G. Harvey (1933 – 2017)
Born Gerald Harvey in 1933 in San Antonio, Texas, G. Harvey's interest in the world of art began at a very young age. Inspired by the rugged Texas landscape that he called home, Harvey began what would eventually become a phenomenal art career by creating simple drawings and sketches of the places and people he encountered from day to day. G. Harvey later put down his pencil and developed a zeal for painting in oils.
Over the course of the past five decades, the magnificent works of G. Harvey have continued to captivate and inspire people across the United States and around the world. Whether it's a glistening turn-of-the-century city street scene, a breathtaking landscape, a Western or Civil War scene each story G. Harvey tells is always abundantly clear. Unseen emotions such as courage, determination, faith, pride and compassion are remarkably conveyed with Harvey's stunning use of lighting and contrast.
Like no other artist of his time, G. Harvey has an extraordinary way of using his art to take us back to a day when people didn't think twice about leaving their front doors unlocked and neighbors were always ready to lend a helping hand. Harvey makes us truly feel and appreciate the tranquility of these simpler times. G. Harvey's gift to us is a gentle escape from the frenzied pace of our busy everyday days, offering a time for us to fondly reflect on days gone by.
G. Harvey died November 2017, while he will be missed in the art community his images will live on.
PINO 1939-2010- Italian artist, Pino Daeni's art and canvases elicit feelings of warmth, nostalgia, love and family. His paintings are often set on vibrantly sunny beaches on the Mediterranean where he grew up. Pino (born Giuseppe Dangelico) is noted for his exceptional ability to capture the movements and expressions of his subjects. Pino's alter ego, a young boy surrounded by beautiful women, (his sisters, aunts and cousins), is found in various states of emotion ranging from adoration to isolation.
Michael Flohr is best known for his urban impressionism. His atmospheric street scenes are brilliantly composed with bold color applications.
Michael Flohr grew up in Lakeside, California, a rural area outside San Diego where his parents owned an auto repair business. At a young age it was found he suffered from dyslexia. As a result, his parents arranged tutoring consisting of math, reading, and best of all, art classes, where he excelled. He attended the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, experimenting with all disciplines and styles. In his final year he was accepted into the prestigious New York Society of Illustrators, joining such luminaries as Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish. He took his degree in 2000. Three of his student works were selected for exhibition at San Francisco’s M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in Golden Gate Park, the city’s oldest public art museum.
Michael Flohr has traveled extensively in Europe and while in Rome, a candlelit exhibition of Monet’s work left a lasting impression, which can be seen in art pieces.