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Friday, January 30, 2015

Featured Gallery Artist: Williams A. Suys, Jr.



William A. Suys, Jr.
Perceptions, 24" x 18", oil on Gessobord

Signature member of the Oil Painters of America, William A. Suys, Jr. has always been an artist, but moved to full time painting in 1995.  In 2013, his work won Best in Show at the Salon International at the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art.  His work is in collections worldwide and you can view more of his work online or visit one of the many galleries that represent him.

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Featured Gallery Artist: Chris Kahler

Viral A-17, acrylic and gel medium on Claybord, 60" x 48"

Illinois artist Chris Kahler works in acrylic on Claybord or Gessobord.  Below Chris explains his work and some of his process in this 2013 exhibition at the Bruno David Gallery in St. Louis, MO.


All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Featured Gallery Artist: Phillip Austen

Sand, Water and Meg, watercolor on Aquabord
Australian watercolorist, Phillip Austen  strives to paint the mood and atmosphere so that the viewer builds and emotional attachment to his work.  He primarily paints from the familiar spots in Tasmania with which he grew up, both landscape and architectural.

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Current Events with Ampersand Artists

Upcoming Workshops
Karen Vernon
Heading Home,
watercolor by Karen Vernon

Color Expressions Oil Painting Workshop with Karen Vernon 
January 26- March 23rd, at The Gallery at Round Top, TX

Enjoy yourself in this painting workshop with internationally recognized artist, Karen Vernon.  Learn the basics and beyond in this class.  Students will be introduced to water soluble oils, the safer, more economic method of working in oil.

Watercolor Workshop with Karen Vernon 
April13-15, Murfreesboro, TN

The participants will develop expertise in color management, composition, improve their watercolor skills and experience new materials. This is a fun workshop filled with vital information for achieving more successful paintings and delving into your own creative vision.

Exhibitions

intricacies: an Exhibition of Scratchboard Art by Lisa Goesling
TaKohl Gallery in Chicago, IL
Lisa's work will be on display through January 2015

Ways of Making:  LINE (group exhibition featuring Lisa Goesling)
Jan 5-30, 2015 at GSU in University Park, IL
This exhibition brings together four artists working in dissimilar ways but who all have line as a primary component in their artistic expression.  

Andrea Pramuk
Luminescence featuring Andrea Pramuk
Jan 8-29 at NSU in Natchitoches, LA
A two person exhibition at NSU's Orville J. Hanchey Gallery featuring the art of Tony McDonald and Andrea Pramuk

Inside/Outside featuring Lisa Pressman
Feb 2- April 18 Gallery at R&F, Kingston, NY
Lisa's bold, mature, expressionistic work makes abstract references to landscape, personal possessions and the inner workings of the mind.



All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Featured Gallery Artist: Andrea Schouten

Andrea Schouten
Fable, 11" x 14", watercolor and ink on Scratchbord,
by Andrea Schouten
Scratchbord artist Andrea Schouten is the current President and signature member of the International Society of Scratchbord Artists.  Andrea's work focuses on fantasy, dreamscapes and imaginary characters.  

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

Click here to explore the full selection of Ampersand panels and tools.