Category: Realism

Tony Luciani – Realism interpreted

Artist Tony Luciani (b: 1956) defines his work as “realism which is interpretive rather than photographic.” Compositional drawings are done on location, then worked to a larger scale in his studio, where he’s been producing for exhibitions since 1978. 

Quick Hits – Tin Menagerie

This painting is a perfect example of why artist Kari Tirrell has such a strong reputation for realism. It’s called Tin Menagerie, done in acrylic on a 24 by 26 inch board. Looking for something less conventional than tabletops of fruit or bread, Tirrell stumbled on her hallmark of […]

32/150: East Coast Realism

Maritime artist Peter Gough captures the magic of  light and water, universal themes of the Canadian psyche. One of Atlantic Canada’s preeminent realist artists, Gough’s affinity for the outdoors pinions his luminous

Modern Stencil Realism blended with Graffiti

Watching Michal Mráz at work (see the video below), makes clear why he is known for blending modern stencil realism with graffiti. His bold, representational paintings – acrylic, oil and spray paint on canvas – are inspired by nature, urban life style, graffiti and pop culture.  He’s based in […]

Robert C Jackson’s American Realism

Robert C. Jackson took an unusual path to his current life as a contemporary realist still life artist.  He graduated in electrical engineering, designed radio systems for Motorola, and then left the corporate world to serve the ministry as an assistant pastor before he turned to painting full-time. […]