MB Boissonnault

Meet MB Boissonnault of Los Angeles, CA


Originally from Bennington, Vermont, MB Boissonnault has been living and working as a painter in Venice, California for nineteen years.

She studied at the KunstAkademie Düsseldorf under Dutch artist Jan Dibbets. Traces from the different environments in which she’s lived are visible in her work. She’s inherited the precision and detail of the German painting tradition and mixed it in with the Californian optimism and predilection for light and freedom. Boissonnault works in oil and synthetic paints because “turning a two-dimensional space into an emotional landscape is the biggest challenge I [can] think of.” It is important for her that her work impacts viewers and that they are drawn in and feel an emotion.


Being an artist isn’t necessarily a matter of choice for Boissonnault. “If you’re a painter it’s not an existence that you choose. You just have to do it.”

She’s known that she is an artist since birth and has made it a professional pursuit for over 20 years. And she has received much recognition for her pursuit. Her work has been featured in interior design magazines such as LUXE and has been a popular choice for film and TV.


Collectors include Deutsche Bank, Tyssen, Siemens, the Tennessee State Museum, Chase Bank, the Matisse Family, and Roma Downey +Mark Burnett.

A Snapshot View of MB Boissonnault


Favorite Artist: Eugène Delacroix.
Spirit Animal: Daffy Duck. 
Secret Superpower: Sometimes she knows who is calling her before picking up the phone.        

 

 

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David Dory

Meet David Dory of Los Angeles.


Originally from Carson City, Nevada, David grew up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

His childhood memories include the occasional bear roaming around Lake Tahoe and the wild mustang filled hills of Lyon country. He works in all media and will choose the materials that best suit the piece that he is creating. For him, “the medium is just the means to get there, and in some way has the same impact on my work as whether I drove a car, flew or took the train.” His style, by contrast, is the more essential element of his work. Sharing many qualities with the surrealist movement, his style is also referred to as “omnistic” in so far as it combines nudes, landscapes, and abstract elements to create a cubist/ surrealist work.


After years of refining his signature style, David has achieved a unique body of work that stands out and is easily recognizable as his creation.

His favorite show was a benefit for the Reno Philharmonic where he showed a painting called Nevada Ghosts. The work called attention to an incident where someone was shooting the wild mustangs around Virginia City, NV for sport. Lance Gilman, the owner of the famous Mustang Ranch Brothel, bought the painting.


To the best of David’s knowledge, the painting still hangs over the door leading to the “Girls” rooms.

A Snapshot View of David Dory.


Favorite Artist: Leonardo da Vinci, Salvador Dali, and M.C. Escher
Spirit Animal: A Mustang.
Secret Superpower:  Empathy. Art offers a respite or sanctuary for the people that take the time to see deeper into the work, and this quality comes from being able to take on the hope, feelings, dreams, and fantasies of those around him and to translate those into his art.   

 

 

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John Bicknell

Meet John Bicknell of Greece..


Oil paint, John Bicknell’s preferred medium, offers freedom in his artistic thinking. Through his extensive studies in Fine Art at University of the Creative Arts Farnham, University of East London, and The Slade School, University College London, John knew he was an artist.

John notes that in his art, the simplest solutions require the greatest research and concentration, and deliver the most profound results.


Grey, John’s favourite colour, allows images to breathe. Widely exhibited across Europe, John lives and works in Athens.

His work during the eighties and nineties centred on an exploration of abstraction and landscape. More recent work has developed a figurative narrative drawn from wide ranging sources and influences including film, theatre, the history of painting, and photo-journalism. He has worked in collaboration with artists, film-makers and actors.


Today, John Bicknell is not only painting but is currently working on his 2nd film from his Athens based studio.

A Snapshot View of John Bicknell


Favourite Artist: Gerhard Richter
Spirit Animal: I have no spirit animal.
Secret Superpower: That which is greater than me.

 

 

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Dain

Meet DAIN of NYC, USA.


New York City based street artist DAIN began his career by doing graffiti in grade school. DAIN continues to consider the world his blank canvas, adding beauty to the urban sprawl.


His process typically begins with a black and white photo, often of a Hollywood icon such as Audrey Hepburn or more recent stars as Victoria Beckham and Adele. He then layers the base photograph with old advertisements, printed fragments, and other images. Painting on the collaged material, DAIN highlights certain forms and ties the disparate pieces together into one composition.


A “circle and drip” mark in red around a single eye completes the piece and has become a trademark in his more recent work. DAIN’s recognizable style of glam meets grit features bright colors and collage that look as appealing on canvas as on the streets.

He has amassed an impressive following on social media, as well as had his work shown in Paris, Berlin, New York, Rome, and Miami. Recently he was chosen by Coach to join other prominent New York graffiti artists to reimagine the brand’s logo on different walls around the city.


Despite his international acclaim, DAIN remains intimately loyal to New York – drawing his inspiration from the vibrant city and continuously adding to its vibrancy with his iconic art.

A Snapshot View of Dain


Favorite Artist: I couldn’t name just one, I enjoy them all.
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