- Lee Bogle | Washington
- Vyacheslav Khabirov | Kazakhstan
- Ron Di Scenza | Italy
- Vladimir Volegov | Russia
Posted: 17 Jul 2011 04:25 AM PDT
Collector's know him for his images of Native Americans, often solitary figures of women. "I try to convey a spirituality in my art that the viewer must interpret for himself." "I want my paintings to show a peaceful contemplation and express a depth of serenity that comes only with quiet inner peace". Drawing, painting and picturing life are among Lee Bogle's earliest memories. A native Northwesterner, his art has always been more than a pastime. For many years he has described his art as a passion. Bogle continues to live in the Northwest, where he is surrounded by the beauty of nature.
Posted: 17 Jul 2011 04:06 AM PDT
Posted: 16 Jul 2011 04:16 PM PDT
Ron Di Scenza was born in Ohio in 1954. His parents were Italian immigrants. DiScenza was awarded a scholarship and earned his bachelor's degree in fine Art, at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He went on to become a freelance editorial artist, producing work for well known publishers, record labels and for Time Magazine. During a holiday in Italy in 1995 in the hometown of his parents, he was so drawn to the beautiful landscape and to the Italian people that he was inspired to stay on and paint. Whilst in Italy he met his wife Maria. They live in the mountainous and picturesque province of Molise, Italy. "I have always had a fascination with sunlight, the way it illuminates and transforms objects into a multitude of colours and textures. This is especially so in Italy," says DiScenza, "and it is probably characteristic in all of my work, whether it is figurative or landscapes. I have affection for all types of painting, from the tight technical to the grand gestures of Impressionists such as Sargent. My most recent work is inspired by the beauty of women and their mystery. I love to bring my viewers a source of pleasure through a combination of realistic drawing and Impressionistic painting. It allows me to pass on not only what I see, but also what I imagine."
Posted: 16 Jul 2011 02:55 PM PDT
Born in Khabarovsk, Russia, Vladimir began painting at the age of three and his talent would be noted repeatedly throughout his adolescence. After having attended the art school, "Krivoj rog" and having served in the army, Vladimir was admitted to the lvov polygraphic institute in the former soviet union. Beginning in 1984 Vladimir began participating in, and winning, international competitions for poster art. Vladimir moved to Moscow in 1988 and before long Vladimir's career in commercial art was in full swing. Notable russian publishing houses sought his talents to design posters and cd and cassette covers for musical groups. While working with the publishing houses he continued to work on his paintings and participate in exhibitions. In 1990 Vladimir began traveling to Europe where he earned money by painting portraits on the streets of Barcelona, Berlin, Vienna and other european cities. It is with this experience he further honed his skills in depicting the human form. Over the past fourteen years, his art has evolved into the striking figurative work he creates today. Vladimir's vibrant color palette and bold strokes coalesce to create evocative images that possess a timeless sensibility.