Tuesday, May 17, 2016

With the season’s changing from spring to summer, it is important to remember that temperature and humidity can affect your artwork. One thing to do, is to monitor the temperature and keep it within a 20 degree range, limiting exposure to varying changes in temperature. When the weather fluctuates from 40 degrees to 75 degrees your canvas is more likely to expand and contract.

The same concept applies to the humidity in the air, efforts should be made to keep the humidity within a 20% range, we suggest using humidifiers and dehumidifiers accordingly. Otherwise, when the humidity varies too much your canvas can develop waves. In some instances it may become necessary to bring your art in to a frame shop having it re-stretched, however if they sustain too many variances in humidity your canvas can become permanently damaged.

Fresh air circulation is helpful as well, it is best to use your ceiling fan and hang your art on the wall in a way that allows for some air flow behind the artwork. These measures will help to ensure your art stays in great condition, upholding its value for years to come.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Todd White is coming to Denver!!!



A bit about the show...
WHEN: Friday November 13th 2015       5 PM - 8 PM
         Saturday November 14th 2015      1 PM - 5 PM
WHERE: Fascination St. Fine Art Gallery 315 Detroit St. Denver, CO 80206
Call 303.333.1566 or email info@fascinationSt.com for more information!

A bit about Todd White's Style...

Todd White is a figurative expressionist painter, some have even gone as far as to call his style "Rat pack meets Picasso". He was the lead character designer on the Nickelodeon show SpongeBob Squarepants, and some of that fun, playfulness can be seen in his current work. This style turned Todd into a multi-million dollar brand of his own. He was commissioned by the Grammys to do their 2007 official poster, do the first-ever illustrations on Coca-Cola light, and Sylvester Stallone paid $280,000 for an original piece.






A bit about Todd White's Story...

Born in 1969 in Texas, Todd White came from humble roots. During his twenties he relocated to the west coast and worked in the animation field, developing characters at some of the most renowned production studios in the country. As an artist, over time, Todd White has gained fame in the UK and the rest of the world, best known for his paintings of the Hollywood scene. All aspects are captured, including the highlife in fashionable nightclubs and restaurants and the A-list stars! 

Todd White art is very distinctive in style and concept. As Todd explains, It all started with my Mom who was a painter and probably my biggest inspiration and hero. My whole life art has taken care of me. 

Todd White eventually moved to Los Angeles where he landed a job with Warner Brothers Studios and ended up working for Nickelodeon becoming the lead character designer of SpongeBob SquarePants. It was a fantastic gig to have. It was a dream job for a young aspiring guy because what pays the bills better than doing your craft every day. It allowed me to go home at night and keep pounding away at my paintings, he says. 




  
During this period Todd White started to forge his artistic style by experimenting with style and concept. He eventually arrived at the working method that now guides him through every piece. Todd always names his pieces first, visualizes faces and personalities, then develops each person's story. In fact, Todd White doesn't paint at all until he can conceptually see that story in his head. And he always tells it as directly as possible - what isn't necessary to the story doesn't go on the canvas. 

Todd White is an impulsive observer of detail, always studying and absorbing figures, faces and features. Subconsciously, he spends his life people-watching - scribbling down sketches whatever the situation (often on napkins, even tablecloths) to record an idea for his next work. Todd White's paintings captivate people. They often invoke laughter and demand repeated viewings. By revealing his subjects' innermost feelings Todd creates timeless scenes of attraction and intimacy. Beneath the exaggerated features and textured skin of his characters there is truth. Both theirs and ours. 

Todd's subjects come from the everyday world, but his perspective is so unusual that he alters the way we perceive people and the roles we play around each other. He studies body language, using its nuances to capture the subtleties of what people show and hide. 

Todd White has an impressive list of accomplishments including being the lead character designer of SpongeBob SquarePants; being the official artist of the 49th Annual Grammy awards; being asked by Warner Brothers to contribute to a major design exhibition celebrating the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz; creating a portrait of Princess Diana for the Princess Diana Memorial Fund; and joining the ranks of artists like Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol when he was asked by Coca Cola to create a series of inspirational sketches that appeared on their bottles. Todd White is the only artist in history that Coca Cola agreed to have his signature appear on their bottles! 




