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Bio: Since Karl Lanquist moved to Northern California, he's been doing a lot of photography. Many of his pieces have been featured in galleries in Sacramento, Grass Valley, the coast of Santa Cruz, & Half Moon Bay.
Bio: Athena works from photographs that she takes of her subjects which she collects in her travels in and out of town as well as her own garden. She then injects her own splash of enthusiasm into the subject and relays that on the canvas. While oil is her primary medium she also enjoys working with pastel, pencil and watercolor. “I use the medium that I feel will best create the effect I’m going for,” the artist says, “the ultimate goal for me as an artist is to convey the subject in a realistic but fun and lively way and uplift the viewer.” Read more . . . http://paintersshowcase.com/profile/athena-mantle
Title: Agave 1
Oil painting 12" x 9" x 2" Oil on panel mounted on raised box
To see more paintings from Athena Mantle at http://paintersshowcase.com/gallery/athena-mantle-fine-art
With oils and palette knife, Artist Susan A Becker brings life to the canvas with her vibrant animal portraits. Each painting comes alive as her subjects look back at the viewer with endearing eyes that have become Susan's signature style. Her work leaves me with just how strong the connection is between man and beast. Commissioned work welcomed. Click here for more information.
This print is available for purchase, see link below.
Bio: I create intimate, intense animal portraiture that interprets a pet’s sense of dignity and their unique personality of joy, desire, or even sorrow, so that each furry individual can be celebrated and cherished, both in the moment, and for life. My imagery celebrates a special presence, an inner spark that connects to ours. I hope my art brings joy to animal lovers, raises funds for animal rescue, and inspires others to learn about and protect our precious friends. These paintings are windows into the furriest souls as I see them, tangible, yet magical salutes to the animal-human emotional connection. Read more . . . http://paintersshowcase.com/profile/susan-becker-animal-paintings-intense-and-intimate-moments
TITLE: "The Eyes Have It" Springer Spaniel
Giclee on wrapped canvas
To see more paintings from Susan A. Becker, http://paintersshowcase.com/gallery/every-pet-matters
Painter Diane Hausmann is an artist based in beautiful Montana, USA. She draws her inspiration from the country side and the western way of life where Hausmann's love for plein air blossoms. While watercolor has always been her medium of choice, she recently has discovered her love for oils. The painting that I choose for this post is just that, an oil that is full of energy and excitement titled "Inquisitive Bunch". This is available for purchase at http://paintersshowcase.com/listing/inquisitive-bunch
Bio: Making my home along the eastern front of the Rockies I am absorbed by the wonderful landscapes of Montana. I love painting plein air. I’m constantly learning through study, practice, perseverance and an occasional workshop. Through out my life I have always been involved with horses and art. I’ve been showing and selling my equine and landscape paintings in galleries, juried shows, art auctions through out the west ever since. In April 2003 my husband and I opened “Hausmann Studio” in downtown Fairfield as a working studio, gallery and custom frame shop. Watercolor has been my main
medium. Now I have expanded my creative energies to oil painting. My watercolor paintings have won awards at “Watermedia”, the Montana Watercolor Society national juried
show, at the Phippen Western Art Show in Prescott, AZ and the Wild West Show in St. Paul, OR.
Signature member and past President of the Montana Watercolor Society
Signature member of the Northern Plains Watercolor Society
Founding member and past president of the Front Range Art Association based in Choteau, MT
Board member of Hands of Harvest, the craft and cultural heritage trails based in the Golden Triangle of Montana.
Profile link http://paintersshowcase.com/profile/d-hausmann
To see more paintings from D.Hausmann at http://paintersshowcase.com/gallery/hausmann-fine-art
Welcome to the world of Steven Jagoda. A visual odyssey of pastel abstracts. As I travel through the colorful works of Jagoda's painting, I can always count on a chuckle or two with his quick wit of equally unique titles. We are proud to have this accomplished artist here at Painter's Showcase. Today I couldn't resist using his self portrait "My Home Was Sold Today"for this post. Enjoy . . . It is available for purchase, see link below.
