Art & Beyond Winter Print Edition Magazine 2017

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art&beyond Vol. 11 • Winter Edition • 2017

market • promote • succeed

M. Jane Johnson

HILLS & LAKES. Mixed Media, 20” x 20”

oil • acrylic • watercolor • mixed media • photography • digital art • sculpture • glass • ceramic • jewelry

Nicholas Teetelli

GLACIES PHANTASIAE IV. Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper.

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Internationally Acclaimed Artists

M. Jane Johnson • Michael Cheung Helen Kagan PhD • Mila Ryk December 6 - 10, 2017 | Booth # 902 - B

©M. Jane Johnson

©Michael Cheung

©Helen Kagan

©Mila Ryk

Vol. 11 • Winter Edition • 2017

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CONTENTS from the publisher

Art and its importance in our daily lives has an enormous impact on human life. Originally art appeared as a way of communication and become a universal language when one can experience its power by merely looking at it. What we see, what we feel, what we desire – all is there for us to enjoy and is created by one person, the Artist. In saying this, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to publish and exhibit a number of contemporary artists living and creating around us on the pages of Art & Beyond Magazine. Art & Beyond Studio, Inc. publisher of Art & Beyond Magazine is participating at the Spectrum Miami 2017 not only as a Media Partner for this event but also as an exhibitor. Art & Beyond Magazine is proud to present the Winter Print Edition at Spectrum/Red Dot Miami, December 6-19, 2017, Booth 902-B with extended promotional exposure for internationally acclaimed artists M. Jane Johnson, Helen Kagan PhD, Michael Cheung, Mila Ryk during the Art Basel Week Miami.

Fine Art • Sculpture • Photography • Jewelry M. Jane Johnson


Ana Paola González 17

Michael Cheung


Kirsten Nash 18

Helen Kagan PhD


BEaTa Pflanz 19

Mila Ryk


Steven Lustig 20

Stephanie Holznecht 10

Raquel Rub 20

Nicholas H. Teetelli 12

Tana Lynn 21

Barbaras BilderKunst 14

Irina Vysotckaya 21

Igor Prokop 15

Matthew Choy 22

Maria Echeverri 16

Lika Ramati 22

Karen J. Sander 16


Back Cover

M. Jane Johnson

Michael Cheung

Inside Front Cover

Inside Back Cover

Nicholas Teetelli

Stephanie Holznecht

Featured in this issue are incredibly talented artists. They come from different countries and from all walks of life, each possessing their own style, unique ideas, philosophical approach and vision of the world around us. Traditionally, the Art & Beyond Cover Competition is held for every issue where four artists are given the opportunity to be featured on four covers of the magazine. We are proud to announce that the artwork titled “Hills & Lakes” by M. Jane Johnson (p. 6) has been chosen as the Winter Edition of Art & Beyond Magazine Front Cover. Back Cover was chosen the artwork “Back to Wonderland #5” by Michael Cheung (p. 7). The artwork “Glacies Phantasiae IV” by Nicholas H. Teetelli (p. 12) has been chosen for the Inside Front Cover. The artwork “Feeding the Fire Dragon” by Stephanie Holznecht (p. 10) won the Inside Back Cover. We would like to thank all of the immensely talented artists who participated in this issue. Art & Beyond Magazine is published by Art & Beyond Studio, Inc. and serves as a promotional tool for artists and art event organizers and delivered directly to galleries, museums, and art consultants. The artists presented on its pages are given an opportunity to showcase their work and increase visibility throughout the art sphere and bring their artistic career to the next level or representation.


Mila Ryk

Art Director

Mila Ryk


Alina Lampert

Art & Beyond published 8 times a year. Six (6) Online issues and Two (2) printed issues. Distributed to the galleries, museumes and other art related organizations © All rights reserved

Entry Form to apply to be published in the Art & Beyond Online magazine is available at Membership Program application is available at For any additional information please contact Mila Ryk at or • 5


M. Jane Johnson

CROSS PURPOSES. Mixed Media, 24” x 24” ART & BEYOND STUDIO, INC. publisher of ART & BEYOND Magazine SPECTRUM / RED DOT 2017, DECEMBER 6 -10. Booth # 902-B

Mixed-media artist. M. JANE JOHNSON was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She discovered her love of art at a very young age and started taking private painting lessons in oil at the age of seven. Jane participated in a number of art contests as a child and won many awards. She went on to study art in college and earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a focus in drawing and painting. While she was in college she had the opportunity to study art in Italy several times working in pen and ink drawing the beautiful cities 6 • Art & Beyond • Winter Edition 2017

and scenes around her. After college she worked as a draftsperson and moved into corporate and B2B sales. Knowing one day she would go back to art, she became a full time artist in 2011. Jane has been a resident artist at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA since 2013 and she loves her large airy studio where she creates her layered mixed-media paintings.

Michael Cheung

BACK TO WONDERLAND #6. Acrylic on Canvas, 50cm x 75cm. 2017 ART & BEYOND STUDIO, INC. publisher of ART & BEYOND Magazine SPECTRUM / RED DOT 2017, DECEMBER 6 -10. Booth # 902-B

MICHAEL CHEUNG is a Chinese visual artist based in Hong Kong. Growing up in the former British Colony where East meets West, Michael is influenced by both Oriental and Western culture. His approach is edgy, sophisticated and creative one that understands the value of good art. His art creation is deeply embedded within perception, memory, identity and communication in contemporary life. A self-taught artist, trained as a graphic designer, he has exhibited widely inside Hong Kong and internationally, with magazines such as Don’t Panic magazine. He is always seeking challenging projects to expand his artistic repertoire. • 7


Helen Kagan PhD

PASSIONATA #2. SERIES “MOODS”. Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 24”. 2017 ART & BEYOND STUDIO, INC. publisher of ART & BEYOND Magazine SPECTRUM / RED DOT 2017, DECEMBER 6 -10. Booth # 902-B

HELEN KAGAN PhD, a holistic therapist and artist, has been developing her unique “Healing Arts” that can enhance healing to those in need, and become a vehicle for well-being. Coming from a family of scientists Helen’s always been fascinated with the left and right brain relationship which led her to study many things - from mathematics and science to psychology, therapy and healing to fine art, and finally to create her unique venue. Helen brings together Fine Art, Expressive Arts, and the Art of Healing by integrating healing frequencies of color, positively charged intention, embedded spiritual messages, and energetically balanced composition. “Healing Arts” has been shown in many physical and online galleries, cities, states, magazines, articles, catalogs, major Shows including SPECTRUM Miami, Art SanDiego, ArtHop VT, ArtEXPO NY, and others. She’s featured in many online Galleries including Saatchi, Fine Art America, Art&Beyond, 8 • Art & Beyond • Winter Edition 2017

LightSpace&Time, ArtsyShark; was named a “Collectible Artist 2016” by Brickell and Key Biscayne Magazines (“Dealer’s Dozen”, Dec. Issue 2016); won awards, exhibited in NY, NJ, MI, AZ, WI, MN, CA,VT, and in many cities in FL. Helen currently has a large Solo Show in “All Souls” Spiritual Center, Burlington VT; in December - on display in AC Gallery in both, Miami and LA. Helen believes that now, more than ever, the World needs the positive energy and spiritually-based intentions, beliefs and values, and that art is a catalyst for healing individuals, society and the environment. Her passionate “Healing Arts” is a statement of all her beliefs.

Mila Ryk

PEACFUL DREAM II. SERIES “ORCHIDS”. Oil on Canvas, 20” x 20” ART & BEYOND STUDIO, INC. publisher of ART & BEYOND Magazine SPECTRUM / RED DOT 2017, DECEMBER 6 -10. Booth # 902-B

MILA RYK is a 3rd generation artist born in the Ukraine. Inspired by Art Nouveau and amazed by the endless beauty of Orchids, she developed her unique style and technique, which gave her the ability to share her vision and feelings with her viewers. Mila Ryk unites line work of figures, brush strokes, colors and nature in one single form of harmony and beauty. Mila is listed with the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry as an Honored Member and published in the 2008-9 edition of the

Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals. In 2009 Mila’s artwork has been published in the Best of America Oil Artists, Volume II book. Her art was listed in the International Dictionary of Artists 2011. Mila’s work found home in private and corporate collections around the world. Mila Ryk is the owner of Art & Beyond Studio, Inc. and is the publisher and founder of Art & Beyond Publications. • 9


Stephanie Holznecht

SWEET DREAMS. Acrylic, Fluid Acrylic and Household Ceiling White, 36” x 36”

