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International Voices

VISUAL LANGUAGE

CFAI.co

September 2012 Volume 1 No. 7

contemporary fine art

Cover Artist Maryann Lucas www.cfai.co/maryannlucas


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Ann Rogers

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Maryann Lucas

Now I am beginning a new chapter in my life. My children are raised. I am devoting myself fully to painting. My intention is to paint daily and to expand my painting experience. I want to paint out-of-doors and to do more still life and landscapes. http://www.cfai.co/maryannlucas

CFAI.co Cover Artist

I am an artist. I have been an artist on the inside, in my heart, for my whole life but I only gave myself permission to be one on the outside about twenty years ago. Even then, it was just part-time, because raising my children held my full attention. I tended to paint what my life was about: family and home – the simple things. I sold well at art auctions and through gallery representation. I have been commissioned to paint numerous family portraits over those years.


Features this month New Artists

Pages 5-6

Painter’s Keys - Robert Genn Page 8

Art Challenge

Pages 15-20

Best of Show

Colors on My Palette Pages 21-28 Featuring George DeChiara and Lorri Boydston


in Visual Language Hall Groat II Art Review Pages 37-38

Featuring Texas Artist Judy Crowe

Blog Review Virginia Pages 39-46

Features include Dottie Martz, Norma Wilson and Cathyann Burgess

Daily Painters

Pages 59-60

Collection Starters under $200

Pages 61-70

Barbara Haviland, Laurie Pace, Diane Whitehead, and Kimberly Conrad


ART TELLS THE STORY

Stephanie Allison

United States,Kentucky www.cfai.co/stephanieallison

Beth Lenderman

United States, Oklahoma, Arkansas www.cfai.co/bethlenderman

Maryann Leake

United States, Colorado www.cfai.co/maryannleake

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NEW ARTISTS ON CFAI.co

Arlene Brenner

United States, Washington www.cfai.co/kristinebyars

Jacquie McMullen

United States, Texas www.cfai.co/jacquiemcmullen

Joshua Reyes

United States, Texas www.cfai.co/joshuareyes

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CFAI.co Masthead

Visual Language Magazine Sta Editorial Editor -in-Chief Laurie Pace Executive Editor Diane Whitehead Managing Editor Nancy Medina Deputy Editor Debbie Lincoln Feature Editor Art Reviews Hall Groat II Feature Contributor Robert Genn Blog Editor Kimberly Conrad Associate Editor Lisa Kreymborg Advertising Contact Kimberly Conrad

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CFAI.co Newsletter Editor -in-Chief Diane Whitehead Executive Editor Laurie Pace Managing Editor Kimberly Conrad Deputy Editor Debbie Lincoln Feature Editor Art Reviews Hall Groat II Associate Editor Lisa Kreymborg Feature Contributor Clint Watson FASO Feature Contributor Robert Genn Painter’s Keys Membership Director Kimberly Conrad Associate Director Lisa Kreymborg

Website Web Design Scott Ellis, VSellis.com Quality Assurance Lisa Kreymborg Daily Collectors Feed Lisa Kreymborg Juried Shows Diane Whitehead Art Challenge Laurie Pace Workshops Lisa Kreymborg Colors on My Palette Diane Whitehead In the News Laurie Pace Membership Kimberly Conrad

Marketing and Development Director Laurie Pace Senior Director Diane Whitehead Senior Director Kimberly Conrad Junior Director Lisa Kreymborg

International Blogs Editor Kimberly Conrad Junior Editor Lisa Kreymborg

Board of Directors Kimberly Conrad Laurie Pace, Diane Whitehead Debbie Lincoln, Mary Jo Zorad

Finance Director Andy Whitehead Senior Director Diane Whitehead Junior Director Kimberly Conrad

All Artwork is Copyrighted by the Individual Artists. Visual Language Vol 1 No 7


Painter’s Keys with Robert Genn

Robert Genn’s Studio Book

Dear Artist, Near the lodge in the late afternoon, I wandered to a hemlock bower on a secluded point. Pockets of multi-coloured needles lay between grey-green pillows of moss. The inlet was a silent diorama and rainbow lights shone on the distant shore. Below, two otters were sharing an otter joke which only they could get. For some reason I’d brought my iPad. While thinking I might go back for my paints, I lazily opened the device and noticed a weak Wi-Fi signal. In a minute I was checking my mail. Madeleine Wood, a fellow painter from another part of Vancouver Island, had sent a link to a speech by John Cleese. “This came out of the blue,” she wrote.

