Trompe l’œil by Sharon Moody: It Feels Blissful to be Fooled

An Interview with the Artist

Super Wonder, Painting by Sharon Moody

Sharon Moody was born in Florida, but spent much of her time in North Carolina until she completed her BFA from Appalachian State University, Boone, NC in 1973. The ensuing years were marked by her continued explorations in the world of art, further studies, including an MFA degree from George Washington University, Washington DC, and being a teacher and mentor to young talents. In between, she developed a rich body of work that is permeated by the colours of her own thoughts and sensibilities.

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.

Trompe-l’œil with Bruno Logan: Invoking Life in Quiescence

An Exclusive Interview with the Hyperrealist Painter

Tribute to Miles Davis, Trompe-l’œil of Bruno Logan

Bruno Logan first breathed into an atmosphere of artistic mastery in the year of 1969 in the great city of Paris. Entering into the Derval School of Decoration in 1987 he started learning the tricks of trompe l’œil and experimenting with the techniques used by old masters enthusiastically. Having gained a diploma from the Gobelins School of Paris in 1990, he begun working in several studios producing comic illustrations for television and movies. Finally, the charms of Vermeer and Ingres proved too strong to be ignored any longer and Bruno devoured every minute of his waking hours playing with hyperrealism and trompe l’œil to create successive masterpieces. In 2010 he was awarded the honorary title of ‘Academicien en Degre Superieur’ by the Academy of Beaux Arts in Saint Louis.