Trisha began painting in 2001 and by 2004, she was painting fulltime. Landscapes are a favorite subject and she travels most summers to Provence to paint. She is a member of the 100-year-old Washington Society of Landscape Painters. Trisha’s paintings are in prominent collections including the Virginia State Senate, the town of Leesburg, VA, the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, and the Winchester Medical Center.
Irina Alexandrina was born on January 31, 1965 in Moscow, Russia, USSR. She was a 1983 graduate of the B. Jorganson Secondary Art School in Saint Petersburg and the I. Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, a part of Russia’s Academy of Arts. During 1984-1991, Irina studied concurrently under the tutelage of architectural Professor V. Voloncevich’s and art Professor N. Andretsov’.
Ash Almonte is an abstract painter primarily inspired by beautiful color, incredible music, and outrageous fashion . She is moved by the process of change, individuals who do kind things for others, and miraculous stories of the past and present.
Angus (Angus Wilson) was born and raised in Scotland and has lived in numerous cities throughout the UK, as well as spending a period of time working in California. He has worked as a professional artist his entire career (17+ yrs), however his work has been varied and few would say his path to a fine art career was by a traditional route
Gerhard Arnold’s main technique is oil painting and his work clearly shows his individual “handwriting.” Whether his landscapes, architecture or still-lifes, the viewer recognizes his adherence to tradition and the style of painting of the 19th century.
Peruvian landscape artist Carlos “Aromaz”, on view and available for acquisition at Chasen Galleries!
Erin Ashley is a self-taught artist, who currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children. Her paintings have been featured, and shown in many fine art galleries in the US and Europe.
The artistic style of Avtandil’s paintings is Impressionist, but he leans toward the cubist and abstract, creating a specific synthesis of approach. He is therefore able to bring about a feeling of light and harmony that is both poetic and aesthetic. Avtadil shows the human being as always beautiful, a harmonious entity that realizes the truth of its inner reality.
Margo Balcerek was Born in Poland and moved to the United States in the early eighties and earned her degree in Landscape Architecture from Washington State University. North Carolina has been her home for the last fifteen years. Her paintings express deep passion and love of the garden and landscape. Her favorite media is oils.
Ben Barnes is currently a twenty-one year old college student living in Virginia. Ben graduated from Trinity Episcopal High School in 2008, and in the last several years his work has won many awards, and has been displayed throughout Richmond. Ben’s style and unique artistry has garnered local attention with articles being written by both the Richmond Times Dispatch and Richmond Magazine.
Berc Ketchian is an Armenian American artist, who hopes to capture the world through his windows – the nostalgic nights of Bodum, the afternoon breakfasts, fisherfolk, the sophisticated ladies along with the local drunks.
Artist Holland Berkley’s goal in creating her art is to convey a sense of mystery and awe. To describe her art is, in itself, a challenge. Her human forms, abstracted rather than literal, are placed in an environment of graphic symbols and universal patterns derived from studies of primitive cultures.
Suhas Bhujbal has been painting architecture and cityscapes for almost 10 years. His incredible contemporary paintings are now available at Chasen Galleries!
Blagorenko’s love of art percolated while growing up in Belarus, which was part of the former Soviet Union. He paints original oil landscapes in a unique style filled with color and light.
Vicki Blum strives to portray the spirit and personality of each sitter, focusing on the individuality of each person. Vicki paints in a classical realist style, with a hint of impressionism in her still life work. She is able to work from photos and from life.
Artist Robin Branham creates large-scale paintings that are about surface and texture. Painting with planned abandon; she is intuitive and spontaneous but not at the cost of composition and design.
Chasen Galleries artist Ursula Brenner creates landscapes and contemporary abstract paintings in pastels, acrylics, and oils using contrasts in form and color to underscore emotion.
Internationally renowned pop artist Romero Britto uses vibrant colors and bold patterns as a visual language of hope and happiness.
Ron Burns and his wife, Buff, live part-time in Scottsdale, Arizona in a house filled with desert light, half-crushed tubes of acrylic paint, canvasses in various stages of completion and, of course, Rufus.
