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.
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.”
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.
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.