The Bull of «Saintes Maries», 2022, Acrylic on canvas 75 x
The Bull of «Saintes Maries», 2022 Acrylic on canvas 75 x 100 cm
From 1974 to 2008, Heinz Marzohl owned and directed a renowned company for lettering technology, digital printing, and graphic design in Switzerland. In 2008, after 34 years, he handed over the company to his two daughters.
For his professional activity, Marzohl designed countless brand logos, lettering concepts, and graphics for shopping centers and industrial buildings. His profound knowledge of graphic design, typography, reprography, serigraphy, materials and color theory, provided an invaluable springboard to enter the world of fine art painting. In his profession, letters and logos mostly consisted of geometric shapes. In painting, experiences and feelings are now depicted with vivid, evocative lines and shapes.
The search for inspiring examples led to works by Kandinsky, Marc, Jawlenski, Klee and Macke, who had created groundbreaking works in the artist group “The Blue Rider” in the early 20th century. Marzohl’s aim was not to copy these works. The key was to fathom the thinking and feeling that had led to these great paintings. Another important source of inspiration was the intensive study of prehistoric cave paintings. These primitive people worked with the flickering light of fire and painted only by memory. Already, 30,000 years ago, a spiritual transformation of what was seen was the basis for amazing drawings.
Later works of Heinz Marzohl were inspired by cracks and shadings on rocky cliffs of stormy seacoasts. After many years, this search for living lines and forms has led to an independent, unmistakable visual language. Painted on canvas with beautiful color compositions, the archaic traces became enchanting, evocative pictorial worlds.
For Marzohl, abstracted lines, shape and colors represent memories. The more the artist dealt with abstract painting, the more he is fascinated with the spirituality behind it, focusing on the mysterious; the soulful. For him, a spiritual transformation of an experience gives the images an enigmatic charisma.
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ARTISTS A. ROSE, ART OF NATURE ∙ VINCENT AMICOSANTE ∙ DANA ANBAR PATRICIA ASKEW ∙ STANLEY D. AUSPITZ ∙ JANE LAWTON BALDRIDGE MELODY BARRETT ∙ JUDITH BEALE ∙ TRINE BERG LARSEN HANNE MARGARETHA BIEDILÆ ∙ LEILA BOKEL ∙ MENKE BOL SVITLANA BULICHENKO ∙ POUPÉE CAUSSIN-BELLON ∙ DICK CHALQUEST CHENESAYI ∙ JESSICA CORSO ∙ CLAIRE DAVENHALL ∙ DENNIS DE BAUTTE (MODART) ∙ JOCELYNE DESCHAMPS-KUS (JIDEKA) ∙ MARY DI IORIO BARBARA LEE DONOVAN ∙ MICHELE DOUCETTE ∙ EDITORDREAMS NATALIE EGGER ∙ MIKE EUBANKS ∙ BECCA FARMER ∙ GAYLE FAULKNER TRACI FINDLEY ∙ DARIUS FOROUTAN ∙ BOBBY FRANANO ∙ DEBRA GERALD ANNE GRO STAREFOSS GREVE ∙ MARIA TERESA GUALA ∙ MEGAN HARMER HOWARD HARRIS ∙ PAUL HARTEL ∙ RICHARD HASKINS ∙ KRISTY HAWKES LINA HAZAN ∙ SUSANNE HERBOLD ∙ HERBERT HERMANS ∙ AMY J. HIPPLE JAIMES PAINTINGS ∙ SKYE ELIZABETH JAMES ∙ KAMILA CK ∙ HIROMI KAWANO GLORIA KEH ∙ AOMI KIKUCHI ∙ DR. SYLVIA KÖLBL ∙ ASHIMA KUMAR RICARDO LAIRES ∙ RAINER K. LAMPINEN ∙ INGRID LANGE-SCHMIDT KAY LARKIN ∙ SUSAN LIZOTTE ∙ PAMELA LODIGIANI ∙ LOLO MONICA LONCOLA ∙ MARK LORE ∙ JAN LOWE ∙ ALAN MAHOOD SNIGDHA MALL SINGH ∙ PIERRE-PAUL MARCHINI DEBORRA MARSHALL BOHRER ∙ MAURO MARTIN ∙ TERESA MARTINS HEINZ MARZOHL ∙ ERIN MCCLUSKEY ∙ SUSAN N. MCCOLLOUGH MARGOT MCMAHON ∙ AGA MELCHER ∙ MAGDALENA MELISSOURGAKI WOZNIAK ∙ BARBARA MIERAU-KLEIN ∙ ALPANA MITTAL ‘TEJASWINI’ CHRISTINA MITTERHUBER ∙ MANUEL MORQUECHO ∙ MACOVEI N B ∙MARIANNE ODOK ∙ MARY ALICE ORITO ∙ BRITTA ORTIZ ∙ PAREL ANEESHA PARRONE ∙ PEPPONI ART ∙ ULLA PLOUGMAND PLUMA SUMAQ ∙ GAYLE PRINTZ ∙ CHER PRUYS ∙ TINA PUCKETT CHAITALI V. PURUSHOTHAMAN ∙ ROLAND REINERT ∙ CARMEN CECILIA RUSU ANNELI SÄRNBLAD PEDERSON ∙ MARLIESE SCHELLER GRETA SCHNALL ∙ OLIVIA SEGER ∙ JUDITH SEILER-SCHLOEMMER CARMEN SELVES ∙ MEG SEYMOUR ∙ PHYLLIS SHIPLEY ∙ EVAN B. SIEGEL ∙KERSTIN SOKOLL ∙ MARLEEN STEGEMAN ∙ BERND STEINERT MICHAEL F. STITT ∙ CHAN SUK ON ∙ THERESA SUMMIT ∙ SONJA SVENSSON MICHEL THÉVENOT - PICH ∙ GIOVANNI TOZZETTI ∙ ELL TREESE SILVIJA TREICE ∙ JEN UPCHURCH ∙ TATIANA V. FAVELLA ∙ KARI VEASTAD HIROMI WATANABE ∙ SARRAH WEAVER ∙ JOSEF WEIDNER ∙ KARL WEIMING LU ROXANA WERNER ∙ MARTI WHITE ∙ ED WHITMORE ∙ CHRISTOPHER WHYTAL RONNIE WILLIAMS ∙ NATALIE WOODSON ∙ SHAOQING WU ∙ WWDESIGN GEORGE XIONG ∙ ROOT YARDEN ∙ SHIR ZALCMAN ∙ ZEQUALSZ2PLUSC
Dance with Stars 3
Oil on canvas 48 x 54 in.
Chinese-born, American artist George Xiong earned his MFA in New York in 1989. He has been working exclusively on oil paintings for the last three decades and has exhibitions in many American and international galleries. His paintings are widely acclaimed. Currently lives in Las Vegas, George Xiong’s latest series, “Dance”, was inspired by the performing arts, and transcends light and flash in the city. The imagery evokes the beauty of the human and the magnificence of the cosmos. facebook.com/georgexiongart
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Dance with Stars 2
on canvas 70 x 56 in.
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Acrylic and pipe cleaner 6 x 4 ft.
“My practice is process based. I turn to my intuition and let the paintings flow through me. These works inform works that come after and before. I use the paintings to take a deeper look into my subconscious, energies present in a certain fleeting moment, and the complexities of multidimensionality.”
Ell Treese ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 10 ▫ ELL
Acrylic on canvas 48 x 36 in.
“At the center of my art are people. I love drawing humans, because each one of us, no matter how normal we may appear, is unique and crazy and weird, and that’s amazing. I love to draw or paint something out of the ordinary, something different, something crazy. I love to portray the concepts or ideas that the human mind experiences or creates in a visual way through my art, often using a contrast of color vs. no color to accomplish this.”
