Perspective in Art: Vol.1
Perspective in art usually refers to the representation of three-dimensional objects or spaces in two dimensional artworks. Artists use perspective techniques to create a realistic impression of depth, ‘play with’ perspective to present dramatic or disorientating images.
Perspective can also mean a point of view – the position from which an individual or group of people see and respond to, the world around them. You might, for example, hear people saying ‘from my perspective’ or referring to the point of view of a particular group or set of beliefs: ‘the youth perspective’ or ‘the feminist perspective’.
(B. 1982) Always fascinated by and passionate about the act of drawing and painting, Edward has spent the majority of his life pursuing the knowledge and discipline of these time-honored crafts. Fine Art, Illustration, and Graphics were equally appealing to Edward and therefore offered him the opportunity to absorb a vast spectrum of influences and disciplines. Edward’s enthusiasm continued to grow through his academic years as his hometown college allowed him to meet and study under renowned artists such as Leonard Stankunas and Anthony J. Waichulis. The desire to immerse himself into a more formal system of training for Representational painting and drafting, led Edward to accept a position as an apprentice at Ani Art Academy Waichulis. Here, he had the opportunity to work alongside some of the most recognized Representational painters and draftsmen of today. “With the strong foundation cemented by my academic and continued atelier study, my desire to paint and draw continues to grow with each and every endeavor. I take great joy in the opportunities to share what knowledge I have garnered on my journey. I look to bestow unto others that which has driven me to continue on my quest of artistic discovery. I aspire to grow in this craft and hope to inspire others to do the same…” –Edward Dillon
Daniela Nuñez Romero was born in 1983 in Santiago, Chile. From an early age, she showed an interest and talent in painting, but it was not until 2012 that she decided to dedicate herself completely to art. Thereby, in 2012 she started the 3 year program at Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. During her last year at the Academy she worked as a Bargue teacher and as a monitor in Caravaggio’s summer workshop.
Romero graduated from Angel Academy of Art in December 2014. Since then, she has been working on private commissions and giving workshops related to realist art. Romero has participated in group exhibitions around Europe and South America. Currently, she lives in Santiago, Chile where she is very inspired by the environment to paint figurative art, delighting people with her classical and romantic style of painting.
Danny Starr first discovered his passion for painting while obtaining a Graphic Design and History degree from Fort Lewis. In 2015, he studied at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. Now a Denver based artist, Danny has been showing and exhibiting art around the country from California to Massachusetts and recently had his first solo art show at the Artwork Network Gallery in Denver, Colorado.
His work often combines a classical technique with modern style. His range of mediums is diverse, often creating realistic oil paintings and stylistic ink drawings within the same bodies of work. With a clever eye, he is able to produce a harmony between the natural and conceptual, creating works that are vulnerable and honest.
George Ianaki (Georgi) studied painting and drawing at the Kazanlack School of Arts and Design and holds a M.A. Degree in traditional classical painting from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria.
After years of modern abstract paintings, Georgi has returned to traditional chiaroscuro portraits and figurative scenes inspired by Neo-classicism and mythology. Georgi’s paintings combine the bestial and the divine, transporting ones subconscious into reality. They imply situations, events, or relationships that are suggestive and not directly expressed. This imbues them with an engaging sense of mystery.
Georgi has exhibited in U.S., Europe, Mexico, and Japan. He lives and works in Washington, DC.
Born in East Liverpool, Ohio, she attended University of California, Los Angeles and the Arts Students League, New York City. She is five-time award winner, Artist of the Year, Association of Limited Edition Dealers (unprecedented in the 92 year history of limited editions) and selected “Woman of the Year”, by the Council of Cerebral Palsy. She lives and maintains a studio in Boca Raton, Florida, where she paints art, prints and posters.
Capturing the softness and innocence of a child’s face with a talent collectors find irresistible has made Sandra Kuck’s art, prints and posters some of the most collected of any living artists in America today.
“My paintings are meant to be an escape from reality, an escape to the charm and romanticism of a Victorian era, rich in detail, pattern and decoration. I am interested in creating a peaceful mood through the subject matter, but also one that is visually exciting through the interplay of light and pattern and color.”
TAHA CLAYTON s a multi-talented artist with a multi-faceted background. Born in Houston, raised in Toronto, and currently living in Brooklyn, he is a portraitist who previously worked as a carpenter, scenic painter, and set designer for films, photo shoots, and high-end events. Today all of these influences and areas of expertise flow through Clayton’s fine art, helping him approach each new work as a storyteller, as a designer, and as a director.
Clayton is now focused on painting pictures that celebrate his heritage and address mistruths of black antiquity. Culture and legacy, as well as social injustice, spirituality, and family, are among the themes of his portraits and narrative scenes; in them, he uses historical references as both reminders of the past and predictions of the future. Often they reveal that, as much as we move forward, history and human nature tend to repeat themselves.
Clarity for this artist seems to be about helping others see truth and beauty. Clayton’s spirituality and passion for culture, history, and community make his paintings as much about connecting with — and inspiring — others as they are about creating a visually compelling image. As a self-taught artist, Clayton enjoys constant experimentation and investigation into many aspects of the arts; they allow him to continue growing, learning, and becoming the artist he endeavors to be.
Lesley Thiel is a self taught figurative artist known for her highly detailed photorealistic paintings. Working in oils, her pieces focus on narrative portraiture and magical realism. Her paintings contain imagery designed to express her thoughts on the fate of our species, and on our relationship with the earth in the face of man-made climate change. She uses the symbolism associated with feathers, flowers, and animals to communicate her fears for the future of life on our planet, and as a sign of hope for our collective future. Her paintings speak of the strength of the upcoming generation of young women and girls who may well be our saviors.
She questions the accepted narrative of the female voice in society and the myths attached to this.
I am a self-taught, Philadelphia-based artist. Influenced early on by both my grandfather and uncle, each of whom pursued creative careers, I took to drawing as a child and spent much of my youth filling the pages of empty notebooks with images of individuals, both fictional and real. In college, I had hoped to study art. But I’d been awarded a football scholarship from Syracuse University and therefore had to prioritize my activities, which meant dropping my studio courses since they conflicted with the school’s training schedule. While I ended up majoring in Information Technology and then later earned my MBA at the University of Delaware, I never lost my passion for art. Rather, it remains a vehicle that I continue to utilize as a means to give voice to my innermost concerns.
Inspired by the Old Masters as well as contemporary realists, I always have been captivated by portraiture and its capacity to impart the complexities that comprise the human condition. It wasn’t until I stopped working with acrylic and started experimenting with oil two years ago that I started spending so much more time at the easel. Not only have I found the material’s pliability so much easier to navigate, but it’s ease of use has pushed me to delve that much deeper into my subject matter and risk voicing my trepidation about the many issues that I hold close to my heart, such as social justice, climate change, police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. At their core, I want my paintings to invoke mindfulness, to inspire contemplation, and to convey understanding.