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Artist of the moment………….Belgium Street Artist Dzia



Dzia is a wonderful street artist from Belgium. Dzia Krank is the fictional name for this artist renown for intricate line drawings and paintings of animals and insects. Dzia earned a M.F.A. from the Royal Academy of Art located in Antwerp, Belgium.

The artist is based out of Antwerp, Belgium.

Below a link to the website of Dzia:

In addition to painting Dzia has also worked as a sculptor and even studied the art of taxidermy.

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In this clip a great selection of animals and insects painted by Dzia:

The artist is very creative and says his work is spontaneous. The end result might be something John Singer Sargent would have produced if he were a street artsist. I say this because Dzia’s works looks very loose and lively, but a tremendous amount of work and thought went into it.

What a fantastic draftsman!

If you enjoy street art dealing with animals and other creatures, be sure and check out the work of another Belgian street artist named ROA, already profiled here.


Artist of the moment……..Gertrude Hermes


Gertrude Hermes was a British printmaker renown for her work with floral and botanical scenes. Gertrude Hermes was born in Bickley, Kent, England in the year 1901.

Hermes attended the Beckingham School of Art. After one year of study she switched schools attending the Leon Underwood ‘s Brook Green School of Painting and Culture where a fellow classmate was the famed Henry Moore. She would also meet her husband at this school, Blair Hughes- Stanton. Stanton would go on to become a leader in reviving the process of wood engraving.

Hermes taught printmaking at the collegiate level.

Gertrude Hermes passed away in 1983.

Hermes is part of the Tate Museum Collection.

The artist was made an OBE, Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

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Artist of the moment……..Mary Fedden


Mary Fedden was a British artist renown for her modernist paintings of the still life. Mary Fedden was born in Bristol, England in the year 1915.

Fedden attended the Slade School of Art located in London, England.

The artist was the first women to teach at the Royal College of Art located in London, England. Some students of hers included David Hockney and

She is sometimes mistaken as being the daughter of Sir Roy Fedden. Sir Roy Fedden helped to design aircrafts and was a noted engineer. Sir Roy Fedden was the uncle of Mary Fedden.

Fedden was married to another artist name Julian Trevelyan. As a huge fan of families of artist, Julian Trevelyan will be the next post! The couple were based much of their life sharing a studio on the famed River Thames.

In this clip we view a wonderful selection of paintings by Mary Fedden. She was able to have great depth in her work. This quality is always enhanced in her works by large very flat areas of the painting. A great combination:

Mary Fedden passed in 2012 at the age of 96 years of age.

Below we visit the studio of the artist. It is very interesting because she NEVER paints away from her studio. This is a short clip from a documentary about Mary Fedden:

Price range information: Fedden was a very prolific painter and printmaker. Works start at $8,000 for a watercolor, gouache, or print. Original oils can fetch $60,000.



Artist of the moment……..Adrian Berg


Adrian Berg was a wonderful British artist and printmaker renowned for his work with plants, trees, and gardens. Adrian Berg was born in the year 1929. His father was a doctor who studied with renowned Dr. Sigmund Freud.

Berg earned a college degree where he studied English from Trinity College. Berg took a job as an English teacher.

Berg was soon bitten by the artist bug and entered the Saint Martin’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art. Two classmates that would remain in close contact with the artist include David Hockney and Paul Huxley.

The artist was inspired to work with his subject matter after seeing a Tate exhibition of the Impressionist Claude Monet. Berg was very impressed with the way Monet brought vivid color and life to simple items like a haystack.

Berg was made a member of the Royal Academy.

Adrian Berg passed away in 2011 at the age of 82 years old.

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I love the way the artist was able to capture the mood, atmosphere, and color of trees in the changing seasons. His design as a printmaker was impeccable.



Artist of the moment……Paul Huxley


Paul Huxley is a British painter renowned for his abstract art. Paul Huxley was born in London, England in the year 1938. For his artistic education Huxley attended the Harrow School of Art and the Royal Academy of Art in London. Huxley has been showing his work for more than five decades.

Huxley has been the winner of grants and awards that have allowed him to travel the globe whilst studying art.

The artist was also a professor at the Royal College of Art. In addition Huxley has taught at the Glasgow School of Art.

Huxley works as a painter and also uses ceramics in his large mural works.

Huxley has served as a trustee of the Tate Museum.

Paul Huxley was made a member of the Royal Academy of Art.

Price range information: Huxley is a renown printmaker and these can be found starting around $2,000 up to original works which can reach $20,000.