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“My career as a professional artist and fine arts educator has been the primary focus of my life for almost 45 years. As a contemporary landscape painter, my work is a conscious/intuitive play of mood and light, with oil and acrylic works depicting seasonal New England scenes with a bold, tactile expressionist palette with a variety of tools and techniques, which blur and blend the lines of abstraction and realism.”
Fire & Ice Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in. Mark Lore ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 12 ▫ www.marklorefineart.com
“I create work inspired by the natural world around me. I paint imagery based on nature rendered as a metaphor for the human condition. I find myself stopped in my tracks by a subconscious familiarity to create an image of what’s before me. I have an idea, concept, or vision in my mind and follow my intuition in my studio practice. My intention is to bring the viewer to experience my intimate space of observation.”
Uprooted Oil 36 x 24 in.
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Lungs of the Ocean
“I begin by going to a wild place in nature, untamed, harvesting materials that have fallen to the ground or washed ashore. Particularly materials with patterns that repeat themselves in nature and within the human body. My intention is to place a lens on the sensual beauty in nature and particular types of plant life that are bio-indicators, such as lichen and kelp. I am a person who feels things deeply and color is a way to translate these feelings and create.”
A. ROSE, ART OF NATURE
Acrylic, acrylic medium, varnish and seaweed on canvas 40 x 40 x 1.5 in.
A. Rose, Art of Nature ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 14 ▫ www.artofnature.me
“I paint in the spirit and my soul connects with feelings of the day. The movement, the colors, the emphasis of shape and texture. Abstractions form that perfect picture. Know, inspire, meditate, and comforted by the view.”
▫ 15 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Patricia Askew Inner Garden
Graphite on paper 7 x 12 in.
“Art is the one thing that can stop time for me. It allows me to be present. I’m able to dive deep into focus. It is full of emotion, but can also be so still. It’s like listening to the waves crash. She is crashing. She is art.” www.danaanbar.ca | Instagram@danaanbarart
Dana Anbar ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 16 ▫
Tuscan Dream Oil on canvas 60 x 52 in.
Combining the wistfulness of the Romantic Period with the playfulness of Magic Realism, Amicosante’s distinct style involves layering landscapes, figures, and everyday objects, telling a story rich with symbolism. https://amicosante.com
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Birds at Cove
Canvas print 11 x 14 in.
“My photographic art reflects a deep interest in nature and landscape as well as architecture. My vision was always focused on the beauty of the scenery before me. As a result, I try to bring out those elements in nature which enhance the viewer’s appreciation of the scene. My intent, therefore, is to emphasize pictorially those aspects of the photo which makes my interpretation of my subject unique.”
STANLEY D. AUSPITZ
Stanley D. Auspitz
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“My life has revolved around the coast or the deep ocean blue. Sailing on it, submerged in its lusty turquoise embrace, or at the very least staring at it, to feel, smell and taste it. My paintings are stories about my life on the water. Perfect days spent scudding along on the wavelets that reflect diamonds or bashing headlong into waves trying to survive the storm. I am grateful to have an unusual history of waterborne adventures.”
JANE LAWTON BALDRIDGE
Swell Breaking on Anastasia Rocks Acrylic on canvas 72 x 60 in. ▫ 19 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Jane Lawton Baldridge www.artspeaks.com
Goddess Collage on cradled wood panel 9 1/8 x 12 3/4 in.
“I create art that reflects my diverse interest in both subject matter and mediums. Whether it is the natural world, scenes of daily life, or surreal imaginings, all evoke emotion within me, and it is that which I am expressing. Through paints, pastels, and collage art, I give voice to each piece as it speaks to me at that moment.”
Melody Barrett ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 20 ▫
“This particular work is one of a series expressing hope for our human potential to be fully realized, through portals receptive to our consciousness.”
Beginnings Endings Acrylic 12 x 16 in. www.jdbeale.com ▫ 21 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Judith Beale JUDITH BEALE
Dudes Who Deserve A Golden Barbie
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 215 x 260 cm
“My intention with this work is to reflect on all the dudes who continue to look at young girls and women as an object. Older men who like young girls’ bikini pictures on Instagram, at the age of their daughters. The corona pandemic has negatively affected progress on gender equality. Women’s empowerment is a critical aspect of achieving gender equality. My encouragement is that everyone starts in their own home and takes responsibility for how young girls from an early age look at themselves.”
Biedilæ ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 22 ▫
Acrylic on canvas 80 x 100 x 2 cm
“I am a mainly self-taught artist, but I have been drawing and painting almost all my life. Painting is a way to communicate for me. I try to express my experiences in life in my pictures— my emotions. It is very subjective, but I hope the paintings also speak to the collective consciousness.”
TRINE BERG LARSEN
Saatchi Art - Trine Berg Larsen
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20m rope and mixed media 26 x 30 cm
“This is the only artwork I’ve made using a rope instead of a cotton thread. The year was 2021 and we had nothing to buy. The pandemic closed all the stores and the only one I could find open was the building supplies stores. I bought this rope and did this unique and different artwork.”
Instagram@leila_bokel Leila Bokel ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 24 ▫
Menke Bol started drawing and painting after a career as a scientist. In 2019, she graduated from the Wackers Art Academy in Amsterdam. She likes to paint the beauty of decay, in a non-romantic, semi-abstract way.
Braganca III Oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm www.menkebol.nl ▫ 25 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Menke Bol MENKE BOL
Abundance Oil on canvas
“I am a full-time specialist nurse and artist based in Manchester, UK. I would describe my work as still life painting. I love painting flowers and plants because of how they make me feel and their individual beauty. I use oil paint on canvas because I find oil painting vivid and attractive.”
Chenesayi ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 26 ▫
“I love the world and its colors. Through my paintings, I try to convey the beauty, light and brightness of the surrounding world. I think that man, as a particle of our universe, is an addition to its perfection.”
▫ 27 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Svitlana Bulichenko Sky Oil on canvas 89 x 59 cm Instagram@svetlanabulichenko
Promesses de l’Aube
pebble polished wood
“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 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. Museums in Japan, China, Italy and Croatia have my paintings as well as many private collectors. I am a member of Academie Arts-Sciences-Lettres.”
2 Tadelakt on
110 x 175 cm Poupée Caussin-Bellon ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 28 ▫ POUPÉE CAUSSIN-BELLON
Promesses de l’Aube Tadelakt on pebble polished wood 106 x 159 cm
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“I have been doing digital art for over ten years. I primarily create abstract art pieces but do vary the format according to my interests, such as a love for flowers. I have painted more than 100 digital artworks. As a world traveler for many years, I enjoy scenes and shapes from many parts of the world.”
Abstract 3 C-print 30 x 30 in. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dick Chalquest ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 30 ▫
Orzoblue 1 C-print 18 x 39 in. ▫ 31 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Dick Chalquest
“My photography is a portal to places unknown, populated by the striking personalities that inhabit my cinematic underworld. Melancholy, a scratched veneer, and powerful vulnerability are my most prevalent themes. Described as simultaneously wistful and gritty, delicate and raw, my work captures a portrait of those who have allowed me to draw out their magnetism, alter egos, and true habitats.”