STEPHANIE is originally from the Southeast coast of England, immigrating to the USA at the age of nineteen. She attended UW-Whitewater upon arrival, and obtained a BA in graphic design and fine art. She worked as a graphic designer and art director for many years. Although she originally worked in realism, her current artistic style now centers on abstract art. A lot can be attributed to the many workshops in abstract painting she has taken. These inspired her to let go of her minutely detailed realistic artwork and free herself up to feel art in a more emotionally charged manner. Her present style incorporates a number of different paints into each painting. Her mixed media work has inspired her to seek new avenues of inspiration, delving deeper into her emotional center to create more expressive paintings. These paintings have grown ever stronger with each new piece she paints. It has been a journey to reach the level of emotional binding she has attained. Each artwork holds a thought or emotion unique to her, as she manipulates the colors across the canvas. Her mixed media work can have many or few elements within it. It depends on how she feels that day. She moves the paint around the canvas in a strong 10 • Art & Beyond • Winter Edition 2017

IN THE DARK OF THE NIGHT. Acrylic, Fluid Acrylic, Wax Charcoal and Household Ceiling White, 30” x 30”

LOVE AND ITS UPS AND DOWNS. Acrylic and Household Ceiling White, 36” x 36”

decisive manner, knowing her emotions are guiding her. A few moves of her utensils create a window into her soul; open and free from outside influences, yet her emotions have their roots there. The finished piece is a complex creation of mixed emotions, coming together to form a cohesive piece of art. “The inspiration that I take from experiencing life creates a feeling that continues to inspire me. I don’t think, as an artist, that is something I could ever lose,” she says. She has exhibited at countless venues throughout the USA, including New York, Miami, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Baton Rouge and Laguna Beach, and internationally in Dubai, New Delhi, Florence, Milan, Venice and London. She has also been honored with some prestigious awards worldwide including a Bronze Award at an exhibition in London, England, First Place at an exhibition in Florence, Italy, Best of Show at an exhibition in Chicago IL, and Juror’s Choice at an exhibition in Sturgeon Bay WI. SOFT SURROUNDINGS. Fluid Acrylic and Wax Charcoal, 30” x 30”

Her art is in the permanent collections of corporate and private establishments worldwide. • • 11

fineart • photography

Nicholas H. Teetelli Fine Art Photography

GLACIES PHANTASIAE III. Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper GLACIES PHANTASIAE II. Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper NICHOLAS TEETELLI is both a published and international awardwinning fine art photographer. He was born in New York City and grew up in lower Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. During the late 1960s, and into the 1970s, the Village was a hotbed of culture and the arts. During this period, Teetelli was introduced to art and photography, developing an interest in what would become his lifelong passion. While he took some photography courses in college, Nicholas Teetelli is primarily self-taught. Spanning the last four decades, he has learned, developed, and honed his skills independently, becoming an avid and serious amateur photographer who has recently turned professional. Although he lived and grew up in New York City, he has spent many summers in the Greek islands and has traveled to many other places in the world. He continues to travel extensively in pursuit of the perfect photographic image.

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GLACIES PHANTASIAE VI. Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper

As a fine-art photographer from New York City, Nicholas Teetelli has spent the past four decades honing his skills and winning awards both at home and abroad. He travels the world capturing what he sees and has a diverse portfolio including landscapes, architecture, portraits, flora and fauna, underwater, and street photography. His work has been featured at the New York ArtExpo this April, followed by a one month solo exhibition in September in Vienna, Austria.

GLACIES PHANTASIAE V. Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper

During each journey, with camera in hand, he records much of what he sees, sharing the impression of his mind’s eye through composition, light play, and shape and design. His photographic portfolio is diverse: it includes landscape, architecture, portrait, flora and fauna, underwater, and street photography. He has recently brought his portfolio to the public eye and, in short order, has had more than one hundred of his photographs juried and invited into exhibition at dozens of galleries and museums across the United States, receiving many awards for this work. He has won awards in international competitions in Moscow, London and Tokyo, a featured artist at major art shows at Art San Diego, Spectrum Miami, Artexpo New York, has private gallery placements in Vienna, Austria and Bologna, Italy, as well as being the only photographer to be featured on Royal Caribbean’s Azamara ships in their Artwave shipboard galleries. He almost exclusively uses Leica cameras and lenses which yield superior results for him. He has recently added a Hasselblad medium format camera to his bag. • 13

fineart WINTER STORM. 2017 CollagenMalerei, Mixed Media on Canvas 90cm x 90cm

Austria ART Innsbruck 2018 Presented from ArtExpertise Firenze, Italy Switzerland Lausanne ART FAIR 2018 Presented from Mona Youssef Gallery, Canada Principality of Liechtenstein Visarte Triennale Liechtenstein 2018 Barbara Walder is living and painting in the Principality of Liechtenstein

