Tuesday, September 30, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Victoria Pendragon

© I AM........#1 By Victoria Pendragon
© Lovers By Victoria Pendragon

© Staying Sane 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.


Monday, September 29, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Cindy Keichinger

©You Can't See Me By Cindy Keichinger

© Goin Courtin By Cindy Keichinger
© Lazy Days 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

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sanda Manuila is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Hot Vision By Sanda Manuila

© Hot Vision By Sanda Manuila

© Thrown Off Track 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, September 27, 2014

Lelija Roy is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Labor Day Hike By Lelija Roy

© Mountain Marshlands By Lelija Roy

© Summer Tapestry 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.

Friday, September 26, 2014

VL Artist of the Day is Judy Wilder Dalton

© On The Edge By Judy Wilder Dalton

© Pumpkins For Sale By Judy Wilder Dalton

© Water Fall 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


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Eric Bodtker is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Autumn's Orange Burst By Eric Bodtker

© Into The Hills By Eric Bodtker

© Tahoe 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.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Terrye Philley

© Fencing In The Wind By Terrye Philley

© Flight By Terrye Philley

© Park Resident 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 thing....it 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


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jonelle McCoy is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© #2 May 24th Summer 2014 60 series by Jonelle McCoy

© #3 May 26th Summer 2014 60 series by Jonelle McCoy

© #15 June 6th 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


Monday, September 22, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Simon Kenny

© Elementary Evolution By Simon Kenny

© Rapture By Simon Kenny

© Wake 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.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Elizabeth Chapman is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Arioso By Elizabeth Chapman

© Consider By Elizabeth Chapman

© Wintertide 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

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Roseanne Snyder is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Blue Lagoon By Roseanne Snyder

© Desert Sunrise By Roseanne Snyder

© What Was........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, September 19, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Michal Askenasi

© Blue Hill By Michal Askenasi

© I Want To Belong By Michal Askenasi

© Landscape 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, September 18, 2014

Carol Jo Smidt is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Anchored By Carol Jo Smidt

© Gus By Carol Jo Smidt

© Momma's Watching 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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day is VL Rees

© One Of A Kind By VL Rees

© Summer By VL Rees

© Morning, Sunshine 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.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stephanie Paige is VL Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Pearl Street Beach By Stephanie Paige

© Silent Moment By Stephanie Paige

© Sun and Sea By Stephanie Paige

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


Monday, September 15, 2014

Nancy Medina is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Duet Daisies By Nancy Medina

© English Garden Cottage By Nancy Medina

© Windswept Garden Sunflowers By Nancy Medina

Known for her bold, impressionistic florals and large container gardens that are immediately eye-catching, Nancy teaches a loose, bright technique that evokes brilliant color.