2014 Realism Art Exhibition – MyArtContest.com
Steve Ko – Lewisville, TX
Steve Ko is an internationally known portrait artist and a teacher
who is driven by an incredible passion for creating art works in
old master’s style such as John Singer Sargent. His works are
often noted for their unique style, elegance, and technique.
Steve has developed his artistic ability at Art Center College of
Design in California under the guidance of masters such as
Burne Hogarth, Harry Carmean, Gary Meyer, and Steve Huston.
His use of vibrant colors and unique brush strokes makes his
work an excellent choice for a wide range of projects and
Steve is accomplished in using traditional methods as well as
modern technique. His first picture book – “The Wherewolf?” –
reveals his talents well.
With years of experience, Steve promises to make your portrait
painting something to be treasured for generations to come.
Steve is a member of Portrait Society of America and lives in Dallas,
Texas with his wife, Hanna, his beautiful two sons, and a little princess Ariel.
Jim Haller – Berryville, VA
There were 3 big moments in my life that determined the type of artist I was going to be…
At the age of 9, I started reading Comic Books, and realized that all I wanted to do was create.
At the age of 15, I discovered Salvador Dali, and my art career began.
At the age of 23, I started to have a few health problems. That became my inspiration.
My work mostly acts as a diary. The things that I don’t like about myself, my fears, my obsessions…those are things that come out in my art. It is very therapeutic and gives me an opportunity to create just honest art. I work mostly with Pen & Ink. My stippling technique (creating images with repetitive dots) is almost meditative and seems appropriate for the subjects that I work with. My images are then stained with a variety of wood stains and varnish, which gives them an old, antique, and maybe forgotten-about look.
Jennifer Gennari – Brooklyn, NY