Sunday, August 31, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Demian Dressler

© Prismatica By Demian Dressler

Demian’s statement concerning his art reflects the depth and sophistication underlying his works: “My intention in this creative process is to bypass the mind and go beyond emotion, towards that incomprehensible longing within…to yield to that ceaseless pull towards an unknowable familiarity that seems just beyond our reach…to create a metempsychosis, a transfer of purest living essence, purest expression…to presence a surging freedom with relieving satisfaction.”

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Victoria Pendragon is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Got It! By Victoria Pendragon
Most of my work is on the small side, so that the viewer can experience intimately, as one might experience one’s own self in contemplation or a lover in the act of love, the depth and complexities of attachments, attraction and energy in the physical world. Men and women, where they appear in my work, represent all men and women, my couples, all couples of all kinds. My work is about our One-ness, our same-ness, and, perhaps ironically, our marvelous diversity and uniqueness. I see woman as Goddesses, men as Gods and all of us as the creators of our realities...personally and passionately empowered. I see the earth as nothing short of a wonderland. I stand in constant awe of every aspect of life and I create to honor it.

Click Here to see more work by Victoria

Friday, August 29, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Connie Dines

© Castellers in Barcelona By Connie Dines

"One thing I do notice is that regardless of where we are, nature is always a factor in our lives and we crave to see what's going on outside. "- Connie Dines

Click Here to see more work by Connie

Thursday, August 28, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Cindy Keichinger

© English Cousin By Cindy Keichinger
"I have yet to do a painting that I think exactly measures up to what I was attempting, but what is life with out challenges?  The world is an interesting place, with lots of wonderful things to see and explore; I try to capture this attitude in my work.  There is a definite “nothing ventured nothing gained” approach to how I do things.  Being self taught, has freed me from the “you can’t do this”, or the “you can’t mix that”  that formal training would have given me.  There is a real sence of freedom when I try my hand at another challenge."  - Cindy Keichinger

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sanda Manuila is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© A Twisted Mind 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 future 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

Click Here to see more work by Sanda

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Judy Wilder Dalton

© Three To Sail By Judy Wilder Dalton

"Whether I am painting a bold and abstract painting on paper or canvas, or painting a landscape or still life, or using the colors and texture of gemstones and wire,  I find that art is a part of how we live. I hope that my art reflects how I see life....with great appreciation and gratitude!" - Judy Wilder Dalton

Monday, August 25, 2014

Lelija Roy is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Just Rambling 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.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Terrye Philley is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Companions By Terrye Philley

"I have loved painting for as long as I can remember.  Drawing and painting have always been a way to recreate and refresh my spirit.  Painting is not something I have to do or I shall die sort of is just that I have a joy and passion for oil painting and feel more whole when in front of a canvas with my paint brushes in hand." 

- Terrye Philley

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Eric Bodtker is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Pacific Lavender 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.

Click Here to see more work by Eric

Friday, August 22, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Simon Kenny

© Charge By Simon Kenny

Simon's fascination with the world around him is palpable through his work. His depictions of nature form a myriad of emotions as he uses painting as a manner in which to better understand the human condition to which we are all bound.  The beauty of his work is how it compliments and reflects your own thoughts and feelings. At times an image can seem tranquil and harmonized whereas on a different day, the same scene can appear tumultuous and unruly. This emotional creativity is the heart and soul of Simons abstract paintings and by infusing his own distinctive style with a radical turneresque quality, these vibrant images are totally unique in every sense.

Click Here to see more work by Simon

Thursday, August 21, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Jonelle McCoy

© #13 June 4th (Summer 2014 60 Series) By Jonelle McCoy
" I thank my great granddaddy for passing on the artistic genes to me; he is my guardian angel. His plain gray easel, spotted with his past smears, dots of painting, and little holes from pinning his reference materials to it is what I use; it makes me feel close to him. I still have some of his brushes, well-used, worn-out nubs that they are. One of my prized possessions is his pencil self- portrait. His favorite story told over and over when we visited him was about Van Gogh."- Jonelle McCoy

Click Here to see more work by Jonelle

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Elizabeth Chapman

© Wanderlust By Elizabeth Chapman

"It brings me much joy just to be the brush in the Master Painter's hand and to realize that His creations are made to bring great joy to all.  My paintings are a form of song, dance and praise in response to the beauty of life."-Elizabeth Chapman

