Thursday, February 28, 2019

Meet Dynasty Artist Marlene Fudge

This month on the blog, we are featuring some painters new to the Dynasty Artist program. It is our pleasure to introduce you to Dynasty Artist Marlene Fudge!

Dynasty Artist Marlene Fudge in her studio. 
Our questions to Marlene appear below and her answers follow in red. All photos appear courtesy of the artist.

Where are you from?
"I was born and raised in West Chester, PA and haven’t ventured too far away over the years. I now live in the Lehigh Valley in eastern PA  with my husband of 32 years and our kitties. I have two beautiful daughters, one lives about an hour from me and one lives in Alexandria, VA." 
Painting by Marlene Fudge

How long have you been painting?

"I started painting about 23 years ago when my girls were little. We always loved to do crafts together and one day while browsing through the craft store for the perfect project for them, I found a sweet painted Halloween design and really wanted to try painting it. I bought the necessary paints and some brushes, and it turned out pretty cute. I had so much fun painting it that I wanted to try more.  I was hooked and I haven’t stopped since!"

What is your favorite medium to work in?
"I like to paint with many different mediums but my favorite is acrylics. I love how quickly they dry and with all the different mediums, like extender and glazes, there are so many options to create so many different designs."

Painting by Marlene Fudge

What is your favorite subject matter to paint?

"I enjoy painting flowers, birds, fish and pretty much anything Christmas but I think my favorite subject is landscapes. I love to paint from photos that I have taken when we travel or even around my town, and sometimes even out the window when my husband is driving!"

Painting by Marlene Fudge

What Dynasty brush is your favorite? Why?
"I have so many favorite Dynasty brushes but I think my absolute favorite are the Mezzaluna brushes. I use them in almost all of my designs. They are such a versatile brush. I use them to pounce in pine trees and foliage. I stipple fur on with them. I dry-brush with them. They are definitely the most used brushes in my collection."

Marlene has designs appearing in The Decorative Painter, Painting World magazine, The Pixelated Palette and Painting E-Zine later this year. 

If you are interested in meeting Marlene, she is teaching four classes this year at New England Traditions in October and three classes at World of Color Expo in November. 

You also connect Marlene and her work on multiple social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and her YouTube channel

We hope you have enjoyed getting to know Marlene! If you would like to learn more about the Dynasty Artist program, visit our website

Friday, February 15, 2019

Not Just Paint Brushes

One of the best parts about Dynasty Brush being on social media is being able to connect with artists as they create their art with our tools. Our brushes leave our factory and land in the hands of all sorts of painters, makers, designers and artisans. Every time you tag an image with the #dynastybrush hashtag, you let us follow your artistic journey.

It was on a recent Instagram post from an artist using Dynasty brushes that someone commented that our IPC line of brushes look like they could be make up brushes. 

Did you know that our parent company FM Brush also makes cosmetic brushes? It's true! The same fine craftsmanship and exceptional quality that you expect from Dynasty brand brushes can be found in FM Brush's Beauty Strokes NYC cosmetic brushes

Beauty Strokes NYC Streetwear 6 piece detail set
So the next time you are looking to treat yourself to some new make up brushes, be sure to check out all that Beauty Strokes NYC has to offer! 

Would you like to learn more about Dynasty? You can find our website here

Curious about the varieties of Beauty Strokes NYC brushes to choose from? You can explore the whole collection here. 

Do you want to learn more about FM Brush and its tradition of excellence in brush manufacturing? We invite you to get to know our company here