Meet Painter Mary Maxam, You’ll Be Glad You Did

"Blue Boat at Tofino" Mary Maxam, oil, 12'' x 16"

“Blue Boat at Tofino” Mary Maxam, oil, 12” x 16″

 

I’d like to introduce you to North Idaho painter Mary Maxam. If you know of Mary’s work,  then you know her paintings are full of beautiful, rich color, deliberate brushstrokes and a certain energy that goes beyond the paintings themselves. If  you have never heard of Mary Maxam or seen any of her paintings, I hope you will read on and get to know her  and her work. I think you’ll be glad you did..

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Stephen Shortridge – Romantic Impressionist, Author & Deeply Held Faith

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“This Enchanted Evening”, Stephen Shortridge, oil, 12” x 24″

 

Romantic Impressionist painter Stephen Shortridge put down his brushes just long enough to write a book that was published last fall.  Along with being a painter, family man, gallery owner, and writer, “Deepest Thanks Deeper Apologies – Reconciling Deeply Held Faith with Honest Doubt”  published by Worthy Publishers, brings forth another Stephen Shortridge attribute I did not know about: Deep Christian Faith. I was fascinated by the combination of Romantic Impressionistic painter and devout Christian, so I did what any self-respecting blogger would do: asked Mr. Shortridge if he would do an “interview” for CashArtBlog. He said yes…

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Robert Krogle – A Contemporary Impressionist You’ll Want to Know About

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“The Window Seat” , Robert Krogle, 24″ x 18″, oil

If you have never heard of contemporary impressionist oil painter Robert Krogle, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you. If you are aware of Robert Krogle and his work, please read on, as he comments on his education, his influences, and his art…

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Linda Lowry – Travel Photographer

 
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“Prague Meditation” Original Photograph by Linda Lowry (Czech Republic)

Travel Photographer. If a person were to have a title describing their passion, their work, or their career, the title “Travel Photographer” is a title most of us would be pretty happy with. [Read more…]

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A Casual Conversation with a Serious Art Collector

 

Peter Max, Andy Warhol with a Mustache

It is an absolute pleasure to visit a home of a real art collector, full of original art, and It’s an absolute crime that I don’t get to do it that often. I recently had the opportunity to visit the home of Dr. Jim and Paulie Harken, and talk to them about collecting art.  [Read more…]

Craig Shillam: Supernatural Commonplace

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“Yellow Sweater/Freeman Store” 17″ x 26 1/2″ Colored Pencil, gouache, copyright Craig Shillam

 

CashArtBlog: This is a reprint of a blog article about Craig Shillam, dated August 2, 2008, by a blogger named Scotty, on a blog called West of Center. All attempts to contact Scotty were unsuccessful.

Even in the context of representational work, the American West imbues her artists with an inherent sense of the abstract and the organic; with an unapologetic, folkish bent; and with an innate understanding of the light and space that surround, suffuse and animate their subjects.

And there is something deeper still – a fierce sense of idealism and independence that turns almost anyone that dares live and work in America’s most sacred spaces into a different kind of outsider; an artist often free of traditional schools or the cabal of a movement. [Read more…]

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