From Avocation to Vocation

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Making the leap from a passionate hobbyist to full-time artist is a test of many things, including confidence, fear, skill, and efficiency. A little-known printmaker from the early 20th century made this jump, and his story, and his works, are getting a spotlight here.

The Character Watercolor Creates

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Fine Art Today had an exciting opportunity to sit down with Minnesota watercolorist Dan Mondloch, who allowed us insight into himself as a father,...

Enigmatic Moods and Private Worlds

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Timeless, atmospheric, and deeply mysterious, the paintings of Johan Abeling are sure to evoke contemplation among his viewership.

Exploration of the Everyday

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Painters often have an acute awareness of their surroundings, constantly taking in the sights, sounds, and emotions of unique places before translating those experiences into beautiful images. Artist Dean Larson has not only mastered this process, he has infused his paintings with an experimental nature that could defy categorization.

From Mr. Hop to Master

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Because of our intimate familiarity with it, the human body in art has a unique ability to communicate an infinite variety of emotions, ideas, concepts, and stories, which is why Martin Eichinger prefers to be called a narrative artist rather than a figurative sculptor. What story will you find?

Windows to a Forgotten World

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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.

Answering the Call

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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.

A Joyful Sense of Urgency

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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?

Firing Frustration

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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.

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