Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces 4 Week Classes, Exhibit, Studio Time, Youth Art Workshops

Autumn is here and so are a new round of events at the Boca Raton Museum School of Art!  Term 2B offers 4 week classes daily.  Visit the Student Exhibition on Tuesday, November 20th. Join in the Saturday classes for Teens and Youth starting November 10th.  Mark your calendars for the Open House at the Art School on Sunday, December 9th. Meet the accomplished faculty and choose some classes!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

November  Around  the  Art  School

CLASSES:

 

Term 2 B Short 4-week courses start the week of Monday November 26th.

 

 

Advanced Sogetsu Ikebana, Japanese Flower Sculpture

Fridays, 1 – 3:30pm  Check the website or call 561-392-2503

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor, Mondays 9:30 – 12:30 & 1 – 4 PM

Enameling, Tuesdays  9 -12

Acrylic Painting – Alla Prima, Tuesdays 1- 3:30 PM

Colored Pencil Drawing, Wednesdays  10 – 12:30  &  1 – 3:30 PM

Kumihimo Beyond the Basics, Wednesdays, 12:30 – 2:30PM

Graphic Novels, Cartooning, Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Collage, Painting and Mixed Media, Thursdays 9-11:30 AM & 12:30 – 3 PM

Oil Pastels, Thursdays 10 – 12:30 & 1 – 3:30 PM

 

 

 

 

Student Exhibition # 2

 

Opening Reception:  Tuesday, November 20th    5:30 – 7:30 PM

Join us in celebrating the second term student’s artwork at the Art School Gallery

On view until December 12th.

 

 

Students for Jane Levy’s Clay Jewelry in Bronze, Silver & Copper class will be participating.

 

 

 

 

 

Open Figure Drawing Studio

Saturdays from 1 -3:45 PM

Eager for more model time in the studio? Artists and adult students can join this un-instructed drawing workshop, available every Saturday. Now until April 13th 2019.
Public: $20. Currently enrolled Art School students: $15.
For more information email  artschool@bocamuseum.org or call 561-392-2503.

 

 

Drawing by Roumen Boudev

 

 

 

Youth & Teen Workshops

 

 

Let’s Get Painting…An Introduction to Acrylics    Ages  10-17

Saturdays November 10 and 17 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

(Includes Lunch break)

 

 

 

 

 

Explore and expand your personal painting skills in an open and encouraging studio environment. This course will focus on the fundamentals of acrylic painting while encouraging creative self-expression. Emphasis will be placed on color theory, basic skill exploration, the principles and elements of design and so much more! Students will learn about their favorite artists and experiment with a variety of techniques. They will have a completed painting at the end of the workshop. A range of subject matter will be explored including still life and nature.

 

 

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Open House for Art School:

Sunday, December 9, 1 to 4pm

Winter classes start Monday, January 7, 2019

Check the website for information on winter classes.

 

 

 

For information go to:

website http://www.bocamuseum.org

or call 561-392-2503

801 West Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton FL 33486

https://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

 

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces October Events, Group Exhibits, SOLO Exhibit, And New Classes For All Levels And Ages

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is busy with on-site exhibitions and events!  The short Term 1B (4 weeks) starts on Oct. 1st and Term 2 starts on October 29th.  Everyone is invited to the 5th Annual Boca Photo Exhibit on Sunday, October 7th. Join Allan Pierce, instructor/professional photographer, for a day of informal discussions and workshops on photography led by advanced students of the Art School.   The first Student’s Exhibition Opening Reception takes place on Tuesday, October 16th.  Celebrate the first term student’s artwork at the Art School main gallery. In the Focus Gallery, you can view a Solo exhibit by Iryna Oliinyk, a dedicated student of Painting classes with instructors Scherer and Ouporov.  All of the art will be on view until November 7th.   We also announce some new Teen Classes!  The Rickie Report brings you all the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

October  Around  the  Art  School:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum Art School is a busy place with on-site exhibitions and events programed for this month as well as the beginning of a short Term 1B of 4 weeks, starting on Oct. 1st and Term 2 starting on October 29th.

 

Check out our website to find new and popular classes such as; Introduction to Drawing, Colored Pencil Drawing, Drawing and Perspective, Graphic Novels, Watercolor Painting, Painting Acrylic or Oil, Collage, Oil Pastels, Textile Transformation, Ikebana Japanese Flowers Design, and much more.

