Saturday, May 31, 2014

Richard Levine is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Father Sky, Santa Fe By Richard Levine

© Red Roofs, Dubrovnik By Richard Levine

© Amsterdam, Early Dusk By Richard Levine

"I like to paint in places where the weather, the traditions and the geography still dominate;  where these elements identify and characterize a locale.  Where I can still connect to what has gone before and one feels an authentic "sense of place"."
- Richard Levine

Friday, May 30, 2014

Valerie Travers is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Letting The Sunshine In By Valerie Travers

© Universal Energy By Valerie Travers

© Sunburst 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, May 29, 2014

Sterett-Gittings Kelsey is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© File #290 Diaghilev's-Daughter By Sterett-Gittings Kelsey

© Her Signature Move By Sterett-Gittings Kelsey

© The Freedom Angel By Sterett-Gittings Kelsey

"To imbue each figure with an independent spirit, implied movements and an imagined soul, is the challenge in my art while capturing the essence of Dance in Bronze.  Sculpture in the hands of a Master should speak directly to the Soul of Man, as do the most moving words of Shakespeare or the most tender notes of Mozart."   - Sterett-Gittings  Kelsey

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Dyan Newton is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Petal Pushers By Dyan Newton

© Yellow Fields of Gallinas By Dyan Newton

© Los Ojos Hollies 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, May 27, 2014

Anthony Gonzalez is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Reina de la Nieve By Anthony Gonzalez

© What Was I Thinking By Anthony Gonzalez

© Ann
By Anthony Gonzalez

"Each women has a uniqueness of her own and with the use of form and color my goal is to capture her expression and attitude and convey that to the viewer. Their expressions and attitudes present me with endless creative possibilities and this is what inspires me to paint."
- Anthony Gonzalez

Monday, May 26, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Terry Stanley

© Early Risers By Terry Stanley

© Rodeo Series II: Calf Roping By Terry Stanley

© Heron By Terry Stanley

Visit Terry's website and see more fantastic work!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Stephanie Paige is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Grateful Journey By Stephanie Paige

© Hilltop View By Stephanie Paige

© Heart and Soul By Stephanie Paige

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

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day is Kay Crain

© Summer Vacation, 1959 By Kay Crain

© Umbrella Beach By Kay Crain

© Chicago Night Cityscape By Kay Crain

"My artist's statement should simply read "Not edgy." I love representational painting and take great pride and pleasure in creating a painting alive with color and light and with subjects that resonate with me. Like most artists, I paint because I have a compelling urge to create something that wasn't there before."
- Kay Crain

Friday, May 23, 2014

Connie Dines is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Beach Guard Shack By Connie Dines

© Denver Capital By Connie Dines

© Peach Iris 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, May 22, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is M. Allison Sacra

© Beach Bums By M. Allison Sacra 

© Our Gang By M. Allison Sacra

© Dwelling 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

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Jonelle McCoy is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Pole Dancer By Jonelle McCoy

© Seeking The Son By Jonelle McCoy

© I'm So Vain 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

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Elizabeth Chapman

© Pool Side Three By Elizabeth Chapman

© Ultramod By Elizabeth Chapman

© Flowerburst By Elizabeth Chapman

"It brings me much joy just to be the brush in the Master Painter's hand and to realize that His creations are made to bring great joy to all.  My paintings are a form of song, dance and praise in response to the beauty of life."-Elizabeth Chapman

Monday, May 19, 2014

Michal Ashkensal is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Seedlings By Michal Ashkensal

© Spring Exploration By Michal Ashkensal

© Independent Woman By Michal Ashkensal

"My work is the result of imagination and nature. The style is minimalistic, abstract-figurative and has sometimes a touch of surrealism. Although the colours and the contrasts are strong , there is still a harmonic oneness."
-Michal Ashkenasi

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Carol Engles is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Nevada Vista One By Carol Engles

© Turning For Home By Carol Engles

© Yellow Green Cityscape By Carol Engles

I am a mixed media artist who lives in Murrieta, California. I work in acrylics, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and other water and drawing media. My main subjects are abstracts, abstract landscapes, florals and gardens, equine abstracts and dog portraits. I love to use color! I try to incorporate the three C's in all of my work - color, contrast and composition!  - Carol Engles 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Sanda Manuila is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Hot Vision By Sanda Manuila

© Hot Vision By Sanda Manuila

© Where Did The Apple Go?  By Sanda Manuil
"In my work, I aim to seize the paradox of the union of opposites, in particular the polar tension between life and death.  Nature's time is not linear, but rather cyclic, what happened once is destined to occur again.  Death is end, but also beginning.  The distant past is present in every moment, and the futur has already happened.  Rather than progression, it is repetition, like a Monarch butterfly, ending at the beginning.  It happens in the place where the grape vine dies, pulled out, to be replanted in the spring.  
In order to represent the connection between reality and illusion, I focus my emotions and thoughts to construct meaning, applying oil paint and glazes layer after layer, adding impressions of light.  I create inner landscapes from which exhude a metaphorical quality."

 -Sanda Manuila

Friday, May 16, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Linda McCoy

© Get A Grip By Linda McCoy

© Spring Chicken, Raw Egg By Linda McCoy

© Tulips 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 drives me to share my perception with others; and is a reminder to cherish the nuances of life." -Linda McCoy

Thursday, May 15, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Suzanne Muldrow

© Gid's Tractor By Suzanne Muldrow

© Mystical Pony By Suzanne Muldrow

© High Society By Suzanne Muldrow

"I like to think of myself as an artist who paints with a camera. One of my favorite quotes is  "Photography has nothing to do with the things we see, and everything to do with the way we see them."" - Suzanne Muldrow