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 Sarah Capps Hot Pink Mountains


• Issue 16 • On the Front Cover Sarah Capps Hot Pink Mountains Acrylic 24 x 30 in. www.scapps.art On the Back Cover Hanna Rheinz Portrait of Z  Oil on canvas 20 x 20 cm www.Hanna-Rheinz.com Designed & Published in France Printed in the Netherlands Distributed Internationally All Rights Reserved ® No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in retrieval systems, or transmitted in any form or any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without written permission of the publisher and copyright holders. ® Copyright: Circle Foundation For the Arts Press info@circle-arts.com 66 rue Saint Georges Lyon, France


Select Artwork By ARO M A R J O R I E AT W O O D JANET BELL FELIX B. BOFIL LEILA BOKEL ADRIANNA BONOMI H O WA R D B R A N C H VA R D A B R E G E R SARAH CAPPS ISABEL CARAFÌ BETTY COLLIER P O M P E YO C U R B E LO M A R T I N C L A I R E D AV E N H A L L MITRA N. DEVON JILL DOWELL ARTHUR DWORIN LO R E N A F E R N A N D E Z G . PA C K PAU L H A R T E L J. HERMAN STEPHANIE C HOLZNECHT ATO M H O V H A N E S YA N IÑAKI MAE JEON KEES JUFFERMANS THUY LINH BENNETT KANG S A D A F KO B A R I L A R S E KO R S E L AU R A K U C H A R Y S O N NAINI KUMAR M A R C E L LO L A N E V E KIRSTEN LAKEN B A R B A R A L AW R E N C E GRISELDA LECHINI JACKSON LEE M A R I A L I PA N B O G U S Ł AW LU S T Y K

M A R G A R I TA M A K A R O VA R A M YA M A N T H E N A N ATA L I E M C G U I R E LINDA MCKENNY GERT MEINDERTSMA R E G I N A M E R TA MIRIAM MILLER MOHSEN MODIRI FA K H E R A M O H A M E D MANUEL MORQUECHO C H R I S T I N E N O R TO N B R I T TA O R T I Z F OT I N I PA P PA E LO A J A N E P E R E I R A L AU R E N T P H E U L P I N U L L A P LO U G M A N D JEAN JACQUES PORRET E M I LY R A K E R AYA HANNA RHEINZ ROSWITHA RIEDL N E W TO N R O C H A U T E S A PA R AU T Z K I - K U N Z C A R M E N S E LV E S A PA R A J I TA S E N JASMINE SEO JOAN BURGER SIEM R OX Y S O R A HANNA SUPETRAN ROSÂNGELA VIG SVEN WEIGLE R OX A N A W E R N E R MARTI WHITE CHARLES WHITING MICHAEL HARRIS WILSON MAGDALENA WOZNIAK-MELISSOURGAKI M I C H A E L K . YA M A O K A H AY D E E YO R D A N


Sarah Capps Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You Acrylic 24 x 24 in. (detail) Sarah Capps is an artist with an extraordinary story. She has synesthesia – a rare condition that affects how one processes sensations. In Sarah’s case, when she hears sound, she simultaneously sees colour, shape, and form. As you’d expect, much of her painting is done with the speaker turned up. To see her abstract and landscape paintings, visit www. scapps.art or Instagram @shepaints.music

www.scapps.art


Atom Hovhanesyan ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 8 ▫︎

Fall Landscape with Two Trees Oil on canvas 30 x 40 x 1.5 in.

“Through Division to Expression” Influenced by post-impressionism with a cubist approach to composition. The goal here is to utilize the whole surface of the support challenging the viewer’s perception of negative space. Essentially divisionist, the figure/composition is woven into the fabric of the plane and space warps into the figure. In the painting process, repetitive almost automatic application of the crosshatched lines allows the subconscious the opportunity to direct the composition, there is a tension between the desire to hide vs. the need to reveal, conflict between subconscious and self-conscious.

ATO M H O V H A N E S YA N artbyatom.com


▫︎ 9 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Atom Hovhanesyan Study After Leonardos Burlington Cartoon Pen on paper 30 x 22 in.


ARo ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 10 ▫︎

Cheval TANG (Tang Horse) Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm

ARO www.paint-arousseau.com


▫︎ 11 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Marjorie Atwood She Read Them Stories of Love and Longing Oil paint and resin on panel 36 x 36 in.

“My paintings are about storytelling and beauty. The themes in my work often explore the power of feminine energies and their impact on the world around them by incorporating the female figure in various forms that represent the mythical and contemporary woman in various states of existence. Beauty can hold our gaze, allowing us to see an issue or problem. I believe that two of the most important things about being an artist are being open and being curious.”

