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Don’t strive to become a portrait artist; instead strive to become a better artist. If you want to paint better portraits, learn to paint landscape. [...]

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Painting Plein Air

With the summer season upon us, many artist like myself are out painting in the gorgeous weather. [...]

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To Improve Your Art, Ignore The Subplots

“You are the filter.” Your uniqueness and individuality is what separates your portrayal of the scene from that of another painter. [...]

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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 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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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Tammy Callens, Mary Pettis, Lynn Rank Henry

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: Tammy Callens, Mary Pettis, Lynn Rank Henry [...]

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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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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Jill Basham, Janet Dirksen, Hillary Scott

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: Jill Basham, Janet Dirksen, Hillary Scott [...]

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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 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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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Dan McGrath, Kaethe Bealer, Debra Lalumia

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: Dan McGrath, Kaethe Bealer, Debra Lalumia [...]

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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 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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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Margi Lucena

Artist Margi Lucena is known for creating beautifully textured pastels that evoke a deep appreciation for the New Mexico landscape. She often concentrates on small, expressive details that help to define a location. Her passionate landscape paintings present viewers with a pleasing visual journey. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Roger Parsons, Kyle Ma, Margi Lucena

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: Roger Parsons, Kyle Ma, Margi Lucena [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Kathryn Clark

Artist Kathryn Clark is primarily a plein air painter. Additionally, Kathryn has garnered acclaim for her beautiful still life, portrait, and wildlife paintings. Examples of her artwork can be found in numerous books, magazines, and periodicals.Her captivating oil and watercolor paintings are simply a joy to observe. [...]

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

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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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Rita Curtis

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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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Carole Böggemann Peirson

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

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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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Robert D. McFarland

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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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Bill Guffey

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

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

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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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Peter Yesis

Artist Peter Yesis works from his home studio in Searsport, Maine. He is known for painting still lifes and rustic scenes of nature in a soft realistic style. Peter notes that he intentionally leaves his paintings with space for thought and reflection -- resulting in work that beckons viewers to take a visual journey of their own. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Kathy McDonnell

Artist Kathy McDonnell is known for creating landscape paintings that capture the raw beauty of nature. Each painting is an impression of mood -- presenting what can only be described as the emotional atmosphere of a location. Informed Collector stated the following about Kathy's landscapes: "McDonnell's love of the rural landscape comes alive with an exquisite use of light and color." [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Kathy McDonnell, Nancy J. Hill, Brian Darcy

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: Kathy McDonnell, Nancy J. Hill, Brian Darcy [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Ming Franz

Artist Ming Franz creates striking paintings that reveal the connection between abstraction and nature. Ming specializes in splash ink painting -- a process that combines watercolor with Chinese ink and brush. She has also experimented with splashing acrylic on watercolor paper and panel. Ming's artwork has been published in Acrylic Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine and American Art Collector. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Mark McDermott

Artist Mark McDermott is widely known for creating awe-inspiring watercolor landscape paintings. Mark has stated that his favorite subjects are Alaskan landscapes and images captured from his travel and nature photography. He has traveled extensively -- travels that have clearly influenced his journey as an artist. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Ann Hardy

Artist Ann Hardy is a prolific painter. Ann has garnered acclaim for her striking landscape, figure and still life paintings. She firmly believes that the joy of painting is discovered in the process (journey) and not the destination. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Greg LaRock

Artist Greg LaRock notes that he has a passion for capturing the ever-changing light and beauty of outdoor scenes. Informed Collector offered the following statement about Greg LaRock's work: "A strong sense of reverence and grace exudes from this dynamic painterly, yet realistic work." Concerning his direction in the studio, Greg states, "When the gap between believability and painterly expression is merged, I’ve done my job." [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Tibor Nagy

Artist Tibor Nagy's paintings are a testament to his steadfast determination as a painter. Tibor strives to capture a vision informed by his life and his native land of Slovakia. He achieves this end by both the measurable and the abstract. Informed Collector stated the following about his paintings: "Impressionist paintings of Slovakia that resonate with substance, energy, and emotion. The bold, luscious paint application is gorgeous. We are left breathless." [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Tibor Nagy, Richard Morin, Jill Basham

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: Tibor Nagy, Richard Morin, Jill Basham [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Valerie Collymore, Jan Perkins, Carole Boggemann Peirson

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: Valerie Collymore, Jan Perkins, Carole Boggemann Peirson [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Victoria Ekelund

Artist Victoria Ekelund is known for creating vibrant cityscape, landscape and figure paintings. Her work is marked by a striking use of composition, shapes and color. Each painting offers a sense of appreciation for the life and energy found in everyday scenes. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Richard Abraham

Artist Richard Abraham is known for creating beautiful landscape paintings. He actively seeks a connection to the places he depicts - resulting in work that captures a strong sense of passion and respect for the natural world. Richard notes that he scouts rural hide-a-ways to paint in Northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Rachel Pettit, Carol Jenkins, Kathleen Dunphy

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: Rachel Pettit, Carol Jenkins, Kathleen Dunphy [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Alicia Tredway

Artist Alicia Tredway has explored a wide range of subjects as a painter. Her expressive still life, landscape and figurative paintings are marked by a bold use of painterly brushwork. Concerning her process as an artist, Alicia stated, "The process of making art has been more rewarding than anything I've done in life. The ups and downs are there but the simple act of just walking into the studio clears my head and sets me straight. I know what to do." [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Damien Gonzales

Artist Damien Gonzales divides his time between painting outdoors and in the studio. Damien is an oil painter -- focusing primarily on landscape painting. According to Southwest Art magazine, Damien has been attracted to landscape painting ever since he visited a Santa Fe gallery and viewed a stunning canvas depicting a large rock wall at the bottom of the Grand Canyon with the Colorado River flowing along its base. He notes that he enjoys representational works and aspects of impressionism that impart a sublime quality to a painting. [...]

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