Category Archives: Artists Who Inspire

Artists Who Inspire: Meet Rita DiCaprio


It’s a real pleasure for me to introduce you to Rita DiCaprio of New York North Fine Art.  Rita was one of the very first artists that I met online when I began painting four years ago.  She also paints … Continue reading

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Study Based off of an Original Charcoal Drawing by Nathan Fowkes


Over my December break I found a remarkable artist, Nathan Fowkes, online whose charcoal portraits are really nothing short of spectacular.  Mr. Fowkes is incredibly talented in the normal artistic sense of painting and drawing, but also as an accomplished … Continue reading

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Artists Who Inspire – Introducing Gloria Ester


Happy New Year – it’s great to be back creating and blogging again.  I hope this finds each of you well, I can’t wait to check out your latest posts and see what’s new. I thought it would be fun … Continue reading

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And the Winner is . . . Artists Who Inspire


The 14th Cliburn International Piano Competition came to an end on Sunday with an awards ceremony announcing all medal winners: Gold Medalist awarded:  Vadym Kholodenko, of Ukraine Silver Medalist:  Beatrice Rana, of Italy Crystal Award:  Sean Chen, of United States … Continue reading

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14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition


Are you into classical music?  Well the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is ON!  Preliminary competition is over and the field narrowed from 130 applicants, 30 selected to now only 12 semifinalists remain – it’s the long-awaited competition with … Continue reading

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Rae – A Shy Gemini, an artist who inspires


Recently I came across an artists’ blog that blew me away, so much so that I wanted to take a minute to introduce her to you. Her name is Rae, who authors a blog called, A Shy Gemini.  Rae hails … Continue reading

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Van Cliburn, an artist who inspires – rip


In my opinion, Van Cliburn was the greatest pianist of the 20th Century; he passed today.  The world will miss a very talented, gentle and most generous artist, he gave back to the industry and young talented pianists more than … Continue reading

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Out of the Ordinary Comes the Extraordinary, artists who inspire


I recently read several quotes when instantly I thought of my friends in the arts, whether their specialty is painting, sculpting, photography or writing.   I knew the meaning of the quotes all too well and wanted to share these mainly … Continue reading

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Four Christmas Carolers


Four Christmas Carolers.  by Vicki Wade Fine Art I recently came across a fabulous artist, Vicki Wade and was blown away by her her oil paintings, especially the snowscenes.  Her paintings have a way of drawing the viewer in and … Continue reading

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Claude Monet (1840 – 1926), Artist Who Inspires


Claude Monet (1840 – 1926), Artist Who Inspires Claude. Monet. Claude Monet.  Doesn’t really matter, when people hear Claude or just Monet most everyone knows it’s Claude Monet, one of the greatest Artists of all time!  Claude Monet has been … Continue reading

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