Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Nineteenth Century Masters Art Exhibition


January 2th thru 16th 2010

Cutter & Cutter Fine Art will celebrate a Nineteenth Century Masters Exhibition at our Brilliance In Color Gallery located at 25 King Street on the plaza in downtown St. Augustine. Please join us as we convert Brilliance In Color into a Nineteenth Century Parisian Salon and enjoy French music and culture. And of course, some of the most significant works of art in history.. This event will proudly feature the work of renowned artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Dupre, Degas, Renoir, Whistler, Cassatt, Helleu, Tissot and others. Original Nineteenth Century etchings, lithographs, vintage posters, drawings and oils from the highly revered artists of the Barbizon, Impressionist and the Belle Époque schools of art will be available for private acquisitions.

Exhibition Dates: January 2th thru 16th 2010
Please call the gallery for more event information: 904-810-0460

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Cutter and Cutter Fine Art welcomes
Henry Asencio for a Personal Appearance.
Friday, October 16 - Saturday, October 17


Event Venue at Galeria del Mar
9 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL

Call 904-829-2120 to R.S.V.P.

"I want people to feel what I am doing.....
not just see what I am painting."
Henry Asencio


Event Details

Friday, October 16
- Meet & Greet, Unveiling of Originals 7-10pm
Fine Wines & Light Hors d’oeuvres will be served.
(RSVP is Required)

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Saturday, October 17
12pm - 5pm Live Painting Demonstration Dedications
Henry will demonstrate one oil painting, one charcoal sketch and will
sign and dedicate paintings and show catalogs.

8pm - 10pm a Private Dinner with Henry at Galeria del Mar.
A private dinner for original buyers.
Enjoy world-class cuisine with
Henry Asencio in a very intimate setting.
(Semi-formal Attire is required)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Collectors Offer has been Extended!


I just wanted to share this wonderful opportunity with you. I've attached a link to our Retired Inventory Offer. Please take a moment to browse through art work listed on the site, because I know you'll be amazed at the quality of the art and the unbelievable prices it is being offered at. These are artists (well known artists) we had represented in the past but because of business decisions being made and limited wall space in our galleries we are able to offer these stunning works of art to you for less than any other gallery. Please give us a call if you have any questions or are wanting to acquire any of this artwork. Remember that this is a "First Come, First Serve" opportunity.

Artistically yours,

Cutter & Cutter Fine Art

St. Augustine, FL

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Holy Guacamole!




This has been an amazing year so far, so much has been going on with the economy, politics and Hollywood. We have the perfect retreat , Art.... Matthew Cutter and Peter Pettegrew are having a two-man show on July 31st and August 1st (Fri. and Sat.), this show will be BIG. Both artists have been working hard and have put together an amazing collection for collectors and fans. Join us at Galeria del Mar and find your perfect tropical getaway or perhaps a beautiful mountain retreat. We are sure that if you are an art lover you will find a painting you will just have to have. (maybe even 3 or 4)


Matthew Cutter & Peter Pettegrew
July 31 - August 1 2009
Friday and Saturday
Galeria del Mar
904-829-2120
gdm@cutterandcutter.com

Monday, June 29, 2009

Thanks!!!!!!!

We just wanted to say thanks to all our clients! Glen, Arian and Tuan truly enjoyed spending time with everyone and they had a great experience here in St. Augustine. This weekend’s event was a huge success for collectors and the artists, with over 25 new originals joining collections, as well as many limited edition works and a “ton” of bronze sculptures. We are looking forward to our next show now, and can't wait to see everyone again. Matthew Cutter and Peter Pettegrew have a very special event planned for collectors, and Saturday, August 1st, will be a very fun event to say the least. Give us a call to see what we have in store for everyone (904-829-2120).

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Originals, Originals and more Originals


I got to check out a few of the "Collecting A Masterpiece" show originals today, they are just awsome. This is going to be an amazing show.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Collecting A Masterpiece


Wow!

Galeria del Mar will host our first ever three-man show with the artists Tuan, Tarnowski and Arian. This is going to be a HUGE event for us and all of you. We will, of course, have our private collectors events with the finest wines and tapas dishes, but on Saturday the 27th of June we will have a very special event "Creating A Masterpiece" which will include all three artists doing live demonstrations, a question and answer session and a book signing event! If you are an art lover this is an event that you will not want to miss, it is not often that three of today's greatest living artists join together to put on a show like this for collectors.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The artist Javier is in town!


