Artists

William DeBilzan

DeBilzan considers an eight-hour session of painting, play personified just about half his “working day.” Exceptional galleries and active collectors, domestic and abroad, reinforce this artist’s playful obsession and massive number of logged studio hours.

     A love of color, a passion for paint, and an instinct for structure. With these simple tools, William DeBilzan builds his pictorial world. It is an unfettered world, free of superfluous details and hackneyed specifics, free of commitment to a single style, a world where chance and choice take turns at bat. In this painterly realm, only two rules apply: For the artist, “Do what you please.” For the viewer,
”See what you wish.”
http://www.williamdebilzan.com/

 

Anna Good

Good’s paintings are described as “a marriage between art and dance”. Small broken patterns of rich vivid colors created by brisk strokes of the palette knife, give Good’s paintings an illusionary
sense of motion.

     Anna uses the impasto wet on wet technique with thick oil paint. This layering method allows her to create paintings that are uniquely rich in texture and arouse the need to touch.
http://www.annagood.com/

 

Jorge Sicre

A native of Cuba, Sicre (born 1958) received his B.A. in art history from the University of California,
Santa Barbara. 

     The artist characterizes himself as a “New-Symbolist” painter with many of his visually dense images presenting mythology and fantasy as a means of exploring the human psyche. Sicre believes that increasingly as science proves the inadequacy of the written word to describe the nature of the universe and our place in it, the artist will fill the gap with the beautiful reality we call art.
http://www.jorgesicre.com/

 

Howard Behrens

If ever there was a composer of color, it is Howard Behrens, a brilliant painter who has emerged among a sea of artists to become the preeminent modern master of the palette knife and an incomparable translator of color. “Using an analogy from music, I like to think of myself not as a piano player, but as a composer. There are a lot of piano players, but they are playing someone else’s music. I want to be remembered as a master ‘composer’ of art, not a ‘musician.’”
http://www.howardbehrens.com/

 

Christian Riese Lassen

“I believe in making a difference through my art. In my work, I seek to act as a messenger, alerting people all over the world to the deterioration of the global environment, and to the need, as well, for greater understanding and respect for the world’s diverse cultures. The Earth’s irreplaceable treasures are steadily being eroded, but each of us, collectively and as individuals, can make a difference and must! This is my message.”
http://www.lassenart.com/flash.html

 

Mary DeLave

I love the times when I am balanced between awakeness and sleep where I can explore the layers of possibilities and meanings of a dream. I paint to give myself a reference point from which to explore those territories. My focus is on people because they are so creative and multidimensional. I am interested in seeing how they express their inner world through their facial expressions, body language and interaction.
http://www.marydelave.com/

 

Paul Tapia

It takes more than natural talent and acquired knowledge to create a powerful abstract painting.  It’s the courageous artist who can apply multiple tubes of paint in one stroke.  This combination adds up to one of the most dynamic abstract artists alive today.  Paul Tapia states “A painting is finished when I reach a controlled point of abandonment.”
http://www.tapiaabstracts.com/