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Chanterax A Deep Look Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm




Chanterax A Deep Look Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm Chanterax’s process represents a mark of recognition. Some of the most prominent elements in her pieces are the predominance of color and a careful analysis of the expressive details. Nothing is left to chance in Chanterax’s canvases which reveal a strong, structural balance, combined with the use of colors of considerable expressive scope. For Chanterax, art is a choice that concerns shape and color.

https://www.chanterax.com



• Issue 26 • On the Front Cover Chanterax A Deep Look Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm https://www.chanterax.com/ On the Back Cover Deborra Marshall Bohrer Finding Where the Crawdads Sing Acrylic on board 12 x 12 in. www.deborra.com Designed & Published in France Printed in the Netherlands Distributed Internationally All Rights Reserved ® No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in retrieval systems, or transmitted in any form or any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without written permission of the publisher and copyright holders. ® Copyright: Circle Foundation For the Arts Press info@circle-arts.com


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Carlos Abraham ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 8 ▫︎

Sinchi Digital photograph 40 x 27 cm

“I have published my work in Art Catalog APERO April 2021 and Spotlight Magazine Issue 24. I have exhibited at the University Museum of Chopo, Mexico City, 2005 and Instituto Cultural Arte AC, in the city of Monterrey Mexico as well as several galleries and museums in my city and around Mexico and in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My photographs are in the permanent collection of the National Photo Library of the INAH of the City of Pachuca Mexico. I have done workshops at the HCP and ICP in USA.”

C A R LO S A B R A H A M http://www.fotocarlos.com.mx


▫︎ 9 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Janice Alamanou Woman in Wine Digital media 80 x 53.3 cm (unframed)

“I see my photography as my escape — a way to balance my mind. I have photographed sea surges and landscapes; beaches to cities, mountain tops to many wonderful people, both portraiture and street - all who have their own stories to tell. I create my art as my life leads. What I see before me, how this affects the world and people, including life, love, environment, the beauty around us, mental health, conflict and the future. My photography has in-depth semantics. Collages of life and meaning.”

JANICE ALAMANOU https://coastalphotography.co.uk


Asma ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 10 ▫︎

Flower Love Watercolor and fine liner on paper 8 1/2 x 11 in.

ASMA Instagram@asmart09


▫︎ 11 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Christina Nelson Rhythm Pen on fine tooth white paper 59.4 x 42 cm

“Living in Australia, my work uses line and colour to explore the beauty of shape and movement. The beauty of colour is made even more striking against the strong use of black using the medium of pen to achieve this. I get inspiration from the colours and images of nature, experiences, and patterns to explore the power of line as a gateway to expression and interpretation.”

CHRISTINA NELSON https://christinanelson-art.format.com


Amogh ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 12 ▫︎

Coming to Terms Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in.

“My painting technique can be compared to searching for images in the clouds. I begin with a blank canvas and as I layer on the initial coat of paint to create textures and colours, I start to see shapes and figures emerge. This is the foundation from which my paintings develop. With the freedom, this open-minded approach brings, my painting takes on a life of its own. From the images I initially see, my paintings take on stories, issues, and experiences to which others can relate.”

AMOGH www.amogh.art


▫︎ 13 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ ArtFromThePsychee - Dr S Calm Waterfalls Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in.

“Art speaks to us in many languages. Occasionally art will speak with a representational language. On other occasions art will present with a fantasy or a mystery language. Art can advocate or warn. Art challenges the viewer to look and listen with intent. What the viewer sees is the interpretation of the conversation between the art and the viewer’s soul.”

A R T F R O M T H E P S YC H E E - D R S https://www.tranquilityfinearts.com/artfromthepsychee


Alison Leona Barrows-Young ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 14 ▫︎

Raised By A River Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in.

A L I S O N L E O N A B A R R O W S -YO U N G www.BarrowsYoung.com


▫︎ 15 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Christian Bajon-Arnal Shoes Chriss XIV Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm

“Recognized and appreciated from Holland to Australia, I welcome you at KBA gallery workshop in Moissac, France, 9 rue des Arts, so that we can talk about my work in a friendly atmosphere and offer you ‘a whole globe of research and a galaxy of colors’.”

CHRISTIAN BAJON-ARNAL bajon-arnal.guidarts.com


Judith Beale ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 16 ▫︎

Cosmic II Watercolor 29 x 21 in.

“Abstraction is only one of several windows that tend to open for me between mental and physical action. Creating something expressive of my current sense of awareness is always important, regardless of the chosen medium or process.”

JUDITH BEALE jdbeale.com


▫︎ 17 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Lone Bech Untitled Acrylic on canvas 60 x 80 cm

“It takes great skill, insight and ingenuity to turn a good portrait into a great work of art.” - Tai Shan Schierenberg “My works of art, mostly portraits, have been exhibited in Germany, Copenhagen, Denmark and New York.”

LO N E B E C H https://lonebechart.blogspot.com


Olivia Boa ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 18 ▫︎

Arborescence Acrylic on canvas 163 x 129 cm

“When Boxing meets Painting... I am a professional boxer and an art painter. To achieve the best effect, I need to choose carefully my colors, my support (paper, canvas, others), the right dilution of my colors to obtain the bestdesired effect. I need to appreciate my punch to manage my power depending on the desired splash... A lot of parameters must be considered to have the best result that I’m looking for!”

OLIVIA BOA www.artworksboa.com


▫︎ 19 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Olivia Boa Midnight Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm


Mihaela Bobirnac ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 20 ▫︎

Peek A Boo Acrylic painting with egg shells on canvas 20 x 16 in.

Beauty, Hope and Challenge For my love of people For lifting the soul, I’m touching the canvas With brushes, that’s all! If color and light Could bring us some hope, There is nothing so urgent To make me to stop.

MIHAELA BOBIRNAC elas-art.com


▫︎ 21 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Johannes Boekhoudt Suddenly, 2021 Mixed media on 300gr paper 22 x 30 in.

Boekhoudt is a self-taught fine art painter with more than twenty years of experience. His original modern expressionist artwork is indeed one of a kind since Boekhoudt does not create nor authorize any reproductions of his artwork. He has an exceptionally loyal clientele since they can privately own original museumquality artwork that will never be displayed on a commercial level. Boekhoudt’s clientele includes high profile entrepreneurs, CEOs, and professionals in several locations

J O H A N N E S B O E K H O U DT www.johannesboekhoudt.com


Leila Bokel ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 22 ▫︎

Traveller Fabric, acrylic and cotton thread 32 x 40 x 30 cm

“I use several cotton threads and transparent fabrics that I dye with watercolored hues which allude to scenes of classical dances. The threads are intertwined and the fabrics escape through the gaps in a game of contention and expansion; ephemerals and containments like a metaphor for the experiences and tensions of the female universe.”

LEILA BOKEL Instagram@leila_bokel


▫︎ 23 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Vera Bonacci Dance Under Water Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.

“We have had to deal with isolation, masks, social distancing and so many limitations that we are resolved to enter the freeing world of our imagination. What is more freeing than to imagine ourselves being able to dance freely under the water, yet close enough to touch the surface of reality. Hope a new wonderful normal is coming soon as we mourn the losses of the past few months, the year/s that covid changed our lives, but never our imagination.”

VERA BONACCI Bonacciart.com


Adrianna Bonomi ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 24 ▫︎

Forêt Calédonienne Acrylic 100 x 80 cm

ADRIANNA BONOMI www.adrianna-bonomi.com


▫︎ 25 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Varda Breger Murder in the Family Mixed media on paper 100 x 70 cm

“In my works, poems and paintings, I deal with the future of our vulnerable planet and social relations in it. I paint a charming gazelle that appears out of chaos but looking carefully it is caged and trod upon by my shoe or a tire of a car. A dead naked bruised woman, head covered with fig leaves and a fork and knife beside her family. I tilt the paper and streams of diluted paint cage the objects, maybe we are caged too.”

VA R D A B R E G E R www.vbreger.com


Henrik Brondsted ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 26 ▫︎

Lina Hand-painted digital photograph 50 x 42 cm

“I love to create visual poetry from a black and white portrait combined with coloured handpainted signs.”

HENRIK BRONDSTED www.henrikbrondsted.com


▫︎ 27 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Mague Brewer “Logos” - The unity which contains and transcends all opposing forces (Fridjot Capra), 2019 Mixed media, linen, and carved wood frame (French 19th Century) 115 x 135 cm

“The energy that comes through me, and materializes in my art, invites us all to enjoy the choices, possibilities and certainties we can have and feel, as an invitation and not an imposition.”

MAGUE BREWER maguebrewer.com


Tracey Lee Cassin ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 28 ▫︎

Merging Waves

“My oceanscapes encapsulate the many layers and beauty found within the water. In oil, I create a multi-dimensional perspective to the viewer that offers a contemporary insight into the movement, power, liquidity and colour of our beloved oceans.”

TRACEY LEE CASSIN https://traceyleecassin.com


▫︎ 29 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Linda Carruth The Game Digital photo collage 8.3 x 10.4 in.

“Photo artistry is a passion of mine. An idea may spark, but more often, in the midst of blending textures and objects and other bits, a concept emerges, and then it’s full steam ahead. My photo compositions are colorful, grungy, layered, and tend to land afield of the usual realm of photo artistry. I find inspiration in vintage objects, wildlife and environmental issues, and in pondering deep human emotions.”

LINDA CARRUTH https://lwwallace.com


Sean Caulfield ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 30 ▫︎

Leopard Stalk Oil on resin rock 123 x 92 cm

Inspired by South Africa, Sean Caulfield’s oil paintings are on a molded rock-like surface where the medium is sacredly created with natural sands and resins. Besides being initially inspired by ancient South African cave art, Sean draws inspiration from Africa and its diversity. He paints semi-abstract mystical wildlife scenes and portraiture of African tribal peoples fused with abstract shapes.

