Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Victoria Pendragon is VL Magazine Artist of the Day


© Staying Sane 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.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Cindy Keichinger is VL Magazine Artist of the Day


© Lazy Days 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

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Sanda Manuila

© Thrown Off 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 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


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Saturday, September 27, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Lelija Roy

© Summer Tapestry 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.




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Friday, September 26, 2014

Judy Wilder Dalton is VL Magazine Artist of the Day


© Water Fall 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

Thursday, September 25, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Eric Bodtker

© Tahoe 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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Terrye Philley

© Park Resident 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 thing....it 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

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Jonelle McCoy

© #15 June 6th 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


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Monday, September 22, 2014

Simon Kenny is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Wake 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.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Elizabeth Chapman

© Wintertide 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











Saturday, September 20, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Roseanne Snyder


© What Was.......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


Friday, September 19, 2014

Michal Ashkenasi is VL Magazine Artist of the Day


© Landscape By Michal Ashkenasi

"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





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Thursday, September 18, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Carol Jo Smidt


© Momma's Watching 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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

VL Rees is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Morning, Sunshine 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.



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Monday, September 15, 2014

Nancy Medina is VL Magazine Artist of the Day


© Windswept Garden Sunflowers 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.



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Friday, September 12, 2014

Sandy Moser is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Fench Post Advantage


“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

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Becky Hick is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Mother's Love By Becky Hicks

Becky Hicks grew up in the small west Texas town of Breckenridge.  She spent many of her summers and holidays on her great-grandmother's ranch, where her love for nature and all things "country" was born.  She began drawing and painting at five years old and was always encouraged by her family, friends and teachers to create art.  She knew at a very early age that she was an artist and would one day realize her dream of becoming a full time artist.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Melissa Doron is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© The Peacock Tree 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.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Janine Kilty is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Winter Bounty 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

Monday, September 8, 2014

Laura Reed is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Elements 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

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Valerie Travers is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Night Vision 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



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Friday, September 5, 2014

Logan Bauer is VL Magazine Artist of Day

© Sucking The Sugar Cane By Logan Bauer


L. BAUER SPENT MUCH OF HIS ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL YEARS OVERSEAS.  HE TOOK HIS FIRST PAINTING CLASS IN LONDON, ENGLAND AT THE AGE OF 13. UPON HIS RETURN TO ARIZONA HE CONTINUED TO TAKE ART CLASSES AT PHOENIX COLLEGE AND ARIZONA STATE  UNIVERSITY, WHILE HE PURSUED  
OTHER PROFESSIONAL GOALS.  IT WAS NOT UNTIL RECENTLY THAT PAINTING STOPPED BEING A PART TIME ENDEAVOR OR HOBBY AND BECAME A FULL TIME COMMITMENT







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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Linda McCoy is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Soft Landing, Redwing Blackbird 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

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rod Seeley is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Something Different 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



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Monday, September 1, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of The Day is Vanessa Katz

© Perspective By Vanessa Katz

Vanessa Katz loves the freedom that abstracts give her to express her emotions and desires to evoke emotions through her work.  She is fascinated with shapes, colors, textures, movement and the shape between the shapes, nature and trees and this can be seen evident in her work.