We are very excited about the upcoming events that are centered on the career and artistry of Spanish Master Javier. We encourage you to visit Galeria del Mar on Friday, May 22nd and Saturday, May23rd to meet Javier. Javier originals have an increased level of color and attention to detail and seeing his work in person gives all the explanation needed as to why Javier continues to be a name identified with perfection in the arts.


Important Note: For every original Javier purchased the artist will create, just for you, an original sketch on the adjacent page within his newest book of the piece or pieces you acquire.


Make this Memorial Day a memorable one, come and meet Spanish Realist Javier!


Fri. May 22nd - Private Collector’s Event - 8pm to 10pm (Call to RSVP: 904-829-2120)

Sat. May 23rd - Book Sketching & Signing - 12pm to 4pm

Sat. May 23rd - Meet & Greet with Javier - 8pm to 10pm

Thursday, May 7, 2009

We will miss you Art.

To our Dear friend Arthur Fronckowiak (1949-2009),

You will be greatly missed by all your friends here at Cutter and Cutter Fine Art. Our only hope is that your spirit will continue on through the art you have left behind and that it will always touch the hearts of those who come to view it.

Arthur Fronckowiak (1949-2009)
Art Fronckowiak's distinctive style and technique is immediately recognized throughout the country. His landscapes, reminiscent of the renowned Hudson River School, have a soft, romantic quality that readily evokes mood and atmosphere. His floral, architectural works create a sense of peacefulness and invite the viewer to linger and enjoy. Each fresh look at a Fronckowiak painting reveals a new element, a new detail not seen before. Fronkowiak is perhaps best known for his oversize tropical and European landscapes. Voted Best Florida Artist in 1995 and named to Who’s Who in American Art in 1997, Fronckowiak’s distinctive style and technique is immediately recognized throughout the world.

With a history of commissioned work for corporate and private collectors, Fronckowiak brings a wide range of subject matter and painting styles to the contemporary canvas. His "first love" however, lies in the rich values of the traditional romantic landscape. All of his works reflect a special attention to the play of light and shadow from bright to extreme dark. His floral-architecturals create a sense of peacefulness and invite the viewer to linger and enjoy. Fronckowiak’s palette and technique are reminiscent of an "old world" blend of light, color and composition characteristic of the classical works of our past. He has spent many years at crafting the look, feel and presence of the early masters from the European "Barbizon" painters to the “Hudson River"' period in this country. His canvases reflect that quiet timelessness translated through the modern medium of acrylic oils developed to museum quality standards. Fronckowiak’s current effort is the emergence of an "Old Florida" style, calling to mind the influence of Old Masters such as Herzog, Inness and Bierstadt. "There is a romance in this place, its wilderness and its past, that transcends the modern look so characteristic of the contemporary Florida art scene."
Self-educated in his craft, Fronckowiak never set out to become an artist; from the earliest years of childhood drawings on wallpaper scraps, painting has been a part of his life. Born in 1949, Fronckowiak developed his skill by spending thousands of hours learning, he says, through, “trial and error”. His work has received wide recognition, numerous awards and has been exhibited extensively. Art Fronckowiak’s studio and home was in Venice, Florida.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Artist JalinePol is on her way!




MAY 8TH AND 9TH - COMING TO US ALL THE WAY FROM FRANCE, ARTIST JALINEPOL
Art lovers mark your calendar for an exciting opportunity to meet and enjoy the artwork of one of the world’s great living masters on Friday May 8th and Saturday May 9th. JalinePol will visit Brilliance In Color and unveil over 50 new original works of art. Join us and enjoy a beautiful weekend in Saint Augustine.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Job Openings

Cutter and Cutter Fine Art is seeking sales team members.
Commission based pay
Exp preferred but not necessary.
Candidates must be self-starters, seriously motivated and career oriented.
Call: 904-829-0818
Email: sales@cutterandcutter.com

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Romantic Impressionist Stephen Shortridge Personal Appearance


Stephen Shortridge
Friday April 24th and Saturday April 25th
Live Painting Exhibition
Saturday Afternoon 12pm - 4pm

Interact with Stephen as he creates a powerful painting; questions are appropriate. The Saturday afternoon event is for collectors and any family and friends they would like to introduce to Stephen and his art. Please Join Us!


