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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Nicole Hyde

by Carrie Turner on 11/21/2014 3:29:18 AM
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Artist Nicole Hyde is known for expressive landscape paintings that border on abstraction. Additionally, she creates abstract paintings on paper and canvas. Nicole embraces experimental techniques and a bold use of color -- resulting in work that is visually powerful. Informed Collector offered the following statement about Nicole's abstract paintings: "Drama, atmosphere, and an edgy passion are evoked by the use of luscious layers of thick paint incorporated with hints of graphite. Visual poetry at it's best!" [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Diana Sanford, Roseanne Snyder, Nicole Hyde

by FineArtViews on 11/21/2014 2:43:48 AM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Diana Sanford, Roseanne Snyder, Nicole Hyde [...]

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Would You Destroy Your Art?

by Brian Sherwin on 11/19/2014 7:04:43 AM
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Have you chosen to destroy finished paintings, sculptures or other finished works of art in the past? Why did you decide to do it? How would you respond if an art marketing guru suggested you should destroy work that has long been in storage? How would you respond if your art dealer advised you to destroy past work (that is still in your possession) in order to focus 100% on your current body of work? [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Chuck Larivey

by Carrie Turner on 11/19/2014 4:25:45 AM
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Artist Chuck Larivey works primarily as an oil painter. He states that his paintings are typically large scale landscapes, favoring the sun or moon with dramatic atmospheric translucent light effects merging into the earth’s surface. Chuck has garnered acclaim for the way in which he handles water in his sensitive, atmospheric scenes. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Tonya Burdine, Sheri Dinardi, Kathryn Clark

by FineArtViews on 11/19/2014 3:37:02 AM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Tonya Burdine, Sheri Dinardi, Kathryn Clark [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Mario Andres Robinson

by Carrie Turner on 11/16/2014 11:48:13 PM
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Artist Mario Andres Robinson embraces a variety of mediums. He is proficient with pastels, watercolors and oils. Mario's portrait and figurative work often depicts subjects within the context of their daily lives. His powerful art is aligned with the masters of the realist tradition -- viewers will note a connection with Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Eakins and other great realists when viewing Robinson's work. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Bart Cornelis, Tom Heflin, Mario Andres Robinson

by FineArtViews on 11/16/2014 10:54:09 PM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) and Carrie Turner (Editor of FineArtViews) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Bart Cornelis, Tom Heflin, Mario Andres Robinson [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Steven Hileman

by Carrie Turner on 11/14/2014 12:58:58 AM
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Artist Steven Hileman describes himself as a realist with impressionistic influences. Steven’s landscape and cityscape paintings are visually powerful. His work is a reminder of the beauty that surrounds us all. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Steven Hileman, Mark Lague, James Crandall

by FineArtViews on 11/13/2014 11:56:41 PM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Steven Hileman, Mark Lague, Janes Crandall [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Douglas Malone

by Carrie Turner on 11/12/2014 4:04:00 PM
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Artist Douglas Malone is known for his thought-provoking figure paintings. Douglas notes that figurative drawing is the foundation of his studio practice. He is fascinated by the human form. His work reveals the wide range of interpretation that can be established when the human body is visually explored. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Douglas Malone, Arena Shawn, Gia Moody

by FineArtViews on 11/12/2014 2:46:31 PM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had three members of the FASO Team select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Douglas Malone, Arena Shawn, Gia Moody [...]

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Let’s Have an Ar(t)gument: When a gallery refuses to sell art to a customer

by Brian Sherwin on 11/12/2014 8:23:51 AM
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I’m interested in knowing how YOU would feel if the gallery representing you refused to sell your work to a potential buyer. Would you be upset if your gallery made the decision based on bold assumptions concerning the motive or status of the prospective buyer? Would you view it as the gallery looking out for your best interest -- or would you view it as a lost opportunity 'rooted' in fear? Would you reconsider your relationship with the gallery if a scenario like this happened? [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Paul Saindon

by Carrie Turner on 11/9/2014 10:43:35 PM
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Artist Paul Saindon is known for exploring a wide range of themes and subjects. He works primarily as an acrylic painter - though he is known to switch to oil paints when painting plein air in the winter. Paul notes that he is fascinated by light, vivid colors and the human form. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Ray Hassard, Paul Saindon, Jack Morris

