Igor Eugen Prokop Birth Joy Dance to Emily Acrylic on canvas 168 x 128 cm
• Issue 22 • On the Front Cover Igor Eugen Prokop Birth Joy Dance to Emily Acrylic on canvas 168 x 128 cm https://prokopigoreugen.com On the Back Cover Gyuhye Yeon Mother Series: For Marc Sijan Mixed media 50 x 70 cm https://blog.naver.com/yeongyuhye 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Igor Eugen Prokop Birth Joy Dance to Emily Acrylic on canvas 168 x 128 cm “The purpose of my art is to mold these dreamed, sensed, learned, discovered and very complex, really intricate systems into shapes and colors to create a perceptible, thought-provoking new world. These paintings, drawings, structures, with their complexity and intricacy, represent the fragile presence of the large, ubiquitous UNIVERSE.”
Ilona Abou-Zolof ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 8 ▫︎
What’s Beyond Digital painting 4300 x 6000 px
“I am at a stage where I think of myself as an image-maker rather than an image-taker. I am a digital artist. I will get an idea; take images I can use to fulfill my idea and use digital means of processing my work. I have as much fun taking the images as I have processing them. I use the digital tools to convert my photos into digital artworks. It is amazing what we can produce in the digital age and how much fun it is.”
I LO N A A B O U - Z O LO F www.zolof.net
▫︎ 9 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Ali Al-Ezzi Tuesday Oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm
“I believe in Art as a power that unites people all over the world regardless of time and place and turns cruelty and the ugliness of violence into pure beauty.”
A L I A L- E Z Z I www.artblr.com/alialezzi
Janice Alamanou ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 10 ▫︎
Alive from the Soul Elements Collection Photograph, Edition 1/1, 77 x 51.3 cm
Janice Alamanou portrays photography beyond the regular image. A diverse collection of style; she captures the fleeting beauty of nature alongside the observation of people, then combines with the sensuous perception of the human form, images that only photographing over many years, honing skills, seeing life, and creating new and different works can achieve.
JANICE ALAMANOU https://coastalphotography.co.uk
▫︎ 11 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Janice Alamanou Holding On, 2020 from the Soul Elements Collections Photograph, Edition 1/1, 80 x 53.3 cm
Tiru Arthanari ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 12 ▫︎
A Face Occasionally Surfaces Pen and ink sketch digitized and painted 1876 x 2500 px
“The great human and collage artist, B R Panesar (1927-2014), introduced me to the contemporary art scene of Kolkata, India in the late ‘60s. I work with magazine pages, cut them to size, and use them as one would use a paintbrush. Thousands of pieces come together and make a collage come alive as in my recent collage of my late mother. Recently, I use pen and pencil sketches, digitize them, paint them, alter them as the flow would take me. Simultaneously, the flow suggests captions for them.”
TIRU ARTHANARI https://counter-p.art
▫︎ 13 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Tiru Arthanari Ikebana of Nature Rearranges Order Photo, digitized and altered and painted 1798 x 2500 px
Susan Ashley ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 14 ▫︎
NANA NA MOE Mixed media 30 x 24 in.
“I create with mixing media like little pieces of papers for collage, acrylic paint and watercolor and occasionally digital art with touches of whimsy. There are times I want art to tell stories and to help people if they are living in difficult times.”
SUSAN ASHLEY https://www.ashleyfinearts.com
▫︎ 15 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Katrina Avotina Living Like A Royalty Acrylic on canvas 120 x 100 x 4 cm
“In my paintings, I devote much attention to the play of colour, line and plot. I convey my vision of the world with colours and images, but the plot plays a special role. Each painting has its own story. It tells about the scenic mountains of Tuscany, the magic cathedrals of Italy. Perhaps, there are stories about Britain’s magical gardens or a cat that brings warmth and peace to the home. A woman waiting for the love of her lifetime...”
K AT R I N A AV OT I N A https://katrinaavotina.co.uk
Christian Bajon-Arnal ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 16 ▫︎
La Quête de L’Eau Oil on canvas 100 x 70 cm
“In love with life on this emerald blue crystal stopper, I dare in the pictorial expressions of my paintings to share an authentic activism of optimism in our future. Freedom, my wealth, is my creative energy as an artist painter, it must therefore through technical, scenic, colorist research ... to appeal to any observer of my works offered.”
CHRISTIAN BAJON-ARNAL bajon-arnal.guidarts.com
▫︎ 17 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Judith Dupree Beale Pathways Watercolor 29 x 21 in.
“My recent work has been somewhat reflective of the restrictions imposed on our lives by the pandemic. Less ability to move about and experience a free flow of ideas puts some edge to what images appear in the works as they develop. Working materials have been less available to me and therefore the work is less experimental and more traditional than what I was doing just a year ago. However, getting back to some basics is never a bad thing.”
JUDITH DUPREE BEALE jdbeale.com
Alby - Alison Barrows-Young ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 18 ▫︎
The Dying Light Oil and ground pigment on canvas 20 x 60 in.
“The natural qualities that animate my remote home, in the Pacific Northwest, fill my life and my imagery. I have been profoundly taken by its wild beauty; alive with idyllic disposition and dramatic personae that invoke an animist sensibility, and compel a strong sense of belonging to the earth. “I have come to believe that I require art. For me, art is a compelling way of life. It promotes essential self-expression as well as inter-relational and inter-cultural connections. For me, it is the most powerful way to articulate my quandaries as well as my discoveries, passions and dreams. Through the years, my artistic voice has gathered into an alliance with my preference to live in the wilderness, to preserve nature and to advocate for the earth. I am devoted to self-awareness, living peacefully within our biosphere and nurturing youthful persistence. I hold the path as a mother, grandmother and mentor for those who are borne to me through my body, my wanderings and upon the wind.”
A L B Y - A L I S O N B A R R O W S -YO U N G https://alisonbarrowsyoung.com
▫︎ 19 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Alby - Alison Barrows-Young Enigmatic Wilderness Oil on canvas 36 x 72 in.
Tania Beaumont ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 20 ▫︎
Hive Mixed media on canvas 60 x 60 cm
“I am a painter-printmaker in the broadest sense, using a diverse mix of media to explore ongoing themes. I take inspiration from my surroundings: figures passing by, plants sprouting out of the pavement, seaweed on the beach, colours and structures from natural growth. I often print on, or incorporate, old documents to produce images with narrative and ambiguity. I have exhibited in the UK, the USA, West Indies, Middle East and N. Africa.”
TA N I A B E AU M O N T www.taniabeaumont.squarespace.com
▫︎ 21 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Lone Bech Portrait of Russell Tovey, English Actor
“I mostly focus on portraits of artists that have influenced my life one way or other. I reserve the right to choose style and medium according to what works best for each individual portrait, whereby encaustic plays a dramatic role.”
LO N E B E C H https://lonebechart.blogspot.com/
Coby Berge-Wolters Ten ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 22 ▫︎
Island near Oban (Scotland) Acrylic on A2 paper
“After a career as a teacher, I have been working as a professional artist since 2008. I like variation, both in subject and in technique to depict something. Certain themes keep coming back, cityscapes, nature, people, landscapes, but also things. My work is figurative. I exhibit regularly. My work hangs with private individuals, especially in The Netherlands and Germany.”
C O B Y B E R G E -W O LT E R S T E N www.cobytenberge-schilderijen.nl
▫︎ 23 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Coby Berge-Wolters Ten Landgoed Enk Rennen near Arnhem Acrylic on A3 paper
Klaus Biliczky ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 24 ▫︎
X-Sign Acrylic, mixed media on canvas 40 x 40 cm
Klaus Biliczky is a versatile German artist, living in Neuendettelsau, Bavaria. “My works arise from the original source of my imagination and the tension between the perceptible world of things and abstraction. Beauty and decay, transformation and death as well as the secrets of the hidden, exert a special inspiration on me and are reflected in my paintings. But also social and political problems, as well as social change, find their way into my artistic work.”
K L AU S B I L I C Z K Y www.biliczky.de
▫︎ 25 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Klaus Biliczky Many Pages of Art Acrylic collage on canvas 100 x 80 cm
Daniella Bronzi ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 26 ▫︎
Shaping the Future 100 x 100 x 3 cm
“Always inspired by nature, animals people and story from within myself, use of colors and free of too many restrictions, experimenting with my way of painting and making energy visible by painting.”
DANIELLA BRONZI www.daanbronzi.nl
▫︎ 27 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Pia Buxbom - ICA At the Edge Copper 28 x 14 x 14 cm
“In 2020, I was named International Certified Artist by The International Institute for Artist Accreditation. So far, I have received eight different awards for my artwork. My artworks have been exhibited in many different countries around the world, as well as they have been displayed in many different art books and art magazines. I paint and make sculptures, that way I get a bigger platform to express myself.”
PIA BUXBOM - ICA www.buxbomsart.com
Joan Burger Siem ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 28 ▫︎
The Clock Begins Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 in.
