Art Competition Winner’s Circle

Stop by the Winner’s Circle for a weekly dose of artistic inspiration! Each week we showcase a piece of art from a past competition, such as the Splash: Best of Watercolor or Strokes of Genius: Best of Drawing series, along with the artist’s thoughts on the image and what inspired them to create. North Light’s art competitions represent the best contemporary art and artists, while providing instructive, insightful commentary on artistic passion and creativity. Become inspired today!

In the Pink by Linda Besse

February 2016 Artist of the Month | Linda Besse

Congratulations to our February Artist of the Month, Linda Besse! Linda was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her painting In the Pink is below. Read more about what sparked her artistic interest and how one interaction with a child instilled a sense of self-appreciation in her. Meade, WA ~ besseart.com   My leap into the art...

Almost Home

January 2016 Artist of the Month | Susan Brandsema

Congratulations to our January Artist of the Month, Susan Brandsema! Susan was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her painting Almost Home is below. Read more about how the artist how nature, photography and family all inspire her equally! Babylon, Long Island, NY ~ rsbabylon.fineartstudioonline.com My artistic journey began when I was...

Incite 4 Art Competition Winners!

Incite 3: the Art of Storytelling North Light Books is pleased to announce the winning artists and artwork selected to be featured in Incite 4: The Best of Mixed Media! We look forward to learning more about the stories behind each artwork. Winners Listed alphabetically by artist’s last name. Winners have been notified by...

November 2015 Artist of the Month | Lynn Wade

Congratulations to our November Artist of the Month, Lynn Wade! She was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her painting Places to Go is below. Keep scrolling to read more about the artist and how her love of horses began her career! Largo, FL ~ LynnWade.com     The first half of my life was...

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Drawings With Depth

Striking. Powerful. Thought-provoking. As I browsed through the seventh edition of Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing, I found myself pausing on every page to take it all in--the details, the colors and the depth of the drawings.

Bicycle Society - Amsterdam by Jim Smither_September Artist of the Month

September 2015 Artist of the Month – Jim Smither

Congratulations to our September Artist of the Month, Jim Smither! He was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His painting Bicycle Society – Amersterdam is below. Keep scrolling to read more about the artist’s trips abroad and how his education has helped his creativity evolve! Richmond, Virginia ~ jimsmitherfineart.com I grew up in Richmond, Virginia and...

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Strokes of Genius 8 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 131 artists selected for North Light Books’ 2015 drawing competition Strokes of Genius 8: Expressive Texture! If you see your name below, please check your email for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “Strokes 8 Winner Notification” no later than Friday, September...

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August 2015 Artist of the Month – Robin Murray

Congratulations to our August Artist of the Month, Robin Murray! He was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His painting Lonesome George is below. Keep scrolling to read more about the artist’s process and when his best ideas come to him! Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan ~ www.natureartists.com/robin_murray My siblings and I were home schooled and I...