Posts Tagged ‘leaves’

Artist of the moment……….Street Artist Pastel



Pastel is a street artist and architect from the country of Argentina.

Pastel often works with flowers and landscapes as his subject matter. Arrowheads are another subject often painted by the artist.

Pastel’s government name is Francisco Diaz.

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Below a link to the website of the artist:

If you like Pastel’s work be sure and check out floral painter Robert Kushner. Both artists plants and especially leaves have a fantastic sense of life.

Pastel’s wonderful flowers might be better than real flowers because they last so much longer!


Artist of the moment……….Street Artist Tellas




Tellas is a street artist renown for his abstract style of art. The artist is inspired by patterns found in nature in wood, leaves, and birds.

Tellas is based out of Italy.

In this clip we view Tellas working in collaboration with street artist Gloois on a wonderful mural. Its great to see how they build up the image from start to finish. Tellas often uses a drips in his works:

Below a link to the website of Tellas:

I find Tellas similar to other street artists who work with the same subject matter cleverly combining their art with what is already in their surroundings. Some artists might use a bush or leaves as hair for a figure. Tellas’ work has a lot of movement and the fluid nature of his work keeps the viewers eye moving even when looking at a multiple story mural.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

We close by watching a time lapse video of Tellas working on a unique mural that uses two sides of a building to make a wonderful abstract design:



Artist of the moment….Jeff Faust….

Jeff Faust is a self taught painter who paints wonderful leaves and skies. Jeff Faust was born in Sandy Hook, Connecticut in the year 1952 and was one of four children in the household. In addition he was the only male child.

The Faust family enjoyed the arts and they were quite active in the theater scene in New York city. The family enjoyed many of the creative forms of art. The family moved from New York to California when the artist was only five years old.

Faust is basically self taught. Though my argument is that all artists,especially realist painters, spend so much time analyzing other painters and copying works. For me all realist painters are self taught, but those who attend a premier school such as Yale get to their end goals quicker due to a more structured learning environment. But as a realist, you are self taught!

Before the artist was even ten years old he was studying his favorite master painters such as Rene Magritte and Salvadore Dali. Both were Surrealist painters I have written about in the past.

He works mainly in acrylics with a Surrealist style. I first saw his work in American Art Collector magazine and the painting was of a bird that had no feathers but had leaves instead. Very lifelike style of realism.


Another great genre explored by Faust is the bird’s nest. I am working on a list of my favorite painters of the bird’s nest as a common theme that can be interpreted many ways. Faust also paints wonderful seascapes.

His artwork is Surreal in nature and includes objects and subjects that are seen in unusual combinations. A cloud with a rope wrapped around it. I really enjoy this form of heightened Surrealist work that feels real. Similar to the wonderful sculpture about the Lalanne family I just made of the lips appearing in the apple. The viewer knows in his or her mind that such an apple doesn’t exist, but there it is in three dimensions. What outstanding creativity in the idea and execution of technique with the spectacular end result.

The artist goes on daily nature walks collecting the smaller items such as sticks and twigs found in many of works.

Here is a clip showing many works of Faust set to music. The beginning has some Russian words and then the paintings start 14 seconds into the clip.

A link to the artist’s own website:

As a business major myself I give Kudos to artists who are not only gifted with art talent, but master’s of the business of art. Not only does Faust sell his original works, but limited edition prints can be found through this link ranging from $400 to $2,300. An excellent way to attract more buyers who might be scared away by the cost of an original.

As the artist calls himself self taught and I mentioned Magritte and Dali, another artist deeply respected by the artist was the Spanish artist Joan Miro. An example of Miro’s work is below.


Keep an eye out for this wonderful artist in American Art Collector. He is included in many corporate collections in the United States, Europe, and Japan.