Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pat Meyer is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Getting Ready By Pat Meyer

Pat is currently specializing in oil and her clients express their enjoyment for her refined representational style of art.  Her still life and landscape creations demonstrate her love of color. Pat’s balanced approach of personal expression and technical refinement is portrayed in each of her paintings.  Her artistic drive attempts to capture the beauty of God’s natural creations and present them in such a way that they will invoke a special feeling to be enjoyed throughout life.  Each and every painting should spark the sole of the viewer, as they are glanced upon throughout the day. She hopes that her work will bring joy and serenity, a blessing if you will, to all that she encounters.


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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

Anthony Gonzalez is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Ann By Anthony Gonzalez



"Each women has a uniqueness of her own and with the use of form and color my goal is to capture her expression and attitude and convey that to the viewer. Their expressions and attitudes present me with endless creative possibilities and this is what inspires me to paint."

Thursday, November 27, 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.


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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Isabelle Gautier is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© USA Cheers By Isabelle Gautier

"Is there a better way than art to bring people from all over the world together in a celebration of beauty? Painting is the way I reach out to people.  My favorite tool, the palette knife, allows me to keep the deep pigments in the acrylic paint, my preferred medium. In each painting there is a little something unexpected, a small “je ne sais quoi”, at the point of creation, which makes my art original.  It can be an odd stroke, an unnatural balance, a particular color or design… My inspiration is to paint until I find my own balance where the art lover can feel an emotional and/or intellectual connection. My quest is not to create the illusion of reality but to suggest with colors and composition the inherent nature of the aesthetic object or feeling." 



Monday, November 24, 2014

Lelija Roy is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Morning Magic 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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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Jonelle McCoy is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© A Fresh StHeart 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






Saturday, November 22, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Janet Broussard

© Ventana By Janet Broussard


Janet’s artistic talent came to fruition at an early age, winning her first award in fourth grade, for a watercolor seascape of California’s Bug Sur.  Constantly painting and drawing, with frequent milestones of recognition for her artistic talent, she followed her chosen path to the University of North Texas where she majored in Advertising Art. 






Friday, November 21, 2014

Bob Coonts is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Sugar By Bob Coonts




"Colors, as used by the Fauvists, the challenge of composition and the excitement of discovery impact my work and style.  Animals, plants, landscapes and people provide a wealth of subject matter.  Combining a sense of warmth, graceful movements and detail give release to a style bordering on abstract by reflecting a true image." 
- Bob Coonts


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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Michal Ashkenasi is VL Magazine Artist of the Day


© Ball of Fire 3 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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Wednesday, November 19, 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



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Richard Levine

© 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"."

Monday, November 17, 2014

Elaine Vileria is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Solare Eclipse 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.



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Saturday, November 15, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Joanna Zeller Quentin

© Hope Is A Thing With Feathers By Joanna Zeller Quentin

Jo grew up in Naperville, Illinois, and began drawing animals as soon as she could hold a pencil. At the age of eleven, she completed her first “official”portrait of a friend’s horse. Blending a rider’s knowledge of anatomy, tack and equine behavior with an artist’s understanding of paint and ink, she creates bold, accurate and colorful equine art in a variety of mediums. She holds a degree from the Ringling College of Art and Design, BFA 2000). Today she continues her professional art career as a painter, illustrator and fine art printer.

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Friday, November 14, 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




Thursday, November 13, 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




Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Jana Kappeler is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Torchbearers By Jana Kappeler


"I have always loved color and use it freely in my work.  I believe that life is supposed to be vibrant and light filled.  Color enhances that viewpoint.  If life were black and white, it might be simpler, but it would also be boring.  I choose to live life in full color and keep my creative energy alive by experimentation.  I’m prepared to make and embrace mistakes and find little moments that work."-Jana Kappeler


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Monday, November 10, 2014

Elizabeth Chapman is VL Magazine Artist of the Day


© Chichi 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





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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Joyce Pihl is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Nature's Palette By Joyce Pihl

Ever since I was a little girl I drew, painted, photographed nature and knew I wanted to be an art teacher or an artist.  Nature has always been my subject matter whether expanse views or closeups of nature. After many years of studying Art  and teaching art & art history in both the U.S and thirty plus years  at Dawson College in Montreal, Canada. Upon retirement  a number of years ago I could  now devote full time to painting on a full time basis.


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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Howard Tweedie is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Mango, Lime & Onion By Howard Tweedie


Born in Malaysia of Aussie and Scots parents, Howard is an emerging artist who is lucky enough to live and work mainly in Australia. His passions are for colour and movement and the strange wonder of what we’re seeing – in people, places and objects. 


Howard has a particular interest in impressionistic plein air landscape painting and in portraiture in oils and pastels - taking inspiration from artists such as Monet, Cezanne, Serov, Augustus John and Sorolla as well as many other contemporary artists. 

He enjoys the never-ending challenge of attempting to master the tonal richness, subtleties and daring of oil as well as the freshness and vitality of pastel. Somehow to balance subtlety and boldness. Painting outdoors gives that extra sense of life, sometimes!


Howard currently works mainly outdoors and from his Artarmon studio. He studied at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, the Royal Art Society of NSW and with Studio Escalier, France.  



Howard’s works are held in prestigious private collections in Australia, UK, France and Vietnam.


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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Logan Bauer is VL Magazine Artist of the Day


© Pottery Under The Windowsill 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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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Gay Sekula is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Liz's Geraniums By Gaye Sekula


"Painting is a deeply spiritual thing for me. Much like meditation, it is being present and keenly aware, but at the same time, letting go and trusting in all you have learned thus far. Many artists have tried to describe  it with phrases such as -"following the muse", "feeling the hand of God on yours", or "being in the flow".  Regardless, it is really something undefinable, yet undeniable. I feel the following quote sums it up quite well: “We lose ourselves in the things we love. We find ourselves there, too.” " - Gaye Sekula



Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Helen Buck Is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Taking A Break By Helen Buck

"Observation and intuitive response to a visual stimulus are the two main contributing factors to a successful execution of meaningful art in my humble opinion; this and the overwhelming awe of an inspired natural world that surrounds me." - Helen Buck



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Monday, November 3, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Valerie Travers

© Twilight 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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Sunday, November 2, 2014

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.



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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Roseanne Snyder is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Colorado Morning 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




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