LOOK INSIDE. 2017 CollagenMalerei, Mixed Media on Hardpaper, 50cm x 40 cm

Barbaras BilderKunst In the opinion of Mona Youssef Gallery, Curator, Jurist “BARBARA WALDER has been fascinated by nature since childhood which clearly reflected in her paintings striving to find answers about light and colors in nature and their relationship to man. Working with chalk and gouache, she adds special emphasis on naturalness, authenticity, originality and subjects matter which is important part of her existence. Barbara’s inner rhythm leads her to gracefully connecting elements with sensible brush strokes attracting and mystifying viewers. The moment of “now-ness” the transition from night to day, day to night fascinates her with its peculiar color, a moment of indecision in which its mysterious and perfect beauty unfolds.” Mona Youssef Mona Youssef Gallery International Artist and Award Winner Participation | Exhibitions 2017 / 2018 Italien | Florence Solo Exhibition Galleria d´Arte Mentana Group Exhibitions ArtExpertise Firenze XI Florence Biennale 2017 Switzerland MAG - Montreux Art Fair 2017 Presented from Mona Youssef Gallery, Canada 14 • Art & Beyond • Winter Edition 2017

Artists Exhibited at XI Florence Biennale 2017

“WHERE ARE THE NATURE’S ANGELS MR. BASQUIAT? Hommage to Jean Michel Basquit.” Acryl on Canvas, 157cm x184cm. 2017

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. Igor Prokop studied and worked in New York, Heidelberg, 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. “I want to preserve the past and to design the future. I want 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. “Our world permits no further mistakes. United mankind can solve its problems. We must work together! This is my 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.

EXOPLANET AND THE GHOSTS. 2017. Acryl on Canvas, 110cm x100cm • 15

fineart • jewelry

MARKS OF LIFE COLLECTION Collection inspired by the different paths and decisions we make in the course of our lives; each path and decision leaves different marks and scratches on us at every stage we are going through, but this doesn’t mean that we are going to lose our own beauty and essence.

SHADOW. Mixed Media,120cm x 80cm

“The changing rhythm of her brushes easily traces the ethereal spaces landing them on her canvas with majestic movements.”

Photographer: Carlos Badia

MARÍA ECHEVERRI MARÍA ECHEVERRI - Awarded 2 premio Lorenzo Il Magnifico in The XI Florence Biennale (Category of Jewellery Art), Honduran artist and designer María Echeverri focuses her work on experimentation of metals and techniques also gems. Accredited Jewellery Professional by GIA (Gemological Institute of America), her education includes courses about metalsmith techniques in New York, Jewellery Designer degree from Palermo University, Contemporary Jewellery Workshop KM0, Mabel Pena and Gemmology in CEJ in Buenos Aires, Argentina, goldsmith courses, casting, chemistry and metal alloy in Colombia, and a degree in Marketing and International Business. She started bench work in 2008 with a jeweller mentor in Brighton, UK.​ • FB: / 16 • Art & Beyond • Winter Edition 2017

Misha Birmaher, Curator

Karen J. Sander KAREN J. SANDER (Colombia, 1962) is an artist that received her training at the Art League School in Alexandria Virginia and tutelage from teachers in Colombia such as Plutaco León Idrobo Manzano (Maestro Plim), Guillermina Strohbach, Jairo Rosas Miranda, Clementina Ampudia and Karen Christians at the Artisan Asylum Somerville, MA. Karen received her Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees in International Business from Southern New Hampshire University, and studied Piano Performance & Composition in addition to Sound Engineering at Berklee College of Music. Sander has exhibited internationally in Colombia, Italy, France, and the U.S. and has been published in the Living Artists of Today: Contemporary Art-International Vol. II.

