This December 9th & 10th, Matthew J. Cutter will exhibit his newest body of work at Brilliance In Color (25 King Street, St. Augustine, FL). For more information on this event please contact the gallery at 904-810-0406 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A very large and expansive group of sculpture from internationally acclaimed sculptor Frederick Hart (b.1943 – d.1999) will be on display at Brilliance In Color Gallery, 25 King Street in the Plaza area of downtown St. Augustine this Weekend, November 11th and 12th (Fri/Sat). This show is of National significance and importance, and over 80 distinct bronze and acrylic creations from Hart are on exhibit and available for acquisition. The exhibition is open to the public throughout the month of November.
Hart’s sculpture can be seen in public displays in Brookgreen Gardens, Newington-Cropsey Foundation Gallery, as well as the courtyard of the Lightner Museum here in the Ancient City. Harts’ widow Lindy will be in attendance throughout the weekend, along with Robert Chase, publisher and life-long friend of the artist. “This will be our major effort of 2011 to provide Florida residents with an opportunity of seeing, in great preponderance, the art of a major iconic American figure”, said Len Cutter (president, Cutter & Cutter Fine Art). Advanced viewers have already been deeply moved and overwhelmed by such pieces as “Daughters of Odessa”, trilogy bronze, which will be seen for the first time ever at Brilliance In Color. (The Prince of Wales has had for years at his Highgrove residence in the UK the same grouping.) The cultural aspects and impact of this exhibition are palpable and First Coast residents will be enthralled with what they see. Mr. Cutter also stated that, “St. Augustine has returned to its former place of glory among art locales in America with this exhibition, and the continuing growth of the downtown art district.”
Frederick Hart - Notable Works, Installations, Awards & Accolades The Three Soldiers sculpture - Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
President James Earl Carter sculpture - Atlanta, Georgia.
Senator Richard B. Russell sculpture - Washington, D.C.
The Cross of the Millennium sculpture - Vatican, Italy
Senator Strom Thurmond sculpture - Washington, D.C.
J. Danforth Quayle sculpture - Washington, D.C.
Songs of Grace sculpture - State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Three Soldiers sculpture, Detail - Apalachicola, Florida
Ex Nihilo, Fragment No.8 sculpture - Saint Augustine, Florida
The Creation Sculptures, Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
Processional Cross For Pope John Paul II, historic mass on the Mall.
Appointment to the United States Fine Arts Commission by President Reagan.
Development of a patent for process of embedding one clear acrylic sculpture within another.
The Herald, commissioned sculpture, at Newington-Cropsey Foundation Gallery and Cultural Studies Center.
Honorary Ph.D. awarded by the University of South Carolina.
Lord Mountbatten, bronze portrait, placed by The Prince of Wales, in his private garden at Highgrove.
Daughters of Odessa, bronze sculpture, installed by The Prince of Wales, in his private garden at Highgrove.
Ex Nihilo, Fragment No.4 sculpture - Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Recipient of the National Medal of Arts
Our Frederick Hart Exhibition opens this week! A lot of Americans have no idea who Hart is, but everyone knows his work. Join us Brilliance In Color and learn more about this great American master. It is the largest exhibition of his work ever displayed by any gallery, with over 80 bronze and acrylic sculptures, including many monumental and life-size works. Brilliance In Color - 25 King Street (On the plaza in downtown St. Augustine.) 904-810-0460
Brilliance In Color - 25 King Street, St. Augustine, FL
"If you think about what Hart achieved in his best work, it’s not merely the artistic excellence that one admires; it is the singularity and courage of what he did." These words are spoken by Dana Gioia, past chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts, in a 2009 interview. The words are strikingly similar to the response Rick gave sixteen years earlier when asked in another interview to characterize the legacy he hoped to achieve. In his somewhat self-conscious but candid response, Rick reveals that he would like to be remembered best as "a singular and major force" in reconnecting art to society.
