Marcus Antonius Jansen's show opening at 101 EXHIBIT in Miami May 8th -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

One of the best painters in America right now.  Marcus will be at the show Saturday night!  GL

101 EXHIBIT proudly presents Marcus Antonius Jansen's, (ZEITGEIST), on May 8. 2010, Saturday evening in Miami Florida with a public Reception at 8:00pm, at 101 Northeast 40th Street, Miami, FL 33137-3511.

For his 2010 solo exhibition at 101 Exhibit in Miami Florida, Jansen carries us into the shadows of our 21st century existence where he will exhibit large and small scale 2009/2010 works, that tackle world events, increasing surveillance and issues that effect humanity at large. His large sweeping urban landscapes show a unique display of apocalyptic dreamscapes from the artist's imagination. His delivery is a sophisticated blend of complex overlapping layers and compositions. Noted Art Historian Jerome A. Donson who worked with many action painters in the past, such as Robert Rauschenberg, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline states in Jansen's book, "Jansen's paintings are reminiscent of the Ash Can school. There will be many followers in this style of work, but there will be only one Marcus Jansen."

Marcus Jansen is a world traveler, who spent his childhood living in New York City and Germany. He joined the Armed Forced and eight years later discharged and managed transform his life from a Gulf War veteran to an internationally sought after painter. His work can be found in important Art Museum collections, such as the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art and recently the New Britain Museum of American Art. Jansen's art commissions include Ford Motor Company and more recently, Warner Brothers, Hollywood and FIFA World Cup TM 2010 in South Africa.

Renowned Painter: Miami Has "A Lot Potential" for Vibrant Arts Scene | NBC Miami 

Tom Jones Watercolor Demonstration This Saturday at Jerry's Artarama in Deerfield Beach -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Jerry's Artarama is one of the best art stores in South Florida.  Knowledgeable sales staff and always well stocked with the right supplies. GL

At Jerry's Artarama we're delighted to be offering a Watercolor Demonstration with well-established watercolorist, Tom Jones. Who has been commissioned by government agencies, corporations, environmental groups, clubs, and private collectors. His art can be found internationally in many private and corporate collections, including commissioned paintings displayed in the Florida State Capital Building, Walt Disney World Corporation, Marriott Corporation, Omni Corporation, and Museums. Thank You for your time, hope to see you there! Jerry's Artarama

Free! May 1st 2010

1:00-3:00pm and 3:30-5:30pm - VISUAL ARTS & GALLERIES | Tom Jones Watercolor Demonstration | Jerry's Artarama | Jerry's Artarama

Purvis Young - TIME -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Purvis Young - TIME

Central Florida Future - Downtown Orlando becomes ground zero for the graffiti artist collaboration -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

There is a big debate happening in the bigger cities like Miami, is it graffiti or is it art?  Shows like this one in Orlando help to explain the motivation  behind the work and the artistic skills necessary to pull one of these off.  GL

Central Florida Future - Downtown Orlando becomes ground zero for the graffiti artist collaboration

Lenny Kravitz: In memory of Purvis Young. Lenny -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Lenny was just one of a long list of celebrities that collected Purvis.  Also on that list (that I know of) include; Denzel Washington, Jane Fonda, Morgan Freeman and Oprah Winfrey.  GL

Lenny Kravitz: In memory of Purvis Young. Lenny - TwitVid

"The Art of the Steal" Playing at Cinema Paradiso; Saturday May 8th 3 PM and Sunday May 9th at 11 am -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

An un-missable look at one of the art world's most fascinating controversies and a celebrated selection of the Toronto, New York and AFI Film Festivals, Don Argott’s gripping documentary THE ART OF THE STEAL chronicles the long and dramatic struggle for control of the Barnes Foundation, a private collection of art valued at more than $25 billion.

Playing at Cinema Paradiso; Saturday May 8th 3 PM and Sunday May 9th at 11 am

Movie Trailer

Tour one of the great private collections in Florida this Thursday -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Very rare for this collection to be available to view all at once.  Great collection filled with Florida Artists.  Catch it if you can. GL

Southwest Florida Alumni Chapter - Tour of the James Financial Art Collection - W&M Alumni Association

Kinetic-art pioneer Carlos Cruz-Diez lights up MAM - Visual Arts - -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Kinetic Art has been showing up more and more at Art Basil Miami.  This past year almost all the top gallery booths had at least one peice of kinetic sculpture.  Often very architectural in form they always draw a crowd and are some of Christine's favorites. GL

Kinetic-art pioneer Carlos Cruz-Diez lights up MAM - Visual Arts -

Erotic painting. Roberto Ferri.

Art-works by Italian artist Roberto Ferri. Excellent knowledge of painting techniques of Old Masters in combined with modernity. Sensual erotic paintings with nude man's. Oil on canvas.

San Sebastiano



San Sebastiano

La macchina di apollo

Angelo caduto


Salmance e ermafrodito I

Salmance e ermafrodito II

Salmance e ermafrodito III

Angelo Ferito

Angelo Caduto

La nascita dell'eclissi

Nascita dell'angelo caduto

Alchimia del dolore



Apollo e Dafne

La Giostra de Rimpianti

San Giovanni decollato

Astro del mattino




A Night of Art with Steve Martorano! -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

One of the best restaurants in South Florida, Martorano's is an adventure to say the least.  Very hard to get a table but well worth the wait.  And a great spot to celebrity watch.  The two times I was there I sat next to Dolphins legend Dan Marino.  He must really like the sauce!  Well Steve Martorano has built a new larger place at the Hard Rock.  So now a table on a Friday night seems a little more possible.  It is also great to see he is giving back by helping the arts community. GL

