Abstract Watercolors: Unusual Compositions

Abstract Watercolors: Unusual Compositions

Website Review: Marcie Jan Bronstein By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor The opening page of Marcie Jan Bronstein’s website, marciejbronstein.com, grabbed my attention with an atypical composition that quietly dominates the page. I found it atypical in that we rarely see abstract watercolors, especially compositions with hard edges and irregular forms. At first glance these forms have…

Painting with Gold Leaf

Painting with Gold Leaf

A WTP Website Review By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor Christine Olmstead’s early childhood benefited from having an art historian for a mother, who exposed her to many styles of painting. This early exposure to impressionism and later realism influenced her as young emerging artist, though eventually she would pursue abstraction. She states on her site,…

Joshua Field

Joshua Field

Surreal Paintings and Works on Paper By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor Joshua Field is a surrealist painter who creates dream-world narratives that entice the viewer into making emotional connections. On his website, joshuafield.com, you’ll find an impressive collection of paintings grouped by theme, followed by smaller projects and works on paper. There is a quiet meditative quality…

Sarah Nesbitt

Sarah Nesbitt

Photography Challenging Objectivity By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor Photography has long been perceived as objective visual truth. However, a photograph can alter perceptions and be just as open to misinterpretation as recorded history, and it is within this discrepancy where multimedia photographer Sarah Nesbitt finds her inspiration. For her images, she researches forgeries, memory, misattribution,…

Kathy Ferguson

Kathy Ferguson

Magical Paintings Between Sleep and Awakening By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor Kathy Ferguson is a mixed-media abstract painter living in Colorado and New York. On her website www.kathyfergusonart.com you’ll find several series of whimsical, colorful, and organic compositions of surreal and imaginary worlds that she describes as “[m]ore illusionary than authentic; places more commonly found in dreams than…

Site Review: Maya Dunsky

Site Review: Maya Dunsky

Abstract Art Series and Butoh Dance By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor Maya Dunsky is a multidisciplinary artist, butoh dancer, choreographer, and painter. Born in Israel, she studied there as well as in Japan, and now lives and creates in Zickron Yaakov, Israel. She is professionally trained in classical ballet, butoh dance, and the fine arts. Butoh…

Site Review: Jean Sbarra Jones

Site Review: Jean Sbarra Jones

Dresses as Poetry and Metaphor By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor Jean Sbarra Jones is an award-winning artist living and working in Salem, Massachusetts, whose series of acrylic paintings of women’s dresses has earned significant critical acclaim. On her site, she documents the painting of this dress over the period of a decade: first worn by…

Site Review: Laurie Borggreve

Site Review: Laurie Borggreve

Innovative Use of Everyday Materials By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor Laurie Borggreve is a mixed-media sculptress who delights in discovering new ways to use conventional materials. Hundreds, if not thousands, of individual components that alternate between precise assembly and fluid composition characterize the work on her website. Her ambitious compositions are informed by current events,…