We hope everyone had a lovely holiday. Now back to business! Please join us this Thursday, January 5, for the very first Art Walk of what we hope is a very prosperous and healthy 2017 for all!
RON CAMPBELL, BEATLES YELLOW SUBMARINE ANIMATOR & BEATLES SATURDAY MORNING TV CARTOON SERIES DIRECTOR TO APPEAR LIVE, PAINTING, EXHIBITING & TALKING CARTOONS AT FOREST & OCEAN GALLERY FOR A 3-DAY POP-UP SHOW.
Monday, December 5th – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, December 6th – 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, December 7th – 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In 1964 the Beatles invaded the United States, performing for 73 million people on the Ed Sullivan Show and dominating the US pop charts for years. Now over five decades later, the Fab Four continue to be the most celebrated musical group in Rock history. And Beatlemania is alive and well….just this Fall, the Beatles released a live CD of their Hollywood Bowl concerts and director Ron Howard premiered a documentary on the Fab Four’s touring years!
Ron will showcase his original Beatles cartoon paintings created specially for the show and create new Beatles pop art paintings at the exhibit. In addition, Campbell will showcase paintings based on the beloved cartoon characters that were part of his 50-year career. The exhibit is free and all works are available for purchase.
Campbell has also been involved with some of the most beloved cartoons including, Scooby Doo, Winnie The Pooh, Krazy Kat, George of the Jungle, The Jetsons, The Flintstones, the Smurfs, Goof Troop, Rugrats, Ed, Edd & Eddy and dozens more. Campbell’s former studio was awarded a Peabody and an Emmy for his work in children’s television. Since retiring after a 50-year career, he has been painting subjects always based on the animated cartoons he has helped bring to the screen. With particular emphasis on The Beatles, he shows his Cartoon Pop Art in galleries worldwide.
Campbell will also be exhibiting artwork featuring other beloved cartoon characters that encompass his 50-year career in Children’s Television such as Scooby Doo, the Smurfs, Rugrats, Winnie the Pooh, Flintstones, Jetsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & more. ALL WORKS ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE.
Please join us Sunday, November 20, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm for a delightful evening with famed photographer, author and creator of Advanced Style, a project devoted “to capturing the sartorial savvy of the senior set.” Resident artist and jewelry designer, Gretchen Schields is among the fabulous woman featured in his new book and we are thrilled to bring high-fashion to the gallery. In honor of the celebration, Gretchen is offering 20% off her entire line.
It will be an evening filled with fabulous art, tasty treats and an intimate opportunity to meet Ari Seth Cohen, converse with his lovely models and get your book signed!
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We had a lovely reception this past weekend for painter, Marianne van der Veer and jewelry designer, Gretchen Schields. These two ladies are class-acts, and they bring grace and flair of style to both their mediums. Thank you to everyone that came out to support the gallery and our talented artists. We appreciate all of you!
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Please join us this Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00pm for a meet and greet with featured artists, photographer Stephanie Hager and sculptor, Sukhdev Dail.
“A professional photographer for over 25 years, I have worked with advertising and editorial clients photographing outdoor adventure sports / lifestyle, portraiture, architecture, and landscapes.
My images are known for having a bold feeling with strong energy and clean lines. Negative space leaves room for thought. By playing with light, color, and patterns my goal is to engage the viewer and have them feel something new and always unique to themselves. This is one of the things I love about art. The evolution of my artwork corresponds with my evolution as a human being. By becoming more aware of who I am and listening to my inner dialogue, my artwork comes to express itself.
Practicing yoga, rock climbing, meditation, hiking, mountain biking, and all other outdoor pursuits brings me closer to nature and fills my soul. After graduating with a degree in Photo Communications from California State University, Fullerton I was fortunate to have studied with some of the top photographers in the United States.”
Born in a small village in Punjab. Father, being a physician, wanted his son to follow in his footsteps, but Sukhdev had no stomach for blood and sharp objects, so he turned to soft brushes and art. His childhood seemed idyllic, being surrounded by nature where streams were full of fish and fields of tall grass, hiding foxes and other wild life. That’s where his lifelong love of creation and nature was born. Sukhdev graduated from the Delhi College of Art in 1962, under the teaching of the renowned artists Dhanrat Bhagat and Sailoz Mookherjee.
He traveled from Kashmir to Kaniakumari in order to soak in the native art of India, and covered the four corners of the world from Tokyo to Paris and from Canada to Chile in order to see the art of the world. He was as fascinated with sculpture as with paintings, and in 1964 made his first larger than life-size piece “The Archer”, which graces the grounds of the Teacher’s College in Phagwara, where he lectured for a period of two years. He left the security of his job and homeland for the adventurous trek to Europe, via Oriental Express and even on foot for the large part of the Persian Desert, when friend’s car ran out of gas. Reaching the center of Europe Sukhdev found a commercial job at a studio and simultaneously studied art at the Royal Academy Palace de Beaux Arts in Brussels. In 1966 after two years under the auspices of the Flemish professor De Vlaminck Sukhdev held his first solo exhibition at the Gallery Romain Louise in Brussels.
It is such an honor to host the collaborative art of David Gallup and Nansi J. Bielanski at the gallery, and equally an honor to receive them in person here this past Saturday. Nansi and David are as inspiring and charming as they are talented, and it was truly a treat for all to hear their discussion on painting together and the evolution of their collaborative style.
David and Nansi—thank you. The generosity at which you shared your visual exploration of your paintings, in addition to your expertise, with all of us was a treat to the senses, and not soon forgotten. To our guests and fellow resident artists that came out to celebrate with us, we send you our gratitude, and to those that were unable to attend, we encourage you stop in the gallery and view these stunning works of art in person.
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“It is my goal to lead the viewer on a voyage of discovery around the painting with the hope that they will be drawn in by the contrasting elements of light and dark, color and colorlessness, impasto and smooth brushwork, vertical and horizontal, geometric and organic, shiny and dull, soft and hard edges.”
“Plein air paintings is one of the most frustrating of artistic endeavors. Trudging off into the hills looking for a place to paint is exhilerating. Finding a perfect spot, setting up, painting for several uninterrupted (hopefully) hours and producing a painting can be an unbelievable high. The painting doesn’t even have to be good! Each of these excursions is an invaluable learning experience. Sure, I take photos along the way for use later in studio paintings BUT those small paintings produced en plein air are the ones of which I’m most proud. After all, I’ve had to hike in lugging an 18 lb. backpack with all my supplies, endured the heat and/or cold, fought off annoying bugs, been polite (usually) to passersby, set up all my paraphenalia and stood for hours working in the sun. It’s an accomplshment just to survive the day.”
“My goal is to broaden the concept of wearable art. Mixing textures, precious materials, and more common found objects in the same piece, I hope to change the expectations from what is typically thought as jewelry to art.I specialize in creating a fearless style of jewelry to inspire empowerment in the wearer. I am often asked, “Who collects your jewelry?” My answer is always, “Self-confident women.”