Author Archives: danielp

Vessel (pastel, 30x40) by Ron Monsma

Ron Monsma | Still Lifes & Figures in Pastel

Ron Monsma hails from a musical family: his sister is a singer; his brothers are drummers. Renowned as a consummate draftsman and master of traditional techniques in both oil and pastel, he’s a professor at Indiana University South Bend, where he teaches drawing and painting. His work has often been featured in The Pastel...

Flight (oil on board, 20x18) by Tom Root

Tom Root | Children’s Book Illustrations

In addition to being a painter, Tom Root is also a songwriter, musician and writer of children’s stories. He studied drawing and painting at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut, under Aaron Shikler and Deane G. Keller, and at Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. He lives...

Pia (oil, 32x30) by Marvin Mattelson

Marvin Mattelson | Oil Portrait and Figure Paintings

In 1969 Marvin Mattelson received a bachelor of fine arts degree with a major in illustration from the Philadelphia College of Art. By 1972, with an established professional reputation, he was hired by the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he has continued to teach part time to this day. His...

Peacock (oil, 55x39) by Melanie Daniel

Melanie Daniel | Abstracted Landscapes in Oil

Having won the Rappaport Prize for a Young Israeli Painter in 2009, Melanie Daniel showed her work in a solo exhibition entitled “Evergreen” at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. She won the Sharett America-Israel Cultural Foundation Prize in 2001 and 2006. Daniel has shown her paintings in Israel and in New York City,...

A Fibre from the Brain (oil, 60x72) by Paul Fenniak

Paul Fenniak | Mysterious Narratives

Born in Toronto, Canada, Paul Fenniak received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and a master of fine arts degree from Concordia University, Montreal. His work is represented by Forum Gallery in New York City, and he’s participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Fenniak has received awards...

The Artist's Magazine's 28th Annual Art Competition

The Winners of The Artist’s Magazine’s 28th Annual Art Competition

Congratulations to the 30 winners of our annual art competition. Our 28th Annual Art Competition attracted more than 7,000 accomplished entries. What a fretful pleasure to have to choose among such beautiful works! Given the rigorous craftsmanship of the majority of entries, judging was, even more than it usually is, a subjective endeavor. We...

Wasps (watercolor and colored pencil, 201/4x201/4) by Karen Anne Klein

Karen Anne Klein | Natural Ephemera in Watercolor and Colored Pencil

Michigan artist Karen Anne Klein has a master’s degree from Wayne State University, in Detroit. Her work can be found in collections across the country, including those of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh; the Museum of Modern Art, in New York; and the University of Michigan Museum of...

Garden of Barb and John (watercolor, 29x38) by George James

George James | Transparent Watercolor on Yupo

George James was one of 80 artists worldwide who took part in the Second Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary International Watermedia Masters in Nanjing, China, in May 2010; his work was also chosen for the Jiangsu Watercolor Society International Watercolor Exhibition held in Nanjing in November 2007 and in the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial...