New Installation at Bar Toscana, Brentwood, 8/3/17

The Giclees are works by Los Angeles-based artist, Melissa Wenke. Her work reflects a focus on the aesthetic experience and the inspiration of energy. Mixing an elevated palate of colors with prints are a reflection of the artist’s process and overall aesthetic. Part of her 2015 collection, “Travelers,” these works are prints of original collage on canvas paintings.

Summer is Here, 7/12/17

 

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” So wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby, and as summer washes over Los Angeles, his words have never felt more relevant. As Angelenos, we cannot escape the transformation that brings otherworldly heat, or gridlocked traffic, or tourists that come in droves; we can, however, take solace in warm nights, a generally slower pace, and opportunities to commingle with people we might never otherwise meet. The images above evoke a sense of liberation from the harsher elements of the year, and a reminder not to take a single day for granted, or overlook the beauty that surrounds us.

From left to right:

  1. Sun Drenched by Melissa Sophia Wenke, 27 x 27, limited edition print
  2. Currents of the Sea by Helen Youngblood, 48 x 48, mixed media on canvas
  3. Lifeguard Stand by Amy Smith, acrylic on canvas, commissions available, as well as digital prints

 

 

Studio Visit with Laddie John Dill, 7/3/17

When Laddie John Dill was a teenager, his father, a lens designer, helped instill in the young artist an appreciation for technical and scientific analysis that he found came naturally to him, working in tandem with his own creative desires. After graduating from the Chouinard Art Institute in 1968, Dill apprenticed with the likes of Pop Art darlings Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg, artists who left their impact on the art world by revolutionizing ways of seeing and engaging with everyday materials. Decades later, he divides his Venice studio space into two areas, one for his artwork and the other for unbridled experimentation. To quote Dill himself, “It enables me to separate the ideas of making art and just experimenting with materials and seeing what relationships I can get between myself and the materials.”

You can see more of Dill’s work at: http://www.artdimensionsonline.com/artist/laddie-john-dill

 

Interview with New ADI Artist, Sahba Shere, 6/5/17

Q: How long have you been painting?

A: From the age of 10 years old, I’ve been painting and drawing. Later in life I moved to Paris, France. This is where I learned and practiced sculpting and documentary photography. I traveled all over Europe and parts of the African continent documenting people and their places.

Q: Who are some of your greatest influences?

A: My parents are my greatest influence. My father was a math professor and writer. My mother is a prolific artist and musician. As far as artists, Rothko and James Turrell have greatly influenced and inspired my thoughts, work and creativity.

Q: Why painting rather than another medium?

A: I’ve always expressed my self in visual ways – through colors. The sense of sight and colors has such a deep impact to our senses.

Q: What are your favorite materials to work with?

A: Acrylic and ink paints

Q: Why do you like using acrylic more than oil or watercolor?

A: Acrylic has bold, strong colors reflecting the emotions of my work. I like that they are environmentally more friendly.

Q: Do you have a message in your work?

A: My recent work is all about nature…. the love of nature and how we need to take care of our precious planet.

 

Professional Artist Magazine & Art Dimensions Inc., 5/10/17

 

Read this excerpt about Art Dimensions Inc. in the February/March 2017 issue of Professional Artist magazine! Hope you find this interesting.

 

New Home Art Installation, 1/6/17

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Check out these amazing installation pictures that were taken at a lovely home in Pacific Palisades, CA. Recently, we collaborated with friend and interior designer, Leslie Hunt Johnson of LLH Interiors, to place the works in her client’s home. These spectacular paintings are (from left to right):

“Skyfall” by Lori Dorn, “Leaves” by Dave Zarick, “New Smyrna Hwy” by Emily Van Horn, “Red Iron Portal” by Laddie John Dill and “Interdimension” by Kathe Madrigal.

Young Collector’s Club, 11/28/16

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Today we are highlighting the following dynamic works of art all priced under $3,000.00.

  1. “Glacier Gray,” digital print by Seth Familian, 16 x 20 print size, $950.00 framed.
  2. “L.A. Skyline II,” giclee print by Ilana Bloch, 28 x 21 paper size, $1,000.00 framed.
  3. “Paradisio,” collage on archival paper by Melissa Wenke, 36 x 28, $1,750.00 framed.
  4. “Sienna,” inkjet print by Judy Stabile, 40 x 36, $3,000.00 framed.

 

Art for the Holidays! Why not gift that special someone a work of art for Christmas or Chanukah? This holiday season can be extra special for your friends and/or family when they receive a fabulous framed photograph, print or work on paper. Contact us to make all the arrangements: info@artdimensionsonline.com.

Artist Interview: Marisa Murrow 11/16/16

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Q: How long have you been painting?

A: Including college, 20 years of painting.

Q: What inspired you to get into the arts?

A: I was inspired by an exhibition of Amish quilts in San Francisco at the age of 12. When we exited the museum I proclaimed, “I want to be an artist.” I loved being enveloped in a whole new world of color, texture, and pattern through art.

Q: What was the first work of art you sold?

A: The first painting I sold was at the Rhode Island School of Design student sale. I actually sold a lot of work that day. It was a great feeling, not necessarily the money I received, rather watching people get excited by my work. I liked knowing that my work was going somewhere out in the world.

Q: Why painting rather than another medium?

A: I love to mix paint; the juicy colors, thick and thin, layering, blending, scraping, sanding across the surface. I have never had the patience to enjoy watercolors. Acrylics are fine to sketch and explore with… there is nothing better than oil paint.

Q: What are your favorite materials to work with?

A: My favorite materials to work with are: new paint brushes, oil paint, paper/photographs for collages, pens and fresh flowers.

Q: What is the philosophy behind your work?

A: The philosophy in this work: What is my/your definition of home? What is community? What is a valuable lifestyle?

 

Salon Viewing/Melissa Wenke, 9/13/16

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Art Dimensions Inc. and Melissa Wenke are excited to present the ‘Fall Salon’ viewing series. The Los Angeles-based artist, Melissa Wenke invites you into her creative space to preview her new body of work, ‘Meditations in an Emergency.’ Guided by the “felt experience,” the artist taps into a matured part of her energy while maintaining her intuitive nature. “What drives me to paint has always been the process and the love of the medium, the way I’ve understood my relationship with these things has evolved over time and is expressed in these works. Like a consistent panic, there is a calm I’ve achieved in this work, without losing the beat. I’ve always looked to inspire energy. I’m excited to do this in a new, evolved way.”

Please join us for a preview, by appointment only. Contact info@artdimensionsonline.com

Ceramic Rabbits by Trine Churchill, 7/5/16

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I created the series of the ceramic rabbits thinking about individuality.

In a larger perspective we are all alike, made up of equal components: heart, stomach, brain, legs, arms, fingers and toes, skin, hair and teeth. We share this mold. What we do with it, and how we react to it, is all unique.

Likewise, the body of the rabbits are all made from the same mold. Then various glazes are added, and their ears are made individually to fit their unique personality.

I have over the years very much enjoyed watching people selecting “their” rabbit. Which rabbit fits your person? Or that of your friend’s? We connect with each other, and ourselves, on what at first seems to be by aesthetics, but our true connections go much further and deeper than that.

  • Trine Churchill

Email us at info@artdimensionsonline.com for pricing and more rabbit images.