Tradesville with Monica Lacey.


Monica Lacey

Monica Lacey

I recently had the pleasure of completing another trade, and this time with Monica Lacey of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. I’m starting to put a nice little collection together.
Here’s the one I traded.

#1429

#1429

Have you met…Vincent Romaniello?


Acrylic paint and gesso on shaped cardboard with wood cradle (verso).   Top, "Eureka" 28.5x57 inches (image details) Center, "Get Back to Where You Once Belonged" 21x59.5 inches  Bottom, "I Remember When the Sun Broke" 37x32 inches

Acrylic paint and gesso on shaped cardboard with wood cradle (verso).
Top, “Eureka” 28.5×57 inches (image details)
Center, “Get Back to Where You Once Belonged” 21×59.5 inches
Bottom, “I Remember When the Sun Broke” 37×32 inches

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Vincent Romaniello.

"After Charline Doodle" 26x24 inches, black gesso on found cardboard (irregular shape).

“After Charline Doodle” 26×24 inches, black gesso on found cardboard (irregular shape).

Biography
“After working in San Francisco for 14 years for publications including The Bay Guardian and Metro
Magazine, Vincent moved to New York City where he concentrated his studies on painting at the School of Visual Arts and the New York Academy. He has exhibited his artwork nationally and
internationally including the Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy;
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Roger Smith Gallery, New York, NY; Butters Gallery Ltd., Portland OR; Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ and the University of Wisconsin-Stout, WI.”

"Judas in Dante's Ninth Circle of Hell", charcoal and acrylic paint.

“Judas in Dante’s Ninth Circle of Hell”, charcoal and acrylic paint.

Statement
“Experimentation is key to my practice. New directions in my work come from observation of the world around me, both the macro and micro. Reading, research and the use of new materials and methods usually follow.  For my work to be successful it must be unique and be a trigger for questions and further thought.” VR

Camper installation with video, paintings and found objects.

Camper installation with video, paintings and found objects.

Installation with Arthropods (hanging) and Big Heart foam insulation piece.

Installation with Arthropods (hanging) and Big Heart foam insulation piece.

Other material relating to Vincent Romaniello.

Artist Blog: vincent-romaniello.blogspot.ca

Romanblog 2: Vincent Romaniello

Youtube: Vincent Romaniello

ArtSlant: Vincent Romaniello

culturehall: Vincent Romaniello

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Have you met…John Mclaughlin?


Bottle Green Earth Mixed media on canvas 60"H x 48"W

Bottle Green Earth
Mixed media on canvas
60″H x 48″W

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist John Mclaughlin.

Orange Peal mixed media on canvas 36"H x 48"W

Orange Peal
mixed media on canvas
36″H x 48″W

John Mclaughlin was born in  1954. He lives in Canton Mi.

Duct Work Original drawing/collage on Canson Classic cream colored paper. 9" H x 12" W

Duct Work
Original drawing/collage on Canson Classic cream colored paper.
9″ H x 12″ W

Artist Statement

“John McLaughlin’s paintings and drawings are part of his own lineage of abstraction that has evolved over some twenty five years.  McLaughlin’s work has always arisen from an earnest search for resolution in a range of gestures, movements and erasures. The appearance and meaning of the resolution has developed in the meandering progression of the creative process. McLaughlin continues his investigation into the possibilities of the accidental along with the more deliberate forms and lines in both nature and the man made world. The labors are personal, but also come from a place of acutely studied history of art, design and music.  Similar to a musical composition, McLaughlin slowly creates his paintings by building on and modifying motifs applied in previous layers. He embraces improvisational gestures and incidents allowing some of the previous marks to show in a palimpsest manner. Among this rich layering are fits and starts of lines, doodles and sketches. This action occurs in so many layers, that some images are barely perceivable, giving us insight into McLaughlin’s thought process and leaves you searching for more clues. On the top layer are hazy spaces of the paintings hard-lined, organic shapes of color and line drawings that conjure a quirky aggregate of the ancient, scientific and industrial hieroglyphs. The paintings are a steady, engrossing read that gradually reveal their history and resolve. My art work on canvas involves the unintended or accidental effect of a mark or gesture drawn over a period of time and many paint layers. This allows the viewer to form their own conclusion based on each individual imagination and past experience.”

Huron River Mixed media drawing/painting on canvas 30"H x 48"W

Huron River
Mixed media drawing/painting on canvas
30″H x 48″W

Other material relating to John Mclaughlin.

Artist website: drawinghermit.com

Artwork 100: John Mclaughlin

ART: John Mclaughlin

The Wrighter: John Mclaughlin

represented by:
LaFontsee Galleries in Grand Rapids and Douglas Mi
Danielle Peleg Gallery  West Bloomfield Mi.
Hudson Gallery  Sylvania Ohio

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Have you met…Terri Brooks?


Band of Verticals, 2013, oil and enamel on paper mache on canvas, 78 x 62 cm

Band of Verticals, 2013, oil and enamel on paper mache on canvas, 78 x 62 cm

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Terri Brooks.

Terri Brooks lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Yellow Stripe, 2013, Oil and enamel on canvas, 39 x 39 cm. Private Collection, London

Yellow Stripe, 2013, Oil and enamel on canvas, 39 x 39 cm. Private Collection, London

Education
2010         Doctor of Philosophy by research, University of Ballarat
2005         Master of Arts by research, University of Ballarat accepted in full without change
2003         Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, Northern Melbourne TAFE
1988         Graduate Diploma (Fine Art) with distinction, RMIT University
1987         Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) with distinction, RMIT University

Black and White Ribbons, 2012. Oil, enamel, pigment and PVA on canvas, 79 x 64 cm.

Black and White Ribbons, 2012. Oil, enamel, pigment and PVA on canvas, 79 x 64 cm.

“By favoring the common materials of house paint and pencils and employing techniques focused on weathering and found marks, Brooks creates rich, physical surfaces that address contemporary landscape abstraction’ Dion Johnson, 2011.”

Ribbons, 2011. Oil, enamel, pigment and PVA on canvas, 153 x 244 cm

Ribbons, 2011. Oil, enamel, pigment and PVA on canvas, 153 x 244 cm

Other material relating to Teri Brooks.

Artist website: terri-brooks.com

Blog: terri-brooks.blogspot.ca

Art Thoughts: Terri Brooks

Australian Art Review: Terri Brooks

Studio Critical: Terri Brooks

Steven Alexander Journal: Terri Brooks

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