A WORLD MASTER ARTIST
Gayle Printz embarked on her artistic journey in May of 2020, wielding her first paintbrush to capture the enduring beauty within a world disrupted by the pandemic. By July of the same year, her creations graced the walls of European exhibitions, and in November, they found a permanent home within the esteemed Le Musée de Peinture de Saint-Frajou in France.
Printz’s artistic endeavors have garnered an astonishing array of over 1500 juried international art awards and prizes. Her works have been showcased in countless solo and group exhibitions worldwide, and they’ve earned the spotlight in leading global art publications. To behold her artistic prowess, one need only visit GaylePrintz.com, an online modern art gallery where every painting stands as a testament to her accolades.
Renowned WORLD MASTER ARTIST, Gayle Printz occupies a hallowed place among the most influential contemporary artists of our era. Printz’s pioneering style is distinguished by her distinctive choice of colors, unique brushwork, and an undeniable sense of creative liberation. She effortlessly traverses artistic genres, ranging from abstract, modernistic, and abstract expressionistic to abstract geometric and post-Impressionistic pieces. When asked about her artistic versatility, Printz humbly admits that she might be an “unintentional artistic rule-breaker.” She explains that, devoid of formal training, she remains blissfully unaware of artistic conventions. In a world unburdened by rules, she contends, the potential for artistic expression knows no bounds. The resounding international acclaim she has garnered suggests that the potential for her work to appreciate in value knows no bounds either. Adorning the walls of prominent global art collectors and investors, Printz’s paintings now rank among the most sought-after art investments in the world.
In each Printz painting, there exists profound universal and personal significance. However, Printz firmly believes that the importance of any artwork is rooted in the emotions it stirs within the beholder. She refrains from imposing her own interpretations, allowing you the unbridled freedom to discover the meaning that resonates most deeply with you. She invites you to employ your imagination as a lens through which to uncover significance, promising that her unmistakable artworks will kindle intrigue and value unlike any other.
One of the marvels that Gayle is renowned for is the transformative nature of her paintings, which shift dramatically with the angle of your gaze. For Gayle, this phenomenon aligns with life itself, where meaning is contingent upon one’s perspective.
By charting an unconventional path to express her artistic freedom, Gayle Printz succeeded in rekindling light within a darkened world. Now, through her paintings, she extends to you the unencumbered freedom to experience life in unforeseen ways. Her creations beckon you to discover meaning in a world where the whispers of your imagination are infallible. Gayle fervently believes that embracing the unfamiliar enriches the soul and inspires all to revel in life’s inherent beauty.
Sales@GaylePrintz.comJewelry, 2023 A 5-time international award-winning acrylic on canvas painting 60 x 20 in. Curves, 2023 A 7-time international award-winning acrylic on canvas painting 60 x 20 in.
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On the Front Cover GAYLE PRINTZ www.GaylePrintz.com
Cascade, 2023 A 6-time international awardwinning acrylic on canvas painting 48 x 24 in.
On the Back Cover VANESSA WENWIESER
There Is Always A Light Digital media
First Artist HEINZ MARZOHL
Circle Foundation For the Arts Press circle-arts.com
RICHARD G ALLEN
MARTIN DE SAINT MUERELL WILLEMIJN DENISSEN
SARAH E EDGE
TORHILD FRØYDIS EID
CAMILLA FLEUR FRANSRUD
MICHAEL IAN GOULDING
ANNE GRO STAREFOSS GREVE
MARIA TERESA GUALA
MARINA SUSANNE HAHN
LINDA J HAUGEN
AUDREY KAY DOWLING
WEN-CHUN (JENNY) LIAO
DEBORRA MARSHALL BOHRER
WENDY J MCLAUGHLIN
MER DEL CIELO
KAREN M MILLER
NINA SENDRIJAS JONES
PROF. OSMAN SHIBIR
GABRIELLE D STEPHENSON
JULIE REBY WAAS
DONALD W WHITE
Strange Bird with Monocle, 2023
Acrylic on canvas 75 x 100 cm
Lines and shapes in many pictures of the Swiss artist Heinz Marzohl were inspired by cracks and shadows on rock walls of stormy sea coasts and are reminiscent of primeval cave paintings. With beautiful color compositions, they became enchanting, touching picture worlds.
Memories, thoughts, stories, and dreams of the Swiss artist Heinz Marzohl become shadowy figures, ambiguous shapes, archaic lines, and touching color compositions. Again and again, with the deep desire to create a unique, beautiful work. This is his world of paintings.
Heinz Marzohl has crafted a series of poignant and vibrant paintings, each rooted in memories of remarkable places and experiences. It appears as though the spiritual alchemy of these encounters bestows upon the images a beguiling and enigmatic charisma.
Amidst the vast expanse of the Rhone Delta, where steppes, marshes, and wetlands converge with the sea, a captivating scene unfolds. Here, wild horses roam freely, pastoral shepherds’ abodes dot the landscape, and a towering church stands as a majestic sentinel beneath the boundless expanse of the sky.
“There exists an element of “the unknown” during the painting process that is integral to my drive to paint. My work is often created by combining stained abstract layers with more representational forms, which involve brush strokes. I like to combine abstract stain with realism and/or pop inclusions.”
Woman with an Edge 4.0’
Mixed media on paper 60 x 40 in.
“I define in order to create, seal the output of vision and I’m guided by the power of magic. My name is Seba Penson and I have been on planet Earth for 32 years. I can’t say I like it here, but I don’t hate it either. When I was a child, I started to add some paint & color in life... My artworks are the result of it. Enjoy...” www.instagram.com/acidshouldbe.art
“Life is a collage! I work with acrylic-based mixed media. My current work has evolved from collage as I strive to express the eclectic reality of our world using images, text, repurposed art “and materials that can be adhered to the support.”
“Working with my own photos and other collage materials gives me jumping-off points for series development in paintings. The collage pieces are not sketches in themselves but tend to make me focus on formal compositional elements when I need to find some quiet place.”
