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Laara WilliamSen visiting Francis Pratt at the Montmiral School of Art April 2014

Laara WilliamSen visiting Francis Pratt at the Montmiral School of Art April 2014

April, 2014

I travel down a narrow cobbled lane where the springtime heat bounces off the high stone walls. The air is scented with fresh baking and something more; the sense of an ancient road well traveled. 

Around the next corner, I have arrived at The Painting School of Montmiral in France!  As I enter the building, I am at once at ease in the cool air and heavy stone walls supported with huge old wooden cross beams.

Coming down the stone stairs to welcome me is Francis Pratt, a true Master of Painting, Art Education and Science!  It is my pleasure to introduce to you this brilliant person and his passion for sharing his knowledge!

 

FRANCIS PRATT AND THE PAINTING SCHOOL OF MONTMIRAL

http://www.painting-school.com

Francis Pratt's students at The Montmiral School of Art

Francis Pratt’s students at The Montmiral School of Art

Francis Pratt’s quest for knowledge is only surpassed by his passion for sharing this knowledge. His many years practice as an artist, of research into questions relating to drawing and painting and of working as an Art Educator informed his decision to move to France and begin his own art school. It took Francis Pratt just a few months to organize and establish The Painting School Montmiral in May, 1988.

With excitement he gathered up all of his collective artistic and scientific knowledge and his skills as an Art Educator to create the Art School courses.  His years of seeking the truth about creativity along with his years of teaching art became fully expressed in the content of the Courses offered at the Art School.  He then refined and tailored his Courses to individually facilitate for the students.

Student painting on the Esplanadee

Student painting on the Esplanadee

As a testament to the success of his vast knowledge and experience, The Painting School of Montmiral has been operating with success for twenty eight years.  Thousands of students from beginners through to professionals have taken his Courses and each one leaves with confidence, a new way of viewing the world and practical skills to enhance their future paintings.

A very different and vastly more interesting type of artistic education than I have met before.” Yolande Hart

A magical place, good company, intensely stimulating ideas and teaching. I came to Montmiral to have my eyes stretched and I do not think I have ever looked so hard.” – Unity Couzens

“This course, with its application and explanation of the latest researches in both colour and line psychology, completely redefines and resolves the anomalies of what we see. The reference to proven research and the patient explanations of its implications with respect to how the brain receives and interprets information provides a fundamentally sound approach commonly lacking in other courses and literature.” – Iain McCowan

Painting in the Sunflowers

Painting in the Sunflowers

Francis Pratt is writing, what I consider to be, a manifesto that is very important to our contemporary art world. We are in an age of rapid scientific discovery and his writing includes this along with many other areas of his studies to redefine how we view art and making art. Here he shares his thoughts and a brief sketch of his writings.

“As for my writing, apart from contributions to the scientific literature, I have written articles for popular art magazines such as The Artist, the Artist and Illustrators Magazine and Modern Painters. Currently, I am writing four interrelated books, all of which are the fruits of a lifetime of pursuing my quest for a deeper understanding of the subjects of creativity and self expression.”

Painting is fun

Painting is fun

Below he outlines his four interrelated books and/or his manifesto.

1: “What Scientists can Learn from Artists” describes the scientific experiments and ideas that played such an important role in determining the content of my teaching. The research had its origin in a critique of the strengths and weaknesses of established artistic practices and teaching methods that emerged from my efforts to help my students at every level.

2: Drawing on Both sides of the Brain” is a compendium of two books that concentrates exclusively on line drawing. They are “Drawing with Feeling” and “Drawing with Knowledge”. The approach is, first, to explain what I see as the strengths and weaknesses of traditional artistic practices and teaching methods and, then, to suggest how the weaknesses can be overcome using the new ideas coming from my research.