JOAN BURGER SIEM joanburgersiemart.com
▫︎ 29 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Joan Burger Siem Solitude Acrylic on canvas 12 x 16 in.
Harry T. Burleigh ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 30 ▫︎
The Visitation Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.
“For me, the adventure of creating a painting is not knowing exactly what or who will appear before my eyes until the very seconds in which my brush touches the canvas. There are no preliminaries. The medium makes no difference as long as the inspiration is present. The enveloping mystery of not being sure of the results, yet still being driven to produce them is what makes the effort of creation so captivating. Intuitively knowing when a work of art is finished is key.”
H A R R Y T. B U R L E I G H www.artfulkryptonite.com
▫︎ 31 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Harry T. Burleigh Basking Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in. (The original image has been slightly cropped to fit)
Chanterax ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 32 ▫︎
She Intrigues / She Fascinates Acrylic painting on canvas (diptych) Ea. 20 x 50 cm
Chanterax has developed a very particular and recognizable style. A painting charged with energy, characterized by dynamic forms and a certain expressive abstraction, and supported by a strong palette, bold and vivid colors, daring contrasts and dazzling light. Chanterax’s compositions are increasingly detailed and dynamic. Such as this dyptich portrait, on two juxtaposed canvases, which reveals two enigmatic faces of a personality.
▫︎ 33 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Isaura Xavier Campos Holy Spirit Loves Cherries Oil on canvas 100 x 80 cm
“I think I was born to be a painter, instead I was a teacher of English. But now I am only a painter and painting makes me feel so light and happy that I even forget my age. I don’t follow any schools, I paint what my heart tells me to do and what my fingers lead me to. Of course, I love the works of many artists among them Vermeer, Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Sir Arthur Hughes. But I have always tried to follow my own way.”
I S AU R A X AV I E R C A M P O S www.isauraxaviercampos.com
Caussin-Bellon (Poupée) ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 34 ▫︎
Le Monde de Marilou Pebble polished Tadelackt on wood 95 x 95 cm
“After a lifetime as an architect, I learned from the Moroccans the wall technique of Tadelackt plaster, which I adapted to make my figurative and abstract paintings. Carried away by rapid and lively movements, my paintings are coated with sweetness and sensitivity. You can caress the surface at will because after pebble polishing the painting becomes marble.”
C AU S S I N - B E L LO N ( P O U P É E ) www.singulart.com/fr/artiste/poupée-michelle-caussin-bellon
▫︎ 35 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Caussin-Bellon (Poupée) Les Rêveries de Colette (The original image has been slightly cropped to fit)
Wendy Cohen ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 36 ▫︎
Grid Weave Acrylic and mixed media on foam core board 11 x 20 in.
Sydney-based artist, Wendy Cohen has attained BFA and MFA degrees. Her art practice focuses on the relationship of shapes, lines and forms with the urban and natural surroundings. The most important element in her work is colour which she interprets as being the sound of the soul. Her works are playful, vibrant and spontaneous using acrylic oil and collage with a variety of mixed media such as recycled cardboard paper linen and photos.
W E N DY C O H E N www.wendycohen.net.au
▫︎ 37 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Leonardo Ciccarelli Senza Titolo (Untitled) Oil on canvas 20 x 20 cm
Painting inspiration makes Leonardo Ciccarelli create evocative, faded scenes from the soul using colors to express his subjective visual perception. Oblivion and recollection communicate with each other in a successful pictorial wordplay, thereby letting an ideal world emerge, in which light, the main character, nobly stands out. The universe of the soul is narrated by Ciccarelli’s mastery and delicate technique.
LEONARDO CICCARELLI www.ciccarellileonardo.it
Adelia Clavien ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 38 ▫︎
White Tiger Mixed media photomontage printed on canvas, painted with various media (sand, mortar, acrylic, resin, etc.) 80 x 80 cm
Adélia Clavien from Miège (VS) was born in Portugal, has been living in Switzerland since 1981, and is based in Trélex. Although she spent a long time in the artistic community in Valais, she attended her first painting courses and started photography in St Gall where she lived for a decade. Curious and passionate, Adélia has been fascinated by art since childhood.
A D E L I A C L AV I E N http://www.adelia.ch
▫︎ 39 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Jun Gueco Cruz Life in Progress (James 1:3) Mixed media 24 x 60 in.
A visual artist who seeks to portray the science of life through massive depictions of cellular processes, Cruz merges his spiritual walk with medical science into biomorphic forms of expression in his art. Born in Angeles City, Philippines and now a Philadelphia-based artist, Jun Gueco Cruz is a Kapampangan visual artist. His art training stems mostly from experiments, workshops, and mentoring from other veteran Kapampangan artists. He has received prestigious national and international awards and recognition in painting, sculpture, and mixed media, and exhibited his works in venues like the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Florence Biennale 2017, Italy and Artbox project New York, 2018, Cruz is a part of the Pampanga Arts Guild and Christians In the Visual Arts (CIVA).
JUN GUECO CRUZ www.juncruzart.com
Claire Davenhall ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 40 ▫︎
Lost at Sea 2017, Found objects, wood, leather, fabric, paper resin, green and gold pigment 200 x 150 x 200 cm
Claire Davenhall is an international artist who explores the early migration of people to Australia, capturing the lost soles of early settlers, refugees and convicts. Taking inspiration from found objects to reveal the hidden stories and provide historical identity to lost souls, condemned to transportation, sentenced to a land beyond the seas.
C L A I R E D AV E N H A L L clairedavenhallvisualartist.wordpress.com
▫︎ 41 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Phil Davis Ghost City, Las Ramblas, Barcelona Acrylic on surface 21 x 30cm
Phil Davis produces work that combines expressive colour with narrative subjects incorporated using stencil printing. This combination of two processes creates dynamic and emotionally heightened images where creative instinct and fine detail are portrayed and juxtaposed alongside each other. The bold colours and dynamic ways in which they are applied convey the emotional intensity around the subject, whereas the stark graphical tones and attention to detail convey the sense of bold physicality.
P H I L D AV I S www.phildavisfineartist.com
María Isabel De Lince ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 42 ▫︎
Deep Sea Oil on canvas 120 x 160 cm
Born in Bogotá, María Isabel de Lince studied Art and Architectural Design at the Javeriana University. She studied Drawing and Painting at Cooperartes and with masters David Manzur, Fernando Dávila and Miguel Moyano. Her work has been exhibited in important spaces in Colombia, United States, Europe and Asia and she has received national and international recognition.
MARÍA ISABEL DE LINCE www.mariaisabeldelince.com
▫︎ 43 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Stephanie Dillon Mixed Media #6 Acrylic paints with a variety of found papers 48 x 36 x 1 in.
Stephanie Dillon is an abstract artist from Minnesota. She paints on canvases that already exist and uses found materials in many of her pieces. She believes old is still beautiful, what we have is enough, and art is everywhere. “Mixed Media #6: It’s not what you look at it’s what you see, it’s not what you say it’s what they hear, it’s not how hard you love it’s how deep they can feel, it’s not how much you give it’s if they need it.”
S T E P H A N I E D I L LO N www.stephaniedillonart.com
Shoshana Den-Macker ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 44 ▫︎
Sumi & Ink Ink, acrylic, collage with wood, paper, the artist’s photographs and cardboard on acid free paper 31 x 41 cm
Shoshana Den-Macker’s artwork is inspired by singular moments of light, texture, color, composition and intuitive abstraction by concentrating on details. Her values are at the heart of her work. She is an environmentalist and a humanist. She believes that our biggest mistake as humans has been to separate ourselves from nature. She loves finding beauty in the ordinary. She is not afraid of combining different media, any means necessary to obtain the desired effect.
SHOSHANA DEN-MACKER https://shoshanas-artden.com
▫︎ 45 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Shoshana Den-Macker Hands Are Human Wings Acrylic, ink, collage with magazines, the artist’s photographs and cardboard on linen canvas 30 x 40 cm
Martin Stenbak Drescher ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 46 ▫︎
Sharkfins in The Sea, Not in Your Soup Acrylic on canvas 100 x 150 cm
“My paintings reflect my points of interest, I am focused on combining the abstract with the figurative. When I am satisfied with the subject, I add a generous amount of colour to the drawing. These are my paintings! I hope you will find pleasure in seeing them.”
MARTIN STENBAK DRESCHER http://drescher-art.dk
▫︎ 47 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Natalia Dinsel-Bondarenko Unwind Acrylic and spray paint on canvas 70 x 50 cm
Natalia Dinsel-Bondarenko is a self-taught abstract artist, who currently lives and works in Hamburg, Germany. The artist’s second career is in the field of psychology and her intuitive art is the expression of her understanding of the total interconnectedness in life. Her paintings are very personal, channeling her thoughts and emotions from brush to canvas via paint and intuitive gestures.
