“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso
"Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable."
George Bernard Shaw
"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home." Twyla Tharp
"The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor." J. Paul Getty
The reward after the painting is signed, after it has been publically shown is that the art finds a loving home. Here are some of the stunning settings my art has been honored to be placed. See more ...
Michael Newberry has been pioneering figurative art for over four decades with his unpredictable brand of beauty, optimism, and passion. Some of his notable paintings are Denouement, Icarus Landing, Puccini, Manhattan at Night (with the Twin Towers), and his current Arabesque Lovers' Series. He has exhibited in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, New York, Rome, Athens, and he will have an upcoming show in at the White Cloud Gallery in Washington D.C. in the fall of 2017. Read more ...
oil on linen, 60 x 50 inches
The moment when a collector feels the sensuality of an artist's work and allows it to enter his consciousness.
Live: Portrait of Brett Billions
oil on linen, 42 x 36 inches
Where does identity end and art begin? Can you look back at a song, movie, or artwork and think about how that work influenced you, how it helped shape who you are? Those influences rarely manifest themselves explicitly, though with tattoos one turns oneself literally into a work of art.
Adam and Eve
oil on linen, 72 x 92 inches.
What is the initial thing, the spark, that launches an epic love story? A glance?
Arabesque - Female Couple
oil on canvas, 60 x 36 inches.
The quietness of listening to a lover's heartbeat beats louder than voices.
Arabesque - Male Couple
oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches.
The touches that form euphoria.
Unbearable Lightness of Being
oil on canvas, 36 x 58 inches.
oil on canvas, 46 x 42 inches.
Before there was the Origin of the World there was man.
oil on linen, 28 x 22 inches.
Gaze, intake of bredth, and focus, and focus more.
Portrait of Pietros Maneos
oil on canvas, 42 x 36 inches.
Bridging thousands of years from fragile creations to the future.
Whispers in Chan Luu's Pacific Palisades home..
Never ending, never beginning whispers of cultivation.
Two still lifes and three smoke paintings in my Idyllwild cabin studio.
Currents of light around forms and through space.