Born and raised on the east coast of England, John Button’s background is in architecture and he has spent many years working as both designer and illustrator. He has lived in Sweden for the last ten years.
Cathy Carey is an artist from California creating bold and colorful fauvist landscapes, influenced by her personal experiences, including several years spent studying at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Still-life and portrait artist Nicole Caulfield’s work is shown regularly in New England galleries and has been shown nationally and internationally in shows such as the Catharine Lorillard Show and Salmagundi Show in NYC, the Guild of Realism Show in Scottsdale Arizona, and the UKCPS Show in Nottingham England where she won first prize in 2007. Nicole teaches her unique colored pencil techniques nationally and locally in NH.
Gloria Coker’s work is poetry, music, and motion blended in a vibrant world of color that is breath taking. Her art pulsates with life and sound. It is like being at the center of a vortex of energy, momentum and brilliance- swept into a dynamic landscape of visual splendor.
Artist Joan Colomer works mostly in oil. His landscapes are powerful and dramatic due to their scale and the Colomer’s use strong color. His subject matter tends toward sunlit panoramic vistas as well as seascapes. He paints in a variety of size ranges, from 8×10 to 48×72.
“There is no limitation on creating. The artist belies the physical scientist’s manifesto on the conservation of matter and energy with its implicit idea that nothing is ever really created or destroyed. On the contrary, take three artists and direct them to paint the same still life and you will get three different still lifes.” — Pam Coulter
Greatly influenced by the Dutch Masters, along with the artists of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco, Brian Davis is inspired by images of highly stylized renditions of birds and flowers and their intensity of color achieved by many, many layers of paint.
Robert L. Davis paints from life and “en plein air”. He states “I am drawn to reflective waters, harbor images and mountain landscapes. I enjoy painting when the early morning sunlight and late afternoon shadows are a constant source of mood and light.”
The still life and landscape paintings of Robert L. Davis are found in art collections throughout the United States.
Christine Debrosky is an artist from Arizona who has worked extensively in watercolors, pastels, and oils, and exhibited in many countries throughout the world. Her incredible work is now available at Chasen Galleries.
E Denis is dedicated solely to his painting career and has accomplished in a short time what many work a lifetime to achieve. He has mastered virtually every painting technique, and invests time studying other art experts as well.
Art has always been a part of my life. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to combine a professional career as a graphic designer with an avocation and passion for the fine arts.
Fred Doloresco is an impressionist/realist painter from Indiana. He has won numerous awards in national shows including Best of Show in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Show.
Oz El Hai, born in Israel in 1976, channels his passion and energy into vivid abstract art and representational romantic paintings of women. Using a palette knife exclusively, Oz employs bold colors to create rich and energetic paintings that enchant viewers with an intense, yet tender, presence. His artistic style draws viewers in, captures their attention, and caresses their imaginations. Oz has a unique style, and his talent is widely recognized.
Elaine Elinsky says, “I am a contemporary, impressionistic oil painter living and working in Virginia. I use color and brush strokes to create still life and landscape paintings. I come from a family of creative people. My father was a talented wood carver who created carousel horses and a variety of other playful and colorful wood sculptures and pictures. My brother is a well-known stained glass artist in England. His studio in London produces both traditional and contemporary windows for public and private spaces.
Mike Elsass paints contemporary abstract works of art in mixed media, on rusted sheets of recycled and reclaimed steel. Pieces of all sizes are rich in color and texture, and now available from Chasen Galleries.
During my Artist in Residency at Musee de La Grande Vigne in Dinan, I became fascinated by the juxtaposition of ancient stone structures and vital new life.
Vibrant people flourished in outdoor cafes alongside Medieval buildings. Profusions of blooming flowers spilled from every window. Lush stalks of lavender thistle blossomed in a old, dried thicket inside the protective walls of the ancient, abbey courtyard at Lehon.
