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International Contemoprary Masters Volume IV Published in 2011 by World Wide Art Books www.wwab.us General Manager / Curator: Despina Tunberg Editors: Thomas Tunberg, Karl Tunberg Public Relations: Carolyn Firestone Design: MT DESIGN 速 Copyright: World Wide Art Books 5383 Hollister Ave. Suite 260 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 Tel/Fax: +1 805 683 3899 Email: dt@wwab.us Front Cover: Erminio Souza Composition 2006 Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm or 47 x 39 in. Back Cover: Carla Elena Tirania Oil on canvas 120 x 140 cm or 47 x 55 in.

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International Contemporary Masters Volume IV

Annual art book published by: World Wide Art Books www.wwab.us 5383 Hollister Ave., Suite 260 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 USA Tel. +1 805 683 3899 Email: dt@wwab.us

Curator: Despina Tunberg Email: despinatunberg@gmail.com


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Aghzout Abdelkhalek Akel Maria Eugenia Al Bakry Madny Aquilino Carlos Bailey Richard Bauer Logan Ben-Yitzhak Elisha Biehl Julianne Bjerkli Myriam Brustier Jean-Pierre Butnik Donna Cababe Michael Carla Elena Carpenter John Chan Debbi Cook Jenik Cox Desiree Degan Monika Degan Stephen DeMaistre Amira Dujic Slavko Emmanouel Rania Eulalia EG Flink Fredrik Forrester Lizzy Furlan Irene Haug Kari Elisabeth Holman Cathy Jacobs Richard Jasek Catherine Jeon Mae Kabar Vivien Kaller Mimmi Kazez Ruth Koula Dimitra Krzywicki Keith La Creta Silvana Losonczi Joseph Macovei Nicolae Majdandzic Viktor Matsushima Loreen McCoy Jonny

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Meeker Darcy Molnár Mirko Orlando Dennis Palermo Joseph Petrash Amanda Rami Youssef Reed Emilee Sadovskaya Yulia Scheriau Hanna Sebok Ferenc Shimizu Kensuke Smith Pegi Sobke Christel Sossella Gilberto Torres Alicia Trinh John Ullbors Thomas Van Hoek Ilona Xue Yanqun Ygartua Paul Zorn Wim Zussman Billha

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Index Painting, Drawing, Collage & Mixed Media Abrahams Alayne 19 Al Bakry Madny 20 Aghzout Abdelkhalek 22 Alexander Olivia 24 Alexandre Léonore 25 Anderegg Diana 26 Aquilino Carlos 29 Aranyshev Andrey 30 Aresca Dino 32 Asatsu Yuumi 33 Atkins Floyd 34 Avdieieva Aleksandra 36 Beinkamp Jorn 37 Bae Sungmee 38 Baghdasari Seda 40 Bailey Richard 42 Banikin Sheilah 46 Bermingham Lou 49 Bauer Logan 50 Ben-Yitzhak Elisha 52 Biehl Julianne 54 Blauensteiner Dalia 56 Boisclair Therese 57 Bond Mickey 58 Boswell Lucie 59 Bone Hayden 60 Bowers Marsha 62 Breitscheidel Lusine 63 Cababe Michael 64 Budaeva Olga & Elena 65 Brustier Jean-Pierre 66 Burquest Graham 68 Butnik Donna 70 Carla Elena 72 Carpenter John 73 Chase Sheldon 74 Clarfield Newman Stacey 75 Chan Debbi 76 Claveau Suzanne 80 Colina Symona 81 Cook Jenik 82 Cox Desiree 84 Degan Monika 86 Degan Stephen 89 De Knecht Simone 92 DeMaistre Amira 93 Deshayes Patrick 96 Dujic Slavko 98 Dunaux Bernard 100 Dion Caroline 102 Emmanouel Rania 103 Filion Denise 104 Fontaine Serge 106 Forrester Lizzy 108 Flink Fredrik 109 Frank Jonathan 110 Franco Priscilla 112 Fraser Christopher 113 Freidenfelde-Sedleniece Evija 114 Fumelli Gianluca 115 Fuchs-Holman Cathy 116 Furlan Irene 118

Gataullina Galina 121 Ghezzi Maria Rita 122 Goodall-Kirk Rhonda 123 Gohy Ivan 124 Gwerkova Melita 125 Gordon Leigh 126 Gurney Margaret 128 Hackett Melinda 130 Hague Angela 132 Haug Kari Elisabeth 133 Jalil Julie 134 Jacobs Richard 136 Hoffmann Eva 137 Jasek Catherine 138 Kabar Vivien 140 Kaller Mimmi 141 Kang Miryeong 142 Kazez Ruth 143 Kemper Quirine 144 Khamis Jamal 145 Kiper Tulin 146 Kjerpeseth Alfred 148 Knaus Ingrid 149 Koula Dimitra 150 Kvassova Olga 151 Krzywicki Keith 152 Kustov Alexei 154 La Creta Silvana 156 Lavallee-Berti Michelle 159 Lee Hyun-a 160 Lee Kyunglim 164 Lee Jongsook 165 Levine Dianne 166 Libhaber Miriam 168 Light Charlotte 170 Losonczi Joseph 171 Majdandzic Viktor 172 Mandal Lena 176 Mandich Michelangelo 177 Mary-Roud 178 Matsushima Loreen 179 Molnár Mirko 180 Momot Lyubov 181 Murray Jane Ellen 182 Pehlivanli Aynur 183 Mutomba Makiwa 184 Nizamov Robert 186 Normann Petersen Tine 188 Obermeyer Strauss Susan 190 Otis Jim 192 Palermo Joseph 194 Palka Winek Barbara 196 Peterson Shea 198 Petrosyan Rudik 200 Pistor Kathryn 202 Piszczuk Anthea 204 Rabeti Abdolreza 206 Pianfetti Eva 207 Ragni Nando 208 Rami Youssef 209 Ravliuc Anna 210 Redl Chad 212 Reed Emilee 213 Reiter Marina 214 Ringstaff Elton Wes 215 Revington-Cross Hazel 216 Saar Henrik 218 Sadovskaya Yulia 219 Santta Cecilia Isabel 220 Schaffer Sandra 221

Shimizu Kensuke 222 Silwan 223 Scheriau Hanna 226 Sebok Ferenc 228 Skibsted Glenn Marius 230 Smith Pegi 232 Simonovski Ljubomir 234 Sobke Christel 235 Sobol Galina 236 Sossella Gilberto 237 Souza Erminio 238 Tan Annette 241 Syskova Elena 242 Tapp-Wilson Cheryl 244 Thiaudiere Jackie 247 Timuroglu Ayten 248 Tokarz Chantelle 249 Torres Alicia 250 Tremblay Lucette 252 Trinh John 254 Ullbors Thomas 255 Ulven Turid 256 Usan Alejandro 257 Uyehara Paul 258 VéroniKaH 259 Van Hoek Ilona 260 Vida Marian 262 Voll Sibylla 263 Viopoulos Stella 264 Waugh Wendy 266 Weston Lloyd 268 Wyatt Neil 271 Xue Yanqun 272 Ygartua Paul 276 Yohan Yenny 278 Young Teresa 281 Zachwieja-Powell Sherry 282 Zhang Fan 283 Zorn Wim 284

Digital Art, Photography, Video & Mixed Media Akel Maria Eugenia 312 Balestra Silvio 313 Bjerkli Myriam 316 Briffa Luke 318 Brown Carol 319 Dewa Teiko 324 Eulalia 325 Firestone Robert 328 Frenette Annabelle 332 Heim Roland 333 Herring Victoria 334 Jeon Mae 336 K-soul 338 Kis Laslo 340 Kornacki Barry 342 Kwon Joo Ahn 343 Macis Fabio 344 Macovei Nicolae 345 Naman David 346 Orlando Dennis 348 Panock Bruce 350 Patching Arthur 352 Richards Michele 353 Petrash 354 Ruby 358 Sobke Christel 359 Strouhal Frantisek 360 Ueno Hannah 364 Ulven Turid 365

Sculpture, Installation & Mixed Media Fazian Thierry 286 Hora Fumino 288 Igora (Opala Lucyna) 289 Kasper Andrew 290 McCoy Jonny 292 Meeker Darcy 293 Nasjleti Patricia 294 Rogers Cynthia 295 Richardson Maria 296 Roach Wendy 298 Rojas Carolina 300 Russo Lina 301 Shestik Yefim 302 Uyehara Paul 303 Siwmark Per 304 Vanderlinde Jerry 306 Zussman Billha 308 Van Gimst Jenny 310

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A Word from the Curator To create this volume of International Contemporary Masters, as with the earlier ones, we scrutinized literally tens of thousands of works of thousands of artists. The project demands long hours of work by a whole organization and the work never seems to be complete. As in a sense, it is not, as we are always looking forward to what follows next. The labor may be exhausting, but there is always the thrill of the discovery of new talent and unknown perspectives. I believe that our standards are exacting, but it is always hard to formulate and define what exactly they are. Of course a work must display technical mastery of whatever medium the artist is using and there must be an originality of perspective – and these two fundamental criteria exclude much, but this is only the beginning. We also strive for as great a variety of media, styles and subject matter as possible, and also variety of the artists’ backgrounds, as we aim to produce a cross-section of good or preferably great art being produced all over the world. But the final step is seemingly subjective and almost impossible to describe. A work has to have a certain authority, whatever that may be, which seizes the viewer and leaves the feeling of being touched or even seized. Usually most people who are exposed to the work will feel this to some degree. This is the intangible which guides me personally, and which I believe touches on the very essence of art, as opposed to decoration. It is a mysterious and mystical phenomenon, very personal, yet surprisingly universal. So I give you Volume 4, and I hope that it will touch you as much as it has touched me.

Despina Tunberg

Introduction by the Editor With each succeeding volume of International Contemporary Masters, the series becomes a richer and more authoritative cross-section of art in the early 21st century over the entire planet. We try to keep the number of artists in each volume at about 200, a fairly large spectrum, but still manageable. Specifically in this volume, we have some 230 artists, with over 1000 art works. However, with all the volumes taken together, the scope is becoming encyclopedic, which is our intention – in a few years, the total number of participating artists will be in the thousands and the works depicted in the tens of thousands, which no exhibition or curated collection will be able to equal or even approach.At the same time, we try to give to each artist sufficient room to tell, or rather, display his orher own narrative. While of course the most vital element of the presentation is the images themselves, the biographies and statements give a sense of each artist’s personal historyand perspective.

