Woodstock-based painter Karen O’Neil grew up in an artistic family learning to paint light from her brother James. Her still life paintings of glassware, china and fruits has an airy quality showing an artist fascinated by transparency and reflection. She says this about still life on ASLinea.org:
“My fascination with still life began in art school. It’s about the pure joy of seeing – the monumental and profound in our everyday visual experiences.”
The artist can be found on her website and on Facebook.
Images: Courtesy of Karen O’Neil.
Eyvind Earle was an American artist, author and illustrator, who began painting when he was 10 years old and had his first solo show in France when he was 14. The fine artist and printmaker produced distinctive interpretations of iconic American landscapes. He was already a well-established artist when he joined the staff at Walt Disney Productions in 1951 and was the lead stylist for the film, Sleeping Beauty. He also designed over 800 greeting cards for the American artist Group and continued to create independently after leaving Disney Studios. In 1966 he returned to full-time painting.
You can view more of his work on his website and some of his serigraphs are available on Gallery 21.
Images: Courtesy of Eyvind Earle Estate.
Admiring the tenacity of Japanese artist Shigeno Ichimura in creating these incredible
silver monochrome paintings. The artist was born in Okinawa, raised in Tokyo and has lived and worked in New York since 1989. His work starts with a single dot that slowly emerges into a larger circular pattern. At first glance the dots look mechanically produced but they have been in fact meticulously squeezed out with precision by the artist’s own hand. On My Modern Met he gives us an insight into his work:
“My works begin with one small dot, squeezed out by hand onto canvas.”
“One small dot evokes many others, finally forming a group, a gathering that seems to have purpose. Each small dot works together with the rest, calling out to the others, reaffirming both its isolation and its place in the group. For me, it all begins with a single dot.”
You can view more of his work on his website and on Facebook.
Images: Courtesy of Shigeno Ichimura.