Bio: After painting for several years in NYC, beginning in 1984, Steven Jagoda was involved in the artistic interpretation and execution of the production and installation of
fine architectural woodwork for noted architects and designers worldwide. His work was frequently featured in Architectural Digest and Interior Design magazines. http://paintersshowcase.com/profile/steven-jagoda
Professional Associations: Mamaroneck Artist Guild
- Studied at St. Martins College of Art London. England
- Graduated, BFA in Painting, Syracuse University
- School of Visual Arts 1980
Recipient, Ford foundation grant for painting, 1980
Titled: My Home Was Sold Today
Pastel on rag paper
To see more paintings from Steven Jagoda, visit http://paintersshowcase.com/gallery/world-steven-jagoda-fine-art
To see more paintings from Russ Mackensen, visit http://paintersshowcase.com/gallery/russ-mackensen-fine-art
The visual delights of artist T. Miller are being shared here on Painter's Showcase. We are thrilled to have her as an artist on this community. Each painting is a song of color with combinations that vividly express how color can have an impact on one's soul.
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Fine Artist Felix Rothschild is a member here at Painter's Showcase. I love this self portrait of Rothschild. Really looks like the face is popping right out of the page, doesn't it? At present his preferred medium is colored pencils. The patience of this young artist amazes me with the intricate details he has stylized and can call his own.
Mark Juby's Bio: Mark Juby returned to painting after retiring in 2003. After training in water colour at Northbrook College and Brook Studios, he now paints mainly in that medium.
Mark's work hangs in private and corporate collections and he has gained entry to the following juried exhibitions:
- 2008 Worthing Centenary Open Exhibition
- 2009 Patchings 2009 Lesiure Painter Exhibition
- 2010 WNCA Full of Life
He regularly paints and exhibits with Lancing Art Club, and the Sussex Road Group. Living on the edge of the newly formed South Downs National Park on the South coast of the UK, he draws much inspiration from the beautiful countryside around him. You can buy this painting titled Blue Stripes and other works by Mark Juby. See Mark Juby's gallery at Painter's Showcase.
It all has happened so quickly -- and Kieron Williamson fidgets a little when asked to share his thoughts on art.
Buyers from as far away as the U.S. lined up overnight outside the gallery, and there is a 3,000-strong waiting list for his impressionistic landscapes. "It has been overwhelming," said his mother, Michelle Williamson, a 37-year-old nutritional therapist. She and her 44-year-old art dealer husband live in a small apartment with Kieron and his 6-year-old sister, Billie-Jo.
Victoria Kloch and studio hound, Lucy Bean
664-A Freeman Lane PMB 196, Grass Valley, Ca. 95949
Interview opportunities and high-res images available.
June 25, 2010 is Take Your Dog to Work Day
At Painter’s Showcase Everyday is a studio-dog day
PAINTER’S SHOWCASE founder, Victoria Kloch got used to her Boston Terrier puppy Lucy Bean opening her paint tubes early. “I didn’t mind so much, as I was worried for her safety. But when she chewed the handles of favorite brushes, it got personal.” Turns out, Kloch is extending the long history of atelier pooches, who have long provided the perfect companions and critiques for artists, not to mention art subjects, for centuries.
Kloch began her own business as other work prospects became limited. Kloch observes, “I started offering my paintings through various e-commerce websites and noticed that fine art was being crowded by crafts and other collectables. My vision of a community for painters, illustrators and sculptors is realized with www.PaintersShowcase.com. Painter’s Showcase is a place to buy and sell fine art, where artists can learn and support one another while furthering individual creative expression and profitability. I am so happy to be deeply engaged doing what I love and having Lucy Bean around is ALWAYS a barrel of laughs and is so good for my soul and art.”
Of course, one of immediate bennies to working in the studio is having your dog around while you create…. something many companies now also allow; Google, Amazon, AutoDesk, Ben & Jerry’s are a few.
June 25, 2010 may be the rare opportunity for each of us to let our dogs shine at the workplace. Take Your Dog To Work Day was created in 1999 to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs. This annual event celebrates the humane-canine bond and promotes pet adoption by encouraging their employers to support TYDTWDay by opening their workplace to employees’ four-legged friends on this one annual day.
Kloch is part of several trends at once: working online versus a geographical location, establishing her own business and enjoying the company of a most-excellent four-pawed companion. Lucy has grown up quite a bit and now is willing to limit her chewing to her toy basket.
Learn more about Painter’s Showcase (where everyday is TYDTWDay at www.PaintersShowcase.com.
Support animal rescue and participate in TYDTWDay by visiting www.takeyourdog.com.
