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LeQuire Gallery integrates emerging and mid-career contemporary painters representing a wide array of artistic styles from contemporary realist to contemporary plein-air, with the common thread of dedication to mastery and an achievement of distinct style and unique expression. Each artist offers collectors works that are innovative and reflect the highest standards of quality within their chosen field.
The Contemporary Painting scene in the U.S. is bustling as artists continue to make their mark on two-dimensional surfaces. Owner Alan LeQuire sees a major movement among contemporary artists toward a more narrative, figurative art. These artists reject the current notions of ‘avant-garde’ in favor of the traditional arts of painting and sculpture. Most are atelier inspired, familiar with the theories and techniques of the past and are extending that tradition to create new contemporary work.
Juliette Aristides is one of the country’s foremost new figurative artists with a deep and well-rounded education having graduated from the Jacob Collins Studio and the National Academy of Design in New York City. She has also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
As senior instructor in Seattle’s Gage Academy of Art, Aristides has emerged as one of the most popular instructors in the U.S. today. She is well known as a leading authority on the tried and true techniques of drawing and painting with four signal books. She is a multiple award-winning contemporary painter and draughtsman, whose works are shown and collected internationally.
The best artists have special techniques that separate them from other artists. Aristides is an extraordinary draftsman. Her remarkable skill with charcoal, pencil and sepia on paper is one reason why she is also such an incredible painter. She is extremely talented, with a confident, light touch. The expressions in her subjects are uncannily sensitive. Collectors would be well advised to include her drawings in their collections.
Aristides paintings are masterful with a unique point of view, full of color and beauty. Flowers and still-lifes are exquisite. Figures are timeless.
Lori Putnam is an internationally recognized painter in the tradition of plein-air. She keeps that tradition alive teaching all over the world. With great dedication to color harmony, rhythm, and pattern, and well-known for her contemporary compositions, Putnam pushes the boundaries of impressionist painting.
Museums including The Tucson Museum of Art, The Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming, and The Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, Montana have sought out Putnam’s works for exhibition. The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia and the Irvine Museum in California have honored her paintings with significant prizes. Her work has been included in the Out West Art Show and Sale in Great Falls, Montana and the Heart of the West Auction in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She has work in the permanent collection at The Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland, the Jack Warner Collection, The Strotkamp Collection, the collection of Plein Air Magazine, and in private and corporate collections, and galleries worldwide.