The Hidden Place

October 16, 2013

Wendy Artin

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wa1 wa2



October 5, 2013

Christopher Gallego

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January 6, 2013

Simon Watkins

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November 19, 2012

Andy Espinoza

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Here’s a first for me, an artist I discovered through Instagram…

I can’t tell you much about Andy Espinoza, except he does some lovely drawings.  I only wish there were more images on his website.



October 27, 2012

Daniel Enkaoua

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Daniel Enkaoua is a French painter, whose work makes me think of a cross between the Spanish realists like Antonio Lopez Garcia and the expressive mark making of someone like Ann Gale.




October 17, 2012

Kenny McKendry

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Irish illustrator-turned-painter Kenny McKendry produces some strong work, full of character.



October 8, 2012

Rose Frantzen

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The ambitious complexity of many of Rose Frantzen’s paintings are seems to be matched by a lot of energy and verve.  It’s great to see a former student of Richard Schmid taking his lessons to heart without copying his mannerisms, creating something very much her own but with the wisdom of the lessons learnt.


September 21, 2012

Peter Wileman

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I seem to be most drawn to landscapes at the moment, so I’ve been looking at the work of Peter Wileman.  He’s the president of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.  He’s one of a host of painters around who are strongly influenced by Edward Seago.  There are a lot of strong almost exaggerated colour effects in his work, but personally I prefer the paintings with a more natural palette.



September 10, 2012

Marc Dalessio

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Marc Dalessio is an American landscape painter working in Europe.  I’ve long admired the decisive and precise colour mixing in his work, with which he is able to capture the light.  Somehow he conveys very clearly what it felt like to be in a particular place – the temperature, the humidity, the quality of light, the time of day, and ultimately the mood.

His website, which functions as a blog, is well worth following.

September 1, 2012

Charles Weed

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Ahem, hello again…


Charles Weed is an American painter who studied in Minneapolis and Florence.  He’s married to Louse Camille Fenne, who is also a gifted painter.  I’m personally more drawn to his landscapes, but his figurative work is very strong too.  He’s managed to carve out a distinctive look to his work without, it seems to me, forcing a style for the sake of it.  A feathery shimmering light unifies his figurative and landscape work.






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