Friday, July 29, 2011

Congratulations Andrea T. Kemp

SOLD!

Saks Galleries congratulates
on the sale of "Cherries" presented at the opening of
Now through September 30, 2011




"Where and how do I begin my career as a painter? At that time, I did what now is my life’s motto; when I am feeling stuck, I remind myself to just begin. Begin anywhere! My one and only concern was to paint paint paint! Somewhere between the beginning and the many paintings I had created, a voice emerged that was quiet but my own. My work developed into the beauty I wanted to portray.

The inspiration for my paintings come from all around me. Sometimes it can be as simple as a color, other times it can be the way two people are interacting. Whatever it might be, it is used as a building block for the piece. That is when creating an environment that will compliment, emphasize, or perhaps downplay my motive becomes so important to executing that vision. When working through a painting I have experience and tools to use that I have acquired from my past work, but never is the path completely the same. There are always unexpected obstacles that arise. Those little and big bumps give me the opportunity to truly be creative. To create the impossible and let the magic take hold."

Andrea T. Kemp


To learn more about Andrea T. Kemp visit
email at info@saksgalleries.com or call 303.333.4144


New Works
by

Edward Aldrich, William Berra, Rick Brogan, Kathy Cooper, Jane Christie, C. Michael Dudash, Barry Eisenach, Kim English, Daniel Glanz, Michael Godfrey, Walt Gonske, Very Goodnight, David Gray, Ron Hicks, Quang Ho, Andrea T. Kemp, Andre Kohn, Kirsten Kokkin, Barry Kooser, Joseph Lorusso, Kim Mackey, Andi "Nura" Mascare├▒as, Jay Moore, Robert Murray, Mary Qian, Don Sahli, Wayne Salge, Sallie K. Smith, Jill Soukup, Shirley Thomson-Smith, Michelle Torrez, Clive R. Tyler and Karen Vance.

Visit our website www.saksgalleries.com for information on special events


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sallie K. Smith's "After the Storm" at Saks Galleries

Sallie K. Smith has several beautiful landscapes in the "Impressions of Fall" exhibition at Saks Galleries. But I wanted to blog about this particular painting of Sallie's for several reasons, mainly because of the story-line behind this piece.


Sallie tells us..."Living in the semi-arid climate of Colorado makes me really appreciate a good downpour. Late one afternoon in Boulder, the sky opened and our town was washed down by a short but powerful rain. On the outskirts of the city these horses, wet with rain, went back about their grazing while the clouds, mist and the setting summer sun created this fresh and peaceful moment."

As Coloradans, we all have an appreciation for the rains or what seems like the monsoon weather patterns of Northern New Mexico these past few weeks. We have been raised with a deep abiding respect for our delicate eco-system and how precious water is out in the West. We are all practicing environmentalist on some level. And while we are concentrating on the ever-changing weather here, in this story, we are gently reminded of the beauty that surrounds us in Colorado, a pastoral setting with the Rocky Mountains in the background, lush green meadows sprinkled with high mountain flowers, and horses grazing on freshly washed sweet grasses that have emerged from the rains.

Surely, we could all enjoy an artful, late summer picnic as the sunset warms us. Send us images of your artful picnic in the Rocky Mountains.



Enjoy Sallie's latest works in the "Impressions of Fall" now through September 30, 2011
Meet Sallie K. Smith along with artists Barry Kooser and Jill Soukup Saturday, August 13, 2011 1:pm - 4:pm for "An Afternoon with the Artists" reception and demonstrations.

The "Impressions of Fall" will include a salon presented by Mikkel Saks on "The Art of Collecting Art", September 17th in conjunction with a reception for "Sculptures Who Paint and Painters Who Sculpt" - September 17th. Meet the artists.

Painting Credit: Sallie K. Smith "After The Storm" 16 x 32 oil
living artfully at Saks Galleries dejon austin malley

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Congratulations to David Gray





SOLD!


David Gray on the sale of
"Market Gems," "Odds and Ends I" and "Blue Ribbon"
presented at the opening of "Impressions of Fall" exhibition

Now through September 30, 2011

Saks Galleries began representing David Gray shortly after he became a participant in the "American Art Invitational" hosted by the gallery in Denver, Colorado in December of 2010.

