Sat. Aug 8th, 2020

WORLD’S BEST LANDSCAPE REALISTS: MCCARTIN, CARTER, ZENG, LASAGA, LIU, YOUNG, VODESIL-BARUFFI, JOHNSON

Highlight Hollywood is pleased to bring you the world’s best contemporary artists of 2019, one AMERICAN ART AWARDS category at a time. We also tribute the 1st Place winners with a photo and bio.
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This prestigious online art competition is decided by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums in America, who had accomplished painters, photographers, digital artists and sculptors enter online images this year from 63 countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Republic Of Korea, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Serbia, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.AAA19z_Page_396
There were innumerable beautifully executed works entered this year – and America’s top 25 galleries and museums had a hard time selecting winners. Many wonderful pieces did not get enough votes to take 1st to 6th Place, but all the featured works shown in this article received high praise and high marks to triumph. Congratulations to all these artists for scoring above the stiff competition.
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This is the 11th anniversary for the international awards organization which decides the 25 Best Galleries and Museums in America, who decide the World’s Best Contemporary Artists. Gallery decisions are based upon years established, industry reputation, online buzz, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.
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President of the AMERICAN ART AWARDS is fine artist and 10X author Thom Bierdz, known globally since 1986 for playing Phillip Chancellor III on The Young and the Restless. Bierdz is set to co-host an upcoming 50 videos revealing the hundreds of stunning winning artworks of the 2019 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.AAA19z_Page_401
THIS LINK HAS SUBMISSION INFORMATION AND WILL HAVE OVER 100 ARTICLES AND 50 VIDEOS ON ALL 50 CATEGORIES OF 2019 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS: https://www.americanartawards.com/press-on-2019-artists/

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BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER SCOTT CARTER: self-taught professional artist, currently living in Huntsville, Alabama with his wife. Carter recently retired from his job of 30 years and now works as a full time artist from his home studio, passionate to create beautiful landscape paintings. Specializing in contemporary and realism art for the last 20 years, his style consists of a process of applying oils over acrylics to create rich and vibrant tones to his colors. He has achieved over 25 international certificate awards for his art and donates some time to various art groups to mentor, and give helpful advice and art tips. scottcarter105@yahoo.com

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BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER JOHN MCCARTIN: Commencing full time painting in 2002, John has been catapulted from relative obscurity to international acclaim as one of the world’s finest artists. Since 2011 he has received nearly 100 international art awards and is an acknowledged master of his craft by many of the world’s leading artists and galleries. In 2014 John was hand-picked from those considered to be the best fine artists working in the world today to become an exhibiting member of the Art Guild ‘MASTER PAINTERS OF THE WORLD.’ AAA19z_Page_404 AAA19z_Page_404ff

BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER JOHN MCCARTIN (continued): John displayed a marked natural talent for drawing as a boy, but didn’t start painting as a hobby until age twenty. With no formal training he has continued to develop his craft through constant practice, analyzing the work of the great many artists, past and present, who inspire him. He is an adept painter of landscapes, seascapes, floral/still life, human figure/portraits and animals and displays great versatility in being able to work effectively in most mediums to capture a diverse range of subjects. Visually striking and convincing representations of the real thing he uses colour and tone to create a powerful illusion of space, light and atmosphere. John’s keen powers of observation, superb drawing skill and passionate response to an inexhaustible array of subjects, sets him apart from most other artists. His works can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide and in the following galleries:AAA19z_Page_404g

· John McCartin Fine Art Gallery: Adelaide Hills, South Australia

· Morpeth Gallery: Hunter Valley, NSW

· Trailside Galleries: Jackson, Wyoming and Scottsdale, Arizona

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Selected Press

· Australian Artist Magazine: “Inspiration, Strategy and process” July 2014 (30th Birthday Edition)

· American Art Collector: “Diverse Focus” May 2014

· Plein Air Magazine: “Finding Your Own Direction” Apr/May 2014

· International Artist: “Combining Source Materials” Aug/Sept 2013

· International Artist: “Painting the Cotswolds”, Jun/July 2013

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International Publications

· Plein Air Magazine

· American Art Collector

· South West Art Magazine

· Drawing Magazine

· International Artist Magazine

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are AAA
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