What it means to be iconic ? Surely it is beyond the scope of mere talent or fame, and includes something that looks much like a top of the human experience. In his series icons , Richard MacDonald lends his own voice to this eternal motion, explore its themes and its people with passion , respect, and intellect. It is an iconic master of his craft , he meets his subjects -one with honesty that only large figurative art has: honesty real me , the real genius and true timelessness.
Richard MacDonald is considered by many to be the world’s preeminent living figurative sculptor. A leading advocate of the neo-figurative movement in the arts, MacDonald’s work has been featured in hundreds of solo and group exhibitions and is represented in important collections worldwide. His art is collected by people from all walks of life – from aspiring aficionados to celebrities and heads of state.
Committed to inspiring future generations of artists, MacDonald is involved with numerous philanthropic pursuits and the development of the arts through mentoring programs and art education in schools and universities. A member of major international social and art associations, MacDonald has received countless awards, honors, and professorships, including recognition by the United States Olympic Committee. He has the privilege of working with some of the greatest dancers and performers in the world, including those from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, American Ballet Theatre, The Royal Ballet, and Cirque du Soleil.
MacDonald believes that beauty connects people and lifts their spirits to a higher level. He has dedicated his career to creating passionate works of art that dramatically enrich the lives of others.
Yvonne Field is an acclaimed artist in oils. Her work covers a wide range of subject matter including landscapes, architectural and seascapes.
Using a variety of techniques, Yvonne’s paintings mix tone and texture to create atmosphere and movement. They are evocative, emotional and resonant.
Yvonne seamlessly combines styles to create unique works of character and beauty. From figurative to impressionist, still life to portraits, her paintings range in mood from the contemplative to the flamboyant.
Yvonne has sold paintings throughout Europe and the United States and has many devotees and admirers of her work.
Limited edition Prints and Greeting Cards available from my work. Please contact me for more information.
I am a painter living in Florida where color attacks my senses on a daily basis. I am a University graduate with a degree in art. I work primarily in acrylics and often incorporate different gel mediums in my work. Sometimes it is merely to add dimension to a canvas and other times to entice the viewer with lots of texture. I move between brush and palette knives for different effects and in this way directing light to and around the subject matter. Over the years, my work has evolved into a more figurative and expressionistic style. I always see color exploding everywhere! Most significant, I think, is my blatant use of vibrant color in most of my work. My goal is to invite the viewer to want to look closer, to see detail not always apparent from afar. I also want the viewer to look and wonder, “why did she use those colors?”. I intentionally violate the rules, juxtaposing cools against warms. Sometimes I want the viewer to be uncomfortable with my use of color. But, if it makes them stop and look and wonder………………then I’ve accomplished what I set out to do!
John Stoa – Scottish artist from Dundee paints, landscapes, flowers, figures, nudes, snow scenes and still life. I also take Private Commissions and teach art in classes as well as Private Tuition.
I paint a wide variety of topics as it helps with my tuition if I can show my students examples of the topics they wish to paint. However my main specialisms lie in figurative art with both draped and nude models painted in a contemporary style.
My artwork can be seen in my website at www.johnstoa.com
I became full time artist in 1992 after a career in horticulture commencing 1959, thus I still paint flowers and allotment landscapes and write gardening articles for the Dundee Courier and the Peoples Friend magazine. These can be seen in my gardening and art blog at scottishartistandhisgarden.blogspot.co.uk/
Oil Paintings by Kathy Foster
Kathy gained a degree in Fine Art in 2004 and since then has been producing figurative and semi-abstract oil paintings with the theme of our impact on our environment and on those things that are part of it. It is the visual appearance of our human traces that inspires my paintings, inviting reflection on human transience as well as that of the world itself.
A rich source of inspiration comes from ordinary places and everyday objects that may be overlooked, worn or discarded. Subjects include dwellings, old shoes, books, chairs, fences and plastic bags and bottles that parallel human transience, in the sense that they reveal a life ‘lived’ and continuing. Her current theme is the transient beauty of a rose especially when its beauty is fading.
Each painting is a new journey, dictated by her response to the subject. The experimental and accidental are important factors in my work.