Friday, January 31, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Sallie Anne Swift

© Dancing Waves By Sallie Anne Swift

© Storm Approaching By Sallie Anne Swift

© The Candidate By Sallie Anne Swift

With a keen awareness of her environment, her great love of nature, wildlife and music, Sallie-Anne's work reflects our extraordinary environment. Clever use of mixed media and texture convey an immediate message and feeling. Bold brush strokes that are harmonious and well balanced, her work speaks for itself in strength, color and vitality.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Barry Scharf is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Abstract 4 by Barry Scharf

© Morning Coffee and Remnent Dreams By Barry Scharf

Dunes Walk By Barry Scharf

"I am an artist that has over my lifetime explored and expressed the experiences of life through my painting, sculpture and Photography. I am interested in those directions of expression that best communicate the concepts of a life immersed in the exploration of creative theory and spiritual awakening. To live fully, a life of excellence guided by heartfelt emotion and to capture those experiences within my artworks. "
-Barry Scharf

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

M. Allison Sacra is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Red Shoes By M. Allison Sacra

© Urban Meeting By M. Allison Sacra

© My Heart By M. Allison Sacra

"Trust your original thought - Although it may be unpredictable.  Yet explore it with playful curiosity, adopt an adventurous attitude and enjoy the experience" - M. Allison Sacra

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Barbara Van Rooyan is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Lunar Landscape By Barbara Van Rooyan

© Wild Thing By Barbara Van Rooyan

© Incandescent Canyon By Barbara Van Rooyan
"Most of the art that I create comes from a voice within me that I cannot describe with words. I create art to give that voice a life. People often ask if I have an idea of what I am going to paint before I begin. It's a common and understandable question for abstract artists.  The answer, for me, is sometime yes and sometimes no. There is that voice that speaks to me, but sometimes I only hear it once I have begun." -Barbara Van Rooyan

Monday, January 27, 2014

Kay Reinke is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Acoustics By Kay Reinke

© Calm And Quiet By Kay Reinke

© Chinatown By Kay Reinke

Painting has always been an exciting endeavor for Kay. The mixing of creamy paints and the application of vibrant colors provide a sensual experience. She wants her paintings to suggest encounters and feelings in a way that sparks viewers’ imagination.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Clara Johnson is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Creation By Clara Johnson

© Flowers For Mother By Clara Johnson

© Makin Music 73 By Clara Johnson

From Realism to Abstraction artist Clara Johnson of Dallas,Texas enjoys painting with all types of mediums. Her personal style is bold with an exciting use of color and texture, and a focus on capturing the mood of the subject. Her artwork creates an emotional impact that provides the viewer with excitement and the promise of mystery.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

VL Magazine Artis of the Day is Dena Wenmohs

© After Hours By Dena Wenmohs

© Hot Mamas By Dena Wenmohs

© Circle Of Friends By Dena Wenmohs
It never occurred to Dena Wenmohs to ask permission to do anything, whether it was riding her horse into a grocery store when she was 4, running a ranch alone after becoming widowed, or creating a painting using no greys. She is passionate about her family, art, ranch, friends, and the big skies of Texas and all that is beneath them. She owns The Bunkhouse, an art workshop and retreat facility that is a magnet to other artists and keeps her fully in touch with the art world and inspires her to create more, learn more, and paint more. She is a painter, mother, grandmother, sister, rancher, friend and environmentalist.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Slav Krivoshiev is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Chaotic Stories By Slav Krivoshiev

© Presage By Slav Krivoshiev

© Where Words Are Truth By Slav Krivoshiev

"I define art that is created as a social myth.
Constructive basis is the mythological story, a fragment or a reference to certain mythological hero, passage or detail, but considered in
the problems of the modern social environment, resulting in a new mythological experience, a new reflection, the result of a new social environment, where a person lives, seeking and developing. Or the environment in which obliged to live, according
to the circumstances are obviously controlled social power, but he often monitor and control them (the
circumstances). Psycho-social myth of modern man. Art which has claim do not give the answer, and ask precise questions to the problems of modern life." - Slav Krivoshiev

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Linda Bein is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Battlefield By Linda Bein

© Purple Night Snow By Linda Bein

© Nature's Color By Linda Bein

" My love of the earth and Mother Nature are reflected in my work, even abstracts turn into trees and countryside. Although I am predominately a landscape artist I enjoy painting different subject matter using a wide variety of materials. Recently, I have been experimenting with equine subjects. I believe that we as people are forever changing and growing this carries through my art with different media and subjects. To stay the same would be… to be left behind." - Linda Bein

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Filomena Booth is VL Artist of the Day

© Collage #003 By Filomena Booth

© Ephemera By Filomena Booth

© Scent of Spring 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

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Eric Bodtker

© Kauai Red Dirt Waterfall By Eric Bodtker

© Wailea Starry Night By Eric Bodtker

© Capturing El Capitan 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.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Melissa Doron is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Houston State of Mind By Melissa Doron

© Storm Chaser #3 By Melissa Doron

© Abstract Swirl By Melissa Doron

Melissa is a colorist who celebrates the subtle, natural beauty of ordinary scenes in a way that is both intense and dramatic. She paints in both oil and acrylic and has a diverse portfolio - from brilliant beach and forest landscapes to abstract color works.  Melissa has travelled extensively internationally and is noted for her bold use of color, the world over.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Shirley Quaid is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Horse Van By Shirley Quaid

© Quiet Time By Shirley Quaid

© Spinning Time By Shirley Quaid

"Heart tugging scenes, character lines, life lived long, if not well, these are things that pull me in and keep me painting. 
I am an artist who has the rare privilege of living my dream to paint. What a life! Finally." - Shirley Quaid

Saturday, January 18, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Steven DaLuz

© Coalesce By Steven DaLuz

© Opus 209 By Steven DaLuz

© Prelude By Steven DaLuz

"My artwork need answer no questions, present a political position, nor expound upon a narrative. For me, the pure "beauty" or personal aesthetic of art need not explain anything.  At its best, the raw image alone can be enough to pose questions and ignite the imagination of the viewer."-Steven DaLuz

Friday, January 17, 2014

B.D. Busey is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Another Anomaly By B.D. Busey

© Melody Of The Mountains By B.D. Busey

© Sensual Force By B.D. Busey
"I have been drawing/painting since grade school.  That passion for expression has grown stronger with each passing year.  I have exhibited in the mid-west and since moving to Knoxville, TN area have been an exhibiting member of the Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, Tennesse Artist Association and Fine Arts Blount.  In September of 2009, Blount Mansion Visitors Center had a retrospect exhibit of my work.  My work has also been on exhibit at several different restaurants in the greater Knoxville area. 
Since moving to the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, I have been fascinated with the many parks, lakes and cityscapes available to the artist's palette.  The natural growth and development of the landscape and the power of the mountains as well as the rich cultural environment of music, theater, ballet, jazz, symphony has provided a catalyst for the development of visual arts."-B.D. Busey

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Annie O'Brien Gonzales is is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Charming Afternoon By Annie O'Brien Gonzales

© Gorgeous By Annie O'Brien Gonzales

© Acequia #2 By Annie O'Brien Gonzales

Annie O'Brien Gonzales studied painting and art history at Oregon State University. Proficient in oil, acrylic, and mixed media, she is a colorist who creates expressive images inspired by nature. She has appeared in numerous shows throughout the West and her work is in private collections across the country.