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New large scale works have arrived by Canadian Artist Olaf, who uses color, light, and brushwork to achieve visual harmony. He captures the movement of water, as well as the freshness and clarity of sunlight, which seems to glisten on his surfaces. In describing himself as well as other artists of "representational art," he writes: "Each dab is stimulated by the details that I observe; we see what others miss and then make it compelling. We proudly push and alter the colors to suit our ravenous needs. We improvise right on the spot." He has a passion for portraits, landscapes, and even still life marbles & glass. Through his art, he expresses his love for life and affinity for vibrant color. See the others available, and sizes.
Zoey brings us the Little Black Dress (LBD). Great for your home, office or as a unique gift. Four are available, ranging from 28x22 on paper, and others on canvas, 18x24 and 16x20. Others available. The LBD designed by Hubert de Givenchy for Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" came to symbolize the epitome of chic, in a film that influenced fashion more than most. In 1926, Vogue became the first magazine to publish a drawing of the LBD designed by Coco Chanel. The magazine predicted this would become a uniform for women of all ages & social classes. Says Zoey, "A mythic 50s cocktail dress, accessorized by long black gloves holding a martini in one hand and a cigarette in the other has been the beginning inspiration for this particular body of work. Worn with stiletto or pumps, pearls or safety pins, the little black dress goes everywhere. Boise, Paris, Rome, NY. Click for more LBD info.
This lovely original oil painting by a French artist Tillier reflects the soft, Renoir-like approach to beauty. From her sweet almost cherubic cheeks and soft luminescent gaze, to her curled auburn hair, gold hoop earrings, soft pink lipstick, the hat on top of finely curled hair, and red and white flowers highlighting her slightly tilted hat, she is stunning. She has a white scarf that frames her jacket and highlights her face. The "Young Beauty" is oil on canvas, by French artist Paul Prosper Tillier, who was born about 180 years in 1834 and died in 1915, almost 100 years ago. The picture is signed in the lower right area, and the image is 16x13, excluding frame size. Westport River Gallery has many modern French artists, including Camille Pissarro and his descendants.
The simplicity of the countryside, combined with earthen colors make the new works by M. Smith very enticing for home and office. Smith was born in South Africa and raised in Zimbabwe, and he arrived in Canada in the late 1980’s. After initially studying architecture, he attended the Salisbury School of Art, followed by in-depth studies with the UK’s Michael Chase. His career continued as an award winning multinational art director/creative director, until he decided to move out into the country in order to paint full-time in 2003. Seven pictures are available, ranging from 12x48 to 20x20 (two shown here)..
Shown here are two of four original etchings on the way by the late Henry Wilkinson. Following his early studies at Winchester College of Art, entrance was gained to the Royal College of Art in the painting school. By hard work a place was also gained in the Engraving School under Robert Austin Royal Academy, and Malcolm Osborne. He won scholarships and diplomas and studied in Germany, France & Italy. After the war he was elected to the Royal Society of Painter, Etchers, & Engravers, ultimately as a Councilor. For years he was professor of the Engraving School at the City and Guilds of London. After the death of his mentor in 1954 he began producing his limited edition drypoints of dogs and other sporting subjects. More information.
Bold, brash modern colors come from Casiano's canvas. Casiano has been inspired by the masters since childhood. His work has gone from photorealism to cubism but it is mostly the abstract expressionism movement that had the most profound effect on where his prolific work is today. His influences include Twentieth century contemporary & modern art. Currently painting in abstract & figurative, he minimizes the amount of color predominating the variation of form making his work largely confine to a periphery motif. Using mostly geometric form & gradients, his work is abstracts while his figures take on a loose brushstroke technique that creates a form of expressionism. Constantly utilizes & imparts tones with rich textures, he creates a intense definition.
Shown here are two new original oils by famed artist Lelia Pissarro. Lelia has exhibited in many cities in France, as well as in Israel, Switzerland, New York, Boston, and London. Lelia has formed L'Atelier, a group of French artists who meet regularly to work together. For a short time, she also taught painting in Paris. Lelia Pissarro is the fourth generation of a family of artists. Her father is the artist H. Claude Pissarro and her grandfather was Paulemile Pissarro, the youngest son of the impressionist painter Camille Pissarro. Leila’s early years were spent with her grandparents in Normandy and she exhibited her first painting at the age of eleven at La Jeune Peinture in Paris. She studied with her grandfather and her father and later went to art school in Tours. The legacy continues through Lelia whose oils and pastels show the richness of texture and brightness of color so typical of the Pissarro tradition. More info.
