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Catalog of Available Work 2016


Inspired by the Past, Painting for Today • Following in the footsteps of the great American painters before them, a group of young realist artists will travel to Paris, late summer of 2016. They will copy in museums, learn from curators and educators in the field, and paint together as they study pictorial composition and humanities, with the goal of reaching the next level of mastery in their work. • There is a need for this voyage. It has been noted that there is a lack of training for advanced group figure composition in American art schools and ateliers. The Paris Seminar is intended address this. The value of being in front of masterworks, examining their strokes, and taking notes on their successful compositions first hand is the utmost of importance for artists to observe how they put theory into practice. • Sean Forester, a classically trained artist who studied at Cambridge University and the Florence Academy of Art, will be leading seminars on composition. Along with his partner artist/writer Vanessa Rothe who will lecture on humanities as well as help organize the journey and the exhibitions.

• A dozen artists have been invited, sampling from schools such as the Florence Academy of Art, Grand Central Academy, California Institute of Art, Golden Gate Atelier, and Laguna College of Art and Design. Each artist has exhibited in museums and top fine art galleries throughout the US and abroad. • For the artists to raise the necessary funds, the Paris Seminar will be holding two fine art exhibitions, one at the Salmagundi Club in New York City, and the other at the Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, in April 2016. (Details on the next page). At these events, The Paris Seminar artists offer their work, created especially for the exhibitions, for sale individually, and will present short informative lectures as well as exciting live painting demonstrations. •

A selection of fine art work is hereby offered in this catalog and on view at our two consecutive fine art exhibitions, to help raise the funds for the voyage. All works are available individually for the purpose of funding the Paris Seminar voyage….... With your help, we can make art history.

• For more information, artist bios and exhibition details, please visit www.parisseminar.com • To purchase a painting direct from this catalog before or during the exhibitions, please contact Vanessa Rothe at 949 280 1555


Paris Seminar Events, April 2016 West Coast Events April 8th, 9th • April 8th Opening night events at Laguna College of Art and Design. Laguna Beach CA, 4:0010:00pm main campus. www.lcad.edu

East Coast Events April 28th, 29th • April 28th Opening night events at the Salmagundi Club New York, 6:00-10:00pm www.salmagundi.org • 6:00 Brief Overview of the Paris Seminar, by Sean Forester and Vanessa Rothe.

• 4:00-6:00pm Live painting demonstrations by • 6:30 Special slide presentation by Fine Art Connoisseur’s Head Editor Peter Trippi. Adrian Gottlieb and Kate Sammons, main campus. Followed by a brief seminar overview by Sean • Unveiling of the work in the Patrons gallery and open discussions in the famed Salmagundi Club library. Light Forester and Vanessa Rothe, along with the food and drinks will be served. exhibition reception. • April 29th Light food and drinks will be served. • April 9th Panel discussion with Brown, Forester, Dunaway, Railey, Rothe and Westerberg discussing various topics on pictorial composition, and contemporary Realism.

5:00-10:00pm. For this evenings events a $20 donation is suggested. Brief intro by Rothe, “Group Composition” methods presentation by Sean Forester. Presentation by Alan J.Lawson on the Alpine Fellowship.

• 7:00-10:00pm Live painting demonstrations by Michelle Dunaway and Michael Klein


Andrew Ameral “Vanitas, Portrait of Kate” 35x22” Oil $7,000


Andrew Ameral “Portrait of Kate” 9x12” Oil $2,200


Ryan S. Brown “En Plein Air” 24x32” Oil $12,500


Ryan S. Brown “Sonia” 20x24” Oil $10,000


Ryan S. Brown “Amish Pasture” 6x12” Oil $1,450


Ryan S. Brown “Autumn Pastoral” 8x14” Oil $1,600


Michelle Dunaway “Reverence” 16x22” Oil $6,500 SOLD


Michelle Dunaway “Mina” 16x12” Oil $3,200


Michelle Dunaway “Carmel Mist” 10x12” $1,600


Sean Forester “Consolation” 23x17” Oil $5,000


Sean Forester “Still Life with Silver Pitcher and Onions” 12x16” Oil on board $2,500 SOLD


Sean Forester “Emily” 12x9” Oil $1,900


Sean Forester “San Giorgio Maggiore at Dawn” 9x12” Oil $1,900


Adrian Gottlieb “Stephanie” 20x16” Oil $9,400


Adrian Gottlieb ”Jordan” 8x10” Oil $1,200 SOLD


Richard Greathouse “Portrait of Alec” 16x14” Oil $4,000


Richard Greathouse “Two Horses Vertebrae” 12x14” Oil $3,000


Michael Klein “Red Roses” 12x12” Oil $4,200


Michael Klein “White Peonies” 8.5x11.5” Oil on paper $1,500 SOLD


Michael Klein “Anatomy Sculpture” 17x12” Oil $4,500


Alan J. Lawson “Heterarchy, a Self Portrait” 14x10” Oil $6,000


Alan J. Lawson “Mezzanotte” 14x18” Oil $3,000


Jeremy Lipking “Girl with Tanager” 16x12” Oil $4,500 SOLD


Jeremy Lipking ”Malibu Coast” 6x8” Oil $ 2,950


Jeremy Lipking “Torrey Cliff” 6x8” Oil $2,950


Iliya Mirochnik “Listening to Michaelangelo” 30x20” Oil $8,500


Iliya Mirochnik “The Coat” 16x12” Oil $1,900


Hope Railey “Hollow” 16.5x16” Oil $4,000


Hope Railey “Breathe” 9x9” Oil SOLD


Vanessa Rothe “Venice Courtyard” 10x14” Oil $1,200


Vanessa Rothe “Parisian Sketch” 14x11” Oil $1,100 SOLD


Vanessa Rothe “L’ Olivier en Provence” 18x24” Oil $2,200 SOLD As Larger Commission 30x40” 18x24 still available


Kate Sammons “Self Portrait in Mirror” 20x16” Oil $5.500


Kate Sammons “Dominicana” 20x16” Oil $3,800


Kate Sammons “Portrait of Imelda” 20x16” Oil $3,800


Aaron Westerberg “Black Kimono” 30x18” Oil $4,800


Aaron Westerberg “Me and Lu” 24x18” Oil $5,200


Contact With your help, we can make art history

To donate any amount to support the Paris Seminar, or to purchase a painting from this catalog, before, during or after the exhibitions, please contact Vanessa Rothe in Laguna Beach at 949 280 1555. We will let you know if the work is still available, and can discuss the details of purchase as well as the best shipping solution for you.

Thank you for supporting the arts and helping us take this amazing journey.

For more information, artist bios and exhibition details, please visit www.parisseminar.com

The Paris Seminar Exhibition Catalog 2016  

Following in the footsteps of many great American painters before them, a group of young realist artists will travel to Paris, late summer o...

The Paris Seminar Exhibition Catalog 2016  

Following in the footsteps of many great American painters before them, a group of young realist artists will travel to Paris, late summer o...