By Rex Beanland
I was born in England, raised in Canada and now live in Calgary, Alberta. I paint full time and am very active in various art groups in Calgary and British Columbia. My work is know for a bold use of colour and value. I work in watercolour and acrylic and I am very inspired by the land, the people and the moods of Western Canada. I was a public school teacher for 20 years and this has helped me to earn a growing reputation for teaching drawing and painting.
I am really pleased to announce that I have just created a brand new web site. In addition to featuring my art, it also includes my almost daily blog of the up to the minute twists and turns of my art journey. It also includes another blog featuring the work of my students. If you get a minute check out the student blog and scroll down to the drawing class images. It’s unusual to see people improve so much so quickly. Visit my site http://rexbeanland.com
Along with his wife, Susan, I also run a videography business so creating art instruction videos is a natural integration of art and video. I love being on both sides of the camera.
I have been painting with watercolor since 1998.
My paintings cover a wide range of subjects including portraits ,seascapes, landscape, flowers, wildlife and townscapes. I do not feel inclined to specialise in any one category as any subject can make an interesting work of art.
I have been exhibiting at regional and National art shows over this period at which I have sold many paintings and received many of awards. In 2009 I won the prestigious John Copes Watercolour Prize.
I have also also exhibited and sold paintings at other major exhibitions such as the Sydney Royal Agricultural Easter Show and the Blacktown Art Show.
The Australian Artist Magazine has published my articles on two occasions.
About Christine Kane
Christine Kane is a pastel and watercolor artist who is inspired by the Midwest landscape and it’s seasons. To find new ideas for her paintings, she hikes in the forest preserves during all seasons.
Christine began drawing at an early age. She focused her education on art and has a degree in Graphic Design. She is continuing her studies and is currently pursuing a degree in Natural Resources.
Translating weather is also evident in her work. “Weather makes a landscape painting come to life. How I love to show leaves blowing in the Autumn time, snow falling in winter, or a beautiful thunderstorm approaching in my summer paintings.”
Christine finds God’s handwork in all aspects of nature and tries to translate her awe and reverence in her artwork. Never disappointed, she relies on His creation for inspiration.
OTTORINO DE LUCCHI, born in Ferrara, works in Folgaria (Trento). In recent years, he has developed a painting technique based on watercolor drybrush which allows to mantain the brightness of the watercolor.
To learn more about Ottorino and to see more of his work, please visit his website by following the link below: