“Through my eyes and onto the canvas, abstraction captures the spirit of the composition, and realism brings to life the soul and flesh of the subject. We create our environment, then our environment creates us. I hope my paintings will contribute to the joy, discovery, and appreciation of our surroundings.”
Life, according to Beaman is a process, not a series of events which he practices in the joyful strokes of color progressing toward a subject, moving and changing. Accurate detail is acknowledged, appreciated and blurred to enhance the radiance of moving life.
Early in his career, Beaman painted with a safe and realistic technique. As he matured he felt constricted by the conformity. “My life evolved from needing a precise structure to desiring my own personal expression,” he said. “Abstraction sets reality to music by orchestrating colors on canvas like a musician arranged notes for a symphony. I hope to compose a harmonious blend, pleasing to the eye, but also exciting and stimulating to the soul.”
After obtaining his Master’s Degree in Painting, Bonetti lived and worked in France and Italy. His artistic inspiration derives from the classical European painters of the 17th and 19th centuries. After several years of studying art history, he relocated to New York where his work was influenced by Contemporary American painters. The colors and style of the abstract expressionists dramatically changed Bonetti’s art perceptions.
Bonetti incorporates the effects of dramatic light and other details of the classical painters but paints the subjects in a contemporary way. In his abstract painting he is inspired by and uses colors seen in classical art. This unique artistic vision enables Bonetti to create warm and rich multilayered paintings which appeal to a broad audience.
Found in November 2012 Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine
“Hector’s subject matter is diverse. He paints abstracts that at first glance
appear nonrepresentational, but are inspired by sunsets from the beaches of Mexico. His figurative work is full of movement, texture and layers of media, and his architectural work is rich in color much like the Mexican
villas he draws his inspiration from.”
Llamas was born in Pittsburg, California, and raised in the small border town of San Luis Rio Colorado in Sonora, Mexico. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art education at Arizona State University and rediscovered his passion for his heritage while student teaching in Mexico.
He loves printmaking but has developed his own personalized painting and drawing style. Almost all of his color blending is done on the surface of the canvas with various media such as acrylic paint, oil pastel and conte crayon, a break from the rigid structure of classical printmaking.
Leland Beaman, functionally autistic, 80 year old renowned artist creates “Enlightened Grandeur” and awe inspiring view of the north rim of the Grand Canyon. As seen in Phoenix Home & Garden July 2012 Viewers Choice issue.
“In this painting the shifting sunlight moves across the huge sculptured shapes carved out of reality by the flowing molecules of constant change. The fog of electrically charged rain clouds hides the harmony we seek; we’re in despair until miraculously huge beams of sunlight break thru this fog revealing the beauty of today’s reality. Dark shadows of fear and hatred retreat into the background to highlight all that is truthful, beautiful and healthy.”
Medium: Fine art Giclèe on canvas
Hand embellished by the artist
Edition size of 100, signed and numbered by the artist.
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Sculpture artist Cory Fuhr transformed spare car parts and scrap metal into a $40,000 life-size speed skater on display at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Watch him unveil his latest piece. Garrett Hubbard/USA TODAY
Nano Lopez is an artist gifted with the rare ability to see the world as a child sees it, with exploration, wonder, and creativity. He is deeply fascinated by the sometimes troubling mysteries of life and its inherent struggles.
In his artistic process, Nano integrates organic textures and synthetic, human made objects into his bronzes to create pieces of art that reflect the same depth and richness he sees in the world around him. Although colorful and whimsical, Nano’s work is anything but child’s play and invites careful, sustained viewing. The rich and intricate textures and bright colors are subtlety evocative of his native Colombia and of other Latin art, but his depth of understanding and free associations transcend culture and time. They describe a world beyond the borders of ordinary maps where an unfettered imagination allow nature, science, folklore and modern industrialism to exist seamlessly together. His work invites us to look at the world more carefully and discover for ourselves the rich interconnections of life. It reminds us that the miracle of life exists at all levels, from the patterns on a leaf to the profound mysteries of the universe.