N ATA L I A D I N S E L- B O N D A R E N KO https://nataliadinsel.com
Natalia Dinsel-Bondarenko ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 48 ▫︎
Real Illusions Acrylic and spray paint on canvas 100 x 80 cm
“Philosophical view on the meaning of life and on the human’s pursuit of happiness is building the basis of my artistic expression. My art tries to invite the viewer to look beyond the horizon and to reflect. All of my paintings have many layers. Sometimes I hide the previous layers completely, but in most of the cases, I let the viewer recognise my symbolic idea of the complexity of our multilayered life. Layer by layer the painting (like our life) changes its look, the colours change too, but the previous layers can still be seen through. It‘s my symbolic way of expressing how our life experiences are forming our life journey.”
N ATA L I A D I N S E L- B O N D A R E N KO https://nataliadinsel.com
▫︎ 49 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Natalia Dinsel-Bondarenko The Happy Cell Acrylic and spray paint on canvas 70 x 50 cm
Dr Petra Dippold-Goetz ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 50 ▫︎
Leonard Bernstein Conducting Acrylic on paper 55 x 39 cm
“All my life I have been passionate about painting. To improve and refine my techniques, I studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Faber-Castell. I am really into collages and assemblages of all kinds. I work with acrylic and oil colors depending on the subject. In 2020, I had exhibitions in Salzburg, Hamburg and Venice and in 2019 in Vienna.”
DR PETRA DIPPOLD-GOETZ www.petrapainting.com | Instagram@petrapainting | saatchiart.com/petrapainting
▫︎ 51 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Dr Petra Dippold-Goetz Capriccioso Acrylic on cardboard 70 x 100 cm
Onno Dröge ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 52 ▫︎
Tango Wooden sculpture on panel 160 x 103 cm
“My soul is strongly inclined to softness and roundness, to fluid lines and shapes, to space in and around my objects. In my objects, I like to refer to the spirit world and the heavenly atmosphere, represented through the fluent shapes, the presence of shadow and the colors.”
ONNO DRÖGE www.artonno.nl
▫︎ 53 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Michael J Duke Escalators In London Enhanced photograph 42 x 56 cm
“Most of my work is journalistic, street or event photography and therefore reflects the ups and downs of life. ‘Escalators in London’ is part of a project concentrating on architectural details and is typical of my exhibition work. How I treat my work depends on the end-use.”
MICHAEL J DUKE www.mjduke.co.uk
EditorDreams Giuseppe Grieco ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 54 ▫︎
Catarsy, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 cm
“The art of the Absolute and the indefinite Elsewhere is summed up in the “Reality of Unreality and the Unreality of Reality” as the main and indefectible 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.”
E D I TO R D R E A M S G I U S E P P E G R I E C O www.editordreams.it
▫︎ 55 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Carina Ehlers Sunset Oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm
“Art awards carry no weight when compared to the joy brought by creating art. My art is meant to bring peace and nurturing, to me and hopefully also to others in this world.”
CARINA EHLERS https://carinaehlers.se
Torhild Frøydis Eid ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 56 ▫︎
The Wave Acrylic, mixed media, Deep Edge 70 x 100 cm
“I am a passionate painter and love to experiment with colors, textures and techniques. All the beauty in life inspires me and I would like to spread moments of happiness and joy through my paintings!”
TO R H I L D F R ØY D I S E I D froeydisart.no
▫︎ 57 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Ute Eiselt Angel Macro photograph
“Moods and moments captured as I experience them in the moment, unchanged, to give my impression to the viewer; that is my mission. In this, nature is the artist. With my choice of a particular section of the world surrounding me, I set this in scene - unadulterated, without post-processing. The smallest wonders of nature with the help of macro photography to work out, this is my way to advocate for the preservation of nature.”
U T E E I S E LT www.eiselt-fotokunst.de
Kristina (Stina) Ekberg Renström ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 58 ▫︎
Trust Oil 80 x 80 cm
“Painting and creating is a big part of my life. It gives me satisfaction more than anything else. When I paint I use oil and acrylic and mainly paint women; the female body and faces. I want to create beauty and sensuality in my paintings, where color and shape can emphasize the female body. I want the viewer to get a feeling when they see my paintings, that they are touched.” Ekberg Renström has exhibited in big and small cities and several times in Stockholm. Her next show will be in Lisbon, Portugal.
KRISTINA (STINA) EKBERG RENSTRÖM https://ekbergrenstrom.se | Instagram@stinaekbergrenstrom
▫︎ 59 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Kristina (Stina) Ekberg Renström I Am Acrylic 30 x 40 cm
JF Ellman ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 60 ▫︎
Rooftops Acrylic 30 x 30 in.
San Francisco Bay Area artist, JF Ellman grew up in Marin County in Tiburon, CA and earned her BFA, from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, in 1975.. Ellman moved to San Francisco in 1976 and works mostly in acrylic painting.
JF ELLMAN Art.call.org
▫︎ 61 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Lis Engel Is this the way to Paradise? Acrylics and gold on canvas 30 x 30 cm
“I think of my art as a cantillation of the sacred of all life. I use both classical, imaginary and meditative practices as tools of opening into creative states, intertwining physical, poetic and mystical dimensions of life in my art. My focus is on the movement of light and line and colour as a vibrational feeling of deep experience. My work can be totally abstract or figurative.”
LIS ENGEL www.lisengel.dk
Kay Erickson ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 62 ▫︎
Painted Taxis Photograph 20 x 24 in.
“I want my photographs to stir some emotion. I want the spirit of the place or object in my photographs to come through. I started photographing images using black and white film, and printing on photographic paper, followed by hand-tinting using photo oils. As I combined my love of travel with my passion for photography, I transitioned into digital photography, making images of diverse cultures and environments around the world.”
K AY E R I C K S O N https://kayerickson.com/
▫︎ 63 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Cor Fafiani Bird Aria, 2020 Acrylic on canvas
“The relationship between human and animal, flora and fauna plays a central role in my paintings and sculptures. My subjects dreaming in my imagination of strange and changed worlds are hidden and revealed and sensitized in my imagination. I also respond to current issues such as pollution e.g. plastic pollution global warming. That is why my sculptures are made of disposable packaging e.g. polystyrene.”
C O R FA F I A N I www.corfafiani.nl
Ferraro ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 64 ▫︎
Amazonia - Mother Earth in Distress Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in.
“My subjects personally express my own ideologies, particularly the belief that what I convey in each piece of art, have the power to reveal the truth within, and behind it, in a world of spiritual reality.”
▫︎ 65 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Judi Forney Ascend To Shore Trail Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in.
“ ‘Creating art that connects with spirit,’ is my motto. I approach each painting with that thought in mind. I like to share messages, not just scenes.”
JUDI FORNEY www.judiforneyart.com
Anna Franczuk ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 66 ▫︎
Release, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 70 x 70 cm
“I am especially interested in how humans relate to their surrounding world. I concentrate on gestures, senses and human body details. I hope my paintings speak straight to the viewers in a possibly most minimalistic way. I would like my art to bring optimism and have a relaxing effect. Through my painting, I try to celebrate moments of my life and share reflections, impressions, anecdotes and memories of my own with the hope of resonating with viewers’ emotions.”
ANNA FRANCZUK www.annafranczuk.com
▫︎ 67 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Elena Gastón-Nicolás Jonas and Leviathan Oil on canvas 61 x 50 cm
“I am a guardian of the planet. Multidimensional Artist, Ombudswoman of the Soul and Light Keeper. I love true love, solid foundations, empathic perspective, social conscience and a holistic sense of reality. Renaissance and encyclopedic thinking. I study the protection and conservation of natural biotopes. I graduated in Fine Arts (Sculpture). I have many professional career, although I love working on artistic education, music, theater and natural childbirth.”
E L E N A G A S TÓ N - N I C O L Á S http://elenagastonicolas.blogspot.com
Liz Gascoigne ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 68 ▫︎
Emerald Geode Acrylic and resin on wood panel D. 100 cm, £1.975
Liz Gascoigne has been exploring natural flow imagery and created a series of twelve unique round flow paintings which are reminiscent of tree rings and geode formations. The intertwining of flowing colours is an intensely mindful art process that has the potential to create highly mesmerizing artwork for both the artist and the viewer. It is the creative antidote to coping with challenging times.
LIZ GASCOIGNE https://www.lizgascoigne-art.co.uk
▫︎ 69 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Josie Gearhart In the Beginning Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in.
“When I look at my subject matter and interact with it I create a storyline in my mind’s eye. I develop the mood of the piece trying to grasp its essence. An emotional reality emerges on the canvas. For the viewer, it becomes a metaphor for the human experience.”
JOSIE GEARHART www.josiegearhartart.com
Robert George ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 70 ▫︎
Pandemic 1 Oil on canvas 23 x 27 in.
