"Hope" painting by Victoria Kloch

Title: Hope
This painting took second place with an "Awarded Members' Mention" for EBSQ's Think Pink 2010 exhibit.  Dimensions for this is 14 x 18 x 1-1/2 and with Frame measures 16-1/2 x 20-1/2
Acrylic abstract in a deep gold "crackled finish" frame complete with hardware & ready to hang. Painting has 2 coats of satin varnish. Signed front and back. I created this piece in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I have a very special member of my family who is a Breast Cancer Survivor, so this is very dear to my heart. This is available for purchase and no buyer membership is required to do so. Please click here! 

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Susan A. Becker: Animal Paintings of Intense and Intimate Moments

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


Fine Equine and Western Art by Artist Diane Hausmann

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


Artist Steven Jagoda

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


Work by artist Russ Mackensen

It is my pleasure to share with you the amazing works of Russ Mackensen. It has barely been even a year since he started working with oil pastels and just look at his skill. In a short amount of time he is taking on the art world with great success. The image that I choose for this post is titled, My Eyes Have Seen. Mackensen's composition brings a thought provoking question. What has she seen? As the heat of the day wraps around her persona like the Keffiyeh on her head. Her eye's have a story to tell. The depth of this painting goes beyond paper. This piece is available for purchase, see link below.

Bio: Russ Mackensen, Having worked as an Architect for over 35 years I produced a lot of drawings and renderings of projects, but was not involved in fine art. Upon the urging of my wife over the last 30 years saying "you could do that" when we were looking at art, I decided to try Oil Pastels in October of 2009.  It felt like a natural medium for me to work in as I was able to get what my mind was seeing onto the ground I was working on. I believe that as a Christian everything I do is summed up by the scripture "For From Him and Through Him and To Him are all things. To Him be the Glory Forever."  In my life and my art I strive to give praise to the Creator of all.

Though I am new to Oil Pastels my work has already been met with some success with pieces juried into the following competitions:

Great Lakes Pastel Society 2010 National Show
Arizona Pastel Artists Association Spring Members Show
Richeson 75  Landscape 2010 Competition
Oil Pastel Society 2010 Members Show - Honorable Mention

I am a member of:

The Oil Pastel Society  www.oilpastelsociety.com
Arizona Pastel Artists Association

Titled: My Eyes Have Seen
20" x 16" oil pastel of a widow in Afghanistan in 2002 framed behind museum glass.

To see more paintings from Russ Mackensen, visit http://paintersshowcase.com/gallery/russ-mackensen-fine-art