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White Cat

Juner Patnode

Watercolor on Ching Silk

$400

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Saltwater Marsh-Stonington

Mark Patnode

Oil on Linen

$3000

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Blue Country Flower 1

Juner Patnode

Watercolor on Song Silk

$400

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Large Pine

Mark Patnode

Graphite on Paper

$1500

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Gold Cat 1

Juner Patnode

Watercolor on Han Silk

$350

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Hill in Tuscany

Mark Patnode

Watercolor on Paper

$1500

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Autumn Memory

Juner Patnode

Watercolor on Ching Silk

$400

 

Artist Statement - 艺术陈述

Juner Zhai

 

What is an artist? I feel it is to use your hands to describe the seemingly ordinary but beautiful moments in life. To use your eyes to help others discover details they cannot see. To record your feelings in your special way. So I train hard as I want my hands to be like those of a craftsman. I want my eyes to be like a child's. I want my sensitivity to emulate the wings of a butterfly.

 

The origin of Chinese characters is painting. There are many excellent parts of Chinese culture that many other cultures are not aware of. I want everyone to understand it, so I choose to paint more as a science - in the Chinese way. I feel this is my mission to paint now.

 

艺术是人类共同的语言

"Art of the Universe is the Common
Language of Mankind."   Juner Zhai 翟宇卷

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Artist Statement

Mark Patnode

 

Why not throw it, sling it, splash it? It’s the artist's mark – it’s Mark-MakingTM.

I strive for powerful visual simplicity in my artwork. The first marks establish a relationship with the subject and it becomes a dialog as I develop the work. Working quickly and with great intensity, I create the poetry of the transitory moment.

Though I paint a variety of subjects, I find great satisfaction working with land and cityscapes. I feel the light from the sky influences everything because I sense it as not above but all around.

The more I study nature the more I arrive at a language of form and color - yet I want my application to be as far removed from nature as possible. I want to feel free with paint and don’t want to be constrained with convention.