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ALBY Waiting For Raven Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in.


• Issue 20 • On the Front Cover ALBY Waiting for Raven Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in. www.alisonbarrowsyoung.com On the Back Cover Anson Liaw My Sunshine Goddess Pencil, ink and digital media 18 x 18.5 in. www.illoz.com/liaw Designed & Published in France Printed in the Netherlands Distributed Internationally All Rights Reserved ® No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in retrieval systems, or transmitted in any form or any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without written permission of the publisher and copyright holders. ® Copyright: Circle Foundation For the Arts Press info@circle-arts.com 66 rue Saint Georges Lyon, France


Select Artwork By M I LO A B A D I L L A I LO N A A B O U - Z O LO F ALBY REEM ALHASHMI A R T _ E GY M A S H I VA G U R U J I A R U N E S H VA R J A N E L AW TO N B A L D R I D G E JUDITH DUPREE BEALE K I M B E R LY B E R G LEILA BOKEL JOAN BURGER SIEM K BURGOS H A R R Y T. B U R L E I G H G E R M A N B U S TA M A N T E KERRY CAMPBELL C AU S S I N - B E L LO N ( P O U P É E ) CHANTERAX BETTY COLLIER C L A I R E D AV E N H A L L MARÍA ISABEL DE LINCE D AW N D E A M O N MITRA N DEVON ONNO DRÖGE DUSK “ 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 JF ELLMAN PAT FA L LO N W E N DY F E E B A R B A R A F I T Z PAT R I C K JUDI FORNEY P U M A F R E Y TA G CELESTE FRIESEN JERRY L. GADD E L E N A G A S TÓ N N I C O L Á S LINDA GLEITZ HERBERT HERMANS T H E R E S A B R A DY H O N E YC H E C K NADRA JACOB J O C E LY N E D E S C H A M P S - K U S ( J I D E K A ) MARTY JONES PAT R I C K J O O S T E N H I R O M I K AWA N O AOMI KIKUCHI R E N AT E K I R C H H O F N I N A A N I K K I S E L E VA P E N N Y L K I TC H E N V E R A KO B E R

DESPINA KYRIACOU KAM TIM LAM D AV I D L E E A N S O N L I AW MEI-LIN LIN LISABEL M A R I A E L I S A LO L E T T I ( M E L ) ALAN MAHOOD OLLI MÄKINEN M AY R A DAN MCCORMACK MONICA MENDES B A R B A R A M I E R AU - K L E I N MOHSEN MODIRI B I L LY M O R O -W E Y MANUEL MORQUECHO HELEN MORTIMER MARTIN DE SAINT MUERELL ANNE FELICIE NICKELS CHRISTINE OLIVER B R I T TA O R T I Z C L AU D I A P O M B O MAJO PORTILLA PAU L Y V E S P O U M AY PIERRE PROMELLE CHER PRUYS GERHARD RABE ARNE RASMUSSEN S A R A H R AW L I N S O N B E AV E N A R AT I R E D DY- D E V L I N LO R E T TA R I B AU D O C A R T E R N ATA L I A R O S E CARMEN CECILIA RUSU PRUE SANCHEZ A N T H O N Y S A N TO M AU R O G R E TA S C H N A L L A M Y P E T R I E S H AW PAT S I E G N E R R OX Y S O R A AT H I N A S O U LTA N I PA R U L S R I VA S TAVA MICHAËL STERVINOU CHAN SUK ON A.E. THOMPSON S A M S O N TO N TO N Ő S Z LU C I A T R A N C OTA HARRY WEISBURD MICHAEL HARRIS WILSON S I LV I A YA P U R


ALBY Waiting For Raven Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in. “New communities, and the study of enduring visual principles have given me a constant source of dynamic material to explore. Through years of uprooting and transplanting, I have witnessed many extraordinary ecosystems, often seriously challenged by our uncontrolled growth and development. In response, I have evermore turned my visual expression to social commentary, not only to inspire the soul but also, if possible, to awaken environmental and social consciousness.�

www.alisonbarrowsyoung.com


ALBY ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 8 ▫︎

Deluge Oil on canvas 22 x 28 in.

“I’d like my viewer to remember how much potential power we have within familial wisdom, gathered mythologies, altruistic philosophies, science and technology, all through which we can radically heal as much as we can destroy. It’s surprising that our collective teachings, experience and imagination have not already turned the tide of planetary destruction. Time is of the essence for us to collect ourselves and restore what we can of our beautiful planet.”

ALBY www.alisonbarrowsyoung.com


▫︎ 9 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ ALBY Crazy Clouds and Beautiful Koans Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in.


Reem AlHashmi ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 10 ▫︎

Oops! Staged digital photograph

“At a young age, little girls use their dolls as a vehicle for their emotions, to live through experiences that are too far beyond their reach, at the comfort of their imagination. This behavior, which has never left me, is what urges me to choose dolls as my medium. My dolls are a means for me to express my feelings indirectly, where they are placed in situations and environments based on ones I would like to explore or live through vicariously, as manifestations of my visions.”

REEM ALHASHMI www.reemalhashmi.com


▫︎ 11 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ art_egyma Shade of Blue 60 x 60 cm

“I began my artistic career when I was in my forties. I’m completely self-taught. Art is a part of me. I love experimenting with colors. Everything I paint comes deeply from my soul. I’m inspired by emotions and painting is a way to express myself.”

art_egyma www.artegyma.pm-plans.be


Milo Abadilla ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 12 ▫︎

Kharu Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.

“I am an artist fond of painting people’s faces, family lives, events, places, and recollections of my dream. My artworks are pure imaginations and expressions of joy, peace, challenge, fear, and moral dilemmas. My audience brings strength to my continued pursuit of creating a masterpiece; subjects are chosen based on the challenges it poses. My oil pieces are original but sometimes a collaborative engagement. All forms of art are immortal, and I intend to leave a legacy of my own about who I was.”

M I LO A B A D I L L A www.artsinmoncucco.com


▫︎ 13 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Ilona Abou-Zolof Red Lips Digital media

“I am a digital artist. I use photos and digital paintings to create. My work is based on ideas that most times do not reflect reality. I use any digital tool to create my art pieces. 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


Shiva Guruji Aruneshvar ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 14 ▫︎

Eternal Energy - Shiva Shakti Mixed media 60 x 80 cm

“Art is an expression of my soul. My energy paintings are creations of light, life and of what is beyond.” explains Shiva Guruji. With his divine soul’s energy, Shiva paints the depth of the inner self and higher consciousness and touches the innnermost being of the spectator.

S H I VA G U R U J I A R U N E S H VA R www.shivaguruji.org


▫︎ 15 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Jane Lawton Baldridge Cape San Blas Shoals Acrylic on canvas 49 x 34 x 2.5 in.