“I see the virus as an ongoing ‘Groundhog Day’. The continual reporting of so many sad and life-affecting consequences. As if all news of its impact will continue to be one of tears and fear. This work of spirals and links reflects that ongoing acceptance of attachment and membership.”
ROBERT GEORGE robertgeorgeartworks.co.uk
▫︎ 71 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Gracò Life’s Carrousel, 2016 Acquaforte and acquatint 270 x 490 mm
Engraver and painter, Graziella Conti Papuzza has been practicing Chalcography since 2000, mainly preferring etching and aquatint techniques. She has made multiple matrices over the years and several paintings. Self-printing, she has been actively exhibiting since 2001 in national and international collectives, enjoying success with the public and critics. Her work appears in important archives, galleries, museums, magazines and international catalogs.
Sue Graef ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 72 ▫︎
Jacob Court 3 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 20 in.
“My work is characterized by brilliant color, recreating what I see in life. They are vibrant re-creations adding positive energy to everyday life. Working principally in acrylics, I create semi-abstract paintings by quickly applying color over color, allowing spontaneous creation to play a large part in my work. While the subject of the painting is recognizable, I intentionally twist and distort the perspective while playfully experimenting with color.”
SUE GRAEF https://suegraeffineart.com
▫︎ 73 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Nasia Houvarda Love Can Melt Hearts of Stone Pastel 25 x 35 cm
“My humble burning desire is to share my passion for life, my love for the world and my optimism for the future. I sincerely hope everyone can experience true love. The unconditional love that remains strong as a rock and survives the ups and downs of life. I found these heart-shaped stones on the Hollow Rock Beach, Grand Portage. They looked like a couple… a perfect match! Now they are a pair to the original drawing, waiting to find their perfect pair in a loving home.”
N A S I A H O U VA R D A www.nasiahouvarda.com
Imre Hasanic ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 74 ▫︎
La Donna Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm
IMRE HASANIC www.imrehasanic.net
▫︎ 75 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Anna Green Sheltering in Place Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 in.
“I love to paint women as they interact with other beings and the natural world. They symbolize the essence of the feminine spirit, a force that is compassionate, loving and gracious. My style is light-hearted and whimsical because the world is far too serious.”
ANNA GREEN www.annagreenart.com
Samah Hallgren ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 76 ▫︎
Injured Acrylic 65 x 81 cm
“Art and photography evoke strong emotions and feelings. As a professional artist, creator and photographer, I have dedicated years to the arts and I am constantly seeking new and innovative ways to develop new skills. I love giving life to a free flow of imagination.”
S A M A H H A L LG R E N https://www.gallerysamah.com
▫︎ 77 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Samah Hallgren The Twins Acrylic 65 x 81 cm
Samah Hallgren is a self-taught artist from Sweden, currently living in Kungsbacka and actively producing artwork in a variety of media.
Herbert Hermans ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 78 ▫︎
Tell Me Oil on linen 90 x 90 cm
Bert Hermans was born in 1947 in Voorburg, Holland. His work consists mainly of oil paintings, with a major theme being industrial and cultural heritage. Hermans has had exhibitions in eight countries in Europe, in the USA, China and Japan. He was nominated four times for the Dutch title ‘Painting of the Year’ and has won several art prizes. In January 2021 he won the title of ‘Gallery Winner 2020’ by the National Atelier, The Netherlands.
HERBERT HERMANS https://www.kunstinzicht.nl/portfolio-en/werk/berthermans/index.html
▫︎ 79 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Herbert Hermans The Harpist Oil on linen 90 x 90 cm
Atom Hovhanesyan ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 80 ▫︎
Portrait of Annie Clark, June 29, 2017 Oil 36 x 24 in.
After refining and continuing to develop the post divisionist technique by painting not so much in a narrative sense, Atom painted bits and pieces of thoughts or emotions/memories, at times incidental, at times directed consciously, unified in one mood or an atmosphere.
ATO M H O V H A N E S YA N artbyatom.com
▫︎ 81 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Stephanie C Holznecht Golden Dragon Acrylic, tempera and latex paint 36 x 24 in.
STEPHANIE C HOLZNECHT www.sholznecht.com
Carolyn CJ Jones ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 82 ▫︎
Promise of Peace Photograph 16 x 20 in.
“Promise of Peace” appears to you from the bestselling book, ‘Opening the Gates of the Heart: A Journey of Healing.’ This book is a silver medal winner for world peace. “Promise of Peace” is the last photo/verse duet in that book; it promises peace to the reader. When you “...practice the principles of love, the gates of my [your] heart melt into the glow of dusk, and peace rises to greet me [you].”
C A R O LY N C J J O N E S http://carolyncjjones.com
▫︎ 83 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Jideka Between Us Acrylic on canvas 50 x 50 cm
“My aim is to draw thoughts and feelings of everyday life. I paint current events in their beauty as well as in their darkness, and various themes such as global warming, exodus, joys and sorrows, and I like to add a touch of humor to everything.” Jocelyne Deschamps-Kus aka Jideka is a French artist, born and living in Lyon. She has drawn from a very early age and received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and a Diploma in Graphic Arts.
Patrick Joosten ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 84 ▫︎
Experimental Red N°2, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 90 x 70 x 3 cm
“I am predominantly a self-taught artist, and I am not following any particular artistic movement. I paint for the pleasure of creation, hoping to share moments of emotion with those who appreciate modern art. I offer energetic, powerful abstract works, often inspired by nature.”
PAT R I C K J O O S T E N www.patrick-joosten.com
▫︎ 85 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Thuy Linh Bennett Kang Light Mixed media 36 x 48 in.
“Exploring one’s need to explain the unexplainable through myths, dreams, and divine beliefs.”
THUY LINH BENNETT KANG https://www.linhkang.com
Hiromi Kawano ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 86 ▫︎
Guidance of Light Parallel photo art
“I work as an illustrator and designer. Apart from my day job, I was looking for a way to express my style. In the fall of 2015, I realized that multiple exposures with a digital camera was exactly what I was looking for. My artwork is created by intricately superimposing multiple photographs. I have named this Parallel Photo Art. My artworks are changed by the transition of nature. I am very interested in rain and light.”
H I R O M I K AWA N O Instagram@opatomato
▫︎ 87 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Sonnhild Kost Torso Digital media Various sizes available
“The art scene has always fascinated and excited me. Whether in photographs, pictures, sculptures or poems, my feelings are expressed everywhere. I let colors and shapes speak for me. Merge with it and let arise. In this way, I bring the spiritual and the real world into balance. Everything is allowed because art knows no borders.”
S O N N H I L D KO S T http://energie-in-farben.de
Lee Kwong Tim Jackson ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 88 ▫︎
Firm and Secure Oil on canvas 48 x 32 in.
“I was born in and grew up in Hong Kong. This is my home with all my family, friends and memories which are deeply relevant and integral to my identity. To reciprocate the love, care and support that this community has provided for me, I would like to preserve the legacy of Hong Kong to show its vital spirit through my paintings, e.g. “Mutual Help”, “Forever Guardian”, “Striving for excellence”,” Never give up”etc.”
LEE KWONG TIM JACKSON www.jacksonlee-art.com
▫︎ 89 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Marlis Lepicnik Borderline 1 Acrylic on canvas 50 x 100 cm
“The motivation of my art is to capture and display the personality of the model, its standing in society and its relation to the world. I have been taking on this challenge in many of the master courses and nude drawing sessions at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (die Angewandte) over and over again. The works of my series borderlines were inspired by my nude drawings and are the result of eclectic artistic execution in acrylic on canvas.”
MARLIS LEPICNIK Instagram@marlislepicnik
Anson Liaw ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 90 ▫︎
Her Time in the Sun Chalk pastels on archival print-making and drawing paper 20 x 24 in.
Anson Liaw is an illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. Upon graduating from the Ontario College of Art from the Communication & Design Department Design Advertising Program, his versatile illustrations have been an integral part of many projects ranging from magazines, book publications, corporate, packaging and advertising communications. His illustrations take on critical views; both light and heavy about life in the world around us and that deals with social, political, cultural issues and lifestyle subject matter. Some of Liaw’s clients have included Time Magazine, McDonald’s, FedEx, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Nestle, Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Harvard Business Review, Loblaws Branding Ltd., Second Cup Coffee Company, Mercatto restaurant, Simon & Schuster New York, The National Ballet of Canada, and Frangelico Liqueur, to name a few.
A N S O N L I AW www.illoz.com/liaw
▫︎ 91 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Anson Liaw Down But Not Out Chalk pastels and compressed charcoal on archival print-making and drawing paper 20 x 30 in.
Time Lin ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 92 ▫︎
20201117 Oil on canvas 79.5 x 65 x 2 cm
“The world is full of various dual forces, such as yang and yin, good and evil, lightness and darkness, beauty and ugliness, destiny and fate, buddha and demon, etc. Although they are relative, I think that duality is complementary and has two sides. Life is a sea of bitterness, black and white, and the only way to overcome troubles in life is color. I use a scraper to flatten the shape and color of the binary elements into a flat surface to show the vitality and create the light of life.”