 

 

 

Exhibitions and Events At The Boca Raton Museum Art School:

 

5th Annual Boca Photo Exhibit

Sunday, October 7, 2018 / 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

Join Allan Pierce, instructor and professional photographer, for a day of informal discussions and workshops on photography led by advanced students of the Art School.

Hilda Mirwis – The Photographic Eye: An Emotional Journey

Dennis Sperling – Double Take

Donna Wells – Taking Flight

Photographs from our presenters and advanced photography students will concurrently be displayed at the Art School Gallery. Complimentary bagels and coffee will be served.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited.

Call for reservations 561-392-2503

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs by Donna Wells

 

 

 

Student’s Exhibition # 1

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 16th

5:30 to 7:30 PM 

 

Join us in celebrating the first term student’s artwork at the Art School main gallery, art will be on view until November 7th.   

In the Focus Gallery, enjoy the SOLO exhibition by Iryna Oliinyk, a dedicated student of Painting classes with Instructors Scherer and Ouporov.

  

 

Paintings by Iryna Oliinyk

 

Terms  2  – 5  Classes/ Workshops:

Our new catalog contains 5 terms spanning from Fall 2018 to Spring 2019. 

Registration is open online or by calling 561-392-2503.  

Here are some of our featured classes:

 

 

 

Open Figure Drawing 

Saturdays from 1 -3:45 PM

Eager for more model time in the studio? Artists and adult students can join this un-instructed drawing workshop, available every Saturday. Now until April 13th 2019.

Public: $20.  Currently enrolled Art School students: $15. 

For more information email to artschool@bocamuseum.org or call 561-392-2503.

 

 

 

Exploring Acrylics with Instructor Vicki Siegel:

The class focuses on various foundation skills for painting in a creative atmosphere. Learn how to get started, setup a palette and mix color, brushwork, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, glazing, layering, texture, and how to use gels and mediums. The class will work from both a set up and instructor photographs until you develop your own ideas as your painting skills improve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Watercolor with Instructor Ted Matz:

Explore the pleasures and challenges of watercolor. Learn a variety of techniques, including wet-on-wet and dry brush, as you learn to paint primarily from still-life setups. Demonstration of techniques and discussion of the principles of color mixing and composition are an essential part of this course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor Painting by Instructor Ted Matz

 

 

Bead Embroidered Jewelry with Instructor Fin McNiel:

Create beautiful wearable art jewelry by using bead embroidery techniques. Suitable for beginning and intermediate students. $20 material fee paid to the instructor on the first day of class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piece by Instructor Fin McNiel

 

 

 

Throwing on Potter’s Wheel – Beginners

Learn the basics with an emphasis on centering, trimming, additions, and glazing using the wheel. Create Mugs, bowls, plates and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piece by Instructor Cynthia Zmetronak

 

Pet Portrait Painting with Instructor Renee Plevy

Working from your own photographs or iPad images, learn drawing and color mixing skills to obtain accurate proportions using oil paint. Animal anatomy, paint handling, and the use of light will be discussed. Clear instruction is given through demonstrations and one on-one guidance. Students learn the advantages of painting with oils to create lifelike portraits of their pets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pet Portrait by Renee Plevy

Youth and Teen Classes Highlights:

 Figure Drawing,  Pottery,  Digital Photography, Teen Portfolio Development, Explorations of Art

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor Maria Weiss Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Instructor Rita Daire Class

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor Lew Lautin Class                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor Chris Lyons Class

 

 

 

For information go to:

website http://www.bocamuseum.org

or call 561-392-2503

801 West Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton FL 33486

https://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Kling Gallery Wine & Decor Features Mimi McCallum’s Newest Works In “New Directions”, Opening August 24th

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of August’s Featured Guest Artist, Mimi McCallum. Mimi will show her new abstract work (cold wax and oil) in this exhibit, “New Directions”. This medium gives a beautiful translucent look, interesting textures, and beautiful color blends.  It can be carved into and scraped away to reveal  mystery. The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Friday, August 24th.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wonderful wine boutique and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET   MIMI  McCALLUM

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 24th

5 – 7 PM  

Exhibit runs through September

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

 

 

“Self Portrait” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

After years of creating visually recognizable imagery Mimi McCallum has taken a new direction!  Her new path is taking her into the world of abstract.  The pieces are painted with cold wax medium and oil paint.  Oil pastels, graphite oil sticks and other medium find their way into the mix.  Mimi’s brushes have been laid aside, as the paint is applied to canvas or cradled board with an assortment of tools: squeezes, spatulas, knives, rollers, printing implements, anything is in the game!

