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PORTFOLIO magazine

Self Portrait 3 by Kaylie Rideout - 3rd Place 2012

MYARTCONTEST.COM Call for PORTRAIT ART - PORTRAITS V ENTER NOW It's that time of the year again! Time for one of our most popular art contests - our 5th annual Portraits Art Exhibition. This year we are dedicating an entire issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine to our Portraits V Art Exhibition. OVER $5000 in cash and publications awards. Juror: Joel Biel


contents page 6 top 4

page 14 honorable mentions

page 66 interview with michael ward

page 70 landscape participants


issue 9

PORTFOLIO magazine Artist Portfolio Magazine is a free digital online art magazine that contains the art of both emerging and established artists from around the world. The artwork featured in this issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine comes directly from the Artists who participated in our Landscapes Only Art Exhibition at The Winners were chosen not by their status in the art world, but by the merit of their work. Artist Portfolio Magazine does not sell art. If you are interested in any of the art in this magazine then please contact the artist directly by clicking on the link under their name. We hope you enjoy the art in this issue and if you would like to get your art into Artist Portfolio Magazine then please visit us at the websites below.

from the Publisher Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! We really mean it when we say thank you to all the artists who have participated in our online art exhibitions at because without you this magazine would not exist. Over the last 2 years Artist Portfolio Magazine has become a beloved art magazine to the thousands of readers that view each issue. We are never more proud than when we hear stories from artists who find their own success as a direct result of being featured in Artist Portfolio Magazine. Thank you for sharing your success stories and your artwork. We also want to thank art history researcher and arts writer, Sarah Kate Jorgensen, who took on the difficult task of being the juror of the 2012 Landscapes Art Exhibit, which is represented in the forthcoming pages. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

CopyrightŠ 2013 Artist Portfolio Magazine All contents and images cannot be reproduced without written permission from artists. Artists in Artist Portfolio Magazine and retain rights to all images.

Mi Salon, Acrylic, 24" x 36"

Michael Ward Costa Mesa, CA 714-458-9305

Biography I began my artistic career doing pen and ink renderings of historical architecture. I began painting in 1980, first in gouache, then in acrylics. Artists whose work I admire and draw inspiration from include Edward Hopper, Charles Sheeler, Richard Estes and Vermeer. I am most interested in depicting what Alan Watts called the mystery of the ordinary; the workaday world we live in without seeing until we are forced to focus upon it, as in a painting. Nearly all my paintings are based on photographs I have taken, primarily of Southern California scenes, over the years. Though it was never my intention to depict nostalgic scenes, many of the images I have painted have disappeared or been radically altered in the ever-changing landscape that is Southern California. Thus nostalgia is thrust upon the works. But the distinctive light remains, which is what I attempt to capture in my painting. That, and the built environment that we humans inhabit, where nature manifests itself only in weeds and palms emerging from cracks in the hardscape, and the smooth blue sky. Phyllis Lutjeans, Museum Educator and former curator, has said of my work: “Although Michael Ward may be called a neorealist painter his work can ultimately be described as abstract realism. The picture image is photographically realistic, but within the context of the painting his compositions are complex and almost abstract. Deciphering the work section by section one sees how a multitiude of individual complete compositions are put together to form the entire work. For me the viewer is confronted by a realistic image that puzzles us and clearly tells the story simultaneously.� As a painter, I am self-taught. In my day job, I work as an Art Director and Graphic Designer.

Arch Rock, Watercolor, 15" x 20"

Karen Hilliard Las Vegas, NV

My name is Karen Hilliard. I grew up outside of San Francisco, CA, in a beach town. I fell in love with art in high school and ended up taking my passion to San Francisco State University to receive my BA in Painting and Drawing. I love the fact that I can take a sketchbook with me wherever I travel and then bring home drawings that I will always cherish. Growing up by the ocean drew my imagination to exploring the world. Meeting new people and being faced with new challenges and environments gives me great motivation. I currently live in the beautiful state of Nevada where I go hiking, climbing, take photos, and enjoy nature. As far as my watercolor process goes, I love this medium for the way I can get such fine details and the way they bleed together on the paper. I love the control I have with watercolor and using tiny brushes. I enjoy creating each piece and spend a lot of time on each painting, so I choose to paint from photographs or my own sketches. My goal as an artist is to give the viewer a different perspective of nature. I focus on rocks and trees as a whole to create an image in my larger works. I emphasize the intricacy of the lines and texture in my smaller works to show the beauty of simplicity. My love for the outdoors is where all my passion comes from. Please check out my website at to view my portfolio. Thank you for your interest. I hope everyone enjoys my artwork as much as I enjoy creating it!

