Finished my last painting here in Florida (Feb. 2018).
I took many trips to the east cost driving through the Everglades - the flat landscape and massive open skies that surround you inspire me. Anyone who has taken that drive with me will tell you how I’m constantly being taken away by the birds and skies...
My first painting this year - Black & Gold II, 2018
Also, the first of many in a small collection I’ll be doing for Judith Liegeois Designs in Naples. Florida.
I am beyond happy to be showing with her. I encourage everyone to visit her website at http://www.judithliegeoisdesigns.com and if you are in Naples, Florida, please drop...
This is HUGE!! VOGUE reached out to me for a feature on their Gallery Profile page in the October issue.
I am ecstatic over this...to be noticed by such a high profile magazine such as VOGUE has truly exceeded my wildest expectations. WOW!
My art is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m sure happy it’s...
I was very excited to submit this piece (36"x36"/ oil, gold enamel & silver leaf on canvas) for the FamaArt Fair during this year's Mural Festival Élémentaire II, 2017
As an artist, I have always been fascinated by sacred geometry. It's all around us, in nature, in architecture, in art, etc. It's always there. Subliminally, we...
Revisiting the elements in this piece I painted for @mumtl - Encan Soirée Bénéfice.
The alchemical symbol for air is an upward-pointing triangle, bisected by a horizontal line as seen here in my painting.
Given my current state, I felt it was important to paint something that reminded me to stop and just breathe. Life is hard...
People know my work best for my dramatic, large-scale paintings and murals of photorealistic birds. It's a passion that I have had since childhood. However, it would be wrong to consider me a naturalist or wildlife artist. When I do a painting of a bird, I am not aiming for realism. I am trying to capture not only their image but...
I love painting skies! If emotion could be painted it would be in the form of a sky. Someone once said that sky is a medium of revelation through which God shows himself to us.
Do you remember as a child looking up at the clouds floating by and seeing each cloud as a bird or...
Since 1970, Art Basel has highlighted great international art in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami where leading galleries show significant work of established and emerging stars. It is the most prestigious art show in the Americas.
In 2012, 65,000 people attended Art Basel in Miami, where I exhibited artwork at the Déja vu Decor Gallery as...
Some pieces from my WANDERLUST collection are available at the Judith Liegeois Designs & Gallery at 363 12th Ave S. in Naples, Florida.
Judith Liegeois Designs offers design consulting services including space planning, lighting, color study, fabrics, upholstery, home styling and furniture design.
Judith and her team are masterful at helping anyone use natural decorations, artistic one-of-a-kind pieces, patterned pillows and accenting them with various tints and shades of blues and greens to transform your home into a coastal retreat.
Judith Liegeois Designs & Gallery is located at 363 12th Ave S, Naples, Florida
Artists’ studios are as varied as their art but they are always sacred places dedicated to creating. The studio can be a rented space, a back yard, a movable location that changes from time to time, a location under a willow by the pond, a corner room or a corner of the bedroom or – my re-purposed solarium.
I am lucky that my studio is in my home. Once my other life’s work is under control, I retreat to my studio, a re-purposed solarium, to execute my art. It’s my sanctuary where I can lose myself in my work.
It’s a light-filled space that brightens up my soul. All my supplies are close at hand. I have a place to hang up my inspirations and Carmen Rizzo’s electronic music to listen to.
I don’t have the luxury of time – or peace and quiet for that matter, so meditation for inspiration is not how it “comes to me” as it may for most artists!
Visualization is key for me. Before I begin a painting, I have to see it as a completely finished piece in my mind. I have established the subject, the layout, the colors and the size… I even sometimes see it hung in a particular setting or establishment. My visualization happens while I’m busy doing everyday mundane stuff. Then, when I can, I retreat to my studio.
I know it doesn’t sound very rock and roll, spiritual or romantically poetic – but it’s real.