Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Shayna and I love the holidays, so we thought we’d help spread the cheer with this week’s questions, all having to do with holiday-themed artwork. We hope your holidays are warm, happy and bright!

  1. This Gallery Giclées canvas by artist Jim Daly shows a little girl amidst holiday decorations and toys, but the present that she clearly treasures above all others is a kitten (probably a rescue like us). Name the artwork.
  2. Victorian Christmas I by this artist is a nostalgic, idyllic scene, complete with carolers, friends and family gathered together in celebration before a Victorian mansion. Name the artist.
  3. This print, Arctic Family – Polar Bears, reminds us of the Coca-Cola bears. Two fuzzy white Arctic cubs stay close to their mom as she pauses on the pack ice. Name the Canadian artist.
  4. Everyone wants to go home for the holidays. This original painting, entitled Our Home, depicts a group of Native Americans, riding toward their spirit encampment, a group of teepees aglow in the snow that seems to touch the heavens. (And did you know that this artist was an assistant coach for the Cleveland Browns back in the day with Sam Rutigliano! Dog pound, woof! But I digress…) Name the artist.
  5. They used to say that behind every successful man is a great woman. But we know that it’s an equal partnership. And the same is true of Santa Claus. Do you think he could possibly pull off a feat like he does, year after year, if it weren’t for MRS. Claus? Heck no! This artist knows it, too. That’s why he created this delightful porcelain figurine of Mrs. Claus. Name the artist.
  6. This artist was a native of northeast Ohio, famous for his watercolors of rural life. In this original painting, the trees are heavily coated with fresh snow, the sun is shining, casting intricate shadows, and a solitary bunny pauses to admire his surroundings. The title of the painting is Snow Bunny. Name the artist.
  7. This artist and children’s author painted a magical flying ship. It is used to help Father Christmas distribute gifts on Christmas Eve with the help of a boy named Joey, Sam the toymaker and animated toys. Name the Gallery Giclées canvas by Dean Morrissey (it’s also the title of his 2000 book).
  8. This limited edition, Observing Christmas, depicts a dog looking out the door to the porch where a Christmas tree awaits. Name the artist. (Christmas bonus: It’s the same answer as number 3 above…You’re welcome!)
  9. This Gallery Giclées canvas, Christmas Town Frolic, depicts an old-fashioned town with horses and carriages and cozy shops, festive with holiday cheer. Name the artist who grew up in Elyria.
  10. Happy New Year! Did you know that a dusting of snow on New Year’s Day means twelve months of good luck in China? This artist, whose original painting is entitled New Year’s Snow, was born in Shanghai. What is his name?

  1. Will Bullas
  2. Jim Ptacek
  3. James Christensen
  4. Jim Daly
  5. Three
  6. Lynn Kaatz
  7. No charge; it’s FREE!
  8. Dean Morrissey
  9. Embellishing or enhancing
  10. Books, apparel, Christmas ornaments, figurines, frames, collector plates

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Fun Finds only at Gallery One!

Some people think that art galleries are stuffy places where artsy people speak in hushed tones, but if you’ve been to Gallery One, you know that we’re about as pretentious as a basket of puppies. In addition to excellent customer service, we pride ourselves on being family friendly, with a play corner for little ones and a help-yourself coffee pot for grown-ups (not to mention being greeted by two of the cutest Lakeland Terriers you’re ever going to see). But did you know about all of the other cool things we offer, in addition to art?

  1. BOOKS! We have a large assortment – coffee table books as well as kids’ books. If you want to share some smiles with people of all ages, Shayna and I recommend this volume entitled A Fool Moon. (It has a foreword by movie star Doris Day.) Name the artist whose comical work this book features.
  2. APPAREL! This award-winning Cleveland photographer has close “ties” to the city, and has photographed its major monuments, some of which are featured on men’s fashion neckties. Name this artist.
  3. CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS! This artist’s work graces a set of ornaments perfect for your tree, such as Lute Player, Horn Blower and Christmas Angel. Can you name the artist?
  4. FIGURINES! This artist, known for his endearing and nostalgic paintings of children from yesteryear, also has a wonderful line of figurines that capture some of his works such as Red Scooter. Name the artist.
  5. FRAMES! No FABRIC-ated discounts or crazy coupons, for the love of Mike! But you’ll get the best quality and value for your dollar with our custom or ready-made frames. We can frame just about anything and have, from original paintings to a LeBron James jersey, and we do it expertly. Here’s a question “About Us.” How many CPFs (Certified Picture Framers) does Gallery One have on-staff?
  6. COLLECTOR PLATES! This artist’s wonderful ceramic plates make appreciated gifts. Shayna and I are rather partial to the ones featuring different dog breeds, such as Shirt Tales – The Cocker Spaniel. Name the artist.
  7. FEEL FREE TO HANG WITH US! (We’ll bring the hammer and nails.) Did you know that we offer expert design advice and FREE installation of your Gallery One purchase? Our design consultant will deliver it in the local area and hang it at no cost. Trick question: What’s the charge for this invaluable service?
  8. AUTOGRAPHS, SELFIES AND BRAGGING RIGHTS. If you’re on our email list, you’ll get advance notice inviting you to attend our fabulous Artist Shows. Rub elbows with the world’s most prestigious contemporary artists. Get their autographs, have artwork personalized and talk and take photos with them! Name the artist appearing at Gallery One on Dec. 4 & 5.
  9. FREE HIGHLIGHTING FOR KINKADE COLLECTORS. When you purchase a Thomas Kinkade canvas at Gallery One, you can have it highlighted free of charge by a professional Kinkade Master Highlighter Artist. Gallery One holds two highlighting events each year. Highlighted canvases are given added dimension. No two highlighted canvases are ever alike, and each receives a Certificate of Highlighting. We are “Frequently Asked” what are other terms for highlighting?
  10. DAZZLED BY SO MANY FUN FINDS? Here’s one more “Category” to consider at Gallery One – Gift Certificates! You can make any occasion extra special for someone with a Gallery One Gift Certificate to use for any of the fun finds described above. So just for fun, name two of them!

  1. Thomas Kinkade
  2. Michael Dumas
  3. Back of the Old Truck
  4. Bonnie Marris
  5. The Dreamer’s Trunk
  6. Loyalty
  7. John Weiss
  8. Rodel Gonzalez
  9. Robert Sarsony
  10. Shepherds Farm

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanks a million!

