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Today’s Top Artist: Jennifer Vranes

September 29, 2010

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Jennifer Vranes’s Impressionistic paintings are defined by her large-scale formats and extreme textures. Her trademarked technique using a palette knife to “sculpt” in thick paint has become a favorite among art collectors nationwide and in top art galleries.

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Today’s Top Artist: J. Scott Nicol

September 29, 2010

ABOUT THE ARTIST: For more than 30 years, artist J. Scott Nicol has set himself apart as one of the leading photorealistic artists of his generation. His latest endeavors include his newest series of paintings that are intended to tell a “story through a story.” The paintings capture the beauty and mystique of vintage hardbound books.

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Today’s Top Artist: Henry Ascenio

September 29, 2010

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Contemporary painter Henry Ascenio has emerged as one of the most intriguing young artists working today. Avant-garde in execution, his work blends the classical ideals of figurative painting with a unique, contemporary style revered in his art.

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Today’s Top Artist: Michael Flohr

September 29, 2010

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Michael Flohr’s board, square, brushstrokes, creating almost a mosaic effect, obscure the figures in his paintings, leaving an illusion of the characters depicted to tell the story in vivid, pure pigmented colors through their gestures and subtleties.

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Today’s Top Artist: Christopher M.

September 29, 2010

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Dedication. Diligence. Passion. Such are the ingredients that have brought artist Christopher M.’s striking chef renderings into the limelight among both fine art and culinary circles. Known as “The Painter of Chefs,” his expressive, celebratory paintings go beyond literal depiction to honor the most prolific chefs of our time by painting them and preserving them historically on canvas.

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Today’s Top Artist: Chris DeRubeis

September 29, 2010

ABOUT THE ARTIST: “My work–referred to as abstract sensualism–is very dreamy and relaxing, the images are soft and calming, which is my signature style,” says the artist, whose groundbreaking mixed-media metal paintings and sculptures also depict a master manipulation of light. “I favor aluminum because it is soft and pliable and I can combine a form of sculpture as the foundation for my expression. It enhances my ability to communicate emotions more intently.”

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Today’s Top Artist: Richard Thomas

September 29, 2010

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Fewer things are more beautiful than a glass of wine sparkling in the light and the joy Richard Thomas feels when takes a sip. Inspired by his experiences with his wife Sheri and their friends while in California’s wine country, Thomas toasts life’s simple delights with this bronze sculpture collection “Celebration of the Vine.”

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