Posts Tagged ‘oil painting’

Faculty Updates

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from course instructors Steve Brodner and Shelley Haven.

Steve Brodner and The Village Voice envision Jared Kushner as the Rat King, as Brodner’s mighty pen continues to take on Trump’s sword.

Steve Brodner illustration for the Village Voice

Steve Brodner illustration for the Village Voice

Shelley Haven announces several new exhibitions. On Sunday, April 23 is the opening reception at Victory Hall Drawing Rooms’ The Innocence of Trees exhibition in Jersey City, featuring ten of her oil landscape paintings.

Oil paintings by Shelley Haven

Oil paintings by Shelley Haven

In Yonkers is Yonkers Artists Showcase, where you can see Shelley Haven’s gouache painting, Wave Hill V, on view through May 26

Next month, visit Shelley Haven on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday May 7 for YoHo Open Studios and see her recent pastels, graphite drawings, and more. Say hello to Shelley in this video.

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Student Artwork Update: Carole Katz

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

We are pleased to present portrait paintings by SVACE student Carole Katz, created in conjunction with the courses, “Realistic Portrait and Figure Painting” with Marvin Mattelson through several semesters.

Painting by Carole Katz

Painting by Carole Katz

Carole writes, “Drawing and painting have always been my greatest passions. I have a BA in English from Binghamton University and a BFA in Interior Design from Centenary College, as well as many years of fine art training. I have studied with master portrait artist Marvin Mattelson at the School of Visual Arts in NYC for several years. I’ve also taken classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC: duCret School of Art in Plainfield, NJ; The Art Students League of NY; The New York Academy of Art and The National Academy of Art.”

“For me, the most interesting and challenging subject in art is the human face. Each person is totally unique and presents a unique and interesting challenge with every new painting. Working to create a 3 dimensional likeness of a person on a 2 dimensional surface such as paper or canvas is the challenge that intrigues me and continues to inspire me.”

“In addition, I’m always inspired by color and patterns that I see around me and I use those inspirations in painting subjects such as still lifes and landscapes. My collage work is a fun way to express my interest in color and pattern.”

See Carole’s work in our exhibition space at 209 East 23rd Street until September 30.  Find more of her work at her website and Marvin Mattelson’s blog.

Student Artwork Update: Lara Sala

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

We are pleased to present artwork by SVACE student Lara Sala! Lara created her work in conjunction with the course, Intensive Painting Workshop: Paint Your Vision with Seth Michael Forman. See Lara’s work in our exhibition space at 380 Second Ave until March 31!

Painting by Lara Sala

Lara writes:

“These works are made with live models. I use the small canvas to sketch as a preparation for a bigger canvas. But my process is changing. Now I sketch short postures  with crayon, after that I take the sketch to continue working on the canvas. Seth is a great teacher. He shows me new way to work so I really see a development after I started taking classes with him.”

See more of Lara’s work at her website.

Painting by Lara Sala