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New gallery launch ... Terry Mulligan Gallery

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By leathergallery · April 28, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

Here’s something to celebrate – a new gallery launch.

Abstracts, digital renderings and stunning animal portraits – there are so many pieces of art to choose from at Terry Mulligan Gallery.

Emerging artist, Terry Mulligan, offers top quality giclee pieces in big, bold, intense color.   A perfect example is Autumn Leaves – a luscious swirl of nature's dramatic colors.

 

What’s even better is you have the ability to customize her works by selecting different sizes, mat colors, frames. When you find the piece of artwork you want, you can order it on a gallery-wrapped canvas or as a single print on seven styles of professional paper – from luster to watercolor grain – you make the choice.

What better way to get exactly the artwork you need for your home or office or that special gift?

 

And if abstracts aren't your thing, take a couple of minutes to check out the

Animal Gallery – you'll find beautiful animal portraits in a number of different styles and color palettes or you can contact the artist to commission a custom artwork of your beloved pet. 

The digital renderings are unique and varied – you're sure to find one you like. 

Fluff Ball is just one of the many pieces to choose from – a sweet and fluffy animal of the "feline" persuasion. 

 

 But the choices don't stop there – dogs, cats, iguanas, ferrets, birds, horses, cows – the pet population abounds when you visit  ... Terry Mulligan Gallery 

 

... and don't forget that anytime you're looking for real style for real people, you can come back and visit us at ...

ClickRealStyle

 

 

CANVAS 5 – An Art Premier, Tampa FL

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By leathergallery · September 19, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

LIVE MUSIC.KILLER COFFEE.LOCAL ART

Friday, October 16th, 8 PM – 1 AM  (Free Admission)

 

2702 Causeway Center Drive

Tampa, FL  33619

 

If you’re in the greater Tampa Bay Area, it’s worth the trip to attend Canvas 5 – An Art Premier of selected emerging local artists.

 

Canvas exists to simply promote a community of inspiration.  The idea, the dream, was born to provide a spring board to local up and coming artists, in such a way that would benefit both their craft and their career.  The desire is not to bleed the artists of their funds, it is not to exploit them for sponsorship revenue, but to let them know that there are people who care and want to help.

 

Canvas is the brain child of Mike DeSerio and Bobby Triplett, both of which are part of the leadership team for Element Church in the Brandon/Tampa area.  Their desire was to hold an event that could reach out to the art community of Tampa Bay – an event that could foster both excellence and creativity and could impact a city through the expressions of inspiration.

 

Check out previous CANVAS events:  http://3.canvas813.com/  &  http://four.canvas813.com/

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Emerging Artist: Elizabeth Duncklee

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By leathergallery · August 31, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

Continuing our "Emerging Artist" series, we explore the exquisite artwork of Elizabeth Duncklee.

Elizabeth Duncklee currently lives just outside of Atlanta, GA.  She is a self-taught artist and photographer with a special talent for florals and natural landscapes.  Her artwork is breath-taking with an amazing amount of detail.  Each of Elizabeth's paintings tend to have an aspect of realism to them, but she's been known to add a contemporary twist or touch of surrealism. Landscapes and flowers are her most frequent subjects, however she does offer an abstract from time to time.

If you ask Elizabeth, she will tell you that her inspiration for painting started while she was living in Alaska -- there the artist thought the terrain was such a beautiful masterpiece -- not only did she photograph it, but she captured the beauty of it in oils on canvas. Elizabeth's been painting ever since and has fallen in love with the personal time she puts into each painting.

Well known for perfectly executed commission pieces, Elizabeth is definitely the artist you should contact if you have an idea you want on canvas.

 

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One of the most beautiful pieces in Elizabeth's portfolio is the oil on canvas piece "Magnolia Blossom" (right).  The color and detail in this painting reveals the artist's ability to capture the delicacy of nature down to smallest detail. 

Elizabeth offers this painting in a signed, limited edition print on velvet watercolor paper. 

