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 expanding through October, we showcase, in daily features, the 1st to 6th Place winning images with artists info, one category at a time.
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 (painter of the BLUE X paintings) and asked which artists this year won CATEGORY 47. DIGITAL ART – REPRESENTATIONAL. Bierdz explained, “Dennis Doyle’s sepia landscape of a deserted shack under dramatic skies received most cumulative gallery points. Carl Gethmann also did extremely well, taking two awards, for his immaculate digital paintings. Joanna Bavera won as well – she’s an unusually intense, unpredictable and brave artist who also did well in Female Erotic category. The Netherlands Yoyo Van Gemerde had two otherworldly heroine images with the same gallery totals, tying for 5th Place. Maja Borowicz won for her complex futurism work, Mike Coleman for his abstract puzzle image and Diana Whiley for her surreal and colorful female fatale.”
CATEGORY 47. DIGITAL ART – REPRESENTATIONAL
1st DENNIS DOYLE USA email@example.com “Life, Interrupted” 5000×4000 pixels Digital photography.2nd CARL GETHMANN USA www.cgeth.com “Sleepin’ Among The Flower Pots” 18.5 x 30” Digital painting on aluminum panel.
3rd CARL GETHMANN USA www.cgeth.com “Blue And Gold” 13 x 20” Digital painting on aluminum panel.
Dennis “Ducilla” Doyle is a landscape photographer based in Northern Nevada. His passion for the outdoors has taken him all over the West exploring National and State parks, the Pacific coastline, deserts, mountain peaks and all the spaces in between.
A self-taught photographer, Dennis has refined his art over the last twenty years and specializes in capturing the mood of a sunset, the serenity of a desert playa, the story of the tree and the power, movement and beauty of water. His style is simple, bold and moving. Every image tells a story.
As a professional, Dennis’ desire is to bring to each viewer a more revealing inner beauty and appreciation of nature than they had previously. Having hiked deep into places where few have traveled, or are even aware exist, his talent brings out the “extra” ordinary and “unique” glory in natural scenes. His intent is to stir the deep beauty in this world with his viewers – and deliver them his vision and awe.
In the last several months, Dennis has mixed another passion with photography: writing. In his first publication, “Elements,” Dennis accompanies descriptions of the moment he captured. In his second book, “Life, Interrupted,” Dennis explores a more artistic interpretation of images and writes a story of what might have happened in rural Nevada during the hey day of the remnants now scattered throughout the desert.