Archive for February 10, 2014

Artist of the moment…….DALeast

DALeast is a wonderful street artist born in China. DALeast keeps his real identity hidden. The artist works in an easily recognizable style painting animals and other objects that look as if they are made out of thousands of pieces of metal that are in constant motion and action. Though I have posted many times about artists in other genres that are husband and wife, DALeast is also married to a world renowned street artist named Faith47. I have profiled her before as she is one of few women street artists working in South Africa. The couple spends part of the year in South Africa and the other half traveling the globe making wonderful art for us to enjoy.

The artist has been arrested one time. It was in Beijing just before the Olympics took place in 2008.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip we view DALeast and wife Faith 47 working on a mother and child work of art in New York City:

In this clip we view DALeast working on a very large piece of street art:

DALeast has brought new creativity to the street art scene with his unique style of painting! Its also great that we have an artist family that make street art ! AWESOME!


Artist of the moment…….Ralston Crawford

Ralston Crawford was a fantastic Canadian artist born in St. Catherines, Ontario in the year 1906. Crawford spent a large part of his childhood in Buffalo, New York. Crawford painted landscapes and was also a painter of abstract works. For his artistic education the artist studied at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, California. He also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art.

Crawford worked for the Walt Disney Company at the beginning of his career.

I enjoy the way Crawford can take the complicated lines of a landscape, and simplify them. Crawford has fun with cylindrical shapes such as a silo next to a barn. Also with his background with Disney he was a great painter of landscapes.

I know most people make fun of Thomas Kinkade, but he was a highly successful landscape painter. He produced a book on the subject whilst still in college. Kinkade worked as a background illustrator in the animation industry. Another great animator who became a fine artist is the great William Wray.

price range information: Lithographs can be found starting around $5,000 . Oil paintings can reach as high as $750,000.

In this clip some works by Ralston Crawford set to music:

What a great mixture of realism and abstraction!