Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sew fine.......Carol Es

Carol Es is an artist whose works reflects an ongoing struggle with the past as well as success with the present. She often hid in the bowling alley and created art, instead of attending school. She was later influenced by work she did in a sewing factory, and  often employs fabric, patterns and thread with her newer works. But this earlier piece is 30" x 40", mixed media on paper and is a prime example of her art. It's called "Poor Little Angels" and is $2500. Carol's handmade books have won her national acclaim and are part of permanent museum collections. A multi-talented artist.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ronald Sloan revealed.........

For over 40 years, this artist has been obsessively painting his interior life. He is a superb storyteller and although very strong, his images demand examination. Day books, paintings on paper, board and canvas, as well as "mail art" are part of the huge portfolio at the gallery. Click on the title and you will be brought to several pages of his early work. Pour a glass of wine, sit down and enjoy.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Moon over Miami?

In searching through some of the stuff under the bed, I rediscovered this goody from long, long ago. It's full bodied, probably plaster of paris or light weight wood, hand painted on both sides, and about 24" tall. The creator remains anonymous and this delightful moon will be posted on my site for sale in about a month, but you can have it now for $100. This is my version of spring cleaning!