May 1st, 2013
This week I am featuring the wonderful work of Georgia artist Deanna Jaugstetter.
Deanna works in watercolors, acrylics and oils......I adore her watercolors of Italy!!
I will post new paintings here for the next four days, you can click HERE to learn more about this fabulous artist!! Visit Deanna's brand new website at http://DeannaJaugstetter.com
April 24th 2-13
I am so pleased to feature friend and Colorado artist Angeli Coover.
After careful research, Angeli created a painting in honor of each slain victim of the Sandy Hook shooting, which she then gifted to the families.
She has now created greeting cards from these paintings, that will benefit the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation. I will be featuring the paintings over the next 5 days...but you can go directly to http://angelistudio.com to view the entire collection, and purchase cards.
I have posted below, a recent article from a Colorado newspaper, and the first group of paintings.
Click HERE to read her entire statement regarding this project.
April 3rd 2013
California artist Carol Engles is my featured artist this week.
I have been crazy about her work for years...her use of color is Fabulous!!
Carol is a mixed media artist who lives in Murrieta, California. She work in acrylics, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and other water and drawing media. Her main subjects are abstracts, abstract landscapes, florals and gardens, equine abstracts and dog portraits. Carol loves to use color, and tries try to incorporate the three C's in all of her work - color, contrast and composition!
Visit http://carolengles.artspan.com to view ALL of Carol's beautiful work!!
March 14th 2013
This week I am featuring Oklahoma artist Jonelle T McCoy.
I absolutely LOVE her horses...and you will too...I will post new Jonelle T McCoy paintings each day for the next three days..so be sure to check back...
'Jonelle McCoy, the artist and creator of the beautiful paintings on McCoy's Gaited Horse Artworks, grew up in Upstate New York where her innate talent to create was evidenced at an early age. She states that her love of animals has always existed, and that they are the main focus of her drawings and paintings. As a child, she even made her own patterns for stuffed animals she sewed. It was her Hungarian great grandfather from whom she inherited her artistic inclination. In her words, ' 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.'
February 16th 2013
This week I am featuring Texas artist THERESA BAYER.
I have fallen completely in love with her work..and cannot wait to own a piece.
Her work makes me long for the innocence of childhood, and at the same time..stirs me to "believe" in the impossible.....even now!!
Her paintings are "Whimsical, Imaginative and Lyrical".......
"I’m a full time artist who paints whimsical fun art and imaginative realism in acrylics.
Imaginative realism calls for both a wild imagination and for skill in rendering realism. Figure drawing, plein air, and painting studios are a great way to get a fix on realism, and so is daily sketching. Then it’s time to combine the real with the imaginary, which calls for loads of doodling around to get ideas going and put them into a composition.
I will post more of Theresa's work tomorrow, but if you just can't wait that long...
January 11th, 2013
I usually feature other artists work here, and will again very soon....but today I am posting an autobiography I just finished reading on Kaffe Fassett...One of my goals for this year is to ALWAYS be reading a biography or autobiography of someone who inspires me...preferably in a creative way. I designed a line of clothing and accessories for years...before giving it up to pursue painting fulltime...my favorite items and best sellers were my one of a kind accessories....crocheted scarves, beaded handbags, hats, wraps, and lap blankets....I have been itching to get back into textiles...I LOVE fabric and yarn...and after reading this wonderful book.....I ordered a boatload of YARN....can't wait for it to arrive. Kaffe Fassett is a very interesting man/artist and his story is ultra inspiring...he NEVER gave up...and boy did he succeed....
California artist Mark Adam Webster is my current Featured Artist. Click HERE to visit his website. I will post a new "Webster" painting each day this week, so be sure to check back.
Colorado artist Pam Holnback is this week's featured artist. Click HERE to visit her website, and be sure to check back, as I will be posting more of her beautiful paintings here throughout the next few days.
