Tuesday, August 30, 2011

FATuesday Artist Spotlight #46

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.
I hope you will join in the fun!

I fell in love with the bold color and perfect shading found in the paintings of Heather Foust.  Her artwork is full of whimsical surprises which inspire my own art.  She is not only a gifted artist, but is an engaging writer, too.  I love reading her thoughts about each of her pieces.  Combined, her artistic style and writing skills, make for a fabulous way to start the day!

Heather writes, "I am a wife, mother, grandmother,sister, friend,Mixed Media Artist. I finally found out that I can do and be anything I want to be. Well maybe I should say I found out what I want to be when I grow up. Yippey Yeh! Life is Grande!”

To see more of this inspiring artist's work visit Heather Foust.

Every painting by Michael Naples is food for the eye.  I have no idea how this amazing artist is able to paint one piece each day.  Each of his wonderful paintings has a power that is undeniable.  I loved going back to see how his style and skill continue to improve.  Michael's blog, art and sheer determination to continue doing the thing he loves.  I look forward to seeing more of this talented artist's work.

Michael writes, “I am a painter from the Chicago area. I started this blog in August 06 to get back in the groove of painting. I feel I have grown tremendously as an artist since then and still feel I grow with each painting I do.” 

To see more of Michael Naples' artwork, visit Daily Paintings.

I have a huge admiration for Australian artist Matteo Grilli, who's great love for nature can be seen in every brush stroke.  The journaling feel of some of his pieces often gives his paintings a special allure.  As a beginning watercolourist, I find great inspiration in this brilliant artist's exquisite work. 

Matteo writes of the painting above, "...I wanted to show a page from the 'Design Book', the sketchbook I use to plan and design what's in my mind before the actual painting. I developed this one from a few sketches and a couple of photos collected from a walk at Toohey Forest, South Brisbane. Although these birds, now a favorite of mine, are so colorful, in some conditions of light they can camouflage extremely well within their environment."

 To see more of this eclectic artist's work, visit Matteo Grilli Wildlife Art.  

Years ago, my family and I had the privilege of staying in the home of Margie and John Wall.  To our great surprise, there was a tiny faery house just outside the front door, which fascinated and captivated our imaginations.  Margie taught the kids how to make these amazing little fairy tree houses with their tiny furnishings.  My eldest was inspired to build miniature chairs and furniture out of stalks of dried grass.  Each of our kids built their own little habitats, which they still have.  If you get the chance, purchase your own copy of this charming book.

Margie writes, "A lot of the fun for you, in building a treehouse of your own, will be finding the materials."  My children spent HOURS looking for things they could use in their little treehouses.  They created some charming habitats--to watch a child's imagination at work, is truly a wonderful thing!  

To read more about Margie's delightful Treehouse Habitats, visit Margie Wall Treehouse Habitats.  

I have enjoyed Al's wonderful pictures for some time.  I love the way he captures emotion on film.  His work has a crisp edge to it which inspires me.  He is a gifted photographer who's work reflects his love of the world with unusual angles and artistic sensitivity. 

Al writes, "Born in London, I've lived in The Netherlands, New York, and Washington DC. Now I've settled down in Colorado and love taking pictures. Unless otherwise stated, all pictures are taken by me with my Nikon D40X. I do almost no photo editing - occasionally I will crop or remove a dust spot, but that's all. What comes out of the camera is what you see here.”
To see more of this gifted photographer's work, visit Al’s PhotographyAl also hosts a wonderful meme--if you get a chance join us for Sunday Scans.

If you'd like to take part in FATuesday Artist Spotlight:
*Blog the art you'd like to share.
* Don't forget to leave a link on Linky tools.
* Visit other artists who have left their links.
* Leave a comment when you visit each artist's page.
(We artists need to encourage each other!)
* Add a link to FATuesday in your blog entry.


Heather said...

Thank you so much Beth for featuring me on your blog. And to be included with the other wonderful artists is such an honor!! Thanks again Beth!!

Al said...

Thanks for featuring me here! I love the painters you feature, that's a skill that I simply don't have and I'm always impressed with anyone who can do that.

Matteo Grilli said...

Thank you so much Beth!
All the best

rebeca trevino said...

I look forward to FATuesdays each week. The artists you feature are terrific.