As former rescues lucky enough to find a great home, Shayna and I have LOADS to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. And a special THANK YOU to all of our friends who stop in to scratch our ears and follow us on my Facebook page: This week, we thought that art would be a fun way to show those things for which we’re especially grateful. See if you can find all ten, and thanks for playing!
  1. When our folks hit the road, we love to go along. So many places to see, things to sniff! That’s why we’re thankful for pet-friendly lodging. We’re not sure, but we bet that Lamplight Manor is just the kind of place that would welcome four-legged guests. Name the artist.
  2. We’re thankful for squirrels and chipmunks that dare us to chase them. That’s why we love Casual Balance. It’s so realistic, with that chipmunk acting so nonchalant. You know that he wants to play. Who is the artist?
  3. What’s more fun than a ride in the car? A ride in the truck, with the breeze blowing your ears back, that’s what! Artist Jim Daly totally gets it. What’s the title of his giclée canvas depicting a dog and his boy, ready for a ride?
  4. Have you ever been so happy that you want to sing? (We have, and I must say, we sound awesome.) Sing-Out depicts two of our relatives, happily howling. Do you know who the artist is?
  5. What toy was your very favorite – the one you loved and were so thankful for? I love my stuffed gorilla; Shayna prefers her squeaky. Artist Dean Morrissey knows that favorite playthings are the stuff of dreams. Those dreams don’t just disappear. The Sandman gathers them for safekeeping. What is the name of his giclée canvas depicting the Sandman’s storage chest?
  6. How do you thank someone who means the world to you? Ask Shayna; I’d do anything for my dad. That includes waiting by the door whenever he leaves. I’m not happy until I hear him returning. There’s a term for that kind of devotion, and it’s the title of artist Jocelyn Russell’s limited edition bronze sculpture of dog. What is it called?
  7. Shayna and I are thankful for the time spent with those we love. Whether you have four legs or only two, special moments are not to be taken for granted. The limited edition print, Making Memories, is a perfect example. Name the artist.
  8. We are thankful to live near the beautiful Lake Erie shoreline. Humans love the awesome sunsets; we dogs just like to splash in the waves. Whichever makes you happy, nothing captures the mood like the giclée canvas Golden Sunset. Who painted this beautiful image?
  9. It seems like only yesterday when we were young pups…so many happy recollections! This artist has a real appreciation for some of the things that made him happy when he was a boy in the 1940s. The title of his original painting is Vintage Memories. Name the artist.
  10. Don’t you love rides in the country, especially in the fall? We love it when our folks take us out for barn-hunt competitions to places just like the one in this giclée canvas by Lynn Kaatz depicting rural farms in a fall setting. Can you name the artwork?

  1. The Good Old Days
  2. Runnin’ the Table
  3. Tiki Hut Lounge
  4. Paul Calle
  5. The Flat Iron Café
  6. John Weiss
  7. Scott Jacobs
  8. Voyage of the Fianna
  9. Stephen Lyman
  10. Robert Bateman

Friday, November 20, 2015

Former refugee becomes a force for global health

Norah Lynne and Alan Brown, Gallery One owners, are justly proud of their grandson-in law, Phuoc Le.  You may recall Erin, the cute blonde who helped out at the gallery during her elementary and secondary school days.  Today, Erin and Phuoc reside in Berkeley CA and are the parents of Anya (3) and Jada (1 month). 

Top Docs - Meet our 2015 Top Hospitalists

From the November ACP Hospitalist, copyright © 2015 by the American College of Physicians
Welcome to our eighth annual Top Hospitalists issue! The physicians profiled on the following pages were nominated by their colleagues and chosen by ACP Hospitalist's editorial board for their accomplishments in areas of hospitalist practice such as patient care, quality improvement, and medical education. Read on to learn about their achievements and innovations, and make a note to nominate any top docs you know next summer. Note: ACP Hospitalist's Top Hospitalists feature is not part of the ACP National Awards Program.

Phuoc Le, MD
Age: 38
Medical school: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.
Residency: Harvard Medical School (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital)
Title: Assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco; Assistant professor of public health, University of California, Berkeley

Phuoc Le, MD,'s path from a rural village in Vietnam to the halls of Harvard and Stanford is a classic example of how the American dream is supposed to play out. He was born just after the end of the Vietnam War, and one of his earliest memories is fleeing the country with his mother on a small fishing boat en route to Hong Kong and eventual political asylum in the United States.

“We lived in housing projects in Wichita, Kan., and then went to live near relatives in Sacramento,” said Dr. Le. “I went to a gang-ridden high school where achievement was not the norm, but my siblings and I got through it because we were grateful for the chance just to go to school.”

Dr. Le went on to attend some of the most revered schools in the country, including completing a combined medicine, pediatrics, and global health equity residency at Harvard Medical School in Boston, where he worked under Partners in Health cofounder Paul Farmer, MD. The 5-year residency program, which included stints in Haiti, Rwanda, and other poor countries, cemented his passion for global health.

“I wanted to do more than see patients at the ends of their lives when diseases have become irreversible,” said Dr. Le, who also holds a master's degree in public health and is fluent in Vietnamese, Chinese, and Spanish. “Working with Paul, I saw firsthand how global health is practiced and how the root causes of diseases—such as access to running water and electricity—are addressed.”

His experiences set the stage for becoming a full-time hospitalist, with an emphasis on global health, said Dr. Le. His work with Partners in Health taught him about the value of working in teams to improve systems, skills that are readily transferable to hospital medicine.

At the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Le helped to initiate a Global Health Core within the hospital medicine division. The group has grown from 5 to 12 faculty members and also launched the nation's first Hospital Medicine-Global Health Fellowship, establishing UCSF as a leader in the emerging field.

“When Phuoc joined UCSF, we had a few hospitalists interested in global health and had set up small initiatives in Africa, Asia, and China,” said Bradley Sharpe, MD, UCSF's associate chief of hospital medicine. “Phuoc's arrival changed everything, and we now have become a magnet for hospitalists with this interest.”

Dr. Le and his team make regular trips to a hospital in Hinche, Haiti, where they have maintained a close partnership since the 2010 earthquake. They also visit rural hospitals in India, Liberia, and Nepal several times a year, where they have global health fellows working with partner organizations to strengthen health systems.

One of Dr. Le's most successful recent initiatives is the UCSF Global Health Boot Camp, a 4-day CME course that teaches strategies for working in the developing world to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and others. The first course in 2014 attracted so much interest that some applicants had to be turned away. Dr. Le also established the Health, Equity, Action, and Leadership, or HEAL, initiative, a 2-year fellowship for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists that involves working in underserved domestic, as well as international, communities.

“Every fellow spends half of their time in the Navajo Nation in New Mexico or Arizona, where there is a staggeringly high prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, liver disease, and other problems,” said Dr. Le. “Many of the root causes of disease we see in developing countries are also happening here.”