Rick had long questioned the value and purpose of art and the role of the artist in a culture in which art no longer expressed the ancient values of truth, beauty, and goodness. Rick believed that "...art has a moral responsibility, that it must pursue something higher than itself. Art must be a part of life. It must exist in the domain of the common man. It must be an enriching, ennobling, and vital partner in the public pursuit of civilization. It should be a majestic presence in everyday life just as it was in the past." Rick’s philosophy put him in opposition to much of contemporary art and propelled him on a divergent trajectory into history.
It was a lonely and uncharted path, but the values Rick championed served as a compass enabling him to step forward with other artists at one of history’s critical junctures. Voices from the arts community put Rick in the forefront of a re-orientation of art in today’s culture. These artists, writers, art critics, gallery owners, and musicians speak of a burgeoning movement in art that celebrates craftsmanship and purpose and seeks to connect with a public in need of affirmation only art can offer.
Tom Wolfe commented in a New York Times Magazine article (January, 2000) where he said that Rick "…will not have been the first major artist to have died ten minutes before history absolved him and proved him right." As the twentieth century gave way to the next millennium, Rick’s life was cut short, but his journey continues. His expanding legacy is a bridge to the future he passionately anticipated.
An Autumn Bouquet awaits you at Loves’ Art Emporium on Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th as artist JalinePol will again offer joy to all American art collectors who recognize her remarkable skill and natural abilities to stimulate the senses through the use of vivid color and thick tantalizing texture.
The fall art season will begin with a wonderful party dedicated to her amazing career and will celebrate this French Expressionist who literally lives to paint. A plethora of beautiful new original oils will be available and collectors will instantly recognize their ability to uplift the human spirit. JalinePol is an artist of major importance, she is cordial and very capable of colorfully communicating her love for things of lasting beauty....join us and feel "la joie de la vie".
Call the gallery at: 904-824-0844 for Event Information/RSVP
Thomas Arvid Personal Appearance at Galeria del Mar August 26th & 27th (Friday & Saturday) Call the gallery for more event information: 904-829-2120
New art from Thomas Arvid will be exhibited at Galeria del Mar (9 King Street, St. Augustine, FL) on August 26th and August 27th. This exhibition has been designed for those who love the arts and will include new original works as well as several new limited edition releases. This will be an exciting weekend event and we encourage all art lovers to come by the gallery and meet this “Master of the Modern Still Life”. Galeria del Mar will be unveiling Arvid’s newest major original oil painting to the art collecting community , “Golden Opportunity” a 30” x 48” canvas depicting 6 bottles of Far Niente. Thomas will be available to the public on Saturday from 12:00pm until 4:00pm for book signings and bottle dedications.
Thomas Arvid possesses an unerring ability to refine a moment. In doing so he captures our wonder and has become an art world phenomenon. Credited with "launching a major art trend…" with his oversized still life compositions of wine and the rituals surrounding it. Arvid astounds viewers with the intricate details of his images and with his mastery of light, depth and reflection.
Also available as a 26" x 42" Limited Edition Giclée on canvas.
The languid days of summer are the perfect inspiration for enjoying "Il Dolce Far Niente" - "the sweetness of doing nothing". Leisurely savoring a glass of chardonnay with friends and reminiscing on the porch begins an indulgent evening of great wine. As the music gets turned up, so does the accompanying laughter of shared tales that grow taller with each newly opened bottle. It's a Golden Opportunity to keep the magic going and create another unforgettable evening.
Spanish Master Royo recently decided to create his first limited edition in nearly a decade. The new decade continues to see a strong attraction in the art collecting world for Royo’s elegant originals. In the past, large numbers of fans acquired his L/E releases. Beginning around 2006, Royo withdrew from the L/E market opting for an “originals only” market which, in retrospect, seems to have been a timely decision considering recent economic conditions. Royo’s popularity has continued to grow and as one of his dealers we welcome “Morena” a 32” x 39.5” beautiful mixed media on panel (edition of 125). Royo has recently hand signed the entire edition and it looks spectacular!
