TO ALL OF MY FOLLOWERS AND EVERYONE WHO LOOKS AT MY BLOG, I WISH YOU EVERYTHING YOU DREAM OF FOR THE NEW YEAR! MAY 2012 BE A BETTER YEAR FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD!
ALL THE BEST,
HANS & RIVIAN BUTIKOFER
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
|G is for Goose|
David Clemesha grew up in England and moved to the United States at age 16. David 's ART is influenced by his many years of illustrating children's literature which he writes with his Wife Andrea Zimmerman. He uses words & images to create joyful colorful CONTEMPORARY ART which also references European Medieval manuscripts & books. Some artists that "speak to" David are: Giotto, Dubuffet & Hockney.
|Bear Went Over the Mountain (Creator Shall I Bloom?)|
|The Cow with the Crumpled Horn (And Mockery Was Still)|
|Tyger,Tyger Burning Bright....|
|Hush Bye Horses|
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Some of the work posted below has been completed by students who come to my studio, others attend my classes @The Athenaeum, La Jolla. Please feel free to inquire about my upcoming classes @ my studio on this Blog,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or the classes @ The Athenaeum http://www.ljathenaeum.org/school.html
As you can see, each artist does his/her "own" work. By "own" I mean that we are all UNIQUE individuals. I encourage my students to celebrate their INDIVIDUALITY with their ART! YOU ARE MOST WELCOME TO JOIN US!
|Gayle Tauber,( in memoriam) Portrait of Lucien Freud-Oil|
|Faith Fleury, Mixed Media incl. Monotype|
(We welcome suggestions for a title for faith's unusual piece)
|Hans Butikofer, Self-Portrait, Mixed-Media on wood|
|Jane Cooper, Model, Acrylic|
|Kathleen Wilson, "I Won't Grow Up", Acrylic on cardboard|
|Sheryl Temchin, Acrylic|
|Carolyn Marsden, Mixed Media|
|Lourdes Rivera, Acrylic on paint palette, untitled|
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
|Faith Fleury, Photo Transfer, Mixed-Media|
WE WOULD LOVE YOUR COMMENTS ON THEIR WORK, THANK YOU, RIVIAN
|Angelika Erne, Mixed- Media|
|Jane Cooper, Monotype|
|Lourdes Rivera, Acrylic Paint, Mixed-Media|
|Betty Serepca, Acrylic Painting|
|Sheryl Tempchin, Photo Transfer, Mixed-Media|
|Ralph Lazar, Acrylic Paint, Mixed-Media|
|Zahra Freeman, Acrylic Paint (after Picasso)|
|Leslie Klufeld, Acrylic Paint (after Nolde)|
|Carolina Vivas, Mixed Media|
Sunday, October 16, 2011
NEW BOOK LAUNCH: MEXICO, JUPITER, SUBMARINE: How I Became a Writer
Exploding volcanoes! Harrowing escapes! Ouija Boards and Gong Gong on Jupiter. UFOs, auras, and fairies. Jules Verne’s submarine, under the sea and on Mars. The Beatles as a Communist plot. And the way all of this led to my resplendent writing career.
THE CREATION PROCESS
As I began MEXICO, JUPITER, SUBMARINE, I tumbled into the unknown. With big pieces of paper, scraps of this and that, found objects, cheap paint, and glue, I set out to write and illustrate my odyssey. I loved the trial-and-error, the feeling of free fall. What I created made me laugh. I was encouraged and supported in my efforts by my wonderful art teacher, Rivian Butikofer.
HOW TO GET IT
MEXICO, JUPITER, SUBMARINE is only available in digital format-- through i-Books for your Apple device. It will soon be available in the Kindle Fire.
Please note: I am proud to say that Carolyn Marsden has been my student for some years. I love her books, (which my Grandson Elijah & I read) I adore her ART in her latest books!