S E A N C AU L F I E L D www.rockartgallery.com


▫︎ 31 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Laura Cid Sagarra (LCSagarra) Epidemics Mixed media collage 80 x 80 cm

Physician and ergonomist, Laura Cid Sagarra’s creativity resurfaced after illustrating educational stories for her sons. She has predilection for children’s portraits, an age period associated with tenderness, expressiveness of pure feelings, spontaneity and creativity. The base and the background of the works are characterized by an abstract language of open meaning, made both with pictorial but also with extra-pictorial materials.

L AU R A C I D S A G A R R A ( LC S A G A R R A ) www.lcsagarra.com


Chanterax ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 32 ▫︎

Mirror of Illusion Acrylic, Diptych Ea. 20 x 50 cm

Chanterax captures the beauty of color as an objective poetic act representing the feelings of her inner world and thus making her stylistic figure recognizable. Her expressiveness is of natural elegance and is combined with her ability to confer magic and strength to let us savor and live the creative world where the emotional drive from which her inspiration comes, emerges. Her work is characterized by a strong structural balance combined with the use of colors of considerable expressive scope.

CHANTERAX https://www.chanterax.com


▫︎ 33 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Chanterax Tendresse Acrylic, Diptych Ea. 30 x 80 cm


Ric Conn ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 34 ▫︎

Don’t Talk to Me Like That Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in.

“I am an international award-winning American Expressionist artist. My work is primarily figurative depictions of the female experience. I am inspired to speak up about inequality and social issues women often face in Western culture, focusing on their courage and beauty.”

RIC CONN https://www.ricconn.com


▫︎ 35 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Wendy Cohen Spectrum of Variation, Garden Variety Series 61 x 76 cm

Wendy Cohen’s practice focuses on the diversity of and connections between colour, shape, line and form within urban and natural environments communicated in an abstracted language. The primary focus of her practice is to welcome the viewer to participate in the mystery and wonderment of her work that she creatively translates onto the canvas with a syncopated rhythm.

W E N DY C O H E N www.wendycohen.net.au


Jesus Correa ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 36 ▫︎

Meteora Mixed media

“My main focus is the idea of showing that if it fits in our mind then it fits in our world; through contemplation, I can see more of the form. When creating I do not forget the neutrality of the initial thought of a sketch. For when I am in front of the canvas or paper to be painted, I give freedom to my inner self that transports me to the essence of each one of them, to later mix the different materials for their creation, thus capturing the natural spirit of each of my projects.”

JESUS CORREA @artquimea


▫︎ 37 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Denise Dethlefsen Bookmobile Digital photograph

“My photography is often spontaneous, unplanned, and serendipitous. I don’t generally follow the pattern of established landscape and nature photographers who pre-plan their images; my style is more instinctive with an element of “let’s just go and see what happens!”.”

DENISE DETHLEFSEN www.denisedethlefsen.com


Patricia Creyns ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 38 ▫︎

Installation Ath-Plage: Fusion with the Past Mixed media installation

“An open-air Olympic swimming pool and its abandoned soda bar, create a deeply poetic atmosphere. This place, allowing itself to be conquered by nature, has inspired me for years. I decided to mount an installation among the rusted pillars. There, I let myself draw evanescent characters emerging from the past. Time flies, and the sense of the passing of time is very strong in Ath-Plage. The holidaymakers of the past are still around here...”

PAT R I C I A C R E Y N S patriciacreyns.com


▫︎ 39 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Patricia Creyns Installation Ath-Plage: Fusion with the Past Mixed media installation


Giulia De Martino ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 40 ▫︎

I Love Basquiat N.2, 2021 Acrylic, oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm

“This colorful and biting work is a tribute to Basquiat, the famous crown, and the various motifs are a mixture of spontaneity and lightheartedness.”

GIULIA DE MARTINO singulart.com/it/artista/giulia-de-martino-19071


▫︎ 41 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Leandro Miguel Cruz Yankee at the Plate Oil on canvas 60 x 36 in.

“I draw inspiration from the natural world and am particularly intrigued by the vibrant colors of fish, birds, and other animal life. As an artist, I hope to work towards perfecting my ability to replicate the beauty that I find in nature.”

LEANDRO MIGUEL CRUZ https://leandromiguelcruz.com


Mitra N Devon ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 42 ▫︎

Amber Fields Oil on canvas 16 x 40 in.

“The nuances of nature and the natural landscape and their inherent beauty are what inspire me to paint with oils on canvas. With my paintings, I seek to reveal the fleeting light, movement, patterns and beauty that make the ordinary extraordinary. The light that day cast a golden sheen on the field of grass against the violet foothills in the background. Amber Fields came to mind watching this beautiful scene.”

MITRA N DEVON www.mitradevon.com


▫︎ 43 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Jasmine Di Benedetto Essere Pe(n)sante, 2020 Acrylic on wood 40 x 60 cm

“I express myself, usually, on canvas with acrylic colours and palette knives to create material artworks that manifest my inner world and what I feel. But for this artwork “Essere Pe(n)sante”, I decided to use wood and softly brushstrokes to manifest the opposite sensations when you are light you can stop to live your life in an overthinking mind.”

J A S M I N E D I B E N E D E T TO http://www.jasminedibenedetto.com


Dr Petra Dippold-Goetz ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 44 ▫︎

Sogni d’Oro Acrylic on paper 65 x 78 cm

Following her motto, art is a constant challenge for Petra. And so the artist struggles to wake people up from their hypnotic indolence, in which society holds them captive; only serving power and consumption. In “Sogni d’oro” Petra reveals the darkness into which humans have fallen after having straying from the path of fantasy, heaven and hope. Only one drop of the color that dreams are made of would be enough to change everything.’ - Galeria Dantebus Margutta, Rome 2021

DR PETRA DIPPOLD-GOETZ www.petrapainting.com


▫︎ 45 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Dr Petra Dippold-Goetz Oro di Venezia Acrylic on paper 60 x 75 cm


Cordelia Doll ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 46 ▫︎

Fire & Earth Acrylic collage on canvas 120 x 160 cm

“My three-dimensional collages are characterized by an intensive colourization. The positive and serene designs are underlaid by creatively composed structural bases, which give relief-like impressions as well as intensive haptic sensations and depth. Human beings are a part of nature and integrated into the plays of colour and shapes of our world. Therefore, for me, it is self-evident to take recourse to the rich variety of natural forms and rearrange them according to my creativity.”

CORDELIA DOLL www.kunstundwohnen.info


▫︎ 47 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Cordelia Doll Pretty Colours Acrylic collage on canvas 100 x 140 cm


Walter Dorsch ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 48 ▫︎

Donald, Jinping & Wladimir, Masters of the World: The Void of Violence Bronze figures Ea. 16 x 7 x 8 cm

“Art opens your eyes. Art is dialogue and confrontation. Art is not decoration. As artist and medical doctor (professor of pediatrics) I’m in contact with many and different people. I try to depict what I see: love, joy, friendship, but also the opposite: forlornness, submission, tyranny. For this I use bronze, wood, iron, stone, photography and film. International exhibitions.”

WA LT E R D O R S C H www.walterdorsch.com


▫︎ 49 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Walter Dorsch Silent Man: The Rest Is Silence Bronze 18 x 10 x 9 cm


Onno Dröge ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 50 ▫︎

Whatever Oil on board 60 x 60 cm

“Change and research bring me further in life. In addition, there remains in me a longing for the beauty of earlier times; a nostalgia for the beautiful plastic and polyester sculptures that I became familiar with in the 70’s and 80’s. I have translated these into a series of paintings. The round shapes are also associated with love and feminine beauty.”

ONNO DRÖGE www.artonno.nl


▫︎ 51 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Rika Maja Duevel The Layers of Our Own Personal Bubble Acrylic, canvas, wire, glue 139 x 145 cm

“I am a global nomad and this triggers the nucleus of my work. My artwork manifests itself from my daily experiences and I allow myself to embrace or let go of each experience by sharing a piece of it with others. My wish is that the observer might be able to pull their own experience from each piece. Born in Stavanger, Norway, and growing up surrounded by the icy fjords and mountains reminded me that there was always a new adventure to be had just over the next mountain or path.”

RIKA MAJA DUEVEL www.rikamajaduevel.com


Chandrima Emma Dutta ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 52 ▫︎

Saint Cecilia Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in.

“Inspired by the early Renaissance painters, my art is about the interplay of dreams, reality, all colored with a rainbow of emotion. I paint to voice the realm that artists are often gifted to have access to and can gift the world to experience. Through my work, I try to portray the human form in a realistic yet dramatic way using bold colors and tones and depict an emotionally vivid story with a blend of realism and storytelling. I want my work to embody a perpetual sense of love and hope.”

C H A N D R I M A E M M A D U T TA www.chandrimaemma.com


▫︎ 53 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Antti Eklund Super Supermaose, 2021 Oil and 23K gold leaf on canvas 79 x 79 in.

“Even beautiful inspiring art can be used as a tool to discredit tyrants and illuminate the abuse of power. I paint to illuminate injustice and expose the abuse of power. My goal is to encourage and inspire people to act for positive change. We all have a voice; my art is mine.”

A N T T I E K LU N D www.eklund.art


ERA Artistry ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 54 ▫︎

Reptilian Reflections Antique frame, gold finish, digital photography print 16 x 20 in.

“Soaring, flying high above from place to place and back again. That’s where I find perspective. Where I come to terms with and stand in awe at the passage of time. These great leaps through the air are essentially time travel anyway, and my work is my attempt at capturing and sharing this phenomenon.”

ERA ARTISTRY www.eraartistry.com


▫︎ 55 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ ERA Artistry Transient Antique frame, Epoxy, rose buds, digital photography print 14.25 x 12 in.


Cor Fafiani ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 56 ▫︎

Magic Ground, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 70 x 50 cm

“I create mysterious, multi-sensorial and almost metaphysical works of art. I play with different materials and colours, and yet my art is never a pure aestheticism, but rather a code through which I can communicate my ideas. I am both an artist and a philosopher, and I guess the most inner selves of human beings, reaching their ontological essence.”

C O R FA F I A N I www.corfafiani.nl


▫︎ 57 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Pat Fallon The Dance Singles in the 21st CE Oil 58 x 63 in.

