by Joan M. Rehlin
One of our mini art history posts...
N. (Newell) C. (Convers) Wyeth (10/22/1882–10/19/1945) was a renowned American artist and patriarch of a family of famous artists, notably son Andrew and grandson Jamie. Wyeth began creating watercolors at age 12, and his artistic interests were inspired and encouraged by his mother who was acquainted with Thoreau and Longfellow. He studied at the Howard Pyle School of Art in Delaware with Pyle, himself, where Wyeth refined his craft as a painter and illustrator.
Wyeth created over 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books during his lifetime, earning particular acclaim for the art he provided for Charles Scribner’s Sons. Among his book illustrations were creations for Treasure Island in the 1910s. Wyeth also expanded Scribner’s Illustrated Classics, a line of children’s books that included The Yearling, Kidnapped, and The Last of the Mohicans, and his illustrations gave children’s stories a realism seldom seen before then. In addition, Wyeth created posters, calendars, and other ads for clients such as Coca-Cola and Lucky Strike, and painted murals for various banks, hotels, and other public and private buildings. His non-illustrative landscape and portrait paintings changed in style from impressionism in the 1910s to realism in the 1930s. In 1941 N.C. Wyeth was elected to the National Academy.
Wyeth wed Carolyn Bockius in 1908, and the couple settled in the village of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania where they raised five children and resided for the remainder of his life. The painting shown here depicts the beautiful countryside surrounding Wyeth’s home.
Chadds Ford Hills, oil on canvas, c. 1931, N.C. Wyeth
As administrator of the Midwest America Artists (MAA) group on FAA/Pixels, I'm announcing the Top-3 Winners from among our MAA members who submitted artwork to our group’s recent Fun with Fall Colors Contest. For a closer view of their outstanding fall season artwork and to learn more about each artist, please click on the images, below. These winning creations are also highlighted on MAA group’s homepage. Congratulations to these artists (listed in alphabetical order):
• Sunflowers on the Rise, watercolor and ink by Kathy Braud
• Along the Creek, acrylic on canvas by Dave Farrow
• Fall Bonnet, acrylic on canvas by Sonja Jones
by Joan M. Rehlin
A mini art history post...
Born in England, Margaret MacDonald (1864–1933) moved with her family to Scotland when she was 26. She and her sister, Frances, attended the Glasgow School of Art and, in the 1890s, opened the MacDonald Sisters Studio in downtown Glasgow. While at the School of Art, MacDonald met Charles Rennie Mackintosh, whom she married on August 22, 1900, and the two of them formed an artistic collaboration that lasted throughout their lives.
MacDonald’s well-known works are gesso panels, designed with Mackintosh, which were made for interiors in tearooms and private residences. Although Mackintosh is recognized as Scotland's most famous architect, with his wife being marginalized by comparison, MacDonald was nonetheless celebrated by many of her peers, including her husband. Mackintosh wrote to her, “Remember, you are half if not three-quarters in all my architectural work... .” He further stated that “Margaret has genius. I have only talent.”
Between 1895 and 1924, MacDonald contributed to over 40 European and American exhibits including the 1900 Vienna Secession, where she was an influence on Gustav Klimt and other artists. Declining loyalty to any specific movement, she designed pieces which demonstrate an originality that distinguished MacDonald from her contemporaries. In 2008, MacDonald’s White Rose and Red Rose (shown here) was auctioned for 1.7 million UK pounds or $3.3 million.
White Rose and Red Rose, gesso on hessian on glass, 1902, Margaret MacDonald
by Joan M. Rehlin
Another of our mini art history posts...
Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa, better known as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, was a French artist who, along with Cézanne, Van Gogh, and Gauguin, is considered a prominent Post-Impressionist. Although he lived only 36 years, Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) created a prodigious collection of elegant, avant-garde images — 700+ canvas paintings, 350+ prints and posters, 5,000+ drawings, and 250+ watercolors — depicting life during the theatrical and decadent fin de siècle in Paris.