3: “Painting with Light and Colour” is also a compendium of two books: “Painting with Light” and “Painting with Colour”. As with the two books on drawing, both provide critiques of traditional ideas and practices, many of which have been submerged by the processes of history. The remainder of the books resuscitate submerged ideas in the light of recent research and add many new ones. Topics dealt with include “illusory pictorial space, whole-field colour and lightness relations, harmony/discord, shadows, shading and highlights and new perspectives on local colour interactions.

A principal underlying both practical books is to spend as little time as possible on topics that have been well dealt with in the past.

4: “New Perspectives on Creativity” is relevant to all domains of creativity, although the bulk of the new ideas presented come from a combination of my scientific studies and my research into the history of Modernism in Painting and the cornucopia of new approaches that it spawned, a subject that runs as a leitmotif through all four books. It is argued that the roots of all subsequent progressive painting and conceptual art are to be found in the last decades of the nineteenth century.

Francis and student in the landscape

Francis and student in the landscape

Francis Pratt – EDUCATION

At the Academic Community of the Wilno University in London Francis Pratt studied under Professor Marian Bohusz-Szyszko, Polish artist and teacher. Bohusz-Szyszko influenced him so deeply that these teachings became the foundation of his life as an artist and later as a scientist and art educator.

During the following years, Francis Pratt spent twelve years at the University of Stirling, first, as Cottrell Memorial Fellow and, then, as Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology. The first of these two appointments was as an artist and enabled him to work on a project that involved exploring new approaches to colour in painting. The the second of them allowed him to do research on how artists use their eyes when drawing and painting. During this time he worked with colleagues from various departments, with expertise in the psychology of perception, developmental psychology, neurophysiology and computer modeling. He says, “I took on the Research Fellowship because I saw it as an opportunity for at least seeking answers to many seemingly insoluble questions that had arisen in the classroom and in my own work during the previous twelve years, during which I had been teaching painting and drawing at all levels from evening class to postgraduate.”

He attended the Bath Academy of Art earning a degree equivalent Dip AD and then he studied at the University of Bristol, Department of Education earning an ATD which is an art teaching qualification.

His activities included wide ranging research into

  • the psychology of perception,
  • developmental psychology and
  • Neurophysiology.

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EXPERIENCE AS AN ART EDUCATOR

Francis Pratt has taught figure drawing and painting in various Institutes of Further Education and, as a Visiting Lecturer, has been employed at all levels in Art Schools, especially for his knowledge of colour. For more detailed information please see the Course Director page on the Painting School of Montmiral website.

 

 

Color Mixing

Color Mixing

It is rare to find a Painting School not only based on individualization for each student but a Painting School that includes the enormous professional research in both art and science that Francis Pratt has achieved.

Francis is the most remarkable teacher of painting I believe you will find. I first encountered him when my mother, who had been a painter for over fifty years, returned from his course with some beautiful and exciting paintings, the like of which she had never done.

He had somehow managed to nudge her forward just enough to produce towards the end of her life some brave and surprisingly beautiful landscapes which challenged much of what she had done before.

He then took me on, a difficult unschooled banker who wanted to find out if he had any talent as a painter late in life. Francis provided me very easily with the tools, not only to progress and judge my own work, but to give me the means to look at the work of serious painters with a really appreciative and informed eye.

His teaching is not difficult to take on board if you have had no teaching before or if you are open to change. He distills the very essence of how the eye and the brain work in looking at images and how this translates into working on a canvas or a sketch book.

The reward is self evident in the quality of the output. His influence and effect on me has been transformative. I have an enormous amount to thank him for.” – Paul Zuckerman, a banker, on behalf of myself and my mother Joan, an exhibiting artist.

 

Relaxing in the countryside

Relaxing in the countryside

Students setting out for a day of creating!

Students setting out for a day of creating!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Francis Pratt at The Painting School of Montmiral aims to help students to be better able to solve their own problems so that when the course is over they go home with confidence and the knowledge to assist them in their future paintings.  Francis Pratt comments, “I have been delighted that the courses in Montmiral have attracted students of all levels, using a wide range of mediums and with very different goals, from slavish accuracy to abstraction and self expression.”

