Luxe Colorado Stylemaker: Sushe felix

"Coloradoans are accustomed to the beautiful terrain they call home. Yet wandering among the golden Aspen forests in autumn or through the Garden of the Gods’ red rock formations, even longtime residents can still be awed. Colorado native and artist Sushe Felix captures this wonder in her paintings, which evoke the sharp geometric style of … Continue reading Luxe Colorado Stylemaker: Sushe felix

Luxe Colorado Stylemaker: Ron Hicks

Something elusive lurks in the portraits by painter Ron Hicks; faces seem caught mid-thought, things unsaid floating in the shapes and colors surrounding them. Such tension is part of the Denver-based painter’s approach to portraiture. A self-described “abstract artist with representational tendencies” whose work is shown at Denver’s Gallery 1261 and Vail International Gallery, he … Continue reading Luxe Colorado Stylemaker: Ron Hicks

Luxe arizona stylemaker: Jim Graham

"One wonders how the Dutch felt when they first saw tulips, watching them burst into unpredictable colors. In the 17th century, the Old Masters obsessed over these blooms, painting them in fanciful still lifes laden with other treasures from the Dutch empire. It's hard to conjure the same awe for something that's now so readily … Continue reading Luxe arizona stylemaker: Jim Graham

Venice Fall 2021: Chef Jen Knox

In the competitive, swashbuckling world of professional high-end kitchens, you can often tell a lot about the chefs by their tattoos. They wear their hearts on their sleeves, with talismans collected from years perfecting their passions on the line. Chef Jen Knox, the culinary visionary behind Delray Beach’s latest luxe eatery, Warren American Whiskey Kitchen, is … Continue reading Venice Fall 2021: Chef Jen Knox

LUXE STYLEMAKER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: Philomena Marano

Artist Philomena Marano will never forget those first spine-tingling moments on the famous Wonder Wheel Ferris wheel at Coney Island in New York City—that slow crank of gears and the swing of the passenger cars rising up, until the whole park reveals itself in a riot of color and sound. “I remember how the light … Continue reading LUXE STYLEMAKER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: Philomena Marano

LUXE NEW YORK STYLEMAKER: Maya Freelon

While riffling through rusted irons, antique quilts, photos of James Baldwin and Langston Hughes first editions, Freelon unearthed something that excited her: a stack of water-stained tissue papers, their hues having bled together to mesmerizing effect. Where some may have seen ruined craft supplies, Freelon found the insight that would come to define her practice: … Continue reading LUXE NEW YORK STYLEMAKER: Maya Freelon

LUXE NEW YORK STYLEMAKER: Papay Solomon

Home has never been just one place for Phoenix-based painter Papay Solomon. His mother was pregnant with him when the First Liberian Civil War drove his family to neighboring Guinea. Later, political unrest forced Solomon and his family into refugee camps. Before migrating to Arizona at age 14, he found home in the faces around … Continue reading LUXE NEW YORK STYLEMAKER: Papay Solomon

LUXE NEW YORK STYLEMAKER: Christine Cassano

To a pilot, the world looks different from above. A quiet order emerges from the tangle of daily life, revealing a geometric labyrinth of highways, farmlands and skyscrapers connecting us all. These man-made footprints form a familiar and enthralling pattern for Phoenix-based artist Christine Cassano—one she finds repeating everywhere, from sprawling city grids to the … Continue reading LUXE NEW YORK STYLEMAKER: Christine Cassano

LUXE NEW YORK STYLEMAKER: Esther Rosa

Like the armless goddesses of ancient Grecian ruins, there’s a certain aura that belongs only to beautiful, broken things. Away from the confines of precision, the rough edges reveal a new level of vulnerability and intimacy. This graceful brokenness takes on modern resonance for New York-based artist Esther Rosa, who creates introspective paper clay artworks … Continue reading LUXE NEW YORK STYLEMAKER: Esther Rosa

Venice Magazine: Germane Barnes

Miami-based architect, artist and academic Germane Barnes has a theory on why Batman takes it into his own hands to save Gotham City, scaling skyscrapers to hunt down villains. His theory is that maybe the real culprits of injustice are not just the litany of colorful criminals—but bad architecture.Read more at Venice.com Click spread below … Continue reading Venice Magazine: Germane Barnes