M A R J O R I E AT W O O D www.MarjorieAtwood.com


Leila Bokel ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 12 ▫︎

Untitled, 2013 Acrylic and cloth 180 x 23 x 20 cm (photographed by Marco Rodrigues) Untitled, 2018 Acrylic and cloth 70 x 45 x 20 cm

“My current research started with the necessity of dealing with new materials. This search resulted in extensive work with fabrics, different types of threads, leathers, textures, and colors. As a result, the finished operas have pointed to questions that cross the feminine world and their tensions.”

LEILA BOKEL https://www.instagram.com/leila_bokel


▫︎ 13 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Janet Bell The Day Just Got Brighter Acrylic on canvas 61 x 61 cm

“My expressive abstract canvases reflect my love of color. I work freely and intuitively, being drawn to work with certain colours initially and as a painting progresses the palette expands. Pattern and texture also feature in my work with layers of acrylic paint being added and sometimes scraped back to reveal contrasts in shape and form. It is the energy and emotion that colour can convey which interests me.”

JANET BELL https://www.wwwjanetbell-abstractart.co.uk


Adrianna Bonomi ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 14 ▫︎

Galets Mixed media 100 x 80 cm

Alternating between figurative and abstraction, Adrianna Bonomi’s painting is sometimes purified and other times in search of matter. Nature is at the center of her mysterious and her timeless landscapes. She regularly exhibits in France and other European countries.

ADRIANNA BONOMI www.adrianna-bonomi.com


▫︎ 15 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Howard Branch Colorless Rainbow Acrylic 16 x 20 in.

“In my current collection, I use black and white to show contrast. The pieces are bold and make a statement when you connect with them. Through texture and technique, my art speaks to all audiences. My story is a blend of love and obstacles. I am Howard Branch.”

H O WA R D B R A N C H Instagram @howardbranchart


Felix B. Bofil ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 16 ▫︎

City by the Lake.. Full color Mixed media collage

“Becoming a collage artist was never a conscious decision on my part, it was simply a natural extension of my photography. New pieces call to me more than I called to them. Looking back it makes more sense to say the art of collage found me in one way or another. I create collage art to retreat from the frustrations of life, to have a creative outlet and to gain a new view of the world. The juxtaposition of different people and places makes us see the world in a way that we have not seen it before. It is this unity of a collage that is perhaps the most inspirational part; in a world clearly divided by race, class and greed, a collage is a place where we all can equally exist.”

FELIX B. BOFIL https://www.artsinmilwaukee.org/profiles/1884/


▫︎ 17 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Varda Breger Orchestra: Cranes in North Israel Mixed media on canvas 144 x 74 cm

Wandering birds from north to south and back, season after season millions of miles no fuel no flag no religion and no borders. Caressing the planet feathers of fraternity.

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


Isabel Carafì ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 18 ▫︎

Sensual Structures Acrylic, oil and graphite on canvas 100 x 120 cm

Italian-Argentine artist, Isabel Carafì was born in Buenos Aires and graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Argentina (1978). She has lived and worked in Italy since 1980. Isabel is a qualified painting professor with a Diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara, Italy (1983). After living in Carrara from 1980 to 1992 she has lived in Trieste, Italy since 1999.

ISABEL CARAFÌ www.isabelcarafi.it


▫︎ 19 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Betty Collier The Nobleman from Echoes From The Past Series Mixed media on cotton rag 47 x 40 cm (mounted)

“Award-winning artist and former Tertiary Teacher for over 40 years, I now devote time to drawing, painting and sculpting. My ink drawings and mixed media paintings depict images containing different aspects of nature and the human figure. This has been strongly influenced by travels to Africa, Galapagos and Turkey. Native animals, birds, and Roman soldiers are represented in a stylistic realist manner. I am represented at Federation University, Ballarat, Australia and in private collections in Australia and overseas.”

BETTY COLLIER www.bettycollier.com


Pompeyo Curbelo Martin ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 20 ▫︎

Illuminato Oil on canvas 50 x 70 cm

“I am a Member of Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores. I was included in the book THE BEST 2019 Modern and Contemporary ARTISTS, curated by Salvatore Russo and Francesco Saverio Russo, Italy. This painting belongs to the NEW DIMENSION movement.”

P O M P E YO C U R B E LO M A R T I N http://www.spanish-ole.eu


▫︎ 21 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Mitra N. Devon Fine Art Painting Follow The Sun Oil on canvas 15 x 30 in.

“The painting process keeps me focused on the here and now. The nuances of the natural landscape and the landscape’s inherent beauty are what inspire me to paint with oils on canvas. With my oils and brush in hand, I delight in the edges, textures, shapes and colors that hold me captive in a moment’s time, in a specific place, mood and scene within my surrounding locale and its natural elements. Through painting, I seek to capture that one scene and moment that compels us to pause and take it all in. It is my hope that the finished painted canvas can focus the viewer’s attention and move them the same way I was moved in an instance in time by a specific scenery. “

MITRA N. DEVON https://www.mitradevon.com


Claire Davenhall ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 22 ▫︎

Lost Soles Artist Book, 2019 Paper, leather, photography, paper cut, text 18 x 13 x 3 cm

“Lost Soles” brings together a collection of work by international artist Claire Davenhall, exploring the multicultural migration of people to Australia. Claire captures the complex cultural heritage of the many waves of migration to Australia through her sculptural work. As a metaphor for life and its hardships, the sea has an amazing yet daunting expanse and depth. At its core, “Lost Soles” inspires its audience to individually challenge their own lost soul and the story it yet has to tell, commenting on the pressures and constraints placed on the early settlers, the lasting endurance of migrants and refugees travelling across the sea, in their search to reach a land of hope and dreams.

