Friday, May 27, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Introducing New Artists

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


Ira Reines

“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

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.


Jeffrey Terreson

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.


Josef Kote

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.

Friday, May 13, 2011

19th Century Art Event Concludes

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.”

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hanging the Gallery for the American Impressionists Exhibition

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

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New Exhibit Coming Soon

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