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Henryk Painted, Robert Sang – Stories Were Told

Henryk Painted, Robert Sang – Stories Were Told

Sometimes everything comes together for a lovely moment. Perfectly crafted cocktails in a warm South City bistro on a chilly Saturday night was close. But the ambiance completed that moment. A smooth Jazz singer crooned while a highly respected painter created a vibrant portrait of Nat King Cole. Henryk Ptasiewicz is one of the region’s…

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Out of the Blue and the Watts Team Bring Live Painting to T-REX in Downtown St. Louis

Out of the Blue and the Watts Team Bring Live Painting to T-REX in Downtown St. Louis

It’s called collaborative painting – two highly respected, classically trained artists with distinctly different styles painting live on the same canvases. Lisa Ober’s work is internationally recognized for its exquisite realism and fine detail. Henryk Ptasiewicz, one of the region’s most respected colorists uses bold, broad brush strokes with unexpected color palettes. Their creative energy…

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Collaborative Painting IS a Spectator Sport

Collaborative Painting IS a Spectator Sport

PAINTING ROGERS Live painting is fun to watch, especially when two of St. Louis’ finest artists collaborate. The afternoon of live painting marked the close of Henryk Ptasiewicz’ exhibition Celebrity at OA Gallery. Both are seasoned professional representational artists who have earned the respect of the art community. And both of them like color, lots…

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New Additions to Celebrity Exhibition at OA Gallery

New Additions to Celebrity Exhibition at OA Gallery

8 new pieces added to the exhibition. Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Charlie Chaplin, Jack Nicholson, Lucille Ball and Keanu Reeves. Word has it that the show may also see additions of Meryl Streep and Peter Sellers (as Dr. Strangelove).

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The Progression of Einstein

The Progression of Einstein

Celebrity: An Exhibition of Paintings by Henryk Ptasiewicz opened with live painting. A few hours before the opening, Henryk welcomed observers to watch and ask questions while he started the next piece in the series, that of Albert Einstein. Henryk is finishing the portrait at his studio. The final piece will be added to the…

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Celebrity: An Exhibition of Paintings by Henryk Ptasiewicz at OA Gallery

Celebrity: An Exhibition of Paintings by Henryk Ptasiewicz at OA Gallery

Celebrity: An Exhibition of Paintings by Henryk Ptasiewicz opened at OA Gallery on September 1st with live painting, delicious food from 50/Fifty Kitchen and a steady flow of supportive guests. The exhibit includes portraits of well-known people in areas of music, film, stage, art, sports and politics. Henryk’s work is known for his bold use…

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Painting the Stars for All to See

Painting the Stars for All to See

Artist Henryk Ptasiewicz is in the homestretch. His art exhibition, Celebrity opens at OA Gallery in Kirkwood on September 1, 2018.  Some of the pieces for the show have been completed for a while, but he is still adding finishing touches to many of them. One of his largest and most striking paintings Jack the…

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