newest work, I ache to buy all of them. His latest solo show, Modern Leisure, recalls one of the artist’s favorite subjects: a mid-century, post-war, pop culture Southern California suburbia. And I desperately wish I could afford every single piece.
above: David Febland, How I Learned to Swim 30″ x 48″ Oil on Canvas It’s no secret that I have a thing for artwork that features swimming and a love for swimming pools. So whenever I come across an artist whose work features this subject matter, I love to dive – pardon the pun, a […]