“I have had a fascination, maybe an obsession, with water for as long as I remember. I prefer to be in it, if not in then on and failing, let me stare at it. Watching my childhood sand castles fall to the continued impertinent rolling in of waves and tide captivated me. I believe that those people who do not go out in the ocean and witness its power and beauty may not understand what happens with the rushing waterborne on a storm. Currents, tides and runoff change the land, scouring some here, depositing some there. It can be beautiful or terrifying.”

J A N E L AW TO N B A L D R I D G E https://www.artspeaks.com


Judith Dupree Beale ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 16 ▫︎

Mark Maker Mixed media 33 x 26 in.

“For me, the process of creating art is exciting and gives meaning to each day. It is the icing on the cake to have my work viewed and contemplated. I have been making marks since early childhood with great anticipation and delight. Born with vision in only one eye, my world has always been 2D.”

JUDITH DUPREE BEALE www.jdbeale.com


▫︎ 17 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Kimberly Berg Mandala VIII Pastel 26 x 19 in.

“I like to work with pastels in a lyrical, minimalist style using a very limited palette. I believe that such art can possess strong transformative powers. I am convinced that it is the artist as shaman, trickster, and prophet who can evoke such powers.”

K I M B E R LY B E R G www.isisrising.net


Leila Bokel ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 18 ▫︎

Assemblage I Mixed media 52 x 52 x 34 cm

“In this new series which I call “Glasses and Crystals” I’ve used several objects that belonged to my mother’s house. These assemblages are very important to me because they tell the history of my childhood, adolescence and my marriage up to now. This little table also belonged to my parent’s house.”

LEILA BOKEL www.instagram.com/leila_bokel


▫︎ 19 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ K Burgos SF Whale from the Ma’jestyks Series

“Capturing the essence of life, beauty, and nature through art. “Ma’jestyks”, is a collection of life-size paintings of the largest animals in the world. Painted for conservation awareness and inspired by a love of nature and all living things.”

K BURGOS kbstudio.gallery


Joan Burger Siem ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 20 ▫︎

Reflecting Acrylic on canvas 36 x 32 in.

“I work with great affection for solutions that come about through judgment as well as accepting those that arrive as gifts. It’s a balance between intent and leaving space for a little magic, so the work can exceed the original intent, and give back as part of the process.”

JOAN BURGER SIEM www.joanburgersiemart.com


▫︎ 21 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Joan Burger Siem Looking Out My Window Acrylic on canvas 42 x 32 in.


Joan Burger Siem ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 22 ▫︎

Clear View Acrylic on canvas 54 x 50 in.

JOAN BURGER SIEM www.joanburgersiemart.com


▫︎ 23 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Joan Burger Siem In Natural Balance Acrylic on canvas 55 x 38 in.


German Bustamante ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 24 ▫︎

A Crack In Time, 2020 Oil, acrylic and heavy gel on canvas 80 x 100 cm

German Bustamante is a Chilean self-taught abstract artist. He was raised and educated in the UK. His penchant for drawing and painting started at the age of 10 when he was utterly fascinated with ancient oak trees, tree barks and wood, a subject which is still present in some of his paintings. Abstraction has allowed him to express his own spiritual vision of life represented by symbolic imagery that deals with ethereal planes, astral projection, primeval feelings, mental and emotional journeys and other intangible human issues.

G E R M A N B U S TA M A N T E https://bustamanteabstractions.com


▫︎ 25 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ German Bustamante Magellanic Clouds, 2020 Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm

“Each painting is a journey for me. A journey into my inner self. It’s an emotional and absorbing process that talks about my spiritual and metaphysical concepts of who we really are, where we came from and why we chose to come and live in this dual-density plane.”


Harry T. Burleigh ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 26 ▫︎

Fab! Digital media Various print sizes available

“I took daydreaming lightly until I became a junior in high school. That’s when I started transforming it into an art form. Tiny scribbles in the margins of notebooks became crude and surrealistic, playing a far more significant role when I chose fine art for a major in college. Although I learned a great deal socially during this time, I gained most of my creative knowledge indirectly and outside of any structured learning environment. Today, these skills, along with numerous years of experience in the film and television industries, have given me new ways to expand on imagery in a unique and technically pivotal way.”

H A R R Y T. B U R L E I G H www.artfulkryptonite.com


▫︎ 27 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Chanterax Ladies Acrylic painting on canvas 70 x 70 cm

“The artist’s method represents a mark of recognition in her works. There are many aspects that distinguish it, such as the predominance of color and a careful analysis of the expressive details. Her expressive capacity elects her as a singular and elegant Pop portraitist, choosing to create works with which she comes into harmony and which she feels she can best interpret, a rare characteristic that implies an awareness of herself and the investigative research of the other. Each of them is a choice that concerns shape, cut, color, drawings.” - G. Zanesi, Art Curator

CHANTERAX https://www.chanterax.com


Caussin-Bellon (Poupée) ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 28 ▫︎

L’Attente Tadelack 140 x 140 cm

“To best define and explain my work, I would say that I am the painter of marble with the touch of velvet. Plaster, stone, water and air are closely blended with subtly coloured powders in a thick paste crushed on the canvas. 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.”

C AU S S I N - B E L LO N ( P O U P É E ) michelecaussin-bellon.over-blog.fr


▫︎ 29 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Kerry Campbell Happiness Acrylic 24 x 18 in.

“My abstract works are explorations of stories and the interconnection of all things. This is expressed through the interplay between enigmatic white shapes on canvas, within bold color fields. I wanted to create artworks that are fresh, sophisticated, yet elegant and sparse in their design, so there is space for breath and interpretation. These works add something zen-like, but bold and bright, to an otherwise often complicated world. Poems are written for each of the artworks, offering a perspective on the story unfolding. These are written after the work is complete, and strangely all come out as love poems.”

KERRY CAMPBELL www.kerrycampbellartist.com


Betty Collier ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 30 ▫︎

Eurasian Eagle Owl Ink pens on smooth watercolour paper 30 x 42 cm

“The virus pandemic has changed our world for the moment. In memory of it, I have created a series of moving and alert owls. They are bold, often threatening, imposing and bear down on the viewer; mesmerizing with their penetrating gaze and powerful wings.”

BETTY COLLIER www.bettycollier.com


▫︎ 31 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Claire Davenhall Convict Prayer Flags, 2020 Handmade rope and textiles 45 x 1200 x 10 cm

International artist, Claire Davenhall timelessly captures the story of lost souls through her sculptural work. She explores the multicultural migration of people to Australia and captures the complex cultural heritage these waves of migration weave. Her work makes social comments about the pressures placed on early settlers, migrants, refugees and convicts. She explores the bond that ties them together through the journey of life, while taking inspiration from found objects to reveal the hidden stories they hold, bringing together a sense of People, Place & Art.

