Loving these cityscape and still life paintings created by Lisa Breslow. The New York-based artist was born in Long Island and studied at the School of Visual Arts and Art Students League on a Merit Scholarship. The impressionistic oil paintings depict New York City streets through changing seasons with just the right blend of realism and abstraction. They are not literal portrayals but rather an atmospheric presentation of the bustling city through mood, energy and light.
You can view more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Lisa Breslow.
Andy Wooldrige is an established Canadian artist born in Egypt and raised in England. He completed four years of formal training at Southhampton College of Art and Design. Glowing whites and contrasting soft deep blacks are central dramatic elements in his work. On Kurbatoff Gallery he says this about his work:
“I treat my canvas like a stage set, with simplified shapes and forms, deliberately placed to produce an artificial landscape. I try to convey the feeling we have when watching the curtain rise in a darkened theatre auditorium, when, for that brief moment, we suspend disbelief and allow ourselves to be transported into an alternative reality.”
More of his work can be viewed here on his website.
Images: Courtesy of Andy Wooldridge.
Shane Drinkwater is a contemporary artist, who studied Fine Arts in Hobart, Tasmania and Sydney. He completed a fellowship in Paris and spent 6 years working in France. Presently he lives and works on the Gold Coast. He uses a system of lines, dashes, numbers, and circles that reads as a mysterious coded system. In his own words he writes:
“Painting is something I’ve always needed to do and I’m enjoying it more and more: it’s the joy of putting colour, shape and gesture on a surface. I’m interested in the “making”!
“I delve into the act of painting with a minimum repertoire of visual elements aiming for a maximum visual intensity. Ideas and images appear through the making of the work, language becomes unnecessary, I let the work speak for me.”
The artist can be followed on his website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Shane Drinkwater.