In honor of Father’s Day and all of the amazing fathers who have had a positive influence on their children I am delighted to present the art and statements of three extraordinary artists — Allison Coelho Picone, Casey Shannon and Bren Sibilsky. Enjoy viewing their art and reading their comments. Please use the links provided to learn more about them and to visit their websites.
Although my father, Zoltan Petrovits, is no longer alive, the wonderful memories I have of his loving spirit forever remain in my heart. Thank you Daddy! And, Happy Father’s Day to all of the awesome, loving and nurturing fathers and paternal individuals in the world!
Allison Coelho Picone: “He Believed in Me”
In a recent Facebook discussion I asked artists to comment about how their fathers influenced them. Allison Coelho Picone shared this poignant comment about her father: “My mom passed away when I was twelve. Because of my father’s love, gentleness, sensitivity and kindness, we were able to move on. My father has been a part of every moment in our lives. He believed in me, shared his love of color and the science behind it, and allowed me to flow from one stage to the next. He will always be my shining light, always a part of my own.”
Allison Coelho Picone is an award-winning artist who lives in Massachusetts. She celebrates nature’s awe-inspiring beauty in all of her artwork.
Read about Allison Coelho Picone, Featured Artist, in Manhattan Arts International.
Visit Allison Coelho Picone’s website http://allisonpiconestudio.prosite.com.
Casey Shannon: “My Biggest Inspiration”
Casey Shannon wrote: “My dad was my biggest inspiration. From a young age he used to Color in coloring books with me. As I grew he encouraged me to keep drawing and painting and in School he encouraged me to apply to all the art exhibitions. Without his support I would not have made it as an artist. Even though my dad passed away when I was only 11 years old I will always remember his loving words to me: ‘Keep going and never give up.'”
As an award-winning contemporary Sumi-e artist, who lives in California, Casey Shannon creates “The Soul of Nature” paintings using sumi ink and Japanese watercolor.
Read about How Artist Casey Shannon Turned Tragedy Into Triumph here on this website.
View her artwork in the Artists Directory.
Visit Casey Shannon’s website: http://www.caseyshannon.com
Bren Sibilsky: “Messenger’s Flight of The Soul”
This drawing “Messenger’s Flight of the Soul” by Bren Sibilsky was awarded a Manhattan Arts International Artist Showcase Award in The Healing Power of ART exhibition. The artist shared this statement about the drawing: “My father and I spent many months together his last year of life as he fought cancer. This drawing was created during this time and finished after his death. Many cultures, through mythology, connect the soul and birds. It is an animal believed to carry messages from this world to the spirit world. The Turkish have a saying that describes death as, ‘His Soul Bird has Flown Away.’”
Bren Sibilsky’s sculptures, paintings and drawings have received international acclaim and many awards. The artist lives in Wisconsin.
View Bren Sibilsky’s artwork in the Artists Directory.
Read about Bren Sibilsky, Featured Artist on the Manhattan Arts International website.
Visit Bren Sibilsky’s website: http://www.brensculpture.com.