John Brophy creates highly detailed paintings that blend artifacts from global cultures and belief systems and juxtaposes them with the overarching affects of western consumer culture. His extraordinary style combines the use of a computer as an art making tool (he designs 3-d models of his paintings as a guide first) as well as the intimacy of painting (he then completely hand paints the imagery onto panel).
Josh Keyes. The Circus and The Sea
Roq La Rue Gallery presents new paintings by Josh Keyes in his opening “The Circus and The Sea”.
Painter Josh Keyes is internationally famous for his work that blends museum-like diorama imagery with stark contemporary commentary of socio-political and environmental challenges we all face. more » “Josh Keyes. The Circus and The Sea”
Artist Mark Garro
After 15 years as a successful Illustrator and cover artist for more than 100 paperbacks in the fantasy genre, Garro has exploded onto the fine art scene, exhibiting his paintings nationally and internationally. His growing collector base eagerly await his next meticulously designed and executed work.
A miniaturist who likes to work big, Garro struggles with this clash of sensibilities all the time in order to be as prolific as possible.
The work often features classically beautiful figures as cosmological cogs working within the complex mechanisms of the universe. Dynamic motion of familiar shapes morphing and implying other familiar shapes, creating, destroying and re-creating once again in two dimensions but implying four. more » “Artist Mark Garro”
Interview with the Artist Marion Peck
Marion Peck was born on October 3, 1963 in Manila, the Philippines, while her family was on a trip around the world, and grew up in Seattle, Washington. She received a BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1985. She studied in two different MFA programs, Syracuse University in New York and Temple University in Rome. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
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Stephen Thorne is an Ottawa-based photographer. He recently left an award-winning career in journalism after 32 years of reporting and photographing national and international news, including five years as a war correspondent. more » “Stephen Thorne”