Work of the Week

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 […]

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.

Michael Covello’s ‘Bedlam on the Boat’

Michael Covello’s ‘Bedlam on the Boat’

Michael Covello’s graphic paintings turned heads throughout Florida in 2013. A recent graduate of the University of South Florida Master of Fine Arts program, the mixed-media artist exhibited at several juried shows this year and was featured in a recent edition of “New American Paintings.” See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Kevin Kopacka’s ‘The One You Feed’

Kevin Kopacka’s ‘The One You Feed’

Ethereal and luminous, Kevin Kopacka’s oil paintings capture a fantasy world in which shadowy forms melt into color. Kopacka finds inspiration for this surreal imagery from the literature and poetry of the Viennese Modern Age at the turn of the 20th century. He says elements of the paranormal—“ the notion of things existing that go […]

Amy Boone-McCreesh’s ‘Untitled’

Amy Boone-McCreesh’s ‘Untitled’

Vibrant colors and patterns characterize Amy Boone-McCreesh’s 3-D installations, mixed media and paintings. A reverence for culture and rituals mark her work, which derives inspiration from “decorations, holiday celebrations and even funerary displays from around the world,” she says. According to Boone-McCreesh, “I love the idea of non-artists expressing themselves visually to mark an important […]

Tomomi Morishima’s ‘Puddle’

Tomomi Morishima’s ‘Puddle’

Playing with positive and negative forms, Tomomi Morishima creates oil impressions of space, figures and architecture before dissolving into the abstract. Vibrant colors bring a playful touch to the final canvas. “I begin to paint at first without a plan and see what happens,” he says. “At that time, it looks like a pure abstract […]

Denimu’s ‘A Blue Eye’

Denimu’s ‘A Blue Eye’

British artist Ian “Denimu” Berry manipulates denim to create detailed portraits and rich urban landscapes. He believes the universal familiarity of the fabric opens the doors of connection with his audience. His “painting with denim” has received international acclaim from both critics and collectors. “I am comfortable and confident wearing [denim] in my life, so […]