Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2012
The artist known simply as Pomm will unveil her new art exhibition “Capturing the Dream” at a VIP reception on Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at Million Air, a private luxury jet FBO in Burbank, California.
Pomm, best known for her iconic 9/11-tribute watercolor “Unspoken Courage,” will present a stunning new collection of Renaissance-inspired oil paintings to officially launch her new direction as an artist.
As a nod to the Renaissance era, her new collection aims to revitalize the classic method of portraiture in a very modern way. Her recent creations employ her skills as a realistic figurative painter in combination with abstract expressionism, which results in an incredible ability to capture the true essence and beauty of her subjects. To preview a behind-the-scenes look at Pomm’s new work and method, please visit: http://youtu.be/5Lf9dv-b3RQ?hd=1.
"What I see happening in the art world today,” states Pomm, “is a lot of ‘Installation Art’ and interesting art, but not a lot of beautiful art. I want to remind others that there is beauty in art and also beauty in the world. The art from the Renaissance period was beautiful art – and I want to bring that back in a big way."
Pomm’s original art sells for $65,000 to $80,000 and is owned by such worldwide collectors as Tom Cruise, David Letterman and Rudy Giuliani, to name a few.
Pomm has been an exhibiting artist for the past 30 years. Born in Los Angeles, Pomm was raised by her French mother and grandmother, both of whom were established artists in their own right. Her Paris-born mother fell in love with the name of a little girl’s character in a novel she was reading by French authoress Colette. The character’s name was Pomme, which means “apple” in French. Pomm’s mother dropped the ”e” to assist pronunciation and honored her daughter with the uniquely elegant moniker. And so became Pomm.
When Pomm moved to France to attend college, studying art in Aix-en-Provence, she fell in love with the Old World architecture, a passion she indelibly and beautifully incorporates into her signature watercolor compositions.
Post college, Pomm returned to America and studied with the internationally renowned artist Scott Moore in Laguna Beach, California, during which time she created and perfected a unique style using translucent watercolors applied in many layers, allowing her to create the powerful colors, light and shadows found in her signature European-feeling work.
Not unlike her predecessors, Realism masters Monet and Renoir who revolted against traditional academia by painting what they saw from within, Pomm made a similar and compelling transition in her work by painting what she “viewed from the outside and felt within” to express herself “from the inside out.” This engaging transition can be felt and understood in Pomm’s expressive and moving oil paintings. And although there are artists who can cross up mediums and styles, few make the transition successfully. Pomm, however, has not only achieved it, but brilliantly excels at it. The Expressionist style presented in her oil work transcends the viewer into an emotionally heightened “outer world.”
Pomm’s watercolor painting “Unspoken Courage” brought her national acclaim after September 11, 2001. Most recently, Pomm became part of Artists for Human Rights International, a group formed with the purpose of bringing artists together with the common cause of raised awareness and education of Human Rights.
For more information on Pomm, please visit http://www.pommfineart.com.
Marlan Willardson, MWPR