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


▫︎ 23 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ G. Pack Stop Trying To Be God Water on paper 12 x 12 in.

G. Pack is an American artist known for frequently combining bold elements of urban pop culture with minimalistic compositions and detail-oriented realism. At age 24, he has developed a wide collection of works that display his range of technical painting abilities, while also bringing light to figures and themes that are prominent throughout hype-street culture. The juxtaposition between the use of modern subject matter and classical painting approach is what make’s his work something truly to watch out for.

G . PA C K www.forglory.co


Jill Dowell ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 24 ▫︎

Beautiful Visions Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 in.

“As an abstract painter, my works develop from my intuition and heart. Through the use of vivid colors, texture and movement, I follow my intuitive process, with the hope that it will inspire a shared emotional response. For me, it is a joy to express something personal, subjective and emotive, and to do it in a poetic, abstract way.”

JILL DOWELL www.jilldowellart.com


▫︎ 25 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Arthur Dworin Duet Mixed media 41 x 86 in.

“Intimate, spiritual and classic handwriting nonverbal unfiltered observations and emotions moving parts suspended, though frozen in place, ever-changing. A meld. Choreography of ancient/futuristic symbolic objects in a kind of time loop. Emergence.”

ARTHUR DWORIN http://www.arthurdworin.com


Mae Jeon ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 26 ▫︎

Flying Soul Digital media printed on metal D 30 in.

“My artwork is a combination of intuition and discovery within the digital medium. By combining floral images within a synthetic environment of digital abstraction, I transform a spiritual and emotional vocabulary to a pictorial image. My artistic goal is to achieve magnificent beauty by exploring this versatile digital tool and I hope my image can inspire joy in life and spiritual awareness to the viewers.”

MAE JEON www.maejeon.com


▫︎ 27 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Lorena Fernandez Lyrical Maturity. Tribe. Air. Soul. Joy Acrylic on canvas 150 x 150 cm

“This painting is one in a series inspired by the human journey from Infancy, childhood, puberty, maturity, and old age/death. Each stage has a musical rhythm that accompanies it.”

LO R E N A F E R N A N D E Z http://lorenafernandezart.com


Paul Hartel ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 28 ▫︎

Home in Sligo Acrylic oil, oil pastels on canvas 30 x 20 in.

“I strive to create a visual immediacy that may be combatively intense, keeping the viewer’s eye in perpetual motion. I like to conceptualize my work as a bridge between fantasy and abstract reality that I hope challenges our thoughts, perceptions, follies, and wits.”

PAU L H A R T E L hartelart.com


▫︎ 29 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ J. Herman Here I Am Bronze 1/1, 27 x 24 x 12 cm

Belgian sculptor, Johan Herman has created work for 33 years working in ceramics and the past 4 years he has been creating unique sculptures in bronze. He has exhibited extensively in Europe including in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy and received multiples honors and awards.

J.HERMAN www.johanherman.be


Stephanie C Holznecht ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 30 ▫︎

Rampage Acrylic, fluid acrylic, tempera and latex paint on canvas 48 x 36 in.

“I invest in the creation of a piece of art to convey what I have inside: my thinking, my emotions, my life, my essence and my soul. The inspiration that I take from experiencing life creates a feeling that continues to inspire me. I don’t think that is something I will ever lose.”

STEPHANIE C HOLZNECHT www.sholznecht.com


▫︎ 31 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Stephanie C Holznecht Stealing the Showing Acrylic, fluid acrylic, tempera and latex paint on canvas 48 x 36 in.


Iñaki ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 32 ▫︎

Spanish Dancer Acrylic and markers on fine art paper 60 x 40 cm

IÑAKI www.ignaciostudio.blogspot.com


▫︎ 33 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Fakhera Mohamed My Anger 90 x 90 cm

“My art is my voice, a powerful translation of my deepest thoughts, bright emotions and strong desires to reach my goals.”

FA K H E R A M O H A M E D https://instagram.com/fakhera_mohamed7


Kees Juffermans ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 34 ▫︎

Composition Of Lillies On A Wall Digital media 27,3 x 27,3 in.

“Fractal made in October 19. Since 2009, I make fractals with two fractal generators. The price for the biggest format 8192 x 8192 is $130 as a digital signed file. Signature in the right under corner of the image.”

