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Deborah Bigeleisen -The Artist Changing the Genre of Floral Painting

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Bigeleisen‘s Visions of Flowers will Dazzle Your Senses and  Spark Your Imagination

Think of artists who paint flowers: do Monet’s water lilies come to mind, or Van Gogh’s sunflowers; perhaps Ono’s cherry blossoms, Renoir’s pink roses, or Klimt’s flower garden? Monet once proclaimed, “I owe having become a painter to flowers.” 

Women have been tinkering with nature since Eve appeared in the garden of Eden. Put a woman in a verdant spot under a shining sun and you are guaranteed all sorts of surprises to bloom. Just look at Judith Leyster’s dimly lit vase of posies in her beautiful painting Flowers in a Vase in 1654,  Rachel Ruysch’s exquisite bouquets of flowers in the Dutch Golden Age, and  Suzanna Valadon’s mix of realism and abstraction in her1921 painting Vase of Flowers.

Why has it taken centuries for female floral artists to get the recognition they deserve? It was not until the early 1900’s that Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the most widely known female painters of flowers, rose to prominence. Whether you are admiring one of her iconic irises or being seduced by her Oriental poppies, you instantly know that the masterpiece belongs to the maverick painter. 

Deborah Bigeleisens Brand of Floral Painting 

Contemporary artist Deborah Bigeleisen’s paintings of flowers stand alone in the fine art arena. She has been referenced alongside OKeefe most of her career, only because the two artists are associated with painting flowers.  What they share are their passion for painting flowers and their pioneering spirit of seeing nature through a unique lens. Their vision and their techniques differ widely.  OKeefe is revered for her very stylized almost voyeuristic loosely suggestive paintings executed in a very ‘washed’ almost watercolor-like technique. Bigeleisen’s elegantly deceptive floral paintings hover on the cusp between realism and abstraction, with some series leaning more to one than the other. Through the application of numerous opaque and translucent layers of paint, the complexity of her technique draws the viewer into her world, one that is filled with energy, chaos, mystery, and beauty. Pictured below, from her Magical Realism series, Rhythm 8, oil on canvas, 127cm x 127cm (50” x 50”) ©2011

Art dealer Robert Miller commented that at first he thought Bigeleisen was channeling O’Keeffe. However, upon further reflection, to paraphrase “he came to realize that Bigeleisen has the absolute formula of perfect thought.  She is accomplished in the idiom of the masters – noting that she personifies the perfect package: female – one who gives birth; focused – driven to explore the vast cavities of infinity; philosopher – one who tunes her work to the levels of understanding; and talent – that is technical without excuses.” Pictured below, from her Multiple Perspective series, Untitled No. 34, oil on canvas, 88.99cm x 177.8cm (35” x 70”) ©2015

Magical Realism

Bigeleisen has been captivated by natural forms since childhood. Echoing the personal philosophy of Rembrandt who loved what he painted and only painted what he loved,” she continues to paint flowers. She says that flowers are in her DNA.

With a foundation in the painting techniques of the 17th century Dutch master artists, she applies similar principles to her painting practice. Her focus is on the organization of the space, the contrast of light and shadow to sculpt the forms, and the brushwork to give a voice  to her subject’s energy and spirit. Through the application of more than ten translucent glazing layers, the use of subtle tonal transitions, and the constant play of warm hues against cool hues, the shadows have astonishing richness and depth, and the highlights are vibrant and luminous. Bigeleisen uses color as emotion. Because color is so subjective, she uses a carefully selected limited palette, often juxtaposing colors as they naturally appear, to deliberately challenge the viewers perception and imagination. Pictured below, from her Magical Realism series, Energy 5, oil on canvas, 91.44cm x 142.24cm (36” x 56”) ©2015

A Foundation in Fractals

Bigeleisen’s work demonstrates a deep interest in searching out the connective tissue between human and environmental anatomies; a search that sparks an enquiry as to how people establish a deeply intimate relationship with nature. She credits her introduction to the mathematic principles of fractals for transforming her artistic vision and changing the direction and force of her work.  Still using a single image of a flower as her inspiration, she captures the fleeting effect of natural phenomena and immortalizes the transitory nature of life. Peeling away the layers and magnifying the image to its core, to the point of pure abstraction, she exposes the depth of her subjects anatomy, its dynamism, its turbulence, and its unpredictability. Her subject is no longer simply a flower; it is a dynamic system existing in a chaotic universe filled with energy, turbulence, mystery, and beauty.