TIME LIN https://www.timelin.space
▫︎ 93 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Maria Linares Freire As If Acrylic on cotton canvas 76 x 51 cm
“With my paintings, I am creating a unique universe united by mathematical equations through the colours of consciousness.” Maria Linares Freire was the winner of British Woman Artist Award (July 2019) and published in the book Contemporary Art Collectors, Japan Edition, as one of the most investable artists of 2020. She received the “Artist of the Future Award” by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine and an Artistic Excellence Award by Circle Foundation.
MARIA LINARES FREIRE https://marialinaresfreire.net
Susan Lizotte ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 94 ▫︎
Mappa Mundi Spring 2020 Oil on canvas 137 x 243 cm
“My paintings are inspired by the Covid-19 quarantine and lockdown. Using old Renaissance maps to juxtapose the 14th-century plague with the 21st-century pandemic felt fitting as a way to speak to the spread of disease and finding our place in a new, unknown world. Inaccuracy is used deliberately to convey current confusion. The color palette is a metaphor for hope.”
S U S A N L I Z OT T E https://www.susanlizotte.com
▫︎ 95 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Susan Lizotte Mappa Mundi Terra Incognita Oil on canvas 76 x 76 cm
Alan Mahood ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 96 ▫︎
Sitting in Boredom Digital media 20 x 30 in.
“There is no set formula for the way I work and every piece is unique in that respect.”
ALAN MAHOOD archive.cartgalleryonline.com
▫︎ 97 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Mana At Home Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm
“I like to make abstract paintings full of color layers and texture variations, this allows me the freedom and passion for impulsivity in the work of art.”
Joey Cruz Margarejo ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 98 ▫︎
Lea Janelle’s Vineyard Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 in.
Joey is a Canadian-Filipino self-taught artist based in Edmonton, Alberta. Mostly painting abstract acrylic on canvas, Joey loves spreading unlimited tons of paints on the canvas but uses only two brushes; his most trusted companions. When people take a deep look at his works and ask “Is this art?” for him that’s the best compliment.
JOEY CRUZ MARGAREJO joeycruzmargarejo.com
▫︎ 99 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Mauro Martin Marina Oil on canvas 70 x 100 cm
“I always apply the “less is more” minimalist principle to all of my works, which are characterized by compositional essentiality and structural rigour as well as being enhanced by the constant use of a rule of classical origin, widely employed during the Renaissance-the Golden section.”
M AU R O M A R T I N http://www.mauromartin.it
Deborra Marshall Bohrer ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 100 ▫︎
Wondering Mixed media on board 24 x 24 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 www.deborra.com
▫︎ 101 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Tinamaria Marongiu COMPACT ART Box-Es n.1121 (Galaxy), 2020 Mixed media 120 x 120 x 15 cm
Born in Sardinia in 1961, Tinamaria Marongiu approaches the world of art as a singer-songwriter of pop music. Her curiosity will lead her to experiment with new forms of expression. She is the author of songs, poems, photographs and mixed media visual arts. In 2010 she created the first material artwork of “Compact Art” BoxEs. In 2011 at the Chianciano Biennale, she was awarded the 3rd ‘Leonardo Award’ in the Applied Arts category. In 2020, she received the AIAM Prize RM Gold Medal in Sculpture. She actively exhibits internationally.
TINAMARIA MARONGIU www.tinamariamarongiu.it | www.tinamaria-marongiu.it
Erin Matlock ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 102 ▫︎
Magical Things Acrylic on canvas 60 x 48 in.
“Fusing bold colors, expansive fields and sculptural text that extends beyond the canvas, I offer an invitation to pause and explore the emotional response of language. My work is a journey through the choices we make and the reality that arises from them.”
E R I N M AT LO C K https://erinmatlock.com
▫︎ 103 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Peter Martin Get Ready for the Day, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 80 x 100 cm
“I address various overlapping themes; such as the relation with pop culture and realism, working with repetition, provocation, and the investigation of the process of expectation. By using popular themes such as people, faces, and emotions, I create with universally recognizable elements, an unprecedented situation in which the viewer is confronted with the conditioning of their perception and has to reconsider their biased position.”
PETER MARTIN www.petermartin.at
Daniel McKinley ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 104 ▫︎
A Portrait of Flowers Oil on canvas 66 x 70 cm
“Looking, Seeing, Not knowing. Searching. Finding. An appreciation of expression. The ability to look inward in order to communicate. When words are not enough. A way to escape by creating a new world imagined. This is my passion. This to me is Art.”
DANIEL MCKINLEY danielmckinleypaintings.com
▫︎ 105 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Kathleen McSherry Erasing The Mistakes of the World Found objects 21.5 x 14 x 5 in.
“My work explores the world of the lost object: obsolete, cast off, and discarded. I take the objects found from the past that have lost their usefulness, and retain only their memory, then combine and alter them in such a way that they rise up like a phoenix from the ashes finding a new language, new meaning and a new form.”
K AT H L E E N M C S H E R R Y www.mcsherryart.com
Elise Mendelle ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 106 ▫︎
Social Distancing 7 Acrylic on canvas board 24 x 30 cm
“My work is aimed at visually describing a thought, feeling or emotion so the viewer can explore and anticipate what comes next. My latest series explores the alienation, separation and isolation we are experiencing in our current times, presented in an eye-catching, colourful way to add a feeling of positivity and hope. The paintings have evolved in response to the pandemic, as I felt that I should somehow use my art to capture the mood and mark this point in history.”
ELISE MENDELLE impressionsbyelise.co.uk
▫︎ 107 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Barbara Mierau-Klein Blue Tree Collage Framed archival fine art print 30 x 30 in.
“My digital art images reflect my fascination with the beauty of colors and the moods and emotions they evoke. I love to add complexity and a depth to my images using creative layering of the original photography, colorful elements, rich textures and other effects.”
B A R B A R A M I E R AU - K L E I N https://www.barbaramierauklein.com
M T Molner ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 108 ▫︎
Hoar Frost Oil on canvas 54 x 64 cm
“I am a Catalan artist from Barcelona but now living in the UK. l like to add lots of movement with the technique of any painting or drawing materials that l use. The method with pallet knives, using oils and acrylics, tends to give the paintings a third dimension with the generously applied pigments creating a relief which plays with the light and the colours. Nature is copied and transported to the canvasses. I can also work in large dimensions, for example creating murals and I accept commissions for such work. l am also a picture restorer.”
M T MOLNER www.mtmolnerartist.co.uk
▫︎ 109 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Manuel Morquecho The Defeat, #4 Digital photograph
“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.”
MANUEL MORQUECHO https://manuelmorquecho.com
MonaArt ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 110 ▫︎
“An artist is not a special kind of person. Rather, every person is a special kind of artist in his or her uniqueness in expression, appearance and character. Enthusiastic about the fascination of people is my calling.”
▫︎ 111 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Archie Moore Murphy Twin Hearts Oil on canvas 48 x 48 in.
“I reside in North Carolina, I am an artist and my work is done by Glorifying God and how he has blessed me with this unique gift.”
ARCHIE MOORE MURPHY email@example.com
Nath ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 112 ▫︎
Pouring Abstract 3 Acrylic 40 x 40 cm
“The ability to create an unforgettable impression of a natural landscape by experimenting with color mixtures is a present a painter can give to the viewers. Although all landscapes are there, the paintings promote viewers to develop their own imagination and thoughts. Most of my paintings are blue-colored acrylic which is compensated with bright color mixes and the aim is to bring back some unforgettable memories presented by nature.”
N AT H https://www.viswanath.de
▫︎ 113 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Nath Pouring Abstract 5 Acrylic 30 x 40 cm
Erik Neimeijer ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 114 ▫︎
Four Men Playing Poker Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Erik Neimeijer is a Dutch rock’n’roll musician and painter of large scale colorful paintings. His vibrant pictures of gambling men, planes, bulls, musicians, cars, lovers and tropicals scenes have a Caribbean vibe and a loose but very recognizable style. Somewhere between Walt Disney and Diego Rivera, he creates a dynamic, lovable and sturdy new world.
ERIK NEIMEIJER www.erikneimeijerart.nl
▫︎ 115 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Anne Felicie Nickels ScrapArt Woman ‘Anna’ #1 Kiln-formed glass 51 x 14 cm
“I am an artist driven by the materials with which I work with. My main technique is kiln-formed glass. I love both the beauty of glass and the challenge it proves to be. My art centers on subject matters close to my heart such as in this artwork, which comments on female identity.”
ANNE FELICIE NICKELS www.art-by-anne.com
Janette Newman ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 116 ▫︎
My CoCo Acrylic 16 x 20 in.
Artist and teacher, Janette Newman began teaching in 1994 and conducts workshops and classes weekly, having taught throughout Australia. Newman has sat at the juries of art shows and exhibited at Agora Gallery, New York. Her art has won international awards and she has been published in magazines.
