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Showing posts with label ARTISTS I Fancy!. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ARTISTS I Fancy!. Show all posts

16 August 2017

Top 10 Artists in February | ArtFinder.com (Update Aug 2017)

Each month, this site features their top selling artists.  This post links to the notification received via eMail for the best artists for February 2014.

Top 10 Artists in February | ArtFinder.com




I receive notifications via eMail.  Of the Top Ten, Helen Wells is the artist I fancy.  The image below is called Happy.  Isn’t it lovely?  It has been added to my Pinterest board collection of ARTISTS I FANCY.  To date, my board has over 100 pins.  I’m taking my time finding the artwork.  What’s the rush?  It’s like a pleasant eternal afternoon spent walking around an art museum.  My first visit to our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. and to New York, New York, I made it my mission to visit art museums or galleries.  These days, I don’t get out much.  But via the Internet, I let my imagination take me wherever.




ArtFinder.com fancies their site as an “affordable art marketplace”, a great place for shopping, where you can buy direct from independent artists and galleries.  To date they boast over 2000 artists from 60 countries.





UPDATE:  Reported on this marvelous art find in 2014.  Fast forward to 2017.  Found another captivating artist.  Gordon Bruce, based in the UK.  Shared info about him at my other blog "Joie de Vivre Magazine".  His artwork is also available at Zazzle.  (See below.)  Enjoy!








28 July 2017

Native American Female Artist: Betty Albert

It is wonderful to learn about your background and ancestry, but we must always remind ourselves that none of us would have a heritage were it not for our mothers.


Two selected pieces below are the stunning artwork of Betty "Wabinmeguil" Albert-Lincez, who was adopted by French Canadians but came to learn that she was Cree.  She still resides in Canada and is listed among the Canadian Women of Achievement.  Her artwork captures the Native American journey.  In my mind, these posters honor the women of the Indian nations.  

FYI.  She's on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Wabimeguil/




Evening Star Woman
Evening Star Woman




Three Sisters
Three Sisters

13 July 2017

Artists I Fancy: Alfred Gockel

Alfred Alexander Gockel may have many moods, but I like his "shades".

I Alfred Gockel Shades of Love.

Shades of Love: Lavender
Shades of Love: Lavender



Shades of Love: Cherry




The art of Alfred Gockel is available at AllPosters.com and Art.com.




Artists I Fancy: Bernard Stanley Hoyes

Bernard Hoyes hails from Kingston, Jamaica.
This quote extracted from his interview is RE-quote worthy:

“It's kinda hard to deny what you know.”




Velvet Spirit


Velvet Spirit – Bernard Stanley Hoyes



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If you fancy the artwork of Bernard Stanley Hoyes, you might also like these artists.



Monica Stewart

Dance of the Summer Solstice
Dance of the Summer Solstice

Laverne Ross - Tribute

Tribute






23 June 2017

Artists I Fancy: Kyoung Hwan Kim

Incredibly amazing doesn't even begin to describe this gifted individual.  Magnificent is even an understatement.  See for yourself!


Spotlight on South Korean artist Kyoung Hwan Kim, freelance concept artist and illustrator, digital illustrator, fantasy art, etc.




http://daftsoul.tumblr.com/post/146637411670/kyoung-hwan-kim


More by this fantastic artist Kyoung Hwan Kim dba Tahra Art at ArtStation. Love the cat!!  Also view her gallery on DeviantArt.

 





Tahra art2 cover by tahra on DeviantArt










27 April 2017

Good Fortune: Okyo's Cranes Now on View | Unframed (Reblog)

Good fortune and longevity? Every culture should and probably does have something that symbolizes this. In Japan it's the crane. Would be interesting to research the symbols of other countries. Or ... ??? Maybe we could ask Robert Langdon. :) Jokes aside, click the link because this artwork is exquisite!

 

" ... Maruyama Okyo (1733–95), a painter who revolutionized the practice and taught or influenced generations of Japanese painters."