Click Here to See more work by Elizabeth

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Michal Askenasi

© The Ball of Fire By Michal Askenasi

"My work is the result of imagination and nature. The style is minimalistic, abstract-figurative and has sometimes a touch of surrealism. Although the colours and the contrasts are strong , there is still a harmonic oneness."
-Michal Ashkenasi

Click Here to see more work by Michal

Monday, August 18, 2014

Roseanne Snyder is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Golden Sunset By Roseanne Snyder

"I returned to painting and found that it is very relaxing as long as everything goes right. I love abstract art and play with it's colors all the time." - Roseanne Snyder

Click Here to see more work by Roseanne

Sunday, August 17, 2014

VL Rees is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Heatwave By VL 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.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Carol Jo Smidt is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Prime 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

Click Here to see more work by Carol Jo

Friday, August 15, 2014

Connie Chadwell is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© The Seated Model 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

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Carol Brody is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Fire Bird By Carol Brody

"The common thread in my artwork is the search for tension between
structure and spontaneity. During my years as a functional potter throwing
porcelain on the wheel, I strived to leave traces of my hand and to indicate the
nature of the medium in each piece. Applying thick clay slip to thrown forms
created this tension." - Carol Brody

Monday, August 11, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Melissa Doron

© Abstract Swirl 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.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Janine Kilty

© Novelle By Janine Kilty
"I work in a realistic style that draws on my studies in atelier painting techniques to create contemporary works that have been described as evocative and engaging.  I am especially inspired by the works of Velasquez, Sargent, Sorolla and Beaux.

To me, every image is a narrative: not only genre scenes, but every still life and portrait, as well.  Sometimes the story is obvious, sometimes it is enigmatic. Often the story that emerges with one of my paintings surprises me. With portraiture, I strive not only to capture the likeness, but to find the "story": the spark of personality, the force of experience and the promise of things to come.  Like a story, I believe a painting is only completed with the engagement of the viewer.

I believe the primary goal of any painter should be to create beautiful images, no matter what the message." - Janine Kilty

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Valerie Travers is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Starburst By Valerie Travers
"Painting is a huge part of my life and I try to work several hours each day. Surrounded by sea it is natural to be influenced and inspired by such changing beauty and this I try to capture in my work.  I paint in oil, acrylic, pastel and mixed media and my subjects vary according to my passion at the time. However, I am particularly drawn to seascapes and skies as they have moved me for as long as I can remember. 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

Click Here to see More Work By Valerie

Friday, August 8, 2014

Linda McCoy is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Blue Hydrangea By Linda McCoy

"Sunlight fuels my passion to create art. I am fascinated by the way it passes through a transparent flower petal, how it dances through glass, warms the top of an apple and appoints sentiment to ordinary objects. Capturing that transformation when an object is illuminated into something previously unseen is what truly inspires me. This light is what drives me to share my perception with others; and is a reminder to cherish the nuances of life." -Linda McCoy

Click Here to see more work by Linda

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Laura Reed

© Prism 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

Click Here to See More Work By Laura

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Elaine Vileria is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Web Of Lies By Elaine Vileria
  Elaine received her Masters Degree from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY.  She has been an art teacher for students from pre-K, through high school, as well as adult instruction.  She has coordinated and curated
numerous art exhibitions.  After facing breast cancer in 1996, she coordinated three art shows for cancer survivors.
Her artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States, as well as in France, and has been published in "Quilting
Today Magazine".  She has also written and illustrated a children's book,  The Legend of Old Mr. Clarke.

Click here to see more work by Elaine

Monday, August 4, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Richard Levine

© An Artist's Studio, Sante Fe 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"."

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Stacey Pollard is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Hive By Stacey Pollard

"My paintings start with images in landscape. I use many layers of acrylic glazes, and also add texture with handmade papers or other materials. Grid marks, sketch lines, and remnants of materials remain embedded in the work, so that some marks from every layer are in the finished piece. I am interested in changing the representational image at the beginning into something more abstract." - Stacey Pollard

Click Here to see more work by Stacey

Friday, August 1, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Rod Seeley

© Bursting Colored Eggs By Rod Seeley

"I am a mixed technique Digital Artist, the computer; a mouse and imagination are my tools. Vibrant colors use of shapes, abstraction and fractal art are the base of my creative artwork. I use a variety of graphic and paint programs combined with Photo Shop to create unique and colorful art. I am self taught but do have an Art background. I enjoy experimenting with new concepts, ideas techniques; this is reflected in my always changing artwork style." - Rod Seeley

Click Here to see more work by Rod