Larry Moore: Painting from Life

A Conversation with the Artist & Illustrator

Painting by Larry Moore

Very early in his life Larry Moore learnt to value the pleasure of walking barefoot on a spongy carpet of green grass or listening to the rapturous song of the great waves of Atlantic. Even after all these years, the artist absolutely loves being out of door which is self evident from an array of plein air paintings. However, Larry Moore’s success lies in equally admiring the human connections, appreciating the strength of human creativity and having an empathetic view of life instead of turning the face away from society which many are predisposed to do if found at a similar situation. Perhaps, that is why ‘The Sail Maker in Her Studio’ intently busy at completing the task at hand feels equally charming as the allure of nature in ‘Into the Woods’.

Fionn McCabe Illustrations: A Fluid Personal Iconography

A Conversation with Fionn McCabe

A Big Salty Apology, Artwork by Fionn McCabe

Fionn McCabe studied printmaking at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. After completion of his studies there he devoted a number of years working as a commercial printer. This proved to be quite different from his idealized vision of printing and art designing. What seemed to him a way of creative expressions designing and printing cool posters and other artworks turned out to be a 7:30 – 4:30pm job of dreadful monotony. He finally decided to call it a quit and went about his own way as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer.

Ben Heine: Multidisciplinary Visual Artist Finds Harmony Between Media

An Interview with the Artist, Photographer and Music Producer

Artwork by Ben Heine

Ben Heine is a multidisciplinary visual artist in true sense. He can play drums, piano, guitar, can speak six languages, has a degree in journalism and most importantly can paint and photograph. Two very strong visual media of drawing and photography become unified to create fascinating pieces of art. Success of his project Pencil vs Camera, conceived in April, 2010, is a proof of that. Digital Circlism, another idea materialised around the same point in time blends the best of pop art and pointillism to recreate portraits of famous personalities such as Marilyn Monroe, Freddie Mercury, Johny Depp, Lady Gaga and so on. Flesh and Acrylic is one of his latest projects having started in 2011.

Charlene Lanzel Sand Art: In the Moment of Creation

A Conversation with a Versatile Talent

Alice and the Cat, Painting by Charlene Lanzel

Like a multi-faceted diamond, Charlene Lanzel’s artistic mastery sparkles through her fine art paintings, murals, trompe l’œil, street painting and sand art to dazzle her audience. Born into a family of visual artists in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1967 Charlene was published in an instruction book for elementary school art teachers by age 9. In 1985 she received the Senior Art Award and Art Scholarship from her high school in Onalaska, Wisconsin. In 1987 she relocated to New York. Year 1999 saw Charlene Lanzel painting Italian trompe l’œil murals for the Venetian Casino in Las Vegas, with fellow artist Tracy Lee Stum. The two also competed together at the prestigious XXVII Centro Italiano Madonnari Street Painting Festival in Mantova, Italy. The yearning to explore beyond the one frame image painted on canvas, Charlene was fascinated viewing sand animation when she first saw it in 2004. It is not until 2010 though that she embraced the idea of becoming a performance artist herself. Since then she is narrating timeless stories of love, festivities and even tragedies of life through this ephemeral art form.

Adam S Doyle: The Human Mark of the Artist and Illustrator

A Conversation

Quiet Revolution, Painting by Adam S Doyle

Adam S Doyle transcends borders through his unique brushstrokes and vision. Born in Boston in 1975, Adam earned his BFA at The Rhode Island School of Design, with a year of study in Rome, and a decade later his MFA at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. From New York to Los Angeles to Cologne to New Zealand, and as far away as Hong Kong, his work is appreciated worldwide. Besides his fine art paintings he also receives much accolade for his illustrations, which recently included book covers such as ‘The Raven Boys’ and upcoming ‘The Scorpio Races’, his portrait of Barack Obama for MoveOn.org, and a contribution to the politically charged ‘52 Shades of Greed’ deck of playing cards.