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Sherlock Artist – Bobby Franano

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Every day this month we’ll be showcasing one of the artists and authors in the new ‘Art of Sherlock Holmes’ project – today it’s artist Bobby Franano.

Bobby Franano has been featured in international exhibitions and is in numerous private collections. In recent years, Bobby has become known for painting large, colorful canvases in a style he calls “Pop Surrealism.”

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He displayed talent in the visual arts, as well as, music even in his early years.  As a musician, Bobby has recorded on many albums. He also has been in 3 videos on MTV with “The Front” & “Bakers Pink” and designed 2 album covers.

Bobby has also made many contributions through his art to various charities, even designing the logo for one international organisation. He has delivered a brilliant piece of art in the pop surrealism style for The Art of Sherlock Holmes – here’s a glimpse:

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Bobby is one of the fifteen artists who have created new pieces for The Art of Sherlock Holmes West Palm Beach Edition which is published in May and available now on Kickstarter – The Art of Sherlock Holmes.

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Sherlock Artist – Nuné Asatryan

Every day this month we’ll be showcasing one of the artists and authors in the new ‘Art of Sherlock Holmes’ project – today it’s artist Nuné Asatryan.

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Nuné Asatryan has been a professional artist and designer for 35 years. Nuné participated as a jury member for selection of nomination of the best artwork at the 7th Annual Student Exhibition, The Fine Arts Center, Englewood, NJ.

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Her paintings are in the museum of Modern Art of Armenia, in the collection of Government of Armenia, and in private collections in Armenia, Russia, USA, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Iran, Lithuania and Poland. Nuné is also Art Educator at Armory art Center, West Palm Beach.

Here is a glimpse of Nuné’s painting for The Art of Sherlock Holmes;

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Nuné is one of the fifteen artists who have created new pieces for The Art of Sherlock Holmes West Palm Beach Edition which is published in May and available now on Kickstarter – The Art of Sherlock Holmes.

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Sherlock Artist – Amber Tutwiler

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Every day this month we’ll be showcasing one of the artists and authors in the new ‘Art of Sherlock Holmes’ project – today it’s artist Amber Tutwiler.

Amber Tutwiler is an emerging artist originally from South Florida. Her work is a meditation on interface; specifically, it is concerned with the interface between our physical, corporeal world and the heterotopic spaces arising from the world. Focusing on an interdisciplinary practice, she works across oil painting, sculpture and installation, audio, video, and performance.

She attended Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and received her MFA in Visual Art from Florida Atlantic University (2017). In 2018, she completed a residency at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. She has won various awards, including the Women in Visual Arts Scholarship, the Thesis and Dissertation Scholarship, and the Williamsburg Painting Award.

Tutwiler had her first solo exhibition in 2018, Interface, at the Fritz Gallery in West Palm Beach, and collaborated as Creative Designer with Lauren Carey of Ballet Florida in the immersive dance, Welcome.

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Her next collaborative performance with Lauren Carey, PULSE, will be at the Kravis Center in March 2019. In 2018, she also founded H/OURS Collective in response to the lack of emerging contemporary art in Palm Beach County. Since, she has organized multiples exhibitions, a performance, and pop-up shows. She is an adjunct instructor at Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach State College, teaching across painting, sculpture, and drawing. She is currently located in Lantana, FL.

For The Art of Sherlock Holmes project, Amber has created a stunning painting matching the Sherlockian storyline perfectly – here is a glimpse:

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Amber is one of fifteen artists who have created new pieces for The Art of Sherlock Holmes West Palm Beach Edition which is published in May and available now on Kickstarter – The Art of Sherlock Holmes.

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Sherlock Artist – Vicki Siegel

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Every day this month we’ll be showcasing one of the artists and authors in the new ‘Art of Sherlock Holmes’ project – today it’s artist Vicki Siegel.

Vicki Siegel grew up in both NYC and Chicago. She attended the University of Illinois, Urbana, graduating with a BFA and continued with Master of Fine Art course work, focusing on photography, at Tyler School of Art, Rome. Vicki worked as an art director and later creative director in advertising in Milan, Chicago, and S. Florida.

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During her seven years living and working in Milan, Italy, Vicki’s large multi-image shows combining music and photography would be a precursor to her personal artwork. She has been an active part of the art communities wherever she has lived. Siegel is a full time working artist. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida. She instructs painting at the Boca Raton Museum School, the Armory Art Center and at Old School Square Creative Arts School. Vicki conducts painting workshops, speaks to art groups and juries shows. Her work is widely exhibited and collected.