In the art of Bill Firestone, unexpected color, active brushstrokes, a penchant for abstraction, and sometimes a little touch of humor, all combine to create strong yet inviting paintings that appeal to a broad audience.
Helen Frank is an American artist, residing in northern New Jersey. Her artwork reflects the everyday, and she is always busy drawing. Frank’s images encompass her extensive travels as well as life at home with her family.
Luigi Fumagalli’s western subjects – abstract chess variations, knights, marionettes and horses – are full of motion and excitement graphically stronger and bolder in color than similar themes by Picasso. His Oriental subjects, the colorful Kabuki and gentle geishas of Japan, are rendered with passionate, Latin sensuousness. His abstracts evoke tremendous vitality conveyed by the colors, compositions, and movement that betray his Latin temperament.
Gail Taylor grew up in New England. Though not far from Boston, she lived outside the city in a wooded area where she developed a lifelong love of nature, which has always been at the base of her artistic work.
Sherwin Ghaphery’s travels inspire her to capture the people and places she visits. “I enjoy letting the paint flow over the canvas – giving life again to what I have experienced.”
James Gill was one of the standouts among the pop artists. He experienced a rapid ascent in the art world, getting his work into major collections such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art and receiving commissions such as the cover of Time Magazine in 1968. Over the decade that followed, James Gill became an icon in the pop art world.
From a humble beginning as a painter dealing with mystical symbolism, Yankel Ginzburg rose to become an internationally recognized artist. As a painter and sculptor of indisputable ability he focuses his talent on monumental canvas paintings, acrylic sculptures and tapestries making him one of the most dynamic and clairvoyant artists in the world today.
“My work reflects our society’s obsession with beauty through advertising – and the endless images that bombard us daily. It is a purposeful intermix of images derived from advertising and thousands of incongruent pieces – images and text – from advertising that arrives through my mailbox. I appropriate these images and create them anew. Assembled like a mosaic; the paper tiles create an entirely new image – an eclectic and tactile portrait reworked in my imagination, utilizing materials that would otherwise go to waste.”
With his extraordinary eye for detail, sense of exquisite style and love of storytelling, fine artist Rino Gonzalez has amassed a great following. Many around the world admire the artist’s skill for creating such striking realism. “I try to put my subjects on canvas as realistically and as detailed as possible. However, I make sure I leave something for the viewer’s imagination,” the artist states.
Dan Graziano is an award winning, nationally exhibited artist whose paintings capture the hidden beauty found in the unexpected places and fleeting moments of everyday life.
I come from a long line of women who have expressed themselves using a needle and thread. Creating with various forms of fabric and thread have been part of my life since I was a child and my mother and great aunt taught me to sew, embroider and crochet. Once I discovered quilting about 25 years ago, it became my passion.
French artist, Michel Guyon, was born in 1947 in Nantes France. He often portrays classic opera scenes.
Michel Guyon has created many original works using “The marriage of Figaro”, “The Magic Flute”, Faust, Carmen and Don Giovanni. His latest series of paintings includes Carnivale and Cabaret scenes.
The paintings of Sydney Hall are filled with ardor and spirit. She delights in bringing the kaleidoscopic moments of what surrounds us into focus through her paintings, and she has the flair to find beauty in unexpected places and ordinary objects.
Stephen Harlan’s artwork is bright, bold, and captivating. Mr. Harlan’s art medium is entirely digital and his images are beautiful places that have originated in his imagination. The viewer can not help but want to step right onto the deck, dock, boat, beach or veranda of his fantasy locations which are printed in vibrant color as limited edition giclee prints on canvas and paper.
John Harrell says of his process “Being an artist is doing what comes naturally. My subjects choose me-their patterns and shapes, their sense of rhythm and movement, inspire my creative energy. Pastel and acrylic allow me to capture the immediacy of the experience.”
Fine art landscape and still life painter Lawrence Hollingsworth hails from Norfolk, VA, and is now on view and available for acquisition at Chasen Galleries.