JANETTE NEWMAN www.janettenewman.com
▫︎ 117 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Connie Nooy The Tower Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in.
“My art has helped me connect to a deeper part of myself and a community I didn’t know existed. I have combined my love of painting and my two grandchildren and call myself ‘The Painting Nana.’ I truly hope that they will share this passion, create and bring beauty to the world. I am blessed and grateful.”
C O N N I E N O OY Instagram.com@ThePaintingNana
NLapointe ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 118 ▫︎
Printemps Oil 24 x 24 in.
“I work to develop my own language through visual art. My personal touch, my interpretation of the subjects that attract me; I love music, and the hustle and bustle of cities, architecture, and my natural body language moves me more towards the lines. I like strong contrasts and good vibes.”
▫︎ 119 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Gedion Nyanhongo Sculpture Patiently Waiting Imported African Serpentine stone 54 x 15 x 12 in.
Gedion Nyanhongo’s sculptures focus on the things that collectively make up the bigger picture - life, love, and the sensations that define us all. In his deceptively simple and flowing work, one gains a real insight into his heritage, the Shona people of Zimbabwe, Africa and its rich culture. Creating his unique, hand-carved stone sculpture and sharing it with the world is Gedion’s great passion.
G E D I O N N YA N H O N G O https://gediongalleries.com
Marianne Odok ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 120 ▫︎
October Acrylic on canvas 50 x 50 cm
“To paint a picture is like creating the world in a new light and to discover things that you did not know had existed before.”
MARIANNE ODOK https://www.marianneodok.com
▫︎ 121 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Irena Orlov A Small Dose of Silence Oil on canvas 60 x 45 in.
Irena Orlov is an American painter and photographer whose works have widely featured in prizes, publications and exhibitions across the US. Formerly a successful architect and designer, she eventually turned to fine art for its limitless opportunity for self-expression.
I R E N A O R LO V https://www.irenaorlov.com
Sushila Oliphant ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 122 ▫︎
Nature in Chaos - Outback Photoshop 8.25 x 12 in.
“Creating is Inspiring! It is the food for our souls on its journey. Sushila Oliphant, an award-winning artist and a graphic designer with over 30 years of experience, collaborated with architect Robert Barnes. Through their inspirational brainstorming and combining those talents, created digital images that provoke human consciousness and create awareness of plastic pollution in our oceans and produced on t-shirts. A non-verbal, visual cry for help. This image (among others) is the birth child of Save Bait Life, LLC., a company that focuses on ocean ecology. Without bait life, there is no life - it starts from the bottom up.”
SUSHILA OLIPHANT https://sushilaoliphant.com
▫︎ 123 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Helga Palasser Flow of Waves Spanish burned clay 120 x 70 x 20 cm
Helga Palasser is a trained sculptor from Austria who gained her diverse working experience by travelling to different places around the world like California, Nepal, Zimbabwe, and several European countries. The heavy compact material of clay is transformed into light fine shapes that could occasionally give the impression of drawings when looked at from the distance. When looked at closer, the corporal aspect of weight imposes itself without diminishing the lightness of the form however.
H E LG A PA L A S S E R www.palassart.com
Rob Parsons ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 124 ▫︎
Refuge Oil 60 x 73 cm
“I prefer to paint in oils these days. For me, it’s the closest thing to creating sculpture. Carefully pushing and manipulating the oil paint around with brushes, knives and hands, until the desired result is finally found.”
R O B PA R S O N S https://circle-arts.com/rob-parsons
▫︎ 125 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Pepponi Art Soleil Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm
“With mostly strong colors I’m able to express my various impressions and ideas. My pictorial language mainly consists of a figurativeness reduced to the essential into which I ornamental transfer very harmonious forms.”
PEPPONI ART https://www.pepponi.de
Maja Pavlovska - Maja Angel ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 126 ▫︎
The Storm Force Digital art printed on canvas 100 x 70 cm
Maja Pavlovska was born in 1968 in Skopje, Macedonia and became a Dutch citizen 12 years ago. An international, certified, self-taught artist, Maja has been creating all her life. Her work includes different media and techniques, mostly acrylic on canvas, dry pastel, ink in various colors, pencil on paper and lately, digital art with various software. Her art is inspired by life in general and human emotional states of mind.
M A J A PAV LO V S K A - M A J A A N G E L www.majapavlovska.com
▫︎ 127 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ gil’Ber pAutLer The World Seen from Earth 0.1 Digital media D. 196 cm
Trained as a Master Carpenter, with a passion for design, gil’Ber pAutLer has 35 years of experience as a business manager. Inclined to be different and to create in a unique way, gil’Ber pAutLer is a perfectionist. His approach to beauty, sensuality and imagination; his addiction to feminine curves have led him naturally towards his artistic practice. His preferred media are wood, metal, glass, mirror, light and color.
gil’Ber pAutLer http://gilbertpautler.com/
Rebecca Perehudoff ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 128 ▫︎
Sedona Days, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in.
“I am a Chicago painter. My paintings reflect my experience of nature. I’m striving for a certain sensation or aesthetic effect that defines a place. Inspiration comes from all over - Renaissance painting, abstract expressionism, a reflection in a window, or a twisted branch. My hope is that the artwork evokes a direct emotional response from the viewer, independent of verbal interpretation.”
REBECCA PEREHUDOFF https://rebeccaperehudoff.com
▫︎ 129 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Robert Perriam Cloudscape on Lake Lefroy Digitally modified photograph
“I do not follow any artistic style or seek to imitate the work of any particular artist. I seek only to depict in a natural way the often harsh beauty and lighting of the landscapes of Australia. My preference is for pristine landscapes, trees and wildflowers, untouched by the hand of man. All of my work is digital, with older photographs digitized from film. Images are presented in a range of artistic effects; an oil/acrylic brushwork effect, a watercolour sketch effect.”
ROBERT PERRIAM https://artavita.com/artists/3084-robert-perriam
Steffi Pieters ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 130 ▫︎
Rising Compassion Oil & acrylic on canvas 80 x 100 cm
“My art expresses the beauty I see every day. I believe in the healing power of artworks that are created with love and compassion. My paintings are meant to move and open your heart and to help you see your inner beauty. They are authentic, sincere and respectful of the natural flow of life. My biggest wish is for humankind to see the beauty in their hearts and to live their lives fully and freely, true to their essence.”
STEFFI PIETERS en.inessenceyouarebeautiful.com | Instagram@steffi.pieters.inessence
▫︎ 131 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Bianca Prettau Frozen Morning Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm
After working for two decades as an architect, Bianca Prettau has lately turned to painting cityscapes full-time, replacing the painting brushes with compasses, measure lines and other technical drawing tools. The result is a contemporary approach. in an overall classic yet, dynamic method of painting, increasingly interesting to follow within the contemporary art panorama. Bianca lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.
B I A N C A P R E T TAU https://www.prettaugallery.net
Jean Jacques Porret ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 132 ▫︎
Fripouille Cast Bronze, Edition of 5, 15 1/2 in.
Jean Jacques Porret is a contemporary sculptor, born in Switzerland, in 1941, to a prominent family of art and antique collectors. He began sculpting wood at a very young age. He was soon drawn to and learned the technique of bronze and lost wax casting, because “because it is the most demanding material which is responsive and sweet to the touch.” Porret’s work is figurative but as he explains, it 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 keeps his studio in Chicago, USA.
JEAN JACQUES PORRET http://www.jjporret.com
▫︎ 133 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Jean Jacques Porret Belle du Soir Cast Bronze, Edition of 3, 20 1/4 in.
Cher Pruys ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 134 ▫︎
Girlfriends Acrylic 13 x 12 in.
“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.” ASAA SCA, IGOR, AAPL, CSAA, AMS, LMS, OSA, MAA, CFA
CHER PRUYS www.artbycher.ca
▫︎ 135 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Marianne Reim DAS BUCH LXX Steel, stained glass, LED lights 23 x 12 x 5 in.
Born and raised in Germany, Marianne Reim, immigrated to Canada when she was 22. She received her degree in Art and Art History from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, and resides in St. Catharines, Ontario. After graduating, she began her career as an artist working in steel and stone exploring concepts of humanism as expressed through language and material. She has exhibited in nineteen countries on six continents and received numerous Awards and Grants. Her work can be found in government, private and public collections.
MARIANNE REIM www.mariannereim.com
Carolin Rechberg ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 136 ▫︎
In Motion Digital Photograph
Layers of patterns and organic rhythms, guided by instinctual and considered gestures, inform the work of Carolin Rechberg. Resulting explorations are structurally informed by abstract expressionism and include interdisciplinarity elements of music, particularly improvisational qualities of Jazz. For Rechberg, mark-making is a portal to her psyche and subconscious. Her embodied understanding of traditional technique enriches and connects her work to the experimental contexts of contemporary art.