KEES JUFFERMANS http://www.fractalartprinted.com


▫︎ 35 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Thuy Linh Bennett Kang Golden Oil, acrylic and resin 48 x 36 in.

“Rooted in my heritage as Vietnamese and now American, my images are bound in religion, mythology, and war. Images of Southeast Asian war victims and mythological icons are set in a background of colored washes, splashes, curious lines and resin. Inundating with pools of colors, the washes and splashes are waters and oils to cleanse and purify the tragedies of war. The paints oppose each other and coagulate, ripple, and crack. The process creates a 3D blanket of glossy color. The resin seals and preserves.”

THUY LINH BENNETT KANG https://www.linhkang.com


Sadaf Kobari ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 36 ▫︎

Untitled Acrylic on canvas 80 x 70 cm

“Nature, in the broad sense, involves the universe and the whole material world. Change, as a characteristic of nature, is an interesting matter. It may lead us to consider mankind and self-recognition which determine the behavior and attitude of humankind, and in some way, self-knowledge. I play with colors, darkness, and brightness, the methods of displaying nature and its changes in an abstract way.”

S A D A F KO B A R I https://www.sadafkobari.com


▫︎ 37 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Ronald Katz Two Figures Oil on linen 65 x 70 in.

“My work as a painter and printmaker is diverse. Most of my efforts concern the natural world alongside reference to other art and especially the art of antiquity. My methods incorporate attention to drawing color and composition with an overarching concern toward the most satisfying visual resolution possible attendant with the key idea in each particular work.”

R O N A L D K AT Z www.ronaldkatz.com


Naini Kumar ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 38 ▫︎

Dancing Light Acrylic on paper 11 x 16 in.

“My work is about movement. I am inspired by light, reflections and shadows. Art can show what you never expected. Go delve in it by chance, live the moment of resonance. You never know, it may be lasting.”

NAINI KUMAR naini-kumar.pixels.com


▫︎ 39 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Naini Kumar Empty Glass Oil on board 41 x 30 cm


Lars E Korse ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 40 ▫︎

Leopard In Tree Oil 100 x 80 cm

“Oil painting is at the center of my art. I call my painting style ‘Teorealism’. God, reality, the total reality - the visible and the invisible; naturalistic, abstract or concrete. My name is Lars E Korse and I am Swedish. Often I paint leopards, though in a modern shape. My favorite colors are yellow and brown, after van Gogh. I paint both big and small pictures. I wish that my art creates joy, thoughts and feelings.”

L A R S E KO R S E www.korse.se


▫︎ 41 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Griselda Lechini Paradise, 2011 Acrylic on canvas with resin 48 x 60 in.

“I hope to convey my capacity for wonderment with nature through my art and communicate with the universal languages of colors, energy and emotions. I wish that others see like me, that we live on a beautiful planet where magic is always possible if we dare to look beyond.”

GRISELDA LECHINI www.GriseldaLechini.com


Marcello La Neve ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 42 ▫︎

Il Gioco Del Destino, 2018 Oil on canvas 70 x 70 cm

M A R C E L LO L A N E V E www.facebook.com/m.laneve66


▫︎ 43 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Laura Kucharyson The Wave Oil on canvas 48 x 48 in.

“Always surround yourself with others who are excellent in their craft so can may continue challenging yourself and never think you are too old to learn.”

L AU R A K U C H A R Y S O N www.kucharysonart.com


Kirsten Laken ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 44 ▫︎

Silas Conrod Steamson - Lieutenant Airship Commander Stained glass, engraving and reclaimed/found objects 65 x 48 x 150 cm

“I am an everchanging being and my art follows my changes, philosophies, passions, emotions and views. As I explore these I am compelled to create them as glassworks. I question and probe the so-called boundaries of myself and my artworks.

KIRSTEN LAKEN www.spiritofglass.com.au


▫︎ 45 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Kirsten Laken Electra Ivy-Rose Steamson - Entomological Engineer Stained glass, engraving and reclaimed/found objects 65 x 48 x 45 cm

Glass is transformational. Light travels through it, reflects off its surface. It can be painted, etched, cut/broken, shaped/stretched, joined and added to. Its true boundaries are minimal and it’s variants almost unlimited.”


Jackson Lee ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 46 ▫︎

Set Sail Again Acrylic on art board 43 x 31 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.”

JACKSON LEE http://www.jacksonlee-art.com


▫︎ 47 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Barbara Lawrence Three Days Old Oil 40 x 30 in.

“The success of my work hinges on the relationship between dark and light shapes in a two-dimensional space. I respond to the play between reflected light and cast shadows, and the delicate balance between warm and cool colors, while striving to convey story and mood.”

B A R B A R A L AW R E N C E bl4art.com


Maria Lipan ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 48 ▫︎

Wedding in Venice Mixed media 40 x 40 cm

Romanian-born, American citizen Maria Lipan has dedicated her career to art and education. After receiving an MFA in Design from the Art University of Timisoara (1999), Maria taught fine art in Romanian high schools for over 5 years. In 2006 she moved to the USA where she continued her education in Early Childhood working in the field for over 8 years, while simultaneously exhibiting her own artwork.

