Friday, October 31, 2014

Connie Dines is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Dragons After Dark By Connie Dines

© Green Water Reflections By Connie Dines

© Sentinals In The Snow 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, October 30, 2014

Pat Meyer is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Dancing Sunflowers By Pat Meyer

© First Dance By Pat Meyer

© Just A Memory By Pat Meyer

Pat is currently specializing in oil and her clients express their enjoyment for her refined representational style of art.  Her still life and landscape creations demonstrate her love of color. Pat’s balanced approach of personal expression and technical refinement is portrayed in each of her paintings.  Her artistic drive attempts to capture the beauty of God’s natural creations and present them in such a way that they will invoke a special feeling to be enjoyed throughout life.  Each and every painting should spark the sole of the viewer, as they are glanced upon throughout the day. She hopes that her work will bring joy and serenity, a blessing if you will, to all that she encounters.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cindy Keichinger is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Chillin Female Snow Leopard, Taking It Easy By Cindy Keichinger

© Winter Study By Cindy Keichinger

© In Her Own World 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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Lelija Roy

© Class Reunion By Lelija Roy

© Snowy Woods By Lelija Roy

© Winter Waterfall 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.

Monday, October 27, 2014

VL Rees is Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day

© Pies By VL Rees

© Urban Meltdown By VL Rees

© Wintergrove 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, October 26, 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

Saturday, October 25, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Isabelle Gautier

© The Circus By Isabelle Gautier

© The Posture By Isabelle Gautier

© Wendy's Style By Isabelle Gautier

"Is there a better way than art to bring people from all over the world together in a celebration of beauty? Painting is the way I reach out to people.  My favorite tool, the palette knife, allows me to keep the deep pigments in the acrylic paint, my preferred medium. In each painting there is a little something unexpected, a small “je ne sais quoi”, at the point of creation, which makes my art original.  It can be an odd stroke, an unnatural balance, a particular color or design… My inspiration is to paint until I find my own balance where the art lover can feel an emotional and/or intellectual connection. My quest is not to create the illusion of reality but to suggest with colors and composition the inherent nature of the aesthetic object or feeling." 
- Isabelle Gautier

Friday, October 24, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Janet Broussard

© 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.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jonelle McCoy is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Rise Up By Jonelle McCoy

© The Heat Is On By Jonelle McCoy

© Purdy 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, October 22, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Bob Coonts

© Southwestern Symbols By Bob Coonts

© White Roman By Bob Coonts

© Indoor Weather Vane By Bob Coonts

"Colors, as used by the Fauvists, the challenge of composition and the excitement of discovery impact my work and style.  Animals, plants, landscapes and people provide a wealth of subject matter.  Combining a sense of warmth, graceful movements and detail give release to a style bordering on abstract by reflecting a true image." 
- Bob Coonts

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nancy Christy Moore is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Racing By Nancy Christy Moore

© Spring Dance By Nancy Christy Moore

© Big Red By Nancy Christy Moore

Arizona artist Nancy Christy-Moore,an internationally recognized, award winning painter brings the joy of color, energy and movement to her abstract mixed watermedia work.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Richard Levine is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Near The University, Edinburgh By Richard Levine

© The Lobster Dock, Stonington, Maine By Richard Levine

Cafe Life, Havana 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

Sunday, October 19, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Carol Jo Smidt

© Just Grazing By Carol Jo Smidt 

© Running Horses By Carol Jo Smidt 

© Old Jake 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, October 18, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Michal Ashkenasi

© Seedlings By Michal Ashkenasi

© Spring Exploration By Michal Ashkenasi

© Independent Woman By Michal Ashkenasi

"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

Friday, October 17, 2014

Anthony Gonzalez is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Bathsheba By Anthony Gonzalez

© Take My Picture By Anthony Gonzalez

© Then What 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

Thursday, October 16, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Joanna Zeller Quentin

© Forward By Joanna Zeller Quentin

© Joker By Joanna Zeller Quentin

© Lipizzaner By Joanna Zeller Quentin
Jo grew up in Naperville, Illinois, and began drawing animals as soon as she could hold a pencil. At the age of eleven, she completed her first “official”portrait of a friend’s horse. Blending a rider’s knowledge of anatomy, tack and equine behavior with an artist’s understanding of paint and ink, she creates bold, accurate and colorful equine art in a variety of mediums. She holds a degree from the Ringling College of Art and Design, BFA 2000). Today she continues her professional art career as a painter, illustrator and fine art printer.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Stephanie Paige is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Essence Of Heart By Stephanie Heart

© Silent Moment By Stephanie Heart

© Flowing Breathe By Stephanie Heart

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