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’.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Korean artist S. Razin : on view and available for acquisition at Chasen Galleries!
Cynthia Rosen is a plein-air painter fascinated by the movement of color; she is a new artist with work currently on view and available from Chasen Galleries.
Samir Sammoun was born in a quaint Lebanese village perched atop the Chouf Mountain, 40 km south of Beirut. To this day, this Modern Impressionist artist vividly recalls the colorful Mediterranean landscape of his childhood.
Dynamic yet contemplative, exacting yet inexhaustibly versatile, J. C. Seo is a complex artist with a rare gift and a spectacular eye. Respected internationally for mastery of romantic realism, his works are included in fine art collections and galleries throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in the National Museum in his native Korea.
Sharon Rusch Shaver, a resident of middle Tennessee, has been painting professionally since the 1970’s, and continues to receive top awards and recognition in her field. In 2008 the artist was awarded an Artist in Residence at Glen Arbor Art Association in Glen Arbor, MI.
As a fine artist, Miro believes that art, at its best, is seeing life in new and exciting ways, not as rote formula. His paintings are bursting with life, energy, color and constant change. “Just a wonderful mess and a beautiful noise”, as he puts it.
Libby Stevens is an award winning painter known for her richly colored landscapes of Loudoun County, Virginia. She creates her works in pastel and oil and has taught pastel painting at Loudoun Academy of the Arts/Art Square since 2002.
Brand new Russian artist Sergei Temrick is now available for acquisition from Chasen Galleries!
An avid proponent and practitioner of plein air painting, Robert Thoren paints the Northern Virginia landscape, Shenandoah Valley, among many other domestic and European scenes.
Eric Unser was raised on a farm in Southampton County, Virginia. After earning a fine art degree from Virginia Tech in 1977, he got married and started a family. Eric worked in many fields – graphic artist, musician, carpenter, and truck driver, before finding the perfect career as a Scenic Artist in Virginia Beach.
Jian Wu graduated from Art College of Qing Hua University (former Central Art and Crafts College of China) in 1984, relocated to the United States to study western art in 1987 and received Master of Fine Art degree in 2000 from The Academy of Art University of San Francisco while teaching at the University as a member of the faculty.
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.