Wednesday, April 30, 2014

VL Magazine Artis of the Day is Kit Hevron Mahoney

© Copper Medley By Kit Hevron Mahoney

© Morning In Aries By Kit Hevron Mahoney

© Colorado Gold 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. I began painting in pastels, which allowed me to paint and draw at the same time. From there I moved to oils where I created impressionistic representational imagery with brush and palette knife from images photographed in my many travels. I have now added the expression of abstraction where I play with the elements of color, light, shape and texture and composition. All of my work is a joyous and challenging expression, as it requires the painting to come from within." - Kit Hevron Mahoney

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Robert & Michelle Casarietti are VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Devotion By Robert & Michelle Casarietti

© Elusive By Robert & Michelle Casarietti

© Found By Robert & Michelle Casarietti

Robert and Michelle Casarietti create collaborative Original Abstract Paintings. 
Each piece is imbued with positive energy; made to give visual beauty, create a place for meditation, reflection,healing or a simple moment of peace.  

Monday, April 28, 2014

Leland Beaman is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Brush With the Past By Leland Beaman

© Father Time and Mother Earth By Leland Beaman

© Jane Austen By Leland Beaman

"The only thing that came easily to me is expressing myself visually. Every other form of expression feels un-natural and clumsy.  Because of this learning disability or gift I try to make each creation to the best of my ability.  It is a lonely joyous life and I thank God for it." - Leland Beaman

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Janna Zuber is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Calder's Balancing Act By Janna Zuber

© Hairdryer Series #2 By Janna Zuber

© Five Generations By Janna Zuber

Janna’s large family,  her travels and her gardens, provide some of the elemental ingredients in her artwork.  She uses watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, collage, oil pastels, inks  or any combination of them to create her diverse collection of artwork. She will often ask herself, “What if? or, Why not?” when creating a work. Few works leave her studio without layers of paint, glazes or collaged papers often tied together with rhythmical line.

Friday, April 25, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Valerie Travers

© Storm Approaching By Valerie Travers

© Universal Energy By Valerie Travers

© Spring Walk 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

Thursday, April 24, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Claire Bull

© Red Umbrella By Claire Bull

© The Path By Claire Bull

© Color Blocks By Claire Bull

"Creative expression and freedom are important to me, along with experimentation and exploring colour, light and texture. I love using unusual tools and techniques in creating, and acrylics/mixed media give me that freedom. I paint to music and the art changes with the music and my emotions - every painting is unique.
I am happiest in the studio - it is my own little world and I paint from my imagination so there is a lot of variety with abstracts, florals, landscapes and figurative work.  Fractals are created on the computer and take hours of work but a wonderful way to use modern technology."  - Claire Bull

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dyan Newton is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Fredericksburg Countryside By Dyan Newton

© Good Ole Days 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”.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Alejandro Castanon

© Color With A Pearl Earring By Alejandro Castanon

© Magnificent By Alejandro Castanon

© Marilyn By Alejandro Castanon

Born in Torreon, Mexico in 1983 Alejandro soon moved overseas and spent most of his youth in Spain and Germany. His interest in art began at an early age and grew into a passion in his late teens. A self-taught artist he has explored many styles and mediums of art such as realism, abstract and use of graphite and charcoal. After serving eight years in the U.S Air Force he chose to move to San Angelo, TX to be present in his daughter's life. In less than a year he opened the Vino Dipinte Art Gallery and began his artist career.
His current body of work can be described as figurative and explosive with color.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Leslie Sealey is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Hippo Steeplechase By Leslie Sealey

© Toad The Baker By Leslie Sealey

© Neighborhood At Night By Leslie Sealey

"Art That Brings A Smile" - Leslie Sealey

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ron Durnavich is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Transition By Ron Durnavich

© Summer Flower By Ron Durnavich

© The Path By Ron Durnavich

 "I term my Art as  EMOTION / ABSTRACTION and is a compilation of several year 
of study to refine a technique that allows me to convey - an emotion , a story , a journey. 
I perceive the essentials of a concept and develop it with color , which I believe is a important as form, articulating a complexity that allows for alternate interpretation. As the viewer becomes more involved , a personalized connection evolves ." -Ron Durnavich

Saturday, April 19, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Shirley Anderson

© Canyon Rim By Shirley Anderson

© Mountain View By Shirley Anderson

© Sunlight and Shadow By Shirley Anderson

"Some would say that artists must give up the “arts scene” to live in an out-of-the-way place with the natural beauty that we enjoy. But I say, not so. 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

Friday, April 18, 2014

Connie Dines is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Looking Below the Surface By Connie Dines

© Storm Ahead By Connie Dines

© II Canale By Connie Dines

"One thing I do notice is that regardless of where we are, nature is always a factor in our lives and we crave to see what's going on outside. "
- Connie Dines

Thursday, April 17, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Stephanie Paige

© Bask In The Glory By Stephanie Paige

© Eternal Fire By Stephanie Paige

© Ten Thousand Blessings By Stephanie Paige

"When love moves through us it inspires all we do." - Stephanie Paige

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Connie Chadwell is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Tango Talk By Connie Chadwell

© The Menu By Connie Chadwell

© Rough Ride 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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Logan Bauer is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Are You Sure? By Logan Bauer

© Dock On The Lake By Logan Bauer

© The Big Vase By Logan Bauer


Monday, April 14, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Jonelle McCoy

© Live Again - A Memorial Painting for Jessica M. Moore - By Jonelle McCoy

© Seduction By Jonelle McCoy

© A Pair of Scissors 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