Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Day 83: Aimee Shattuck

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Day 82: Suzanne Steinberg

I do paintings of flowers...I first started because they reminded me of a happy memory when my mother was pruning roses when I was a child. I now like roses because I feel I can put a great deal of sensitivity in them, and they help me direct my emotions sometimes back to mother earth. I find when I look at the roses I see a fragile piece of my soul, a piece of me that is beyond my own ability to communicate. This visualization of apart of my heart helps bind me to the physical space within my own body and the outside world. I think the roses give me an intimate constant growing piece of myself, like a leaf among the stem of our ever evolving gratification, pain, morality and humanity of the perspective towards contrast. I know they are simple, but they are my own unspoken spaces


























Monday, April 24, 2017

Day 81: Choko Art (Dan Aponte)

“I use painting as a way of communication to explain my perspectives and world views. My artwork is a representation of my inner self and the way society has an effect on my way of thinking. There is no better way for me to speak than with brush strokes and symbolical imagery.” The process of my creations begins reflecting on the world we live in and its social polemics. With pen and paper in hand I give color and shape to today's social phenomenons. After a journey of thoughts and pencil strokes I move to the canvas to start creating message composed of symbolism and criticism hoping that anybody can relate to it and help me make some sense of this world we live in. whether it is oil paint or pixel colors; I always find a way to execute my ideas no matter which medium is available at hand. oil paint allows me to enhance my message due its bold colors as well as the high contrast between its bright whites and dark blacks. Digital painting gives me the power to achieve a limitless chromatic array to translate any passionate idea that is better communicated in this medium. Surrealism style is the fittest to my creative needs. This style grants me the opportunity to create social critics, experiences in life and ideals. I deliver a message using symbolism and analogies. “Art is my language and sharing my voice with others is my purpose.“ Dan “Choko” Aponte
IG: artistchoko


Anoxeria


Bread and Butter


Depedencyville


St Elgoog

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Day 80: Arthur Owsley

My name is Arthur Owsley, My life has been spent in dedication to bettering my art. When looking at my body of work, one would notice all of the recurring subjects and images. Owls, jellyfish, dragonflies, cicadas, feathers, and bones are only a few of the images that I use to create my compositions. There is purpose to this: each character, each subject, and each image is decorated as a religious figure. 
 
This is where I draw my influence: The importance of religious and cultural art. It's development and repetition throughout history is what I try to exemplify in my work. By combining different cultural and religious symbols, figures, and patterns with modern schemes and styles I imbue an existential importance to the subject matter. 
 
I have an underlying goal in my life when it comes to my work.: I think that legacy is an important concept to any artist, my aspiration for my legacy is a little different from what others may be. If I were buried in a crypt with my body of work and was discovered in the distant future, I would want historians to be able to decipher the narrative and themes hidden in the religion of my work.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Day 79: Chris Saper




“Over the past twenty-four years, I've painted nearly every day, and through a combination of painting, teaching and writing, have learned more than I'd ever dreamed possible about color. It's glorious in every way, from the translucent skin tones of the fairest redhead, to the riotous, explosive colors of bougainvillea.” —Chris Saper

Since beginning her commission portrait painting practice in 1991, Saper has completed almost 400 commissioned portraits nationally, authored four books and filmed four DVDs on portraiture. "I love the discipline of working with clients in a shared vision of the portrait to be painted. There's a satisfying result when I can achieve beautiful skin tones, accurate likenesses, and yet still paint a lovely piece of art."

Chris's newest instructional book, Classic Portrait Painting in Oils: Keys to Mastering Diverse Skin Toneswas released by North Light Books in January, 2012. She has also authored North Light Books' Painting Beautiful Skin Tones in Color and Light (2001), For Love or Money: a Business Handbook for Portrait Painters and Mostly Monochchrome (also at www.Blurb.com).

She has also been published in:

Saper's first two instructional DVDs, Painting Oil Portraits in Warm Light and Capturing the Beauty of Monochrome Oil Portraits were created in conjunction with www.artistsnetwork.tv, a division of North Light Books. Her latest DVDs, Painting Oil Portraits in Cool Light and Mixing Skin Tones were released in December 2011.

