Friday, July 19, 2013

Felicia Returns!

Felicia Zavarella Stadelman It is with great joy and pleasure that we can announce Felicia Zavarella Stadelman's return with her art lecture series,Through the Eyes of the Artist!

As in the past, all lectures are held on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and include free admission, parking & refreshments!  Mark your calendars and make it a point to attend any or all of these entertaining and informative events!
  • July 27 • HENRI MATISSE Many people consider him the greatest innovator of the 20th century. Although constantly pushing experimentation, his paintings represent pure calm and harmony.
  • August 31 • ODD ARTISTS Drama, Passion, Obsession and Tragedy - The Hidden Lives of our Greatest Artists The most outrageous tales about some of our most famous artists - all the good stuff our art history books left out! "Many of the best artists lived on the edge of chaos - where all great art is born". You will never view art the same way again.
  • September 28 • VINCENT VAN GOGH - Dispelling rumors and tales surrounding his life with the true story of passion and obsession. Through his words we begin to understand "Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul."
  • October 26 • AUGUSTE RODIN - Who really did most of his important sculptures? Experience the tragic love story that is carved in stone.
  • November 23 • PIERRE RENOIR - The story behind the man, not the icon, who refused to think of himself as an impressionist artist. He believed that “a work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself, and carry you away.”

Friday, July 12, 2013

Greatness with A Brush:
Artist Dean Morrissey

Have you ever been spellbound by a work of art and wondered what the artist was like?

At Gallery Giclées™, artists are like family, and we’d like you and your clients to get to know ours better. So, from time to time, we thought we’d share some artist information — what they like, what they think, what they do when not chained to their easels — that you can pass it on to your clients. Casual conversation often leads to art sales, so read on!

Dean Morrissey, artist
GG:  When did you first know that you were destined to be an artist?
Dean:  My first illustration was a black-and-white interior illustration for a small pulp science fiction book titled Galileo. I worked for weeks on this drawing. When I finally turned it in, the editor gave me $10. That’s when I knew I was hooked on art.
GG:  What is your preferred medium with which to paint and why is it your favorite?
Dean:  I paint in the traditional method of oil on canvas. The oil paint delivers fat, warm colors and the luxury of time.
GG:  What do you hope that people will discover in your work?
Dean:  I hope that people will see in my pictures a bit of the joy I found in making them.
GG:  Describe your favorite childhood memory.
Dean:  Playing football one day when I was 8 years old, I lined up against a giant kid who looked like a full-grown man. He was telling me he was about to run me over. The ball was snapped; I dove for his ankles and squeezed as hard as I could. His shadow seemed to block the sun as he came down like a redwood tree, landing on top of me. I was walking on air for a week. After that, the kid nodded to me whenever we crossed in the hall at school.
GG:  What’s your favorite pastime (other than painting)?
Dean:  I played in a blues band for 20 years; had a ball. But bringing my son up tops them all.

Watch for future installments on the amazing artists from Gallery Giclées™.