Archive for January 22, 2011

Artist of the moment… floral artist Gary Bukovnik…

Gary Bukovnik is an American realist painter renown his watercolor paintings of flowers done an a large scale. Gary Bukovnik was born in Cleveland, Ohio in the year 1947. Bukovnik attended the Cleveland Institute of Art.

The artist is also an avid printmaker.

Bukovnik has published books of his artwork. To see some of his monotypes and lithographs I recommend his book titled Flowers.

The artist recently has applied his technique to sculpting. Maybe he was inspired by the floral sculptures of Jeff Koons!

Bukovnik is based out of San Francisco, California.

Below is a short documentary on the artist:

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Below a link to the website of the artist:

What a great use of color and composition. His flowers don’t seem rigid, but rather slightly moving in a breeze. The artist often works from life, as opposed to someone who works with a projected image such as Joseph Raffael or Mickalane Thomas. Bukovnik is an excellent draftsman.