Whether you manage to catch this rare showing of Jack Vettriano's Singing Butler or not, be sure to investigate this Fife-born artist. The West Sands feature prominently in his work--The Singing Butler is the most renowned example!
Nicola Samori Italy Known for the intensity of preserving antiquated styles and themes in his paintings. Samorì creates moody and atmospheric pieces that weigh heavily both physically and metaphorically. The creation of each of his compositions is marked by ceremony before a systematic deconstruction. Baroque-inspired oil paintings on wood, or copper, purposefully destroyed. Process entails marking his painted figures with a palette knife or diluent.
Jessica Rimondi I like how the paint validates the emotions and expressions within this portrait, by the limited palette it structures the shapes and forms. Then to have a deeper depth of what is trying to be convey and incorporated by the use of the paint with the techniques being able to enforce the concepts. I would like to experiment with my own developments to have a source of vivid expression, to allow the painting to speak for itself and not have any narrative connotation towards it…
Magic & realism – the two don’t really match, do they? But Rob Gonsalves, a Canadian painter of magic realism, demonstrates great skills in merging the two different worlds in his unique and surrealistic optical illusion artworks. Inspired by such great artists as Dali, Tanguy, Magritte and Escher, Gonsalves developed his own unique style by combining his architectural knowledge with the love for painting.