Award-winning artist Mark Ivan Cole has lived in mountainous areas in three of Earth’s four quadrants. He enjoys painting plein air and studio pieces alike. Fluent in several media, Cole has a large catalog of works in pastel, acrylic, ink, graphite and colored pencil. He is currently focusing on representational landscapes from his explorations, and scenes from his imagination. Cole is also an accomplished musician and a published novelist and poet.

'I am an avid explorer of the outdoors, and that experience informs and influences my creative work. I want my paintings to convey the emotions I feel in a specific place, breathing the air and taking in the surroundings. My work also explores my “Inner Visions,” scenes created within my imagination. These, too, are based on observations and my responses to both natural and man-made environments. I hope that my love of the natural world inspires others to cherish this planet on which we live.'

We want a landscape - including coastal, but no pure seascape and no cityscape  - which includes a human artifact; that could be a building like a church, a bridge, a ruin, a lighthouse, but also a man-made object like a car, a tractor, a garden chair etc. The landscape MUST dominate in your painting and the object must stay an element of your composition, and not be the main feature.

 

 

Daggi Wallace, our guest judge for Get Dusty  February 2019 - Figure- people at work

Head shot from Art A La Mode gala Oct 2017 cropped

Born and raised in Berlin, Germany, and currently living near Los Angeles, CA, Daggi is an award winning painter specializing in contemporary realism and portraiture. She has reached the level of Eminent Pastelist of the International Association of Pastel Societies and Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America as well as Signature Status in several other arts organizations..
Her work has been shown at the National Arts Club and the Salmagundi Club in NYC, the Butler Institute of American Art, OH, and is in several permanent corporate collections. She has won numerous awards in national and international exhibitions and her work has been published in several magazines and books, including American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Professional Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine, The Pastel Journal, Poets and Artists Magazine and Pratique Des Arts in France.

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Best of Get Dusty 2018 winners are ...Stephie Clark with her beautiful  "Café aut lait Floribunda" and Irina Orlova with her amazing "In the sunlight"!

Both got the same points which is well deserved! Gold medals as a logo for their website; certificates are on their way.

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