Archive for December 19, 2014

Artist of the moment……..Brian Rice


Brian Rice is a British artist renown for his abstract painting style.

Brian Rice was born in   in the year 1936. Rice attended the Yeovil School of Art and also Goldsmith’s College located in London. He studied printmaking.

Below Brian Rice talks about painting and the London art scene in the 1960s. This was Rice’s most prolific time in his art career:

In this clip a great interview with Brian Rice. He talks about his families multiple generations of farmers. He also talks about how living on a farm and finding fragments of items that were more than 1,000 years old inspired him to begin painting again:

Rice was head of the Printmakers Council of Great Britain. His artwork can be found in the Tate Museum.

Rice also taught at the collegiate level.

Price range information: Sorry none available.


Artist of the moment…….Derek Erdman


Derek Erdman is an American Pop artist born in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1978. Erdman is renown for his portraits of athletes and celebrities. A few celebrities he has portrayed include Bill Cosby, Rapper Eazy-E, Magic Johnson, and Tom Selleck.

The artist is also famous for some characters he plays including a woman who makes prank phone calls and a rap artist.

A link to the website of Derek Erdman:

Erdman is now based out of Seattle, Washington.

Price range information: On his website works can be found for $50 to $500. Very reasonable! Works are painted with latex on wood. Works can also be ordered on canvas.

In this clip we hear Erdman talk about designing t- shirts for the Woot company:

If you enjoy this artist be sure and check out artists Julian Opie and Alex Katz.