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July - "The Summer Six" (Cookout in the Courtyard) - Friday 22nd and July 23rd
Premiering 6 new artists - Peter Mars, Worley Faver, Josef Kote, Ira Reines, Jeffrey Terreson and Dmitri Danish
August - AUGUST EVENTS TBA
September - JalinePol - Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th
October - Henry Asencio - Friday 7th and Saturday 8th
November - Frederick Hart - Friday 11th and Saturday 12th
November - Frederick Hart Foundry Tour - Dates TBA
December - Matthew J. Cutter - Friday 9th and Saturday 10th
Contact your art consultant for more information.
Cutter & Cutter Fine Art
A "Summer Blockbuster" event will take place July 22nd and 23rd at Galeria del Mar.
Featuring and introducing 6 new artists to our collectors. Call the gallery for more event information.
Galeria del Mar
Dear Friends of Fine Art,
We constantly think of you, your collection and the powerful symbiotic interaction we have shared over these many wonderful years. Exerting ourselves in finding new and exciting directions to suit your passion has always kept us thrilled in the search and contemplation of what artists will be a part of our galleries. Today we are proud to introduce the latest and hopefully, “The Next Big Thing” that will drive our business and your collection ever onward. We would deeply appreciate your feedback, which we refer to as “The Breakfast of Champions”. Knowing exactly how you feel and what you like will help us to remain on the cutting edge of fine art in North America. Feedback for you: A recent massive surge in the sale of original works of art and fine art prints has resulted in a resurgence of providing, “In home viewings” as well as the re-emergence of in gallery appointments. Thank You for the support and if you haven’t as yet experienced an in-home viewing let’s arrange one just for you. Clearly we’re trying to sell you more beautiful art, but by now we all know it will be mutually beneficial.
Call the galleries to setup an appointment:
Loves’ Art Emporium – 904-824-0844 Galeria del Mar – 904-829-2120 Brilliance In Color – 904-810-0460
“I believe that my art has a spiritual beauty, a sense of ascension, grace, flight, awakening, and rebirth that is rare; and what is especially important to me is that I use beauty and flight as a metaphor for divinity.” —Ira Reines
Ira Reines was born in New York, New York on December 3, 1957 and by the age of five his sculptural talents began to emerge. Reines studied the works of Michelangelo, Bernini, and Rodin most passionately and even had the good fortune to experience their masterpieces first-hand in Rome and Florence. As he grew older, he also came to admire the work of twentieth-century master sculptor Frederick Hart. His career got a tremendous boost when he was hired to work with Art Deco Master Erte. Ira worked closely with Erte, translating the master’s two-dimensional designs into seventy bronze sculptures that were sold world-wide. After experiencing several life-changing events, Reines rededicated himself and began to strip away the unnecessary elements in his work, finding his true voice.
Dmitri Danish was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, in 1966. A natural artist from the start, taking his first drawing pencil in hand before he was able to walk or talk. Over the years his career quickly took off and he has exhibited in Ukraine, Russia and other Eastern European countries. In 2000 the Kharkiv State Museum conducted a solo exhibition called "Cities and Mountains" and purchased three of his paintings that are now part of their permanent collection. During that same time, the New Jersey Museum of Modern Art also purchased three of Danish's works. And, in 2003 the Ukrainian government purchased a painting and presented it to the outgoing ambassador of the United States. Danish has traveled most of Europe since the opening of the Russian borders visiting cities and countries he dreamed about as a child. He has spent time Italy, France, Holland, Hungary, Austria, Greece, and Turkey, and made his first trip to the U.S. in 2005 to participate in several one-man shows.
Artist Jeffrey Terreson was born in Bronxville, NY, at an early age, Terreson had the pleasure of knowing what he was going to do. Upon graduation from college he moved to New York City to begin a career as an artist. For years, Terreson painted and supported himself through his fine art illustrations. His artwork was published for many Fortune 500 companies and appeared in nationally recognized periodicals such as Time, Newsweek, TV Guide, Readers Digest and many more. After a great deal of success in the New York art scene, in 1996 Terreson decided it was time to take his art in a new direction. His new fine art status now finds him in our countries top galleries.
