martes, 8 de julio de 2014
As she produced commercial art, Strickland painted fine art on the side, a practice she kept up for 24 years, both in Florida, then, after her 1994 move, in Birmingham. After turning 40, Strickland focused more intently on painting. She enrolled at UAB, taking three cobweb-dusting semesters of art with painter Gary Chapman, known for his large figurative pieces. Strickland credits Chapman not only with honing her technique, but helping her find confidence and point of view. Strickland started entering her art in juried exhibitions and galleries across the region. By 2005 she had quit her day job and was painting full-time.
Strickland’s change of course has met with strong critical response. Artist and critic Daniel Maidman sees her work as “loosely recalling” the work of several great artists, including Velasquez, Manet and Ingres.
Hilary Leaning on her Left Hip
Daniel Maidman is a painter whose imagery occupies a spectrum from high rendering to almost total abstraction.
His art has been shown in group and solo shows in Manhattan, and in juried exhibitions nationwide. It was selected by the Saatchi Gallery to be displayed at Gallery Mess in London, and has been exhibited at the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art. His art and writing on art have been featured in ARTnews, American Art Collector, International Artist, Poets/Artists, MAKE, Manifest, and The Artist’s Magazine. He blogs for The Huffington Post.
His paintings range from the figure and portraiture, to still lives and landscapes, to investigations of machinery, architecture, and microflaura. He has produced paintings in collaboration with best-selling novelist China Miéville, award-winning poet Kathleen Rooney, legendary actor Martin Donovan, and noted installation artist Erika Johnson.