Painter’s Keys - Robert Genn

Out of the Blue July 30, 2012

“Why not,” I thought. He’s a bit bombastic, John Cleese, and you can’t stop seeing Basil Fawlty, but his points in this older 35-minute video on creativity, based on his own experience, are authoritative. In case you’re interested, I’ve asked our Painter’s Keys elves to put the video at the top of the current clickback. “To be creative we need five conditions,” Cleese says. “Space, Time, Time, Confidence and Humour.” Yep, “Time” comes twice.

* Space away from your normal space--space to swing a cat. An open space--a place with the feeling and sensibility of play.

5 nor* Time in a significant and undisturbed dollop that also includes enough preparatory time to pass through our 5 mally “closed” mode and into an “open” one. * Time to take the further time it takes to get through the early, obvious ideas and ponder further into more original material. * Confidence to allow spontaneity and audacity. To get properly into the creative mode, you need to pull up the tiresome anchor of reason. There are no mistakes, and nothing that you think or do in your confident state can, for the time being anyway, be wrong. * Humour, because it relaxes, is also a bridge to the “open mode.” Deliberately useless ideas that arise with the use of humour do not in themselves solve problems but serve as stepping-stones to the greater creative ideas. Disparate elements, suddenly combining into something new, are the very root of humour--and disparate elements, suddenly combining into something new, are the root of creativity. Best regards, Robert PS: “Creativity is not a talent; it’s a way of operating.” (John Cleese)

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Victoria Castillo The Orchidist Honorable Mention CFAI Juried Show Figurative Summer 2012

Ms. Castillo’s entry the “Orchidist” received Honorable Mention in the CFAI Juried Show for Figurative Art Summer 2012. Her painting was missed in the listing of show winners in last month’s Visual Language.

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Ann Hoffpauir www.cfai.co/annhoffpauir

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SALLIE-ANNE SWIFT www.cfai.co/sallieanneswift

“No Relief �

Artist: Sallie-Anne Swift

Wins Best in Show in the BOLD BRUSH June Competition 2012 http://faso.com/boldbrush/winners/85 With a keen awareness of her environment, her great love of nature, wildlife and music, her work reflects our extraordinary environment. Clever use of mixed media and texture convey an immediate message and feeling. Bold brush strokes that are harmonious and well balanced, her work speaks for itself in strength, color and vitality.

SallieSwiftArt.com

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SHERI JONES www.cfai.co/sherijones

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Top Right: Poppy Dance 11x14 oil Bottom Right: Sun Up Along the Brazos 16x20 oil Above: Sunset Drive 14x11 oil


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ART CHALLENGE

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Painting Series Generations

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First Place Hye Coh

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Out of the Box

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ART CHALLENGE

Second Place Ann Rogers Texas Freedom

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Third Place Suzy Pal Powell

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Waiting to Hear

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Honorable Mention

Russell McCall

Sunny Kay Marler

Melissa Doron

http://www.cfai.co/art-challenge-july-2012-freedom/

ART CHALLENGE

Sallie-Anne Swift


George De Chiara

COLORS ON MY PALETTE

www.cfai.co/georgdechiara http://www.cfai.co/colors-on-my-palette/george-de-chiara/

