Monday, March 31, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Cheryl Jo Smith

© On Stage By Cheryl Jo Smith

"Art has been a personal endeavor of mine for years. Through all my life journeys, whether it was directed toward my personal or professional life, I would keep turning to my art and the desire to paint." - Cheryl J. Smith

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Nancee Jean Bussee is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Working The Release Pen By Nancee Jean Bussee
"I paint the things that make life worth living for me: landscapes, the natural world, and wildlife, especially birds. These things remind me that life is elegant and beautiful. Sometimes I paint simple things that feel vivid and full of life, like flowers or pets, or an image I can’t get off my mind.I paint using acrylics, brushes, and panels or canvas. The vibrant colors and creamy textures of modern acrylic paint make me happy. Depending upon the subject matter, I either apply the paint thickly and pay close attention to each brushstroke, or use layer upon layer of thin, light-refracting glazes. My subject matter is important in determining the method with which I paint.I paint realistically because I developed my drawing skills from an early age. Now I am exploring ways to combine my realistic style with less representational elements. I am striving to honor the beauty of the natural world within the context of my own inner vision.  I paint because I love it!"
 - Nancee Jean Busse

Saturday, March 29, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Tracey Miller

© Two Step By Tracey Miller

My Contemporary Western Expressionist paintings are based on my love of the West. My Dad exposed me to the great outdoors, instilling a love of the land and wide open skies. My Mom influenced my love of art and culture." - Tracey Miller

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Richard Levine is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© The Powder Seller By Richard Levine

"I like to paint in places where the weather, the traditions and the geography still dominate;  where these elements identify and characterize a locale.  Where I can still connect to what has gone before and one feels an authentic "sense of place"."

Thursday, March 27, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Carol Jo Smidt

© Zebra Blues 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

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Studio Visit with Texas Artist Pat Meyer by Visual Language Magazine

It seems that most women dedicating their lives nurturing and taking care of others. While Husbands, Children and Loved ones are the most important part of my life their comes a time when you move from the back burner to the front and that is what happen with my art several years ago. After retiring as a Senior VP of a large corporation and serving on the Board of Directors it was my time to explore another part of myself with my true feelings and desires. My passion is creating beautiful things that others would also enjoy viewing. 

Terry Stanley is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Historical Perspective By Terry Stanley

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Sanda Manuila

© Thrown Off The Track By Sanda Manuila
"In my work, I aim to seize the paradox of the union of opposites, in particular the polar tension between life and death.  Nature's time is not linear, but rather cyclic, what happened once is destined to occur again.  Death is end, but also beginning.  The distant past is present in every moment, and the futur has already happened.  Rather than progression, it is repetition, like a Monarch butterfly, ending at the beginning.  It happens in the place where the grape vine dies, pulled out, to be replanted in the spring.  
In order to represent the connection between reality and illusion, I focus my emotions and thoughts to construct meaning, applying oil paint and glazes layer after layer, adding impressions of light.  I create inner landscapes from which exhude a metaphorical quality." -Sanda Manuila

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Monday, March 24, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Suzanne Muldrow

© Passage Through Time By Suzanne Muldrow

"I like to think of myself as an artist who paints with a camera. One of my favorite quotes is  "Photography has nothing to do with the things we see, and everything to do with the way we see them."" - Suzanne Muldrow

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Melissa Doron is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Transcending Beauty By Melissa Doron

Melissa is a colorist who celebrates the subtle, natural beauty of ordinary scenes in a way that is both intense and dramatic. She paints in both oil and acrylic and has a diverse portfolio - from brilliant beach and forest landscapes to abstract color works.  Melissa has travelled extensively internationally and is noted for her bold use of color, the world over.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Lelija Roy is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Wildflower Ride 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.

Friday, March 21, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Daniel Hertel

© Abstract #3 By Daniel Hertel

"When I started my artistic explorations, I reasoned that seeing the world would help me to substantiate my work.  Now that virtual reality is abounding, images from the real world are all the more important as events in our lives.
Whether imagery (such as the Americana series) or abstract (as seen, no digital manipulations).  The work is there to see. 
And the image is meant to be lasting in interest and content." - Daniel Hertel

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

V.L. Rees is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Pies, Too By V.L. Rees

V. L. Rees is best known for contemporary realism executed in oils.  However, on hot summer afternoons, she has been known to give in to the abstract.