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This is an integral part of the whole structure of the Masters series and another element that sets this presentation apart – the who as well as the what. Obviously the presentation of biographies and artists’ statements is almost obligatory in individual or small group presentations, but we believe the amplitude of their inclusion in such a vast work is at the very least unusual. The juxtaposition of subject and object, creator and creation, gives rise to an interesting question: how far can the evaluation of an artwork go without the entry into the equation of the person of the artist? Clearly a work of art, especially when viewed directly in situ, stands alone and on its own merit, and we need to know nothing about the artist to appreciate it. So it is with many ancient or prehistoric works of art. We know nothing of the creators of magnificent pieces of classical black-figure Greek pottery – although we know well the myths and other subjects they depict, and we often have the signed name of the artist. But perhaps the question is raised most starkly when we confront prehistoric art, for example Paleolithic cave paintings or the sculptures of unknown peoples of Central America. The artistry is breath- taking, but we know nothing about the artist or even the culture in which they were created, beyond the bare facts that the work itself can tell us. The abiding impression, together with awe at the artistry, is one of mystery: Who were those people? Who was that person who created this? Why was this work created? When viewed this way, I believe the question leads to an inescapable answer: the fuller the knowledge we have of the person of the artist and the context of the creation, the deeper our appreciation of the work. Thus our approach in International Contemporary Masters. A second question: how great should the scope of such a collection be? Should there be limits in subject matter, genres, schools or art forms? While clearly there is always a certain subjectivity of choice on the part of the curator and selection committee (although the very volume of artists and works included should ameliorate that to some degree), should there be boundaries? We believe that the answer here is unequivocal: there can be no boundaries or limits, save the fairly obvious one of quality: i.e., technical proficiency and mastery in the given medium, and originality of the subject matter. Beyond that, anything and everything should go. We are always open to new forms of art that can be adequately depicted on the printed page, even though this may lead to a questioning of whether this or that new form should be regarded as a fine art – but we consider that the very process of doubt is fertile. Beyond that, we expect that we will inevitably include works that will be considered to be shocking. We disagree with those who maintain that beauty as a criterion of art is dead – we would say that beauty is and always must be the dominant element of art – although what constitutes beauty is a very interesting question, but beyond the scope of this introduction. But beauty is certainly not the whole story. There are many other elements in art, and paradoxically, ugliness plays a role. To paraphrase Herakleitos, nothing can exist without its opposite, and in art all the oppositions have a part. And this is perhaps part of the beauty, as with life itself.

Thomas Tunberg


International Contemporary Masters: Directions for Use by Constantinos V. Proimos Originality as an artistic value has played a pivotal role in art since the Renaissance. Whether classical, romantic, modern or postmodern, originality “implies some sense of coming first or doing first, a priority or lack of precedent.” Thereof stems the reverence for the original artwork which can never be substituted by a reproduction without degradation of its aesthetic value. Nonetheless, in the course of the twentieth century the art world experienced a revolution in artistic reproductions not merely in engravings, plaster casts and reduced architectural models, but primarily through the media of photography, film and digital software, reproductions of original artworks were made available for the first time on a massive scale. Besides their obvious educational role, such reproductions soon developed an autonomous artistic role as well, especially in late twentieth century and early twenty first century art. It is this positive role of reproduction, of the copy that is fundamental to the original that made Rosalind Krauss celebrate repetition and copying in art and expose the fictitious condition of the modernist discourse on originality. Krauss’s attack on originality stems from an engagement with radical artistic practices of her time, notably her lasting relation with minimalism that celebrated serial repetition but also with works by Robert Rauschenberg and Sherrie Levine who employed photographic reproductions in their pictures. The historical avant-garde as well as movements like site-specific art, body art, happenings, performance works, artistic activism and new media like video and digital art gave emphasis to the irreducibly historical character and practice of art. It is the circumstance that is original and unique, and not the artwork, claimed so many practitioners of radical twentieth century art. The here and now of artistic practice took precedence over all the idealist notions such as originality, representation, narrative, genius, style, invention and the like, which had dominated the evaluation of art since the Renaissance. The result is a constantly changing character of art in time that cannot be understood according to any set of invariants and therefore cannot afford any universalizing claims. Radical artistic practices not only dismantled any invariants, thereby rendering art theory impossible, but also influenced those artists who chose to abide by the norm. In the wake of destruction of all tradition by the avant-gardes, all form-generating rules of the past became equally valid and precious for those determined to rescue past artistic principles, amounting at the end to a peculiar democracy of styles, a rich multifariousness of forms and a highly individualistic artistic practice. Rosalind Krauss again claims that Pablo Picasso, this most emblematic figure of modern art, is also the most representative of the state of affairs just described. His “extraordinary appetite,” “his creative rage to incorporate everything” in his art, his “promiscuous attraction to all styles” and finally his eclecticism and appearance as “master pasticheur” are prophetically indicative of a historical condition epitomized in art at the end of twentieth century with the motto: anything goes. Every painting, every sculpture, every work of architecture now belong to a massive, heterogeneous and universal structure of visual arts that artistic institutions like the museums and art books put together and attempt to collect in a coherent whole. Museums and art books are institutions fostering comparison but not in the old way with Italianate classicism at the center and “everything else seen as marginal to it (…) as barbaric or demotic deviations from the norm.” Museums and art books rather proclaim “a trans-stylistic expressivity of form,” “a collective spirit of human creativity” together with the stories that sustain it and encourage viewers and artists alike to create their own fiction, by researching and recycling past norms and conventions. Institutions of the art world assemble heterogeneous work and manage to contextualize them, house them under the same roof, ascribe to them a collective meaning and invent a narrative that can ultimately host all these practices “through the democratizing effects of camera and press.” Curators and critics therefore, acquire today an increasingly important role and so do museums and art books; the Guggenheim at Bilbao as well as Skira editions are examples of receptacle structures which are designed as artworks at their own right. Attuned to radical art practices and the cult of the avant-garde, there is a strong temptation to lament this situation, described by “anything goes.” This attitude of lamentation characterizes Benjamin H. D. Buchloh in his eagerness to ostracize many revivals in contemporary painting as regressive and reactionary, as he did, for example, in the case of German neo-expressionism. I think that the temptation to lament the decline of avant-garde ought to be resisted, without however an endorsement of the motto “anything goes.” Furthermore, resisting the temptation of constant historical progress that theorists of avant-garde, including Buchloh, often fall prey to, also means negating the defense of artistic practices like the German neo-expressionism, in the name of avant-garde and radicalism again. It is high time we put to rest the general obligation to avant-garde and radicalism, an obligation which reveals a nostalgia for the past, especially for the first quarter of the twentieth century. Indeed anything goes, as long as this is well researched and argued in terms of painting, sculpture or architecture, in any possible combination of these three or in any of the new artistic media employed in twentieth century. Nowadays, for their work, artists raid art books and catalogues in this vast museum without walls which is the world of artistic reproductions. They simply do what the most inquisitive among them have always been doing: they conduct research and collect information, before they approach their subjects. Dr Constantinos V. Proimos Adjunct Lecturer at the Hellenic Open University, cproimos@otenet.gr

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International Contemporary Masters: Directions for Use Annotated Bibliography Richard Schiff, “Originality” in Critical terms for Art History, eds. Robert S. Nelson and Richard Shiff, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1996, p. 103. Rosalind E. Krauss, “The Originality of the Avant-Garde” in The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths, Cambridge Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1989, p. 166-170. See Amelia Jones, Body Art. Performing the Subject, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998, pp. 197-199. The dilemmas that Jason Gaiger so convincingly traces between art history and aesthetics are, in my view, endemic to the art practice itself. See his “Dismantling the Frame: Site Specific Art and Aesthetic Autonomy” British Journal of Aesthetics, vol. 49, number 1, January 2009, pp. 43, 45. Rosalind E. Krauss, “Postmodernism’s Museum without Walls” in HYPERLINK"http://www.scribd.com/doc/26229950/Krauss-Rosalind Postmodernisms-Museum-Without-Walls"http://www.scribd.com/doc/2 6229950/Krauss-RosalindPostmoderisms-Museum-Without-Walls, p. 244. See Douglas Crimp, On the Museum Ruins, Cambridge Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1997, pp. 52, 53. Krauss, “Postmodernism’s Museum without Walls” op. cit. p. 242 243, 245. Ibid.

Ibid. pp.

See “Figures of Authority, Ciphers of Regression. Notes on the Return of Representation in European Painting” in Art after Modernism. Rethinking Representation, ed. Brian Wallis, New York: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1984, pp. 107-136. I am referring to Donald Kuspit’s defense of German neo-expressionism coming as a response to Buchloh’s essay in “Flak from the ‘Radicals’: The American Case against Current German Painting” in Art after Modernism. Rethinking Representation, ed. Brian Wallis, New York: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1984, pp. 137-151. I am obviously referring to the English attribution of André Malraux’s notion of musée imaginaire which to a great extent reflects the present conditions of artistic production in the western world. Derek Allan refers to the misfortunes in the reception of Malraux’s notion in the English speaking world and corrects a great number of its misapprehensions in “Reckless Inaccuracies Abounding”: André Malraux and the Birth of a Myth” in The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 67, number 2, Spring 2009, pp. 147-158.

Page 9. Carla Elena En Busca del Propio Eje Oil on canvas 47 x 31 in. or 120 x 80 cm

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Page 11. R.W. Firestone Harmony Archival canvas print 21 x 30 in. or 53 x 76 cm

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Page 13. R.W. Firestone Queen of Hearts Archival canvas print 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm

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Page 15. Erminio Souza Composition Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm or 31 x 39 in.

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Abrahams Amber, PA United States

Left: Pink Moon Diva Detail Right: Pink Moon Diva Watercolor on paper 10 x 15 in. or 25 x 38 cm

ALAYNE ABRAHAMS graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art and has studied with numerous contemporary artists since. In 2007 she was the recipient of the ARTV Muse Award in Drawing, which is an international year long competition (www.artvawards.com.) Her artwork has been showcased in various international publications. Alayne is influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite painters, the Art Nouveau movement and the contemporary artist Michael Parkes.

Email: alaynesart@gmail.com Website: www.alayneabrahams.com

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Al Bakry Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Top: Ar’rahman Oil on canvas 63 x 100 cm or 25 x 39 in. Bottom Left: The Promise Acrylic on canvas 300 x 150 cm or 118 x 59 in. Right: Interplay Acrylic on canvas 260 x 240 cm or 102 x 94 in.

MADNY

AL BAKRY

was born in the island of Zanzibar and grew up in an environment which was a visual feast of harmonious colors, enhanced by tropical sunlight. In 1976, Al Bakry was given a scholarship to pursue his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education at Monclair State College, New Jersey. In the United States, he attended art courses and was enabled to visit numerous museums and galleries, enhancing his appreciation and understanding of art. “To this day my childhood colors continue to influence my work. I felt the urge to visual record my experiences from a young age and that was the beginning of my indulgence in the creative world of art. It is music which feeds my creativity, while I am lost in the world of colors in my studio, for endless hours a day. When I am not painting, I am either sketching, lecturing in art or playing sports.” Email:gillianmanolis@hotmail.com , contact@madny.net Website: www.madny.net Tel.: +968 9931 4528

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MADNY

AL BAKRY

Top: Temptation Mixed media on canvas 100 x 50 cm or 39 x 20 in. Bottom: Kaleidoscope Mixed media on canvas 100 x 64 cm or 39 x 25 in.

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Aghzout Vienna, Austria / Tetouan, Morocco

Top: Untitled Acrylic on canvas 80 x 60 cm or 31 x 24 in. Bottom Left: Untitled Acrylic on canvas 200 x 145 cm or 79 x 57 in. Right: Untitled Acrylic on canvas 100 x 80 cm or 39 x 31 in.