Good Fortune: Okyo's Cranes Now on View | Unframed




(NOTE: At the time of the posting the paintings were on exhibit; not at the time of this reblogging.)



The Okyo artwork motivated me to search for more pictures, photos, and illustrations of cranes. Found this beautiful photograph of Grey Crowned Cranes and wanted to share it.





23 March 2017

Fairy and Fantasy Art of Molly Harrison | WebNuggetz.com

Love art? 
         Love fairies? 
                  Love fantasy? 



Love, 

Molly :)



Fairy and Fantasy Art of Molly Harrison | WebNuggetz.com











Always good to embrace the opportunity to shine the spotlight on women from all walks and give my sisters support.  This spotlight is on a successful fantasy artist Molly Harrison, who creates lovely works of art - fairies, mermaids, unicorns and more.  Could say more but why?  Her art speaks for itself.  Ms. Harrison's awesome creations are available via Zazzle and Amazon.

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01 November 2015

Native American Contemporary Artist: Tony Abeyta

Tony Abeyta
Native American Painter; Born 1965


Original paintings are in public art galleries worldwide and American museums, such as the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington D.C./New York City.


Tony Abeyta is of Navajo and Anglo-American descent, the son of the late Navajo painter Ha-So-De (Narciso Abeyta). He was raised in Gallup, New Mexico, a small town surrounded by the Zuni (Pueblo Native Americans) and Navajo reservation. Pursuing his educational aspirations provided him an opportunity to travel. He has studied at art institutions in Baltimore, Chicago, Maine, New York, France and Italy. Though much of his work is rooted in a complex Navajo culture, it also displays elements of a progressive cultural experience.


"I try to diversify as an artist and there are certainly many directions I take as a painter." - Tony Abeyta


Tony Abeyta is accepted as one of the finest young contemporary painters today, as well as one of the most innovative Native American artists of his generation. I. For further biographical information, click on the link to above to his official website or the links supplied below:
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http://bit.ly/2lCAhkM




Native American Contemporary Artist: Dan Namingha

Dan Namingha
Native American Painter/Sculptor; Born 1950 -



To work around the traditional art system, i.e. non-recognition of Native American artists, Namingha opened his own gallery. Niman Fine Art is a family-owned and operated gallery representing the works of internationally known artist Dan Namingha and other Namingha family members. His original works are also available at art galleries worldwide; for example, Artnet Galleries.


From the Tewa-Hopi tribe, Dan Namingha was born on the Hopi reservation in Keams Canyon, Arizona. In 2009, Dan Namingha received an Honorary Doctorate from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Like most artists, from very young (2nd grade) his artistic abilities provided him an avenue of creative expression. His work shows the influence of his Hopi background but his sculptures also incorporate cubism. Links to additional bio notes:

"I see myself as a kind of bridge between worlds, trying to find that center line of balance." - Dan Namingha


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http://bit.ly/2lWw6eV






Native American Contemporary Artist: Kevin Red Star

November is Native American Heritage Month in the United States of America.

3-part blog post. Spotlight on three Native American artists of Crow, Hopi and Navajo descent, who share the art resulting from their culture and traditions with the world.

"What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose." - Quote Source: Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior


In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution which designated November as "National American Indian Heritage Month". Below are profiles of three Native American artists whose persistent and diligent efforts have introduced the contemporary art of descendants of the first Americans to an international audience.


Kevin Red Star
Native American Painter; Born 1943 -




Crow Husband and Wife


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Kevin Red Star is a celebrated artist who is internationally known. He was born on the Crow Indian Reservation in Lodge Grass, Montana. He is the recipient of 2 Honorary Doctorate degrees. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Fine Art from the Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana in 1997; and an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2010.


"Indian culture has in the past been ignored to a great extent." -- Kevin Red Star


Well thanks to his efforts and that of many others who support the preservation of our Native American history, culture and heritage, it will be ignored no longer. Red Star's work can be found in numerous important museum collections, including but not limited to The Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of the American Indian.