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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...

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Poetry Made Visible: Leoni Duff Pastel Gallery

“I adore the process of painting,” pastel artist Leoni Duff says. “I love experimenting in pastel, and I find the many possibilities and methods of application interesting.” For example, she may dilute pastel in Turpenoid for an underpainting; scrape pastel sticks with a knife to drop fine grains of color over a painting to create...

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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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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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Embracing the Pastel Palette | Lisa Ober Still Life Gallery

“I’m turning cartwheels when I paint in pastel,” says Lisa Ober, recipient of Pastel Journal’s 16th Annual Pastel 100 Ruth Richeson/Unison Pastels Award. “I love them so much. I adore their immediacy and versatility. There isn’t any waiting for anything to dry, so it’s instantly rewarding.” Discussing the crisp, controlled finish of her still life paintings,...

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Getting Real | Aurelio Rodriguez Lopez Pastels

For noted Spanish pastelist Aurelio Rodríguez López, creating a heightened sense of realism is essential to the expression of his ideas. Whether painting portraits or still lifes, he deftly uses technique, light, color and detail to convey what he sees. “I’ve always loved drawing and painting in a realistic manner, and though I had adventures...

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November Artist of the Month | Sandra Power

I enter The Artist’s Magazine competition every year. I believe that entering such competitions, along with juried exhibitions, provide the artist with the opportunity to assess their level of accomplishment. Competing brings much needed exposure to a wider public. The result, win or lose, also provides the impetus to continue making better and better...