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Celebrating Mother’s Day with 7 artists

Mother’s Day is all about celebrating motherhood and maternal bonds, whether it is one’s own mom, grandmother, sister or other loved one. Read on to see how some of the Park West Gallery artists, past and present, have celebrated mothers through their artwork.

Itzchak Tarkay

Mother's Day Itchak Tarkay

“Mother And Daughter” (2007) by Itzchak Tarkay.

Itzchak Tarkay, the master acrylic painter, watercolorist and graphic artist, portrayed women throughout his oeuvre. His “natural woman” spoke to the depth and complexity of women, and shows her as satisfied, calm, and serene. In our Mother’s Day art, Tarkay depicts a gathering where a mother and daughter share a quiet moment together.


Rembrandt van Rijn

Mother's Day Rembrandt

“Artist’s Mother with her Hand on her Chest” (1631) by Rembrandt.

Rembrandt immortalized his mother in etchings as well as in several paintings. In the above etching, Rembrandt demonstrates his use of “psychological portraiture,” which captures more than the subject’s likeness, but their humanity and spirituality. Hints of what she was like might be gleaned from Rembrandt’s works, as he depicted her as a prophetess, reading a book, or playing a role in religious imagery.


Linda Le Kinff

Mother's Day Linda Le Kinff

“New Mother” (2014) by Linda Le Kinff.

Thanks to her powerful colors and warm scenes, collectors find themselves connecting to the artwork of Linda Le Kinff. In this mixed media painting, Le Kinff expresses the indescribable feelings and emotions of motherhood as a new mother cradles her child. Le Kinff’s works capture a myriad of scenes, whether it’s music or intimate moments in the lives of her subjects.


Hua Chen

Mother's Day Hua Chen

“Mother and Daughter” (2012) by Hua Chen.

Hua Chen’s delicate style is perfect for portraying the female figure without seeming provocative. A perfect example of this is seen in this oil painting of mother and child spending time together at the beach. Like the love of a mother, Chen’s subjects are calming, subtle and ageless.


Maya Green

Mother's Day Maya Green

“Mother Nature” (2014) by Maya Green.

In a slightly different vein, Mother’s Day can be about celebrating the wonders of Mother Nature, as seen in this floral painting by Maya Green. She says she seeks to break down life to its visual essentials, such as light, dark, balance and movement, and “capturing the essence of a moment.”



Mother's Day Pino

“Long Day” (2005) by Pino.

Pino grew up in Italy surrounded by women – whether it was sisters, aunts or his mother – and in turn, he recognized their physical and spiritual beauty. Pino illustrated sensual, attractive women on book covers, but switched to creating works of fine art in the early 1990s. For Mother’s Day, examine how his mastery of technique and figure portrays the loving care of a mother with her child.

Learn more about Pino at our free exhibition, “Pino: An American Master,” which runs until May 17.


Andrew Bone

Mother's Day Andrew Bone

“A Family Affair” (2012) by Andrew Bone.

Of course, humans aren’t the only ones that appreciate their mothers, as seen in the artwork by wildlife painter Andrew Bone. The Zimbabwe native personally photographs the animals he renders onto canvas, giving him a first-hand look at how animals interact with one another, including this family of cheetahs under the watchful eye of their mother.


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Linda Le Kinff: Off to the Races

Park West Gallery collector James Rhodes of LA Progressive has written a terrific review about his recent cruise art auction experience and meeting the artist Linda Le Kinff. We’re proud to share the article below with all of our readers. Thanks James!

linda-le-kniffIt is rare that an opportunity arises to pluck me out of the national dysfunction  and madness I find myself currently engulfed in here in the United States and transported to a more tranquil Mediterranean setting. When Park West Gallery hosted a private sea adventure showcasing the works of world renowned artist Linda Le Kinff, we had to jump on the offer. PWG is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and hosts four acres of sculptures and 63,000 square feet of gallery space in 23 exhibition halls.

Le Kinff is the favorite artist of my wife and granddaughter. Perhaps it is her wildly colorful style or the exaggerated use of glowing women and hidden cats or maybe it has something to do with the tranquility of her work that connects with the “common man” — certainly an artist of the people…

Read the full article (pdf)

Fine art by Linda Le Kinff is available through Park West Gallery and our cruise art auctions at sea. Learn more at www.parkwest-lekinff.com.

Artist Linda Le Kinff in Her Studio: Experimenting with Abstraction [Video]

Park West Gallery artist Linda Le Kinff  loves to experiment, incorporating a wide range of techniques, mediums and materials into her body of work. While she typically concentrates on the figurative style, her focus has recently shifted to mastering the art of abstraction. In this clip, Le Kinff gives us an exclusive look inside her studio in France and at her process as she creates a unique abstract masterpiece.

Watch more art videos featuring your favorite artists at the Park West Gallery YouTube Channel.

Exclusive artwork by Linda Le Kinff is available through Park West Gallery and our cruise art auctions. Learn more at www.parkwest-lekinff.com.