M A R I A L I PA N https://marialipan.wixsite.com


▫︎ 49 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Margarita Makarova Masonry Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm

“I am a self-taught artist and a Historian by profession. As an artist, I mastered the classical technique of painting glaze and hyperrealism. My new concept is emotions, impressions, feelings, spirit.”

M A R G A R I TA M A K A R O VA https://www.margarita-makarova.info


Bogusław Lustyk ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 50 ▫︎

Four Seasons: Autumn/Winter Pastel 150 x 200 cm

Bogusław Lustyk, born 1940, graduated with Honors from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts with a Degree in Paintings and Graphic Art (1965). His work including painting, sculpture and graphics has been shown at over 40 exhibitions, including in the United States (New York City, Washington, Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia), Germany, Sweden, Finland, France, and Australia. His creative works have been exhibited at three Olympic Games - in Barcelona, Atlanta, and London. Lustyk has won 25 awards for his posters and paintings, among them eight at competitions sponsored by the Polish Olympic Committee.

B O G U S Ł AW LU S T Y K lustykart.com


▫︎ 51 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Bogusław Lustyk Four Seasons: Spring/Summer Pastel 150 x 200 cm


Bogusław Lustyk ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 52 ▫︎

Exodus 1944 Installation Crush Art

B O G U S Ł AW LU S T Y K lustykart.com


▫︎ 53 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Bogusław Lustyk Exodus 1944 - Installation Crush Art Detail


Ramya Manthena ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 54 ▫︎

Daffodils in Heart Oil 24 x 36 in.

Ramya was born in 1984 and raised in Vishakhpatnam, India in a joint family with five other cousins and family plays a very important role in her life. Ramya was married in 2004 and moved to Hyderabad with her parents, where she would join a variety of art workshops to develop her skills. It was then, in her early years in Hyderabad when she realized that she would like to continue her studies, in art, but it was a dream that she would have to put aside to raise her young children. After her kids started going to school, Ramya found the time and help from her family to pursue her ambition.

R A M YA M A N T H E N A http://www.ramyamanthena.com


▫︎ 55 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Natalie McGuire Ghostly Golden Gate Photozaic 26 x 22 x 1 in.

“I believe it’s the little experiences we encounter daily that complete the big picture of life. When looking at my art, don’t see it as broken pieces but look at the complete picture and it will captivate you as Mother Nature does for me. I create photozaics: I start with my photograph and complete in mosaic. My art engages your curiosity wanting to know what lies beyond the frame.”

N ATA L I E M C G U I R E http://nmcguirestudio.com


Linda McKenny ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 56 ▫︎

High Water on The Eagle River Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in.

“A Spring drive through beautiful British Columbia brought us to this view of the Eagle River. As my website shows, there is water, water everywhere in B.C.; an artist’s dream to paint.”

LINDA MCKENNY lindasoriginals.ca


▫︎ 57 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Gert Meindertsma Tuscan Landscape Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm

“I am Gert Meindertsma, a Dutch artist. I like to paint landscapes. I like impressionism and expressionism. Take a look at my website.”

GERT MEINDERTSMA www.gert-meindertsma.exto.org


Regina Merta ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 58 ▫︎

Hände in Bewegung Wien, Europa - Money Crash, 2016 Acrylic on linen 100 x 80 cm

From Vienna, Regina Merta is a member of various art associations and has shown work in galleries, museums and art fairs in Vienna, Venice, Florence, Rome, Verona, Berlin, Zurich, Basel, Paris, Shanghai, Miami, and New York City. A confrontation with the “wonder human”, the mystery of life, the elements, the universe, the cycle of life, the strength of spirit, the delicacy of the soul, the warmth of love are all themes expressed in her creative and versatile works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, graphics and charcoal.

R E G I N A M E R TA www.reginamerta.at


▫︎ 59 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Miriam Miller Rain of Colours

“My art is inspired by nature and colours. I love the random architectural shapes of natural lines in the landscapes and objects.”

MIRIAM MILLER miriammiller5@aol.com


Mohsen Modiri ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 60 ▫︎

Earth and Water #9 Acrylic on canvas 105 x 70 cm

“ ‘Earth’ and ‘Earth and Water’ form the core of my works that are collectively titled ‘Grounding.’ In some of my works, I have merged the style of abstract expressionism with surrealism and I have called it “abstract expressurrealism.” Contemporary man starts excluding from the earth as the mother and cradle of mankind and alienating from nature. This brings him chronic tension and anxiety. Creating the sense of “grounding” I feel in myself, I try to connect the viewer to the cradle and the origin.”

MOHSEN MODIRI http://mohsenmodiri.com


▫︎ 61 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Christine Norton To Save Themselves They Began to Fly High definition archival fine art photograph 24 x 16 in.

