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art&beyond Vol. 63 • September/October • 2019


Kirsten Nash

ANGELS AMONG US. Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40" oil • acrylic • watercolor • mixed media • photography • digital art • sculpture • glass • ceramic • jewelry

Yingri Guan

DIATOM LIGHTS. Mixed Media on Paper, 6" x 15" x 6" This piece is inspired by the phenomenal contributions diatom algae bring to our world.

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Nancy Ney

Yingri Guan

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Laelanie Larach


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Kirsten Nash


Natalya Parris

Nancy Ney


Yingri Guan


Gabi Domenig


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Kirsten Nash

LE CHAT PICASSO. Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 48"

KIRSTEN NASH (KNASH) is an award winning Canadian musician, a touring and session multi-instrumentalist and singer, as well as composer/lyricist. She has had her poetry published in literary reviews, has written two rock operas that were staged in the United States and Canada and has recorded three albums of her own music. Throughout the span of her musical career, Kirsten has always created art, focusing her incredible energy in the past several years on painting. She celebrates humanity and nature in her art, in her 10 • Art & Beyond • September/October 2019

tireless search for beauty in the soul of the world and people around her. Seeking to give perspective, to inspire emotion and remind us of our connection to the earth and each other, Kirsten is honoured when she is often told that her audience “feels” her work before they really see or hear it. Kirsten and her paintings were featured in the Spring 2016 and 2017 editions of “Arabella”, the premier Canadian Art, Architecture and Design magazine, (www.arabelladesign.

EMPATHY. Inspired by Jean-Philippe Richard. Acrylic on Canvas, 48" x 48"

com/current_issue.htm) “International Contemporary Artists, Volume XI”, ( and has had featured articles in Vancouver magazines “Fresh”, “Home”, the American magazine, “Art and Beyond”, as well as the European art book, curated by Salvatore Russo, “The Best 2016 Modern and Contemporary Artists”. She has participated in Art!Vancouver since it’s inaugural year in 2015, and was represented by the Novem Fine Art Gallery at Red Dot Miami 2016/17 and at the New York Art Expo in 2017 and her painting, “Peony Ride” was used for the Park and Buzz jewelry box, which was included in the famous 2017 Academy Awards “Everyone Wins” gift bag.

In 2017 Kirsten’s work was also exhibited at the DMF Gala at the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco, the Princess Grace Academy during the Monaco Grand Prix and an exhibition at the Gallerie Carre Dore in Monaco that featured two of her paintings, including “Drama Queen” in it’s window. Kirsten is also represented by the newly opened Boheme Gallery in Saskatoon, Canada, Novem Fine Arts in the upcoming New York Art Expo 2018, and is, as always very much looking forward to hosting her own booth at Art Vancouver 2018! • 11

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Nancy Ney

A WOMAN FROM THE HIMBA TRIBE. The Himba are semi-nomadic people who live in one of the most extreme environments on earth, the deserts that border Namibia with Angola. As water is scarce they use a mixture of pastes on both their bodies and hair. These pastes blend the aromatic resin of the omazumba shrub with animal fat and ground red pigmented stone. This ‘otjize’ paste gives the women’s skin and hair a distinctive red glow which symbolizes both blood, the essence of life, and the earth’s rich red colour.

As one of New York City’s most sought after advertising and lifestyle photographers for decades, Nancy Ney has won multiple industry awards, including the Clio. Her artistic focus shifted in 2013, and having honed her craft to a fine art, began traveling the world photographing special situations and unique themes that interested her. Humanity portraits set in exotic geographical regions as well as natural landscapes that possess a singular sense of beauty have become her hallmark. India, Mexico, Ethiopia, Bhutan,  Galapagos,  Iceland,Costa Rica, Kenya and Nepal are just some of the countries where 12 • Art & Beyond • September/October 2019

she has “gotten the shot.” Her international images have won numerous awards, including First Prize at the ipa Family of Man 2016.  She has exhibited in the Coral Gables Museum, and most recently displayed a collection of large metal photographic prints at Spectrum in the Design District during Art Basel 2018: She currently has two photographic exhibits on display in the American Airlines Terminal at MIA. Nancy lives in Miami and is an exhibitor in many of South Florida’s fine art fairs.

DEAD TREES. NAMIBIA The dead trees were taken in Deadvle, a white clay pan located near Sossusvlie in Namibi. It is surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world, the highest reaching 1000-1300 feet, which rest on a sandstone terrace. The clay pan was formed after rainfall, when the Tsauchab river flooded, creating temporary shallow pools where the abundance of water allowed camel thorn trees to grow. When the climate changed, drought hit the area, and sand dunes encroached on the pan, which blocked the river from the area. The trees died, as there no longer was enough water to survive. there are some species of plants surviving off the morning mist and very rare rainfall. The remaining skeletons of the trees, which are believed to have died 600–700 years ago (ca. 1340-1430), are now black because the intense sun has scorched them. Though not petrified, the wood does not decompose because it is so dry. • 13

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Yingri Guan

ICE CORE. Mixed Media, 6" x 24'' “Ice Core” brings together the aesthetics of layers of ice with the immense amount of weather information core samples contain.

