Archive for August 18, 2015

Artist of the moment……Ken Danby

 

 

Ken Danby was a Canadian painter renown for his paintings of the figure, horses, and the ocean. Ken Danby was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada in the year 1940. For his figurative paintings he concentrated on the female figure and also male hockey players.

Danby attended the Ontario College of Art.

Price range information: The artist worked in watercolors and oils. These works range between $10,000 and $150,000. Danby was a prolific printmaker and many works range between $1,000 and $5,000.

Danby was made a member of the Canadian Academy of Art.

In this clip Danby talks about the importance of ART in education:

Ken Danby passed away in 2007 whilst on a canoe trip.

A link to the artist’s website and representation:

http://www.kendanbyart.ca/files/index_1.html

Danby was a very skilled painter. My favorite works of his are the horses in water. His figure watercolor paintings of the figures recall another artist who recently passed away this year, Steve Hanks.

The artist also created works in tempera and oils which remind me of Andrew Wyeth with their attention to different textures.

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Artists of the moment…….Lily Balasanova and Sergei Kolevatykh

 

 

Lily Balasanova and Serge Klevtikh are an artist duo from Moscow, Russia renown for their mixed media works of heavily populated urban areas.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Both of the artists studied together in college at the Moscow Academy of Textiles. Balasanova and Kolevatykh both earned M.F.A.s in 1984.

The duo also served as artists in residence in the Netherlands.

The duo have had works placed in private and corporate collections in Russian and United States.

Though the duo creates wonderful abstract works the designs and finished products of the this pair are remarkable. They touch several styles of art including Op Art, Pop Art, and Surrealism. Their urban landscapes even have a sculptural feel to them.

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