She draws inspiration from her appreciation of the beauty found in the everyday.  Unusual angles, dramatic lighting, and nature's intricacies all capture her attention.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Outdoor Studio Visit with Landscape Painter David Yapp

My interest in observing nature developed during my teens. A family friend who was studying zoology shared with me his fascination of entomology (the study of insects). We searched the water meadows, for exotic-looking beetles and metallic clad dragonflies. At night we set up a light trap to see what nocturnal winged beings we could discover. I started to paint some of these finds in watercolor, along with the flora they inhabited.

Laura Reed is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Abundance By Laura Reed

"The inspiration for my abstract work comes from my life experiences; travel, nature, my environment, all culminating in a magical sort of way. It is usually subconscious, and impetuous, sparked by something seemingly as trivial as a word or a feeling. I strive not to answer the question of what my images mean but to encourage the viewer's curiosity. When the work invokes the feeling of "curiouser and curiouser" (thank you Alice) then I have achieved my goal." - Laura Reed

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ron Durnavich is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Autumn Tree By Ron Durnavich

 "I term my Art as  EMOTION / ABSTRACTION and is a compilation of several year of study to refine a technique that allows me to convey - an emotion , a story , a journey.

I perceive the essentials of a concept and develop it with color , which I believe is a important as form ,
articulating a complexity that allows for alternate interpretation. As the viewer becomes more involved , a personalized connection evolves ." -Ron Durnavich

Monday, March 17, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Jacquie McMullen

© Cibolo Bluff By Jacquie McMullen

Jacquie McMullen is an award winning pastel artist who has been painting and drawing for as long as she can remember. An accountant by trade, she feels that her attention to detail in her daily work has helped her in her painting career.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Dyan Newton is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Late Afternoon Stroll 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”.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Diane Fairfield

© Overflow Of A Forgiven Heart By Diane Fairfield

"Bold, vivid expressions of color, light, perspective and texture compel me. My passion is to express the beauty and truth that exists in the natural and spiritual realms. To create the desired effects I use whatever tools my hands fall on first, including, for example, sponges, knives, rollers, grooming tools, even my own hands/fingers. My newest body of work incorporates various light reflecting materials such as metallic elements that sparkle and films that split light into its spectral colors. Layers of acrylics are applied followed by oils with the light reflecting elements being embedded in the various layers." - Diane Fairfield

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Friday, March 14, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Kyle Wood

© Spring Passage By Kyle Wood

  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.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Alejandro Castanon is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Breakfast At Tiffany's By Alejandro Castanon

Born in Torreon, Mexico in 1983 Alejandro soon moved overseas and spent most of his youth in Spain and Germany. His interest in art began at an early age and grew into a passion in his late teens. A self-taught artist he has explored many styles and mediums of art such as realism, abstract and use of graphite and charcoal. After serving eight years in the U.S Air Force he chose to move to San Angelo, TX to be present in his daughter's life. In less than a year he opened the Vino Dipinte Art Gallery and began his artist career.
His current body of work can be described as figurative and explosive with color.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Studio Visit Visual Language Magazine with Colorado Artist Kit Hevron Mahoney

My artistic journey began as a child and continues to be a lifelong journey. Creating paintings whether abstract or representational is my form of self- expression.

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Kathryn Wronski

© Ivan By Kathryn Wronski

"When people see my work, I'd like them to smile. Smile when they recognize their pet in the painting. Smile because the painting reminds them of a fun day at the beach with their dog. Smile because they recognize the cat's ability to reign superior to all living creatures. Smile because the pig is smiling.
I love to paint with oils that are vibrant and alive. I love reconnecting a client to a beloved pet that reminds them of happy moments and true devotion. I love to paint because painting makes me smile:)" - Kathryn Wronski

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Connie Chadwell is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Dance With Me By Connie Chadwell

"I have always loved to draw the face and figure. If I'm not actually drawing from the posed model or sketching people going about their everyday lives, I'm probably thinking about it. I seldom miss an opportunity to draw or paint from life and I strive every day to capture not just a likeness of my subjects, but also the more elusive qualities of spirit, mood and emotion. "- Connie Chadwell

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Vl magazine Artist of the Day is Corey West

© Fifty Nine By Corey West

"I paint because it is what I love to do. I am inspired by almost everything because I embrace the moments I am in. When it is time to paint, I am in it with my whole heart. When it is time to play with my children, I embrace it fully and forget everything else. Because of my ability to completely be in the moment and go with the flow of life's unexpected turns I can use the richness of those experiences to bring my paintings to life." - Corey West

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