At the final exhibition

At the final exhibition

 

The Painting School of Montmiral is the very essence of Francis Pratt’s ever increasing knowledge and creative skills. For Francis it is all about each student fulfilling their own aspirations!

Students relaxing outside a gite (French for accomodations)

Students relaxing outside a gite (French for accomodations)

 

If you wish more information about Francis Pratt’s individualized teaching methods please view the Course page on The Painting School of Montmiral website.  http://www.painting-school.com

Cuurent Art Course Enrollment Information

Cuurent Art Course Enrollment Information

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Very Best Wishes to Everyone

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver area, B.C. Canada

 

CURRICULUM VITAE Short form


 

Laara WilliamSen International professional painter Born in New Westminster, B.C. May 15th, 1946 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015 “Moments in Nature” at Babes in the Woods Cafe Gallery, G…

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I’ve been working on making my c.v. (artist resume) shorter.  I would really appreciate you having a quick look to let me know if it is still too long!

I also send all of my friends lots of Love and Light and HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY!

Laara WilliamSen

art NEW DAWN 2 (56

LOVE

 

 


Hello to my friends around the world!

I hope that you are enjoying the Autumn weather and that all is well in your world!

GOOD NEWS!

The author Darlene Pagan has chosen my painting THE ELEMENTS Fire #6 for the cover of her latest book of poetry called ‘SETTING THE FIRES.’  Darlene is a very talented author and I am honored to have this painting serve such an eclectic purpose.    Below is a photograph of the cover! For a limited time you can visit http://www.airliepress.org to purchase “SETTING THE FIRES” at a prepublication price of $12.00.  You will have the ever expanding experience of discovery by purchasing this amazing poetry book!

 

SETTING THE FIRES Darlene Pagan www.airliepress.org cover painting Laara WilliamSen cover design Airlie Press (c) 2015 Copyrighted

SETTING THE FIRES Darlene Pagan http://www.airliepress.org cover painting Laara WilliamSen cover design Airlie Press (c) 2015 Copyrighted

 

 

REVIEWS OF “SETTING THE FIRES“ Poetry book by Darlene Pagen

 

“Oh, Darlene Pagan, where have you been all my reading life with your hard-hitting poems, your luminous words, your insights and mesmerizing cadences, your stories, your quirky visions, your lines so sharp and well-honed they glint like a knife edge as they cut through to the heart, your singular strategies with language, metaphor, with silences and syntax, your way of looking at the world? Here are poems I’ve been hungering to read, the poet I’ve been waiting to discover.”

  • JULIA ALVAREZ, author of Homecoming, The Woman I Kept to Myself, In the Time of the Butterflies.  

 

“A lively sensibility is at work and play in Setting the Fires.  Irreverent and fully American, these poems are crackling with irrepressible humor and an eye for the quirky detail.  I also admire their clear language and scopy of subject matter, from childhood to adulthood, from the personal to the political, they leave a record of a self wide awake to the world.“

  • DORIANNE LAUX, author of sThe Book of men, Facts About the Moon.

 

 

“In SETTING THE FIRES, by Darlene Pagan, fire is a literal combustion and a huger that claims both the natural world and the human heart.  Whether in the passion between lovers, the wonder of childhood, the threat of violence, or in the seed of inspiration, fire is an element of loss and destruction necessary for renewal and cleansing. 

Darlene Pagan is the auther of a chapbook of poems BLUE GHOSTS (Finishing Line Press 2011).  Her poems and essays have appeared in many journals, including Field Magazine, Calyx, Hiram Poetry Revoew and Literal Latte, and earned national awards and nominations for Pushcart Prizes and Best of the Net.  She teaches at Pacific University in Forest Grove Oregon.“Text above is copyrighted (c) 2015 by Airlie Press, Portland, Oregon.  Published with permission of the author, Darlene Pagan.