When did you realize you loved art and wanted to be ‘an artist’? I can’t recall the exact time. I was always drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. In fact, I recently found a book from my childhood (Dr Seuss’s My Book about Me) that I filled out when I was 5 or 6. One of the questions in the book is “What you want to be when you grow up?” and even at that early age I wrote artist. It’s something I’ve always assumed I’d do and now that I have that opportunity, I’m very grateful for it. Who has been the greatest influence from your past to mentor you to this career? I think my life drawing teacher from art school, Bill Parks, was the biggest influence from my past. He was a wonderful teacher who always had something positive to say and encouragement for me. I can recall several times when he’d pull me aside and tell me to keep doing what I’m doing, that I’m on the right road and keep going down it. All these years later am still listing to that advice and still trying to put everything he taught me into practice. Who is your mentor today, or another artist you admire and why? Where to begin with this one... There are so many artists today that I admire and learn from. Richard Schmid is probably my favorite living artist. I really admire his use of color, edges and brushwork. I also love Scott Christensen’s work and his use of a very limited palette. I’m amazed at his ability to paint such large canvas with such freshness. I also admire the work by Quang Ho, Jennifer McChristian, Daniel Keys, Albert Handell, Kenn Backhaus, Marc Hanson and many, many others. I enjoy any work that has a strong composition and good use of color. Bold brush work and good use of edges doesn’t hurt anything either. What is your favorite surface to paint on? Describe it if you make it yourself. I love Centurion Deluxe Oil Primed Linen Panels. These are very inexpensive panels, but one of my favorite surfaces to paint on. I believe the only place to get these is through Jerry’s Artarama.They have some limited size options when it comes to smaller panels, so I supplement them with RayMar panels. From RayMar, I like the smooth portrait cotton panels the best. I’ve also been looking into making my own panels out of Masonite, so in a few weeks my options may have changed. What brand of paints do you use? I use a mixture of oil paints from Rembrandt and Winsor & Newton and Lefranc’s Titantium White. Do you have a favorite color palette? Well, I use the same colors on my palette all the time. Over the years I’ve added and removed a few colors, but I keep it pretty consistent. My current palette is: Lemon Yellow, Cad. Yellow, Cad. Yellow Deep, Yellow Ochre, Cad. Scarlet, Cad. Red, Permanent Crimson, Terra Rosa, Transparent Oxide Red, Cobalt Blue Light, Ultramarine Deep, Viridian and Titanium White.

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George De Chiara

COLORS ON MY PALETTE

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COLORS ON MY PALETTE

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COLORS ON MY PALETTE

Lorrie Boydston

www.cfai.co/lorrieboydston http://www.cfai.co/colors-on-my-palette/lorrie-boydston/

When did you realize you loved art and wanted to be ‘an artist’? I knew I wanted to be an artist by the time I reached high school. I had many creative relatives that introduced me to many different art forms. My high school art teacher was fantastic and helped me apply for an art scholarship and influenced both my teaching and artistic styles. Who has been the greatest influence from your past to mentor you to this career? One of my past mentors from my Master’s degree thesis work was Barry Anderson. He was a tremendous influence on my thesis development both visually and written. He was so insightful and generous with his time and thoughts. I am grateful to have been able to work with him. I was also fortunate to have the input of Maria Park, Elijah Gowin and Craig Subler. All of which were a tremendous help in developing my current trajectory. Who is your mentor today, or another artist you admire and why? Other artists that I admire are Eric Fischl, Wayne Thiebaud, Rachel Whiteread, David Hockney, Andy Goldsworthy. One artist that remains in my mind always as I am working is Edward Hopper - not only for the energy and emotion he could bring to a typical scene or space but simply for the way he could paint sunlight on the side of a house. What is your favorite surface to paint on? Describe it if you make it yourself. I paint on clear acrylic Plexiglas mainly for the smooth surface which allows my paint to flow freely with time to manipulate it before it dries. The clear Plexiglas also allows light to pass through which I have come to love -especially with my more recent abstract works. What brand of paints do you use? I use Winsor Newton Flow Formula acrylics mostly and Liquitex mediums. I especially love the Liquitex Heavy Body Gel acrylic medium. Do you have a favorite color palette? I love bold color and use it whenever I can. However, I have learned to use more muted color such as taupe, gray, beige and other earth tones in my abstract works. These colors mimic the suburban house paint colors that I see everyday in my environment.

