Newport Fine Arts

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Joseph Schumacher The designs created byERTEduring his long and illustrious life influenced not only the world of theatre, film and fashion, but an entire art movement as well. The genius of the artist is evidenced by an enormous body of work that is considered among the most influential and unique of the 20th century.



Roy Fairchild ROY FAIRCHILD lives and works most of the year in his country home. This peaceful environment is fundamental to his well being and stability as an artist, although he travels throughout Europe to obtain new sources of inspiration. He is particularly influenced by the painters of the Renaissance and he visits Italy in particular to study frescos, tapestries and paintings and to see for himself the techniques with which they were executed.



Jiang Tie Feng JIANG TIE FENG studied at the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing learning from the master artist Huang Yong-yu. He graduated in 1964 at the beginning of the cultural revolution. His paintings are full of Buddhist and Chinese mythology. He has said "my work is my understanding of life." He has become known as the Father of the Yunnan School of Art. His work has appeared at many group and one man exhibitions, and is widely collected throughout the world.



G=Walter Girotto WALTER GIROTTO received a Teacher of Arts diploma from the Liceo Artistico in Turin in 1972, he started to paint portraits and design cartoons. Three years later Girotto enrolled at the Belle Arti Academy and shortly thereafter, his work was exhibited on a regular basis at the Centro di arte Renoir of Taranto. Between 1985 and 1987 he attended the annual Art Expo in New York. His paintings and drawings were greeted with such enthusiasm that they sold within the first hour of each show. His first solo exhibition was presented in Los Angeles in 1988.



Robert Hoppe Glamorous dream visions are the central components of ROBERT HOPPE's artworks. In the tradition of movements such as Russian Constructivism and German Bauhaus, Hoppe stresses collaboration of the arts, and his work evolves from a variety of experiences. He is a painter, a draftsman and a sculptor, and he has created set designs for ballet companies and avant-garde dance troupes, including Alvin Ailey's tribute to Duke Ellington.



Steve Kaufman The impact of celebrity on contemporary culture intrigues STEVE KAUFMAN, thus famed faces of art, music and film are often the subject of his artwork. Kaufman seeks to discover society's common denominators in his artwork - the elements and individuals who generate an immediate response from the viewer. Kaufman is an artistic journalist commenting on history, both past and present. His dynamic style often combines images of the world's icons with visual tapestries woven out of landmarks or other related references to their celebrity.



Mark King MARK KINGhas carefully studied the old and modern masters from Cimabue and Masaccio to Goya, Turner, Degas and Bonnard. Fascinated with painting techniques, the chemical composition of colors and how they interact. Preparing the foundation consumes most of his time. King confesses, “It is not until the last ten to fifteen minutes before completion that I am able to see where the painting is going and catch the mood of the moment.”



Ting Shao Kuang TING SHAO KUANG's purposeful marriage of ancient art customs, masterful brush strokes, and calligraphic lines, mixed with the starkness and beauty of modernism, have made his works some of the most recognizable in the world. He is considered a world-renowned leader of the Yunnan School by the American art critic Douglas Finly. Japanese art critic Murobushi thinks him an exceptionally authentic Chinese artist.



Robert Lebron During a prolonged stay in Spain, ROBERT LEBRON found that above all other artistic tools, the palette knife seemed the most natural. Combining a tremendous drawing ability with his sense of drama, he is able to capture the essence and humor of the street scene. From Paris to Vienna to London, each painting is full of life and tells its own story.



Zhou Ling ZHOU LING's female figures are painted with graceful beauty; they are not depicted as “ Eastern ” or “ Western”, but simply envelope humanity. Her work seeks to show harmony between people and nature, reality and fantasy. In her paintings, she seeks to illustrate the beauty of a strong emotion, an imposing strength and eternity. Zhou Ling’s style is considered very unique among other artists in her school and can be classified as very tropical or Polynesian in appearance.



Ray Lombarte RAY LOMBARTE typically sketches as many as 60-70 preliminary studies in pencil, prepares intermediary "mixed media" studies, and finishes with fully conceived final canvases (acrylic and oil on linen). Being a traditionalist in this sense, Lombarte does not work from photographs, but with live models. Nonetheless, he is surprisingly prolific, producing between 30-45 new canvases yearly.



Aldo Luongo ALDO LUONGOis always conscious of capturing bits of life, of reality, of situations, of people. He says it’s his "space in time". Leaving behind the gentle utopias of Impressionism, Aldo captures his subjects in a more direct way. "I attack a canvas like I play soccer – with vigor. Soccer is my counterpoint to painting. While painting, I’m confined, lonely, enmeshed in emotions and self-doubt. Then comes the sweat and focus of a really good game and I feel whole again. Life is a matter of balance".



Bil Mack The impact of BILL MACK's art is achieved not only by his dramatic portrayal of the human form, but also by the utilization of a wide variety of materials with which to execute his artistic vision. The final work emerges as a classic example of the interplay of form and materials.