Previously suffering from insomnia, the artist had undergone serious stress. His life and art are influenced and inspired by complex people and ideas. Pursuing innocence, Artch Liu chooses a white background, and the three primary colors in this formal series of works.
“My career began in Manhattan’s East Village drawing street portraits. With a love for travel, I’ve collected material that I dip into frequently for inspiration, especially during my 5 years in Mexico where the colors were totally unrestrained. It was there I was deeply influenced by surrealism. Hopefully, by making things happen in my fictional worlds that do not otherwise occur in our daily experiences, we are asked to examine certainties about ourselves and our assumptions about our world.”
“My art is based on intuition, the language of the soul. I celebrate and honor that we can choose to live with respect and dignity, in a loving and sincere way, for all and ourselves. Life means ‘we are all in this together’.”
Digital collage 16 x 20 in.
“Photo artistry is a passion of mine. An idea may spark, but more often, in the midst of blending textures, objects, and other ephemera, a concept emerges, and then it’s full steam ahead. My photo compositions are colorful, grungy, layered, and tend to land afield of the usual realm of photo artistry. I find inspiration in vintage objects, wildlife and environmental issues, and in pondering deep human emotions. My hope is that viewers will enjoy thinking and imagining beyond the symbolism.”
“Creating art based on realism is the ultimate form of meditation for me. While capturing a subject, my hand, heart, and eyes connect, and I use traditional skills to express this connection in my artwork. I love to work with both watercolors and colored pencils. Both of these mediums provide wonderful transparency and translucency, which complement my fascination with working in layers, often creating a jewel-like effect. It is the greatest satisfaction when my art touches another person’s heart.”
Timothy Carter is a steel sculptor creating minimal and figurative steel sculpture. Beginning his relationship with steel over eighteen years ago, he developed a deep aesthetic connection with the medium. He believes that his art invokes a private conversation with the viewer, elevating the human experience. His art installations have been viewed all over the globe. Some of his most prominent work has been installed across the USA and abroad.
www.saatchiart.com/account/profile/1386517Goddess Welded steel 33 x 12 x 15 in.
Life is a circle (Inspired by the poem by Maynard James Keenan): “A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end - and if you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral.”
The Intensity of Nature
Claudia Castillo is an artist, educated in Colombia and the USA. Her work is a process of transformation starting with an inspired idea from emotions evoked by nature, earth, and water. She draws upon these emotions to create her sense of realism, a transformative abstraction reflecting continual change. Claudia founded Claudia Castillo ART studio and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. She also contributes to her community by serving on non-profit organizations that promote culture, art, and diversity.
https://claudiacastilloartstudio.comand pigments on canvas 48 x 48 x 1,5 in.
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Le Souffle de mon Chagrin
Tadelackt on wood polished with river pebbles 105 x 105 cm
“I would describe myself as the painter of marble with a touch of velvet. Plaster, stone, water, and air are intimately blended with subtly colored powders into a thick paste applied to wood. Everything in my work conveys impulse, force, and spontaneity, shrouded in a veil of nobility, dream, and tenderness, immersing us in a soothing world of softness. My paintings can be found in museums in Japan, China, Italy, and Croatia, as well as in the collections of many private collectors. I am also a member of the Academie des Arts-Sciences-Lettres.”
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▫ Caussin-Bellon PoupéeL’Âme de Pierre Tadelackt on wood polished with river pebbles 92 x 146 cm
Homes on A Journey #10
Mixed media on paper 30 x 22 in.
“In the last few months, I have been working on a series entitled ‘Homes on a Journey.’ The name for this body of work comes from a few poems written by my friend, the poet Maccabit Malkin, who, like me, lives in two countries. Over the past decade, I have traveled back and forth overseas. The constant travel has given me different perspectives on distance and place, so that over time, the houses, the sunrises and sunsets, the trees and flowers, and the distance between them, all become one.”
Wendy Cohen, a Sydney-based artist, regularly showcases her innovative mixed-media canvases at renowned exhibitions such as the New York Art Expo, Art Spectrum Miami, Art San Diego, and The Other Art Fair in Sydney. Her art conveys the world’s harmony and beauty through virtuosic techniques, characterized by dynamic energy, an interplay of shapes, vibrant colors, and light.
Wendy’s work inspires curiosity and wonder, offering a captivating visual experience.
www.wendycohen.net.au | IG@ wendycohen123Acrylic and paper on framed linen canvas 50 x 70 cm
Elsa Coates is a passionate photographer known for her meticulous attention to detail and a boundless well of creativity. With a decade of experience under her belt, she excels in crafting visual narratives that capture the true essence of every fleeting moment. Elsa’s photography style seamlessly blends artistry with candid authenticity, resulting in compelling and evocative imagery.
https://elsacoatesphotography.wordpress.comSprague Moose Digital photograph 12 x 18 in. and larger Elsa Coates ▫ Spotlight 34 ▫ 30 ▫
Phyllis Chua, a native of Malaysia now residing in Taipei, Taiwan, is a talented artist and accomplished surface pattern designer. She earned her degree from the Department of Anthropology at National Taiwan University. Her artistic creations have graced prestigious group exhibitions in various global cities, including Taiwan, Shanghai, London, Paris, and Zurich. Notably, Phyllis has had seven solo exhibitions in Taiwan, taken part in international group exhibitions, and contributed to two international commercial showcases. Her works are sought after and licensed for application in textiles and fashion.
https://circle-arts.com/phyllis-chua/A Rose Tree in The Corner Watercolor and ink 26 x 18 cm
Blue-Grey and Gold Butterfly with Gold Flower Watercolor on watercolor paper
“In this example of my work, nature is a powerful component that confronts us with its vivid color, patterns, and energy. The bold combination of red, green, and black in the butterflies dancing across the golden petals creates a vibrant and forceful display of color, drawing the viewer’s attention to its motion and potency. I explore both 2D and 3D media, employing techniques such as Pen & Ink, Watercolor, wood carving, stone carving, Oxy Welding of mild steel, and modeling wax for bronze.”
