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Artist Dominic Avant


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The Artist Says:


Whether I am doing landscape or figurative works I strive to capture the essence and the true beauty of the subject. I believe nature is our greatest teacher. My paintings are an invitation to the viewer to take part in the celebration of Godís creations.




Biography


   I have been interested in art as early as I can remember. I remember at age four getting into trouble for drawing on the walls with crayons. When I was twelve, my older sister Claudia encouraged me to attend an after-school program at Rhode Island School of Design. It was my first time going to a museum and seeing original oil paintings up close. I was frozen in my tracks. I analyzed every brushstroke and color. I knew then that painting was in my veins.I received a scholarship at the Rhode Island School of Design and completed my BFA in Illustration.
After graduation, I worked as a freelance illustrator and teacher. In 1996 I was recruited by Walt Disney Feature Animation. This creative community jump-started my career as a painter. Since 2003, I have been painting and teaching workshops.
I mainly work in oils on figurative and landscape subjects. Because of my passion for plein air painting, I use a strong play of light and color to create drama. This impressionistic use of color and light set on my foundation of academic drawing builds a nice marriage between Impressionism and Realism.
 
 
      Publications
The Cottage Journal, Summer issue 2021
Artist& Illustrators featured Artist 2021
American Art Collector Oct 2018
International Artist  June July 2016
The Artist's Magazine December 2014
International Artist April 2014
American Art Collector May 2012
Fine Art Studio On-Line / Artist to watch in June 2010
International Artist, December 2009
The Artist, July/August 2007
     Awards
The Art Renewal 15th International Salon Competition 2021: Honorable Mention in The Figurative Catagory, Fashion Week San Diego Award, The Artist & Illustrators Feature Article, One of Five works selected to be featured by Collection Magazine in China
Second place People and Figures International Artist Magazine 2018
Certificate of Excellence Portrait Society of America 2017
Finalist International Portrait Society of America 2016
Third place and Award of Merit Biennial National [...]

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