Portraits of Houses: The Art Portfolio of Joel David Abramson
North Minneapolis House, watercolour
Joel David Abramson is an artist and illustrator trained in both fine arts and graphic design. In his professional artistic practice, Joel specializes in portraits of houses and other real-estate properties, often creating the works on commission.
I’m quite charmed by Joel’s architectural illustrations. The artist works in watercolour, graphite, and ink, creating portraits both in colour and black and white. Joel’s watercolour pieces, while finely detailed, offer a bright and holistic look at a property, while graphite and black ink invite focus on the complex lines and angles of a construction.
Joel's art portfolio website, www.house-illustrations.com
Of course, Joel doesn’t restrict himself only to architecture. The artist’s portfolio is packed with examples of more traditional portraiture, abstraction, and even photography. I’m quite fond of Joel’s abstractions -- here the artist seems to utilize his eye for angles and three-dimensional shapes, building up patterns and dreamlike images that have tactile volume and weight.