Born into an aristocratic family, Toulouse-Lautrec suffered from health issues that were attributed to his parents also being first cousins. When his physical issues limited other activities, he turned his focus almost entirely to creating art and, at 8 years old, began drawing sketches and caricatures. He later received art training from several respected artists / instructors and, beginning in 1887, exhibited his works in a variety of venues both in and outside of Paris. When the Moulin Rouge opened in 1889, he was commissioned to create a series of posters and also had a seat reserved for him in the famous cabaret. In the mid-1890s, he contributed illustrations to the satirical Le Rire magazine. Toulouse-Lautrec shared a common label of social misfit with marginalized populations, and is attributed with instilling humanity in his realistic art that portrays them. He is quoted as stating, “Everywhere and always ugliness has its beautiful aspects; it is thrilling to discover them where nobody else has noticed them.”
Wanting to escape his physical and emotional pain, Toulouse-Lautrec reportedly filled his hollowed-out cane with liquor, never to be without something strong to drink. Unfortunately, his prolific artistic life ended prematurely due to alcoholism and syphilis. Included among his famous works is At the Moulin Rouge, The Dance (shown here) which is currently displayed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
At the Moulin Rouge, The Dance, oil on canvas, 1890, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Congratulations to the artists who created the top-3 winning images in Midwest America Artists Group's Fall Logo Contest! As administrator of this FAA/Pixels group, I’m sharing these contest winners which were chosen by a jury consisting of MAA group members. The Logo winner will be posted on MAA's homepage on September 22nd, the beginning of the Fall season. To view the artwork in a larger format, and to congratulate the winning artists, click on the images, below. Please consider sharing these contest winners on your own social media, too. In addition, to view the contest's Other Top Finishers, click on this Winners page link.
FIRST PLACE / Logo Winner
Changes, Colored Pencil by Pamela Clements
SECOND & THIRD PLACE / Tie (alphabetical order)
Fall Bonnet, Acrylic on Canvas by Sonja Jones
Quiet Reflections, Watercolor by Carolyn Rosenberger
by Joan M. Rehlin
One of our mini art history posts...
French artist Rosa Bonheur (1822–99) is best known for her artistic realism. As an animalière, or painter of animals, she gained international recognition during her lifetime for her monumental Horse Fair oil-on-canvas painting, which was completed in 1855 and measured 8 ft high x 16 ft wide.
Bonheur was born into a family of artists, and as a child who had difficulty learning to read and write, she was taught by her mother to sketch a different creature for each letter of the alphabet. This led to her love of drawing animals, and when her disruptive behavior in school resulted in several expulsions, Bonheur was encouraged by her father—a landscape and portrait painter—to study painting in traditional art school and then animal anatomy at the National Veterinary Institute in Paris.
Bonheur is considered the most famous female painter of the 19th century. Among her many credits: paintings on display in prominent exhibitions including the Paris Salon of 1848, being decorated with the French Legion of Honour by the Empress Eugénie in 1865, and being promoted to Officer of the Order in 1894. Nonetheless, Bonheur became more popular in England than in her native France after she met Queen Victoria, who admired her work. During a time when most women were reluctantly educated as artists, Bonheur's success helped to open doors for the women artists who followed her. Currently, her paintings are in the collections of important institutions, worldwide, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Monarch of the Herd / Le Monarque de la Meute, oil on canvas, 1868, Rosa Bonheur
by Joan M. Rehlin
Highlighting Rothko in this mini art history post…
Mark Rothko, né Markus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz (9/25/03–2/25/70), emigrated from Russia to the USA in 1913. At 17, he graduated with honors from secondary school and became adept at political discussions, promoting issues such as workers’ and women's rights. After attending Yale for two years, Rothko watched students sketch models in 1923 while he worked in New York’s garment district, and decided to turn to art. He took classes at several New York City art and design schools but considered himself mostly a self-taught artist.
Refusing to embrace any specific movement, Rothko was nonetheless credited with introducing Abstract Expressionism into the art world. His later works, especially, emphasize an emotional aspect, which is a component of Abstract Expressionism. Beginning in 1946, he created paintings that others labeled “multiforms,” which would eventually evolve into his signature style that displays horizontal blocks of contrasting color on immense vertical canvases. An example, shared here, is his Untitled (Yellow Red and Blue) oil on canvas. Several critics thought the size of his paintings was an attempt to hide a lack of substance. However, Rothko felt his large creations, with no human figures or landscape, possessed their own life force and allowed the viewer to feel “enveloped within” the painting.
