Wednesday, July 3, 2013


"Watcher of the Skies" 18" x 24" Acrylic

Please Join us for our next opening:

"Expressions in Realism" 

Paintings and Sculptures by Dean Vigyikan 
Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 6-10pm. 

"Artist Portrait Photo"
Dean Vigyikan was born in Cleveland, OH and grew up in Western New York, studying art through private instruction and receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors from Rochester Institute of Technology.  Since then he has built a career in the visual arts ranging from traditional painting to digital illustration and design.
More recently, Dean has discovered his innate penchant for sculpture and has added this art form to his long-standing tradition as a painter.  His artwork has been collected by patrons across the United States and can be found on the covers of Books, music CD’s, T-shirts, magazines, advertisements and more.
Encouraged from an early age by his parents and family, Dean began nurturing and developing his talents during childhood.  Inspired by many of the giants of art history, he has been especially influenced by the painting techniques of William Adolphe Bouguereau, John Singer Sargent, and John William Waterhouse.  His sculptural influences include Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Antonio Canova, and Auguste Rodin.  Stylistically, Dean is a contemporary realist, drawing heavily upon natural subject matter and expressing his vision with vigor and spontaneity.
Among the qualities of Dean’s paintings, noticed by those who have seen his work in person, is the dynamic and tactile brushwork with which he renders his compositions, as well as the richness and harmony of the colors he employs.  Many express particular delight in his sculptures for their level of detail and sense of grandeur.  One of the most frequent observations made regarding the artist’s repertoire concerns his expansive range of subject matter, all of which he handles with confidence and facility.
An award winning artist, Dean’s works have appeared in juried competitions on the local, state and national levels, as well as a number of solo exhibitions.  He has also proven a popular lecturer and demonstrator of art technique to other artists, and has served as judge for fine art competitions.  As an artist, Dean favors allowing his work to do the talking, without excessive peripheral explanation.  The power of representational art, he feels, is that it encourages the artist to meld his personal sensibilities with the mastery of the Divine Creator, resulting in a uniquely beautiful collaborative expression

Meet our new neighbors  from Griffis Hill Gardens and welcome them to the area They are located up at Griffis Sculpture Park.  They have fun workshops for kids and adults. Cabins to rent and more check out the link below!

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