 

I highly recommend that you take a peek at the preview of SETTING THE FIRES and get your copy at prepublication price of $12.00 http://www.airliepress.org 

 

 

I send to you my very best wishes for rainy days with good soup, cosy nights with a good book, long walks in the autumn leaves and of course lots of Love and Light,

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C., Canada

http://laarawilliamsen.yolasite.com/

 

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5 ELEMENTS - Earth #4 Original acrylic 24 x 36 inches April 2013 (c) - Copyrighted All rights reserved - Copy - CopyHello my Dear Fiends around the world!

I am absolutely thrilled to share with you that I am the solo artist at the Carl Benz Cloud University online for the month of September, 2015!

Here is the website address: https://www.benz-academy.org/en/culture/exhibition/Laara.WilliamSen

They did an interview with me that I found totally engaging and I hope you will enjoy this too.  I also have 30 images up for you to view; some new and some old but all of my favorites.  My biography is there as well as my artist statement.

And many thanks to my good friend Immo Jalass who recommended me for this exhibition!  Thanks Immo!  None of this would have been possible without you!  Also I really appreciate the introduction that you wrote and I also hope that viewers may have a playful and possible spiritual experience while visiting!  You can view his amazing digital artworks here: http://galeriejalass.tripod.com/

Very Best Regards and many thanks to the Chancellor of The Carl Benz Cloud University, Mr. Manfred Schoenebeck for accepting my artworks for this solo exhibition and special thanks to Mr. Hans-Peter Bergner, the IT Consultant who did all of the exhibition online editing!

I am also delighted to mention that Sherri of Belle Fusion has accepted me along with seven others to be a part of an advertisement through Van City that will be going out to 4.3 million people this week!  Here is her tagline about me!

Laara WilliamSen  – Discover and Experience her dynamic paintings! Her paintings are held in private collections around the world and the permanent collections of PAUL GETTY III MUSEUM, Italy, BUIRO KULTURY, Poland and THE BOSTON ART LIBRARY, U.S.A.  https://www.benz-academy.org/en/culture/exhibition/Laara.WilliamSen

This advertisment is about an upcoming Allure + Prestige: Picasso & Rembrandt event in Vancouver on September 17th.  For more information about this event please go to facebook Belle Fusion Art Event Group.

Most of all thank you to you my dear friends for your ongoing support over the years!  This is what means the most to me.  I wish you all much success, happiness and peaceful times!

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C. Canada

 

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Love to my friends around the world, Sincerely, Laara WilliamSen, International professional painter, Vancouver, B.C., Canada


I AM SO HAPPY TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT

DORIS ANDERSON,

CANADIAN ABSTRACT PAINTER.

She is having her very first solo exhibition in May, 2015!

 

HELLO BABY GIRL Original acrylic 8 x 10 inches by Doris Anderson, Vancouver area, B.C., Canada doristheartist.wordpress.com  (c) 2014 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved SOLD 2014 Collector in Florida, USA

HELLO BABY GIRL Original acrylic 8 x 10 inches by Doris Anderson, Vancouver area, B.C., Canada doristheartist.wordpress.com (c) 2014 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved SOLD 2014 Collector in Florida, USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello, I hope to see you on May 24th!  Sincerely Doris

Invitation

 

to attend

 

“FREEDOM OF THE HEART”

 

a solo exhibition of original acrylics

 

by

 

DORIS ANDERSON

 

Canadian Abstract Painter

 

at

 

The Good Day Sunshine Café

2950 King George Blvd #100, South Surrey, BC Hours : Monday closed Tues – Friday  8-5 Saturday 9-5 Sunday10-4

 

May 2nd to May 31st, 2015

 

MEET THE ARTIST PARTY

May 24th, 2015

1pm to 4pm

 

For further information about this solo exhibition call 778 241 6926 

and to view more of her artworks please visit http://doristheartist.wordpress.com

 

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Thanks to all of my good friends around the world for having a look at Doris Anderson’s invitation!