André Renoux was born in Algeria, in 1939, and when he died in Paris in 2002, he was regarded as one of France's national treasures. Westport River Gallery has several limited edition serigraphs, including the two shown here. Click to see all available. The "father" of the Paris School of Urban Realism, the most credentialed Urban Realist (and one of the most respected in Europe), Renoux was known as the peintre-poete (painter-poet) for the beauty of his images. At home in many cities, he made Paris his own, capturing its sounds, smells, tastes, textures. Rue St. Victor (at right) is a dizzying view down the steps of Rue Utrillo, 12×10; At left is Le Bar de l'Artiste Assoiffé. "The bar of the thirsty artist." This cafe/bar remains a meeting place for art students of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in the historic district of St. Germain des Pres. On the banks of the Seine artists have gathered for centuries to enjoy cuisine and the ambiance of gas lamps and shimmering water. 16×12.
French master artist John-Pierre Dubord has an original approach to painting: his choice of palette colors is rich in its tones,fresh and uplifting; his canvases reveal an intense joy of life; and his love of the rhythms of nature are interpreted with nuances of color. Jean Pierre Dubord has mastered the art of imprisoning light on canvas. The delicate poetic strain in his paintings has been influenced by the Impressionists. There is a very personal touch as well, however, for as one critic remarked, "Dubord is guided solely by his heart and emotions." Westport River Gallery in Westport is pleased to offer his new works.
The mind's eye of a doctor and pilot...images from the sky. Dr. Caudron's (French diabetes physician) paintings are based on a perfect match between the diverse structures of motifs - through skies forcefully crushed to grounds which offer surprising perspectives - and, while the artist is wandering on the chromatic scale with enthralling boldness, there is nothing he dares not do. Such balance in his works allows the eye to travel on the painted surface and trace the detail of some knife-shaped pattern. Such a feeling of the painting, such a magnificent spirit can rarely be seen and the combination of the two render a dazzling result, which makes one, under the spell, forget that is was achieved. See more art.
Welcome to the new oil paintings by British artist and advertising exec Roger Bigg. Very simply, he said he paints because “ I just love the excitement of filling that white space, seeing the image grow, creating the balances between shapes and colours. Making the choice between realism and abstraction.” From a very young age of 3 or 4 young Bigg began painting, and by age 6 he won a painting competition for the BBC. He spent many hours “in my own world of drawing and colour.” Bigg was creative director for several international advertising agencies, such as McCann's, WPP and Publis. At age 18 at the Canterbury College of Arts for Fine Arts, graphic design and architecture, he was fortunate to have paintings hung at the Royal Academy of Arts. See his available works.
Your study, library, office, or formal dining room is
the perfect venue for a special original oil offered by the Westport
River Gallery. “Sunday Afternoon” by the late British artist Edward Prentis
(1797-1854) is filled with life, color & history. It has intricate details, scenes wuthin scenes, a cat, bird,
floral window, and more. A young woman is reading to rapt
seniors, and the scene is alive with the reading. The picture is signed
lower left & dated 1830.
Relined and conserved, the original painting is in
solid condition, and is 24x20, excluding frame with brass plate with artist
name, date, and name of picture. The 1830s and 40s was when the Industrial
Revolution was transforming Britain from an agricultural society to industrial.
It was a period of social unrest, with the rise of the chartist movement,
demanding more rights for the poor. The First Reform Act in 1832 had extended
the franchise, so more people could vote, but it was really men of
property who could vote. SOLD
One new oil is available by French artist Annie Puybareau. Her family settled in Rouen (Normandy) and there she learned to paint with Robert Savary (painter of national marine) in the fine art school. Sensitive to nature, she works in plein air, in whatever weather is akin to the Rouen school postimpressionists. She is filled with admiration for Boudin’s skies and Monet’s scenes. Annie Puybareau paints Seine riversides, Normandy beaches, colored ports, high cliffs. The oil picture here is 11x13.
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Two small oils by Dominique Dorie are now available. Beautifully framed, they are each 9x11 and in perfect shape. In 1985 Dominique Dorie exhibited his work in the Salon de Criel and in the Salon d'Orly. He was awarded the Prix du Salon in the latter exhibition; In 1984 and 1985 he exhibited in the prestigious Salon d'Automne; In 1986 he won the Medaille d'Or at an exhibition in Deauville; He has since become one of the most highly regarded painters of his time and is listed in the prestigious Benezit Encylcopedia, 2000 Edition, and is featured on page 687.
