Alice Vander Vennen


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Alice Vander Vennen, born in 1957, in Canada, has worked as a professional artist since 1980. A child of immigrant parents who left war-torn Holland, Alice has used her art to capture stories of loss and hope; courage and strength. First trained as a sculptor at Calvin College, USA, with further training at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Alice now works in three-dimensional assemblage, participating in numerous exhibitions throughout North America. Her work is in public, private and corporate collections both here and abroad.

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Artist’s Statement
“I work with multiple materials, such as fabrics, branches, wire, copper, paper and ceramic shards, creating an assemblage as part of a visual language suggesting a story. The narrative speaks of gathering the work of divergent cultures, histories and generations. Materials from around the world, created by many hands, are represented in a single multimedia assemblage. Fragile branches may be used as framing devices; tapering willow twigs and knotty grape vine tentacles are bent as if resisting the interstitial pull of perhaps a hundred different textiles, each attached with thread, strings, wire and weighted with smooth stones or other found objects. The assembled sculptural form may be reminiscent of a quilt, a canoe or a totem. I strive to have the materials form a new voice of a gathered people, a celebration of the human spirit in relation to its Creator, whether from secret spaces or the most flamboyant expressions.

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Upcoming art shows for Alice:

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original
Thursday July 21 2016 – Sunday July 24 2016
Ann Arbor, Michigan

http://www.artfair.org

Thursday-Saturday: 10am-9pm
Sunday: 12pm-6pm

At the end of July, I’m delighted to be back at one of the largest art shows in the United States, the “Original” Art Show, which is part of three other shows that weekend. I’ll be doing a demonstration at 1 pm on Saturday. My Booth is A226—see you there! –Alice Vander Vennen

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Collector’s Choice: Trine Panum


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TRINE PANUM is an artist from Denmark and her exhilarating paintings are all very unique works. They are painted with acrylic paint on quality canvases and are characterized by great depth and harmonious compositions. The Color in her universe is full of life and the images roil with high contrast of atmospheric densities and textures.
Within each painting, the feminine moves with the masculine. The immediate mark is spontaneous, but at the same time disciplined, appearing at once both neat and perfectly executed, yet executed in a raw and direct expression. All parts of the painting appear to move constantly with great energy and gusto.

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“In Trine’s paintings, coats of paint capture saturated light and color in a swirling movement of atmospheric movements. Depth of texture, mark making and color combine to create a surface laced with abundance and undulating depth. A remarkable exuberance emerges from each canvas’ surface, igniting the viewer with a powerful energy.”

Janis Kirstein

Painting by Jan Kirstein, Kirsteinfineart

I would like to give special thanks to Trine Panum for allowing me to feature her art work on KIRSTEINFINEART.

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Collector’s Choice: Jinnie May


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About the Artist

Jinnie May – Biography

Art has been in my life since childhood however it got pushed to the side while I began a career in a non-art related position in the pharmaceutical industry. After retirement in 2000 I took a watercolor class in Bermuda with Bryan Atyeo, a wonderful Canadian artist and teacher. That was enough to spur my interest and suddenly I was hooked.

 

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Since then I have taken many classes with well known instructors including, but not limited to; Toni Chaplin, Frank Webb, Serge Hollerbach, Skip Lawrence, Don Andrews, Judi Betts, Alvaro Castagnet, John Salminen and Pat Dews. I truly admire the California watercolor artists of the past; Rex Brandt, George Post and Barse Miller and many others. I have many of their books and their paintings enhance my enthusiasm and inspiration.

 

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I’ve been experimenting with different media and surfaces and I guess you could say subject matter as well. In the past two years I’ve added quite a few new paintings to my abstract collection.
Since 2004 I have exhibited in many local and statewide shows, winning numerous awards and many of my original paintings are in private collections.

 

 

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I belong to several Art Associations and am currently the President of The New Jersey Water Color Society.
Studio paintings are created in the ASKEW-IS-ME Studio in Randolph, NJ


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Collector’s Choice: Kirby Sattler


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Kirby Sattler, Studio El Otro Lado
My paintings are interpretations based upon the nomadic tribes of the 19th century American Plains. The subjects are a variety of visual references and my imagination. I am not a historian, nor an ethnologist. Being of non-native blood, without personal history, it would be presumptuous to portray the subject I paint from any other view than as an artist with an innate interest in the world’s indigenous cultures.

 

I purposely do not denote a tribal affiliation to the majority of my subjects, rather, I attempt to give the paintings an authentic appearance, provoke interest, satisfy my audience’s sensibilities of the subject without the constraints of having to adhere to historical accuracy.

 

My work is fueled by an inherent interest in the Indigenous Peoples of the Earth. The current images evolve from the history, ceremony, mythology, and spirituality of the Native American. The ultra-detailed interpretations examine the inseparable relationship between the Indian and his natural world, reflecting a culture that had no hard line between the sacred and the mundane.

 

Each painting functions on the premise that all natural phenomena have souls independent of their physical beings. Under such a belief, the wearing of sacred objects were a source of spiritual power. Any object- a stone, a plait of sweet grass, a part of an animal, the wing of a bird- could contain the essence of the metaphysical qualities identified to the objects and desired by the Native American. This acquisition of “Medicine”, or spiritual power, was central to the lives of the Indian. It provided the conduit to the unseen forces of the universe which predominated their lives.

I attempt to give the viewer of my work a sense of what these sacred objects meant to the wearer; when combined with the proper ritual or prayer there would be a transference of identity. More than just aesthetic adornment, it was an outward manifestation of their identity and their inter-relatedness with their natural and spiritual world.

The methodology of my style involves the painstaking layering of transparent washes over multiple underpaintings. This technique results in canvases that are detailed in defined textures and surfaces. With the deliberate precision given to each work, I produce a very limited number of paintings each year.

With the technological revolution of the digital printing industry and the advent of high quality, archival inks, the “giclée” is able to faithfully reproduce the details, tonality, and subtle nuances of the original work. These limited edition prints, available on both canvas and watercolor paper, have made the ownership of a Sattler work of art more affordable and accessible to the collector.

 

 

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