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Printmaker and Artist John Andrew Burmeister

Printmaker and Artist John Andrew Burmeister will be at the Nuance Galleries in St. Petersburg, Saturday November 16th to demonstrate handmade printmaking the old fashion way.

Rembrandt made his prints this way in the 1600’s. Anyone interested in art history and the origins of the artistic process will enjoy this fascinating art and craft process created and used by the masters.

Rembrandt said of his prints, “The deepest and most lifelike emotion has been expressed, and that’s the – reason they have taken so long to execute.”

John Andrew Burmeister has recently returned from South Carolina and is working on a series of Etching of his favorite subjects in St Petersburg and Tampa. He loves original prints and making etchings has become his art of choice.

John started drawing in the first grade where he would regularly use up all of his paper and anyone else’s paper he could get his hands on, drawing everything he could see outside, through the window in his classroom.

He endured regular scolding’s from his teachers, but John Andrew Burmeister was on a path that would become his continuing life’s work.

Painting nature is almost always John’s subject. The two painting shown here have a “drawing like” quality that’s hard to miss. John Burmeister has always been heavily influence by his favorite Painter-Printmaker Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn.

“Choose only one master – Nature” – Rembrandt

Rembrandt’s influence on John is apparent when you compare their work. John uses the same cross hatching technique as Rembrandt, combined with dry point to get an incredible sense of nature’s textures.

You can almost feel the wind blowing. This painstaking hand drawing on a plate, by scratching into metal is extremely difficult and time consuming and it is rare in this day and age of mass and instant printing.

Be a good craftsman; it won’t stop you being a genius.   -Renoir

Old Intaglio-Etching press

How can a Print be Original…answer; make it by hand. Intaglio is Italian for carved or recessed. It is most often called an Etching Press but the Intaglio Press is also use to make Mezzotint, Aquatint, Engravings, Mono prints and others.

“The drawing on the plate is the art and the printing is the craft”-   John Burmeister

When making etchings the drawing part is not in the traditional sense. Instead of charcoal or pencil to create the drawing to produce an Etching, the artist scratches and carves a plate of copper or zinc. Artist John Burmeister still uses the same basic tools that Rembrandt used to create his original prints; needles and scribes, however any sharp objects can and have been used. The Intaglio press has been used to create a small limited series of hand made prints since the 15th century.  Dry Point Etching tools

The plate is inked, and then wiped clean so that the ink lies only in these recesses. A print is made when damp paper is laid onto the plate, and the two are rolled under pressure together in the press.

John Andrew Burmeisters work is our newest addition to Nuance Galleries.

Originally from Florida John studied graphic art, design, printmaking and photography at Tampa Technical Institute, Valencia Community College, and       the Crealde School of Art. He participated in several shows in Florida and was awarded the Vanessa Bell Award for printmaking.

He was also employed with the Disney Company as a costume illustrator. His work is in the collection of the Maitland Art Center Museum.

He moved to South Carolina where he settled in Charleston and specializes in making etchings of the area. While there he published a limited edition of 50 hand made books. All of the images in the book are etchings in the style of the New Charleston Renaissance.

John Andrew Burmeister is now living back in the Tampa bay area and many of the pieces you will see at the show will be his latest work of St Petersburg and Tampa for his second book.

Bring the whole family meet John and learn about this fascinating art and craft process and its historical value in art history.

Painter Tylor Ikin will also be in attendance demonstrating her watercolor technique of painting on Yupo.

Please call for more information

727  209-2125

 

Nuance Galleries St Petersburg

2924 Central Ave

St Petersburg FL, 33712

 

“New Works New Stories” by Ikin and Waller

Nuance Galleries of Tampa and St. Petersburg is proud to present:

Two Women Show “New Works New Stories” by Taylor Ikin and Laura Waller

Oct 18th 2013

Nuance Galleries in Tampa is proud to host two exceptional Artist Taylor Ikin & Laura Waller. Both  Artist will be in our Tampa Gallery opening night with their new work and telling their stories.

This exclusive presentation by these brilliant artists will be on Saturday Oct. 18th from 6 – 9 pm and you’ll be impressed with the exhibit and the level of the amazing work and passion that is so evident in this art.

Ikin and Taylor both share a passion for painting natural and historic places and work hard to preserve Historic landmarks.

