Painter Deladier Almeida is renowned for his gestural, expansive aerial landscapes. A master of composition, beautifully rural ‘everyday’ trees, hills and roads of Tuscany and California transform into mesmerizing passages of color and shape. His study at the University of California, Davis, alongside acclaimed Bay Area artists Wayne Thiebaud and Ronald Petersen, continues to inform his painting methods. Almeida’s work marries the restrained quality of Theibaud’s sleek style with Petersen’s more expressive brushwork, while also evoking other Bay Area greats: David Park, Elmer Bischoff, and Richard Diebenkorn. Select exhibitions include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Caldwell Snyder gallery in San Francisco, the Campton gallery in New York City, the Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont, and the Albemarle Gallery in London.
Wilton, Connecticut artist Roger Mudre uses the circle to depict limitless space and endless possibility. Painting in jewel-toned acrylics, he builds sheer layer upon layer of color over a hand-applied metal leafed surface, creating a picture plane that shifts and shimmers in changing light. He works exclusively in a square format to accentuate the notion of a field of pattern continuing equally in all directions. Influences include Joseph Albers, for his experiments with adjacent color relationships; Mark Rothko’s emotionally charged color field paintings; and conceptual art star Sol LeWitt. Hotel Zero Degrees, Frontier Communications, the Energizer Corporation, and others, comprise his corporate collectors.