“I am an abstract artist who creates in a free and intuitive style, allowing my paintings to emerge through the use of color and lines applied to the canvas until the emotions of the piece begin to surface. Color is a powerful tool, and I combine its use with the music playing in my studio to maximize the energy in a piece. My goal is to evoke an emotional response based on color, composition, and harmony. Each viewer’s response to my work differs based on their life experiences.”
www.joaniecartstudio.comCrescendo Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 x 1.5 in.
Acrylic on paper 120 x 100 cm
Living in Stockholm, Sweden, Gunilla Daga produces art which, in John Austin’s (New York) words, is “drawn out of private experience, reaches out in universal terms to touch everyone on different levels. Daga’s paintings are connected to each other, each image being born from the previous and forming a series of works where the artist investigates not only the nature of the materials at hand but seems to push each shape to take different forms and each time, bring forward a new vocabulary.”
https://gunilladaga.seStairway to Heaven
Claire Davenhall, an International Artist, delves into the migration of people to Australia, drawing inspiration from discovered artifacts to unearth concealed narratives and bestow historical identity upon the forgotten souls who crossed the seas. Her art beckons viewers to examine more closely and unite the essence of people and place through artistic expression.
www.clairedavenhallvisualartist.wordpress.comArrived by Sea 2023, Found objects - metal travel trunk, deep sea Phillips buoy, shipping chain, table legs, marine grade resin, automotive paint with highly specialized colour changing pigments 60 x 70 x 60 cm
“It is primarily curiosity that serves as the engine for my artistic work. In this peculiar, inscrutable process of creation, I often wonder: Where do these forms come from? Who is actually at work here? Is there anything more fascinating than allowing oneself to be carried away by an ongoing creative process, while also carrying it oneself? Then, I forget about space, time, and even myself. It’s a kind of ecstasy, similar to the state I can reach when dancing or when deeply in love.”
MARTIN DE SAINT MUERELL
“My paintings are based on text, poems, dance, music, or people in motion. Using these as my foundation, I can release the data and transform it into color, plane, line, and shape. Many of my works are created with acrylic paint. Additionally, I enjoy working outdoors on location. The tranquility and colors of nature serve as my inspiration. My three-dimensional work typically centers around people. The human being fascinates me in all its movements and body language, and this fascination is reflected in my stone or bronze sculptures.”
www.willemijndenissen.nlDancing in The Moon Acrylic on canvas
French artist Jocelyne Deschamps-Kus, based in Lyon, has nurtured her passion for drawing since childhood. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and a Graphic Art Diploma, she exhibits her work regularly, both in France and internationally. “My goal is to capture the thoughts and emotions of everyday life. I depict current events, both in their beauty and darkness, often infusing a touch of humor into my work.”
https://deschampskus.fr/Histoire de Femmes n°1 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm
“The execution of my works takes place through digital artistic techniques using software and applications suitable for drawing and painting, offering a wide range of colors and tools such as pencils, felt-tip pens, brushes, and more. The flexibility of digital tools allows for the exploration of various creative solutions and extensive revisions. However, it does not exclude the use of graphite pencil for preliminary sketches.”
https://alessandradieffe.myportfolio.comIl Giovane Fabrizio Digital media 42 x 42 cm Alessandra Dieffe
“The aim of the “The Urban Sculpture Project” is to bring art and sculptures to equate inequality. The concept is to place sculptures in the cities close to people and with no barriers looking to build a more human environment and taking art to places where never it had been before. Culture needs to broaden up its limits from just the small elite circles to wider groups with less socioeconomic status and less technical resources.”
IG@cristiandiez_sculptorMan II Foundry 61 x 12 x 13 cm
“Art is a lifelong passion of mine, and I would love to share my perspective with you. Colors, shapes, and the composition of different hues motivate me as an artist. Currently, I have been working with digital drawing. Geometric shapes in various color shades have truly inspired me. Landscapes have been my most recent subject, allowing me to create a shattered depth.”
www.timdoanedesigns.comPride Land Shattered Scape Digital drawing Print on canvas 12 x 24 x 1.5 in.
“I draw inspiration from the stories and myths that have been passed down through the ages. I aim to transport my viewers to a realm of imagination and reflection, where they can immerse themselves in the tales of mythical creatures and the enchanting landscapes they inhabit. I am particularly fascinated by the interplay between water and ancient stones, which evokes a sense of purification, timelessness, and mystery.”
www.aslidogru.comFluid Fractals Digital media 8 x 11 in.
Karin Döring specializes in contemporary portrait painting and primarily employs acrylic and gilding techniques. Throughout her artistic journey, it becomes evident that she enjoys breaking away from conventions. Her innovative painting technique, exemplified in the HUMAN STRIPES® series, offers viewers a multisensory experience of art. Since 2018, the artist has showcased her work in Germany, Austria, Spain, and the USA through both group and solo exhibitions, as well as participation in art fairs.
www.karindoering.de#23 from the HUMAN STRIPES® Series Acrylic on canvas 120 x 150 x 5 cm
“I have always loved nature and being outside in the beauty of a flower garden or a sunset by the lake. I really try to capture that in my artwork. Working in oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, or ink pen, I love having a diversity of mediums to work with on canvas or paper.”
SARAH E EDGE
Torhild Frøydis Eid, a passionate painter, thrives on artistic experimentation with colors, textures, and techniques. Her relentless pursuit is to create top-tier artworks and advance her skills, be it in acrylic painting or mixed media. Inspiration blooms from her daily life and dreams, drawing from the surrounding beauty— animals, sea, sky, mountains, and the interplay of light—all fuel her creativity. Calm music and poetic verses enrich her creative process. With a Christian perspective, she values the potency of silence and prayer, forging a connection to her wellspring of inspiration, embracing guidance along her artistic journey.
TORHILD FRØYDIS EID
“My images serve as a means of exploring and communicating perceptions and experiences of significance. To me, this entails embracing deep experience as a multidimensional approach to being present. I embark on this journey either with something deeply impactful in my memory or by starting with an open presence in the current moment. I draw inspiration from memory, intuition, and vision. While it may appear intricate, it’s not. It’s all about connecting with life in its various forms, encompassing poetry, sound, movement, dance, touch, dreams, and much more. It revolves around states of deep experience characterized by beauty, mystery, stillness, and the sacredness of the present moment, interwoven with dimensions such as the physical, memories, imagination, and visions. My approach involves a free blend of classical and contemporary techniques, spanning acrylics, oil, and mixed media.”