New York Late Summer Afternoon iPad Painting 15" x 20"

I am an artist whose current works are created via digital platforms provided by touch screen technology. I studied traditional techniques in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture, as an undergraduate, with the American surrealist painter Mitchell Siporin and the American abstract sculptor, Peter Grippe. I was later mentored by the American printer and woodcarver Stanley Kaplan

Peter Schachter Danbury, CT

BA in Fine Arts magna cum laude with high honors, Brandeis University, 1977 Sarah J. Cohen Award for Excellence in Painting Msc. in the Sociology of Sport & Sports Management, University of Leicester, 1996 Commissioned 9' x 22' semi-circular mural- Nassau Farmer's Market, Bethpage NY 1978 Commissioned 8' x 20' mural - Brandeis University Athletics, sponsor Charlie Napoli, Waltham MA 1982 Charlestown Center for the Arts, Group Show, Charlestown, MA, April 1984 The Life Café, Solo Show, E. 1st Street and Avenue A, NY, NY, May 1986 Spray Can 3, Group Showing daily, iPhone/iPad application, 600 works, 3 million+ verified views, 2011-2012 Art & Frame of Danbury, Group Show, Small Works Show, “Relativity,” “50ʼs Cool,” and “Guitar Heroes,” November-December 2011 Light Space & Time Online Gallery, juried international exhibition "Botanicals," "Flowers in Kent," September 2012 Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, juried international exhibition "Scapes, "New York late summer afternoon," October 2012 3rd Place Prize-"New York late summer afternoon" Edward Hopper House, 19th Annual "Small Works of Great Importance" juried international exhibition, Nyack NY "New York late summer afternoon," "Dockside," "Positano at Dusk," October 27-December 23, 2012 Artist Portfolio magazine, juried international exhibit, “Landscapes,” November 2012 "Gray Dawn" & "New York late summer afternoon" 3rd Place Prize- "New York late summer afternoon" Light, Space and Time Online Gallery, juried international exhibition, “Seasons,” “Winter Wave,” December 2012 Art and Frame of Danbury, Group Show, Small Works Show, “Gray Dawn,” “Copper Harley,” and “After Goodbye,” December 2012January 2013 Danbury City Hall & Danbury City Center, Solo Show, Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, Opening January 18, 2013

Julie Myers Shippendburg, PA

Mainsville and Piper Rd Oil 20" x 10"

Laura Krause Mt. Prospect, IL

Forest Fire Across Yellowstone Lake Digital Photo 2848 x 4288 px

Victoria Tao Los Angeles, CA Search for Vortex, Oil and Collage on Canvas, 72" x 72"

Jan Swan Albuquerque, NM

Crossing the Road, Oil on Canvas, 24" x 30"

Ken Bennison Worthington, Canada

Daybreak, Photography, 13" x 19"

Carlos Daniel Valcarcel Chandler, AZ

Chorreado Landscape # 2 Oil 6" x 6"

Shaun Williams Ypsilanti, MI Song of the Sea, Pastels, 18" x 24"

Michael Dumas Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Mild Spell Oil on Russian Birch 10" x 7.25"

Bhanu Palam Syosset, NY

Dual Vision, Oil on Canvas, 16" x 20"

Tatiana Flis Boston, MA

Repetitive Nature Mixed Media 3.5" x 2" x 2"

Bryan Haynes St. Albans, MO

Above the Beyond Acrylic on Canvas 60" x 80"

Richard Lapham New York, NY

Square with White Silver Gelatin Print 4" x 5"


Philip Pohl El Paso, TX

Weathered Heights Acrylic 27.75" x 39.5"

Alexander Ahilov Toronto, Canada Summer Logs, Oil on Canvas, 36" x 48"

