Artist Spotlight: Darrell Urban Black, Frankfurt, Germany

Darrell Urban Black born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Far Rockaway, New York. In high school, he excelled in science with an affinity for outer space. As a child he made spaceship models eventually placing his artistic visions on paper resulting in some 500 drawings. Phantasmal spaceships eventually carried him to unique wonderland of strange forms and colors. He joined the National Guard in 1982 and currently resides in Frankfurt, Germany.  He is a member of the Veteran Artist Program abroad (EuroVAP) and has artwork permanently displayed in a number of art galleries, museums and other institutions in America and Germany.

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Artist Spotlight: Ben Holmes from London, England

Holmes studied Architecture and Urban design at the University of Cambridge which introduced him to Photoshop- allowing him to grow and develop his love of painting and illustration where he often combines traditional drawing techniques with digital media.   Much of his work is based on alternative film posters and portraits and have been commissioned to create artwork for DVD covers.

To see more work by Ben Holmes, visit http://www.bjwholmes.com/.

 

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Artist Spotlight, Gerard Boersma from the Netherlands

Gerard Boersma paints people on the streets, in stores, public transport and
museums, showing the way people see themselves, interact or are influenced by modern developments in various ways. The artist is able to freeze time in our fast and busy lives, forever capturing that moment in his work in a moment- the moment that we slow down and quietly observe.

For more about Gerard Boersma visit http://www.gerardboersma.nl/.

 

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Artist Spotlight, Romain Thiery from Montpellier, France

Romain Thiery is a French professional photographer and pianist specializing in forgotten pianos in abandoned buildings in Europe.  His “Requiem for pianos” series is a proof of his attachment to piano and photography. The majority of his work focuses on the piano-sometimes depicted with keys missing, sometimes completely dismantled but always sitting imposingly. For this series, Thiery explored several countries including France, Italy, Belgium, Ukraine, Germany, and Poland. Through his photographs, the musical notes of these abandoned pianos resound again in these buildings in ruins, giving free rein to our imagination.

For more please check out the artist's web site, http://romainthiery.fr/home/

 Requiem pour pianos 11, abandoned villa in France, 2014

Requiem pour pianos 11, abandoned villa in France, 2014

Harvey Talks Art, Passion For Sea Life

Harvey Talks Art, Passion For Sea Life

The marine biologist who gained international recognition for his paintings of sea creatures, spoke Wednesday at the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s sixth annual STEAM luncheon. He took the more than 500 attendees on a journey through his 32-year career. The event was held at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion, which was decorated with pictures of coral reefs and sea life.

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Regal Treatment: The Art of Judi Regal

Regal Treatment: The Art of Judi Regal

Take notice of abstract artist Judi Regal as she showcases her knack for color and expressionism through her one of a kind paintings. 

As an art critic, it’s not unusual for me to receive hundreds of press releases from galleries and museums about their related events almost every day. The greatest advantage in reading these seemingly endless daily “briefs” is that unsurprisingly you gain an accurate perspective on the international art world, as well as information that pertains to South Florida and the immediate community, which are the geographical areas that I most frequently cover. Accordingly, it’s always rewarding to come across an ambitious artist in mid-career who possesses a brilliant sense of color and composition, along with an independent voice of creativity and individuality. 

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