Patrick Webb

"I first discovered the humorous and serious figure of Punchinello in the work of G.D.Tiepolo and realized that Punchinello could become the protagonist for my contemporary narratives. My Punchinello is distinctly different — slimmer without the hump, driven by his sexual appetite and search for self."

Covid: Home Together House of Cards - Oil and metal leaf 48 x 24 in.

Select Grants & Awards

2020 First Place Award "Covid Dreams”, Artavita Competition (Artavita.com) 

2016 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship

2004,8,11,15,19 PRATT Institute Faculty Development Grant

2007 MTA Arts for Transit Finalist

1998 Thomas B. Clarke Award in Painting, National Academy Museum

1995 and 1989 Ingram Merrill Award in Painting

1992 Art Matters Inc. Fellowship

1984,6,8 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

 

Solo Exhibitions

2020  PUNCHINELLO STORIES, Ray Wiggs Gallery  Provincetown, MA

2020  PUNCHINELLO IN CRISIS, Leslie-Lohman Project Space, NYC NY

2019 THE TINKER TAILOR PAINTINGS, an installation of 62 paintings in honor of Stonewall 50

Pfizer Building Brooklyn NY

2018 WHAT MAKES THE ENGINE GO, IPTAR exhibition space, NYC NY

2018 AT HOME WITH PUNCHINELLO, Rice Polak Gallery, Provincetown MA

2016 PAINTINGS, Rice Polak Gallery, Provincetown MA

2015 TINKER TAILOR SERIES I & II, The Painting Center, NYC, NY

2014 FIRE! Rice Polack Gallery Provincetown MA

2013 LOVE’S PROGRESS: 1989-2013, The Painting Center, NYC, NY

2012 ON THE BEACH AT NIGHT, The Painting Center, NYC, NY

2012 PAINTINGS, Rice Polack Gallery Provincetown MA

2011 NIGHT & DAY, Julie Heller Gallery Provincetown MA

2010 PUNCHINELLO AS OTHER, The Painting Center, NYC, NY

2008 25 YEARS OF WORK, Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown, MA

2007 PROVINCETOWN-NEW YORK, Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown

2005 CHEAT, Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2003 HOME, Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2002 PUNCHINELLO’S CITY, CJG Projects, NYC, NY

2001 PUNCHINELLO YOUNG, Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1999 IN NEW YORK WITH PUNCHINELLO, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT

1999 PUNCHINELLO UNDRESSED, Julie Heller Gallery, Ptown, MA

1998 PUNCHINELLO WORKS OUT (PWO). Cortland Jessup Gallery, NYC

1996 PUNCHINELLO GOES WEST, Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1995 PUNCHINELLO IN AMERICA, 55 Mercer Gallery, NYC, NY

Covid Fo;eu Square - Oil and metal leaf on linen 54 x 66 in.
Swimming Hole: Plunge - Oil on linen 60 x 60 in.
Swimming Hole: Family Outing - Oil on linen 60 x 60 in.
Covid Flatiron Wait - Oil and metal leaf on linen 24 x 72 in.

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Paul Hartel

"I think of my work as celebrating the spirit of the ‘inner child’ through an improvisational energy, retained in strokes, lines, and colours. I strive to create a visual immediacy that keeps the viewer’s eye in perpetual motion."

Restive Dreamer - Mixed media on canvas 30 x 24 in.

"Informally trained, I paint and draw with mixed media including oils, acrylics, oil pastels and charcoal, in figurative, abstract and neo-expressionist styles, with influences that include DeKooning, Mitchel, Kline, Wool, Pollock, Twombly, Clemente, Basquiat, Graham, Motherwell, Frankenthaler, and Miro. I've exhibited in art shows and enjoyed representation by art galleries in New York City, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Waterford, Sligo and Dublin with works currently in residence at Green Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. I've sold, auctioned and gifted works for private collectors and charitable organizations in the U.S., Europe and Australia. I've been privileged to be featured in many art book publications, magazines, cover art, online galleries and social media.”

Paul Hartel was born in 1969 in the USA and today lives in Sligo, Ireland.

Picasso's Point - Mixed media on canvas 30 x 24 in.
Arbiters - Mixed media on board 16 x 12 in.
Out of Body - Mixed media on board 50 x 40 in.
Grande Donna Grassa - Mixed media on canvas 40 x 28 in.

