Archive for January 24, 2012

Awesome Acrylic Artist series… Melissa Chandon…

Clip featuring the artist in 2009. She talks about some paintings and her unique style of composition.


Another clip with the artist’s work set to music. The artist gives painting tours and you can find a link to her website via the video.



this artist has what I like to think of as a “California Pop Art” style to her work.   She paints visions I would expect to see or think about when I think about going away for a weekend at the coast in California. Maybe even some buildings you might have seen along the old Route 66!  Similar in genre to Dennis Ziemenski, who also paints themes from the 60s 70s of California scene mainly in oils. Also Robert Townsend is another artist who paints this idea in watercolor mainly.  Chandon was also a student of painter Wayne Thiebaud.

The artist was born in 1952 in Biloxi, Mississippi. The artist paints landscapes or large vacation items like a car made for going to the beach, a volkswagen van, or even a trailer house. Gets inspiration from memories of trips made by her family to the beach when she was young.

BA from Santa Clara University. Also went to college in Minnesota and the State College of New York.

Working on MFA at the Art Institute of Boston.

I enjoy this artist for lively compositions and use of color. Even though no human is present in her pictures, the viewer gets the idea they are all alone in the scene. Her use of bright colors in the under painting also help push the subject off the canvas. Her skies from a distance are usually one solid color blue sometimes even purple, but upon closer inspection the viewer is happily delighted at the buffet of colors the exist just below the first layer of paint.

The artist works in acrylics on birch panel.  Sometimes there is a marine finish. The artist has appeared in many nationally known magazines about art.

What I like most about her work is that it makes me happy! Be happy today!

Happy painting!


Awesome Acrylic Artists….. Angela Hardy…


this is a really hot artist coming from Canada.  She has a great variety in her works, and her blog often has many smaller pieces for sale. Anything from small drawings and these wonderfully painted 6 by 6 inch paintings of people.  On the site she also has specials such as buy 2 get one 1 free. This artist has loads of talent, and becoming more of a businessperson all the time.

Some of her large figures are done acrylics on board and some are as large as 4 by 4 feet!

She was born and grew in Canada and obtained BFA in Canada as well. Has sold 2 works to Chicago collector Howard Tullman.

I enjoy this artist for her very contemporary settings that she places people in. I hope you visit her website and you can see the tremendous skill that goes into designing small works that 6 by 6 inches. The amount of detail seen in these works is extraordinary.A link to the artist’s website.



Below is a clip talking with the artist in Labrador West in Canada in 2010. The artist is from the area and interviews her prior to her workshop. She also mentions being sought after by Howard Tullman.

Another 2 and half minute clip featuring works by the artist set to music, no interviews.