"I am inspired by the light and color in my environment: the western outdoors.my home and garden,and travels near and far. I am fortunate to have found my passion early in life, and to have lived in a home where art was present and encouraged. My love of art through teaching and painting, has been a part of me always." Pam Holnback
Standing Bull 24x20
This week I am featuring Oregon Artis Pam Van Londen. I am blessed to own one of Pam's beautiful paintings, and hope to acquire another !! Click HERE to view her website and learn all about her. Pam has also allowed us a peek into her studio...check back tomorrow for a new Pam Van Londen painting!!
Today I am featuring Croatian abstract artist Lidija Ivanek, one of my favorite modern day Abstract painters. Lidija is a doctor of veterinary medicine, a self-taught painter and photographer. Click HERE to learn more about her!! Check back tomorrow, I will post more of her paintings...
Featuring today, a wonderful Colorado artist, Margretta Perry. Click HERE to visit her blog.
"Winter Farm" (see below) is one of my Favorites!
This next week I will be featuring Oregon artist Melody Cleary here on the Artists Corner page.
She is another favorite of mine, I do not own one of her paintings yet, but hope to soon!!
I'll post a new painting each day, so be sure to check back!! Click HERE to visit her website..
My "Days of Summer" Painting (Below) which measures 48"x36" Tied for First Place in the American Art Awards Contest, in the category of Fantasy Landscape.....it also won Third in the Category of Realism Landscape..
I entered this contest because the panel of judges consisted of gallery owners of 25 prestigious galleries....great exposure!!
Featuring Pennsylvania Artist Donna Holdsworth for the next 5 days, each day I will add a new Holdsworth painting to this page. I love all of Donna's work, but will begin with some my my favorite figurative pieces. Click HERE to visit Donna's blog.
Colorado artist Carol Hein has been a great inspiration to me this year.
She had a major surgery on her right hand (her painting hand) which is to require about a year of recovery. Many would have thrown down the paintbrush, thoroughly discouraged, but Carol decided to use this time to challenge herself as an artist. She decided to explore the world of Abstract, which is very brave of a traditional representational painter. She began painting abstracts with her left hand, and I LOVE them!!
Below you will see one of my favorite traditional paintings of hers, as well as some of my favorite abstracts.
Arizona artist Amy Whitehouse is my featured artist today. I love her work... I especially love her happy palette.
Amy is doing a 60 Day Challenge, selling selected paintings for $60.00 right now to raise money to help a friend with medical expenses, whose child is critically ill. Click HERE to learn more.....
Click HERE to see ore of Amy's work...and check back tomorrow, as I will post more of her work..
Colorado artist Carol Nelson is my featured artist today....she is not only a sweet friend, but a Fabulous artist, working these days primarily in Abstract using a wide variety of mediums.
I have posted a couple of her new pieces below. Click HERE to visit her blog.
Carol is a wonderful teacher and teaches workshops around the United States throughout the year...click HERE to view upcoming workshops.
Today I am featuring North Carolina artist Susan Scoggins.
I ADORE her work.....her playful style and happy palette....
To see more of Susan's work, click HERE
Today I am featuring Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney.
The first painting below is one of my favorites, as I am an abstract artist, and this particular piece, though certainly representational, has an abstracted feel.
To see more of Kit's work, click HERE.
Today I am Featuring Colorado artist Shizuko Barbara Hanson.
I Love her work...to see more of it Click HERE
Today I am featuring Colorado Artist Mary Arneson.
Mary is a very diverse artist painting in a variety of media and styles, as you will see below.
"Father's Touch"is one of my FAVORITE pieces.
Click HERE to see more of Mary's work.
January 25th, 2012
Today I am featuring CFAI artist Elizabeth Blaylock.
Elizabeth is a Wonderful Impressionist from Alabama.
I have followed her work for quite some time, am thrilled to share her work with you!!
The painting I chose to feature is titled " Boy and His Truck"
It grabbed my heart....I suppose because I raised four precious little boys who are now wonderful young men.
"Fall is my favorite time of year. I suddenly think of soup and warm crusty bread. I have painted three Fall paintings already with pumpkins, sunflowers and a small one with a Halloween decoration of a pumpkin, cat, and crow. I love crows!"
Click HERE to visit Gloria's blog!!