“I was born in Colombia and raised in the North and South of the Americas where our family stories were framed with the magic realism of Cervantes and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Similarly, my stories are intended to show us who we are and where we are going. Two dancers disguised from each other. This masked dance of possible future lovers continues on reality TV today.”

PAT FA L LO N www.patfallon.com


Layla Fanucci ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 58 ▫︎

SF Opus 1957 Oil on canvas 132 x 96 in.

International artist and author most famous for her unique cityscape paintings, Layla Fanucci exhibits in galleries and museums worldwide. From Napa Valley, California, Fanucci has shown worldwide, including the Carrousel Du Louvre in Paris, Le Musee de Marrakech in Morocco, the Robert Mondavi Winery, the Christopher Hill Andrews Art Museum, The Walter Wickiser Gallery, in New York, among others. Fanucci is best known for her unique painting style — painting cities on top of each other with a layer of color in between.

L AY L A FA N U C C I laylafanucci.com | LalaLuca.org | charteroakwinery.com


▫︎ 59 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Karin Foreman Winter Flight Digital mixed media 11 x 14 in.

Karin Foreman specializes in digital mixed media, focusing on the essence of the theme, colors, paint strokes, fibers, and textures. She integrates acrylics, pencil, pen & ink, various papers, and texture mediums. Combining them with fluid lines in Illustrator, she blends traditional art forms with modern technology. The results are colorful, powerful subliminal abstract images.

KARIN FOREMAN karinforeman.com


Vigdis Elisabeth Feldt ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 60 ▫︎

Evening Walk at Mekjarvik, 2017 Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm

“It is all about seeing , realizing and communicating.”

V I G D I S E L I S A B E T H F E L DT Vigdis Elisabeth Feldt@Facebook | Vigdis Elisabeth Feldt@Artavita


▫︎ 61 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Joe Ferry Sky for Linda Acrylic on canvas 9 x 12 in.

“I try to inspire a sense of calm that walking among old buildings and along old city blocks bring to me.”

JOE FERRY joeferryofficial.com


Judi Forney ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 62 ▫︎

Look What The Tide Washed In Paste 18 x 24 in.

“My motto has always been: Creating art that connects with spirit. Sometimes I receive images while meditating, occasionally while daydreaming, I’m always open to the influences of intuition.”

JUDI FORNEY www.judiforneyart.com


▫︎ 63 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Judi Forney Breaking Thru to Spirit Oil on canvas 20 x 24 in.

“My art represents my connection to spirituality. When I connect with the magic of the universe everything flows with inspiration and guidance. My style of painting varies from Surreal to capturing moments in nature but they always reflect my unique perspective. My philosophy is that we should discover our inner core of creativity during our lives journey and we should bring those lessons to our art.”


Shannon Gardner ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 64 ▫︎

David Watercolor and ink on paper 11 x 14 in.

Shannon appreciates the spontaneous process of nature and strives to explore Earth’s unfound beauty and imitate its natural imperfections. She creates art depicting paranormal elements and iconography. Her line and dot work create an impression of a technical drawing. Stippling and cross-hatching create clusters of value, implying crisp texture and depth, giving the illusion of change through time. Shannon’s serendipitous approach to watercolor and ink creates a profound contrasting aura.

SHANNON GARDNER https://www.etsy.com/shop/UneasyViewing


▫︎ 65 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Elena Gaston-Nicolas We Come from the Sun. What the Truth Reveals. Mixed media on wood 40 x 32 in.

“Guardian of the planet. Multidimensional artist and Soul’s ambassador. My 80’s ‘Eleneusinos’ sketches, culminated with Astrakt Art Ordination in 2004. I articulate my work around The Three Ways of Spiritual Knowledge: The Alchemical Way, the Priestly Way and the Way of the Warrior. My Ashrams (Artists Books) are the support on which I organize myself. My 78 artworks series belong to the Super-series Goodness, Truth and Beauty (Healing the Roots). In Nature is all there is to know. Live Life!”

E L E N A G A S TO N - N I C O L A S http://elenagastonicolas.blogspot.com


Terry Golletz ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 66 ▫︎

Eclypse Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in.

“After having decided on size, colors and composition, it becomes a game with decisions vs reaction, intellect vs emotions, control vs chance. The players in the production are the paint, the application and me. The eventual result is as unknown as the image will evolve with the interaction of the players. There is no model. There is only a history of images that have come before.”

TERRY GOLLETZ www.facebook.com/terry.golletz


▫︎ 67 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Lee ARTIST Howard NAME Gobbi Chris Blackwell OilTitle 40.5ofx Work 51 cm Media used 12 x 12 (The original image has been slightly cropped to cm fit)

“Your short sentence quote here about you, your art, something important to you, what inspires you. A quote by you LeeaHoward Gobbi is an American oilsentence and or someone you admire, motto you live by or an idea youartist wantcreating to share.traditional “Your short quote here about of adults, and pets you, your art, something importantpastel to you,portraits what inspires you. children A quote by you or someone you admire, a motto you live by or an idea you want to share.”

LE WA D O GL OLBABRI I M AER IH EO SE T HRYC https://www.gobbifineartstudio.com www.websitesample.com


Michael Ian Goulding ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 68 ▫︎

Amy XX 35mm film capture 14 x 11 in.

“My work celebrates the beauty of the female form and spirit. While my aesthetic sense springs from wonder at the variety and mystery of the body’s physical reality, my photographs are primarily aimed at recording the beauty of the female form from an abstract point of view.”

MICHAEL IAN GOULDING www.gouldingphotography.com


▫︎ 69 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Michael Ian Goulding Amy XXXVIII 35mm film capture 14 x 11 in.

“I have been engaged in art for nearly my entire life. I have worked in a variety of media and focused on a number of subjects, all with the purpose of creating something beautiful. Ultimately that journey led me to focus on the beauty of the female form as viewed through black and white photography.”


Anne Gro Starefoss Greve ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 70 ▫︎

The South American Native Girl and the Short Ear Owl Acrylic on canvas 70 x 90 cm

“I am a Norwegian artist based in Bergen. Inspired by the fauna, mountains and fjords surrounding my hometown, but also from women’s eternal struggle to be accepted as equal to men, on women’s terms. This painting, one of 12, is a tribute to the strength, wisdom and beauty that the feminine part of humanity all over the world carries within itself. Qualities which have long been suppressed rather than accepted.”

A N N E G R O S TA R E F O S S G R E V E www.annegrogreve.com


▫︎ 71 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Christine Halloff Untitled Watercolor with Passepartout 70 x 100 cm

“I find my inspiration partly in nature; biology, geology, and partly in art. Before I start, I choose a color scheme, which for me represents a feeling such as an air of masculinity or femininity. My process of paintings is intuitive and I like to express with shapes and colors.”

C H R I S T I N E H A L LO F F www.christine-halloff-art.se


Phil Hargreaves ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 72 ▫︎

Montemaggiore Oil 60 x 60 cm

“I work mainly in oils and acrylics, often with a painting knife, and particularly on landscapes in a loose impressionistic style, forever moving towards abstraction. My work is in private collections all over the world, from the USA to Japan. In 2021, my acrylic collage “Lives Matter” was shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.”

P H I L H A R G R E AV E S www.philhargreavesart.co.uk


▫︎ 73 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Howard Harris Evolving Sublimation on Aluminum 36 x 28 in.

“Visual reality is an ever-shifting, highly individualized experience. In any given moment, what we see reflects both our inner state and a synthesis of outer qualities-light, color, movement, space. My exploration in Techspressionism and dimensional photographic art represents an attempt to recreate the perceptual experience, with its dynamic nature and hidden complexities.”

H O WA R D H A R R I S www.hharrisphoto.com


Imre Hasanić ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 74 ▫︎

True Blue Acrylic on canvas 80 x 100 cm

IMRE HASANIĆ www.imrehasanic.net


▫︎ 75 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Herbert Hermans The R.C. Orphanage, Gouda Oil on wooden panel 70 x 100 x 5 cm

“In my artwork, I am inspired by architecture, particularly industrial and cultural heritage. I like to draw the viewers’ attention to a reality that is not to be seen at first sight. I am fascinated by perspectives, precision and colour to create in an eclectic way a strange environment for people in historical and often ruinous buildings. My work is inspired by the paintings of famous artists like M.C. Escher, Carel Willink and Edward Hopper.”

HERBERT HERMANS kunstinzicht.nl/portfolio/werk/berthermans/index.html


Walter Hisey ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 76 ▫︎

Little Girl with Dog Photograph 11 x 14 in.

“I have a set of five prophetic cloud photographs that have not been altered in any way. The clouds did not dissipate before I was blessed to get photographs of them. It is now my God-given mission to display them.”

WA LT E R H I S E Y whisey101@yahoo.com


▫︎ 77 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Mae Jeon One Love Digital print on metal D. 30 in.

“My digital artwork expresses the intuition and inspiration I discover within the mystical form of the flower. I use flower shapes as the key element to transform spiritual concepts into pictorial images by incorporating digital abstraction. The inspiration for the subject of the piece often comes from my daily spiritual meditation.”

MAE JEON www.maejeon.com


Irina Howard ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 78 ▫︎

Representation of Life Sculpting wires, papier-mache, modeling compound, paint 18 x 12 x 10 in.

“I am fascinated by forms and textures existing in nature and am compelled to express their meaning, unique purpose, and beauty in connection to human experiences through my work. Every element in ‘Representation of Life’ is symbolical and contains its own texture, which creates an aesthetic experience communicating the significance of our life experiences. Symbols are essential in visualizing the concept that may not have a physical representation yet is recognized immediately once seen.”

I R I N A H O WA R D www.irinahoward.com | info@irinahoward.com


▫︎ 79 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Irina Howard Nostalgia Oil on three canvases 36 x 1.5 x 48 in.

“Each artwork is a deliberate effort to communicate ideas that create moments of self-discovery. The most magical journey begins with a brush in my hand and imagination implementing the visual poetry of life. Many layers of ‘Nostalgia’ are an experience through time and space, evoking contradicted emotional responses. Moments we tirelessly cherish in our memory with pleasure and sadness as if doomed in a circular cycle of recollection significant events.”


