Artist & Contest Winner Interviews & Profiles

Every artist has a story or tip to share. Read interesting articles & exclusive interviews from featured artists & art
contest winners
at Artist’s Network. Learn about their inspiration & process and discover a new favorite artist with each Artist of the Month or collection or inspirational art quotes from our artists!

"Party Bags" by Jaye Schlesinger

Jaye Schlesinger: In the Bag

Jaye Schlesinger paints still lifes in oil that feature the modern-day symbols of brand names, logos and consumer products so we can see them with new eyes and gain a better understanding of ourselves.

Hidden Bridge by Lynn Welker

May 2016 Artist of the Month | Lynn Welker

Congratulations to our May 2016 Artist of the Month, Lynn Welker! Lynn was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Hidden Bridge is seen below. Read more about the artist below and what she values most about experimentation Newport Beach, CA ~ lynnwelker.com Because of family influences, my path was set from the beginning....

Coke Machine by Florence Cichocki

March 2016 Artist of the Month | Florence M. Cichocki

Congratulations to our March Artist of the Month, watercolor artist Florence M. Cichocki! Florence was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Coke Machine is below. Read more about the artist and the great impact her own father’s art continues to have on her life and career. Northampton, MA ~ fmcwatercolors.com I was born and raised...

pastel_landscape_Hope_Kathleen McDonnell | artistsnetwork.com

Fields of Gray | Kathleen McDonnell Pastel Landscapes

“I was trying to make my pastels better by really focusing on the fundamentals: black, white and gray,” says Kathleen McDonnell, recipient of Pastel Journal’s 17th Annual Pastel 100 Ruth Richeson Pastel Gold Award for her pastel landscape. Silence No. 2, her award-winning moody winter scene, seen in the April 2016 issue of Pastel Journal and in the...

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...

Let There be Light  - for artists magazine

December 2015 Artist of the Month | David Larkins

Congratulations to our December Artist of the Month, David Larkins! He was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His painting Let There Be Light is below. Read more about how the artist uses light and unusual vantage points to tell a more compelling, painterly story! ~Monroa, MI   My parents recognized my drawing talent when I...