The Fine Art of Engraving [Video]

From Albrecht Durer to Pablo Picasso, the technically precise fine art of engraving has been practiced by various masters throughout the decades of art history. Park West Gallery artist Linda Le Kinff often incorporates the traditional methods of printmaking and engraving into her contemporary works of art. Watch Le Kinff in her studio in France as she demonstrates this intricate artistic medium:

Exclusive artwork by Linda Le Kinff is available through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Learn more at www.parkwest-lekinff.com.

Park West Gallery Mother’s Day Art Giveaway

***This contest has now ended. The winner will be posted below, and thank you to all who entered!***

This Mother’s Day, why buy mom another boring greeting card or a bunch of flowers that won’t last? You could win “the mother” of all unique gifts — a work of fine art that will last a lifetime! Here’s how you can enter the Park West Gallery Mother’s Day Art Giveaway…

Contest Rules and Prize Details


Park West Gallery will choose one lucky winner at random from all of the entries. The winner will receive their choice of one of following works of art (unframed):

Itzchak Tarkay, Cafe on the Pier, Park West Gallery“Cafe on the Pier” by Itzchak Tarkay (9 3/16” x 12 15/16” serigraph in color on wove paper,
signed in pencil lower right and numbered) | Park West Gallery Collection

Emile Bellet, Dans l'Or Du Couchant, Park West Gallery“Dans l’Or Du Couchant” by Emile Bellet (12 5/8” x 10 1/2” lithograph in color on wove paper, signed in pencil lower right and numbered) | Park West Gallery Collection

Linda Le Kinff, Douceur, Park West Gallery“Douceur” by Linda Le Kinff (10 7/16” x 8 11/16” serigraph in color on wove paper,
signed in pencil lower right and numbered) | Park West Gallery Collection


Q: Park West Gallery favorites Itzchak Tarkay, Emile Bellet and Linda Le Kinff often depict the female figure as a prominent subject in their artwork. If you could commission any of these three contemporary artists to paint your mother’s portrait, to capture her essence with their unique painting style, which one would you choose, and why?

1. Simply post your answer to the question above in the comments below.

2. Include your first name, last initial and email address in the comment form. (Note: Emails will NOT be displayed publicly and will only be used to contact the winner.)

Not familiar with these artist’s works, or need a little inspiration for your answer? Visit the Park West Gallery artist microsites:

          » Itzchak Tarkay @ www.parkwest-tarkay.com
          » Emile Bellet @ www.parkwest-bellet.com
          » Linda Le Kinff @ www.parkwest-lekinff.com

3. EARN BONUS ENTRIES!* Earn additional entries by linking back to this contest page. Link to this page from your Facebook, Twitter, blog or other website and post a trackback link to it in the comment form below (so we can verify your link). You’ll get an extra entry for each link you post.

*Enter as many times as you’d like. Limit one prize per person.

The name of the contest winner will be announced at The Official Blog of Park West Gallery during the week of May 9-13, 2011, so bookmark this page and check back here to see if you’ve won! The winner will also be notified via email.

The deadline for entries is Sunday May 8, 2011 @ midnight EST. Good Luck!

(Note: No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. U.S. residents only.)


(posted May 4, 2011 at 10:55 am)


Mitsie’s Memories: Victor Spahn, Art in Motion

A Park West Gallery exclusive • By Mitsie Scaglione

Victor Spahn, Mitsie Scaglione, Park West Gallery

Through the door of our Hotel in Paris came an energy force that was the artist Victor Spahn. He is a whirlwind of motion, much like his art of sailboats, horses and sports figures.

Victor had come to take Albert and me to his home outside of Paris, where he has a studio. The artist Linda Le Kinff and her husband, Jacques, joined us. Many of our artists have forged friendships beyond their respective art world.

At Victor’s home, we meet his lovely wife Elizabeth, a doctor of gynaecology, and their three children. Before dinner, Albert and Victor retreated to the artist’s studio on the third floor. What a view!

As the photographs dictate, there was a display and discussion of each proof. Victor has such an open mind to critique, as he says, “to always improve.” He is such a joy to have as a Park West Gallery artist. He and Elizabeth were so gracious and the dinner Elizabeth prepared was four-star!

Victor Spahn, Albert Scaglione, Park West GalleryAbove: Artist Victor Spahn (left) and Park West Gallery CEO Albert Scaglione at the artist’s studio in Paris. ©Park West Gallery, 2011

Victor Spahn, Albert Scaglione, Park West Gallery

Since our first meeting, we’ve had the pleasure of having Victor and Elizabeth visit our Park West Gallery in Southfield to once again enjoy the Spahn energy.

* * * Mitsie Scaglione is the wife of Park West Gallery CEO Albert Scaglione. Read more of Mitsie’s Memories at The Official Blog of Park West Gallery →
Exclusive artwork by Victor Spahn is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Visit the Park West Gallery – Spahn Fine Art Collection to learn more.