Felicia, The Muse 2021
Jessica Corso ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 32 ▫
Even in Death There Is Beauty
Goat skull, feathers, glass orbs, brass pins, mechanical parts, colour changing pigment 15 x 25 x 25 cm
Claire Davenhall graduated from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen with a BA (hons) in Fine Art Sculpture. She studied at both Athens School of Fine Art and North Karelia Polytechnic in Finland. As a sculptor, her work speaks more words than can ever be spoken and provides a voice to make a difference in tomorrow’s world. Claire reflects on events of the past that have threatened our existence to gain a greater understanding of the critical need for a more balanced way of living. clairedavenhallvisualartist.wordpress.com
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“The enduring permanence of my art, means that my work will still be here long after I am gone.” www.modart4u.com
DENNIS DE BAUTTE AKA MODART
Low Tide Photograph
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“My aim is to paint thoughts and feelings of daily life. I like to translate current events in their beauty as well as in their darkness and various themes such as global warming, exodus, joys and sorrows. Add passion for color and a touch of humor and sensitivity and you will get the full and deep meaning of my work.”
Emotions Through The Tricky Life Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm
▫ 35 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Jocelyne Deschamps-Kus (Jideka) JOCELYNE
Mary Di Iorio’s ceramic works are part of multi-disciplinary installations including sound, movement and video.
“In the creative process, these works are questioned within the parameters of contemporary logic. My biggest motivation is the breakage resulting from the burning of the clay that makes the ceramic inflexible and I move it in a playful, experimental way. The digital, animated installations are different. They must be displayed in looping and with the loudest sound, as the sound definitely confirms their movements. The movement and silence of each work is important to be observed.”
MARY DI IORIO
marydiiorio.wordpress.com | www.marydiiorio.com.br
Mary Di Iorio
Untitled I Ceramics D. 36 cm
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While Ceramics Mixed media D. 100 cm
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“The body of my work reflects everyday surroundings or thoughts that manifest from memories, emotions to trends. A lifetime of being deeply detail-oriented, my art has metamorphosed as time goes by. Creating art is hard work. Hate, love, repeat. Truly a power struggle. What a ride.”
Barbara Lee Donovan
Glowing in the Dark Watercolor on paper 12 x 12 in.
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Crypto Ethic, 2022 Acrylic on canvas 60x50 cm
“The art of the Absolute and the Undefined “Elsewhere” which is summed up in the “Reality of Unreality and the Unreality of Reality” as the main and unfailing dichotomous link that unites the common destinies of material and immaterial creations. In order to express and document all the beauty, splendor and magnificence of Lintels of the Universe, dreamily and futuristically still not definable.” - Mondadori International Yearbook 2022
GIUSEPPE GRIECO EDITORDREAMS
www.editordreams.it ▫ 39 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Giuseppe Grieco EditorDreams
Acrylic on canvas 24 x 48 in.
“A unique application of texture and intriguing mix of acrylic colour on canvas, defines my artwork and is used to convey my connection with nature. I use these elements to create depth and dimensions that are tactile, bringing my mountain and wildlife images to life, in ways that invite you to reach out and touch them, as if at that moment, you can experience that same feeling which inspired the painting.
I am drawn to painting mountain scapes of hikes that are exceptional and memorable to me. I strive to find a balance between an artistic impression and reality, which gives me freedom with my brush to lose myself in the moment of recreating the experience rather than replicating the details of a photograph.
I am also passionate about painting wildlife in ways that express connections to people that have had an impact on my life in various ways. The animals I choose always capture the essence of my personal relationships and memories that I hope you can relate to and savour.
My introduction into the world of art has been a whirlwind. Recently, three works were recognized with Silver & Bronze awards in international Art competitions. I am now a featured artist at Art Gallery Kimberly in British Columbia as well as the Gust Gallery in Waterton National Park.”
Michele Doucette ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 40 ▫
Midnight Blue Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.
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“A beautiful flaw about human beings is that we are incapable of making perfect copies. Our failure to copy our heroes is where we discover where our own thing lives. That is how we evolve.” www.unisonart.space
Hommage à Wander Bertoni, 2017
Digital art, photography, Print on canvas 100 x 80 cm
Egger ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 42 ▫
Used Words Digital photograph, Print 16.5 x 21 in.
“Moving from monochrome to color, focusing on subjects that are overlooked or forgotten, exploring humanity’s changing relationship with our environment. Late at night, light was bouncing off an unsigned contract that was headed to the waste bin. I began photographing the rolled paper using a single LED torch as my light. Slowly, this shot emerged. After the photo session, the unsigned contract was trashed, but I kept this photo of “Used Words.”.”
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Textural Acrylic 36 x 36 in.
“Painting is the artists’ creative and insightful representation of the world. Constant exploration of new vistas and “playing” with media have allowed me to step through a wondrous door of creativity, possibilities and growth. By primarily using palette knives with multiple layers of acrylic paint, gels and modeling paste, my Textural Acrylic paintings are full of depth. My goal is to create a world where the viewer can enter and be surrounded by color and texture.”
Faulkner ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 44 ▫
“My paintings are explorations into the mysteries of life. Inspiration comes from my obsessive curiosity for the scientific mechanics of life. I explore my world by painting on the edge of what’s visible, drawing on concepts from biochemistry, and adding my imagination. My passion is to cleanse the mundane by creating dramatic encounters of beauty that ignite wonder, awaken imagination, and restore creativity to develop innovative ideas and solutions. I create my art to be a catalyst of hope.”
Cactus Skeleton Acrylic 48 x 24 in.
▫ 45 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Becca Farmer www.BeccaFarmer.com
“I have to get out of my own way, my ego, to allow my creativity to come to life.” Midwest artist, Traci Findley is not simply creating a painting. For her, art is about elevating the human consciousness to evoke emotion. Bringing her subjects to life using acrylics and pastel chalk, she feels her art comes through her, not from her.
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Grateful ▫ 47 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Traci Findley
Acrylic and oil on canvas 70 x 90 cm
Austrian artist, Darius Foroutan was born in 1964 in Vienna. Not primarily concerned with realism or the reproduction of the real environment, Foroutan is rather interested in filtering it through his own soul, transforming the environment into an abstract formal language and depicting that on the canvas. https://foroutan.weebly.com
Darius Foroutan ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 48 ▫
As a student of Roland Göschl and Frantisel Lesak, an intensive examination of abstract expressionism and classical Chinese ink painting forms Darius’ artistic roots. Darius Foroutan works as a visual artist and architect in Vienna.
L’Ange Darius dans le Monde Superieur, 2019 Acrylic and oil on cardboard 80 x 100 cm
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Heroes, 2021 Oil on canvas 40 x 50 cm https://foroutan.weebly.com Darius Foroutan ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 50 ▫
Art is life !
FB: Bobby Franano | Instagram@BobbyFranano
My Other Side Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in.
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“I was born in 1957 and live in Texas. Being a self-taught artist, I am always looking for interesting ideas and ways to improve my art. I mostly like painting animals, but also enjoy flowers, landscapes and odd ideas.”
Colorado Sunset Oil 12 x 16 in. email@example.com Debra Gerald ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 52 ▫
Sedona Sunset Oil 16 x
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Anne Gro Starefoss Greve (b. 1955) is a Norwegian painter. From her atelier in Bergen, she interprets her native region’s fjords, mountains, and inhabitants in acrylic paint on canvas, pastel chalk and watercolour. Starefoss Greve’s works have been exhibited in several European countries. She continues to explore visual expressions of relationships between humans and nature.
ANNE GRO STAREFOSS GREVE
A Girl and her Teddy Bear Acrylic on canvas 60 x 80 cm
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Gatto del Vicolo,
Acrylic on board 70 x
MARIA TERESA GUALA
Maria Teresa Guala was born in Turin in 1947. Her father was a painter and advertiser (he had the contract of TO-Esposizioni) and she comes from a well-known family of artists in Monferrato. Maria studied at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin in the 1960s under the guidance of Prof. Scroppo At the same time, she studied languages and worked as a translator. artsy.net
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Senorita Dancing, 2010
“Being creative is part of my DNA. I enjoy illustrating, painting and ceramics. Bold calligraphic lines and jeweled pointillism are overlayed atop saturated colour whilst metallic accents infused with interesting detail and subtle texture, illuminate the surface of my paintings. I will be participating in a group show (Nov. 22 - Dec. 6 2022) titled ‘Whatever we dream’ in Paris near Bastille curated by Monteoliveto Gallery, 15 Rue Saint Bernard Paris.”
