Gary Louis Smith is receiving a lot of well deserved publicity in England as one of the four finalists for this year’s BP Award. His beautiful and huge (in every sense!) painting Holly (below) is short-listed for this much coveted award and is causing quite a stir. Here are links to two articles in The Guardian:
Louis’s website can be found at http://paintaportrait.org/
Andrea Mosley has been awarded the extremely important commission to paint the portrait of Stan Lee, the co-creator and writer of Spiderman, The Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man, Daredevil and many others. Mr Lee will be 90 years old next year. Andrea is a brilliant painter and will create a fabulous portrait. Below, you can see her her signing herSelf-Portrait and her group portrait of Lynne Barton, Michael John Angel and Jered Woznicki.
Andrea’s website address is: andreanmosley.com/
Teresa Oaxaca has won 2nd-place in the prestigious Portrait Society of America’s annual competition. Teresa’s portrait of her grandfather, titled Father Time (below), is beautiful and profound, as is all her work.
Teresa’s website address is: www.teresaoaxaca.com/
Cesar Santos has won 1st-place in the recently formed ACOPAL (the America China Oil Painting Artists League at http://acopal.org/) annual show with his dynamite portrait Out of the Square (below, top). You can see more of Cesar’s beautiful, visionary paintings at www.santocesar.com
Mark Stahmann and Shane Wolf were each finalists in the ACOPAL show: Mark with his subtly powerful The Worth of a Soul (below, top), and Shane with his brilliant, jazzy sketch Inception (below, bottom).
Shane Wolf’s website is at www.shane-wolf.com/