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Art for the Man Cave

Clancy here. A few weeks back, I agreed to let Shayna pick the topic. In return, she agreed to let me choose a future topic, so listen up, guys: This week, we’re going to explore art that will enhance that most Hallowed of Hang-outs…the Man Cave! (That’s me in the photo above, getting all buff in my man cave.) And ladies, take note: all of the artwork described below are selections that you will both love.

  1. This colorful print, an original giclée evolved photograph on canvas by my Papa, Alan Brown, depicts the famous strip in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio’s first resort town. A great place for summer cruising where you can ride your Hog and bring your dog, it boasts arcades, restaurants, nightlife, fishing, boating and more. What’s the title of this fun panorama?
  2. If your man cave includes a pool table, then you can definitely relate. It’s every pool shooter’s dream: to call all the balls and win the game in one turn. That’s the subject of this giclée canvas by artist Tim Rogerson. What is the title?
  3. Some fun lovers are referred to as party animals (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Artist Will Bullas presents a group of such drinking buddies in tropical attire, gathered at the local Polynesian tavern. Name this fun giclée canvas.
  4. This artist was known for his riveting portraits of the trappers and mountain men of the early 1800s. A self-sufficient breed of men, they lived off the land, blazing the trails, discovering mountain passages and navigating unnamed rivers. Most of them died as they lived, alone, with their stories unrecorded and their discoveries unsung. In the limited edition print View from the Heights one such hardy individual surveys the terrain. Who was the artist?
  5. If you were a sailor or longshoreman looking for a place to stay in Cleveland in 1910, this Irish establishment would have been a popular choice. More than 100 years later, it’s still the go-to place in the Flats for food, fun and spirits. Immortalized as a signed and numbered serigraph by Jim Ptacek, what is the name of this serigraph (and restaurant)?
  6. If you’d rather be fishing than doing almost anything else, this captivating original oil entitled In the Fog belongs on your wall. Two men and a dog make their way through the gloom in a canoe, their passage illuminated only by lantern light. What is the title?
  7. What’s more American than red, white and blue? How about a red, white and blue officially licensed Harley-Davidson poster? (How cool would that be on the wall of your exclusive domain?) Name the artist whose fine art poster is entitled Made in the U.S.A.
  8. All hands on deck! According to mythology, this ship is said have transported an immortal band of Celtic warriors on their voyages between the real world and the afterlife. The artist is Dean Morrissey. What is the title of this stirring giclée canvas?
  9. Embers at Dawn is the limited edition print that will make you want to hit the road with your camping gear. Last night’s campfire, now glowing embers, contrasts with the pink-tinged sky of a new day, reflected in the water. Name the artist.
  10. Sportsmen will be captivated by Evening Snowfall – American Elk. It depicts a magnificent bull elk in his natural habitat, watching as his herd makes its way down a mountain slope in the falling snow. Name the artist.


  1. Original painting
  2. Original lithograph
  3. Offset lithography or offset printing
  4. Giclée
  5. Canvas transfer
  6. Signed and Numbered
  7. Open edition
  8. Artist’s Proofs
  9. Fine art poster
  10. Remarque

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

What's the Difference? - A Print Primer

Clancy here. Each week, people come into Gallery One, just to see us. Many times, they’ll stop to look at the artwork. Naturally, if they have questions, they consult us. Many times they ask us to explain the different formats. So that’s this week’s topic. After answering all ten questions, do what we do – reward yourself with a nap!

  1. This term refers to the source from which something arises or the first from which copies are generated. When referring to a painter’s creation, it is the one-of-a-kind work from which future editions are published. Name the term.
  2. The ancient Greek word for stone was lithos; graphien in ancient Greek meant “to write.” This type of print is created from a design drawn on a surface such as a stone or mylar. The surface is moistened with water and then ink is applied. Paper is pressed onto this surface to pick up the design. Because this process must be repeated for each print made, each print is slightly different and therefore, unique. What is this kind of print called?
  3. Most limited editions on paper are reproduced using this photo mechanical process. The inked image is transferred from a metal plate to a rubber blanket or rollers and then to the printing surface. All of the prints in an edition are identical. What is the term for this method of art printing?
  4. This process is the first major change in printmaking since 1796 and has revolutionized the industry. High resolution digital scans direct the spray of archival inks directly onto the paper or canvas resulting in art with superior color accuracy. What is the French-sounding term for this printing process?
  5. This type of print is created by taking the top layer of a paper print and fusing in onto a prepared canvas surface. Textured varnish is often applied to replicate the appearance of an artist’s brushstrokes. What is this type of print called?
  6. This term means that the artist’s handwritten signature appears on the print (indicating its validity) along with a number identifying the print as one of a limited edition. What is this term associated with limited edition prints?
  7. This term refers to an edition in which individual prints are not numbered. What kind of print edition is this?
  8. These prints are an exclusive subset (generally less than 10% of the edition) traditionally reserved for the artist’s personal use. They bear the letters “AP” and a number. What is their name?
  9. This type of art usually bears an image by an artist as well as information (such as exhibition dates and locations of galleries or museums). Name this art form.
  10. This term means that the artist has added a small, original drawing, often in the margin of a paper print or on the back of a canvas print. What is it called?

  1. Force and Magic
  2. Passage to Autumn
  3. First Moments of Gold
  4. Echoes in Gold
  5. Golden Season – Gray Squirrel
  6. Hardwood Forest – White-Tailed Buck
  7. Moonrise at Sunset
  8. Autumn Chill
  9. The Watchers
  10. Train Depot

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Time to turn over a new leaf!

Clancy and I love the fall – the crunchy leaves and cool days are just made for hiking in the woods. And because autumn is one of the most colorful seasons of the year, it’s a favorite subject for many artists. Here are ten examples. See if you can find all of them!