ABDELKHALEK

AGHZOUT

was born 1958 in Tetouan, Morocco. Since 1987 he has lived in Vienna, Austria. He studied at IAV Hassan II and University Mohammed V Rabat, Morocco, the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) Cachan, Paris and at Vienna University of Technology in Austria, where he got a degree in electrical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) and a Doctorate in technical sciences (Dr. Techn.) (winner of two international awards). Aghzout´s works have been presented in several international art fairs, exhibitions and museums. Collectors of high standing in several countries own his works. Email: aghzout@gmx.at Website: www.aghzout.com Tel.: +41 650 8388322

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In 2010, selected works were presented in several magazines including the print edition of NY Arts Annual Top Websites Directory and several online publications, like the NY Arts Magazine. Aghzout has participated in several international exhibits, including a collective show at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas and at the Broadway Gallery, Manhattan, New York. In June and July 2010 he was selected as “artist of the month” by Art Fairs International, New York. Aghzout has been presented at several cultural broadcasts at Moroccan and Austrian television channels and at radio interviews. "Painting is development of seeing and ability. Painting is a science and knowledge". "Art is research, art is a science and knowledge".


ABDELKHALEK

AGHZOUT

Top: Untitled Mixed media on canvas 80 x 60 cm or 31 x 24 in. Bottom Left: Untitled Acrylic on canvas 70 x 60 cm or 27 x 24 in. Right: Untitled Acrylic on canvas 70 x 60 cm or 27 x 24 in.

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Alexander Oak Flats, NSW Australia

Left: Cosmic Terre Mixed media on paper 57 x 38 cm or 22 x 15 in. Right Top: Solar Birth Watercolor on paper 54 x 41 cm or 21 x 16 in. Bottom: Solar Birth Detail

OLIVIA ALEXANDER “The natural world has always captured my imagination. The rich, red sand of the Northern Territory in outback Australia, patterns on a tree trunk left behind by peeling bark or the colours of a sunrise playing across the rock faces on the escarpment where I live. These are what inspire me to paint. My style? Expressionistic with a touch of the Abstract! I don't paint photo realism but rather an expression and the emotion of what I see and feel about the subject. My paintings contain many layers, water colours, inks acrylics. Textured papers and exclusive, specialized techniques are also applied. My hope is to communicate a place, a time, or memory that sparks a connection between my art and the viewer.�

Email: info@oliviaalexander.com Website: www.oliviaalexander.com Tel.: +61 411197254

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Alexandre Evreux, France

Left: Autoportrait Acrylic on canvas 37 x 45 cm or 14 x 18 in. Right Top: The Glorious Adventure Acrylic and collage on canvas 24 x 36 cm or 9 x 14 in. Bottom: Good Evening New York City Oil and collage on canvas 90 x 170 cm or 39 x 67 in.

LÉONORE

ALEXANDRE

was born on February, 14th 1967. She discovered the pleasure of painting early, as her grand-father was a painter. After studying mathematics she became a math teacher, but never forgot painting was her first love. Her real work as a painter began in 2003. Leonore began with acrylics, but now mainly uses oil on canvas and watercolors. Looking at her work you will discover a peculiar world, a world inspired by her passion for cinema, nature and music. Her paintings reflect her own universe and dreams, always expressed with vivid colors.

Email: alexleo@voila.fr Website : www.leoart.net Tel.: 33 2 32 38 28 49

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Anderegg Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland

Left: Afghanistan, the Opressed Country Mixed media on canvas 50 x 60 cm or 20 x 24 in. Right Top: Lord of the Desert Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 50 x 60 cm or 20 x 24 in. Bottom: HABIBI Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 50 x 60 cm or 20 x 24 in.

DIANA ANDEREGG “VISIONARIES ARE CHANGING THE WORLD…NOT THE NITPICKERS… Painting means to me to be myself, to create my own sight of the world. Elements, nature and the whole amazing creation around us, is part of my work in painting, photography, light objects and sculptures. I am also interested in the human being itself and the challenge to face our own mortality. Pictures are telling more than a thousand words… I get my inspirations on my journeys; to be silent, with eyes wide open and listen to life, so the vision gets ME, just in a silent moment…as a gift… My Artwork has a message, it is functional, inspired by daily life, recycling and down to earth…but spiritual as well. ART IS WHEN SPIRIT GETS MATTER.”

Email: info@atelierrahmenlos.ch Website: www.atelierrahmenlos.ch Tel.: +41 (0)79 670 32 68

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DIANA ANDEREGG

Left Top: Karma Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 50 x 150 cm or 20 x 59 in. Left Bottom: King Froggy Meets Temptation Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm or 31 x 31 in. Right Top: Temptation Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 70 x 100 cm or 27 x 39 in. Right Bottom: Rainbowmix Oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm or 24 x 24 in.

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Anderegg M端nchenbuchsee, Switzerland

Left: Highway to Hell Acrylic on canvas 50 x 150 cm or 20 x 59 in. Right Top: The Secret Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm or 31 x 31 in. Bottom: Volcano Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 80 x 100 cm or 31 x 39 in.

Email: info@atelierrahmenlos.ch Website: www.atelierrahmenlos.ch Tel.: +41 (0)79 670 32 68

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Aquilino Madrid, Spain

La caricia del viento Oil on canvas 150 x 150 cm or 59 x 59 in.

CARLOS

AQUILINO

was born in Madrid in 1947 and studied on fellowship at the Academia Española de Bellas Artes in Rome, Italy 1977-1978. He has been awarded with the Ayuntamiento de Madrid, Spain prize and the international sculpture prize Gran Me alla de Escultura Anzio’77 in Rome, Italy. He has completed a number of residencies in the United States, Romania and Hungary and many of his works belong to private collections and museums in Spain, France, Germany, Italy, USA, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Turkey, Japan and China. “The paintings I produced last two years, executed in oil on canvas, are from the series devoted to Nature. Interested in the place of the individual within Nature, I paint small human figures surrounded by giant sunflowers, like survivors who are not scared to nature and freedom.”

Email: carlos.aquilino@gmail.com Website: www.kunstaspekte.de/carlos-aquilino Tel.: 00 34 686 209 176

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Aranyshev Yaroslav, Russia

The Dolls Oil on canvas 90 x 90 cm or 35 x 35 in.

ANDREY

ARANYSHEV

was born in Yarsolavl, Russia in 1956 where he still lives and works today. He has diverse artistic interests and abilities, working in different genres: landscape, portrait, still-life, narrative picture. The characteristic features of Aranyshev’s works are their clear composition, the fortunate combination of painting and graphic techniques, and optimal use of the colour. The main idea of the plot always governs formal means. Aranyshev’s works are a complex combination of clear, sharp drawing and the exciting instability of the paint form. His canvases embody the ample diversity, expressiveness and beauty of images of the surrounding world. Aranyshev has participated in solo and group international exhibits in Russia, Greece, Canada, Czech, France and the United States.

Email: andrej-aranyshev@yandex.ru Website: www.aranyshev.yar.ru

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ANDREY

ARANYSHEV

Big Fish Oil on canvas 100 x 70 cm or 39 x 27 in.

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Aresca Asti, Italy

All Images: Untitled Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm or 31 x 31 in.

DINO ARESCA was born in Asti, Italy, where he still lives and works today. There is poetry in the flow of colors and materials Dino Aersca uses in his paintings. His work reveals a concept of abstraction, remarkably original, due to his studies, as well as, his personality. Formal content and inner awareness, evolve into a high level spatial art. His paintings are to be viewed with an open spiritual sensivity, as the emotion received by the viewer is strong and engaging, marking an impression on the subconscious. Aresca has participated in numerous national and international exhibits, in cities including New York, Vienna, Grenoble, Monte Carlo, Milan, Bologna, and Venice.

Email: dinoaresca@gmail.com Website: www.dinoaresca.it

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Asatsu Hiroshima, Japan

Top: Fugaku 36kei Kanagawa-oki namiura Oil on canvas 162 x 130 cm or 62 x 51 in. Bottom: The Duet with No 14. and No. 1 Japanese paint and paper 106 x 76 cm or 42 x 30 in.

YUUMI ASATSU was born in 1985 in Hiroshima, Japan and now lives and works in Chiba. Asatsu has participated in international exhibits in Japan, Australia, Spain and New York City.

Email: painting_our_life@hotmail.com Website:www.yuumiasatsu.web.fc2.com

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Atkins Chicago, IL United States

Still One More Star Oil on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm

FLOYD ATKINS lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. He has been painting and using various forms of mixed media for many years. Floyd is a former art educator in the Chicago Public School system where he proudly brought the creative process to our youth. A graduate of Clark University with a degree in Fine Arts, he studied with John Riddle. He also studied at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Art Institute of Chicago, where he lectured on Art History in the early eighties. His works have been purchased by various city government agencies, as well as private collectors like Paul Jones. Atkins is published in a “How To Book” by the Chinese government for their students to study. He was nominated for the 2003 Joan Mitchell’s Painters and Sculptors Grant. In 2004, Atkins was one of eleven artists from the United States invited to the 8th annual Summer Summit in Poetovio, Slovenia. Email: floydatkinsart@aol.com Website: www.floydatkins.com

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Atkins uses a lot of musical analogies to make a point, likens his work to something of a “John Coltrane,” in terms of the artistic possibilities he’s examining and making visible. Born in Chicago in 1957 and raised on the south side of Chicago during the sixties. Atkins formed a desire to interpret and put in a tangible form the society around him that was molding his way of thinking. His “Abstract Truth” exhibition at Concordia University explores the issues of race globally. As Atkins has noted in the past, his desire is for his work to open a dialogue where exploring the “truth” is a thought provoking experience.


FLOYD ATKINS

The Watchman Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 121 cm

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Avdieieva Vinnitsa, Ukraine

Left: Speed of Life 70 x 40 cm or 28 x 16 in. Right Top: Summer Cafe Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm or 31 x 24 in. Middle: Shine Oil on canvas 70 x 80 cm or 28 x 31 in. Bottom: Speed of Life 70 x 80 cm or 28 x 31 in.

ALEKSANDRA

AVDIEIEVA

was born in 1997 in the Ukraine and has been drawing since she was 6 years old. She has been won eighteen painting contests. Avdieieva's work has been included in seven solo and twenty one group international exhibits in the Ukraine, Russia and the Biennale of modern art in Italy.

Email: suni.avdeeva@mail.ru Website: www.aleksandra.artnow.ru

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Beinkamp Roennede, Denmark

Top: Harlem Boy in the City Acrylic on canvas 80 x 100 cm or 31 x 39 in. Bottom Left: The Village Acrylic on canvas 80 x 100 cm or 31 x 39 in. Middle: The Polkadotted Pig Acrylic on canvas 120 x 120 cm or 47 x 39 in. Right: The Polkadotted Pig Detail

JĂ˜RN

BEINKAMP

is a self taught artist and a well-known illustrator throughout Scandinavia for the past 40 years. In the 1970s and 80s Beinkamp produced numerous international posters ranging from sports to pop subjects. Some of his best known posters feature Bjørn Borg, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Muhammad Ali, Clint Eastwood and John Travolta. Since 1990 he has been dedicated to painting, mostly influenced by Expressionism and the COBRA movement. His works have been shown in many galleries and are owned by numerous private collectors in most of Scandinavia, the United States, Japan, Austria, the Netherlands and Taiwan.

