Tuesday, July 19, 2011

FATuesday Artist Spotlight #41

I created Featured Art Tuesday Artist Spotlight, to showcase inspiring Artists and to provide a forum for all Artists to share their work with one another -- this includes every type of medium, sculpture, beading, watercolour, restoring vintage cars, pen and ink, oils, gardening, interior decorating, photography and crafts, including writing and poetry. The list goes on and on.

Each one of us is creative in one way, or another -- FATuesday Artist Spotlight celebrates the creativity found in every person.
For details on how to join FATuesday Artist Spotlight
see the bottom of the page.
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I fell in love with this painting of a barn by Peggy Conyers.  It brings back nostalgic feelings from long ago. This wonderful old building looks just like my grandfather's little old barn.  I can smell the fragrant air, feel the sun warmed dirt under my bare feet.  I can hear the wind blow--such is the magic this artist has created with her paintbrush.  

Peggy writes, “I am basically a self taught artist learning as best I can. It is my goal to inspire and to grow in my art with unique & varied subject in the artwork. I hope you find my work pleasing as I have so much pleasure creating my works of art.”

You can see more of Peggy's lovely artwork at Conyers Art Studio.  Happily, you can buy her paintings at her Ebay Shop, Peggy Conyers Art

I was looking for some birds to reference for a drawing when I came upon Roy Hilbinger's amazing photography.  To see the world from Roy's viewpoint is an adventure, as you will note when you visit his website.

Roy describes himself as, “an old hippie still keeping the faith. An amateur photographer, musician, poet, and essayist.”  

You can see more of this gifted photographer's descriptive photography at Roy's World.   Happily, you can also purchase Roy's wonderful photography from A Roy Hilbinger Photography and Roy Hilbinger’s Storefront.  

 I found Bethan Matthews through Illustration Friday.  I was so inspired by this eclectic artist's use of simple lines to create movement and story.  She makes me laugh--what a fabulous imagination she has!  Bethan is not only an incredible artist, but she is a gifted photographer and cook!  I would dearly love to come to her house for a "spot of tea."

Of the drawing above, Bethan writes, "Spent a wonderful day on the beach on Sunday. I let the young and the reckless (not necessarily in that order) take to the waves while I did sedate paddling and sun cream application. I had great intentions of sketching the fabulous scenery but it was just too darn hot. Today it is raining again, so this is just to remind me of how I got sun burnt."

To see more of Bethan's fanciful artwork and photography, visit Spotty Doris.  Visit Bethan Matthews Illustration for a more indepth look into Bethan's illustrations.

I was blown away by the whimsical art of Leanne Ellis.  There is a soft gentle beauty about her pieces which captures the imagination.  The grace of line, the sense of rhythm one feels when looking at Leanne's artwork is almost like seeing a song. 

Leanne writes, “…I'm most inspired by the questions we ask ourselves in the quiet times. People sometimes perceive the look on my girls faces as sadness, but I see it as reflection - like they are lost in thought for a few seconds. It is often in those moments that we have our most significant awakenings.”

To see more of Leanne's beautifully imaginative artwork, visit Artwork by Leanne Ellis.  Happily, you can also purchase some of her works through her Etsy shop at The Lalala Shop.  You can also buy digital stamps of her artwork at Leanne Ellis Stamps

I have always loved caricature.  I was recently delighted to discover the incredible caricature art of Richard Ewing.  He shows his pieces from conception to finished drawing.  His blog is fascinating and inspiring--I found myself studying the features of the people he caught so beautifully.  This artist has a tremendous gift of capturing facial expression and likeness, not to mention a great sense of humor.

Of caricature, Richard writes, “Exaggeration is a two way street. Balance in distortion is the end all in any caricature, so all you enlarge should be balanced with what you can diminish.” 

To see more of Richard Ewing's creative caricature art, visit Cognitations.   

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Pseudo said...

This is an amazing forum. Love d the featured artists today.

Megan Coyle said...

What a great group of artists - thanks again for sharing your finds. Some really terrific illustrations here.

Looking to the Stars said...

Great post! Loved the group of artists :)

Clytie said...

Wow, sissie. I am amazed, as always, at the variety of excellent artists you have found and spotlighted. I am amazed too at how many uniquely talented people there are in the world!

Richard Ewing said...

Thank you for the kind words, really nice to hear. Your posting for my blog is nicely done, and I'm glad you chose Confucius, as that was one of my personal favorites when done.