“I focus on documentary and mixed media manipulated photography. My work is both objective and subjective. It is humanistic in form and expressionistic at the same time. I tend to use the photograph of the ordinary man or woman, often the fisher or market vendor, as a symbol of an island class. I want to convey empathy, attention, consideration. I sometimes add to that reality by distorting and exaggerating aspects of their lives or obstacles that stand in their way to a new path. I fantasize by using illustrations and filters, textures, multiple photographs, and written words to tell a story based on my mental pictures and external influences.”

C H R I S T I N E N O R TO N www.christinenortonphotography.com


Manuel Morquecho ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 62 ▫︎

Albert Digital photograph 42 x 38 in.

“I want people to feel my photos not just merely see them. I want to capture both the reality which surrounds us as well as my own reality; the world as I see it, feel it or imagine it. Photography allows me to grasp these “realities” in an instant without the distortion caused by the passage of time and changing feelings. I strive to create timeless portrayals of conflicts that lie within me, in all of us and thereby directly attempting to connect my artwork with the viewers’ own feelings. In addition, my photography allows me to unburden myself of a reality impossible to change and encourages me to fearlessly share my feelings, creating images taken especially at a time when my soul cannot find answers.”

MANUEL MORQUECHO https://manuelmorquecho.com


▫︎ 63 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Manuel Morquecho Faith Digital photograph 26 x 20 in.


Britta Ortiz ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 64 ▫︎

The Intricacies of Nature III Woodcut (on paper) 60 x 42 cm

“I relate to the world in an existentialist way. Life is wonderful with all its sorrows and joys. My works express both my joy of nature and life, but also my concern about the things that are happening in the world. However, everything is not always what it claims to be, as elements of nature are used as symbols of something I would like to express. I love to challenge myself by constantly learning new things - also new arts.”

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


▫︎ 65 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Fotini Pappa Red Words Pencil and watercolor on paper 30 x 50 cm

“Painting for me is like poetry, a need of expression, a way to share my feelings. A great piece of my work concerns projects inspired by poetry.”

F OT I N I PA P PA https://www.facebook.com/foteinh.pappa.73


Eloa Jane Pereira ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 66 ▫︎

The Boat Ramp from Neighbors & Neighborhood Series Mixed media recycled paper relief 24 x 18 in.

“In my search for a sustainable lifestyle, I found my immediate resource at the overwhelming amount of daily junk mail. Incorporating paper into my compositions, transforming trash into beauty is a way to resonate art with my personal journey. I reuse office paper, magazines, newspapers, phone books, and even coffee filters taking advantage of the inherent properties of paper, with its varied textures, patterns, text, and colors, as a means of self-expression.”

E LO A J A N E P E R E I R A https://www.eloajane.com


▫︎ 67 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Ulla Plougmand Exotic Dancer Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in.

“I am a Danish-born award-winning painter based in London. A favourite theme of mine is female forms, colorful, almost abstracted, oil or acrylic on canvas. My “Women of The World”, or “Out of This World” series are in fact, often goddesses, at times floating in clouds or even in space. Other passion-filled themes are my “Dreamscapes”, “Funky Flowers”, and “My Playful Cosmos” series.”

U L L A P LO U G M A N D www.ulla-art.com


Jean Jacques Porret ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 68 ▫︎

Desinvolte Bronze, Edition of 3, 7,5 x 5 x 20,5 in.

Jean Jacques Porret’s surreal sculptures transcend the mere human form they represent and instead draw the viewer in with their delicate expressionism, rhythmic movement, and abstract sensuality. The work is never about the figure, but the emotions expressed in the tension of his fluid curves and precarious balance. Though abstract in nature, the recognizable form and innate humanity residing within each piece is impossible to ignore.

JEAN JACQUES PORRET www.jjporret.com


▫︎ 69 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Jean Jacques Porret Notorious Bronze, Edition of 3, 7 x 7 x 12 in.


Emily Rake ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 70 ▫︎

Grandma’s Coffee Table Digital collage 2560 x 1440 px

“My work is an ironic narrative that enacts my fantasy of being a grandmother. I’m preparing intersectional feminist videos that my granddaughter can use to take down the patriarchy. My work is campy, being blatantly ironic in order to initiate analysis of the clichés associated with women. I am addressing the interminable cycle of the female role. I want my audience to walk away from my work thinking about how women are considered in our culture more critically.”

E M I LY R A K E https://emilyraketheartist.wixsite.com/artist


▫︎ 71 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Laurent Pheulpin MGH x Sin (Alpha) Photograph 50 x 30 cm

“As a chemist, I still do not know if the light is made of waves or particles, but I appreciate modulating it by orienting my monoblocks according to my desires. Light can express disarray by its absence or dissolve the subject that will be defined only by its accessories.”

