Category archives: Artists

Art For Well Beings Welcomes the New Year, 2013

…Unwinding from 2012 we begin 2013 with the subtle, calm inspiration of the Italian painter and etcher,  Giorgio Morandi.

Morandi bottles

Morandi bottles

Giorgio Morandi was born July 20, 1890 in Bologna, Italy and died there also, on June 18, 1964. He first exhibited his paintings with the Futurists and was closely associated with the Metaphysical painter however he is not identified with either school.  Repeatedly he returned to the simple, geometric still lifes of bottles, jars, and boxes and by returning to the same subject matter, he was able to move past content to an exploration of pure form (i.e., line, colour, shape). His contemplative approach gave his landscapes and still lifes a delicacy of tone and subtlety of design. As instructor of etching at Bologna’s Academy of Fine Arts (1930-56), he had a profound influence on Italian graphic artists.

Glenn L. painting inspired by Morandi

Glenn L. painting inspired by Morandi

Barbara painting inspired by Morandi

Barbara painting inspired by Morandi

 

 

morandi pale

Giorgio Morandi

Fall 2012

Nadine Spiral

Nadine Aspiring SpiralYellow Loop on WhiteMelissa

The Fall of 2012 was more than just a linear journey, it was a cyclically expanding spiral, moving outwards from a starting center point, like the coiled  filament of a light bulb, or the double helix of DNA, electron rays in the magnetic longitudinal field, the groove of a record, the thread of a screw, a snail’s shell or a snake in resting position, a spiral staircase, the  springs of a mattress, the tail of the sea-horse, a treble clef, a tornado, or a whirlpool…

Sasha Aspiring Spiral
Sasha Spiral
Spiral Exercise

Spiral ExerciseAFWB-Mira-painting-Aspiring-Spiral

 

 

Nina Iverson Spring 2012

Nina Iverson is our featured artist in the Spring of 2012!  Nina paints at Art For Well Beings every week.  She loves to paint, ride her bike and one of her favorite colors is pink.

Flower 2012 by Nina Iverson

Flower 2012 by Nina Iverson

Circles by Nina Iverson

Nina and her painting of Circles