2003 Michael Newberry on Art and Inspiration

The Atlasphere’s Adrian Lory (previously Andrew Schwartz) caught up with Michael to talk about art, his creative process, his inspirations and influences, and his goals with the Foundation.  September 2003 American painter Michael Newberry recently moved back to the United States after spending 8 years in Rhodes, Greece.  He makes his living by his artwork.  Michael …

A Day in My Life

Cappuccino with freshly ground French roast beans started my day, accompanied by Bach. I listened to the Little Big Bach Piano Box, over 5 hours of recordings. It is put together by The Bach Guild and they do a good job of curating the music so that there are no jarring differences in performances. Collectors …

Newberry, Apollo Beach, Blue, Yellow, and Pink, pastel

Just signed. One fascinating consequence of complimentary color in light and shadow is that it is easier to create luminosity. These white waves have very little contrast of tone, but its yellow-white highlights and purple-white shadows are opposites, yellow vs violet. Art plays a huge role as a spiritual support for philosophy. When it is …

Before Everything There Was Visual Art

30,000 years before there was religion, before there was writing, and 33,000 years before philosophy there was visual art—the first and most important step in humankind’s evolution. With the pull and roots so deep anyone touched with the art gift feels a calling that only death can extinguish. It is a sacred calling holding the weight of humanity’s wellbeing and hope.