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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Robert Edward McGinnis


Robert McGinnis (born 1926) is an American artist and illustrator. McGinnis is known for his illustrations of over 1200 paperback book covers, and over 40 movie posters, including Breakfast at Tiffanys (his first film poster assignment), Barbarella, and several James Bond and Matt Helm films.


Born Robert Edward McGinnis in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was raised in Wyoming, Ohio.
McGinnis became an apprentice at Walt Disney studios, then studied fine art at Ohio State University.After wartime service in the Merchant Marine he entered advertising and a chance meeting with Mitchell Hooks in 1958 led him to be introduced to Dell Publishing began a career drawing a variety of paperback covers for books written by such authors as Donald Westlake (writing as Richard Stark), Edward S. Aarons, Erle Stanley Gardner, Richard S. Prather, and the Michael Shayne and Carter Brown series.
McGinnis later did artwork for Ladies' Home Journal, Women's Home Companion, Good Housekeeping, TIME, Argosy, Guideposts, and The Saturday Evening Post.
He was main title designer for The Hallelujah Trail (1965).
McGinnis's attention to detail was such that when he was assigned to do the artwork for Arabesque he requested Sophia Loren's tiger stripe dress be sent for him for a model to wear so he could get the right appearance.
In 1985 McGinnis was awarded the title of "Romantic Artist of the Year" by Romantic Times magazine for his many romance novel paperback covers.
Since 2004, McGinnis has created cover illustrations for the Hard Case Crime paperback series.
He is a member of the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. McGinnis is the subject of a documentary film, Robert McGinnis: Painting the Last Rose of Summer, by Paul Jilbert.


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Dorothy Boyer


‘Art is a universal language, and speaks to all mankind.'


'It is thrilling to be able to communicate through painting with people as culturally varied as I have had the pleasure to meet.’

‘My work does not take an ideological or moral stance but rather seeks to describe the wonder created by the effect of sunlight falling on the fragile old buildings with their powdery wooden shutters in the Jeddah souq: or the glorious seductive quality of the sunlight on coconut palms, the drama of filtered light on fabulously interesting people and that never ending source of inspiration, ‘still life’
It is a visual response to the light and how it changes the simplest objects into fascinating forms that shimmer and seem to melt.
We all glorify the light, for without it there is no life and no joy, and that is what I paint. I want people to feel that uplifting joy.
This singular vision is what unites, inviting everyone to see and appreciate what we all have in common, a need to be uplifted
For me, painting is a passion making ordinary life more vivid
My aim is to follow in the tradition of great artists before me who have so eloquently portrayed life beyond their own shores, bringing people together to share what we have in common and embracing different cultures.
Although diverse in content, my work is a celebration of what I find beautiful, exotic, and interesting in my surroundings, either in Saudi Arabia or during my extensive travels.'


Dorothy has been painting murals and carrying out all aspects of decorative work for over 29 years, 20 of which have been in Saudi Arabia.
She has taught one day workshops in the art of trompe l’oeil painting at KLC Design College in London.
She conducts workshops in all aspects of ‘faux finishes’ at Darat al Binzagr in Saudi Arabia.
She also compiled the art curriculum for the Darat, in drawing and painting.
She trained first as a teacher at Strathclyde University (Jordanhill), in her home country of Scotland and then as an Interior Designer at The Inchbald School of Interior Design in London, winning the award of ‘Designs with the most client appeal’
She became a specialist painter  in the early 80’s and then later, when she opted to develop her own work rather than commissioned murals, she attended master classes run by Charles Reid the renowned American watercolour artist and Jenny Jowett the botanical artist (UK).
She has travelled extensively having spent many years in Argentina when first married. She now divides her time painting in Spain, the Middle East and the UK.
Her family are her greatest fans.