The colors come alive -- even on the print.  The whites are brilliant, the greens are deep and natural and the middle of the bloom is so well defined that you almost believe you could reach in and touch it. 

If you've ever considered buying a limited edition print, this one is a "must have" for your collection.

 

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If you love bold, intense color, you will enjoy Elizabeth Duncklee's "Bouquet of Calla Lilies."

The deep red background is a wonderful contrast to the white blooms and green foliage that cascade down the canvas.

We also love the way the light plays on each of the lilies and how they appear to be cuddled into the tall green leaves -- a lovely portrait of nature.

And the size of this painting is not shy either -- it measures a big 48" tall by 28" wide -- large enough to make a bold impact on any wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nothing beats the serenity of a cool running stream and this painting is certainly no exception. 

Here Elizabeth presents the wonders of nature in a "Forest Stream."

Color, light, shadow, movement -- all are combined and draw you into this forest scene.  From the fallen leaves to the moss-covered rocks in the water path, all of the elements are detailed with a realism that is stylistically Elizabeth.  It is enchanting from top to bottom.

 

 

 

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Beauty comes in many colors -- and so do these calla lilies.

 

Each blossom is a masterpiece in its own right -- but the combination absolutely stimulates the senses.

The piece is entitled, "Calla Lily Medley."

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The last presentation from Elizabeth's gallery is "Snake River."  Painted from a picture taken while visiting the Grand Tetons, this treasure embodies the strength of an eagle as it soars above the river on a backdrop of snow-covered mountains.

Hopefully, Elizabeth will offer this painting as one of her limited print collections -- because it would be the only way you could enjoy it in your own home -- we bought the original!

 

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I hope you enjoyed the artwork of emerging artist Elizabeth Duncklee -- she is a talented painter who puts her heart and soul into every piece she creates.  Without a doubt, her detailed and delightful style would light up any room.

You can "click real style" by visiting Elizabeth at her online gallery:  http://elizabeth-duncklee.fineartamerica.com

Emerging Artist: Anthony Swartwood

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By leathergallery · July 12, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

As promised, we are bringing our readers a collection of emerging artists in all types of styles and mediums. Today we explore the artwork of Anthony Swartwood.

Anthony Swartwood grew up in the Greater Binghamton area of upstate New York. He studied at the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute in Utica, New York and also earned a degree in Fine Art/Computer Graphics from Broome Community College. Today Tony calls the Tampa Bay area of Florida his home. After working successfully as a Commercial Artist in Tampa for many years, he is now devoting his full energy to developing his talents in the Tampa Bay area.

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Displaying his works in various Tampa area art shows and venues, Tony recently won first place at a Tampa Bay Realistic Artists’ show that featured his cityscape, “Deep Downtown” (right). This interesting piece illustrates the downtown Tampa hard scape in towering stature against a visitor below. The blue-grey tones, reflections and shadows capture the mood of a desolate city street and suggests that the rains have just deluged the horizontal surfaces and left a hint of water and mist in the air.

Almost haunting in presentation, Tony reminds us of how lonely the city streets can be when they are void of greenery and relegated to only concrete and brick.

 

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Using a different color palette, the work entitled "Sunset" (right) invokes a subtle golden glow of the sun reflecting on an open body of water.

Simple and pure, this piece invites you to quietly enjoy the stillness of the water as it laps over the rocks in the foreground.

  

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The next presentation from Anthony Swartwood's gallery is the majestic and snow capped "Alaska Mountain."

The subtle blue and violet tones in the Alaskan sky are a perfect backdrop for the mountain peaks that jut above the green tree line. With a mist placed at the lower valley regions, the artist has created a wonder of nature painted on a canvas.

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If you've ever fished in the early morning light, this painting will take you back to that place in time. The peaceful, still waters are only disturbed by the ripples of the fly fisherman's casts. He stands waist deep the reflections of the surrounding trees with the sun emerging in a soft yellow tone.

The piece is entitled "Feather Lake Colorado."