Bigeleisen’s goal with the larger-than-life explorations into the depths and soul of a flower is not only to seduce the viewer into the multitude of its complexities but also to shift the dialogue inward by asking the viewer to put down their devices, to take the time to look at the world around them for longer than a nano-second, and to see and question more than meets the eye. Pictured below, from her Kaleidoscope series, Renaissance, acrylic on canvas, 142.24cm x 106.68cm (56” x 42”) ©2020      

A Unique Vision

Bigeleisens work is both a fresh perspective of and a deep insight into the familiar. Her work probes the bridge between beauty and science, order and chaos. One art journalist describes her work perfectly: “It brings a unique vision to the genre of floral painting to embody a contemporary world.” Bigeleisen paints introspectively, asking not only the viewers to engage with the bursting blooms, but also examines her own questions regarding the seemingly indestructible bond between human activity and the cycles of nature. Pictured above, from her Dreamscape series, Bridal Veil Falls, acrylic on canvas, 152.4cm x 137.16cm (60” x 54”) ©2021

Deborah Bigeleisen is an award-winning artist whose paintings enhance corporate and private collections worldwide and are represented by galleries across the United States. Her work has been included in numerous museum exhibitions and has been published widely. Bigeleisen paints from her Palm Beach studio sprouting joy and wonders with each brushstroke and new canvas.

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Change Your Life Spells – Life Changing Spells That Work

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If you are looking to enhance your life through the art of spell casting, then there is a correct way to do it. Casting a spell yourself can work, however the majority of the time people do not get results. The best way to go is to have a professional coven perform the casting to ensure the best results. When you have a group of experienced witches and warlocks casting a spell on your behalf, the results tend to be strong because everyone is putting their energy into the universe with intentions to produce a specific outcome. This outcome can be a variety of different things such as bringing two people back together again, increasing finances, bring luck and positive energy into your life and protect you from negative energy.

Changing your life in 2023 can begin with having a professional spell cast to bring the change you desire to fruition. Who is the best spell caster to perform a life changing spell? Warlockmagicspells.com has a coven of 18 experienced members that assist in the casting of every spell. Some spells take a few nights to cast. How long does it take to get results from a spell? The time frame varies from person to person but this specific coven says that it takes 3 days to 90 days to get results. What happens if you are unhappy with the results after 90 days? They offer a promise guarantee that if you are unhappy with the results of your spell after 90 days then they will recast it and add extra energy into your spell work to make it stronger. 

Case Results

We tested the results of the spells cast by the members of warlock magic spells. The first person we interviewed told us about her story. “My fiancé of 5 years reconnected with his ex-girlfriend from high school after running into her at his work. They had an affair for a short period of time before he told me that his feelings were changing. He said that he still loved her and needed to see where this goes. I was devastated because we were planning a wedding and he just gave up! We didn’t have any major problems prior to him running into his ex and she just ruined everything! I reached out to Daniel from warlock magic spells and had a return and bind spell cast. He told me that it would speed up their relationship where it would fizzle out fast and the problems that they had in the past that broke them up would resurface. Well…a month later I got a text from my boyfriend telling me everything that I wanted to hear. He said that he made the biggest mistake of his life and wanted to work things out with me. He said that he will never have wondering eyes again and will do anything to make our relationship work. He literally begged for my forgiveness! I was relieved. We had a lot of work to do on building trust again but we got through it and came out on top! We are back on track to get married and after couples counseling, we were able to sort out some trust issues. I know it was because of the spell that I was able to get him back so fast. I think if I didn’t have this spell cast it could have taken years before they broke up and then I probably would’ve moved on. I’m grateful that I stumbled across an article about spell casting because it changed my life and the outcome of my relationship!”

Another person we interviewed that had a life changing spell cast was one who had financial issues. He was on the brink of financial ruin when he decided to do a lottery spell. “I lost my job as the VP of a logistics company. Due to covid, our business went down significantly. I had a lot of savings, but it got depleted over time. Since the logistics industry was hit hard with the pandemic, I had a hard time finding work. 6 months later I started to fall behind on my mortgage. I took a gamble on a scratch off lottery spell. I didn’t have a lot of money to spend on spell casting but my cousin won a lot of money shortly after he had a money spell cast so I figured I would try it. I had warlock magic spells cast a lottery spell directed towards scratch off lottery games. I hit a first place prize of $10,000 shorty after that! It definitely helped me pay some bills and get back on my feet until I found another job.”

The conclusion we have drawn is that change your life spells do work!

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