Favorite Artists

These are my favorite artists, each for a different reason:

Nick Bantock  (b. 7/14/1949)

“The threads of circumstance that lead to tomorrow are so tenuous that all the fussing and worrying about decisions is futile compared to the       pure randomness of existence.”

Shirle Bedient

Mike Bell

Lee Bontecou (b. 1/15/1931)

Louise Cadillac

“The two most fertile sources of ideas are the painting on which I’m working, and a kind of self-hypnosis or day-dreaming.”

Gerald Brommer

“Don’t carpet your rut.”

Virginia Cobb

Joseph Cornell    (12/24/1903 – 12/29/1972)

“Beauty should be shared for it enhances our joys. To explore its mystery is to venture towards the sublime.”

Michael DeMeng

Richard Diebenkorn (4/22/1922-3/30/1993)

“I don’t go to the studio with the idea of “saying” something.  What I do is face the blank canvas and put a few marks on it that start me on some sort of dialogue.”

Erika Dodge  (b. 9/6/73)

Bruce Dorfman (1936-

M.C. Escher

Lyonel Feininger  (7/17/1871-1/13/1956)

Gunther Gerzso (6/17/15-2/21/2000)

“I discovered that it was really interesting to add lines to a painting.”

Andy Goldsworthy

Peder Hegland (potter)

Friedensreich Hundertwasser  (12/15/1928 – 2/19/2000)

“Everything is so infinitely simple, so infinitely beautiful.”

Janet Jones

Rather than collecting beautiful materials for collage and mixed media, I look for those that have survived against all odds​.  I take pleasure in giving these humble materials the loving presentation they deserve.

Cordula Kagemann

Gustav Klimt  (7/14/1862-2/6/1918)

current Klimt exhibitions and Klimt work currently for sale.

Debbie Lyddon  

Debbie Lyddon is an artist and maker based in Surrey and Norfolk, UK. Her creative practice explores landscape and place and includes mixed media cloths, sculpture, installation and drawing. Her inspiration comes from experiencing and paying attention to her surroundings.

Tom Maakestad

Charles Rennie Mackintosh  (6/7/1868-12/10/1928)

“There is hope in the honest error, none in the icy perfection of the mere stylist.”

George Morrison (1919-4/17/2000)

Alphonse Mucha  (7/24/1860 – 7/14/1939)

Louise Nevelson (7/23/1899-4/17/1988)

“From earliest, earliest childhood I knew I was going to be an artist.  I felt like an artist. So I have that blessing, and there was never a time that I questioned it or doubted it.”

Ronnie Offen  (b. 4/11/1948)

Deanna Persson

Pablo Picasso  (10/25/1881 – 4/8/1973)

“If you know exactly what you are going to do, what’s the good of doing it? Since you know, the exercise is pointless. It is better to do something else.”

Stephen Quiller

Larry Rivers

Danny Saathoff

Kurt Schwitters

Sam Spiczka

“When I look at a natural creation, be it a bone, shell or tree, I am struck by

the anomalies and variations found in an object that appears symmetrical at

first glance.  The perfection that life aspires to is forced to adapt into a

more irregular and complex form when it encounters an indifferent environment.

Yet the ideal still lies just below the surface.  It is a whisper only our mind

can hear.  My sculpture is inspired by this conflict between an ideal state and

an imperfect reality.  In it can be found both the chaos of growth and the

geometry of perfection.”


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