Category Archives: NOAPS Signature Artists

ACCEPTANCE versus REJECTION by Ann Hardy

Acceptance: the state of being accepted or acceptable, favorable reception; approval; belief. Rejection: the refusal to accept or to discard as unsatisfactory.   We all would prefer Acceptance! We must remember that rejection is not meant as a personal insult, … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Charisma of the Rural Midwest

From the East to the West coast, from the Southern States to the North, NOAPS artist members bring landscapes to life through their paintings. Iowa artist, Laura Larabee brings us the rural Midwest. Raised on a farm overlooking the Mississippi … Continue reading

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TROPICAL BEAUTY by Joyce Lazzara

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them”. – Henri Matisse The tropics are home for me. I love all varieties of trees and flowers, as long as they are tropical. Few things are more intriguing and … Continue reading

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DESIGNING WITH LIGHT by Beth Flor

NOAPS Signature Artist Beth Flor uses light patterns to create works that surpass the reality of photographs. I’ve been painting in the realistic tradition for over thirty years, but within that tradition my work has evolved and my goals have … Continue reading

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KNOWING YOUR PLACE by Susan Lindsey

I have spent the last twenty five years living and working in Alaska. In a market that favors landscapes and wildlife, my painting has focused on still life, florals and figures. Perhaps my favorite aspect of painting in Alaska is … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect

“Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.” – Rembrandt van Rijn When not working, NOAPS Signature Artist Matt Linz spends much of his time outside and with local artist groups … Continue reading

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The Art of Caring

“But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince Much has been said when looking at art. Theophile Gautier in the 19th century has been credited with the phrase: “Art for … Continue reading

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