Françoise Jetteur ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 80 ▫︎

Demande Mixed media 80 x 68 cm

“My subconscious is influenced by personal situations and events, my spontaneous drawings show it.”

FRANÇOISE JETTEUR www.francoisejetteur.com


▫︎ 81 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Jideka Should you trust your instinct? Acrylic 50 x 50 cm

French artist, Jocelyne Deschamps-Kus was born and lives in Lyon. She has been drawing from a young age and never gave up. Jocelyne received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and a Diploma in Graphic Art. She exhibits regularly in France and abroad but in her own words, what she likes best is “to stay every day in my atelier, working hard on different topics and depict the common world”. Art is my passion, I am constantly creating and inventing new themes and paths. Add a passion of color and a touch of humor and sensitivity and you will get the full and deep meaning of my work.”

JIDEKA https://deschampskus.fr


Regina Jokubaitis ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 82 ▫︎

Mona Titty Digital media 16 x 20 in.

“I am currently exploring in what I call ‘NEW AGE MIRROR.’ Channeling original creativity in oils onto mirrors. Creating works as unique as each individual who looks into it an abstract expressionism experience.”

REGINA JOKUBAITIS https://www.saatchiart.com/mirrorartist


▫︎ 83 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Patrick Joosten Dreams Acrylic 160 x 100 cm

“L’essence de la couleur et de l’imaginaire. The essence of color and imagination. I am predominantly a self-taught artist, and I am not following any particular artistic movement.”

PAT R I C K J O O S T E N www.patrick-joosten.com


Angelika Kandler Seegy ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 84 ▫︎

Kennst du das Land? Painting on structure 60 x 70 cm

“A philosophy of discovering new shapes in the colors of heaven and earth, discovering new colors in the rhythms of life, is my artistic path. The search for balance with shapes, colors and rhythms, my artistic concern.”

A N G E L I K A K A N D L E R S E E GY www.Kandler-Seegy.de


▫︎ 85 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Angelika Kandler Seegy Klingender Tanz Painted sand on canvas 100 x 80 cm


Hiromi Kawano ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 86 ▫︎

Melody Digital photograph 3024 x 4032 px

“By taking pictures of beautiful Japanese landscapes and flowers and superimposing them, I continue to create mysterious and beautiful works. Seasonal flowers and landscapes always inspire me. The work “Melody” is a combination of a keyboard picture and the autumn scenery of the area where I live. I love music, so hope you can feel the beautiful music through this work.”

H I R O M I K AWA N O Instagram.com@opatomato


▫︎ 87 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Audrey Kay Dowling Shhhh...She’s Sleeping Block print, collage, gouache, ink 22 x 22 in.

“My framed mixed-media block printed works use multiple art mediums to express the joy that I feel every time I am out in nature. I look carefully at things to find nuances of color, textures, unusual combinations, and the endless visual variation of life created by water, rocks, woods, fields, streams, mountains, birds, and people. “Shhhh...She’s Sleeping” includes the whimsical side I sometimes use in my work.”

AU D R E Y K AY D O W L I N G www.portagehillgallery.com


Aomi Kikuchi ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 88 ▫︎

Cultivation BlueOcean Goose down, pigment, resin, petri dish D. 10 cm

“I make sculptures, wall pieces and garments using textiles and found objects. The source of inspiration is Japanese aesthetics: wabi-sabi (imperfection), mono no aware (sympathy), and Buddha’s philosophy: impermanence, insubstantiality, and suffering. My work addresses infinity as the succession of fleeting activities. I combine acquired knowledge and experiment to create new perspectives and innovative art. I believe that art can make the world a better place.”

AOMI KIKUCHI https://www.aomikikuchi.com


▫︎ 89 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Oresta Kinash Magic Garden Mixed media, golden leaf 40 x 40 cm

“Painting makes music visible and reveals more beauty and happiness in our lives.” Oresta Kinash is a professional choral conductor and vocal teacher and a self-taught visual artist. She mainly specializes in sacred, liturgical music. She currently lives in Warsaw, Poland. She favors medium and large-size works because they provide a freedom to create as in conducting music.

O R E S TA K I N A S H artshowinternational.com/artists/oresta-kinash


Jan Kluveld ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 90 ▫︎

Untitled Digital media

J A N K LU V E L D jankluveld.com


▫︎ 91 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Frank Knourek Red Rain from the Forest Fire Digital/Mixed media 20 x 24 in.

“I am a self-trained artist with no education in drawing. My college degrees are in unrelated subjects. I have been drawing on the computer for about 3 years, which started late in my retirement. I use mixed media most of the time. My art is printed on canvas in various sizes.”

FRANK KNOUREK frankknourek@icloud.com


Michael Kopplstätter ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 92 ▫︎

Wehen vom Meer Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm

“Nationally-known and internationally-profiled experienced artist, my artworks are full of juxtapositions tension, release, silence and intensity. The artworks are emotive and sensual. Realistic and figurative representations of the female form blended with abstract elements to memorizing effect. The work beautifully captures the vulnerability of the subjects, dissolving into the landscape of canvas. Utilizing vivid colors and broad brush strokes each canvas is full of movement, intensity and light.”

M I C H A E L KO P P L S TÄT T E R www.michael-kopplstaetter.com


▫︎ 93 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Johanne Kourie Veille de Tempête (Storm Watch) Acrylic on canvas 50.8 x 50.8 cm

“Artistic creation has always been part of my life. The possibility of remaking the world with colors, textures and movement is a real pleasure! Painting is the medium I have chosen to express what I see perceive and feel about what surrounds me. The possibilities of remaking the world are limitless. The only limit I have as an artist is my imagination. My paintings are therefore a happy mixture of realism and imagination. Each painting has its story and each story has its painting.”

J O H A N N E KO U R I E https://johannekourie.com


KrasiArt ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 94 ▫︎

Do you thing there is a better world out there? Acrylic on canvas 40 x 50 cm

“Painting is my other world, a world in which I and the canvas become one, and where imagination remains my guiding light to this world! When that happens, I begin my journey; I can go anywhere, discover new worlds, and be anything I want to be. And the colors, they are my words, I speak through them telling fairy tales that bring hope and fill the space with love... Because Love is the greatest feeling in the Universe! Let us all open our hearts to the Good and to the Love! “

KRASIART www.facebook.com/KrasimiraIlcheva69


▫︎ 95 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Roslyn Levin Whooping Cranes Bowing Sumi-e ink 14.25 x 18.5 in.

“Sumi-e is a way of approaching life. I work constantly toward perfection, realizing this goal remains tantalizingly out of reach. Body, breath and brush are one in each brushstroke; I “become” what I paint, reaching within myself to show motion and emotion; capturing the essence of my subject. A bird flying is flight — A cat running is pure speed — Slight angling of a head is sorrow or love. I pray my art will awaken new pathways within you, to cherish and preserve the beauty around us.”

R O S LY N L E V I N www.artbyroslyn.on.ca


Nard Lee ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 96 ▫︎

Certificate of Birth aka DOA Mixed media 48 x 48 in.

“My artwork contains duality: black and white; loss and hope; protest and conformity. I use deep, saturated tones — inviting but adversarial, contributing to the tension within the painting. Born and raised in Washington, DC, my upbringing has been a great influence on my work. My paintings explore unsolved questions regarding race, class and religion.”

NARD LEE https://nard-lee.com


▫︎ 97 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Aaron Landman Yesterday’s Maze Acrylic 30 x 30 in.

“In this series of maze-like paintings, I explore the balance between random chaos and control. They begin with arbitrary vertical and horizontal lines which develop into paths that unfold, intersect, or lead to a dead end. Within each painting, I study the relationships between one corner to another, seeking that moment when everything finds balance, where there’s a weightlessness to the overall form.”

AARON LANDMAN aaronlandman.com


Anya Lauchlan ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 98 ▫︎

Daydreamer Oil on canvas 914 x 914 mm

“Learn how to do it properly, you can always spoil it later. I was trained by a student of Marc Chagall in the tradition, and influenced by the 1905-1940 art of the School of Paris group. I explore different media and subjects: from landscape, marine and still-life to portrait and abstracts.”

A N YA L AU C H L A N https://anyalauchlan.com


▫︎ 99 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Anson Liaw Lifelessly Living Pencil, ink and digital 20 x 27 in.

A N S O N L I AW www.liaw-anson.format.com


Anson Liaw ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 100 ▫︎

Part of Us Pencil, ink and digital, 15 x 24 in.

“I feel I am useless as an artist when I am happy. Pain is what creates my artwork. The painful experiences that people go through as they journey through life in the world around us from childhood to adulthood which in many ways is full of chaos and hardship are what sparks and motivates myself to possess my objectives to make purposeful artwork that hopefully generates meaningful and fulfilling empathetic connections to people.”

A N S O N L I AW www.liaw-anson.format.com


▫︎ 101 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Anson Liaw Méliès’ Magical Title Illusions of Work Pencil, inkMedia and digital used 34 12 xx 12 45cm in.


Brigitte Lichtenhofer-Wagner ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 102 ▫︎

Der Kaffeehausliterat Oil on canvas 50 x 70 cm

“I find my topics in my environment. In my pictures, I strive to create a second reality by making the unobservable visible. Perspectives changes, image-in-picture compositions and showing of the small secrets of everyday life belong to my ever-recurring motives. My work is the result of a process in which the subjective perception and painting are facing and standing with each other.”

B R I G I T T E L I C H T E N H O F E R -WA G N E R www.atelier-lichtenhofer.at


▫︎ 103 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Mei-Lin Lin Red in summer 1 Acrylic painting 40F

MEI-LIN LIN www.flickr.com/photos/45204069@N03


Marcelle Mansour ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 104 ▫︎

The Gaze, 2021 Digital media 80 x 60 cm

“Inspired by the concept of the gaze, I explore its effect on humans as a form of visual communication acting as a window for powerful expression. It emits invisible energies and reveals information about a person’s biometric identity. The face of the Mediterranean Eastern female is characterized by an oval face, large almond-shaped eyes with a hopeful gaze. The decorative Middle Eastern culture and the unique Cross Stitch embroidery patterns inform my connection to the world as a universal Western Eastern woman.”

