Highlight Hollywood has the exclusive rights to reveal the results of the 50 categories of winning artists in the American Art Awards, decided by the 25 Best Galleries In The Nation. In a series of articles extending through October, we will reveal, in daily features, the 1st to 6th Place winning images with artists info, one category at a time. Please check in daily for brilliant paintings, photography, digital images and sculpture in genres from portrait to floral to impressionism, realism, landscape, innovative, cubism, self-portrait, etc.
This year the online contest had submissions from 35 countries including Aruba,Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain,South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, UK, United Arab Emirates and USA.
I interviewed president of www.AmericanArtAwards.com, Thom Bierdz (The Young & The Restless, and painter of the BLUE X paintings) and asked which artists this year won the FANTASY LANDSCAPE category.
Bierdz shared, “John McCartin took 1st Place in this category and many other categories this year, giving him the 2015 Stoney Award for most overall wins – 12 in fact. Potvin and Ebriani also scored extremely high in Fantasy Landscape this year.”
2nd KATHARINE WU USA email@example.com “The Lost City” 30 x 40” Oil on canvas.
2nd MANON POTVIN CANADA www.manonpotvin.com “Parallel Forests” 76 x 102 cm Oil on canvas.
3rd MANON POTVIN CANADA www.manonpotvin.com “Sylvan Whispers” 76 x 122 cm Oil on canvas.
4th JACOB EBRIANI USA firstname.lastname@example.org “Untitled” 48 x 40″ Oil.
4th MANON POTVIN CANADA www.manonpotvin.com “Wink From The River Bank” 36 x 28 cm Oil on canvas.
5th JACOB EBRIANI USA email@example.com “The Planets” 48 x 42″ Oil.
6th HELEN WHITE UK www.helenwhite.org “Field Of Dreams” 20 x 20″ Oil on canvas.
6th DEAN LOUCKS USA firstname.lastname@example.org “Sideways” 48 x 60″ Dean Loucks PPG Automotive Paint (Used actual Ferrari Paint code as car color).
6th BECKY LUTH CANADA www.bekisart.com “The Inland Mermaid” 16 x16″ Acrylic on canvas.
BIO ON 1ST PLACE WINNER JOHN MCARTIN:
Commencing full time painting in 2002, John has recently been catapulted from relative obscurity to international acclaim as one of the world’s finest artists.
In 2014 he received over 25 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL ART AWARDS and is acknowledged as a master artist by many of the world’s leading artists and galleries. That number of awards has increased to over 40.
John was recently invited to exhibit with Settlers West Gallery and Trailside Galleries, two leading galleries in the United States and was hand-picked from those considered the best fine artists working in the world today to become an exhibiting member of MASTER PAINTERS OF THE WORLD.
John is able to work effectively in most mediums to capture a very diverse range of subjects of adept painter in landscapes, seascapes, floral/still life, human figure/portraits and animals. Visually striking and convincing representations of the real thing, his works have great beauty and intense realism, designed to stir the heart and lift the soul. His masterful use of colour and tone create a powerful illusion of space, light and atmosphere. These qualities combined with John’s keen powers of observation and passionate response to an inexhaustible array of subjects, sets him apart from other artists. His works can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide and in the following galleries:
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: AAA
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