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.
World Champion Wildfowl Artist – With a love for nature and the outdoors, and an intriguing interest in three-dimensional sculpture, Gary started sculpturing animals and birds in clay at an early age.
The style found in Natasha Jabre’s paintings and drawings are revitalized in her ceramic koi fish pieces. The colors in this new artistic medium are bold, dramatic and attract visual attention from the viewer. The combination of vibrant colors and the shape of the koi fish were inspired in 2007 when Jabre visited the Botanical Garden in Montreal. Jabre was most attracted to the Japanese symbolism of koi fish which are family oriented and represent love. The ceramic fish are made in a larger and smaller size to allow the collector to construct a family.
Regarded by many as one of the great modern artists, Tomasz Rut has become a living master. Born in Poland, Tomasz Rut trained in Art Conservation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
“I look for inspiration in the humanistic tradition of classical art. My canvases express the entire spectrum of human emotions from exhilaration and cheerfulness to contentment, melancholy, pain, and agony,” explains Rut (pronounced ‘root’.)
“In my work, I illustrate the incredible spirits within animals. I want people to stop and think, “Look at this extraordinary spirit that just happens to be in the body of a dog.” With bold colors (usually not found in nature) I try what artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe tried – to have the observer take a “closer look” at what is often considered the ordinary. I want to convey what is beneath the outside parameters and inward to the heart and soul.