The angel in my
Heart who even today
Shapes my life-Grandma.
Haiku by Lucio Muñoz
Vancouver, BC, Canada
July 20, 2014
Jul 16 2014
Featured Artists: Robyn & Mic Garnet
Notes from the Artist:
Hi my name is Robyn Jean Grace Garnet, hence why I sign and call myself RJG for art purposes My husband Mic and myself are probably very new to the “art world” although we have both followed projects before. Ours is one of those beautiful love stories that you only ever seem to read about. We are each others greatest inspiration and best critics.
Mostly we have worked in wood and played with airbrush and graphite prior to receiving a set a pastels for Christmas 2013 from a sibling. This gift began our concentrated art journey and our journal. M.R.Art https://www.facebook.com/artmrjg
Neither of us are under the illusion that our art will fund our habit of eating each day or even remunerate our indulgent spending on supplies to create our projects. We do however hope that at some point we will make a few sales, as does every artist. Possibly more for the knowledge that someone likes your art enough to pay for it than the actual money :). Mic is very much into the coloured pencils at the moment whereas I am still dabbling across the fields. My preferred medium is wood, but I must admit I am totally enjoying making an “indoor” mess during our winter with graphite, acrylic, water-paint, pencil and anything else I can think of.
We are M.R.Art and we are creative souls enjoying art for the love of art and life.
Jul 15 2014
People told me
She was a nightmare
She had burned men
As if they were bush fires.
Happily I did not listen to them
I followed the advice of my heart
Who told me she was a beautiful rainbow
Just waiting for a man like me.
And my heart was right,
The people were wrong
Our love is now so strong
That it could be the flame of eternal light.
Poem by Lucio Muñoz
Vancouver, BC, Canada
July 15, 2014
Jul 13 2014
Before I met her
I used to love playing with flowers
Removing patiently from them petal by petal
Hoping each time it would end “she loves me”.
Then, when I met her
I started dreaming about
Playing with her hair softly
Hoping she would fall sleep on my shoulders.
And later when she became my sweetheart
I got into the habit of
Kissing her slowly
Hoping she would again push me back into our nest.
First playing with flowers,
Then dreaming to play with her hair,
Later playing with her lips-
And when I did that she looked so happy.
Poem by Lucio Muñoz
Vancouver, BC, Canada
July 13, 2014
Jul 10 2014
Featured Artist: Tess McCoskey
About the Artist:
Tess developed an interest in watercolour about 15 years ago after many years of acrylic painting of ceramics during the holidays. She has taken a handful workshops and a watercolour class at Marylhurst University. She is devoted to watercolour with pen/ink detail and is now experimenting with acrylics. She loves realism and the Renaissance period. Her favorite subject matter are flowers, animals and Mediterranean architectural scenes. She devotes herself to self-study other Watercolour artists such as Birgit O’Connor, Claudia Nice, Susan Harrison-Tustain, and Jerry Yarnell.
Jan 03 2013
Featured Artist: James Berkowitz
New York City streets
Kissing the senses
Singing through pavement
Every corner unfolding
A theatrical stage
People in motion
Life in the raw
Heart beating pulse
Center of the universe
Human aggression cylinders
Steeped in creativity
Blazing media banners
Ringing cell phones
Ipod stuffed ears
Distracted window shoppers
Vertically gazing heads
Jump sidewalk lanes
Maniacal saxophone sounds
Camera shutters snapping
Go Go Go!!!
When do we stop?
Where do we stop?
How do we stop?
Why should we stop?
Mother Earth keeps turning
Writen By: James Berkowitz
Notes about the Artist:
James Berkowitz is a poet, writer, and multi-media artist. He has published two books “The Angels are Watching” (2003) and “Canteen Trumpets at Noon” (1997). His publishing credits include Blood & Honey Review, LA Examiner, Pasadena Weekly, Los Angeles Independent Newspaper, The Pacific Grove Press, Creations Magazine, and Vision Magazine amongst several newspapers, magazines, and online journals where his work has been recognized. James achieved literary artist of the month status in September 2006 online via Raintiger as well as Spring 2008 featured artist online at Poetry Magazine. He is currently at work on his third book, a collection of poems and short stories, multi-media projects, as well as reading and performing live. He loves the magnificence of nature and its many settings as well as the pulse and stimulation of city streets with awareness of the beauty that springs forth from each.
