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Spotlight On: Aldo Balding

by FineArtViews on 12/24/2013 7:03:05 AM

This month's winners have been brought to you courtesy of FineArtViews which was founded by Clint WatsonYou should follow Clint on Twitter here.


Spotlight On: Aldo Balding
BoldBrush Painting Competition Winner

Best of Show 
Award Sponsor: FASO

La serveuse et le bouquin
by Aldo Balding 
Oil 20 x 28

Entered in: November 2013


Artists and Illustrators September 2010
Artists and Illustrators May 2010
Artists and Illustrators magazine May 2009
American Art Collector Nov. 2008
Artist International (Issue 22) - Front Cover
Artist International (Issue 27) - 5 page feature
Artists and Illustrators - June/July 2003


ING discerning eye 2009
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2009
Great American Figure Painters,The Waterhouse gallery.
Catto Gallery solo show 2008
Catto Gallery solo show 2006
Alexander Gallery solo show 2006
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2007
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2006
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2005
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2003
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2002
The BP Awards 2000



Arc salon finalist 2004 , 2006.
NSE Exhibition first prize 2003.
Artist international first prize 2002.

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Trudi Gilliam
The light in this painting is remarkable, as is the human expression.

Trudi Gilliam
I am disappointed that Fineartviews has not developed a competition for 3 dimensional artists. I realize that I am prejudiced since I am a metal sculptor. I cannot help but feel left out of the loop and I am sure the other sculptors who use FASO feel the same way! It is difficult to believe that organizing a competition for 3-D art would be that challenging for your web folks... Now that I have that off my chest, I also want to commend all of you at FASO on an excellent service which always seems to be evolving for the better! Many thanks to you and your support team. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!


We actually have wanted to start a competition for 3D artists for a long time. We don't see how we could judge 3D art against 2D art as it's a case of apples and oranges.

However, to start a competition that would be informed, respected and fair, we have to have knowledge not only of 3D art and enough artists that would love to enter, but we also need artists of the caliber it takes to judge such competitions. Until we can gather such a group together, we feel we have to wait.

As you (probably) know, Clint's background is predominantly painted art so that is where it was easiest for us to start.

I'm glad that you feel we offer excellent service and we wish you and yours a happy holiday season, as well.

Thanks for the input!

Brian Sherwin
Trudi -- Just so you know, we have featured sculptors on the FASO Featured Artists series -- and on Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show series as well. :)

Brian Sherwin
As for Aldo's work... I love this painting. The way dark and light is juxtaposed in this painting establishes solid emotion. The same can be said for the way the younger and older people are positioned. Notice how the light hits the older person... is it saying enlightenment comes with age? There is def' a narrative going on in this piece.


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