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All my life I have been fascinated by drawings, paintings and sculptures, especially works that have an imaginative quality that transport one to another visual plane or alternative reality. I aspire to creating works that have that quality to transport the viewer and luckily I am a vector for visual ideas/images. The hard part is making the works, having the technical ability to make these visual ideas concrete -- I am still working on that. After 40+ years of serious, borderline obsessive study and practice I can say I am almost there. As Bob Dylan said..."Every thing is going to be smooth, like a rhapsody, when I paint my masterpiece." Follow him on Instagram.
“I reveal how power and vulnerability reside in the human form. Line, rhythm, movement, color and surface are important to me to intensify the emotive and visual expression.”
An award-winning painter, printmaker, draftsman and carver, Roy has exhibited nationally and internationally, and is represented in numerous private & public collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The son of artist parents, he was born and raised in Port Washington, New York. He earned a Master of Fine Arts with honors from Yale University, received his Bachelor of Arts from State University of New York at Brockport and also attended the Art Students League of New York, and State University of New York at Albany. Roy is a drummer, currently performing with The B-Sides; a year-round organic gardener; and he is painstakingly restoring the mid-19th century Sanders-Blaylock House (a Guilford County Historic Landmark property). He is professor emeritus at Guilford College, where he taught art since 1978 until retiring in May 2018. Follow him on Instagram.
Jan Lukens is an artist who is known primarily for his equestrian paintings and cityscapes. Jan studied at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT, the National Academy of Design in NYC, privately at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC and with Burton Silverman, and Joe Rubinstein in NYC. & Hollis Dunlap in New London, CT.
He has exhibited his paintings in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; the National Academy of Design, NYC; the International Museum of the Horse in Lexington, KY; and the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg, VA. Jan’s work is in the permanent collection of the U.S. Equestrian Federation, the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association, both in Lexington, KY, the National Sporting Library & Museum, and Ralph Lauren, NYC, as well as numerous important private collections worldwide.
Jan has painted equestrian portraits of Olympic showjumping gold medalists Rodrigo Pessoa, Chris Kappler, & Joe Fargis, as well as US Olympic showjumping team members Margie Engle and Anne Kursinski.
Lukens was a featured artist in the national PBS documentary, ‘A Day At The Met’.
He has recently become the director of Gallery 1250 in Revolution Mill, Greensboro, NC. Lukens is represented in Atlanta by Mason Fine Art; & in New York by Bedford House. Learn more at www.janlukens.com.