MARCELLE MANSOUR http://marcellemansour.com.au


▫︎ 105 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Deborra Marshall Bohrer Merlin Acrylic on board 72 x 72 in.

“Art is the reflection of the life that resides in all of us. It is the wooden spoon that stirs emotion. It calms the soul or curdles your blood. A piece of art can be a gentle friend, a stern companion, or a way to escape or revere “normal”. Working with a larger format, I experience a sense of belonging with my painting. There is an intimacy that I feel with my palette knife, adding layer upon layer, waiting for the moment the image emerges and the wonderful recognition, ahh......There you are!”

DEBORRA MARSHALL BOHRER www.deborra.com


Maria Linares Freire ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 106 ▫︎

Evolution I Acrylic on canvas 122 x 92 cm

“I am a fine artist, muralist, and digital artist. With my paintings, I approach the consciousness of the viewer through the pillars of Creation, Geometry. My designs tell stories of science, love, spiritualism, and sci-fi fantasy for the soul. The unlimited layers of paint, the precision of the lines and shimmering effects makes my work a sensorial experience for the viewer.”

MARIA LINARES FREIRE https://marialinaresfreire.net


▫︎ 107 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Monica Loncola Blue Light Oil on canvas 12 x 12 in.

“My process is meditative and intuitive. I find inspiration in nature and the fractal patterns of organic forms. Saturated color allows for an immersive experience of a color and its frequency.”

M O N I C A LO N C O L A monica@monicaloncola.com


Jan Lowe ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 108 ▫︎

Echidna, Looking for Breakfast Scratchboard 28 x 36 cm

“My inspiration for this body of work is to bring to the viewer, a snapshot of the animals I shared time with, working directly from nature using scratchboard and minimal ink.”

J A N LO W E www.janlowefineart.com


▫︎ 109 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Jan Lowe Devine Title ofMiss Work M Scratchboard Media used28 12xx36 12 cm


Alan Mahood ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 110 ▫︎

Mid-Air Encounter Digital photograph 28 x 30 in.

“Heavily influenced by nature, I am a self-taught photographer with a degree in architecture. I use both 35mm and digital cameras to convey the mood and feel of the places I photograph.”

ALAN MAHOOD cartgalleryonline.com


▫︎ 111 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Cherree Mallette Social Distancing Dry Brush on Rag, Oil applied with brush onto paper 30 x 22.5 in.

Cherree’s body of work, tilted “Splashparenties” is about the different vibrational frequencies we transmit through fluid water and how it may truly mirror ourselves.

CHERREE MALLETTE www.MalletteStudios.com


Mamuka ART ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 112 ▫︎

Disvirgin Acrylic on canvas and mixed media 80 x 100 cm

Mamuka Kapanadze is a Georgian artist and iconographer who began his work as a modern expressionist painter. Mamuka plays masterfully with perspectives and color gradients. In his artworks, he tells delicately arranged stories with fine lines, as well as with broad-brush strokes, which the viewer discovers anew in each piece. Mamuka’s artwork is found in many private collections, as well as in several public collections, namely in the Embassy of Georgia in Switzerland.

MAMUKA ART facebook.com/MK.PAINT.ART


▫︎ 113 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Mamuka ART Teenager Acrylic on canvas and mixed media 80 x 60 cm


Mauro Martin ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 114 ▫︎

From Hellenic Presence Series Photograph

Italian artist, Mauro Martin was born in Pinerolo and studied Architecture at Turin Polytechnic. He was a pupil of Beppe De Valle and Raffaele Ponte Corvo’s. Martin’s work covers different aspects of visual art: painting, sculpture, photography and film-making. He always applies the “less is more” minimalist principle to all his works, which are characterized by compositional essentiality and structural rigour.

M AU R O M A R T I N http://www.mauromartin.it


▫︎ 115 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Anne Sharlene McLearon Ocean Merkaba Acrylic and mixed media on canvas D. 76 cm

“As an extension of my interest in the cosmos and its power, I have painted and collaged the action of it on our oceans. The merkaba moves the light, spirit and action of the ocean waves to remove the pollution that mankind has cast into the oceans and rivers. This negligence has affected the survival of all earth beings. In the center of the painting are crystals to give us hope, as we try to do our part in the Great Cleanse of our water.”

SHARLENE MCLEARON https://asharlene.com


Anita McComas ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 116 ▫︎

Natural Elements Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 in.

“I prefer the angles and assertions of larger brushes, using brushstrokes to break the image while asking the viewer to address the idea of a slice of reality, or fractured time. Things are always in motion in my work. The suggestion of water is pervasive as I ultimately drift back to its woven reflective qualities. This speaks of the fragility of a moment, something that cannot be duplicated. I want to capture that magical “thing” that you can feel and connect to.”

A N I TA M C C O M A S https://www.anitamccomas.com


▫︎ 117 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Anita McComas Who Goes There Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 in.


Dan McCormack ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 118 ▫︎

Amanda - 4-16-02 - 1AF Photograph

“I earned my MFA in Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1969. My thesis was on photographic Grids of nudes that were based on mathematical Set Theory. I have continued for over fifty years exploring various cameras, techniques and processes while continuing with the nude.”

DAN MCCORMACK waamart.org/artist_page/dan-mccormack-figurative-photography/


▫︎ 119 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Dan McCormack Megan_J_11-21-09--06AE Photograph


Margot McMahon ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 120 ▫︎

Coral Landscape Mixed technique on panel 54 x 25 in.

A lifelong environmentalist, internationally-awarded Margot McMahon sculpts, writes, and paints human, plant, and animal forms to say, through art, her hope that decisions be made to support life on earth. She has been called the “Studs Terkel of the sculpting world” most recently for her Gwendolyn Brooks Monument for Gwendolyn Brooks Park. Collections: Smithsonian, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago History Museum. Aquarius Press published “A WWII SAGA” & “If Trees Could Talk” in 2021.

M A R G OT M C M A H O N https://margotmcmahon.com


▫︎ 121 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Stephen Mimms Pieces Digital media 11 x 14 in.

Stephen Mimms skills were self-taught, beginning with film photography as a hobby. Stephen’s images are designed to inspire and create art. He likes to combine photography and digital art to produce photo-realism and a painterly style for his artistic vision.

STEPHEN MIMMS http://www.mimmsphotography.com


Kaeko Mizutani ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 122 ▫︎

Theft Pen, brush and black ink on paper 148 x 100 mm

“I think humans sublimate the darkness of the heart and create beauty through art. How do you sublimate the dark parts; anger, jealousy and sadness? How do you control the inevitable thoughts? Sometimes while encountering absurdity, I continue to create and I find beauty in the surrounding creatures, and project my thoughts to them. It can be said that it is the fate of the artist to develop a singularity and beautiful world.”

K A E KO M I Z U TA N I cae69116@gmail.com


▫︎ 123 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Kaeko Mizutani Breast of Fertility Black ink with pen, watercolor 100 x 148 mm


Billy Moro-Wey ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 124 ▫︎

Touchy-Feely Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in.

“This painting is an epitome of gestures reflecting emotions exhibited by the visual characters. The blue hands may confuse the audience as to whom they belong. They may be the woman’s hands stretched to touch the top of her own shoulders, or the silhouetted man’s, in front of her who is attempting to enjoy a dance with her. A sfumato is in effect to soften the lines and edges.”

B I L LY M O R O -W E Y www.billymorowey.com


▫︎ 125 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Manuel Morquecho Survivor Photograph 1/5, 26 x 30 in.

“Silvia, 56 years old, sexually abused as a child, a single mother at age fifteen without an education, worked to raise her son in another city. However, she married at age 18, and continued to work while studying, she eventually became a quartermaster in a school and had three more children. Despite all the motherhood challenges, Silvia continued to study and got a master’s degree in Higher Education. Later, she went through a serious car accident and had her first surgical operation, which was to reconstruct part of her genital organs. After a few years, she underwent an emergency operation to remove her ovary because she was losing too much blood and giving her anemia. Silvia then suffered a partial facial paralysis that caused her a lot of pain. In 2020, she underwent kidney surgery but the doctors thought she was not going to survive and a priest gave her the holy oils. She thought she was going to follow her brother and father who had passed away a few years ago. Although she is still in a lot of pain, she continues in her constant struggle for life, always alive ... always a warrior!”

MANUEL MORQUECHO mm@manuelmorquecho.com


Olivia-Patricia O’Neal ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 126 ▫︎

The Fisher Woman Oil on canvas 170.18 x 115.57 cm

“In art I believe my form-sense is natural born. Whereas the concepts are inspirational from which I develop the imaginary as an interpretation of the original idea. Woman as an inspiration has long been a theme in much of my work. I see the woman metaphorically as the fundamental creator. In this painting there emerges a monumental figure as the PROVIDER. It is my opinion the unknowable future of womankind cannot deny the truth of her story.”

O L I V I A - PAT R I C I A O ’ N E A L pterrelloneal.com


▫︎ 127 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Nicole Seventh in the Movement Acrylic on canvas 30 x 31 in.

“My work is semi-representational, combining abstract and realism to portray not just a scene, but emotional symbolism. My work focuses on the interpretation of real life by acknowledging the emotions behind what we physically interact with.”

NICOLE https://thestarsandgod.com


Janette Newman ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 128 ▫︎

Spy My Horse Acrylic 61 x 51 cm

JANETTE NEWMAN hopetounpark@bigpond.com


▫︎ 129 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Britta Ortiz Flying Intelligence Linocut on paper 30 x 42 cm

“Nature and the human being around me are an eternal source of inspiration. My works can depict beauty, but may also like to create reflection on the life and nature of the people who view the works of art I create. I love working with graphic works in black and white. It forces me to be creative in relation to each cut. At the same time, it appeals to me that every cut is definite. It requires care and concentration, as a cut can not be undone.”

B R I T TA O R T I Z https://www.britta-ortiz.dk


Parel ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 130 ▫︎

En Route Vers ces Ailleurs Mixed media 120 x 100 cm

“Emotional charge serves as a trigger. I respond to the piece and see where it wants to go. That’s always fascinating to me.”

