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Lucie Bilodeau Fine Artist – Published Works

Lucie Bilodeau, ArtistLucie Bilodeau’s interest in art started at the age of 7. At 14, she became a student of Mission: Renaissance School in Montreal, Canada, to be taught the traditional fine art skills. There she took a series of 6 courses. Among these was an in-depth study of the masters: Rembrandt, Monet, Manet, Cezanne and Fantin Latour.

Ms. Bilodeau has distinguished herself by competing for 6 years in the “Cercle des Artistes Peintres du Quebec National visual art competitions”. By the age of 23, she had won 8 national awards. Also by that age, she won 2 International awards at the International Art Guild Competition in Florida. The International Art Guild was founded in Scotland.

"Exploring" by Lucie Bilodeau
Lucie Bilodeau painted “Exploring” (8 in by 14 in; oil on canvas) after being inspired by a 2-month-old black and silver–spotted Bengal kitten at a local cattery; she loved how curious and inquisitive the kitten appeared. As seen in the cover art, Ms. Bilodeau enjoys capturing the essence and beauty of wild and domestic animals.

In 1995 Ms. Bilodeau was one of the judges for the 11th Annual Judged Show of the Marathon Art Guild, in Florida. Four years later, she was one of the three judges for the Pigeon Key Foundation’s Fifth Annual Pigeon Key Art Festival, in Florida.

"New Generation" by Lucie Bilodeau
“New Generation”, oil on canvas, 24 inches x 32 inches, by Lucie Bilodeau. Completed in April 2012. Just licensed to The Canadian Group (TCG) for flat 2D puzzles.

Using publication services and ads, she got a contracts with Sagebrush Fine Art plus many other publishers and magazines.  Since 1990, many of Lucie Bilodeau’s works have been published as prints, fine art limited editions, greeting cards, puzzles, decorative tiles, counted cross-stitch designs, calendars, and many other products by different publishers and companies, including Sagebrush Fine Art, Pumpernickel Press, Evergreen Enterprises, Mega Brand America, Bits and Pieces, Sunsout and Pine Ridge Art.

"Tawny Eagle" by Lucie Bilodeau
“Tawny Eagle” is an oil on canvas, 24 inches x 11 inches. It was inspired from a picture Ms. Bilodeau took of a beautiful Tawny eagle during a safari in Tanzania, Africa.

The artist’s painting “Young Lion” was featured on the cover of the Wildlife Art magazine, March/April 2003 edition.  “Exploring” made the cover of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), for the March 2016 publication.

Her painting “Carefree” was made into a 300 large pieces puzzle by Sunsout.  Her painting “In a Safe Place” was licensed to The Publishing House “Prof-Press”, Ltd for flat 2D puzzles.

Many of Ms. Bilodeau’s works can be found in corporations and private collections around the globe, including England, France, Russia, Germany, Japan, Australia, United States and Canada. She has been represented by fine art galleries since 1989.

You can view the art of Lucie Bilodeau at www.luciebilodeau.com

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John Henry Soto – Actor, Filmmaker, Musician, Writer & Producer

John Henry SotoJohn grew up in the South Bronx during the 70s and 80s during a tough time for that community.  He understands the importance of a neighborhood coming together and working for real solutions.  That experience along with the love and support of his family shaped his early artist passions and gave him  a purpose to try to make the world a better place by spreading beauty with his creative energy.  Music and films were his salvation.  He began to write songs and play guitar at the age of 5, and 15 years ago he started a band to raise the awareness of the world around them. The band is called Glass of Know. The group had a few song on local radio and toured heavily.  The band still reunites for special events.  John recently launched his new record label Anakeion Music with his business partner Michael Katz.   First signed artist is Metanoiz!

