Michael Anthony Studio works with a variety of unique and brilliant creators to bring more artistic works to life for our clients.
See some examples below.
If a picture is truly worth a thousand words… how much is a painting worth?
The artists represented by Michael Anthony have a distinct knowledge and style. They capture the energy and celebrate each subject in a vivid way, and can sometimes be mistaken for a photographic image. Artistic talent is seen in each composition with the use of line, shadow, color, light and composition.
Paintings are among the most well recognized forms of art one might find in a business, and nearly all will have at least one. It takes a special artist to create the piece that will stand out and make a lasting impression that reflects upon the owner.
Please let us know if you are interested in acquiring an art piece that speaks for you or your business.
Some fine examples are illustrated below. Please let us know if you’re interesting in acquiring an art piece that speaks for you or your business today.
Harold Braul was born in 1960 in southern Ontario. His early introduction to art began at age 6, when he studied under the tutelage of a private teacher. It was during this period of his life where he became a faithful disciple of color, line and light. In his later years his works would become informed through his study of Industrial Design at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, however to this day he maintains the child-like whimsy that first drew him to the medium.
Braul draws his snapshot scenes from imagination that is filtered through memory. While his work depicts the realities of everyday life, each figure and setting is conjured from the artist’s own interior vision of urban existence. Similar to the French Impressionists of the 19th century, Braul finds beauty in the mundane sights of the modern city: a commuter awaiting his connection, or the billow of an overcoat on a rain-swept street. These glimpses of the everyday are rendered in bold color tempered with a soft, seductive luminescence.
Braul uses loose strokes, vibrating lines and diffuse light to highlight themes of motion and flux that characterize his work: a cyclist corners a turn, a bird prepares to take flight, a bistro boils with bold, noisy color and lively figures. Each moment represented suggests an unfolding narrative. Each moment, though ordinary, expresses the extraordinary play of light and color that may be found in the simplest scenes of city life.
Pietro Adamo was born in Toronto, Canada in 1955. He enrolled in the Fine Art and Art History program at the University of Toronto and Sheridan College. After graduation he took a position teaching art at the Chaminade College School in Toronto. While there he helped establish a strong visual arts department, one which saw many of his students go on to become prominent architects, designers, illustrators and fine artists. During his two decades of teaching Adamo continued to paint, and in that time executed several private and public commissions of his work.
The paintings of Adamo are a celebration of the artists’ admiration for the “unpredictable and inexhaustible record of life”. He abandons the conventional renderings of geometric forms through his textured surfaces and rough contours.
Adamo draws influence from artists of all periods and from the world around him. Travel is an important source of inspiration; especially trips to Italy, his ancestral homeland. During these extended stays Adamo is able to explore monumental art and architecture as well as the small details of the rural landscape.
Adamo’s career as an artist has been a journey of continuous exploration and growth. His paintings on paper and canvas have a constant audience. He has also released a highly successful series of hand pulled prints and posters. Today his works can be found in galleries throughout Canada, Europe and the USA.
Maya Eventov grew up in Leningrad, in the former Soviet Union. St. Petersburg, as it is now known, is a city fabled for its beauty and culture. At a young age Eventov was exposed to some of the finest art in St. Petersburg. “I lived behind the iron curtain, but we had rich collections of works available for viewing at the Hermitage and Russian Museum as well as many other Leningrad musuems.” It was here where Maya began to develop an understanding for the technical aspect of artwork as well as a growing appreciation for the works of some of Europes’s finest master artists.
From the age of six onwards, Eventov studied art in one form or another, She was accepted into the prestigious High School #190, which is affiliated with the St. Petersburg State Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts. As a student, she participated in the various student exhibitions and at the age of 18 her abstract composition was accepted to the Academy’s museum.
After graduating in 1987 with a master’s degree in graphic design, she began working as an illustrator for children’s books. In the early 1990s Maya immigrated to Canada. This change in scenery gave her freedom to explore, to create and to break away from the classical way of painting she studied in Russia. “I’m happy person; I enjoy beautiful flowers and landscapes. I am captivated by smells and colours that convey strength of emotion in a happy painting.”
Today, Eventov and her family reside just outside of Toronto, Ontario. She continues to travel, finding inspiration for her works in the varied landscapes around the world. Her work is represented in galleries throughout Canada, Great Britain and the United States and her paintings can be found in private collections such as that of the Right Honorable Jean Chrétien and in corporate collections such as the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Toronto.
As an artist, she works the surface of her paper and canvas with a variety of traditional and innovative techniques. Depending on her mood and what is available in her studio she can incorporate as many as a half dozen elements into each painting.
Emilija Pasagic is a native of Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia. As a child Pasagic was always painting and drawing. A family friend, who was an established painter, nurtured her fascination with art allowing her to visit his studio and delight in all the art materials and works in progress.
Pasagic studied landscape architecture at Belgrade University, where she met her husband. After graduation, the two worked together as designers. As hostilities arose in the region during the early 90’s the couple decided to immigrate to Canada where they settled in Ontario. The move to Canada sparked an artistic rejuvenation. She quickly became involved in the vibrant Toronto art scene, joining “The Scollard Street Artistic Cooperative” and VAO (Visual Arts Ontario).
Pasagic admires the works of many different artists but has a special appreciation for the works of Croatian painter Mersad Berber. She sees her artwork as a personal expression, an expression that is rooted in her love and fascination with people and their intricate relationships with each other. Pasagic works the surface of her paper and canvas with a variety of traditional and innovative techniques. Depending on her mood and what is available in her studio she can incorporate as many as a half dozen elements into each painting. Her technique involves a unique blending of bee’s wax and oil paint applied to paper, board or canvas. In this contemporary application of the ancient technique of encaustic, the paint is sometimes blended into the hot wax, burnt into it or simply painted upon it. She often fuses paper and cloth into the pigments to create textures, and uses gold leaf and various gel mediums to add unique antique effects. The paintings take on depth and mystery with a balanced tension between texture and form.
Today, Pasagic works out of her home studio in Ontario. She is represented in select galleries throughout Canada, Great Britain and the USA.