 

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We hope you enjoyed the artwork presented in this post. Mr. Swartwood’s use of light and shadow brings a style of realism that draws the viewer in every time. Whether a towering mountain, hard cityscape or a placid lake scene – each piece holds the beauty of perfectly selected color combinations as well as impeccable composition. And if you are lucky enough to live in the Tampa Bay area, you will be able to view these and other pieces of Anthony Swartwood’s artwork at his first SOLO exhibition at Studio 56 located at 2032 Ashley Oaks Circle in Wesley Chapel, Florida on July 25th 2009 from 5 PM until 9 PM.
  
You can "click real style" by visiting Anthony Swartwood at his online gallery: http://www.anthonyswartwood.com

Filed in: contemporary, Home, art, Decor
Tagged with: decor, art

Emerging Artists ... An Investment in Real Style

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By leathergallery · July 3, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

With everyone keeping a close watch on their wallets these days, it can be difficult to think about buying art for the home or office. So if you're looking to bring impact, color and style to your favorite space, don't pass up the opportunity to introduce yourself to an emerging artist.

One of the best investments in real style for real people is an original piece of art or giclee print from a new, but talented artist. Here we present a few pieces from such artists -- big in color, impact and style -- but, so affordably priced that you can pick up a few gems for yourself at very reasonable prices.

 

Browse original art & giclee prints from ... Terry Mulligan Gallery

 

This piece, entitled

  " The Intensity of Color "

... is a beautiful abstract

that brings the colors of nature to life in a big, bold way.

The artwork is a reproduction giclee print of an original piece

from the artist's digital design gallery. 

Only the finest archival quality paper is used for this giclee print,

measuring 13" W x 14" H

and it is affordably priced at

$58.00

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  " California Vineyard ... Wine Bottle and Glass "

... is a digital illusion abstract

depicting the accoutrements of wine.

The artwork is a reproduction giclee print of an original piece

from the artist's digital design gallery. 

Only the finest archival quality paper is used for this giclee print,

it measures 12" W x 24" H 

and is priced at only

$63.00

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  Just a Splash of Color "

... is a digital abstract ... 

a splash here -- a splash there ... what's a little color between friends?

The artwork is a reproduction giclee print of an original piece

from the artist's digital design gallery. 

Only the finest archival quality paper is used for this giclee print,

it measures 17" W x 8" H 

and is priced at only

$45.00

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Click and visit ... Terry Mulligan Gallery

 

 

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Internet Galleries You'll Fall in Love With ...

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By leathergallery · June 12, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

Digital Abstracts

 ...  affordable, high quality giclee prints on gallery wrapped canvas or high impact papers ...

custom sizes and framing available at

FineArtAmerica.com

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Man's Best Friend ... Dog Prints

 ...  affordable, high quality giclee prints on gallery wrapped canvas or high impact papers ...

custom sizes and framing available at

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The Animal Gallery

 ...  affordable, high quality giclee prints on gallery wrapped canvas or high impact papers ...

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The Floral Gallery

 ...  affordable, high quality giclee prints on gallery wrapped canvas or high impact papers ...

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Emerging Artist ... Elena Bissinger

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By leathergallery · January 24, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

 

Once in while you run across an artist that has a style that captures your attention and you keep going back to look at the work they've done -- Elena Bissinger is such an artist.

Born in Beius, Romania, Elena Bissinger completed her artistic studies at Art School 'Francisc Hubin' and graduated from Visual Arts University in Oradea.  She has paintings in private collections all over the world and is a member of the Association of Fine Arts Artists in Oradea.

Elena's casual style brings life to every piece she creates.  Color, texture and scale all combine to create a visual delight.  Here are just a few of our favorite pieces from her collection:

 Mandolina

Suspended on canvas, this whimsical instrument is both warm and bold in presentation -- the colors just seem to belong together.  This abstract is a magical composition of brown and tan tones -- complimented with warm red and black outlining. 