Soul Of Miami » Blog Archive » 13th Annual Cuisine for Art benefiting the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood 5/20/10

Miami Art Museum Appoints Collector Charles Cowles to its Board of Trustees -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

One of the best Museums in South Florida.  Charles Cowles has long been a supporter of MAM and it will be good to have him on the board while the museum makes its big move to a new location. GL

Miami Art Museum Appoints Collector Charles Cowles to its Board of Trustees

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT -- Purvis Young 1943-2010 -- by Florida Fine Art Blog

                                              Miami Overpass with Mural by Purvis Young

Purvis Young’s funeral was held at Mt Zion Baptist Church in Overtown, Miami this past Saturday.  Family and friends walked together following Purvis’s casket down Third Avenue from Gibson Park to the Church.  The buildings surrounding Mt. Zion have recently been revitalized as with most of the surrounding neighborhood.  New and refurbished housing and clean public spaces filled with parks and community gardens line the streets complete with new wide sidewalks decorated with colorful pavers.  It all started with Purvis and his “Wall of Respect”.
Stories of Purvis and his artwork pulled gallery owners and collectors into Overtown.   Then galleries searching for large, cheap spaces moved into the old dilapidated warehouses.  Flash forward twenty years and the once dead warehouse district west of the tracks in downtown Miami plagued with crime and poverty is giving way to coffee shops, condo’s and European art galleries. The poverty still lingers, but jobs and most importantly hope, has returned to Overtown. The ugly overpass that cut through the heart of Overtown causing much of the blight is now revitalized with large murals painted by Purvis; fitting tribute to the man that became famous exposing the problems of his neighborhood.  And Purvis chose to stay when others who make it leave.  During the funeral the family spoke of a caring loving man who was always there to lend a hand.  Purvis made hundreds of thousands of dollars selling his artwork but gave it all to his family and friends.  Purvis did not want things to tie him down, most of all money, so he gave it all back to Overtown.  Saturday the neighborhood that loved Purvis but never understood his artwork talked about him as their Michelangelo, their Raphael, or their Picasso.  In the end it’s how you spend your time, who you help and how you will be remembered that proves your worth; in that regard my friend Purvis was the richest man in Miami.
                                                                      New Housing                                                         City Park and Colorful Pavers                                               New Storefronts and Refurbished Buildings                                                                        Overpass                                                                   Right Side of Mural                                                                   Left Side of Mural

Great article with "Florida Highwaymen" Mary Ann Carroll -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Mary Ann Carroll is one of the original "Highwaymen" and the only woman in the bunch.  Mary is a wonderful lady and a great Florida artist.  She took a long break from painting to raise her children but is back painting and traveling the State.  A joy to talk with, Mary is one of our Florida treasures.  Make sure to go see her if you can. GL

Highway exhibit is dazzling - Entertainment -

Welcome to my new blog!

Flafineart Blog focuses on the visual arts in Florida with a little

architecture and food along the way. “Truth, Beauty, and Some Stories

to Tell” is how I would describe it.

My name is Glenn Lochrie and I live in sunny South Florida.  I'm an

award winning art dealer, art appraiser and judge of art competitions

with 15 years experience.  My love for art has taken me to beautiful

far away places but it’s my home, Florida, which keeps me excited.

Florida is new in so many ways.  The rest of the world has just begun

to take notice of the art being produced and sold here.  Although

artists have been here for a long time, Florida’s art scene has been

hard to categorize.  Our state has a diverse population and is divided

into different regions each with a different aesthetic.  Maybe that is

to Florida’s benefit.  We have not just one art movement but many

happening independently of each other reflecting the many different

cultural communities that have made a home here in “The Sunshine


My travels around to galleries, museums, public spaces, and artist

studios are sublime experiences that I would like to share on this

blog.  From the ceramics being created in the tiny town of Havana

Florida right outside Tallahassee to the watercolors completed on the

streets of Duval in Key West.  From the high-end galleries in Naples

selling blue chip artists to the traditional wildlife plein air

painters of Winter Haven.  From the world class bronze foundry in

Tampa to an impressive glass gallery in New Smyrna Beach.  From the

internationally important art scene in Miami’s Wynwood District to an

outdoor Highwaymen festival a local’s favorite in Fort Pierce.  The

work being created here by Floridians and the work being displayed by

Florida’s galleries and museums is of world-class caliber.  A short

trip to anywhere in this State will result in a profound artistic

experience that I hope more will begin to seek out.

I will not only be pointing out and promoting artists to see

throughout Florida but will occasionally showcase the great

architecture I find and even help promote a tasty neighborhood

restaurant or two.  I will be eliciting the help from my beautiful

wife Christine as she is a talented architect and shares my passion

for art, architecture and everything related to Florida.  I will try

to keep updated on all the new museum and gallery exhibitions

occurring in Florida and post pictures of what I attend.  I also want

to highlight a different subject every week; photo spreads of artist

portfolios with interviews, museum reviews plus links to any

significant news articles about fine art and photos from Florida’s

exceptional architectural finds.

The plan is not to come at this as an art critic but more as a fan,

although I realize that by my selections I will be revealing part of

my aesthetic and bias.  This blog is a work in process as all blogs

should be.  My hope is that some of my enthusiasm for the arts will

rub off and get you, the reader, to go out and support your local

artist.  I encourage feedback; if you have a favorite artist or museum

or even restaurant we should get to know tell us about it and I’ll

help shamelessly plug them.

Digital art. Aknaton.

Art-works of Chilean artist A. Carrasco as Aknaton. Frank sensual homo-erotic.


Photo-art. Kevin McDermott.

The art-works of the American photographer Kevin McDermott. Black-and-white and color photos of beautiful nude models in studio and outside.


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