C L A I R E D AV E N H A L L clairedavenhallvisualartist.wordpress.com


María Isabel de Lince ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 32 ▫︎

Greening of the Earth Oil on linen 96 x 140 cm

“María Isabel de Lince is a passionate artist who, through an innovative use of oil painting, captures emotions and awakens the senses. She modifies the subject, introducing her own subjective elements; in this way, the feeling of being there becomes evident.” - Trudy Pizano

MARÍA ISABEL DE LINCE www.mariaisabeldelince.com


▫︎ 33 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Dawn Deamon Fine Lines Acrylic on canvas 120 x 90 cm

“I strip and transmit the quintessence of the various dynamics within existence and reality, which then the code of I creatively imprint and relay, aka “art”. Which intrinsically speaks to the onlooker; activating a much-required dismantling-liberation.. if there is to be any pragmatic understanding on the subject’s object or object’s subject and the very necessary discourse therein. Ergo, illumination.”

D AW N D E A M O N https://www.d-a-w-n.com


Mitra N Devon ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 34 ▫︎

Koi Fish Swimming Down Stream Oil on canvas 36 x 36 in.

“The nuances of nature and the natural landscape inspire me to paint with oils. I seek to capture that one scene and moment that compels us to pause and take it all in. With each painting, I seek to reveal the fleeting light, movement, patterns and beauty that make the ordinary extraordinary.”

MITRA N DEVON www.mitradevon.com


▫︎ 35 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Onno Dröge Alexandra McQueen

“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


EditorDreams Giuseppe Grieco ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 36 ▫︎

Michael’s Rain, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 cm

EditorDreams is Master Giuseppe Grieco who intended to formulate: “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


▫︎ 37 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Dusk The Amount Acrylic 8.5 x 5.5 in

“I think of my creations as highlighted fractions of time standing still. My intent is to put a hold on a particular moment and emphasize on the individual fragments that it’s made of. My arrangements allegorically draw the viewer into a harmonious scheme of the contradictions between light and dark.”

DUSK dusk.artspan.com


JF Ellman ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 38 ▫︎

The Red Can Oil 60 x 36 in.

“I’ve arranged my portfolio, with artcall.org. The work I would like to show is part of my Formal Oil and Acrylic Paintings Galleries. It was made at the Kansas City Art Institute, and is a good example of the style of painting I have been taught.”

JF ELLMAN artcall.org


▫︎ 39 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Pat Fallon Apple Tasting Acrylic 44 x 79 in.

“The ‘Apple’ is an ongoing body of work for me because I can exploit its colors and shapes while referencing famous people and popular activities. The apple even illustrates my interest in astrophysics, like the biblical Eve, I am interested in the apple’s potential.”

PAT FA L LO N https://www.patfallon.com


Barbara Fitzpatrick ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 40 ▫︎

Land and Sea Acrylic on canvas 120 x 166 cm

“Life is fascinating and strange. The artworks I make are an expression of these simple facts. Strong, colorful and detailed, my work is a result of a personal journey of the imagination concerning contemporary life. My aim is not to perfect a static technique but to explore, travel, change and be able to present some of my ideas and feelings in a form accessible to others. I paint mainly in acrylic and love collage, mixed media and drawing.”

B A R B A R A F I T Z PAT R I C K www.facebook.com/barbfitzpatrickart


▫︎ 41 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Barbara Fitzpatrick Morning Swim Acrylic on canvas 120 x 160 cm


Judi Forney ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 42 ▫︎

First Light Oil on canvas 36 x 40 in.

“I have been painting and creating art for most of my life, continuing to do so in my retirement. What is especially gratifying is that age isn’t a deterrent to my art endeavors but is enhanced by so many years of experience. I hope to continue to paint and bring the beauty of nature to life on canvas for as long as I possibly can.”

JUDI FORNEY www.judiforneyart.com


▫︎ 43 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Puma Freytag Incubation Métaphorique, 2019 Acrylic on wood panel 36 x 30 in.

“Automatic writing is the privileged instrument of my quest for a phantasmagorical pictorial dramaturgy. The dreamlike theatricality of my paintings is the bearer of fables whose random narrative threads can be reconstructed at will by the playful imagination of visitors.”

P U M A F R E Y TA G https://puma-freytag.com


Celeste Friesen ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 44 ▫︎

Before the Storm Acrylic and inks 30 x 40 in.

“I love to push paint around! I love to create unique colours, forms and textures by working directly on the canvas, especially using large palette knives. Most of my works are created intuitively without specific references or preconceived notions of the final result. My paintings are often an exploration using various techniques or materials, which might include acrylics, oils, ink, collage, sand, stones, or whatever will be most expressive.”

CELESTE FRIESEN celeste-friesen.fineartamerica.com


▫︎ 45 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Jerry L. Gadd Mum’s The Word Watercolor 18 x 14 in.

“I have been working as a professional artist for many years. My style is more traditional, or representational. I paint with both oil and watercolor, including landscapes, florals, still life’s, and I accept commissions. I am influenced by the effect light has on the subject matter in my paintings.”

JERRY L. GADD jlg_21230@yahoo.com


Linda Gleitz ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 46 ▫︎

Trump’s Insane Border Wall Ideas Oil on canvas 36 x 36 in.

“This piece is about our southern border. The tragedy that is our immigration status. I’m referencing Trump’s idiotic border wall ideas. A moat, snakes, crocodiles, razor wire and spikes...”

LINDA GLEITZ lindagleitzart@gmail.com


▫︎ 47 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Elena Gastón Nicolás Malmo’s Sauna “Consciousness Wisdom and Will A Little (Piece=Peace) of World” Mixed media 97 x 130 cm

“I’m interested in exploring our mental and perceptual potential, also delving into spirituality. I shape mental maps and multi-boggling cosmogonies. Above all, landscape and its inhabitants.”

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


Theresa Brady Honeycheck ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 48 ▫︎

Elegance (After Britton) Oil on canvas 24 x 18 x .5 in.

“I am a visual artist and I work in a small, light-filled studio in my home. My paintings can be found in homes across the US and abroad. Colorful and expressive, the paintings I am best known for appeal to the interests of women: narrative scenes that touch the female heart.”

