Every Thursday, we welcome a batch of new artists and artwork to UGallery. This series of blog posts highlights each week’s new artists. The three this week are a natural pairing.
Our new artists are Andrea Allegrone, Jean Thomas, and Andrew Vernon. Read on below to learn more about each of them. Leave them a nice comment on their profile pages to welcome them to UGallery!
Andrea Allegrone. Stockbridge, Georgia
What goes around comes around. For Andrea Allegrone, her attempt to capture the unknown force in nature results in art that is mysterious and instinctive. Swirls of surrealism mix with atmospheric abstractions for an organic finished product. With topics ranging from spirit animals to dream interpretations, Andrea attempts to ignite an artistic phenomenon he calls the “Blue Flame”—the opposition of traditional social and psychological attributes within art.
Jean Thomas. Lake Oswego, Oregon
Jean Thomas holds an ongoing dialogue with her paintings to create extremely personal work. She explores texture, design, and color as she sees it. Every dribble of paint and impasto brushstroke leaves behind vibrant textures ripe for contemplation. She cares for every detail and ounce of energy in her paintings. Jean says, “the emotional impact of the subject and even the paint itself is important to me.”
Andrew Vernon. Largo, Florida
Andrew Vernon was bred to be a photographer. Surrounded by photography growing up, Andrew naturally picked up a camera and took a shot. Andrew’s work finds the balance between technicality and creativity in order to engage and sustain a wide audience. The inherent stillness of seascapes and landscapes moves Andrew to capture passionate photographs.
Going a week without new art is no fun. Every Thursday, we welcome a batch of to our UGallery family. This series of blog posts highlights each week’s new artists, sharing a bit about their work and highlighting one of their pieces. Each week is so different from the next. It’s fascinating to see how the vibe changes depending on the artists.
Katherine Greene’s artwork is energetic to say the least. On her canvases, spontaneity meets intuition for a dervish dance of color. For Katherine, blue is frantic, yellow is omnipresent, and green is glorious. Together, these colors spark timeless emotions and delve into unknowable spaces. Each layer builds on the next for a stunning performance of abstract art.
As Nathan Hager says, “beauty needs no justification.” His art is a physical testament of this philosophy. He shows a passion for painting with controlled brushstrokes and playful reflections of light. With representational proclivities and impressionist flairs, Nathan Hager captures inspiration from the world around him in stunning ways.
Who are the AAF 12? They are the dozen artists joining us at the Affordable Art Fair 2012.
On the fourth day leading up to AAF, my UGal gave to me: John Diehl
1. Have you been to New York City? It’s been a couple of years but I used to go quite often to view exhibits and museums. The art scene here in Boston and Western MA has occupied my time recently.
2. Have you been in an art show before? From solo shows to group shows and alternative spaces to museums I’ve done them all.
3. Have you shown at AAF in previous years? This will be my first time in the Affordable Art Fair.
4. Do you plan on attending AAF? I’m currently trying to clear my schedule so I can hopefully get at least one day down there.
5. How many pieces do you have going to the fair? I have 5 of my “Blurscape” oil paintings going.
6. What is one word to describe your art? Peace.
7. What piece of art will be the hardest to part with if it is sold? I create paintings for people to enjoy so none of them will be hard to part with. I learned early in my career that you can’t get too attach to work you’re going to sell. When I get overly attached to a painting I won’t offer it and it will then be entered into my private collection.
8. What’s your favorite NYC museum? MoMA - This museum is hard to beat when it comes to Van Gogh, Rothko, and Pollock.
9. Do you have a favorite NYC restaurant? I love pizza and NYC has many great pizza places so it’s hard to just pick one.
10. Upper East Side or Financial District? Upper East Side, it has so many great museums.
11. What’s your favorite NYC tourist destination? The MET as it has so much to see that you never fully see everything. It’s also great that it’s located right on Central Park.
12. Manhattan or Brooklyn? Manhattan
Browse the Affordable Art Fair 2012 collection and you can snag John Diehl’s peaceful blurscapes before they are picked up at the fair.