Iowa in Westport in the form of a 36x36 original oil painting by American artist Mona. Bright, vibrant and pleasingly rural, her barns are based on real structures from Vermont to Iowa. They harken back to a simpler life, before the internet, television, computers, cell phones, and $4 gas prices. Her works brighten living rooms and offices alike, reflecting the rural life that includes haystacks, cows, chickens and corn fields. Her works can be found in the collections of Ron Meyer, President/COO of Universal Studios;
Eric Idle, writer/actor of the legendary Monty Python TV series and
movies; Christopher Plummer, who has appeared in 100 movies including
the Oscar-winning The Sound of Music; actor Brian Dennehy, who won a
Tony Award for his portrayal of Willy Loman in the Death of a Salesman. See other works.
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Sweeping panoramic vistas, in land and along the coast. Carmela Zenna was born in 1960 in Napoli, where she lives and works. She is a student of the master Amleto Colucci, an internationally known artist. Zenna's paintings are exhibited in art exhibitions in Italy. They reflect almost surgical precision that makes flowering bushes come alive, flowering hillsides, pristine water, and welcoming pathways that reflect the endearing and colorful Italian countryside. Call if interested. Introductory pricing available.
The beauty of the balcony in Venice, complete with sun-fed flowers. Nunez is an artistic painter who enjoys the vibrations of light, shade & color. Color means life and radiant plenitude in his paintings. He usually paints with oils, and sometimes acrylics because they allow him to use thick layers of paint and to leave traces of brush strokes. He likes to paint an unlimited range of topics that reflect his broad interests in art and life. The presence and methodical blending of light and shade are normally the leading factors in his paintings. The fascination of the effects of light on the painting subjects is what brought him to paint. For landscaping, he does a lot of plein air painting. He does smaller paintings in the spot and then works from them if he wants a larger painting. Born in Mexico City, he began painting at 13 and studied Art and Philosophy in Spain, Italy and Mexico. Balcony oils range from 9x12 (see at left) to 16x20.
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People full of life, countryside of France, the marketplace and Venice. Activity, color and fun. While Rouen is a favorite subject for his paintings, he often depicts Paris, the Normandy countryside, the beaches of Deauville, the Cliffs of Caux and Etretat and scenes along the Seine. Jean-Pierre Dubord is known for his ability to capture the subtleties of light and color unique to each season. In 1970, he had his first exhibit of 30 paintings in Rouen, a show that was highly praised by art critics. He also exhibited in Bourdeaux, Le Havre, La Rochelle, Osaka, Quebec and in the major, famous salons of Paris. French impressionist Jean-Pierre Dubord has his own original approach to painting. His palette is rich in its tones, is fresh and uplifting. Westport River Gallery has many works by the French master artist.
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A new blast of colors has arrived at the gallery by Casiano. He minimizes the amount of color predominating the variation of form making his work largely confine to a periphery motif. Using geometric form of abstract takes a monochromic effect with loose brushstroke technique that creates a style of expressionism.Constantly utilizes & imparts tones with rich textures, he creates a intense definition. By doing so he improves & refines his minimalistic approach, executing with a meticulous eye, balancing a dramatic presence beyond it's initial appearance. This approach takes his amorphous shape in a coalesce of a window or portal that becomes a metaphor to his subconscious of love, passion, & mystery.
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One serigraph left from Hugues Claude Pissarro, father of lelia Pissaro, grandson of the Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro and son of Paulemile Pissarro. "Les Rhododendroms" is a limited edition (425 made), hand signd serigraph. Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine and enveloped in an artistic environment, H. Claude Pissarro spent his childhood and youth with art. Carrying on a family tradition established by Camille Pissarro, his father frequently took Hugues on painting excursions, accompanied by his artist friends, and these proved formative for him. Initially taught by his father, Pissarro first exhibited his work at 14. He subsequently studied art in Paris at prestigious establishments such as Ecole du Musée du Louvre. His daughter is Lelia Pissarro.
New works are here from Naples, reflecting the Italian countryside and seaside areas. This includes Sorrento, Amalfi (Right) and Toscano (left). Carmela Zenna was born in 1960 in Napoli, where she lives and works. She is a student of the master Amleto Colucci, internationally known artist. Zenna's paintings are exhibited in art exhibitions in Italy. They reflect almost surgical precision that makes flowering bushes come alive, flowering hillsides, pristine water, and welcoming pathways that reflect the endearing and colorful Italian countryside. Call if interested. Introductory pricing available.