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Monica Vanzant

Monica Vanzant

Edgewater Park, United States

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I have been painting for fifteen years. Photography is also a love of mine. My favorite medium is oil and landscapes fascinate me but my personality forces me to continuously stretch my wings and try new things.

“My mantra? Never stop creating, paint everything and as often as possible. Do this and you will continue to grow as an artist.”

Monica Vanzant

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  • Joined: November 2008

Journal

The Cubism Movement and Why I Finally "Get It"

I visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art today and saw the Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris exhibit and I now have a new and utterly profound respect for the Cubist Art Movement. Previously, I liked the art form but I was not in love with it. I am a lover of nature; show me a Turner, Moran or a Constable and I am in heaven. But Cubism, though interesting, was just not all that fascinating to …
Posted about 4 years – 2 comments

WIP

I am currently working on a new still life titled pussy willows. I purchased them from the Philadelphia Flower Show a couple of weeks ago and I am just now getting to paint them. Thank goodness they last forever…LOL. Here’s what I have so far. I blocked in with raw umber and medium – no sketching for this one. I was losing the light and wanted to get this part completed ASAP. A…
Posted about 4 years – Leave a comment

A Letter To Other Artists

I am a painter and a photographer. The term “self taught” is used often by people like me who do not have the credentials of a formal art education but whenever I say it I feel a little guilty because it sounds… well…self sacrificing. Even though I started on this artistic journey alone I certainly have not been unaided. Artists near and far, alive and long past gone have helped me to…
Posted over 5 years – 8 comments