Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wow! I got A Passion for Painting Award!

It's been less than a month and I got tagged with another blog award! Whoo-ha!

This time, the fabulous Susan Beauchemin nominated me for A Passion for Painting Award on her blog last week.

The rules for winning the award:

List 7 things you're passionate about
Link to the person who picked you
Pass the award onto 7 others and notify them of the award

I'm going to cheat a bit and kill two birds with one stone by telling you why I'm passionate about the winners I chose to win this award. (Sneaky, I know!)

My nominees are (in no particular order):


--Tracey Clarke (Brainworks). Moody, dark, thought-provoking, and just plain cool! That's how I describe this artist's wonderful work. Tracey clearly immerses herself in her subjects, leaving paintings full of depth and hidden meanings.

--Mona Conner (Grander Joy of Spirit in Portraiture). Mona's work is just heavenly *wink wink*. Often dealing with religious themes, Mona's colorful, detailed portraits are awesome!

--Paul Brown (Artworks by Paul Brown). A very talented realist painter. Anyone that can get this photo-realistic with a paintbrush MUST be passionate about what they're doing!

--Kathleen "Kate" Rietz (A Moleskin Journal). I love Kate's style. Her pencil renderings are so technical and precise yet her good eye for composition keeps them from being boring. Her whimsical children's book sketches will bring a smile to your face too!

--Kim Denise (Luminous World). Wow, wow, wow! A fantastic painter who captures light brilliantly. Her paintings appear to glow! Luminous indeed. And her cats are cute as hell!

--Gayle Mason (Fur in the Paint). Gayle's passion for wildlife, specifically cats shines through. Her step-by-step colored pencil drawings are unbelievably detailed and will leave you wondering how she did it.

--Alvin Richard (Acrylic & Light). Another artist whose work is so ridiculously detailed that he has to be passionate about his paintings. Alvin's impossibly realistic paintings are something to behold. Always colorful, fun, and defy all probability! See this modern master's work for yourself.


So that's my list. I'm aware some of these fellow artists probably already won this award. Even so, they're all worth noting.

Now get going and check them out!


Carolina said...

Congratulations Dean! Well deserved!
Very interesting blogs review, I'm checking them all...

Unknown said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Well deserved Dean. I like the new avatar. Ruggedly good lookin'!

L.Holm said...

congratulations, Dean! Well-deserved, and great list!

naturgesetz said...

Congratulations, Dean.

Dean Grey said...





"Ruggedly good lookin'!"

I bet you say that to all the blogger boys!



I'm pretty proud of that list too!





I appreciate all the congratulatory replies!


Alvin Richard said...

Congratulations Dean, you deserve it, and thanks also for the accolade.

Mona Diane Conner said...

Dean, congratulations, and thank you so much for such a glowing review of my portrait blog, I'm very honored! I'm up late, but looking forward to taking a look at each of the artists' work you have passed the award to.

Tracey Clarke said...

Thanks, Dean! And congrat to you....

kim denise said...

Dean--thank you so much for adding me to your list. I really appreciate the thought behind it. Thanks also for your visit to my blog and your wonderful comments. It really made me smile!

Dean Grey said...


Thank you!




I hope you do get a chance to check out the other winners as well.



You're quite welcome!




You do such amazing work so of course you made my list.


Congratulations to all four of you!


Susan Beauchemin said...

What a great selection of artists! You're very good at describing their blog sites--made me want to check out each and every one! Glad I did!

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Hi Dean! You deserve it, I'm sure. Congratulations! And thanks for your comments about my work!Love to read them.

Dean Grey said...


I tried to pick artists whose work I loved and those I thought did NOT already receive this award!





Thanks to both of you!


Kathleen Rietz said...

Thanks so much for the award! Nice surprise. Have a great day.

Dean Grey said...

Anytime Kate!

You deserve it!


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

HEY! Dean - the list of artists is great! BUT.... where's the 7 things about you? Did I miss it???

Congratulations. So well deserved!

Mona Diane Conner said...

Dean, P.S., really enjoyed seeing and becoming aware of the work by all of these artists. Thanks again!

Dean Grey said...


No, you didn't miss anything.

Reread the first part of this post and you'll see instead of listing 7 things I'm passionate about, I gave 7 reasons why each of the artists on my list deserved the award.

I know, I cheated a bit!



No problem!

So glad you got to discover some new artists!


Thanks to the pair of you!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! And a great choice of artists too!

Dean Grey said...

Thank you, Anna T.!

-Dean (^_^)