Saturday, January 30, 2016

Andrew Bartos

Truce © Andrew Bartos
Name: Andrew Bartos
Bio : Andrew Bartos attended Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania majoring in Architecture, and studied with Myron Barnstone at his studio in Coplay, PA.  Pastel artist Jacqueline Meyerson introduced him to the medium of pastel. Andrew is an associate member of the Pastel Society of America, Lehigh Art Alliance, Bethlehem Palette Club and the Lehigh Valley Arts Council.
Andrew exhibits regularly in local and regional juried exhibitions. Several publications have included his work including the Pastel Journal, The Artists' Magazine and The Classicist. Andrew’s drawings and paintings are part of private and public collections throughout the United States and overseas. Andrew lives with his wife and some felines in Whitehall, PA. He comments that they share their home with a handful of cats whom have all served as ready subjects - "not willingly, of course, but they are a constant source of affection, scratches and inspiration. "
Medium: Pastel.
Subjects: "My work covers a wide variety of subjects. What most interests me are the arrangement of elements, the composition(s) they create, and the shapes that are produced when light is brought into the equation"
Style: Andrew has an eye for visually striking arrangements. His work invites viewers to observe the extraordinary elements that can be found within the context of everyday scenes.
Navigation: Straightforward, with need of the back-button at gallery level.
Gallery: Still Life; Portraits; Pets and their People; Animals/Wildlife; Drawings/Illustrations .
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge in a viewer and may be scrolled. Paintings are labelled, and may be saved. Truce is 12 x 9 ins, 550 x 414, 203 KB.
Facebook/Demo/Blog: No

Friday, January 29, 2016

Jacqueline Meyerson

Mom’s Notions © Jacqueline Meyerson
Name: Jacqueline Meyerson, PSA
Bio : Jacqueline Meyerson grew up in New York, and attended Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, 1970 and Brooklyn College, 1974, where she took several art classes, but not until later in life did she realise her potential as an artist. In 2001,she gave up her full time job as a controller of a small electronics firm and decided to concentrate on art.
A Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, Associate member of Allied Artists of America, member of Bethlehem Palette Club, Parkland Art League and Lehigh Valley Arts Council, she now teaches a pastel workshop at the Baum School in Allentown PA, as well as other venues.
In 2012 Jacqueline was a Pastel 100 award winner, won the Mary Lou Fitzgerald Memorial Award from Allied Artists of America, and the Chicago Painters Award, Pastel Society of America, where she is a Signature member.
Medium: Pastel
Subjects: Still life in the main.
Style: “For me, painting photo realistic is reaching the highest level of skill and ultimate expression of perfection in anyone’s respective medium.
Being able to almost smell the onions on the table, or trying to touch the shiny glass of the water pitcher in the painting is representative of success...Fooling the viewer into thinking that he/she is looking at a photo is my ultimate goal...
There is plenty of room for impressionism, painting in the abstract, blocks of color, or just a very loose representation of a subject.”
Navigation: Easy to view artwork; main links remain on top of page.
Gallery: Still Life; Floral; Outdoor/Cityscapes; Nature.
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge in a viewer and may be scrolled or chosen individually, Paintings are all labelled with medium and size, and may be saved. Mom’s Notions is 17 x 11 ins, 600 x 396, 54.5 KB.
Facebook/Demo/Blog: No

