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Spotlight On: Larry Preston

'The Tool Box' by Larry Preston was selected Best of Show in the December 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Marino Chanlatte

Artist Marino Chanlatte is known for creating bold abstract paintings. His work offers a captivating visual bombardment of texture, colors and shapes. Marino states that he does not adhere to rules as an abstract painter -- he concentrates on keeping the harmony, balance and beauty of nature. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Lisa Ann Mahony, Ruth Ann LeFebvre, John Wentz

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: Lisa Ann Mahony, Ruth Ann LeFebvre, John Wentz [...]

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The dream is real. And itís almost here. [...]

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Carole Rafferty - strong urban landscapes

'South of the River London' by Carole Rafferty was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the December 2015 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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Of Dating Sites and Artist Stereotypes

We do share some of the blame for the stereotypes that hound us. Perhaps I'm generalizing as well... but this is how I view the situation. Iím interested in knowing what you think. [...]

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William Rogers - the greater gifts

'Nude Back' by William Rogers was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the December 2014 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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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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Systematic Wandering

The danger with goals is it becomes very easy to become focused on the goal, to the exclusion of better options. [...]

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Ryan Fox - a rich, finished look

'Florence Duomo' by Ryan Fox was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the December, 2014 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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DIY: Stretching Your Own Canvas

Building oneís own canvas isnít for everyone, but at the same point, it is also not an impossible procedure beyond everyone, and Steve encourages those who have never done it, to consider giving it a try. At the very least, it is good for both painters and art collectors to understand the structure behind an oil painting, and to know a bit of what to look for when investing in a work of art that one wants to last for a long time. [...]

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Lori Beringer - a joyous moment in time

'Quiet Strength' by Lori Beringer was awarded 3rd Place in the December, 2014 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Victoria Castillo

Artist Victoria Castillo is known for her superb figure paintings. Victoria's figure paintings tend to concentrate on capturing the beauty of women in intimate, light-infused settings. Her powerful work offers a visual play of sparkling sunlight -- one of several aspects of her work that presents viewers with a strong sense of narrative. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Heather Arenas, Phil Couture, Victoria Castillo

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: Heather Arenas, Phil Couture, Victoria Castillo [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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December 2014 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Ann Kraft Walker has completed the judging of the December 2014 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Bernice Daher

Artist Bernice Daher explores a range of mediums in her studio. Bernice's powerful wildlife, landscape and seascape scenes capture the raw beauty of nature. Visit her website in order to learn more about her fantastic drawings and paintings. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Rita Kirkman, Cheri Christensen, Elsa Sroka

For this round of Staff Picks we had Carrie Turner and Gayle Faucette Wisbon 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 Kirkman, Cheri Christensen, Elsa Sroka [...]

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Invisible Progress

Practice doesnít make perfect. It takes perfect practice to see improvement. [...]

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Art Journals and Mental Health

A visual journal can 'open the door' for self-discovery and healing. This is important to remember when you consider that nearly 1 in 5 Americans suffers from mental illness each year. [...]

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September McGee - unique and powerful

'Reflecting' by September McGee was selected as FAV 15% in the November 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Bill Murphy

Artist Bill Murphy is known for creating psychologically rich etchings and lithographs. Additionally, Bill is well-known for his paintings and drawings. His work can be found in several prominent collections - including the British Museum and the Brooklyn Museum. He has taught at Wagner College on Staten Island, New York since 1984. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Bill Murphy, James Otto, Nancy MacDonald

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 Murphy, James Otto, Nancy MacDonald [...]

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Charity Hubbard - stunningly beautiful art

'Abandoned in Winter' by Charity Hubbard was selected as FAV 15% in the November 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Welcome to Gallery Time

One of the fundamental concepts you should understand is the principle of gallery time. The timing of gallery emails, feedback, and general communication is all over the map. Over the past four years, I have been in twelve galleries and learned some valuable lessons. Miscommunications can hurt your career. [...]

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Mark Webster - fluid, energetic beings

'Abstract Geometric Futurist' by Mark Webster was selected as FAV 15% in the November 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Nicole Hamilton

Artist Nicole Hamilton is known for creating exquisite figure, portrait and still life paintings. Nicole states that her paintings are driven by a need to convey a realistic yet idealized representation of life. Her use of oil paint as a medium provides richness through light enhancing layers -- resulting in work that is truly awe-inspiring. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Scott Tallman Powers, W.F. (Bill) James, Douglas Malone

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 Tallman Powers, W.F. (Bill) James, Douglas Malone [...]

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The Art of the Signature

How do you sign your work? Do you have something special you've designed through trial and error? If so, I invite you to share it! There are as many ways to sign artwork as there are artists and each one is perfectly valid. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Mindy Z. Colton

Mindy Z. Colton is an award-winning artist based in Orlando. Mindy's passion for sculpture is only matched by her passion for horses. Her two passions were destined to mesh. Mindy notes that she has been involved with horses her entire life -- cherished experiences that serve as the foundation of her unique sculptural works. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Linda Benton McCloskey, Jinnie May, Virginia Cole

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: Linda Benton McCloskey, Jinnie May, Virginia Cole [...]

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Big Effin' Fences

Your creative world is your power. You donít have to be polite and let just anybody in. Visitors to your world should be respectful. Treat your art like your beloved parent (for what it teaches you), your beloved partner (for the best it brings out in you), your beloved child (for how you protect it til it stands on its own), a beloved pet (for the joy it gives you.) Donít let anyone take that away from you. [...]

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James Middleton - skill in composition

'Renť' by James Middleton was selected as FAV 15% in the November 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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A Tough Choice

Jane is not ready to build a new audience. She still loves her 'old' work -- she still embraces the direction she is known for. She clearly has love for her confrontational art as well. I suppose you could say she wants the best of both worlds. Sadly, that can be difficult for an artist to achieve in this context. [...]

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Susan Paterson - amazing work

'Grandmother's Treasures' by Susan Paterson was selected as a Finalist in the November 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Abby Warman

Artist Abby Warman describes herself as an impressionist painter. Abby's subject matter includes still-life and landscape scenes. Additionally, she creates powerful figure paintings that capture the gesture and spirit of her subject. Informed Collector offered the following statement about Abby Warman's paintings: "Impressionistic work that rings true to her subjects. A dynamic, fluid energy with perfect hints of suggestion." [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Abby Warman, Warren Chang, John Francis Murray

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: Abby Warman, Warren Chang, John Francis Murray [...]

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