Harmer ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 56 ▫
“Visual reality is an ever-shifting, highly individualized experience. In any given moment, what we see reflects both our inner state and synthesis of outer qualities-light, color, movement, and space. My exploration of Techspressionism and dimensional photographic art represents an attempt to recreate the perceptual experience, with its dynamic nature and hidden complexities.” www.hharrisphoto.com
Sublimation on aluminum with acrylic overlay 36 x 30 in.
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Mixed media on canvas 32 x 24 in.
“From New York, I now live in the beautiful West of Ireland. I paint with mixed media that includes oils, acrylics, oil pastels and charcoal, in abstract and neo-expressionist styles. I think of my work as celebrating an improvisational energy retained in strokes, lines and colours. I strive to create visual immediacy, often combatively intense. Initially, the viewer’s eye is in perpetual motion, eventually resting with their unique interpretation.”
Hartel ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 58 ▫
Untitled 829 Mixed media on canvas 32 x 24 in. ▫ 59 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Paul Hartel
To Each, Individuality Mixed media on canvas 16 x 14 in. https://hartelart.com/
Hartel ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 60 ▫ PAUL HARTEL
Untitled U22 Mixed media on canvas 32 x 24 in. ▫ 61 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Paul
Days Gone By
Acrylic on canvas 30 x 48 in.
“I am a self-taught artist born in 1962, in Tacoma Washington, and currently reside in North Adams, Massachusetts. My acrylic paintings depict everyday life as seen through my mind’s eye. Whether a childhood memory or a current event, my paintings are unique, yet familiar to the viewer.”
Haskins ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 62 ▫
“My mission as an artist is to go beyond the traditional and the obvious and celebrate the beauty found in unusual places. I am drawn to water, the many moods of it. It is powerful and healing, forceful or serene. I paint what I find underneath, halfway there or even on the surface, especially subjects that evoke a certain feeling or emotion. I try to portray those feelings in my work. I want my viewers to experience something out of the ordinary.”
The Ballroom Oil 30 x 40 in.
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for her Children
“This painting describes the Midrash (Jewish traditional oral study of the Bible) that says that when the people of Israel went into exile they passed near the grave of our Matriarch Rachel. The soul of Rachel, our foremother, sees them from above and weeps to God to have mercy on her children. The Holy One, blessed be He, answers her: “Prevent your voice from crying and your eyes from tears, in your merits your children will come back to their land.” You might ask, what merits did Rachel have that were so great? Rachel was the woman who gave up her own personal success and happiness in life just so her sister, Leah, would not be embarrassed and ashamed.”
Oil and gesso on canvas 120 x 90 cm www.linahazan.com Lina Hazan ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 64 ▫
“In these times, when nothing seems constant, it is art that offers people a way to broaden their perspective and discover new ways of seeing. My work “Avalon” is inspired by the idea of what you would see, when you pull back the curtain from our increasingly fast-paced world. I invite the viewers of my art to connect to the work in a way that they can still feel it—even when they close their eyes.”
Avalon Acrylic on canvas 140 x 120 cm
▫ 65 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Susanne Herbold
“I am inspired by architecture, particularly industrial and cultural heritage. 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 influenced by the paintings of M.C. Escher, Carel Willink and Edward Hopper. My style is realistic, but I like to avoid photorealism. Despite the images’ realism, they maintain an air of fantasy.”
The Red Button Oil on canvas 90 x 90 x 5 cm.
Herbert Hermans ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 66 ▫ HERBERT HERMANS
“I recently started working in thread and have enjoyed the possibilities. I include textural/ sensory items so that people with limited vision can enjoy the pieces too. I worked as an art teacher in a school where all the students had disabilities and have come to appreciate how much I can do to include everyone in the world of art.”
AMY J. HIPPLE
Geisha Cat Embroidery D. 10 in.
Amy J. Hipple
Esty@Breakthepage ▫ 67 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫
“My work explores the expression of music into landscapes. Music controls each piece and stands as a recording of my feeling and emotions, my connection to a place I feel and see while listening. Using a wide range of music, I explore new places each time I paint.”
McGlinns Fancy Oil on canvas 23.6 x 23.6 in. Jaimes Paintings ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 68 ▫
Acrylic on canvas with spray and lace 40 x 50 cm
SKYE ELIZABETH JAMES
“Dedicated to promoting awareness in mental health, domestic violence and services. Drawn from compassion and personal experiences. Art facilitates healing, giving me voice and purpose. Reflecting a well thought out practice of abstract, figurative imagery consistent of contemporary impressionism. Fascinated by pushing boundaries, misplaced colour, nonconformity and unconventional beauty. I leave space for my audience to interpret their thoughts and feelings. Inviting my audience to a place of connected energy between artist and viewer.” www.skyemoonartside.com
Skye Elizabeth James - ART side of the Moon
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The artwork aims to connect viewers to wonders and synchronicities in life, illustrating it with a true story of magic on canvas. It was inspired by Enso, a circular symbol from Japanese Zen calligraphy, also known as the Zen Circle or Circle of Enlightenment. Created in black ink on white background, empty yet full, infinite and complete, the calligrapher’s hand draws it in one breath, with no corrections permitted afterward. It is the ultimate exercise of achieving a higher consciousness state where the symbol brushes itself, with little effort and control by the artist.
When this Enso was created in one go, it manifested as a snake—without the artist’s intention or awareness. For over a month, colors and effects were added around it. When the work was finished and revealed, the resemblance to the snake was pointed out to the stunned artist. Coincidentally, the work is reminiscent of the ancient Ouroboros symbol, a circular snake eating its own tail (as a symbol of life and death). Yet in this case, the snake is no longer eating its tail, representing a “wake up” moment in life.
Japanese Sumi ink and mixed media on canvas 60 x 60 cm
www.emergingvisions.art Kamila CK ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 70 ▫ KAMILA CK
“I was born in Saitama prefecture, near Tokyo, Japan. I grew up close to many flowers and trees. I also had the opportunity to see many beautiful kimonos because my mother was a kimono tailor. At university, I studied Japanese classical literature and language. Nature, kimonos, and literature continue to have a great influence on my artistic practice.”
Onion Universe Multiple exposure photo 3024 x 4032 px ▫ 71 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Hiromi Kawano
“Today, more than ever before, we and our home planet are in need of healing. Art brings beauty; and beauty is in itself a form of healing.”
Structure Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm www.gloriakeh.com
Gloria Keh ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 72 ▫ GLORIA KEH
“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 of impermanence, insubstantially, 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.”
Bosom Cosmos Mohair yarn 55 x
▫ 73 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Aomi Kikuchi
“I am a veterinarian and since childhood, I was fascinated by the wonders of nature with all its diversity and living inhabitants. Painting some examples out of this richness is my contribution to showing the beauty around us and is also the attempt to give at least my painted animals a soul, which is often neglected. It is also an expression of my wish to protect the creation and to demonstrate what we lose if we destroy it.”
