Zen for a nerve-jangling world
You’re a busy professional with a demanding career, soccer practices, dance recitals and playdates to ferry the kids around to, dinner dates with your significant other (when you can find the time), and possibly a menagerie of pets at home demanding attention.
Crazy-busy? Yes. Ready to give up and give in to the idea that you can’t find a moment to yourself to get away or even just take a breath?
I understand the demands on your time – the job you love (or don’t), the family you definitely love and want to be there for, soccer games and all, the commute, the long hours and most especially, the feeling that if you don’t step back, just for a minute, you’re going to lose your mind.
That’s where I come in.
I’m Bart Levy and I paint moments of Zen for your home and office. My paintings provide moments of luxurious but affordable escape for the crazy-busy professional. Quiet landscapes. Cheerful flowers. Water with reflections of the sky.
I’ve been there, done that
After many years in the corporate world and as a business owner, I stepped back. Way back, as it happened, to my education as an artist. I recently studied with renowned artists Christaphora Robeers and David Tanner to help scrape the rust off my skills.
“Inspiration is for amateurs,” according to Chuck Close. So everyday I’m in the studio painting, thinking, pushing myself and yet always keeping in mind that there’s enough in the world to jangle your nerves. A calm painting can be a refuge, even if only for a few minutes, where you can take a breath and then, carry on.
- Through December 30 – Toasted, Galllery @23, 23 W. Broad St., Richmond.
- Through Jan 6, 2020 – Juried All Media Exhibit, Crossroads Art Center, Richmond.
- Through Jan 9 – Metropolitan Richmond Artists Assn. group show, Crossroads Art Center, Richmond.
- Spring 2019 – Art: In the Garden – Juried exhibit at Lewis Ginger Botanical Garden, Crossroads Art Center and St. Stephens Cafe, Richmond.
- Spring 2019 – 6th Annual Mid-Atlantic Juried Exhibition, Montpelier Arts & Education Center, Montpelier, VA
- Jan. – Feb. 2019: Crossroads Gallery, Richmond, VA – Juried Exhibition, All media
- Nov. – Dec. 2018 – Dooley Hall, Richmond Public Library – Solo show, “Memories of Everyday Beauty”
- July – August 2018: Crossroads Gallery, Richmond, VA – All Member Show
- June 2018: VMRC, Harrisonburg, VA – Juried Exhibition *Winner of Purchase Award
- May 2018: Crossroads Gallery, Richmond, VA – Juried Exhibition, All media
- Nov. 2017: 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC – Juried Exhibition “Land, Sea and Sky”
- Sept.- Oct. 2017: Crossroads Gallery, Richmond, VA – Juried Exhibition, All media