CAROLIN RECHBERG www.carolinrechberg.com
▫︎ 137 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Carolin Rechberg Transition II Printmaking 60 x 144 in.
Hanna Rheinz ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 138 ▫︎
Pan Passes By Oil on canvas 54 x 65 cm
“To achieve clarity demands the courage to destroy what seemed promising. There is no time to mourn the loss. Sometimes you finish in hours what you could not achieve in months.”
HANNA RHEINZ http://hanna-rheinz.com
▫︎ 139 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Ramón Rivas Experiential Brushstrokes in the Universe, 2021 Mixed media / Rivismo on canvas 195 x 195 cm
The multidisciplinary influence of Ramon Rivas’ professional activities; in sports, music, engineering, inventions and art, have determined the creation of a very personal and different style, called Rivismo. His works, which oscillate between reality and unreality, show a balance between basic elements such as; the composition, textures, colors, etc. and above all, with the creation of an energy current that circulates through the stage, between the material, immaterial and human elements, which is projected outwards, enveloping itself with the energy of the observer. Rivas’s pieces are created with visually compelling depth and charged for reasons of impressive density.
R A M Ó N R I VA S www.rivismo.com | Instagram@ramonrivas_rivismo | ramonrivas-rivismo.blogspot.com
Lee Richards ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 140 ▫︎
The Peacock Stained glass flat panel constructed with 1,151 pieces 20 x 30 in.
“Art is an expression, art is emotional, art is therapy and art is the element that brings communities together. I know this because I’ve experienced it personally and professionally. As an artist, licensed architect, and engineer, I have found stained glass to be the perfect art medium.”
LEE RICHARDS www.leerichardsstainedglass.com
▫︎ 141 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Natalia Rose Why Not, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm
“As I am starting a painting, I depart from the original idea and reach instead into the demands of the canvas before me. What’s coming through is telling me I must go elsewhere. So while I might give the opening direction, the painting, as it progresses through my mind and hands, determines its own process to completion...The artist has to have a dialogue with what is being created.”
N ATA L I A R O S E www.natalia-rose.dk
Carmen Cecilia Rusu ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 142 ▫︎
London Eye Acrylic with resin on canvas 25 x 25 x 4 cm
Carmen Cecilia Rusu is an artist born in Dej and has recently affirmed herself in the field after multiple painting exhibitions in which she participated. Since 2014, the artist has returned to her childhood passion, namely painting, participating to date in 42 national and 144 international exhibitions.
CARMEN CECILIA RUSU www.ceciliarusu.ro
▫︎ 143 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Marliese Scheller Claire de Lune Oil on masonite 60 x 60 cm
“When I am asked what defines my oil paintings, I believe it is the quality of the luminosity. But before this can happen and regardless of the subject, I have to master the genre and the technique. It starts with an idea that, arising in my mind, needs to be expressed in light, shadow and colour; the harmonisation of colours is achieved through my study of the methods used by medieval painters as well as preparing the gesso support to receive the pigments.”
MARLIESE SCHELLER http://www.dellapittura.com
Anthony Santomauro ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 144 ▫︎
Moonfall Pastel 22 x 29 in.
Anthony Santomauro of Fairfield, CT, USA, is an acrylic and pastel artist. Artist memberships include Salmagundi Club NY, where he exhibits and has received several awards, Artist Collective of Westport, Circle Foundation for the Arts, Art/Place, and Fairfield County Art Assoc. Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT, awarded him Faculty 1st Prize in drawing at the Annual Juried Student Exhibition in 1998, 2000 and 2001. Santomauro received a 2019 Honorable Mention & Certificate of Excellence Award from Circle Foundation for the Arts. Recent publications: Artsy.net, Artsy editorial. Spotlight 20 & 21 and Observica.
A N T H O N Y S A N TO M AU R O Santomauroart.com
▫︎ 145 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Anthony Santomauro Tuk Tuk Dreams Acylic 20 x 20 in.
Tony Seker (@Claxondusoleil) ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 146 ▫︎
Rubber Soul Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 x 1.5 in.
Seker’s art is dynamic and bursting with color. Seen today in New York and Paris galleries, his action painting developed decades ago after fleeing the Lebanese civil war when he initially transitioned from working with a brush and camouflage colors to unorthodox tools and bright colors on his plastic model fighter planes in opposition to the war. Seker fuses together elements of playfulness and optimism into his art; shining a light on life’s randomness to inspire greater understanding & compassion for all.
TO N Y S E K E R ( @ C L A XO N D U S O L E I L ) https://www.claxondusoleil.com
▫︎ 147 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Greta Schnall Night Comes to Town Digital media 8960 x 4696 px
“My main focus is architectural photography with extreme digital editing processing. Above all, I want to show how the simple, often depressing architecture on photos can be changed with image editing in an imaginative and exciting way. So one should come from the functional to the pure fantasy motive, through which one can be inspired variously.”
G R E TA S C H N A L L https://portfolio.fotocommunity.de/greta-schnalls-portfolio
Shirley O Originals ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 148 ▫︎
City Beyond Metal print
“On my many walks in nature, I see faint images in plants, trees, concrete and old metal. I then take a photo of the image and spend many hours or months, digitally painting what I imagine it to be.”
SHIRLEY O ORIGINALS www.shirleyo.ca
▫︎ 149 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Shirley O Originals Appearing Canvas print
Evan B. Siegel ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 150 ▫︎
Horseplay Digital Photograph Various print sizes available
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 and nature, and shooting wherever and whenever he can, worldwide.
E VA N B . S I E G E L https://grndzstrat.myportfolio.com
▫︎ 151 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Roxy Sora Noche Acrylic pouring 36 x 60 cm
“My primary influences have been nature, 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
Jeanne Simon ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 152 ▫︎
La Baguette Magique Oil on canvas 64 x 80 cm
“In Picasso’s words “the meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it to others” I would add “passion gives us the daring to take the tangent”. This is how the painter I am today can be defined after having traveled a long way to find my way. Teacher, writer, or painter, I tried to answer the questions: “Who are we ? Who surrounds us? In what environment? What future are we heading towards?”
JEANNE SIMON firstname.lastname@example.org
▫︎ 153 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Ada Sorrentino UFO Amico (Friend UFO) Oil on canvas 100 x 70 cm
“A life dedicated to creativity, in various areas: painting, graphics, modeling, creation of jewelry inspired by past and contemporary civilizations, up to furnishing and restoration. Of the environment with particular attention to the lost values, dreams and realities that are intertwined. Moved by a free state of mind that generates shapes, contents, colors in full harmony.”
ADA SORRENTINO http://www.adasorrentino.com
Athina Soultani ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 154 ▫︎
The Last Summer Pastel on sanded paper 22 x 28 cm
“I am Realist artist from Athens, Greece with exhibitions in Greece and England. I am a Member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society and recently a Member of SAA.”
AT H I N A S O U LTA N I Instagram@athinasoultani_art
▫︎ 155 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Bonnie Sprung CD 3D EINSTEIN Mixed media 44.5 x 51 in.
“Being green-minded, I transform CDs and DVDs into works of art, which I call DiskArt.”
BONNIE SPRUNG http://www.bonniesprung.com
Dragoslava Stankovic ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 156 ▫︎
Expressionism Mixed media on gypsum board 120 x 100 cm
“The Corona Mosaic marked 2020 for me and I was inspired to combine one 41x50 image with many different stones, pebbles made of wood stones and glass crystals.”
D R A G O S L AVA S TA N KO V I C email@example.com
▫︎ 157 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Ingrid Steckelberg Fireball Acrylic 33 x 27 cm
Ingrid Steckelberg draws her inspiration mostly from objects and landscapes. She is fascinated by the aesthetics of decay, such as rusting iron or the morbid beauty of rotting wood and crumbling walls. She views her paintings as metaphors, rearrangements and metamorphoses of reality. She creates abstract works combining different materials and techniques, where raw and brittle structures come to light.
INGRID STECKELBERG www.ingrid-steckelberg.de
Chan Suk On ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 158 ▫︎
Ink Dips on Petals, 2017 Color photography and collage 50 x 50 cm
“My hands are stained with ink whenever I read the newspaper. The ink would seep into my fingerprints, like traces of culture. Reading the news is a way to understand the world. I read the newspaper in March 2017 about the chief executive election of Hong Kong. I chose some articles to cut out into pieces of “petals” and rearranged them into flowers to record parts of Hong Kong’s history as an artform.”
CHAN SUK ON httpschansukon.com
▫︎ 159 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Ari Székely Magical Stream Acrylic on canvas 40 x 50 cm
Aranka Székely is a doctor by profession and an artist by her mind. Her inspiration lingers in that suggestive vision of the reality that is around her, capturing the spiritual essence of people, things and nature, which affects her emotionally. For her creativity means joy, happiness and a way of coping with everyday stress.