Untitled (Yellow Red and Blue), oil on canvas, c. 1953, Mark Rothko
Congratulations to the winners in the Midwest America Artists Group's Active Members Contest! As administrator of this FAA/Pixels group, I’m sharing these contest-winning works, which were voted on by the entire FAA/Pixels membership. Visit these creations in a larger format and congratulate the artists by clicking on their images, below. Please consider sharing these contest winners on your own social media, too. In addition, to view the contest's other top finishers, click this Winners page link.
Boston, Acrylic on Canvas by Jeffrey Bess
It's Gonna' Be A Bright Sunshiny Day, Digital Composition by Ellen Cannon
Bucking Bronco, Acrylic on Canvas by Bill Dunkley
by Joan M. Rehlin
A mini art history tribute to Mildred Miller Weber (1886–1958), who was born, lived her life, and died in Pittsburgh, PA. Both an artist and an English teacher, she received a degree to teach English in the public schools, but she also found time to pursue her love of art. She painted in oil and watercolor, and as was the custom for young women during the late 1800s and early 1900s, she painted floral designs on ceramics, too. Along with those activities, Mildred Weber raised four children, the third oldest being Jim Rehlin’s mother, Martha.
Jim recalls his grandmother encouraging him to learn many useful life skills when young, including how to tie his shoelaces. Most importantly, Jim credits Grandma Weber with being the first artistic influence in his life. When he was an 8-year-old, she noticed Jim’s talent and gave him a box of oil paints, which he eagerly put to good use. This eventually led to his taking extracurricular painting classes at Carnegie Institute during his elementary school years (for more on Jim’s artistic education, please visit Jim’s Artist’s Statement webpage).
Grandma Weber was a loving, positive influence on her children and grandchildren, and encouraged Jim’s emerging artistic talent. Although she didn’t achieve artistic fame, many of us, especially Jim, believe that she has more than earned this mini art history tribute. Thank you, Mildred Miller Weber!
Untitled, oil on canvas, c. 1954, Mildred Miller Weber
Composite photo, clockwise: 1) Painting depicts the artist’s son’s back yard, which is shown in next photo; 2) Labor Day 1952, with Mildred (middle) and her children Emily, Martha, Harriet, and Dave; and 3) Mildred, in her college cap and gown.
by Joan M. Rehlin
Highlighting Manet in one of our mini art history posts...
Édouard Manet (1/23/1832–4/30/1883) was a French painter who was born, lived most of his life, and died in Paris. Rejecting the future originally envisioned for him by his father, who expected Édouard to pursue a career in law, Manet was encouraged by his uncle, Edmond Fournier, to pursue painting. Becoming engrossed in the world of painting, Manet opened a studio in 1856, and his early masterworks, Le déjeuner sur l'herbe and Olympia (both, 1863) are considered paintings that mark the start of modern art. Eventually, he developed his own style that would be acclaimed as innovative and would serve as a major influence for future painters.
As one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern-life subjects, Manet was pivotal in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. He elaborated, “there are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.” He often sat at Père Lathuille's restaurant on the Avenue de Clichy, which had a garden in addition to the dining area, where he would observe 19th-century Parisian social life. Many of his paintings of café scenes were based on sketches executed on the spot, including Chez le père Lathuille, shown here, which is currently located in the Musée des Beaux-Arts Tournai.
Chez le père Lathuille, oil on canvas, 1879, Édouard Manet
Congratulations to the Summer Logo Contest Winners for the Midwest America Artists (MAA) Group! As administrator of this group on FAA/Pixels, I’m sharing their contest-winning creative work, which was chosen by a jury of MAA group-member artists who participated in the contest. The First Place winning image will be posted in our MAA Group’s logo position at the beginning of the summer season. To visit these wonderful logo-winning creations in a larger format and congratulate the winning artists, click on their images, below. Please share this winning artwork on your own social media, too. In addition, you may view the contest's other top finishers by clicking this Winners page link.