“I have labeled my paintings ‘Textural Acrylics,’ and I feel a great sense of excitement as I observe the paint flowing off the palette knife, creating a myriad of textures and color combinations. Each painting brims with emotion and in-themoment creativity. Everyone is invited to step into the painting, inhale the fragrance of the flowers, listen to the rustling leaves, lean against a tree, and simply breathe.”
https://gaylefaulknerfineart.comAutumn Lights Textural Acrylic 24 x 30 in.
Stillness in the Storm
Acrylic and mixed media 30 x 30 cm
“Art is about sharing your magical world and allowing people to be a part of it. Art brings people together and offers them a breath and a moment of poetic stillness to dwell in. The world needs art!.”
CAMILLA FLEUR FRANSRUD
“Through my photography, I hope to record my adventures that I’ve been fortunate enough to have in my life. There is a sense of peace that I feel when capturing these moments, and I hope that the viewer can experience the same when regarding my work.”
“I’ve always been involved in art. I am a published poet, have created mosaic walls, and taught modern dance. Some years ago, I taught myself Photoshop and began designing at work. I then ventured into painting. Following the creation of acrylic works, I became a member of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists’ Coalition, exhibiting my work there and at various other venues. I’ve discovered that, especially during these challenging times, art keeps me whole and propels me forward. To evolve as both an individual and an artist, I must continue pushing my boundaries.”
Gideon Cohn, an artist with international roots, discovered his passion for art in his Swedish, Israeli, and Dutch upbringing. He began his serious art journey in the early 90s upon settling in California, USA. While studying art, interior design, architecture, and CAD programs at the College of the Desert in Palm Desert, CA, he developed a fascination for the human figure, often with surrealistic elements. Gideon’s art, inspired by his travels and surroundings, continually seeks new challenges and unique inspiration.
www.gideonartist.comWoman Reflecting in Chair Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in.
“I strive for my art to uplift the spirit and inspire appreciation for the beauty of life. My aesthetic sense arises from wonder at the variety and mystery of the body’s physical reality, as well as its ability to be transformed into abstractions. I have worked in a variety of media and focused on various subjects, all with the purpose of creating something beautiful. Ultimately, this journey led me to concentrate on the beauty of the female form, as seen through black and white photography.”
MICHAEL IAN GOULDING
www.gouldingphotography.comArtnude Modele I Digital photograph
Marie-Claude Goulet, a Canadian artist, has gained acclaim for her imaginative depictions of whimsical birds, animals, and flowers. Her journey into the world of art commenced only a few years ago, at the age of 49, prompted by the onset of persistent migraines. Prior to this artistic venture, she had dedicated over 25 years to her career as a lawyer. From her early years through adulthood, she garnered recognition for her writing talents and had a penchant for crafting imaginative stories, often featuring animals. Painting became the channel through which she rediscovered her innate creativity. Today, she weaves captivating narratives through the distinct personas of her unique creatures, who take center stage in her art.
Goulet is represented by Galerie Québec Art, nestled in the heart of Old Quebec, where she shares exhibition space with established Canadian artists. Marie-Claude’s artworks have found homes in private collections across North America, with increasing recognition in European art circles. She has already accomplished several successful solo exhibitions.
“Nature has always inspired me with stories and fantastic tales. This imaginary world resides within me for each creation, granting me the freedom to invent species, characters of flowers, birds, and animals. I enjoy placing them in various atmospheres and settings that enable observers to experience emotions and imagine stories.”
“I have 15 years of experience in computer-based image creation. I use Photoshop and newer AI programs to obtain compelling, realistic images. These computer-based tools allow me to produce the desired end result—a work of art that is emotionally persuasive and technically noteworthy. I take pleasure in creating custom images for both personal and commercial projects. With AI, styles, colors, and the character of a work can be finely tuned to your specifications. Feel free to contact me through the website.”
Acrylic on board 80 x 110 cm
Maria Teresa Guala, the internationally renowned artist, was born in Turin in 1947. Her father, a painter and advertiser, held the contract for TO Esposizioni Italia 61, imbuing her with an early exposure to the world of art and creativity. Hailing from a prominent family of artists in Monferrato, her artistic roots run deep. During the 1960s, she pursued her studies at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin under the mentorship of Prof. Scroppo. Concurrently, she delved into the study of languages and pursued a career as a translator, demonstrating her multifaceted talents and passions.
MARIA TERESA GUALA
Anne Gro Starefoss Greve (b. 1955) is an accomplished Norwegian painter. Creating at her atelier in Bergen, she masterfully captures the essence of her native region, depicting its majestic fjords, towering mountains, and its people through the mediums of acrylic paint on canvas, pastel chalk, and watercolor. Anne’s artistry has graced the walls of galleries across multiple European countries, showcasing her talent and unique perspective. Her artistic journey remains dedicated to exploring the visual connections and interactions between humanity and the natural world
ANNE GRO STAREFOSS GREVE
On A SunDay
Acrylic on canvas 60 x 80 cm
In 2021, Marina made her debut in the professional art scene at the Art Nou Mi-lenni Gallery in Barcelona. Since then, she has actively participated in numerous group exhibitions, both in physical and virtual spaces, spanning the years 2022 and 2023. Her predominantly acrylic works have been showcased in various international locations, including London (UK), Frankfurt and Bonn (Germany), Galleria della Biblioteca Angelica in Rome (Italy), Athens (Greece), New York and Miami (USA), as well as Basel and Zurich (Switzerland). Notably, Marina has earned four prestigious art prizes during this period.
