New Studio For Visual Arts Presents “Secrets Of Egg Tempera” With Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov Plus “Pop Of Pink” Juried Exhibit To Benefit American Cancer Society

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is proud to present The Secrets of Egg Tempera with Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov.  Oil painters are welcome to experience first hand the painting technique of the “Old Masters”.  This intensive 3 hour workshop begins Friday, September 20 and runs through November 1.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details. In addition, we remind art lovers to attend “The Power Of Pink” juried exhibition which benefits the American Cancer Society.  Opening night is Friday, October 11.  The exhibit is available October 7 – November 1, 2019.



The New Studio for the Visual Arts proudly presents:

The Secrets of Egg Tempera


Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov



“Lauren” by Scherer & Ouporov




Fridays, September 20 – November 1, 2019

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$280 (plus $50 materials fee)

Oil painters are welcome


Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov



Egg tempera is a luminous painting medium with great potential for present-day artists as well as those interested in experiencing firsthand the painting methods of the “Old Masters”. Combining historical Russian and Renaissance painting traditions with a contemporary approach, Suzanne Scherer brings this ancient method of painting to the Art School. In this intensive 3-hour workshop, learn the process of egg tempera painting through in-depth instruction and demonstrations from the preparation of true gesso wood panels, mixing paints from dry pigments and egg yolk, to under painting, and glazing. Materials included in tuition.






“Untitled” by Scherer & Ouporov





Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov Biography

American-born Suzanne Scherer and Russian-born Pavel Ouporov are a collaborative team who met while studying at the renowned Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute—one of Russia’s two institutions of higher arts education and part of the Russian Academy of Arts established in 1757 by Peter the Great. Scherer earned a BFA from Florida State University, an MFA from Brooklyn College, and received an International Research & Exchanges Board Award to be the first American visual artist accepted into the Russian Academy of Arts during the Soviet period. At the age of 11, Ouporov won admittance into the Moscow State Academy Art Lyceum, graduated at 18, and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute.


“Avery Version 2” by Scherer & Ouporov



Scherer & Ouporov have received international recognition for their collaborative works. Museum exhibitions include the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Bass Museum, Miami, Historical Museum of the City of Vienna, ICA, Moscow, Passage de Retz, Paris, Boston Center for the Arts, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Evansville Museum of Art, Indiana, and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University. Their works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard University Fogg Art Museum, the Library of Congress, NY Public Library, and The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, among others. Their work has been featured in Art In America, ArtNews, The New York Times, The New Yorker, PBS, and Public Affairs Television. The artists are represented by ACA Galleries, NY and Armand Bowling Fine Art, Jupiter FL. Their original prints are represented by the Mezzanine Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.






A Juried exhibition to benefit the

 American Cancer Society

October 7 – November 1, 2019





OCTOBER 11, 2019

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In honor of all of the men and women in our lives who have fought a battle with Cancer, The New Studio for the Visual Arts of Jupiter, Inc. presents “POP! Power of Pink!” A specially tailored juried art exhibition to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Attacking from every angle.



The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 



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How Chaos Theory and Fractals Influence Deborah Bigeleisen’s Artistic Vision

When you see her art, you are transformed.  Deborah Bigeleisen’s florals intensely magnify everything.  You are only looking at portion of a petal on a large canvas.  And yet you understand innately that you are seeing only a smaller part of the larger whole.  While maintaining a studio in West Palm Beach, Bigeleisen’s art career is taking her to all parts of the globe. The Rickie Report knows you will appreciate how her philosophy informs her artistry when you see it!


Conception 4 Units

Conception 4 Units


The Englishman Fine Art Gallery will be showing her work at the upcoming Naples Art, Antique and Jewelry Show February 7 – 11 and at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art, and Antique Show at the Palm Beach County Convention Center February 15 – 19. In addition, Deborah’s work will be on exhibit with CK Contemporary of San Francisco for the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair February 15-17th  and she will have a Solo show at The Englishman Fine Art Gallery in Naples, FL on March 14th.  and 



CK Contemporary is the living master artists gallery expansion of the Christopher Clark Fine Art Gallery of 19th and 20th century master works. Using light as her muse, Deborah works with oils and glazing mediums applying more than twenty translucent layers to mold her forms and give them a new life-force!




She tells us, “As an artist who has always used natural forms as my subject and began my career by painting Rembrandt-like portraits of white roses, my interest in Chaos Theory and fascination with one of its components – fractals – has permanently transformed my artistic vision. To paraphrase William Blake, I see the world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of my hand, and eternity in an hour.”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHer subject is no longer simply a flower.  Bigeleisen has discovered an inexhaustible richness of the structure that goes beyond what is recognizable to the naked eye. “By peeling away the layers and magnifying the image to its core, I’ve gained a deeper insight into the universal properties of all natural phenomena because I’ve uncovered a dynamic system whose pattern repeats in other phenomena.”

“This is where my work takes the literal definition of a fractal – the self-similarity of an object of nature that is repeated thousands of times at different magnifications (picture a head of broccoli) – and broadens the scope beyond a single object. It is not my objective to convey every orifice and streak of my subject’s surface, but rather to capture its character and essence with the ultimate objective to immortalize the transitory nature of life.”  

Deborah goes on to explain, “Magnifying the fractals beyond the core of a flower to the pure abstraction of the form, my work assumes a new choreography, energy and spirit having been totally freed from the constraints inherent in creating any depiction of representational work through the forms may suggest a natural likeness, reflective of their supple, sensuous and erotic origins. My canvases now explode with a new life-force as I focus on the movement and distribution of space across the surface, while continuing to use color and contrast to draw the viewer in and then back out.”  




Deborah works exclusively from her own images and has taken photographs at botanical gardens all over North America (Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier,CA; Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA; and her favorite – Butchart Gardenson Vancouver Island, Victoria, BC).  She also studied with “The Father of Digital Art” and good friend, Laurence Gartel.  Her work has been included in numerous juried events at museums and exhibitions around the U.S., beginning here, in Palm Beach County.



Tipping Point

Tipping Point


Deborah shares her philosphy, “Echoing the personal philosophy of Rembrandt who ‘loved what he painted and only painted what he loved’ I continue to be captivated by natural forms. A portrait painter has a duty to reveal the character of his subject – his mood, inner drama, and mystery – not merely copy a likeness. Applying similar principles to my painting practice, I use light as my muse and work with oils and glazing mediums applying upwards of twenty translucent layers over a comprehensively developed under-painting to mold the forms and to capture the depth of my subject’s anatomy, its dynamism, its turbulence, and its unpredictability”

“Since color has a significant impact on one’s perception, I use a carefully controlled palette to engage the viewer to question his own bond between human activity and the patterns and cycles of nature.”


Untitled No.27 Diptych

Untitled No.27 Diptych

Current Gallery Locations:  New York City, NY- Spanierman Gallery,-Deborah/album   San Francisco- CK Contemporary   London, England / Naples, FL; The Englishman   Aspen, CO – Royal Aspen Art Gallery ; Beaver Creek, CO – Horton Fine Art ; Cashiers, NC – John Collette Fine Art; Southampton, NY – Chrysalis Gallery.  In addition, Deborah’s paintings reside in private as well public art collections around the world.  


To reach Deborah Bigeleisen call 561.689.7748     mobile: 561.351.8755 or


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