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COLORS ON MY PALETTE


COLORS ON MY PALETTE

Lorrie Boydston

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Jill Saur www.cfai.co/jillsaur

JillSaurFineArt.com Eye-catching, sublime, and joyful, are just a few of the words that Jill Saur’s patrons use to describe her original works of art. Although Jill lives in Atlanta, GA, she takes annual photography trips to the beautiful mountains of Colorado, where she captures fresh inspiration for her new paintings. Although Jill uses her photographs as a reference point, she adds plenty of imagination, creativity, and artistic license to maximize her compositions and use of color. According to Jill, “The entire painting just has to feel right before I’ll say it’s finished. I’ll often walk away from my work, take a break and re-enter the room as if I’m seeing my painting for the first time. That’s when I can usually tell if it’s finished”. Having rendered aspen and birch trees for almost thirty years, Jill never tires of these lyrical beauties. A good number of her patrons return to buy a second and third painting because simply put, her art brings them great joy.


Right Page: Left Bottom:

“Summers Path” 36”x36” Acrylic on Canvas (Green Aspens) “Golden Vibrance” 18”x24” Acrylic on Canvas (Red Aspens)

Jill Saur www.cfai.co/jillsaur

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Roxanne Steed www.cfai.co/roxannesteed

Contemporary Impressionist Palette Knife Home schooling my daughters encouraged me to renew my childhood love of art. “Mom, teach us to draw” became the motivation to rededicate myself to drawing and painting. As a Navy wife for over twenty-five years, I have been able to live in some of the most beautiful towns on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as well as travel to Hawaii, Singapore, Italy, France, England and Ireland. I’ve pursued my formal art education along the way at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT; The Art League School in Alexandria, VA; and Watts Atelier in Encinitas, CA. Recent studies with colorists Leif Nilsson, and Camille Przewodek, students of renowned teacher Henry Hensche have enabled me to pursue this ever-intriguing study of the effects light. My paintings are in private collections across the United States, as well as Canada, Ireland, UK, Germany, South Korea, Australia, and Dubai. My most recent corporate collector is Bank of Hampton Roads (Virginia).

RoxanneSteed.com


Melody Cleary http://www.cfai.co/melodycleary/

The visual arts have held great appeal to me since grade school. I watched my father who was very skilled at drawing and, at home, would draw a variety of designs for granite & marble memorials during his long engraving career in Portland. As he worked, I drew. In the 70’s, my mother introduced me to our local art center and I studied drawing and oil painting with local professional artists there in Tigard OR, now long gone, and as a working adult, wife and mother, I moonlighted by taking classes at community college and local art schools in life drawing, oil painting, palette knife painting, watercolor, acrylic and a year of basic design. Since retirement in 2000, my concentration has been on continued media and color exploration, beginning with watercolors, but then, finding the most intrigue with acrylics. Since 2005, my work has been juried into Watercolor Society of Oregon shows, Beaverton’s Visual Showcase, the former Kingstad Gallery in Beaverton, juried online exhibitions of the Int’l Society of Acrylic Painters, & Sequim Arts exhibition in Washington state. 2 works are in the permanent collection of City Hall in Beaverton and 4 works were acquired in 2010 by Samaritan Health Services in Albany OR. I have had three solo shows in my area and I currently have collectors in the US and Australia.


http://www.cfai.co/melodycleary/


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I convey, through my art, my emotional response to color, texture and design in nature. I am usually inspired by my own photos taken at local areas, zooming in on a particular portion of the scene where I find a pleasing composition & design. On the computer, I might convert the photo to black & white to just see values, enhance colors to help me achieve a desired coloration, or blur it to just see shapes. I enjoy remaining as free as possible with the paint application via fluid negative brush painting or bold palette knife strokes and enhancing the lights and darks‌I am so drawn to light and shadows. Water patterns and reflections are of particular interest to me lately due to the wonderful abstraction that is created. Also trees, grasses, and rock formations. I am deriving great pleasure from applying and scraping pigment with knives to achieve interesting texture and tones. My current work is leaning toward a more abstract representational style. I also enjoy experimenting with collage and acrylic stained papers which is a nice departure from my usual acrylic canvas works.