In 1964, a star was born in the scenic port town of Vlore, Albania. Modern master Josef Kote emerged eager to share his unique vision with the world. Kote began a journey towards artistic self-discovery in his youth and never looked back. In 1990, he relocated to Greece and began working as a freelance visual artist. In this new environment, Kote's style evolved and flourished. During the decade he resided in Greece, Kote was acknowledged by numerous prestigious artists, as well as public and private collectors. His elevated status in the art world led to many great commissions. In 2000, for example, Kote was commissioned by the Greek community of Toronto to paint the likeness of the visiting President of Greece, Konstantinos Stephanopoulos. The artist saw his dream develop before his very eyes; the fruits of decades of labor fully realized. In 2009, he began his most recent journey, and for the third time, completely uprooted himself and moved to New York City. Who knows what beauty the future holds for one of modern art's greatest voices.
Brilliance In Color Fine Art Gallery (A Cutter & Cutter Gallery) located on the plaza in downtown St. Augustine announced today the conclusion of a very successful exhibition of authentic period art. The show ran from mid-April thru mid-May and attracted clients and fans of fine art from over 20 states. Matthew and Mark Cutter (partners) jointly announced that over 60 works of art from the 19th Century Masters were acquired and now reside in private collections. “We wanted to make the gallery look and feel like a fine museum and our clients really enjoyed the private dinner parties as well as the ballet performance choreographed and performed by the Florida ballet.” The Cutters went on to express their thanks to Laurie Byrd of the Florida Ballet for her continued creativity and understanding of the symbiotic connection between art and dance. The performance provided a unique verve and vitality which permeated the room and filled clients with an elevated understanding of the continuing importance of artists such as Toulouse –Lautrec, Renoir, Degas and Mary Cassatt.
The Cutter Family conducts 18 art exhibitions a year within their four downtown St. Augustine locations and credits that effort as the reason for their continued growth, popularity, and notoriety as one of America’s most successful art dealers. Matthew and Mark Cutter concluded by saying, “Our Brilliance In Color gallery will continuously exhibit a selective portion of 19th Century Art, which we have learned will still be popular long after all of us are gone.”
We started hanging the gallery today for the next big exhibition, "American Impressionists", which will feature the art of three of our nation's most respected impressionists. Leonard Wren, Mary Dolph Wood and Stephen Shortridge will join us on May 27th and 28th for both private and public events. The 19th Century Masters Exhibition is still on display for a short time (Renoir, Degas, Lautrec, Cassatt and others). If you are in downtown St. Augustine swing by Brilliance In Color at 25 King Street to check out all the beautiful art. 904-810-0460
American Impressionism Exhibition Opens May 27th & 28th
Cutter & Cutter Fine Art of Saint Augustine, FL is pleased to announce another exhibition to be held at one of its four downtown Saint Augustine art galleries. “American Impressionism” will be a two week exhibition of three of the nation’s best and most collected impressionists painters. Over 100 new original canvases will be featured along with a very large number of iconic limited editions. The work of Leonard Wren, Mary Dolph Wood, and Stephen Shortridge will be featured and represents the best in still life, landscape, and multi-topic romantic interiors, cityscapes, and seascapes. The public is invited to enjoy the art between May 27th thru July 12th. A private invitation only collectors party will take place on May 27th and May 28th and will be another example of Cutter & Cutter Fine Arts determination to bring our area some of the finest art found anywhere in the world. On Saturday May 28th the artists will be conducting live painting demonstrations and interacting with their collectors and the public as well. Large groups will need to contact the firm in advance at 904-810-0406 to make arrangements. An exhibition preview of this collection can be seen at www.cutterandcutter.com/imp.