Email: j.beinkamp@privat.dk Website: www.beinkampart.dk

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Bae Seoul, South Korea

A Glorious Autumn Day Oil on canvas 65 x 91 cm or 25 x 36 in.

SUNGMEE BAE was born in 1960 in South Korea. She painted and participated in workshops at WBK Vrije Academie of The Hague in the Netherlands for three years. She has had many solo and group exhibitions in South Korea, the Netherlands and other countries, including the Florence Biennale 2009 in Italy. She is a member of Haagse Kunstkring in the Netherlands and Korean Fine Arts Association in South Korea.

Email: smblee7@yahoo.com Website: http://sungmee.tripod.com

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“Reflections of light and objects in water have always captivated me. I am intrigued by the mirrored images produced by water, because these new, upside-down scenes seem to show another side of the world. Water has moral excellence in that it reflects everything as it is. For this reason, I pursue getting into self-reflection by exploring water reflection. In my paintings, I express myself with diverse figures reflected in water. At the same time, I translate inspirations from water reflections into my own emotional colors. I use the wet-in-wet paint method to create lively and emotional atmospheres on canvas. In order to reflect on myself, I combine Western materials like oil with my Asian touch which reflects my identity. �


SUNGMEE BAE

Top: Beautiful Struggle Oil on canvas 160 x 120 cm or 63 x 47 in. Bottom: Blending Oil on canvas 160 x 120 cm or 63 x 47 in.

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Baghdasari Los Angeles, CA United States

Cypress at Point Lobos Oil on canvas 11 x 14 in. or 28 x 35 cm

SEDA BAGHDASARI is a visualist, painter, photographer and designer. Her life vision is to advocate the beauty of the world through art and education. She is an active philantropist who travels the world using her artwork and energy to bring healing and learning to all, whether in a mountain village or an urban ghetto. Born in Iran , educated in Britain with a BFA in Architecture and Interior design, she continued her work and studies in the States for over twenty five years, working in corporate, retail and themed entertainment industries, taking projects from concept to completion. She has studied with award winning artist and filmmaker Arthur Bijorn Egeli, as well as Armenian master impressionist Armen Atayan in her ancestral Armenia. Whether designing for a performance or film, capturing a moment on canvas or through her lens, she aims to transport the viewer to a magical place of wonder and delight. She resides with her family in Los Angeles, recording her journey with the art of life. Email: sedab@earthlink.net Website: www.studiosedafineart.com

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“ As an artist, I hope to capture the true essence in the beauty of our world. I hope to capture on canvas the elements of being that move and transform us- Feelings we have always felt in our hearts. Whether it is the everempowering oceans or the quiet grace and stillness in the land; a new way to look at places, connecting us to the traditions of our past. Let us walk in beauty‌. For the past ten years, Seda has found her passion in the art of painting, She has studied with numerous artists most notably American Impressionist Arthur Bjorn Egeli and Russian Impressionist Maestro Armen Atayan in her native land of Armenia. Seda resides in Pasadena and Malibu continuing her journey with nature.â€?


SEDA BAGHDASARI

Windy Day Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in, or 46 x 61 cm

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Bailey Las Vegas, NV United States

Left: Thermopolyae Oil on canvas 40 x 60 in. or 101 x 152 cm Right: Big Bang Oil on canvas 48 x 72 in. or 121 x 183 cm

RICHARD BAILEY graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah and a Masters of Art from the University of Southern California. He is a retired U.S. Air Force pilot with over 7000 flight hours; including 575 combat hours. While living in the Netherlands, Richard developed his artistic style which presents a raw natural talent in combining color and texture in a variety of medium. Nature is his main source of inspiration. His artwork has evolved from abstract to impressionistic works using vivid color and texture. He currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Email: rbaileyart@aol.com Website: www.rbaileyart.com Tel.: 702-249-9885

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“Depicting imaginary landscapes with colors, texture, and movement gives me pause to reflect on youthful exploring. Treading on cross-bedded sandstone formed from ancient dunes that were uplifted in tumultuous action, eroded and exposed, the geological formations often studied from altitude. While painting, I recall exploring the rugged western environment, and studying geological formations from the cockpit; imagining the forces required to expose my hiking trails. I apply paint in horizontal patterns, reflecting the layering of sedimentary rock; then cause the vertical lifting and the violent development of the landscape.” A New York critic wrote, “Bailey draws the spectator into a dynamic viewing experience where one not only sees the discernible beauty in nature, but feels the impact upon its illumination. (…)There is a strong feeling of texture which emphasizes the inspiration of nature as there is a presence of sand, water and wind rather than oil upon the canvas.”


RICHARD BAILEY

Purple Rain Oil on canvas 20 x 24 in. or 50 x 60 cm

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Bailey Las Vegas, NV United States

Seven Spanish Angels Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 40 x 50 cm

Star Cluster George Kelly Bailey Oil on canvas 22 x 28 in. or 59 x 71 cm

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RICHARD BAILEY

Flowery Dreams Oil on canvas 48 x 24 in. or 122 x 60 cm

Email: rbaileyart@aol.com Website: www.rbaileyart.com Tel. 702-249-9885

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Banikin Richmond Hill, Canada

Top: Aurora Ink and goldleaf on cold pressed watercolour paper Bottom: Undeneath It All Ink on cold pressed watercolour paper Both works: 15 x 11 in. or 38 x 28 cm

SHEILAH BANIKIN was born in Toronto, Canada. Sheilah and her family made many trips to the Canadian north and trips to Halifax and Newfoundland. Northern Ontario, part of the Great Canadian Shield with their high smooth rocks and spectacular trees are a great source of inspiration. She studied at the Three Schools of Art in Toronto where many great Canadian painters taught and the Visual Arts department of York University. She loves to experiment and her motto is “what if…and I wonder what happens if I do this in another way.”

Email: sheilah@shazzartstudio.com Website: www.shazzartstudio.com

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“From an early age I loved taking things apart and putting hem back together the way I thought it should look, whether it be in size, colour or shape. I graduated to paper drawings and colouring shapes and arranging where a landscape might go, drawing in trees, the sky, houses in all different shapes and arranged like a jigsaw puzzle, but my way. Now shape, colour and line are a wonderful playground I call art. Juicy colours, organic and whimsical shapes show up in many places and in many paintings. The whimsy of the line drawings where flowers appear in an outline of a cat or the strong bold colour of acrylic leads to just one thing. “Pick up your brush, crank up the tunes and let the joy begin.”


SHEILAH BANIKIN

Top: Touchstone Ridge II Oil on canvas 30 x 36 in. or 76 x 91 cm Bottom: Touchstone Ridge I Oil on canvas 30 x 36 in. or 76 x 91 cm

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Banikin Richmond Hill, Canada

Top: Citrine Morning Watercolor on paper 8 x 10 in. or 20 x 25 cm Bottom: Underneath It All II Ink on paper 10 x 9 in. or 25 x 23 cm

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Bermingham Los Gatos, CA United States

Top: Thebes Acrylic on canvas 63 x 42 in. or 160 x 106 cm Bottom Left: St. Simon’s Isle Acrylic on canvas 62 x 43 in. or 157 x 109 cm Middle: Fool’s Gold Acrylic on canvas 62 x 43 in. or 157 x 109 cm Right: Fool’s Gold Detail

LOU BERMINGHAM earned his BFA from San Jose State University and spent a year at Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix-en Provence, France. He has lived in France and Egypt and now keeps his studio in Holy City, a ghost town in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Bermingham is inspired by Color Field Painting and Abstract Expressionism and has participated in several international exhibits in California, New York City, France and Cairo. His works belong in numerous private collections in the United States, Europe and Asia as well as in the Triton Museum, California.

Email: loubermingham@comcast.net Website: www.loubermingham.com

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Bauer Phoenix, AZ United States

Top Left: A Night in New York City Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm Right: A Night in New York City Detail Bottom Left: Red Wig Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm Middle: Colored Hair Oil on canvas 24 x 22 in. or 61 x 56 cm Left: Colored Hair Detail

LOGAN BAUER was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, though much of his formative years were spent overseas. He took his first painting class in London, England at the age of thirteen. He graduated from Trinity University San Antonio, Texas with a BA in Education and a minor in History and Political Science. During his last year at Trinity he took the majority of his coursework in the Fine Arts department, where he devoted much of his time to painting. Settling in Arizona he continued his art education at Phoenix College and Arizona State University. Only recently have circumstances permitted him to transform what had been a pastime into a full-time commitment. A figurative and landscape artist, Bauer’s impressionistic and contemporary abstract imagery is imbued with a vivid sense of color, light, and emotion informed by the vistas of his lifelong travels. His oil paintings are characterized by years of experimenting with watercolor techniques that blend color in ethereal and unsuspecting ways and that add to the narratives he depicts on canvas. Bauer continues to study life drawing and painting in classroom and workshop settings and is a member of the Arizona Watercolor Association (AWA), the Arizona Artist Guild (AAG), and has been juried into the Arizona Art Alliance (AAA).

Email: bauer789@msn.com Website: www.artistpath.com

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LOGAN BAUER

Left Top: Falling Down, Cherry AZ Watercolor on cold press paper 11 x 15 in. or 28 x 38 cm Middle: Red Store Watercolor on cold press paper 15 x 22 in. or 38 x 56 cm Bottom: Red Store Detail Right: Mountain Tops Watercolor on cold press paper 15 x 22 in. or 38 x 56 cm

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Ben Yitzhak Milwakee,WI United States

Left: My Song Acrylic on canvas 34 x 24 in. or 86 x 60 cm. Right Top and Bottom: My Song Details

ELISHA BEN YITZHAK was born in Israel in 1943 and studied at the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem and the Anvi Art Institute in Tel Aviv. He moved to Milwaukee in 1985. Ben Yitzhak’s work has been exhibited in several galleries, museums and art festivals including the Tate Gallery in the United Kingdom. His paintings have also appeared in numerous publications and electronic media. Leon Harari, an art critic in Israel, wrote about Elisha’s art “Elisha’s pictures have a unique and independent style of their own with so much rhythm. Most of his images combine both figurative and surrealistic elements, as if they were taken from a different world, but yet are strikingly realistic and appealing.’’ ”My paintings are about the essence and rhythm of life, all depicting symbols of life the way I see it. I have always strived to reach the ultimate balance in composition and colors. The struggle of making a society more receptive of art in general has followed me throughout my life. I strongly believe that art plays an important roll in every society by transforming thinking and understanding of the immediate surroundings. I faced numerous challenges in my artistic life but the desire to paint prevailed. Private art collectors, galleries and museums around the world have acquired many of my paintings. “ Email: elisha@elishasart.com Website: www.elishasart.com

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ELISHA BEN YITZHAK

Left: Silent Love Acrylic on canvas 28 x 40 in. or 71 x 102 cm

Right: Love Acrylic and ink on canvas 26 x 40 in. or 66 x 102 cm

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Biehl

Dallas, TX United States

Village Series I II and III Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 76 x 76 cm

JULIANNE BIEHL was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied art at Carnegie-Mellon University and Indiana University of PA where she earned a BS in Art Education. She earned her MA degree in Secondary Art Education at Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX. Post graduate work was at The University of Pittsburgh, Rutgers University, Rhode Island School of Design, and North Texas State University. She taught at all levels, private, public and university continuing art education. She has prints in the Blaffer Permanent Collection at the University of Houston, TX, has exhibited at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, PA and has had work in diverse private and college galleries. In 2010 the Boston Printmakers traveling exhibit, thINK, included her print and paintings were in the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts. in Las Vegas. Nevada. She has won awards and has been in collections and shows in the United States, as well as in Paris, France; Milan, Italy; Beijing, China, Ephesus, Turkey; Shimonoseki, Japan; and Nyiraesad, Hungary. In the permanent collection of the grafisk vaersted/ Naestved Print Studio for Artists, Naesvted, Denmark she has three prints. Her paintings and prints are illustrated in two 2010 books, International Contemporary Masters, Vol. III, World Wide Art Books publishers and Visual Journeys: Art of the 21st Century by the Society of Layerists in Multi Media. A member of the Boston Printmakers, and a signature member of Southwestern Watercolor Society and Texas Visual Arts Association.,she has homes and press studios in Dallas, TX, and Estes Park,CO.

