ARTIST(S) OF THE YEAR
Thanks so much for your vote, and this year we have two winners:
Robert Steven Connett
Congratulations guys and thanks for your art.
We invite you to know more about our winners, in this journal.
HALL OF FAME
Previous artists of the year:
Robert Steven Connett
"Born in 1951 in San Francisco, California, I began drawing and painting at the age of 27. I continued to create artwork as a hobby for 20 years during which time I owned and operated an insurance brokerage firm in San Francisco. I sold the firm in 1998 at age 47 after my home and art collection was destroyed by a fire. I then moved to Los Angeles in 2003 where I began my full time art career at the age of 52"
MY PURPOSE: I specialize in custom acrylic paintings. I'm not sure how one might categorize my style. ('Psycho-representational' seems right ) I'll let my paintings speak for themselves. I've been creating custom paintings for individuals for 3 years now. I have sold my paintings in just about every country in the world, and all over the United States. I have many collectors in Canada, Great Briton, the Netherlands, Japan and Australia.
HOW WE DECIDE ON WHAT I WILL PAINT FOR YOU: I like to show my current and previous work, and have you tell me what you like most. I also will tell you about the paintings I want to paint, and need funding for. I have many.
MY BACKGROUND: I have no art school background, No formal art training.(which makes me by definition, a 'OUTSIDER ARTIST' I think) Born in San Francisco, California in the year 1951. Left school in 10th grade. Began drawing and painting at the age of 27. Continued to create artwork as an avocation for 20 years. During that time owned and operated an insurance brokerage firm in San Francisco, (a family business). Sold the firm in 1998 at age 47 after my home and art collection was destroyed by fire.I was lost for some 8 or 10 years after the fire terminated my lifestyle. Problems with drinking and drugs. Went into Rehab, bla, bla ...bla. Moved to Los Angeles to begin a new part of my life. Began full time art career in 2003 at age 52. Currently working as an artist in Los Angeles wanting very much to paint you a painting
Published in Imagine the Imagination
Danny Malboeuf is a self-trained artist/illustrator. Working mainly in acrylics, he paints in an allegorical figurative style that combines surrealist, symbolist and pre-Raphaelite sensibilities, often in conjunction with subtle pop-culture references. Malboeuf counts music and literature as his greatest sources of inspiration. While many of his paintings deal with mythological and religious themes, the frequent incorporation of sci-fi and pop-culture imagery from the artist's youth establishes tentative connections with movements such as pop surrealism. He has a strong bias towards painting female subjects, "perhaps because the essence of female is more poetic, and the male more prosaic."
Likes: Pizza; knee-socks (on girls); the arctic circle.
Hates: cezanne; wicker baskets; temperatures above 68 F.
WEBSITE / GALLERY [link]
"Yes, I do have paintings in a gallery with real walls and everything . If you're ever in Charlotte, NC , please stop by Queen's Gallery and visit . The staff there are super nice and are happy to show you around . As well as the paintings on display, I have a number of pieces in storage there (my attic is overflowing) . If there's a particular piece you'd like to see, they will kindly oblige . The address is:"
Queen's Gallery & Art Centre
1212 The Plaza
IMAGINE THE IMAGINATION II
I´ll have more information soon, still working looking for the publisher support.