Posts Tagged ‘plants’

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………Shaw-Hwei Dong


Shaw-Hwei Dong is a fantastic painter of plants. Shaw-Hwei Dong was born in China in the year 1962. For her artistic education Dong attended the National Taiwan Normal University where she studied fine art.

Dong uses her own house and plants for her art. What I like most about her work is the fact its simple but she works with the shapes so often she can manipulate them so the work has a lot of motion to it. I also enjoy her perspective, many times she paints looking down on the plant so we just have the plant and a table or carpet.

She reminds of the master still life painter Giorgio Morandi, who made wonderful still life paintings using objects found around his house and studio.

One series well received by the artist dealt with the same plants and flowers, painted at different times of the day.

Price range information: Original works in oils range from $15,000 to $60,000.

Happy Mother’s Day!



Artist of the moment…..Lowell Boyers

Lowell Boyers is a wonderful artist that blends a mixture of botanical and figures in his artwork. Lowell Boyers was born in Queens, New York in the year 1966. For his artistic education Boyers attended the Rhode Island School of Design earning a bachelors degree. Boyers went on to earn a masters from Yale University.

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Boyers works in a very large scale, also like Kushner, with many sizes nearly 4 by 5 feet, or 48 by 60 inches in size.

By reading his artistic statement Boyers tells us his art tells a story about multiple events that happen to a person over the course of time. In other words snapshots of time put in a collage form on one canvas. His works include a multitude of emotions that have taken place over time.

The mediums Boyers’ uses remind of the artist Robert Kushner. Both have similar subject matter and palettes. Many works of Boyer’s include acrylics, oils, resin, ink, and watercolour. In this case even a high def image can’t let us see how the different layers refract light. I remember the first time I saw one of Kushner’s works who uses all the above plus glitter in some works, my eyes never stopped moving as the canvas moved as I moved due to the resin, the reflection of paint and the glitter. Boyers work seems to have a similar look to it. Below an example of Robert Kushner’s style of painting flowers.


His process involves painting on raw canvas, not on a manufactured canvas but fresh off the roll!

A link to the website of Lowell Boyers:

Boyers is based out of New York City.

In this clip we view a show featuring Lowell Boyers. Other artist’s work is shown and Boyer’s work appears about 52 seconds into the clip: