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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Lisa Boardwine

Artist Lisa Boardwine's abstract paintings are marked by an intriguing use of layered textures and color. She embraces an intuitive process in order to establish what she describes as a history of surface. In a sense, she builds the painting up while tearing other sections down -- excavating to recreate a sense of the mysterious through many layers of media. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Lisa Boardwine, Jora Nelstein, Laurie DeVault

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 Boardwine, Jora Nelstein, Laurie DeVault [...]

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Want To Be A Better Painter? Get Off The Couch!

Growth as an artist requires effort and consistency. There is simply no substitute for hard work. Motivation is an unreliable dance partner. [...]

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Jennifer Diehl - expressive, engaging style

'A Day in the Life of the Louvre' by Jennifer Diehl was awarded 3rd Place in the May 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Scott Harding

Artist Scott Harding is fascinated by the effect of light on the world around us. He marvels over the fact that a moment in time -- captured by color and composition -- can strike an emotional chord within the viewer. Harding seizes the challenge of capturing his view of the world on canvas. Each painting serves as a timeless reminder of his passion for life. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Michelle Kondos, Charlene Brown, Scott Harding

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: Michelle Kondos, Charlene Brown, Scott Harding [...]

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Your Life, Your Art, Your Business - - Your Decisions

After awhile, one asks oneself, “If you, as a gallery, are so successful at selling art, why does so much of your marketing focus on the artists, and getting money from them?” [...]

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Kathleen Dunphy - passion, dedication

'Day's Dawning' by Kathleen Dunphy was awarded 2nd Place in the May 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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May 2015 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Romona Youngquist has completed the judging of the May 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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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Mary Mendla

Artist Mary Mendla is focused on abstract painting and fiber art. Mary strives to metaphorically communicate her deepest emotions and spiritual experiences. In a sense, she navigates the mystery of the natural world through color, texture, and composition. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Kim Newell, Casey McLain, Karen Bloomfield

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: Kim Newell, Casey McLain, Karen Bloomfield [...]

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Identity Theft

I may sound paranoid. That’s because I am. Being safe sometimes is not enough. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Dennis Perrin

Artist Dennis Perrin is best described as a painter of light. Dennis is fascinated by the way in which light illuminates and describes the subject -- this fascination fuels his exploration of the subtleties of light through paint. Among his favorite subjects are the human figure, clothed and nude, flowers, still life, and the interior space, often populated with one or more figures. [...]

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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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The Online Art Market will Continue to Expand

In closing, the world is at your fingertips. The online art market has grown by 41 percent over the last year. It will continue to expand. You can reach art buyers from the comfort of your home. You can reach potential buyers no matter where you live. The online art market will continue to expand. [...]

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Maureen Vezina - nature's bounty

'Sunrise Along the Channel' by Maureen Vezina was selected as FAV 15% in the April 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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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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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Brandy Agun, Laura Lengeling, Dennis Perrin

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: Brandy Agun, Laura Lengeling, Dennis Perrin [...]

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Relationships

We need to remember also, the people we connect with and the people we do business with have a story also. When we understand where they have been, and what they can relate to, we then become a conduit that connects them to something that's flowed out of us onto a canvas. And when we understand the things that they love, the things they feel, and what excites them, we become part of their life in a deep and personal way. [...]

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Kathie Odom - raw goodness

'Sun-Bathing' by Kathie Odom was selected as FAV 15% in the April 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Ilse Bolle

Artist Ilse Bolle creates visually striking fiber constructions. She strives to create simple, yet strong forms -- working primarily with natural materials. Ilse has noted that each piece starts out as a perfect form. As in nature, elements and forces alter each form. The viewer is beckoned to interpret the significance of these changes. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Cheryl Polcaro, Daggi Wallace, Mollie Erkenbrack

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: Cheryl Polcaro, Daggi Wallace, Mollie Erkenbrack [...]

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Never Do It for the Money

My advice for artists would be to never give up their freedom of creativity for money. There are easier ways out there to make money. It may take time to find your market but people will appreciate your work. No one remembers the ones who followed the market. It is the innovators and rebels who make history. Ignore the naysayers and just do what you love. [...]

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Cecelia Cox - class and sophistication

'Brass and Shell' by Cecilia Cox was selected as FAV 15% in the April 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Letting Go

The great thing about learning to let go is that it frees you from the weight of expectation. [...]

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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 Ruth Andre

Artist Ruth Andre describes her abstract paintings as an awakening. These expressive paintings reveal the inner spirit of Ruth's heart. One could suggest that Ruth channels the energy from within as the mixing of the paint captures the essence of nature's beauty. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Ilse Bolle, Ruth Andre, Mary Mendla

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: Ilse Bolle, Ruth Andre, Mary Mendla [...]

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Lessons From the Gym: Range of Motion

But what I do know is, fear is never a good factor in decision-making, or in living our lives, nor in making our art. It's time to exercise the muscles of faith, that the work of our hands, our minds, our hearts, truly matter to the world, no matter how big or small our impact will be. [...]

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Rachel Herrera - sense of fulfillment

'Things of That Nature' by Rachel Herrera was selected as FAV 15% in the April 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Artist Spotlight - Tibor Nagy

I attribute my success to a systematic and almost everyday effort to perfect my craft. This meant and still means searching for the most simplistic, and yet for me the most natural and authentic approach beginning with the initial vision or idea and ending with the final visual expression. [...]

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Tim Oliver - pleasant sense of isolation

'Rooftops of Old Edwards' by Tim Oliver was selected as FAV 15% in the April 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Eric Renner

Artist Eric Renner's still life paintings provide a sense of nostalgia. His work channels how one may feel while enjoying a good cigar or sipping a fine glass of wine. Eric's paintings are focused on the feelings and visual elements of these scenes. Each painting serves as a reminder of good times shared with great company. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Deborah Elmquist, Eric Renner, Jodi Monahan

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: Deborah Elmquist, Eric Renner, Jodi Monahan [...]

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Are Galleries Really Necessary in Today's Art Market?

Find a gallery you can trust, one that goes the extra mile for you and for their customers as well, and you'll find that their partnership is well worth going the extra mile for them too, for a reputable gallery's services of exposure, promotion and advice can elevate your art career to a new level. [...]

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Lynne Fearman - profound connection

'Late Light on the Colorado' by Lynne Fearman was selected as FAV 15% in the April 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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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: Holly Bedrosian, Tai Meng Lim, Shinhuey Ho

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: Holly Bedrosian, Tai Meng Lim, Shinhuey Ho [...]

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Threatening People with Fire Place Pokers

If a roomful of erudite, intelligent witnesses was unable to agree on what they saw, why do we look for voices to tell us how to 1) do our art and 2) market it? [...]

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