Artist of the moment….Honet


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Honet is a contemporary street artist and illustrator from France. Honet was born in France in the year 1972.

Honet began creating graffiti in 1988.

The artist is based out of Paris, France.

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Honet has began a new exploring a new medium for the artist, photography.

In this clip a interviews with Honet and the curator of an exhibition featuring the artist:

The artist finds inspiration for his work from genres of science fiction, pop culture movies, and even fairy tales.

With such a great sense of design his work reminds of contemporary artist Mike Giant. Mike Giant began his art career as a tattoo artist. Both artist’s are such great draftsman their art doesn’t need color to be great!

Another street artist with a similar style of painting mainly in black and white and adding color sparingly is the Italian street artist Millo.




Artist of the moment…Diana Kan


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Diana Kan was a painter renown for her landscape work. Diana Kan was born in Hong Kong in the year 1926.

Her mother was a political writer who used a fake name as it was forbidden for women to write. Her father was a renown seal carver and calligraphy master.

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Kan had a wonderful education studying at the L’Ecole des Beaux Arts and L’Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris. She also studied at the Art Student’s League of New York City.

The artist often worked with watercolors. She was a member of the American Watercolor Society.

Kan had a son who became a world renown photographer. His name was Sing-Si Schwartz.

Diana Kan passed away in 2010. She was 84 years old.

Work by the artist can be found in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Diana Kan developed her own style of landscape painting. The artist was a master at creating compositions that gave the viewer the idea of a landscape, without filling in all the details.




Artist of the moment…Lesley Vance


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Lesley Vance is a contemporary abstract painter. Leslie Vance was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin  in the year 1977.

Vance earned a B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from the California Institute for the Arts located in Valencia.

Price range information: The artist works in oils and watercolor. Prices range $10,000 to the low six figures.

Vance enjoys working wet on wet and paints her abstract works with no preset idea of how they will look when the painting is completed.

Vance enjoys working with color.

Below we visit a group exhibition featuring Lesley Vance with the legendary James Kalm. Vance’s work is shown at the 7:05 mark. The show’s roster of painters was made up entirely of female painters:

The artist is based out of Los Angeles, California.

Lesley Vance is a fantastic example of a contemporary abstract painter. Her work has a great fluidity of movement across the canvas. Vance does a great job at creating intriguing visual patterns for the viewer.




Artist of the moment…William George Scott


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William George Scott was a British painter with a modernist style. Scott was renown for his modernist style characterized by bold flat color and a focus on a great mix of organic and geometric shapes. William Scott was born in Greenock, Scotland in the year 1913.

Scott attended the Belfast School of Art. He also attended the Royal Academy of Art located in London, England.

Price range information: The artist worked with oils, gouache, watercolor, and was an avid printmaker. Prices range from $10,000 to $650,000.

Below a montage of works in celebration of the 100th birthday of William Scott:

William Scott represented Great Britain at the famed Venice Biennial in 1958.

In this clip a brief film about the life of William Scott with many works shown:

William  Scott passed away in 1989.

Works by William Scott can be found in the permanent collections of the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. and the Tate Gallery in London.

William Scott was one of the first modernist painters to work with the still life. These works are fantastic for their interesting use of space.

Some artists paint the still life as though you were looking down at the subject, Kenne Gregoire is a great example of this. Scott uses a great deal of artistic license and goes even further, subverting reality for a quest of total pleasure for the eyes! Awesome!




Artist of the moment…Maurice Brianchon


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Maurice Brianchon was a French impressionist painter. Maurice Brianchon was born in the village of Fresnay-sur-Sarthe, France in the year 1899.

Brianchon attended the School of Decorative Arts located in Paris. The artist would return to his alma mater as a professor years later.

Price range information: Brianchon worked in oils, watercolors, pastels, gouache, and printmaking. Prices range from $5,000 to $50,000.

Early in his collegiate studies he won an award to study the great Spanish painters. Brianchon was influenced by Diego Velasquez.

The artist married a fellow painter named Marguerite Louppe. Louppe was an Impressionist painter renown for her still life and landscape works.

Brianchon was a very creative artist always looking for new ways and mediums to explore. Besides painting Brianchon also was a stage set designer, textile designer (mainly of carpets), illustrator, and muralist. When he painted murals he often worked side by side with his wife.

In this clip we view an exhibition of the artist’s work:

The artist was given a special invitation to the Queen of England’s coronation. He was asked to document the ceremony in paintings.

Maurice Brianchon passed away in 1979.