CROCOITE. Mixed Media, 30" x 58'' x 24" This series of work involves generating complex fractal images based on detailed analysis of crystals’ chemical structure.

Made in China, polished in Singapore and currently living in US, Yingri Guan is a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently working as a designer at a tech start-up. When not designing, she brainstorms and makes art. She is also into traveling, reading, and cooking fusion dishes. Adventurous, curious and insightful by nature, Yingri Guan pays attention to global commonalities and differences between every existence. By analyzing and interpreting different patterns and forms, she creates physical visualizations through generative design and digital fabrication to promote understanding about deep and hidden connections. Working at the intersection of art, design, and technology, she seeks to bring truth to the surface. 14 • Art & Beyond • September/October 2019

Gabi Domenig

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE. Acrylic onCanvas, 80cm x 60cm x 2cm, 2019

Born in Lienz, East Tyrol. Graduation at the Commercial Academy Lienz. AuPair in London and Rome. Two years of studies at the University of Salzburg. Change to a banking institution in Salzburg. 1994 return to Lienz. Employee of the Tourism Board and later on in the family business. Seminars in coloring, drawing, composition and nude painting. Raddle, charcoal and pastel chalk on paper and primed wooden boards were the working materials in the nineties. First exhibition 1999. Since 2000 acrylic painting on canvas. Some individual exhibitions. Numerous participations in projects, national and international group exhibitions in galleries and art fairs in Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, United Kingdom, USA and Brazil. You can find her pictures in renowned national and international art books, art magazines, online galleries and private collections in Austria and abroad. International

awards. 2017 Finalist at the Global Art Award with the picture * PARADISE MADONNA *. Her way of painting has developed unhindered over the past 20 years and is attributed to Neo-Expressionism due to its intense Color palette and the figurative painting. Man and nature are her main topics. Especially the respectful representation of women in all their emotional and visual facets is the central theme of her work. Her pictures are colorful snapshots between dream and reality. Often mysterious and fairytale and want to find the way to the heart of the observer. As a typical feature of her pictures, a paradisiacal subject has established itself. Plants and animals have moved from the original decorative element in the foreground. Human and nature. Communication at all levels with the originality of creation. • 15

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H. Allen Benowitz


H. ALLEN BENOWITZ, a self-taught photographer from Brooklyn, NY has lived in Miami since the 1960s. “Attracted to photography as a child, I enjoyed taking candid shots of my friends at the children’s home where I was raised; I was provided use of a darkroom. As a former court reporter and videographer, the camera became a natural segue and my eye for detail moved from the courtroom to the world. The trademark of my work is depth and texture, drawing one’s eye into the picture, highlighting varying objects’ multifaceted shapes and shades of light, and bringing a still image to life,” the artist says. “Each captured image is motivated by passion behind the shutter.” Photo subjects include nature, wildlife, people, architecture, and adventure travel. Vast recognition for his work includes a Judges’ Award at the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum’s Beaux Arts Festival; honorable mention in the International Kodak Contest; award winner, B/W photography, One Ear Society; and winner, American Institute of Architects global competition. Benowitz was chosen as one of Art Business News’ Top Emerging Artists for 2014, and a year later his work was on display at the Louvre in Paris. His recent exhibitions include the Beaux Arts Festival, Coral Gables, Florida; the Toe River Arts Council and Design Gallery, Burnsville, North Carolina; Naples National & Downtown Arts Festivals; Las Olas Art Festival, Florida; Art & Culture Center of Hollywood; Spectrum-Miami; Coral Gables Museum; 16 • Art & Beyond • September/October 2019

NATURE BIRD IN THE BUSH. The Dunes lake, Holland. Photography.

Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, Chelsea, New York City; and the Coconut Grove Art Festival Gallery. Featured: numerous publications, including ARTnews, Art Business News, Laurel of Asheville, International Contemporary Art artists book, Art & Beyond, SE FL Style & Design, and Exposure Award Portraiture. Equipment and technique: Cameras: Canon 5D III and Leica V-Lux 3 digital. All photographs: original acid-free archival pigment ink prints on art paper, signed. Limited editions of 15 in each series and size; images sizes 12x18, 16x24, 20x30, and 48x32; lustre or matte prints, acrylic mount or framed. •

Laelanie Larach

BLUE HAMSA HAND. Oil on Canvas, 36" x 36" x 1.5"

