Location: United States
Inside the Artist ~
Each line I draw or paint describes a precious moment in my life as an artist and as a person. The interplay with materials is a visual diary of my life experience and my contemplative journey. Most fascinating are the passages which remain visible and those that disappear through the many forces beyond our control.
My art has been described as inventive, caustic, and provocative. In the quiet pursuit of my exploration of life via art, there are implied answers about the nature of art, the boundaries between life and art, and the necessity of exploring those boundaries. This has allowed me to move from conventional painting methods into experimental materials and a fascination with found objects helps connect me to the world around me and the interactions I experience each day. It is the ‘spirit’ of art that I am more interested in than style. The process itself of drawing, layering, and watching are the moments where I immerse myself in what I am creating. This is what brings me to the joyful, timeless place-free from outcome. It is a challenging, ever present balancing act between quality control, compulsive thoughts, dreaming, construction, movement, fullness and emptiness.
Studied at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.
Featured Art Work:
National Association of Women’s Artists, NY
*Featured in the NAWA New Artist Gallery Exhibition 2016
*Featured in the NAWA Ev(e)olution VII - ONWARD! exhibition, March 2017
*Featured in the NAWA 128th Annual Members' Exhibition 2017
*Featured in the NAWA Art Angels Exhibition 2017
Blue Moon Gallery, Wilmington, NC
Artworks Fine Art Gallery
Colors of Humanity Art Gallery
Saatchi Art Gallery
International Emerging Artists
Spectrum Miami Art Festival
*Featured in b2zone magazine 2/2017
*Featured in Inspiration Art Book, Vol. 5, 2017
*Featured in Inspiration Art Book, Vol.6, 2018
Memberships: National Association of Women Artists, b2zone magazine, Artavita, Wilmington Art Association, Allied Artist of America, Inc., Artworks Fine Gallery, Saatchi Art Gallery, Colors of Humanity, Blue Moon Gallery, The Artists Network, fineartamerica.com, Jack Arthur
My published books under pen name of BJ Talor-Longpre are:
Justice Repaid (a crime drama), Voices (a thriller), and Sensual Loving Desires (ebook). Several books are presently in progress.
I enjoy working in several mediums depending on the subject matter. All pieces for sale or commission if already sold.
Gilded Birds is a painting in abstract of birds in the clouds of gold. Acrylic and Gold Leaf, 18x24, Created 5/5/2015. $1,450.00
Gilded Violin created 5/15/2015 is Acrylic and Gold Leaf size 18x24 on canvas. $1,450.00.
This painting is the emotions shared between two souls. Acrylic on canvas board size 11x14. $400.00
Forces of Nature is one of the first in a series of abstract expressionism about nature. Acrylic. SOLD
This is an abstract painting of emotion created 6/24/14 Acrylic size 24x48. $2,000.00
Essence of femininity set in Gold Leaf and Acrylic, 12x16 on canvas board. $1,400.00
Dance in Blue is an acrylic on canvas (commissioned piece) which portrays the allure of dance. 11x14 SOLD.
Portrait created in mono tones. SOLD
Acrylic on canvas figure abstract 12x16, $400.00
McLaren F1GT is a bright orange acrylic and poly 16x20 SOLD
McLaren Blue created in acrylic and poly. 16x20 SOLD
Can be commissioned.
Lonely Path created in oil gives a glimpse of peace in nature. 30x40 $3,000.00
Lady and Red 1 is an acrylic dance in motion 18x24 SOLD
Lady and Red 3 part of a series commissioned. SOLD 18x24
Lady and Red 2 series of dance and motion. 30x40 SOLD
Art 41, Abstract expressionism. Acrylic 14x18 $400.00
Young girl enjoying the sunshine with the rays beaming on her head. SOLD
Female painted in acrylic and gold leaf on canvas size 24 x 30. $2,300.00
female red, acrylic and gold leaf on canvas size 12 x 12. $900.00
Female abstract Acrylic size 11x14. $1,200.00