L AU R E N T P H E U L P I N laurentphotographie.wordpress.com


Raya ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 72 ▫︎

Ascot Hat Digital media

R AYA www.raya-art.com


▫︎ 73 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Raya A Tear Can Smile Digital media


Roswitha Riedl ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 74 ▫︎

Purple Traces, 2019 Spatula technique, acrylic on wood, ink 70 x 100 cm

“I feel colors and bring feelings and thoughts on canvas to make them visible and tangible.” As Roswitha Riedl paints, she sinks into inner worlds, communicating with feelings and the light and shadow sides of life. Layer by layer she paints them on canvas. Her works are sensitive, authentic, emotional.

ROSWITHA RIEDL www.art-of-me.com


▫︎ 75 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Newton Rocha Metamorphosis Mixed media on canvas 100 x 100 cm

“During my personal study and research as an artist, my main focus was to find my own formula. That happened when I randomly glued strings on the canvas to “interlineate” my artwork, resulting in a pure implied sense of figure. I also developed Puzzle Art & 4D, a technique that could revolutionize the way of creation in the visual arts! As I have never seen a painting like “Metamorphosis”, I think, I have made my contribution to the art world.”

N E W TO N R O C H A https://www.newtonrocha.com.br


Ute Saparautzki-Kunz ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 76 ▫︎

When the Sun Kisses The Plant in the Evening Color Photograph

Ute Saparautzki-Kunz was born in 1974, the youngest of three siblings. After finishing school in 1991 she moved out of her parent’s house and began to work. She was married in 1992 and had her first daughter and in 1995 her second daughter. In 2007 she began working independently as an international spiritual life coach, through which work her skill and sphere of influence also became international. In 2019, Ute is happily divorced.

U T E S A PA R AU T Z K I - K U N Z http://bildergalerie-ute-saparautzki-kunz.de


▫︎ 77 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Carmen Selves Mimosa Flowers Oil on canvas 55 x 46 cm

“I paint to stop time in the images I see and feel.”

C A R M E N S E LV E S https://www.carmenselves.org


Aparajita Sen ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 78 ▫︎

Advent Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in.

“My art resonates with a sense of mystery, poetry and movement of patterns in nature, our environment, and our earth. I am intrigued by symbolism. I present it in a contemporary style. I enjoy bringing these colorful compositions to my viewers with acrylic, and mixed media. Over the last couple of years, I started painting a new series titled “Ridges.” A series on our Earth as viewed from above as a tribute to the planet with which we are blessed.”

A PA R A J I TA S E N www.senjita.com


▫︎ 79 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Hanna Supetran Amore Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in.

“Art speaks to the heart, it speaks straight to the soul. Mainly abstract in style, all my artworks are painted intuitively. Each painting reflects the vibrancy of life and a balance of intense texture and soft movements. Each pulls you towards self-reflection, towards an inward journey, an adventure of the soul.”

HANNA SUPETRAN www.hannasupetranartgallery.com


Jasmine Seo ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 80 ▫︎

Thyself Pastels and ink 24 x 18 in.

Jasmine Seo is a Seattle-based surrealist with a propensity for enlightenment and an optimistic approach to life. Although she mostly works with different pastels, she has been enjoying incorporating illustration and printmaking techniques in her artwork. Jasmine firmly believes that art isn’t just as a communication tool that can connect mind to mind but a key to trace back to our inner world and re-connect.

JASMINE SEO http://jasmineseo.com


▫︎ 81 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Jasmine Seo The Eye of Horus Pastels and ink 24 x 18 in.


Jasmine Seo ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 82 ▫︎

9E:6irth (RE:birth) Pastels and ink 22 x 30 in.

JASMINE SEO http://jasmineseo.com


▫︎ 83 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Jasmine Seo Le Penseur (The Thinker) Pastels and ink 22 x 30 in.


Joan Burger Siem ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 84 ▫︎

Journey From The Heart Acrylic on linen 50 x 43 in.

“What unifies the process for me is the mood and psychological space the work is intended to occupy. This gives direction to the visual problem solving which could take unexpected paths. Both the solutions that come about through judgement, as well as those that arrive as gifts, are appreciated. It’s a balance between intent and leaving a little room for magic.”

JOAN BURGER SIEM joanburgersiemart.com


▫︎ 85 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Joan Burger Siem The Story Told Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 in.


Roxy Sora ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 86 ▫︎

Colors of Sunset Mixed media 24 x 48 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


▫︎ 87 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Roxy Sora Sand Dollar Mixed media 24 x 48 in.


Rosângela Vig ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 88 ▫︎

Balloons and Imaginary Worlds, 2018 Color pencil on paper 50 x 50 cm

“Art is a state of mind. It makes the soul fly over dimensions and brings mildness to heart. That is the way Art comes to an artist’s eye and that is how it came to me. I’ve been in contact with art as a child, drawing everything I could. My drawings evolved to castles, to color pencil on paper, to geometric lines and finally to imaginary themes, balloons and worlds that could be only in dreams.”

