Truly a memorable Open Conversations with artists Elizabeth Brandon and Joseph Sulkowski. Beth and Joseph share their stories of going out on ‘the razor’s edge’ and staying true to their inner voice while pursuing their artistic passions. If you haven’t had an opportunity to listen to this rich conversation click here and select the 7-10-16 Open Conversation Archive.
Artist Elizabeth Brandon has shown her paintings for over 30 years in galleries across the US. Her style is primarily influenced by the 17th century Dutch and Spanish painters. Along with showing her art nationally, Elizabeth painted the cover paintings for Cooks Illustrated from 2000- 2007 and established their familiar look. In the 1970’s, she gained an in-depth knowledge of the principles of light and atmosphere in the Old Masters tradition from her years of study at the Art Students League of New York, where she also met her artist husband, Joseph Sulkowski.
Elizabeth’s work includes still life, florals, and landscapes. Recently she has embarked on a new series based upon her 20 year yoga practice. These paintings are inspired by aspects of healing with a spiritual approach to yoga asanas, breath work, and body knowledge.
Elizabeth’s introspective paintings draw from her passion for the natural world and it’s attributes of light and shadow, with an emphasis on expressing the energetic chakra systems of the body.
She has won numerous awards for her still life and is currently represented at Trailside Galleries in Jackson Hole, WY, Marine Arts Gallery in Marblehead, MA, Edgartown Art Gallery in Martha’s Vineyard, and her studio/ gallery at www.elizabethbrandon.com
Joseph Sulkowski was born in 1951 and knew from the age of five that he would be an artist. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, the oldest the art school in the U.S. founded in 1809. Afterwards, he continued his studies in the techniques of the Old Masters at the Art Students League of New York.
Joseph refers to his style of painting as “poetic realism”, an interpretive form inspired by the Natural World. The animals, figures and landscapes of the Sporting Life are subjects that continually draw his attention. His trips afield have taken him from the quail hunting plantations of south Georgia and the grouse moors of the Scottish Highlands, to the fly fishing streams of Wyoming and Colorado and the polo fields of England.
Joseph’s paintings are in public and private collections worldwide.
His work is represented by Halcyon Gallery, London,England; The Edgartown Art Gallery in Martha’s Vineyard; Trailside Galleries in Jackson Hole,WY; Marine Arts Gallery in Marblehead,MASS; Dog & Horse Gallery in Charleston, S.C. and Portraits Inc. in New York City.
You can view Joseph’s art on his website at: www.josephsulkowski.com
He and his artist wife, Elizabeth Brandon live in Franklin,TN
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