Strathclyde University:  Teaching and Education
The Inchbald School of Interior Design London :  Diploma  in Architectural Interior Design.
Short Courses:
Furniture decoration with Roger Newton
Plaster and organic finishes with Kevin McLeod
Fantasy gilding and antiquing The American Academy of Decorative Arts.
Trompe L'Oeil painting with Ian Cairnie    .
Masterclasses  with Charles Reid the wonderful American watercolourist

*Finalist and selected 'Outstanding Watercolour' by the Fine Art Views Jury Jan. 2012
*Finalist and selected 'Outstanding Watercolour' by the Fine Art Views Jury  Feb.2010
*Finalist and publsihed in The International Artist Magazine  August /Sept 2008 no 46 Favourite Subjects          
*Finalist in The International Artist Competition, September 2007 no 41 Flowers and Gardens
*'Designs with the most client appeal' at the Inchbald School

Dorothy Boyer


‘Art is a universal language, and speaks to all mankind.'


'It is thrilling to be able to communicate through painting with people as culturally varied as I have had the pleasure to meet.’

‘My work does not take an ideological or moral stance but rather seeks to describe the wonder created by the effect of sunlight falling on the fragile old buildings with their powdery wooden shutters in the Jeddah souq: or the glorious seductive quality of the sunlight on coconut palms, the drama of filtered light on fabulously interesting people and that never ending source of inspiration, ‘still life’
It is a visual response to the light and how it changes the simplest objects into fascinating forms that shimmer and seem to melt.
We all glorify the light, for without it there is no life and no joy, and that is what I paint. I want people to feel that uplifting joy.
This singular vision is what unites, inviting everyone to see and appreciate what we all have in common, a need to be uplifted
For me, painting is a passion making ordinary life more vivid
My aim is to follow in the tradition of great artists before me who have so eloquently portrayed life beyond their own shores, bringing people together to share what we have in common and embracing different cultures.
Although diverse in content, my work is a celebration of what I find beautiful, exotic, and interesting in my surroundings, either in Saudi Arabia or during my extensive travels.'


Dorothy has been painting murals and carrying out all aspects of decorative work for over 29 years, 20 of which have been in Saudi Arabia.
She has taught one day workshops in the art of trompe l’oeil painting at KLC Design College in London.
She conducts workshops in all aspects of ‘faux finishes’ at Darat al Binzagr in Saudi Arabia.
She also compiled the art curriculum for the Darat, in drawing and painting.
She trained first as a teacher at Strathclyde University (Jordanhill), in her home country of Scotland and then as an Interior Designer at The Inchbald School of Interior Design in London, winning the award of ‘Designs with the most client appeal’
She became a specialist painter  in the early 80’s and then later, when she opted to develop her own work rather than commissioned murals, she attended master classes run by Charles Reid the renowned American watercolour artist and Jenny Jowett the botanical artist (UK).
She has travelled extensively having spent many years in Argentina when first married. She now divides her time painting in Spain, the Middle East and the UK.
Her family are her greatest fans.


Strathclyde University:  Teaching and Education
The Inchbald School of Interior Design London :  Diploma  in Architectural Interior Design.
Short Courses:
Furniture decoration with Roger Newton
Plaster and organic finishes with Kevin McLeod
Fantasy gilding and antiquing The American Academy of Decorative Arts.
Trompe L'Oeil painting with Ian Cairnie    .
Masterclasses  with Charles Reid the wonderful American watercolourist

*Finalist and selected 'Outstanding Watercolour' by the Fine Art Views Jury Jan. 2012
*Finalist and selected 'Outstanding Watercolour' by the Fine Art Views Jury  Feb.2010
*Finalist and publsihed in The International Artist Magazine  August /Sept 2008 no 46 Favourite Subjects          
*Finalist in The International Artist Competition, September 2007 no 41 Flowers and Gardens
*'Designs with the most client appeal' at the Inchbald School