Park West Gallery Kicks Off a Season of Giving

PARK WEST GALLERY, through our philanthropic initiative Park West Gallery CARES, has already begun fulfilling our commitment to giving back this holiday season. On Saturday, December 4, Park West Gallery helped spread some holiday cheer by sponsoring Help a Child Foundation of Florida′s 3rd Annual Holiday Party to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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The Help a Child Foundation’s 3rd Annual Holiday Party included a silent auction featuring framed artwork donated by Park West Gallery. Works by some of today’s most popular contemporary artists, such as Itzchak Tarkay, Linda Le Kinff, Emile Bellet, Simon Bull and Anatole Krasnyansky, were included in the auction, with all proceeds going to benefit St. Jude’s.

Park West Gallery’s generous donation of framed artwork for our silent auction was a significant part of our Winter Holiday fundraising event for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Mercy Sauer, co-founder and director of the Help a Child Foundation of Florida. “There was tremendous ‘buzz’ created by having the work so artfully framed and on display for everyone to see.  The bidding was fierce between the attendees, spurred on in no small part by the quality and beauty of the individual pieces.  We are very grateful to have Park West Gallery as a partner in Help a Child’s efforts to support the important work of St. Jude Hospital.”

“It has been an honor to work alongside my friends Ron and Mercy Sauer and their foundation, Help a Child Foundation of Florida,” said Maria Marsh,  Park West Gallery’s Director of Shipboard Operations. “Through  a series of events we have been successful in raising funds to support local and national organizations dedicated to benefit the physical and emotional health of children. On behalf of Park West Gallery, we were honored to join with Help a Child Foundation for their 3rd Annual Holiday Party benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event was a resounding success thanks to the donations of Park West Gallery and community supporters.  This is another example of Park West Gallery’s commitment to helping people in need and benefiting organizations that are making a difference locally, regionally and throughout the world.”

Throughout 2010, Park West Gallery CARES has donated artwork, fine art books and clothing to select community organizations in southeast Michigan and southeast Florida, where Park West Gallery has locations, as well as to organizations nationwide.

If your charitable organization is interested in hosting an event at Park West Gallery or you would like to suggest a nonprofit that would benefit from a Park West Gallery CARES donation, please email marketing@parkwestgallery.com.

About Help a Child Foundation of Florida
Help A Child Foundation of Florida’s mission is to promote volunteerism and community partnership to serve children in need regardless of their background. Every child is equal. The foundation supports local and national organizations dedicated to benefit children’s physical and emotional health. For more information, please visit helpachildfoundation.org.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded in 1962 by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world, publishing more research articles than any other pediatric cancer research center in the United States. St. Jude treats more than 5,700 patients each year and is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.


Park West Gallery Donates Art Books to Lake Geneva Public Library

LAKE GENEVA, WI — Park West Gallery, located in Southfield, Michigan, is extending its philanthropic Park West Gallery CARES initiative in an effort to support communities nationwide. Its first donation outside of Michigan and Florida, where Park West Gallery offices are located, consisted of a collection of art books made to the Lake Geneva Public Library located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Lake Geneva Public Library, WisconsinLake Geneva Public Library in Wisconsin. Photo credit: kongtemplation/flickr

“In our 42 years of business, Park West Gallery has always been philanthropically engaged in our home states of Michigan and Florida, and we are excited about extending those efforts to communities all across the country,” said Albert Scaglione, founder and CEO of Park West Gallery. “Lake Geneva is a beautiful town with a thriving art scene. It is obvious that organizations like the Lake Geneva Public Library strongly promote the arts, humanities, and arts education, and it is a privilege for us to support the citizens of Lake Geneva and the library in this way. We look forward to working with this community again in the future.”

The books donated include two copies of each of the following: The Motorcycle Art of Scott Jacobs, Linda Le Kinff: The Graphic Work, Csaba Markus: Artist and Muses, and The Serigraphs of Igor Medvedev Vol. I and II. All of the artists are represented by Park West Gallery.

“We are very grateful to Park West Gallery for their donation of these breathtaking art books. Representing a diverse group of talented new artists, the books include an intimate glimpse into the lives of the artists, sensitively-written introductions to their work, and a vivid array of full-color plates,” said Alisha Benson, Public Services Coordinator for the library. “Art books of this quality are expensive to purchase, and, due to our current economy, many libraries are experiencing budget cut-backs. Thanks to Park West Gallery, patrons of our Library Consortium of 42 libraries now have the opportunity to encounter the works of modern artists they may not have previously studied. After reviewing Park West Gallery’s books, I am confident they are representing some of the finest artists of our time.”

Along with art and art books, Park West Gallery continues to donate brand new clothing–through its Park West Gallery CARES initiative–to charitable organizations such as HAVEN of Oakland County in Pontiac, MI and St. Andrews Catholic Church in Coral Springs, FL.
If your organization is interested in receiving a Park West Gallery CARES donation, please contact marketing@parkwestgallery.com.