St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) March 19, 2009
Onzaabi Online Gallery (http://www.onzaabi.com) is pleased to announce the addition of its most recent artist, Stephen Henning. Onzaabi owner and artist Tim Brown is clearly pleased to have Henning on board. "Adding an artist like Stephen enhances the whole site. The caliber of his work raises the bar while opening the door for other established artists." All Onzaabi artists are Minnesotan and many of their creations have a distinctive Midwestern, open feel to them. Henning's landscapes fit well with this aesthetic.
A career artist, Henning has been painting landscapes for almost 20 years. "My intention is to present the landscape image in a natural setting, inviting the viewer to step into the image through his or her imagination. Whether the landscape is a wilderness scene or a country lane, I strive to establish a sense of deep spatial relationships that pull the viewer's eye into the image."
In addition to a distinctive style, Henning has developed a loyal following of collectors who share his love of nature and the outdoors. His original paintings hang in private, corporate and public collections on three continents, and reproductions of his paintings are sold internationally. He was recently unanimously awarded Signature Status in the Oil Pastel Society for technical mastery and increasing public awareness of this artistic medium. He is also an active member of the American Impressionist Society.
Onzaabi, unlike most other sites showing and selling art, is juried but also offers a secure point-and-click purchasing capability. "I've always been drawn to hybrids; something that combines and mixes elements of two worlds or genres. It's kind of who I am," quips Brown who is of Ojibwe and Norwegian descent. Since its inception in the summer of 2007, Onzaabi emphasizes quality over quantity. "We want to avoid the needle-in-a-haystack phenomenon from which so many other sites suffer. We want to maintain a level of quality and craftsmanship to the site's items and Stephen's work allows us to keep that standard," says Brown. Henning's additions will be two original oil pastels as well as three giclee prints.
About Onzaabi, LLC:
Onzaabi is an online gallery featuring emerging and established Minnesota artists. The term comes from an Ojibwe term that translates to English as 'to look at.'
Tim Brown, Owner