DR. SYLVIA KÖLBL
I’m Looking Into Your Eyes, Little One Pastel 40 x 30 cm http://sylvia-koelbl-ansichtssachen.jimdo.com
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Pen, ink and gold leaf on paper
“Always seeking to transform the experiential into visible patterns and definite forms. I juxtapose traditional mediums with modern technology to symbolise beauty, wonder, and serenity. The viewer is captivated by the intricacy of details as they walk through a world of discovery. Nature stimulates me, and my expressionist artworks depict themes derived from my affinity with nature. I am enthralled by the way patterns arise spontaneously and act as a kind of representation.” https://ashimaart.com
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“In my kind of painting, there is no sketch. My creative act is the antithesis of brain work. In such a way that sometimes I get surprised with my own work. It is during this process that ideas emerge. The muse, when it appears, is in the act of creation. The idea comes during the process. It is the unconscious working in total freedom. This is a world of NONREPRESENTATION; an art that has lost its forms. It’s a painting that has to do with emotions, dreams and memories.”
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2022 Oil on canvas 90 x 90 cm
“Painting is my way of capturing fleeting impressions. This landscape scene was inspired by the coast of Sicily, where the light and the nature near the ocean can be experienced very intensely. The particularity of this cactus was emphasized by alienating and intensifying. Thus witnessing its powerful beauty. Therefore I used rather unusual forms for descriptions of nature by simplifying details and combining surfaces, which vividly illustrate the mood of this region.”
Cactus with Ocean View Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm
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Professional photographer, FRPS, MPA, ASMP-photojournalist, Rainer K. Lampinen was born in 1947. He began his career in 1952 and graduated from Aalto university in 1973. Rainer has worked for music videos (Klezmer, Trad. New Orleans Jazz, Astor Piazzolla, Chuvash music) and TV programs. He has had exhibitions of his fine photography in Finland and abroad and has been a visiting university lecturer. Rainer’s work has been in all Finnish photo magazines and 31 international photo magazines. He does stock and assignment photography for Leica images and panoramas. He is specialized also for 360° VR Panoramas including 3D sounds.
RAINER K. LAMPINEN
Rainer K. Lampinen, FRPS, MPA, ASMP-Photojornalist
Mumbai Color panoramic photograph
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Baltic Sea B&W digital photograph
Rainer K. Lampinen, FRPS, MPA, ASMP-Photojornalist
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“Photography and life are all about light. I love to explore the interaction between the Sun the Moon and our Earth. Their beauty and mystery are limitless.”
Full Moon Puako
Color digital photograph 28 x
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Los Angeles in Four Views
Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in.
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist, Susan Lizotte, has exhibited her works both in the US and internationally. Creating landscape works, abstract maps and dramatic artworks of Los Angeles, her pieces flow and unfold themselves. www.susanlizotte.com
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Lodigiani’s work aims to frame the beauty of nature and elevate its role in our lives. Her latest collection focuses on animal portraits as protagonists of an imaginary world created ‘ad hoc’. Claudio Marcone, an Italian art critic describes: “Pamela Lodigiani’s creations are windows on the enigmas and mysteries of existence, they are fleeting and unattainable images, placed between dream and fantasy...with a language rich in creative ideas for the future.”
Flamingo Watercolor Plodart.com
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Lost and Blind Acrylic 24 x 30 in.
“I have been creating art my whole life whether that’s old-fashioned acrylic paint on canvas, broken surfboards, recycled materials, tattoos—really anything I can get my hands on that I can bring back to life with the power of color. Art itself has built my confidence, keeps me grounded and brings me overall peace. My vision is to get my art out into the world and hopefully it gives the same life-changing impact on all of you as it does me.”
losartandheart.com ▫ 83 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Lolo LOLO
Scratchboard and watercolor 14 x 11 in.
Jan Lowe is a professional, exhibiting artist and tutor. She prefers to sketch from nature. It’s all about the story, catching the mood, emotion, passion, and recording the moment. For Jan, art is very personal; it comes from the soul. Painting an animal is what she loves; to capture their essence and their unique personality and to interpret that to the viewer. www.janlowefineart.com
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photograph 24 x 30 in.
Alan Mahood is a digital photographer who is heavily influenced by nature and uses digital techniques to convey the mood and feel of the places he photographs. He sees digital photography as an outlet for creativity and experimentation. Alan appreciates art that tells a story, makes you look twice, and leaves you in doubt.
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Oil and mixed media on canvas 24 x 24 in.
“I am inspired to paint the calmness in all the chaos. I see each of my paintings as an expression of beauty and uniqueness. I love to paint beauty with my colors, creating a powerful story with every brush stroke and giving life to my imagination. The more I pour myself into creating, the more I see art everywhere and the more abstractly I think. I believe art is a great medium that makes a difference in the world and connects us. I specialize in oil painting and mixed media.”
SNIGDHA MALL SINGH
Wings of Color
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on canvas 100 x 70 cm
“I discovered the painting of William Turner”, describes Mr. Marchini,” looking at his paintings, I said to myself that it was cinema and I wanted to work with a more fluid painting, which is made especially for me by a Sicilian craftsman.
As for the expression, it is direct. I’m on a color basis but I don’t know where I’m going. I sometimes take the paint. I tried to know more about this artist, appreciated the movements he gives to his art and studied his work.”
Summer Colors Knife-applied oil
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Acrylic on linen 48 x 60 x 2 in.
“Art is the reflection of life that resides in all of us. It is the wooden spoon that stirs emotion. My paintings are created by adding layers of color until the depth of the paint reveals the life of the subject. An image emerges and there is that wonderful moment of recognition.... ah there you are!”
DEBORRA MARSHALL BOHRER
Deborra Marshall Bohrer
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Whisper Acrylic on board 36 x 36 x 2 in. ▫ 89 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Deborra Marshall
“ In my work, I intend to propose portraits as interior research, formal perfection, reference to the classic values of the Medici Renaissance and representation of eternal beauty in a Neoplatonic key ... all following the minimalist concept of less is more.”
Serenissima, Posa I Photograph 90 x 60 cm Mauro Martin ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 90 ▫
Stained glass on acrylic D. 80 cm
“With my abstract painting, I wish to create connections with the viewer, allow him or her to feel the pleasure and the joy of discovery in a sea of coloured spots, to be surprised by each line of contour, patch of color or transparency and in this way connecting emotionally with the work of art.” www.teresamartins.com
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Three Knoty Roots, 2022 Acrylic on canvas 90 x 120 cm Heinz Marzohl ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 92 ▫ HEINZ MARZOHL
The Green Eye, 2022 Acrylic on canvas 75 x 100 cm ▫ 93 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Heinz Marzohl
The Devil’s Fingertips
Digital photograph 26.67 x 15 in.
Erin McCluskey is an award-winning photographer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her use of bold color and sharp edges in “The Devil’s Fingertips” are meant to hauntingly distort the appearance of everyday objects and highlight the electricity that pulses through otherwise still subjects.
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Into The Wild Oil on canvas 5 ft 4 in. x 7 ft. 4 in.
“I get inspiration from the blank canvas, the expression of inner-most feelings, the freedom of movement, emerging shades, and connecting space and color. Negative spaces speak and my ideas come from travel, faces, nature, and the creations of Man. The excitement I feel waiting to start a canvas is beyond description.”
SUSAN N. MCCOLLOUGH
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A lifelong environmentalist, internationally-awarded Margot McMahon sculpts, writes, and paints forms of nature. Humans, plants, and animals symbolizing lifeforms are fused into organic interpretations. The Smithsonian, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago History Museum, Sokka Gaikai, Mobil Oil, the Chicago Botanic Garden and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Steans Family Foundation have collected her sculpture. Margot’s “If Trees Could Talk” is a 2022 National Book Award (NFPW) recipient published by Aquarius Press. www.margotmcmahon.com
Paluan Coral Landscape: A Super Reef
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“Painting is my passion, the fulfillment of my inner nature, as each one of my paintings holds a fragment of my soul. Most of my work is carried out in traditional media and techniques, such as canvas painted with acrylic and mixed media. I paint what is real for me—what I feel at the moment, even if it is a completely different subject from what I usually paint.”