There is no denying the Art of Todd White is infectious, resulting in White becoming one of the most collected American artists alive in the world today! Remember every time you purchase Todd White artwork over $995, shipping is FREE in the continental U.S. and there is NO SALES TAX when you purchase outside of Colorado. We SHIP WORLDWIDE and offer Layaway for Todd White art. Check out the Todd White Art Project here!


A bit about the show...
WHEN: Friday November 13th 2015       5 PM - 8 PM
         Saturday November 14th 2015      1 PM - 5 PM
WHERE: Fascination St. Fine Art Gallery 315 Detroit St. Denver, CO 80206
Call 303.333.1566 or email info@fascinationSt.com for more information!




Thanks for reading!
-Fascination St.

Henry Asencio will be at Fascination St. Fine Art Gallery THIS WEEKEND!



"I want people to feel what I am doing - not just see what I am painting." 
Henry Asencio

Henry Asencio's stylistic approach entraps the viewers desires and completely conceptualizes a feeling within the painting with the combination of figurative drama and spontaneous abstract backgrounds. His aggressive strokes and loose contemporary style blended with a perfect combination of classic figurative painting is almost reminiscent of the impressionists. Merging introspection and visual spectacle, Henry Asencio's personal investigations of femininity, spirituality and abstraction possess the power to transform todays ideals of elegance and contemporary sensuality.




"Painting for me is very cathartic and is the most articulate way for me to express my passion and internal dialogues."

A Bit About Asencio's Journey....
In 1996, Henry Asencio was sponsored by art supply company, Thayer and Chandler, which resulted in exposure in exhibitions as far as Germany and Paris. In 1998, Henry Asencios work was recognized in an art competition in Amsterdam, where he earned the prestige of being a first-time artist dually awarded with gold and silver medals in two separate divisions: self-portraiture in oils and work in acrylic medium. Excellent in his chosen discipline, Henry Asencio graduated with honors from the San Francisco Art Academy in 1999. Henry Asencio was even a chosen finalist in The Artists Magazine competion that same year, again for his work in portraiture. 

Although Henry Asencio earned a living as a portrait artist early in his career, today he is more concerned with creating a mood and pushing the aesthetic rather than achieving a true likeness as the ultimate end. Henry Asencio refers to the current content of his work as sublime figures with aggressive application. Henry Asencio proclaims an admiration for artists who have chosen their own paththose who are inspired to follow their muse. This is the path Henry Asencio has chosen for himself as a fine artist. Inspired by the works of British artist Lucien Freud, the grandson of Sigmund Freud, Henry Asencio claims, his work of the flesh is unsurpassed. Henry Asencio is also motivated by the unbelievable vision, work ethic and unrelenting passion of Pablo Picasso. Other notable inspirations include Wilhelm de Kooning for making every stroke of the brush different, and Gustav Klimt for making decorative painting with integrity. 

Henry Asencio paints from his studio in San Jose, California, inspired by women, life, experience and nature. Using life as a vehicle to produce his art, Henry Asencio's work translates an impulse into his own reality on canvas and other surfaces. Henry Asencio has recently begun to paint on board, as the surface is more resilient to his aggressive paint style. The artist prefers to work in oil as nothing compares to the richness and workability of the oil medium and it fits my technique perfectly. Henry Asencio's work is in such high demand, it takes him at least 9 months to complete an original. 

Watch this quick video and learn more about the inspiration behind Henry Asencio's "In Bloom" release. This was created for the American Heart Association and the "Go Red" campaign! For more information: Please Click Here 

Remember every time you purchase Henry Asencio artwork over $995, shipping is FREE in the continental U.S. and there is NO SALES TAX when you purchase outside of Colorado. We SHIP WORLDWIDE and offer Layaway for Henry Asencio art. 

A Bit About the event THIS WEEKEND....

WHEN: Friday October 16th 5PM - 8PM
             Saturday October 17th 1 PM - 5 PM
WHERE: Fascination ST. Fine Art Gallery 315 Detroit St. Denver, CO 80206

Call 303.333.1566 or email Info@Fascinationst.com for more information.


Thanks for reading!
-Fascination St. Fine Art
303.333.1566

Friday, July 17, 2015

Nano Lopez is coming to Denver!