T H E R E S A B R A DY H O N E YC H E C K ArtistTheresaHoneycheck.com


▫︎ 49 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Herbert Hermans Intensive Care Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm

Bert Hermans was born in 1947 in Voorburg, The Netherlands. His work consists mainly of oil paintings, with his major theme being industrial and cultural heritage. Hermans has had exhibitions in eight countries in Europe, the USA, China and Japan. He was nominated four times for the Dutch title ‘Painting of the Year’ and has won several art prices. In January and March 2020, Herbert won the 35th and the 37th Artavita online contests. His works have been published in many art books and sold worldwide.

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


Nadra Jacob ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 50 ▫︎

Desnudo Fauvista VI Oil on canvas 37 x 60 cm

“I develop my work from subjectivity, from the abstract, creating an alternative, different, invented reality, sometimes unique and cheerful. Creating art, whatever the medium, makes me happy. This feeling is what dominates my trade. I am inspired by the mystical, the divine, nature, people...”

NADRA JACOB www.nadrajacob.com


▫︎ 51 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Marty Jones The Unwritten Adventures of Tegan Jovanka Digital promotional image 24 x 26 in.

“Capturing moments. Finding Dreamers. Illustration: Life as you perceive and interpret it. I’ve worked as a freelance commercial artist for over 40 years; all of my illustrations are realistically-styled. My preferred media is digital painting. I also provide video editing and photo retouching services.”

MARTY JONES www.mjarts.com


Jocelyne Deschamps-Kus (Jideka) ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 52 ▫︎

No, Mr. Trump, Greenland is Not for Sale! Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm

“This work is part of the global warming theme. Once upon a time, there was a man who woke up one morning and wanted to buy Greenland, but it was without counting on the combativity of the polar bear, menacing the potential buyer with two guns! That said, the weapons were fake and harmless!”

J O C E LY N E D E S C H A M P S - K U S ( J I D E K A ) https://deschampskus.fr | jideka21@free.fr


▫︎ 53 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Jocelyne Deschamps-Kus (Jideka) Unpredictable Future Acrylic on canvas 116 x 81 cm


Patrick Joosten ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 54 ▫︎

The Blue Thing Acrylic on canvas 100 x 73 x 2.6 cm

“I am predominantly a self-taught artist, and I am not following any particular artistic movement. I paint, draw 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, with the constant search to bring emotions and pleasure. Influences: Picasso, Klimt, Egon Schiele, Basquiat, Richter, Rothko, Modigliani, Monet, Van Gogh.”

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


▫︎ 55 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Hiromi Kawano Morning After Rain Digital media 3024 × 4032 px

“I shoot scenery and flowers in Japan and layer them to make mysterious and beautiful artworks. Flowers and landscapes that change with the season give me inspiration. Since starting computer graphic design 25 years ago, I have been active as an illustrator and designer. Apart from that, I was looking for a way to express my style. And I found digital multiple exposure using multiple photos.”

H I R O M I K AWA N O www.instagram.com/opatomato


Aomi Kikuchi ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 56 ▫︎

Chasm Original Dye method inspired by Japanese Yuzen Kimono Dyeing, layered silk organza, acid dye, pigment 90 x 90 cm

“I am an artist who earnestly learns various knowledge and techniques of textiles, digests them, and takes a unique approach to conventional thinking and methods for creating innovative works.”

AOMI KIKUCHI https://www.aomikikuchi.com


▫︎ 57 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Renate Kirchhof Wind Collage, pencil and airbrush 60 x 80 cm

“I was inspired by the works of T. Lempicka, whose works I copied with the monotype technique. By producing monotypes in which a paint roller rolls out the required color and transfers it to paper or canvas, the “roller painting” is developed. Airbrush works with the important theme ‘Water’ came a bit later in my career.”

R E N AT E K I R C H H O F www.r-kirchhof.de


Nina Anik Kiseleva ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 58 ▫︎

Searching for A Way Out №10 Digital photograph, photomanipulation 40 х 40 cm

“Sometimes there are moments when the world seems obscure, and the surroundings don’t seem quite real. How can a person find a way out of this? All that you need is to look at the routine from a different angle because the reality is nothing but a creation of consciousness. Each of my artworks is a solution to my personal problem, a kind of psychotherapy, a search for a way out.”

N I N A A N I K K I S E L E VA fotoanik@mail.ru


▫︎ 59 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Penny L Kitchen Roanna Oil 10 x 8 in.

“The renaissance artist is a practitioner of at least three disciplines – in my case visual arts, vocals and multimedia – hence renfemme – 3 art forms. I studied and practiced Classical Film Animation for this very reason working with such studios as Disney, Warner Brothers and Century Fox. Between contracts, I was, and continue to be, a jazz vocalist. Now I enjoy doing private commissions in my home studio, performing at various musical venues, while forever continuing my own artistic pursuits. If you are interested in a commission, please feel free to contact me at pennykitchen@gmail.com or through my web site noted below.”

P E N N Y L K I TC H E N https://renaissancefem.com


Vera Kober ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 60 ▫︎

Chamomile Acrylic on linen 30 x 30 cm

“To paint without rules, to paint how you feel. I love to experiment with different combinations of colors. Bright colors give me freedom. Painting on the border of reality and abstraction showing my feelings and inspiration with a large color palette I try to depict depth and life. My favorite subject is florals the choice of my subjects is by impression, intuition, mood and emotions. I love modern art for being able to express my feelings.”

V E R A KO B E R https://en.verakober.com


▫︎ 61 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Maria Elisa Loletti (MEL) The City and Its River, 2014 Mixed media on canvas 50 x 70 cm

“I am a Montessori teacher and trainer, but the love for art has always played an important role in my life. Selftaught, in 1995 I started experimenting with techniques and colors and after a figurative period, I arrived at a more abstract painting, able to give voice to the geography of my soul. Painting becomes a way of communicating loneliness, anxieties and memories to beyond language. A way of conveying emotions on a white canvas. Later the forms have softened allowing me to express a further personal perception of the world. It is a journey beyond reality, in search of unknown spaces: it is a journey into the soul, in search of myself.”

M A R I A E L I S A LO L E T T I ( M E L ) www.mariaelisaloletti.it


Mei-Lin Lin ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 62 ▫︎

Trace Digital collage

In Mei-Lin Lin’s creations she uses a combination of digital painting and photography layering, similar to image superimposition in the multiple exposure technique of photography. By integrating the various layers of images using post-production techniques, a novel and colorful picture is created.

MEI-LIN LIN meilin.lin@gmail.com


▫︎ 63 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Kam Tim Lam Peace and Calm Watercolour 54 x 78 cm

“I am a Hong Kong-based artist, I have worked in graphic design, advertising design and fashion design fields. For the last few years, I have picked up my paintbrush. My specialty is watercolor and new dimensional Chinese ink painting. My styles are mainly modern semi-realistic. Personally, I love heavier tones, strong color and high contrast, and more sense of spacing. Some of my paintings reflect a fusion of Oriental and Western styles.”