Palette knife acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in.
www.amelart.com ▫ 97 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Aga Melcher
“Without art, creation and fantasy, life is nothing. Art talks about us and speaks to us! Art is a universal language without words. In my art, I present emotions, the psychological side of various problems of the contemporary world.”
Magdalena Wozniak Melissourgaki is a Polish-Greek artist whose talent and style are compared to Paul Cezanne and Auguste Renoir by art critics. A self-motivated and passionate artist, she combines the classical with modernity.
I’m Still Waiting for You... Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm
Magdalena Melissourgaki Wozniak ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 98 ▫ MAGDALENA
Digital photo collage 25 x 35 in.
“My digital art images reflect my fascination with the beauty of colors and the moods and emotions they evoke. Highly stylized cityscapes and seascapes are subjects I often turn to, for their vibrance and dynamic atmospheres. Creative layering of the original photography, colorful elements, rich textures and other effects allow me to add complexity and a depth to my art.” barbaramierauklein.com
Orange Central Park
▫ 99 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Barbara Mierau-Klein
“Chanting of Om mantra, clears and relaxes our mind and purifies our body, and helps us reveal our real nature. It allows us to harmonize ourselves with the forces of the universe externally and with our own nature internally.”
Om - The meditation Mantra Fusion beads on canvas 24 x 24 in.
Alpana Mittal ‘Tejaswini’ ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 100 ▫
“Realize everything is connected to everything else.” - Leonardo da Vinci
Frühlingsgefühle Oil on canvas 80 x 80 cm
www.christinamitterhuber.at ▫ 101 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Christina Mitterhuber
B&W photograph 26 x 20 in.
“My art captures my own realities—the world as I feel it, or imagine it. I have chosen photography as my art-instrument because it allows me to grasp these “realities” in an instant, without the distortions caused by the passage of time and changing feelings. My images are captured both in black and white and color, creating timeless portrayals of my imagination and desires. Although they reflect somehow my Mexican heritage, they seek to break national boundaries and transport the observers to an unidentifiable interior place of great beauty, peace and compassion.”
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The Flowers Color photograph 20 x 30 in.
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“I try to construct images that are impossible to transcribe in the form of words. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes the words still bite under the pictures. There are also situations when the visible ensemble pulsates like an unknown heart or like a world that can take you anywhere by diverting undulations and shapes…”
MACOVEI N B
Macovei N B ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 104 ▫ https://circle-arts.com/macovei-n-b Cunning Fabric Digital media 4400 x 5500 px
“As long as I am able to create art, I am on my way, wherever it will lead me.”
Encounter Acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 cm www.marianneodok.com
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Cut paper 30 x 40 in.
MARY ALICE ORITO
“I am a cut-and-torn-paper artist with an interest and intrigue for creatures, mythical and otherwise. Add a hint of the macabre, bones, and techniques offered by the process of ‘silhouette cutting’ and you have my “Beasties.” Archival paper, methylcellulose, an occasional metal bead, and endless patience become the art.” maryaliceorito.com
Mary Alice Orito
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“The world has become more uncertain due to the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, war in Europe and rising inflation. In a world characterized by uncertainty, art is more important than ever. In addition to depicting the world, art can help focus on things without being party-political and in that way make people reflect and be a counterweight to the politicians, who in many ways are entering a dangerous course.”
Beauty Comes from Within Linocut print on paper 30 x 42 cm
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“My approach is intuitive. There is always an emotional charge that serves as a trigger. I simply respond to the piece and go further. Each piece is unique. I never really know how it will evolve. That’s always fascinating to me.” https://parel-art.com
media 61 x 76 cm
Parel ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 108 ▫ PAREL
Woven tapestry and paper 12 x 18 in.
“My work is an expression of my intuition. Nature inspires with her vast panorama of diversity. The challenges of interpretations and reflections on nature are endless; and, like Chagall claims, “...there is a single color... It is the color of love.” The creative dialog with my environment is intended to include and draw in the viewer. Rather than a static statement, I am intrigued by connectivity that is vibrant and that enlivens our holy ordinariness.”
▫ 109 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Aneesha Parrone
Acrylic and paper on canvas 40 x 40 cm
“Working in tourism since 1970, I have lived overseas and travelled around Europe, America, Asia and Africa (11 years in Kenya). The last 22 years, I lived in Palma de Mallorca, Spain and now I’m back in Germany. I’m self-taught and I prefer painting with acrylic and especially on wood. The portrayal of perspectives and mostly the strong expression of bright colors are my trademarks. My artworks, Pepponi Art, are now part of private collections worldwide.”
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African Eve: The Evolution
Acrylic on canvas 122 x 92 cm
“I am a Danish-born artist, now London based. I live and paint my life in colour—it is a constantly evolving passion. My themes are Dreamscapes, Female Forms, Funky Flowers, Playful Cosmos, and now also Love Ukraine which is a work-in-progress. My painting here, ‘African Eve. The Evolution’ is a one-off. I painted it as a tribute to the late Professor Bryan Sykes’ ‘Seven Daughters of Eve’, an explosive inspiration!” www.ulla-art.com
▫ 111 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Ulla Plougmand
“These altars are my response and rebellion against the forces of inequity and poverty, I felt were pervasive in my life and communities. I gave offerings and created altars, drawing from my own lineages. I did it quietly and purposefully and found deep solace in doing so. I created these at dawn, as I was awakened by vivid images. They nurtured my desire to harvest literal wealth from destitution, and to allow ritual work to heal the wounds of dis-empowerment and the exhaustion of survival.”
Adimu Photograph 14 x 11 in.
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Candelaria Photograph 14 x 11 in. ▫ 113 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Pluma Sumaq
En la Esquina de una Iglesia Photograph 10 x 8 in. Pluma Sumaq ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 114 ▫ www.plumasumaq.com PLUMA SUMAQ
Photograph 10 x
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Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.
“Art is a universal language. It transcends boundaries. It allows us to communicate, find meaning and experience the world together. I began painting during the Pandemic to bring light to the darkness. Now a world master artist. I have work on permanent exhibit in a French Museum and a Modern Art Portfolio in which every painting is an International Award Winner. By translating the colors of my world into the language of art, I hope to promote unity and inspire all People to celebrate life’s beauty.”
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40 x 30
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Day Dream Believer
Acrylic on 300 lbs hot press paper 10 x 9 in.
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“To take my inner visions with my hands and create a work of art for you the viewer... That is the ultimate in self-expression.”
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Fiber art, Ea. 9 x 6 x 3 in.
This newly inaugurated hand series is made from an actual life-size model of Tina’s hand. This first series is simply numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, each hand has its own character and beauty that can be interpreted in many different ways. Each hand is artfully woven with dyed reeds that are embellished with wooden beads. “For me, this series has so many possibilities because hands express countless behaviors and symbolize many cultural beliefs and values,” says Puckett.
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Chaitali is a professional artist and 7-time international award-winning painter who creates positive energy paintings with her cleansed aura. Chaitali has clientele based all over the world. The above painting is a twotime-award winning, positive high-frequency, Vastu painting. “The Seven White Horses with Rising Sun” emits energy of success, ambition, shield for protection from the evil eye. It is painted during “Brahma Muhurta”, the most powerful timezone between 3.30 to 5.30 am, to absorb the powerful energies of the universe firstname.lastname@example.org
CHAITALI V. PURUSHOTHAMAN
Seven White Horses with Rising Sun Acrylic on Canvas with hand painted frame 48 x 32 in.
