Art Lover: Contemporary Female Artists I Fancy
Are you an art lover? I am an amateur art lover as opposed to a professional art aficionado. It’s a hobby. My Pinterest account has over 50 pinboards and one of my popular boards is labeled Artists I Fancy. It has almost 3000 followers and over 300 pins. I also have an Artists I Fancy Collection on Tumblr.
There was once a time when I was an active member of a social blogging community. I responded to a fellow blogger’s request to publish a post and share facts about myself. In my list of Ten Facts About Me, mention was made of two artists who allowed me to publish an article about them even though my freelance writing experience was practically non-existent. If you were connecting dots on my writing experience timeline, find the Dot labeled “None” and connect it to the Dot labeled “Nothing to brag about”. Nevertheless, despite my inexperience both of these talented ladies allowed me to write an article about them.
ARTIST 1: Andrea “Adka” Jones
The name of the first artist is Andrea Jones. But most friends and admirers know her by her childhood nickname which is “Adka”. Discovered her on Facebook. She describes her paintings as “vibrant and happy”. We agree! 🙂 Ms. Jones was born in Slovakia, however, she now lives and works in the United States. A current resident of North Carolina but has visited New York, New York, aka the Big Apple. Her artwork which she aptly titled “Inspire New York!” (featured image, used with permission ) has won awards. She is a recognized and respected International Contemporary Master.
Official Website for Adka’s Art
ARTIST 2: Michelle Lohr
The name of the second artist is Michelle Lohr. Like Ms. Jones, she was also on Facebook. She was displaying her artwork on her timeline and instantly won me over as an admirer. Similarly, when approached and asked if she would not mind me writing an article about her artistic goals and aspirations, she approved, granted me an interview, and supplied me with digital images of her work. Ms. Lohr is Israeli-born but lives in Austin, Texas just like me. By contrast to Ms. Jones who has a style categorized as folk art, Ms. Lohr’s painting style was influenced by Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, and Vincent Van Gogh. Her painting which she titled “Nightbloom” is one of my favorite pieces.
♦ Unfortunately, the site where my articles were published shut down. But because of these two female artists, I gained rich experience. They encouraged me to continue my hobby of searching online and collecting examples of artwork by artists I fancy. They also encouraged me to take my freelance writing efforts more seriously. That was an incidental benefit or perhaps I should say that it has been a blessing.
♦♦ Links to Posts About Other Female Artists I Fancy:
Kat Lowry ~ Ms. Lowry is an illustrator. Her drawing of a Japanese sun goddess named Amaterasu will captivate you.
Sayada Ramdial ~ Ms. Ramdial lives in Trinidad and Tobago. She specializes in watercolor paintings and illustrations, mainly of the flowers that grow on the island.