Archive for October 15, 2014

Artist of the moment……….Douglas Dean Ohlson


Douglas Dean Ohlson was an American painter renown for his blend of geometric abstraction and using a bright palette. Douglas Dean Ohlson was born in Cherokee, Iowa in the year 1936. Ohlson attended the University of Minnesota.

He was born during the Great Depression and his father was a farmer. Ohlson attributed his bright acrylics palette on the flat landscape and colorful skies he saw as a child.

Ohlson was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He also won an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Douglas Dean Ohlson passed away in 2010.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip we view an actress walking through some of Douglas Dean’s Ohlson’s work and sharing her emotions with us. Ohlson worked on a large scale using acrylics in most works:



Artist of the moment……..Winston Spencer Churchill


Winston Spencer Churchill, the famous British politician was also a wonderful painter. Winston Churchill considered himself an amateur level painter and enjoyed painting landscapes.

Winston S. Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire in 1874. His family had an aristocratic pedigree and his father served as his country’s Chancellor to the Exchequer. This position is the Secretary of the Treasury in the United States and examples of people in this position would be Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, or Tim Geithner.

On a side note an American writer and painter is also named Winston Churchill.

In this clip we view a brief bio and works by the artist. The paintings begin at 38 seconds in. In the beginning smaller works are shown and larger images can be seen at the one minute mark. Churchill painted many landscapes but was also adept at painting the figure and the still life:

Winston Churchill passed away in 1965. He is the only person ever to be named an honorary citizen of the United States.


Price range information: Churchill worked in graphite, photography, printmaking, and sculptor. Works range from $5,000 to $1.6 million paid for the work below titled,” Chartswell- Sheep and landscape.

What a great artist and he lived a wonderful  and exciting life from being born in a palace to leading his country in the fight against the Nazi’s.

Other political figures who I have posted about include George Bush (the second)who paints dogs, Nelson Mandela(who learned to draw in his nearly 3 decades behind bars, and great-nephew to the last emperor of Russia Price Andrew Romanov who works with Shrinky Dink materials.