  1. Anthony Eaton Cook, the famous artist, author, naturalist and photographer, is the grandson of Anthony Wayne Cook who deeded the land for Cook Forest State Park to Pennsylvania. Name his magical giclée photograph depicting a cascading forest waterfall surrounded by fiery fall foliage.
  2. Artist Terry Isaac painted the passing of summer and beginning of fall with a bull moose casting a reflection in the water. The sunlight illuminates the evergreens and the foliage that has just begun to turn golden. Name this limited edition.
  3. “There’s gold in them thar hills!” Mark Twain wrote about the rush for gold in California. But Western hills boast another kind of gold as seen in this beautiful artwork by Rod Frederick. It depicts a Western landscape – snow-capped mountains, silvery blue sagebrush, majestic elk and touches of sunlit gold. Be the first to name this limited edition print.
  4. In the Rockies, September cloaks the mountains in gold. The bellows of bull elk can be heard reverberating throughout the wilderness. John Banovich portrays this thrilling scenario in his limited edition. What is it called…what is it called?
  5. It’s as though this squirrel knew how cute he was and posed for the artist. Nibbling on a nut, his tail fluffed above his head, he balances on a high branch, perfectly framed by yellow leaves. Name this charming giclée canvas signed by Carl Brenders.
  6. You have to look hard to spot the white-tail deer in this forest! He stands alert – looking for a mate, watching for rivals and wary of hunters. Robert Bateman shows the depth of the forest, leading your eye from the foreground through the misty recesses. What is the title of this limited edition print?
  7. The trees cast long autumn shadows at day’s end. They are tinged in copper and gold, as the sun yields to the moon in this original oil painting by artist Mo Dafeng. Name the artwork.
  8. In this talented artist’s hands, a pencil becomes a paintbrush. With his meticulous attention to detail, Ryan Jacque can create compelling portraits of the wonders of nature. In this giclée canvas, two little robins try to keep warm on a bare branch by ruffling and plumping their feathers against the cold. What is the title of this giclée canvas?
  9. Artist Bonnie Marris has had a lifelong fascination with wolves, and it shows in her artwork. Backlit amidst autumn foliage, a wolf peers out, watching something in the distance. Look closely – the wolf is not is not alone! Name this limited edition giclée canvas.
  10. It’s a fine fall day in the country. People are gathered at the station, carriages await and the express is right on time. Name this colorful autumn scene by artist Lynn Kaatz.

  1. Brian Davis
  2. Andrew Atroshenko
  3. Rod Frederick
  4. Florian Lawton
  5. Dwayne Hickman
  6. Rob Gonsalves
  7. James Coleman
  8. William Phillips
  9. Charles Wysocki
  10. Mo Dafeng

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Name that artist!

Shayna here. As Gallery One’s “Patrons of the Arfs,” Clancy and I rub elbows (and noses) with dozens of famous artists. To us, they’re just regular humans (only exceptionally talented). To our folks, they’re part of the family. But I digress. We know and love them, and once you get to know them as we do, you will too. So let’s all get better acquainted with this week’s ArtSmartz.

  1. Imagine if you were a bee coming in for a landing on a gorgeous flower. This artist is known for magnificent close-up paintings of brightly illuminated flowers that give you that same perspective. This floral artist is the son of musicians who encouraged his artistic talents. As this artist says, "The light is the real subject of my work. The flower is the stage, the light is the dancer.” What is his name?
  2. This talented Russian artist attended the St. Petersburg Academy of Art, one of the world’s most prestigious art schools. His portraits of flamenco dancers, musicians and the female form are dramatic and captivating. (You’ll get an “A” if you can name the artist.)
  3.  His wildlife paintings come in ALL shapes and sizes – tall and narrow and short and wide. His love of all things wild also applies to his sense of humor and sense of style. He has an impressive collection of zany and colorful Hawaiian shirts. But when it comes to his subjects, he knows them inside out, having majored in art and minored in biology at Willamette University. Who is this wild and crazy guy?
  4. This artist was best known for his watercolors of rural Amish scenes and landscapes of northeastern Ohio. He was especially drawn to winter scenes because he was able to see the structure of the trees and considered it to be a very meditative time of year. Despite his fondness for winter, he rarely used white paint in his watercolor paintings; any white was most likely the paper. Name this artist.
  5. The work of this critically acclaimed fine artist is exhibited at Gallery One and galleries across the country. He is also a well-known actor whom Baby Boomers will remember from his 1950s hit TV show, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (which also starred Bob Denver as his beatnik BFF, Maynard). Collectors love his renderings of cottages with inviting pathways bordered by flowers. Who is this artist?
  6. Things are not always as they seem in this artist’s work. He combines architectural elements with illusions of perspective to give reality some magical possibilities. In his artwork, the imagination transforms clouds into snow-capped mountains; a quilt becomes an aerial patchwork of farmland. Name this artist, born in Toronto in 1959.
  7. Born in Hollywood, this artist worked at Walt Disney Studios for more than twenty years as a background animation specialist. He worked on many short subjects and a dozen films including The Little Mermaid, Winnie the Pooh and Beauty and the Beast. After leaving the motion picture industry he became a fulltime artist, painting vibrant tropical rainforests, lush woods and the splendor of romantic destinations such as Giverny. What is his name?
  8. This artist is considered by many to be the world’s top aviation artist. As a boy in California, he’d watch the Air National Guard F-86s taking off and landing at the Van Nuys Airport. Besides being an award-winning artist, he is an accomplished pilot who spent a tour of duty in the Air Force, including an assignment in Vietnam. In 2005 the USPS released his American Advances in Aviation stamps. In addition to aviation art, this artist is known for his nostalgic landscapes featured in the picturesque Phillips Bay series. Can you name him?
  9. After completing an Army stint, this artist studied at the Art Center in Los Angeles on the G.I. Bill. He later formed a successful ad agency. His future wife introduced him to the simplicity of farm life in the San Fernando Valley. This was the artistic influence that led him to pursue primitive art, and he became known for his Americana Calendars. His colorful nostalgic art is still widely collected. Name the artist.
  10. This artist was born in Shanghai. He came to the U.S. in 1987 and fell in love with the beauty of the land. The son of an art professor, he was educated in China and later earned his MFA at New York’s Pratt Institute School of Art and Design. A favorite subject is boats docked in the harbor. He has the remarkable ability to capture the light, atmosphere and mood of such settings. These, he believes, are similar in the U.S. and China, saying “Our similarities are greater than our differences.”

  1. 10+ faces
  2. 10+ wildebeest
  3. Sheep, horn, top, pan, bell, pocket watch. . .
  4. 8 dandelions in bloom
  5. 57 (counting the shooter)
  6. Haberdashery, Johnson Shoes, Lugo Restaurant, Gentry Dance Studio, Paris Isabella Dress Shop, Drew’s Coffee, Main & Wright Street Car, Shirley’s Flower Stand, Morrison’s Ice Cream Wagon, Fire Station #1
  7. Fish, two birds, a lady, a leopard, a frog, a soldier, two men
  8. A burrowing owl, a pearl-spotted owl and a tawny owl
  9. 22 gulls
  10. In lower right-hand corner

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

It's all in the details!

