Archive for September 12, 2010

Artist of the moment… Len Chmiel…

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lThis artist is well known for  his use of vivid color in the shadows. If you ever wonder why your paintings don’t look like the master artists you try and imitate take a photo of your work and print it out black and white, see if the basic image is strong tonally. Len Chmiel ws born in 1942 in Chicago and moved to California at a young age. He worked for aerospace corporation as a draftsman before becoming a full time illustrator. He now resides in Lafayette, Colorado and keeps a studio there.  He has been in many of the national art magazines such as Southwestern Art and American Art Collector.

He usually participates in the Prix de West competition, a rare and prestigious honor for traditional western painters.