oil on gold leaf – 72″ x 36″
Accomplished painter and sculptor, Renee Vance [American – born 1954] is best known for her life-like and ethereal portraits. At times, Vance’s iconic portraits have honored such historical figures as Rodin’s pupil and lover, Camille Claudel (1864-1938), a Yankton Nakota writer, educator and classical violinist. Using the carefully honed skills acquired while studying art and scientific /medical illustration at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Vance applies sensitive brush strokes and gold leaf backgrounds to execute her portraits, Realistic and classical with a luminous quality, her renditions of people from various cultural backgrounds honor diversity as well as universality. “Through my art, I focus on connectedness of humankind. I want to pay tribute to the physical as well as the spiritual attributes of my subjects.” For the past twenty-five years, she has Exhibited in galleries in Seattle, Colorado, New Mexico, and North Carolina; her work is in many private and public collections. Vance’s home and studio are in a remote desert area in Southern Arizona. View Renee’s work here or contact Lou Anne Sterbick-Nelson at 520 432 5877.
OFFERING VIBRANT WORKS OF ART
Belleza is Bisbee, Arizona’s premier art gallery featuring the works of over 20 artists. Visitors to Belleza, located on historic Old Bisbee’s Main Street, will enter a newly restored gallery that typifies the wonderful feel of Bisbee at the turn of the 20th century. Great art is to be found here.
“Proof Bisbee is 15-20 degrees cooler than Phoenix”
WILLIAM SPENCER III
acrylic – 24 x 48
Beginning as a commercial illustrator in the years before 1982 Spencer gradually made the switch to fine art around 1989. During that first year in northern California his work debuted at the prestigious Crocker Kingsley Exhibit which was curated by a former director of the New York Whitney Museum of Modern Art and the work was subsequently displayed in the Oldest Art Museum west of the Mississippi: [The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA.]
At that time, William’s work was chosen out of over 800 California artists and the same year was also acknowledged by Sacramento Galleries with the “Rising Star Award” – an award offered once a year to upcoming artists from Northern California and selected by a consortium of the main Gallery participants in and around Sacramento. Since that time his work has appeared in various publications (listed) and numerous Galleries as well as juried shows such as the Sausalito Art Festival in addition to the Kingsley Exhibit. (The Kingsley Art Club is the oldest Art club in the West as well.)