EVENT: “A Live Demonstration Event by Gallery Artists” January 9th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Peaceful Day, Ernesto Kunde, 30" x 24", Acrylic on Canvas

Peaceful Day, Ernesto Kunde, 30″ x 24″, Acrylic on Canvas


Please join us for a Live Demonstration by Gallery Artists, January 9th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  Artists will work in a variety of media to create works of art in house. Attendees will be able to ask artists questions about technique and process.

The artists participating include Raul Vega, the New York-based painter, who creates intricate, swirling acrylic brushstrokes inspired by his surrounding outdoor environment, from forests to rock formations in eastern Pennsylvania, where his studio is located. Vega also takes numerous photographs of prospective subjects and potential landscapes during the summer as inspiration for creating canvases during the winter months.

Bruce Helander will offer some secrets of how a collage gets its inspiration from a single piece of interesting printed material from books and magazines, and how the collage is “built” piece by piece. Also explored will be how a collage is prepared for the final phases of gluing, embellishments, sanding and over-painting. The artist will show examples of his collage illustrations completed for The New Yorker magazine, as well as other publication covers such as Palm Beach Illustrated, along with Palm Beach International Film Festival posters and private commissions.

Carl Paoli will offer visual clues to his “street smart” imagery, which has been influenced by public art in neighborhoods, from murals to graffiti. Paoli will show the working progress of each work from his portrait series, and viewers will be able to experience the developmental stages of his paintings.

Debbie Lee Mostel is a multi-talented artist whose finished work can take the form of jewelry to assemblages to found object sculptures. Her hanging globe sculpture currently on view at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum in Tequesta shows her unique ability to take disparate imagers and bits and pieces of odd items, from old electronic switch plates to cast steel trinkets and incorporate them into her work.

Born in Paraíso do Sul, Brazil, Ernesto Kunde began painting full time in 2009. He developed a captivating body of work inspired by his surroundings in Miami, his current home. For Ernesto Kunde, transforming the mangroves, wild birds, and crackled Deco architecture of Miami into a physically viable format is a simple process, appearing on cuts of canvas, found wood and corrugated aluminum. He infuses his work with a Pop Art sensibility, choosing highly saturated, contrasting tones with completely opaque shadow.

Jackie Gorissen is a French/American artist who has been strongly influenced by abstract expressionism. In particular, Gorissen continues to investigate applications of splattered and dripped paint originally invented by Jackson Pollock. In his latest series, the artist explores the limits of non-narrative gestures on canvas and the movement of color and line within his work.