Posts Tagged ‘ocean’

Artist of the moment…….Chris Armstrong

 

Chris Armstrong is a contemporary artist renown for his paintings of the ocean and sea. His father is also a painter in the realist style, David Armstrong.

His father is a representational painter producing watercolors of the American landscape.

Armstrong attended Bucknell University located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from New York University. He was also able to study abroad in Florence, Italy.

 

Below a link to the website of Chris Armstrong:

http://www.armstrongartists.com/

Of the many painters of land and sea profiled here the artist reminds me most of Ran Ortner. Both artists do a great job at capturing the vastness and color of the sea and sky.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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Artist of the moment……..Susan Shatter

 

Susan Shatter was an American painter of landscapes and renown for her magnificent watercolors of the sea. Shatter was a painter and printmaker born in the year 1943.

Shatter attended the Skowhegan School  of Art located in Skowhegan, Maine. She then switched colleges to the Pratt Institute and earned a B.F.A. from this school. Shatter went on to earn an M.F.A. from Boston University.

The artist was able to take advanced classes as a high school student and her school and also with additional classes paid for her by her parents. Shatter had always shown a desire to create art since she was a youngster.

Some artists that gave Shatter the inspiration to paint are Jackson Pollack, Alex Katz, and Philip Pearstein.

Susan Shatter passed away in 2011 from cancer.

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Shatter was an amazing painter of waves and ocean. She also painted wonderful deserts, canyons, and plants. Shatter had a great sense for using lights and darks to keep viewers eye moving in the painting. If you enjoy this artist be sure and check out Woody Gwynn.

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Artist of the moment………..Konen Uehara

 

Konen Uehara was a Japanese wood block print artist renown or his fantastic landscapes. Konen Uehara was born in Tokyo, Japan in the year 1878. Uehara attended the Japan Fine Arts Academy.

Uehara enjoyed mixing in western painting ideas in his work.

The artist was named to a position in government titled the secretary of the National Painting Cultivation Society. Whilst in this post he emphasized a Modernist approach to painting.

The artist was also employed by the Imperial Family. He also did some collaborations with publisher Watanabe Shozaburo.

Konen Uehara passed away in 1940.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

It enjoy the wonderful greys used by the artist in his skies.

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Artist of the moment……Thomas Buttersworth Sr.

 

Thomas Buttersworth Sr. was the grandfather of the James Butterworth and also a painter of maritime subjects. Thomas Buttersworth was renown or his paintings of the ocean that often depicted the great battles of the sea. Thomas Buttersworth Sr. was born on the largest island of England, the Isle of Wight in the year 1768.

When the artist was in his late twenties he signed up for the England’s Royal Navy. His background served him well to paint the battle scenes he saw from firsthand experience.

Thomas Buttersworth was also successful at garnering commissions for painting the great ships of his era. The artist was employed by the East India Company for this purpose.

Thomas Buttersworth passed away in 1864.

The artist is included in many collections including the National Maritime Museum located in London, England.

Price range information: Works range from  $20,000 to $250,000. The artist worked in oils and watercolors.

What a great family of artists. Its so rare to have a battle scene painted by someone that actually lived through experience.

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