Carolyn Whitney Grand Cayman, Caymen Islands

Surf on the Rocks, Oil on Canvas, 60" x 40"

Mark Beale Charleston, SC Marsh Sunset, Oil, 12" x 16"

Sabine Blodorn Broadbeach, Australia

Winterland Mixed Medium 50 x 50 x 4 cm

Anthony Snell Roselle, IL

Morning Hike at Crater Lake Photography 4" x 6"

Tim Caerbert Marietta, GA

Beyond Mallory Square Acrylic 36" x 36"

Peter Campbell Durango, CO

Moonrise Animas Valley Oil on Linen 42" x 38"

KaeLynn Winn - Ferron, UT - Quakies - Acrylic - 24" x 30"

Cottonwood Tree - Acrylic - 24" 30"

Antonio Gonzalez Nu単ez Miami, FL

Walking by the Lake Oil on Canvas 48" x 36"

Roland Descombes Zephryhills, FL Cypress Roots, Pencil, 17" x 25"

Alex Corwin Minnetonka, MN

Color My Street Acrylic 20" x 18"

Allan Gorman Upper Montclair, NJ

Afternoon in the Steamtown Yards Oil on Panel 24" x 18"

Annie Farley Ivins, UT

Determination, Oil, 36" x 48"

Matthew Butzke Sparta, NJ Rocky Lighthouse, Photography, 14" x 11"

Martha Moran Ojai, CA

Sespe Stack Various Stones 47" x 22" x 18"

Linda Pearlman Karlsberg Newton, MA June on the River II, Oil on Panel, 20" x 30"

Richard Whyte Frizington, UK

Dreamscape Digital Photoshop 1000 x 601 px

Jacki Springer Broadway, VA November Sunset, Oil, 19.5" x 26.5"

Carol Neiger Glenview, IL

Tuscany Hill Town Oil 23.75" x 19.75"

Elena Soterakis Sunset at Saltonstall Oil on Panel 5" x 7"

Brooklyn, NY

James Harkins Portland, OR

Untiled 1 Watercolor and Gouache on Paper 8" x 11"

Luis Alderete Temporal Oil on Paper 11.25" x 14.25"

San Ysidro, CA

Timur Azaev Hannawa Falls, NY

Peggy's Cove Oil on Canvas 11" x 14"

Alan Shuptrine Chattanooga, TN

Twisted Watercolor 29.5" x 21.5"

Dara Daniels Eureka, CA Spring Concerto Oil on Linen 24" x 48"

Matthew Felix Sun Berkeley, CA Bombed Bridge, III Oil on Canvas 24" x 36"

Cheryl Kline Pacific Palisades, CA

Cozumel Blues Oil 50" x 50"

Boris Tyomkin Winter, Prospect Park Oil on Board 12" x 16"

Brooklyn, NY

Jamie Kirkland Santa Fe, NM

Quiet Reflection Oil 48" x 60"

Nancy Albright Red Rock Rising Photography 123kb

Goodyear, AZ

Anne Goffin Smith Essex Fells, NJ

Spring in Somerset County Oil on Canvas 32" x 32"

John Box Canyonlands at Sunset Photography 9" x 12"

Colorado Springs, CO

Lorn Curry North Vancouver, Canada Apple Valley Sunset Oil on Canvas 18" 36"

Linda Petersen Hillsboro, SD

Inner Landscape Collage Mixed Media 48" x 36"

Michael Dumas Peterborough, Canada

Windward Oil on Russian Birch 8" x 12"

Brian Cho La Canada, CA

Lilburn Mixed Media 50" x 50"

June Yokell San Rafael, CA

Edge of the Marsh Oil on Canvas 30" x 40"

Ingrid Reeve

Broken Braches - Oil on Canvas - 36" x 48"