 

I send you my very best wishes and I hope you are enjoying Spring.

 

If you liked this post please share it on Twitter, Linked in, Facebook or wherever else you like!

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C. Canada

http://laarawilliamseninternationalprofessionalpainter.wordpress.com


Wayset1a Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserved

Wayset1a Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserved

 Hello to my Dear Friends around the world! Sending you lots of good wishes for happiness and creativity! 

 

 

IMMOS JALASS International Contemporary Artist

IMMOS JALASS International Contemporary Artist

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Immo Jalass, an International Contemporary Artist, who has made astounding creative growth from his youthful drawings to his art work of today; an infinite exploration of creating original digitally created works of art!  Please enjoy the gallery at the end of the article, where you can click on each image and hope you enjoy as well as the enlarged images of his vibrant art works throughout the interview! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERVIEW WITH IMMO JALASS,

International Contemporary Artist on March 20th, 2015

Hello Immo

Here are a few questions that we can start with and please just answer in the way you feel most comfortable.

Were you creative as a child and if so how old were you and what do you remember from this experience?

At the age of fourteen, I started drawing with pencil and ink; all the old farm houses in Hamburg-Volksdorf and the landscapes around.

When did you realize that you were an artist?

An Art scene 4 de Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserves

An Art scene 4 de Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserves

At the age of twenty-six, on Ibiza working with pencils, color pencils, ink, gouache, water color and oil; working out themes oriented on the figuetrees, the rockets, the sandbeaches and the water.  Doing sketching and drawing sessions with a sculptor friend.

What has influenced your artworks. Other artists, Teachers, (I am referring to your artwork before you transitioned) ?

Jens Cords in Hamburg. He was preparing his own oil colors. My sculptor friend on Ibiza and many other artists around as Bechthold, David Walsh.

Did you have any formal training?

No, never. I am completely self taught. As such I have been working for the Famous Artists Schools in Amsterdam as an Art Instructor for more than a year.

When you began to transition to digital art, what led you to do this?

Already in 1972, I did some theoretical study on computer basics in Amsterdam.

In 1994, I started to work with my first own computer inspired by a friend in Hamburg, just for interest and

in 1998 I began my first artistical approaches with Corel Draw. It has been just the curiosity searching for new possibilities to express the feelings and thoughts of my life.

Can you explain the difference in media – one is very tactile and the other is created through technology – how does this affect your process?

I wouldn’t say that the difference in media affects or affected the process of creating. I am loving, for example, all the possibilities of getting a change in color and structure on a whole picture with a few mouse clicks. On the other hand, I am some times too lazy to work out more details.

 

Now I am creating digital art works since years and some of them makes me look at them again, again and again, wondering some times how have I been able to create this whatever. Associating the world around and reflecting my feelings, means giving my interpretation. Sometimes I feel like being some kind of an organism directed by the subconscious, by feelings, moments, situations, technical possibilities, wondering what will come out next.

Asappeared70 Original Art by IMMO JALASS (c) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserved

Asappeared70 Original Art by IMMO JALASS (c) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserved

Asfigured 1a Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted all rights reserved

Asfigured 1a Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted all rights reserved

Can you talk about your art making process a little bit in the transition work?

4 Bild245 Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All Rights Reserved

Bild245 Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All Rights Reserved

In most cases I started with one or two photos. In the meantime though, it has been a long time since I started with a completely new photo. In fact, today there is already a huge stock of existing digitally created art works and more often it happens that I go on working on already existing pictures, from which new pictures are created. Furthermore, I am more often copying an existing picture into another already-existing art work, giving transparency to it, and thus making a completely new picture, where new forms and colors appear as if they were coming out of infinity. These new forms and pictures can end up taking forms and shapes that I myself, have not even thought of. Fortunately, as a digital artist I am able to go on working on an existing picture without losing the original (the first) picture. In this situation a whole new motif-sequence can develop.

