Saturday, August 31, 2013

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Nathalie Kelley


© Cherries On A Cherry Table Cloth By Nathalie Kelley
"It is my hope that my art will inspire you, bless you, encourage you, or just simply make you feel good. Most of the images I have captured, with paint or silk dye, have begged me to paint them because of the colors, the memories, the light, the reflections, or the spiritual significance. When the Lord revealed to me that He had made me creative and that He wanted me to create with Him, I could not resist His invitation. These are the creative expressions of my worship of the Lord. I want to "SHOW forth the praises of Him who called me out of darkness into His marvelous light." (1 Peter 2:9) "
 - Nathalie Kelley

Click Here to see more of Nathalie's work


Friday, August 30, 2013

Studio Visit with Terry Lee, Wildlife Artist and Sculptor

Terry Lee...

Capturing his animals in a moment of time and in all of their majestic beauty, his impressionistic style, along with his magnificent sense of color, gives new meaning to Africa’s spectacular scenery and wildlife.

Lelija Roy is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Edge Of Summer By Lelija Roy




Each piece expresses unique rhythms and textures of the living earth. Lelija seeks out the interconnectedness of organic and inorganic elements. These glimpses encompass: the hazy light of early morning, the wind in an aspen grove, the silent struggle of a pinion pine on a canyon wall or the rush of the waterfall.


To view more of Lelija's work click here



Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day is Kazuko Stern


© Mexican Dancer 2 By Kazuko Stern



Stern believes that her art represents a culmination of her life experience and her interest in history, literature, classical music and foreign languages. Her work reflects her exposure to and experience in diverse cultures. Wherever she travels and whatever she experiences, she sees the world as a parade of possible paintings, and she wishes to convey these sensations to the viewer.


Click here to see more of Kazuko's work


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Judith Goolsby

© Magical Box Supper By Judith Goolsby

Judith Goolsby's visionary art bridges the gap between primitive, storybook paintings, and Museum quality Folk Art.  With titles like RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME, BOX SUPPER, SKILLET SHOTS, and SHE WATERED WITH A TEA KETTLE, it is no wonder she has a tremendous following and her work is in demand from collectors.

Monday, August 26, 2013

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Valerie Travers

© Beyond By Valerie Travers


"Creativity is a wonderful gift which I use in many ways, but art is very close to my heart and something I could not live without. "  - Valerie Travers 




Sunday, August 25, 2013

Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day is Dara Oshin

© Octopus on Rocks By Dara Oshin



"I crave simplicity. Simplicity is a key factor in all my work.  Life seems to be moving so fast around me all the time and creating art makes me stop, observe, contemplate and search for simple truths. This is the common thread that runs through all my work, from a classical oil painting to a silly illustration. "- Dara Oshin


To see more of Dara's work click here



Saturday, August 24, 2013

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Benjamin Cheshire


© Wolf By Benjamin Cheshire





"I find inspiration in everything around me, foxes running through the forest, early morning light through the trees. Just life in general. "
-Benjamin Cheshire



To see more of Benjamin's work click here



Friday, August 23, 2013

VISUAL LANGUAGE Magazine/ARTSPAN Interview with Wildlife Artist Benjamin Cheshire





When did you realize you loved art and wanted to be an artist?   I was very young and started drawing on walls, grocery bags and anything that would take a mark so long ago that I think there were only 49 States in the Union at that time. I believe I may be dating myself, but when I think back to a point in time that could answer the question I only remember enjoying drawing and painting things that were not there.


Ann Hoffpauir is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Autumn Path By Ann Hoffpauir




Ann Hoffpauir is a full-time artist from Orange, Texas.  Ms. Hoffpauir paints in a realistic style. She paints primarily in watercolors and oils. She has taught for several years and has conducted workshops in Texas and Louisiana.  She paints florals, still-life and landscapes.  A recurring theme are western and wildlife art.  She has won many awards over the years at local, state and out of state shows.

Click here to see more of Ann's art


Thursday, August 22, 2013

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Felicia Marshall

© Cool Blue Hot Pink By Felicia Marshall


Felicia has been an artist her entire life.  She is a Texas native.  She studied art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, receiving her BFA in Design Communications.  She paints a range of subject matter from portraits, to architecture.  Her primary concern in all of her work is capturing the drama and mood that light creates on a subject.




Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Studio Visit with Artspan Photographer Pauline Fowler




The more I photograph and watch animals, the more I see play and humour and incredible family values within their groups that I want to capture. I see solitary beauty, I see unrestrained pleasure....and I am lost in the wonder of it. I hope you will be too.

Visit with Pauline and see more here.




VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Eric Bodtker


© Boats 1 By Eric Bodtker




Eric believes art creates the atmosphere in the home or any space. It can make good times better or sad times more bearable. Eric's brilliant colors define a living space in a profound way. Collectors have often described their rooms where his art resides as more bright, positive, and happy. 



To see more of Eric's work click here


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Nancy Medina

© Poppy Fire By Nancy Medina



Known for her bold, impressionistic florals and large container gardens that are immediately eye-catching, Nancy teaches a loose, bright technique that evokes brilliant color.


See more of Nancy's work by clicking here


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Do Not Miss Artspan Wildlife Artist Heather Lara's VL Studio visit and interview.

© Heather Lara

My painstaking attention to detail has created a portfolio  rich in the diversity of life, from  landscapes and portraits in pastel and watercolor to meticulous wildlife scenes in colored pencil.  But what I’m sharing with you here is my love of scratchboard, a unique and challenging medium that really lets me showcase my attention to minute detail.  
I believe that all of nature has beauty, even the 
smallest insect, and I hope to share this with others through my art.”

Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day is Sandy Moser

© French Post Advantage By Sandy Moser



“Painting is entirely for my pleasure and fulfillment. I am driven to create images on canvas and paper. It is something that I cannot stop. It is like breathing – it is a required part of my existence. It’s who I am and it’s part of my soul. To be able to create a story, an action, an image, is a wonderful passion to have. When the brush goes into my hand, something takes over and I am lost in the creative process. I believe it is a gift from God. I want the viewer to be able to appreciate the beauty of these creatures and perhaps they will understand how important it is that each of us must do our part to try to preserve the environment for their habitat. Each individual has a responsibility to co-exist on this planet in a way that respects and protects wildlife and their surroundings”. - Sandy Moser



To see more of Sandy's work click here

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

Marti Leroux is VL Magazine Artist of the Day


© A Promise Of Love By Marti Leroux



"I am dedicated in creating "Art That Heals" to enhance people's well being by creating a harmonious energy for their living spaces.
 What I try to achieve as an artist is to make people feel good while in their homes & office spaces by improving the quality of their lives in creating an atmosphere of comfort, love, joy and elegance and perhaps creating an escape from our busy lives inviting all to step into a serene world." - Marti Leroux





Thursday, August 15, 2013

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Gail Faulkner


© Red Ruffles By Gail Faulkner



"Art has always played a role in my life in some capacity, but it wasn't until recent years that I've been able to fully devote myself to my painting. I picked up a watercolor brush and never put it down. I love the challenge of detail and realism, and enjoy painting the things that surround me in my life and in nature. My paintings have been described as vibrant and having depth. My goal has never been to make a statement with my art, but simply to paint objects that I find beautiful and that will give my viewers the same pleasure."

Gail Faulkner



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day is Carol Jo Smidt

© Fancy Rooster By Carol Jo Smidt



"My paintings are a result of a thoughtful, ongoing, creative and intuitive process. Creating art is a spiritual journey. It is somewhat of a surprise where a painting will lead me. I find that my paintings are more vivid and saturated than real life. I see color in a subject and intensify those hues in a painting. One of my goals is to bring honor and respect to the subjects that I paint. As a creator of art, I want the viewer to have a positive connection with my paintings." - Carol Jo Smidt


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Janice Warriner is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Cottage On The Beach By Janice Warriner



“My inspiration is the elegance found in the ordinary.  Beauty is everywhere one might hope to find it.  And all is inspiration to the heart of the artist" - Janice Warriner


Monday, August 12, 2013

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Sabine Barber

© Penguins By Sabine Barber 





"I aim to capture my art subjects as realistically as possible -
  be that people, animals or flowers - to underline the natural 
 beauty that exists in this world; some of which I have had the privilege to witness first hand
." - Sabine Barber



Click Here to see more of Sabine's fantastic work

Sunday, August 11, 2013

UK Wildlife Artist Robbie Graham featured Studio Visit for Visual Language Magazine



Robbie Graham is a UK based artist born in West Germany and currently living in Tenterden, Kent,UK.  Robbie served in the R.A.F before joining Kent Police, where he served for twenty two years. Robbie left the police this year to follow his passion to create his photographic like paintings and at the same time, support a number of conservation programs.