Art – you can look at art again and again and spot hidden details you never noticed. That gave Shayna and me an idea. We thought it would be fun to go outside in camo and see if our folks could find us. It would have worked too, had we made it past this flowered rug. So we thought it would be fun to test your powers of observation and see how many details you can spot in the artwork described in this week’s installment of ArtSmartz. (If you get stumped, don’t go chasing your tail over details; we’ll post the answers next week.)
  1. Speaking of camouflage, artist Bev Doolittle is famous for her art with hidden elements. In The Forest Has Eyes a lone rider has the feeling he is being watched. How many faces are hidden in the forest?
  2. Robert Bateman traveled to Kenya where he saw a herd of wildebeests, just as the sun was setting. His painting, Wildebeest at Sunset was published in England, but many of the prints were destroyed in shipment to the U.S. Gallery One is lucky to have gotten this rare print. See if you can count how many wildebeest it depicts.
  3. In Dean Morrissey’s giclée canvas, The Dreamer’s Trunk, we see the Sandman with his collection of remnants from children’s dreams, gathered for safekeeping. In his trunk are more than 100 such items. Name five of them.
  4. Wildlife artist Carl Brenders paints details like no one else. In his giclée canvas Colorful Playground, two cottontail rabbits are surrounded by dandelions, a common flowering edible plant in Europe and North America. Five of the blooms have gone to seed; how many are fully opened?
  5. Wiped Out by artist Jim Daly is a giclée canvas of three little boys shooting marbles while their dog waits patiently. How many marbles can you find?
  6. Artist Lynn Kaatz’s colorful giclée canvas Main Street Town shows a bustling street scene. Name six of the establishments it depicts.
  7. James Christensen is known for his imaginative artwork. His new giclée canvas, Old Man with a Lot on His Mind illustrates just a few of the life experiences in the memory of someone who has lived a long life. Name seven of the things that are on this man’s mind.
  8. Whooo can correctly name the three different owl species in the giclée canvas entitled Kinship by Michael Dumas?
  9. Artist Rowenna’s giclée canvas Sand and Sea beckons you to its inviting beach. How many gulls are there?
  10. Artist Zac Kinkade’s limited edition print Noah’s Ark shows the myriad creatures safely ashore after the Great Flood. See if you can find the giant tortoise pair.

  1. Thomas Kinkade
  2. Jim Daly
  3. Citizens Band
  4. Steve Hanks
  5. Minstrel in the Mill
  6. From Out of the Fifties – Rock and Roll
  7. Courting Pair – Whistling Swans
  8. Three Black Ties
  9. The Library
  10. Solitary Voice

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

It's time to face the music!

“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” - Leopold Stokowski

And sometimes, artists paint music on canvas. So this week, Shayna and I thought it would be fun to explore artwork that celebrates music! (And that’s me, serenading Shayna in the picture shown here.)

  1. Leopold Stokowski, quoted above, conducted the classical music in the animated Disney film Fantasia. And this famous American artist, known as “The Painter of Light,” depicted Mickey Mouse as the sorcerer’s apprentice, orchestrating the magical dance in a dazzling giclée entitled Fantasia. Name this artist.
  2. Nashville is the home of country music, and the Grand Ole Opry is where all country musicians hope to perform someday, including this little guy. Sitting on a porch swing, he’s barely big enough to hold the guitar. But every aspiring musician has to start somewhere, including The Budding Star. Who is the artist?
  3. Award-winning photographer Alan Brown restored a historic old photograph to create this nostalgic giclée canvas. It features a band of musicians, gathered under a gazebo in Painesville, OH in the late 1800s. What is the title?
  4. In this limited edition giclée canvas, a jazz funeral procession makes its way through Jackson Square in New Orleans, accompanied by a group of street musicians who join in the tribute. Name the artist who painted New Orleans: Celebrating Life, Death and the Pursuit of Happiness.
  5. Artist Dean Morrissey also plays guitar. Being a musician, it’s no wonder that this little chipmunk that he painted can play a symphony of starry notes on his clarinet. What is the name of this delightful giclée canvas?
  6. Cleveland rocks, and we have the Hall of Fame to prove it! Photographer Jim Ptacek is known for his iconic photos of Cleveland landmarks, some of which are featured in this commemorative fine art poster that pays tribute to many rock legends from the 1950s. What is the title?
  7. Some birds sing, but not these large white waterfowl, with long graceful necks. They mate for life, and as part of their courtship ritual, they whistle, as depicted in this striking limited edition print by artist Robert Bateman. Name the title of this artwork.
  8. Artist Tim Rogerson has said that he gets ideas for his paintings from experiencing life, going places and meeting people such as these. What is the title of his giclée canvas featuring three extremely colorful musicians?
  9. This intriguing limited edition giclée canvas by artist J. Scott Nicol combines volumes of art history with pop culture, depicting two of the Beatles. What is the title?
  10. Ohio wildlife artist David Wenzel painted a lone wolf, howling his song in the snowy woods. What is the title of this dramatic original painting?

  1. Edna Hibel
  2. Rowenna
  3. Cassandra Barney (James Christensen)
  4. June Carey
  5. Diana Weber Gardner
  6. Bev Doolittle
  7. Jane Jones
  8. Nita Engle
  9. Cassandra Gillens
  10. Behold

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Famous Women in Art

Shayna here. Being a public figure, I understand the fascination that others have with us luminaries. So Clancy and I decided that this week’s installment of ArtSmartz would be about famous female artists. (OK, I decided and bribed Clancy.) Be forewarned: HE gets to pick the topic another week. . .Boys!

