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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Kathleen Dunphy

Artist Kathleen Dunphy has garnered a strong reputation for her ability to capture the light and life of nature. Steve Doherty, of Plein Air Magazine, stated the following about Kathleenís work: "Ask anyone which artists are certain to be among the next generation of great plein air painters, and Californian Kathleen Dunphyís name will be at the top of the list." Kathleenís work has been featured on the Informed Collector newsletter. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Helen Parkhill, Lisa Kovvuri, Kathryn Hansen

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: Helen Parkhill, Lisa Kovvuri, Kathryn Hansen. [...]

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I Love Starting... I Love Finishing... What About the Middle?

Now, this is not to say that I finish all of the paintings that I start. There are some that I started too quickly without thinking about the composition. Those paintings are really doomed from the start. I donít mind giving up on those. That just teaches me that I need to think more about the composition and the painting before I actually start the painting phase. [...]

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Patrick Meehan - dedication to his craft

'Goldenearing' by Patrick Meehan was awarded 3rd Place in the August 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Shifting Goals

Whether you sell a painting near and dear to your heart or take on a project that is bit more than you can do comfortably, it is all about the choices you make. It is my choice to continue working, my choice to take on big projects and to sell a special piece. Now, I'm going to have live with my choices, especially the choice to be an artist because it isn't a job, it is a way of life, and not an easy one. [...]

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Lisa Kovvuri - harmonious balance

'Monroe's Confidant' by Lisa Kovvuri was awarded 2nd Place in the August 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist David Boyd

Artist David Boyd is primarily an oil painter. Davidís body of work serves as a form of visual documentation -- documenting rural areas of the Southern United States. Each painting offers a sense of nostalgia. Davidís paintings have been described as examples of Southern Impressionism. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Janet DeLonga, Timothy C. Tyler, Susan Kuznitsky

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 these artists: Janet DeLonga, Timothy C. Tyler, Susan Kuznitsky [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists [...]

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August 2014 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Tim Rees has completed the judging of the August 2014 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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Lessons From the Move: It's Not as Hard as You Think

I truly believe that practicing the same courage I needed to become the artist Iíd always dreamed of being, helped me overcome the fears of such a major life change. I hope those of you facing the same challenge will see that you already have everything you need to meet it, right there on your own color palette of life. [...]

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Elena Katsyura - works of art

'August Rhapsody' by Elena Katsyura was awarded The BoldBrush Award in the August 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Jenna Anderson

Artist Jenna Anderson describes herself as being a self-taught oil painter. Jennaís body of work offers viewers a delightful display of highly disciplined skill. Viewers will note the dream-like quality of Jennaís oil paintings -- a quality that is strengthened by her thought-provoking use of symbolism. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Penny McElhaney, Jenna Anderson, John Wentz

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 these artists: Penny McElhaney, Jenna Anderson, John Wentz [...]

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Artists: Donít Quit Your Day Job. Learn from it!

It may pay to reflect on your day job experiences in order to see how those acquired skills can be applied to your art business. The skills you have picked up over the years -- when placed in context -- may surprise you! [...]

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Todd Casey - old world charm

'The Shamrock' by Todd Casey was awarded Best of Show in the August 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Click. Flash. All Right, I Wasn't Ready for That

Getting out of your shell, out of the box, out of your comfort zone EVEN when all that happens in a different language - hey, no big deal. [...]

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Our Excuses Are Good Ones -- But Theyíre Still Excuses

So a good rule of thumb is, if this communication is really, really important to us, then itís to our advantage to take the time to get it right. Itís highly likely that care and attention to detail will go more in our favor than against us. [...]

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Lynette Blake - inspiring, thoughtful works

'Hearts Harvest' by Lynette Blake was selected as FAV 15% in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist M. Gilmour

Artist M. Gilmour has focused on oil painting since 2012. Michael describes his painting style as high realism -- and has noted that he focuses primarily on still life and figurative motives. His Country House series of still life paintings offer viewers a sense of rural comfort. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Tracy Ference, M. Gilmour, Alexander Chistov

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: Tracy Ference, M. Gilmour, Alexander Chistov [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists [...]