Anna Wainright

Mist on the Field © Anna Wainright
Name: Anna Wainright
Bio : Anna Wainright graduated from Rutgers with a B.A. in urban planning; then an A.A. from Brookdale, CC in Graphic Design. She is a self taught Pastellist, having taken workshops and private lessons with Master Pastellists Brooke Allison, Richard McKinley, Stan Sperlak, and the late Marge Levine.
A Master Circle member of the International Association of Pastel Painters (IAPS), Anna is also a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of New Jersey, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and Signature/Emeritus Pastel Society of Tampa Bay. She is also a member of Connecticut Pastel Society, Pastel Society of West Coast, and American Impressionists Society.
Anna Wainright has won numerous awards for her work, including the Jack Richeson Bronze Award and competition honours in the Pastel 100 in 2011, 2014, 2015, & 2016. Anna was the subject of an in-depth article in the 2016 January/February issue of the Pastel Journal.
Medium: Pastel ; oil
Subjects: Landscape. Anna works from memory with the help of photographic references.
Style: Since her artistic influences are all of them Impressionists - Whistler, William Turner, George Innes, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent – it’s not surprising that Anna’s paintings are moody and impressionistic. Her work carries on a tradition that goes all the way back to the celebrated master James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), considered to be the founder of Tonalism, the evocative influence of which is strongly present in Wainright’s work.
Navigation: A FineArtStudioOnline site.
Gallery: Pastel and Oil Paintings Portfolio.
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge in a viewer and may be scrolled. Paintings are labelled with both medium or dimension, and may be saved. Mist on the Field is 16 x 20 ins, 50 x 439, 247 KB.
Facebook/Demo/Blog: No

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Gail Sibley

Fruit Seller - Mexico © Gail Sibley 
Name: Gail Sibley
Bio: Gail Sibley was born to artistic parents, and brought up in Kingston, Jamaica. Her colourful palette must have been influenced by her Caribbean childhood. Gail completed a BFA (Honours) at the University of Manitoba, did Graduate Studies in Art History at Queen’s University, and received her MA in 1989. She settled in British Columbia on Canada’s west coast in 1994.
In 2002, Gail was awarded Signature Membership in the Pastel Society of America. Gail has participated in national and international shows and her work is in private and corporate collections in several countries. In addition to being a full-time artist, Gail delivers well-received workshops in drawing and pastels. She is is the author of numerous books and demonstration DVD's on all aspects of pastel painting. Check out her instructional website
Medium: Pastel
Subjects: See Gallery
Style: Representational in a colourful expressionist style.
Navigation: A blog-style website
Gallery: Figure work; Landscapes; Experimental; Still Life; Flora and Fauna; Cityscapes/Interiors; Small daily pieces
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge on new page. You need to use the back arrow to return to the gallery. Paintings are not consistently labelled with either medium or dimension.
Facebook: Yes
Demo: Yes, on YouTube – Google her.
Blog: Well, the website is effectively a blog, although there is a blog link:

Natasha Isenhour

The Rusty Contingent © Natasha Isenhour
Name: Natasha Isenhour
Bio: According to her Facebook page, Natasha Isenhour is listed as Owner at N. Isenhour Studio, LLC, in Socorro, New Mexico; and on the Faculty in Fine Arts Department at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology ; and Independant Contractor at Jack Richeson & Co.
In 2013 Natasha Isenhour was invited for her second year as an artist mentor for ARTfeast Santa Fe, and was also asked back for a second year as Artist in Residence at the Inn At Loretto in Santa Fe. Isenhour was elected President of the Pastel Society of New Mexico for 2013.
She is an active member of the following organizations: Oil Painters of America; American Women Artists; Pastel Society of New Mexico; Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. Her work is in collections in the United States, Paris and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Her work has been exhibited internationally in London, the Czech Republic, and Florence, Italy. 

Natasha also writes on art matters, and published a piece on John Philbin Dolan (qv) in the June 2015 issue of the Pastel Journal.
Medium: Pastel ; oil
Subjects: Various
“My work has evolved from primarily architectural portraiture to animal portraiture, primarily birds. Whatever the subject, I am striving to capture the essence of the place or sentient being. I don't rely on surrounding environment or absolute biologic accuracy. Rather, I try to share with you a conversation or an emotion that you can hear or feel within yourself.”
Style: Representational.
Navigation: A blog-style FASO website
Portfolio: Oils; Pastels; Painted horses and guitars; Archive.
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge on new page and may be further zoomed, and saved. Morning Blues is 14 x 11 ins, 425 x 550, 161 KB.

Facebook: Yes