Emerge - Oil on Canvas - 36" x 48"

michael ward APM: First off I would like to congratulate you and your painting Mi Salon as being chosen by our juror as the Best in Show of our 2012 Landscapes Art Exhibition. Itʼs a beautiful work of art and the other day I was leaving my gallery in the Santora Arts Building in Santa Ana and I walked right past this shop. I was thinking, this place really looks familiar. What compelled you to paint the Mi Salon? MW: I, too, discovered Mi Salon while wandering around the Arts District in Santa Ana. It was early morning, and while waiting for galleries to open I took the shot. The girl was another photo taken on the same street further up the block. So even though she was not actually in front of the salon, she was headed that way, and the guy inside would have surely checked her out, as he was checking out the strange gringo taking pictures. APM: I read in your bio that you are a self taught artist. What made you want to become an artist and what drives or inspires you as an artist? MW: I started painting primarily to see if I could do it, and because I had some photos Iʼd taken that I thought would make good paintings. Those first efforts came out well, so I kept going. My early inspiration was the work of Charles Sheeler, Richard Estes and others that work from photographs. For me the process is rewarding—Iʼm always discovering elements in the source images that I didnʼt see when the photograph was taken (like the guy inside Mi Salon). Itʼs a reminder that we only see the surface of things in our day-to-day experience. There are always deeper truths to be found, and painting helps me discover them. Tower Zero (2012) Acrylic on Canvas 18" x 24"

Big Six (2012) Acrylic on Canvas 24" x 30"

Beautify Your City (2011) Acrylic on Canvas 24" x 30"

APM: As an artist myself I am always curious to know another artists process of creating. Can you explain your process? MW: The paintings always start with photos, though I donʼt always take photos with the intention of making paintings from them. This applies especially to photos (slides) I took back in the 1970s and 80s, before I began painting. Iʼm still discovering the paintings in some of those. In the old days I would project slides onto canvas, but these days the compositions are refined on the computer, where I crop, and add or subtract elements, and maybe tweak the colors. I make a reference print at full size, and use that as a guide. APM: What is next for you and your art? Do you have any big exhibitions coming up and if people would like to find your art, how would they do this?

Bonito Court (2012) - Acrylic on Canvas, 14" x 18" MW: My work is showing on an ongoing basis at Tirage Art in Pasadena ( ). And for the month of January, I will have a show at StudioGallery in Irvine ( ). Iʼm having an opening on January 19, from 12 to 4 pm. The gallery is open by appointment at other times. People can follow my work on my blog,, and my website, Iʼm sure Iʼll have a few pieces in the OC Fair again this year, and may have some higher-profile exhibitions as well—check the blog. Iʼve also experimented with some less-representational techniques, inspired by Richard Diebenkornʼs Ocean Park series. Iʼve stolen his idea of painting on cigar boxes. Itʼs a lot of fun!

