Sapphire Frater’s ‘The Madonna’s Marriage’

Sapphire Frater’s ‘The Madonna’s Marriage’

Australia-based artist Sapphire Frater creates surrealist paintings with strong dreamlike imagery and an integral spiritual current. She is currently working on a series of paintings titled “Ceres of Twelve Sonnets,” in which each painting is a sonnet. Sapphire has a great love for her work and is passionate in its application. “The Madonna’s Marriage” depicts “alchemical […]

Marcela Carvalho’s ‘Sunday After’

Marcela Carvalho’s ‘Sunday After’

Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Capturing the inner essence and joy of childlike wonder and curiosity, Marcela Carvalho’s mixed media paintings convey the sentimental beauty of the deep heart’s core. Bringing enormous passion and spontaneity to her art, Carvalho […]

Maia Lynch’s ‘Campground’

Maia Lynch’s ‘Campground’

Maia Lynch’s fragmented acrylics are rich with color and wistful nostalgia. She’s one to watch: The artist received her master’s degree in fine arts from the School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston this year and was nominated for several awards in 2012. She also recently received the Für Bildende Künste fellowship in […]

Anita Marci’s ‘Banana Lime’

Anita Marci’s ‘Banana Lime’

Inspired by creative masters like Henri Matisse and  Georgia O’Keefe, Anita Marci creates custom work for an impressive clientele list that includes Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, Kleenex and Springmaid Comforters. “‘Banana Lime’ came out of a gift from a dear friend and collector of mine,” the artist says. “Kathy gave me some bananas and some […]

J. Scott Nicol’s ‘Marilyn Love Yellow’

J. Scott Nicol’s ‘Marilyn Love Yellow’

Nicol’s photorealistic oil paintings have led to both commercial and critical success. His latest series, “Pop 3D,” promises a unique combination of realism, photography and pop culture. Scheduled to launch at Art Expo New York this April, the series allows viewers to “experience original oil paintings like never before,” Nicol says, as 3D glasses turn […]

Detroit’s art collection safe —— for now

Detroit’s art collection safe —— for now

Several national organizations, including the Ford Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, have united to keep Detroit’s art off the auction block.

From funny pages to fine art

From funny pages to fine art

Life is anything but textbook-simple, and our biggest breaks often come unscripted. That’s how it was when California artist Tom Everhart met Charles M. Schulz, whose works would become his biggest inspiration.

Alex Hanna’s ‘Bubble’

Alex Hanna’s ‘Bubble’

We love the soft dreamworld of Alex Hanna’s still-life oil paintings. The London artist was featured in 2013 at several U.K. shows, including the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition and the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize exhibition. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

David Fenton’s ‘Rebirth’

David Fenton’s ‘Rebirth’

David Fenton uses his vivid imagination and unquenchable curiosity to explore the “gray matter” of the natural world through digital photography and illustration on aluminum. The shimmering, organic qualities of his art are mesmerizing. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Jennifer Carvalho’s ‘Backlot’

Jennifer Carvalho’s ‘Backlot’

2013 was a busy year for Jennifer Carvalho: The Ontarian artist received a master’s degree in fine arts at the University of Guelph and became a finalist for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. We’re clearly not the only ones who love her moody suburban landscapes. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.