Pat Levey Has Gone to the Horse Races With Benefit Auction!

Artist Patricia Levey confirms her ability to create a wide range of artwork with her latest piece! She teamed up with Polo America and brings us a whimsical 3D polo pony and rider. The Rickie Report shares photos of the process and the finished piece, which will be auctioned off to benefit the injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Kudos to Pat!

 

Pat Levey

 

Equine Art

 

 

 

 

To celebrate Polo America’s 25th Anniversary in 2014, the organization hosted an original art exhibition.  Renowned artists from around the world painted a limited number of fiberglass polo players on horseback. The statues measure 5 feet 6 inches and were displayed at a number of art exhibitions around the country.  The artists had the option of showing the horse and rider as realistic team or they could be painted at the artist’s discretion, while keeping the structural integrity of the form intact.  Patricia Levey’s agent, Jeanne Chisolm suggested Pat answer a “call for entries” for a 3D polo pony and rider.

 

 

 

 

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Pat tells The Rickie Report, ‘I answered a ‘Call to Artists’ and was accepted to paint a whimsical horse shopping on Worth Avenue and Rodeo Drive. He was shown on April 19th at a Large Polo Exhibition game and party in Wellington,FL, traveled to Georgia for 45 days, and then on to San Diego where he will be auctioned off. As an artist I get a % of the proceeds and the rest goes to the Marines “Semper Fi” charity for their wounded warriors.”

 

Pat takes The Rickie Report readers through the process of her creation:

 

Pat started planning the placement of the images she has chosen

Pat Levey starts planning the placement of the images she has chosen

 

 

 

 

 

Close-Up of Pat's design

Close-Up of Pat Levey’s design

 

Pat painted the horse gold.  The leather is copper, while the polo player ‘s skin and boots are silver.  Using bronze to accent his clothing lets the colors of the ladies  shopping and the shopping bags themselves stand out.

 

 

 

 

Close-up of the Polo Player

Close-up of the Polo Player by Pat Levey

 

 

The polo player’s helmet is a bright blue and the buttons on his clothing is gold.  Pat used red for an accent color. She integrated the clocks on Worth Avenue in her design as well.

 

 

 

Pat Levey's Polo Player

Pat Levey’s Polo Player

 

 

The Rickie Report spoke with Mr. Randy Russell, Director of Polo America. He shared, “Pat’s horse is whimsical! Her concept to use actual shopping bags from stores on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach,FL  plus Rodeo Drive in CA was brilliant. We look forward to the auction, where people from around the world will bid on all of the entries.”

 

 

Pat Levey's Polo Player on display at Augusta International Airport

Pat Levey’s Polo Player on display at Augusta International Airport

 

For more information about placing a bid on this or other entries, please visit: www.poloamerica.com or call (803) 652-1181

 

For more information about Pat Levey’s artwork and jewelry please call (561) 844-8904 or
patleveyfinearts@me.com  or visit: www.patleveyfinearts.com

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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561-537-0291

David McEwen Offering Classes, Workshops and Demos

Delightful David McEwen is back in town!  He is offering a number of classes, workshops and demos while he and Sally are in Florida for a few months.  David’s teaching style is infectious – humor, wit and artistic technique all in one!  Sign up now because David’s classes are quite popular! The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details in this article.

 

 

 

David McEwen

 

 

 
Sally and David McEwen

Sally and David McEwen

 

Classes for All Levels at the home of Jean Hutchinson, 811 NW3rd Ave, Delray Beach
 
Thursday 23rd January 10am – 1pm
Wednesday 5th February 10am – 1pm
Friday 7th February 10am – 1pm
Thursday 20th Febuary 10am- 1pm
 
Phone Jean on 561-278-4479 to book your place
"Dry Dock"

“Dry Dock”

FREE demonstration workshop in drawing methods
Easel Art Supply Palm Beach – Friday 24th January 2pm – 5pm
810 Park Ave, Lake Park  
Phone Alexis on 561-844-3111 to book your place 
"January Expedition"

“January Expedition”

FREE demonstration in Watercolor Pencils
Hand’s Office and Art Supply    Saturday, January 25th  
325 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach FL
561-276-4194   or  www.HandsDelray.com
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Workshop on drawing “From 1st Sketch to Finished Work”
Easel Art Supply Palm Beach –  810 Park Ave, Lake Park  

Saturday 1st February and Saturday 22nd February – 9.30am to 12.30pm

Phone Alexis on 561-844-3111 to book your place

 

 

 

"Daughter and Grandson in the Shadows" by David McEwen

Daughter and Grandson in the Shadows” by David McEwen

 

When David and Sally moved to Southern France, they  set up a Painting Holiday Centre. David tells The Rickie Report that since then, “we’ve met people who have arranged painting and teaching trips to The Falkland Islands, teaching and exhibiting trips to San Diego and Delray Beach, painting trips to Venice, Barcelona, Jerez, Paris and, well………. basically, all over Europe.  So apart from saying I love Sal to bits; am seriously proud of my grandchildren, I think that painting is the best job in the world…”.


