Saturday, August 31, 2013

Nathalie Kelley is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Cherries On A Cherry Table Cloth By Nathalie Kelley

© Who Is Worthy By Nathalie Kelley

© 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

Friday, August 30, 2013

Visual Language Magazine Artis of the Day is Lelija Roy

© Autumn Glory By Lelija Roy

© Caught In The Rain By Lelija Roy

© Edge Of Summer 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.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Kazuko Stern is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Garage Sale, Alpine, CO By Kazuko Stern

© Musicians at Central Park By Kazuko Stern

© Mexican Dancer 2 By Kazuko Stern


Stern believes that her art represents a culmination of her life experience and her interest in history, literature, classical music and foreign languages. Her work reflects her exposure to and experience in diverse cultures. Wherever she travels and whatever she experiences, she sees the world as a parade of possible paintings, and she wishes to convey these sensations to the viewer.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Judith Goolsby is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Magical Box Supper By Judith Goolsby

© When Word Came By Judith Goolsby

© Whip Snake By Judith Goolsby

Judith Goolsby's visionary art bridges the gap between primitive, storybook paintings, and Museum quality Folk Art.  With titles like RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME, BOX SUPPER, SKILLET SHOTS, and SHE WATERED WITH A TEA KETTLE, it is no wonder she has a tremendous following and her work is in demand from collectors.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Valerie Travers is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Beyond By Valerie Travers

© Rosy Glow By Valerie Travers

© A Perfect Couple By Valerie Travers

"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

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Dara Oshin is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Octopus on Rocks By Dara Oshin

© Baker's Table By Dara Oshin

© Bean Guy on Cloud 9 By Dara Oshin

"I crave simplicity. Simplicity is a key factor in all my work.  Life seems to be moving so fast around me all the time and creating art makes me stop, observe, contemplate and search for simple truths. This is the common thread that runs through all my work, from a classical oil painting to a silly illustration. "
- Dara Oshin

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Benjamin Cheshire is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Shattered, Barred Owl By Benjamin Cheshire

© Ocelot Study By Benjamin Cheshire

© Wolf By Benjamin Cheshire

"I find inspiration in everything around me, foxes running through the forest, early morning light through the trees. Just life in general. "
-Benjamin Cheshire

Friday, August 23, 2013

Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day is Ann Hoffpauir

© Indian Blanket By Ann Hoffpauir

© Autumn Path By Ann Hoffpauir

© Yep, He's Gentle By Ann Hoffpauir

Ann Hoffpauir is a full-time artist from Orange, Texas.  Ms. Hoffpauir paints in a realistic style. She paints primarily in watercolors and oils. She has taught for several years and has conducted workshops in Texas and Louisiana.  She paints florals, still-life and landscapes.  A recurring theme are western and wildlife art.  She has won many awards over the years at local, state and out of state shows.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Felicia Marshall is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Flowers in the Mason Jar By Felicia Marshall

© Glasses What Glassess By Felicia Marshall

© 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.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Eric Bodtker is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Olive Trees By Eric Bodtker

© Reading Spot By 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. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day is Jody Anderson

© Magnificent Orange By Jody Anderson

© The Ginger Jar By Jody Anderson

© Rockin River By Jody Anderson

Jody explains that her heartfelt desire is “…that art should be beautiful and bring a sense of joy and happiness to the viewer of the art.”

Monday, August 19, 2013

Nancy Medina is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Eventide Pink Peonies By Nancy Medina

© Southern Belle White Koi  By Nancy Medina

© Eventide Pin 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.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sandy Moser is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© CZAR By Sandy Moser

© Gaillardia By Sandy Moser

© French Post Advantage 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

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Vickie Guthrie is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Shady Corner By Vickie Guthrie

© Brass and Quince By Vickie Guthrie

© Church Gardens, Merano Italy By Vickie Guthrie

"I describe my work as impressionism & soft realism. I particularly enjoy painting still lifes and architecture" - Vickie Guthrie

Friday, August 16, 2013

Marti Leroux is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Determination By Marti Leroux

© True Essence By Marti Leroux

© A Promise of Love 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

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Gail Faulkner is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© American Spring By Gail Faulkner

© Lemon Yellow By Gail Faulkner

© Red Ruffles By Gail Faulkner

"Art has always played a role in my life in some capacity, but it wasn't until recent years that I've been able to fully devote myselft to my painting. I picked up a watercolor brush and never put it down. 
I love the challenge of detail and realism, and enjoy painting the things that surround me in my life and in nature. My paintings have been described as vibrant and having depth. My goal has never 
been to make a statement with my art, but simply to paint objects that I find beautiful and that will give my viewers the same pleasure."
Gail Faulkner