PA R E L fb.com/parel-art


▫︎ 131 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Tatyana Palchuk Anthem of Joy ( Allusions to Beethoven’s Music), 2019 Oil on linen 120 x 95 x 3,5 cm

“Deep and complete knowledge of my profession is proven by long years during which I was learning and improving myself as a full-time artist. My creative work is first of all characterized by many exhibitions, publications and positive feedback from students, colleagues and art critics. The basis of everything still remains academic professionalism. Even if it is not a leading value in the arts currently, a good master of his handcraft should combine talent and professionalism.”

TAT YA N A PA LC H U K www.tpalchuk.eu


Karen Payne ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 132 ▫︎

Three’s A Crowd Pastel on paper 42 x 59 cm

“Art is a reflection of life, of experiences and relationships, of the conscious and the subconscious. ‘Three’s a Crowd’ speaks of the faces we show to the world and those we hide. My focus of late has been on the beauty of pastel. I’m enjoying the use of colour and light to reveal form; the female form in all its beauty. Light and colour both envelop and expose. Pinks, mauves, blues, reds... the colours of life....life’s blood.”

K A R E N PAY N E karenpayneart.wordpress.com | Instagram@karenpayneart


▫︎ 133 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Rebecca Perehudoff AC-004-21 Sedona Days Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in.

“I have a studio in the greater Chicago area, but spend a lot of time in nature. Through the medium of acrylic paint, I search for the soul and feeling of a place while at the same time working with formal visual elements. Landscape has power and my goal is to convey that.”

REBECCA PEREHUDOFF rebeccaperehudoff.com


Pepponi Art ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 134 ▫︎

New Task for Bullfigthers Mixed media on framed canvas 50 x 50 cm

“Working in tourism since 1970, I lived overseas and traveled around in Europe, America, Asia, and Africa (11 years in Kenya). For the last 22 years, I lived in Palma de Mallorca, Spain and now I’m back in Germany. I’m autodidact - of all tried-out materials, I prefer painting with acrylics and especially on wood. The portrayal of perspectives and mostly the strong expression of bright colors are my trademark. My artworks, Pepponi Art, are now part of private collections worldwide.”

PEPPONI ART https://www.pepponi.de


▫︎ 135 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Cheryl Polakow Just the Two of Us Watercolor 15 x 22 in.

“I create art that moves me, using a variety of mediums to expand my creativity.”

C H E R Y L P O L A KO W www.cherylpolakowknight.com


Jean Jacques Porret ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 136 ▫︎

Belle du Soir Cast bronze, Edition of 3, 20 1/4 in.

“Born in Switzerland, in 1941, to a prominent family of art and antique collectors, I started to sculpt wood at a very young age. I was drawn to and learned the technique of bronze and lost wax casting “because it is the most demanding material which is responsive and sweet to the touch.” My work is figurative but is not about the figure. I consider myself an expressionist as I am more interested in communicating an abstract feeling or idea than an actual image.”

JEAN JACQUES PORRET www.jjporret.com


▫︎ 137 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Jean Jacques Porret Rencontre Nocturne Cast bronze, Edition of 3, 18 1/2 in.


Poupée - Michelle Caussin-Bellon ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 138 ▫︎

Fontaine d’Amoures Tadelackt on polished wood with river pebbles 50 x 35 cm

“To best define and explain my work, I would say that I am the painter of marble with the touch of velvet. Plaster, stone, water and air are closely blended with subtly colored powders in a thick paste crushed on the wood. Everything in my work expresses impulse, force and spontaneity covered with a veil of nobility, of dream and tenderness, involving us in a soothing world of softness. I am a member of Academie des arts -sciences et lettres in France, PSA (Pastel Society of America), USA and Society of French Artists (France).”

P O U P É E - M I C H E L L E C AU S S I N - B E L LO N singulart.com/fr/artiste/poupée-michelle-caussin-bellon-25239?ref=ts


▫︎ 139 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Mahfuzur Rahman Dealer of Pain Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm

“I think of my installations as unfinished inventories of fragments: objects, drawings, paintings, photographs, and other inventions. They are improvisational sites in which the constructed and the readymade are used to question our making of the world through language and knowledge. My arrangements are schematic, inviting the viewer to move into a space of speculation. I rely on our desires for beauty, poetics and seduction.”

MAHFUZUR RAHMAN www.mahfuzcanvas.com


Angelika Prapa ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 140 ▫︎

It’s All About Power Oil on linen 160 x 180 cm

“From the first line I ever drew and up to the works living in my fantasy, understanding the relation between ourselves and the world has always been the fixed and unchanging question. As is claimed by modern scientific thought, perceptible material reality is an illusion of human physiology, created in specific areas of the brain with the help of our sensory organs. Moreover, according to Plato, what our senses perceive is “the imperfect depiction (the appearance) of the original Form.”

A N G E L I K A P R A PA www.angelikaprapa.com


▫︎ 141 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Angelika Prapa Falling Angels Oil on linen 160 x 140 cm


Heidemarie Rauh ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 142 ▫︎

Rittersporn Mixed media on canvas 70 x 100 cm

“The joy of colors and shapes is expressed in my painting. I am particularly interested in new techniques and materials. Sometimes my paintings are created according to certain ideas, sometimes spontaneously and out of the moment. I find working with the spatula, painting with the tube, or the pipette particularly exciting. In this way, images often develop that can change again and again through further processing. For me, painting is: developing new things, experimenting.”

H E I D E M A R I E R AU H https://kleine-galerie-hof.de.tl


▫︎ 143 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Realistic Artwork by Daisy Magical Power!

“I’m Daisy and I’m 23 years old. I’m an artist specializing in photorealistic drawings. I really love to make portraits and wildlife art. My passion is connected strongly to the medium of pencil, using graphite, pastel and colored pencil. It’s great to capture a character into a drawing.”

REALISTIC ARTWORK BY DAISY www.realisticartworkbydaisy.com


Reflective Photography ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 144 ▫︎

Hosta Bloom Digital photograph

“I see my work with reflections as a study of motion and light. My goal is to capture a feeling of a moment in time, communicating universal aspects of humanness and to bring a little light and peace into a rather complicated world.”

R E F L E C T I V E P H OTO G R A P H Y https://www.reflectivephotography.us


▫︎ 145 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Roland Reinert Reflections Acrylic on canvas 60 x 50 cm

“Art moves.”

ROLAND REINERT www.rolandreinert.ch


LJ Reitman ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 146 ▫︎

Untitled 40 x 16 in.

“My art is the fusion of creativity, implementation and flexibility. I work with different colors, textures and mediums to achieve a desired result based on personal thought and reflection.”

LJ REITMAN https://ljreitman.com


▫︎ 147 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Mariela Restrepo Amargo y Dulce Oil on linen 36 x 48 in.

“I usually only paint what gives me a feeling of love, peace, or reflection. I believe that the artist has a mission to fulfill through his work. I feel that mine is to honor NATURE. When I observe a mangrove with its intertwined roots entering the water and another looking at the sky devoid of its greenery, saddens me. It awakens my ecological conscience and the desire to protect it. The supplication for us to protect them remains latent.”

MARIELA RESTREPO www.marielarestrepo.net


Mimi Revencu ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 148 ▫︎

Next Spring Acrylic on canvas 80 x 60 cm

“I am a mirabilist artist and my art is meant to bring happiness, optimism, hope. My paintings are inspired by my life, the books I read, the music I listen to, my travels in Europe, Africa, etc. Enjoy Mirabilis Art on www.mimi.ro”

MIMI REVENCU www.mimi.ro


▫︎ 149 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Hanna Rheinz (HRZ) Venus Duplex Oil on canvas 92 x 72 cm

“Inspirations happen along the debris left beside the slippery slopes of changes. Images, including those transmitted from the past, collide with new images, new values, new errors. In art, I find it worthwhile to look out for the ruptures, to confront what does not seem to fit, and confront images, ideas, emotions and words. The broken demands to be seen!”

HANNA RHEINZ (HRZ) http://hanna-rheinz.com


Linda Riseley ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 150 ▫︎

Still from 20/20 Vision (2020) Short film

This piece is from Riseley’s short film ‘20/20 Vision’ described as “Art with a beautiful impactful soundtrack that poignantly leads you through the year the virus plagued the world!”. The Australian artist said “When creating the work, I truly felt the sadness and knew many artists who were impacted by these events all around the world. It saddens me more that this plague continues cause loss of life and heart break.” Linda is a paradox of creativity infused with an interest in computer science.

LINDA RISELEY www.LindaRiseley.net


▫︎ 151 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Ramón Rivas Experiential Paradise Mixed media - Rivismo 150 x 200 cm

“My work is very personal. I use my creativity to be different and look for proposals that surprise and excite. I apply my imagination to develop creative, innovative and interactive works. I work in an orderly, methodical way, supervising good execution and composition. I incorporate scientific themes and make the painting a walkable space for the viewer. I create images of precision, density and depth that are visually captivating. My works provoke the viewer, turning them into an artist during a visual journey when the images are recorded on their retina.”

R A M Ó N R I VA S www.rivismo.com I Instagram@ramonrivas_rivismo I ramonrivas-rivismo.blogspot.com


Carole Robitaille ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 152 ▫︎

Stop and Just Listen 30 x 36 in.

“I am a passionate, spiritual artist. I have painted all my life and now that I am retired, I paint daily. I try to capture the beauty around me in nature and also the feelings and impressions I get from the people and world around me. We are all connected and share so many similarities yet all so different in other ways. Always a great source of inspiration to try and interpret what I see and feel in ways that reach out and somehow touch others.”

C A R O L E R O B I TA I L L E www.caroler.ca | carolerobitaille.ca


▫︎ 153 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Rick Ruark Beyond the Fence Digital media 18 x 24 in.

“My artworks are primarily acrylics and digital art. Hard edge geometry, a primary element of my artwork, provides me with the ability to create endless compositions when used in combination with custom color palettes to bring about an implied sense of depth, illusion and dimension. I have been creating digital art since 1993. With digital media, I can create abstractions that I’d be unable to create on canvas, allowing me to expand my reach creatively.”

