Lindsay McNally does not take the path that many artists take, that of trying to capture the world in as realistic a manner as possible. Instead McNally takes the road less traveled and attempts with each work to capture the feeling and emotion that emerges from the world, and in particular, from nature. Like the great impressionists before her, this young but mature artist from Chattanooga, Tennessee spends her time at the easel capturing the mood of the landscape and shapes it into a beautiful vibrant picture that does not truly exist in reality but in the space between the environment and the viewer, the place where the magic happens and energy connects. Lindsay McNally has also merged more modern influences into her impressionist works, injecting large sections of a single color or playing on solitary shapes. Also, she does all this with a very much appreciated use of vibrant and eye popping color that serves as the glue for combining all of the unique elements she puts into her art.
McNally was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She had a grandfather artist whose work helped inspire her to start painting at a very young age. Her work was shown at various fairs and festivals and by the time she was in high school, she was in the Fine Arts Guild and had her work hanging in galleries and businesses. After high school, the talented artist ventured into studies at UT Chattanooga and soon appeared on television station WRCBTV's "3 Plus You" and was chosen for the RAW Artists Exhibit in Nashville, Tennessee.
There is something soothing about McNally's work and it may be because of her approach to painting. Her motto is, "Empty yourself and let the universe fill you." When she paints, she focuses on having a relaxed state of mind and letting nature inspire her to create something peaceful, something that captures the beauty of the moment and allows her to paint her interpretation of paradise. She is gifted with more than unique talent, Lindsay McNally is an artist with clear cut direction of where she wants to go, what she wants to paint, and that resolution transfers itself into each of her emotionally moving pieces. Take the much needed step from your current course and explore this artist's paint splattered, nature infused path for just a few moments; enough to connect with beautiful landscapes and breathe in a moment of time that may have passed too quickly for most of us, but which Lindsay McNally captured for us so skillfully.
For more of Lindsay McNally and her work visit: https://www.facebook.com/lindsaymcnallyART
Dan Deming paints from his studio high up in the mountains of Big Bear, California. He has been creating art for over six decades and his work can be found all over the globe. He has truly lived life, gotten into every nook and cranny of it, exploring the planet, always with the viewpoint of an artist. While working on an oil rig or operating a printing press, or even while driving a semi-truck, he has looked at the world with a keen sense of aesthetics. He truly recognizes the power of art and has used every piece to communicate on a level which penetrates deeply and finds the very essence of what we are and what this game of life is all about.
Although he's been painting since he was 6 years old, it wasn't until his first studio in Baltimore, Maryland in 1988 when the artist truly found his stride. At one stretch he produced nearly 2,000 paintings in a couple of years, sometimes as many as 10-15 in a single day. He dived into several phases artistically until finding what was something that felt different than all the rest. He notes that artists in the past have all "painted objects looking at other objects" but for the first time, his art is traveling an entirely new and exciting path of painting the life force essence that actually animates those objects in the physical universe. His groundbreaking approach to painting puts him in a place which can only be described as exhilarating. He does not paint people like you usually see them depicted, instead he paints the actual people represented as an energy or force rather than blood, skin and bones. Looking at one of his paintings for the first time is like looking into some gigantic spiritual mirror that reveals your true being and sucks you right in just so it can lift you high up to where you should be. There are few uplifting works that can match those of Deming; he manages to accomplish the impossible task of communicating in such a powerful way that you are emotionally moved but in an entirely original, inspiring and unexpected way.
Deming has been featured on TV, radio, and magazines. He has been shown in countless art exhibits and had his paintings sold to wealthy collectors, yet financial and material wealth are in no way signs of success for the innovative artist. His rewards come from achieving a level of technical skill that requires no thought because it just instantaneously communicates and cuts across every wavelength, hitting his audience every time so that they are moved. From his abstract dots we gain a glimpse into the true nature and life of our universe, through his impressions of people we see spiritual imprints of ourselves as they play across the canvas, capturing every emotion and especially every thought. Dan Deming has the amazing ability to paint not only who we are, but what we think and what we thought: his paintings travel through time. He is nothing short of an artistic genius, not the kind that was born one, but the kind that was made. He has put in the hours; he knows what he paints and why he paints it. He is blazing in a glorious path towards an epic new style of painting and is most simply put, the future of art.
For more information on Dan Deming or to purchase one of his works, go to:
www.demingstudio.com or www.dandemingsworld.com
Lucille Femine currently resides in Tennessee but much of her life was spent living, studying and painting in New York City. She started painting from a young age and found herself using her neighborhood in Brooklyn for inspiration. It wasn't long before she pursued further knowledge in art by attending some very illustrious institutions like the New School, the School of Visual Arts and the Pratt Institute. She explored numerous styles like abstract but found her calling in capturing the realism of the world around her. The most amazing thing about her art is that although based on reality, she transforms her subject into something more magical by finding the life in it.
Most notably Femine's works, usually acrylic or watercolor, communicate a brightness about life that projects itself through both vibrant and subtle colors. There is no darkness to be found in her paintings, these are pieces of art which use every color of the rainbow to pull you in. Her New York landscapes, from Greenwich Village to Times Square to Wall Street, all have the same excitement and activity bursting forth. She can take a sidewalk and make it dance or take a person sitting on a park bench and have you feel as if you were sitting there amidst the trees feeling the wind touch your face. Lucille Femine's paintings are as alive as her inspirations are. They create a certain mood and feeling which puts one at peace as if to say, "this world we live in ain't that bad at all, in fact it's damn beautiful." If she can take the often overpowering and intimidating city of New York and make it look like something out of Alice in Wonderland, I can't wait to see what she does with the rest of this planet.
To see more of Lucille Femine's artwork please visit her website: www.feminestudio.org
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