Artists Exhibited at XI Florence Biennale 2017

TORERO. Acrylic and Charcoal onCanvas,100cm x 150cm

Ana Paola González ANA PAOLA is a visual artist with a background in Design, because of this her color theory precise and measured. Nonetheless she is able to immerse herself into the brush job. Creative time of her paintings is set on space, on canvas and it involves moments of imagination and experiences. Ana Paola’s colorful dialectic consists in hard work until luminosity and darkness are

JELLY FISH. Acrylic and Charcoal onCanvas,100cm x 120cm obtained. Truthfully the path to abstractionism implies an effort to abbreviate ideas and reflect them with rhythmic strokes on the canvas. In this case, Ana Paola’s thoughts narrate us a brush stroke plot loaded with emotions and feelings, all along the void. ph. 52 1 2222558443 • 17


DRAMA QUEEN. Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 48”

DIVA. Acrylic on Canvas, 36” x 36”

Kirsten Nash 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; Kirsten is the definition of a Renaissance woman.Kirsten celebrates humanity and nature in her art, in her tireless search for beauty in the soul of the world and people around her. She seeks to give perspective, to inspire emotion and remind us of our connection to the earth and each other, and is honored when she is often told that her audience “feels” her work before they really see or hear it. In the past twelve months Kirsten’s paintings have been shown at Art!Vancouver 2016, the Red Dot Art Fair Miami 2016, Art New York 2016, the DMF Gala at the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco, and the Princess Grace Academy during the Monaco Grand Prix. Kirsten recently returned from an exhibition at the Gallerie Carre Dore in Monaco that featured two of her paintings, including “Drama Queen” in it’s window. Kirsten is looking forward to seeing her art represented by Novem Fine Art in Miami 2017 and New York 2018, and at the newly opened Boheme Gallery in Saskatoon, Canada and of course she will be hosting her own booth at Art!Vancouver again in 2018. 18 • Art & Beyond • Winter Edition 2017

“It’s all about connectivity…whether reaching into my soul in the execution of my work, to the universe that inspires it or with the people who are touched by it; I’m trying to translate, to paint love, to spread it everywhere and hope it turns out to be contagious.”

ARTeIDY’S (III). 2016. Oil on Linen, 100cm x 100 cm

BEAta Pflanz BEAta Pflanz, is an interdisciplinary artist; painting, murals, happening, poetry, prose, and much more, encompess her braod spectrum of work. She creates, exhibits around the world and is represented by VA Gallery Poland. She participated in a number of exhibits around the world. Curators noted Beata is “on the way”. BEAta has a long list of exhibitions and her work has been on display around the world: NYC in Manhattan 2014; Taos, NM, US - during the International Art Residency; Switzerland – Art Basel in 2015 as well as in the Europe: London, Berlin, Rome, Lisboa (with Polish Embassy), Madrid many times in Prado Foundation, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Tokyo and many others.... BEAta is well known and widely exhibited in Warsaw, Poznan, Ostrów, Bydgoszcz, Ksiaz, Torun - in Poland, her own country. BEAta works daily with VA Gallery where she had a solo exhibition titled The Seventh Dimension in which he presented over 30 large formati oil paintings. About the exhibition, Beata explains “I am wondering about time - it’s duration, it’s continuity, and our determinant of it. What is it? I am also interested in space, not just it’s ubiquitous third dimension all around us, but mental space, things experienced, and those that are not. The time and mental space during an illness or surgery. I wonder how time and space are constituting our ‘Here and Now’. What creates my reality and me? Which dimension is real? It is really real? I feel that I have experienced other worlds, but is this just my experience, or could there be others who feel the same way? In my attempt to portray other dimensions, in words or in paintings, will others see and feel

THE SIXTH DIMENSION SERIES. COSMOS #1. 2017. Oil on Linen, 185cm x 100 cm

the work as I do? For me, it is my cosmos.” Beata is most famous for her greatest work I Live In My Own Painting, It means she turned (herself) and her own house into a one huge picture (exterior). It is 400 meters squere (2009). Since 2015 she has been working on a new painting. VA Gallery Poland, • 19

fineart • sculpture

REVEALING ESSENCE. Alabaster, 16” x 6” x 2”

Raquel Rub STACKED BLUE FIGURE. Argentinian Blue Onyx on Limestone, 8H x 10 x 8

STEVEN LUSTIG FINE ART Original Sculptures & Drawings

Recently Steven has been in the La Quinta Arts Festival, Sculpture in the Park, Loveland Colorado and SOFA in Chicago. In addition Steven and Jay Honig have moved the stone carving class from Laguna College of Art and Design and Started The Stone Sculptors Guild of Orange County at Chiarini marble. SSGOC is a regional center of excellence for the ancient art of stone carving. They offer, professional work space, Classes and access to resources. •