by FineArtViews on 11/9/2014 10:03:29 PM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Ray Hassard, Paul Saindon, Jack Morris [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Sandra Bridges

by Carrie Turner on 11/7/2014 7:02:25 AM
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Artist Sandra Bridges is primarily an oil painter. Sandra is known for creating emotionally charged paintings -- be it her ability to capture the energy of a jazz performance or the strength of character on a subjects face. In a sense, Sandra’s work serves as a social bridge. Her powerful work stands as an exploration of the past, present and future…revealing that we are all linked in some way. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Patricia McGeeney, Catherine Marchand, Susan Kuznitsky

by FineArtViews on 11/7/2014 6:13:17 AM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) and Carrie Turner (Editor of FineArtViews) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Patricia McGeeney, Catherine Marchand, Susan Kuznitsky [...]

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Exploring the 'US vs. THEM' Mentality of the Art World

by Brian Sherwin on 11/5/2014 7:25:57 AM
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All of the ‘us vs. them’ battles within the art world won’t change the way they view art on a personal level. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Mara Light

by Carrie Turner on 11/5/2014 7:03:05 AM
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Artist Mara Light is known for her unique approach to abstract realism. Mara’s work explores representational and nonrepresentational art in a powerful way. There are a number of ways to interpret her work -- one could suggest that her work invites viewers to partake in a complex, multi-leveled visual journey. Mara’s fans embrace the journey: she notes that her work has been shown at galleries, charity events, and has been commissioned by dozens of private and public collectors. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Mara Light, Tai Meng Lim, Jenna Anderson

by FineArtViews on 11/5/2014 6:11:46 AM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) and Carrie Turner (Editor of FineArtViews) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Mara Light, Tai Meng Lim, Jenna Anderson [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Bart Cornelis

by Carrie Turner on 11/2/2014 11:02:40 AM
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Artist Bart Cornelis is primarily an oil painter. His exquisite paintings are marked by a sense of old world charm. The visual impact of his work is often heightened by a whimsical quality that plays on the imagination of viewers -- we find ourselves transported to a world of elves and mysterious dolls. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Bart Cornelis, Rachel Herrera, Mikko Freeman

by FineArtViews on 11/2/2014 10:07:47 AM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: Bart Cornelis, Rachel Herrera, Mikko Freeman [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Romona Youngquist

by Carrie Turner on 10/30/2014 11:31:06 PM
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Artist Romona Youngquist is known for painting beautiful rural scenes. Romona has stated that her inspiration comes from her surroundings – "be it a weathered farmhouse, an ancient alder standing alone in resplendent autumn hues, or a muted meadow that pulls one's thoughts to a conscious digression." Informed Collector offered the following thoughts about Romona’s paintings: "The artist's special sensitivity comes to life in these engaging oils. Brush and color treatment add to the power and mystic." [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Romona Youngquist, Jeremy Browne, Jean Hirons

by FineArtViews on 10/30/2014 10:18:31 PM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had three FASO Team members select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Romona Youngquist, Jeremy Browne, Jean Hirons [...]

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Art World Gold Rush?

by Brian Sherwin on 10/29/2014 7:17:29 AM
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It is true that the majority of art competitions involve an entry fee. That said, they are generally NOT profitable ventures once the expense of hiring judges, supporting staff and other factors are deducted. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Zac Elletson

by Carrie Turner on 10/28/2014 8:32:15 PM
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Artist Zac Elletson works primarily with oil, charcoal, pencil, and conté. His work explores the interactions of color, composition, skilled drawing, and a faithful representation of subject to convey a meaningful experience to the viewer. Zac has stated that his approach to painting is grounded in the principles of the late 19th century representational masters, while also being influenced by contemporary artists, techniques, and subjects. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Laura Robb, Alexander Chistov, Brock Drenth

by FineArtViews on 10/28/2014 7:51:40 PM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had three FASO Team members select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Laura Robb, Alexander Chistov, Brock Drenth [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Donna Colleran

