We’re very excited and had to share. Our friend Rabbi Barry Tuchman has been keeping his brilliant talent hidden, but we are passing it on because his work is just so stunning.

He has been photographing plants and flowers, sometimes manipulating the images in wild contortions of abstract color and drama. They are magnificent in extra large scale – 4 x 6, 8 x 12 – enough to fill building lobbies with a stop-them-in-their-tracks power.

Now we’re going to share a few photos. Imagine them in enormous sizes.

This information is directly from Barry:

Unlike a painting, photography is considered by some, a more accurate visual representation of a subject.  Some feel that a photograph is a more truthful commentary of life and is less manipulated by the artist.  With the goal of using the medium of photography as his color pallet and computer graphics as his brush, Barry Tuchman has created his own genre of Abstract Nature Photography.

Photography has been a passion of Barry’s since the early sixties, however, it is only recently that inspiration compelled him to present his first series of anomalous abstract photos created for large format reproduction.

 Although his work is presented on canvas, many of his pieces are intended for the Extreme Large Format market.

Barry resides in Los Angeles and above his love for his camera and computer, Barry is an Interfaith Rabbi serving couples of differing faiths.  Traveling the world performing weddings, Barry has captured many of these exotic locales as the source of his photographic images.


A Ceremony as Unique as the Two of You

Contact marcjoseph@marcjoseph.com for information on seeing or purchasing the art of Rabbi Barry Tuchman.


Mark Venaglia is a brilliant artist with a successful 25 year career. His work has been shown in galleries around the world, collected by many celebrities, and shows a rich, passionate degree of knowledge for the craft of art. Here is a photographic journey of one of his most stunning series, the Art Deco works.

“For Revelation”

“For Revelation” (detail)

“Luxurious Light”



“Hollywood Bowl”

“No One Can Hold Back the Dawn”


“The Sirius Sky” a detail portion of a mural from Eddie Murphy’s ceiling

“Love Is”


“The Kiss”

“The Boy King”

“Spirit of LA”

Many of the original paintings are available, but each one of these images is available as a signed, limited-edition, artist-enhanced giclee.

See much more of Mark’s work at www.marcjoseph.com/venaglia.html

Botaniscapes by Mark Venaglia
in celebration of Earth Month

New paintings from nine feet tall to four inches by four inches


Noted Manhattan art critic Maria Pavlovich McCarthy: “The truth is- a viewer doesn’t only observe and behold Mark’s flowers, one actually encounters them. To meet a flower in this show is to be seized by its anthropomorphic power and to accept its near-humanity. In as much as the finest portraits of humans possess a visual endowment of spirit and life to be considered a cultural experience, so do Mark’s floral images. They possess an inner substance which belies the mere beauty of their painted forms.

To insure an abundance of sulfite free wine and organic munchies, it is very important for you to

RSVP (626) 584-1273.

Every Earth lover is welcomed to the artists’ reception 6-9PM.

474 South Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 584-1273


For more of Mark’s work, visit www.marcjoseph.com/venaglia.html