R I C K R UA R K http://rickspaintings.com


Carmen Cecilia Rusu ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 154 ▫︎

Galaxy Acrylic and resin on canvas 60 x 60 x 4 cm

Born in Dej, Romania, Carmen Cecilia Rusu has recently affirmed herself in the field of art after participation in multiple painting exhibitions. Since 2014, the artist has returned to her childhood passion, namely painting, participating to date in 44 national exhibitions and 148 international exhibitions including four solo shows in Italy and Romania.

CARMEN CECILIA RUSU www.carmenceciliarusu.com


▫︎ 155 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Linn Saffer Diva Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in.

“My main medium is oils, but I’m not a stranger to others. I am not interested in exact representation, but in color and composition. I also aim for simplicity of expression.”

LINN SAFFER linnsaffer@gmail.com


Chatarina Salomonsson ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 156 ▫︎

Aurora Borealis Acrylic on cotton canvas 54 x 65 cm

“When I was growing up, I got into the wrong relationships. I became an easy victim in my insecurity and exploitation was a fact. Was that how life would be? I dreamed of love, passion, of a kind soft hand that wanted me well. Trained me hard from time to time and got stuck in anorexia. Stood up for them and became stronger and stronger as a human being. Who who has struggled with bloody hands and thick forehead bones. A strong woman. Today I am mature, confident and walk in my own shoes.”

C H ATA R I N A S A LO M O N S S O N www.konst.se@Chatarina Salomonsson


▫︎ 157 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Chatarina Salomonsson Receive Acrylic on cotton canvas 50 x 70 cm


Chatarina Salomonsson ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 158 ▫︎

Rose Acrylic on cotton canvas 120 x 180 cm

C H ATA R I N A S A LO M O N S S O N www.konst.se@Chatarina Salomonsson


▫︎ 159 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Barbara Schastok Coronavirus Pandemic Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 100 x 130 cm

“The art which I’m creating originates from nature and the environment. It is an inner urge, the consequence of a kind of necessity, to visualize seen and experiences. Art makes visible, art overcomes borders and continents, language barriers, space and time.”

B A R B A R A S C H A S TO K www.schastok-art.ch


Phyllis Shipley ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 160 ▫︎

Banjo Mania Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 x 1.5 in.

“My paintings come from my “inner vision” as I seldom know when I start what my expression will be. My desire is to give the viewer a reason to spend a little time looking and receiving a message of hope, joy, energy and compassion, and feel lifted after viewing.”

PHYLLIS SHIPLEY phyllisshipleyfineart.com


▫︎ 161 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Marliese Scheller The Earth Gouache on velum 24 x 31 cm

“For me, the Middle Ages are synonymous with a period rich in art and architecture. Inspired by the tradition of medieval codices where every expression is rendered with a certain sobriety by the monks, I have created over the years a set of illuminated manuscripts. The term “illuminated manuscript” refers to the technique, colours applied in layers on a vellum support and does not illustrate a text. ‘The Earth’ is part of a subset of 7 representing the Cycle of Creation.”

MARLIESE SCHELLER www.dellapittura.com


Charlotte Shroyer ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 162 ▫︎

The Odd Couple

“I am intrigued by duality in the world: right brain, left brain; male, female; animal, human; and much more. My work with children and youth with learning and language disorders, including the deaf, is such an inherent part of my psyche that I cannot dismiss its influence. I start placing color on the canvas with no idea how it will end. My right brain takes over and it is only after patches of color have been placed that I begin to analyze the piece. Then my right brain takes over again.”

C H A R LOT T E S H R OY E R charlotteshroyer.com


▫︎ 163 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Evan B. Siegel Yellow Dress and Owl Digital photograph

“I have been photographing seriously for several decades, across genres, including portraiture, fine art nudes, fashion, landscapes, and wildlife. The use of natural light is important to me, along with the balance of lights/darks and critical compositional elements. I have most recently used DSLR and digital medium format equipment, favoring the Fujifilm GFX100 system for its flexibility, weight, size, and image quality. I am continuing to learn and enjoy photography immensely.”

E VA N B . S I E G E L http://be.net/coastal2013


Leif Sohlman ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 164 ▫︎

Raadhusgatan Digital media, Prints up to 183 x 122 cm

Nature is a beauty we all have to love. If we do not love nature, we lose a bit of our souls. Leif’s images try to find the beauty in our surroundings, especially nature, and let others discover it through his images. Sometimes it might be beauty in something you do not believe is beautiful. Leif creates digital paintings of nature and abstracts, hoping to inspire others to find and see the beauty in nature.

LEIF SOHLMAN https://leif-sohlman.pixels.com/art


▫︎ 165 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Gudrun Stålnacke Naivistic Painter Kiruna, A Part of North Sweden 60 x 80 cm

G U D R U N S TÅ L N A C K E Konst.se/stalnacke


Kerstin Sokoll ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 166 ▫︎

Friends Acrylic on canvas 100 x 120 cm

“Art as an emotion of the unique. This is the message which Kerstin Sokoll wants to convey. Using the expressive power of color with an energetic application, her artwork touches people from within. It is an expression of explosive determination and complex calculation. She cites the “emotional-creative” process as being at the center of her practice, whereby the expressive complexity is both “intention and effect”.

K E R S T I N S O KO L L www.kerstin-sokoll.de


▫︎ 167 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Kerstin Sokoll Forest Bathing Acrylic on canvas 120 x 100 cm


Roxy Sora ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 168 ▫︎

Mighty Splendor Pouring on canvas 36 x 36 in.

“My primary influences have been nature and music and the movement I perceive in them. I am able to share with my viewers my feelings of wonder and awe.”

R OX Y S O R A www.roxysora.com


▫︎ 169 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Roxy Sora Mist Pouring on canvas 36 x 36 in.


Bernd Steinert ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 170 ▫︎

After The Rain I Oil on canvas 70 x 140 cm

“There are two complementary directions in my paintings. On the one hand, I create mostly abstract pictures, and on the other hand pictures in which a predominantly figurative scene must assert itself against nonfigurative picture elements.”

BERND STEINERT https://mitglieder.bbk-sachsenanhalt.de/bernd-steinert


▫︎ 171 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Jerry Steingraeber Lucy Oil 18 x 24 in.

“Capturing textures convincingly has always been a challenge for me ever since I started applying paint to canvas. Early on I avoided including certain elements in my paintings because of my lack of confidence in executing them. But after realizing that I was limiting my composition options I had to at least experiment. Now, after periods of trial and error, I actually enjoy including sky and water for example in my paintings.”

JERRY STEINGRAEBER www.jerrysteingraeber.com


Peter Stilton ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 172 ▫︎

Dante at the Tampa Bay Hotel Acrylic and artist’s photographic material on canvas 30 x 40 in.

“Although the intent of this painting had nothing to do with the specific impact of COVID on my artwork, the end result seemed to prefigure the unleashed passionate rhythms of a society in spiraling flight towards freedom! This painting was actually a fiery baptism that began in fairly calm colors and interlocking structure and ended with torn images in an almost film—like adventure in strong, somewhat graphic acrylic colors surging amidst the fragments of Tampa Bay’s architectural landmark.”

P E T E R S T I LTO N www.peterstilton.com


▫︎ 173 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Chan Suk On 99% Style Mixed media 70 x 50 cm

“I am wearing a surgical face mask every day. I keep the packages and boxes of the masks and alcohol wipes that come from Hong Kong, Japan and Korea and create fashion patterns. The design kills 99% of the germs. It is the idea that numbers to give us a feeling of safety. The red, blue, white and grey are the trendy colours of 2021. The various repeating patterns mixed together create the form of patchwork. The sunglasses enhances cool style image.”

CHAN SUK ON httpschansukon.com


Umit Sule ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 174 ▫︎

Scream of the Unborn Digital media, Print 100 x 100 cm

“Imagine a world with no physical boundaries, but just a mixture of colours reflecting your feelings, memories and hopes... and you are standing right in the middle of this chaos.” Umit Sule is a Turkish artist and architect, based in Dubai.

UMIT SULE @umits_art


▫︎ 175 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Jennie Sweo The Dreamer Mixed media 30 x 44 in.

“I have always been drawn to dry media when painting and drawing. Through experimentation and research, I have developed my own way of painting with paper and drawing with brush and ink. My own merger of pattern, texture, color, shape, gives insight to the portraits I create. The portraits themselves are mergers of peoples I have met and places I have lived and traveled Russia, Czech Republic, Japan, the USA, New Zealand, and many others.”

JENNIE SWEO https://jsweo.blogspot.com/


Ari Székely ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 176 ▫︎

Happy Bouquet Acrylic on canvas 50 x 60 cm

“As a doctor and self-taught artist, I feel honored and grateful to have the possibility to be present on the pages of this prestigious publication. Although painting is just a hobby, it is very important to me and gives me huge satisfaction. I am happy because I can express my feelings in shapes, forms and colours and create new values. My artworks are displayed in museums in Europe and the USA and are featured in many artbooks. I am the recipient of a lot of international art awards.”

A R I S Z É K E LY https://circle-arts.com/ari-szekely


▫︎ 177 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Kanyeyachukwu Tagbo-Okeke GENIUS Oil on papyrus on stretched canvas 24 x 36 in.

Kanyeyachukwu is an 11-year-old creative, art genius with limited verbal skills whose artwork has given him a loud voice. His works can be found in world-renowned buildings as well as galleries in Europe, America, and Africa. His art has been described by art critics as full of mystery, deeply talented, highly intelligent, and unbelievably mature for someone his age. Kanyeyachukwu’s work infuses the deep colors of our society and in his own ingenious way, bringing it to life on canvas.

K A N Y E YA C H U K W U TA G B O - O K E K E www.kanyeyachukwu.com


Widmer Tassinari ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 178 ▫︎

Schiacciare il Pallone Gonfiato (Crush the Inflated Ball) Mixed media 150 x 100 cm

“Love ends, Art is forever.”