In 2012 David was elected to be an Associate Member of The Society of Equestrian Painters. He is represented by Jaynie Spector of The Dog and Horse Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina and by Dan and Carol Lynne at Forms, Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida. His work has been included in several magazines and The International Artist named him as a “master painter of the world”. 

 

For more information:  http://www.paintfrance.com/   or email Sally McEwen at sally.mcewen@wanadoo.fr  

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

From France to Florida, David McEwen Offers Classes

When we first walked into Forms Gallery on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, The Rickie Report was mesmerized by the paintings of David McEwen.  We had missed his short visit to Florida and followed him via email to his home in France.  His blog entries are captivating enough – but now you have the chance to meet him and take a lesson while he is back in our area!

The King, David

The King, David

David shares, “People keep telling me that I paint too many different things, that my work is too eclectic, that I should specialise. Er…….why……? I paint the things that give me a buzz, things that I love, things that I want to CELEBRATE. Each of these works are, in some sense, a speciality…I specialise in Colour and Light.”

Eric Lamaze and Hickstead

Eric Lamaze and Hickstead

Born in England, David first studied Fine Art under Victor Passmore at age 13.  McEwen tells us, “He made me draw for a year and then mix colours and learn my craft for another year. I returned to Art School in the 70’s when Lecturers just didn’t care what you did so that I can honestly claim since my first day there I’m self taught!”

Mia

Mia


There are many influences on his work including other painters whose works he loves, the Masters and Remington.  He has the highest regard for Norman Rockwell. 

Pascal's Breakfast

Pascal’s Breakfast


“There is one painter who influenced my work throughout my life, whose encouragement has helped me more than anybody … my brother, Christopher. He’s a painter with imagination and real talent.”


David’s sense of humor is easy to appreciate and understand, as he tells us how he met Sally: ” For the next twenty years or so I rambled from job to job until, in the early 90’s, I met somebody who found enough in my work to really encourage me to paint, paint and paint some more……and, Dear Reader, she married me.”  We love his blog entries!

Dressage

Dressage


Between 1992 and 1997 David worked on over 700 commissions. In 1993, he “became a full-time painter (not an Artist, they wander, looking pale and interesting, until struck by the ‘ Muse ‘ ) and have only one regret; that I didn’t do it sooner !,” he says.

 

Pointing the Way

Pointing the Way

In 1997 , he and Sally moved to Southern France and set up a Painting Holiday Centre. David tells The Rickie Report that since then, “we’ve met people who have arranged painting and teaching trips to The Falkland Islands, teaching and exhibiting trips to San Diego and Delray Beach, painting trips to Venice, Barcelona, Jerez, Paris and, well………. basically, all over Europe.  So apart from saying I love Sal to bits; am seriously proud of my grandchildren, I think that painting is the best job in the world…”.

Polo

Polo


In 2012 David was elected to be an Associate Member of The Society of Equestrian Painters. He is represented by Jaynie Spector of The Dog and Horse Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina and by Dan and Carol Lynne at Forms, Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida.His work has been included in several magazines and The International Artist named him as a “master painter of the world”.  In 2003 he was a runner-up in S.A.A.’s “Painter of the Year”.

 

David will be giving courses at Jean Hutchisons house in Delray Beach.  Places are limited. 

Thursday 31st Jan and Friday 1st Feb – 10am – 1pm
Thursday 7th and Friday 8th Feb same times
Thursday 14th and Friday 15th Feb same times.

Please call  561. 278. 4479 to inquire about classes and books your space.

David will also be demonstrating pastels at Hands Art Shop, Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach on Wednesday 6th February 1pm to 3pm. 

For more information:  http://www.paintfrance.com/   or email Sally Mcewen at sally.mcewen@wanadoo.fr  Forms Gallery is located at 415 E. Atlantic Avenue  Delray Beach, Florida.  The gallery is open 7 days a week.  Give yourself a treat and discover the exciting cultures of the contemporary Southwest as expressed by the best of today’s artists. For more information call Forms toll free at (888) 274-3676 or (561) 274-FORM or www.formsgallery.com

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291