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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Carla Armbrust, Julie Bender, Lindsey Bittner Graham

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: Carla Armbrust, Julie Bender, Lindsey Bittner Graham [...]

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Future of Art

If your first attempts at a newsletter or blog, don't go well, donít give up. Stop being frightened of your shadow. [...]

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William McKeown - blissful documentation

'The Ship Doctor' by William McKeown was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the March 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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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: Kathryn Clark, Joe Parrott, Scott Hamill

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: Kathryn Clark, Joe Parrott, Scott Hamill [...]

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Let's Have an Ar(t)gument: Should you reveal mistakes to potential art buyers?

'Completed' doesn't always translate to 'good' (you should know what 'good' is in your studio). You don't have to prove to us you are a prolific artist... focus on your best work! You WILL make mistakes in your studio... but that doesn't mean you have to dwell on them. You certainly should not brand yourself with mistakes. [...]

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Diann Benoit - daily life

'Monday night model from Life' by Diann Benoit was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the March 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Peaks and Valleys - An Artist's Path

Keep creating, during bad times and good. You need it. [...]

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Debra Holladay - visual blessings

'Ruff' by Debra Holladay was awarded 3rd Place in the March 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist James Crandall

Artist James Crandall shifted his attention to traditional easel painting after enjoying a long career as a concept illustrator. James strives to discover intriguing subject matter in everyday life. He is interested in how light can establish a sense of mood. Additionally, James is fascinated by unstaged scenes of people at work or play. Informed Collector offered the following statement about James Crandall's artwork: Superb highlights and use of brush strokes capture the magic of the moment. His sense of depth adds to the effectiveness of his realistic paintings. Detail galore without being overdone! [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Heather Arenas, James Crandall, DJ Lanzendorfer

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, James Crandall, DJ Lanzendorfer [...]

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Bad Internet Advice: Getting Into Galleries

So why is there so much bad advice on the internet about getting into galleries? I do not think most writers are trying to mislead artists. I think these articles are typically not written by working artists. It is based upon theory and stories they have heard from people over the years rather than the experience of actually approaching dozens of galleries. The best advice comes from people who have walked down the same road. [...]

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Matt Linz - complex emotions

'Beth' by Matt Linz was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the March 2015 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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March 2015 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

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

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

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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Overheard Conversations: How to Be a Better Matchmaker

In fact, more often that not, what people say is holding them back, isn't. Either they're not ready to say why, or they just don't know. [...]

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Artist Spotlight: David Cheifetz

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 wonít stagnate. Youíll grow. [...]

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Thomas Wezwick - spirit of nature

'Desperado' by Thomas Wezwick was selected as FAV 15% in the February 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Kevin Macpherson

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

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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The Art of Pinterest

Very lastly, have fun and Don't Stay on Pinterest All Day! You have to paint, or do whatever it is that you do, so you can post it on your website and pin it on Pinterest so people will see it, love it, and repin it, thus driving hoards of potential collectors back to your website. Ok. Not, hoards, but you only need one person to like a painting enough to buy it, right? It could be that one person who found you on Pinterest. [...]

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Sheryl Thornton - rustic charm

'Barnyard Favorite' by Sheryl Thornton was selected as FAV 15% in the December 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Get to Know a Framer

As long as there are paintings and drawings, there will be a need for frames, if for no other reason than to protect the artwork. What one hopes is that, in some halcyon day in the future, artists will not be the primary persons responsible for providing those frames. Until that day, however, artists do whatever they can to protect themselves from incurring extra costs, so that they can make decent money for creating beautiful work, work that the average, non-highly-skilled-artist person simply canít create. [...]

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Trisha Coonrod - delightfully done

'Still Life with Starfruit Blue Vase and Tea Pot' by Trish Coonrod was selected as a Finalist in the February 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Victoria Pinney

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

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?

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, ďI know nothing about artĒ. Isnít it time we change that? [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Mulligan

This is why itís so important we learn how to forgive ourselves for our mistakes. I use the saying, ďTurn the page on yesterday and open a new one today.Ē Donít 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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Dean Buhler - expressive yet intimate

'Archie the Chinese Crested' by Dean Buhler was selected as a Finalist in the February 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Let Your Garden Grow

In closing, there are MANY ways to cut corners and find opportunity when needed. Don't allow fear to halt your growth. A dedicated gardener won't give up after a few setbacks. He or she will press on. You shouldn't give up either. [...]

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Mark Lague - each blessed moment

'Over Brooklyn' by Mark Lague was selected as a Finalist in the February 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Ted Butler

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

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

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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Sandra Pratt - hauntingly familiar

'Star Barn North 18x15' by Sandra Pratt was selected as a Finalist in the February 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Julia Hacker

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

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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