Sean Michanczyk is a 2008 graduate of the Hartford Art School (BFA illustration). His work pays homage to old masters while keeping a contemporary trompe l'oeil edge. His tightly rendered paintings and keen sense of balance create harmonious story-telling through symbolism: "What it is, isn't always what it is."
Sean is the owner and founder of Paris in Plantsville Gallery & Studio. He and his Great Dane, aptly named "Paris", reside in Southington, CT.
Clinton Deckert- Fine Artist
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Clinton Deckert, an award winning contemporary artist, is renowned for his paintings where abstract thoughts and surreal imagery collide. Deckert maintains a prolific regiment of studio time producing new work constantly and his exhibitions often set attendance records.
Over the years his paintings have hung along side the artwork of such legendary greats as Picasso, Dali, De Chiro, Toulouse Latrec, Hans Bellmer, Eric Stegmaier, H.R. Giger, Wolfgang Paalen, Leonor Fini and Andre Masson. His work has been displayed in museums, galleries, universities, senator’s offices, magazine covers, periodicals - twice in the New York Times and has also been featured on television. In recent past, Deckert has served as Curator and participating artist for the much celebrated “Beyond the Gate” exhibition at Artspace Gallery, Hartford, CT and produced his Twenty Five Year Retrospective at Paris In Plantsville Gallery.
Deckert frequently serves as Judge/Juror/Curator for many regional exhibitions. Clint‘s paintings are in numerous collections throughout the U.S.A., including the internationally renowned Jack and Susan Warner Collection. He continuously exhibits throughout the Northeast.Comment published and inspired by studio visit just prior to Deckert’s Twenty Five Year Retrospective exhibition at Paris in Plantsville… “If the gallery installation is anything like Deckert's nearby home, it will resemble a mid-air collision between Joseph Cornell and Salvador Dali. Every corner of his home contains evidence of a torrential talent and an offbeat vision.” Alan Bisbort, Hartford Advocate
Jeremy Lebediker (b.1970) is a visual artist originally from Syracuse, New York. Over the last several years Mr. Lebediker’s work has garnered a great deal of interest from collectors and galleries. His paintings and drawings have been featured at the Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art in Texas, Jones & Terwilliger Gallery in Carmel, The San Marino Gallery in California, the Richeson Art Gallery in Wisconsin, The Varga Visionary Art Gallery in Woodstock and the Mimosa Gallery in Saratoga Springs, New York. Several of his paintings are on permanent display at the Saratoga Council of Art’s Gallery. He has studied with recognized masters of fine arts including Thomas Vincent, Anthony Waichulis, and Joshua Suda.
Recent recognition includes:
With an undeniable mastery of his materials and his penchant for playful compositions, Lebediker creates a unique vision that is quickly bringing his work to the forefront of today’s realism movement.