E-mail: printsis@att.net Website: www.colormejulianne.com Tel.: 214 368 0013

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JULIANNE BIEHL

Left Top: Joyous View Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 56 x 56 cm Bottom: Earth View Oil on canvas Acrylic on canvas 34 x 34 in. or 86 x 86 cm Right: Flight Station Water media on canvas 22 x 30 in. or 56 x 76 cm

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Blauensteiner Krems, Austria

Top: Bio-tomatoes Oil On Canvas 93 x 70 cm or 37 x 27 in. Bottom Left: In the Morning Oil On Canvas 140 x 100 cm or 55 x 39 cm Right: In the Morning Oil On Canvas 140 x 70 cm or 55 x 26 in.

DALIA BLAUENSTEINER was born 1962.11.19 in Siauliai, Lithuania. She graduated from Art Department the Siauliai University (Lithuania) in 1985. After her studies she worked as an artist at the Culture Centrum of Prienai and taught at the Gymnasium and Culture Centrum art Studio. She has managed and participated in the organization of international youth projects. Dalia Blauensteiner moved to Krems, Austria in 2003. Her works have been included in solo and group exhibits in Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Italy and Czech. Her works belong to official institutions and private collectors in Lithuania, Poland, Czech, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Austria and the United States.

Email: dalia@dalia-galerie.at Website: www.dalia-galerie.at Tel.: +43 676 6206412

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Boisclair Ottawa, Canada

Left Top: Blue Glacier Acrylic on tissue paper 75 x 60 cm or 30 x 24 in. Middle: Rising Sun Acrylic on tissue paper 75 x 60 cm or 30 x 24 in. Bottom: Rising Sun Detail Right: Wild Rose Acrylic on tissue paper 60 x 75 cm or 24 x 30 in.

THERESE BOISCLAIR is an international artist whose monolithic works thread together conceptual practices with material practices, excavating memory and lived experience in order to distill the essences of these immaterial events into translucent images that glow, vibrate, and reverberate together in unexpected and magical ways. Her works reveal their power through the force and the brightness of colors, through the different effects of forms, the textures, the pictorial matter, the magnetic energy sign which spring from the canvas In her paintings, imagination and creativity are released through the flow of the living and acting forces on the canvas, the interaction of spaces, forms and color connection, taking them beyond to their physical limits. Boisclair has exhibited her paintings in major cities in Canada, France and Italy.

Email: info@tboisclair.com Website: www.tboisclair.com

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Bond

Santa Fe, NM United States

Left: Reef Life Riff I Mixed media on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 122 cm Right: Bottom of An Ancient Sea, 4 Mixed media on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 122 cm

MICKEY BOND was born in Israel to holocaust survivors and raised in Boston. She attended Colgate University as an undergraduate and later received an MA in American Literature from the University of Michigan. Bond has lived in Santa Fe since 1994 and is represented by several New Mexico galleries. “My paintings reflect my daily response to nature's beauty, her dynamic forces and the mystery of creation. I work plein air as much as possible and in all weathers, even if that means only sketching in my car. I work in two styles: abstract landscape paintings and mixed media abstracts. Though both derive from the same plein air experience, the landscapes evoke a sense of place and mood whereas the abstracts explore an essential aspect of nature such as the sea, sky and land. My current abstract series “Bottom of An Ancient Sea,” suggests sea life as it might have existed in a mythic, primordial state, when New Mexico was underwater perhaps. I've imagined a place of glittering light and motion where life forms are inchoate and elusive. I know that my imagery was deeply influenced by a swim last summer over coral encrusted rocks in Hawaii, where a sea turtle led the way. I've used translucent handmade paper from Thailand and Japan featuring banana, mango and Unryu (mulberry) fibers. Casein, acrylic paint and acrylic mediums, combine with the translucent papers to form diaphanous layers and passages where forms float and seem to sway. As an abstract expressionist,I prize mark making highly and allow my compositions to grow out of direct contact with my painting media. I do use brushes but mainly non-traditional such as scrapers, cloths, sponges, knives and primarily my hands. “

Email: mickeybond505@aol.com Website: www.mickeybond.com Tel.: 505.660.4085

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Boswell Los Angeles, CA United States

Top Left: Oceania Acrylic on canvas 28 x 36 cm or 11 x 14 in. Top Right: Oceania Detail Bottom Left: Majestic Madness Acrylic on canvas 36 x 46 cm or 14 x 18 in. Bottom Right: Majestic Madness Detail

LUCIE BOSWELL - ARTIST 37 was born in San Francisco in 1968 and graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s in Art in 1992. She has made art her lifelong passion, working in abstract painting, photography and mixed media. Lucie has an impressive exhibition history and has shown worldwide. She is part of an Artist Guild in Italy and her work is displayed on the number one art website in Germany, as well as other American art websites. Boswell is also a patron in Los Angeles where she lives, works and mentors others in the creative process.

Email: artistelucie@msn.com Website: www.lucieboswell.artists.de Tel.: 323.574.3040

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Bone Gold Coast, Australia

HAYDEN JAMES BONE has lived in Australia for over 28 years, migrating there with his family from New Zealand in 1980 when he was ten years old. Hayden has been a professional artist specialising in contemporary art for private and commercial clients for nearly twenty years. He began his career painting in oils and focussing on portraits and figurative subject matter. His style then deviated where he switched to acrylics and pushed into explosive textures and mediums with an abstract and geometric thread. Hayden is completely self-taught mastering his skills through exploration and experimentation on a range of mediums. His work has been included in several solo and group exhibits in Australia. Hayden also invented ART OUT – a weather resistant canvas that can be displayed in exterior applications. “One of my passions is to explore new ideas allowing the visions to translate into reality. Being completely self taught I have the freedom of experimenting without the fortifications of tuition to curtail me. I believe there is more to a painting than just the subject matter and that other senses should also receive pleasure from the work. My objective is to be in tune with today’s modern architecture combining colors and designs to harmonise with their environment.” Website: www.haydenart.com.au Email: hayden@haydenart.com.au Tel.: +61 (0) 403 519 323

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Top: Solitary Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm or 39 x 39 in. Bottom: Success Acrylic on canvas 150 x 150 cm or 59 x 59 in.


HAYDEN JAMES

BONE

Top: Ballisto Acrylic on canvas 90 x 90 cm or 35 x 35 in. Middle: On The Run Acrylic on canvas 180 x 90 cm or 71 x 35 in. Bottom: Contemplation Acrylic on canvas 140 x 60 cm or 55 x 24 in.

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Bowers Fresno, CA United States

Daydreamer Oil and gold leaf on wooden panel 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 60 cm and details

MARSHA

BOWERS

was born and raised in the Cetral Valley of California and lives and works in Fresno. Her work has been awarded the Editor’s Choice Award at ID Digest.com in September of 2008, April and May of 2009, and February 2010.

Website: http://www.zulimbowersdesigns.com/ Email: m@zulimbowersdesigns.com Tel.: 559-298-9888

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Breitscheidel Munich, Germany

Top: Caught in Mirrors Acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 cm or 20 x 17 in. Bottom Left: Coming Closer Acrylic on canvas 50 x 60 cm or 20 x 23 in. Middle: Have You Seen My Bow? Acrylic and paper on canvas 50 x 60 cm or 20 x 23 in. Right: Have You Seen My Bow? Detail

Dr. L U S I N E

BREITSCHEIDEL

was born in 1973 and grew up in Armenia. She studied Public Health in the US, and obtained her MD in Germany. Her paintings have been exhibited in New York, Berlin, Athens, London, Naples and Nice. “A hall of mirrors. Reflections. You can see only ten, but there are more of those. My doctor, Dr. Lusine Breitscheidel, says I created them, one after another. I was a child, I am a child, I will always be a child. I am multiple. It means hiding, fear and survival. No more, no less. You see reflections. I talk to you. You are a reflection. This hall of mirrors is my mind.� Email: lbreitscheidel@yahoo.de Website: www.lbreitscheidel.de

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Cababe Las Vegas, NV United States

Left: Woman Acrylic on canvas 24 x 48 in. or 61 x 122 cm Right Top: Drooling Watercolor on paper 12 x 24 in. or 30 x 60 cm Bottom: Crash Watercolor on paper 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm

MICHAEL

CABABE

was born in New Jersey, where he believes the best of both worlds reside; the scenic setting of northern New Jersey and the stimulating energy of New York City. In 1980, he moved to Chicago to pursue a BFA at Columbia College, School of Art and Design. His studies led him to focus on the use of negative space, line, texture, and color. In 1990 he moved to southern California in order to broaden his ideas and techniques. His time in California allowed him to experienment with acrylic paints. Michael loves to keep his audience and collectors guessing as to what it is they are viewing, his work leaves the interpretation to the viewer and becomes even more interesting , given the fact that he is colorblind. “Nature is perfect, flawless and endless. Nature is my inspiration, my motivation in transpiring art. Nature provides everything to spark the imagination and creativity in all of us. You must take nature in, the noises, colors, and the aromas. It is then, and only then, you will have reached true art when the allowance of your surroundings becomes a part of your life.� Email: michael@cababestudios.com Website: www.cababestudios.com

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Elena & Olga Budaeva Moscow, Russia

Left: Ballerina Gouache on paper 48 x 80 cm or 19 x 31 in. Right Top I: Duet Watercolor on paper 29 x 42 cm or 11 x 16 in. Top II: Bunch of Peonies Watercolor on paper 30 x 40 cm or 12 x 16 in. Bottom: Road to Taturino Watercolor on paper 29 x 21 cm or 11 x 8 in.

ELENA & OLGA

BUDAEVA

were born in Moscow and graduated from the department of Applied Arts at Moscow State Textile University with Honors. Olga and Elena work as designers, and their drawings and paintings have been included in several international exhibits. Olga's works are shown in the book "Drawing for designers: The Lessons of Classical Tradition" edition 2006, by author V.F. Sidorenko. Besides painting and drawing they also are interested in contemporary dance. They are involved in some performances. Elena teaches dance.

