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Mara Light

Mara Light












Mara Light's paintings have been featured in exhibitions at galleries and cultural centers, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Christies in Beverly Hills, California; the Sirani Gallery in Pittsburgh; the Park Gallery in Carmel by the Sea, California; the Portland Classic Gallery in Portland, Oregon; the Waterhouse Gallery in Santa Barbara, California; the Wendt Gallery in Laguna Beach, California; the Brentwood Art Center in Brentwood, California; and the Soicher Marin Gallery in Hawthorne, California. She recieved her B.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.








Marco Tulio

Marco Tulio


From Colombia
































Alex Young

Alex Young





''Heavily influenced by the subcultural paradigms of comic, skateboarding, and tattoo culture, Alex Young draws upon a rich reservoir of influences to produce his heavily stylised illustrations and meticulously rendered portraits.

Evidencing a love for influential 70’s comics such as 2000AD, Young’s stylistic illustrations are driven by a discernibly Pop Surrealist manifesto: to create something purely for aesthetic enjoyment, or as Young would put it, that’s simply “Rad for rad’s sake.” To date these works have been commissioned for streetwear designs and album covers, and even privately for the likes of the prestigious M&C Saatchi group.

Young’s work can be separated into two loosely identified cannons however, and it is in his finely detailed portraits, reminiscent of the photorealist master Chuck Close, that Young reveals himself as an artist earnestly exploring the many variables of medium and context. His ‘pixilated’ portraits, produced predominantly in spray paint, are then lavished with fine illustration detail and multi-layered symbolism to elicit a multitude of narrative strands within each piece; thus alluding to the inequalities that exist between our ‘projected’ and ‘real’ selves.

Developing the themes of social stereotypes, preconceptions, and alter ego’s, which were central to his 2008 show ‘Exhibitionism’, Young continues to harness his remarkably diverse influences and boundless talent in preparation for his anticipated second solo show with London Miles gallery in April 2010.



In 2002 Alex Young was voted one of the top sixty most talented graduates in Britain by Creative Review magazine. He has since established himself as a leading freelance illustrator, currently residing in Brighton, UK, but also frequently working in Los Angeles with the world-renowned 7th Letter and MSK graffiti crews, under his pseudonym.''



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Patrick Gordon

Patrick Gordon





Born in 1953, in Claremore, Oklahoma, Patrick S. Gordon gained national attention with a series of solo exhibitions, beginning in 1982, at the Fischbach Gallery in New York City, and Joseph Gierek Fine Art in his then-adopted hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Since then, he has continually exhibited at numerous, prominent galleries around the country, been featured in notable museum shows and competitions, and his works can be found in important private, corporate and museum collections throughout the United States. Print editions of Patrick’s work are widely popular with
collectors throughout the world.

Patrick rose to prominence on the strength of his large, deeply saturated, somewhat eccentric watercolor still lifes and portraiture, gaining a reputation as an important painter of the “New American Realism” school. Coinciding with a move to New York City in 2003, Patrick began working almost exclusively in oil-on-canvas, an early love, and a shift that represented and embodied a creative infusion of urban life and new beginnings. Patrick’s newer work, and most of the pieces featured on this website, are executed in this medium. Many of the subjects and themes of Patrick’s important, earlier works are still present, but the personal and eccentric have asserted themselves anew in a subtle and beautiful bloom of fresh inspiration.

Growing up in an artistic household, Patrick took his first painting lessons from his mother, Janelle Gordon, a locally-recognized still life painter. He began his formal studies under the tutelage of the widely-regarded watercolorist Glenn Godsey, at the University of Tulsa. Patrick received his BFA from the University of Tulsa in 1974, where he also completed extensive graduate work in watercolor.


Born
1953 Claremore, Oklahoma

Education
1971-1972 University of Oklahoma
1974 University of Tulsa, BFA
1974-1975 University of Tulsa, Graduate Studies in Watercolor

Awards
1979 National Endowment for the Arts Grant Mark
1992-1993 Season Poster, Metropolitan Opera Company, New York, NY
1999 Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Award of Excellence
2001 Liddy Doenges Individual Arts Award, Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa







Nancy Fletcher

Nancy Fletcher





Nancy Fletcher (b. 1976) comes from Lincolnshire in the United Kingdom. Developing an admiration for discipline and creativity at an early age from life on the farm, it was her father’s love of his work and his motivation to nurture their surroundings that helped shape her ideas of beauty, happiness, and hard work. After a brief period of time studying art in Florence at age eighteen, Nancy entered The Edinburgh Art College to study Fine Art Photography. This led to a professional career in London as a freelance photographer for a number of years.

In 2002 Nancy returned her focus to the study of Fine Art and Classical Representational Painting which she has loved ever since. She has studied at the Charles Cecil Studios and The Angel Academy of Art in Florence as well as with Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier and The Grand Central Academy of Art in New York City. She has shown her work at galleries in Atlanta, Maryland, Texas, New York, London and Florence. She currently lives and works in London.









Darren Kingsley

Darren Kingsley




EDUCATION

Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia, PA, 2003-2006
The Art Students League, New York, NY, 2002
The Atelier, Minneapolis, MN, 1997-2001


TEACHING

Instructor, Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia, PA
Teaching Assistant, Nelson Shanks Workshops
Teaching Assistant, Nelson Shanks, Art Students League, New York, NY
Instructor, The Atelier, Minneapolis, MN








Carlo Russo

Carlo Russo





Born 1976, Philadelphia PA
Certificate in Painting, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2004

Awards

- 2008 Full Scholarship, Hudson River School for Landscape, NY
- 2003 Arthur Decosta Painting Prize
- 2003 Don Sabath Award
- 2003 Eleanor Grey Prize for Still Life (Special Notice)
- 2003 Thoron Prize (Special Notice)
- 2003 Violetta De Mazia Memorial Scholarship
- 2000 American Artist Fund Scholarship




















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