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on canvas 50 x 60 cm
“I mostly draw and paint from my free imagination. Content, meaning as well as mental processes which are fascinating to me but which are not always easy to transcribe into words are the main motivation to translate them into symbolic images. I live and work in Zurich, Switzerland.”
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“The presence of the mystery and the need to elucidate it, causes the viewer to travel in the universe created by me and made available to those who have the desire to escape in it.”
CARMEN CECILIA RUSU
Carmen Cecilia Rusu
the Barriers to the Unknown Acrylic with resin on canvas 60 x 80 x 4 cm
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ANNELI SÄRNBLAD PEDERSON
Anneli Särnblad Pederson was born in Dalarna county, Sweden and now lives in Tun Lidköping. Anneli wants to give strength and power with her abstract paintings, and hopes that the viewer will continuously find something new. Her inspiration comes from nature and spirituality. She has held numerous exhibitions in Sweden and also internationally in Italy and Iceland. Her art was recently published in a German art anthology. email@example.com | Facebook@sarnbladpedersonkonst
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Elephant Acrylic 100 x 100 cm
“As in graphic art, the modeling in my ink drawing is minimal; to obtain a vibrant and powerful composition. I placed the figure at the center and while black and white surfaces suggest space and volume, I have exploited the white surface to generate a sense of fluidity that draws the eye diagonally towards the upper left corner. I have deliberately not titled my work and hope it will touch the heart and inspire the beholder to undertake a personal journey.” www.dellapittura.com
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on paper 56 x 76 cm
Photography and digital art 8960 x 4696 px
“I am a digital artist. My main focus is photography with extreme digital editing processing. This means that I am creating pictures and graphics from architectural, natural and abstract subjects with often surreal components. My favourite themes are front facades of modern buildings or parts of them, which I’m digitally editing and finally changing them into an abstract digital creation.”
Opal City II
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“My art speaks for itself. I am just the lucky one who is allowed to express it.”
Dark Art XV Acrylic on canvas 100 x 120 x 4 cm www.oliviaseger.ch Olivia Seger ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 126 ▫ OLIVIA SEGER
▫ 127 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Carmen Selves Rural Landscape, 1966 Oil on wood 81 x 65 cm CARMEN SELVES “Art is life, color & shapes.” www.carmenselves.org
Judith Seiler-Schloemmer ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 128 ▫ Abstract o T, 2022 Panart technique 60 x 50 cm “If you want to see the extraordinary, you have to look at what else you don’t notice. I would like to apply this wisdom from LOOTSE to my artworks.” www.facebook.com/judith.seiler.90 JUDITH SEILER-SCHLOEMMER
Tanz Ums Rostige Kalb,
Panart technique, rust and chalk
▫ 129 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Judith Seiler-Schloemmer
Acrylic and gold leaf 18 x 24 in.
“This painting is my (abstract) representation of the Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv, Ukraine. This monument commemorates the independence of Ukraine in 1991 and is, remarkably, still standing today. During the onset of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the monument was included in a list of heritage sites to be fortified against shelling and bombing. It was removed from the list owing to cost concerns and its height, making it difficult to defend.”
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Evan B. Siegel was born in New York City, and always had a love for the natural world. He embarked on the parallel tracks of learning photography and capturing images, along with his formal education in the sciences. He continues to work in his chosen biomedical field while studying photography from a number of the masters of portraiture, fine art, fashion, and nature, and shooting wherever and whenever he can, worldwide.
EVAN B. SIEGEL
Photobomb Beauty Digital Photograph
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Stay on Track
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas 20 x 20 in.
“Color emits emotion, for me. Striving to emit a story using the power of my 3 S’s, senses, suggestion, and symbols, my desire is to express joy, surprise and energy for life as my “inner vision” dictates, expressing strength, gentleness, rhythm and color in my creation.”
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My Cup Runneth Over Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas 30 x 40 in.
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Kerstin’s internationally exhibited and multiple award-winning paintings convey her artistic message
“Art of profound unleashing”, with which she inspires the art scene worldwide. In Kerstin’s deeply layered abstractions, the experimental interplay of color and texture plays a crucial role, resulting in an emotional “optical eruption”. The reduced superimposition of horizontal and vertical layer changes catches the viewers’ eyes from the depth. Kerstin Sokoll is reinventing perspective!
Arctic Dream 2 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm www.kerstin-sokoll.de
Kerstin Sokoll ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 134 ▫ KERSTIN
Live my life
With coloured wings
Reach for the stars
Oh what beauty it brings
Live life to the fullest
So no opportunity missed
Living my life
With coloured wings
Silence Acrylic on canvas 40
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“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 non-figurative picture elements.”
Go And See Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm
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Diabolo II Oil on canvas 90 x 70 cm ▫ 137 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Bernd Steinert
“My paintings aim to convey a narrative of the mysteriousness and timelessness of Nature. I seek to incorporate the Japanese aesthetic concepts of yūgen, mono no aware, and wabi-sabi.”
MICHAEL F. STITT
Top Left & Right: Ocean Dream 2 Acrylic on canvas Ea. 60 x 80 cm http://michael-stitt.com Michael F. Stitt Ph.D ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 138 ▫
Ea. 75.5 x
Michael Frank Stitt スティット マイケル is an Australian artist and music composer. The narrative conveyed in his paintings is a reverence and celebration for Nature. Mountains, forests and the natural elements of his landscapes are portrayed as the most important elements of the painting, aiming for both the painter and viewer to meditate on the natural order of the landscape. At the heart of his Sumi-e works is the desire to achieve both the Zen philosophy and the Japanese notion of mono no aware (the pathos of things), and wabi-sabi (the acceptance of transience and imperfection).
Bottom Left & Right: Misty Pines: Homage to Hasegawa Tohaku (1539-1610)
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The moon glows the same, in the sky and on the pond. Only Rikugi-en changes. In the Seasons, People come and go.
The screen panels were inspired by many visits by the artist to Rikugi-en gardens in Tokyo. The concept is inspired by the Japanese poet, Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694) but written by Michael in Japanese. The poem reads: Michael F. Stitt Ph.D ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 140 ▫ 月は同じように輝き、 空にも池にも。 六義園だけ変わります。 シーズンズでは、 人々は行き来します。
The poem and the triptych are based on the dichotomy of time: the eternal and the temporal. The screens display a visual narrative of the timelessness of the moon and its reflection on Rikugi-en’s ornamental pond. This contrasted with the changing seasons, and the temporal movements of people who briefly visit the gardens: hence, who come and go from the gardens.
MICHAEL F. STITT
Ornamental Screen Panels: Homage to Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694) Acrylic on panel Ea. 60 x 80 cm http://michael-stitt.com ▫ 141 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Michael F. Stitt Ph.D
“What time is it now? Everyday we have to win time, catch a ride, and rush to work. I’m a very punctual person, which is a form of politeness. However, I am afraid of time because time passes slowly and it makes people feel indifferently nervous. I feel that time is like fragments, piece by piece. The memory only stays in a certain period, a certain period of a happy time. Time is like a smile, keep an impression.”
CHAN SUK ON
Loose Pieces (Watch & Clock) Color Photograph 50 x 70 cm httpschansukon.com Chan Suk On ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 142 ▫
Acrylic 11 x 14 in.
“I’m a self-taught, disabled, acrylic artist who has created over 300 paintings. My motto is spreading joy one painting at a time.”
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Meeting in Moonlight
“My interest in painting began very early and continued with education in Sweden and abroad. The colours of nature inspire me as well as classic music but even experiences of films are represented in my artworks. “Meeting in Moonlight” is painted by listening to Ludwig van Beethoven’s Moonlight sonata.”
