Matt Sesow in Australia – 19 Karen

matt sesow on gold coast

I’m just going to pretend that I haven’t stopped posting for a couple of months and continue on like all is normal. Actually it probably is normal for me to disappear for a couple of months ;-) Anyway, I was recently on holidays for a week on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and saw the DC artist Matt Sesow showing at the 19 Karen gallery at Mermaid Beach! His wife Dana Ellyn and the Italian artist Agostino Iacurci were also showing work.Continue Reading

Some Expressionist Painters – Just Because

expressionist painters

Here’s some paintings about paint, just because. After the emails and comments from yesterday, I thought I would make today a little less controversial. No pictures of baby killing and no mention of genocide, just good old fashion chunky paint applied by great painters. I love most types of painting, from super-realism through to minimalism, but a good expressive work with paint slapped on and dripping off the canvas will always make me smile the widest :-) Continue Reading

Val Nelson at Bau-Xi Vancouver

val nelson in canada

I have a thing for paintings that look like paintings and interiors.. which are really just big still life paintings, so you can see why I would like the work of Val Nelson. Photographs of the same interiors would probably be rather dull and boring but the lovely brushwork and energy of the paintings bring them to life. The images with cars in them are much less appealing but who cares when the rest are so lovely!Continue Reading

Emil Nolde Retrospective

emil nolde retrospective

An Emile Nolde retrospective will open on the 5th of March at the Städel Museum in Germany. 140 works by the German Expressionist artist will be on show. They’ll include paintings, watercolors and prints with a focus on his early and late works. This will be the first Nolde retrospective in Germany for 25 years. Continue Reading

Matt Sesow’s 31 Days in July

mat sesow 31 days in july

Washington, DC artist Matt Sesow is about to finish up his 31 Days in July project for 2013. Sesow and his painter wife Dana Ellyn began the 31 days project way back in 2003. They each create a painting a day inspired by the news of that day.Continue Reading

A Guide to North American Birds by Matt Sesow

Before I went on my recent road trip I received a painting by Washington, DC. artist Matt Sesow called “A Guide to North American Birds.” I have a thing for birds and a thing for quirkiness so I really like the painting. I also buy art that I couldn’t or wouldn’t paint myself, so I end up buying bright, bold and colorful paintings which are in contrast to my own paintings that are almost colorless.Continue Reading