 

“Get Crackin” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

This luscious medium can be layered and layered, carved into and scraped away creating interesting textures and fascinating color blends.  The paintings have a history that is revealed and interwoven into the final image. Her one requirement is that the painting will stand compositionally from any direction, so it may be hung and viewed in personal preference.   Mimi’s paintings are intuitive and spontaneous with no initial plan.  Her “New Directions” take her on the creative journey, and she invites us along with her!

 

 

  “In The Park” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

 

Mimi received her Master of Art Education from Florida International University in Miami, her BA from Montana State in Bozeman MT.  She completed the Florida art certification from FSU in Tampa. Mimi attended Anchorage West High, where her father was an FBI agent.  She is married with two children and two grandchildren.

 

“Untitled” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

Mimi puts her talent to work in her studio in Jensen Beach, FL, and exhibits throughout Florida and the Bahamas.  She tells The Rickie Report, “Through my art I aspire to capture moments in time that relate to memories that touch our hearts. I aspire to create images of objects, places and figures with pleasing shapes and energetic color.”  Mimi’s new work was recently exhibited at Art Synergy 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Special Presidents Day Workshops At Boca Raton Museum of Art School February 17 – 19, For All Levels

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is offering special workshops during the President’s Day 3-day week February 17 – 19. The workshops are open to beginners as well as experienced artists; the aim is to experiment and try something different. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The pastel workshop and flower painting workshop were sold out in January so these workshops are being presented again!  

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road       Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

New spring classes start February 26!  

Check the website or call the office for more information.

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

 

WORKSHOPS on Presidents’ Day Weekend:

 

 

DRAWING:  

Drawing for Absolute Beginners. 
Have you always wanted to take an art class but were afraid you would be sitting next to a Leonardo Da Vinci? If so, this class is for you; a class in which you can start your artistic path.
Saturday February 17, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM  $75 
 Instructor: Leslie Albert

 

 

DRAWING:

Mandala in Colored Pencils
Through storytelling, guided meditation, and specific colored pencil drawing exercises create your own mandala. Learn to express the essential beauty and wholeness of your true nature and tap into the creativity of your spirit. (45 minute lunch break)
Sunday, February 18, 10am to 3pm, $75, Material Fee $15 
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen

 

 

JEWELRY:

Gemstone Cutting: Lapidary
Learn to form cabochon-style stones that can be used in future jewelry projects. Using saws, grinders, sanders, and polishing machines, students gain the pleasure of bringing a gemstone to life. 
Saturday and Sunday, Feb 17 and 18.  1 – 4 PM, $120
Instructor: Don Dietz

 

 

PAINTING:

Breathing New Life into Old Paintings- with Oil Pastels
We all have them, those paintings that just didn’t make a home run.  Now you can take that not quite perfect painting out of the closet and re-invigorate it; keep the good sections, and alter other sections to make a completely new artwork.
Monday, February 19, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, $75
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen

PAINTING:

Paint Gorgeous Flowers in Oils!
Learn to paint flowers that look truly fresh and alive as you discover how to create accurate form and luminescent color! Plenty of demonstrations and time to practice new techniques will be provided. $25 material fee for canvas, brushes, and oil paint. (45 minute lunch break)  Instructor: Diane Reeves

SUNDAY & MONDAY, FEB. 18 & 19 / 10:00 AM–4:30 PM ART SCHOOL  $200

Transform your Art: Collage & More

Refresh and reinvent your art.  Explore how to use unfinished paintings or drawings combined with photos, collage elements to create a foundation for drawing and painting a completely new artwork.
Instructor: Barbara Wasserman
Monday, Feb. 19  10 AM to 3PM

 

For more information about this event or classes:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
 561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool     www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum Art School Offers Special Workshops During Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week For All Levels. Try Something Different!

