Thursday, July 31, 2014

Victoria Pendragon is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Bow Flower By Victoria Pendragon 

© Serendipity By Victoria Pendragon 

© Sun Goddess By Victoria Pendragon 

Most of my work is on the small side, so that the viewer can experience intimately, as one might experience one’s own self in contemplation or a lover in the act of love, the depth and complexities of attachments, attraction and energy in the physical world. Men and women, where they appear in my work, represent all men and women, my couples, all couples of all kinds. My work is about our One-ness, our same-ness, and, perhaps ironically, our marvelous diversity and uniqueness. I see woman as Goddesses, men as Gods and all of us as the creators of our realities...personally and passionately empowered. I see the earth as nothing short of a wonderland. I stand in constant awe of every aspect of life and I create to honor it.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Vanessa Katz

© In Plain Sight By Vanessa Katz

© Splash By Vanessa Katz

© Bubbly By Vanessa Katz

Vanessa Katz loves the freedom that abstracts give her to express her emotions and desires to evoke emotions through her work.  She is fascinated with shapes, colors, textures, movement and the shape between the shapes, nature and trees and this can be seen evident in her work.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Jonelle McCoy

© Swing By Jonelle McCoy

© The SkyBy Jonelle McCoy

© A Fresh StHeart 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

Monday, July 28, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Lelija Roy

© Autumn Chimes By Lelija Roy

© Hiking The Rockies By Lelija Roy

© Serenity Discovered 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.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sanda Manuila is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Dismay By Sanda Manuila

© Hot Vision By Sanda Manuila

© Looking Through The Heat By Sanda Manuila

"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 future 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

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Judy Wilder Dalton is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Luminous By Judy Wilder Dalton

© On Edge By Judy Wilder Dalton

© Timberline By Judy Wilder Dalton

"Whether I am painting a bold and abstract painting on paper or canvas, or painting a landscape or still life, or using the colors and texture of gemstones and wire,  I find that art is a part of how we live. I hope that my art reflects how I see life....with great appreciation and gratitude!" - Judy Wilder Dalton

Friday, July 25, 2014

Eric Bodtker is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Looking Back To Auvers By Eric Bodtker

© Salinas Valley Migrant Workers By Eric Bodtker

© Big Island Plantation House 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.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Terrye Philley

© Garden Rubies By Terrye Philley

© The Roper By Terrye Philley

© Sea Watch By Terrye Philley

"I have loved painting for as long as I can remember.  Drawing and painting have always been a way to recreate and refresh my spirit.  Painting is not something I have to do or I shall die sort of is just that I have a joy and passion for oil painting and feel more whole when in front of a canvas with my paint brushes in hand." 

- Terrye Philley

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Simon Kenny

© Parade By Simon Kenny

© Vibe By Simon Kenny

© Inception By Simon Kenny
Simon's fascination with the world around him is palpable through his work. His depictions of nature form a myriad of emotions as he uses painting as a manner in which to better understand the human condition to which we are all bound.  The beauty of his work is how it compliments and reflects your own thoughts and feelings. At times an image can seem tranquil and harmonized whereas on a different day, the same scene can appear tumultuous and unruly. This emotional creativity is the heart and soul of Simons abstract paintings and by infusing his own distinctive style with a radical turneresque quality, these vibrant images are totally unique in every sense.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Elizabeth Chapman is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Afterglow By Elizabeth Chapman

© Ardor By Elizabeth Chapman

© Adowa 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, July 21, 2014

VL Rees is Visual Language Artist of the Day

© Crop Circle By VL Rees

© Urban Fresh By VL Rees

© Decisions By VL Rees

V. L. Rees is best known for contemporary realism executed in oils.  However, on hot summer afternoons, she has been known to give in to the abstract.

She draws inspiration from her appreciation of the beauty found in the everyday.  Unusual angles, dramatic lighting, and nature's intricacies all capture her attention.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Carol Jo Smidt

© Boots and Hat By Carol Jo Smidt

© Elk By Carol Jo Smidt 

© Trio 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

Saturday, July 19, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Roseanne Snyder

© Wild Spring Flowers By Roseanne Snyder

© Yellow Sunset By Roseanne Snyder

© My Bloomin' Garden By Roseanne Snyder

"I returned to painting and found that it is very relaxing as long as everything goes right. I love abstract art and play with it's colors all the time." - Roseanne Snyder

Friday, July 18, 2014

Michal Askenasi is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Prayer To The Moon By Michal Askenasi

© Red Sky By Michal Askenasi

© Independent Woman By Michal Askenasi

"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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Janet Broussard is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Cupcake By Janet Broussard

© Perfect Ending By Janet Broussard

© Nu-Way Cafe By Janet Broussard
Janet’s artistic talent came to fruition at an early age, winning her first award in fourth grade, for a watercolor seascape of California’s Bug Sur.  Constantly painting and drawing, with frequent milestones of recognition for her artistic talent, she followed her chosen path to the University of North Texas where she majored in Advertising Art.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sheri Cook is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Andalusian By Sheri Cook

© Storm Paint By Sheri Cook

© Mustang By Sheri Cook
Hello, my name is Sheri Mills Cook, a talented self-taught artist and I create my own unique collectible style of equine art. My preferred style is realistic to illustrative. All from the heart.  Not only does my art delight the horse lover’s eye, it also arouses the feelings and the fondness that urges one to reflect upon their own love of the horse. I portray my genre with a genuine love and emotional devotion to my subject...THE HORSE!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Florescence By Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo

© M'Lady's Slipper By Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo

© Will Dance For Food By Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo

Phyllis believes that her own introduction to sculpture was by design. From her earliest experiences of completing a sculpture, seeing a form emerge from a lump of clay, she has delighted in creating. Out of this personal joy she also senses responsibility, as a sculptor, to create work that adds value to our existence, to evoke a smile, to touch someone’s heart and for a moment to capture his or her emotions. When someone relates to her sculpture from their experience, it gives the work meaning and keeps it alive. Her desire as a sculptor is to be someone who represents goodness in life by creating, teaching, learning, discovering, sharing, and serving.