Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Arlene Carmel says of her artwork, "Photography has always been a passion of mine from the time I first looked through a view finder when I was ten years old. Through my work I will share my visual experiences with others as art captured in a photograph. I reproduce the image, providing the viewer with photographic art that conveys a message, a story, or just the sheer beauty of an object or scene. There is no magic to my work, no manipulation save for a few digitally enhanced images. The main body of my work is the original capture with or without some minor correction. What I hope to share with those who view and purchase my work is the world as I see it, beauty, flaws and all."
What a beautiful outlook Arlene has on her work!
I love doors!!
Ummm, this could get tempting.
What a splendid macro and excellent perspective!
Gorgeous green hills.
Beach days naturally framed.
As always, a favorite I find of my own!
Please visit Arlene Carmel by clicking her name below.
Arlene Carmel Fine Art
Until next week!
Romanovna Fine Art
Barbara Griffin says, "I try to create something every day either on canvas, paper, fabric or the computer screen. I use my photographs of landscapes, seascapes, wildlife and vintage photos, which I like to call 'Snippets of time', as inspiration for my original paintings. Many original paintings are available for sale by contacting me directly by email. All my work is available as canvas prints, paper stock prints, acrylic prints or greeting cards. You can pick a mat and frame for your purchase or have it shipped without one. The large greeting cards are 5'x7' and can have a personalized message on the inside. They can be purchased as a single card, in packs of 10 or packs of 25 which have reduced prices."
Here are some of her works on offer.
A personal favorite of mine -:
Visit Barbara Griffin by clicking her name below -:
Barbara Griffin Fine Art
Thursday, 16 August 2012
"One of Lara's photos was Recently published in the 2011 Farmers & Merchant's Bank Callendar. Other photo achievements include 1st place winner of the 2007 Chincoteague Bay Trail's End Photo Contest and Second Place winner & an honorable mention in the 2006 Shenandoah Audubon Photo Contest."
"Lara makes her home in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband where she has been photographing nature scenes for the past 18 years. Most of her photos are shot near her home in the Blue Ridge, the Virginia shore on or near Assateague Island and also on the Oregon Coast where she spent a great deal of her childhood. "
"Her photos often capture the smallest details in nature that are frequently overlooked by most of us as we go about our busy days. She hopes that her work inspires others to slow down, take a few deep breaths and really see the beauty that is all around us every day.
She is always amazed at how the same area from day to day can look so completely different depending on the weather, time of year and the lighting. “One day the valley looks calm and serene whereas another day the clouds create an ominous approaching drama as they roll over the mountains.”
"Lara was born in Laguna Beach California in 1969 to parents who also have a deep appreciation of nature. She fondly remembers childhood camping trips up and down the Oregon and California coast with her family. She remembers the most enjoyable thing to her on these trips was learning to identify the different plants, birds, butterflies and animals in the areas where they camped. To this day being in and around nature is a very important aspect of her life."
As usual, a personal favorite, and that's whether the artist agrees or not, this is one of the perks of featuring artists. I get to select a favorite!
Please visit the beautiful photography of Laura Ellis by clicking her name below. You will come away sensing her passion for nature.
Laura Ellis Fine Art
Until next week,
The art of Frank Wilson is dauntingly beautiful, and sure to impress any serious connoisseur of art as well as those who love to see magnificent art! Don't we all?
Franks says of his art, "A full time professional artist since 1971, Frank's formal art education took place at the School of Practical Art and the Art Institute of Boston where he majored in Editorial Illustration and minored in Photography. He continued his fine art education with further studies under Marko Lolo Marchi and Steven Yankopolis. Over the years, the artist has won many awards for his paintings and sculptures. In February 2010 he was awarded First Place and an Honorable Mention for two entries in the Turner Colour Works of Japan International Gouache Painting Competition. In September of 2005 he was awarded by the City of Chico California, the COBA (Chico Outdoor Board Art) Peoples Choice Award and a commission for a large outdoor mural. Twice, by invitation, he exhibited in the New York State Museum, and has also been featured in art galleries in Canada, New England, Virginia, North Carolina and California as well as in Zurich and Geneva, Switzerland."
"On October 9, 1998 he was a featured artist on ABC's nationally televised 'Good Morning America' show. On January 23, 2009 he was a featured artist on CBS Action News on KHSL TV in Chico, California.
A prolific painter, Wilson has created over 3,000 original works in oils and watercolors just since 1995 in addition to hundreds of sculptures. Wilson's paintings and sculptures are in private and corporate art collections in dozens of countries on five continents. He also has painted scores of murals and illusions in homes and businesses."
The wilds of nature, in all it's diversity, is the common denominator for this multi-talented artist. The hills and mountains in the wilderness areas of Northern New England and Northern California are the inspiration for his widely ranging work in water media. Hiking by the light of the full moon has inspired Frank to create a series of 'nocturnal' watercolors. Climbing in the high country, the artist has witnessed the light of dawn and dusk and translated those moments into dramatic paintings. These unique watercolor and gouache paintings capture the magic of a moonlit winter's evening or a mountain sunset. Sunny days or violent storms, clouds play an important role in many of his landscapes.
Wilson also paints in oils which he prefers to emphasize the atmospheric quality of mountain vistas and the winding trails he loves to hike. Wilson is known for his 'landscape portraits' of well known natural beauty spots and detailed paintings of wildlife. His wildlife art has been exhibited in many of the major Eastern Wildlife Art Shows. Two of his wildlife paintings were published in Canada as limited edition prints of six thousand each which sold out soon after publication. "
Frank Wilson has always had a deep appreciation for natural beauty and a reverence for the natural world. His passion is evident in each of his works, whether it be a small gouache study or a large oil painting.
This passion shows through on every artwork Franks touches. I would dearly love to have lessons with this Master Artist!!
And a final image - often my personal, or in this case one of my personal favorites of Frank Wilson's extraordinary masterpieces.
If you don't take the time out to pour a coffee and take a look through Frank's work, you are missing out on a lesson in life and art.
Click below to visit Frank Wilson and read more about him!
Frank Wilson Fine Artist
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Greg DeBeck's photography makes me feel as if I have been transported to another place in time where all I see is beauty.
Greg DeBeck says, "I have always been interested in photography, and have really been devoting a lot of time to learning different techniques and styles in the last few years. Never had any formal training, but I do read a lot on the subject and try to put what I learn from books and other photographers into practice. I live on the mid-coast of Maine, in Blue Hill, just an hour from Acadia National Park, where there are endless photographic opportunities. In fact the whole state of Maine is just a photograph waiting to be captured."
Simply viewing Greg's work is testament to what he says.
Lastly, an image the brought me to the end of a wonderful journey.
Greg DeBeck's portfolio is a must see. Please visit him!!
Greg DeBeck Photography
Until next week!
Romanovna Fine Art
Cricket Hackmann says of herself, "As a Missouri farm wife and mother-of-two, my love of photography began with documenting my children's days...and has expanded to become a means of holding on to a piece of all the beauty that surrounds us. Most of my photographs are rural landscapes or close-ups of nature in our area with occasional other subjects added in as they catch my eye.
I have so much to learn about this art -- but the journey is so satisfying!"
This is mine :)
Finally, one I simply feel and hope you do, too.
Please visit Cricket Hackmann at the link below to fully appreciate a woman who shows her love of life in her art.
Cricket Hackmann Photography
Enjoy your visit!