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Gabriele Musebrink

"The material is not only a means of creation of the artwork itself but represents a part that is intrinsically tied to it. The extraordinary perception is based on and comes with a feeling of the existence of reality." - Marzenna Guzowska, Art Critic, Warsaw

Norge Stone No.17, 2020 - Fresco limestone and pigments 50 x 50 cm

Gabriele Musebrink has German and Polish roots. After finishing her art studies, she worked as a graphic and visual artist for several German museums and institutions between 1983 and 1993. Since 1993, Musebrink has been working exclusively as an independent artist in her own studio in Essen.

With exhibitions and clients all over Europe, Musebrink actively shows her unique working style at public art events, teaching seminars and notable galleries and institutions. Most recently, she had a one-woman show at ART KARLSRUHE 2020, Germany. She is currently represented by Gallery Luzia Sassen, Hennef and showed work Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.

Norge Stone No.09, 2020 - Fresco limestone and pigments 50 x 50 cm
Norge Stone No.15, 2020 - Fresco limestone and pigments 50 x 50 cm
Norge Stone No.14, 2020 - Fresco limestone and pigments 50 x 50 cm
Norge Stone No.12, 2020 - Fresco limestone and pigments 50 x 50 cm

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Rosemarie Armstrong

"Atmosphere, earth and water are the elements which inspire my artistic practice. My oil paintings depict the constant transformation of the natural world. The creative process begins in nature through plein air studies, sketches, and experiences which build the foundation for my studio work."

China Beach - Oil on canvas 12 x 20 in.

Canadian artist Rosemarie Armstrong has been painting for over four decades. Her seascape and landscape paintings reflect her artistic soul and her professional caliber. The masterful use of light, colour and composition is deliberate, her process of layering the oil paint, results in an illuminated quality of atmosphere, earth and water. Rosemarie's paintings are representational yet imaginative; they celebrate movement, textures and images abundant in nature but often unseen due to their fleeting nature. The opportunity to witness nature's majesty draws Rosemarie to explore Canada's majestic and often remote locations.

Contrasting themes of turbulence, serenity, darkness and illumination underscore Rosemarie's emotional connection to our environment. She believes that through artists and their work, people can envision the best of our world and the human spirit. Rosemarie is a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation International (AFC), the world's leading artist group supporting the environment, representing 500 of the world's leading nature/wildlife artists from 30 countries. AFC's mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation and environmental education through art that celebrates nature.

Rosemarie Armstrong is an artist creating work of immense artistic interest. Her paintings are enjoyed in over eighty private collections around the globe; publications include AFC International Exhibit of Nature in Art Hardcover Editions, Art Tour International Magazine Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art Catalogue and Book Cover Rodopi Publications Turku University, Finland. She is an Associate Member of Oil Painters of America and National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. Rosemarie continues to establish her artistic voice and impact.

Illumination - Oil on canvas 28 x 28 in.
Heatwave - Oil on archival panel - 18 x 24 in.
State of Grace - Oil on archival panel 12 x 16 in.
The Seventh Wave - Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in.

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Yvonne Welman

"I recycle cultural pictures and put them together to make my feminist opinion visible on all kinds of issues in our society."

Dance Macabre Event - Acrylic and collage 120 x 300 cm

After completing her education at the Academy of Arts Tilburg, the Netherlands, Yvonne Welman worked as a teacher in Arts and Art History. To improve her qualities as a painter,  she took lessons in 16th and 17th-century oil painting techniques. Welman works with open acrylics in a layering technique. The textile fabrics in a lot of the paintings are personal stories.

Because she likes to make narrative paintings, her work has to be realistic. The stories cover gender equality, social issues, art history and personal issues, exploring the Zeitgeist from a female perspective. Serendipity, time and technique each play their part during the process of creating her paintings. It takes a lot of time to create Welman's work which allows for inserting new ideas during the process. This stands in strong contrast with all the images that we are surrounded by, most of the day. Welman creates a more complex strip story from all the images we daily encounter.