Ron Mondz RON MONDZ' paintings bond the timeless beauty of the classics with the open-air traditions of impressionism. With an antlike patience, Mondz' paintings reveal thousands of individual dots of paint. The brushstrokes are not juxtaposed, but rather arranged in small layers and linked like threads of fabric. He uses slow, precise brushstrokes to gradually create the delicacy of the feminine outline. "Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature onto the canvas."



Erlene Moses EARLENE MOSES's choice of subject matter is based upon her desire to capture the tranquility that used to exist and still does exist in places untouched by the turmoil of the 20th century. She presents the viewer with serene images associated with simpler times and is recognized as an expert at creating images that are pleasing to the eye.



Ernst Neizvestny ERNST NEIZVESTNY feels that all aspects of human intellect: art, science, technology and philosophy are interconnected and man can only stride forward by harnessing all these aspects and utilizing them to achieve world peace. Neizvestny's vision is for mankind to live and work together to achieve peace by including all cultures, races and religions.



Robert Lyn NelsonA dedicated environmentalist, ROBERT LYN NELSON believes that the conservation of our land and sea is a major issue of our times. Through his work, he hopes to increase awareness of the dangers facing the environment and all its inhabitants including man. Since the beginning of his career, Nelson has felt compelled to give back something to the source of his inspiration. For nearly fifteen years, scores of environmental organizations and causes have benefited from the artist's philanthropic efforts.



John Nieto JOHN NIETOhad a moment of revelation on a Paris subway in 1969; a vision that drew him out of the metro crowds and to an Apache ceremonial in his native Southwest. That vision formed in the Paris subway became Nieto's focus: "I'm going to paint my culture and do it eloquently. I want to make a statement about the universality of man."



Andrea Renoux ANDREA RENOUX was known as the peintre-poete (painter-poet) for the beauty of his images. At home in many cities, he made Paris uniquely his own, capturing its history and soul, its sounds, smells, tastes, and textures — just as you would find them in your own experience and imagination.



Jose Royo JOSE ROYO'smasterful treatment of the Mediterranean subjects both haunting and mysterious, yet full of raw power at the same time. The sweeping brush strokes, bold swaths of color, and heavy impasto capture the eye and draws one inward until that final absolute moment of awareness that one is actually there in the scene feeling the light and heat of the sun, the salt and sea spray, and hearing the crashing surf. Royo conveys not merely image, but mood and atmosphere as well. This is rare in today's art world, hence the connoisseur is compelled to compare with the old masters.



Marco Sassone The affect of MARCO SASSONE's paintings is a complex of emotions: if we find in them the joy of coming home and the ecstasy of creation, we also find, if we attune ourselves with clear attention, the rage of anger and the shiver of fear which artists bring to their work when they are in touch with the fullness of their humanity.



Joseph Schumacher JOSEPH SCHUMACHER is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation. He is a graduate of the Los Angeles Art Center College. He has done graduate work at Art Center College as well as the Academy of Fine Arts in San Francisco.



Viktor Shvaiko Arriving in New York with little money and less English, VIKTOR SHVAIKO survived by selling his paintings. It was there that he developed his penchant for painting the little cafes and other intimate places seen in his work today, and that have become his trademark. His enticing mix of beauty and mystery has drawn the interest and admiration of collectors from around the world.



Ta Thi Thanh Tam TA THI THANH TAM paints only the Vietnamese village, its countryside, figures and traditions. Her techniques are simple and basic, with colors high and flat on plain backgrounds. Her deep black contour lines draw shapes and figures with a great presence. Everything comes down to the brush stroke, and its dynamic balance, following caster painting tradition. Her decorative tendencies are toned down by her choice of themes: interior scenes, processions and dances.



Janet Treby JANET TREBY uses elegant lines, muted shades of light and dark and an intriguing array of small drawings to infuse her paintings with a natural energy. This renowned artist has a visual sensitivity and intelligence that can only come from an artist of substance.



Alla Tsank Although ALLA TSANK was inspired by the images from Renaissance Art, her current work has a distinct contemporary aesthetic that could be described as magic realism. These works reflect her deeply lyrical and uniquely poetical vision, a synthesis of European and American culture.



Alberto Vargas ALBERTO VARGAS' work was typically a combination of watercolor and airbrush. His images often portrayed elegantly dressed, semi-nude to nude women of idealized proportions. Vargas is widely regarded as one of the finest artists in his genre. Notable women painted by Vargas include Anna Mae Clift, Billie Burke, Nita Naldi, Marilyn Miller, Paulette Goddard and Ruth Etting.



Caroline Young The art ofCAROLINE YOUNG focuses on interpreting the drama, romance, and magic of the mythology and history of ancient China and Japan. Ms. Young is enjoying growing national success. Young's works are collected all over the world. Her work is also in the permanent collection of the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, and the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena.



Joanna Zjawinska JOANNA ZJAWINSKA's early paintings were filled with beautiful and chic people, theatrical scenery and voyeurism. Her current work tells a simpler story. Still influenced by cinema, fashion and music, Zjawinska strives to create beauty in face and form, in landscape or abstract setting, and this theme remains integral to her work. She relies on strong composition and a deeper palette to create visions of mysterious women who seek and reveal passion.


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