Sunday, June 21, 2015

Progress in painting (Amy Crehore)

My nearly finished oil on linen paintings shown here, lined up sideways on my easel. 
I have some beautiful frames for these.
My next group show opens the end of July in Tokyo. 
More about that soon!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Works in Progress (Amy Crehore)

 Inspiration- windows
Intuitive composition in sketchbook, enlarged and refined as a drawing.
Starting another painting from the new drawing, working on easel next to 
my other unfinished piece. 
Works in Progress by Amy Crehore©2015

Sunday, May 03, 2015

"Snake Tamer's Ditty" painting by Amy Crehore (sold)

"Snake Tamer's Ditty" 12" x 24" oil on linen by Amy Crehore 2007
One of my larger Monkey Love paintings"Snake Tamer's Ditty"
will be headed to Seattle this week to the home of a collector of mine. 
I will be sad to see it go.
This painting was shown earlier at Ad Hoc Gallery in Brooklyn, NY  
and at The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art in NJ. 
It was also featured on boingboing .
I painted my first monkey with a sailor hat in 2002. 
That painting had a little girl in it.
It was printed in the award book "American Illustration".
In 2005 & 2006, I did a series of monkey love 
paintings for Blab! art shows in L.A. (Copronason).They were 
also shown at Applegate Gallery (Santa Monica) 
and Roq La Rue(Seattle) and M Modern (Palm Springs) galleries. 
Most of the monkey paintings sold quickly. Many right off my easel. 
One became a framed print available through Pressure Printing. 
I made others into giclees available on my website.
 There were also some works
with monkeys in my solo show at Thinkspace Gallery in L.A. (2009)-
including some antique ukuleles.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Amy Crehore in group show at Parlor Gallery May 2 - June 7, 2015

I'm excited to announce that 3 paintings of mine (shown below) will be on exhibit 
717 Cookman Ave. Asbury Park, NJ
 opening Sat., May 2, 2015 from 7-11pm. 
The show runs thru June 7th. 
I have not shown these in a gallery before, 
but two of them were featured earlier on
 Girl with a Fig Leaf Parasol 16" x 20" + frame, oil on linen by Amy Crehore
The Angel at Gossamer Creek 16" x 16" + frame, oil on linen by Amy Crehore
Basker's Cove, 18" x 24" + frame, oil on linen by Amy Crehore

 Participating artists in the group show include: 
Paola Sala, Gomez Bueno, Andrew Pawlan, 
Amy Crehore, Hannah Yata, and Jeanne Pierre Arboleda. 

In gallery one,  there will be a very special solo show by 
Dean Reynolds, Griffin Art Prize winner. 

Definitely a fun group of artists. 
Hope you can go see this show if you live near Asbury Park, NJ and
can make it to Parlor Gallery.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

New works -progress shots (Amy Crehore)

Working on a new canvas based on an earlier gouache
(Back Scratch Parlor).
Also a new pastel drawing of similar image.
Here are some progress shots.
The Art of Amy Crehore

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Remembering the Man in the Hat - Lloyd Fonvielle (1950-2015)

(Photo by Cotty Chubb)
Lloyd Fonvielle would have been celebrating his birthday this past weekend with the rest of his friends and family, but he passed away quietly at his typewriter in February.
What an old-fashioned gentleman he was.
He had a career as a screenwriter and lived in NYC and L.A.,
but he moved to Las Vegas about a decade ago to write stories.
While he was at it, he blogged the story of his life.
He blogged his favorite paintings, vintage illustration, pin-ups, and comics.
He ranted and raved about politics, photographed his travels and shared his musical tastes.
He wrote brand new western stories (available on kindle). He reviewed films.
We exchanged a lot of links from time to time. It was fun.
He never stopped being creative to the very end. He was very supportive of my art, posting just about every new painting I did. He also loved my Japanese friend Shiori Matsumoto's art.
I wish I could tell him that Shiori and I will be showing together in Tokyo this summer. He would have liked that.
Miss you Lloyd and thank you for your kindness.
I'm sorry that I never had the chance to meet you in person.
Here is Lloyd's wonderful blog:

Monday, March 23, 2015

A Desert Oddity - Lotan Lotan 1905-1985

Desert Oddity by Lotan Lotan 1966 

Lotan is a strange and unusual artist from Indiana who moved to Arizona in 1952 at age 47 with a girlfriend named Ruth, age 35, who became his wife. They were both painters and commercial artists. His name was Lotan S.Welshans, but as a couple they lived under the name Lotan and Ruth Ateliers. 
Then, he changed his name to Lotan Lotan, PHD, MD and made up a bunch of bizarre stuff about a European background (to sell art?). Even more bizarre are some of his paintings. He loved Salvador Dali. He loved the desert. He combined the two influences and added nude women to create his own surrealistic fantasies. Other paintings of erotic nudes are intriguing combinations of crudely-painted folk art crossed with advertising/paperback pulp art. 
Read more biographical info on this artist & his wife and see more images (Blue Coyote): LINK
Harper's Books LINK to even more of his art.
American Gallery Blog-  LINK with paintings and drawings.