Work of the Week

Peter Layton’s ‘Globe’

Peter Layton’s ‘Globe’

Peter Layton is one of the world’s most widely collected and respected glass artists. Everyone from Elton John to the Duchess of Kent have collected his work. Layton’s work is organic, tactile and inspired by nature. Masturing the use of multiple colors together give his work an unusual elegance. At 75, Peter remains active making and continues his operation of London Glass Blowing. […]

Alexis Silk’s ‘Blue Angel’

Alexis Silk’s ‘Blue Angel’

Alexis Silk pushes the boundaries of what is possible in glass blowing. Her glass figures and heads are sculpted entirely free-hand while the glass is hot. The work ranges in scale from full figures just inches tall to life-size torsos hanging in six-foot-high steel frames. See her work at Artexpo New York April 4-6 and […]

Steve Matson’s ‘Day at the Beach’

Steve Matson’s ‘Day at the Beach’

In his innovative Moving Paintings collection, Steve Matson combines traditional painting with cinematography, visual effects, digital painting, animation, music and sound effects. Each image contains 18,000 individual images and animated elements that play back at 24 images per second. The art pieces play continuously all day long, yet hang seamlessly on your wall like traditional […]

Kirsten Høst’s ‘The Snowqueen’

Kirsten Høst’s ‘The Snowqueen’

Kirsten Høst‘s “The Snowqueen” is inspired by the winter cold in the north and the necessity to focus on the protection of one’s ‘golden’ heart as one walks through chilly moments in one’s life. See more of the Denmark artist’s work at hoestart.com and at Artexpo New York April 4-6 at Booth 276. Agent: Stephen […]

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 […]

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.