World’s Best Animal Realists: DOLMAN, MOCKE, ZALE, JANSSENS, HOEP, NZVENGENDE, LEE, PYLE, CLARISSE, BARTELS/ 2022 AMERICAN ART AWARDS Winners

20 of USA’s Best Galleries & Museums vote in the AMERICAN ART AWARDS, arguably the most prestigious online art competition. In 2022, painters, sketchers, digital artists, photographers and sculptors from 69 countries submitted JPEGs for the 50 categories — to win gallery affiliation, career launch, high scores, great press and/or $5,000 in prizes.

Here are the winners in CATEGORY 33, REALISM — ANIMAL.

1st Place Bio: Sam Dolman

I have always been a keen artist but it wasn’t until after University whilst pursuing a dull career in Accountancy that I realized my true calling. I started painting seriously when I moved to Spain. The southern mountain sunsets were spectacular which I painted from a villa. When I returned to England, the Peak District motivated me in a different way. One day I stumbled across some cows whilst photographing the landscape. It was my first real encounter as I leant over a fence. Soon they had all come over to give me a lick and say hello. Cows, with their intelligence and curious nature remain one of my favorite animals to draw and paint to this day.

I have recently become fascinated by wildlife in particular the big cats like tigers. They are a dream to paint with their contrasting stripes and whiskers.

Nature provides me with a constant source of inspiration. I often spend considerable time with the animals I paint; they all have unique personalities which I try to capture.

I work very slowly, my paintings are usually worked on over several months to allow drying in between different layers. Nowadays I paint entirely on aluminum. I use a mixture of sable and synthetic brushes, carefully blending each brushstroke into the next to create a very smooth finish. www.samdolman.com

CONTACTS — — — — — CATEGORY 33. REALISM / ANIMAL

1ST PLACE SAM DOLMAN UK www.samdolman.com “Jari” 12x16” Oil on aluminium.

2ND PLACE DAWIE MOCKE SOUTH AFRICA www.facebook.com/dawiesouthafrica “Symphony Of Destruction” 153x110cm Acrylic on canvas.

3RD PLACE — TIE KATE ZALE LITHUANIA @kate.zale “Furr” 50x70cm Pastels on pastelmat.

3RD PLACE — TIE ANNIK JANSSENS BELGIUM www.annikanimalart.com “The Sprinter” 40x50cm Pastel, on pastelmat.

3RD PLACE — TIE NANDA HOEP THE NETHERLANDS www.nandahoep.com “Focused” 50x60cm Oil on linen.

4TH PLACE — TIE ANNIK JANSSENS BELGIUM www.annikanimalart.com “Conflict” 30x40cm Pastel, on pastelmat.

4TH PLACE — TIE DAWIE MOCKE SOUTH AFRICA www.facebook.com/dawiesouthafrica “Through The Never” 134x122cm Acrylic canvas.

4TH PLACE — TIE ANNIK JANSSENS BELGIUM www.annikanimalart.com “Hope” 40x50cm Pastel, on pastelmat.

4TH PLACE — TIE CALEENY NZVENGENDE ZIMBABWE cnzvengende@gmail.com “The Kiss Of Love” 18x25” Color pencil on Chromocoat 300gsm paper.

5TH PLACE — TIE DAWIE MOCKE SOUTH AFRICA www.facebook.com/dawiesouthafrica “Mooi” 135x122cm Acrylic on canvas.

5TH PLACE — TIE MONICA LEE MALAYSIA https://www.facebook.com/monicaleeart “Winter Solstice” 45x31” Charcoal on paper.

6TH PLACE — TIE DAN PYLE USA http://danpyleartist.com/ “An Imposing Presence” 18.25x28” Charcoal on illustration board.

6TH PLACE — TIE JACQUELINE CLARISSE France www.jacquelineclarisse.com “Lovecraft” 40x30cm Pastel.

6TH PLACE — TIE SANDRA BARTELS THE NETHERLANDS www.sandrabartelsartist.nl “Catch” 26x26cm Pastel on pastelmat.

More winners from USA because more entered from USA.

100 ARTICLES on the 50 CATEGORIES of the 2022 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS will be here: https://www.americanartawards.com/2022-press-on-artists/

COLLECTORS wanting to acquire these pieces or contact the artists can get direct links here: https://www.americanartawards.com/2022-winning-artists/

This is the 14th anniversary for the American Art Awards organization which selects the 20 Best Galleries and Museums each May, who decide the world’s best artists in Autumn.

American Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2022, in alphabetical order of state, who were asked to vote on art submissions:

BEST IN ARIZONA — Exposures International Gallery Of Fine Art

BEST IN ARKANSAS — Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

BEST IN CALIFORNIA — Exclusive Collections Galleries

BEST IN COLORADO — Mirada Fine Art

BEST IN DELAWARE — The Delaware Contemporary

BEST IN FLORIDA — MAC Art Galleries

BEST IN GEORGIA — Westobou Gallery

BEST IN HAWAII — Sunshine Arts

BEST IN INDIANA — Lubeznik Center for the Arts

BEST IN LOUISIANA — Arthur Roger Gallery

BEST IN MICHIGAN — LaFontsee Galleries

BEST IN MISSOURI — Hilliard Gallery

BEST IN NEBRASKA — Kiechel Fine Art

BEST IN NEW HAMPSHIRE — Rochester Museum of Fine Arts

BEST IN NEW MEXICO — Blue Rain Gallery

BEST IN NEW YORK — Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts

BEST IN OREGON — Bronze Coast Gallery

BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — Mary Martin Galleries Of Fine Art

BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA — South Dakota Art Museum

BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA — West Virginia State Museum

Among other criteria, gallery & museum selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online interest, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.

Enter here: https://www.americanartawards.com/register-to-enter-3/

or get a gallery to rate and price your work: https://www.americanartawards.com/gallery-ratings/

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One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books: 6 on art. President of WAA & AAA.