Thursday, October 31, 2013

Suzy 'Pal' Powell is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Old Rusty By Suzy 'Pal' Powell

© Peek A Boo! By Suzy 'Pal' Powell

© The Lobster Shack By Suzy 'Pal' Powell

 My theory is "It is just paper and paint, NOT a matter of Life or Death, so just have fun with it!" - Suzy Pal

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Valerie Travers is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Gently Breaking By Valerie Travers

© Peace and Quiet By 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

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Donna Bland is Visual Langauge Magazine Artist of the Day

© Catch The Flow By Donna Bland

© Texas Longhorn 2 By Donna Bland

© Amaryllis By Donna Bland

 "I love to learn, create and share what I have experienced with others.  Whether painting for someone with a special request, to leading a workshop, to being outdoors in the Texas Hill Country, Colorado or Mexico - my passion is creating a piece that reminds someone of a special moment, place or person in their lives." - Donna Bland

Monday, October 28, 2013

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Connie Chadwell

© Ink Jive By Connie Chadwell

© The Menu By Connie Chadwell

© Hangin' On By Connie Chadwell
"I have always loved to draw the face and figure. If I'm not actually drawing from the posed model or sketching people going about their everyday lives, I'm probably thinking about it. I seldom miss an opportunity to draw or paint from life and I strive every day to capture not just a likeness of my subjects, but also the more elusive qualities of spirit, mood and emotion. "- Connie Chadwell

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Dyan Newton is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Boy's Poker Shack By Dyan Newton

© Henfeathers In Fredricksburg By Dyan Newton

© Spring Bling By Dyan Newton

Dyan is inspired by the beauty of a summer day or the innocence and awe she sees on a child's face.  That is what Dyan wants to capture in her paintings and convey that feeling to the viewer:  the same joy that she felt when she encountered the scene originally.    Many viewers say they love her paintings' vibrant colors and how they radiate “happiness”.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Jonelle McCoy is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Jewel By Jonelle McCoy 

© Zero to 60 By Jonelle McCoy

© Lady C Salutes 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

Friday, October 25, 2013

Dawn Waters Baker is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Red Storm By Dawn Waters Baker

© Night Watch By Dawn Waters Baker

© Redemption By Dawn Waters Baker

"I like to think of my work as a glimpse of the mystery.  The metaphors of life held in branches, cloud wisps, and water.  There is something that compels me to paint, not what is literally seen but what is felt.  For me, the window into the spiritual is nature. I believe God is talking, without words, through His creation.  Painting is my way of listening." - Dawn Waters Baker

Thursday, October 24, 2013

VL magazine Artist of the Day is Carol Jo Smidt

© Running Horses By Carol Jo Smidt

© Just Grazing By Carol Jo Smidt

© Old Jake 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, October 23, 2013

Donna Howell-Sickles is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© And The Cowgirl Jumped Over The Moon By Donna Howell-Sickles

© Another Busy Day By Donna Howell-Sickles

© Stampede By Donna Howell-Sickles

"My fascination with the cowgirl image began in my last year of college. I received an old postcard from a friend in a typical art student trade. He brought over a large box of stuff including some of his own pottery.  Near the bottom of the box were several old postcards, one of a cowgirl c. 1935 seated on a horse captioned "Greetings from a Real Cowgirl from the Ole Southwest".  The image spoke to me and I had no idea why.  Although I had grown up on a farming ranching operation in Texas we never really thought of ourselves as Western.  I surrendered to the attraction and as I used the Cowgirl in my art and I slowly filled in the blanks about my fascination with the imagery." ~Donna Howell Sickles

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tatiana Myers is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Evening At The Lake By Tatiana Myers

© First Kiss Of Autumn By Tatiana Myers

© Spicy Apple Tea By Tatiana Myers

"I grew up in Central Russia, in small logging cabin of my grandfather, who was a professional forester and talented gardener. Our house was surrounded by beautiful birch woods and endless rows of flower beds what from early age I was in change to take care of … This is what I learned to love as a child and it is only natural that this is what I enjoy painting now. My favorite subjects are poetic landscapes and glowing florals. I explore those in variety of mediums and evenly enjoying working with oils and pastels. I’m thankful for this ability to see eternal beauty in simple things and being able to reflect it at my paintings, so for the moment others can see it too… through my eyes and my heart." - Tatiana Myers

Monday, October 21, 2013

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Lunell Gilley

© Closer to Heaven By Lunell Gilley 

© Run On The Beach By Lunell Gilley 

© The Road To Home By Lunell Gilley 

"Color is where it happens in the eyes of most and then we look for composition, value and scale,etc.
As with any painter my work reflects my moods through drama, color and composition on today's canvases. Timeless events and places captured from my broad collection of traveled memories."
- Lunell Gilley

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Filomena Booth is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Fire and Ice By Filomena Booth

© It Rained Last Night By Filomena Booth

© Cabernet Sauvignon 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

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Janet Weaver is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Dazzle Number 4 By Janet Weaver

© Secret Garden Number One By Janet Weaver

© California Cherries I By Janet Weaver

"Art is not a hobby, a distraction, nor recreation, but a way of life." - Janet Weaver

Friday, October 18, 2013

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Linda McCoy

© Chadwell's Challenge By Linda McCoy

© Secret Hide Away By Linda McCoy

© 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, October 17, 2013

Mark Yearwood is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Alternate Ratio By Mark Yearwood

© Archive By Mark Yearwood

© Endeavor By Mark Yearwood

”My desire, though, is to stimulate art viewers to explore their own interpretation of my work.  When they connect with the art, I’ve succeeded. This is a process balanced between the artist’s creative desire and the interpretive acts of viewers. Art is ultimately about that human connection.” - Mark Yearwood

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

NA Bozeman is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Grand Canyon Revealing By NA Bozeman

© Up The Trail By NA Bozeman

© Canyon Landscape 2 By NA Bozeman

NA Bozeman strives to depict a moment in time with each of her pastel paintings; she loves the play of light and color to show movement. She hopes that you enjoy viewing her artwork as much as she enjoys creating it!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Laura Reed is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Coming Events By Laura Reed

© View From The Top By Laura Reed

© In-Out 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