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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Brian Slawson

Artist Brian Slawson creates engaging contemporary realist paintings that provoke a sense of nostalgia. His impressive urban and landscape paintings capture the essence of a time and place. Each painting offers a tantalizing sense of mystery, mood and visual storytelling. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Robin Jorgensen

Artist Robin Jorgensen is an abstract painter. Robin's intuitive process is strengthened by her experimental nature. There is an element of risk in her work. Her abstract paintings provide a sense of movement and energy based on her use of bold color combinations and layers of texture. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Mark Farina

Artist Mark Farina creates beautifully rendered paintings. Mark has explored numerous subjects in his studio. His still life paintings capture a sense of magic and reverence. The same can be said of his exquisite landscape paintings. The viewer is invited to observe extraordinary moments in these seemingly ordinary scenes. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Johanna Harmon

Artist Johanna Harmon has established a strong body of exquisite oil paintings. Johanna's emphasis is on the clarification of visual intention. This approach is strengthened by her ability to nurture the overall painted subject. This pivotal understanding defines her work. It serves as the foundation of her direction in the studio. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Carol Fensholt Nierenberg

Artist Carol Fensholt Nierenberg places her heart and soul into creating beautiful sculptures that capture the motion and emotion of the Arabians and Baroque breeds she loves. Her work brings the magic, mystery and power of these striking animals into the home. Carol is able to establish a strong sense of energy and wonder in these captivating sculptures. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Richard Christian Nelson

Artist Richard Christian Nelson notes that he is endlessly fascinated by people. His fantastic portrait paintings are the end result of this dedicated sense of fascination. He considers it a privilege and challenge to capture the essence of the sitter on canvas. Richard's direction is strengthened by his embrace of painterly realism. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Don Yang

Artist Don Yang is a prominent art instructor. He teaches oil painting, figure drawing and artistic anatomy at the American Academy of Art. Don's exquisite portrait paintings capture the strength of his sitter. The character of his subject shines through with every stroke of the brush. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Laura den Hertog

Artist Laura den Hertog strives to explore the limitless capacity of the quiet hero. She peels back the layers of social expectations in order to reveal the quiet hero living beneath the surface of every woman. Her work is a celebration of the strength of womanhood. The fortitude of individualism shines throughout her body of work. In a sense, Laura creates art that is more than a pretty face. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Stuart Fullerton

Artist Stuart Fullerton is best known for his landscapes and figure paintings. His figures and portraits are packed with raw emotion. The psychological quality of these works offer a point of introspection. The viewer is beckoned to search inward as she gazes upon these striking images. In a sense, Stuart's work is a bold examination of the human condition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Ron Griswold

Artist Ron Griswold has explored numerous subjects and themes in his art studio. However, he is arguably best known for his work involving the male figure. Ron's oil paintings offer a tantalizing sense of wonderment. Elements of fantasy are present throughout his body of work. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Rick Graham

Artist Rick Graham is dedicated to figure painting. He firmly believes that nothing can compete with the magnificent complexity of the human form. His paintings reveal the beauty of the human figure. Rick's figure paintings capture a wide range of emotions -- each painting observes the significance of body language. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Catherine Jeffrey

Artist Catherine Jeffrey is known for creating eye-catching cityscape paintings. Her impressive body of work explores the structural landscape while establishing an atmospheric sense of mood. She also likes to capture the transformation that happens at night, when reflected light creates abstract images distorted by neon lights and traffic. Her work forces the viewer to think about the emotional energy one can experience at a specific moment or place while exploring a city. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Ingrid E. Albrecht

Artist Ingrid E. Albrecht explores a variety of themes in her art studio. Her fantastic watercolor paintings transport viewers to a world beyond that of everyday, ordinary life. In a sense, Ingrid's paintings touch a place deep inside our soul by revealing the delicate nature of fleeting moments. This direction is easily observed in her cityscape and figure paintings. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Kristi Grussendorf

Artist Kristi Grussendorf is primarily a watercolor painter. Her exquisite watercolor paintings are marked by a crisp, clean use of color. Additionally, Kristi is intrigued by the rhythm and pattern of light and dark value shapes. Her work pays homage to nature's beauty and to the wonders of urban scenes. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Kay Reinke

Artist Kay Reinke skillfully captures a sense of vitality and richness in her emotionally powerful paintings. Her exquisite abstract paintings are marked by bold, fluid shapes. The visual impact of her work is elevated by a bombardment of vibrant colors. Each piece conveys a lovely sense of movement and emotion. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Elena Katsyura

Artist Elena Katsyura's approach to painting is influenced by the traditions of the Russian realist school and French Impressionism. Elena strives to capture the beauty of pleasant moments caught in time. Her still life paintings reveal the sense of wonder one can experience while examining everyday objects. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Matt Linz

Artist Matt Linz is known for working in a loose, painterly style. His paintings soulfully express the complex emotions of his subjects. Matt notes that the knowledge and understanding gained from a life-painting session is invaluable to his development as an artist. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Michele del Pilar

Artist Michele del Pilar boldly captures the unique nature and personality of her subjects. She takes great joy in rising to meet the challenge of capturing the unique nature and personality of her sitters. Michele is particularly inspired by variations of light and the influence it has on color. This interest is carried over when she explores still life painting. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Michelle Valborg Kondos

Artist Michelle Valborg Kondos is an award-winning landscape and portrait painter. She is currently focused on plein air landscapes of the Anza-Borrego desert. It should be stressed that Michelle's visually striking portrait paintings have stood the test of time. Her portraiture offers a charming glimpse of the subjects personality. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Lisa Boardwine

