Fine Art Gallery
I am so fortunate that part of what I do as an interior designer is to select beautiful works of art for my clients! And in doing so, I am also able to support the work of some incredible, local artists! Among them are the very talented Margarita Deleuze, with her Contemporary Realist oil paintings and Elaine Kahn, with her Abstract acrylic and mixed media paintings and watercolors.
Their works are featured as part of a carefully curated collection of original fine art that is available exclusively to my clients.
Here is more information on What They Do and Who They Are:
The message of my art is simple and direct, without a profound statement or complex idea. Its purpose is to embellish a surface with color, harmony and balance, executed with realism in a contemporary setting. We are surrounded by beauty that we often fail to observe. Art is a patient teacher that makes us aware and reminds us that the principal meaning of life is to find joy in the creation and in the magnificence of beauty. To decorate a wall by capturing the essence of a simple subject is a thrill that challenges me to search and find patterns of colors and shapes that are pleasing to the eye to read. There are no hidden meanings in my art other than to delight the viewer by depicting the magnificence that interacts between light, color, and composition in familiar subjects. Rather than attempting to force observations to fit preconceived ideas which arise from the failure to observe and actually see the magnificence that surrounds us, my challenge comes in using light to define form and space, and in capturing the essence of a subject through the use of composition, color, technique and design. To bring this new awareness to the viewer is my triumph and reward.
Margarita Deleuze’s oil paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States and abroad, as well as in the Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art in Miami, the Hortt Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale and the San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art where she received an Honorable Mention. She has also participated in mayor exhibitions like Art Expo ’96 in Barcelona, Spain, in Art America ’96 in Miami Beach Convention Center, FL, as well as in Art Expo NY, the International Art Fair in her native Caracas, Venezuela and Art Expo 2000 in Coconut Grove Convention Center, Florida.
Each of Elaine’s distinctive paintings becomes a personal journey through a creative process; one that results in a reflection of her training and prior experience. During the past several years, Elaine’s body of work has evolved from realistic to abstract, with the unifying themes being color and line.
“My paintings come from nature and the things that surround me every day – the colors and shapes that surround us but not always seen. These are the images I hope to convey in my work.”
Elaine has exhibited her work at several South Florida art galleries for which she has won awards including best in show. She is a member of the Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society, Plantation Art Guild, XII Voices and Women in the Visual Arts.