Work of the Week

Polly Norman’s Prehistoric Ride Through a Lavender Sky

Polly Norman’s Prehistoric Ride Through a Lavender Sky

Why limit yourself to photography or painting when you can do both? In one piece, even? The signature style of abstract artist Polly Norman, whose Prehistoric Ride Through a Lavender Sky is our Work of the Week, combines both those media to yield a dreamy, kinetic feel. The Minneapolis-born artist shoots high-resolution black and white […]

Work of the Week: Johnny Taylor’s The Age of Flight #3

Work of the Week: Johnny Taylor’s The Age of Flight #3

“For me, there isn’t a car fast enough or a house big enough to justify spending your life doing anything that you don’t love.” For Johnny Taylor, that dream career is art—and it’s one he’s been pursuing since the age of 10, when he got a job producing a comic strip for a local newspaper. […]

Do You Want To Count Every Stroke? Or Play Men’s Rules?

Do You Want To Count Every Stroke? Or Play Men’s Rules?

Coming to you from the crossroads between art and humor, Jeff Leedy’s Do You Want To Count Every Stroke? Or Play Men’s Rules? is our Work of the Week. An award-winning fine art humorist whose portfolio includes his Funday Sunnies series, Leedy won a gold medal in the New York Society of Illustrators’ inaugural Humor Show […]

Work of the Week: Sandhi Schimmel Gold’s Tosca

Work of the Week: Sandhi Schimmel Gold’s Tosca

Most people’s eyes gloss over the junk mail, flyers and various other advertisements that make their way to our mailboxes on a daily basis. Sandhi Schimmel Gold turns them into art. With her striking, intricate yet simple paper mosaics, the Virginia-based artist repurposes the advertising messages and images that bombard us on a daily basis […]

Work of the Week: Robert Gilbert’s Times Square Crazy Night

Work of the Week: Robert Gilbert’s Times Square Crazy Night

The artistic aspirations of Robert Gilbert had humble beginnings: “I think I started [painting and drawing] about the time I discovered that birthday cards created by grandchildren were held in high esteem by grandparents,” recalls the artist. Needless to say, in the years since his work has become much more ambitious, as well as more […]

Work of the Week: Bella Lucia by Jivan Lee

Work of the Week: Bella Lucia by Jivan Lee

Contemporary painter Jivan Lee is inspired to create his art by the simple beauty of everyday life—as is the case with Bella Lucia, ABN‘s Work of the Week, which came about when he was struck by the beauty of the early morning light in his home city of Taos, New Mexico. The artist explains: “One […]

Work of the Week: Sunrise by Cassandra Tondro

Work of the Week: Sunrise by Cassandra Tondro

When it comes to painting, Los Angeles-based contemporary abstract artist Cassandra Tondro has the spirit of the adventurer. From the materials she uses (her palette of leftover acrylic latex paint—commonly known as “house paint”—is “filled with unusual colors. Once a color is gone, it is unlikely that I will find the exact color again.”) to […]

Work of the Week: He Only Flossed The Ones He Wanted to Keep by Jeff Leedy

Wait! This is ART! I’m not supposed to laugh, am I? Yes you are, because this art is by well-known fine art humorist Jeff Leedy, who defines his work as “The collision of the Impressionists and The New Yorker.” Leedy won a gold medal in the New York Society of Illustrators’ first Humor Show, beating […]

Work of the Week: Demando Cat by Jeff Leedy

Wait! This is ART! I’m not supposed to laugh, am I? Yes you are, because this art is by well-known fine art humorist Jeff Leedy, who defines his work as “The collision of the Impressionists and The New Yorker.” Leedy won a gold medal in the New York Society of Illustrators’ first Humor Show, beating […]

Work of the Week: Roland Morin’s New York City Lights

Work of the Week: Roland Morin’s New York City Lights

Of New York City Lights, one of Baltimore-born artist Roland Morin’s recent works, the artist remarks: “There is much color in this world. There is much darkness in this world. Which do you choose?” Indeed, the power of light to dispel the darkness of the world is a theme that can be seen throughout the […]