Life Is A Party
CELEBRATE LIFE, LOVE, LAUGHTER AND JOY
Every moment should be a celebration of life. Our senses and our emotions can put us in touch with the magic and beauty that is around us. That is what I try to portray through my art.
My joyful, playful, whimsical images come alive with vibrant colors. They evoke the most positive emotions. Feelings of Love, Laughter and Joy.
Life Is A Party
MANIFESTATIONS OF DEATH, a thematically united series of 27 oil paintings, is grounded on a simple visual dilemma: how does one physically portray nothingness? The incomprehensible can only be grasped obliquely, so I have constructed a crescendo of metaphors leading up to the bleakest embodiment of this disembodied concept. The continuity of the theme is echoed in the repeated use of certain objects: masks, stars, bones, cut flowers and dead trees. Taken together, MANIFESTATIONS OF DEATH creates a metastasizing dialectic that is both varied and focused, a powerful exploration of the one inescapable event in life: its end. The complete set of variations, and four other visual variations, are available on my website.
My oil paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries in 20 states, including one-person exhibitions in four major universities. Reproductions of my work has also appeared in journals and textbooks. My art criticism has been published with Oxford University Press, NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, ANTIOCH REVIEW, SOUTHERN REVIEW, BOULEVARD and BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS.Read More Featured Artist | Geoff Bent
… And we’re back! We are pleased to announce the release of Artist Portfolio Magazine Issue 52! An email will be going out in the next few days and all artists in this issue will be receiving a featured post in the coming days and over the next month, until issue 53 is released. PRINT […]Read More Artist Portfolio Magazine Issue 52 IS HERE!!!!
Chris Klein Sainte Therese, Quebec, Canada @chriskleinart Chris’s art can be found on pages 8-11 in issue 51 of Artist Portfolio Magazine. Chris is a British artist. Exhibiting his work across Europe and North America, he is most recognised for his series of costume paintings. These are mostly from theatre and film but also from […]Read More Featured Artist | Chris Klein
Duke Windsor La Mesa, CA http://www.dukewindsor.com/ @windsor.duke Mt. Helix artist Duke Windsor served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a combat illustrator and drill instructor. Windsor’s Golden Skies Series, Balboa Park works, and his new Burger Series, have been exhibited and received awards at juried exhibitions, group shows, and corporate venues across the country, and […]Read More Featured Artist | Duke Windsor
Artist Portfolio Magazine Issue 49 is now available. Congratulations to our cover Artist Tommy Orosco motzero.com @iammotzero Get your copy today Artists in Issue 49 Tommy Orosco Judy Fan Lynda Sauls Vanni Rocca Natasha von Braun Carlos Jimenez Soojin Choi Wayne Hoey Katerina Klio Jason Bryant Sashko Balabai Veronica Winters Evangelos Papapostolou Yien Xu 2022 […]Read More Artist Portfolio Magazine Issue 49 is Here
Barbara Lawrence Santa Cruz, CA barbaralawrenceart.com Barbara Lawrence was born in San Francisco and has spent most of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her B. A. degree from San Francisco State University and an M. A. degree from San Jose State University. She taught Life drawing and Advanced Painting at […]Read More Featured Artist | Barbara Lawrence
My art is layered like vails of wisdom settling on my phyche over time. I paint and scrub and sand the surface of a work then repeat the process until the history of mark-making reveals my inner self, when a vision unimagined ripens with power and emotion. Only then does a painting beg for community participation in a quest for beauty, truth and splendid imagery. It becomes a new reality, a place where mind and spirit meld to create an exceptional life.Read More Featured Artist | Terry Crump
Artist Portfolio Magazine’s 10 Year Anniversary Issue is here! Over 300 pages of art broken down into 6 issues. Free digital download or $75 for master volume and $20 for each volume 1-5 (print version). Master Volumes 1-5 contains over 300 pages of art and all artists of volumes 1-5 (listed below). Artists in Volume […]Read More Artist Portfolio Magazine 10 Year Anniversary Issue
Enzo Crispino | Bibbiano, Reggio Emilia, Italy @enzo.crispino I am an Italian artist-photographer, born in Frattamaggiore in the province of Naples and resident in the province of Reggio Emilia. Admitted for artistic merits to the International Academy of Modern Art in Rome as a Member of Merit. The Corsiero Editore publishing house has published my […]Read More Featured Artist | Enzo Crispino
Sharon Eldridge | Sandia Park @eldridge218 Artist Statement Along with music, I was looking for another way to express myself in the arts and found a passion for painting. My work developed into Geometric Abstract with an emphasis on creating clean, straight lines. I start pout by drawing and manipulating shapes and colors until I […]Read More Featured Artist | Sharon Eldridge