To view all the available originals visit us in the gallery Loves' Art Emporium 8 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine, FL or online at http://www.cutterandcutter.com/
904-824-0844

Cao Yong is on his way!

Cao Yong - April 17th and 18th
Cao Yong Originals Call Now!
904-827-9006
Come and meet Cao and receive something fewer than 1% of collectors ever get. It will be another opportunity to meet a living master and to consider adding to your art collection. Visit our web site for details and additional limited editions, which are still available. Cao Yong’s last visit to Saint Augustine saw 16 of 16 new originals sell! Our 2009 exhibition will surpass last year giving Cao Yong fans an opportunity to own art that is unequaled. You’ll find these pieces nowhere else, and we suggest that you give serious consideration to acquiring your favorites. This show will have many surprises, To view some of Cao’s most intriguing works you must visit http://www.lovesemporium.com/ and click on Cao Yong originals. No dealer has ever committed more to this great artist and you have many styles of original material from which you may choose.


Thank You Fine Art Collectors.


Dear Collectors,

All is well in the “World of Fine Art”! Despite the recent economic conditions, we are experiencing an absolute upsurge in the sale of originals, limited editions, sculpture, and fine art glass. America and Americans will see to it that the freedoms we all enjoy will be preserved, protected, and defended for our families, their children, and their children’s children. We will survive and emerge stronger, smarter, and wiser.

We want to thank you for helping us to remain in business. Your acquisitions of so many beautiful pieces have prevented us from the need to discharge a single person and, in fact, we predict that our future in the “World of Fine Art” will be brighter than ever before.

What has taken place? Countless clients have demonstrated that they are more confident spending their hard earned money on “Things of Lasting Beauty”. We are pleasantly surprised to see how many collectors now recognize the value of owning and collecting originals and other works of art. This is not a phenomenon without a historical precedent; previous economic downturns have produced the exact same effect in the art world. Our upcoming shows provide major opportunities for you to build your art collection.....and we hope you do. We promise to continue working as hard as is humanly possible as your art dealer in bringing you the very best work at prices we believe will be applauded by history.

We had a great time Michael! Thanks for coming and we are looking forward to your next visit to the "Ancient City". Michael Flohr fans and collectors will be pleased to hear that several originals sold and everyone who could attend had a lovely time. If you missed the Flohr show please check out the website for the available original oils and sketches, "it's slim Pickens" but we think you'll find the original that was made just for you. You can view all the available work at http://www.cutterandcutter.com/ or give the gallery a call at 904-829-2120 to set-up a private showing.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Michael Flohr is coming to town!




Michael Flohr One-Man Show!
Michael Flohr will be joining us at Galeria del Mar on March 27th and 28th

Michael will make a personal appearance and exhibit some of his newest originals and limited editions at Galeria del Mar, Located in the heart of the Nation's Oldest City (St. Augustine,FL). True art collectors will be pleased to meet one of America's brightest young talents.


Contact the gallery for details on this special "Collector's Event".


904-829-2120

gdm@cutterandcutter.com

Monday, March 2, 2009

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/user/BrillianceInColor

Please check out our YouTube channel, with lots of 360 degree sculpture views, live painting demos and more!

Frederick Hart Event - March 6th and 7th




March 6 - 7, 2009

Frederick Hart (1943-1999)

Posthumous 10th Anniversary Celebration

Brilliance In Color will treat art collectors to one of World’s foremost sculptor’s anniversary celebrations. An exhibition featuring scores of Hart's creations will allow art devotees’ to immerse themselves in the career of this beloved deceased master. Possibly one of the greatest art events to be found anywhere in America.