Do you choose a theme or series of art works or do you work one at a time.

I am working on all my art works one after the other, some times only just a few things, often until a new variation is created worth to be saved as a completely new art work or just a new piece in an existing series. Seldom having a certain theme, it is mostly a completely unconscious process choosing a theme to work on.

5 Bild372 Original Art by IMMOS JALASS (c) Copyrighted 2015 All Rights Reserved

Bild372 Original Art by IMMOS JALASS (c) Copyrighted 2015 All Rights Reserved

What is your greatest accomplishment that you are happy about in your career as a professional artist

In Progress: “Future Fun Conquest“ a digitally created art show by Immo Jalass at the Carl Benz Cloud University. A new kind of art meets a new kind of Gallery. The opening will be on the 30th of march this year.

Have you had any interviews or reviews and if so can we link this page to them so our readers can learn more about you?

  1. Solomon Walker writing about me on the occasion of my solo exhibition “Immos universe” at the MoDFA (autumn 2014):  http://galeriejalass.tripod.com
  2. ArticulAction’s interview with me on:  http://galeriejalass.tripod.com/interviewed.htm
  3. Several reviews on http://galeriejalass.tripod.com/rezensionen.htm

Do you have any comments or thoughts that may improve the current contemporary art world?

Generally needed is the development of facilities to show digital art works. For example galleries equipped with digital displays (best without a frame), public displays to show more digitally created art, displays for the office and nice private displays for the living rooms.

6 Ongame Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All Rights Reserved

Ongame Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All Rights Reserved

Do you have any thoughts or suggestions for emerging artists just beginning in digital art?

Should emerging artists have been working with pencil and ink before starting in digital art? The technical possibilities are developing. Should they start working on some kinds of drawing pads? Sketching their ideas on paper or digitally? Other possibilities? New possibilities?

7 Scapecheck1 Original Art by IMMO JALASS (c) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserved

Scapecheck1 Original Art by IMMO JALASS (c) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserved

Those are interesting suggestions for emerging artists!  I believe as you have suggested that both sketching first or going right to the digital program that allows for sketching are excellent possiblities.  Thank you Immo.

Do you have a c.v. (artists resume) and can you please send it to me

Please see: http://galeriejalass.tripod.com/cvita.htm

Please list any Awards!

Wildfacing2a Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserved

Wildfacing2a Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserved

 

Your questions are covering all important facts regarding my art work and its developement during all the years. More details can be found on my homepage at http://galeriejalass.tripod.com

Please visit the above link to know more about Immo Jalass!

Thank you very much for your interest and your effort in realizing this show of my work.

 

 

 

9 Whocome5dd Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

9 Whocome5dd Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Thank you so much Immo. It is a pleasure to feature your amazing creativity as well as your successful international art career!

Thanks to Solomon Walker, I will now include an important quote regarding IMMO JALASS’ artworks:

Solomon Walker commenting on Immo Jalass: “Immo Jalass is an autodidact.; a self-taught extraordinary creative artist, whose vast body of captivating artwork journeys through several fertile decades, touching on nearly all the major art movements of the 20th century. And, given all that, the most surprising thing about Immo’s artistic output is, that the work remains unique and totally Immo Jalass, even in this early dawn of the 21st century. Teamed with an enthusiastic curiosity that fuels his vision, his creative input and output is tremendous. He is a thoughtful and generous being, who is always ready to share his knowledge and to lend assistance to his fellows. I highly recommend Immo Jalass for any artistic endeavours he pursues or that are proposed for him; and of course, I highly support and recommend his artist work to buyers and collectors at all levels.”

