A San Francisco Artist
Influential artist, Eric Bailey, specializes in abstract and contemporary art that critics have described as forward-thinking and inspirational. The son of creative parents, Bailey showed artistic aptitude early in life. He earned his B.A. from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, where he now lives and works. Continue reading Artist Feature: Eric Bailey
Native American Art
In Native American lore, the coyote is a symbol for intelligence, hunger, and cunning. He is a complex character who embodies both wisdom and naiveté at once. Traditional Native American art often features the coyote, depicted in an astonishing number of different styles and diverse artistic media. Continue reading The Portrayal of the Coyote in American Art and Culture
A Bay Area Abstract Artist
Craig Poindexter, a full time painter in San Francisco since 2001, strives to prove that beauty can be found in everything, even in things that most people find repulsive. Continue reading All About Artist Craig Poindexter
Holiday Shopping For Fine Art Collectors
Whether you’re searching for abstract art for sale for a discriminating uncle or shopping for contemporary art prints or southwest wall art to decorate with in the run up to the holidays, here are 5 suggestions for what to purchase for the art lovers in your life. Continue reading The Best Gifts for Art Lovers
Contemporary Giclée Reproductions Explained
A Giclée print is made with an ingenious process that’s similar to the one that a standard inkjet printer uses to spray or squirt ink. This process preserves the hues and color tones of the original image without using screens or other similar devices. You can print on many types of materials, including canvas and paper. The prints can be quite big – a meter wide or wider – and the light fast inks used can stay clear and true for over two decades. Continue reading What Is a Giclée Print?
A Lesson In Art History
Popular culture often treats modern art and contemporary art as synonyms. But each school boasts unique facets. However, unless you’re an art history buff, you may struggle to distinguish the boundary between modern and contemporary art. This brief guide clarifies the differences. Continue reading Modern Art vs. Contemporary Art: What’s The Difference?
John Nieto – The Contemporary Fauvist
Fauvism was a French avant-garde movement in the early twentieth century that attempted to break from impressionism and other traditional methods. The Fauvist style of art is often characterized by bold, undisguised brushstrokes and vibrant colors. Henri Matisse and André Derain lead the movement, and signs of Fauvism in the art world persisted for about a decade. However, historians often designate 1904–1908 as the most active period for the movement. Many artists used Fauvism as a transitional stage before moving on to styles like Cubism. Continue reading Fauvism in Art
Tips For Art Collectors
Among the many fine art items a collector possesses, paintings often require higher maintenance. To keep these pieces looking their best for many years to come, take the following precautions to protect and care for them, including: Continue reading A Guide to Taking Care of Paintings
Collecting Contemporary Art
One of the most enjoyable and fulfilling aspects of owning a home or renting an apartment is embellishing it with your personal style. Displaying giclee prints, paintings, sculptures, and other artwork you love creates a unique and welcoming atmosphere for guests and housemates alike. Continue reading How to Start an Art Collection on a Budget
Congratulations to Adrienne S., the winner of our 2014
She is now enjoying this John Nieto Open Edition print, Nocturnal Archer!