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Looking for positivity and bright colours today, and I found this beautiful print by Arie Vardi. Enjoy your Tuesday Everyone.
About the Artist
Arie was born in Chile in 1956.
After graduating in Graphic Design in Jerusalem he became a member of a Kibbutz on the edge of the Negev Desert where he began to experiment with jewellery.
His paintings are mainly landscapes, inspired by a deep connection with the Scottish countryside and in particular with Perthshire and the West Coast. He begins with sketches on the spot and reference photographs.
These are taken back to the studio with the aim to capture the mood and emotion felt when originally contemplating the scenery. This in turn creates a constant change in the work. The elemental form of the land, especially the connective points of the sea and shore or hill and sky, is of particular interest.
Colour and vibrancy are essential to the work and these in turn are inspired by Arie’s Mediterranean roots. Many of Arie’s fine works are in private and public collections.
Douglas Roulston, originally from Glasgow, studied at Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee and achieved a Bachelor of Fine Art. He then went onto complete a Master of Fine Art.
He has taken the myths and legends of the Scottish Highlands and portrayed them with oil on canvas and expressive charcoal drawings. His passion for landscape has derived from his enthusiasm and love for outdoor sports such as skiing, mountain biking and hill walking.
In undertaking these sports he has had the time to appreciate the true beauty and atmosphere of the Highlands. This beauty inspired him to study 19th century Romantic artists who first started to capture the picturesque scenery of places such as Glencoe and Loch Katrine.
He has painted from his imagination and tried to capture the intensity of the Highlands and the power that it has over humanity. This is highlighted by over exaggerating rock faces and creating piercing light rays through breaking clouds, reflection and the tranquility of distant springs and lochs. Mankind or any human creations rarely feature in his work.
It is the awe of nature, and the spirit of the sublime of nature that is explored throughout his work.
Brrr. A little frosty this morning – hence my choice of art print for today is Winter Calm by Lin Pattullo.
Lin is a versatile painter who can turn her skilful hand to figurative work as well as landscapes, seascapes, urban scenes and still lifes. There is a subtlety in colour, tone and composition in her work.