ARTmonday: Sarah Meyers Brent’s Flower Paintings at Chase Young Gallery

I first saw Sarah Meyers Brent’s flower paintings about five years ago at an open studios. I was immediately drawn to her large pieces depicting moody florals dripping down the canvas. Her bio says she is attracted to the wilt and decay of dried flowers. I recently read an Instagram post by one of my favorite Boston area floral designers who urged her followers to embrace flowers at every stage. Sarah obviously does. I love that.

I was lucky enough to work with her when we featured a dripping flower painting at the Webster & Company showroom.  Some of her work is spare, with a background peeking through, while other paintings are so textured and layered they’re truly three-dimensional. Sarah also does  cool fiber sculptures that included upcycled kids clothing; these seem to grow out of the wall.

Sarah Meyers Brent is represented by Kate Kostopoulos at Chase Young Gallery in the SoWa Arts District in Boston. Her solo show “Curious Cultivations” runs through October 31, 2020. You can see it in real life or online. You can also tune into her Zoom talk this Thursday evening.

Zoom Live Artist Talk with Sarah Meyers Brent
Thursday October 8th – 6:00pm – 6:30pm

Dripping Flower Paintings Boston Art Gallery

Dripping Plant VI
Acrylic on Canvas • 50 x 40 inches

Dripping Flower Paintings Boston Art GalleryFalling Flowers
Acrylic on Canvas • 48.5 x 66 inches

Flower Sculptures Boston Art Gallery

Birdsong Sculpture
Found Objects & Mixed Media • 48h x 30w x 30d inches

Dripping Flower Paintings Boston Art Gallery

Floral Dance II
Acrylic on Paper • 11 x 15 inches

Lush Flower Paintings Boston Artist

Put a Bird On It
Acrylic & Graphite on Paper • 11 x 14 inches

Abstract Flower Paintings Boston Artist

Stay At Home Rainbow
Acrylic on Board • 10 x 8 inches

Textural Flower Paintings Boston Artist

Flower Vase
Acrylic & Mixed Media on Board • 11.25 x 9 inches

Dripping Flower Paintings Boston Art Gallery

Floral Explosion
Acrylic & Charcoal on Canvas • 30 x 40 inches

Dripping Flower Paintings Boston Artist

Ice Cream Scoop
Acrylic & Charcoal on Canvas • 48.5 x 66 inches

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ARTmonday: Signs of Spring

Although it’s rather slushy in Boston, it is indeed late March and there are signs of impending springtime. Buds on the magnolia trees along Commonwealth Avenue, crocuses pushing up in front gardens, street sweeping (well actually, that was cancelled today due to the weather).

If you need a bit of a lift on this less than sunny day, how about some spring art? Here are 15 artworks that depict springtime, from birds to green trees to pastel hues.

Branch and Bird Illustration By Artist Amy Jean Porter At 20x200

Rose-breasted Grosbeak    Amy Jean Porter    20×200

Spring Abstract Landscape By Britt Bass Turner

Muffin Top    Britt Bass Turner  •  Artfully Walls

Spring Flowers Still LIfe By Daniela Orlev

Flowers on a Table    Daniela Orlev    Artfully Walls

Birds In the City Painting By Susan Spangenberg at Artlifting

City Park    Susan Spangenberg    Artlifting

Fawn With Butterfly Head By Abby Goodman Spring Art

Animal Hybrid Series (Deerfly)  •  Abby Goodman  •  Uprise Art

Edgy Spring Landscape Photograph With Pink Glimmer

Spring    Disparity By Design UK    Society6

Spring Like Acrylic Sculpture By kal Mansur

Grey Murmur Two    Kal Mansur    Uprise Art

Abstract Spring Landscape By Jenna Bauer

from SPRING    Jenna Bauer    Saatchi Art

Spring Trees Abstract Landscape By Karen Barbour At 20x200

Butterfly Chair    Karen Barbour    20×200

Baby Fox Print By Catherine Ledner

Fennec Fox On Blue    Catherine Ledner  Green Box Art

Spring Cactus Blooms In The Desert By Sarah Eisenlohr

Decor    Sarah Eisenlohr    Society6


From the Flora series  •  Tess Atkinson


Green Branches    Tod Seelie  20×200


One Spring Day    Yukari Kaihori    Saatchi Art

Floral Abstract By Northern California Artist Ellen Levine Dodd at Serena & Lily

Adagio    Ellen Levine Dodd    Serena & Lily   

ARTmonday: Kishore Kumar’s Flora & Fauna Paintings

Oftentimes the best stuff comes through referrals by friends and friends of friends and the like. Earlier this month Anu Gulati, who works in alternative healing and is acquainted with Heidi Pribell, who is a designer I work with, emailed me about a social enterprise project she’s started to support Indian artists. Little did she know my graduate work was in Indian art. That said, I know almost nothing about contemporary Indian artists, but am eager to learn.

I fell instantly in love with pen and ink flower drawings by Kishore Kumar, and sent a link right over to David Webster at Webster & Company in the Boston Design Center for the Webster Art Project I’m helping to curate. He loves them too, and we can’t wait until the pieces arrive in the States. Meanwhile, I want to share Kishore Kumar’s colorful acrylic on canvas paintings of flowers and plants.

Kumar grew up in a small village in India, where he became very interested in plants, nature, and art. Despite economic pressures and the responsibility of being the only son, his parents supported his passions and Kishore joined Khairagarh Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Asia’s first university dedicated to the musical and performing arts, and from which he graduated six years ago. Today, Kishore Kumar lives and works in New Delhi and has exhibited his work in India, China, and the United Staes. 

Contemporary Indian Artist Kishore Kumar's Flower Paintings

Kishore Kumar, Spring Season 3

Contemporary Indian Artist Kishore Kumar's Flower Paintings

Kishore Kumar, Foliage 1

Contemporary Indian Artist Kishore Kumar's Flower Paintings

Kishore Kumar, Celebration


Kishore Kumar, Foliage 4

Contemporary Indian Artist Kishore Kumar's Flower Paintings

Kishore Kumar, Moon Night


Kishore Kumar, Hanging Memories of Summer


Kishore Kumar, Early Spring


Kishore Kumar, Patralata 3


Kishore Kumar, Patralata 1

Contemporary Indian Artist Kishore Kumar's Flower Paintings

Kishore Kumar, Spring Season 4

Contemporary Indian Artist Kishore Kumar's Flower Paintings

Kishore Kumar, Spring Season

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