In 2000, James created two poetry festivals on the Monterey Peninsula. The first was in honor of National Poetry Month; the second took place as “Plenitude of Poets,” which was also released as an anthology book. He’s also appeared and performed his poetry via radio on KZSC “Word Beat” hosted by Jesse Rose Derooy, WXBR “Lois on the Line” with Lois Berman, and “Straight Ahead with Hassan” hosted by Hassan Jamal on killradio.org
Additional media credits include “Circle of Love”, a short film that James wrote, produced, directed, and edited in 1994. He also produced and directed a version of Edward Albee’s “The Zoo Story” for Media One Cable in 1997. In summer 2002, James edited the essay “Declaration of Truth” written by Burcu Gezek Harbert, which was published in the fall issue of “Newsbridge” magazine. James reentered film production again in 2005 as co-producer of “Have A Nice Death” written and directed by Sherrie Robertson which was selected into the Minnesota Summer Solstice Film Festival (2006) and the Big Island of Hawaii Film Festival (2007). In 2008, he appeared as “The Dancer” in a short film “Tonight Only” directed by Jaret Sacrey screened at the Macedonia Film Festival. Further film credits can be seen on imdb www.imdb.com/name/nm0075480/
James roots in the Boston music scene are steeped deeply producing two local area based music video programs “30 GO” and “CLUBTV” circa 1986 which can be viewed on his Youtube channel as well as being a DJ for a local music show he created “Bright Lights” for WECB-AM (Emerson College) and assistant on “Metrowave” WERS-FM (1984-1986). He returned to Boston to collaborate with dear friend and Emerson alum Carmelita as executive producer for the WAAF “Baystate Rock” 20TH Anniversary event which took place during December 2006 with a sold out live event at the end of January 2007 featuring a reunion of “The Outlets” and “Moving Targets” for which he was responsible in bringing to fruition.
Jan 02 2013
Featured Artist: James Jefferson Peart
It would make a great love story. However, I would rather be watching it in the cinema, than starring in it as one of the lead roles.
I have said this to everyone who has ever shown an interest in my love life.
But what of Cupid? How did it all begin?
Back in September 2011, I can thank Mike Maliska, and the Artistic Blog for sharing the work of Tamara Lynn Photography.
And then, it started…
A message here, a message there, phone calls, all night Skype chats, passport applications, a transatlantic flight, a 6 month stay, a marriage, and now a time of limbo. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel, as we are excitedly preparing for another 6 months of married life together in March 2013.
So, I thought it would be fitting to paint a city that reminds me of how we first met.
An Englishman painting Boston, for his American wife, to celebrate that first moment we spoke.
Oh, and I drank tea whilst I painted it, so there’s your irony…
James Jefferson Peart
Aug 29 2013
Featured Artist: Monique Lassooij
My vision is to maintain the integrity of my art while deleting as much superfluous detail as possible.
Telling all of the story can be fun, but most of the time it is just distracting. I hone in to the details that inspire me to create”
About the Artist:
Monique Lassooij was born and raised in The Netherlands and moved several years ago to Miami, Florida.
Her paintings hang in numerous private collections in the US and abroad.
In The Netherlands Ms. Lassooij started out as an abstract painter but over the years she developed a passion for figurative painting.
After having studied with Dutch artists such as Pien Hazenberg and Henk Hubenet, she attended the Royal Academy for Fine Arts in
The Hague and has gone on to receive several commissions and can be found in public places such as the Town Hall of the city of
Scheveningen in The Netherlands.
“My work explores the paradox in modern pop culture and society, sometimes clearly visible and sometimes through an underlining
dichotomy interjected with humor.”
Ms. Lassooij finds her inspiration in colors and how those colors affect the subject whether she is painting on canvas, wood or a wall.
Her subjects are often not placed within a context-giving background, allowing a single or combination of colors and geometric shapes to
illuminate the chosen topic.
Currently she is working on her series “Proprietary Innocence” in which she portrays famous figures as today’s unhappy/unsatisfied children using a very limited color pallet.
Apr 02 2014
Featured Artist: Sotiriou Art
Notes from the Artist: Vangelis Sotiriou founder of Sotiriou Art
I am from Greece and work and live in Thessaloniki city.
I use to draw paintings since I was 6 yrs old and I am a self-taught artist.
I exhibited my work to 3 personal exhibitions and I participated to at least 10 group art exhibitions.
During these years the themes I drew were concerning portraits, landscapes and surrealistic paintings upon order.
The materials I use are oils, acrylics, water colors, pencils, graphite and coal.
Some of my creations are crafted with the stained glass technique and others with the art of photography on wooden surfaces.
Sotiriou Art on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sotiriouart