I am a (mostly) self-taught artist currently working as a part-time Librarian and Art teacher at an international school in Cambodia. Literature and the visual arts are two of my favorite things. I paint personalized cards in watercolors featuring a person's characteristics or interests. When not accepting commissions, I like to paint, sketch and do photography for leisure.
Album: Impressionable PaintingsThis album is a selection of paintings that have been inspiring, influential, and a great example of the virtuosity and genius of its painters. To know why I chose a particular painting as such, read the captions accompanying the pictures.From: VJ Joson
Album: Art Deco"The most fashionable style of design and interior decoration in the 1920's and 1930's in Europe and the USA, characterized by sleek geometrical or stylized forms and bright, sometimes garish colours. The style takes its name from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925." -- Ian Chilvers, 'Dictionary of Art and Artists'From: VJ Joson
Album: Art Nouveau"Decorative style flourishing in most of western Europe and in the USA from about 1890 to the First World War. As the name suggests, it was a deliberate attempt to create a new style in reaction against the imitation of historical forms that had been such a prominent feature in the 19th-century architecture and design. Its most characteristic theme was the use of sinuous asymmetrical lines based on plant forms: flower, leaf and tendril motifs, as are female figures with abundant flowing hair." -- Chilvers, Ian. "Dictionary of Art & Artists." UK: Grange Books, 2005.From: VJ Joson
Album: Itzchak TarkaySerigraphs of Austrian-born Israeli painter, who passed away last June of 2012. "Tarkay achieved recognition as a leading representative of a new generation of figurative artists. The inspiration for his work lies with French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, particularly the color sophistication of Matisse and the drawing style of Toulouse-Lautrec. He drew upon the history of art to create many of his compositions, designing a kind of visual poetry from the aura of his cafes and intimate settings."
See more of his paintings at this website: http://www.parkwest-tarkay.com/ex_gallery/From: VJ Joson