Archive for June 13, 2014

Artist of the moment………Frank Balaam

Frank Balaam is a British born artist who is renown for his wonderful landscape paintings featuring trees and their leaves. Balaam attended the Blackpool Academy of Art and the Edinburgh School of Art.

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Balaam began to focus on the tree as his main subject in 2005.

Frank Balaam paints in reverse order from most artists, painting from the front of the picture to the distance. In this clip we view Balaam at work during his creative process:

Balaam is now based out of Arizona.

If you enjoy this artist, other artists who also work with thick paint include Jennifer Vranes and Lynn Boggess.


Artist of the moment……George Sugarman

George Sugarman was an American artist who was a great draftsman, painter, collage artist, and sculptor. George Sugarman was born in the year 1912.

Sugarman also served in the Navy during the second World War. Sugarman attended the City College of New York. In later years the artist would also study the Cubist art movement with a French painter in Paris.

His style is not easy to categorize. Sugarman enjoyed playing with shapes and repeating patterns. For me I compare his work to the Op- Art movement and artists like the great Bridget Riley or Victor Vasarely.

Sugarman was renown for his very large sculptures that were made of wood or metal and then painted.

In this clip we view some of the large public sculptures that Sugarman was renown for. The artist created fantastic shapes in these works:

George Sugarman passed away in 1999.

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