Brigitte Balbinot New Works are Featured at AR Gallery in Delray Beach

Brigitte Balbinot says, “Painting isn’t what I do it is simply who I am”.  Her abstract art pieces evoke an emotional response within each viewer.  Her newest collection, “Imperfection” will be featured at AR Gallery in Delray Beach’s Artists Alley.  The Rickie Report gives you a sneak peek and the details here. 

 

 

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AR Gallery

Artists Alley Delray Beach

Features

Brigitte Balbinot

 “Imperfection”

showcasing new works 

 

February 6, 2015

 

Opening Reception 6-9 pm

AR Gallery – Artists Alley
340-D NE 4th Street      Delray Beach, FL 33444

Gallery Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday   12-5 PM

Third Thursday of Each Month   6-9 PM

And By Appointment
We will open our doors for you and your guests with a phone call  9AM-9PM

Tel.: 561.444.9989 | 561.289.4542

 

 

 

Brigitte Balbinot tells us, ” When I create, it is my way to communicate with the world. With each painting, there is a special dialogue that is intimate. I aim to provoke an emotional reaction in the viewer. Sometimes it is in the form of a question; sometimes it is simply a feeling or a mood that comes about. Regardless of its interpretation, I strive to inspire”.

 

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“Bamboo II” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

“I favor abstract painting and use a minimalistic approach in my work. To me simplicity is about bringing order to complexity. When the work is streamlined, it enables the mind to expand. Only then can imagination happen. I love depth and textures, they remind me of what once was”.

 

"Wasabi" by Brigitte Balbinot

“Wasabi” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

“The philosophy Wabi-Sabi from the Zen Buddhist culture that is centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection plays a definite role in my creative process. My paintings sometimes appear to be “scarred” and “worn”, survivors of a long journey having a story to tell… Working with oil paint, pigments and various mediums allow me to create a work that is rich in substance and interesting to look at. I prefer to work large as it creates a stronger focal point that captures the viewer’s attention”.

 

 

"Japan" by Brigitte Balbinot

“Japan” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

Brigitte Balbinot, Artist, was born in Lausanne, Switzerland.  Over the years, she  traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. These experiences have contributed to define her as an Artist.  In 1988, a visit in Paris was a turning point. At the Pompidou Museum, the discovery of Salvador Dali’s work “The Persistence of Memory”, in which melting watches rest in an eerily calm landscape inspired her to create art that  convey self-reflection, emotional response and inspiration.

 

"Windmill" by Brigitte Balbinot

Windmill” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

“My work  is about feelings and emotions”  she says. The use of textures, juxtaposition of numerous layers of paint and special pigments  contribute to add depth and light to her paintings which are meant to be interesting, complex and simple all at the same time.

 

 

"Lost Civilization" by Brigitte Balbinot

“Lost Civilization” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

Brigitte’s work is part of  private collections and commercial collections in North America and Europe.  The Artist divides her time between her two studios located in South Florida and the province of Quebec. Her paintings have garnered awards and accolades wherever she has exhibited.

 

 

"My Little Dragon" by Brigitte Balbinot

“My Little Dragon” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

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"Scripture" by Brigitte Balbinot

“Scripture” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

For more information please contact Brigitte Balbinot, Artist at   561.324.8744

Please visit www.brigittebalbinot.com  or https://www.facebook.com/BrigitteBalbinotFineArtGallery

 

 

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Brigitte Balbinot Unveils New Paintings

The Rickie Report is pleased to share artwork by a community-based artist, Brigitte Balbinot.  Her style is abstract with wonderful textural marks.  Read this article to learn more about Brigitte and her paintings.

 

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Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

Brigitte Balbinot was born in Lausanne, Switzerland.  As a child, she  traveled extensively with her family to various places in Europe and Asia and even lived for a time in Africa. These childhood experiences have contributed to define her as an Artist.

 

Self-taught, she used to draw and sketch as a child and began painting on board panels with the recurrent theme of space and far away galaxies which fascinated her. Her passion for science still comes into play today as she loves to experiment with new techniques and mediums to further develop her artistry.