               
Samuel the Poet  -   Davian the Dragon  -  Sherlock the Scotty


Nano Lopez, the man behind these amazing whimsical bronze sculptures, will be in Denver Saturday August 15th from 4-8 PM & Sunday August 16th from 1-4 PM! Get a glimpse of the inner creative workings of his imagination and chat with him about his next projects! Each piece is hand painted, making each piece an unique one of a kind piece! The texture and detail is so personal to Nano, all
the odd objects he incorporated into the pieces truly represent his 
unique perspective. I would almost go as far to say that these pieces hold a somewhat steam punk feel, incorporating human- made objects like cogs and wheels along with stamped numbers and beautiful colored patinas and merging them with beautiful natural organic beings.

"The transformation from clay to bronze has always been magical to me" - Nano Lopez



A quick tip before we go....
Make sure to keep your Nano Lopez pieces out of direct sunlight, as the light might change the colors of the patinas. Also NEVER use harsh chemicals to clean your pieces. Use light soapy water when cleaning!



Thanks for reading!
-Fascination St. Fine Art
303.333.1566

#getfascinated
#nanolopez
#fascinationst
#fineart
#denver



Michael Godard's Latest Masterpiece; a dedication to his deceased daughter.




This huge 20 square foot beauty is named, Wine Angel. It holds such a special place in his heart, it is dedicated to his 16 yr old daughter who lost the fight to brain cancer in 2006. This spiritual piece, was inspired by all those individuals who have had celestial experiences and have felt like they have been touched by their angels. It is to give those hope, that they know their loved ones are watching, guiding, and protecting them everyday. This is his gift to all those who have lost their loved ones, but feel their presence everyday. He has hidden the initials MAWOY within the piece of artwork, to represent May Angels Watch Over You. Make sure to check out the sister painting, Wine Dance. Fascination St. carries limiteds of both pieces!


A bit about Michael Godard.....

Born in southern California this "rock star of the art world", started out as a great painter, but it took his charm and own sense of style to push him up to rock star status. Starting out he focused primarily on subjects such as olives and began putting them in hilarious situations, but has continued to develop his voice and style to create beautiful masterpieces even fine art collectors admire. He is widely recognized as a controversial artist, because of his depictions of the worlds vices, but his depictions of light, color, texture, realism and humor is unparalleled. It is no wonder he is currently the #1 selling artist in the United States!

His unique perspective takes us on a journey through his light-hearted soul, turning everyday elements comical and amusing. At his core, he is an entertainer and entrepreneur. From his line of vodka, books, sculptures, and artwork he has been featured on many tv shows.

DON'T FORGET TO MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Michael Godard will be in Denver at Fascination St. Fine Art Gallery ONE DAY ONLY on July 25th 2015 from 11 AM to 5 PM.







A quick tip before we go....

Make sure to keep your artwork in a safe place, free from humidity, direct sunlight, and keep the certificate of authenticity in a separate secure place!




Thanks for reading!
-Fascination St. Fine Art

303.333.1566

#getfascinated
#fascinationst
#michaelgodard
#godard



Saturday, May 30, 2015

Comic Con 2015



Denver Comic Con 2015 was a BLAST! We had an amazing time, did you?! From the amazing artists doing live paintings, to the speakers, actors, and authors, there was a little bit of everything to bring our your inner sci-fi fanatic! It was so exciting connecting collectors and comic enthusiasts  with beautiful one of a kind pieces signed by the artists! Great conversations, amazing costumes, and beautiful artwork; I would say it was a HUGE success!! Can't wait until next year! See you there!

 Thanks for reading!
-Fascination Fine Art

303-333-1566
315 Detroit St 
Denver, CO 80206


Friday, May 22, 2015

What a Great Night!



We would like to THANK EVERYONE who made Thursday night's event such a HUGE SUCCESS!! Thanks again to the amazing artist Phillip AnthonyjINc,Blackbird DenverThe Infinite Monkey Theorem. An Urban Winery.,Satchel's on 6thListen Up DenverLeopold Bros.Northwestern Mutual, and great music by TallGrass!! We raised a lot of money for Autism Society of Colorado and The Bridge Project and had a great time! Still feeling giving? Donate here. Can't wait for next years event!







Thanks for reading!
-Fascination St. Fine Art