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PORTFOLIO magazine

issue 19


PORTFOLIO magazine

publisher ben walker editor ingrid reeve

Artist Portfolio Magazine was created by artists for artists. It features artists from around the world, averages over 60,000 unique readers per issue and continues to grow. In 2013, we decided to start "zooming in" on communities, cities and regions around the world. Thank you to all the artists who participated in our various art exhibitions that are held throughout the year. Without you we would not exist. Enjoy!

Cover Art by: Nina Fabunmi San Francisco, CA

Split Image Oil on Canvas 18" x 24"

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Issue 19

contents Top 3 - pages 4 - 15

Honorable Mentions - pages 18 - 39

Nina Fabunmi San Francisco, CA

Nina Fabunmi has an MFA in Painting and graduated with a distinction from the Academy of Art University. Before then, she developed her artistic skills just as she learnt how to read and write. Upon her high school graduation, she received a Proficiency Certificate in Fine Art. Dissuaded by her parents for the lack of faith that a career as an Artist could earn her a comfortable living, in 2001 she ended up with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Estate Management. Her Department was in the Faculty of Environmental Design and Management that also housed the Fine Art department. This posed as a great advantage to her as she spent her free time in the Fine Art studios. Nina has been a docent at the Museum of the African Diaspora since August 2011. In 2012 she collaborated with the museum’s education department for the illustrations of a children’s book on the Igbo women’s war of 1929, which is now part of the diaspora curriculum. In that same year, she conducted an abstract painting workshop to the museum’s youth group after which the paintings were exhibited in the museum. In 2013, she was awarded ‘Best of the Show’ in Bold Brush painting contest and two honorable mentions in the Turner painting contest. She also emerged as a semi-finalist at the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. In 2014 she won “Best of the Show” in the Artist Portfolio Magazine Portraits 18th edition and was also honored several times by President Elisa Stephens of the Academy of Art University for her outstanding academic achievement. Her work was auctioned at the Tom Joyner fantastic voyage thus helping raise educational funds for African American children. Nina’s work has been exhibited in Africa, Europe and America. She has been published in several at magazines including SouthWest Art. Nina paintings can be seen at the Joyce Gordon Gallery in Oakland and Gallery Guichard in Chicago Illinois.

Beautiful Mali Oil on Canvas 18" x 24"

Stranger - Oil on Canvas - 40" x 30"

Split Image - Oil on Canvas - 18" x 24"

Tribal Counsel - Oil on Canvas - 16" x 20"

Pat Abellon Topeka, KS

opposite page -> Mother and Child + Oil on Canvas + 16" x 20" +

I am Pat Abellon, an artist born in the Philippines. I love painting. And what struck me most in what I do is that I enjoy it so much. I mostly do my art in oil portraits and landscapes, people and places that tell stories. I believe that is what being an artist is all about. And by the grace of Someone greater than us I reflect creation through art.

Gordon Parks: The Colorful Life - Oil on Canvas - 24" x 36"

Three Kings Oil on Canvas 18" x 36"

Jihyun Oh San Francisco, CA Jihyun Oh was born in Seoul, Korea. Oh came to the US in 2008 where she took Fine Art classes at Oklahoma State University. She then moved to San Francisco to attend the Academy of Art University where she studied Illustration and Fine Art. She received her MFA in Figurative Painting in 2012. After Graduation, she had her solo show titled “Break Time” in San Francisco. Her paintings have been selected by OPA (Oil Painters of America), NOAPS (National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society) and have been exhibited. Currently, she focuses on portraits and small landscapes developing her skill. She tries to capture natural life moments and discover the beauty in nature by applying an appropriate color scheme and controlling the brushwork. She wants to describe peaceful and beautiful moments. “I feel blessed to be able to recreate beautiful moments and communicate with people through paintings.”

Napping Under Dad's Jacket - Oil on Canvas - 14" x 18"

Break Time - Oil on Canvas - 24" x 20"

Moment of Relief - Oil on Canvas - 18" x 24"

Thinking About the Future - Oil on Canvas - 18" x 24"

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Eduardo Santiago Curitiba, Brazil

Manuela - Oil on Canvas - 66 x 60 cm

Brett Mason - Beverly, MA

The Musician and the Garden of Rhythm - Acrylic on Canvas - 40" x 30"

Keith Parks

Insubstantial Presence - Photography - 20" x 20"

MarvL Roussan - Sheridan, WY

Anderson - Oil on Canvas - 14" x 17"

Masri Hayssam - Florence, Italy

New Expression Series, p6 - Mixed Media on Canvas - 50 x 40 cm

Drew Hoffman - Blacksburg, VA

Self in Sunlight - Digital Photo - 16" x 12"

Stanley Olivera Brooklyn, NY

A Cuban for the Occasion Photography

Stephany Ficut - Oradea, Romania

Finding Wonderland Part 2 - Photography - 20.5" x 30.75"

Hella Maas - Edam, Netherlands

Innocence - Oil on Board - 50 x 60 cm

Kevork Cholakian - Los Anegels, CA

Self Portrait - Oil, Cast Resin & Wood - 24" x 22" x 7"

Jennifer Bilek - Woodside, NY

Derrick Jensen- Cymotrichous - Oil on Canvas - 30" x 36"

Susan Wallace Encino, CA

Sir Vantes Charcoal 22" x 15"

David Bender - Brooklyn, NY

Ethel - Oil - 15" x 18"

Elizabeth McGhee - Laguna Beach, CA

Icarus - Oil - 12" x 24"

Craig Cossey - Eaton Rapids, MI

The Blue Years - Acrylic - 22" x 30"

Meave Scully - Shaker Hts, OH

Diabetes - Photography - 3 x 5

Heather Scholl - Los Angeles, CA

Miracle Fish - Mixed Media, Syringes & Hair - 15" x 11.5"

Ira Upin - Philadelphia, PA

Police State - Oil on Panel - 72" x 72"

Judie Lee - Mt. Dora, FL

Deby1 - Acrylic on Wood Panel - 48" x 48"

Matt Black - Pensacola, FL

The Kiss - Metal - 32" x 18"


Artist Portfolio Magazine Issue 19  
Artist Portfolio Magazine Issue 19  

Issue 19 is a special Portraits Issue and all the artists were selected from's Annual Portraits Exhibition. Artist Portfoli...