Archive for October 16, 2014

Artists of the moment……….Tim Noble and Sue Webster


Tim Noble and Sue Webster met in college and at that moment began working on collaborative works that show amazing talent and creativity. Tim Noble was born in England in the year 1966. Sue Weston was born in 1967 also in England.

Noble attended Cheltenham Art School. Webster attended Leicaster Polytechnic  Both artists first met whilst attending Nottingham Trent University and discovering they enjoyed the same musical acts. Both artists went on to art residency at Dean Clough studios which would greatly help in building their art career.

The artists are part of the group known as the Y.B.A., the Young British Artists Group was supported and shown in the famed Saatchi Galleries of England.

The duo are part of prominent museum collections in Europe and the United States.

Price range information: Works range from $100,000 to $600,000.

In this clip we take a closer look at the shadow works made by the artists:

I enjoy their works with shadows the best. Very creative!


Artist of the moment…………Allan Houser



Allan Houser also known as Allan Haozous was perhaps the most renown Apache Indian artists. Allan Houser was born close to Apache, Oklahoma in the year 1914.   The artist was a painter, sculptor, illustrator, and enjoyed his native culture immensely as he enjoyed dancing and mask making.

The artist studied with privately with artist Dorothy Dunn and also attended the Sante Fe Indian School.

Houser was a Chiricahua Apache Indian. His father was the grand-nephew of the Native American leader Geronimo. After he and his people gave up and went to prison Allan Houser was the first child born outside of the prison area. Allan Houser’s father was the translator for Geronimo. As an illustrator of children’s books Houser wrote and illustrated a book on his relative and great uncle Geronimo.

He began his wonderful art career as a mural painter.

Houser was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.


In this clip a short documentary on the artist from Public Service Television of Sante Fe, New Mexico. Brief segments are shown with the artist, his wife, and other families. A short interview with the artist two years before his death:

Allan Houser was a mentor to the artist of the previous post, Larry Ahvakana.

Allan Houser passed away in 1994 at the age of 80.

The artist loved to draw and began his sculpture works with many prep studies. He left behind more than 6,000 drawings for us to enjoy.

Price range information: Drawings can be found at $5,000 up to original sculptures which can bring in $50,000.

To close we view a memoriam for Allan Houser’s 100th birthday from earlier in 2014:


Artists of the moment……..Larry Ahvakana




Larry Ahvakana is a contemporary artist who works as a painter, printmaker, mask maker, and sculptor. Lawrence Ahvakana was born in Fairbanks, Alaska. His culture is the Inupiaq people of Northern Alaska.

Ahvakana attended the Institute of American Indian Art located in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Ahvakana also attended Cooper Union School of Art located in New York City. Ahvakana went on to earn a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design.

I enjoy the figures of this artist the most. His seal is very unique but one can recognize the creature immediately. In his figures he uses many curved lines and simple geometric shapes which give his work movement and life.

Ahvakana also works as a jewelry maker equally adept at working with stones and glass.

Price range information: Jewelry works can be found for $1,000 up to original works which can reach $20,000.

A heavy influence on the artist was the Apache Indian sculptor Allan Houser.

The artist is part of many prominent collections including the San Francisco Museum of Art.

What a multi-talented artist! He seems to be a master of all mediums he works with!