KAM TIM LAM https://timsirstudio.wixsite.com/timothylam


David Lee ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 64 ▫︎

Travelling Show Triptych

“Art began for me at infants’ school when I showed a picture of a ship at sea - not like a child’s innocent drawing - but one in perspective that greatly impressed my teachers; this was due to the gentle guiding I had received at the time from my father who was trained in Engineering building and who had led me into structural constructions playfully describing lines from the vanishing-point etc. I then went on later to exhibit my paintings and drawings all the way through my education with the help of my English teacher who also encouraged my writing. I was obsessed with these two subjects when I came across Mc Escher and Bridgett Riley at college which led me into geometry and the mystery of mathematics when used in imagery...”

My tutors though in those days were obsessed with copying, which is a good thing to be able to do of course - but I was already advanced in my ability through years of studying human and animal anatomy and was impatient to develop my own work which by then was well past its early beginnings and which had been already accepted for a show of my own; so I made the decision to leave and pursue my own individual subjects without wasting any more time when I already knew what I wanted to do. This was a risky business, but I followed my instincts and managed to accrue several more exhibitions along the way... I was not well known of course enough to make much money in order to survive - and so I did a lot of catering work, window cleaning and building work too - which I also enjoyed and kept me grounded... For the last twenty-five years, I have been living in a sort of lockdown before it was actually enforced, happily creating my pictures diligently and only going out to see my neighbour, the odd girlfriend, and to shop for food, which I was happy with as I also had my loyal cat to spoil! Defunct now, bless his heart.

D AV I D L E E http://www.davidleeartgallery.co.uk


▫︎ 65 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ David Lee Valley of Ashes Triptych and detail

Personally, I find it is always the vagaries of the ever-changing weather that perfectly represent for me the wide spectrum of human-emotions - especially in the paintings of Turner - not only for their dramatic depictions of portentous storm-clouds and terrifying, turbulent seascapes with shipwrecks and floundering figures in peril but also for the more visionary, misty, dreamlike qualities of the Venetian sunset and the English pastoral scenes. Apart from the love of nature in all of its many variant moods, I think there is also in many of the pieces relating to the extremes of weather a prescient, unconscious fear of possible climate-change and the irreversible effects, good and bad, that might accrue in the unpredictable aftermath - a genuine, exasperated feeling of helplessness and despair at the arrogant abuse, the wastage and destruction of the landscape and finite resources by conglomerates and big business-driven impersonally ever onwards by greed for profit without concern for consequences.


David Lee ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 66 ▫︎

Industrial Revolutions Triptych

All of these thoughts and feelings are fairly common nowadays, about the natural world being continually exploited through commerce upon a finely balanced ecosystem, I can only compare to the overwhelming emotional response I had felt as a boy when reading the Biblical stories of flood and apocalypse, pestilence and plague or when viewing for the first time several great paintings in a book on ‘Weather in Art’ that I had serendipitously discovered in the local library - noting as I turned the pages the wonderful works of Turner in particular; but especially the classic, tragic imagery of ‘The Raft of the Medusa’ by Gericault - (a symbol if ever I saw one of mankind at the mercy of the enraged elements) - all of which have haunted my imagination ever since…

MC Escher was another startling discovery whose work seemed to unlock a part of my brain that I had hardly ever used before: the strictly logical and rational, the precisely mathematical in opposition to my usual free-association and playful doodling, which then ultimately, through experimentation with line, introduced me to a superrealistic world of infinite and fascinating perspectives that draw the viewer down into a world of endless possibilities or that can cause disturbing optical illusions, because as well as tricking the eye into believing in the existence of imaginary three dimensional depths on a two dimensional surface, the almost magical properties inherent in this particular branch of mathematics can sometimes also have the actual physical effect of stimulating the optical-nerve itself causing confusion and indecision in the brain as it attempts endlessly to decide between ambiguous patterns and shapes thereby creating movement in the brain that does not exist in reality.

D AV I D L E E http://www.davidleeartgallery.co.uk


▫︎ 67 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ David Lee Candle Power Goldfish

(...) Like Fibonacci numbers, this so-called ’Divine’ geometry is a definite part of nature and makes extraordinary patterns in biology and chemical and molecular structure - but this use of mathematics is only an experiment for now in my overall work and I may only pursue it occasionally in the future as a break from my usual work.”


Anson Liaw ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 68 ▫︎

Before the Rose Pencil, ink and digital media 11 x 14 in.

“I feel I am useless as an artist when I am happy. Pain is what creates my artwork. The painful experiences that people go through as they journey through life in the world around us from childhood to adulthood which in many ways is full of chaos and hardship are what sparks and motivates me to possess my objectives to make purposeful artwork that hopefully generates meaningful and fulfilling empathetic connections to people. As I observe and interpret the world around me combined with creating my artwork, I discover time and time again that true beauty lies within darkness and that sometimes nightmares are the birthplace of some of the best creative ideas for an artist.”

A N S O N L I AW www.illoz.com/liaw


▫︎ 69 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Anson Liaw Pray for Amazonia Pencil, ink and digital media 16 x 21.5 in.


Wendy Fee ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 70 ▫︎

9119 Series 1 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 in.

“My motivation to create is driven by an impulse to express and capture the emotional truth of an idea, a place or a time. The concept of having an internet compass and the need to balance all that technology offers with the qualities of the lives that we live offline resonates deeply with me. By exploring the environment in an abstracted way, my goal is to deconstruct to the extent the meaning shifts and the viewer is invited to embrace the realms of their imagination.”

W E N DY F E E www.wendyfeestudio.art


▫︎ 71 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Despina Kyriacou Crack in Wall Interior Digital photograph 16 x 20 in.

“I am a photographer working with a large format view camera for my fine art personal work. Photography is my medium of expression. My work is about a visual exploration in how I see abstraction within nature, found objects and sometimes the juxtaposition of nature and object. The play of light can feature heavily on how I frame my compositions.”

DESPINA KYRIACOU www.desphotoland.com


LISABEL ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 72 ▫︎

Plenitude Mixed media 54 x 54 in.

“You can observe in this new collection of powerful old soul female faces, the complexity and uniqueness of their profound and irreversible scars. These are women who are even more beautiful than ever before, who have gone through great and unexpected challenges and have come out exceptionally richer. Like other artists, the impact related to Covid-19 has had very positive effects on me and has been an inspiring turning point in my life. The pressure to perform, that I was putting on myself before, suddenly disappeared, giving me quality time and peace to create.”

