Hi friends, I am sharing some of my favorite artists and their art with you today.
I think we all like to be surrounded by our version of ‘pretty things'. My day to day emotions and well-being can be tweaked or altered just by having certain works of art to view. To that end, I have art in our home that moves me, sends me a message or nourishes my soul. I also like art that makes me wonder, “What's going on there?' I have a list of several artists whose art does those things and some whose art is just lovely to look at. I have works of some of these artists already in our home and while others are still on my ‘someday' list…
Since I am still in the ‘stay off your feet' mode of recovering from these bleeping broken bones in my foot, what better way to while away the time than to take a virtual tour of an art gallery. In this gallery, I've collected several of my favorite artists for your viewing pleasure. I am not affiliated with any of these talents, I just love their work and want to share it with you.
You can see more of their work by clicking on each artists name.
Karin Jurick is a self-taught artist whose figurative works just captivate me. I could look at her Museum series all day long. Each one tells a story.
And if you ever need to be inspired, check out the youtube of her painting of Dustin Hoffman walking down a NYC street. In my next life…
“To be an artist is to believe in life.” Henry Moore
I am lucky to call urban landscape artist Crystal Moll one of my high school friends. She was one of those people who knew her calling early on and never wavered. She now calls Baltimore, MD home and many of her cityscapes, which she does on location, reflect that city, as well as other parts of Maryland, Norfolk, VA and Charleston, SC.
“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” Twyla Tharp
The texture that Eileen Corse creates through the use of her palette knife and thick oils are elemental to her paintings. Just looking at her Water Series on a hot day would immediately cool you down.
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Aristotle
Ah, David Arms…what is it about his art that I find so ethereal? The works of this Nashville-based artist are filled not only with spiritual symbolism, but with also with hope. And he is just flat out talented! He is still on my ‘someday' list…
Birds, vessels and fruit figure heavily into Mr. Arm's art. He explains the symbolism behind each here.
“Art is the stored honey of the human soul.” Theodore Dreiser
You have to look twice at some of Abbey Ryan's still lifes to make sure that they aren't photos. She takes simple, everyday objects and makes them something special.
Shortly after I finished writing this, in a very Kismet-y turn of events, a friend of ours posted on his Facebook wall that he has started a new app called Pay For Art. The purpose of this app is to make it easier to purchase the art you see displayed in coffee shops, offices and other public spaces. So, since we are all about art today, it's only appropriate that I tell you about this app! Go to PayForArt.com for further instructions, whether you are an art collector or an artist!
So, that concludes today's tour of my virtual art gallery. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. In closing, I realized that I didn't feature any abstract artists! I appreciate abstract art as well and now will need to plan an Abstract Artist gallery! Stay tuned.
That's it for today my friends and thanks for stopping by to visit. I appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. And when you leave a comment…ah, it makes my heart sing!
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