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March 2015 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

by FineArtViews on 4/24/2015 7:35:50 AM
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Our esteemed judge, Anna Bain has completed the judging of the March 2015 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Shinhuey Ho

by Carrie Turner on 4/23/2015 11:30:28 PM
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Artist Shinhuey Ho is known for creating visually striking portraiture. Additionally, she has created a wide range of figure, still life and landscape paintings. Shinhuey has stated that she learned to paint by studying Old Master paintings and attending workshops instructed by living masters. [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Juliana Limeira, Michele del Pilar, Nanci France-Vaz

by FineArtViews on 4/23/2015 10:51:49 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: Juliana Limeira, Michele del Pilar, Nanci France-Vaz [...]


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Artist Spotlight: David Cheifetz

by Dave Geada on 4/22/2015 8:01:18 AM
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Make every piece of work just challenging enough so that you feel a tiny bit of fear and uncertainty. Try to experiment a little with each new work. It will help keep things fresh and exciting. If there is always some risk and some doubt, you won’t stagnate. You’ll grow. [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Kevin Macpherson

by Carrie Turner on 4/21/2015 10:14:00 PM
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Artist Kevin Macpherson is considered one of the leading plein air painters in the United States. Kevin has lived a life beyond his wildest dreams because he followed his muse. Paints in hand, he has globe-trotted to over thirty-five countries and counting. Art is his mistress as he travels in search of inspiration. His colorful, compelling oils cross international borders, speaking with the universal language of color. [...]


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Staff Pick from the FASO Daily Art Show: Shinhuey Ho, Shana Levenson, Kimberly Beck

by FineArtViews on 4/21/2015 8:59:42 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: Shinhuey Ho, Shana Levenson, Kimberly Beck [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Victoria Pinney

by Carrie Turner on 4/17/2015 11:00:43 AM
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Artist Victoria Pinney's abstract paintings offer a powerful exploration of color, texture and time. Her work generally involves multiple layers that mesh together based on the direction of her visual journey. Victoria views her work as a study of time -- each layer represents a decision marked by a sense of history. The past is revealed through erosion of the present. [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: M. Camille Day, Lisa Mitchell, Christina C. Kuo

by FineArtViews on 4/17/2015 10:29:41 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: M. Camille Day, Lisa Mitchell, Christina C. Kuo [...]


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Is Art Lost in the Fog of Elitism?

by Sharon Griffes Tarr on 4/17/2015 10:10:53 AM
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Life is far different today in many countries around the world than in previous centuries. For instance, here in the United States, almost everyone has access to a formal education, to transportation, to mass media, etc. Our people as a whole enjoy an intellectual status that has not been known since the beginning of time. And yet, many people such as the young married woman I mentioned earlier, still say, “I know nothing about art”. Isn’t it time we change that? [...]


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Mulligan

by Jack White on 4/16/2015 6:25:19 AM
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This is why it’s so important we learn how to forgive ourselves for our mistakes. I use the saying, “Turn the page on yesterday and open a new one today.” Don’t continue to beat up on yourself. Live life as fully as possible and start every day with a clear heart and bright eyes. Leave the Mulligans to the golfers. [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Ted Butler

by Carrie Turner on 4/15/2015 7:03:06 AM
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Artist Ted Butler is dedicated to abstract painting. Ted has always been fascinated by the spontaneity, problems to be solved, and sense of freedom that abstract art provides. He firmly believes that abstract art visually represents the fact that there are no guarantees in life -- difficulties will not always be successfully dealt with. Informed Collector stated the following about Ted's abstract paintings: "Complex abstract work inspiring the mind to sink deeper into the dance between mystery and memory." [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Ted Butler, Carol Hopper, Victoria Pinney

by FineArtViews on 4/15/2015 6:38:21 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: Ted Butler, Carol Hopper, Victoria Pinney [...]


