Ken and Canaletto

Ken Small, 84, who lives near Darlington in County Durham, worked as a mechanic until he retired aged 65, at which point he realized his true calling was painting.Ken Small.jpg
Here is Ken Small proudly posing next to his own life-size version of ‘Venice’ by 18th Century Italian artist Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697 – 1768), better known as Canaletto.

Ken Small Canaletto

Ken or Canaletto?

Couldn’t resist the article about talented Ken.


Meet The Artist: Gregory Scott

Gregory Scott, designer, artist, photographer.


Most of my life I worked as a graphic designer and creative director. I owned a design firm in Chicago and it was a great ride. But eventually I began to want something different. I began to play around with art in my free time, painting and shooting photographs.


[…] The idea I had tested was to take some paintings I made during a figure painting class and fill in missing parts of the painted figure with myself. I thought it was fun and different, but didn’t really have any plans for what to do next, if anything at all.

Thank You Jeff Koons and Art Rogers





Their thoughts are awkward, their life is backward…


Strange people filled the whole city,
Their thoughts are awkward, their life is backward…

Sergey Avdeev. The Rain.

Sergey Avdeev. The Rain.

The Russian artist Sergei Adeev is a member of the creative association of artists “Capital” and the Association of Moscow Artists “Faith, Hope.” He works in the naïve genre for nearly two decades.

 Sergey Avdeev. The Swing.

Sergey Avdeev. The Swing.

Naïve art is a classification of art that is often characterized by a childlike simplicity in its subject matter and technique. While many naïve artists appear, from their works, to have little or no formal training in a technique of painting or drawing, this is often not true for many and tenfold so for Sergei Ageev.

Sergey Avdeev. Make a Wish.

Sergey Avdeev. Make a Wish.

To some, Adeev’s painting look not just naïve, but rudimentary — a pathetic nostalgia for a dream that might have never been. Still, in the souls of many people on this side of the canvas, the images of the distant and wonderful childhood are alive and well.

Sergey Avdeev. Make a Wish 2.

Sergey Avdeev. Make a Wish, The Star is Falling.

Sergey Avdeev. Еternity.

Sergey Avdeev. Еternity.

Sergey Avdeev. The Nightly Flight.

Sergey Avdeev. The Nightly Flight.

avdeev Vremena_goda

Sergey Avdeev. Seasons.

A giant pike, a magic mushrooms and bizarre circus, vividly colored vistas evoke associations with fairy tales of childhood, the years long past and sadly nearly forgotten.

Lyrical, colorful paintings of Sergei Avdeev is a world where fairy tale coexists with the reality of his naïve and often comical characters.

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Sergey Avdeev. Oddballs.

Sergey Avdeev. Oddballs.