 

For further information or to purchase Immo Jalass` art work

IMMO JALASS International Contemporary Artist

IMMO JALASS International Contemporary Artist

please contact him at nemhja@upcmail.nl 

or visit website http://galeriejalass.tripod.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C., Canada

http://laarawilliamseninternationalprofessionalpainter.com


INTERNATIONAL Minature Exhibition  Dallas Texas

INTERNATIONAL Minature Exhibition
Dallas Texas

I am thrilled to have two paintings in this exhibition for sale.  If you are in the area, please visit!  Any questions, email me at laara63@gmail.com

Sincerely and Best Wishes to all of my wonderful friends,

AND HAPPY EASTER!

Laara WilliamSen,

International professional painter,

Vancouver area, B.C. Canada

 

 


I am very happy to introduce you to Kevin Jordan, Contemporary Artist!  I have seen Kevin’s artworks in several exhibitions during the past few years and I greatly admire his depth of character and his unique creative process!

 

KEVIN JORDAN

Contemporary Artist

Evident early on, Kevin Jordan’s family discovered that he was exceptionally creative.  As a young child, Kevin shared a bedroom with his brothers. He discovered that his lower bunk bed in the corner of the room was like his very own space pod.  He began drawing from comics at age five and his favorite comic figure was Batman.  It was fun for him to be in his own world of art.  He could travel wherever he wanted to go in his own pocket universe!   During his formative years from 6 to 12, he continued to collect comic books and loved to draw from these images!

Kevin attended Guy Drummond Elementary until Grade 3 when his family moved to another section of Montreal.  He completed his elementary school at Central Park Elementary in Montreal, Quebec. He remembers that he was part of a visible minority as his parents were born in Barbados and he did not speak French very well.  As a small child, he moved through this challenge by forming the confidence to be himself and by not worrying about whether other people liked him or not.  He says, “I didn’t have time.  Either people liked me or they didn’t like me.”  Kevin attained great wisdom for one so young and this easy acceptance of life and people is strength within him still.  I believe we can see this depth of character within each of his confident art works!

Pointillism Emperor Penguin - ORIGINAL ARTWORK  by Kevin Jordan 13 x 17 Framed (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Pointillism Emperor Penguin – ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Kevin Jordan 13 x 17 Framed (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Pointillism Tree Frog - 13 x 17 ORIGINAL ARTWORK By Kevin Jordan (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Pointillism Tree Frog – 13 x 17 ORIGINAL ARTWORK By Kevin Jordan (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

 

At Lachine High School in Montreal, Quebec he remembers that he had good art teachers;  Mr. Patterson who taught him art history and the technical skills of drawing architecture and Mr. Sznack who was a free spirit allowing his students to discover their own creative process. Kevin’s favorite media were pen, pencil, inks and he enjoyed the technical aspects of drawing angles in the architectural classes.

In 1982 Kevin attended Vanier College for one year of Architectural Technology.   For many years he devoted himself to Provincial Rugby and this prompted his move to B.C. in 1992. He also attended BCIT in British Columbia in 1995 to study computer automated drafting.

Pointillism Chimp- 14x18 Framed- Sold ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Kevin Jordan (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Pointillism Chimp- 14×18 Framed- Sold ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Kevin Jordan (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Only Have Eyes for You- 18x36 ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Kevin Jordan (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Only Have Eyes for You- 18×36 ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Kevin Jordan (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puffins- 23.5x 31.5 ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Kevin Jordan (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Puffins- 23.5x 31.5 ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Kevin Jordan (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

After his marriage to Jackie in 1997 he says that he found a place of peace and it was like returning home to his drawing.  He was inspired to create art for his new home and did drawings and sculptures that he, Jackie and their two daughters, Jada and Kenya treasure.  His parents, two brothers and sister are very pleased to each have at least one of his works of art in their home.  Kevin also designed numerous original hand painted ties for his friends and was commissioned to paint murals for a few of the local schools.   In 2000, he began to create in earnest and works now in his own home studio on a regular basis.