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At age 22, during a visit at the Pompidou museum in Paris where she participated in a guided tour of Salvador Dali’s collection, she was particularly moved by “The Persistence of Memory”, painted in 1931, in which these melting watches rest in an eerily calm landscape. In this other dimension, time is of no relevance. Inspired by the significance of Dali’s message, she felt inspired and compelled to create larger artworks that convey self-reflection and inspiration.

 

 

Today, she divides her time between her two studios located in South Florida and the province of Quebec. That way, she says, she has the best of both worlds and can feel a different kind of vibration depending on the location and the season.

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Prior to 2010, Brigitte focused on drawing, painting, modeling and photography.  For the next two years, she gave a great deal of attention to her painting, experimenting with new mediums and techniques.  In 2011, Brigitte starting painting with oils, alkyds, waxes and resin.  Her work became progressively larger.   

 

Brigitte was part of the  Group Exhibit and the Art of Wine in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl in 2012,  Group Exhibit at Agora Gallery in New York City;  Group Exhibit at Art Fusion in Miami; All year exhibit at Artists Association of Jupiter, FL Coop; All year exhibit at private studio in Miami and Montreal; Solo exhibit at Artists Association of Jupiter, Fl – Fall 2012; Group exhibit at the Lighthouse Museum of Jupiter, Fl; Group exhibit at Glass, Clay, Metal and Stone Gallery in Lake Worth, Fl; Online Group Exhibit – Elements of Art: Texture – Still Point Gallery, Brunswick, ME; 2013  Exhibit at “L’Espace Contemporain” in Montreal, CA and  All year exhibit at private studio in Miami and Montreal.

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She tells The Rickie Report, “When I begin a new painting, I try to let go of the intellectual side and the ego, the part of us that allows for judgment and egotistic behaviors, and channel the inspiration that may be brought by humanity in its organized as well as in its chaotic state. Art to me is a link that connects each and every one of us. With each of my creations, I try to create work that represents the depth of life that brings the viewer to not necessarily think but wonder, question and feel. I aim for an emotional rather than an intellectual response to the work I create. Trying to capture the very thing that connects us all is mystical, but is the essence of life itself. A combination of silence, meditation and music are a part of my creating process. It helps me either calm or energize the energy within to achieve balance.”

 

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Noting that her paintings are large, for the most part, Brigitte tells our readers, ” I usually start with basic concept of color visualization, basic shapes’ structure, which I would refer to as “organized energy”. I favor the use of oil paints, resins, waxes and alkyds as to speed up the long process of drying. I generally work on several pieces at a time for that very same reason. The tools I use can be anything from pallet knives, to brushes, spatulas, sanders and even q-tips. The motions can range from rough and energized to really detailed and soft.”

 

Working on such large pieces  as well as numerous canvases at the same time, Balbinot points out, ” It may take days, weeks and sometimes months for a painting to be completed. I know my work is done when after several passes I can look at it and feel that it needs nothing more from me to be alive.”

 

The Rickie Report is pleased to bring Brigitte’s art and creativity to our readers.  In addition to her original paintings, Brigitte offers limited edition prints and cards of her meaningful images.  Look for information about future shows, exhibits and awards from this wonderful artist!  For more information  www.brigittebalbinot.com/works    contact:  Brigitte Balbinot   561.324.8744  brigittebalbinot@me.com

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Greet 2013 With Fabulous Offerings by Artisans and Artists in Delray Beach

Before the ball has dropped in Times Square you need stretch your legs!  Walking through the 6th Annual Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Art Festival organized by Howard Alan will offer you an abundance of artists and artisans showing their creations.  The Rickie Report understands that there are many outdoor events during “season”, but this one is special.  Most likely, you have seen Jennifer Ardolino’s artwork in a hotel or spa.  Check out this prolific artist, who paints Floridian scenes in Deco, Traditional and Abstract styles!

  

6th Annual Downtown Delray Beach New Years Weekend Art Festival

 DELRAY BEACH BRINGS IN NEW YEAR WITH FABULOUS CRAFT FESTIVAL

Vast Array of Unique & Affordable Crafts Handmade in the USA

 Saturday December 29 – Sunday December 30

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 4th Avenue & Atlantic Avenue

Free and open to the public

 

One hundred fifty leading crafters from the US will line 4th Avenue & Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach with their professional booths displaying original handmade affordable crafts and gift items. The artistic media include folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, wall hangings, ceramics, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products.  One of those artists is Jennifer Ardolino.