LISABEL www.lisabel.ca


▫︎ 73 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Mohsen Modiri Earth and Water #19 Acrylic on canvas 105 x 70 cm

“I was born in an Iranian artist family in 1950 and have been involved in visual arts, music and literature since adolescence. My works have been selected, exhibited and added in private and public collections in Italy, Belgium, France, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Iran, the United States and Canada. In some of my work, I have merged abstract expressionism with surrealism in a style I call ‘Abstract Expresurrealism’.”

MOHSEN MODIRI http://mohsenmodiri.com


Alan Mahood ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 74 ▫︎

Losing Liberty Digital media 30 x 20 in.

“Self-taught in traditional photography and art, I now use digital photography as an outlet for creativity and experimentation.”

ALAN MAHOOD cartgalleryonline.com


▫︎ 75 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Alan Mahood Sparrow 4 Digital media 30 x 20 in.


Olli Mäkinen ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 76 ▫︎

The String Theory Mixed media on transparent acrylic sheet 63 x 100 cm

“For my scientific art, I draw from studies on natural sciences, especially cosmology, the study of the universe, and astronomy. The ‘Multiverse’ series takes the viewer on a journey to the wonders of the universe. I​ use experimental mixed techniques mainly with acrylic paints and metal leafing methods on transparent, impact-resistant acrylic and polycarbonate sheets. The paintings are characterized by an exceptional glassy glow of colors (as in glass sculptures), the movement of light on the surface, strong contrasts and the presence of the impact of randomness. The reflections take the viewer into the works.”

OLLI MÄKINEN https://www.ollimakinen.com


▫︎ 77 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Olli Mäkinen Are We Alone? Mixed media on transparent acrylic sheet 100 x 100 cm


Dan McCormack ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 78 ▫︎

Grid Painted Eggs, Lenoir_R_07-16-19 Cell phone grid 30 x 24 in.

“In this project, I am working with a cell phone camera to create 3 x 3 grid images of Lenoir nude in the studio. I began to make multiple images in a grid in 1967 while beginning my MFA in Photography Thesis at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I came back to grids in 1992 when I combined 24 images with the Nimslo Camera, and later a grid with the Action Tracker Camera in 1999. I have been photographing the nude for over 50 years, exploring different cameras, processes and techniques. I am interested in the multiple image and how time is a part of the dynamic of these compositions. I am working with this one model, Lenoir as she is very quick with reactions and emotions.”

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


▫︎ 79 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Dan McCormack Grid Skull, Lenoir_R_11-16-19 Cell phone grid 30 x 24 in.


Dan McCormack ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 80 ▫︎

Grid Shadows, Lenoir_R_01-09-20 Cell phone grid 30 x 24 in.

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


▫︎ 81 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Mayra Blue Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in.

“Since I was little, I was afraid to speak my truth. Having a canvas in front of me and a set of acrylics and brushes in my hands is the best way to speak what I really want to say and feel. Each stroke is a way of communicating, each color is a way to physically translate my emotions and make it a reality.”

M AY R A https://mlmcreations.com


Barbara Mierau-Klein ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 82 ▫︎

Autumn Forest Colors Digital photo collage 30 x 30 in.

“My digital art images reflect my fascination with the beauty of colors and the moods and emotions they evoke. Highly stylized cityscapes, seascapes and nature scenes 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 deeper resonance to my art.”

B A R B A R A M I E R AU - K L E I N www.barbaramierauklein.com


▫︎ 83 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Monica Mendes Com-Vida 20 Oil on linen 32 x 26 in.

“Through portraits, I am able to expose the lasting or at times fleeting, impressions of each person that I paint. They are my eyes’ reflections of what words often times can not convey. With each brushstroke, I’m able to connect and express my emotions.”

MONICA MENDES www.MonicaMendesArtist.com


Billy Moro-Wey ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 84 ▫︎

The Willful Bride Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in.

“My eyes see more than the hand can record in a single day. But I integrate select pictorial elements to create unique visual stories, in which my environment, humanity, and technology are blended into a unit. ‘The Willful Bride’ symbolizes the lifecycle of a lady from fetus until she was placed in a fattening room after puberty to become corpulent to the taste of her suitor before marriage. Her figures and silhouettes are juxtaposed in a layering painterly manner to show what the groom admires in her. The dark outer background was textured in thick stripes using a knife to highlight the inner story of ‘The Willful Bride’.”

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


▫︎ 85 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Helen Mortimer Looking The Part Oil on canvas 62 x 62 cm

Helen Mortimer is an Australian artist who is inspired to create art about beauty and people. “I am interested in people who are characters and are confident enough to let their personality shine through. Painting a portrait is about capturing the essence of the subject not just their outward appearance. I am a realist painter and as well as portraiture, I am also interested in the natural world and how we value our environment.”

HELEN MORTIMER www.helenmortimerart.com


Manuel Morquecho ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 86 ▫︎

Ghost #2 Digital photograph 20 x 26 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 and peace.”

MANUEL MORQUECHO https://manuelmorquecho.com


▫︎ 87 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Manuel Morquecho Pandemic #2 Digital photograph 20 x 26 in.


Martin de Saint Muerell ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 88 ▫︎

Elaphe Guttata Plaster model for bronze casting 30 x 30 x 65 cm

MARTIN DE SAINT MUERELL www.martin-mueller.cc


▫︎ 89 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Anne Felicie Nickels Zulu Hunter Giclée print 30 x 56 cm

Swedish artist, born 1964 in Malmö, Anne Felicie Nickels lives and works in Hunneberga, Skåne, Sweden. She began her career as a fine artist in 2016, is self-taught and has participated in over 20 group shows including ten selected by a jury or balloting committee. Nickels’ primary technique is warm glass sculpting and she also presents her glass art with digital media, projected to the wall as giclée fine art prints. She is a member of CFA, KFA and ÖS.

ANNE FELICIE NICKELS https://art-by-anne.com


Christine Oliver ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 90 ▫︎

Bohemian Waxwing Watercolor 16 x 12 in.

“My watercolors and mixed media art celebrate the various cultures and countries to which I have traveled for business and pleasure. My watercolors are realistic and, while not photographic, they are a close representation of the beauty I see everywhere.”

CHRISTINE OLIVER www.ChristineOliverFineArt.com


▫︎ 91 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Britta Ortiz The Heron Woodcut 40 x 30 cm

“Man is his own worst enemy and the greatest threat to nature. Yet man is fragile and can be easily destroyed for the forces of nature are enormous. The relationship between people and between people and nature are topics that concern me. When man claims that he is wiser than all animals, it is probably because man always sees things from the human perspective. Animals are highly specialized beings, and they are at least as clever in their own field as humans.”

