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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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,
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.
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.
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.
The paintings of Alex Zwarenstein are an accumulation of small brushstrokes, coalescing into a rich variety of color and surface textures that help define a slightly surreal vision of pastoral and urban landscapes.