A R I S Z É K E LY www.artsy.net/artist/dr-dot-szekely-aranka | www.artintheworld.net
Peter Stilton ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 160 ▫︎
Garden Moment Acrylic and artist’s photographic materials on watercolor paper 30 x 36 in.
“I have a cinematic mind that doesn’t see arbitrary distinctions or boundaries between painting (visual) or writing (mental) or music (audio). But I do feel an impulse to share what I see, think, hear and feel, which I find so involving and inspiring. Time is not relevant because the spirituality of the arts and humanities transcends that material concept. The arts tend towards a universality that does not include age, race, or any material limitations.”
P E T E R S T I LTO N www.peterstilton.com
▫︎ 161 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ A. E. Thompson Scores of Melancholia Oil on linen 42 x 22 in.
“Fairytales express deep experiences; the stories live in our subconscious which morphs into what the listener needs at particular moments in their life. I set out to discover how fairytales inhabit me and play in my subconscious as I orchestrate pieces of art. I am drawn to the figure of the innocently persecuted heroine. Even though I do not create self-portraits, the figures I paint become expressions of myself. The innocence and disillusionment created by wearing the headdresses speak to this.”
A. E. THOMPSON https://www.aethompson.com
Margarita Taliadorou ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 162 ▫︎
Fall Acrylic 70 x 50 cm
“I am a Greek artist who was born in Cairo, Egypt, but grew up and studied in Switzerland. During my years in Switzerland, I learned the craft of China painting and decorating. At the age of 23, I moved to Greece, my homeland, where I worked for 25 years as an Electrical Engineer. I studied painting in the workshop of the Greek painter Charalampos Psychakis. While pursuing my interest in painting, I began writing and illustrating children’s books.”
M A R G A R I TA TA L I A D O R O U www.margaritataliadorou.gr
▫︎ 163 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Eliza Wilson Thomas Rupture at the Intersection Watercolor on paper 42 x 57 in.
ELIZA WILSON THOMAS Elizasarts.com
Angela Tonglet ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 164 ▫︎
En Quête de Phare Acrylic on canvas 122 x 153 cm
“Art has played a significant role in my life from a very young age. I am always driven by a strong curiosity towards nature and its interactions with humans, and thus connecting mankind with nature is the mantra of my works. In this regard, my artworks exert the physicality of colours and surface of paintings, together with abstract and expressionist elements for representing the world in its natural form. The constant alternation of colours thus becomes fundamental to my theme.”
A N G E L A TO N G L E T https://www.angelatongletart.com
▫︎ 165 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Samson Tonton I Am Here to Stay, Deal With It Acrylic on stretched canvas 48 x 60 in.
“Ever since I was a pre-adolescent, I have been fascinated with the traditional understanding of meaning. What starts out as vision soon becomes corroded into a tragedy of power, leaving only a sense of decadence and the unlikelihood of new understanding. As shifting phenomena become clarified through emergent and academic practice, the viewer is left with a statement beyond this world.”
S A M S O N TO N TO N artsbytonton.com
Christos Tziolas ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 166 ▫︎
I Love You Oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm
“I come from a village in northern Greece and moved to Sweden in 1968 for my studies. Here I got the chance to education and I was so happy that Sweden became my new homeland. My style is geometrically abstract. Basic geometric shapes (circles, rectangles, triangles) and bright colors are characteristic of my oil paintings. The lines should be simple and the colors will spread joy. I have participated in some independent courses in color and shape, otherwise, I am an autodidact.”
C H R I S TO S T Z I O L A S http://www.oilpaints.se
▫︎ 167 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Mayra Vera Molecule Acrylic on canvas 14 x 14 in.
“Into the deepest place of our mind, many thoughts unravel each second, crying out to supersede the previous one. Melt away, I would say, on each stroke goes out a thought, that may tell you a story, or it would just fade away.”
M AY R A V E R A https://mlmcreations.com
Sinclair Webster ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 168 ▫︎
Chapel View, January Oil on canvas 61 x 76 cm
“I work from memories of charismatic encounters with people, animals and landscapes, in Africa, Flanders, the Cairngorms, North Yorkshire or Sussex. I grew up in Africa before being “tamed” at a boarding school in England, where I learned from observing our Art Master working. At university two fellow students persuaded me to change from Modern Languages to Architecture. That took over my life for nearly 40 years.”
SINCLAIR WEBSTER https://www.stcw.pictures
▫︎ 169 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Josef Weidner I Exist, so I Am Acrylic on canvas 100 x 140 cm
“Different pictures and drawings in different painting styles and techniques were created under the motto “Fantastic worlds, magic garden and compositions”. They are predominantly abstract and surreal works that depict visionary, bizarre and unfathomable figures, or landscapes and structures that arise from the unconscious and defy interpretation. But geometric and organic shapes, lines and colors also give my pictures a very personal style.”
JOSEF WEIDNER www.josef-weidner.com
Marti White ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 170 ▫︎
Blue Dream Acrylic 26 x 20 in.
Marti White is an abstract mixed media artist from Tucson, Arizona. Marti is self-taught with the help of mentors and workshops. Her work is eclectic and covers a broad spectrum of media and subject matter. Marti enjoys letting her tools take her where they want to go. Ms. White works in watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and collage. She likes to experiment with a variety of “what ifs.” Marti is a Saguaro Fellow of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild and a Signature Member of ISAP.
MARTI WHITE www.artbymartiwhite.com
▫︎ 171 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Silvia Yapur Series 06/09 - After Egon Schiele, My Cats Mixed media and acrylic 34 x 24 in.
Silvia Yapur’s natural creativity pushes her to use of different techniques and media. She loves the twisted body shapes and expressive lines and intensity that evokes the raw sexuality in Egon Schiele’s paintings. Similarly, she loves the expressive body shapes and raw sensuality of felines. Yapur’s ability to juxtapose them both allows her to pay them each tribute in the same work with the component of expressionism.
S I LV I A YA P U R www.silviayapur.com | Instagram@silvia_yapur_art
Hsiung Yu ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 172 ▫︎
Monster and Wonders I Acrylic on canvas 100 x 72.5 cm
Hsiung Yu, a talented female painter from Taiwan, is good at using brilliant colors to create Western fantasy styles while fusing the delicate lines of Eastern text to complete extraordinary and unique new expressionist works. “Everything beyond the natural process”, Hsiung Yu is obsessed with the original murals 45 million years ago, believing that the existing species are unparalleled and echoing with human beings, trying to create a certain harmony in the world.
HSIUNG YU www.101artist.com
▫︎ 173 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Hsiung Yu Monster and Wonders II Acrylic on canvas 100 x 72.5 cm
Niki Zahari ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 174 ▫︎
Natural Disasters Acrylic on canvas 90 x 100 cm
“For me, art is my deepest feelings. As an artist, my work reflects the idea and the aesthetics of my experience. My work is based on observing the form. I pay attention to color and shape. I create worlds that converse with the viewer. Lately, the issue that matters to me is the environment. I experiment with natural materials and I observe nature and light, which is plenty in Greece and I owe my gratitude to the Earth, the Womb.”
NIKI ZAHARI https://www.nikizahari.gr
▫︎ 175 ▫︎ Spotlight 22 ▫ Jingui Zhang Ancient Qiang Village No.1 Oil on canvas
Jingui Zhang ( 张金贵 张金贵) is an artist from China who explores the relationship between humanity, culture, and nature by challenging the artistic boundaries between East and West. Pensive, inventive and creative, his paintings combine Western artistic techniques with the traditional Chinese spirit. They have a distinctive personal style that speaks about the artist’s meticulous intellectual pursuit. Zhang’s art has been exhibited at Stanford University, Art Expo Milano, and other international venues.
JINGUI ZHANG https://jinguizhang-blog.tumblr.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanie Zibit ▫ Spotlight 22 ▫︎ 176 ▫︎
Cuore Carrara marble 8.5 x 14 x 7 in.
“In today’s difficult times, I am inspired to create marble sculptures that speak to the calm and beauty of ancient, classic works. My pieces capture the sensuous forms found in nature to create a modern statement. I learned to carve in the marble workshops of Carrara, Italy. For me, carving is a meditative process demanding focus, because one wrong move changes everything.”
MELANIE ZIBIT http://www.melaniezibit.com
Gyuhye Yeon Mother Series: For”Marc Sijan” Mixed media 50 x 70 cm Born in 1967 in Jincheon, South Korea and currently living in Daejeon, Gyuhye Yeon graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Hongik University. Her work deals with everyday life, family, culture and nature in Korea.
Gyuhye Yeon Mother Series: For Marc Sijan Mixed media on paper 50 x 70 cm
Discover the latest issue of Spotlight Magazine presenting a unique selection of 148 remarkable contemporary artists from around the world....
Published on Mar 2, 2021
Discover the latest issue of Spotlight Magazine presenting a unique selection of 148 remarkable contemporary artists from around the world....