Boca Raton Museum Art School is offering special workshops during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 3-day week January 13- 15. The workshops are open to beginners, intermediate, and experienced artists; the aim is to experiment and try something different. The Rickie Report shares the details  and some sneak peeks.  From Drawing, Jewelry making, to Painting, this is your chance to learn a new technique or hone  a skill.  Coming up: New 4-session courses start Monday, January 29. Classes include: Collage, Beginning Drawing, Drawing in the Museum, Kumihimo, Ikebana Flower Design, Portrait Painting and Textile Transformations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road       Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

 

 

Large Scale Figure Drawing

 

 

DRAWING: Large Scale Figure Drawing


Break out of the box and draw bigger! Drawing life-size or larger than life format provides students with the opportunity to better see shapes, forms, and planes within the figure. (45 minute lunch break)
 $95, 
Instructor: Leslie Albert

 

Necklace by Marta Cruz

 

 

JEWELRY: Florida Black Coral Jewelry

Join expert jeweler, Don Dietz, in this exciting workshop to create your own unique jewelry using Florida black coral. The workshop includes how to collect coral, smoothing and polishing, forming it into shapes, and assembling it with sterling silver findings. 
Saturday, January 13,  NOON – 5:00 PM, $110
Instructor: Don Dietz

 

Oil Pastel

 

 

PAINTING: Breathing New Life into Old Paintings – with Oil Pastels

We all have them, those paintings that just didn’t make a home run.  Now you can take that not quite perfect painting out of the closet and re-invigorate it; keep the good sections, and alter other sections to make a completely new artwork.
Monday, January 15,  9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, $75  Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen

 

 

Painting Flowers in oils

 

PAINTING: Paint Gorgeous Flowers in Oils!

Learn to paint flowers that look truly fresh and alive as you discover how to create accurate form and luminescent color! Plenty of demonstrations and time to practice new techniques will be provided. $25 material fee for canvas, brushes. and oil paint. (45 minute lunch break)  Instructor: Diane Reeves   Sunday and Monday, January 14 and 15  
10 AM to 4:30 PM $200

 

 

Abstract Painting

 

PAINTING: Stand up to Paint!
Challenge yourself to paint abstractly on large scale with big brushes to explore composition, gesture, and mark making. Hang your large canvas on the wall to ensure using your entire body in the process of painting. This 2-day atelier is for expanding your reach, experimenting, and discovering.   Instructor: Eydi Lampasona
  Sunday and Monday, January 14 and 15  
10 AM – 5 PM, $215

 

 

Drawing at the Museum with Chris Lopez

 

For more information about this event or classes:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
 561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool     www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Lynn Matsuoka Swings The Barn Door Open To The World Of Horses In Motion

After a glorious 37-year art career in Japan, Lynn Matsuoka is now sharing her visual wealth throughout the Hamptons. Lynn’s new equestrian art debuted at Art Hamptons in July this season and continues to excite art patrons and equestrian lovers world wide. This Exhibition of the Equestrian collection will be highlighted August 23rd – 30th at Snake Hollow Studio right across the street from the Hampton Classic. Lynn brings an international cachet to her US endeavors and it’s hard to know where to start to describe the soul stirring artistic life she has led. From the inner sanctums of sumo wrestlers, to 20 years working backstage with Japan’s top Kabuki actors documenting their costume and make-up changes, she now takes viewers into the stables and paddocks of the horse world.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some of Lynn’s magical imagery.

 

 

 

 

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Snake Hollow Studio

 

Invites You To:

Exhibition of the Equestrian Collection

AUGUST 23rd – 30th

1:00 – 5:00 Daily

221 Snake Hollow Road

 

(Across the street from the Hampton Classic)

Or Call: 631.537.5237

 

 

Lynn Matsuoka is now sharing her visual wealth throughout the Hamptons, after a 37 year art career in Japan. Lynn’s new equestrian art  debuted at Art Hamptons in July this season.  

 

 

"Flying" By Lynn Matsuoka

“Flying” By Lynn Matsuoka

 

 

After admiring horses all day, come across the road and admire their unique portraits, as created by a leading Hamptons equestrian artist.  Meet fellow aficionados and savor summer refreshments as you discover powerful equestrian paintings, drawings and prints by internationally collected artist, Lynn Matsuoka.  Her striking body of work must be experienced up close and personal to fully realize its gravitas and energy impact.  This low key, classic art event can be found at Snake Hollow Studio, August 23rd – August 30th.

 

"After The Classic" by Lynn Mastuoka

“After The Classic” by Lynn Mastuoka

 

 

Blessed with a gift of documentary story-telling fused with a rare visual craft, Matsuoka’s art conjures up the poetic imagery of birds in flight and horses gliding over the earth. Her brush glides over the canvas or paper, creating a startling whirr of images and motion. Her sure hand designs poetic movements that stir emotion in the viewer, and her compelling work has thus earned over 40 international solo shows.

