Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rest in the Beauty of Art by Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day Valerie Travers

© Dramatic End by Valerie Travers
© Reflections by Valerie Travers
© Softly Softly by Valerie Travers
The Island of Guernsey, second largest of the Channel Islands, is where I live with my two sons and where I feel most comfortable. This is home, my roots are deeply embedded here.  
 Art is second nature to me, enabling a connection to the bigger picture and is also a way of expressing myself through colour and texture. I have many other outlets for my creativity, but art has been my main focus for the past twenty years.

               http://valerietravers.artspan.com/


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Visual Language Artist of the Day Niki Gulley

© Autumn Crescendo By Niki Gulley



"At an early age, having found that the grandeur of nature has the ability to uplift the soul, my feet became set upon the path that would guide my artistic life. This emotional view of the world is something that I’ve tried to translate through my canvas so that the viewer can journey with me. Having been inspired by the impressionists, I strive to capture the vibrant energy and intrinsic beauty of our natural surroundings." - Niki Gulley
© Swimming in Circles By Niki Gulley





http://www.nikigulley.com/




Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Waving Colors, Designs in Motion, Visual Language Artist of the Day Bob Coonts.



© Big Ben By Bob Coonts

© Four Fouls By Bob Coonts

© Mountain Wildflower 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


http://www.bobcoonts.com/


Monday, April 27, 2015

Color on Color, Life in Layers... Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day Annie O'Brien Gonzales



© Charming Afternoon By Annie O'Brien Gonzales

© Gorgeous By Annie O'Brien Gonzales
© Acequia #2 By Annie O'Brien Gonzales


Annie O'Brien Gonzales studied painting and art history at Oregon State University. Proficient in oil, acrylic, and mixed media, she is a colorist who creates expressive images inspired by nature. She has appeared in numerous shows throughout the West and her work is in private collections across the country.




http://www.annieobriengonzales.com/



Sunday, April 26, 2015

VL Rees Visual Language Artist of the Day....


© 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.




http://www.vlrees.com/


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sanda Manuila, Exploring Opposites and Paradox in her incredible artwork. Visual Language 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


http://sandamanuila.artspan.com/



Friday, April 24, 2015

SUNSHINE on your day from Visual Language Magazine's Artist of the Day Shirley Anderson


© Hello Sunshine By Shirley Anderson

© Sunlit By Shirley Anderson
© Michigan Morning By Shirley Anderson

"Some would say that artists must give up the “arts scene” to live in an out-of-the-way place with the natural beauty that we enjoy. But I say, not so. We have it all here - nature’s beauty, a climate conducive to plein air painting, and a healthy focus on art education. It doesn’t get any better than this." - Shirley Anderson






Thursday, April 23, 2015

Jonelle T McCoy Artist of the Day. Contemporary Equine Paintings

Seduction By Jonelle McCoy

Live Again - A Memorial Painting for Jessica M Moore By Jonelle McCoy

A Pair of Scissors 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


http://www.jonellemccoy.com/


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lelija Roy Unique Rhythms and Textures of the Living Earth, Visual Language Artist of the Day


© Class Reunion By Lelija Roy

© Silver Bells 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.




http://www.lelija.net



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Logan Bauer is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© On The Bart In Oakland By Logan Bauer

© San Juan Evening By Logan Bauer

© Behind The Golden Nugget By Logan Bauer




L. BAUER SPENT MUCH OF HIS ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL YEARS OVERSEAS.  HE TOOK HIS FIRST PAINTING CLASS IN LONDON, ENGLAND AT THE AGE OF 13. UPON HIS RETURN TO ARIZONA HE CONTINUED TO TAKE ART CLASSES AT PHOENIX COLLEGE AND ARIZONA STATE  UNIVERSITY, WHILE HE PURSUED OTHER PROFESSIONAL GOALS.  IT WAS NOT UNTIL RECENTLY THAT PAINTING STOPPED BEING A PART TIME ENDEAVOR OR HOBBY AND BECAME A FULL TIME COMMITMENT





http://www.artistpath.com/


Monday, April 20, 2015

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is VL Rees

© 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.


http://www.vlrees.com/



Sunday, April 19, 2015

Roseanne Snyder is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© Lavender Sunset By Roseanne Snyder 

© Yellow Sunset By Roseanne Snyder 

© A Very Distinguished Pelican 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





http://roseannesnyder.blogspot.com/




Saturday, April 18, 2015

VL Magazine Artist of the Day is Elaine Vileria


© Riveting Tales By Elaine Vileria

© Tongue - In - Groovy By Elaine Vileria

© Bridge After Sunrise 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.




http://elainevileria.artspan.com/


Friday, April 17, 2015

Bob Coonts is VL Magazine Artist of the Day


© Sunrise Reflections 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


http://www.bobcoonts.com/



Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lelija Roy is VL Magazine Artist of the Day

© 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.
 


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

VL Magazine Artis of the Day is Sanda Manuila

© Dismay By Sanda Manuila

© Impressions Of A Vineyard By Sanda Manuila

© Reality Is A Trick 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


http://sandamanuila.artspan.com/


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Richard Levine is VL Magazine Artist of the Day


© 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