Artist Lisa Boardwine's abstract paintings are marked by an intriguing use of layered textures and color. She embraces an intuitive process in order to establish what she describes as a history of surface. In a sense, she builds the painting up while tearing other sections down -- excavating to recreate a sense of the mysterious through many layers of media. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Scott Harding

Artist Scott Harding is fascinated by the effect of light on the world around us. He marvels over the fact that a moment in time -- captured by color and composition -- can strike an emotional chord within the viewer. Harding seizes the challenge of capturing his view of the world on canvas. Each painting serves as a timeless reminder of his passion for life. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Mary Mendla

Artist Mary Mendla is focused on abstract painting and fiber art. Mary strives to metaphorically communicate her deepest emotions and spiritual experiences. In a sense, she navigates the mystery of the natural world through color, texture, and composition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Dennis Perrin

Artist Dennis Perrin is best described as a painter of light. Dennis is fascinated by the way in which light illuminates and describes the subject -- this fascination fuels his exploration of the subtleties of light through paint. Among his favorite subjects are the human figure, clothed and nude, flowers, still life, and the interior space, often populated with one or more figures. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Laura Lengeling

Artist Laura Lengeling draws inspiration from her Midwest surroundings and travels. She is arguably best known for her pastel landscape paintings. Her work in pastel offers the viewer a celebration of color. However, Laura is able to tap into this same level of intensity when working with oils. Her work acknowledges the beauty that can be found in everyday scenes. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Ilse Bolle

Artist Ilse Bolle creates visually striking fiber constructions. She strives to create simple, yet strong forms -- working primarily with natural materials. Ilse has noted that each piece starts out as a perfect form. As in nature, elements and forces alter each form. The viewer is beckoned to interpret the significance of these changes. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Ruth Andre

Artist Ruth Andre describes her abstract paintings as an awakening. These expressive paintings reveal the inner spirit of Ruth's heart. One could suggest that Ruth channels the energy from within as the mixing of the paint captures the essence of nature's beauty. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Eric Renner

Artist Eric Renner's still life paintings provide a sense of nostalgia. His work channels how one may feel while enjoying a good cigar or sipping a fine glass of wine. Eric's paintings are focused on the feelings and visual elements of these scenes. Each painting serves as a reminder of good times shared with great company. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Dan McGrath

Artist Dan McGrath is the founder of Plein Air Painters of the Bluegrass. He enjoys the outdoors, hiking, and canoeing. These activities inform his plein air paintings. Dan's charming field studies reveal the intrinsic beauty of the natural world. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Gary Kim

Artist Gary Kim's work runs the gamut starting with an evocative series of paintings that depict the essence of how mysterious art can be. Gary's landscape paintings are bright, joyous and full of passion. His figurative pieces tell a story that takes us into the depths of each individual. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Bryan Trent Fair

Artist Bryan Trent Fair strives to bring forth the mystical and the intangible in the faces of those he paints. Bryan describes painting as a form of meditation -- his detailed style is the perfect path for stilling his mind and tapping into the emotion and timeless qualities of his subjects. He embraces the challenge of his visual journey throughout the painting process. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Fred Whitson

Artist Fred Whitson concentrates on the drama and grace of the human form. Fred is highly skilled at establishing a captivating sense of raw emotion in his work. We hope that you enjoy his intriguing portraiture and figurative subjects. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Gerald Syler

Artist Gerald Syler embraced abstract painting after an extensive period of focusing on representational art. His abstract paintings are marked by a bold use of color and line. The raw quality of Gerald's work is strengthened by his lovely use of texture. His body of work captures an enduring sense of freedom and movement. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Neal Hedges

Artist Neal Hedges crafts intriguing wildlife sculptures out of wire, fabric, wood and metal. He seeks to capture the essence of his subject. Each sculpture reflects an interpretation of mood and spirit. In a sense, Neal's wonderful sculptures acknowledge the spirit of the wild. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Cecilia Aisin-Gioro

Artist Cecilia Aisin-Gioro firmly believes the art of painting can communicate in a way that is not possible with words. Cecilia's highly detailed paintings express a wide range of emotions. Her oil paintings often convey a strong sense of loss -- yet each painting shines with the pride of tradition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Deirdre Shibano

Artist Deirdre Shibano has establish a solid reputation for creating beautiful plein air paintings. However, she is also a highly skilled portrait and figure painter. Shibano is passionate about the process of painting. She is equally inspired by the natural world and the human condition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Debra Keirce

Artist Debra Keirce paints unique still life arrangements in a classical realistic style. She is inspired by the magic that can be found in daily stories of joy, desire, challenge and encouragement. In a sense, Debra's work transforms ordinary items into an extraordinary, thought-provoking visual narrative. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Ann Kraft Walker

Artist Ann Kraft Walker is known for creating exquisite still life and portrait paintings. Ann is highly skilled at developing a sense of rustic charm in her still life paintings. Her portrait paintings capture the strength and raw determination of the individual. Ann's work explores the deeper meanings of simple, everyday moments. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Shana Levenson

Artist Shana Levenson is highly skilled at capturing a range of emotions in her visually striking portrait paintings. The power of the individual shines throughout her impressive work. Informed Collector offered the following statement about her paintings: "Engaging figurative works - Levenson is very good at making a strong emotional connection between subject matter and the viewer." [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Doreen St. John

Artist Doreen St. John's lovely paintings demonstrate her deep appreciation for the natural environment. Doreen's love of light and color shines throughout her body of landscape paintings. These core factors are carried over when she explores the human form. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Michael Nickle

Artist Michael Nickle's landscape and figure paintings are marked by a delightful use of texture. Michael's painterly brushwork is strengthened by his bold use of color and eye for composition. Each painting captures a strong sense of mood that speaks directly to the soul of the viewer. [...]

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