ATTENTION: this messages is for the Painter's Showcase Beta tester's. Just a reminder to get your signed applications faxed to us. We are almost ready to ROCK & ROLL! And for those that already did, hang on to your paint brush. We are getting this party started!
JOB STORM CLOUDS HAVE SILVER LINING _ press release
Many Reach for New Dreams in Small Business
NEVADA CITY, CALIFORNIA — As new job creation slows and unemployment remains stalled at high rates, many are finding a silver lining to these dark clouds by creating their own enterprises and giving newfound time to their personal interests.
Challenger, Gray & Christmas’ job market index revealed that 8.7 percent of job seekers gained employment by starting their own businesses in second quarter 2009—compared to just 2.7 percent during the last quarter of 2008.
Victoria Kloch was nudged by the economic downturn and calling on her passion for fine art acrylics, created Painter’s Showcase, a new online e-commerce website and gallery experience for artists and art lovers.
“I have always been drawn to art and had painting as part of my life. My own painting does something for me that nothing else does—this is a big light bulb for me, which reaffirms my life.” States Kloch.
A Bay Area native, Ms. Kloch moved to the foothills when very young, building a home off the grid and raising two daughters. “My art took a back burner while I was raising my family, but was always simmering somewhere in my life.” Around 2001, Kloch found herself working in an online business venture for someone else, and the opportunities of combining this with art began to percolate. Dabbling with a variety of available services for fine artists, she quickly saw how fine art fell to the wayside on an internet highway crowded with crafts, functional art, and beauty products. “I just knew there had to be a better way. Fine artists need to be seen away from a jumbled online marketplace, they need a longer time span for their art to be viewed and most of all they need a way to be featured prominently on a homepage.” states Kloch.
As a painter listed on Etsy, she was fortunate enough to be featured and saw how this brought important recognition to her and her art. Kloch describes it this way, “There was so much traffic. I was finally being seen. While I was delighted, I couldn’t help but notice how rare it was for fine art to be featured. I wanted to make it possible for any artist to choose to be showcased on a website landing page—not only for them to be able to choose this, but to do so at an affordable rate.” Painter’s Showcase offers a Premium Showcase that does just that, bringing new art to the top level of the website. This also makes looking for art more interesting because a visitor can always ‘meet’ new art and artists.
EBSQ Self-Representing Artist Forum recognized Victoria’s painting ‘Abadejo’ with a Members Choice Award in 2009. Kloch says, “This was one more important step for me in seeing how exposure changed everything for me and my art. Painter’s Showcase will make its homepage available to artists and attract art buyers with an aggressive marketing plan and by delivering on its promises. Our success will be the shared success with our artists.”
Kloch will be engaged in painting and providing a community for artists—a very good thing as the economy struggles to its feet. A grandmother of 4, she is also excited to be sharing business opportunities with her daughters, Dawn and Tara. “My daughters’ special business skills will be greatly appreciated as we grow this business from the easel onward. I like to think of it as moving one brush stroke at a time, and like a painting, it is coming together in a wondrous way. This is a great time to act on small business development, people are ready for new ideas and technology tools are more affordable than ever.”
About Painter’s Showcase
Painter’s Showcase is focused only on fine art and does not charge sales commissions or require lengthy service contracts. Designed and conceived by artist and e-commerce entrepreneur Victoria Kloch, www.PaintersShowcase.com fills a special niche in the expanding online art community.
With a minimum fuss at set-up, no long-term contracts, and a mere $15 per month, plus 30 days to try the service free of charge, artists can now easily create galleries online. Buyer-seller relationships are direct and transparent. Learn more, sign-up for Beta testing or newsletters by visiting www.PaintersShowcase.com .
About Victoria Kloch
Painter Victoria Kloch lives in the foothills of Northern California, where she has painted for many years.
Victoria is a gallery represented artist and has gained notoriety with awards for her work. She has spent the last decade managing a variety of online enterprises, including an e-Bay market.
“I started offering my paintings through various e-commerce websites and noticed that fine art was being crowded by crafts and other collectables. My vision of a community for painters, illustrators and sculptors is realized with www.PaintersShowcase.com. Painter’s Showcase is a place to buy and sell fine art, where artists can learn and support one another while furthering individual creative expression and profitability. For buyers, our search capability helps right-match the art you seek, by location, price, color and medium. Buying directly from artists, without any commission or transaction fees is best for artists and collectors.” states founding artist, Victoria Kloch of Painter’s Showcase.