For the Art of Sherlock Holmes project, Vicki produced a vibrant mixed media piece. Here is a glimpse:

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Vicki is one of fifteen artists who have created new pieces for The Art of Sherlock Holmes West Palm Beach Edition which is published in May and available now on Kickstarter – The Art of Sherlock Holmes.

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Sherlock Artist – Lupe Lawrence

Every day this month we’ll be showcasing one of the artists and authors in the new ‘Art of Sherlock Holmes’ project – today it’s artist Lupe Lawrence.

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‘Paradise’

Lupe Lawrence is a self-taught fine arts painter who is best known for her landscape and cityscapes paintings. Born in Havana, Cuba, she migrated to United States at the age of five and lives in South Florida. Lupe loves to travel and takes inspiration from the cities that she visits. Lupe is a member of Artist Showcase of Palm Beach County, No More Starving Artist, Creative Center of Education, and the Norton Museum. Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous shows throughout Florida and South Carolina.

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‘The World Is Your Oyster’

“At the age of six, I saw the painting “Hay Wain” by John Constable and was mesmerized. I recall sitting for hours and staring at the painting while tears rolled down my face. I thought, “This is so beautiful.” It was in that instant that I knew I wanted to be an artist”

When it came to The Art of Sherlock Holmes project, Lupe’s cityscape skills really came into their own – here is a glimpse:

Lupe is one of fifteen artists who have created new pieces for The Art of Sherlock Holmes West Palm Beach Edition which is published in May and available now on Kickstarter – The Art of Sherlock Holmes.

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Sherlock Artist – JR Linton

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Every day this month we’ll be showcasing one of the artists and authors in the new ‘Art of Sherlock Holmes’ project – today it’s artist JR Linton.

JR Linton’s parents recognized his gift as an artist. Once the paint was shaved off of the family dog, they encouraged him to move to other media. As his talent and desire to create grew, his dad would steal reams and reams of 11 x 17 paper from his office to feed his son’s growing habit. His mom would keep him on a steady diet of Kool-Aid and American-cheese-and-mustard sandwiches. This kept his mind sharp and his pencils sharper.

He received his first break in the world of professional graphic arts at the age of 16, working for a local comic book creator and publisher. Many a late night, he stayed up doing paste-up, inking and coloring on books that nobody read. When the company tanked suddenly, Linton found his way to the world of digital art and web design. Here, his highly analytical mind (an more Kool-Aid) helped him achieve an excellent understanding of interactive arts and computer programming. Having actually visited every page on the internet, he then began his journey into tattooing. Here, he could delve into his favorite two pastimes: art, and hurting people and getting paid for it. As a tattoo artist, Linton was able to return to his traditional art roots, yet still maintain a connection to the technology he has learned over the past ten years.

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(One of JR’s physical pieces, original acrylic art on a radiator……)

For the Art of Sherlock Holmes JR has created an iconic piece – one that Sherlock collectors will be fighting over when the Art of Sherlock Holmes gallery exhibition opens in May – here is a glimpse;

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JR is one of fifteen artists who have created new pieces for The Art of Sherlock Holmes West Palm Beach Edition which is published in May and available now on Kickstarter – The Art of Sherlock Holmes.

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Sherlock Artist – Terre Rybovich

Every day this month we’ll be showcasing one of the artists and authors in the new ‘Art of Sherlock Holmes’ project – today it’s artist Terre Rybovich.

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Terre Rybovich’s method is fascinating. It’s best left to her to explain…..

“These large drawings each began with me charcoaling the entire surface and then lying down on it. The idea came to me years ago when I was delirious with the flu. “Drawing backwards” is how it initially presented itself. In other words, removing charcoal to create an image instead of adding charcoal to a white sheet of paper.

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Because I was focused on figurative work, the body seemed like the most promising means for removing charcoal. And it was. The imprints were subtle but they were also powerful, even edifying. One unexpected outcome of this technique is how my mind reacted (and still reacts) when confronted with creative input that it did not generate. Every new drawing requires a period of slow absorption, or acquiescence, before the mind can yield to the body’s input. Yet then the imprint guides the process of completing the drawing.

Terre explains that she went on to also create “Small drawings made from full-size body imprints. With the risky addition of birds.”

The effects are fascinating, especially for me when she adds colour – here is a glimpse of her piece for The Art of Sherlock Holmes:

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Terre is one of fifteen artists who have created new pieces for The Art of Sherlock Holmes West Palm Beach Edition which is published in May and available now on Kickstarter – The Art of Sherlock Holmes.

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
 
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