Call the gallery for event Details 904-810-0460
http://www.cutterandcutter.com/

Friday, February 27, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Toulouse-Lautrec

(actual image of our Confetti)
TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, HENRI DE
(1864-1901)
CONFETTI
Wittrock P13, Adhemar 9
Original brush, spatter, and crayon lithograph
Printed in 3 colors on wove paper, c. 1893
Bearing Artist’s Signature Monogram Stamp
Signed in the plate, lower right
Only State, from the edition of approx. 100
Image size: 22 1/4” x 17 1/2”

Toulouse Lautrec, like no other nineteenth century artist was deeply influenced by Japanese woodblock prints. Just like the exuberant life of the amusement quarters of the Japanese Edo period, it was the nightlife of Montmartre in Paris, which inspired the works of this incredible artist. And like the great Ukiyo-e artist Utamaro, Toulouse Lautrec not only painted the world of brothels, but was a frequent guest himself. This cheerful poster was commissioned by the London firm J. & E. Bella, manufacturers of confetti, which was available in Paris only on the black market after being banned following the 1892 Mardi Gras. Before this time confetti had been composed of rather dangerous plaster chips. It was outlawed when a rage of
confetti was thrown from balconies injuries many passers by. In perhaps the gayest of all his images, a giddy, half-length girl is dizzily overwhelmed by the product she advertises. The shapes of the figure flatten and merge into decorative patterns, and the hands emerge on the paper rather than in space. The assertion of two-dimensional design at the expense of naturalism, a feature borrowed from Japanese woodblock prints, gave a visual punch to Lautrec’s posters rarely achieved by his contemporaries. Lithographed posters proliferated during the 1890s due to technical advances in color printing and the relaxation of laws restricting the placement of posters. Dance halls, café-concerts, and festive street life invigorated nighttime activities. Toulouse-Lautrec’s brilliant posters, made as advertisements, captured the vibrant appeal of the prosperous Belle Époque. A partial listing of public collections: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA; Tate Museum, Great Britain.

Take a look - http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/35853 or here http://www.sdmart.org/lautrec/Confetfs.html

or if you want to have one for yourself give us a call at 904-810-0460 or 1800-268-2240
we have it hanging in the gallery just waiting for it's new owner. Pretty cool.

Cutter & Cutter Fine Art's 1st Blog Ever



Well, this is our first ever blog!


First I will tell you a bit about us.


Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, Inc. is the centerpiece of fine art in St. Augustine, Florida. We own and operate eight locations in downtown St. Augustine including five art galleries, a full service frame shop, a secure and climate-controlled warehouse (including an in-house shipping department) and an office staffed by art professionals. We offer originals, sculpture and limited edition fine art from various genres and can assist you in all of your fine art needs. With well over a 100 years of combined experience in the world of fine art, Cutter and Cutter has specialized in representing the finest in Contemporary Realism, Impressionism, Classicism, Figurative Works, Romanticism, Surrealism, Symbolism and Expressionism.


In addition to handling the deceased masters (Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Tissot, Cassatt, Cheret, Helleu, Manet, Steinlen, Whistler and other 19th century masters) as well as some of today's top contemporary representational artists in the World, the galleries have specialized in a continuing process of identifying and elevating many previously little-known artists to national acclaim. Cutter and Cutter has become a great venue for a variety of styles, offering collectors an expanded selection of work by artists who reflect the highest standards of quality and integrity within their chosen fields of painting. Among the many notable artists we represent are Pino, Royo, Leonard Wren, Bueno, Jaline Pol, M and I Garmash, Thomas Arvid, Ramon Vilanova, Anne Packard, Henry Asencio, Stephen Shortridge and world-renowned sculptors Frederick Hart, Dave McGary, Tuan and Bill Mack. Our galleries have endeavored to build long-term relationships with every artist, client, interior designer and trade professional that walk through the doors and to ensure that the experience of purchasing from Cutter and Cutter is a memorable and enjoyable one. In addition to their ongoing exhibitions, numerous artist receptions and special events are held throughout the year. At these events, collectors have the unique opportunity to meet today's top living artists in an enjoyable and approachable atmosphere, and artist are able to exhibit a wide breadth of their work to a receptive and appreciative audience. At Cutter and Cutter Fine Art we take great pride in our honesty and the manner in which we represent our artists.


That about covers it. We all really love what we do here at Cutter & Cutter, who can complain when you are surrounded on a daily basis by so many objects of lasting value and beauty.

Check out our web site at www.cutterandcutter.com