Summer's Beauty, oil on canvas by Eric Renner
Left Standing, oil on canvas by Lynne Wright
10828 Swing Time, mixed media by Pamela Williams
by Joan M. Rehlin
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Rehlin Graphics / Fine Art is presenting a slightly different kind of mini art history post, highlighting our own Jim Rehlin. Although not as famous an artist as his influences — including Van Gogh, Seurat, Cézanne — Jim has developed a significant following over the past few years since turning to the fine art field full time.
As a child, Jim began creating paintings when his grandmother, also an artist, noticed his talent and gave him a box of oil paints. During grade school, he took extracurricular painting classes at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Institute and then all the available art classes throughout school, culminating with his earning a BFA degree from Wittenberg University. As time allowed, Jim painted, sketched, and sold some of his artwork while pursuing his career as a graphic designer and illustrator. After refocusing his attention in 2014 to creating art on a full-time basis, he has been honored to have his work selected to be in a variety of venues, including in the Ann Arbor Art Center’s downstairs 117 Gallery Shop and in some of their upstairs exhibitions, as well as in a number of other local and state-wide exhibitions. And Jim is fortunate to find success selling his art both locally and nationally.
For more on Jim, please browse this website to read his Artist's Statement and view his ever-growing catalog of paintings and drawings in this website's Galleries. If you have questions, contact us via our email icon, above right.
Sunflowers / White Tail Jumping, 2017, acrylic on canvas, Jim Rehlin
Congratulations to the winners in the Water Contest, held recently by the Exclusively Drawings and Paintings Group! As the group's [now-former] administrator, I'm sharing these creations on my social media, and encourage others to do the same. These winners, which were selected by members of the FAA / Pixels community, received top honors from among 227 wonderfully diverse interpretations of water. To visit these winning artists, click on their images, below. To view all of the contest's incredible Top Finishers – created using oil, acrylic, watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, pastels, or pen and ink – visit this link. And to view additional artwork created exclusively by traditional artists, visit the Exclusively Drawings and Paintings Group's homepage.
After the Storm, Oil on Canvas by James Berger
Wave, Oil on Canvas by Elena Sokolova
Soothed by the Sea, Oil on Canvas by Maria Hunt
by Joan M. Rehlin
For this mini art history post, we’re featuring Ethel Reed…
Born in Newburyport, MA, 3/13/1874, Ethel Reed was a renowned American graphic artist. She attended art school in Boston and then quickly achieved fame, not unusual considering the high quality of her work. As an illustrator and poster artist, Reed created art for a variety of books, magazines, and newspapers, including an Easter poster (shown here) for the Boston Sunday Herald.
Beginning in the 1890s, posters drew attention to the items being offered, as well as to the posters which became sought after by collectors. Virtually any flat surface in the public eye could be found covered with bold, colorful posters that advertised everything imaginable. Reed’s engaging designs and images influenced the success of posters and consequently the growth of 20th century advertising. Unfortunately, Reed's personal life was filled with problems that, according to several sources, eventually overwhelmed her artistic talents. Reed died in London in 1912, and disappeared from art history archives as quickly as she rose to fame. Only recently has she been rediscovered, and Ethel Reed's works can be found on exhibit at several prestigious American museums.
The Boston Sunday Herald – Easter, c. 1895, color halftone poster print, by Ethel Reed
by Joan M. Rehlin
Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp (7/28/1887–10/2/1968) is considered, along with Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, as one of the three artists who defined the early 20th-century revolutionary developments in the plastic arts. His artistic work is associated with Cubism and conceptual art, and he was responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Duchamp eventually rejected the work of many of his contemporary artists, including Matisse, as art that was intended only to please the eye. Instead, he wanted art to benefit the mind.
Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 (shown here) uses color and abstract elements to convey the rhythmic movement of a nude. In 1912, this work was labeled by the Cubists as being too futuristic, but eventually became regarded as one of the most famous Modernist classics of its time, and currently resides in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Duchamp, who was born and died in France, became an American citizen in 1955, and he advised collectors of Modern art, which shaped the tastes of Western art and challenged conventional thought about artistic processes. Although he painted few canvases after 1912, Duchamp is considered by many critics to be one of the most important artists of the 20th century.
Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, oil on canvas, 1912, Marcel Duchamp
Congratulations to these Spring Logo Contest Winners! As group administrator for the Midwest America Artists Group on FAA/Pixels, I’m sharing these wonderful contest-winning creations, which depict Springtime in the Midwest. The winning creations were chosen by a jury of group-member artists participating in this contest, and to congratulate the winners on FAA/Pixels, click on their images, below. Please share this winning artwork on your own social media, too. And click the contest Winners page to view all the contest winners. Happy Springtime, everyone!
Lil' Snack Watercolor by Sonja Jones
Spring Awakens Sculpture–Mixed Media by Adam Long
Spring Forward Colored Pencil by Pamela Clements
by Joan M. Rehlin
Oscar-Claude Monet (11/14/1840–12/5/1926) was a founder of French Impressionism and was considered its most prolific practitioner, understanding the effects of light on colors and the juxtaposition of colors especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. One of Monet's creations, Impression: Sunrise, gave its name to the Impressionist movement, and although it did not sell in the first Impressionist exhibition, it was on display there in Paris in 1874.
In 1883, Monet purchased property in the village of Giverny and began a vast landscaping project that included lily ponds, which would become the subjects of his best-known works along with bamboo, ginkgo, Japanese fruit trees, and a Japanese footbridge. In 1899, Monet began painting water lilies, first in vertical views with a Japanese bridge as the main feature, and later in a series of large-scale paintings that occupied him for the remainder of his life. His Water Lilies and the Japanese Bridge (shown here) is 35.3 in x 35.6 in and is currently at the Princeton University Art Museum.
Water Lilies and the Japanese Bridge, 1899, oil on canvas, by Claude Monet
by Joan M. Rehlin
Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day! In celebration of this holiday, we're sharing one artist's visual interpretation of love…
Marc Zakharovich Chagall (7/6/1887–3/28/1985) was born in Russia and spent much of his life there as well as in France. Associated with many styles (incl. Cubism and Expressionism) and most formats (incl. painting, stained glass, tapestries, book illustrations, fine art prints), Chagall was described by Picasso as being the only painter other than Matisse who understood what color really is. Although he had a reputation for being both an early modernist and a major Jewish artist, Chagall saw his work as "not the dream of one people but of all humanity.”
Over the Town (shown here) depicts Chagall and his wife, Bella Rosenfeld Chagall, flying over Vitebsk, Belarus, the small town where Chagall spent his childhood. Chagall, who painted other works of his wife and him in flight, created this one as a celebration of the love he and Bella shared. Over the Town is currently located at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia.
Over the Town, oil on canvas, 1918, by Marc Chagall
Congratulations to the winners in the recent Logo Contest, held by the Exclusively Drawings and Paintings Group! As the [now-former] group administrator, I'm sharing these exceptional creations on my social media. Visit these winning artists on FAA/Pixels by clicking on their photos, below, and consider sharing these winning works on your own social media. To view more artwork, created exclusively by traditional artists, visit the Exclusively Drawings and Paintings Group's homepage.
FIRST PLACE / Tie
Ellie's Touch, Colored Pencil by Pamela Clements
Antique White Peonies, Oil on Gallery-wrap Canvas by Fiona Craig
Winter Wonderland, Watercolor by Anne Gifford
THIRD PLACE / Tie
Purple Stem Aster, Watercolor on Archival Paper by Mindy Newman
The End of the Day, Oil on Linen by David Zimmerman
by Joan M. Rehlin
Anna Mary Robertson Moses (9/7/1860-12/13/1961), aka Grandma Moses, is one of America’s best-known folk artists. She noted in her autobiography that a favorite treat was the drawing paper her father brought her as a child, but she didn’t begin a career in the arts until late in life. Instead she worked on farms, in upstate New York and rural Virginia, and didn't create her first painting, Fireboard, until she was 58. As its name indicates, the hardboard painting was used to seal off the fireplace in the summertime.
Grandma Moses is attributed with saying, if she hadn't started painting, she’d have continued to raise chickens. Not surprisingly, when she began to paint full time at age 78, she created art that depicts farm activities and rural life. Her style was initially described as “American Primitive,” but she rejected the label as derogatory. More recently, her paintings have been considered part of the Modernism movement, a style that breaks with classical and traditional forms. Through her use of bright colors and nostalgic, simple realism, Grandma Moses has achieved a wide following of admirers.