On April 29th and 30th 2011, (with an on-going exhibition ending May 25th) Cutter & Cutter Fine Art will celebrate a Nineteenth Century Masters Exhibition at our Brilliance In Color Gallery located on 25 King Street, “On the Plaza, in Downtown St. Augustine”. This event will proudly feature the work of renowned artists such as; Toulouse-Lautrec, Mary Cassatt, Steinlen, Cheret, Grasset, Mucha, Choubrac, Rochegrosse, Helleu, Degas, Renoir, Whistler, Tissot and many others. Over 200 original authentic Nineteenth Century etchings, lithographs, vintage posters and originals will be available for private acquisitions. Including an original Mary Cassatt drawing, several rare etchings/drypoints, selected works from the Les Maîtres de l’Affiche and L’Estampe Moderne as well as over 30 vintage French Opera posters. Cutter & Cutter Fine Art is able to assure and guarantee collectors that every piece is authentic and in the condition stated. (These works are vetted and are NOT reproductions!) To view the entire collection visit: www.cutterandcutter.com.
The Michael Flohr show was a hit! Michael had a great time and he said several times that he is looking forward to many more events and being able to spend more quality time with the collectors that love his work. The exhibition will remain in the gallery for anyone who was unable to attend the opening nights and there are still originals available for purchase. To see pictures from the event click HERE. To see available originals click HERE.
Michael Flohr will make a personal appearance at Galeria del Mar on April 8th and 9th (Friday and Saturday). Make plans now to join us at the gallery, this is going to be a fun event and one of the best opportunities to acquire a new Michael Flohr original(s) for your fine art collection.
Contact the gallery for details: 904-829-2120 or email@example.com
On April 29 & 30 we will convert our Brilliance In Color Gallery into a 19th Century Opera House and enjoy fine French wines, cheeses, hors d’oeuvres, and a live Opretta with music, dance and song. We will have some of the world’s most significant works of art, with an emphasis on French Opera Posters. This is an invitation only event, if you would like more information please contact the gallery at 904-810-0460 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our newest artist, Adam Scott Rote, joins us at Loves’ Art Emporium and brings a proven track record of success in bringing collectors a unique creative style that sets him apart. You must meet him and see his work in person in order to fully grasp his devotion to colorful renderings of Americana, the female form and literally everything that art collectors find stimulating and exciting. Adam is now the official artist for Las Vegas Vodka, which we will be pouring during evening.
Call the gallery for more information: 904-824-0844
Colorful Urban Impressionism
7PM – 10PM FRIDAY, APRIL 8TH
12PM – 4PM SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH
Another fun weekend and return visit from one of America’s most talented young artists. Michael Flohr is approachable and capable of making any moment in time the memory of a lifetime. These moments are brilliantly translated through exciting sketches which build into colorful and intriguing canvases. We love the dichotomy between his fun loving and jovial manner which contrasts so intensely with his passion for the serious execution of fine art.
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The 19th Century Masters
Originals – Lithographs – Posters - Etchings
7PM – 10PM FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH
7PM – 10PM SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH
The excitement has been building ever since our last Masters event and now comes the best of the best in the art you love to collect. These delicate messages from the past are more viable now than a century ago. You’ll experience a pride in owning an heirloom that fits your tastes and reverence for history, it’s smart to plan now to join us in celebrating an era of life (and art) that was viable then and remains so now.
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Mary Dolph Wood, Stephen Shortridge & Leonard Wren
7PM-10PM FRIDAY, MAY 27TH
SATURDAY, MAY 28TH - Plein Air Demonstration to be announced
Around the country and the world in museum after museum art devotes flock to see the impressionists. Our event combines the brilliant work of three popular American Impressionists that all collectors love. Leonard Wren and Stephen Shortridge are long time and dear friends of ours and we want you to join them in welcoming (for the first time) Mary Dolph Wood. It will be a truly fulfilling event filled with surprises and the very best in American Impressionism. Join us and acquire art that will enhance your life now and forever.
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Contact your art consultant for more information.