 

Jennifer Ardolino sees art in many things and has a magical way of transforming what she sees into vivid, wonderfully colored images that transport the viewer into the scenes. The rich palette of the tropics and the beauty of nature have provided Jennifer with an endless variety of vibrant subjects. Her chosen media extend from the supple natural beauty of watercolorsto the strong vivid colors of acrylics.


A Native of South Florida, Jennifer’s painting have always reflected her surroundings. Ranging from the vividly colored tropical manicured landscapes of South Florida where she grew up, to the wild unspoiled natural beauty of a remote island preserve where she now lives, to the tropical Caribbean where she has sailed to and visited many times.


Jennifer self publishes all her own artwork, her many years of training and experience as a successful graphic designer have given her the skills and expertise to produce all of her own Giclee prints. This allows her to enjoy ultimate control over the quality and artistic content in each and every print she produces. Her paintings and Giclee prints are the ultimate blend of nature, art, color and state of the art technology.

A graduate of Colorado’s Institute of Art, Ardolino’s work has gained national and international acclaim, earning her numerous awards on the art show circuit. Her artwork can be found in galleries in Florida as well as at Caribbean hotels, corporations and private collections including: Sandal’s Resort, St. Croix , Paradise Island, Nassau , Doral Resort, Miami Beach , Doral Resort, Miami; Hyatt, Miami Lakes.

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Collections: Sandal’s Resort, St. Croix Paradise Island, Nassau Doral Resort, Miami Beach Doral Resort, Miami Hyatt, Miami Lakes Shows & Awards: Banyan Festival – Poster Artist – 1996 Coconut Grove Artist of the Year 1996 – “Coconut Grover” Newspaper Shrimp Festival – Fernandina Beach – Isle of Eight Flags Award 1998 Shrimp Festival – Fernandina Beach – Isle of Eight Flags Award 1999 Homosassa Seafood, Arts and Craft Festival – Second Place 1999 Festival of the Arts – Inverness – Award of Merit 1999 Key Biscayne Art Festival – Best in Category 2000 Shrimp Festival – Fernandina Beach – Isle of Eight Flags Award 2000 Meet Me Downtown – Boca Raton – 2nd Place Watercolor 2001 Shrimp Festival – Fernandina Beach – 2nd Place Watercolor 2001 Key Biscayne Art Festival -2002 – Best in Category 2002 Key Biscayne Art Festival – 2003 – Merit Award

 

 

Galleries representing Jennifer include: Kathleen Longley Coconut Grove Gallery Artist Representative 2790 Bird Avenue 3625 SE 1st St Coconut Grove, Florida 33133 Boynton Beach, Florida (305)445-7401 (561) 733-8732;  Hi-Tec Graphics Studio 100 4600 SW 71 Ave. 100 SE 1st St. Miami, FL 33155 Boca Raton, Florida 33432 (305) 663-1127 (561) 392-0745; Ann’s Framing Gallery  Calusa Gallery 2172 Gulf Gate Drive 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Suite 404 Sarasota, Florida 34231 Naples. FL 34109 (941) 923-3704 (941) 594-3888; Designs Art & Framing Frame Designs 1303-D1 SE 17th St. Cswy 1681 SE Hwy 19 Southport Shopping Center Crystal River, Florida 34429 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33316 (352) 795-5131 (954) 832-918 and Cottage Framer Earth-Star Designs 1910 NW Hwy 19 10849 W Yulee Dr. Crystal River, Florida Homosassa, FL 34448 (352) 795-5596 (352) 621-0166. To reach Jennifer: (352) 563-6477 ~ Fax: (352) 795-6783  or Email: jennifer@jaart.com 

To ensure a superior event with quality affordable original crafts, all of the local and national crafters have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country.  American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

Whether you are a craft enthusiast or looking for distinctive, original gifts, there is something for everyone. This outdoor family friendly event allows the public to support the arts, the crafters as well as the local community in a fabulous setting. A full spectrum of craft art media will be on display and for sale including folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, wall hangings, ceramics, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products with prices ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. For more information:  www.artfestival.com – 561-746-6615.

 

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