Email: o.e.budaeva@gmail.com Website : www.flickr.com/photos/budaeva

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Brustier France

The Excarnation Oil and acrylic on canvas 154 x 245 cm or 61 x 96 in.

J E A N-P I E R R E

BRUSTIER

is a self-taught painter, born in Toulouse, France. He is an Honorary Citizen of the city Detroit, in Michigan, USA, and "received the keys of the city." Complex and unique trajectory of a multiple man, his father is a Guadelupean and his mother Nivernaise. He has been fascinated with drawing since early childhood; the curvature of a gesture, the subtle play of the shadows and the light, the expressiveness of an attitude. He is an awarded artist and his present work deals with “the Incarnation matter.� Brustier exhibits his works internationally in the United States, Asia and Europe.

Email: jpbrustier@aol.com Website: www.jp-brustier.com

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J E A N-P I E R R E

BRUSTIER

The Incarnation: Cruelty Oil on canvas 220 x 186 cm or 87 x 73 in. and details

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Burquest Birmingham, United Kingdom

Concupiscence III Oil on canvas 100 x 80 cm or 39 x 31 in.

GRAHAM BURQUEST began his artistic career in Liverpool, UK, the city being an integral part of his formative development. It was here through the vibrancy of the people and culture that his ideas first took shape. He now lives and works in Birmingham, UK, his base for several years and where he has had the opportunity to explore further the themes within his work. He has travelled extensively, in particular throughout Europe where he finds the different languages and traditions to be highly stimulating. In the past year his art has been shown in exhibitions in London and New York. Burquest’s paintings look at the body, at flesh, age and beauty, and at the relationships that we form with others, be this plutonic or sexual. Darkened backgrounds and distorted perspective remove the figures from a perceived reality, leaving an ambiguity of meaning within them. The physical property of the oil paint gives an emphasis to the depth and weight of the image. Through this he seeks to explore the human condition, our pleasures, pain, isolation and vulnerability. Influences come from many sources, including classical literature, poetry, music and film. Email: graham.burquest@hotmail.com Website: www.grahamburquest.co.uk

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GRAHAM BURQUEST

Top: Concupiscence Oil on canvas 110 x 100 cm or 40 x 39 in. Bottom Left: Lay Lay II Oil on canvas

135 x 110 cm or

53 x 43 in.

Right: Crouching figure II Oil on canvas 135 x 110 cm or 53 x 43 in.

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Butnik California, United States

Left: Moonlight Surf Latex enamel, acrylic and iridescent acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm Right: My Red Dress On Latex enamel, charcoal, ricepaper and iridescent acrylic on canvas 12 x 16 in. or 30 x 41 in. and Details

DONNA BUTNIK is a native Californian. She began her art apprenticeship in the early 1970's under the direction of Dorothy Cannon in Studio City. She went on to study at California Institute of the Arts gradua ing in 1979 with a BFA.

Email: donna@artpaintings4decor.com Website: www.artpaintings4decor.com, www.4studiolife.com

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DONNA BUTNIK

Left Top: Ladder in Flight Latex enamel, charcoal and iridescent acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm Bottom: Two Dolphins Latex enamel and iridescent acrylic on canvas 22 x 28 in. or 56 x 71 cm Right: Forest Flowers at Dusk Latex enamel, charcoal and iridescent acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm

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Carla Elena Mexico City, Mexico

Carla Elena has particiapted in over thirty solo exhibits and over fourty-five collective shows, in museums, private galleries and cultural venues in Mexico, Spain, Argentina, the United States, the United Kingdom and France. Her work has been recognized by the National Society of Fine Arts in Paris, Ministry of Communications and Transport, Ministry of Energy, PEMEX, Mexican Petroleum Institute, National Polytechnic Institute. Carla Elena’s paintings are part of the cultural heritage of the UNAM, INMUJERES and Pascual Foundation and has been utilized in campaigns for gender equality at the National Institute for Women. Also, her work has been selected in two occasions as an exaample of women in art in Mexico and Spain. Many of her works belong to private collection in the USA, Mexico, UK and France. Carla Elena is a member of the Plastic Artistic Association by UNESCO, Chapter Mexico and has taken part in art competitions juried by ISSSTE. Visiones Oil on canvas 80 x 120 in. or 203 x 305 cm

CARLA ELENA was born in Mexico City in 1969. She earned a BA in Interior Design from the Graduate School of Design and has completed Diploma courses at the IberoAmerican University: World History, Fin de Siècle Changes of World History and World History, Contemporary Mexico. Political Study in Religions. She has also followed seminars for artistic experimentation, abstract art, psychoanalysis and philosophy and studied engraving.

Email: artist@carlaelena.com Website: www.carlaelena.com

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“ I do not paint what I see, I paint what I am. I have always painted, since painting is to see life from a different angle, to listen to what is not said, and to know intuitively that what is not seen. It is to pour out what one feels in a certain moment, without masks or decorations, that is why I paint nudes, I shape the naked emotion, sometimes with fear, some others without it; but it does not limit myself to feel it and to express it. It is the constant interior search and encounter; it is to see myself from the outside, without filters. It is to search that immense force which generates life, as an overflowing energy. The technique I use is very vast, since I go from oil, pencil, charcoal up to graphics, in the engravings with their inks, mototypes, etc. For me, to create has been the passport to freedom.”


Carpenter Dallas, TX United States

Left Top: Twelve Fourteen Oil on canvas 25 x 29 in. or 63 x 74 cm Middle: Right: Twelve Fourteen Detail Bottom: View from Highway 281 South, Dallas to Austin Oil on canvas 9 x 12 in. or 23 x 30 cm Right: Canyon View Oil on canvas 8 x 10 in. or 20 x 24 cm

JOHN

M. C A R P E N T E R

is a contemporary artist living and working in Dallas, Texas. His works have been exhibited regionally and nationally in private galleries and venues and public museums. Carpenter is involved with painting, drawing, photography and printmaking. His works are featured in several publications and belong to private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad.

Email: johncarpenterartist@yahoo.com Website: www.johncarpenterartist.com Tel.: + 214 354 1825

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Chase Eureka, CA United States

Left: Shades of Purple Acrylic on canvas 24 x 38 in. or 61 x 96 cm Right Top: Brown and Purple Acrylic on canvas 24 x 38 in. or 61 x 96 cm Middle and Bottom: Brown and Purple Details

SHELDON

CHASE

of Hupa/Dine descent, was raised on the Navajo Reservation. His artwork was inspired early on, by spiritual images in Navajo sand paintings and contemporary designs incorporated in Navajo rug weaving. While his work and life are influenced by his Native American heritage, he is seeking to be part of a movement of contemporary artists who are using the Native American influence to take art in a new direction. Each abstract piece embodies an emotion or state of mind, which I translated into paint on canvas.

Email: acrylicidealic@yahoo.com

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Clarfield Scarsdale, NY United States

Top: Vagabond Blue Handpainted handmade paper collage 49 x 55 in. or 134 x 140 cm Bottom Left: Les Lys en Provence Handpainted handmade paper collage 57 x 44 in. or 145 x 112 cm Right: L’Anval (Flight) Handpainted handmade paper collage 41 x 58 in. or 104 x 147 cm

STACEY

CLARFIELD NEWMAN

is a collagist and a painter who has developed a unique method of recycling ephemera to create striking hand-painted papers. She then uses them as painterly “brushstrokes of paper” to produce lyrical collages containing abstracted “mindscapes” and whimsical social commentary. Most recently, Clarfield Newman spent two months living and working in Kolkata, India at the Udayan School, a welfare and rehabilitation school for children of leprosy patients. There she taught her techniques of “painting with paper” to 300 children ages 4 - 18, living with the students in the girls dormitory, crossing cultural and language barriers through art. In February of 2010, she curated and mounted an exhibit of the children’s work, “Art of the Heart”, at the prestigious Chamber of Commerce’s Palladian Lounge in Kolkata. The show opened to rave reviews by the city’s renowned cultural media and was a resounding success. The proceeds of the art sales were donated for the continued welfare of Udayan School.

Email: StaceySCN21@aol.com Website: www.artslant.com/ny/artists/show/19642-stacey-clarfield-newman

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Chan

Kendrick, ID United States

John’s Love Watercolor on silk 36 x 32 in. or 91 x 81 cm

DEBBI CHAN “ I did not become an artist, I was born an artist. I have spent my life perfecting it. I create because I must; a primal need like eating or sleeping. Through my eyes, the world is turned into an art form, be it painting or carving. I am extremely prolific and I do not wait to ”Be in the Mood” before I begin with a work of art. I paint what I perceive... very simply, the essence of my inspiration: the ‘dao.’ I study life and believe living is always a learning process. I will only stop learning and developing after death. “ Although Chan uses various media, all her works are filtered through Eastern thought. She believes her relief carvings are nothing more than paintings done with a carving tool. Her work is now easily recognized because of the delicate use of color and light, great detail and the calligraphy gracing each piece. Very often her paintings show the Idaho land that she has come to love. It is a lovely transition between east and west. Chan did study carving and traditional Chinese techniques with masterful teachers, although she is mostly a self-taught artist.

Email: ncchan@tds.net Website: www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/sosum Tel.: +208 289 5194

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DEBBI CHAN

Top: Almost Ready Watercolor on silk 20 x 16 in. or 51 x 41 cm Bottom Left: Hafer Tracks go to Work Watercolor on silk 17 x 20 in. or 43 x 51 cm Right: Elephant Birth Watercolor on silk 20 x 16 in. or 51 x 41 cm

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Chan

Kendrick, ID United States

Top: In Time for the Holidays Watercolor and ink on silk 19 x 31 in. 48 x 79 cm Bottom: Jackie and the Rabbits Watercolor on silk 18 x 16 in. or 46 x 41 cm

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DEBBI CHAN

Left Top: Zodiac Protection Watercolor on silk 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm Bottom: Aged Wood Watercolor and inkstick on rice paper 15 x 22 in. or 38 x 56 cm Right: Bamboo Watercolor on rice paper 8 x 10 in. or 20 x 25 cm

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Claveau ND du Mont Carmel, Québec Canada

Top: Le Château de Gruyères Oil on canvas 10 x 10 in. or 25 x 25 cm Bottom Left: It Was the Good Times Oil on canvas 20 x 24 in. or 50 x 61 cm Right: Red Passion Oil on canvas 22 x 28 in. or 56 x 71 cm

SUZANNE CLAVEAU was born in 1957, in Saguenay, Québec. For Claveau oil painting becomes is a mode of expression which fascinates her. She teaches art, and has participated in numerous international exhibitions and symposia and awarded several prizes for her skillful paintings. Claveau has been a professional artist for over twenty years, with a care for perfection, love for vibrant color and favoring the motif of old country houses. Recently, Claveau exhibited her work in Switzerland and France. Website: www.suzanneclaveau.com

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Colina Rome, Italy

Parapluutjes Oil on canvas 110 x 105 cm or 43 x 41 in.