  1. This famous artist and humanitarian died in 2014 at the age of 97. During her life, she was cited for her innovations in the art of original stone lithography and porcelain. In 1995, she was commissioned by the Foundation of the National Archives to commemorate the 75th anniversary of women receiving the universal right to vote. Lucy Baines Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson, proclaimed her the “heart and conscience of America.” For more than half a century this artist raised donations for children’s and medical charities and worked for peace and international cultural understanding. In 2007 she opened a Mother’s Day exhibit of her work at Gallery One where a number of her works are on exhibit. Name this famous woman.
  2. A Cleveland native and American impressionist, this artist paints tranquil landscapes and garden settings inspired by time spent on Nantucket and her travels to the Mediterranean. Name this artist.
  3. Her subjects are women who are beautiful, not by Hollywood standards, but rather because they possess a quiet beauty reflecting a range of emotions. Layered in symbolism, her portraits express complexity and feminine strength of character. As a child, she visited the world’s great art museums with her famous artist father, in whose studio she loves to paint. Who is she? (For extra credit, name her artist father.)
  4. This talented landscape artist grew up in a Pennsylvania farmhouse filled with the music of Italian opera. When she saw California’s wine country, she was reminded of her childhood home and began painting vineyards, which eventually led her to paint the countryside of Tuscany. Do you know her name?
  5. Have you ever wished you could live far off, in your very own lighthouse with the endless views of the ocean and the rhythmic sound of the waves? This new Gallery Giclées artist has homes in two states, both near lighthouses. If you want to own a lighthouse, her giclée canvas entitled My Lighthouse was painted especially for you. Who is the artist?
  6. Can you find this artist? She is most famous for her camouflage art that showcases her passions: a love for horses and nature as well as an affinity for the Native American spiritual relationship with the earth and its creatures. Name the artist.
  7. Talk about a green thumb - this artist loves flowers, grows flowers in her garden and paints flowers like no one else can! Using an Old Masters technique, she layers oil glazes over her opaque underpainting to achieve a depth of light and luminosity. The result is a contemporary and elegant – her flowers radiate an inner light. An excellent example is her work entitled Shining Moment. Who is the artist?
  8. Meet a lady who believes that rules are meant to be broken. Her unique painting techniques of throwing, squirting, pouring and spraying are legendary and have been the subject of books and videos. A member of the American Watercolor Society and one of America’s most prominent watercolorists, this artist lives on the shores of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Northern Michigan. She paints only that which she has personally experienced in her travels. Who is this artist?
  9. This self-taught artist paints the people and culture of the Low Country of South Carolina. With its vibrant colors and animated figures, her artwork celebrates the seasons, customs and heritage of an area she loves so well. Who is she?
  10. The realistic art of Jean Monti celebrates life’s simple, timeless moments made all the more exquisite by her masterful use of glowing light. One such example depicts a mother with her baby. What is the title of this classic giclée?

  1. Li River
  2. Epreuve d’Artist
  3. David Utz (Thornton Utz)
  4. Antarctica
  5. Dean Morrissey
  6. The Washington Memorial
  7. Neuschwanstein Castle
  8. Robert Bateman
  9. Lahaina Afternoon
  10. Irish Church and Barn Owl

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Extend Your Vacation Travels!

Clancy & Shayna in Miami
When your vacation is over, you start to look forward to next year’s. Our folks take Shayna and me all over the place. We love to hit the open road, and once we’re back at the gallery we start planning our next road trip, inspired by art from so many places. This week we’d like to invite you to come along with us as we explore the world through art. You don’t even have to leave your favorite chair!

  1. Photographer Alan Brown took this timeless photograph while traveling in China. The mist-shrouded clouds and mountain peaks are mirrored in the water, creating a dreamlike effect. What is the title?
  2. An Artist’s Proof refers to a special part (generally less than 10%) of a limited edition traditionally reserved for the use of the artist or publisher. In modern times, these prints are identical to those in the rest of the edition. If you were traveling in Paris, how would you say Artist’s Proof in French?
  3. When traveling in the tropics, you’ll see plants called birds of paradise. They are named for their resemblance to rainforest birds having exotic, trailing plumage and elaborate courtship rituals. It is also the title of a giclée canvas by an artist whose father was a renowned fine artist and celebrated illustrator. Name the artist. (And for extra credit, what was his father’s name?)
  4. King Penguins are the subject of a striking original giclée photograph by world-renowned artist, author and naturalist Anthony Eaton Cook. To which southernmost continent must you travel to find king penguins in the wild as he did?
  5. The easiest way to get from one point to another in big cities is by cab. Checker Taxi was an American cab company. The cabs were first made in Joliet, IL then Kalamazoo, MI. But their prototype was based on a model from The Great Kettles. Name the artist/author who painted the FIRST Checker Cab.
  6. Artist Rod Chase painted a twilight scene entitled Dawn’s Early Light. What famous national monument visited by millions of tourists from all over the globe does it depict?
  7. This fairy tale castle was commissioned as a personal refuge by King Ludwig II who died prior to its completion. Just seven weeks later, it was opened to the public. When you travel to Germany you can tour it. What is the name of this castle and also the limited edition by artist Robert Finale?
  8. Imagine if you were on an expedition, hiking in the Arctic, when suddenly the wind picked up, obscuring your vision with blowing snow. At that very same moment, an enormous polar bear appears in your path! This is the startling subject of White Encounter. Name the artist.
  9. Cao Yong painted a tranquil Hawaiian dock on the island of Maui, located in a historic town once considered the world’s whaling center. What is the title of this artwork?
  10. Robert Bateman painted these ancient ruins found in Ireland. The focus is a Romanesque arch carved with faces of early Christian saints. What is the name of this mystical limited edition?

  1. After School Lessons
  2. No Swimming Lessons Today
  3. School Yard
  4. Teachings of My Grandmother
  5. Bonnie Marris
  6. Mother Nature
  7. College of Magical Knowledge
  8. Stringing the Children Along
  9. Morgan Weistling
  10. Off to School

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

If you’re reading this, thank a teacher!

This week Clancy and I are paying tribute to America’s educators. My brother and I have had more classes than you would believe, and our folks are always finding new things for us to learn because it’s fun. We hope that you’ll have fun learning more about artists and their work as you answer this week’s questions. (And thanks to our favorite teachers, Dru and Libby!)

1.  Artist Jim Daly takes a nostalgic look back in this heart-warming giclée canvas. It depicts a little boy getting extra help with his multiplication tables from his devoted teacher. Generous with her time and knowledge, she is dedicated to helping him succeed. What is the title of this artwork?

2.  Friend to both fishermen and hunters, Labrador retrievers are powerful swimmers. Artist John Weiss depicts a mother Lab and her pup along the shoreline watching the crashing waves. Because of the bad weather, they are experiencing what has come to be known as a calamity day. What is the name of this giclée canvas?

3.  Artist Lynn Kaatz paints rustic scenes from a bygone era. In this colorful giclée canvas, you’ll find horses and buggies, an old one-room schoolhouse, girls jumping rope, a seesaw and a maypole. What is the title?

4.  Howard Terpning, a famous artist of the American West, painted a Native American girl watching her grandmother make a beadwork design on buckskin. Such lessons were an important part of the culture of the Blackfoot tribe. Elders were honored and traditions were handed down through the generations. What is the title of this artwork?

5.  Baby animals are just like children in that there are many important things they must learn in order to succeed. Different species require different skills, and in order to catch fish, bear cubs must adapt to the water. Testing the Waters depicts a mother bear introducing her cubs to the water. Who is the artist?

6.  Artist and author Dean Morrissey wrote and illustrated a series of best-selling children’s books detailing the adventures of Joey, who meets a number of legendary figures in his travels. In this work of art, a wise woman instructs Joey: “The right path is never clear, but the journey is always a journey forward, never back.” Who is this famous woman from folklore in Morrissey’s artwork entitled The Wooden Swan?