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If You Master This, Your Art Will Improve

by John P. Weiss on 4/14/2015 8:12:37 AM
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Keep it simple. Cut out the non-essential. Get up earlier, so your personal time won't compete with family time. Don't be afraid to say no to people who want to spend your time for you. Be gracious about it, but say no. Do hard things. It won't always be easy but you can do it. And when you do, your art will improve considerably. [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Julia Hacker

by Carrie Turner on 4/14/2015 2:42:07 AM
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Artist Julia Hacker is a multidisciplinary artist working in a variety of contemporary mixed mediums, acrylic paint, handmade collage, and illustration. Her powerfully expressive work challenges viewers with a sense of whimsical intrigue -- striking at our natural curiosity for the known and unknown. [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Scott A. Jones, Dale Olsen, Tai-Meng Lim

by FineArtViews on 4/14/2015 2:03:05 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: Scott A. Jones, Dale Olsen, Tai-Meng Lim [...]


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Does Art Solve A Problem?

by Stede Barber on 4/10/2015 8:05:47 AM
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I believe that by understanding and honoring our natural need for the arts, we would see less suffering, unhappiness, violence, and pain in the world, and an increase in happiness, health, fulfillment, and well-being. [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Joan Fullerton

by Carrie Turner on 4/10/2015 6:24:06 AM
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Artist Joan Fullerton is known for creating a wide range of mixed media art. Her powerful collage work is often marked by an awe-inspiring sense of surrealism -- while her abstract paintings offer a delightful exploration of color, form, and bold brushwork. Joan's body of work will stir your imagination. [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Joan Fullerton, Lauren Kistner, Heidi Harner

by FineArtViews on 4/10/2015 5:58:22 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: Joan Fullerton, Lauren Kistner, Heidi Harner [...]


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Lessons From the Gym: The Whale Watcher

by Luann Udell on 4/9/2015 7:45:42 AM
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How many times have we heard about another artist's success, envied their 'luck' and lamented our lack of same? Now think how often we trouble ourselves to find out what they did to achieve that. [...]


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Artist Spotlight: Nina Fabunmi

by Dave Geada on 4/8/2015 7:45:26 AM
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The first key to my success was to never let my circumstances stop me. In fact, I used my frustrations to motivate me. [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Rita Curtis

by Carrie Turner on 4/8/2015 3:20:23 AM
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Artist Rita Curtis is known for embracing a wide range of subjects as an oil painter. Rita's paintings often appear to bridge the gap between traditional realism and impressionism. Each painting is marked by an exquisite use of essential shapes, colors, and brush strokes. [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Rita Curtis, Amanda Fish, Julie Messerschmidt

by FineArtViews on 4/8/2015 2:43:00 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: Rita Curtis, Amanda Fish, Julie Messerschmidt [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Denise Racine

by Carrie Turner on 4/6/2015 2:13:54 AM
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Artist Denise Racine approaches her art with a keen sense of observation. Denise has stated that she strives to capture moments frozen in time -- candid moments that reflect aspects of everyday life. It is her wish for each and everyone of us to be able to catch a glimpse of our own lives through the tender 'stolen moments' that inspire her work. [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Steven Hileman, Denise Racine, Tim Hagerty

by FineArtViews on 4/6/2015 1:40:02 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: Steven Hileman, Denise Racine, Tim Hagerty [...]


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Spotlight On: David Cheifetz

by FineArtViews on 4/3/2015 7:29:42 AM
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'The Fat of the Land' by David Cheifetz was selected Best of Show in the February 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Carole Böggemann Peirson

by Carrie Turner on 4/2/2015 9:46:43 PM
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Artist Carole Böggemann Peirson has garnered acclaim for her stunning paintings. She is widely known for creating works that capture the essence of rural America. Carole has discovered a great sense of pleasure and fulfillment in creating impressions of things that fascinate and inspire her. She strives to captivate viewers with the wonder of nature. [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: John Mansueto, Philippe Gandiol, Felicity Sidwell

by FineArtViews on 4/2/2015 8:38:48 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: John Mansueto, Philippe Gandiol, Felicity Sidwell [...]