Melody Cleary http://www.cfai.co/melodycleary/


Contemporary F

Hall Groat II NY Critic Review

by NY Art Criti

A Review of Texas Artist Judy Crowe’s Work

Texan artist, Judy Crowe, is a consummate ala-prima oil painter that works from direct observation, predominantly exploring familiar subjects within the genres of landscape, still life and figure. She perceives her subjects within simple compositions, working with very direct and bold, planar brushwork. One of her strongest works is an intimate 12”x9” portrait, entitled The Jazz Musician. The restrained palate of middle toned grays within this piece places the focus on the forms, allowing the sophisticated background geometry to elegantly resonate with the facial planes. The bold, unself-conscious brushwork both define and break forms throughout the passages of shared value, allowing the eye to move fluidly throughout the composition. Mountain Man, another very subtle portrait study, is equally as solid. The alluring eyes of this white-bearded man on several levels are akin to the aesthetic nature of the late John Singer Sargent’s portraits. The form of the face is suggested through simple gestural brushstrokes. These portraits indeed pose more questions than provide answers.

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John Singer Sargent Oil on Canvas

Mountain Main 9 x 12 Oil Judy Crowe


Fine Art Review

ic Hall Groat II

Ms. Crowe’s still life and landscape work is well done, but does not contain the same sophisticated sense of mystery, and do not seem as personal as the portraits. The still life work involving mostly flowers, vessels does contain a beautiful sense of color and light that works to heightens nature, but tends to be is a bit conventional in composition and subject matter. This is not inherently negative; however for a painter of Judy’s skill level, she owes it to herself to explore more innovative compositions and subjects. Overall her ability to paint far exceeds her choices of subjects. Perhaps in the future we will see Judy paint an inanimate object that is less familiar to us within an unorthodox composition.

Jazz Musician 12 x 9

Oil Judy Crowe

www.cfai.co/judycrowe Blue Study 9 x 12

Oil Judy Crowe

Painter Hall Groat II, professor of fine and media arts at Broome Community College, teaches foundation courses in painting, drawing, color theory, and computer graphics. Groat earned a master of fine arts degree in painting and drawing from City University of New York at Brooklyn, a bachelor of arts in art history, minoring in studio art at Binghamton University, and attended graduate and certificate programs at Buffalo State College, Syracuse University, and Savannah College of Art and Design. He also attended summer sessions at Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY, and Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vt.

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Hall Graot II NY Critic Review

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Blog Review

Barbara Ryan

Norma Wilson

Dottie Martz

Cathyann Burgess


DailyPaintersofVirginia.blogspot.com

Cathyann Burgess Cathyann Burgess

Barbara Ryan

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Virginia Artist Spotlight


Dottie Martz

http://www.cfai.co/dottiemartz/

Virginia Artist Spotlight


Virginia Artist Spotlight

Cathyann Burgess www.cfai.co/cathyannburgess


Virginia Artist Spotlight


Virginia Artist Spotlight

Norma Wilson

www.cfai.co/normawilson


VirginiaArtist ArtistSpotlight Spotlight Florida


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Debra Hurd www.cfai.co/debrahurd