by Carrie Turner on 10/25/2014 3:54:47 PM
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Artist Donna Colleran is known for creating powerful portrait and figure paintings. Donna’s superb ability as an oil painter is deeply rooted in her exceptional drawing skills. Of this connection she has stated, "I’ve been passionately drawing faces for as long as I can remember." [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: William Harrison, Arena Shawn, Heather Craft

by FineArtViews on 10/25/2014 3:06:56 PM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) and Carrie Turner (Editor of FineArtViews) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: William Harrison, Arena Shawn, Heather Craft [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Toni Danchik

by Carrie Turner on 10/23/2014 1:07:35 PM
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Artist Toni Danchik is known for her expressive figure, landscape and still life paintings. Toni’s painterly work is marked by her bold use of color. Her work is further enhanced by her eye for intriguing compositions. We hope that you enjoy learning more about Toni and her powerful paintings. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Toni Danchik, Marie Francese, Sheldon Saint

by FineArtViews on 10/23/2014 12:23:07 PM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) and Carrie Turner (Editor of FineArtViews) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: Toni Danchik, Marie Francese, Sheldon Saint [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Frantisek Strouhal

by Carrie Turner on 10/22/2014 7:55:46 AM
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Artist Frantisek Strouhal has noted that his work explores the harmony between the spiritual and the physical world. Frantisek raises the bar of his oil print process by utilizing his fertile imagination. His powerful images offer a sense of wonder. [...]

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Let’s Have an Ar(t)gument: Is gallery loyalty important?

by Brian Sherwin on 10/22/2014 7:22:36 AM
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I’m also interested in knowing your thoughts about ‘artist loyalty’. In other words, in what way should an art gallery be loyal to represented artists? Do you agree that loyalty is (or should be) a two-way street? [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Fred Whitson, Nick Wainman, Arturo Arcos

by FineArtViews on 10/22/2014 7:13:45 AM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) and Carrie Turner (Editor of FineArtViews) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: Fred Whitson, Nick Wainman, Arturo Arcos [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Carolyn McDonald

by Carrie Turner on 10/19/2014 2:19:35 PM
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Artist Carolyn McDonald has explored a wide range of themes and subject. Carolyn’s work reveals the joy she experiences as a painter. Each painting captures her love of color, texture and design. We at FineArtViews take joy in the fact that Carolyn shares her joy with the world! [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Constance McBride, Laurie Popp, L. Grassle

by FineArtViews on 10/19/2014 1:28:53 PM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: Constance McBride, Laurie Popp, L. Grassle [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Jan Ledbetter

by Carrie Turner on 10/16/2014 8:52:00 PM
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Artist Jan Ledbetter is known for creating bold mixed-media works of art. She describes her mixed-media paintings as "pictorial tapestries layering observations and imagination, design elements, abstract motifs, and personal symbols." Her current body of work is deeply influenced by her travels in Central and South America. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Frank Ordaz, Brian Sauerland, Tom Shropshire

by FineArtViews on 10/16/2014 8:20:03 PM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: Frank Ordaz, Brian Sauerland, Tom Shropshire [...]

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A Cry against Copycat Mediocrity and Mechanical Art

by Brian Sherwin on 10/15/2014 7:14:40 AM
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I firmly believe that every artist is capable of having an authentic voice. Every artist is capable of adding something to the overall visual conversation. BUT that 'voice' won't be 'heard' unless he or she truly strives for it to be 'heard'. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Samvel Lajikian

by Carrie Turner on 10/14/2014 10:39:16 PM
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Artist Samvel Lajikian is known for creating masterful portrait, landscape and still life paintings. The mastery of his watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings -- all of which reveal strong technique -- is further strengthened by his ability to capture a sense of old world charm. Informed Collector stated the following about Samvel Lajikian’s paintings: "Lajikian's renaissance style breathes life onto the canvas, magnificently displaying the beauty and potential of human beings." [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Samvel Lajikian, Sue Foell, Gail Rein

by FineArtViews on 10/14/2014 9:43:47 PM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: Samvel Lajikian, Sue Foell, Gail Rein [...]

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