Sunday, August 31, 2014

Demian Dressler is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Bestowal By Demian Dressler

© Drift By Demian Dressler

© Prismatica By Demian Dressler
Demian’s statement concerning his art reflects the depth and sophistication underlying his works: “My intention in this creative process is to bypass the mind and go beyond emotion, towards that incomprehensible longing within…to yield to that ceaseless pull towards an unknowable familiarity that seems just beyond our reach…to create a metempsychosis, a transfer of purest living essence, purest expression…to presence a surging freedom with relieving satisfaction.”

Saturday, August 30, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Victoria Pendragon

© A Daily Practice By Victoria Pendragon

© Song Of Shiva By Victoria Pendragon

© Got It! 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.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Connie Dines is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Shank's Island Shore By Connie Dines

© Storm Ahead By Connie Dines

© Castellers In Barcelona 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, August 28, 2014

Cindy Keichinger is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Daybreak - Bay of Naples 7am By Cindy Keichinger

© Strawberries and Cream By Cindy Keichinger

© English Cousin By Cindy Keichinger
"I have yet to do a painting that I think exactly measures up to what I was attempting, but what is life with out challenges?  The world is an interesting place, with lots of wonderful things to see and explore; I try to capture this attitude in my work.  There is a definite “nothing ventured nothing gained” approach to how I do things.  Being self taught, has freed me from the “you can’t do this”, or the “you can’t mix that”  that formal training would have given me.  There is a real sence of freedom when I try my hand at another challenge."  - Cindy Keichinger

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Sanda Manuila

© Monarch Wings By Sanda Manuila

© Omen By Sanda Manuila

© A Twisted Mind 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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Judy Wilder Dalton is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Gorge By Judy Wilder Dalton

© Shadow Play By Judy Wilder Dalton

© Three To Sail 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

Monday, August 25, 2014

Lelija Roy is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Dream Walking By Lelija Roy

© In The Fog By Lelija Roy

© Just Rambling 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, August 24, 2014

Terrye Philley is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Along Bayou Bend By Terrye Philley

© Choppy Water By Terrye Philley

© Compannions 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

Saturday, August 23, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Eric Bodtker

© Coastal Wildflowers By Eric Bodtker

© Kauai Red Dirt Road By Eric Bodtker

© Pacific Lavender 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.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Simon Kenny is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Arena By Simon Kenny

© Big Sky Down By Simon Kenny

© Charge 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.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Jonelle McCoy is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© #1 May 23rd (Summer 2014 60 Series) By Jonelle McCoy 

© #7 May 29th (Summer 2014 60 Series) By Jonelle McCoy

©#13 June 4th (Summer 2014 60 Series) 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

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Elizabeth Chapman

© Morning Muse By Elizabeth Chapman

© Steadfast By Elizabeth Chapman

© Wanderlust 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

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Michal Askenasi is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Fruit in Green By Michal Askenasi

© Seedlings By Michal Askenasi

© The Ball of Fire 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

Monday, August 18, 2014

Roseanne Snyder is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Abstract of Sorts By Roseanne Snyder

© A Blooming Desert By Roseanne Snyder

© Golden Sunset 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

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day is VL Rees

© Chemo Spring By VL Rees

© Margin For Error By VL Rees

© Heatwave 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.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Carol Jo Smidt

© A Pale Horse By Carol Jo Smidt

© Dances With Trees By Carol Jo Smidt

© Prime 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

Friday, August 15, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Connie Chadwell

© A Little Snooze By Connie Chadwell

© Livy On A Sofa By Connie Chadwell

© The Seated Model 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