The Eyes Have It: Jessica Stam and Portraying Windows to the Soul
I’ve always been fascinated by eyes. I’m certainly not alone with this obsession; indeed, for hundreds of years, artists, writers and philosophers alike have mused over the significance of the eyes; their significance and also their power.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once observed that "An eye can threaten like a loaded gun…… or in its altered mood, by beams of kindness, make the heart dance with joy." I think this is a very acute observation. A single stern glance can freeze even the bravest of men in their tracks, and likewise,...
L'Ermitage Beverly Hills to Host Art Exhibition of NYC Artist Jeremy Penn
On May 14th, 2014, L'Ermitage Beverly Hills will host the official opening of Jeremy Penn's latest art exhibition, The Gaze | Deconstructing the Moment of Seduction. Following artists Andy Warhol & Grey Malin, Penn will be exhibiting paintings that will pay homage to Beverly Hills culture while luring viewers into the seductive gaze of his painting subjects.
Since Penn has been lauded as "Fashion's Andy Warhol meets Richard Phillips hybrid," by the lifestyle, fashion, and creative website, Refinery29; it seemed...
“We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world.” - Karl Lagerfeld
Art: A Multifaceted Gem
There are many forms of Art. It surrounds us on a daily basis, on a number of levels, and isn’t just restricted to the paintbrush and canvas. Every day often starts with an artistic decision as we open our wardrobe and peer in at the clothes inside. ‘What shall I wear today’ is often a sub-conscious way of saying ‘who shall I be today’. As Art is transformative, so too, is Fashion.
Fashion is the Art form that envelops us, flatters us, gets us noticed and changes our identity...
NYC Artist Jeremy Penn to Curate & Exhibit Within Whynot Gallery
On December 12, 2013, Whynot Coffee & Art Gallery opened their doors of their second Manhattan location with a private exhibition of Jeremy Penn's most recent paintings. Penn's paintings of pop culture icons like David Bowie, Kate Moss, & Brigitte Bardot adorn the walls of Whynot Coffee’s Lower East Side gallery. In addition, Penn exhibited work from his acclaimed "William Murphy" series. Handling art sales was Penn's art representative and advisor Jessica Levy of JL Art Advisory.
Jeremy Penn was commissioned...
THE PAINTING PROCESS
Nestled in the iconic corner of Christopher & Gay street in New York City's West Village, Whynot Coffee & Wine has quickly rose to be the place to be seen while drinking the highest quality coffee & curated wines in all of New York.
The interior of Whynot is decorated to feel like 1960's Paris. Adorning the walls are my paintings of women like Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, Jane Birkin, and Kate Moss.
One day, a beautiful Russian Model named Lada Kravchenko walked into Whynot and found herself drawn to my artwork. She later commissioned me to paint her portrait.