 

"Polo" by Lynn Matsuoka

“Polo” by Lynn Matsuoka

 

Matsuoka’s new equestrian works are defined by powerful, lyrical lines. They often feature hand-made rice paper, lending a rich substrate of unique depth and tactile quality wherever her brush lands. It adds further credence to her reportage skill and energy, where she quickly converts people, animals and events into inspirationally renewing art. When she finishes a painting or drawing, it not only “looks” but “feels” like the person or animal depicted. It’s all part of her open energy approach, a rare artistic gift that creates instant emotional connections.

 

"Watching From The Buggy" by Lynn Matsuoka

“Watching From The Buggy” by Lynn Matsuoka

 

 

Lynn brings an international cachet to her U.S. endeavors and it’s hard to know where to start to describe the soul stirring artistic life she has led. From the inner sanctums of sumo wrestlers, to 20 years working backstage with Japan’s top Kabuki actors documenting their costume and make-up changes, she now takes viewers into the stables and paddocks of the horse world.

 

"Ahead Of The Rain" by Lynn Matsuoka

“Ahead Of The Rain” by Lynn Matsuoka

 

Her peek at life behind the scenes and the insights into ancient Japanese life opened magical doors to a previously hidden world of mystery. And now she turns her all-knowing eye to the culture and intrigues of American equestrian endeavors.

 

 

"On The Money" by Lynn Matsuoka

“On The Money” by Lynn Matsuoka

 

 

Lynn learned these very fast “reportage drawing” techniques through her time studying with the great Jack Potter at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She begins her compositions capturing delicate nuances of the world she surveys. Using graphite pencils and oil pastels on canvas or rag paper, she first creates a likeness, then sketches in quick, exacting detail the costumes, colors and energy forces inherent in her subjects.

 

"Grazing At Two Trees" by Lynn Matsuoka

“Grazing At Two Trees” by Lynn Matsuoka

This spontaneous act preserves the moment, feeling and spirit of her portraits. Her paintings evoke karmic forces, using bold lines and subtle colors that depict the effects of light on her subjects. This same sensibility also shows up in her commissioned portraits.

 

 

"Zen Horses" by Lynn Matsuoka

“Zen Horses” by Lynn Matsuoka

 

 

The U.S. born Matsuoka gained superstar status during her tenure in Tokyo. One of the few “outsiders” ever allowed to observe the secretive sanctums of sumology, she put her talents to quick use in a long series of in-depth depictions of this art form onto itself. She is the singular champion of this unique, free method of expression, as she pushes the boundaries of how defining moments in sport are captured.  Born in New York City, Lynn studied art & music at Temple University in Philadelphia and later studied at SVA with Jack Potter & Milton Glaser.

 

"Dad's Bagel Band" by Lynn Matsuoka

Dad’s Bagel Band” by Lynn Matsuoka


Lynn tells The Rickie Report,” The human image, alive and expectant and representing tradition is what inspires me. Documenting Japanese Sumo and Kabuki in quick, on-location drawings, then turning some of them into paintings has been my main focus for many years, tho’ I have focused as well on Hawaiian Hula, American sports, Native Americans and other traditions, including the Equestrian world.”

 

She goes on to explain, ” The Sumo and Kabuki worlds have always appeared to me to be a microcosm of the Japanese culture, a population apart yet steeped in the traditional values. The men of sumo do not realize their own beauty and always look at my work with surprise. The Kabuki actors are well aware of their beauty, as that is their focus, and have always told me that they like me to be there drawing them because they feel I capture their beauty.”

 

"Sky Horse" by Lynn Matsuoka

“Sky Horse” by Lynn Matsuoka

 

Lynn considers herself a “reportage artist”.  She begins most of her work in front of the subject at the tournament, the practice ring the Equestrian ring, stables, wherever her subject lives and works.  ” I work quickly to produce many initial line drawings, indicating light, shadow, and color, and then often finish the piece later in my studio. Accuracy is important to me, to include the intricacy of the tied Sumo mawashi (belt), or the referee’s headdress and kimono, the layers of the kabuki actor’s kimono… the feathers of the Native American headdress. The riding boot in the stirrup…”

 

 

 

“I like to start with a good paper, prepared with a dark ground so the quick graphite drawing has instant depth. A hit of color gives it dimension and the work begins to breathe.  Recently I have been working on large wooden panels in the studio, transposing my on-location drawings to the painting on board or canvas.”

 

 

For Interviews, Press Inquiries, or More Information

please contact Lynn Matsuoka at 631.537.5237

 

 

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