Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The Artist, Ander Kase

Ander Kase
Fine Artist

b. Santa Monica, California. This good-natured, native Californian has thought of being nothing other than an artist. As a child, he was encouraged and inspired by both his parents and Godfather, renowned Swedish sculptor, Ölle Adrin. A graduate of the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Design an subsequently, earned a second degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the reputable and prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Always keeping his hands busy in all aspects of visual and constructive arts, Ander has defined his style and discipline in his paintings. The images are at once magical, tranquil and classic.

Making his home in the California countryside, he is surrounded by a vast array of motifs to paint. These images are a notable addition to the existing collections of vistas and views he has witnessed during his travels. Within his impressionistic landscapes, he strongly asserts the principal philosophy of his works.

Artist’s Statement:

"Throughout time, our environment has been subjected to a myriad of conditions. Humanity has been a major contributor to its transformation. As a consequence, Mother Nature has had to endure the changes bestowed upon her and can only maintain her beauty through preservation. It is my goal to preserve Nature in its most pristine state and to capture the well-defined scenes through my painting."

His current body of works pays homage to his greatest influences; Monet, Pissarro, and Sisley.

Ander currently resides in Northern California with his wife, Anni, an award-winning chef and business partner.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Poplars in the Kiwi Grove

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Title: Poplars in the Kiwi Grove
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 20x24”
Note: NFS - Private Client (Don and Cheri Moe)

Artist Comments:

From a distance you can see a great mass of poplars. It is a scene that one would more likely see in the French countryside than in Northern California. Getting there one realizes the complexity of the arrangement of the poplars protecting the Kiwi Grove. The architecture of the standing natural wall serves as a windbreaker. I chose this vantage point to show the poplars and less of the kiwi. The autumn season provided the color. The time of day provided the light and long shadows of the poplars.