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Nicholas O'Leary

painter in Bergen

Over Inspiration


Drawing inspiration from others can be complex and overwhelming. Nicolas O'Leary attemps to demystify the constant exposure inherent in the information age with examples from some of his own work.

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Free Painting

@ VOL 9 ON APR 04, 2013

"What if painting was easy, right?"

In Free Painting from PechaKucha Night Taos Vol.9, Elizabeth Jose presents a series of her paintings while sharing how she creates these beautiful works of art. Elizabeth talks about her mindset while painting, preparation, and what motivates her to paint.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 28th, 2017. 

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Systemic Painting

@ VOL 19 ON NOV 15, 2013

Bob Richardson shares his unique mode of painting using a grid-system, and explains how his art style has changed over the years. He uses a variety of mediums, including canvas, silk screen, and watercolor paper. After retirement, Bob revisited his systemic painting method and experimented with new compositions and brush widths to create effective pieces of art. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 8, 2014.

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Painting with Wax

@ VOL 18 ON SEP 13, 2013

Kendra Denny reflects on her experiences with encaustic painting, an ancient painting technique done with wax. Originally used as a method to seal ships, encaustic painting now serves as a fusion of contemporary fine art and traditional craft. 

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Drawing Inspiration

@ VOL 12 ON DEC 05, 2014

Heidi Hogden received a BFA in painting from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a MFA in studio art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in affiliation with Tufts University. While a MFA student, she was the recipient of a Graduate and Post Graduate Teaching Fellowship, the Montague International Travel Grant to study abroad in Italy, and the President's Award in Painting. Heidi has also had the opportunity to present and show her work in four solo exhibitions and recently was awarded a grant to attend the Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency in Johnson, VT. Her work can be seen in the upcoming South Dakota Governor’s 6th Biennial Art Exhibition at the South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, the Dahl Arts Center, Rapids City, the Washington Pavilion of Arts And Science, Sioux Falls, the John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion and the Dacotah Prairie Museum, Aberdeen, SD. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 8, 2015.

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Oshaberi, A Painting Show

@ VOL 7 ON NOV 29, 2014

Artist Toshiyuki Kato discusses his art and painting performances, which often depict very colorful animals. He sometimes works with charitable causes, especially those involving children.

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From Landscape to Painting

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 17, 2015

Insight into the process of an artist and professor, Andrew Dickson, who captures landscapes through painting.

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Abstracts and Inspiration

@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2015

Bruce Kornbluth splits his time between Monhegan and Portland, ME. He is an abstract painter, and using photographs of his inspirations alongside his work, explains how what he sees and what he paints intersect. 

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60 Years of Textile Art Inspiration from Honolulu

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 11, 2016

In 60 Years of Textile Art Inspiration from Honolulu at PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 28Josh Feldman explores the inspiration for Tori Richard prints and explain why he thinks Honolulu is perhaps the only place where a company like Tori Richard is possible.

Josh is the president and CEO of Tori Richard, Ltd., a resort apparel company founded in Honolulu in 1956. Tori Richard is the largest textile and apparel manufacturer in the state of Hawaii with nearly 200 employees and over 2,000 points of distribution. Tori Richard is unique in that it creates and copyrights 100% of the textile artwork it uses. This is relatively unique in the industry and an area of expertise shared by just a few dozen companies globally. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on April 4th, 2017.

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Drawing Upon Inspiration

@ VOL 34 ON APR 20, 2017

Pepe Villegas draws inspiration from his life circumstances in New York and Miami.  Living life on life's terms, he takes the good with the bad to create drawings, paintings, and an art object series based on the fundamentals of his architecture education.  He did some modeling along the way too!