MARINA SUSANNE HAHN
Winter Bride - Until Parted by Death
Acrylic on canvas 60 x 76 m
“Inspiration can come from various sources, such as nature and the place where I live. Achieving new techniques I have never tried before and exploring different art materials is inspirational for developing a better piece of artwork. My painting, “The Bride - for better or worse,” encapsulates many unspoken thoughts on the wedding day. How long will we stay together? Will time take its toll on our marriage? Will you continue to respect and love me as I grow older? (Or perhaps it will last as long as it lasts).”
“Visual reality is an ever-shifting, highly individualized experience. At any given moment, what we see reflects our inner state and the synthesis of outer qualities—light, color, movement, and space. My exploration as a Techspressionist in photographic art represents an attempt to recreate the perceptual experience, with its dynamic nature and hidden complexities.’
“Through printmaking, I explore the nature around me and that I experience on my travels. Lino prints help me focus on design, using positive and negative spaces, and the challenge of building texture in the composition. Gouache, artist pens, and monoprint backgrounds allow me to add more depth and color to some of the prints.”
LINDA J HAUGEN
https://printartists.ca | https://peaceriverchapterfca.comPink Mountain Biodiversity Print carved on MDF 60 x 120 cm
Born in 1947 in the Netherlands, Bert Hermans is primarily known for his oil paintings, with a prominent focus on industrial and cultural heritage themes. His artistic journey began in 1985 when he embarked on courses in acrylic, water media, and oil painting at the Dutch Art School SKVR in Rotterdam. Over the past decade, Hermans has dedicated his creative efforts primarily to oil painting. His artistic reach has extended far and wide, with exhibitions spanning eight European countries, as well as the USA, China, and Japan. His exceptional talent has been recognized with several prestigious art awards.
Aenne-Katrin Höckendorff, a German artist based in Kiel, was born in 1967. She currently works at the Altenholz community school. For the past 12 years, Aenne-Katrin has been deeply involved in the world of abstract painting. She also conducts weekly workshops in Experimental Painting at VHS Kiel.. Aenne-Katrin actively engages with her audience, opening her studio for visitors. Her works have been showcased at the HolstenArt Fair in Neumünster, exhibitions in Hamburg, and the exclusive Art.3000Sylt event.
Oil on canvas 30 x 36 in.
Allison Huot, an abstract expressionist painter based in Northern Ontario, boasts a unique artistic approach. Her signature style revolves around intuitive marks inspired by kinesthetic memory, music, and synesthesia. With a penchant for creating heavily layered compositions, her art forms an ethereal space that beckons viewers to peer within. In this atmospheric realm, they are encouraged to draw their own conclusions regarding the profound transformation of energy.
“Through my art, I aim for viewers to witness the incredible digital world I’ve encountered during my digital journey. Additionally, I aspire for my artwork to inspire viewers to connect with the spiritual realm. With this purpose, I assign each flower a distinct spiritual role to fulfill. I hope that all my floral art pieces can trace their origins back to the divine DNA, illuminating the spiritual journey within this world.” www.maejeon.com
Hiromi Kawano, Japanese photographer, has been working as a freelance illustrator and designer. Besides the daily work, she was searching for a way to express her style creatively. In the fall of 2015, Hiromi realized that multiple exposure of digital photography was exactly what she had been looking for, marking her start as a visual artist. In 2018, her work was published in Dutch and British art magazines. From 2020 onwards, Hiromi’s work has been featured in art magazines and online galleries in France, Germany, and Canada. Presently, she is exhibiting her work in various exhibitions, including Paris and New York, with the desire to reach a wide audience and share her creations with many people.
https://circle-arts.com/hiromi-kawanoBamboo Story Multiple exposure photograph Hiromi Kawano ▫ Spotlight 34 ▫
Storyteller Holding Secrets
Mixed media block print, ink, paint, pastel 23 x 30 in.
“My art voice centers around my country roots. During my childhood, I spent my days walking in the 50acre woods and exploring the creek that ran alongside those woods. After my college years and a career in teaching, I have now returned to being a full-time artist and run my own art gallery. We currently live on 20 acres of woods and also have a small cottage nestled in the woods overlooking Lake Erie in western New York State. The natural world has always spoken to me, and my concern for its health is evident in my artwork.”
AUDREY KAY DOWLING
Adorned with fourty Swarovski crystals, this masterpiece is an elegant reflection of the painstaking transformation women undergo to harmonize with society’s elusive standards. The artwork delicately narrates a profound inner conflict—an unrelenting battle to unveil one’s innate boldness and individuality, transcending the confines of societal norms and superficial beauty. “Tailored” takes its place as a pinnacle within the ‘Discovery of Self’ fluid figurative series.
www.dinakhataanart.comTailored Mixed media 96 x 96 cm
“By constructing dikes, mounds, canals, and polders, the inhabitants of N. Holland attempted to protect themselves, their homes, livestock, and crops against flooding and land erosion. I trace the results of their efforts with the help of old maps and archives. Climate change necessitates new solutions, such as the utilization of old polders for water storage. Due to all these activities, the landscape is constantly evolving. I am pleased that capturing these changes is an ongoing project.”
Michael Kopplstätter is a nationally recognized and internationally acclaimed artist with extensive experience. His artworks brim with juxtapositions, tension, release, intensity, and moments of profound silence. They combine emotion and sensuality, merging realistic and figurative representations with abstract elements to create mesmerizing effects. His work skillfully captures the vulnerability of subjects, seemingly dissolving them into the canvas, each composition filled with movement, intensity, and radiant light.
