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!

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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: Exploring 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...

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July 2015 Artist of the Month | John Bayalis

Congratulations to our July Artist of the Month, John Bayalis! He was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His painting Awake is below. Keep scrolling to read more about the artist’s process and which medium he prefers above all others! St. Petersburg, FL ~ www.bayalistudio.com I’ve been interested in art for as long as I can...

Announcing the Winners of AcrylicWorks 3

Congratulations to the 112 artists selected for North Light Books’ third annual Best of Acrylic competition AcrylicWorks 3: Celebrating Texture! 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 “AcrylicWorks 3 Winner Notification”...

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June 2015 Artist of the Month | Ajay Brainard

Congratulations to our June Artist of the Month, Ajay Brainard! He was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His painting Every Thing Reminds Me Of You is below. Keep scrolling to read more about the thought process behind each work of art and what his very first art project was! Visit the artist’s website at www.ajaybrainard.com My...

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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 ~ www.gracedevito.com 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 www.lookinggoodlicensing.com/lgl/SKuck_Bio.html   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...

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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,...