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2023 Art BEAT Artists in Review Reveal Outstanding Talent Across Multiple Mediums!


Photo "archaeologist", Rick Decorie, captures times gone by in abandoned cars or buildings. This photo could easily pass for a painting! Read his photography art journey here: "Photo Archaeologist", Rick Decorie, Captures Times Gone By in Abandoned Cars, Buildings & More (foxvalleyartbeat.com)

Art BEAT made a quick review of some of the artists featured this past year -- so many to choose from and so little space! Here are a few, randomly selected, that you might have missed! Enjoy and stay tuned for more interesting news and features coming in 2024...Thanks for your readership!!!


Richly diverse in her talent, Elisa Boughner works equally well in 2D or 3D. See more of her amazing art glass installations and 2D work here: Intrepid Artist, Elisa Boughner, Tackles 2D or 3D with Equal Skill & Bold Results (foxvalleyartbeat.com)


DAYBREAK ON THE SOUTHFORK by Carol Bingham; oil on canvas (height 50 inches, width 32 inches, depth 2 inches); The view is from a bridge above the south branch of the Kishwaukee River running through DeKalb County, IL. The patterns created by the sky, water, and foliage are what caught Carol's eye. Read her story here: A Lifelong Love of the Outdoors Inspires Carol Bingham's Richly Hued Landscapes (foxvalleyartbeat.com)


Leslie Scott's Scratchboard Artistry Brims with Fine Details Capturing Nature, Weather & Seasons. See more here: Leslie Scott's Scratchboard Artistry Brims with Fine Details Capturing Nature, Weather & Seasons (foxvalleyartbeat.com)


Using fabric as her canvas and thread as her paint, Jay Moore challenges herself to create realistic portraits that capture the essence of the individual such as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg seen above. Read more here: Jay Moore has Perfected Thread Fine Art to Create Intriguing Work from Portraits to Abstracts (foxvalleyartbeat.com)


Pastel Artist, Mike Barret Kolasinski, views himself as a "Visual Activist for Nature" creating lush landscapes in rich colors. See more of Mike's art here: Pastel Artist Views Himself as a Visual Activist for Nature Creating Lush Landscapes in Rich Colors (foxvalleyartbeat.com)


"Colorful Ramirezi and Friends" by Joe Rizzo is done in his "saturated wet" style where he goes back to "carve" out images with a larger brush through layers of paint. See more of Joe's art here: Meet Featured Artist Joe Rizzo at Morton Arboretum's Upcoming Nature Artists' Guild Autumn Art Show (foxvalleyartbeat.com)


Oil Painter, George Ceffalio, Gravitates to Creating a Distinctive "Old Dutch Masters" Mood in His Own Masterful Work -- here is his "Do It All Again" 12 x 16; See more of his art at: Oil Painter Gravitates to Creating a Distinctive "Old Dutch Masters" Mood in His Own Masterful Work (foxvalleyartbeat.com)



From living room to closet, versatile fiber artist, Cynthia Boudreau's creations can be placed in your home such as BLUE VASE above or added to your wardrobe, as seen in local fashion shows!


Ed Cook's award-winning miniature original acrylic work, 3" deep by 5-1/4" across, includes his color palette along the sides which patrons can frame showing or not.

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