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Pierre Auguste Renoir

Pierre Auguste Renoir BiographyYouth
Self Portrait Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France, the child of a working class family. As a boy, he worked in a porcelain factory where his drawing talents led to him being chosen to paint designs on fine china. He also painted hangings for overseas missionaries and decorations on fans before he enrolled in art school. During those early years, he often visited the Louvre to study the French master painters.
In 1862 he began studying art under Charles Gleyre in Paris. There he met Alfred Sisley, Frédéric Bazille, and Claude Monet. At times during the 1860s, he did not have enough money to buy paint. Although Renoir first started exhibiting paintings at the Paris Salon in 1864, recognition did not come for another ten years, due, in part, to the turmoil of the Franco-Prussian War.
During the Paris Commune in 1871, while he painted on the banks of the Seine River, some members of a commune group thought he was a spy, and were…

Ernie Echols Featured Photographer

Ernie Echols, like other artists I feature, is also someone I greatly admire. His love of nature, humanity, family and his friends is beautiful, and this very beauty shines in his artwork. No one can fail to see the magnificent inner heart and soul of Ernie.



Red Macaw:
Photo of a Red Macaw eating a walnut.


Ernie Echols a fine artist who resides in the great state of Colorado. He is drawn in by the inspiration of the beautiful nature and scenery surrounding him.



Face Off - Ernie says "strange creation". I love it!

Ernie has found deep and devoted ways to express his talents through his inspirations. His talents are well defined in his wildlife and nature photography. He spends most of his free time searching for that special shot and his ability to get up close to wildlife enables him to capture unique photos. He always manages to capture the expressions and moods in the faces of wildlife.



East African Crowned Crane 4
East African Crowned Crane Upclose. Square Format.




Redtail Ha…

Natalie Holland Featured Artist

Natalie says, "I don't conform to any style or genre. I'm free as a bird and fly where I please. My creativity would suffer, if I only flew in one direction. Free, free, free is my motto.' ~ Natalie Holland"







"Being an artist is a great adventure. I love to paint and experiment in different mediums because each offers a unique quality."







"As a self-taught artist, I learned to paint my own way. Self-expression is very important to me regardless of medium. I often break rules and don't confine myself in any type or technique. If I were to restrict myself to any one type, subject or technique I would kill the creative fire that motivates me."





It is very hard to select a favorite, but for me it is this beauty.



For me, this work has everything within - the entire color choices and composition work together to bring about a sense of completion.

To see more of Natalie's work please click below!

Natalie Holland Art

Have a most enjoyable weekend, my rea…

KM Corcoran Featured Artist

I have no biography on KM Corcoran, so the images will have to suffice, but I doubt you will be disappointed.

Camera Motion





Reverse Lens





Abstract





Colored Pencil Effect





My Favorite? Apart from the first one I featured is this beauty-:



There is something apocolptic like in this image, whether intended or not, but I like it.

To see more of KM's work please click the link below!

KM Cocoran Fine Art Photography

Happy Thanksgiving!

Zeana Romanovna

Marilyn Smith Featured Artist

Marilyn, a most talented artist says "I am currently residing in Arizona and have previously exhibited in galleries in Arizona and Wisconsin. Having lived in both states, it has given me very diverse subject matter as is evident in the variety of art pieces I have posted here." "







"I also have appeared in several art shows in both states and received various awards, including the Wisconsin Regional Art Show Travelling Exhibit Award for my watercolor 'Spring In Tlaquepaque'. While working for the Dean Medical Center in Madison, WI, I completed several commission pieces to be displayed in their clinics ('Comin' Home', 'The Catch', 'Little Mill', and Christine's Ride'). I also created their employee birthday card for several years in a row."



Magnificent artistry!







"During the June 6-12, 2011, I was honored to receive a Best of Show Award while being featured on the Copper Flame Virtual Gallery."

Looking at Marilyn S…

Sarah and Jeff Normandeau Featured Photographers

Their story and magnificent imagery!



"As wildlife enthusiasts both Jeff and Sarah spend most of their free time outdoors in nature photographing wildlife. Nature is a place to connect to your own spirituality, inner self, find balance, and to marvel at all of the miracles that Mother Earth has to offer us. As people who respect and love wildlife Jeff and Sarah live by the motto 'Take nothing but pictures...Leave nothing but footprints...Kill nothing but time."







"Each photographic journey is an adventure as you never know what you'll find. All photos for sale of wild animals were taken out in their natural environment/habitat. Jeff and Sarah do not believe in using bait or any other unnatural means of luring in animals. All wild animals were taken ethically, with a whole lot of patience and love."







Adorable? I think so!

"Jeff and Sarah are strict vegetarians, believe in helping the environment, and are owned by two black cats-Jelly Bean and Echo who were re…