Alex Bauwens of Scottsdale has won the Fine Connoisseur Magazine Award from The Art Renewal Center, a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to realist art and skill-based training techniques in the visual arts.
With more than 3,750 entries from 69 countries, “the ARC Salon is one of the largest and most distinguished realist fine art competitions in the world,” officials of the nonprofit stated in a release.
The ARC Salon offers more than $100,000 in cash awards in addition to international recognition through partnerships with magazines, galleries, museum exhibitions and an online presence.
“Evoking emotion is paramount. As an oil painter, I strive to capture not only a subject’s likeness but its unique essence,” Ms. Bauwens stated. “On a daily basis, I draw inspiration from nature, my time spent riding horses and recollections of creating my own world as a child.”
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