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Isabelle Bryer
Interests: I am a painter. Not only do I love making art but I love looking at other people's art. I am forever searching for the next image that will feed my addiction.
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We did it as children, behind the teacher's back, during painfully long algebra classes: someone would doodle a cartoon character on a piece of paper, slide it to a friend a few desks down for her to add her own... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Art Blog by Isabelle Bryer
John James Audubon decided in 1820 at age 35 to paint pictures of every bird in North America. The world over experts agree that with his work he achieved "a masterpiece of both artistic and scientific merit". I bought his... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2013 at Art Blog by Isabelle Bryer
Once in a blue moon it happens: you sit in front of your easel with in mind a clear idea of what you will paint. From the pencil sketch to the final "fignolage " (ugly french word meaning "last touch... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2012 at Art Blog by Isabelle Bryer
Thank you everyone! Now I am trying to visualize the other pages, one down, 19 to go!
It is now official, my picture book project is out of the procrastination closet and starting to take form. This week I finished illustration number one, a fairy, because let's face it, we need as many good fairies as we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at Art Blog by Isabelle Bryer
Thank you Ayisha. I am looking forward to your comments.
Thanks for your comments :) Kara, I totally agree with you about that !
One of the characteristics of Magic Realism in art is that "it has an unsettling quality, remarkable details, sharp focus and some mystery or a secret seems to be hidden within the subject matter". This seems to describe perfectly the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Art Blog by Isabelle Bryer
Thank you all for your comments. Alicia, I paint in acrylic, it's my favorite medium, it allows me to do almost anything I want, in particular good skin color by layering bright colors under the skin tone :)
Okay then, I agree with you Jesse. We will just tell the truth about why we paint what we paint. Anyway I suck at lying and embarrass myself even more so what's the point?
Yesterday I finished painting a fairly large piece (36"x48") which I called Flower Sisters. Most of the time I have one main idea when I begin a painting and everything else appears around it only because "it feels right to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at Art Blog by Isabelle Bryer
Yes, she has an amazing and serious little face, it is hard to resist. I have to say that she seems to cooperate really well with her talented dad. I really doubt my kids would have been that patient!
Avec plaisir Renee!
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2012 on Art, Zen and Tea at Art Blog by Isabelle Bryer
As I was speed-scrolling down my Facebook page the other morning my eye got caught on the purest and most beautiful little girl's face. After a few clicks I was mesmerized by so much cuteness. I had just discovered the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2012 at Art Blog by Isabelle Bryer
Hello Ann. So now you know how this painting was created. I am in the middle of another one and I am taking photos! I am so glad you are inspired by this painting!
Daureen!! So glad to "see" you here!! I am so happy you read this interview. Yes they do have a nice collection and you can see the heart they put into picking each pieces, which is how art should be chosen. The first thing I do when I get to their house is to sneak around to see what's new!
No Lali, Deborah was not the model for Snow Angel but I can see how you might think so, they do look alike. She does own the original as you can see. I had painted a portait of her a long time ago that is not shown on these photos.
It is true Kara, Deborah's house is very entertaining, they also like to switch the art around whenever they bring a new piece.
Thank you Deborah, it is very nice of you to say. Myself I am partial to Basquiat ;)
Corine, I am desperately trying to match my couch to my artwork which is much harder.
Yes Brennen, here is the situation: we have to make wonderful art AND be adorable at the same time to get a chance to sell. Jeeez. I just looked you up, you make beautiful landscapes...
Hi CJY, I looked up Eric Stotik, pretty intense and dark work! thanks for mentioning him. It's good to know I am not the only one who likes to go and "visit" her art after it was sold. I feel less weird :)
Hello Angie! Nice to hear from you. The "Trust your Heart" painting is by L.A artist Kami Lerner. Here is the link to her website:
Damien Hirst, British citizen and richest living artist submerged his first real 14ft tiger shark in a tank of formaldehyde in 1991. It sold in 2004 to art collector and hedge fund king Steven A.Cohen for $8 million. The Fortune... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2012 at Art Blog by Isabelle Bryer
Jess, thanks for tweeting it. I am happy to see that all 3 of you artists can relate to the Muse theory. It takes a lot off our shoulders, if we mess up we can always say: the Muse made me do it!
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2012 on The Muse Theory at Art Blog by Isabelle Bryer