Saper's passion for color and design is a natural segue into painting the opulent still life and floral work for which she is rapidly becoming known. Saper's body of still life work has been described as lush, confident and lively.

A native of Wisconsin, she holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts and a Master's Degree in Health Care Administration. She has lived in Phoenix, AZ since 1977. 

In addition to Chris's portrait commission schedule, she is an active public speaker/painting demonstrator. She has served on the Faculty of the Portrait Society of America and has taught portraiture at the Scottsdale Artist's School, the Mountain Artists' Guild in Prescott, AZ, and the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists. Saper has exhibited at the US Senate Rotunda, The Salmagundi Club and The National Arts Club in New York City, the Bennington Center for the Arts, the Tempe Arts Center and the Insight Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX.


The Best of Portrait Painting
Artist's Magazine
American Artist
International Artist Magazine
Pastel Artist International


Saper's first two instructional DVDs, Painting Oil Portraits in Warm Light and Capturing the Beauty of Monochrome Oil Portraits were created in conjunction with www.artistsnetwork.tv, a division of North Light Books. Her latest DVDs, Painting Oil Portraits in Cool Light and Mixing Skin Tones were released in December 2011.

Saper's passion for color and design is a natural segue into painting the opulent still life and floral work for which she is rapidly becoming known. Saper's body of still life work has been described as lush, confident and lively.

A native of Wisconsin, she holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts and a Master's Degree in Health Care Administration. She has lived in Phoenix, AZ since 1977.

In addition to Chris's portrait commission schedule, she is an active public speaker/painting demonstrator. She has served on the Faculty of the Portrait Society of America and has taught portraiture at the Scottsdale Artist's School, the Mountain Artists' Guild in Prescott, AZ, and the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists. Saper has exhibited at the US Senate Rotunda, The Salmagundi Club and The National Arts Club in New York City, the Bennington Center for the Arts, the Tempe Arts Center and the Insight Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX.
Heidi, oil, commissioned portrait

Charlotte L oil

Denise Resnik


Boy in Blue, oil, commissioned portrait


Catie, oil








Friday, April 21, 2017

Day 78: Marilyn Miller

Marilyn was born in Fargo, North Dakota. Arrived in Phoenix in 1954. She and her four children, six grand children and great grand daughter live in Phoenix Arizona.
She considers her art to be uplifting to her spirit. Her subjects include Minnesota, travels, still life, and landscapes.
Her art has been exhibited at Arizona Art Alliance exhibits, Glendale arts council exhibit at Saguaro Ranch Park, and the Nash Jazz venue on first street and Roosevelt.
She has studied with Raliegh Kinney, Walter Powell, Dick Phillips, and EllenJean Diedrich.  Also at the University of Nevada in Reno.
Social media include, facebook, fineartamerica.com, mnartists.org
mmmiller_1999@yahoo.com


 Homestead Nostalgia   16"x 20"W Acrylic


Sun Bouquet                  15" x 11"W   water color    


Minnesota Log Cabin     11" x 15"W   water color
Grazing in the Meadow   15" x 22" W  water color

Morning Visitor                15" x 11" W   water color

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Day 77 :Therosia Reynolds

Therosia is a local artist.  She grew up in South Phoenix and is an Arizona native. Having gone through years of a life threatening sickness called "Pseudo Tumor Cerebra", she endured periods of lost eye sight and decreased mobility as a young woman. While she began drawing at a very young age, her time of illness made her artwork and music even more important to help her develop and maintain mobility as well encouragement. Having been healed, she now uses artwork to inspire hope, faith and love. She consistently uses her talents as an artist, singer and poet to raise funds to free slaves from sex trafficking via her non-profit Love2Life. Her signature on all paintings SDG stands for Soli Deo Gloria meaning Glory for God alone to reflect her belief that all honor ultimately belongs to God.
Instagram: @iamtherosia 
Facebook: Therosia
Those who wish can join me for art classes through www.yourartparty.com and learn to recreate the piece themselves.Prints are available for all the pieces.


The Greatist $1,800


Sang Your Soul $1,500

Delightful, no longer for purchase