Sep
2
2010

Inspiration vs. Imitation by The Me Nobody Knows

I have been inspired by a host of artist's both living and dead, whose works made me stop and think about my creative process, or how I might create art a bit differently than I had before. My work at different stages/periods  have reflected the influences of artists such as Picasso, Romare Bearden, Francesco Scavullo, Keith Haring, Basquiat, and even my friend and at times collaborative partner AVONE. I have a voracious visual appetite, soaking up everything around me like a sponge, but then spitting it out in my own unique vernacular. For Instance, recently I have been doing works on brick panels, but the inspiration came from some new... [More]
Sep
1
2010

September Artist of the Month - Nicholas Rocco

My name is Nicholas Rocco and I have been painting since 2003. I have been illustrating in various ways since i can remember. Art has been my outlet for my entire life. Art is not my professional life. I make very little money doing it, and keep at itbecause it makes me happy. My goal with anything i make is to be smiling at the end. When other people see my art, i just want them to smile with me. It is not my intention to use my art to express my opinions, or make some sort of statement. There are plenty of great artists using their abilities to demonstrate the possibility of deeper thought through creation. Those artists have my respect and... [More]
Aug
31
2010

Don't Miss Our Summer Contests!

      I am Dara Goldstein, Assistant Brand Manager of Jerry’s Artarama, and I will be updating you with the latest and greatest with regards to our exciting contests at Jerry’s Artarama.  We are currently holding two contests ending in September.  Our Summer Pastel Challenge ends September 15th.  Whether you prefer using soft, semi-hard, or oil pastels, you are sure to create a competitive masterpiece!  We offer a wide selection of Mungyo Gallery Soft Pastels, Semi-Hard Pastels, and Erengi Art Aspirer Oil Pastels. The first prize winner will receive a $1,000 gift card to Jerry’... [More]

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