The Old Checkered House in 1860, oil on masonite, 1944, by Grandma Moses
Congratulations to the winners in the recent Mostly Monochromatic Artwork Contest, held by the Exclusively Drawings and Paintings Group! As this group's [now-former] administrator, I'm sharing these amazing creations on my social media. Please visit these winning artists on FAA/Pixels by clicking the image link, and consider sharing this winning artwork on your own social media. To view the contest's other Top Finishers, created predominantly using one color, visit the winner's page. And to view more artwork created exclusively by traditional artists, visit the group's homepage.
Tranquility, Acrylic / Watercolor / Pastel by Jani Freimann
Such An Ice Day, Acrylic on Board by Sheila Diemert
THIRD PLACE / TIE
Yxing Teapot Painting, Acrylic on Canvas by Lillian Bell
Jack in the Box, Acrylic On Canvas by Kenneth Hershenson
by Joan M. Rehlin
Born in France on New Year’s Eve, 147 years ago, Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (12/31/1869 – 11/3/1954) is considered a leading figure in modern art. Initially a Fauvist who later became known as a classic French traditionalist painter, he also worked as a graphic artist and created original lithographs as well as B/W book illustrations. Matisse began painting at age 20, when his mother gave him art supplies to use as he recovered from a ruptured appendix. He is quoted as saying that creativity takes courage, and discovering “a kind of paradise” while painting, Matisse chose to leave the legal field and pursue art, to the great disappointment of his father.
“The Dessert: Harmony in Red,” which is in the permanent collection of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, is an example of Matisse's Fauvist style and emphasizes strong color rather than realistic representation of subject matter. Although this painting was initially ordered as “Harmony in Blue,” when Matisse decided he wasn't happy with his creation, he painted over the blue with his preferred color of red.
As we head toward 2017, we wish everyone the courage to be creative, as Matisse was, in whatever pursuits you choose.
The Dessert: Harmony in Red (The Red Room), 1908, oil on canvas, by Henri Matisse
Congratulations to these recent Winter Logo Contest Winners! As group administrator for the Midwest America Artists Group on FAA/Pixels, I'm sharing these beautiful contest-winning creations. Visit and congratulate the artists on FAA/Pixels by clicking on the photo images, and please share these winners on your own social media, too.
A Peaceful Winter Sunset, Acrylics by Norm Starks
The Last Traces II, Watercolor, Ink, and Pastel by Kathy Braud
One February Morning, Watercolor by Carolyn Rosenberger
White Carpet, Watercolor by Jim Oberst
by Joan M. Rehlin
Mary Cassatt, 5/22/1844 – 6/14/1926, regarded herself as a figure painter. She was born in the United States (Allegheny City, now part of Pittsburgh), but lived most of her adult life in France. In 1877, Cassatt was invited by Edgar Degas to show her work with a group of artists who called themselves Impressionists. However, as a female, she couldn’t meet with the other, mostly male members of the group in public cafés. She objected to the stereotype of being labeled a “woman artist” and supported women’s suffrage.
Cassatt was most prolific in oils and pastels, and beginning in 1887, she no longer identified herself with any art movement, experimenting instead with a variety of techniques. Regarding the effort and concentration required to create art, Cassatt exclaimed: “The trying and trying again and again and oh, the failures, when you have to begin all over again… After a time, you get keyed up, and you do more in a few weeks than in the preceding weary months. When I am ‘en train,’ it seems easy to paint, but I know very well it is the result of my previous efforts.”
Summertime, oil on canvas, c. 1894, by Mary Cassatt
Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend!
I created our Thanksgiving e-card by adding a decorative border and type to a photo of my original Golden Maple acrylic-on-canvas painting.
Jim Rehlin's Art Blog
Welcome to my Art Blog where I'll be presenting topics of interest in the fine art world, as well as featuring images of artwork by artists other than myself. Some of the artwork has been created by long-departed but well-known greats; some, by compelling contemporary artists. All will be pieces I find worthwhile to share with you, and if you like any of them, consider sharing the images forward to your own blogs and other social media.