www.michael-kopplstaetter.comSeid Stolz, seid ohne Sorge Oil on canvas 140 x 100 cm
Akshita Lad’s art is a celebration of emotions, stories, and beauty. Her painting style is influenced by her love for Renaissance and Impressionist masters such as Rembrandt and Monet. In today’s world, where negativity and darkness can be overwhelming, Lad believes that her art can serve as a source of positivity and inspiration. She wants her art to act as a reminder of the beauty of the natural world and its inhabitants, and to shift the viewer’s perspective towards a more positive and hopeful outlook. www.akshitalad.com
AKSHITA LADWinters Last Embrace Acrylic and soft pastel 100 x 100 cm
Debbie Lee, a Singaporean artist, holds a prominent role as the Vice President of the Tiong Bahru Arts Centre. Additionally, she serves as the Honorary Secretary of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Alumni Association, highlighting her dedication to fostering connections within the artistic community. Her active involvement extends to being an Executive Committee Member of the Singapore Art Society, where she contributes to the promotion of art and culture. Furthermore, she is a valued member of the Artists Society of Singapore, reflecting her commitment to the artistic fraternity in various capacities
Facebook@tiong.bahruartscentreReboot Joy Oil on canvas 46 x 61 cm Debbie Lee ▫ Spotlight 34 ▫ 78 ▫
Arise and Shine
Acrylic 116.5 x 80 cm
This painting has been selected for exhibition at Le Salon D’Automne for their 120th anniversary in 2024
Arise & Shine
You take me fly You give me strength You raise me up You shine upon me The colorful feather Within you
The bright life Are to take off
“My artworks reflect profoundness and innermost touches from the Creator. They diversify across styles, mediums, formats, and possess healing energy. Every piece of my work is created naturally and spontaneously in the present moment, often with a poem or lyric attached to it. I established Gloria Patri Gallery with the aim of bringing love and hope to the world. My artworks have been exhibited internationally, collected worldwide, and have won several international awards. They convey love, hope, joy, life, and deeply resonate with people’s hearts.”
WEN-CHUN (JENNY) LIAO
“The variety of colors and shapes of flowers, trees, and leaves has fascinated me since I was a child. The power of the sun and its play with light and shadow in nature are characterized by: grace, joie de vivre, strength, confidence, peace, and serenity. With pictures, you can capture the beauties of nature. Because what you love, you also guard and protect. Therefore, my motto for my pictures and me personally is: ‘Save the earth’.”
“I learned to develop and print black & white photography at a young age. Now, I experiment to convey the mood of the places I photograph using digital techniques.”
“My work is about experiencing the sense of exploration and delight. My paintings are often influenced by poetry and music. Creativity is informed by everything around us, and inspiration can surface even in the middle of the night. I experience a sense of belonging and intimacy when I use my palette knife, hand, or brush. I have learned to trust in that inspired world of magical creativity as it leads me by the hand to its destination and that wonderful moment of recognition... ahh, there you are!”
DEBORRA MARSHALL BOHRERBlue Moon
Pierre Marsot, originally hailing from Montreal, currently resides in Sainte-Luce, Québec. He is renowned for his prolific body of work, which predominantly consists of captivating portraits and scenic landscapes inspired by the picturesque regions of Québec and France. Marsot’s artistic style is characterized by its remarkable fusion of impressionism and abstraction. Throughout his illustrious career, Marsot has actively contributed to numerous solo and group exhibitions, showcasing his talents to a global audience. His works have graced prestigious venues, such as the Sale Desjardins Telus, the Cosmopolitan Art Fair in New York in 2020, and the Index of Canadian Artists (Visual Arts).
Marsot@artavita.com | circle-arts.com/marsotDans Les Bras de Ma Tante Oil 73 x 92 cm
“I am a self-taught artist who continues to paint and study in acrylic, watercolor, pencil, and pastels. I have been painting since 2012 and tend to favor landscapes and seascapes. I live on Long Island, New York, amidst farmlands and many beaches. I have completed a number of commissions and always feel inspired by nature. I plan to continue expanding my portfolio with new techniques and subjects.”
WENDY J MCLAUGHLIN
www.wjm-art.comNoodles At The Flower Stand. Watercolor on Arches CP 300lb paper 11 x 14 in.
“The right to choose my own path is a sacred privilege. I believe this, and I do my best to stay positive and live this through my artistic creations, which mostly revolve around humanitarian issues and the future of life in the cosmos. I enjoy using acrylic paint on canvas, incorporating mixed media to accentuate the love, light, and universal energy that is unique and healing for the observer.”
https://asharlene.comRavaged Acrylic on canvas D. 61 cm
“I paint what I feel, and trust each person might find their own interpretation”
Once Upon A Time
“I want my paintings to tug at your heart, and I feel successful when I trigger your feelings and emotions. My canvas is like a blackboard, starting over numerous times until I see something appealing; many times the ‘oops’ moments are the best, and I keep them. I’m a messy painter, using a variety of brushes and palette knives, but I often achieve the best effect with my fingers and rags. I am influenced by vintage artists and their paintings.”
KAREN M MILLER
“My digital art images reflect my fascination with the beauty of colors and the moods and emotions they evoke. Highly stylized cityscapes and seascapes are subjects I often turn to for their vibrance and dynamic atmospheres. Creative layering of the original photography, colorful elements, rich textures, and other effects allow me to add complexity and depth to my art.”
Oil on canvas 80 x 80 cm
Tamara Michel was born in Ukraine, studied in Moscow, and has been living and working as a freelance artist in Vienna for the past 30 years. She creates paintings with various colors on canvas and paper, and she is renowned for her innovative use of painting techniques and color combinations in her figurative yet mysterious artwork.
“My art captures my personal realities, the world as I perceive and imagine it. Photography is my chosen medium, enabling me to capture these moments instantly, free from the distortions of time and shifting emotions. My images, in black and white and color, offer timeless glimpses into my imagination and desires. While rooted in my Mexican heritage, they transcend national boundaries.”
email@example.comTrapped in A Dream Photograph 30 x 26 in.
“I’m an abstract expressionist painter from Auckland, New Zealand. I am obsessed with colors and textures. My favorite artists include Gerhard Richter, Helen Frankenthaler, John Hoyland, and Sir Howard Hodgkin.”
“Any transformation for the better begins with oneself. Be kind to others and treat them with respect. Avoid selfishness and consider that someone is following in your footsteps. Protect nature, as humans are not the only creatures with the right to live on Earth. We are all interconnected. The joy and respect for life, both my own and that of others, permeate my art. Additionally, the joy of nature and its animal life plays a significant role in my worldview.”