Writer, Bonnie Gangelhoff said of Gray in a recent article in Southwest Art Magazine, ..."Whether he is painting still lifes or figures, Gray brings a deep knowledge of and respect for the masters that translates into an elegant minimalism on canvas or panel. His tonalist portraits usually focus solely on the head and shoulders, while his still lifes feature timeless objects surrounded by generous does of negative space." We couldn't have said it better.

Gray's greatest influence is neo-classical artist Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1790-1867). David suggests the abstract qualities of Ingres paintings are what have encouraged him in his own works. Most patrons recognize a Dutch influence reminiscent of Vermeer's work, especially in the "Muse" painting, presented during the American Art Invitational last December.

There is a quite, simple, calmness to David Gray's paintings. We are pleased to represent him.

To learn more about David Gray visit Saks Galleries website, email us a dejon@saksgalleries.com or call 303.333.4144.

The "Impressions of Fall" exhibition includes demonstrations by gallery artists, a pastel workshop by Jane Christie, August 26 and 27, a salon presented by Mikkel Saks on "The Art of Collecting Art", September 17th, a special exhibition of "Sculptures Who Paint and Painters Who Sculpt" September 16 - 30 and more works.

living artfully for Saks Galelries, dejon austin malley



Saturday, July 23, 2011

Impressions of Fall - Saks Galleries - A Must for the Art Junkie


Edward Aldrich, " A Day in Paradise", 18 x 32

"Opening Nights - A Must for the Art Junkie"

There is always something exciting going on in the art world. Denver, Colorado is no exception. Here in the mile-high city, we offer a full breadth of galleries, museums, special events and art festivals. And opening night events are just fun, always have been from The Salons in Paris beginning in 1725, to the New York Art Scene of the mid 1970's, to the very present Denver, Colorado.

The anticipation for those of us who have become professional art addicts or art junkies, as I lovingly refer to them, can't get enough. Is it the intoxicating smell of fresh paint on the canvas, the sheen of patina on a new Dan Glanz sculpture, the inspiration brought on by the site of what your favorite artist has created or the opportunity to mingle with fellow art junkies?

For me, I can't wait to get the chill bumps from unwrapping and seeing a new painting destine for the latest exhibition, then finding the right combination of new works to hang together. The lighting gets tricky sometimes - some works need less light, some need more, but then you ready for the party. What's great about the opening night reception? Everything. The entire process for an art junkie like me is an adrenaline rush. Everyone has a smile on their face, it's a special night - the art is exceptional - the artists are feeling accomplishment and the patrons are satiated.

Drop by for an art junkie rush - enjoy this exceptional exhibition.

July 22 - September 30th


This 10 week exhibition includes demonstrations by gallery artists, a pastel workshop by Jane Christie, a salon presented by Mikkel Saks on "The Art of Collecting Art", a special exhibition of "Sculptures Who Paint and Painters Who Sculpt" and more works.

living artfully for Saks Galleries -dejon austin malley


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Award-Winning Artist Michael Godfrey at Saks Galleries Denver, Colorado


Saks Galleries Cherry Creek

presents

Michael Godfrey


Join us at the opening reception for


Friday, July 22nd, 5 -8pm

On living artfully, Michael Godfrey says, "...I think all artists are in love with light. I am mostly interested in the way light defines form. In a painting, the artist suspends in time a fleeting moment that allows our senses to be played repeatedly. There are fleeting moments that happen only for minutes and then they are gone. Our lives become richer and more meaningful through our visual senses. These moments resonate deeply in my soul. I am affected physically by what I see. Sometimes, I observe sunlight on a scene that makes me break out in goose bumps. How do you capture that on canvas?"

To learn more about Michael Godfrey and enjoy new works
visit the gallery in beautiful Cherry Creek - 3019 East Second Avenue, Denver, Colorado

July 22 - September 30, 2011

or online view Michael's work online at saksgalleries.com

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Whoa!" by Master Sculptor, Wayne Salge

Denver, Colorado
presents

Wayne Salge's latest sculpture "Whoa!"

opening reception
Friday, July 22, 2011 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Wayne Salge says of his sculptures...

