artists

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Realism vs. Expressionism: It’s All So Abstract

Kathy’s Thoughts: We had a busy Fall season and I apologize for not getting a newsletter out for several months. The twins are in high school and now have a Driving Permit! Scary. Ron has had works hanging at the Littleton Museum and currently, a piece at the Impasto Art Gallery in Longmont, CO. But the most exciting news of all is that Ron is experimenting with Abstract styles. After years of painting Abstract Realism, he is beginning to test the waters of Abstract Expressionism. Thus, I’ve had to do some research… Abstract Realism vs. Abstract Expressionism: In my ongoing education of […]

Identify Your Individuality: The Best You Can Be

Caravaggio: Identify His Strengths I had Michelangelo da Caravaggio looking over my shoulder recently. During our visit to Scotland, we had a chance to view the Beyond Caravaggio exhibit at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. The collection of paintings identifies artists that were influenced by his use of light and shadow. That’s him behind me from the amazing “The Taking of Christ”. Art historians celebrate and identify Caravaggio for his groundbreaking use of shadow to create depth and an amazing sense of realism. However, I find an immediacy in his tableaus which makes the viewer feel as if they […]

Art and The Women Behind the Artist

Kathy’s thoughts on Art: Art can be found everywhere, in different forms, genres, and expressions. From the shoes we wear to a gourmet meal, each day brings Art before us on constant display. I have heard Art described as a personal journey, different for each beholder, as a necessity that brings awareness and beauty into our lives. Often, we take Art for granted. Sometimes we find it appalling. Whether we acknowledge it before us or not, Art is an intricate part of our day to day lives. The Women Behind the Artist After a wonderful weekend with family, I hope everyone had […]

Looking Over the Rim: “Here’s to the Fools Who Dream!”

We recently took a big road trip over the twins’ Spring Break. First, we made our way southwest through Ouray Colorado, a gorgeous boutique of a mountain town known as The Switzerland of America. Here we found sulfur-free hot springs and fantastic mountain views. The oldest operating power generator in the US fuels much of the area. Definitely worth the 5 1/2 hour drive from Denver. Next, we continued on to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The only words I have ever found to describe my experiences upon seeing this geographical wonder, each and every time, is awe-inspiring. […]