A terrific work of art from Elena Bissinger.

 Prin padurea de mesteceni

Somewhere between nature and abstract, the towering birch trees in this painting call your eyes toward the sky above.  The perspective is fun and the colors are clean, crisp and well chosen.  Congratulations go to Elena on a piece well done. 

 

Demi Rose & Aura De Vara

From her floral collection, these two oil paintings reveal the Elena's skill in texture and depth.  Both fill the canvas with an explosion of full-bodied blooms -- a romantic compliment to any space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope you enjoyed the artwork of Elena Bissinger as much as we have.  To see more of Elena's work, you can visit her gallery at FineArtAmerica.com-- where she has over 100 pieces for you to explore.  Each piece is available for purchase in fine giclee print format on luxury paper or gallery wrapped canvas.

... and don't forget that anytime you're looking for real style for real people, you can come back and visit us at ...

ClickRealStyle

Filed in: the art gallery, home decor, Home
Tagged with: decor, art

Fine Art America ... Guitar Love Contest

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By leathergallery · December 19, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

If you visited FineArtAmerica.com in November, you may have seen the "Guitar Love" contest.  With 46 artist entries, each contestant submitted their most treasured guitar masterpieces.

The three winners featured today gave us their best.  Well deserved congratulations go to ...

1st Place Winner -- Blues Man by Sharon Sieben

Sharon Sieben began painting five years ago and hasn't stopped since -- that's when her passion blossomed.  Before that she only had "the urge" to paint -- but it only surfaced occasionally because her time was either focused on her children or her career.  Traveling frequently for her job, Sharon visited many places and found people that she thought would be great subjects to capture on canvas and made a mental note to "do that" someday.

Someday finally came a few years back and she's been obsessed to create ever since.  Sharon loves to experiment and share her work with others -- always getting such a good feeling when somebody takes the time to admire and react to her art.

Congratulations, Sharon -- Blues Man is a wonderful piece of artwork and 1st Place was well deserved.

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2nd Place Tie Winner -- Jazz Rock John Mayer 05 by Yuriy Shevchuk

Born in 1961 in Kiev, Ukraine, the artist Yuriy Shevchuk has been drawing for as long, as he remembers. But, at the Kiev Art School and later at Kiev Architectural Academy (Interior Design Studio 1978-1984) under professional guidance and rigorous classic training, he mastered his refined technique. Searching for something new and unusual, he developed his own style -- adopting the principles of recording his own experiences by showing a plentitude of feelings and emotions in his art. Since 1993 Yuriy Shevchuk has been living in Prague. His career as an artist is firmly connected with this city of great artistic concentration.  In Prague Yuriy exhibits widely (Rapid Gallery, R & K Gallery, Crazy Cow Gallery and more) and enjoys great success. Bewitched with jazz music, his skillful hand and sensitive brush cool the charming figures of musicians in action. Clarity, harmony, refined colors and delightful lines are features which describe Yuriy as a professional.  He attracts the interest of sophisticated art lovers and music lovers as well.

Congratulations, Yuriy Shevchuk, for your tie in 2nd Place with Jazz Rock John Mayer 05.

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2nd Place Tie Winner -- Double Neck Guitar by Lila Mattison

 Born and raised in Pennsylvania then settling down in Corning, NY -- artist, Lila Mattison had her own camera since she was eight years old and today she's sixty-eight. 

A wife, mother and grandmother of four, Lila has always loved to take pictures -- especially of her family.  In the last ten years, Lila has started taking photos of scenery, nature, wildlife and unusual things.  Also a music lover, Lila enjoyed seeing quite a few rock 'n roll and country western singers in concert -- always with camera in hand.

Congratulations, Lila Mattison on your 2nd Place Tie Winner -- we're glad you had your camera that day and we all got to share your Double Neck Guitar.

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You can "click real style" by visiting Sharon, Yuiry and Lila -- along with the other placed winner of the "Guitar Love" contest at

FineArtAmerica.com

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