"...My bronze sculptures encompass human and animal forms which I depict in my own abstracted style: a Salge blend of classical and contemporary elements. I utilize lines, shapes and textures to reveal body movement, gesture or stillness. I am not concerned with precise anatomy or plausible function; instead I focus on the expression of attitude or emotion."

To learn more about Wayne Salge visit our gallery in Cherry Creek
and on our website.

Wayne Salge will be presenting paintings in
Saks Galleries special exhibition
"Sculptors Who Paint - Painters Who Sculpt"
September 16 - September 30, 2011.


Contact our professional staff members at
Saks Galleries 303.333.4144 for more information.

Learn more about living artfully, September 17th, a conversation with Mikkel Saks on the "The Art of Collecting Art" and meet the Sculptors Who Paint and Painters Who Sculpt Saturday afternoon.



Sculpture credits Wayne Salge: "Whoa!" 58H x34Wx22D, "Cut Loose" 17Hx22Wx7D and "Millicent" 20Hx17Wx8D


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Saks Galleries Welcomes Artist Andre Kohn

Andre Kohn joins Saks Galleries in Denver, Colorado!

Please join us at the opening reception for


Friday, July 22, 2011 5:00pm - 8:00pm



"Living Artfully" with Andre Kohn"

The precise convergence of three dynamic forces—culture, environment and talent—combined to produce one of the most collected figurative painters on the American art scene today. Raised by an artistically gifted family near the Caspian Sea in southern
Russia, Andre Kohn’s childhood was marked by the natural splendor of mountains and sea, and by an unfettered access to all the creative arts.

His mother was a symphony violinist and his father a noted linguist, writer and sculptor. Both were educators trained in psychology who gave their only child unrestricted opportunity to explore the depths of art and his own obvious talent. Paintings, sculpture and books filled the family’s tiny, one-bedroom home. It was a childhood without material possessions, but a childhood which taught him that the creative arts are the only true wealth. Kohn’s parents also encouraged their son to draw on any surface—including the wallpaper in their home—which they simply re-papered when he grew old enough to favor sketchbooks. His memory of childhood is that “music and art were everywhere.

He was principally influenced by such artists as, Nicolai Fechin, Ilya Repin, Valentin Serov, and the classics: Edgar Degas , John Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla.

To learn more about Andre Kohn's adventure, "in coming to America" visit his artist webpage at www.Saks Galleries.com

painting credits: Andrea Kohn for the "Impressions of Fall" exhibition
"The Anniversary Gift" 18 x 8 oil
"Paris, je t'aime" 24 x 15 oil just sold
"Vintage Coach" 24 x 9 oil

Friday, July 15, 2011

"Impressions of Fall" Exhibition opening July 22nd 5:00pm - 8:00pm


Denver, Colorado

presents


Please join us at our opening reception July 22, 2011 for a special exhibition at Saks Galleries in Cherry Creek.
Enjoy new works from gallery and guest artists.
This ten week transitional exhibition will include works from the last days of summer to the first snows at the end of fall.

Fresh New Works
by

Edward Aldrich, William Berra, Rick Brogan, Kathy Cooper, Jane Christie, C. Michael Dudash, Barry Eisenach, Kim English, Daniel Glanz, Michael Godfrey, Walt Gonske, Very Goodnight, David Gray, Ron Hicks, Quang Ho, Andrea T. Kemp, Andre Kohn, Kirsten Kokkin, Barry Kooser, Joseph Lorusso, Kim Mackey, Andi "Nura" Mascarenas, Jay Moore, Robert Murray, Mary Qian, Don Sahli, Wayne Salge, Sallie K. Smith, Jill Soukup, Shirley Thomas-Smith, Michelle Torrez, Clive R. Tyler and Karen Vance.

Visit our website www.saksgalleries.com for information on special events during

"Impressions of Fall"

Demonstrations by Edward Aldrich, Andrea T. Kemp, Sallie K. Smith, Jill Soukup, Michelle Torrez and more, a Special Salon: The Art of Collecting Art, special exhibition of "Sculptors Who Paint - Painters Who Sculpt" and Painters Workshop with Jane Christie.


All art is available prior to the reception.
The entire exhibit may be viewed online at SaksGalleries.com.

painting credits:
Top: William Berra "Farm and Chapel, Tuscany" 36 x 56 oil
Right: David Gray "Market Gems" 12 x 16 oil