SYMONA COLINA was born in Ridderkerk, the Netherlands in 1954. She currently lives and works in Rome. Symona Colina has participated in a number of exhibits in several countries including Italy, the Netherlands and the United States. “Within the blue sea, within the blue sky … beyond that I cannot see. My world is defined by “Height, Width and Depth”. I learn and create, where Space is defined by these three dimensions. Where my Art is born and follows Time … the fourth dimension. For me, my work is like the wind taking me to and through the fifth dimension. The works are about prospective: space, time … the fifth dimension.”

Email: within_the_blue@symonacolina.info Website: www.symonacolina.info

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Cook

Sherman Oaks, CA United States

Top: The Simple Acrylic on canvas 22 x 28 in. or 56 x 71 cm Bottom: The Blue Painting Acrylic on canvas 22 x 28 in. or 56 x 71 cm

JENIK

COOK

was born in Iran and now lives and works in California. Her works suggest that there is a range of metaphysical musing in time and space. Additionally expansive readings and psychologically dense inferences are also read through the rendering of form, color and space. Cook’s abstractions, comprised in part of the basic expressive unit of gesture abstraction, the painterly brush stroke against brightly saturated colors, create luminous high voltage. Pictorial fields of stunning grace and amplitude. Cook’s achievement in her body of work is arriving at a point in her mastery to create works that are not only visually engaging on a formal level, but also philosophically stimulating and profound. This sensitivie art-making process is not sweet and guileless. Cook’s work shakes and rattles. There is unabashed passion. Her looming and tremulous mark making and her use of color, evoke the gathering of fading perceptions and the locus of newly emerging interpretations. Playfulness and paradox infiltrate her efforts, allowing the viewer to concieve parts of infinite space and void within fullness. Email: jeniksart@msn.com Website:www.jeniksart.com, www.jenikcook.com Tel.: +818 779 0311

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JENIK

COOK

Left Top: The Color Field 22 x 28 in. or 56 x 71 cm Bottom: The Color Field Detail Right: Morvat 24 x 18 in. or 61 x 46 cm

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Dunaux Los Angeles, CA United States

Change in the Weather Oil on canvas 58 x 70 in. or 147 x 179 cm

BERNARD DUNAUX was born in Sydney and moved to the United States in 1981 after completing his formal art studies in Paris, France. He currently works from his studio in Los Angeles. He has developed a style of seeming contrast and contradiction that paradoxically unifies rather than separates formal elements in visual harmony - energetic brushstrokes against fields of soft color, bright colors highlighting neutral negative spaces-. In his latest works, the multi layered ground itself has become a visual archive of the painter’s process, intimately connecting the viewer with the work. Bernard’s unwillingness to adhere to any one school of thought leads to finished pieces that are refined, refreshingly contemporary, yet strikingly classic. “ I am in a constant search of new forms of visual intellectual expression. My creative process originates with what I identify as a non-moment when constant thought ceases, and shifts into movement and line, paint and canvas. Subject matter remains only a starting point, as the direct action of painting itself takes over and dictates my course. Each painting strives to elicit a glimpse of the “visual thought”, before the thought becomes instinctual emotion. Email: bdunaux@sbcglobal.net Website: www.dunaux.com

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BERNARD DUNAUX

Thirteen Oil on canvas 44 x 55 in. or 112 x 140 cm

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Dion

Victoriaville, QuĂŠbec Canada

Left to Right: Stephanie Oil on canvas 36 x 18 in. or 91 x 46 cm Alisson Oil on canvas 72 x 18 in. or 183 x 46 cm Alisson (diptych) Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in. or 183 x 61 cm

CAROLINE

DION

was born in Lac St-John, QuĂŠbec. Caroline Dion, who goes by the name of CAR-di, learned to make and love art at an early age. She works by trying to capture the emotional essence of her subjects. Always in exploration, she is doing her best to master her work more and more each day. She has had numerous solo international exhibits in museums and galleries in Canada, France and Belgium.

Email: canevas116@hotmail.com Website: www.car-di.artacademie.com Tel.: 1-819-357-8528

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Emmanouel Athens, Greece

Left: Moving Out Mixed media on canvas 20 x 35 in. or 51 x 89 cm Right Top: Vacation Mixed media on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 51 x 51 cm Middle: Family Mixed media on canvas 20 x 31 in. or 51 x 79 cm Bottom: Family Detail

RANIA EMMANOUEL was born in Athens,Greece and studied Architecture in Rome and then at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, United States. Emmanouel also studied fine art at the K.Iliadis Art school in Athens. Up to now she had six solo shows and particpated in twelve group exhibits in Europe and the United States. Her works belong to many international private collections.

Email: extent@otenet.gr Tel.: +30 210 7564561

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Filion

Amos, QuĂŠbec Canada

The Sower of Stars Mixed media on canvas 60 x 51 cm or 24 x 20 in.

DENISE

FILION

was born in La Sarre, Canada in 1944 and earned a Bachelor's degree in Education and Mathematics. She is a self-taught artist. She has participated in ten international shows and she was honored in Europe and North America. "Everything is of interest to me. I love travelling and meeting new people through their cultures. I explore different media approaches and techniques in my art. Why would I paint the same things day after day? I simply listen to my heart. I invite you to discover my world of vibrating colors and movements, reflecting my intense passion, my pure emotions and my energitic rhythm. I use primary colors especially red, which is the color that represents me as an artist and as an individual! Email: denisefilionart@hotmail.com Website: www.denisefilion.com

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DENISE

FILION

Top: It’s Raining Nails Mixed media on canvas 51 x 51 cm or 20 x 20 in Bottom Left: The Excitement of a Holiday Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 cm or 12 x 16 in. Right: The Cottage Road Acrylic on canvas 23 x 30 cm or 9 x 12 in.

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Fontaine Chatillon Sur Cher, France

The Peruvian Market Mixed media on canvas 116 x 89 cm or 116 x 35 in.

SERGE FONTAINE was born in September 23rd, 1944 and is a contemporary French artist who paints with oils and watercolors and also produces etchings. Fontaine has participated in international group and solo exhibits in cities throughout France and Italy, “I am interested in producing works by mixing drawing and painting techniques. What I find inspiring is nature and the attempt to convey its serenity and vibrant colors of the different seasons and places. Circuses and carnavals are of special interest to me. How can one succomb to their profound mystery, utter magic and gaiety? I like to capture the contours and content of human life, through portraits and street and makret scenes. Painting is indeed my inner source of strength and emotional balance.” “Here are happy colors, those of total life. Nothing aggressive here, nothing fake; everything resolves into perfect tranquil consonant harmony. ” French poet Charles Le Quintrec Email: serge.fontaine0115@orange.fr Website: www.andrewkaspersculpture.com.au Tel.: +06-14-88-31-07

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SERGE FONTAINE

Left: Arlequin: After the Festivities Mixed media on canvas 65 x The Nightly Carnival 81 x 54 cm or 32 x 21 in. Bottom:

81 cm or 25 x 32 in. Right Top: Arlequin: After the Festivities Detail

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Forrester Jesus, Ibiza Spain

Top: Bluebell Meadow Triptych Oil on canvas 46 x 115 cm or 18 x 45 in. Bottom: Best Bluebell Wood Triptych Oil on canvas 46 x 104 cm or 18 x 41 in.

LIZZY FORRESTER (AKA Deborah McNeill) was born in Liverpool England and has lived all her adult life in Spain. Surrounded by a great appreciation of art from an early age; her father being an excellent oil painter, she spent hours as a child wandering around the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. After a spiritual retreat in the summer of 2006, Lizzy Forrester started to dedicate all her free time to her great passion, painting. By October 2008 she decided, on account of a seemingly endless and ever growing list of invitations on an international lever to give up work completely and dedicate herself to painting. ....It is not unusual for Lizzy to feel or experience the creation of her Artwork as explosive: the paintings are full of life energy.

Email: lizzyforrester474@hotmail.com Website : www.lizzyforrestergallery.com Tel.: +34 .617.428.438

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Flink

Sweden

Left: Understand Each Other Oil on canvas 90 x 90 cm or 35 x 35 in. Right Top: Life Is Hard to Leave Oil on canvas 90 x 90 cm or 35 x 35 in. Bottom: He Wanted to Become an Artist Oil on canvas 21 x 45 cm or 8 x 18 in.

FREDRIK FLINK “I live in southern Sweden. I have recently come to realize that it is about time to let other people, except from my family and friends, take part in my work of art. I have reached a point in my life, where I can dedicate more time to my art and I am now ready to reach out to galleries and other people interested in my artwork, in other words I am ready to reach out to a wider audience. I believe genuine and true feelings surrounding art is in the eye (mind) of the beholder. The purpose of art is to create interest and generate feelings within the beholder. In my paintings, I like to mix motives of the human inner (and outer) nature with motives external to the human body and mind and the reality in which we live.�

Email: flinkart@telia.com Website: www.flinkart.com

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Frank Moab, UH United States

Top: Time on Earth Watercolor and ink on paper 39 x 25 in. or 99 x 63 cm Bottom: Ephemeral Pool Watercolor and ink on paper 29 x 19 in. or 74 x 38 cm and details

JONATHAN FRANK is a full-time, self-taught artist, living, and working in Moab, Utah. Since 2000, he has participated in numerous juried state, national, and international exhibitions. From 2003 to 2006 he showed on the national art festival circuit, resulting in his paintings being acquired by collectors from across the country, and around the world. Jonathan Frank is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the Colorado Watercolor Society, the Western Colorado Watercolor Society, and the Texas Watercolor Society. He has received numerous awards, and has been recognized in a variety of print media for his achievements so far. “ I’ve always been extremely connected to place, hence my love for the natural landscape. In fact, landscape is arguably the most important element of human existence. Without it we’d all be floating around in space with nothing to eat. That being said, painting beautiful places comes very naturally, and my high-definition presentations of them exemplify their importance to me. Recently, I’ve discovered a means of expressing ideas beyond the limits of representation through abstract expressionism. While elements of landscape may still be present, they are merely implied, rather than depicted directly. Color and design are the emphasis. These “random acts of beauty” are dripped, poured, and thrown onto the support, providing a wonderful counterbalance to the precision of the landscapes.” Email: jon@jonathanfrankstudio.com Website: www.jonathanfrankstudio.com

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JONATHAN FRANK

Top Left: Portal Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm Right: Intrinsic Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm Bottom: Above and Below Acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm

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Franco Guatemala / United States

November Twenty3rd Oil on c anvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 121 cm

P R I S C I L L A

FRANCO ASTURIAS

was born in Palm Beach, Florida and raised in Guatemala City. At age sixteen, she moved to Boston to earn her BSBA in Bussiness Administration from Suffolk University. At the same time she was exploring her passion for art, expressing herself through different mediums.She is inspired by her early exposure to a variety of cultures and Abstract Expressionism. In Boston, Priscilla became an established artist with numerous showings and today, her works belong to many private collectors and art lovers around the world.

