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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Debra Keirce

Artist Debra Keirce paints unique still life arrangements in a classical realistic style. She is inspired by the magic that can be found in daily stories of joy, desire, challenge and encouragement. In a sense, Debra's work transforms ordinary items into an extraordinary, thought-provoking visual narrative. [...]

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April 2015 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Mike Wise has completed the judging of the April 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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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: C.M. Cooper, Suellen McCrary, Judy Gelfert

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: C.M. Cooper, Suellen McCrary, Judy Gelfert [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Ann Kraft Walker

Artist Ann Kraft Walker is known for creating exquisite still life and portrait paintings. Ann is highly skilled at developing a sense of rustic charm in her still life paintings. Her portrait paintings capture the strength and raw determination of the individual. Ann's work explores the deeper meanings of simple, everyday moments. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Ann Kraft Walker, Jose Pardo, Debra Keirce

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: Ann Kraft Walker, Jose Pardo, Debra Keirce [...]

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Art: a Need or Want?

Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to figure out what you can make that will connect with enough folks for you to earn a living. Art they will WANT so much they feel itís a NEED! [...]

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Keiko Tanabe - simply exquisite

'Evening near Grand Place Brussels Belgium I' by Keiko Tanabe was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the April 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Shana Levenson

Artist Shana Levenson is highly skilled at capturing a range of emotions in her visually striking portrait paintings. The power of the individual shines throughout her impressive work. Informed Collector offered the following statement about her paintings: "Engaging figurative works - Levenson is very good at making a strong emotional connection between subject matter and the viewer." [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Jonathan Williams, Tom Shropshire, Medy Bozkurtian

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 Williams, Tom Shropshire, Medy Bozkurtian [...]

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Concerning Dreams, Sacrifice and Dedication

The naysayers in my life learned to settle. They settled for various reasons. I didn't. Perhaps I'm having a Scarface moment... but it's clear to me they didn't have the guts to be what they wanted to be. [...]

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Tim Deibler - bold observation

'Evening in Questa' by Tim Deibler was awarded 3rd Place in the April 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Pay It Forward

Much has been said about the social media savvy of young people today, and yes they do often have remarkable skills with certain devices. What they frequently lack, however, is a larger context in spite of their connectivity to a world that functions both locally and globally. Online social skills are no substitute for three-foot circle social skills. Any artist, any teacher, or any adult can become a fostering mentor for any student at any moment of the day. All we need do is put down the broom and extend a hand. [...]

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Terry Crum - values and strengths

'The Joy and The Pain' by Terry Crum was awarded 2nd Place in the April 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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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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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Katya Minkina, Karen Cooper, Robert Lemler

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: Katya Minkina, Karen Cooper, Robert Lemler [...]

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Building The Foundation For Your Art Business

If you try to tackle everything at one time it can be overwhelming. I would just focus on one thing at a time and it may take several months before all of your ducks are in a row. [...]

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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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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Arlene Daniel, Greg LaRock, Cheryl Eppolito

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: Arlene Daniel, Greg LaRock, Cheryl Eppolito [...]

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The Answer To The Madness Is Stillness

Everyone is trying to find that something. That feeling or place where life just works. Where everything aligns and fits. The problem is that we're all different. What works for one doesn't for another. [...]

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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 Kaveh Kavoosi

Artist Kaveh Kavoosi creates thought-provoking works of art. Each painting explores the complex nature of our times. Kaveh taps recent history on the shoulder based on his experience of living in Iran. One could suggest that his work serves as a form of social documentation. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Kaveh Kavoosi, Shana Levenson, Brandon Douglas

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: Kaveh Kavoosi, Shanda Levenson, Brandon Douglas [...]

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Lessons From the Gym: The Right Way

Old habits are hard to break. Weak muscles are hard to work. It takes focus, discipline, support from people with local experience, and a belief that things can be better. [...]

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Doreen St. John - love of light

'Wetlands' and 'PawPaw' by Doreen St. John were both selected as FAV 15% in the March 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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8 Things You Can Do To Prevent Boring Art

These days it seems there is a lot of boring art being created. Art with nothing original about it. Here are 8 ways to make your art more interesting and exciting. [...]

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Jan Perkins - easy to connect with

'Old Homestead' by Jan Perkins was selected as FAV 15% in the March 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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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 Kenneth Cadwallader

Artist Kenneth Cadwalladerís paintings offer a strong combination of color and design. Each painting is a dynamic representation of the world around us. Cadwallader strives to convey his vision to the viewer. His work is an open invitation to share the sheer wonder he experiences while painting. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Kenneth Cadwallader, Albert John, Neil Carroll

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: Kenneth Cadwallader, Albert John, Neil Carroll [...]

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Managing 3600 Seconds Each Day

Choose to do something today that is important - maybe a task you've been putting off, a conversation you've been wanting to have, a painting you've been thinking of starting. You may be surprised what committing an hour today will help you do. [...]

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Michael Nickle - magical ability to capture emotion

'Full of Grace' by Michael Nickle was selected as FAV 15% in the March 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Echo Baker

Artist Echo Baker firmly believes that a good portrait reflects the physical likeness of the subject. However, she also feels that it is vital to capture the essence of the person. Echo strives to reveal the captivating characteristics of her subject -- all while focusing on the unique beauty of the individual. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Zac Elletson, Dean Buhler, Echo Baker

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: Zac Elletson, Dean Buhler, Echo Baker [...]

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Are You Stuck With Your Style?

If youíre breathing, youíre growing, and if youíre growing, you should be learning, and if youíre learning, you will be changing, one way or another. And so, also, will your art. [...]

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Frank Ordaz - expressive portraits

'Natasha' by Frank Ordaz was selected as a Finalist in the March 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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A New Look for FineArtViews

The FineArtViews newsletter gets a fresh, new makeover. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Best Advice

I get disturbed reading things written by those teaching theories on what they think will work. So many write that have never been successful or been on the front line. I can say without hesitation every story I tell is based on actual experiences. I remove all the guess work before I ever put any words on paper. [...]

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