7.  In James Christensen’s world of fantasy, there is a place where characters from all realms go to contemplate, meditate and develop. Their library is filled with volumes that impart knowledge giving access to all sorts of magic. What is the name of this school, located in the mountains in a land a little left of reality?

8.  In this adorable work by artist Steve Hanks, a teacher is taking her little charges on a field trip. Knowing that little ones are easily distracted and might wander off, she has come up with a novel way of keeping everyone safely “in line.” What is the name of this delightful limited edition?

9.  Long before modern schools and computers in the classroom, children were taught in one-room schoolhouses. Children wrote on chalkboards; calculators were not yet invented. In Country Schoolhouse, 1879, the artist depicts a classroom where some of the students are more intent on their teacher’s lesson than others. Can you name the artist?

10.  This fun poster, hand-signed by artist Diane Graeber, depicts three Amish children, a horse and buggy, and two other animals. What is it called?


Will Bullas
Painted Dogs
Fred Machetanz
The Little Rascals
Esprit de Corps
Prairie Dogs
The Thief
Right Church, Wrong Pew

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Celebrate Man’s BFF!

This week, Shayna and I decided to test your knowledge on a subject about which we know a thing or two, namely dogs! (We’re doing this on the honor system; if you get stumped by a question, no fair asking Fido.)

1.    American artist John Weiss is known for his moving portraits of dogs. Queen Elizabeth is among his collectors! In his limited edition print entitled Wake-up Call, Weiss depicts what breed of sheep herding dog?

2.    Although we hate to admit it, not all dogs are as cool as us. There is a little known breed that is, shall we say, fashion-challenged. Westminster does not recognize the breed, but this popular artist does and has captured the traits that make Nerd Dogs unique. What is his name?

3.    This colorful breed of dog, found in Africa, used to be called “wild dog” or “Cape hunting dog.” They are a highly social but endangered species and the subject of a limited edition print by artist Robert Bateman. What is their more common name?

4.    He was known as Alaska’s preeminent artist, capturing the kaleidoscope of its colorful landscape and traditional Eskimo lifestyle. One of his favorite subjects to paint was sled dogs. Who was this famous artist?

5.    Artist Bonnie Marris immortalized the dog from a series of movie comedies popular in the 1930s about a group of kids and their neighborhood adventures. Her print For the Love of Pete pays tribute to their mascot. This beloved movie series was remade as a film in 1994. What was its name?

6.    Dogs are descendants of wolves. These highly socialized animals have a sense of camaraderie that has enabled them to overcome adversity. Artist Carl Brenders pays tribute to this characteristic in his limited edition print of four Arctic wolves. What is the name of this print that is also a common French expression?

7.    Award-winning photographer Alan Brown captured a tender moment as two little animals rub noses in this original giclée photograph. The two are not really dogs as the title would suggest, but burrowing members of the rodent family who bark to warn each other. What is their name?

8.    Renowned Canadian artist Michael Dumas painted this man and his little white dog that he observed in the French city of Arles. The title refers to a traditionally nomadic ethnic group also known as the Romani. What is the title?

9.    Little boys love to play ball. So do dogs. In this case, the boy’s dog has made off with the baseball and chewed its stitching. When the heist is discovered, the dog rolls over for an “all is forgiven” belly rub. Name this endearing work of art by American artist Jim Daly.

10.    Artist Bob Leathers’ humorous take on Cleveland’s football fans is the subject of his signed poster. It depicts the bleacher section of the stadium where the fans are especially loud and often dress in dog masks and bark, known as “The Dawg Pound.” What is the title of this poster?

1.    Dick Dugan
2.    Abstract art
3.    Luke Buck
4.    Nita Engle
5.    Alan & Norah Lynne Brown
6.    Jim Ptacek
7.    Jim Daly
8.    James Christensen
9.    Robert Bateman
10.    Little Star People

Monday, August 31, 2015

Take a break! But keep your mind sharp by answering this week’s ArtSmartz questions!


Week #2: Take a break!

1.    Time out! Cleveland’s football team was a popular subject for a favorite Gallery One artist. For decades, he drew caricatures and cartoons of Cleveland’s sports legends for The Plain Dealer. What was his name?

2.    This painting style emerged in the 20th century. (You could say it took a break from reality.) In it, lines, shapes, colors and forms replaced realistic or representational images. What is the name of this style?

3.    What’s more relaxing than a ride through the country? This artist and his wife often explore the backroads on his Harley, searching for subjects. He is known for his watercolor landscapes of rural America that extend beyond their borders, and he authenticates each of his paintings with his thumb print? Do you know who he is?

4.    How do you cool off when the temperature climbs? With a swim? How about a squirt gun? This famous American watercolor artist uses a spray bottle – on her paintings! She only paints landscapes that she has seen, and millions have seen her artwork. This award-winning artist is a member of the American Watercolor Society. And if you’re a long-time reader of a certain publication, you may have had the opportunity to “Digest” her artwork. Who is she?

5.    Some people dream of how they’ll spend their retirement relaxing – travel, gardening, hobbies... But not these two; oh no. They’ve been working in the art business for more than 40 years (just ask Shayna and me). You may have heard of them. Their business was twice-named Cleveland’s BEST Art Gallery. Who are they?

6.    Sight-seeing is a great way to kick back. Sometimes it’s fun to just be a tourist in your home town. Shayna and I are proud to be part of “The Comeback City” – Cleveland, OH. And so is this award-winning photog, who has captured the city’s major landmarks in amazing limited edition prints and giclées, ornaments and wearing apparel. Who is he?

7.    This American artist, an admirer of Norman Rockwell, is well-known for his nostalgic portrayals of children. His limited edition print, Time Out, shows a little boy taking time out, cooling off with a drink from the garden hose. Who is this artist?

8.    Spend a relaxing day hiking in the woods. You’ll see birds and all sorts of animals. But you’ll need a sharp eye to spot this character who keeps watch over the woods and all of its inhabitants. The Guardian of the Woods was painted by this artist, who contends that “Believing is seeing.” Who is he?

9.    Relax with a charging rhino. Or maybe a giant gorilla. Explore Africa with this famous Canadian artist and naturalist who recounts his adventures in Safari, a fascinating book filled with his sketches, paintings and first-hand observations. Enjoy the adventure without leaving your couch. Can you name the artist/author?

10.    Fireflies wink good night at the end of a lazy summer day. Also known as lightning bugs, Native Americans have another name for them. It is also the title of this painting by artist R. Tom Gilleon, depicting a teepee encircled by fireflies. What is the name?


