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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Sales

Everywhere I look, I see advertisements and postcards for holiday sales.  In addition to the big box retailers, department stores and specialty stores, there are many fine arts and crafts sales taking place in the next week. If you’re looking to make it a handmade holiday this year, here are a few places to shop … Continue reading

Art of Thanksgiving

As we prepare to observe the Thanksgiving holiday, I thought I’d take a look at some Thanksgiving celebrations depicted in art and how those pictures have evolved to reflect our society. “The First Thanksgiving” by Philadelphia artist JLG Ferris c. 1912 shows some early settlers sharing an outdoor meal with a group of Native Americans.  … Continue reading

Today We Celebrate Claude Monet

November 14th is the birthday of one of my all time favorite painters, Claude Monet.  Born in 1840, he is one of the founders of French Impressionist painting. Monet wasn’t afraid to venture away from traditional art techniques and he began experimenting with new approaches to art including painting the effects of light en plein … Continue reading

Richard Estell, an Artist to Watch

Richard Estell, an Artist to Watch

Today’s artist to watch is Richard Estell. Richard Estell is a painter whose primary subject of work is nature.  He has work in many private and public collections, has held solo and group exhibits and his paintings have been written about in a number of publications.  He teaches watercolor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the … Continue reading

“American Stories” Just in Time for Flag Day

With our eyes on the arts, we’d like to highlight the exhibit  entitled “American Stories” by Paul MacWilliams debuting this week at Beauty Art, Antiques & Gifts in Newtown Square.  Celebrate Flag Day and stop by the opening artist reception on June 14th from 4 – 9 p.m. to see almost 3 dozen works depicting local spots … Continue reading