W I D M E R TA S S I N A R I https://circle-arts.com/widmer-tassinari


▫︎ 179 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Patricia Edith Mary Thompson No Reefs Watercolor on Atlantic Navigation Chart 11 x 16 in.

“As I like to work in the moment, my artwork is essentially highly expressive and spontaneous. An Impressionist at heart, I endeavor to capture the ambiance of time and place, hoping to transport my viewer to the thrill of being “there”; being actually engaged in the same experience that I, the artist, feel and experience. Atmosphere is paramount—which I try to create through a unique use of line and color.”

PAT R I C I A E D I T H M A R Y T H O M P S O N artgallery.co.uk/artist/patricia_thompson


Tejaswini ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 180 ▫︎

Going Places Mixed media/beads on canvas 16 x 20 in.

“The medium I used to create these artworks is a toy for children, called fusion beads. And my art is inspired by a decorative art from India called Rangoli. I relate to Georgia O’Keeffe’s words, ”To create one’s own world takes courage.” Since I am creating a new world, it’s meditative, spiritual.”

TEJASWINI https://tejaswiniart.com/


▫︎ 181 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Tejaswini Plowed Fields Mixed media/beads on canvas 16 x 20 in.


Thuy Loan Tonnby ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 182 ▫︎

Dining Table Oil on canvas 40 x 50 cm

“I have been painting for 35 years. Recurrent themes include movement, stillness, repetition, and beauty through nature and the female figure. My latest series focuses on interior scenes with special details added as tributes to other artists.”

T H U Y LO A N TO N N B Y www.atelierTLT.com


▫︎ 183 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Thuy Loan Tonnby Window Oil on canvas 40 x 50 cm (The original image has been slightly cropped to fit)


Thuy Loan Tonnby ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 184 ▫︎

Red Carpet Oil on canvas 40 x 50 cm

T H U Y LO A N TO N N B Y www.atelierTLT.com


▫︎ 185 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Thuy Loan Tonnby Dinner Oil on canvas 120 x 150 cm


Giovanni Tozzetti ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 186 ▫︎

The Toast Acrylic 100 x 80 cm

“Some people write stories, I paint or design them without an obscure or conceptual statement. My roots push me to work in a traditional way but my engineering venture suggests I work freely end geometrically.”

G I O VA N N I TO Z Z E T T I giovannitozzetti.com.au


▫︎ 187 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Kate Turning A Beautiful Day Archival inks on ash panel 40 x 32 in.

“I deeply manipulate the Binary Code of my images to create a visual metaphor for the flow of time and the cascade of energy witnessed by The Cirio - ancient trees of the Mexican Desert.”

K AT E T U R N I N G www.kateturningart.com/thedesertdreams


Kari Veastad ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 188 ▫︎

Emotional Connections Acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 cm

“I love to play with colors. My colors and hands take me on a joyous and unfamiliar journey through inner and outer landscapes. I am constantly surprised by what comes on the canvas as different movements. The painting often draws attention to the inner wealth of man. I intend to inspire you to open up and pay attention to your inner landscape for reflection and movement. My inspiration is the beauty in the surroundings and my passion for the interaction between body, soul, and spirit.”

K A R I V E A S TA D www.kariveastad.com


▫︎ 189 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Mayra Vera At Dawn Acrylic over canvas 12 x 12 in.

“Imminent ideas of peace and anguish, of darkness and light of our present. Without the colorful joy of those different emotions, just like the colors; our lives would be dull and plain.”

M AY R A V E R A https://mlmcreations.com


Jan Marco Veroni ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 190 ▫︎

The Village by the Sea Oil on canvas 46 x 55 cm

“I am a 73-year-old retired typographer who has been painting for more than 30 years. I am self-taught except for a few courses. I have a special interest in the old masters.”

JAN MARCO VERONI www.veroni.no


▫︎ 191 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Megan Vun Wong Is there truly light at the end of the tunnel? Mixed media 24 x 18 in.

“This piece is part of my ‘Pandemic Series’, which encompasses the timeline of major developments while also speaking of the psychology of humanity during the Covid 19 crisis. A major component in this work is the black line drawing that is at the forefront of a rather happy, uplifting environment. This black image is an ambiguous image. It can be a flower with petals gloriously blossoming or it can very well be a sinister ‘bug’ waiting to create another crisis. Will there be light?”

MEGAN VUN WONG www.meganvunwong.com


Sinclair Webster ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 192 ▫︎

Flanders Farm Oil on canvas 60 x 90 cm

Self-taught Surrey-based figurative painter, Sinclair Webster, has been developing his skills professionally since quitting architecture in 2016. Mostly he paints pictures of people he has met, animals he has encountered, and landscapes in which he has lived. His mature style has strong graphic base framing large blocks of colour enlivened by textured brushwork.

SINCLAIR WEBSTER https://sinclairwebsterart.co.uk


▫︎ 193 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Sven Weigle Friends Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm

“I describe my art as expressive-abstract. The realisation of artistic projects, particularly the implementation of something abstract into something specific, delights and fascinates me. The painting ‘Friends’ points out the importance of friendship, part of the social environment, especially in difficult times.”

SVEN WEIGLE www.svenweigle.com


Marti White ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 194 ▫︎

Warm Summer Night Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in.

“When I moved to the West, I felt called to a new artistic path in a new place. By painting from my gut instead of my head, with no concern for what the paintings meant or whether they looked like something, I was able to free up an inner person. I began to have a more abstract way of seeing the world. When the work is going well, I am caught up in the doing of my art. I hope that the viewer will find something meaningful or is moved in some way. If so we have communicated.”

MARTI WHITE www.artbymartiwhite.com


▫︎ 195 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Charles Whiting Buttes Framed by a Rock Window Fine art photograph, Various print sizes available

“Photography is the medium that allows me to share my love of nature with others. For me, photography has been a lifelong study in learning how to see, and how to capture faithfully that which I am capable of seeing.”

CHARLES WHITING www.charleswhitingphotography.com


Grady Zeeman ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 196 ▫︎

Limited Belief Release Mixed media 27,5 x 27,5 in.

“As a teenager I was powerful, convinced I could do and be anything, always advocating women’s rights and equality. I studied and worked in Cape Town as a Fashion Designer before marriage. It was made clear that my role should be that of the supportive wife. It took years of hard work to regain faith in my capabilities and confidence in being me. Part of this growing process was learning about energy and how our beliefs and feelings, as well as our experiences, can limit our lives.”

G R A DY Z E E M A N www.gradyzart.co.za


▫︎ 197 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Silvia Yapur Dressing/Undressing with my Cats 01-05 Acrylic on canvas and textile (cat’s head) 34 x 25 in.

“I chose a cat’s eye view of the human body for this work. Cats are not concerned with perfection, they celebrate being, they do not suffer from self-judgement as do their human owners. They waste no time or effort feeling regret or shame or embarrassment for what they cannot control. They bask in the enjoyment of what God has given them and take pleasure from knowing they are perfect as they are. Our lives would be far more peaceful if we adapted a cat’s sense of acceptance of its own skin.”

S I LV I A YA P U R silviayapur.com


Ewa Zeller ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 198 ▫︎

As A Matter of Fact Oil on canvas 28 x 22,5 in.

Ewa Zeller is an award-winning oil painter and paints natural subjects in a combination of representative styles. Ewa paints a broad range of subject matter including interiors, still life, figure and landscape painting.

E WA Z E L L E R www.ewa-zeller.com


▫︎ 199 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ Simon Zeng Dawn of the Symphony Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in.

Simon Xian Wen Zeng studied Calligraphy, Oriental Painting, and Seal Engraving in China for many years. He received many prestigious awards along the way before moving to America. Zeng came to the U.S. in the mid-1990s and began studying modern, abstract painting with the Art Students League of New York for three years. He opened his art studio in Flushing, NY. His works describe the beauty of human beings and truth; shown by both traditional and modern styles.

SIMON ZENG zhiguanggallery.com


Gerd Zimmermann / Gerd van der Zimm ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 200 ▫︎

Red Dot Art 1 Acrylic on canvas 50 x 50 cm

If at first Gerd Zimmerman’s pictures appear concrete and direct, on further discussion one recognizes a complexity that refuses to be quickly deciphered. Zimmermann’s range is wide and he does not just focus on one topic, medium or technique. He received his training at the FA School, Amsterdam, Osdorp. Artists like Albert Dorne and Norman Rockwell shaped the school’s foundations and advances.

GERD ZIMMERMANN artquid.com/z.gerd


▫︎ 201 ▫︎ Spotlight 26 ▫ RH Zondag Many Colors of Love Mixed media on upcycled canvas 60 x 48 in.

American artist, RH Zondag is an exaggerated realism artist with a current focus on mixed-media, watercolor, and acrylic. RH is on a quest to convey meaning through simplicity of form and use of color. He seeks to explore his native landscape, his garden and its flora, both wild and domestic, around him.

RH ZONDAG https://rhzondagstudio.com


Susan Zorn ▫ Spotlight 26 ▫︎ 202 ▫︎

Tree Mosaic Acrylic on paper 12 x 16 in.

“I began painting under the guidance of Lorna Ritz, who helped me record what I saw in the hills and orchards of western Massachusetts. After moving to Roanoke, Virginia, I painted oils but also worked on mosaics, and slowly a painting style evolved that also expressed the spirit of mosaic. Though my paintings are grounded in the natural world, they use images composed of forms with clear-cut edges.”

SUSAN ZORN smz540@earthlink.net



Deborra Marshall Bohrer Finding Where the Crawdads Sing Acrylic on board 12 x 12 in. “Art is the reflection of the life that resides in all of us. It is the wooden spoon that stirs emotion. It calms the soul or curdles your blood. A piece of art can be a gentle friend, a stern companion, or a way to escape or revere “normal”. Working with a larger format, I experience a sense of belonging with my painting. There is an intimacy that I feel with my palette knife, adding layer upon layer, waiting for the moment the image emerges and the wonderful recognition, ahh......There you are!”

www.deborra.com





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Deborra Marshall Bohrer Finding Where the Crawdads Acrylic on board 12 x 12 in


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