As a very young artist, at 25 years old, Huallpa was doing so well that he reversed the normal trend, at least in South America, which is from being an artist to being an art teacher. He graduated from the School of Arts as an Art Professor and had the chance to practice for a lapse of time at the well known school Maria Parado de Bellido.
Luis Fernandez Hebrero was born in Torrejan de Ardoz, Madrid in 1958, and still lives and works in his home town. He spends the summers in a small mountain village, Campillo de Ranas, where he paints surrounded by nature.
Born in the city of Shiraz, Iran in 1951, Hessam Abrishami was the son of middle class parents and one of eight brothers and sisters. At age 15, through the inspiration and encouragement of a high school teacher, Hessam discovered both his love of art and his own talent for painting. As a result he became almost obsessed with painting.
John Horejs began painting in 1973. His art education has been through self-directed, independent study. Many of John’s paintings explore the beauty and richness of the wild flowers that are native to Idaho, where he lives part of each year.
Horejs’ other imagery, with his flowing Impressionistic style, extols the virtues of the western landscape or an occasional tropical scene. John has the ability to make the viewer feel the flowers blowing in the breeze and the sun shining through the trees.
Nigerian-born Painter, Onyeka Ibe (pronounced ebay), was born in Anambra State, Nigeria. He has been described by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as one of the most exciting young painters to emerge from Sub-Saharan Africa since the 1990’s.
Sue works with a variety of media, such as oils, cold wax, and encaustic. Many of her days are spent experimenting and mixing media in her home studio. The process of manipulating layers to allow for a surface rich in texture is a main theme throughout her work.
Barbara Jaskiewicz’ portraits emanate a subtle colouring and delicate modelling. In her cityscapes, ancient Provencal towns and Mediterranean ports are portrayed most often. The crowded streets and squares of the picturesque Cracow, the bridges and canals of Venice and city scenes from Ostrow Tumski in her home town of Wroclaw are all frequent themes. She applies the oil paint with a palette knife, thus ensuring a rich and intriguing texture.
Joanny is an accomplished painter living in the Provence region of southern France, where many of the great impressionist masters – including Cézanne, Matisse, Monet and Van Gogh – captured the extraordinary light and vivid colors of the unspoiled scenery. Joanny is inspired by the same vibrant landscape, from its deep purple lavender fields, olive groves and delicate almond blossoms to its charming countryside, farms and homes.
Expression is the key to my creative process. Subjects vary, but the sense of expression stays the same. Watercolor was my first medium. The magic of transforming blank white paper into colorful paintings brought me back to the easel day after day. I soon began to add other mediums such as crayon and charcoal to my watercolors. This form of mixed media gave me a sense of personal style.
Stephen Kasun states: “Powerful painting to me is all about strong, powerful, emotive color on a richly textural surface that grips your attention. All of the other components of good image making must be present, but in my world, they all serve to explore and emphasize color.
Plein air painter, Mostafa Keyhani, was born in Iran in 1954. It was during his years as a secondary school student that he was encouraged by one of his teachers to pursue his artistic talents. As a result, Keyhani became completely devoted to painting.
As a painter born in Southern Russia, Julia Klimova was influenced by the sunlight and warmth, the beauty of nature in her homeland, which shaped her creativity and perception of color.
Emma Knight’s landscapes are abstracted, yet the scenes are full of inferred space and very recognizable. She paints using the “indirect method” a slow process, which involves building many layers of paint. For the past decade, she has been using water-mixable oils in an attempt to be friendlier to the environment.
Bonnie Koenig states: “My work is concerned with texture from nature, minimalism and abstraction of form. The use of color and light are the prominent vehicles used to create movement, depict a place, and evoke a mood.
Born in 1964, In the scenic port town of Vlore, Albania, modern artist Josef Kote emerged eager to share his unique vision with the world. Kote immersed himself in the arts early on. The atmosphere around him constantly inspired the young visionary living in the metropolis of Vlore – a mélange of commercial industry and old world charm. This was the perfect backdrop for an aspiring artist talent like Kote. The city’s handsome, bright buildings and coastline provided Kote with an abundance of creative material.
