Posts Tagged ‘interior’

Artist of the moment……..Lindsay Goodwin



Lindsay Goodwin is an American painter renown for her paintings of interiors and landscapes. Lindsay Goodwin attended the Academy of Art located in San Francisco, California. She was selected among the top 15 artists in her class.

Her move into the international art world came years later whilst living in France. It was here she learned the skill necessary to depict her fancy and dramatically light filled interior scenes.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

A link to the artist’s homepage:

The artist has been included in many prestigious shows including the California Art Club. In addition she has appeared in numerous international art publications including American Art Collector.

I enjoy her paintings of the interior because she puts so much detail and information into her work. Many works are small, but with a wonderful sense of design and light and dark.

To close we catch a glimpse of the wonderful California Art Club Gold Medal Ceremony. Many nationally renown artists are featured including Alexey Steele and Karl Dempwolf. Goodwin is shown at the 38 second mark:





Artist of the moment……Kevin Appel



Kevin Appel is an artist who has worked in many styles over his career. Kevin Appel was born in Los Angeles, California in the year 1967. For his artistic education Appel attended Parsons located in New York City earning a B.F.A. Appel went on to earn a M.F.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Appel has been a teacher and the Chair of graduate studies at the University of California at Irvine.

Appel now works in a very abstract work but its his interior works of the 1990s that I enjoy the most. When I see his interior works I am reminded of the modern Farnsworth House located in Illinois. Very modern line work, just as in in Appel’s works of the 90s. His works of this period have a great architectural base. Appel’s work now seems to have an interior design feel and is far more abstract than his earlier works. Here is an image of the Farnsworth House:



Appel is based out of Los Angeles, California.

Kevin Appel is part of the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

Price range information: Works range from $8,000 to $50,000.

In  this clip we visit a show from 2009:

In this clip we view a show from 2014:

Artist of the moment…..Photographer Thomas Ruff

Thomas Ruff is a world renown photographer known for his abstract works, nudes, and landscapes. Born in Harmersbach, Germany in 1958. For his artistic education Ruff attended the National Academy of the Arts in Dusseldort, Germany. As a student he also studied abroad in Rome, Italy.

price range information: Works range from $500 to $200,000.

In the clip below a great montage of landscape shots by Ruff.

Has been part of teaching faculty at the Kunstakakademie of Dusseldorf, Germany.

His main professors were the Becher family, a husband and wife photographer team based out of Dusseldorf that specialized in shooting images of industrial images. In this clip Ruff talks about how the Bechers influenced his photography, especially when shooting portraits.

First well received series featured the Interiors of German houses.

Ruff started making his signature abstract color works in the 1980s.

Often includes borrowed images from the pop culture world such as manga or text which appear in his digitally altered images.

Ruff is also renown for his shots with very abstract shapes such as the topography of mars. This clip features a show covering these works.

International exhibitions include the Venice Biennale and Ruff has had works shown at the Tate London.

From Amsterdam we visit another quick presentation by Thomas Ruff.


Artist of the moment…..John J. Moore

John J. Moore is one of the best painters of urban america born in the year 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri. For his collegiate studies the artist attended Washington University in St. Louis. For his masters degree he went on to study at Yale. He is best renown for his work with architecture and for paintings with vantage points high above the city.

Part of teaching faculty at the Tyler School of Art and University of California at Berkeley.

Part of many prominent museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Art.

Moore is not only known for his paintings of the city, but for what he adds to it. For instance he may paint a wonderful city scene and then add a flower to add color and movement.

Painter of works on a large scale with some sides measuring longer than 6 feet.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $100,000.

Moore has great works to study architecture were done using charcoal.

Many of his still life works include objects from his imagination.

For his interior works Moore is a master at creating different textures in his  works.  The woodgrain of a table, the fabric of the table cloth, paper, glass, ceramic, and water are usually present in many of his still life pieces. The artist paints everything well!


Artist of the moment……David Tindle…

I enjoy this artist work for his quiet and dreamlike paintings. He was born in the United Kingdom in 1932.

Another great subject for the artist is windows. Over his career the viewer is given an inside look at someone’s home. The viewer is left to imagine who lives there, what time of day it is, or what time of season.

The artist works with egg tempera and also a variety of print media.

Attended the Coventry School of Art.  He then jumped into the field of commercial art and advertising. Made a big push in the fine art world in the 1950s by exhibiting his paintings at the Royal Gallery in London. He also had several one man shows. He was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1979.

The artist taught at Hornsey College of Art from 1959 to 1974 and the Royal College of Art.

He is collected worldwide and is including in the Tate Museum’s Collection.

When I look at the still life paintings of the artist I am reminded of the Wyeth and Peale families of art. Where Andy Wyeth would detail every different texture, this artist tends to paint from memory and doesn’t paint it exactly as he sees, rather he paints as he “feels” the subject. Of course I am a huge fan of the window series, I prefer the paintings where a drape or curtain is obscuring the window. It leads the viewer to question what time of day it is and what the weather is. For me his paintings are great to think about over a morning cup of coffee.  The time of day is early in the morning as the sun rises and the early birds are up searching for their proverbial “worms.”

Also similar in style to Wyeth are his paintings of chairs.  Again I was brought back to my childhood days and “grandpa’s chair.”  The added touch of a coat or a tshirt makes the picture seem more like a portrait of person, their favorite shirt and chair, rather than a boring still life of a chair. His paintings of simple food subjects such as eggs remind me of some of the more colorful works of Wayne Thiebaud.

David Tindle now lives and works out of Italy.

low price range: $1,500

high price range: $15,000

The artist was skilled in a variety of mediums. He is proficient in oils, watercolor, pen and ink, acrylic, egg tempera, and gouache. Also a printmaker making lithographs and etchings. Has done commissioned works for the National Portrait Gallery.

on line and land based gallery: Brandler Gallery in Essex in the United States.