Saturday, October 5, 2013

Dorian Vallejo: Dream Maker

DORIAN VALLEJO's ART, while rooted in realist principles, strays beyond the  literal--encouraging viewers to interact with his paintings, probe beyond the surface and uncover their deeper, multi-layered significance. 

Illustrating a world of fantasy, or recording dreams, this contemporary master  has developed a distinctive voice by honing his compositions through hundreds of sketches and paintings.  And taking as his muse, the female ideal, his newest series is a tour de force appropriately titled The Dream Within a Dream.  

You can catch a tantalizing peek of some of his new and never-before-seen work from the collection in the fall issue of The Artist's Magazine. It was my pleasure to interview Dorian for that feature. His work and words are inspirational! 
Dreamer Inbetween  (Oil 62 x 60) Dorian Vallejo

Thread (graphite and watercolor 22 x 31) Dorian Vallejo

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Workshop at Montclair Museum of Art

"A few of my favorite things" Oil on linen
30 x 30 Private collection
LEARN to PAINT the MOVING STILL LIFE with Louise B Hafesh
If you have a passion for painting still life, have fun while exploring imaginative ways to paint everyday, nonliving objects, such as drapery, fruit, china, metals, etc.

Focusing on new interpretations of traditional artistic principles such as composition, lighting and form, students can experiment while working from life at their own pace. 
all skill levels welcome. 

DATE:     Sunday, October 20, 2013
TIME:      10a.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Montclair Art Museum
LOCATION: Yard School of Art - 3 S. Mountain Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042
COST:     Members $90; Non Members - $110

Space is limited... Reserve your easel here!
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