Sometimes her work stagnates. To free her mind from such problems, Yvonne turns to the joy of creating with a focus on pure beauty, composition, structures, colors, light. Nature (flowers) provides the possibility to create without intellectual problems interfering. Most of the time just by using the craftmanship of drawing and painting there appears, out of nothing, a solution to the problems.

Artists like Breughel, Jeroen Bosch, Georgia O' Keefe, Camille Claudel, Neo Rauch, Lita Cabellut, Jenny Saville are her inspiration. Yvonne Welman is a member of the artists' societies NABK, BOK and WKK and Krimpener Kunstwaard in the Netherlands as well as Manhattans Arts International on line Gallery, Kun:st International Stuttgart. She has received awards in the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, USA etc.

Comment On Klimt - Acrylic 150 x 150 cm
Living Craft 1 - Oil 60 x 80 cm
Ceci n’est pas une Femme - Acrylic 101 x 70 cm
Since Leucippos - Acrylic and mixed media 140 x 140 cm

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Thia Path

"Rothko was my great teacher, who managed to make me understand the power and power of colors and their veils. From there, all my research started, also accompanied thanks to other masters such as Klee, Frankenthaler, Calder, Picasso, Matisse..."

Abbraccio (Hug) - Acrylic, gesso, chalk pastels, oil, ink and gold leaf on canvas 100 x 130 x 4 cm

Of Argentinian origin, Thia Path studied painting and sculpture at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Quilmes and during high school with Maestro Aldo Severi. In 1980 she enrolled at the Buenos Aires Faculty of Architecture and at the same time attended the workshop of the artist and muralist Elisa Algranati. In 1986, Paath graduated and in 1988 she won a scholarship to study sustainable architecture in Urbino. She moved to Rome in 1989 where she worked as an architect and university professor. Between 19990 and 1998, Thia studied Ceramics in Rome and England and attended painting courses with the Spanish artist Alberto Parres and the Argentine master Manuel Oliveira.

"In 2012 I settled in Piacenza and in 2016 my passion for painting and color exploded. Since April of 2001, colors have started to enter more and more into my work and I have tried to further understand Rothko's work and the power that colors have. And it is in this journey that all my experiences, travels, memories and dreams have intertwined, which I try to convey with my works.

My artworks are born on the canvas, in a moment of inspiration where my unconscious dictates the way through improvisation and emotions. My works are present in the most important international online art galleries and in various private collections in the USA, China, Chile, Sweden, England, Argentina, Emirates Arab United and Italy. I have exhibited Paris, Venice, Milan and Piacenza."

Le Gros Chat - Acrylic, oil, ink and gesso on canvas 120 x 80 x 1,7 cm
Origine 1 - Acrylic, chalk pastels and goldleaf on canvas 100 x 150 x 4 cm
Sleeping Drop - Acrylic, gesso, chalk pastels and ink on canvas 100 x 120 x 1.7 cm
Color's Birth - Acrylic, gesso, chalk pastels, sand and ink on canvas 100 x 130 x 4 cm

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Carmen Rey

Carmen Rey is focused on developing her own approach to representing the figure. Her realistic figurative painting has evolved to a more intuitive work, in a variety of techniques and mediums, still having the single figure as the common thread.

Interiors - Oil on linen 40 x 28 cm

Spanish painter, Carmen Rey began her education in art in 2014 with artist José Mª Caamaño and at  MEAM, Modern Art European Museum where she assisted in Life Drawing and Figure Painting courses, as part of the Painter's Career program. Since 2017, Rey has continued to grow and develop her skills in intensive workshops for oil portraiture, cityscape, illustration etc., with teachers such as Joshua LaRock, Jacob Dhein, Jafet Blanch, Irene Cuadrado, Ismael Fuentes, Felipe Alonso, Paco Lafarga and other wonderful artists. Carmen's work has been exhibited in group and solo shows and has been selected in national and international contests.

Inspiration - Mixed media on linen 46 x 42 cm
Light - Oil on linen 50 x 50 cm
Small Disappointments II - Mixed media on linen 45 x 49 cm
Gemini - Mixed media in linen 100 x 95 cm

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Maryse-Anne Couteau

"Anything could inspire me but I am very fond of mixing the representation of human beings with complex constructions in an imaginary world.”

