Author Archives: noapsociety

Charitable Giving

As artists, we are often approached to donate a piece of our work to a charitable cause.  If we pause for a moment before answering the call to donate, it is not a character flaw…a moment’s hesitation for thoughtful reflection … Continue reading

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How This Perfectionist Learned to Paint More Loosely by Adam Clague

                          Left: An early student drawing of mine Right: A more recent oil painting I’ll be transparent – I’m a perfectionist.  I iron my jeans.  I have a have a hard time focusing in a cluttered studio.  I quintuple-check these … Continue reading

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Lisa Fricker: A Path of Her Own

 “Unbridled”, Oil on Linen, 18×18, Second Place Winner at the 1st Spring Best of America Small Painting Exhibition at the Richland Gallery, Nashville, TN. Exuberance amidst chaos is what comes to mind in the playful portrait by Lisa Fricker.  The … Continue reading

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Don Reed: Finding Your Voice

“Morning Along the River”, 8×24, Oil on Canvas.  Winner of ‘Best Impressionism’ at the 1st Spring Best of America SMALL PAINTING Exhibition at the Richland Fine Art Gallery, Nashville, TN. The style of Impressionism is easily, and at once, visible … Continue reading

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Diane Reeves: Simple Joys

“Simple Joys”, 14×11, Oil on Canvas was the winner of ‘Best Still Life” at the 2018 1st Spring Best of America SMALL PAINTING Exhibition held at the Richland Gallery, Nashville, TN. “Simple Joys” by Diane Reeves is anything but simple.  … Continue reading

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Winners All

“Yi Nationality Old Woman”, 18×24, by Kun Wang, winner of the Best of Show in the NOAPS 2018 Spring Online International Exhibit. The energetic brushwork and inquisitive expression are just two of the factors that may have propelled this painting … Continue reading

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Beth Marchant: Painting the Light

“Forgotten”, 12×16, Oil on Wood Panel, Winner of Best Use of Light and Color at the NOAPS 1st Spring Best of America SMALL PAINTING National Juried Exhibition at the Richland Gallery of Fine Art, Nashville, TN. Artists are constantly looking … Continue reading

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