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


Claudia Pombo ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 92 ▫︎

Leaves in the Wind Oil 80 x 100 cm

“Vision can trigger many experiences that are not of a visual nature. In my paintings, I try to explore the domain that lies between the eyes and the mind.”

C L AU D I A P O M B O clpombo.wordpress.com


▫︎ 93 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Claudia Pombo Devil’s Fissure Oil 100 x 100 cm


Majo Portilla ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 94 ▫︎

Waiting Acrylic on canvas 91.44 x 91.44 cm

Dutch Artist, Majo Portilla has been painting for 20 years across the globe, from Amsterdam, Guatemala, USA and Switzerland to Dubai. With rich experience accrued over her ravels, she channels this into her bold, semi-abstract artworks which command the vibrancy and success of her fine art career.

MAJO PORTILLA www.majoportilla.art


▫︎ 95 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Paul Yves Poumay Bezo’s Syndrome Coins, fishing wire and acrylic on burnt wood 105 x 95 x 2 cm

“Art forewarns us of a rediscovered cultural renovation which allows a radical transformation in terms of the global economic system. To change society.”

PAU L Y V E S P O U M AY http://www.awi.foundation


Cher Pruys ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 96 ▫︎

A Captured Moment Acrylic 15 x 15 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.”

CHER PRUYS http://artbycher.ca


▫︎ 97 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Pierre Promelle Creation Spirit Blue Acrylic on linen canvas 80 x 80 cm

The rhythms follow each other excitedly and crystallize as if suspended in time, realizing the pictorial vision in its fullness, imprinted with a moral or human meaning, as if driven by a vital necessity. Promelle infuses each painting with the excitement of the action and takes away all determinism, stabilizing the composition, so to speak, at a high degree of tension to remove any possibility of falling into a hypothetical academicism.

P I E R R E P R O M E L L E C R E AT I O N www.artsper.com


Gerhard Rabe ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 98 ▫︎

Day and Night Acrylic and charcoal on paper 47 x 35 cm

“My picture compositions unite aspects of the naturalistic area with abstracting elements. Visual art gives me the opportunity to bring my innermost to the outside. My art always oscillates on the border area between objectivity and abstraction.”

GERHARD RABE www.gerhard-rabe.de


▫︎ 99 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Arne Rasmussen Inner Ocean #1 (“Inner Ocean” Series) Photograph 100 x 70 cm

“I have always been fascinated by images and how reality is represented through the perception of a photograph. My work with Photography is a continuous study of the balance between the representative and the formal expression in photography.”

ARNE RASMUSSEN https://www.webmobiler.dk


Sarah Rawlinson Beaven ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 100 ▫︎

Vasily Square Acrylic, watercolour on canvas board 28 x 35.5 cm

UK artist, Sarah Rawlinson Beaven specializes in mixed-media artwork. Influenced by nostalgia, nature and people she meets, Sarah demonstrates her passion for art with her expressive and organic style.

S A R A H R AW L I N S O N B E AV E N www.rawlinsonbeavenart.uk


▫︎ 101 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Sarah Rawlinson Beaven The Calling Watercolour, acrylic, ink on canvas board 23 x 30.5 cm

“My artwork reflects my respect for human life. I love to include hidden details; faces, flowers, buildings. I believe original art should be accessible and am delighted to support online art forums.”


Loretta Ribaudo Carter ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 102 ▫︎

Lady Wilma, 2020 Oil on canvas 34 x 44 cm (framed)

“My style is best described as naive, figurative, abstract, cubist and contemporary. My desire to paint comes from my emotions, which are forever changing. I am driven to transpose this onto canvas or paper. Expressing myself with shapes, forms, colours and most of all, my inner feelings.”

LO R E T TA R I B AU D O C A R T E R @lorettaribaudocarter


▫︎ 103 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Natalia Rose Black Red Gold, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm

“As I 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 20 ▫︎ 104 ▫︎

Deer Acrylic with resin on canvas 50 x 60 x 6 cm

“Art has always been with me, probably since I was born. Today, painting means an exit from the everyday universe; the fruit of creation expresses memories inside it. As Victor Brauner’s vision, “My painting is autobiographical. Here I tell my life.”

CARMEN CECILIA RUSU www.ceciliarusu.ro


▫︎ 105 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Arati Reddy-Devlin iREM Acrylic paint, black and white marker pens 55 x 64 cm

“As a trained printmaker, I work backwards, trying to capture images as layers of shapes, forms, colours and patterns to become more complex with each layer. My black and white pen drawings have forced me to be highly selective in my choice of distinct positive and negative shapes. This process encouraged me to see the micro rather than the macro. My current pieces include references to mechanical parts and technology to create another type of micro-world highlighting my love of Sci-fi and use of colours in Medieval Art and manuscripts.”

A R AT I R E D DY- D E V L I N www.circle-arts.com/arati-reddy-devlin


Prue Sanchez ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 106 ▫︎

Wrens Watercolour 16 x 12 cm

“I love painting works that show the exquisite nature of animals and plants.”

PRUE SANCHEZ meryula13@gmail.com


▫︎ 107 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Greta Schnall Blue Dreaming Village Digital media

“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 favorite themes are front facades of modern buildings or parts of them, which I’m digitally editing and finally changing it into an abstract digital creation. 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


Anthony Santomauro ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 108 ▫︎

Cambodian Monks at Prayer Acrylic 28 x 22 in.

“Through detailed drawings and paintings I explore, evaluate, and merge the viewer with intense human emotions whether the subjects are human or animal. Life is about what we see, feel and love.”

A N T H O N Y S A N TO M AU R O Santomauroart.com


▫︎ 109 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Anthony Santomauro We Too Pastel 30 x 22 in.


Amy Petrie Shaw ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 110 ▫︎

Praise Ye Acrylic on stretched repurposed canvas 36 x 35 in.

“My work is about moments of wildness. I see the world as a series of possibilities linked by endless streams of energy, and my art reflects the frenetic power of each frozen moment I embody on the canvas. Art helps the soul to breathe. Art is religion.”

A M Y P E T R I E S H AW https://www.apshawcollections.com


▫︎ 111 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Amy Petrie Shaw Call Him Emmanuel Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.


Pat Siegner ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 112 ▫︎

A River Runs Through It Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in.

“I am inspired by the light on the scenery here on our ranch and surrounding areas, and how it falls on different objects and makes them seem important. I equate this universal and indiscriminate light with love which falls on everything worldwide.”

PAT S I E G N E R www.patsiegner.com


▫︎ 113 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Pat Siegner Sunshine and Spring Acrylic on canvas 12 x 12 in.