LAELANIE LARACH was born in Honduras, a beautiful country in Central America with coasts on the Caribbean to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.The country has three major and dramatic large regions. To the east are the tropical Caribbean lands with jungles, lagoons, mountains, sandy beaches and islands of the Mosquito Coast. Also in the center of the country is a large interior hill the Sierra Madre Mountains, crossed by a number of rivers, each with its own beauty and character. It was this beautiful combination of mountains, tropical forests, and sandy beaches that inspired at a young age to begin experimenting with her artistic expression. In her earliest work she used pastels, watercolors, and charcoal after winning some small art contests in school, she was inspired to expand her work into the medium of oil on canvas. This resulted in her amazing masterpiece in oil, the painting called, “Mysterious Forest.” Each one of her paintings is unique with a signature in her work of vibrant colors and concepts. Throughout her body of work one can see themes drawn from her early experiences in Honduras, including aspects of her inner thoughts and emotions. She has said that she feels truly alive and in harmony

PINK FLAMINGO. Oil on Canvas, 36" x 36" x 1.5" with nature when she is painting also her work spans various schools of art, from the abstract to detailed realism. • 17

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Paul Scott Malone

GOLDEN (AMERICAN HABITAT 06/15/19), Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 40"

PAUL SCOTT MALONE’s artwork has appeared several times in Art & Beyond, as well as other publications. He is a visual and literary artist whose career now spans three decades. His work has been featured in a number of exhibitions and galleries, and he is the author of three books of fiction. In his 18 • Art & Beyond • September/October 2019

paintings, Malone strives to depict, with a purely imaginative vision, the drama and beauty of the natural world in its origins and in its present state, often turning to structures built by human hands to examine how life evolves day by day. In 2017, Malone’s home and studio, in Rockport, Texas, were destroyed

BARE LIMBS (Aftermath 06/15/19), Acrylic on Canvas, 40" x 30"

by Hurricane Harvey. He and his wife lived as refugees for nine months. Since returning to work early this year, he has largely devoted himself to the task of portraying the warlike violence done not only to the place and its fragile environment, but to the daily lives and emotions of those who experience such a

disaster. His florals, on the other hand, depict the simple joys that the Earth can offer during times of tragedy, recovery and resurrection. • 19

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Igor Prokop


IGOR PROKOP was born in Budapest in 1953. He graduated from the Teacher Training College in Eger as a teacher of Biology and drawing in 1978. Igor studied Biology at József Attila University and Arts between 1981 and 1983 in Szeged, then philosophy in 1984 in Budapest. He also studied film aesthetics in 1987 and between 1991 and 1993 he studied design at the University of Applied Arts.

Auckland and several other places around the world. Everything is connected - nothing is meaningless. It does matter how you live, what you create, if you are going to have children, and what you are going to leave to them and their children as well. It does matter how much enlightenment you achieve! Every one of us has his own inner world made out of experience and personal learning within the system.

Igor Prokop studied and worked in New York, Heidelberg,

“I want to preserve the past and to design the future. I want

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to protect the universal systems and I would like to protect the teachings of those that have thought me everything: The Organon by Aristoteles; Holbach, On the Road by Kerouac; Jack London, Arnold Gehlen, Stephen Hawking and several other teachers from art, music, history and even from the internet. They all became guides on my way.” – Igor Prokop.

final goal, the inspiration for my pictures: To create tolerant, creative and cooperative systems that are heading toward a spiritual unity. Everyone must learn and teach at his realm, everyone must learn to work together with the power of art. For it is only possible to compare the power of art to that of nature herself” stated Igor Prokop.

“Our world permits no further mistakes. United mankind can solve its problems. We must work together! This is my • 21

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Natalya B. Parris

SWIMMING FISH. Acrylic on Canvas, 16"X 20".

NATALYA B. PARRIS is a well-known artist and art instructor who has been teaching children and adults for over 11 years at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg; BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown; and Sunrise at Montgomery Village, MD. She is a strong believer in contributing to the community by promoting art awareness and education. Therefore, she likes to display her artworks at the agricultural fairs, community centers, and public libraries. By visiting those places, children from a very young age have an opportunity to see diverse art media and learn that the world is very colorful with many unique ways to express yourself such as writing books or creating an artwork. Ms. Parris hopes her artworks encourage each adult to look at the world around them as they did when they were children; to be very open-minded and curious about new things.

Curiosity and exploration are entwined in the process of creating art for Natalya B. Parris. She does not limit her artistic imagination and inquisitiveness to one kind of art; she is constantly exploring painting on paper and canvas from oversize to miniature. She finds new surfaces to paint on from recycling materials, metals and wood. Ms. Parris is recognized for creating paintings in her unique artistic style - “Emotional Counterpoints in Paint – Dots.” She started painting in this style in watercolor, then moved to creating dots with acrylic on mixed media and paper. After that, she began to paint dots on canvas. She continued to develop this style; and in order to express powerful emotions, she piled the dots on one another. The dots, like music notes, interacted with the rhythm of the melody - creating emotional counterpoints in a three-dimensional painting. LinkedIn Artavita 22 • Art & Beyond • September/October 2019

Gabi Domenig

PARADISE MADONNA WITH PINK FLAMINGOS. Acryl auf Leinwand, 80cm x 60cm x 2cm, 2019

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