The piece above is some of Russell’s work. Entitled Turtle, it’s a minimalist depiction of three young women looking at something. We love the colors and the scene. I think the piece shows Russell’s special talent for capturing the human form in everyday settings.
The piece below is called Portrait of Rico by one of Russell’s fellow Cranbrook MFA graduates, a gifted artist and nice guy named Billy Kang. I saw it at the Cranbrook Open Studios event and bought it on the spot because the colors, and the placid expression on the subject’s face, just make me smile.
It’s serendipity that both pieces feature the same yellow hue, which we think looks terrific against the red brick walls of our kitchen.