Wednesday, October 17, 2018

David Decobert

The Siesta © David Decobert
Name: David Decobert
URL: https://www.daviddecobert.fr/
Bio: “Then felt I like some watcher of the skies/When a new planet swims into his ken”. Keats said it for me, when I first saw the pastels of David Decobert. His is a unique talent, his paintings immediately recognisable, humorous and witty, and immensely skillful.
David was born in Paris in 1967. Self-taught, he painted his first pastels in the late 1990s. Since then, his meticulous chiaroscuro approach has won him numerous awards. He has been exhibiting since the early 2000s.
Medium: Pastel.
Subjects : Imaginative Still life.
Style: Precise, meticulous, illustrative..
Navigation: The website is in French, but easy to follow.
Gallery: Pinocchio; Vies Silencieuses (Silent Lives); Pantins (Puppets).
Image View: Information is given on dimension, and close-ups are provided on each gallery page under the Details section. Images may be saved. The Siesta is  30 x 40 cms, 1200 x 800, 536 KB
Demo: Videos on site
Facebook: Yes

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Deborah Damgaard-Hansen

Miss Pepper on the Edge © Deborah Damgaard-Hansen
Name: Deborah Damgaard-Hansen
URLhttps://deborahdhansen.com/
Bio: Born 195i in Minnesota, Deborah Damgaard-Hansen learned to paint in college, and too additional private instruction in classical and plein air painting. After ten years in Norway, Deborah moved to Denmark in 2002, on the far northwest, in Thy, between the west coast and the Limfjord waterway. This is where she mostly paints, weather permitting, but also in other parts of Denmark, especially the architecture of Copenhagen.

Windmill on a Cloudy Day © Deborah Damgaard-Hansen
Deborah has won awards in the IAPS, and the Pastel Guild of Europe.
Medium: Pastel

Subjects : Landscape, Still life. Deborah says: Since it's ofter rainy or windy or a wild combination of both...it's not always possible to venture out to paint.I then explore Denmark inside: the odd bits and pieces of daily life - most often retro and antique things, from which I compose a still life..
Style: Loose, Painterly.
Navigation: This FASO website may be explored in English or in Danish
Gallery: Landscape in Denmark; Boats and Water in Denmark; On the Streets; Landscape other locales; Still Life; Botanical; Archive

Image View: Images reveal details of size and title on mouseover, which means that they cannot be downloaded. Miss Pepper on the Edge is 55 x 70 cm; Windmill on a Cloudy Day is 30 x 40.
Blog/Demo/Facebook: No

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sharon Pomales

Agnus Dei omnes © Sharon Pomales
Name: Sharon Pomales PSA
URL: https://www.sharonpomales.com/
Bio: Born 1970 and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sharon Pomales is a contemporary realist artist working in oil and pastel. At the age of seven she took drawing lessons with renowned Argentinean portrait artist Antonio Gantes. Sharon kept studying drawing and painting with her father, Raul Pomales-Ledee, a watercolor artist, commercial illustrator and Art Director who worked in Advertising in San Juan and was her mentor and teacher until he passed away in Orlando, FL in 2006. Sharoin studied Visual Arts for 3 years at Sacred Heart University with artists Mary Ann MacKinnon and Rafael Marquez. A few years later she returned to college and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
She returned to painting full-time in 2007 and in July 2008 her piece “Self-portrait/heartbroken” was chosen to be part of the prestigious 15th Annual Auction of Latin American Art in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Since moving to Ohio in 2012 she has exhibited at various galleries, institutions, and museums nationwide and internationally. Her work has been featured in various publications, including the February 2018 ussue of the Pastel Journal. Sharon is a member of the Portrait Society of America, American Women Artists, International Guild of Realism, Allied Artists of America, and is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and the Pastel Society of America.
​Her work is represented by Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Medium: Pastel; oil.
Subjects : Still life.
Style: Contemporary realist
Gallery/ Image View: Click on the image under “Paintings” to scroll through her pastels and oils.
Details are provided on medium and dimension. Download is only possible as WebP files, which need a convertor to view. Click on the camera icon for Instagram to view more of her work. Agnus Dei omnes is 36”x24”
Blog: No
Facebook: Yes, also Twitter and Instagram

Monday, February 5, 2018

Tom Beasley

Cielo Azul II.© Tom Beasley
Name: Tom Beasley
URL: https://tbeasley.com/
Bio: Tom Beasley was born in 1950 in Beeville, Texas, and still lives there. He painted in oils as a hobby while in undergraduate school at the University of Texas, then went on to study law. After being away from art for 40 years, he was encouraged to take it up again at around 62 years of age by an unusual series of circumstances. (See Tom's website for more on this.)
Medium: Pastel
Subjects: The natural world, especially south and southwest Texas.
Style: Representational; a distilled simplicity.
Navigation: A FASO website
Gallery: South Texas; Texas Coast; Southwest Texas
Image View: Large thumbnails open in a viewer, and may be scrolled. Details are provided on medium and dimension. Download is possible. Cielo Azul II is 28 x 20 ins.
Blog: No
Facebook: No