2020’S BEST ANIMAL REALISTS NAMED BY 25 GALLERIES:

MONICA LEE, DANIELA RUM, SAM DOLMAN, MARION TUBIANA, DILLON CORSAIR, LINDA BESSE, HENDERIKUS “HARRIE” G.A.M. VONK, SILVIA SCHMIDT, KATHY S. COPSEY, RD MITCHELL, SKYZUNE ART, PATRICIA GAUSS, SHARON SMITH, JACQUELINE CLARISSE, DEAN LOUCKS

BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER: MONICA LEE

a digital imaging artist for a photography studio for 12 years. It wasn’t until 2013 that she decided to pick up a pencil again just for fun, but realized that she still loves drawing. Quitting her job to become a full-time artist, Monica’s appreciation and admiration of the value of good photographs sparked her interest in photorealism.

BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER: Daniela Rum

The Italian artist approached art for the first time in 2013 without professional training. A strong passion for art touched her heart urging her to start a series of courses. Daniela studied at an Illustration school “Entry Level” Ars In Fabula and did several workshops with painters, Erica Calardo and Ania Tomicka to learn other techniques. Subsequently, she discovered the soft pastel technique which was instant love. Daniela went on to workshops with master pastel artists like Ruben Belloso Adorna, Tina Guerrisi and Vincente Romero Redondo.

CONTACTS FOR CATEGORY 33. REALISM — ANIMAL

1ST PLACE-TIE DANIELA RUM ITALY daniela_rum@yahoo.it
“Rex Noctis” 42x30" Soft pastel on Pastelmat paper.

1ST PLACE-TIE MONICA LEE MALAYSIA https://www.facebook.com/monicaleeart “Reaching For The Stars” 50x35" Graphite & charcoal on paper.

2ND PLACE-TIE SAM DOLMAN UK www.samdolman.com “Hope” 80x100cm Oil on wood.

2ND PLACE-TIE MARION TUBIANA FRANCE www.mariontubiana.com “Satao” 100x100cm Oil on canvas.

2ND PLACE-TIE DILLON CORSAIR USA dillon713@icloud.com
“Scavenger” 18x24" Color pencil, watercolor, acrylic.

3RD PLACE-TIE MARION TUBIANA FRANCE www.mariontubiana.com “Malkia" 40x50cm Pastel.

3RD PLACE-TIE LINDA BESSE USA www.besseart.com
“Ice Bear” 22x36" Oil on panel.

American Art Awards 25 Best Galleries & Museums for 2020, in alphabetical order of state, who were asked to vote on this year’s art submissions:

Arizona / EXPOSURES INTERNATIONAL GALLERY OF FINE ART

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