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on canvas 120 x 100
MICHEL THÉVENOT (PICH)
“Since 2018, I have been using a mix of acrylic pouring and fluid painting to create my new labeled works: “Pich’s magic abstract art”. They do not represent subjects or objects of the natural or real world. Spontaneous projections of my inner world; my paintings speak to your senses, to your gaze and to your heart.” www.atelierpich.com
PiCH Magic Abstract Art 116 Acrylic
cm ▫ 145 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Michel Thévenot - PiCH
“In my work, I interpret stories in ways that suggest their beauty or value and I strive to paint and design without obscure or vague conceptual statements.”
Kiss Acrylic 60 x 75 cm
www.giovanntozzetti.com.au Giovanni Tozzetti ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 146 ▫ GIOVANNI TOZZETTI
“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.” - Paul Cezanne
firstname.lastname@example.org Meditation Digital media 3600 x 4800 px
▫ 147 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Silvija Treice SILVIJA TREICE
Mr. I Can See You
Acrylic 18 x 24 in.
“I believe a colorful world is a better world. My work has always been about community and love. I really enjoy bringing people of all depths together with color and showing the love from that experience. I am trying to get people to dive into the piece to show love and to be able to spread it once they see one of my pieces.”
Jen Upchurch ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 148 ▫
Tatiana was born on the US/Mexico border. At 17, while getting her VMD at UNAM and a Master’s in Public Health she was also attending art seminars at the San Carlos Royal Art Academy. Since 1990, Tatiana actively participates in group exhibitions in Baja, CA and the USA, and has created diverse collections in several mediums. Her most notorious series is a historical/anthropological collection “Faces of Baja California” shown in Museums in Baja and the USA since 1999. Since 2012 she heads the Power of Art Association www.tatianavfavella.com
TATIANA V. FAVELLA
The Bird Seller Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in.
▫ 149 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Tatiana V. Favella
“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.” www.kariveastad.com
Kari Veastad ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 150 ▫ The Choice Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm
The Three Brothers, 2016 Oil, acrylic and ink 150 x 80 cm
“Where great forces mature and express themselves in their highest violence, there are the times of art.” This sentence by the art writer Wilhelm Heinse is valid for me in three ways: 1. it is the forces of the “inner artistic urge” that push to practice art; 2. it is the forces that have to be “invested” for making art and 3. it is these the forces that are “released in the creative process”. This artistic maxim of the “Sturm und Drang” applies to my self-expression.”
▫ 151 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Josef Weidner
“Experiencing in situ the geographical and ethnographic spaces is vital to connect emotionally and intellectually with the painting. My work is based on a “committed testimony”, I do not hide the darkness or the light that belongs to reality. I have traversed the Atacama Desert, the Saltpeter towns, India, Morocco, Asia, to later recreate and interpret them in the solitude of my studio.” www.roxanawerner.cl
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Sadhu II Oil on canvas 54 x 74 cm ▫ 153 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Roxana Werner
Talking about Next Generation Artificial Intelligence,
KARL WEIMING LU
Contemporary artist, Karl W. Lu implements science and technology, psychology and philosophy in his pursuit to be a genuine thinker, creator and entrepreneur. A modern Renaissance man, with a life and art that span from East to West, Karl was a civil engineer in China before relocating to Australia in 1991 for postgraduate studies in philosophy and international relations. He further earned three master’s degrees in Art, Design, and Architecture from the University of NSW, Australia. www.kwluart.com
2003 Acrylic and oil on canvas 91 x 76 cm
Karl Weiming Lu ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 154 ▫
Sunrise on Superior Ice Breakup
Acrylic 24 x 18 in.
“Art is communication between the artist and the viewer. When my work speaks to the viewer in a personal way, apart from my intentions when I created it, I consider it successful. My work uses images that are not usually specific but express some reaction I have had to an experience. I use color, shape and line to create that impression. My hope is that the viewer will find their own story in the painting. I was once told that a painting is not complete until it is seen.”
▫ 155 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Marti White MARTI
All That Jazz (Bas Relief)
Oxidized iron, copper, bronze metal effects paint on chiseled wood 122 x 56 cm
“I work exclusively with iron, copper and bronze metal effects paints which change color as they oxidize, creating evocative patina in vivid shades of brown, green and blue. Very much influenced by the color field paintings of Mark Rothko, I seek to create work that transcends the familiar, elicits emotion regarding the sublime, and is infused with anima, the vital principle or animating force within all living things.”
Ed Whitmore ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 156 ▫
Let Me See Pink Acrylic on canvas 48 x 60 in.
“I am a story teller. I tapped into visual art when the world shut down during the pandemic and a friend asked me to make an abstract work on canvas. He loved it, I loved it and I have devoted my professional career to painting. I strive to visually tell stories, mining the sights, the sounds, and the grit of New York City.
My art is like a conversation with the universe that I can only express through gesture and color.”
https://www.artbyraw.com | Instagram@ronstopppable_
▫ 157 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Ronnie Williams
Acrylic on driftwood 3 x 2 ft.
“My passion lies in drawing beauty from ordinary things and sharing it for the world to see. I am an artist at heart, creating to illuminate both the familiar and the unusual. I explore new projects everyday to reinvigorate new forms of art that I am creating.”
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Mirror, Mirror Light painting digital photograph 8 x 10 in
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Chinese artist, Shaoqing Wu was born in 1951 and is a visiting professor at China Huaxia Jujiang Calligraphy and Painting Academy. Currently, she is the vice president of the Traditional Culture Research Institute of China Top 100 Culture Network, the director of Beijing Guodu Moyun Calligraphy and Painting Academy, and an academician of Beijing Contemporary Calligraphy and Painting Academy.
Untitled Ink on paper Shaoqing Wu ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 160 ▫
“’Skulls & Souls’ is a series representing the constant evolution and reflection of my life’s journey to create, share, and learn. The elements of working with fire and wood have given this series a symbolic representation of the fleeting impressions we make on this earth.” skullsandsouls.com
Skulls & Souls: Timber Wolf Pyrography on wood 20 x 20 in.
▫ 161 ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ Natalie Woodson
Face to Face III
Mixed media on wood 3D 60 x 110 cm
(Depending on the light influence, the colors change and reflect on the artwork)
“Art is a piece of soul that we make visible.”
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Video still 27 x
Root Yarden was born in 1958 in Galilee, Israel. She studied and worked as a Drama Therapist and later published three poetry books. From 2020, Root continues to develop as a video artist; combining her photography and poems. Root Yarden is influenced by Pina Bausch.
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With intention and sincerity, Shir Zalcman’s artwork is a piece of herself. The 37 year old Israeli artist paints to reflect the present moment of her everyday, emotional experience. Mainly using acrylic paint and charcoal mediums, she employs palette knives and brushes to create depth through texture, layering and linework. Choosing a bold color palette, Shir intuitively composes these textural patterns by layering them together to explore the visceral nature of feelings.
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas 70 x 70 cm
Shir Zalcman ▫ Spotlight 30 ▫ 164 ▫
media, Print 20 x 16 in.
“My artist name is ZequalsZ2plusC which is similar to the formula for fractals. Fractals are what inspired me to start making art back in 2008. Most of my work begins in a paint program in a video game. It is then captured and edited in Photoshop. I would like to thank Jesus for granting me the ability to make this art.”
Abstract 3535 Digital
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Beloved Watercolor 410 x 318 mm
“A recurring theme in my paintings is the smile. It represents painful experiences of the past. I have suffered from Myasthenia Gravis (MG) and have faced death. It also has to do with the bitter memories of school days, when I was not allowed to express myself. It was a very painful experience and I seem to have been desperate to live in the future. After treatment, I have been able to think positively and create art that provides healing. I hope it helps someone who has a hard time like me.”
Beloved Watercolor 410 x 318 mm