26 4 / 2013
26 4 / 2013
26 4 / 2013
Above is an untitled painting by resident artist Mary Ellen Adragna Bossert. This fascinating piece of artwork features a seemingly loving and protective mother standing above her young child. Bossert states that she “…combines archetypal imagery to achieve a personal purging of thought and feelings while addressing a universal lure.” As seen in the painting above, Bossert has lived up to her philosophy in that many of her paintings are rich in capturing human emotions and ideas. In addition, the finished product of all her paintings offer a universal lure in that they capture the substantial beauty of her subjects. And capturing such beauty cannot be ignored as a widely and universally appreciated aspect of art.
For more information about Mary Ellen Bossert and her interesting works of art, please visit http://buffaloartsstudio.org/portfolio-view/mary-ellen-adragna-bossert/.
26 4 / 2013
This is a photograph of one of many beautiful paintings by resident artist Mary Ellen Adragna Bossert. The portrait above captures the pure happiness found in a lovely, smiling child. This painting is quite reminiscent of Bossert’s other paintings in which she portrays people, landscapes, and ideas that convey varying strong emotional themes. Bossert’s expert precision in her choice of contrasting colors and varying brush strokes add additional allure to this, as well as many of her other paintings.
In addition to being renowned as a gifted artist at Buffalo Arts Studio and within the Buffalo community, Bossert enjoys her career as an art teacher and mentor to many talented young artists. She currently teaches art at the Eden School District. For more information about Mary Ellen Bossert and her charming works of art, please visit http://buffaloartsstudio.org/portfolio-view/mary-ellen-adragna-bossert/.
22 3 / 2013
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08 3 / 2013
Below is a photograph of Chestnut Ridge Roots, a beautiful acrylic painting by resident artist Mary Ellen Adragna Bossert. As evident in this rustic, yet intricate painting, many of Bossert’s paintings are interpretations of the personal landscapes which surround her. In addition, Bossert explains that painting is a process that is, “…often sparked by a personal experience or observation. The process of putting brush to canvas so to speak is the journey of enlightenment. I love to see what it has to reveal to me in the end.” To learn more about Mary Ellen Adragna Bossert and her works, please visit http://buffaloartsstudio.org/portfolio-view/mary-ellen-adragna-bossert/.
06 3 / 2013
Featured below is a photograph of Bouquet Skyship Temple, an oil painting by resident artist Dennis Bertram. Bright, boxy structures, such as the one shown in Bouquet Skyship Temple, are a trademark of Bertram’s work. Such structures are meant to resemble contorted, surreal buildings in a psychic space. Bertram says that he favors painting buildings, whether they are abstract or realistic, because they symbolize the complexity of living in our modern communities and societies. While his works that feature rows of clustered buildings are meant to symbolize the sophistication of contemporary society, his works that feature floating buildings are meant to symbolize the individual buildings that we use in our daily lives, such as churches or houses. Besides painting uniquely abstract buildings, Bertram also enjoys creating artworks with more traditional subjects, such as portraits and figures. For more information about Dennis Bertram and his works, please visit http://bertramart.com/.
28 2 / 2013
Below is a photograph of a few charming ceramic works by resident artist Nancy Thayer. Thayer favors incorporating color into many of her ceramic pieces by spraying, dipping, or pouring colored glazes onto her carefully hand crafted pieces. However, as the white piece shown below demonstrates, Thayer also enjoys leaving some of her pieces a natural white and then adding a copper colored trim to highlight some of the details on these pieces. In front of this beautiful functional white and copper piece lay a few ornately shaped clay curls. Thayer says that she places these curls onto some of her bowls, plates, and other functional pieces in order to add some unique embellishment to them. For more information about Nancy Thayer and her works, please visit http://www.nancythayerclay.com/Nancy_Thayer_Clay/About_Me_%26_Current_Work.html.