Brilliance In Color
Galeria del Mar
Loves' Art Emporium
2011 Event Calendar
March 18th & 19th - Don Dahlke – Galeria del Mar
April 1st & 2nd – Adam Scott Rote – Loves’ Art Emporium
April 8th & 9th - Michael Flohr – Galeria del Mar
April 29th & 30th - 19th Century Masters – Brilliance In Color
May 27th & 28th – Leonard Wren, Stephen Shortridge & Mary Dolph Wood
Cutter & Cutter Fine Art and Brilliance In Color (25 King Street, St. Augustine, FL)
presents a special Two Hundred & Fifty Dollar ($250.00) Certificate of Appreciation
Valid only on March 4, 2011 and March 5, 2011.
Towards paintings by Jose Barbera & pottery by Worley Faver, with a $2,500 minimum purchase.
This certificate has no cash value and is not valid with any other certificate or promotional offer. Certificate is valid only in conjunction with a purchase and is not valid if purchase is cancelled, rescinded or is otherwise incomplete. This certificate is non-transferable and may only be used by the individual to which it is issued between the dates indicated above towards a new purchase (minimum $2,500) of one or more limited edition or original artworks by the artists named on this certificate. This certificate may NOT be used for orders paid in part or in whole with existing credit and may NOT be used towards pre-existing orders.
Michael and Inessa are still here in our beautiful little city of St. Augustine, FL and they have been busy painting! Here are two new original oils from our favorite artist couple, a 18"x14" titled Anastasia and a 12"x16" titled Sunset (this is a scene from the end of 12th Street looking down onto the beach). Please come by the gallery and see them in person, as all art collectors know a photo just can not translate the true beauty of an original piece of art. Galeria del Mar, 9 King Street (On the Plaza, in Downtown) St. Augustine, FL
904-829-2120 or email@example.com
We all had a wonderful time this past weekend and we want to thank Michael and Inessa Garmash for coming to visit us again here in St. Augustine. We are looking forward to their next visit and can't wait to see what the future holds for them and what wonderful paintings they will create. We love you guys, and we love your art!
Don't Forget to come by the gallery (Loves' - 8 Cathedral Place, on the plaza) and chat with Adam Scott Rote, watch him work on his next masterpiece and add another beautful piece of art to your growing collections. Adam will be in the gallery today (Friday, Feb. 11th) at 5:00pm until we close (go home). and again on Saturday the 12th from open till close (11:00am - 10:00pm).
Adam Scott Rote will be in the gallery (Loves’ Art Emporium, 8 Cathedral Place) this Friday from 5:00-9:00pm and Saturday from 12:00-9:00pm to introduce himself and his art to collectors. Please Join Us!
Call for more info: 904-824-0844
Exclusive! Adam will officially release his newest work, Leopard Shadow!
Adam Scott Rote is an award-winning artist who has called Florida his home for the past 21 years. His work has been influenced by architecture, fashion and classic cinema, self-taught he studied the early icons including Vargas, McGinnis and George Hurrell. Adam’s dynamic subject matter and signature technique has earned him a loyal following of Collectors; including such actors, singers, and other well-known artists as Patricia Neal, Grace Jones, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Burt Reynolds, Victoria Jackson and Hue Hefner. Adam's paintings have been featured in well-known Magazines, Movies, & Television.
New Unique: Blue Note, Dizzy Gillespie 20” x 26”
Please call or email us to find out more details on the original Blue Note and the new Dizzy Gillespie Unique.
We are lucky, all of us as a group, and specifically us as your art dealer, you as a sophisticated client, and Michael and Inessa Garmash as the most exciting and potentially strongest of the artists we represent. Influenced by some of the greatest Russian artists such as Nicolai Fechin, Ilya Repin and Valentin Serov (as well as great American artists like John Singer Sargent) this fascinating duo brings to us again convincing proof with the arrival of a new grouping of very important originals. This is their 4th exhibition in St. Augustine and we anticipate, as before, that every single original will sell. There is now a well-established demand, and even craving for their work; this bodes well for those who love to see a steady and inevitable rise in demand and price that often signals a career of greatness.
