Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pat Meyer is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Beauty Show Ready By Pat Meyer
© Delicate In Pink By Pat Meyer

© Getting Ready 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.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Connie Dines is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Looking Below The Surface By Connie Dines

© Storm Ahead By Connie Dines

© II Canale 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

Friday, November 28, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Anthony Gonzalez

© An Uneasy Feeling By Anthony Gonzalez 

© I Think I Should 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."

Thursday, November 27, 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.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Isabelle Gautier

© Works VI By Isabelle Gautier
© Grey /Gold Greens III By Isabelle Gautier

© USA Cheers 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

Monday, November 24, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Lelija Roy

© Dancing In The Shadows By Lelija Roy

© Dream Walking By Lelija Roy

© Morning Magic 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, November 23, 2014

Jonelle McCoy is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Swing By Jonelle McCoy

© The Sky By 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

Saturday, November 22, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Janet Broussard

© Lime Plaid By Janet Broussard

© Perfect Ending By Janet Broussard

© Ventana 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.

Friday, November 21, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Bob Coonts

© Glory By Bob Coonts

© Maurice By Bob Coonts

© Sugar 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

Thursday, November 20, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Michal Ashkenasi

© Prayer To The Moon By Michal Ashkenasi

© Red Sky By Michal Ashkenasi

© Ball Of Fire 3 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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Carol Jo Smidt is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Beach Bums By Carol Jo Smidt

© The Who 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

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Richard Levine

© Marfa, A Town In Texas By Richard Levine

© Still Life, Lighthouse, Eastern Shore By Richard Levine

© The Powder Seller 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

Monday, November 17, 2014

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Eliane Vileria

© East Coast Pier By Elaine Vileria

© Santa Fe II By Elaine Vileria

© Solar Eclipse By Elaine Vileria

  Elaine received her Masters Degree from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY.  She has been an art teacher for students from pre-K, through high school, as well as adult instruction.  She has coordinated and curated
numerous art exhibitions.  After facing breast cancer in 1996, she coordinated three art shows for cancer survivors.
Her artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States, as well as in France, and has been published in "Quilting
Today Magazine".  She has also written and illustrated a children's book,  The Legend of Old Mr. Clarke.

Sunday, November 16, 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, November 15, 2014

Joanne Zeller Quentin is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Maestoso By Joanna Zeller Quentin

© Waiting Room By Joanna Zeller Quentin

© Hope Is A Thing With Feathers 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.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sanda Manuila is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© 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