Archive for the ‘Art of Fine Wine’ Category
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
California landscapes are the focus of this month’s award-winning featured artist, Robin Purcell. Purcell enjoys interpreting the California landscape and finds much of her inspiration in the wine country of Sonoma County. Vineyard Patterns, left, showcases this style perfectly.
The skies portrayed in her paintings typically take up a very small proportion of the composition, giving focus to the depths of the landscapes. “I love to paint panoramas with high horizons and create an atmospheric perspective…. The distance in my paintings adds an emotional trigger for me of wanting to explore deeper into the landscape and the picture,” Purcell recently stated in her blog.
She also stated that while many of her paintings appear to be from out in the wilderness, that typically she takes her inspiration from roadsides, or even urban sites, and simply removes buildings or other human elements such as roads, to give her painting the appeal of the beautiful, and untouched California landscapes surrounding her Northern California home. “California has always been a mythic land of sunshine that stirred my imagination.” Her style of painting “simplifies what [she] sees and organizes it into shimmering patches of color.”
Purcell is the recipient of numerous awards and publications, and is currently showcasing her art at both international and national exhibitions. Like her style? You can view her online portfolio on picasa web and leave her comments about her work.
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
This month we are very happy to feature the artwork of Susan Hoehn. A California resident, Susan’s art is best known for vibrant hues that reflect the beauty of landscapes. She often will explore new and beautiful vineyards for inspiration, but also is stimulated by her travels out of wine country and, especially in Italy. One of her many passions is to bring color, light and shadow to its fullest, for the enjoyment of others, and her oils on canvas do just that!
Susan’s artwork is displayed in various galleries both in the US and overseas. Like what you see? Check out Susan’s website to explore her beautiful landscapes!
Sunday, June 6th, 2010
This month’s Art of Fine Wine comes to us from artist Lowell Herrero, an artist who has witnessed a full scope of life’s twists and turns spanning from the Great Depression through the present. Many of his paintings capture the true essence of agricultural landscape, though he also uses his love of travel for further inspiration. His passion of living is clearly seen in his art.
In this painting, Summer Picnic, we see Herrero’s pas sion for landscape and its enjoyment come to life as two figures relax in full comfort with one another within the tranquil setting of their vineyard.
Herrero currently lives with his wife Janet in their home in Calistoga, a home which further points to his love of the exotic; it was built to represent an Italian villa.
Like what you see here? Visit his website for more information about this artist, and how you may order his prints.
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
- Vineyard Goldwas painted by Jennifer Vranes, a contemporary artist who enjoys working with extreme texture and bright colors. Her pieces portray an intense energy that is both positive and uplifting.
Jennifer painted Vineyard Gold using thick acrylic on canvas – a technique called Textures of Life TM, something she created years ago in which she literally sculpts on the canvas in spots “where nature intended”. The style frequently leaves the viewer to reach out toward the painting to make sure they really are seeing in 3-D, to which she comments, “Go ahead! Touch it! My paintings are meant to be irresistible to your fingertips!”
Jennifer uses inspiration from her world travels to bring beauty to her canvases. Vibrant color mixed with the extreme texture leave the viewer with euphoric sensations. Her positive outlook on the world is inherent within her art, as she has stated, “The world is a beautiful place and it is my goal to bring to light the utopias I find most precious for the enjoyment of others.”
Like what you see? Visit Jennifer’s website for more information about her, the techniques she implements, and to view and purchase her spectacular works of art.
Saturday, March 20th, 2010
Happy March, and with it, happy spring! We’re really excited about the featured artist for this month, Sandy Delehanty. Sandy offers bright color and a vivacious attitude in her artwork. When we saw this painting, entitled Yountville Vineyard , we couldn’t pass it up and had to post it for your viewing pleasure. Sandy works as a full time artist in northern California. She leads painting trips around the world and also instructs watercolor and oil painting classes. You may view other selections sure to capture your eye on her website.
Saturday, February 20th, 2010
Last month we launched a new feature on our blog: bringing you the Art of Fine Wine. This month we’re happy to feature artist Gino Savarino, an abstract artist originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. After moving to Chicago when he was young, Savarino took on painting to deal with the culture shock and has since painted for Trump Place and for ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition. His works are available for viewing at galleries in Chicago, Atlanta and cialis 20 mg New York, and also on his website. His greatest passion is to create over sized wall art, and his general emphasis is abstract modern art, though doesn’t limit himself to one particular style. This piece, entitled Vino Rosso, is less abstract than his typical work. We find it beautiful and so we present it to you!
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
We love wine. In fact, we love pretty much anything having to do with wine: news, accessories, new methods in viticulture, you name it! And we want to share our love for this great industry with you. You’re probably already aware that each month we bring you different wines, recipes and stories behind the grapes. But did you know that we also promote the Art of Fine Wine as well?
With each passing month, we search for both budding and established artists from around the US and we’d like to be able to share them with you.
This month’s featured artist, Karen Tarlton, was selected as an Emerging Artist in Art Business News Magazine‘s September 2009 issue. Tarlton studied at a number of notable art schools, has lived in various international locations, and enjoys traveling around the world to gain new inspirations for her work. This particular painting, entitled Vineyard Perspective, has unfortunately already been sold, but a quick visit to her website will let you see other fine original oils on canvas still available for purchase.