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Debra Hurd

Artist of Texas

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DebraHurd.com

Jazz and Cityscape Paintings “Art and music are my passions but it’s all art to me.” Internationally acclaimed artist Debra Hurd studied art at both Southern University in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. For 15 years she was a graphic designer in Florida and Austin, Texas. She is also an accomplished pianist, having studied music since early childhood. Debra’s wild boogie-woogie and honky-tonk style still finds her in the recording studios and at live performances in Austin. She loves jazz, classical, and salsa styles, too. As a painter, Debra is famous for her insightful paintings of animals, her vivid city scenes and her passionate and perceptive depictions of jazz, rock, and blues musicians. Being a musician, she has both a great respect and a feel for the emotions of musicians of the past and present. She works in oils, using a knife to get bold and instant color. She finds the knife to be a great tool of expression. She reaches the observer through the use of dramatic color and texture. Debra explains: “A very ordinary scene can be perceived differently when painted with a bit of exaggerated color and awareness of light. The ordinary then becomes the extraordinary. Color is critical. When I’m asked which color is my favorite, I tend to think in terms of which two or three colors I like in combination.”

www.cfai.co/debrahurd


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NANCEE JE

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Painter of the Am


EAN BUSSE

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merican West www.cfai.co/nanceejeanbusse

NanceeJean.com njovmc@gmail.com


Sunny Marler www.cfai.co/sunnykaymarler

SKULL PACK Violet Size: 2” x 4” Media: Oil on Cigarette Box

DEBRA HURD www.cfai.co/debrahurd/


Oil Painting DVDs Professor Hall Groat II

OilPaintingDVD.com Step by Step Demonstrations hrgroat1@stny.rr.com


BARBARA ANN

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The Good Feelings of Pottery mallie22@sbcglobal.net Available for Workshops

Oil

12x16


N SPEED JONES www.cfai.co/barbarajones

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BarbaraJonesFineArt.com


ROB COMPTON www.cfai.co/robcompton

My paintings continuously explore the landscape as a means to create works that are both meditative and dramatic. I look to the landscape as a means of conveying a simpler perspective. Too often our lives seem consumed by our work, our tight schedules, our cluttered city streets; but in these paintings, the landscape has been reduced to the bare essentials: land, sky, light. Even in my abstract work, I look to the landscape, and attempt to distill images that move the viewer through the space and light of the painting, while invoking a sense of place and time. Both bodies of work are a continuation of the same vision: to distill the passing landscape into artworks that freeze a brief moment and allow the viewer to hold onto the calming qualities of the land, the space, and the light.

RobCompton.com


Cathyann Burgess

www.cfai.co/cathyannburgess

The International Rift 30h x 20w oil on canvas

www.cathyannstudio113.com/ www.cathyannburgess.blogspot.com/

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DAILY PAINTERS

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Barbara Fox

Carol Nelson

Diane Whitehead

Marie Fox

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David Larson Evans

Carolee Clark

John K Harrell

Mark Adam Webster

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Debr

Deb Kirkeeide

Connie Chadwell

Kay Crain

Monique Straub

Dee Sanchez

Lori McNamara

Nancy


DailyPainters.com

ra Hurd

Dottie Martz

Gerald Schwartz

Filomena Booth

Mark Schwartz

y Eckels

Elizabeth Blaylock

Leslie Saeta

Rick Nilson

Hall Groat II

Tim Gagnon

Robin Cheers

Felicia Marshall

Kay Smith

Tom Brown

V Bridges Hoyt


Laurie Pace www.cfai.co/lauriepace

CFAI.co Collection Starters

Lauriepace.blogspot.com Ellepace.com Represented by Rare Gallery Jackson Hole, Mirada Fine Art in Denver, KHadoure Art in Santa Fe, Dutch Art in Dallas and SR Gallery in Hong Kong, Pace enjoys a large composition challenging the surface with her knife. Each of her representing galleries carries a variety of pieces from dimensional wolves to horses and florals. This summer Laurie challenged herself to a small surface working with 8 x 8 inch and 8 x 10 inch canvas. Not looking forward to the heat, she distracted herself with a challenge to create 100 horse paintings in 100 days of Summer for $100 each. Doing this she opened the door up to many new collectors of her knife work with affordable collection starter paintings. To date of this interview every painting was sold.