Le double - Colored pencil 10 x 10 cm

Maryse-Anne Couteau is a self-taught French artist. Her preferred medium has long be the pencil and she employs a colored pencil technique not widely used by grown-ups!  In recent years, Couteau has been also working in ink.

In her early work,  Couteau used very little color with very fine graphics and successfully suggested volume by a black stroke gently underlined in color. Subsequently, color increasingly imposed itself, and eventually supplanted the line. At first, the tones were quite assertive but were gradually refined. By superimposing different colors, the artist creates mixes and nuances, which are one of the characteristics of her work.

Although the human body and face have a great place in her world, Maryse-Anne Couteau is not limited to any particular style or type of representation; staging objects as well as animals and people. The artist finds an inexhaustible source of inspiration in the real world; the fertility of her imagination and her keen sense of observation intermingle a wonderful inner universe and a precise and detailed reality.

In her surprisingly original compositions, we see the impossible desire to get right up close to the subject and reach its very essence. The covering, the sliding, the transparency of surfaces, in reality, opaque, the repetition of shapes at different scales or the modification of angles of view on the same subject testify to a wish to see higher and deeper; to embrace the subject in its totality instead being limited to the superficial; to see further by projecting into the future and the past; to explore beneath the surface of things; go beyond the limit traced by the outlines and reach the infinite riches that hide in every aspect of reality.

After years of studies and a professional life, which was far from artistic, Maryse-Anne Couteau has decided to invest herself entirely in drawing and has devoted herself for nearly thirty years to her passion.

Passé simple - Black pencil 12 x 22 cm
L'autre rive - Ink 20 x 20 cm
L'enfant à a coque - Colored pencil 20 x 20 cm
Entre Toi et moi - Colored pencil 28 x 40 cm

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Shu Yu

Double Trouble - Digital media 124 x 160 cm

2017, Awarded in the 2017 American Art Awards, juried by America’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums (category 47, digital art – representational).

2018, Won the 1st place in the 28th latest Artavita Online Contest in the category of Digital Art.

2018, Became a 4X winner in the 2018 American Art Awards. Won the 1st place in both “Orientalism or Asian” subject and “digital art – representational” subject; Won the 4th place in futurism; Won the 6th place in surrealism.

2019,Won the contest Finalist Award exhibited in San Diego of  Unite state.

2019,Artworks were published on spotlight contemporary art magazine in 2019.

2019Was selected as one of the artist in the information of Contest Finalists, exhibition at spectrum Miami. 

2019,  Was invited to participate in the 12 th Florence Biennale, Italy in 2019.

2019 Was selected in the ArtGemini Prize, London& Singapore (London  Global Art Prize).

2019 ,Was invited to participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Culture and Art Exhibition.

2019 ,In 2019 American Art Awards, won 8 prize and 1 masterpieces prize by the committee.

2019 , won the 1st prize in the Circle Quarterly art magazine art awards, artworks were published on the circle foundation art magazine for free.

2020 Was selected in the SCA2020  (Society of Canadian) International Open Juried Online Exhibition

Look at Here - Digital media 180 x 166 cm
Temptation of Summer - Digital media 120 x 92 cm
We Are Used To Giving Meaning To Things - Digital media 67 x 36 cm
Ah Ah Ah - Digital media 160 x 151 cm

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Jill Dowell

"I am an artist, living and working in Paris. Primarily abstract, my paintings are heavily influenced by my love for music. This bridging of fine art modalities serves to help me create inspiring and uplifting artwork, deeply saturated with color, expression, and meaning."

Offering the Olive Branch - Acrylic on paper 38 x 28 cm

Having studied French, Italian and German as a singer sparked Jill's interest in other cultures. A love of fine art, painting, sculpture, music, architecture and poetry, as well as landscapes and cultural influences, continue to be an inspiration for her paintings.

Music, rhythmic movement and intuitive improvisation have always been guiding elements behind Dowell's works. Having an affinity for texture and a bold, yet sophisticated color palette allows her to create paintings that are palpable and accessible. Following her intuitive process, Dowell hopes to bring the viewer along on a journey of shared discovery through her abstract works and impressionistic influences.

More to the Story - Acrylic on paper 30.5 x 45.5 cm
Written on the Wind - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 cm
Romantic Gestures - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 cm
Better with Time - Acrylic on paper 24 x 32 cm

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