ROSÂNGELA VIG http://rosangelavigarte.blogspot.com


▫︎ 89 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Sven Weigle Stranger, 2019 Acrylic on canvas 105 x 105 cm

“When we talk about people, are you worried about the principle of equality? What is the value of human life if we question the importance of humanity? Should not all people be treated equally, or as strangers? The painting “Stranger” is an allusion to equality of all people, regardless of origin, skin colour, sexual orientation or faith ...”

SVEN WEIGLE www.svenweigle.com


Roxana Werner ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 90 ▫︎

El Cepo Mixed media 120 x 81 cm

“Textural, painterly and intricate, Roxana Werner’s paintings come in a series of inspiration earth-tone landscapes. Eerie and mystical they are full of detail yet gently open up the space for the viewer to gaze and contemplate. Like landscapes of the aftermath of something apocalyptic or moments of calm right before a storm, Werner’s paintings are mysterious, enigmatic and intriguing.” - Circle Foundation Curator

R OX A N A W E R N E R www.roxanawerner.cl


▫︎ 91 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Roxana Werner En las Salitreras


Roxana Werner ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 92 ▫︎

Cajones en Portales Mixed media 120 x 81 cm

R OX A N A W E R N E R www.roxanawerner.cl


▫︎ 93 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Marti White Cascade Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 in.

“I am a mixed media artist. I work in acrylic paints and mediums and with collage, using papers that I surface design myself. I love color and texture and incorporate them both in much of what I do. I enjoy letting the viewer find their own story in my work. My work is not preplanned. It is a journey of the soul.”

MARTI WHITE www.artbymartiwhite.com


Michael Harris Wilson ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 94 ▫︎

Sunset Flows Acrylic and 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 into their lives. We are gifted by imagination and creativity is part of me, which goes with a deep respect for and interest in, our natural environment. I often experiment with different shapes, tools, locations and materials to create textures and show imagined motions of objects.”

MICHAEL HARRIS WILSON https://www.michael-harris-wilson-art.com


▫︎ 95 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Michael Harris Wilson The Sensible Word Acrylic and wax on box canvas 92 x 92 cm


Magdalena Wozniak-Melissourgaki ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 96 ▫︎

A Woman with Red Hair in the Moonlight 2 Acrylic on canvas with a putty knife 50 x 60 cm

“Without art, creation and fantasy, life is nothing. Art talks about us and speaks to us! Art is a universal language without words. I love to paint light and feelings, I believe that light is a symbol of hope that is an important element in our lives. In my paintings, I experiment with techniques, styles and colors that are the basis of our feelings. I am a professional artist living and creating in Greece.”

MAGDALENA WOZNIAK-MELISSOURGAKI https://mandalenaw.wixsite.com


▫︎ 97 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ Michael K. Yamaoka Rapture at the Cataract Digital Photograph 36 x 24 in. framed 42 x 31 in. (The original image has been slightly cropped to fit)

“This image is part of my “Goddess” fantasy series and depicts a moment of ecstasy and abandonment in front of the dynamic cataract of the legendary Kegon Falls, Nikko, Japan. I feel this moment has a real visceral impact, and I hope it gives the viewer the same feeling of joy I had.”

M I C H A E L K . YA M A O K A www.mkyphoto.com


Charles Whiting ▫ Spotlight 16 ▫︎ 98 ▫︎

Old Friends Fine art photograph Various sizes supported

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

CHARLES WHITING https://www.charleswhitingphotography.com


▫︎ 99 ▫︎ Spotlight 16 ▫ FOTO ARTE Haydee Yordan Dancing Couple Digital media 10 x 12 in.

“As an art photographer, I am committed to developing a new photographic language that responds more to my imagination than to what I see with my eyes. I am convinced that photographers should go beyond the usual and be imaginative and creative. No doubt, the photo medium opens its way to art.”

H AY D E E YO R D A N haydeeyordan.artspan.com


Hanna Rheinz  Portrait of Z Oil on canvas 20 x 20 cm

“Inspirations, the crushing of techniques, colors, including those of Delft and Florence, happen along the debris left beside the slippery slopes of defeat. If you stare at them long enough you understand, that the seemingly unbridgeable and eternally separated is just another aspect of all the interwoven, interdependent energies that keep us alive and doing our thing. Ludwig Wittgenstein admitted that later on in his life, he was not able to understand many of the ideas and arguments he had written years before. Which is a very bold statement for a philosopher guy. I like that. There is nothing more to be added. So just shut up and have a good look.”

www.Hanna-Rheinz.com Hanna-Rheinz@posteo.de


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Spotlight Contemporary Art Magazine | 16  

This issue includes a unique selection of 75 artists from around the globe working in a variety of media. With a wide range of aesthetic the...

Spotlight Contemporary Art Magazine | 16  

This issue includes a unique selection of 75 artists from around the globe working in a variety of media. With a wide range of aesthetic the...