Maurice Brianchon was a fantastic painter. My favorite works of the artist are his still lifes. These works show an outstanding sense of graphic design. This is also evident in the artist’s other endeavors which included textile design and stage set design.


Artist of the moment…Photographer Sohrab Hura


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Sohrab Hura is a contemporary photographer from India. Sohrab Hura was born in Chinsurah, West Bengal, India in the year 1981.

Hura earned a masters of economics degree from the University of Delhi. The artist began experimenting with photography during college after he received a camera from his father.

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In this clip the artist shares with us his art career and we view a recent exhibition:

The artist is based out of New Delhi, India.

Hura is an associate level of Magnum Photos.

The artist has published four books. They are published in editions of 600.

Hura also documented his mother’s struggle with mental illness.

Sohrab Hura does a great job at capturing raw emotion on camera. His work is very personable and straightforward. I enjoy his work for its raw take on the world, just black and white with no color.

His work reminds me of the late Diane Arbus. Both artists did a great job of capturing the individual personalities of their subjects.




Artist of the moment…Jean-Pierre Cassigneul


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Jean-Pierre Cassigneul is a contemporary French Impressionist painter. Jean-Pierre Cassigneul was born in Paris, France in the year 1935. The artist if renown for painting women and flowers.

Cassigneul attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts located in Paris.

Price range and medium information: The artist often works in gouache, oils, and is an avid printmaker. Works range from $20,000 to $1 million dollars.

Below a montage of works by the artist, including many of his signature works featuring women often wearing hats with flowers:

The artist has also illustrated many books.

Jean-Pierre Cassigneul is a very inspirational painter who explored to of my favorite subjects, the flower and women. The artist always comes up with interesting poses for the figure.

His work reminds me most of the Italian painter Pino Daeni. Pino was also an illustrator and painter of women wearing fashionable outfits. Below some works by the great Pino Daeni:


Artist of the moment…Street Artist Does


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Does is a contemporary street artist painter and sculptor from the Netherlands. Does was born in the Veghel, the Netherlands in the early 1980’s. Does grew up in Sittard, a city in the southern part of the Netherlands.

The artist’s government name is Joos Van Barneveld.

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Below we view the artist in action! He uses a great deal of texture that he gets by using knives and trowels to apply texture:

Does got tired of getting repetitive injuries and decided to retire from playing soccer.  During his time as a player he enjoyed creating art as it allowed him to escape from the pressures of being a professional athlete. Soccer was his daytime job ,and creating art was his nighttime job.

The artist still enjoys being part of a team and works with the LoveLetters crew.

In this clip Does creates a large mural in a warehouse:

Does’ favorite subject matter is letters. The artist has been working on creating sculptures based on letter forms.

Joos Van Barneveld is an awesome painter and inspirational figure! How many people have dreamed of becoming a professional athlete, or earning enough money from painting to live on. Does has achieved both dreams!

My favorite thing about this artist is his innovative thinking and ideas. Whether taking letter form to sculpture, or working on developing interesting abstract shapes the artist is always looking forward to a new creative challenges.






Artist of the moment…Lancelot (Lazlo) Ney


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Lancelot Ney was a French/ Hungarian painter renown for his work with the abstracted landscape. Lancelot Ney was born in Budapest, Hungary in the year 1900.

Ney attended the Hungarian College of Fine Arts.

The artist began his career as a successful caricature artist.

Ney enjoyed painting but also tried many other mediums including ink drawings, etchings, and Chinese character studies.

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Ney worked in oils and gouache. He was also a printmaker.

Lancelot Ney passed away in 1965.

Lazlo Ney was a fantastic painter of the landscape. The artist did a great job at creating atmosphere, capturing the dampness and humidity of the air with a variety of grays.

My favorite by the artist celebrate the city of light, Paris!


We remember the artist Carlos Cruz-Diez


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Carlos Cruz-Diez was an Op Art painter renown for his brilliant use of color. Carlos Cruz-Diez was born in Caracas, Venezuela in the year 1923.

Cruz-Diez visited France where he became interested in color. He became renown for creating works based on the moire effect. This is the effect that happens when  contrasting colors are placed next to other to show movement.

The artist was still producing works into his 90’s! In this clip a brief interview with Carlos Cruz Diez:

Price range information: The artist often painted in acrylics and was prolific printmaker. Works range from $10,000 to $800,000.

Carlos Cruz Diez passed away on July 27th, 2019. As one of the last original Op Art painters he and his work will be missed.