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Jeff Morrow: Realism Today with a Look at the Past.

  “The Young Pianist”, Oil, 30×24, Winner of the ‘Best Figurative’ Award at the 2018 NOAPS Best of America Exhibit at the Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio. Capturing emotion and movement in a portrait or figure painting creates a lasting impression … Continue reading

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Adam Clague Teaches How to Get Loose at NOAPS Workshop, by Dale Wolf

Artist Adam Clague To those of us of wizened age, Adam may look young (actually at 34 he is young to have hit stride at such a high level of excellence because he paints crazy-good).  His brush just rolls across … Continue reading

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Carol Lee Thompson: Painting for the Love of It

“Brimming with Personality”, 20×39, Oil, Crossgate Gallery, Lexington, KY, winner of the Third Place Award in the 2018 NOAPS Spring Online International Exhibition. The title of Carol Lee Thompson’s painting says it all.  As humans, we assign human emotion and … Continue reading

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Bill Farnsworth: Painting with Intent

“Pathway to Paradise”, Oil, 48×36, winner of  ‘Best Landscape Award’ from the 2018 NOAPS Spring Online International Exhibition; Reinert Fine Art Gallery When looking at Bill Farnsworth’s painting “Pathway to Paradise”, the first impression that comes to mind is ‘atmosphere’.  … Continue reading

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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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