Featured Artist: Rebecca Szeto
Recycling old paintbrushes into iconic portraiture, Rebecca Szeto has found a wonderful niche for her artworks. After all, don’t we all hate throwing away our well loved paintbrushes? And they all end up with their own character and personality, just like people. I love the crude and sometimes crusty buildup on the garments where the paint has dried up, time after time.
Exhibit Preview: All Stars
A very solid and engaging show has just been hung at Neilsen Arts, titled All Stars. It is an abundant show of selected artists, with all the works done on 12 x 12 panels.
David Jon Kassan paints incredible hyper realistic oil portraits often set against abstracted and muted graffiti inspired backgrounds. Technically proficient and masterful in his medium, his poignant raw souls ask to be heard. His beings are humanity at its core, unedited, complete with age earned wrinkles and messy struggles.
Featured Artist: Lilia Mazurkevich
Born in Belarus in 1966, Lilia Mazurkevich studied at Kiev College of Arts and Design, Ukraine and later at City & Guilds Art School, London. She paints in a hyper-realist manner and the subject matter offers a glimpse into a surreal imagination, often incorporating sarcasm and humor.
John Wentz’s Music Icons are a fresh series of paintings he has just completed. Incredible portraits of well loved musicians, capturing their characteristic personas, all wrapped up in John’s sweet n’ loose brushstrokes.