Friday, May 1, 2015

The Constant Flow of Life in Paintings through Kit Hevron Mahoney Visual Language Artist of the Day


© Morning In Aries By Kit Hevron Mahoney

"As an artist I find that my work is ever evolving. It is a continual process of reinventing myself in this rapidly changing world where new ideas and possibilities are constantly flowing in." - 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Exploring the best of Nature with Visual Language Artist of the Day Valerie Travers


© Dramatic End by Valerie Travers
  
 Art is second nature to me, enabling a connection to the bigger picture and is also a way of expressing myself through colour and texture. I have many other outlets for my creativity, but art has been my main focus for the past twenty years.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

SUNSHINE all around. We have it all here! Shirley Anderson, Visual Language Artist of the Day

© Hello Sunshine By Shirley Anderson




" We have it all here - nature’s beauty, a climate conducive to plein air painting, and a healthy focus on art education. It doesn’t get any better than this." - Shirley Anderson


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Logan Bauer is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Behind the Golden Nugget 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








Monday, April 20, 2015

VL Rees is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Wintergrove 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.




Sunday, April 19, 2015

Roseanne Snyder is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© A Very Distinguished Pelican 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









Saturday, April 18, 2015

Elaine Vileria is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Bridge After Sunrise 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.







Friday, April 17, 2015

Bob Coonts is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Indoor Weather Vane 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, April 16, 2015

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Lelija Roy

© 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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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sanda Manuila is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Reality Is A Trick 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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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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"."
- Richard Levine




Monday, April 13, 2015

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Carol Jo Smidt

© 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





Sunday, April 12, 2015

Linda McCoy is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Grapes Galore 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 drive me to share my perception with others; and is a reminder to cherish the nuances of life." -Linda McCoy 




Thursday, April 9, 2015

Denice Zengo is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Steppin' Out By Denice Zengo


"The overwhelming love and passion I have for the incredible spirit of the horse has inspired many of my paintings.  My work reflects the deep spiritual connection I have with horses.  I am moved and humbled by their soulful power and magnificence."

 - Denice Zengo


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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Nathalie Kelley is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Don't Take It For Granted 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






Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Felicia Marshall is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© 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.


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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Sandy Moser is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© In The Pink 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





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Saturday, April 4, 2015

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Marti Leroux

© Inner Wisdom 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

Friday, April 3, 2015

Kasha Ritter is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Colliding Galaxies By Kasha Ritter


"What inspires you?" 
A question an artist hears often.
A valid question for people want to know 
before they buy your work and invest in you. 
My first thought is LIFE! Then I realize that is too easy an answer. I look at each painting and try to recall what I was feeling with each one. Then I snicker.  Laughter...Laughter inspires me. Not a chuckle but a snort. The kind of laughter that pierces a face and takes you out of control with sheer joy.
The joy we dream about finding again. The joy we held hands with when we were young. " - Kasha Ritter


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Thursday, April 2, 2015

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Joyce Pihl

© The Barn 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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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Filomena Booth

© Valse Criollo By Filomena Booth

"To create a powerful and moving abstract image is a gratifying experience for any artist.  To have that image appreciated by the viewer is an even greater joy."  -Filomena Booth



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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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