Work of the Week

“Pizzazz,” Irina Gretchanaia

“Pizzazz,” Irina Gretchanaia

Irina Gretchanaia: “When I started painting, my biggest inspiration was Georgia O’Keefe. My flowers speak for themselves and this was my main goal: give the voice to fragile creation in nature that only blooms for one day. We as humans destroy many things in nature every day. Maybe if we look closely how beautiful our […]

Krie Alden

Krie Alden

You never know what Krie Alden will create next. The former actress paints, draws, writes poetry, makes music and sculpts. When she first turned to art, instructors, friends and fellow artists often told her she was trying to do too much. One teacher at the Art Students League of New York even said, “I think […]

“Tank Girl,” Andres Conde

“Tank Girl,” Andres Conde

Uprooted from Cuba as a child, and brought to Miami via Spain in 1983, Andres Conde, an expressionist painter with pop tendencies, mitigates the feeling of displacement by merging images from popular American culture with historic examples of Cuban iconography. Conde chooses subjects representative of the dichotomy of strength and vulnerability, generally exemplified by women, […]

“Blumenkind,” Patricia Zenklusen

“Blumenkind,” Patricia Zenklusen

Patricia Zenklusen designs her wooden sculptures in an unconventional way. She explains, “I work exclusively with the chainsaw. I am fascinated by the challenge of creating something delicate with this tool. It interests me how much elegance I can bring into a figure. At the same time it should stay noticeable, where the limits of […]

“Unzippin’ Color,” Nicole Furman

“Unzippin’ Color,” Nicole Furman

Nicole Furman’s Artist Statement: Attempt to define myself within the context of a society which limits me, measures me, feeds me with limitless information that I am forced to swallow, and categorizes me. I seek for myself behind words, behind culture, behind time, and behind femininity… …and, to take advantage of the opportunity the art […]

“(When She’s) Ten Feet Tall,” Nan Coffey

“(When She’s) Ten Feet Tall,” Nan Coffey

This large-scale original painting spans 178 square feet and is symbolic of Nan’s journey as an artist. It is a visual representation of her inner desire to show people what goes on in her head as well as her desire to stand up, stand out and show people that she is capable of creating whatever […]

“Indomitable,” Sylvie Dage

“Indomitable,” Sylvie Dage

Sylvie Dage’s painting technique requires that she let go of achieving perfection. She does not paint with a brush or a spatula, both of which would offer her too much control over the outcome. She paints with a stick from which she let the paint drip onto the canvas. So she cannot predict exactly how […]

“Introspection,” Surekha Sadana

“Introspection,” Surekha Sadana

Surekha Sadana:“A distinctively meditative experience is the trademark of my paintings, since I draw inspiration and focus from the highly spiritual way of life in which meditation; yoga and music play an important role.” surekhasadana.com

“Squares in Squares,” Martin Schreiber

“Squares in Squares,” Martin Schreiber

Born in Berlin, Germany, Martin Schreiber and his family immigrated to the US to escape war-torn Europe. He enjoyed a long and successful art career as a commercial art director and as a passionate creative geometric artist exhibiting in NYC; Miami; Boca Raton; Dallas; Montreal, Canada; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Through subtle changes of color […]

“Michaela DePrince,” Jordan Matter

“Michaela DePrince,” Jordan Matter

Jordan Matter: “My photographs attempt to make the ordinary extraordinary. I take everyday situations and add a twist. My emphasis is on celebrating life, and my images tend to be bright and joyful.” jordanmatter.com