“I do not follow any specific artistic style or seek to imitate the work of any artist. My aim is to depict, in a natural way, the often-harsh beauty of the landscapes of the inland deserts of Australia. Currently, I produce ‘Hangable Wall Sculptures,’ created using curly bush timbers collected from long-dead fallen logs during my years as a field geologist. These bush timbers are heat-sterilized and mounted on carved slabs of ornamental timbers.”
Susan Platt, a highly acclaimed photographer from Northern California, boasts a diverse portfolio spanning wildlife, conservation, cultural, abstract, and documentary photography. With a rich career encompassing various photographic genres, from weddings to fine art, Susan is preparing for a solo exhibit in New York City in September 2024, a must-see for art and photography enthusiasts.
www.sgplattimages.comIsland Paradise Digital photograph 20 x 30 in.
“For many years, my creative focus has been on painting, primarily in oils. Some of what I consider my most creative pieces are inspired by music. A song title or lyrics can spark the inspiration for a painting. ‘Blue in Green’ is a jazz composition that frequently appears on lists of the best jazz songs. It made its debut in 1959 on the Miles Davis album ‘Kind of Blue’ and is often attributed to Bill Evans, a member of the Miles Davis Band.”
PETER POLKBlue in Green Oil on canvas 40 x 30 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. I am particularly drawn to shiny surfaces and transparent objects, especially when the lighting brings them to life. I seek out the beauty in everyday objects that most people often overlook.”
“Through my painting, my appreciation for the diversity and uniqueness of what we encounter daily has expanded. There are countless colors and shapes waiting to be discovered, and it’s always fascinating to see what emerges when attempting to translate these impressions into a painting.”
www.kleine-galerie-hof.de.tlDer Maler Mixed media on canvas 120 x 100 cm
Moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life
Wood, steel, acrylic, plastic tree 12 x 18 x 5 in.
“My objective as an artist is to craft objects of beauty that are visually pleasing yet possess a depth that encourages contemplation. I utilize wood, steel, acrylics, and various objects to construct metaphorical landscapes containing messages that align with my beliefs and perspectives. By incorporating objects laden with content or symbolism, I understand that people, with their diverse backgrounds, will interpret each piece in their own way, creating a personal story or statement that resonates with them.”
“In the beginning was the root, concealed and unseen, but why should it remain so? The charm of these images is connected to the root systems of various trees. Crafted from a variety of natural elements and set in wooden frames, the images truly come to life. Additionally, the specific lighting of the pictures transforms the whole experience. All these pictures, created from natural materials, infuse each wall with a unique ambiance.”
Memories and Moments
“Art is my soul and my joy. I am a mixed media artist because I crave variety. I reside in the space between abstract and realism. The individuals in these portraits invite the viewer to gaze directly at them as they look at you, extending an offer of an intimate connection. They ask, ‘What do you feel?
’ I was born an artist; it has just taken me years to remember.”
www.robertarousos-artist.comStabilo, watercolor, acrylic & collage on canvas 12 x 24 in.
Judith translates her deepest emotions onto the canvas, infusing life into her artwork. She has a profound appreciation for the vibrant interplay and spontaneity of colors as they evolve into new forms. Her work radiates a passionate energy, ignited by the vivid hues she meticulously applies to the canvas.
Ink drawing 50 x 70 cm
Marliese Scheller, born in 1929, is a distinguished Franco-Canadian artist known for her expertise as a peintre-cartonnier. She is skilled in various mediums, including oil and gouache painting, woodcuts, and engravings. Scheller’s artistic journey has seen her showcase her talent in solo exhibitions held in Lebanon, and she has also been a noteworthy participant in group exhibitions across notable locations in France, Germany, Canada, and New York City. One of her significant contributions to public art can be seen in the Saint-Ursula’s frescoes in Scheidt, Saarbrücken, Germany. These frescoes, executed in 1948, were based on her original sketches and created in collaboration with the Saarland Crafts Center, leaving a lasting mark on the artistic landscape.
Nina, a talented Filipino-Canadian artist and surface pattern designer based in Calgary, Alberta, channels her creativity into crafting nature-inspired art and designs. “I see nature as an endless source of inspiration, a very generous muse, a bottomless treasure trove with unending surprises, that an artist can play with. It is a boundless playground, full of possibilities, that invokes in an artist, the spark to create and be fearless. It calls the artist to see, with keen eyes, and create, with the artistic heart and intuition.”
NINA SENDRIJAS JONES
www.gaiasportrait.comLilies of Spring Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in.
“My contemporary art is animated by the Nilotic tribes, offering an intimate glimpse into my past and present thoughts. Over the course of my life, I have distilled my core values—simplicity, pride, honesty, generosity, perfection, and purity of heart—through experience, and these values are reflected in my artistic work. To me, the eyes serve as windows through which we can glimpse the eternal and contemplate the essence and enigma of truth.”
PROF. OSMAN SHIBIR
www.shibirniloticgallery.comCrystal City Oil on canvas 80 x 80 cm
Mona Shiraz, born in Iran in 1975, is an artist whose recent works serve as a profound autobiographical exploration. She delves into the intricate emotional connections between poetry and painting, using her creative process as a means to distill bitterness into personal refinement. Shiraz draws inspiration from her own feelings, allowing her art to become a canvas for the expression of her hopes, failures, gains, and losses in life. Her artistic journey began in her youth through art classes and continued with formal education in fine art at the University of Art in Tehran. Over the years, Mona Shiraz has exhibited her paintings several times in Iran, marking significant milestones in her artistic career. In 2001, she embarked on a new chapter, relocating to London, where she pursued studies in interior design at Central Saint Martins, a decision that has led to a plethora of accomplishments in her artistic endeavors ever since.
“Painting, for me, is a driving force of emotion, and I enjoy using color in relating that emotion. As I layer thin glazes of paint and let it develop as my “inner vision” dictates, expressing strength, gentleness, rhythm, and color, my subject develops. I then emphasize and strengthen my subject with controlled and free strokes to keep the painting loose and energetic. Many times, I add hidden images to keep the painting interesting in expressing my thought or emotion.”
www.phyllisshipleyfineart.comTonight’s Groove Acrylic 40 x 30 x 1.5 in.