Summer Horse 61 9 x 12 inches Oil on Canvas

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Summer Horse 57 8 x 8 inches Oil on Canvas

Summer Horse 41 8 x8 inches Oil on Canvas

Summer Horse 61 8 x 10 inches Oil on Canvas


Summer Horse 65 8 x 8 inches Oil on Canvas

Summer Horse 34 8 x 10 inches Oil on Canvas

Summer Horse 73 8 x 8 inches Oil on Canvas

Summer Horse 58 8 x 8 inches Oil on Canvas

Summer Horse 13 8 x 8 inches Oil on Canvas

CFAI.co Collection Starters

Summer Horse 72 8 x 8 inches Oil on Canvas


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Kimberly Conrad www.cfai.co/kimberlyconrad

KimberlyConradDailyPainting.blogspot.com KimberlyConradFineArt.com

Represented by: Vertical Arts Gallery, Steamboat Springs, Colorado Bell Gallery, Denver, Colorado Kimberly is a diverse artist who paints large scale abstracted landscapes for private and corporate collections, as well as small landscapes and orals for internet sales. She is currently engaged in her annual online fundraiser for Breast Cancer. Art for the Cure 2012 consists of small paintings that are posted to her daily art blog. These little gems, priced at $79.00 are perfect for the new collector, as well as the discerning collector with small spaces to fill. Kimberly will conclude the online fundraiser in early October with an invitation only show at her Colorado Studio. 10% of the proceeds from the online event, and up to 30% of proceeds from selected pieces in the studio show, are donated to the Denver Chapter of the Susan G Komen foundation. Kimberly also donates a painting annually to the Denver Pink Tie Affair Auction.

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Barbara Haviland www.cfai.co/barbarahaviland

CFAI.co Collection Starters

BarbaraHavilandFineArt.com When Barbara was interviewed for this feature she teared up a bit. When her mother-in-law was ill, she was her full time caretaker each day. Part of their day was spent with a hot cup of coffee feeding the birds and watching them socialize. Barbara has been a long time bird lover literally living in a bird sanctuary in deep east Texas, filled with many colorful species. With the heat of the summer months the birds are just as reliant on Barbara’s special care as they are in the depth of winter. Her sketches and paintings led her to do a summer challenge of 50 bird paintings for $50 each. Barbara is a world renowned artist, collected for her floral paintings, her landscapes and her birds.

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Robin # 34 5 x 7 Oil on Canvas

Mockingbird # 33 5 x 7 Oil on Canvas

Tit # 36 5 x 7 Oil on Canvas

Gold Cheek Warbler # 5 5 x 7 Oil on Canvas

Pink Flamingo # 27 5 x 7 Oil on Canvas


Bald Eagle # 37 5 x 7 Oil on Canvas

Blackbird # 32 5 x 7 Oil on Canvas

Pelican # 39 5 x 7 Oil on Canvas

Vermillion Fly Catcher # 40

CFAI.co Collection Starters

Himalyn Monai # 38 5 x 7 Oil on Canvas


CFAI.co Collection Starters

Diane Whitehead www.cfai.co/dianewhitehead

ArtOutWest.blogspot.com DianeWhitehead.com The ‘norm’ for Diane Whitehead is to paint on large surfaces ranging up to eight and ten feet in height. Creating her soft textures with large brush strokes is essential to her composition while weaving the spirit of the wildlife to her canvas. For for the first time ever, this year gives the new collector an opportunity to begin their Whitehead wildlife collection with a small painting as Diane Whitehead is challenging herself to a small brush-athon and will attempt to paint 100 small wildlife pieces - This is your chance to be a part of her wildlife adventure at an affordable price.

