Although it’s been many thousands - if not millions – of years since ancient civilizations and some extinct animal species flourished, their legacies continue to fascinate and live on through the creative vision of artist James Gurney. Welcome to Dinotopia and other lost worlds.
Painters paint what they know, love, and understand, which for many means the infinite sources of inspiration found in nature. Deeply moved by his life experiences “running amok” in the rural Midwest, this artist has found his own creative way to answer the call of the wild.
For many artists, positive reception of their pictures is simply a bonus, not the true end to their creative means. For painter Carl Bretzke, the creative act seems to boil down into one lovely emotion: joy. How?
Where does the drive to create art come from? Is it the desire of the artist to express an emotion, perhaps a means of reflecting nature’s beauty, or simply a hobby? On occasion, the move toward artistic expression spawns unintentionally from the need to have a voice, and what that voice has to say is often captivating. Figurative sculptor Laura Marmash recently sat down with Fine Art Today and discussed her unexpected journey to artistry, in which she fired her frustrations — both literally and symbolically.
Since he was a child, artist Morgan Weistling has constantly seen beauty and design in the world. Intensely studying art by 12 and painting movie posters for top agencies by 19, Weistling has been chasing beauty his entire career, and he continually captures it with luminous results.
Intent and methodical, he approaches the canvas — or panel — with purpose, imparting in paint his love for Montana and all things Western.
Part of what makes figurative art so magnetic is its expressive potential. This great sculptor shows us one way how.
Often it is a pure and humble approach to the blank canvas that leads to aesthetic success. When artists divert from the formulaic and allow creativity to flow organically, the untainted core of art often emerges: to express that which words cannot.
To understand Terry Rowlett’s paintings is to take a glimpse into his captivating life journey from evangelical roots in Arkansas to hipster-bohemian Athens, Georgia.
Many view making art as a meditative practice that calms the nerves, provides clarity, and is fulfilling. For painter Sergio Roffo, that feeling of serene sanity is often achieved with brush in hand and beauty in mind.
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