Taylor Ikin is well known for her work as an environmentalist, with her beautiful paintings of the woodlands using Watercolor applied to Yupo, and has currently been painting on a new surface called Terra Skin that’s made from stone.

Taylor Ikin also teaches art in the United States and the Caribbean and is currently on the Board of the Gasparilla Festival of Arts and the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, and is a Signature Member of the Florida Watercolor Society and the Florida Artists Group.

Ms Taylors work is collected worldwide, including the Vatican Collection in Rome Italy and she has put together a beautiful selection of her new work for this exclusive art show in Tampa.

Laura Waller is returning to Tampa from a successful exhibition of her work at the National Wildlife Refuge in Rockland Maine, as well as the winner of best of show at the Alliance for the Arts at the 27th Annual All Florida Juried Show, for her Oil Painting titled “Owl Head”

Laura is currently working on both coast of the United States and has captured the not so subtle differences that the two vastly different and beautiful landscapes have to offer.

Laura Waller has captured the west coast of the United States with its huge cliffs and the view of the beaches, which is usually from a distance that makes for stunning vistas that perfectly put into perspective what a small part of this beautiful world we are.

Laura Wallers’s east coast paintings of Maine offer us a unique landscape all its own, with its beautiful harbors and accessible beaches. Laura tries to spend a couple of months a year in Maine and she’s captured the beauty of one of the world’s most beautiful places, with its historic and scenic harbors along with its beautiful seascapes.

Laura said “Oils take a lot more concentration but allow me to get this softness that allows me to paint the atmospheric or enigmatic nature of the coast. I seek to capture the unique ambience and changing mood of the region. “

This is a unique opportunity to meet with these award winning artist, who have mastered their craft and their techniques of painting, offering us a fascinating look these very different styles and the way each painter approaches her craft. This is going to be a great show featuring Laura Waller and Taylor Ikin most recent work and a great chance for you to meet with these two fascinating women.

Once again Nuance Galleries is presenting an Art Show and once again this Art Show is no exception and as always we hope you’ll be here to celebrate this wonderful event with us and your friends.

                             We look forward to seeing you… Robert Rowen

 

Nuance St Pete Presents The Art of Harry Potter

The Art of Harry Potter at Nuance Galleries Opening Night Oct 12th 5-9pm Show Runs Through Nov 5th

Nuance Galleries does more than promote great Art and Artist…Every Art Show is a celebration and a discovery that will entertain and enlighten you.

Nuance Galleries Art show starting October 12th   “The Art of Harry Potter” is no exception. This one will be loads of fun for you and the kids!

You can be the first art lovers and collectors in the “Tampa Bay Area” to see the Art of Harry Potter, from the Harry Potter books and movies, featuring the works of artist Mary GrandPre’ and Jim Salvati.

Mary GrandPre’ is an American illustrator and writer who created the US editions of the Harry Potter book covers. These limited edition book covers that are signed and numbered by the artist are based on the characters in the Harry Potter Books.

Nuance Galleries will be the only Galleries in the “Tampa Bay Area” offering Mary GrandPre’s work. But there’s more…

 …There will also be a rare suite of her signed & numbered limited edition prints created from her art work that was used exclusively inside the Harry Potter books.

Here’s what makes the Nuance Gallery shows such a complete experience…

The Brilliant Artist “Jim Salvati” creator of the conceptual sketches and film stills for the Harry Potter movies, Nuance is offering his art from the Harry potter Films at this show!

Jim Salvati has worked with Disney and Warner Bros and is an instructor at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Ca.

Any of these signed & numbered limited edition prints adopted from the books and the movies will be a huge addition to any collection and just great eye candy for the young and the not so young.

NOTE: In 2OO8 JK Rowling’s gave express permission for Clampett Studio Collections to be reproduced outside of the actual book covers and Nuance is proud to be a part of this exclusive offering.

To round out this exciting Art Shown Nuance Galleries will be offering limited edition prints by Dr Suess and the 3-D artwork of Charles Fazzino.

Nuance Galleries always strives to make every Art Show an Event and we think you’ll agree this presentation is no exception. We’ve received tremendous interest in this special showing and we hope you’ll be there to celebrate this one of a kind Art Show with us and all of your friends.

                             We look forward to seeing you… Robert Rowen