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ARTmonday: Lee Essex Doyle Chimera at Childs Gallery

My very dear friend, artist Lee Essex Doyle is exhibiting her newest work at Childs Gallery in Boston in a solo show called Chimera. Lee is many things—mother, friend, artist, and traveler. Her wanderlust defines her style and her work.

Lee excels at capturing the essence of a place in her delicately and boldly colored and detailed works, which depict architectural impressions of her journeys, from India to Greece to  Italy to Havana.

Here is a sampling from the beautiful show:

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Santorini Sky

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Hockneys View

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Mykonos Memories

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Bethesda By The Sea

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Illumination

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Echoes of India

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Cloistered Sea

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Cerulean Star

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Minaret Memories

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Mediterranean Night

Chimera by Lee Essex Doyle at Childs Gallery, 169 Newbury Street, Boston through August 30, 2019.

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ARTmonday: Hamilton Princess, Bermuda

I was in Bermuda for a few days this spring, visiting The Loren at Pink Beach, a new resort with a cool, South Beach vibe, and absolutely incredible location. It is absolutely gorgeous and the stay was perfection.

The Loren Hotel Bermuda Ocean

The coast at The Loren.

While there, we ventured out one evening to Hamilton, the island’s capital, mostly to catch a glimpse of the pretty pastel buildings.

Pastel Buildings in Hamilton Bermuda Downtown

Hamilton, Bermuda

We also grabbed a drink at the The Hamilton Princess hotel, which has a spectacular art collection. It was a really fun surprise to discover it. Here are some of the highlights:

Jeff Koonns Blue Mirror

Jeff Koons, Monkey (Blue)

David Batchelor Geometric Neon Art

David Batchelor, Glowstick 6

Keith Haring Pop Art Lithograph

Keith Haring, Pop Shop Quad 1

Takashi Murakami Louis Vuitton

Takashi Murakami, Eye Love Superflat

Miffy Bunny Sculpture By Tom Sachs

Tom Sachs, Miffy

Op Art Wall Sculpture

Philippe Decrauzat

Psychedelic Neon Art Hans Kotter

Hans Kotter, Fractal Circles

Photo Collage At The Hamilton Princess

unidentified

Flowers By Andy Warhol In Bermuda

Andy Warhol, Flowers

Three Dimensional Artwork by Patrick Hughes

Patrick Hughes

Artwork By Shepard Fairey In Bermuda

Shepard Fairey, Cost of Expression

whale with spout by artist know as invader

Invader

Julian Opie at Bermuda Hamilton Princess

Julian Opie, Walking in Sinsa Dong 3

mondrian style paintings

unidentified

Little Boy Dreaming By Liu Ye at Hamilton Princess

Liu Yue, Dreaming of Mondrian

Neon Art By Hero Design at Hamilton Princess Bermuda

Hero Design, #princessbright

 

 

 

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ARTmonday: Fraction Holiday Print Sale

If photography is your thing, add Fraction Magazine to your online reading list. Fraction Magazine features contemporary fine art photography by established and emerging artists worldwide.

Last year I bought two really fun prints for about $100 from the Fraction Holiday Print Sale. This year’s sale runs through December 31, 2018. Here are a few highlights:

Blue Whiteout By Deborah Hamon Fraction Holiday Print Sale

Blue Whiteout, Deborah Hamon

Untitled (Lemon) By Jaime Lowe Fraction Holiday Print Sale

Untitled (Lemon), Jaime Lowe

Door Handles By Suzanne Revy Fraction Holiday Print Sale

Door Handles, Suzanne Revy

“Algunos clásicos" By Eleonara Ronconi Fraction Holiday Print Sale

“Algunos clásicos”, Eleonara Ronconi

Controlled burn outside of Bend, Oregon, 2018 By Kate Truisi Fraction Holiday Print Sale

Controlled burn outside of Bend, Oregon, 2018, Kate Truisi

New Phone Who Dis? By Nicholas Mehedin Fraction Holiday Print Sale

New Phone Who Dis?, Nicholas Mehedin

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ARTmonday: Flowers Are Manly

Maapilim, a Tel Aviv-based grooming and beauty brand, was in touch earlier this year, about its male-focused, Israeli-made products, along with its art exhibit/campaign, Flowers Are Manly.

Maapilim Male Grooming Products From Tel Aviv Israel

They sent a couple of samples for me to try. Maapilim Pacific Soap is delicious in the shower. It contains argan oil, rosemary oil, and sage oil, and smells like grapefruits. Maapilim Wedgewood All Purpose Oil contains jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and scotch pine oil, which helps reduce redness. Guys can use it on their beard, though it’s also meant for skin.

As for Flowers Are Manly, you can imagine my interest/ I fell head over heels for these flower-infused portraits of vulnerable manly figures. Although they are not hiding, per se, they remind me of the obscured portraits of women I love so much.

Maapilim Male With Flowers 1

Maapilim Male With Flowers 2

Maapilim Male With Flowers 3

Concept & Production by Maapilim • Photos by Liron Erel • Flowers by Fiori • Grooming by Barberia • Space by Kuli Gallery • Clothes by Story

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ARTmonday: Center for Maine Contemporary Art Online Auction

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, Maine is currently hosting an online auction on Paddle8 through February 28, 2018 at 5pm. All proceeds from the auction support CMCA.

Initially founded as an artists’ cooperative called Maine Coast Artists in 1952, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art functioned as a series of pop-ups for the first 15 years, having no permanent site. Early shows included works by Alex Katz and Louise Nevelson.

In 2016, the center moved to a new glass and corrugated metal space in downtown Rockland, designed by architect Toshiko Mori. CMCA remains a non-collecting institution, which means it does not maintain a permanent collection Instead, it shows work by national and emerging artists associated with Maine.

The auction offers up 50 works by 50 artists. Here are a few of my favorites. As they say, bid now, bid often here.

Center for Maine Contemporary Art Abstract Still LIfe Maine Artists

Emilie Stark-Menneg, Love Potion, 2017 • Courtesy of CMCA

Center for Maine Contemporary Art Abstract Landscape Maine Artists

Ingrid Ellison, Open the Floodgates, 2016 • Courtesy of CMCA

Center for Maine Contemporary Art Butterfly Maine Artists

K. Min, Summer #45, 2017 • Courtesy of CMCA

Center for Maine Contemporary Art Abstract Map Maine Artists

John Bisbee, Midsize American Grid, 2017 • Courtesy of CMCA

Center for Maine Contemporary Art Abstract Painting Maine Artists

Brooke Nixon, Snowy Day, 2017 • Courtesy of CMCA

Center for Maine Contemporary Art Nude Portrait Maine Artists

Elizabeth Fox, Changing Room, 2009 • Courtesy of CMCA

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