Nature has always been the most fundamental inspiration in Barbara Krupp’s work. Gardens, for example, were behind the organizing principles of her abstract paintings, which often recall vibrant floral arrangements or subtle landscapes.
Christine Lashley studied as a teen in Paris at the Parsons Art Institute and the Sorbonne, continuing on to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. She worked for several years in the fashion industry in Europe, then as a muralist and graphic designer, but turned her interest to fine art soon thereafter. Christine’s paintings have been shown nationally and internationally, and continue to win top awards.
The art of Patricia Laspino exudes a serene beauty that transcends style or period. She forges a synergistic relationship between art, popular culture, and scientific illustration. Nature has been a primary inspiration in Pat’s life as well as the focus of her art. She interprets a familiar floral subject, like orchids, but offers a fresh perspective through her oil paintings. Because she considers herself “an artist/scientist”, her work exhibits a strong fidelity to nature.
Romanian-Italian artist, Oana Lauric, lived in Paris France for a decade. She is currently working in her studio in Maine. She has a French Architect DPLG degree and a Romanian Fine Arts Baccalaureate. Oana Lauric worked as an architect and a designer for several years, before becoming a professional artist in 2001.
Abstract artist Liz Barber Leventhal now available for acquisition from Chasen Galleries!
Goli Mahallati’s triumphant spirit and newly found freedom to express herself is evident in her paintings by the proud stateliness of her independent figures, the emotional connection between couples and joyous gatherings of friends. She was strongly impacted by her multi-cultural surroundings as a young girl raised in Persia. Leaving her birthplace to seek opportunities that were not in accord to young women under an ultra-conservative government, Goli settled in Massachusetts where she earned a MA degree. She currently lives in California where she devotes herself to painting.
Van Matino was born in Kyungbook, Korea in 1955. He was raised with an appreciation for nature and for simplicity. After graduating from Dong-Kook University with a degree in philosophy, Van Matino strived to incorporate his heritage and education into his artwork. In the years following his graduation, he went on to receive the main prize for the Korean Arts Grand Exhibition in 1979 as well as the Golden Prize for the MBC Grand Art Exhibition in 1980.
Artist John Maurer’s oil and acrylic paintings are primarily scenes from Europe where he has travelled since 2001. His work is vibrant and spontaneous, with loose expressive strokes of impasto color. Pigment is applied in layers using palette knives, brushes and trowels.
John McConnell subscribes to the notion that art is a way of expressing the invisible in terms of the visible. The “invisible” refers to the inner human realm of perception, philosophy and the urge to search for greater realities which underlie appearances and transcend the material world. For him the best place to encounter this transcending perception is in nature.
Thomas McKnight, long praised and admired for his loving treatment of fabled places, brings new life to his vibrant signature palette with the introduction of sensual, healing hues in “Hanna Cove” (see below). Dedicated collectors of his work will identify with his now legendary “nostalgia for an earthly Eden,” while they, along with new admirers, will delight at the layers of fresh perspective that recede to a fantastic horizon.
Frank McVeigh was born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia. His earliest memories of art were drawing realistic depictions of airplanes, trucks and trains on poster board. The powerful and sleek mechanized lines of these machines caught his eye and prompted him to document them. This seemed to come naturally and required little effort on his part. His only formal art instruction came in high school – in the form of an “introduction to art” class.
David Mensing`s ambition is to know and share that beauty through his work. For him, it is a thrill simply to be in natural places. But it is even more thrilling to capture the experience as a work of art. Striving to contain any moment brings wonderful assurance that the experience is too profound to ever really be contained.
Christopher Mize is a self-taught artist who paints realistic portraits of beer, wine, and liquor bottles. Commission paintings available upon request!