Amanda Willis Liberty Island Photoshop http//

Denice Peters Split Rock Lighthouse Pastel

David Terrar Crab Boats, Hopper's Island MD Oil on Board

Clayton O'Brien Barns Photography

Donna Vesley Old Mesilla Revisited Oil

Curtis Clemons Pencil - Sudie A Fulford Community Learning Center

Gina Martucci - Autumn in Victory Lakes/Yellow Leaves - Colored Pencil

Linda Tribuli Forever Heaven Digital Photography

Paul Toussaint Early Morning Fog iPhoneography

Erik Deerly - Pilsen - Photography

Terence Kneal - Seaside - Photography

Rachel Rizzo Imagined Landscape (Summer) Acrylic on Canvas

Deb Houston - A New Beginning - Acrylic on Canvas

Susan Spohn - Autumn Trees - Oil on Wood Panel

Gladys Velez - Cows Resting by the River - Oil

Marcus Navarro Insane Beethoven Acrylic

Susan Lizotte Northern Beach Oil on Panel

Amanda Hood Nonsense Map II Acrylic on Panel

Kelsey Mitchell Hallowed Photography

Tony Corbitt Rocks Road Oil on Canvas

Stephanie Fischer - Green and White - Foam, Acrylic

Annie Farley Connected Oil

Andrea Schouten The Century Tree Scratchboard

Elaine Mayes Noccalula Falls Acrylic

Emilian Pop - Map I - Mixed Media

Greg Smirnov Pathway from Location A to Location B Mixed Media

Lauren Morris - Tree - Acrylic

Donna Pacinelli Moonscape 9 Oil on Wood

Vincenzo Corrado Tsunami Digital

Thomas Kingston-Hunt -Twist of Sun - Oil

MJ King Sawtooth Mountains Oil

Adrian Konopnicki Spirit Hill Acrylic

Patti Gordon Veil Over Elk Lake Oil

Jenna Luscky Oak at Sunset Watercolor

Bob Craig Prairie Patterns Mixed Media

Esau Rodriguez - El Waves - Oil

Kerry Donohue Into the Brush Water Soluble Oil on Masonite

Rochelle Berman - Strength of the Mountains - Digital Photography

Cheryl Pettigrew A Trip Through the Mind Oil on Canvas

Triin Koitmaa - Love - Oil Painting

Deb Houston Strangers Acrylic

Lillian Able - Down and Over - Oil on Panel

Sidhartha Pani - Birches in the Moonligh

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Calvin Bohner Indian Autumn Mixed Media After graduating with distinction from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, Stuart moved to Westport, Connecticut where he established his studio and began his painting career in New York. With agents in both London and New York, he built his early career on commissions from large corporations. Some of the companies that own his paintings are Mobil Oil Corporation, Exxon, MGM Pictures, Paramount Pictures, CBS and ABC Television. For six years his paintings were featured on the Mystery Theater Series on PBS Television. Other commissions include Emilio Gucci (Italy), Time-Warner, Sony Productions, Japanese Hotel Association, The U.S. Olympic Committee, Random House, Westminster Bank of London, IBM, Fujitsu (Japan), CBS Records and the list goes on. His work has been seen in numerous magazines and publications including Graphis, Art in America, Smithsonian, Time, Newsweek, as well as a six page feature and cover in the Santa Fean Magazine. Stuart has won over thirty awards for his paintings and has been featured in many traveling exhibits across the United States, Europe and Japan. He has been associated with numerous galleries including Michael Eagle Gallery in New York, the Carol Thornton Gallery in Santa Fe, the Stetter Gallery in Phoenix and the Karen Lynne Gallery in Boca Raton. Stuart's interest in classical art is revealed in his paintings through a unique interpretation of contemporary styles and techniques. His studio is located in Boca Raton, Florida.

Harmony - Mixed Media on Canvas - 30" x 40"

Harmony #2 Mixed Media on Canvas 30" x 40"


Prashanti Nekkanti - Greenery Under Cliff - Acrylic

Kye Kim Dawn Oil on Canvas

one Citrin - The Promenade - Watercolor

Christine Dana - Sunrise - Photography

Donna Sands Road Thur Autumn Oil on Paper

Jerra Jenny - Nightfall on the Ridge - Acrylic on Canvas Zofia Kijak - Happiness on the Bay Acrylic on Canvas

Paul Hitchen Manhatten Acrylic


Josh Stelly - Backyard

Barbara Lawrence - Summer Fields

Digital Photography

Oil on Canvas

Mike Tarasyuk Public Garden Oil on Canvas

David Vevia Desert Landscape Photography

Vivek Mohan - Vista - Photography

Leon Vanella - Monhegan Moorland Digital Photograph

Bob Williams The Path Photography Printed on Canvas

Vitaly Levin - New York - Photo

Cathy Hahn - Spirit of Sidecut - Watercolor

Nil端fer Usta Autumn Sun Acrylic

Tim Leach Desert Phoenix Oil on Canvas

Courtney Augustus - City to City - 12' x 6'

Terry Kruse - Flying Bumble Bee - Acrylic and Mixed Media

Jackie Lewis - Tidal Basin - Digital Photography

CK Freeberg - Vastness - Digital Printing

Carrie Dodt Peace Digital Photography

Joseph Demaree The Waterfront Oil

Dawn Sagar - Temple of the Owls - Oil on Canvas

Davyd Whaley - Fields of Play - Oil on Canvas

Georgette Evans Grey - Rabbit Brush Roundup - Watercolor

Paul Lewing - Salt Creek Beach - Acrylic

Aazam Irilian - Deceptive Tranquilty - Mixed Media

Michael Tolleson - The Journey - Acrylic

Peter O'Hearn - By the Big Lake - Watercolor

Mary McInnis - Gold Creek Trail - Oil

Louis Dudek - Beachy Peachy - Acrylic on Wood

Sarah Murphy - Beginnings - Mixed Media

Tree 4 - 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 53" x 35"


Artist Portfolio Magazine - Issue 9