See Robbie's Art here.

Brian James Kluck is VL Magazine Artist of the Day


© Bleed Guitar By Brian James Kluck

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Visual Language Magazine Artis of the Day is Heather Lara

© Billy 2 By Heather Lara

"My painstaking attention to detail has created a portfolio  rich in the diversity of life, from  landscapes and portraits in pastel and watercolor to meticulous wildlife scenes in colored pencil.  But what I'm sharing with you here is my love of scratchboard, a unique and challenging medium that really lets me showcase my attention to minute detail.  I believe that all of nature has beauty, even the smallest insect, and I hope to share this with others through my art." - Heather Lara


Friday, August 9, 2013

Vl Magazine Artist of the Day is Pamela Blaies

© Pears and Cherries By Pamela Blaies


"I create representational oil paintings using the alla prima technique.  With alla prima painting, a work is completed while the paint is still wet.  Using this wet-on-wet technique, I often employ thin, transparent washes along with impasto texture which add depth and interest to my paintings.   The time limitation of this technique motivates an energetic pace to my work and helps to keep my inspiration fresh. I prefer to paint from life and am inspired by the effects of light and shadow in the world around me.  Black paint is not part of my palette.  I use color mixes and complements for shadows and lowering color intensity.  My limited color palette offers a virtually infinite color range and helps me to organically achieve color harmony.   I enjoy exploring the new inspirations I find each day." - Pamela Blaies

See more of Pamela's beautiful work by clicking here

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Dyan Newton is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Los Ojos Mission By Dyan Newton


Dyan is inspired by the beauty of a summer day or the innocence and awe she sees on a child's face.  That is what Dyan wants to capture in her paintings and convey that feeling to the viewer:  the same joy that she felt when she encountered the scene originally.    Many viewers say they love her paintings' vibrant colors and how they radiate “happiness”.



To see more of Dyan's vibrant work click here

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Amy Hillenbrand is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Afternoon Glow By Amy Hillenbrand



"I am awed and inspired by the works of art all around us, that in this fast paced world, we may forget that a designer, a craftsman, or artist has lovingly poured their heart and soul into each and every detail of their craft. My intention is that by the restfulness of the backgrounds and the gentle palettes the viewer will be transported to the miraculous silent calm where the spark of inspiration is 
ignited." - Amy Hillenbrand

See more of Amy's beautiful work by clicking here


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Niki Gulley is VL Magazine Artist of the Day


© Breaking Through, Tuscany By Niki Gulley



"At an early age, having found that the grandeur of nature has the ability to uplift the soul, my feet became set upon the path that would guide my artistic life. This emotional view of the world is something that I’ve tried to translate through my canvas so that the viewer can journey with me. Having been inspired by the impressionists, I strive to capture the vibrant energy and intrinsic beauty of our natural surroundings." - Niki Gulley


To see more of Niki's fantastic work, click here

Monday, August 5, 2013

Patricia A. Griffin is VL's Artist of the Day

© Cheeky Gina By Patricia A. Griffin



"I enjoy the buttery texture of the paint, the intensity achievable through its colors, and the smell of the slow drying process. I utilize the characters of the paint to make a thin translucent layer and bold thick opaque brush stroke. Through this medium and a calculated composition, I breathe the life of my subjects onto linen."  - Patricia A. Griffin


Sunday, August 4, 2013

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Nick Gonzalez

© The Way (1) By Nick Gonzalez






"I’m always sustained by a sense of curiosity and wonder at the outcome, aiming to discover the magical potential within each new artwork."  - Nick Gonzalez



To see more of Nick's amazing work click here

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Karen Kennedy Chatham is VL Magazine Artist of the Day


© Chaotic Peace By Karen Kennedy Chatham




Karen Kennedy Chatham is a semi-self-taught artist having attended many workshops and classes with accomplished artists such as watercolorist, Susan Harrison-Tustain, and oil paint/pastel artist, James R. Spurlock. Painting with watercolor, oil, acrylics, and pastels, Karen has created her own style of art combining techniques both learned and original that translate the language of art from her heart to the world. 





Friday, August 2, 2013

Kyle Wood is Visual Language Magazine's Artist of the Day

© Spring Majesty





As an artist, Kyle’s passion is painting landscapes and historical buildings. He credits much of his painting ability to his keen observation of perspective. Taking photographs while on vacation and at other leisure moments is the primary resource for his oil paintings.