There is no question that computer technology has changed the face of art and how traditional art such as painting, drawing, photography and sculpture is created. Many artists are familiar with the newer tools of the trade – Photoshop, Corel Draw and Painter, Illustrator, Wacom tablets, and a slew of others. As well, out of […]
Born on September 22, 1891, in Columbus, Georgia, Alma Woodsey Thomas grew up in a family that encouraged education and appreciation of literature and the arts. In 1907, the family moved to Washington D.C., partly due to the Atlanta race riots, but also because Washington had better education and employment opportunities for African Americans than […]
As I read through bios and interviews of photographers that I feature, one name often comes up among them that is listed as a favourite or major influence. That name is Japanese photographer Hiroshi Nonami. Born in 1954 Matsue City, in the Shimane Prefecture of Japan, Nonami graduated from the Osaka Photography Academy in 1974 […]
Los Angeles based painter Gosha Levochkin has a new exhibition entitled Cluster Mess at LA’s Hold Up Art. Cluster Mess refers to Gosha’s approach to the urban landscape, something that has always intrigued him. His work often strives to capture the aging of a building through the effects of time or use, and how people […]
Your weekly Art Quote! Share by clicking the social buttons on the left. See more Art Quotes here. Background art by Wendy Campbell. Painting is silent poetry, and poetry painting that speaks. —Simonides of Ceos (Quoted by Plutarch, De gloria Atheniensium)
Terrence Payne has lived and worked in the Minneapolis area since the mid 1990’s, building a body of unique and thought provoking work while exhibiting at museum, galleries and universities throughout the United States. His work can be found in private, corporate and collegiate collections throughout the world. Payne’s oil pastel portraits combine narrative elements, […]
Never paint a subject unless it calls insistently and distinctly upon your eye and heart.
Born in 1947, George Underwood studied at Beckenham Art School in 1963. During his studies, Underwood became more and more interested in music and pursued a career in that field. Along with life long friend David Bowie he made one record (The King Bees ) and also a solo record under the name Calvin James. […]
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 […]
Interesting overview on the lithography process. Produced by MOMA, discovered on ArtBabble.org.
Born in Normandy, France on April 21, 1904, Jean Hélion is recognized as one of the leading abstract painters in Europe during the 1930’s. Hélion moved to Paris in 1921 where he worked as an architectural apprentice until deciding to become a painter in 1925. He became a member of the Groupe Art Concret in […]
The latest work from one of DAF’s favourites Joey Monsoon. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Monsoon fell in love with drawing heroes and characters as a child and has never stopped. Monsoon’s work is influenced by the work of Egon Schiele, Barry McGee, and Doze Green, among others. “My figures and portraits hover somewhere between reality […]
One of the benefits of belonging to various networking websites is that you come across individuals that probably wouldn’t cross your path otherwise. Such was the case when I discovered the art of Timothy Orikri while perusing a forum in a LinkedIn art group. Orikri was born in southern Nigeria and came to the U.S. […]