From Oregon, USA, impressionistic artist, Pat Siegner attended the University of Arizona majoring in Business Economics. Pat has been married since college and raised her five children on their cattle ranch. She is a self-taught artist and has been involved with the local art community.


Pat Siegner ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 114 ▫︎

Late One Cloudy Afternoon Acrylic on canvas 12 x 12 in.

“I have sold photography, paintings, greeting cards and a photography book of our area. I love to do Impressionistic paintings because I can put my heart and soul in them and tell a story of what I see. I have shown my art primarily in Oregon. I have been a very private artist. I am now realizing I have something to say.”

PAT S I E G N E R www.patsiegner.com


▫︎ 115 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Roxy Sora Rainbow at Sea Pouring 36 x 60 in.

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

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


Roxy Sora ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 116 ▫︎

Shell Pouring 30 x 30 in.

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


▫︎ 117 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Roxy Sora Splendor at Sea Pouring 36 x 36 in.


Athina Soultani ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 118 ▫︎

Beautiful Pebbles Pastel 22 x 28 cm

“Art is a way of expressing myself and passing the message that in these difficult years we can achieve more as individuals and as nations, if we truly believe in ourselves.”

AT H I N A S O U LTA N I athinasoultani@gmail.com


▫︎ 119 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Parul Srivastava Red Meadow, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm

Parul Srivastava is a Singapore-based contemporary artist of Indian origin. She paints to express not just to illustrate. Lines, texture, colors and spaces, frame the visuals. Inspired through travel in time or places, Parul visualises the landscape with bold strokes and colors. Parul’s works are recognized in many award and magazine publications and displayed in international art exhibitions.

PA R U L S R I VA S TAVA www.parulsrivastava.com


Michaël Stervinou ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 120 ▫︎

Lavander Fragrance Acrylic 100 x 81 cm

French, self-taught artist, Michaël Stervinou began working with color gradations in 2005. “Emotions in two phases; first by creating - second by sharing” is the meaning of his art. After showing work in the USA and in Europe Michaël has many projects at mind; including wanting to collaborate with fashion designers. In 2009 and 2010 he had the opportunity to exhibit at the Louvre Museum during Art Shopping fair.

MICHAËL STERVINOU www.michaelstervinou.com


▫︎ 121 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Chan Suk On New Arrival Digital media 50 x 70 cm

“I am wearing a surgical face mask every day. In Hong Kong, about 99% of people are wearing masks. I use the packages and boxes of surgical these masks which come from the United States, Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom. I don’t know the Japanese and Korean language. So, I use translator apps to understand what they say. In Hong Kong, I can buy some alcohol swabs which come from Indonesia. 75% alcohol swabs are essential to my life to kill the virus. These are my experiences in these strange times.”

CHAN SUK ON httpschansukon.com


A.E. Thompson ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 122 ▫︎

Doe Eyes Oil on canvas 32 x 42 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 damsel in distress. She is alluring, helpless, and captivating even in her own distress. At times I abhor the role I have been placed in. Even though I don’t create self-portraits, the female figures I paint frequently become expressions of myself. The innocence and disillusionment created by wearing the headdresses speak to this inability to save one self.”

A.E. THOMPSON https://www.aethompson.com


▫︎ 123 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Ősz Lucia Trancota Structure XXX 1 Giclée print 50 x 70 cm

Graduating in 1970 from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Timisoara, Ősz Lucia Trancota has been since been creating drawings, etchings, lithography, rotary screen printings, graphic design, digital art and textile installations. Trancota has participated in a number of international exhibitions and biennials including in Spain, Hungary, Portugal, France, Italy.

Ő S Z LU C I A T R A N C OTA http://uapt.cijtimis.ro/membri/ltrancota


Samson Tonton ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 124 ▫︎

The Queen Acrylic on stretched canvas 48 x 36 in.

“I hate to just paint, I love to be inspired, I love to go so deep that I lose myself in painting. For me, it isn’t just a canvas or a blank of paper, or wood; it is beyond that. I paint to inspire, I paint to give joy, to help take away negative thoughts. I am an artist and all I want is to make a mark in my generation.”

S A M S O N TO N TO N www.artsbytonton.com


▫︎ 125 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Harry Weisburd Striped Dress

Harry Weisburg is a Figurative Artist whose work deals with the relationships of men and women. Harry was listed in Who’s Who in American the years 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 and in 2017 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award. He was appointed Chairperson of Half Century Alumni Club and has been a guest speaker on the topic “How to be An Active Artist” 50 years after his graduation.

HARRY WEISBURD www.yessy.com/weisburd


Michael Harris Wilson ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 126 ▫︎

Radiant Energy Acrylic & encaustic wax on box canvas 76 x 76 cm

“I am a creative and conservation artist, who absolutely enjoys producing colourful and pleasing artworks. My aim is to help improve the well-being of people and inspire them to incorporate art and nature into their lives. We are gifted by imagination and creativity is part of me, which goes hand in hand with a deep respect of and interest in, our natural environment. I often experiment with different shapes, colours, tools, locations and materials to create textures and show imagined motions of objects.”

MICHAEL HARRIS WILSON www.michael-harris-wilson-art.com


▫︎ 127 ▫︎ Spotlight 20 ▫ Michael Harris Wilson Ancient Pot Pourri Acrylic & encaustic wax on box canvas 50 x 50 cm


Silvia Yapur ▫ Spotlight 20 ▫︎ 128 ▫︎

My Cow Fiber and block printing 42.5 x 28.5 in.

Mixed media artist Silvia Yapur’s natural creativity pushes her to experiment with different techniques resulting in collages, mixed media, paintings, printmaking and textiles. She looks forward to researching and creating inspired works influenced by Chinese Horoscope links to animals, in this case: The Cow.

S I LV I A YA P U R Insta @silvia_yapur_art | www.silviayapur.com


Anson Liaw My Sunshine Goddess Pencil, ink and digital media 18 x 18.5 in.

“I feel I am useless as an artist when I am happy. Pain is what creates my artwork. The painful experiences that people go through as they journey through life in the world around us from childhood to adulthood which in many ways is full of chaos and hardship are what sparks and motivates me to possess my objectives to make purposeful artwork that hopefully generates meaningful and fulfilling empathetic connections to people. As I observe and interpret the world around me combined with creating my artwork, I discover time and time again that true beauty lies within darkness and that sometimes nightmares are the birthplace of some of the best creative ideas for an artist.�

www.illoz.com/liaw


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Anson Liaw My Sunshine Goddess Pencil, ink and digital media 18 x 18.5 in.

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Spotlight Contemporary Art Magazine | 20  

Spotlight - Contemporary Art Magazine Issue 20 https://circle-arts.com/spotlight-20 This issue includes a unique selection of 96 artists f...

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