Posts Tagged ‘interiors’

Artist of the moment………..Ann Toebbe




Ann Toebbe is a wonderful mixed media artist working with interiors in a flat style. Anne Toebbe was born in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1974. Toebbe is both a painter and collage artist.

Ann Toebbe attended many of the best art colleges in the country including Parson’s School of Design and earned a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Toebbe went on to earn a MFA from Yale University.

What I enjoy most about the work of Ann Toebbe is her ability to change perspective viewpoints. Toebbe does a wonderful job at exercising her artistic license to make a wonderful work of art that is reminds me of the whimsical realism of  great Disney master artists of yesteryear.

The artist is based out of Chicago, Illinois.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

A link to the website of Anne Toebbe:



Artist of the moment……Jonas Wood


Jonas Wood is an artist renown for his fantastic paintings of interiors. Jonas Wood was born Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1977. Wood works in many mediums including acrylics, oils, colored pencils, and gouache.

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Wood attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges earning a bachelors degree. This four year liberal arts college is located in Geneva, New York in the Finger Lakers or upstate region of New York. Wood then went on to earn a MFA from the University of Washington located in Seattle, Washington.

As far as being a very successful artist working in many genres, Wood enjoys painting sports figures and in this clip he talks about this exciting genre:

In this clip we view a show featuring Jonas Wood that took place in 2013:


I enjoy the use of artistic license used by the artist. Some objects are drawn flat but his pictures have some degree of depth or dimension by the Wood’s spectacular use of patterns.

Jonas Wood is based out of Los Angeles, California.


Artist of the moment……Bruce Cohen


Bruce Cohen is a great artist who combines floral and landscapes and interior windows to make some great works of art that show a tremendous amount of depth and skill. Bruce Cohen was born in Santa Monica, California in the year 1953. Cohen produces originals and has produced prints.

For his artistic education Cohen attended U.C.L.A. and the University of California at Santa Barbara  and earned a degree from the University of California at Berkeley, California.

The artist is based out of Santa Monica.

Cohen is part of many prestigious collections including the Solomon Guggenheim Collection and the San Diego Museum of Art.

If you enjoy this artist be sure and check out the work of Daniel Sprick. I have seen many exhibitions of Sprick and he does a great job at painting flowers, my favorite the lily, mixed with wonderful interior settings. Sprick has also done many seascape paintings.

Here is a link to the website of Bruce Cohen. Its great as you can his progression as a painter and designer over the years:

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Artist of the moment…Robin Tewes

Robin Tewes is a wonderful contemporary artist working mainly with interiors and animals. Born in Queens, New York in the year 1950, Tewes attended the Hunter College of New York.

What I enjoy most about the artists work is the great sense of dimension the viewer gets when looking at her works. One aspect that often goes without notice is the amount of detail she spends working on the backgrounds in her paintings. Many times the background is filled with script that adds further meaning to her art.

Tewes is looking to grab the viewer’s attention and start them thinking about their role in the universe.

The artist works mainly in oils.

Shows her work at the Saatchi Gallery based out of England.

Most works priced between $2,000 and $8,000.

Sorry no more information on this artist! If you enjoy paintings of interiors be sure and check out artists Lindsay Goodwin, Ron Hicks, and Alexander Creswell.


Artist of the moment…..Johannes Bosboom….

Johannes Bosboom was known for painting wonderful interior scenes mainly of churches and other large gathering spaces. Bosboom was born in the Hague in 1817. You may have heard of the Hague as its in the news often as the location of the International Court of Justice.

When he was fourteen he was able to study with a well known landscape artist named Bartholomeuw Van Hove. Van Hove was a painter of landscapes that celebrated the beauty of the outdoors with a few people added to add some sense of scale to his art. Below is a signature example of his style of painting. Van Hove was also in charge of painting scenery for the local theater. Bosboom and Van Hoves son assisted him in these theatrical chores.


Johannes Bosboom also attended the Hague Academy of Art.

Bosboom found his best commercial success with his paintings of the interiors of churches, so that became his favorite subject matter.

The artist lived in the Hague for the majority of his life and passed away there in 1891 at the age of seventy four years old.

The Dutch artists all had their favorite genres of what they enjoyed painting. A Jacob Gallig  painting of fish, a Frans Hals painting of someone enjoying life, and Vincent Van Gogh expressing his feelings of sunsets. Johannes Bosboom was in heavy demand as an artist as his specialty was painting interiors.

Interiors are fun from a design standpoint, as you can play with light sources. If I were to compare the work to someone modern it would be the British painter Alexander Creswell. Creswell paints with watercolor and has ventured into painting marine works. He first gained acclaim for his paintings of various historic landmarks and interiors. Below is a signature example of Creswell’s work. Creswell like Bosboom produced far more works in watercolour than oils.


A clip showing the many interior works of Johannes Bosboom.

Price range information:  Bosboom worked in many mediums. Watercolors range from $2,000 to $10,000. Many works in pencil are less than $2,000 and can reach as high as $13,000. Oils price ranges from $2,000 to $106,000. Works done using ink range from $5,000 to $40,000.

Bosboom was a fantastic painter of interior scenes, the angles of light that come in thru the windows  give  the viewer a dramatic but quiet and peaceful image. If you take a moment to just stare into the shadows, the amount of depth that is generated by both artists is amazing.



Artists working with the face and figure….Steve Hanks…..


This artist has gained worldwide fame for his wonderful paintings of women. The artist blends a variety of textures in his work such as skin, hair, and different fabrics and patterns in the sheets he places his characters in.

A lengthy piece showing some of the artist’s figure work.

The artist has a fantastic book out showing his art work titled “Moving On.”  The title had to do with the divorce he suffered thru when his wife left him. This was an interview done about the book by Canadian Television.

The artist was born in San Diego, California in 1949. The last two images from above were from where he has two books out. They are very nice collectors editions that go start between $100 – $300.

low price range: $5,000 original watercolor on board. Prints are available from $500 from –

high price range: $30,000 original watercolor on board.

As you can tell the artist is a fantastic painter of the female form. Wonderful skin tones with soft dappled light showing off the curves of figure. He first painted with watercolors on paper. Like myself he soon gave it up as he found painting was tough enough already to have to worry about the paper buckling. He then switched to aqua board.  A hardboard specially treated for working with watercolor.  Having used it myself I find it best for painting items that you might include 20 to 30 very light glazes. Maybe use a mixture of 5% paint and 95% water. The aquaboard is made by Ampersand and they have some wonderful finishes you can apply to your finished watercolor on board that will give it an oil painting quality and feel.

A great story for all artists, Steve Hanks was able to earn a great deal of money by drawing and selling posters of countries hottest rock and roll musicians. He was sixteen years old at the time and the family had moved from California to New Mexico.  Hanks didn’t react well to the move and spent much of his time alone, inside, and working on developing his artistic skills.

Attended college at the Academy of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California and the California College of Arts and Crafts. He received his bachelors degree from the latter school and it was here that he began to fall in love with the idea of portraying the female form.

The artist came to use watercolors after developing allergies to oil paints. Before finding watercolor and after his allergy discovery he worked as an etch-a-sketch artist, he even offered to be the official etch-a-sketch artist. The artist was featured on television and national magazines.

online and land based gallery:  E.S. Lawrence Gallery in Aspen, Colorado.

Try painting a figure on a quilt or piece of fabric with a pattern that you find interesting!

The artists own website-

Happy painting!