In 2013 John started his journey in building a production company.  His intention is to create a place where a filmmaker, actor, musician or writer can feel comfortable bringing their ideas to the table and seeing them come to life.  John will find the best people to work on your project and take full responsibility for your getting it done.  Fully understanding the economics of the business, John also finds great talent that’s affordable for your budget.  As John states, “I want the artist to be shocked how great their project came out and want to come back, create more and tell everyone.” To set up a meeting with John email him directly at johnhenrysoto@gmail.com

John Henry Soto - musicianAlthough music was his first love he always had a fascination with film. He began studying with the successful theater and film coach Ruth Kulerman in 2007.  After many sessions and plenty of encouragement from Ruth, in early 2008 he decided to start testing the waters by auditioning for many roles.  The response was overwhelming and he landed 17 roles in 5 months.  The roles were small but it gave John enough confidence to continue to work hard and more importantly, he knew he had something special to offer.

Kids TV InternationalJohn has had films in the Asian American Film Festival, New Film Maker Festival, The Katra Film Series, International Film Festival of Manhattan.  In 2008 John was the lead for the film En Route which won first place at the Milford Connecticut Film Festival and shortly afterwards he was nominated for best actor at the Columbia film festival for the short film Good Bye.   In the lead role once again, the film Down & Across was invited to the Cannes film festival in 2011.  Earlier this year The Coffee List made it to the final round at the HollyShorts challenge for indi.com in LA.  This film was John’s first attempt at writing, directing and acting in a project.   John is currently producing a TV pilot, Web series and working on a book.  In the near future John would like to enter the lecture circuit and motivate others by sharing his journey.

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John Henry Soto

The one constant endeavor that has given the world more hope than anything else is art.

Therefore, artists are the most valuable people on the planet. Someone may argue this and that’s fine but a clear and educated look at history will prove my statement time and time again. From the amazing artists that designed the pyramids and Greek monuments to today’s creators of art influencing elections via social media and giving us hope for the future, artists are the leaders.

We have a mind. We have bodies. We are spirits. If we do not help this planet, who will? The politicians?

Thank you,
John Henry Soto

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Here’s where you can find John Henry Soto:

My main site with my work.  http://www.johnhenrysoto.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/johnhenrysoto

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/johnhenrysoto

Instagram:  http://instagram.com/johnhenrysoto

 

 

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Chuck Rosenthal Fine Artist

Chuck Rosenthal Fine ArtistI started studying art in 1963 with an extraordinary illustrator/fine artist named Morton Roberts at the National Academy of Design in NYC. I soon forgot about commercial art. Roberts fired up my desire to paint and succeed as a fine artist and I have never really left that path. But I did change my viewpoint on style and content. Roberts untimely death was a huge tragedy and a great disappointment for me because I believed he had so much to teach. Roberts was followed by abstract artist, Hugh Gumpel and under Hugh I won the Dr. Al Weil student prize at the National Academy. Eventually I began to look around for another teacher and found Daniel Greene, an outstanding portrait painter and studied with him for the next couple of years. Dan helped me to get a scholarship membership in the Salmagundi Club where I managed to gain an honorable mention in their scholarship members’ exhibition and competition.

Pears with Black Grapes fine art by Chuck RosenthalDuring this time I became aware of and became an intense admirer of the work of still-life artist and portrait painter David Leffel. I sought to present my images in a similar light. I actually studied with Leffel for a couple of months in his New York City studio, but it wasn’t enough time to grasp where he was coming from and how he made his decisions and drew his conclusions, so I pretty much had to teach myself.

Pears with Black Grapes Still Life by Chuck RosenthalTechnique had always been very important to me and I originally did dead-color preparations for my paintings, much as the Old Masters did (dead-color paintings are monochromatic paintings over which colors are glazed), but I became more interested in tonal results rather than the sculptural results achieved by 17th century painters. I was probably somewhat influenced by Impressionism and definitely by modern-day tonalist work. I have become fascinated with the effects of light, particularly as an object emerges from shadow into light. I seek to represent what I see, to the best of my ability, in terms of light and atmosphere.

I have managed to achieve some degree of artistic success. In 2010 I was accepted as a member of the Oil Painters of America and was a finalist in American Artist Magazine’s annual cover competition.

Find out more about Chuck Rosenthal at Chuck Rosenthal Fine Art