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CFAI.co Paintings Under $200

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Suzy Pal Powell

Maryann Lucas

Pat Meyer

Kimberly Conrad

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Elizabeth Chapman

Stephanie Allison

Patty Ann Sykes


http://www.cfai.co/gallery/art-under-200/

Sunny Kay Marler

Honorable Mention Liz Hill www.cfai.co/lizhill

N A Bozeman

Maryann Lucas

http://www.cfai.co/gallery/art-under-200/

Stephanie Allison

CFAI.co Paintings Under $200

Elizabeth Chapman


Judith Babcock http://www.cfai.co/judithbabcock/

As an artist I want to communicate visually the excitement I feel from color contrasts and the joy of painting. I am inspired by creating large shapes in a bold format. Painting is an opportunity for me to translate feelings and impressions onto canvas. When painting I try to capture the essence of the moment while using my creative energy. Each painting takes on its own personality of shape, color and style. The art of painting is a journey of learning. “I love the smell of paint.�

JudithBabcock.com


Workshops

http://www.cfai.co/workshops/

Check this page on our site for upcoming workshops by the CFAI.co artists.

Shows and Events http://www.cfai.co/category/in-the-news/

Art & Critique Rick Nilson Paintings: Aquatic Birds and Marine Fauna

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W E N M O H ’S R A N C H http://www.wenmohsranch.com/index.htm

September 12-14 Vicky McMurry http://www.vickimcmurry.com/index.html

October 3-6

Georgia Mansur

http://www.georgiamansur.com/index.html

October 11-14 Don Sahli http://paintersjourney.com/

October 26-28 http://bobrohm.com/

Bob Rohm

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Amy Hillenbrand www.cfai.co/amyhillenbrand www.AmyHillenbran.blogspot.com Amy Hillenbrand was born in Racine, Wisconsin and lived in several different states before landing in her current home town of Austin, TX. After receiving her B. S. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, she began her career in the creative world as an Interior Designer. While living in Indianapolis, Indiana, she owned her own successful commercial interior design and architectural firm for fifteen years. The small boutique design studio grew into the fifth largest design firm in Indiana and one of few that was a certified Women Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). She combined her keen eye for color and composition and paired it with her excellent project management skills to spearhead many large mulit-million dollar projects. Her list of corporate clients included Otis Elevator, Ford Motor Company, The Hartford, Thomson Consumer Electronics, Praxair, Comcast, McDonald’s and Columbia House. She received The Associated Builder and Contractor award for her design of the legal oďŹƒces for Cinergy, the Public Utility Company serving Indiana and Ohio. Among her many healthcare projects, she is proudest of her work with the Indiana Surgery Centers. She worked closely with the Administrator to create warm, soothing environments primarily focused on the comfort of the patient.

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Patriotic Flats 8 x 10

www.cfai.co/amyhillenbrand


Soleful Painting

Mr Leatherneck 5 x 7 Oil Ready to Wear 24 x 12

Winter Wear 24 x 12

www.cfai.co/amyhillenbrand


Rain R

Saddled and Well Worn 6 x 6

Amy Hillenbrand www.cfai.co/amyhillenbrand www.AmyHillenbrand.blogspot.com

www.cfai.co/amyhillenbrand

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Rain Go Away 6 x 6

Boop Boop e Boot 8 x 8

ut Face 8 x 24

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www.cfai.co/amyhillenbrand


LISA McKINNEY www.cfai.co/lisamckinney

LMcKinneyGraphics.blogspot.com Lisa-McKinney.artistwebsites.com


Hall Groat II www.cfai.co/hallgroat

http://www.nyartguide.net/groatii/

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Nancy Medina 83

NancyMedina.com

www.cfai.co/nancymedina


Mary Jo Zorad www.cfai.co/maryjozorad

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ZoradArt.com MaryJoZorad.blogspot.com

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Debbie Grayson Lincoln www.cfai.co/debbielincoln

DebbieLincoln.com NoworNever-Debbie.blogspot.com

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Artist of Texas


Our First CFAI.co Book Watch this fall for the first International Art Book from CFAI.co

contemporary fine art international www.cfai.co

Visual Language Vol 1 No 7 CFAI.co Sept 2012  
Visual Language Vol 1 No 7 CFAI.co Sept 2012  

Visual Language Vol 1 No 7 CFAI.co Sept 2012 filled with international art for sale as well as art reviews, competitions and ideas for the b...

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