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Mistakes

by Jack White on 4/2/2015 7:28:24 AM
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The reason I have written so many art marketing books is to share with you the things not to do. I have made all the major blunders possible. I doubt any artist can exceed me in gaffes. We all make mistakes but only the secure can admit their blunder and learn from it. [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Laura Robb

by Carrie Turner on 4/1/2015 7:14:15 AM
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Artist Laura Robb's engaging still life paintings have been described as a mixture between vibrant movement and serene calm. Laura works between three mediums - oils, watercolors and pastels. However, she is most drawn to the richness of oils. Still life painting is her primary focus as a painter. [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Laura Robb, Barbara Schilling, Denise Hawkins

by FineArtViews on 4/1/2015 6:46:58 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: Laura Robb, Barbara Schilling, Denise Hawkins [...]


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The Meaning of Artistic Life - in Russian

by Karen Cooper on 3/30/2015 8:39:58 AM
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Does all of that make you wonder about what the heck you are doing on a day-to-day basis? Are you living it, or is it just work? Are you creating, or are you assembling? Yeah, yeah, yeah, have to treat it like a business so that the bills can be paid BUT which part are you putting first? Which part gets priority in your studio? [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Robert D. McFarland

by Carrie Turner on 3/30/2015 6:26:50 AM
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Artist Robert D. McFarland works exclusively in watercolor. Robert's varied subject matter is drawn from a love of rural simplicity. Informed Collector stated the following about Robert's paintings: "Rich in detail and depth of field, these exceptional, expressive watercolors exude harmony and a strong sense of place." [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Kevin Macpherson, James Crandall, Nina Fabunmi

by FineArtViews on 3/30/2015 5:59:34 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: Kevin Macpherson, James Crandall, Nina Fabunmi [...]


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February 2015 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

by FineArtViews on 3/27/2015 7:39:52 AM
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Our esteemed judge, Jason Sacran has completed the judging of the February 2015 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Bill Guffey

by Carrie Turner on 3/27/2015 3:38:23 AM
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Artist Bill Guffey is an extremely prolific painter. He has completed an average of over 100 paintings per year. Lately Bill has been painting in a more abstract way, including a series of aerial landscapes, called the Farmland Series, that consists of dozens of paintings. Bill's exploration of abstraction can also be observed in his Urban Rooftop Series. Informed Collector offered the following statement about Bill Guffey's landscape paintings: "Dynamic and invigorating, the sumptuous work of Bill Guffey tantalizes our senses and keeps our attention riveted." [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Bill Guffey, Shelley McGillivray, Phiddy Webb

by FineArtViews on 3/27/2015 2:28:42 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: Bill Guffey, Shelley McGillivray, Phiddy Webb [...]


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Lessons From the Gym: Trust Me

by Luann Udell on 3/26/2015 7:37:41 AM
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Once we can look into the eyes of another person and see another human being who’s every bit as complex, lovable, contradictory, and confusing as we are, even those who are as yet undecided about our work, then we can make better decisions on how to handle their complaints, their doubts, their questions. [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Jonathan McPhillips

by Carrie Turner on 3/25/2015 5:59:57 AM
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Artist Jonathan McPhillips graduated from Connecticut College in 1993 with a Cum Laude Distinction in Fine Art. Jonathan’s artwork has evolved into a celebration of coastal New England. Working equally in the studio and on location, his work includes the harbors, beaches, vessels and architecture of our coastal marine environment. [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Jonathan McPhillips, Candy Way, Eve Miller

by FineArtViews on 3/25/2015 5:28:57 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: Jonathan McPhillips, Candy Way, Eve Miller [...]


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5 Steps Can Increase Your Blog's Readership

by Yvonne Branchflower on 3/24/2015 7:54:14 AM
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There is an infinite array of articles online that will help you become a better blogger—just search “write irresistible blog headline” or “how to write a good blog” and see for yourself. Just remember to pace yourself so you can maintain writing without it becoming a slog. [...]


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