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!

Grace DeVito Artist of the Month

May 2015 Artist of the Month | Grace Mehan DeVito

Congratulations to our May Artist of the Month, Grace Mehan DeVito! She was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her painting Pomegranate and Vines is below. Keep scrolling to read more about what inspires DeVito and what she hopes to do in the future as an artist! Stamford, CT ~ I’ve always been interested...

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April 2015 Artist of the Month | Sandra Kuck

Congratulations to our April Artist of the Month, Sandra Kuck! She was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition. Her painting Yvonne (If by RK) is below. Keep scrolling to see what Kuck has to say about her process, her family and what she’s learned throughout her career! Boca Raton, FL   I’m mostly self-taught, but from 1970-1973,...

Splash 17 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 129 artists selected for North Light Books’ latest watercolor competition Splash 17: Inspiring Subjects! If you see your name below, please check your email accounts (and junk boxes) for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “Splash 17 Winner Notification” on Thursday, April...

March Artist of the Month

March 2015 Artist of the Month | Wendy Carney

Congratulations to our March Artist of the Month, Wendy Carney! She was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition. Her painting North End Flavors is below. Keep scrolling to see what Carney has to say about her process and the amazing time she was stunned to see her own work in a friend’s home! Boston,...

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Do Drawings Have An Expiration Date?

We know that drawing is as much a part of our nature as our desire for warmth and water. We can go to a museum and see works that were painted hundreds of years ago and be moved to tears with their beauty and the connection we feel with the artists who painted them.

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Announcing the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Winners

The jurying process behind the Pastel 100 annual competition is not easy, but it is exciting. It's hard to describe the amount of deliberation required to select 100 winning paintings from more than 2,200 entries. Let's just say that "difficult" is an understatement. And so we want to express our immense gratitude to our...