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]
Jul
25
2012

A Jerry's Online Street Team Art Project with Brian Neher

Why does professional portrait artist Brian Neher use LUKAS 1862 Oils? Brian Neher is an award-winning portrait artist who has captured the likenesses of clients of all ages. His work has been shown at the Portrait Institute in Manhattan, N.Y., as well as in American Artist magazine. He has received recognition in the National Portrait Competition as well as the West Coast Society of Portrait Painters. He has appeared on national public television as a guest on the magazine format show Paint! Paint! Paint! He has had the unique and rare opportunity to study under one of America's finest painters, renowned portraitist Joe Bowler. Learn more a... [More]
Jul
12
2012

Artist Spotlight - Brian Neher

Professional Portrait Painter Brian Neher Brian Neher is a professional portrait painter whose work has been featured in American Artist Magazine as well as their Portrait and Figure Painting Highlights edition and on National Public Television. His paintings can be seen in both private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Born in Alexandria, Virginia in 1972, Brian began drawing at the age of three and through the encouragement and example of his grandmother, a commercial artist herself, knew at an early age that he wanted to pursue a career in art. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pensacola Christian College i... [More]

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