1.    Carl Brenders
2.    Plein air
3.    Thomas Kinkade
4.    Alan Bean
5.    Doug Bloodworth
6.    Egg tempera
7.    Certified Picture Framer
8.    Giclée (pronounced ZHEE-CLAY)
9.    James Gurney
10.    Peter Ellenshaw

Monday, August 24, 2015

Gallery One Presents ArtSmartz© Gallery One

Clancy & Shayna as artistsClancy here. As Gallery One’s “Patrons of the Arfs,” Shayna and I want to keep everyone up on the latest trends, trivia and info in the exciting and ever-evolving world of art. Test your art I.Q. - learn more about fine art, impress your family and friends AND earn official bragging rights with ArtSmartz!

How does ArtSmartz work?
Each week, we’ll give you a list of 10 questions, the answers for which can ALL be found somewhere within Gallery One’s websites: and (look in the artists’ collections, in our footer under “Helpful Links,” “Artist Bios” and elsewhere.) You can play on your mobile device or computer. Just in case you get stumped, we’ll announce the answers the following week. Challenge your family and friends to see who can correctly answer all the questions first!

Want to earn extra bragging rights credit?
Email us YOUR ideas for questions to use! Send them to (she works for us). And give us a call with your ArtSmartz comments or questions; we’d love to hear from you! (800.621.1141 or 440.255.1200)

Here are this week’s questions. Good Luck!
1. I was born in Belgium and became a wildlife painter whose detailed work is often mistaken for photography. Who am I?
2. Sometimes we artists prefer to leave the confines of our studios to paint outdoors. What is the French expression for works accomplished when artists play hooky?
3. Unbeknownst to many collectors, what contemporary American artist painted in a completely different style under the alias “Robert Girrard”?
4. Some artists paint romantic scenes beneath a glowing moon, but I’m the only artist who knows what the moon really looks like because I’ve BEEN there. Who am I?
5. I’m just a kid at heart – I love the Three Stooges, snack food and comic book superheroes. I even get candy and cookie crumbs all over my artwork when I paint. But my collectors don’t mind – in fact, they love it! What’s my name?
6. In the Middle Ages, before oil paints were developed, artists used to mix pigments with yolks. What is the name of this medium? (Hint: It sounds like something on a breakfast menu.)
7. In the picture framing world, these initials are a designation of excellence, earned only by someone who has passed rigorous testing and demonstrated particular skill and knowledge in their demanding profession (and Gallery One has three of them on-staff). What does CPF stand for?
8. This French term meaning “fine spray” has revolutionized the way fine art is reproduced, using digital scans to print directly onto canvas or paper. What is the term?
9. This American artist created an elaborate mythical island on which people co-existed peacefully with intellectually evolved dinosaurs. What is his name?
10. This British artist was an RAF pilot during World War II. After moving to the U.S., he worked as a matte painter for Walt Disney Studios, winning the 1964 Oscar for Best Visual Effects for the film classic, Mary Poppins. What is his name?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Fresh Prints of Gallery Giclees™

My Lighthouse by Diana Weber Gardner
We are extremely excited to announce the introduction of two new artists to our growing pool of talent at Gallery Giclees™!

Our first artist is local to northeast Ohio.  As a college student in the 70s, Diana Weber (now Weber-Gardner), first worked for Gallery One. Today, after 20 years of leading marketing communications departments for corporate America, she has returned to Mentor as an artist for Gallery Giclees™. Welcome back, Diana!  Her first work, entitled "My Lighthouse," is shown here.  Locals will instantly recognise it, but everyone has their own favorite lighthouse.  They may conjure up memories of vacations as a child or bring to mind the knowledge of the lives they have saved and continue to save.  Her soft use of the brush and pastel color pallette set a restful mood.
End of Summer by Ryan Douglas Jacque

Our second artist is a native New Englander, Ryan Douglas Jacque is known worldwide for his exquisite pencil works. In his hands, the pencil becomes a paintbrush with which he crafts compelling portraits of people, animals and nature. His meticulous attention to light, shadow and detail results in patterns and textures with an almost abstract dimension. At a young age Jacque attended art workshops at The George Walter Vincent Smith Museum in Springfield, MA, and studied fine line drawing at Ashton Institute of Art in Newington, CT, before earning a scholarship to Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, and Paier College of Art in Hamden, CT. He later attended John Seerey-Lester's Wilderness Art Workshop in Alaska's Denali National Park. Jacque has conducted workshops at The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.  "End of Summer" is shown here.

Featured in a number of major publications, his finely detailed art has received prestigious awards and honors and has been included in many important shows and notable exhibits. Two of his works are in the permanent collection of Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, and his portrait of famed wildlife artist Robert Bateman is on permanent display at The Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria, BC.

According to Ryan, "My Gallery Giclées™ reproductions make me proud and excited to be the artist who created the originals. I couldn't have asked for a better representation."  Thanks, Ryan.  We only go to print when the artists are happy.  Visit and see all the art from these new artists as well as from Alan Brown, Carl Brenders, Anthony Cook, Jim Daly, Michael Dumas, Jane Jones, Lynn Kaatz, Jean Monti, Dean Morrissey, Rowenna Anderson and David Utz.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Gallery One is hosting a FREE fun and educational Friday evening for the entire family on January 30, and YOU’RE invited! Come and learn more about butterflies, books and beautiful art.

We have invited children’s book author Mary Lee Corlett and illustrator Sophie Cayless to autograph copies of their new book, Belle’s Wild Ride: The Artful Adventure of a Butterfly and a Cabbie on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. We will display illustrations from their colorful story, and they will give presentations teaching how to draw and make origami butterflies. (What better way to get ready for spring?)

Belle’s Wild Ride is a hardcover book for kids ages 8-12 years, loaded with information that art lovers of ALL ages will find interesting. It is the story of Belle, a red admiral butterfly who has lived in a 300 year-old painting at the National Gallery of Art. Her grandmother resides in another painting at The Cleveland Museum of Art, so Belle hatches a plan to visit her. An artful adventure ensues, taking Belle and the reader to various masterpieces throughout the collection.

Author Mary Lee Corlett is an art historian and research associate at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (AND former Gallery One employee). She has written about many contemporary American artists and began writing children’s literature following the birth of her daughter. Her first children's book, Belle: The Amazing, Astonishingly Magical Journey of An Artfully Painted Lady, based on the National Gallery's art collection, was published in 2011.

Sophie Cayless, a freelance illustrator, earned her degree in illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University. In addition to teaching drawing and painting, she illustrated the books Beaver Tales and Sophie’s Stuff and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.

Make plans to bring your entire family and friends and join us! We’re located at 7003 Center Street (between Rtes. 2 and 90). We are wheel chair accessible with loads of free parking. For more information about this or other events, call us at 800.621.1141 or 440.255.1200. See you January 30th!