Creativity

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Painting by Chuck Larivey

Article by Delores Kosciuszko

An expression of awe crosses the faces of most visitors when they step across the gallery threshold. The impact of great works of art heightens our senses as it connects us with the sublime. I have heard many people express a belief that creativity is a mysterious force that only reveals itself to the lucky few. Not so. Creativity emanates from those who nurture the traits that encourage inspiration; curiosity, playfulness, optimism and courage. The key is to seek out new experiences that expand our knowledge. Recognizing these universally creative traits in ourselves and in others elevates our sense of gratitude, deepens our appreciation for the artwork and helps fuse our connections on a higher plane.

Storytelling

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Sculpture by Richard Stravitz

Article by Delores Kosciuszko

Collecting art is one of the greatest joys a person can experience. It says so much about you. The right art in your office radiates prestige and heralds your status. The ideal art in your home lightens your spirit and elevates your senses. In every case artwork reveals you; its helps tell your story. Collectors of art simply know how to enjoy the best of what life has to offer.  Come explore a world of visual storytelling.

Summer

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Painting by Faye VanderVeer

Article By Delores Kosciuszko

There is a science of happiness that focuses on ways to increase our sense of well-being. There is artwork that employs sound tactics and strategies to produce a sense of fulfillment, of connectedness, of a lightness of spirit. Welcome summer with new art that appeals to the lightheartedness of childhood. Vacation memories of fun in the sun dance across the mind and evoke smiles as viewers gaze at the playful images of carefree beach days. A collection of new oil paintings are now available to brighten your home and lift your spirits.

Dazzling

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Glass art by Lisa Mote

Article By Delores Kosciuszko

Virginia Beach just marked its 58th year hosting over 200,000 attendees who came to partake of the Boardwalk Art Show. This four day festival is one of the most iconic outdoor art shows on the Eastern Seaboard and it attracts artists from across the nation. It also attracts Art Consultants, like me, who go to cull the best of the best in order to offer clients and Hampton Roads residents the opportunity to collect remote works of unique art year-round. One of our top picks this year was the dazzling glass wall art by Lisa Mote of Georgia. Several of her 6 ft tall artworks are now on exhibit and available at our fine art location on Laskin Road. Come hear how this artist-welder orchestrates the intricate process, over the course of three kiln firings, to create these resplendent works of art.

Enchantment

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Painting by V. Noe

Article By Delores Kosciuszko

Our celebrated artists throughout June are Steve Griffith and Vivian Noe. Griffith and Noe are from Little Rock, Arkansas; however, you can rarely find them there. They travel throughout the North American continent teaching workshops and exploring new vistas to paint. Steve Griffith is famous for his lush, impasto gardens, and Vivian Noe is famous for her textured representational abstracts.  They have just been chosen as the 2014 Artists in Residence for Breckenridge, Colorado. Come choose an enchanting new artwork for your collection, at the only gallery in the Mid-Atlantic exhibiting this sought-after duo – Stravitz on Laskin.

Skywatchers

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Painting by Louie Roybal III

Article By Delores Kosciuszko

Running a Fine Art Gallery requires wearing many different hats throughout a day. And, as with most worthwhile endeavors, the roller coaster ups and downs keep you holding onto those hats. Undoubtedly, one of the highest peaks is in discovering a brand new talent. It is rarer still to come across such a fine talent who likewise possesses every attribute needed to take the world by storm. Louie Roybal III is that artist. His youthful outlook, home-grown wisdom and impeccable manners are just the beginning. Roybal walked into our Laskin Road gallery and a match was struck that ignited fireworks. We are currently exhibiting five of his intriguing medieval watercolors, three of which have become mainstream book covers. The Richard Stravitz Sculpture and Fine Art Gallery is proud to introduce, and honored to represent, a bright star rising, Louie Roybal III.
Visit his website: http://www.LouieRoybal.com

Trendsetters

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Painting by Holly Markhoff

Article By Delores Kosciuszko

We are seeing a rise in the purchase of representational abstracts. This genre of painting can be executed in many types of medium. It is most often indicated as mixed media because it frequently makes use of various elements. Two noted artists in our gallery that produce exceptional representational abstract paintings have garnered impressive followings with artwork that is sought after across the continent. They are, V Noe – of the colorful landscapes, and Holly Markhoff – of the elongated women and vivid floral patterns.  Vivian Noe will be one of the featured artists in June at our Laskin Road location, along with Steve Griffith, who is famous for his lush impressionistic gardens.  Holly Markhoff will be featured in October at our Laskin Road location, along with a surprise celebrated artist from Russia. (Think angels) and stay tuned.