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.
New York City Artist Jeremy Penn Answers the Question "Who is Banksy?"
What is Art, exactly? It’s the question that has long been hanging off the lips of many an art critic for centuries. From the initially ridiculed Impressionists to Damien Hirst’s shark in formaldehyde, artists historically have always sought to challenge the accepted view of what Art is, preferring instead to explore what Art has the potential to be, and just how far the limits and boundaries can be tested.
When I create my own artistic works, I often like to reach beyond the ‘accepted notion’ of Art; and often seek...
Pop Artist Jeremy Penn Finds Perfection in Kate Moss
There is something about symmetry that has always captivated mankind. We tend to perceive the whole concept of symmetry as a mathematical thing; a matter of geometry, bred of abstract numbers and sums.
However, as the Fibonacci sequence so eloquently proved; symmetry in mathematics can correlate closely with nature itself; in several cases, eerily closely. The outwardly spiralling centre of an artichoke, the reproductive patterns of honey bees, the patterns upon a sunflower; all showed the same startling, hypnotic regularity, regularity...
Artist Jeremy Penn Paints Portrait of Rock Icon David Bowie
A question that has always fascinated me has been that of longevity in art.
What is it that makes an artist endure? What is it that causes an artist to turn from a painter into a legend; that causes his or her works to be pored over, discussed and debated for decades, or even centuries after their death?
The question is, of course, a bit of a philosophical one, not to mention a subjective one. However, I personally think that there are factors that often link ‘successful’ artists; those who have stood the test of time and still...
The Power of Women
As you all know, I am endlessly fascinated by powerful women; forceful females who dare to express themselves fearlessly; and who have a true sense of themselves and complete comfort in their own skins.
In my last blog, I talked about Brigitte Bardot; a woman who exhibited masterful control of her own sexuality; overtly sensual and utterly self-aware. To my mind, she is like a lioness; potent, confident and wonderfully true to herself; regardless of the controversy that surrounded her at the height of her popularity.
However, sometimes sexuality can adopt a different tone....