“Celebaration” Claudia Hartley

Where do you go to celebrate life’s greatest moments? Will you take a trip to the vineyards of France, a hike to the Grand Canyon, a visit to your favorite city, or even a burrow into a cozy corner of your own home? Artist Claudia Hartley celebrates life every day. Her fifty-year career as a professional artist yields her inaugural show in New York with new paintings of the many places where she celebrates life on a daily basis. A well-known colorist, she transforms select locations from the earnest sketches she creates on site into vibrant outlines of scenery, juxtaposed by carefully chosen hues which bolster the landscapes she recreates. If one could react with a single word after viewing her paintings, it would be “joy,” as Hartley consciously works to bring the pleasures of life into every viewer’s field of experience. An avid traveler, Hartley can’t help but sketch the beauty she sees surrounding her wherever she visits. Whether in nature capturing the wonders of paradise, or indoors soaking up a happy room, she is one who constantly finds beauty in the environment and translates that splendor into canvases to be shared with her many collectors.

Excited to be making her New York debut, she has selected her favorite locales to bring to life via her paintings. If you’re looking for work not filled with angst, sorrow, or the negativity of life, you can’t help but become enthralled with her jubilant paintings. Join us during December to spend a few moments surrounded by pure joy as you witness the never-ending beauty of the work of Claudia Hartley.

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Exclusive Interview with Melissa Peck

I remember making a little clay pot in kindergarten and loving it – I remember taking a macramé class with my mom when I was 7. I always loved to draw and have a distinct memory of drawing a face from a book teaching you step by step how to draw. I was so proud of that drawing that I got up and while running around yelled, “I’m an artist!”

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New York July Exhibit: Max Hammond

Contemporary artist Max Hammond finds words as inviting as paint, offering pathways to explore worlds that didn’t previously exist, prompting emotional responses or sparking new interests. Complex and layered both in approach and concept, Hammond’s latest works are inspired by a quirk in the English language he enjoys, the Contronym.  In his upcoming show, The Contrary world of

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New York June Exhibit: Peregrine Heathcote

Figurative artist Peregrine Heathcote’s charming and stylish aesthetic ventures on a transformative journey in his latest mini-series, En Route. Inspired by vintage posters from the golden age of travel, Heathcote brilliantly fuses his interests in contemporary classic couture met with refined elegance and poise, as each character embarks on their journey. Each scene serves as a study in

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Michael Carson

New York June Exhibit:Michael Carson

Sitting under the Italian sun, Negroni in hand, Michael Carson revisits his time spent in Florence and manifests his memories onto the canvas in his latest series, “If These Walls Could Talk”. This historic city’s architecture, language, and culture, combined with Carson’s love for people watching, masterfully blends present-day with old-world character. Travel to a

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New York March Exhibit:Gail Morris

The rebirth of secret bars during our recent shut down piqued the curiosity of contemporary artist Gail Morris who set out to discover several of these 90-year-old establishments just before they were raided and closed. In her latest series, “Speakeasy” Morris takes us on a journey to a simpler time when a symbol on a playing

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New York March Exhibit:John Schieffer

Contemporary artist John Schieffer’s latest exhibit, Beautiful Things, highlights the importance of the relationship between color and design. To emphasize the rich and vibrant pops of colors that innately bring the work to life, Schieffer will often use an off white or charcoal black background, allowing the colors to capture the audience and evoke an

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New York July Exhibit: Max Hammond

Change is inevitable. The philosopher Heraclius pointed out that “life is flux,” that everything constantly shifts around us, and since the very nature of life is change, to resist this natural flow is to resist the very essence of existence. In other words, if we don’t change, we don’t grow; and if we don’t grow,

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New York June Exhibit: Peregrine Heathcote

In these new works, Peregrine Heathcote recalls his distinctive imagery, drawn from luxury lifestyle, fashion and iconic places. The narrative and the formal language of the scenes are inseparably linked to classic cinema and to old-style advertising.    Travels are central in Heathcote’s art. In these works the focus is on the journey, which is explicitly

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