WORLD’S BEST FANTASY LANDSCAPE ARTISTS: LEWIS, SHUAI, NARBUTT, LIALKO & POTVIN
Fantasy landscape artists from Great Britain, China, Lithuania, USA and Canada command top prizes in Category 14 of the 2018 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.
This year the American Art Awards (www.AmericanArtAwards.com), juried by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums In America (listed below), had online art images in 50 categories submitted from artists in 59 countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela.
The 1st Place to 6th Place winners in all 50 categories will be revealed in the news about a category a day — stretching into November, making this one of the longest winner announcements of any art competition in the world.
Jane Lewis graduated from the Slade School of Art in London in 1977, where she later taught. She also lectured at other London colleges until in1986, following a 12 month residency with Kent Opera, she was able pursue an independent studio practice. Since then she has received awards and commissions from the Henry Moore Foundation, Standard Chartered Bank, the Oppenhein-John Downes Trust and Arts Council England. Articles about Jane’s work and reproductions of her images have appeared in art catalogues, books and periodicals, and her paintings and graphic works are in a number of public collections and numerous private collections. She has exhibited widely in the UK and also in internationally, and now shows regularly with the Nicholas Treadwell Gallery in Vienna.
Jane’s painting technique is in part influenced by the artists of the early Italian and Northern European Renaissance, but while her working methods and materials could be seen as traditional, the subject matter is wide-ranging, challenging and of its time. Her aim is to produce technically immaculate paintings and graphic works which often contain subversive or surreal imagery, a paradox that at first seduces and then challenges the viewer. The human figures, animals and objects depicted intentionaly convey a stillness and impression of time arrested — part of a personal narrative expressing an inner world and its relationship with an outer reality.
CATEGORY 14. FANTASY LANDSCAPE
1ST PLACE-TIE JANE LEWIS GREAT BRITAIN www.janelewisartist.com “Pageant” 30x40” Oil on canvas.
1ST PLACE-TIE JANE LEWIS GREAT BRITAIN www.janelewisartist.com “Tobias And The Angel’s Dog” 20x16" Oil on canvas.
2ND PLACE HAN SHUAI CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org “Heaven And Earth” 120x60cm Acrylic on linen.
3RD PLACE JANE LEWIS GREAT BRITAIN www.janelewisartist.com “The Departure” 30x40” Oil on canvas.
4TH PLACE-TIE PAUL NARBUTT LITHUANIA https://www.artfinder.com/artist/paul-narbutt/ “A Dream Of The Sea” 35.4x11.8” Oil on canvas.
4TH PLACE-TIE Iryna lialko USA @iryna_lialko email@example.com “A Dream” 30x40" Canvas, pencil, gouache.
5TH PLACE Iryna lialko USA @iryna_lialko firstname.lastname@example.org “The Oceanids. A Three Sisters” 36x48" Canvas, pencil, gouache.
6TH PLACE MANON POTVIN CANADA www.manonpotvin.com “Tea Time” 24x36″ Oil on canvas.
This year’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums asked to vote on art were:
BEST IN ALABAMA — ALABAMA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
BEST IN ARKANSAS — FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM
BEST IN CALIFORNIA — REVOLVER GALLERY
BEST IN COLORADO — COLORADO FINE ARTS CENTER AT COLORADO COLLEGE
BEST IN FLORIDA — LIK FINE ART MIAMI + LIK FINE ART KEY WEST
BEST IN ILLINOIS — TRICKSTER ART GALLERY
BEST IN KANSAS — BIRGER SANDZEN MEMORIAL GALLERY
BEST IN KENTUCKY — E&S GALLERY
BEST IN LOUISIANA — NEWCOMB ART MUSEUM
BEST IN MASSACHUSETTS — BOSTON SCULPTORS GALLERY
BEST IN MISSISSIPPI — THE OHR-O’KEEFE MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN MISSOURI — UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHEOLOGY
BEST IN NEBRASKA — KIECHEL FINE ART
BEST IN NEVADA — THE METROPOLITAN GALLERY OF LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM
BEST IN OHIO — LEE HAYDEN GALLERY
BEST IN OKLAHOMA — JOSEPH GIEREK FINE ART
BEST IN OREGON — JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM of ART
BEST IN PENNSYLVANIA — JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM
BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — MARY MARTIN GALLERY OF FINE ART
BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA — SOUTH DAKOTA ART MUSEUM
BEST IN TEXAS — ART ON 5TH
BEST IN UTAH — THE LEONARDO
BEST IN WASHINGTON — MARYHILL MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA — WEST VIRGINIA STATE MUSEUM
BEST IN WISCONSIN — MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART
Enter art at www.AmericanArtAwards.com