Work of the Week

“Portersville Bay II,” Brad Robertson

“Portersville Bay II,” Brad Robertson

Brad Robertson: “My trademark is texture and bold color combinations. My two main compositions are the landscape and portal. And red paint—every piece has it somewhere.” bradrobertson.com

Peter Kephart’s ‘Erratic With Lyrical String Clouds’

Peter Kephart’s ‘Erratic With Lyrical String Clouds’

“Firepainter” Peter Kephart gleans inspiration from the rugged surroundings of his West Virginia home, combining the elements of fire, water, earth and wind to create abstract, organic landscapes. Collectors can find his work at galleries throughout the United States. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Mary Johnston’s ‘Sunrise Over Water’

Mary Johnston’s ‘Sunrise Over Water’

Modernist artist Mary Johnston blends oil paints to create a soft sense of serenity. Inspired by expansive views of Lake Superior, Johnston’s diffused atmospheres and landscapes were well-received at Artexpo New York and shows throughout the Midwest. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Deborah Paswaters’ ‘Elevation II’

Deborah Paswaters’ ‘Elevation II’

We’re fascinated by Deborah Paswaters’ abstract figure paintings, which are often accompanied by “living model sculptures” at shows and exhibitions. Combining color, light, poetry and performance, her work has received acclaim from both private collectors and art exhibitors. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Vivien Zhang’s ‘Folded Stencil (Generosity)’

Vivien Zhang’s ‘Folded Stencil (Generosity)’

We can’t take our eyes off Vivien Zhang’s graphic oil paintings, which transcend the canvas with an expert articulation of depth. Zhang, who was awarded the Artist Residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, will receive her master’s degree in fine arts from the Royal College of Art in 2014. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 […]

Wayne Mok’s ‘Headstrong #7′

Wayne Mok’s ‘Headstrong #7′

Wayne Mok’s abstract acrylic paintings caught the eye of London’s Saatchi Gallery, which recently featured his work in the emerging artists exhibit “Burning Bright.” His expert use of color and space and the sense of longing that permeates his work are fascinating. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi’s “Of fear and sorrows”

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi’s “Of fear and sorrows”

Iranian-American artist Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi fuses vibrant watercolor strokes with paradoxical illustrations and a minute attention to detail. Ilchi’s busy year included exhibitions at Scope Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland, and New York, as well as nominations for several Washington, D.C.-area awards. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Won Ju Seo’s ‘Jumping’

Won Ju Seo’s ‘Jumping’

We’re astounded by Won Ju Seo’s mixed-media work that combines textiles, collage, needlework and paint into dynamic canvas art. She recently received an individual artist fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and was a residency artist at Coohaus Art in August. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Maciej Zaborski’s ‘Chair III’

Maciej Zaborski’s ‘Chair III’

A professional crystal grinder turned artist, Maciej Zaborski creates very unique pieces, applying his designing and engraving talents to his glass art. Zaborski is the master engraver and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Poland. See more of the artist’s work here.

James Wilbat’s ‘Woman with Fruit Basket’

James Wilbat’s ‘Woman with Fruit Basket’

James Wilbat loves to have fun with glass. His curly-head glass sculptures are a must see!  Wilbat studied under well-known glass blowers including Joel Myers, Dan Dailey, William Carlson and Vernon Brejcha.  Yet his own unique style, which he describes as a combination of old world glass and contemporary design, reflects his love of abstract […]