 

Motherhood Upclose- 12x36- Sold ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Kevin Jordan (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Motherhood Upclose- 12×36- Sold ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Kevin Jordan (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Beauty's Silhouette- 18x36 ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Kevin Jordan (c) 2015 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Beauty’s Silhouette- 18×36 ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Kevin Jordan (c) 2015 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

 

 

His art technique has moved from pen and pointillism, symbolic African images, into a free style jazz theme.  However, his latest art works embody a softened more personal approach.  The lines have become broadened shadows or areas of light within blended colors.  When he creates, he may be attracted to a certain shape or object and then he makes a small sketch of this.  He draws what he sees and then recreates the image transforming it with sensitivity and choosing with care his colors and brush strokes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through all his diversity of technique and subject matter, what is unique about Kevin Jordan is his driving passion to create truthfully within each moment.  His art language has moved and grown along with him and presents as an authentic resonance of his personal journey.

Kevin says, “My intention when I paint is to stir emotions and sentiments within every viewer.  I hope that each person who views my art works may enjoy the many colors and have fun!  Using many creative techniques and original content, I include a small part of my soul in each art work.”  On another note, he says, “A large part for me is letting go.  It is still like letting go of a child almost.  But once it’s out there, the art work is no longer mine.  It’s ours!  I am learning to let go!”

Masai Herdsman- 18x36 ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Kevin Jordan (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Masai Herdsman- 18×36 ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Kevin Jordan (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

In October 2014, he exhibited with Ashley Jackson, Canadian Painter, in “A Life in Spirit and Color,” a collaborative exhibition at the Mind and Matter Gallery, White Rock, B.C.

He has also exhibited solo eleven times at the following venues; Semiahmoo Library, White Rock, B.C., Ocean Park Library, Surrey, B.C., Fleetwood Library, Surrey, B.C., Newton Library, Surrey, B.C., and the Cloverdale Library, Surrey, B.C.  Contemporary Artist, Kevin Jordan has original paintings held in private collections in Canada, the U.S.A. and Mexico.

 

Color Me Jazz- 23x31- Sold ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Kevin Jordan (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Color Me Jazz- 23×31- Sold ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Kevin Jordan (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Fighting For Face Time- 12x24 ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Kevin Jordan (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Fighting For Face Time- 12×24 ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Kevin Jordan (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information or to purchase one of Kevin Jordan’s art works

Call: 778 828 9670

Email: artbyjordie@gmail.com

View his art works at www.artbyjordie.com

 

 

 

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Sincere Best Wishes to all of my friends around the world!

Love and Light

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C. Canada

 


To my many friends around the world!

I would like to take a moment to wish you so much Love and Peace in 2015!  I am thrilled that once again I was included in the PEACE PROJECT’S traveling exhibition and that a print of my art work is available for sale to help with the good works that the PEACE PROJECT will accomplish in the future

During the past 5 years,  just a small bit of what the PEACE PROJECT has accomplished;

Designed a house that has around $500 in building materials and completed construction of our first community of 40 houses, plus communal restrooms, for those that lost everything in Typhoon Haiyan.

  • Continued to support the education of several dozen children in Sierra Leone.
  • Held The Peace Project’s 5th Annual Call for Artists and Traveling Exhibit.
  • Produced two outdoor art festivals “Affair of the Arts” in Culver City, California.
  • Opened six exhibits at The Whole 9 Gallery and hosted dozens of events designed to sell art, raise
         funds, build community and spark discussion of important social issues.
And these are only a few of their gifts to the world.  Please visit http://www.thewhole9.com and check out Peace Project.
LOVE creates PEACE Original acrylic by Laara WilliamSen

LOVE creates PEACE Original acrylic by Laara WilliamSen

It has been a full year for me of traveling, hosting workshops, painting and writing and I regret that I have not been in contact as often as I would like.  Please know that all of my Linkedin network members and friends are important to me and it is especially to you that I send my very best wishes for your happiness, success and much Love and Peace in 2015.

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C., Canada

http://ca.linkedin.com/in/laarawilliamsen

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