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When To Ignore The Voice In Your Head

There are times when you need to listen to that voice in your head. It can signal danger and motivate you to protect yourself. In social settings your inner voice can help navigate through uncertain situations. The trick is to recognize when that same voice strikes a defeatist tone. When it tells you that you're not good enough. That's your insecure subconscious talking. Life experience, personal growth and wisdom will help you differentiate between your insecurity and self protection. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Jyoti Schon

Artist Jyoti Schon is known for his diverse collection of stone sculptures. Viewers are delighted by his free standing sculptures, wall sculptures and functional and decorative objects. Jyoti notes that he is interested in the link between art and spirituality, particularly the concepts that are expressed in Tantric Philosophy. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Marjorie Wood, Jyoti Schon, Kim Perales

For this round of Staff Picks we had Artist Support Specialist Gayle Faucette Wisbon and 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: Marjorie Wood, Jyoti Schon, Kim Perales [...]

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A Career Killer

The only defeated man or woman is the one who stops getting back up when they are knocked down. Most artists fail because they never try. [...]

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Regina Burchett - recreating the beauty she sees

'Breath of Fire' by Regina Burchett was selected as FAV 15% in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Diane Monday

Artist Diane Monday is known for creating oil paintings that evoke a sense of mystery and intrigue. Many of her paintings offer viewers an open visual narrative. Her work provides an element of tension -- as though one is waiting for the next action to be determined -- allowing viewers to establish the story based on their interpretations of the scene. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Janet Marie Yeates, Laurie Kopec, David Boyd

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: Janet Marie Yeates, Laurie Kopec, David Boyd [...]

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Let's Have an Ar(t)gument: Do artists spend too much time trying to figure out art buyers?

Art buyers are not 'wired' together as a single entity -- you won't be able to attract attention from every art buyer under the sun... no matter what your local art business coach suggests. [...]

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Shana Levenson - strong emotional connection

'Off the beaten path' by Shana Levenson was selected as FAV 15% in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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That's Obvious... I Could Have Done That

The only way that you can learn and improve is to constantly be evaluating what other artists have done and actually try it. Just looking at it isn't going to tell you anything. Of course, it's obvious that he paints the hair that way. How would you paint it differently? Well, try to actually paint it. [...]

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Dilleen Marsh - well done

'The Jabberwocky Cactus Came Whiffling Through The Tallgey Grass' by Dilleen Marsh was selected as FAV 15% in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Sideways Glance

Also, for each of us, the first time we experience something for ourselves, we are experiencing that thing anew, and we create the context of understanding in relation to what we know as well as in relation to what we imagine. [...]

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Sally Tharp - everyday found objects

'Just Add Sugar' by Sally Tharp was selected as FAV 15% in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artists Cynthia and Steve Adams

Artists Cynthia and Steve Adams have garnered a reputation for their brightly colored, mixed-media works of abstract art. The artist duo can often be found working together in their studio -- creating works that can energize any interior space. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Cynthia Adams and Steve Adams, Robert Papier, Claudette Lee-Roseland

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 these artists: Cynthia Adams and Steve Adams, Robert Papier, Claudette Lee-Roseland [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists [...]

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How Do You Get Started Creating Again After a Setback?

When faced with a return to creating artwork, try not to let intimidation get in your way. Play with a new technique, rehab a painting that has been set aside or try a new medium or support. Most of all, focus on the fun of creating and donít give up, for if you explore new ideas or revisit old ones, you will find your inspiration returning. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Barbara Applegate

Artist Barbara Applegate is known for her exquisite landscape, seascape and still life paintings. It has been noted that her work captures ordinary moments in the day -- filling them with what can only be described as special light. Her bold use of color and composition is simply a joy to observe. [...]

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