Contemporary Realist Painter: John Doherty

John Doherty, Closed

John Doherty, Closed

Born in Kilkenny in 1949, John Doherty first studied architecture at Bolton street, College of Technology before moving to Australia to pursue a career as an artist. After splitting his time for many years between Australia and Ireland he resides the majority of the time in West Cork.

Although John has completed a number of traditional landscapes most of his work focuses on the facades of buildings that are dilapidated or unused that can be seen in any typical Irish rural town. He uses the techniques of contemporary realism which capture the realistic surfaces of aging buildings giving a sense of how neglected and bereft each building has become. His images can evoke a sense of sadness at the passing of time but with a stillness to each image as if the buildings have been forgotten as the rest of the world progresses.

John’s work is in the public collections atthe National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Institute of Modern Art, Chicago; the Irish National Stud, Kildare; and Artbank in Sydney.

 
John Doherty: Vet's Surgery

John Doherty: Vet's Surgery

 
John Doherty: Kendrick Place

John Doherty: Kendrick Place

John Doherty: Five Bells, Going Down

John Doherty: Five Bells, Going Down

Celebrating one of the greatest seascape artists in history

Ivan Aivazovsky born 29 July 1817 – 2nd May 1900 was a Russian Painter who is considered to be one of the greatest artists of the sea throughout history. Born into an Armenian family, Ivan was mostly based in Crimea but following his education he traveled through Europe stopping for a time in Italy.

The ninth wave, 1850, Ivan Aivazovsky

The ninth wave, 1850, Ivan Aivazovsky

On his return to Russia Ivan was appointed as the main painter for the Russian Navy, he was sponsored by the state and was well regarded during his lifetime often going on military maneuvers.

Ivan’s work is normally exhibited in several galleries throughout Russia but to mark what would have been his 200th birthday all of his work has been brought to Moscow where it is being shown the Tretyakov gallery until the 20th November 2016

Amidst the waves, 1898, Ivan Aivazovsky

Amidst the waves, 1898, Ivan Aivazovsky

Canadian Artist Adam Lupton

Canadian artist Adam Lupton was born in Vancouver Canada in 1987 but now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Adam holds a Bachelors of Communication Design from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and a Master of Fine Arts from the New York Academy of Art

Adam’s work explores the themes of personal and social psychology in contemporary society. His work s positioned between realism and expressionism and while painting in oil he uses blurred lines, distorted and duplicated characters

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Scottish Artist - Scott Naismith

Scott Naismith is a Scottish landscape artist working from his studio in Glasgow. After graduating from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee with a BDes in illustration and printmaking Scott set up as a full time artist travelling around his native Scotland depicting the landscape and capturing the lochs, glens and isles of his native West Coast.

Scott’s landscapes are atmospheric using vivid colours to which he injects a positivity and energy as he captures the changing light conditions of skies. His more recent work focuses on light breaking through the clouds with his use of colour becoming an emotional response.

 

You can view more of Scott’s work on his website at www.scottnismaith.com