Tomorrow is Today
Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
“Painting, for me, is my own reflection within the environment around me, which contains both wonderful, heart-touching, happy events as well as depressing, sad, or even traumatic factors. Certain experiences and emotions are sometimes easier for me to convey in paintings than in words, also with the intention of touching the viewer’s inner feelings and experiences. My works have been exhibited in Milan, Madrid, Rome, Paris, and London, as well as in Kaunas, Alicante, Fuerteventura, Genoa, Monaco, and Venice.”
“I’m an Israeli artist. Through oil on canvas, watercolor, black and white drawings, etching, and dry-point techniques, I create works that reflect my perspective on life. I create spontaneously, and I begin with a design idea, planning the composition and color scheme before starting work. As a result, my design can change during the creative process. I use traditional materials and methods as well as more modern approaches. My art often includes elements of fantasy and dreamscapes.”
“I am a German abstract artist. My expressive artworks invite you to explore your inner emotional world. They serve to help you feel, recognize, transform, and heal. It supports you in finding the courage to dive deeper and return to the light with your true treasure. My paintings reconnect you with your soul, give you strength, and remind you to be yourself.”
Born in 1982 Gabrielle Stephenson is a professional artist. Her artistic journey began with high school, when she earned an art scholarship. Gabrielle’s art has graced exhibitions in both the United States and Canada. Notably, her abstract pieces are featured at Las Lagunas Art Gallery in Laguna Beach, California, and she was also featured in the “Elemental” exhibition at Nampa Center for the Arts Nampa, Idaho, 2022.
GABRIELLE D STEPHENSON
Marie-Paule draws her artistic inspiration from the boundless beauty of nature. Armed with a keen eye and her camera, she embarks on journeys through shorelines, forests, and meadows, expertly preserving the distinctive essence of each scene she encounters. Her extensive collection of photographs serves as a conduit into the heart of these landscapes and the essence of her subjects. In her paintings and digital creations, Marie-Paule transforms her observations into minimalist artworks characterized by elegant shapes and lines, providing a unique platform for her artistic expression.
“In my work, I interpret stories in ways that suggest their beauty or value, and I endeavor to paint and design without relying on obscure or vague conceptual statements.”
firstname.lastname@example.orgGraffiti Acrylic on canvas 90 x 90 cm
“I love to play with color to see what the canvas will tell me. I am inspired by nature and our inner landscapes. My intention is to challenge you to see the richness of your inner landscape.”
Vanessa Wenwieser’s art celebrates the essence of femininity, shifting the focus from the conventional male gaze to empower the female perspective. In her works, women take center stage as fully realized beings with intellect, emotions, and innate strength. Through the depiction of the female form and subtle storytelling, Wenwieser delves into the divide between outward appearances and inner essence. Her creations expose raw and vulnerable emotions, which she explores with imagination and a profound sense of beauty.
“My elaborate acrylic and watercolor drawings take shape instinctively. My process is a spiritual experience guided by my heart and intuition. When I create, I shut out the rational side of my brain and let the subconscious and intuitive voice speak through my hand and onto the paper. I often start with a simple idea, such as vines, hearts, and geometric forms, and let the outline take shape organically. I never know, until I fill in the outline of the piece, which colors or patterns I will use.”
JULIE REBY WAASIntersection Acrylic and watercolor on art paper 17.5 x 17.5 in. (framed)
“Color is the melody that plays throughout my work. Of all the characteristics you might find in my paintings, color is the most important to me because it’s the means by which I reveal my mood, my responses, or what I’m feeling at that moment in time. I love to work with a variety of subjects in a range of styles, from impressionistic to abstract, and I thoroughly enjoy exploring different media and tools, but most of all, I revel in experimenting with color.”
“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.”
“Oil painting can be forgiving at times to correct small issues; with that said, it is less forgiving when applying a glaze over an already painted area. Patience must be learned to allow the already painted area to be completely dry. As time has passed, I have learned that it takes time to make a great piece of art. Inspired by the Baroque style and painters like Caravaggio, which highlights light and dark shadows.”
DONALD W WHITE
Shaoqing Wu holds the prestigious title of National Senior Artist in China. She also serves as the Chairwoman of the National Calligraphy and Painting Art Committee of China, the Honorary Chairwoman of the Chinese (Hong Kong) Artists Association, and the Honorary President of the International Association for the Promotion of Intangible Culture and Arts. Wu Shaoqing is a master of Chinese National Rites Art and is recognized as a specially appointed art consultant for China Central Television’s “Artists Program” (CCTV). In recent years, she has earned an impressive total of 30 awards, both on the international and domestic stages, further highlighting her exceptional contributions to the world of art.
Leigh aspires for her art to spark meaningful conversations and influence opinions through her visual representations of pressing issues.
“I’ve always been captivated by colors, images, and sounds. After creating the “Jaune & Vert” comic strip series, published in French-speaking Switzerland and Luxembourg, I also felt the need to explore other facets of illustration. Sensitivity, emotions, and feelings inspire me to create images that I try to retranscribe by breaking codes. My creative approach is to illustrate worlds where energies, souls, and tangible universes meet.”
www.zilocchi.net | IG@chriszartist
There Is Always A Light Digital media
Vanessa Wenwieser, a digital media artist born in Munich, Germany, holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Photography from the Glasgow School of Art.
Her work at KunstFabrikStudio centers on placing women at the heart of her creative vision, liberating them from the conventional male gaze and elevating the female perspective. In her art, women are portrayed as complex beings with intellect, emotions, and innate strength. Wenwieser employs figures and allusive storytelling to explore the divide between appearances and essence.
With a focus on revealing emotions in their naked vulnerability, she embarks on an imaginative and exquisite journey to help viewers perceive the transcendent. Her goal is to immerse the audience in her artwork, inviting them to inhabit her otherworldly depictions.
Vanessa Wenwieser’s creations capture the essence of transformative emotions and feelings, including love, metamorphosis, imagination, healing, regaining inner strength, and the afterlife. She employs space to evoke a sense of the sublime, transporting viewers to profound emotional landscapes within the soul.