Saturday, February 28, 2015

Conversation with Margaret McCann

This past August I was fortunate to meet with Margaret McCann in her studio in NYC for an interview. My good friend and fellow painter, Matthew Mattingly, joined the conversation with many brilliant observations and comments. Larry Groff:  Thank you, Margaret, for talking with us about your painting, background and the new Skira/Rizzoli book you edited […]

Lisa Breslow at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

November 17, 2014 by  
Filed under cityscape painting, Reviews, still life

by Larry Groff Lisa Breslow will have a solo exhibition of new paintings and prints at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts November 20 – December 20, 2014
 Opening Reception, Thursday, November 20th, 6:00-8:00pm (see the complete online version of the show from this link. I saw my first Lisa Breslow cityscape painting this summer at the […]

Sight Specific: A Selection of American Perceptual Paintings, curated by George Nick

(note all images have a higher resolution image when clicked) Regardless of where you live, the one show not to be missed this summer is the Concord Art Association’s Sight Specific: A Selection of American Perceptual Paintings, curated by George Nick. The show runs until August 13 in Concord, Ma. George Nick selected more than […]

Interview with Duane Keiser

Duane Keiser is perhaps best known as the leading pioneer in the trend of painters selling work online. He is not only a fabulous painter who has sold work in major NYC galleries but continues to be a leading figure “in democratizing the art world, using the Internet to change the making and selling of […]


October 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Figure Painting, still life, studio visit

by Xico Greenwald An exhibition of recent paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Janice Nowinski will open this week at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY. The objects and figures in Ms. Nowinski’s paintings teeter and tilt. An active, funky geometry animates her canvases, with a warm, muted palette of earth tones laid down in speedy strokes. […]

Interview with Jon Redmond

September 28, 2013 by  
Filed under interiors, interviews, landscape painting, still life

Jon Redmond, Chanterelles, 10 x 10 inches Oil on Board click here for a larger view Jon Redmond is a Pennsylvania based painter who is currently has one person show of new work at the Sommerville-Manning Gallery This show is up until October 12. Jon Redmond studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts […]

Interview with Amy Mahnick

August 28, 2013 by  
Filed under interviews, still life

Amy Mahnick is an artist living in Brooklyn, NY who has been painting observed still life setups of sculptures she makes out of household plastics and other materials. She has shown work at the Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York as well as the Richard Heller Gallery in LA. She has her MFA from the […]

Interview with Michael Tompkins

Please note: several images in this interview link to a “zoomify” viewer where clicking the image allows you to zoom and pan, much the same way one uses google maps. You also have the ability to enlarge the viewing area to fill the browser window with button on the right-most part of the toolbar below […]

Interview with Peri Schwartz

May 24, 2013 by  
Filed under drawings, guest posts, interviews, still life, watercolor

Peri Schwartz, Bottles & Jars #8, 2012 Watercolor on paper 15 x 22 inches   When Peri Schwartz was asked in an earlier interview by Harryet Candee “What is your dearest motto, philosophy, or message for yourself?” Peri Schwartz answered: “This quote from Willa Catha keeps me going: “Every artist knows that there is no […]

Pursuing Humanity: An Interview with Simon Dinnerstein

A, 1992, detail   Simon Dinnerstein is a Brooklyn-based painter and graphic artist. He has a B.A. in history from the City College of New York, and continued his studies in painting and drawing at the Brooklyn Museum Art School.  Dinnerstein is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Germany, the Rome Prize for living and […]

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