Arlington, VA - Fresh Paint Magazine Blog, December 30, 2014. "Ann Marie Coolick"
“Using only palette knives and paint straight from the tube, Ann Marie is an expressionist impasto painter focusing on colorful and bold contemporary landscapes and abstract pieces. Relying primarily on memory, Ann Marie’s recent body of work references natural elements, including visual enlargements of foliage from her backyard in the city of Arlington, Virginia. She has recently been exploring the process of abscission and the seasonal shedding of leaves and bark from trees. She slathers frosting-like paint layer upon layer onto the canvas, with paint running off the edges resulting in a sculptural, three-dimensional appearance. Inspired by expressionist artists Joan Mitchell and Frank Auerbach, Ann Marie considers her style a blend of expressionism and impressionism. She has three young boys who no doubt influence her energetic and lively painting style.
Recently Finnish photographer Mikko Karjalainen joined Fine Art America and is offering his photo work for prints. Mikko already managed to win two photography contests with his photographs of the Northern Lights. Be sure to check out his work.
Homosassa, FL - A painting by watercolor artst Norm Freyer has been chosen to be part of the Florida Watercolor Society (FWS) 2015 On Line Show. The painting, "Autumn Seagrapes", was one of 79 chosen out a total submission of 197 painitngs. Paintings by Freyer have also qualified for previous FWS On Line Shows, "Fishy Business" in 2009, "Gentle Giants" in 2012, and "Palm Tracks" in 2014. All of these paintings can be viewed at the artist's web site http://norman-freyer.artistwebsites.com. The 2015 On Line Show will be posted on the FWS web site in mid January at floridawatercolor.org/ .
Tel-Aviv, Is - Artist Noa Yerushalmi celebrates her first month in Fine Art America.
Her FAA Gallery now consists of 38 paintings, mostly very colorful abstract painted with acrylic.
Also, a collection of 70 Photos taken in her trips around the world, within the categories of Nature, Animals,
Wildlife, Food, Buddhas, Doors, Signs and Surreal art photography. For now,
Her most viewd Painting is "Wedding Feast" viewed 157 times.
Her most viewd Photo is "Playing Panda" viewed 161 times.
You are welcome to surf by and visit at http://noa-yerushalmi.artistwebsites.com/
Dallas, TX - Dallas, TX – IN3 continues to take American artists and especially Texas artists to exhibit in Europe. The Europe Tour launched by IN3 in 2014 has so far featured artwork in galleries and museums in Italy, France, Spain, Romania, Lithuania, and Sweden.
Diana Moya, Curator at IN3 noted, “Texas is leaving an indelible mark on these exhibits... in person, with artwork on the walls, and in our Catalogues of Fine Art Prints. Madrid, Barcelona, Tuscany, Paris and Venice are on our European itinerary for 2015.”
IN3’s next event is the International Collective Dallas 2015 exhibition to be held April 3-30 at Plaza of the Americas in the Dallas Arts District. It will feature a collection of contemporary European art as well as the First Annual IN3 Small Works exhibition of photography and paintings from artists around the world.
The Dallas Arts District is the largest contiguous arts district in the United States, making it an exciting art venue worldwide. Art...
Chandler, Ar - Chandler, AZ. Architectural and Interiors photographer Greg Schuster now offers images of scenery, architecture, and the southwest through Fine Art America. Greg uses his camera to capture the world through his minds eye which tends to favor lines, angles, symmetry and geometry both in the built and natural environment.
Greg is now offering to the public what has traditionally only been sold in private. Greg explains "I've historically only sold my work privately to collectors but I've received lots of feedback that I should make my work more publicly available."
Greg has now posted over twenty images on Fine Art America and plans to add more in the coming weeks weeks and months. Follow him as he shares works that have never been published or made available to the public.
Legendary Bull Riding World Champion Charlie Sampson holds up his portrait created by artist Dwayne Glapion. The piece was created to celebrate the famed bull rider as the first African-American World Champion (1982). Charlie Sampson is a legend in the rodeo world with some of his accomplishments including Sierra Circuit bull riding champion (1984), Turquoise Circuit bull riding champion (1985-86), Copenhagen/Skoal bull riding champion (1992), Calgary Stampede $50,000 bonus round bull riding champion, 2-time bull riding champion at Pendleton Round-Up, 2-time Grand National Rodeo (Cow Palace) champion, 2-time bull riding champion at California Rodeo/Salinas, 2-time winner of Del Rio George Paul Memorial bull-riding buckle, Rodeo Superstars Championship, and named to the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1996.
A limited edition printing of 100 was signed and is available for purchase through the artist.
Denver, CO - Artist Dwayne Glapion created a 3D interactive chalk art piece at the 2013 Art on the Rockies fine arts festival located on the campus of the Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, Colorado. Now in its 3rd year, the Art on the Rockies Festival was voted the best festival in the Vail Daily readers poll. It is growing into a premiere, destination arts festival, known for the quality of art and first class treatment of both its artists and its guests. With Vail's Rocky Mountain backdrop and glorious summer weather to compliment the event, the festival attracts more than 8000 seasonal and year round residents and tourists. The festival showcases 125 fine artists from around the country. The Vail Valley Arts League promotes awareness of the arts, supports artists, and builds community in the greater Vail Valley. Their proceeds from the Silent Auction, festival community events goes towards community arts programs. Admission to the festival is free.