Feb
26
2013

Professional Artist Andy Russell - Artist Spotlight

Dreamscape painter Andy Russell loves Matisse acrylics!   Artist Andy Russell is widely recognized as a master in acrylic painting. He embarked on his artistic journey over 35 years ago, when he began having recurring dreams of vibrant and ethereal landscapes, which he then started translating into acrylic paintings of immense detail and glowing tones. He describes his painting style as "extended realism" — peaceful, utopian dreamscapes with impossible foliage and amazing architecture. Russell’s unique style is accomplished through multiple glazes and layers of acrylic paint, and he finds the Matisse line to be perfectl... [More]
Aug
24
2012

A Jerry's Online Street Team Art Project with Julie Petro

Julie Petro is an artist working in paint and residing in Colorado, and has gravitated to the impressionist school of art since she was a child. Her gallery of work is substantial, impressive, and varied. Beautiful painted flowers, commissioned portraiture, and smaller scale still-lifes find homes within her portfolio of work. But it is her magnificent paintings of dancers that perhaps best showcase her ability to render grace and movement frozen in a single instant, or as the artist herself calls it, "a moment of quiet concentration." All of it, though, is of a piece and is easily recognized as a Julie Petro.  Learn more about Julie in ... [More]
Aug
20
2012

Artist Spotlight - Julie Petro

A Portrait of the Artist: Julie Petro by Kyle Kirves for Longmont Council of the Arts It's easy for the mind's eye to conjure an image of a child, legs akimbo, head down, gazing intently at an open book. Maybe the level of exactitude in the details varies, some highly realistic, others as if seen through a slightly distorted piece of glass. Dreamlike and fluid, this single moment is worthy of capturing on canvas. And if Julie Petro were to paint that mind's image, it might be called Self-portrait as a Young Girl. Petro, an artist working in paint and residing in south Longmont, has gravitated to the impressionist school of art since she was ... [More]

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