TRAC2019 Online Art Competition
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Round Two Judges
Born in the small town of Waterville, Ohio, Erin spent her early years learning to paint and draw by copying the old masters’ works at the Toledo Museum of Art. She first earned a B.A. in Psychology and Entrepreneurship from Miami University, but upon graduation decided to enroll in The Ani Art Academies Waichulis, where she honed her studio practice. Her award-winning work has been featured in American Art Collector, International Painting Annual, Artists on Art Magazine, Hi-Fructose, The Huffington Post, and on the cover of Fine Art Connoisseur. She has exhibited her work at the Arcadia Contemporary, the Abend Gallery, and many more places across the U.S. She lives and works in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Hernán Miranda was born in Concepción, Paraguay in 1960. He formerly taught painting at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts School) of Paraguay. He developed his signature painting technique of depicting figures and still lifes by studying old masters’ use of chiaroscuro. In Spanish, the word is “Claro Oscuro,” the technique of using intense light and dark to create dimension. He finds great inspiration and influence from the works of Juan Sanchez Cotan (Spanish, 1560-1627) and Giorgio Morandi (Italian, 1890-1964). His work has been featured in over 450 group shows and galleries in Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, France, Colombia, South Korea, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, and China, and the U.S. He currently practices and teaches realistic painting techniques in Florida.
Dorian Vallejo’s career began with illustrating book covers while attending the School of Visual Arts in New York. As the field increasingly began to incorporate the use of computer-generated images, Vallejo felt the need to pursue other avenues with his art. His love of traditional media and the figure drew him to portraiture and intimate works, exploring aspects of internal dialogue contemplating the modern existence. Thematically, many of his works touch on time, nature, technology, dreams, and the unconscious. “With technology as it is today, an exact photographic copy is less interesting to me as an artistic voice than the expression of a philosophical ideal,” Vallejo said. His works can be seen gracing numerous publications, including Underpaintings Magazine, American Art Collector, and Fine Art Connoisseur.