Tag: Artofmonth

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Artist of the Month: Marion W. Hylton: Moving Easily Among Media

Gainesville, Florida, artist Marion W. Hylton is adept at oil, masterful in watercolor, and award-winning in pastel. High Water2006, pastel, 19 x 26. Collection the artist.Best in Show at the St. Augustine Art Association's Honors Show. By Bob Bahr Gainesville, Florida, artist Marion W. Hylton is adept at oil, masterful in watercolor, and award-winning in…

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Artist of the Month: Brian Smith: Figurative Abstracts

This Toronto artist has spent the last three years exploring abstraction of the human figure, blending his classical training with a new approach. Red Bootby Brian Smith, oil, 36 x 24. by Bob Bahr Brian Smith is classically trained and has been drawing and teaching in this style for more than 40 years. But about…

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Artist of the Month: Sarah Siltala: Capturing Utter Stillness

This New Mexico artist slowly builds up transparent glazes of oil colors to create still lifes and landscapes with luminous, vibrant, and subtle textures. Evening Solitude,2008, oil on board, 15 x 15. All artwork this article private collection. by Naomi Ekperigin It would seem fitting that Sarah Siltala is now a prolific oil painter, as…

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Artist of the Month: Benjamin McVey: Painting Objects Lost and Found

This New York City artist paints landscapes, still lifes, and portraits that highlight the relationships between seemingly disparate objects. by Naomi Ekperigin This Situation2006, oil, 20 x 16. All artwork this article collection the artist. Self-Portrait Shouting2008, oil, 22 x 18. “Art has always been a vital part of my life,” says Benjamin McVey. “I…

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Artist of the Month: Lisa Goren: A New Meaning of Wet-in-Wet Watercolor

For this Massachusetts artist, water is both her subject and her medium. Iceberg From Our Zodiac, Antarctica No.  22005, watercolor, 24 x 36. All artwork this article collection the artist, unless otherwise indicated. by Naomi Ekperigin The majority of Lisa Goren’s watercolors depict the ice of Antarctica, which she first viewed 10 years ago. After…

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Artist of the Month: Marilyn Fuerstenberg

 This self-taught artist has found that learning to paint in watercolor is not only fun and challenging, but it also enables her to explore the world around her. Day Job 2007, watercolor, 22 x 12. All artwork this article collection the artist. by Naomi Ekperigin Marilyn Fuerstenberg first began painting in watercolor more than 20…

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Artist of the Month: Arturo Samaniego

 This Florida-based artist paints still lifes in oil that hint at a human presence. Trio on Marble Block2007, oil, 36 x 48. All artwork this article collection the artist unless otherwise indicated. by Naomi Ekperigin For 15 years, Arturo Samaniego’s artistic aspirations took a backseat to his computer hardware business, which was a far cry…

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Artist of the Month: Karen Kaapcke

 This New York City artist’s creative process involves self-reflection, during which she asks herself not only what she is painting, but also why she’s compelled to do so. by Naomi Ekperigin Daniel I2006, oil on linen, 22 x 18. Collection Mr. and Mrs. Andres Barragan. Karen Kaapcke reached a major turning point in her life…

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Artist of the Month: Mark Marcuson: Art Versus Science

This Nebraska artist went from scientific illustration to still lifes and figures that enable him to examine life in a new way. Cranberries 2008, oil, 24 x 16. Collection the artist. by Naomi Ekperigin Mark Marcuson is an equal-opportunity artist. Having spent most of his life drawing and painting, he has not simply dabbled in…

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Artist of the Month: Nick Clulow: Interior Acrylic Portraits

This Maryland artist always paints from life, creating work that gives personality and history to inanimate objects. Apartment Fridge2001, acrylic on panel, 5 x 7. All artwork this article private collection. by Naomi Ekperigin Nick Clulow paints household items with the intensity and reverence of a portrait artist. Painting directly from life, the artist attempts…

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Artist of the Month: Steve White: Capturing Nature in Transparent Watercolor

 This artist, who primarily paints landscapes in transparent watercolor, finds the unpredictability of the medium to be its most enjoyable trait. by Naomi Ekperigin Cascade2004, watercolor, 19 x 28. All artwork this article private collection unless otherwise indicated. Steve White has always loved recording the natural world. Born in Virginia and raised in New Jersey,…

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Artist of the Month: Alex Garcia

 This painter, who works in egg tempera, creates figurative work that taps into themes and relationships both personal and universal. by Naomi Ekperigin La Esperanza2007, egg tempera, 11 x 14. Collection the artist. “My subject matter at the moment involves people. They are portraits– but more than just portraits,” says Texas-based artist Alex Garcia. Born…