Artist, Designer and Illustrator, B. Russell Melzer has a creative style that encompasses a variety of expressive modes. Modern Figurative and Abstract paintings, as well Drawings, will enhance a home with the soul of a true artistic piece. Russell works with designers as well as private collectors, bringing you art that gives pleasure and positive energy. "I am especially inspired by nature and the beauty of the human form. My art is constantly evolving, as I explore new challenges, and as life presents them. Much of my work has an emotional and spiritual element, and the nude has a special vulnerability that I find beautiful." Russell worked for many years in New York City as a Fashion Designer and Illustrator for Ralph Lauren. Her fashion illustrations have appeared in national publications such as The New York Times Magazine, W Magazine and most recently Architectural Digest.. The artist has degrees from the Fashion Institute of Technology and Purchase College. Since moving from New York City to Connecticut, she has exhibited and sold works at various galleries and museums, home design stores and shows, as well as to private clients and Interior Designers.
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6 Reviews for B. Russell Art
I am a interior designer and commissioned a large painting for a client. I am beyond thrilled with the beauty of this piece. I will certainly be contacting this artist again.
Friend who commissioned painting
I have known Russell for many years as an inquisitive, innovative, and creative friend. When I wanted a special gift for my husband, I worked with Russell to create the beautiful painting that graces our living room -- an effortless, free flowing collaboration that delivered the momentous gift on time and exactly as promised. The painting glows and we couldn't be happier with the result.
When purchasing my new home, I wanted to make a change in my artwork. Russell provided me with artwork from her Modern Nude series. Her management of the process was immediate, easy and reasonable in price. Russell set up an appointment to assess my home and needs and followed up by delivering exquisite framed limited edition prints. Her design knowledge and professionalism was ever present and greatly appreciated. I would not hesitate to contact Russell again for all my future design needs.
Friend and bought her art
I have known Russell Melzer for 25 years and witnessed her wonderful growth as an artist. She is an accomplished artist in many medians; woodcuts, oils, collages, prints, and illustrations. I am happy to have purchased one of the nude series recently and look forward to following her work in the future.
As an interior designer I have worked with Russell Melzer for over 10 years. She has done all of my illustrations for showhouses and special events and I have placed her pieces in clients' homes. Her ink wash illustrations are absolutely beautiful and always manage to evoke the atmosphere I am trying to achieve. She is a dream to work with: very professional, patient and collaborative. She always exceeds my expectations. Her sophisticated black and white nudes are also among my favorites and are striking in groupings of 4 or more.
Holzman Interiors, Inc.
B. Russell Art has been supplying my clients with art for over 10 years. Russell's wood cuts have a unique texture to them that fit well in both contemporary and rustic settings. Her more recent abstracts have gone into many New York City condos, I have worked on. Her latest "Nudes" series are very exciting and I am looking to place them in many of my future designs. Russell also has been commissioned by my clients to create art suited for their own environments. She is very flexible and listens well to the voice of my clients. I am a NYC interior designer