Bernie Taupin :
Bernie Taupin is an English lyricist, poet, and singer. He is best known for his long-term collaboration with Elton John, having written the lyrics for most of John's songs.
In 1967, Taupin answered an advertisement placed in the UK music paper New Musical Express by Liberty Records, a company that was seeking new songwriters. Around the same time, John responded to the same advertisement, and the duo were brought together, collaborating on many projects since.
In 1971, journalist Penny Valentine wrote that "Bernie Taupin's lyrics were to become as important as Elton [John] himself, proved to have a mercurial brilliance. Not just in their atmospheric qualities and descriptive powers, but in the way he handled words to form them into straightforward poems that were easy to relate to."
Taupin's lyrics include such songs as "Rocket Man", "Levon", "Crocodile Rock", "Honky Cat", "Tin ... (more)
Phillip Anthony :
Born in Glendale, California, Phillip Anthony moved with his family to Idaho Falls, Idaho at an early age. His development was subtle, starting with drawing and sketching as a he grew up. He was drawn to traditional black and white photography and the process of working in a dark room. After moving to Florida to be a film director, he was pulled towards cinematography, focusing on composition and lighting.
Influenced by his past love for sketching and black and white photography, Phillip Anthony wanted that classical traditional look for one of his seascapes. Frustrated with the slow speed of a tiny pencil, he decided to use brushes with black and white paint. He loved the results and never expected the response to his work. Black and white oil paintings were different. Phillip Anthony was achieving a new level of detail and value, but the concept of Monochromatic Reflectionism was ju ... (more)
Nano Lopez Sculpture :
Nano Lopez is an artist gifted with the rare ability to see the world as a child sees it, with exploration, wonder, and creativity. He is deeply fascinated by the sometimes troubling mysteries of life and its inherent struggles. Nano Lopez was born in 1955 in Bogota Colombia. At 23 Nano Lopez began working as an apprentice in a monumental scale carving marble and granite and fabricating steel. In 1983 Nano Lopez moved to the Pacific Northwest of the United States. During the following four years, he was employed by various bronze foundries in the Northwest, and further developed his abilities in welding, tooling, and patinas evolving into the artist that we admire today. In Nano Lopez's artistic process, Nano Lopez integrates organic textures and synthetic, and man made objects into his bronzes to create art that reflects the same depth and richness he sees in the world around him. Altho ... (more)
Charles Fazzino Art :
As the creator of limited edition fine art silkscreen serigraphs, Charles Fazzino is best known for his obsession with bright colors and wonderful detail, a frenetic energy that infuses his work, and the unique hand-assembled, 3-D layering technique that brings his images to life.
Charles Fazzino, graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, is one of the most popular and highly-collected pop artists of all time. During his more-than-thirty years as an artist, he has inserted his unique, detailed, vibrant, and three-dimensional style of artwork into the very fabric of popular culture. His artworks are exhibited in hundreds of museums and galleries in more than twenty different countries. He has received many private and important commissions, and has been selected as the official artist for festivals and events all over the world. Charles Fazzino is often referred to as a ... (more)
Fabio Napoleoni :
What the Heart wants and the Heart needs can be found in a Fabio Napoleoni painting. Nostalgia, sorrow and moments that lift the soul are all there for the world to see and experience along with him. The vivid colors and captivating characters invite you into an emotional ride that is welcomed by the mind and the Heart all created by Fabio Napoleoni. Simple landscapes set the stage to the value of emotional attachment that can be compared to no other. Influences from some of this century's greatest artists are hard to find in his pieces, but are drenched deep in the fabric of what puts a Fabio Napoleoni painting together.
Many events influenced Fabios' artwork but none more than the traumatic events that followed the birth of his second child. His daughter, born with major heart abnormalities, had to face several surgeries to correct issues that could prevent her from having a fu ... (more)
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