I was born and raised in Boston, and have an MBA from Dartmouth. I was an Account Executive at the Leo Burnett ad agency in Chicago, and then was the Director of Retail Marketing and Advertising for Polo Ralph Lauren in NYC when I got the bug to write country music. I moved to Nashville to become a songwriter, and have had a few dozen songs recorded. I thought that writing would be it for me: I couldn’t imagine loving anything more. Well, I was wrong…
I want to paint images that move, that live, that reach beyond the moment fixed to the canvas. I came to art with little formal training, and 30 years of making my way through the world. I had been working at the Embassy of France ‘s office of the National Center for Scientific Research where I translated two books dealing with Chance and Time.
Throughout his career whether in commercial or fine art, J. Scott Nicol has always told a story with his work. What better way to “tell a story” than with books. Scott’s latest series utilizes book spines on a shelf to portray his vision. Photorealistic in style each oil painting captures the three dimensionality of the book with normal wear, tears and the occasional scotch tape. With careful use of color and composition the art pops off the canvas.
Authentic prints of various types are available at the gallery from the following artists: Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Roy Lichtenstein, Berthe Morisot,
Aline Ordman is influenced and inspired by the New Hampshire and Vermont environment in which she lives. Her paintings not only reflect the area landscapes, but are also inspired by the particular qualities of light and color. Her landscapes, figures and still lifes use these qualities to illuminate the human and natural worlds, to capture the beauty that radiates from a particular passing moment.
Brand new Hungarian artist Bela Padari, now on view and available for acquisition from Chasen Galleries!
Parviz Payghamy’s paintings depict abstracted landscapes weaving together and creating a simulated motion. The rich tapestry of patterns curve and bend through the picture plane. The landscapes are poetic, which is appropriate as Parviz was dubbed “the poet painter” by his friends, professors, and colleagues at the Tehran University where he studied. His fascination with poetry provides his paintings with the fleeting beauty of life and the melodic quality of color.
John Payne’s approach to painting is to capture the observer’s imagination and draw them into the painting. “I want to transport the viewer back into time. I like to paint people from the past, from all social classes, interacting in everyday situations. I want my art to create a mood, evoke a feeling, and even bring back old memories. Today, so many of us exist in a world that is fast paced. It’s difficult to slow down, take a breath and see all the beauty that surrounds us”, says John. “As a result, I want to create images that transport us to a place that is calming, inviting and creates a feeling of carefree days of long ago.”
Pino Daeni’s canvases elicit feelings of warmth, nostalgia, love and family. His paintings are often set on vibrantly sunny beaches, typically in the Mediterranean where he grew up. Pino (born Giuseppe Dangelico in Italy) is noted for his exceptional ability to capture the movements and expressions of his subjects – a talent which has brought him private commissions to do portraits.
Eve Plumb, actress and artist, has been working in television, movies, and stage since the age of six, and has been painting steadily for the last 20 years.
Self taught, Eve Plumb has been focusing on still life for her subject matter, painting objects or moments from her everyday life and travels.
“Painting is a creative outlet for me when I’m not acting. It gives me a feeling of control over my creative life. An actor often has to wait for projects to come along, but I can paint any time of the day. I sometimes describe my art as ‘spontaneous still life’.
Alain Pontecorvo could almost qualify as a hyperrealist. His pieces take you on a journey which calms and instills equilibrium.
A native and resident of France, Alain Pontecorvo has been a professional artist since he sold his first painting in 1960 as a student in the Decorative Art School of Paris.
Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Eric Poulson is inspired by the beauty of the western states and the diverse architectural styles that can be found there. His impressionist style, done entirely with a palette knife, combines vivid color and heavy texture to bring his surroundings to life.
Joanne Miller Rafferty creates unique and exciting abstract landscapes. Within each painting, find the wonderful textures of exotic papers, acrylics, polymers, metallic powders, collage and minute glass beads that reflect light and color. At the end of the day, when artificial light takes over from natural, detect a change in Joanne’s paintings due to the many layers of paint and color.
Korean artist S. Razin : on view and available for acquisition at Chasen Galleries!
It has taken Bette Ridgeway 17 years to perfect her control of the pour, which she has learned to route by building wooden armatures that direct the paint across chosen areas of the canvas.