Andrej Dugin and Olga Dugina



Date of birth: November 3, 1955
Place of birth: Moscow
Parents: Vjatcheslav Dugin, actor, died in 2006, Ninel Ternovskaja, actress

Education
1968 - 1972 Krasnopresnenskaya Art School in Moscow
1970 - 1972 Private lessons with R.Barto
1972 - 1979 Surikow Art Institute


Professional career:
Since 1979 painter, illustrator
Since 1989 working with Olga Dugina on projects for J.F. Schreiber Verlag Esslingen, Germany. Known under the imprint Esslinger.
since 2000 Teacher at Stuttgart Art School (Freie Kunstschule Stuttgart)
2002 - 2003 Concept artist for Warner Bros. film "Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban". (Director - Alfonso Cuaron)
since 2005 working on project "Hamlet" for Kindermann Verlag Berlin

Illustrations for:
1991 A.Esterl: Das Märchen vom schönen runden Kuchen (The Fine Round Cake), J.F. Schreiber Verlag
1993 A.Esterl: Die Drachenfedern, (The Dragon Feathers), J.F. Schreiber Verlag
1999 A.Esterl: Das Tapfere Schneiderlein (The Little Brave Tailor), J.F. Schreiber Verlag
2004 Madonna: "The Adventures of Abdi", Callaway Editions (together with O. Dugina) "Die Abenteuer von Abdi" Hanser Verlag

Rewards:
1999 Federhasenpreis, Design Austria
1994 Luchs 89, Die Zeit etc.

Since 1989 lives and works in Germany




Olga Dugina - Biography

Date of birth: September 5, 1964 in Moscow
Parents: Valentin Kotikov, journalist, died in 2002, Elena Silina Kotikova, textil-designer, retired

From her early childhood, Olga Dugina was very interested in drawing and painting. By getting in contact to a book-illustrator during the primary school, her artistic learning became even stronger. Afterwards she attended the Moscow Art School where she got to know the illustrator Andrej Dugin. On June 30, 1984 she married Andrej Dugin.


Education:
1978 - 1981 Krasnopresnenskaya Art School in Moscow
1984 - 1988 Moscow Art College

Professional career:
1981 - 1982 Study and work as a secretary at the Krasnopresnenskaya Art School
1982 - 1983 Drawing work in the architectural design office of Gossno in Moscow
1985 Design work in the Kuntsero cinema in Moscow
1988 - 1990 Designer of the Energija magazine in Moscow
1989 - 1990 Collaboration with the Raduga publishing house
since 1989 Working with Andrej Dugin on projects for J.F. Schreiber, Esslingen/Germany, known under the imprint Esslinger
since 2002 Teacher at Stuttgart Art School (Freie Kunstschule Stuttgart)
2002 - 2003 Concept artist for Warner Bros. film "Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban". (Director - Alfonso Cuaron)

Illustrations for:
1989 Y.Nagibin: The Road Accident, Raduga (cover)
1990 M.Sholokov: The Fate of a Man, Raduga (cover, illustrations)
V.Yan: Chingiz-Han, Raduga (cover, illustrations)
Y.Rajnis: The Lake - Poems, Raduga
1991 V.Tokareva: Nothing in particular, Raduga (cover)
A.Esterl: Das Märchen vom schönen runden Kuchen (The Fine Round Cake),
J.F. Schreiber Verlag (together with A. Dugin)
1993 A.Esterl: Die Drachenfedern, (The Dragon Feathers),
J.F. Schreiber Verlag (together with A. Dugin)
1999 A.Esterl: Das Tapfere Schneiderlein (The Little Brave Tailor),
J.F. Schreiber Verlag (together with A. Dugin)
2004 Madonna: "The Adventures of Abdi", Callaway Editions (together with A. Dugin) "Die Abenteuer von Abdi" Hanser Verlag
2006 A.Esterl "Die schönsten Märchen aus 1001 Nacht" Esslinger Verlag J.F.Schreiber ("Arabian Nights")

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