Chilean Artist, Verónica García-Huidobro and American Artist, Edward Little Win the Prestigious Emerging Artist Discovery Prize Along with 10 Finalists

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Contemporary International Artists competed in an online fine art competition sponsored by ShowArtists.com. Talented Artists from all over the planet won in this competition.

Verónica García-Huidobro, an Artist from Santiago, Chile and Edward Little, an artist from Connecticut, USA are the Gold Award Winners of the ShowArtists, Emerging Artist Discovery Prize, fine art competition. Judges from North and South America collaborated to select the Gold Award Winners and ten Silver Award finalists for this international art contest.

ShowArtists is a collaboration of high profile galleries and artists working together to create better access to prestigious, live international art venues and online global art exposure sought by many of today's contemporary artists. This kind of prime access to international art exhibitions is difficult to find for artists, especially in more remote locations around the world. ShowArtists.com offers a rare opportunity for all artists, by opening up access and exposure for talented artists everywhere. Now art collectors can easily find the best contemporary artists from more places on the planet.

Competitions are currently open for artists to win their place in LIVE art exhibition at prestigious art gallery venues in London, UK and Santiago, Chile, and several online competitions on the website. Artists gain international exposure at fine art exhibitions, with art magazine articles, and through artist marketing PR packages. Winners receive an international PR package worth $6000. Live links from the ShowArtists.com website, attracts more collectors to artists own websites. Enter your art and you too, can expand your international audience and get discovered on the world stage of contemporary art.

Silver Award Winning Artists for the Emerging Artist Discovery Prize are:
Izumi SajikiI, Japan
Danielle Victor, United States
Francene Levin, United States
Morgan Richardson, United States
Ruchell Alexander, United States
Anara Abzhanova, Kazakhstan
Jon Bøe Paulsen, Norway
Richard A Moore, III, United States
Daniella Hulme, New Zealand
Mark Holden, Canada

Gold Award Winner, Chilean artist, Veronica García-Huidobro expresses her passions which are reflected in her painting through a deep connection with her horses. “I am an everyday rider and think about them most of the time along with the human figure, the sea, and nature. Showing animals in a range of different circumstances; in repose, in action, with other animals, and with people. Veronica’s work illustrates many of the fundamental reasons humans find horses so alluring. She captures their beauty, grace, and vitality, their deep feelings touch us. Her works speak to the passion she has found in her relationship with these majestic creatures. Veronica describes how her bond with horses and art making has enriched her life and created more meaning, “Since I have started making art I have a different perception of what surrounds me, I feel I have learn to see and I am continuously imagining forms wherever my eyes alight.”

This immersion into the heart of the nature, art, and equestrian life gives Veronica a unique opportunity to understand the mesmerizing presence of her horses and she use these experiences to inspire her art. She has drawn from her many life experiences and is part of a rich artistic tradition whose larger subject is the wonder of nature and the connections and experiences we share in life. Veronica creates her unique artistic alchemy through the way she is able to integrate abstract expressionism and the figurative in both a vibrant and muted palette. She brings a fresh approach to a long standing tradition of equestrian painting expressed with a contemporary flair.

Gold Award Winner, Edward Little, a professional artist living near New York City, is a naturalized American citizen who was born in the United Kingdom and moved to America in 1983. Once in the United States Little began freelancing as a designer and illustrator and obtained representation in New York and Los Angeles. He built a successful business serving clients in the corporate, advertising and publishing worlds including American Express, Citicorp, IBM, Mars, Pepsi, Pfizer, Reader’s Digest, UPS and Warner to name but a few. In 1996 he received his first mural commission and spent the following several years concentrating on interior decorative painting, trompe l’oeil effects and murals, whist continuing to undertake private portrait commissions.

Currently Little focuses on portraiture, finding unlimited inspiration and constant challenge in the human face and figure, and cityscape painting, focusing on New York City. He explains, “My journey began professionally nearly thirty years ago as an illustrator creating work stylistically in the realm of heightened realism. Today whilst I am far from what can be termed a ‘loose’ or ‘expressive’ painter I have begun to explore a less finely finished result, to introduce an element of atmosphere and individuality into my painting. Ironically I have found this seemingly casual approach demands more effort and focus than photographic realism...As an artist and an educator I have a strong, overriding passion in ensuring that the principles of representational drawing and painting are perpetuated, along with the principles of excellence... This stylistic shift can be seen in all my work but is particularly evident in the New York City paintings, through which I have sought to express some of my conflicting feelings about the place: its drama, its majesty, its desensitizing scale…The elements of my work are all around me, they exist in substance rather than being created in my imagination. I combine my experience as an illustrator, a painter who creates to inform according to a specific brief.”

Both of these Gold Award winning artist’s work speaks to this passion of finding meaning and expression through their art making. Their colorful and skillful art pieces stimulate thought about today’s contemporary art, provoking conversations about what art is today and how the culture and experiences in life, influence an artist's work. We look forward to seeing more art exhibitions from Veronica García-Huidobro and Edward Little, along with the ShowArtists.com ten Silver Award finalists, as they increase their global recognition. Learn about and see more of these winning artists paintings at ShowArtists.com and on their websites. Contact them directly to buy their art and arrange commissions:

Verónica García-Huidobro
http://www.huidobro.cl
veronica(at)campino(dot)cl

Edward Little
http://www.edlittleart.com
edlittleart(at)aol(dot)com

ShowArtists.com has art competitions and exhibitions that are open to ALL artists on the planet. Gender, color, religion, your name or who you know, have no bearing on winning international exposure for art and art competitions with this collaborative group. It's all about the talent and the art! ShowArtists’ marketing and curative team is here to help more artists gain international exposure. Talented Artists from anywhere on the planet can enter ShowArtists.com international fine art competitions and win an art contest. Art Collectors can go to ShowArtists.com and discover new artistic talent, making impressive contemporary art. Fine art galleries from around the world are looking at ShowArtists to locate new artists. See all the many types of artistic expression by artists from all over the world at the ShowArtists.com website and view the ShowArt Magazine at http://www.ShowArtists.com.

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