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Raquel Rub was born and raised in Lima, Peru. Her interest in art began as a young child. She studied Oil and Acrylic Painting at Brooklyn College. Back in Lima, Peru, Raquel continued her studies in Pastel and Oil Painting at the Academy of Suarez Vertiz. She earned her degree in Interior Decoration at the Escuela de Decoración Interior de Miraflores in 1968. Raquel relocated to Miami, Florida in 1975, She is an accomplished and prolific artist in oil painting with a remarkable sensibility and delightful color reminiscent of the great impressionist masters. Traveling to different parts of the world, Raquel always found the sculptures she encountered irresistible to touch. Her desire to understand the art of sculpting, prompted Raquel along with her daughter Anabel, to pursue studies in stone sculpting with Salvatore Zagami. Through this medium her spontaneity, creativity and fascination with sculpting, materialized piece after piece… “When I work with stone, I feel the inner essence that seeks to be revealed, it is as if ‘voices of the stone’ are guiding my hands.” 305.965.4779

WATERS EDGE. Encaustic Wax & Charcoal on Wood Cradle Panels, 18” x 38” THE ISLAND. Encaustic Wax & Oil on Wood Cradle Panel, 6” x 36”

Tana Lynn Tana Lynn is a self taught Canadian artist living in Vancouver B.C. Her training & schooling comes from Makeup Artistry for the film industry in which she’s been painting famous faces for 17 years. “I first picked up a paint brush while going through a difficult time in my life and needed a way to work through my emotions.” A very first artwork Tana painted was a Buddha face that brought her so much joy - “I felt like the process had healed my soul and so I had to keep exploring.” Then, later Lynn started working with acrylic paints but shortely discovered encaustic wax and have been hooked on it ever since. Encaustic wax painting is an ancient technique using beeswax and dammar resin that allows Tana to reach into that world of unconscious emotion, memories and thoughts. “Unlike techniques which use pens or brushes, I found that working with a heated medium limited my manual control as a skilled artist, thereby enabling the work to come straight from my ‘heart’ or my gut feeling without the same level of conscious intervention.”

LIGHT PEONIES. Gouache on Paper, 60cm x 80cm

Irina Vysotckaya Irina Vysotckaya was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and currently lives in Germany. She is an experienced professional artist exhibited her work in over 17 solo exhibitions. The main theme of her work is “the quaint flower line”. Irina is also an enthusiastic photographer with more than 170 albums in internet. Her flower paintings are made in different techniques, mostly with gouache and pastel. Irina also paints portraits and city landscapes. The works of Irina Vysotckaya were sold or donated (including VIP persons) in 27 countries – in U.S.A., Russia, Germany, Sweden, Finland, as well as in U.K., Poland, France, India. Irina publishes her works in diverse international art books. • • 21

fineart • digitalart THE WATCHING TIGER. Digital Art, 60” x 37.492”

ELEPHANT AND EAGLE BUDDIES. Digital Art, 45” x 36.923”

Matthew Choy The art created by Matthew Choy is influenced by his life in New York City. He spent more than a decade living in NYC. He holds an MFA in Digital Arts and has been in the Visual Effects industry since 2005. His work is inspired by street art, graffiti, the culture and lifestyle of the big city.

VENUS. Digital Art based on Original Photography, 39” x 39”

Lika Ramati Lika Ramati, Visual artist, fine art photographer and designer. In 2017 and 2018 Lika Ramati was chosen twice to the Gold List as one of the 60 Top Emerging Artists of today by prestigious International Art Market Magazine. Lika Exhibiting her art in shows and galleries around the world 22 • Art & Beyond • Winter Edition 2017

FANTASY. Digital Art based on Original Photography, 39” x 52”

“The role of art is to bring joy, beauty and harmony to the world as well as to raise questions about ourselves and our mirrors" - Lika Ramati and appearing in numerous magazines and art books .

Stephanie Holznecht

FEEDING THE FIRE DRAGON. Acrylic, Tempera and Household Ceiling White, 48 x 36�.

Michael Cheung

BACK TO WONDERLAND #5. Acrylic on Canvas, 50 cm x 75 cm. 2017.

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