Posts Tagged ‘forests’

Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Xenz



Xenz is fantastic artist renown for his street art of birds and flowers. Xenz was born in the year 1973.

Below a link to the website of artist Xenz:

The artist is now based out of London, England. He works as a studio based artist and also a muralist.

Xenz is inspired by Asian art and the calligraphic strokes seen in Chinese painting. Xenz is my favorite street artist working with flowers and fauna simply for the fact he creates an extraordinary amount of depth in his works. My favorite images are of what seem to be a very dense and very humid rainforest with some exotic trees.

Xenz began his street art career in Hull, England back in 1987.

These works have it all from wonderful organic and geometric shapes, outstanding color, and movement through the picture. Xenz is also a great artist to study where he chooses to paint limbs and trees in order to make a flat surface have a great deal of depth.

price range information: Most spray paint works are between $3,000 and $10,000. Pricing schedule for oils.

To close we see the artist in action on a large mural of his favorite subject matter, flowers, fauna, and birds:




Artist of the moment……Ivan Shishkin

Ivan Shishkin was a fantastic painter of the forest landscape born in Yelabuga of the old Russian Empire in the year 1832. For his collegiate studies the artist attended the Moscow School of Painting and Architecture. Shiskin went on to study at the Saint Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts. Ivan Shishkin was a master of anything to do with the forest be it painting, printmaking, or drawing.

In this clip a great montage of Shishkin’s landscapes set to relaxing music:

A soviet astronomer named a distant planet after the artist.

Ivan Shishkin passed away in 1898 at the age of 66 years old.

Shishkin was the lead professor of painting at the St. Petersburg Academy for 25 years.

Price range information: A wide variety of prices exist as prints can be found for a few hundred dollars up to original oil paintings which have broken the $3 million dollar barrier at auction.

What a fantastic painter of the forest and trees. Some other artists who paint wonderful trees include Richard Schmid, Albert Handell, Karl Dempwolf, and David Foley.