We don’t want to sound aggressive, however, we are often hurt by the disappointment in the voices and on the faces of those who call or come to the gallery only to learn that one, two, or even three of their preferred pieces are now in private collections. The Cutter Family strongly believes in M & I Garmash and has reflected in depth upon the effect of losing Italian master Pino to cancer this past year. Surely Michael and Inessa can and will beautifully fill the void in the figurative genius that the world and our group has lost. Our intent is to promote and enjoy their gorgeous originals for ‘as long as we live’. You have our word on that. The originals you’ll discover within are fine art at the highest level and worthy of hanging truly and literally in any museum from St. Petersburg, Russia to our great American museums and important private collections just like yours.
Should you decide, based on your knowledge and experience (and possible ownership of their work) to bring one of these new beautifully painted compositions into your home or office prior to the exhibition we encourage you to call quickly. In the past that is precisely what has taken place. At our private gathering you will be able to meet with Michael and Inessa and continue learning more about their extraordinary talent and ability to express and observe love and life in all of its wondrous colors, contrasts and intriguing and riveting compositions. Pre-sold originals must remain through the exhibition and we are sure that Michael and Inessa will, as before, provide every collector with something special and memorable. As their tremendous talent and fame grows it will be nice to know that you have a personal relationship with one of the worlds most extraordinary love stories. We know this much, we love their work, and cherish every moment spent in their presence. Best of all we believe they love coming to St. Augustine and showing you what they see through the eyes of two who love the colors of life and expressing their love for each other.
Cutter & Cutter Fine Art is now the exclusive representative for nationally renowned potter, Worley Favor!
This Saturday, January 29th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Worley Faver will be available at Brilliance In Color (25 King Street, on the plaza in downtown St. Augustine) to meet with you and explain his remarkable hand-coiled technique (no potter’s wheel is used). This is an ancient technique, used by Native American Potters (one of Worley’s biggest influences is Maria Martinez, one of the oldest, most revered American Indian potters) and actually goes back to early Egyptian times. Worley’s only modern tool is his kiln, all his pottery is created by hand, using tools nature provides (he uses a walnut shell and corals for textures and a smooth river stone for burnishing, the dark color is achieved by placing the red-hot pottery in a mound of wood shavings). With this time-honored technique Worley brings an artistic embellishment to each original pot that comes directly from his meditations on life itself and all of its mystical meaning.
At the risk of boring you or creating a thought of , “to good to be true”, allow me to give you my personal guarantee, that this work with all of its sophisticated design, shape, style, and historic connection will be with us, as one of our most stimulating offerings for as long as Worley Favor creates them. His unity of thought and spellbinding textures are coupled with geometric designs and abstract elements from nature as well as the nature of man. Each piece of pottery is unique and we anticipate literally every collector that has acquired artwork from our galleries can and will have the perfect setting for one of these timeless treasures. Each will become a terrific heirloom to enjoy together as time goes by. We are committed to Worley’s pottery, and we fervently hope you will join us to see for yourselves the beauty of his creations. Worley is current working on a major piece, and this Saturday offers you the chance to see, feel, touch and even smell the process...you will not be disappointed. You will be in the presence of one of the most extraordinary artists we have been privileged to represent.
A massive array of pottery will be available, and we believe you will be astounded at the magnificence found in them. No two are alike and some require two month’s time to create. The bottom line...those given to grasp greatness in art will see instantly that I have not overstated the case, and I believe will be grateful with the gift of getting to know an artist like Worley Favor. He lives to express himself through his hands, and his work will help you to connect with the deep and abiding reference he has for life and the gift of living it...you simply must see his creations.
P.S. - Worley’s prices range from $500.00 for smaller pieces up to $10,000.00 for larger works.
Visit our website to see over thirty unique and different creations. (http://www.cutterandcutter.com/)
Remember these are one-of-a-kind, works can be replicated but not duplicated, if you see a piece you love do not hesitate.