Email: info@priscifranco.com Website: www.priscifranco.com Tel.: + 1 617 480 553

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“Painting is a true passion for me, it is an inner state of mind where I'm actually free of all thought and all that I focus on is to listen and obey my instincts that guide me to express my feelings. It is my creative mean to express that energy that manifests itself in me. Nature, music and harmony are external factors that significantly influence and inspire my creative process. I let myself emerge into the realm of my imagination and allow, whatever is intended to be expressed, through the exploration of different motions, shapes, emotive colors and composition. I rarely have knowledge of what the outcome will be and this gives me the power to improvise and evolve in a mental dialogue between myself and the canvas.�


Fraser Allston, MA United States

Left: A room with a view Oil on canvas 160 x 137 cm or 63 x 54 in. Right Top: Sexual Deception by Orchids Oil on canvas 107 x 160 cm or 42 x 63 in. Middle: Self-portrait with Three Brushes Oil on canvas 137 x 145 cm or 54 x 57 Bottom: Infinite Oil on canvas 91 x 91 cm or 36 x 36 in.

CHRISTOPHER

FRASER

attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. “My art interrogates man’s situation with respect to daily pressures and struggles, but more broadly deals with the human events of war, discrimination, manipulation, exploitation, and finally, man’s situation as a living entity within an infinite universe. Are these situations mutually exclusive; does man contemplate the universe when living, fighting, exploiting or surviving? If, and when, does a human finally contemplate his situation; within the universe are all other aspects of humanity separate and irreconcilable? These concepts allow an endless supply of inspiration and emotional energy, for breaking and challenging contemporary art forms and for exploring a subliminal connection with the universe. I delved into this theme on canvas, through fractured images and thoughts that deal with contemporary events and issues.” Email: chrisfraser.tshirt@gmail.com Website: www.chrisfraser.org Tel.: +781 775 1423

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Freidenfelde Riga, Latvia

Throw. Brittleness of matter Oil on canvas 40 x 31 cm or 79 x 102 in.

EVIJA FREIDENFELDE-SEDLENIECE was born in Talsi, Latvia in October 25, 1966. She earned his Biology Degree from the University of Latvia and completed his Master’s Degree in law from the University’s Law Department. While mostly self-taught she has studied with Latvian painters, Kaspars Perskis and Reinis Liepa. Her work is partially inspired by Pablo Picasso, Edward Munch and Egon Schiele. Besides painting, Evija is a photographer and printmaker. ” My paintings don’t follow strict rules or style, I try to experiment and find the style that best fits the content and idea of each painting.“

Email: evijaf@gmail.com Website: www.artdoxa.com/evijaf

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Fumelli Pontecorvo, Lazio Italy

Top: Africa Oil on canvas 110 x 50 cm or 43 x 20 in. Bottom Left: Tramonto Primaverile Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm or 24 x 20 in. Right: L’estate Oil on canvas 40 x 30 cm or 16 x 12 in.

GIANLUCA

FUMELLI

was born in Rome in 1974. He graduated at the Technical Institute of the State Industrial Pontecorvo, as Chief Technical Expert in Telecommunications, continues with his studies as a computer programmer, and decided to combine his passion for design with the work. Dedicated to computer graphics and web design, working with several companies in the construction of websites, logos and comics, even in projects ranging national. Self-taught landscape painter, devotes his spare time to painting, transferring the harmony of nature in his paintings. He painted only what reflects his thinking, looking for the fine detail with the awareness of duty to grow. Fumelli has participated in international exhbits in many Italian cities and Germany.

Email: gianlucafumelli.art@email.it Website: www.gianlucafumelliart.it

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Fuchs-Holman Weimar, Texas United States

Top: Peonies Acrylic on canvas 12 x 24 in. or 30 x 61 cm Bottom Left: Fields of Yellow and Red Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm Right: Shades of Pink Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm

CATHY FUCHS- HOLMAN began painting in 1979. Though predominantly self-taught, she studied under Lillian Boettcher, a well known Texan artist, and took workshops from many accomplished artists, including Kenneth Richard Turner, Dick Turner, Bob Rohm, Bobby Kilpatrick, Rosemary Mahoney, Doris Munson, Margaret Craig and Brad Braun. Recently she decided to further her education, at one of the country's largest community-based art schools - Southwest School Of Art and Craft in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to acrylics, oils, pastels, water colors and mixed media, she is proficient in faux finishing and Italian Plaster applications , which she studied at the Definitive Decorative Arts School in Houston, Texas and the School of Italian Plaster in Atlanta, Georgia. Cathy Holman has painted photography backdrops for award winning photographers, as well as murals in fine homes and offices across Texas. “Weimar, Texas has been my lifelong home. Growing up on a dairy farm in rural America gave me an appreciation for my favorite subject - the rural landscape. I find nothing more exhilarating than painting in "Plein Aire" - capturing the fleeting light effects that occur in nature,so as to allow you - when viewing my works - to feel as if you are actually in the scene. I also paint floral and animal portraits and am currently exploring abstract ,mixed media and print making. I am finding that the palette knife allows spontaneous and exhilarating expression of the scene I'm painting.� Email: cathyfuchsholman@hughes.net Website: www.cathyfuchsholman.com

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CATHY FUCHS-HOLMAN

Top: Through the Rays Acrylic on canvas 25 x 48 in. or 63 x 122 cm Bottom Left: Looking Out the Studio Acrylic on canvas 18 x 18 in. or 46 x 46 cm Middle: A Cloudy Day in June Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm Right: Jenny’s Corner Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 76 x 76 cm

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Furlan Caracas, Miranda Venezuela

Top: Arizona Acrylic on wood 122 x 122 cm or 48 x 48 in. Bottom: City Slums Acrylic on wood 122 x 122 cm or 48 x 48 in.

IRENE

FURLAN

"Many people have asked me for the obvious difference of style between my prints and my paintings. I’m attracted by the drama inherent to drawing. I enjoy searching for the perfection to detail, the variety of values and the expression of the line which is proper of drawing and I think is vital to printmaking. I find it easier to convey a message with the explicit language of the form and without the distraction of color. But from painting, I find the use of color fascinating and I enjoy the sensation of freedom that it produces me. That’s the reason why abstraction takes over my paintings and the figure leads my prints. When I need to work, I etch but when I paint, it’s playtime."

Email: irenefurlan@gmail.com Tel.: +58 414 245 26 01

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IRENE

FURLAN

Top: Factory Acrylic on wood 50 x 70 cm or 20 x 27 in. Bottom Left: Womb Acrylic on wood 180 x 122 cm or 71 x 48 in. Right: Veil Acrylic on wood 160 x 122 cm or 63 x 48 in.

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Furlan Caracas, Miranda Venezuela

Top: Lunar Eclipse Acrylic on wood 122 x 122 cm or 48 x 48 in. Bottom: Fishermen’s Tales Acrylic on wood 122 x 122 cm or 48 x 48 in.

Email: irenefurlan@gmail.com Tel.: +58 414 245 26 01

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Gataullina

Tatarstan, Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia

Left: Memories Oil on canvas. 65 x 60 cm or 25 x 24 in. Right: Eva Oil on canvas 65 x 90 cm or 25 x 35 in.

GATAULLINA

GALINA

was born in the Penza region of Russia. In 1989 she gained her degree in Art and Graphics from the National University’s Pedagogy faculty. Between 1990 -1995 she taught painting at the National University and the private painting studio ‘Meta.’ In 2003 she opened her own design-studio ‘Ampir.’ Gataullina currently lives and works in Tatarstan, Naberezhnye Chelny. She has participated in several exhibits in private galleries and government institutions since 1995 and her works belong to private collections in Russia and abroad.

Email: Gala_nch@bk.ru Websites: wwwggala.artists.de, www.artmajeur.com/korsa996

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Ghezzi Milan, Italy

Top: Personaggio Oil and gold leaf on wooden table 53 x 53 cm or 21 x 21 in. and Detail Bottom: Pineta Mixed media on canvas 60 x 62 cm or 24 x 24 in. and Detail

MARIA RITA GHEZZI attended the Brera Academy in Milan and has participated in several solo and group exhibitions in several Italian cities and the United States. Her work was published in IL PONTE Magazine, which is based in New Jersey and Ghezzi has been the receipient of several competitive awards.

Email: mrg@ghezzimr.it Website: www.ghezzimr.it

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Goodall Port Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Left: Linctus Oil on canvas 145 x 110 cm or 57 x 43 in. Right Top: Hariequinade Oil on canvas 145 x 110 cm or 57 x 43 in. Bottom Left: Tarry Oil on canvas 145 x 110 cm or 57 x 43 in. Bottom Right: Most Strikingly Novel Oil on canvas 165 x 100 cm or 65 x 39 in.

RHONDA GOODALL-KIRK is a self-taught figurative artist who has been actively exhibiting for the past fifteen years. She is a thematic painter and for her the telling of a story, through pictures, is very important. Goodall-Kirk paints humanity at its most vulnerable, attempting to capture, on each canvas, one pure moment of emotion. She has had eleven solo shows and twenty-six group shows and painted well over eight hundred large works. “My love affair is with oils and canvas, the way the oil paints move across the canvas and the smell that fills the room. The passion I have for painting is insatiable it oozes from my flesh.�

Email: contact@rhondagoodallkirk.com Website: www.rhondagoodallkirk.com

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Gohy Belgium / France

Sunflower Fields Acrylic on canvas 55 x 46 cm or 21 x 18 in.

IVAN GOHY (1915-2005)

An Authentic Na誰ve Artist by Marie Jeanne Sedeyn A Belgian, born in 1915 in a little village of Wallonnie in a modest family, he left school at 14, became an industrial worker for a few years, and later an itinerant dealer, selling linen and clothes on marketplaces in small towns. He never received any artistic education or training, and used then to spend his free time in physical exercise : bicycle since he was a child, swimming even in winter (crossing the Meuse for Xmas), later long horse rides in his beloved country. He had been successful enough to ensure a peaceful retirement. Contact: Marie Jeanne Sedeyn mj.sedeyn@gmail.com

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Having come to Paris in 1999, he visited the Louvre and various exhibitions, and he felt the impulse to paint. So he just started, and never ceased until his death in 2005.He was a smiling man, never unkind to anybody, never taking himself too seriously, but enjoying life at every moment. His paintings communicate his joie de vivre and bring happiness to the beholder. At first, he thought he painted for his own pleasure and was not prepared to confront a public. But he did accept when he had a number of paintings, and then was both surprised and happy to see the smile on the visitors' faces. He leaves about sixty paintings, all different, including walls in his little house in Belgium.


Gwerková Bratislava, Slovakia

Left: Collection of Fulfilled Wishes Oil and acrylic on canvas 120 x 80 cm or 47 x 59 in. Right Top: Amitié Oil and acrylic on canvas 120 x 60 cm or 47 x 24 in. Bottom: It;s Just the Time Passing by and Turn Us Adrift Oil and acrylic on canvas 100 x 157 cm or 39 x 62 in.

MELITA

GWERKOVA

was born in Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia in 1956 and studied History of Art. She is a member of the French art association A7 and the Italian association: Circolo degli artisti di casa di Dante Alighieri di Firenze. Gwerkova has participated in many exhibitions in Slovakia, France, Czech Republic and Italy. Her works belong to numerous private collections in many European and American cities. Gwerkova has been the recipient of several international competitive awards.

Email: melitagwerkova@gmail.com Website: : www.melitagwerkova.com Tel.: +421 907 281 123

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Gordon

Scarborough, Queensland Australia

Top: From Clear Water Series Acrylic on canvas 76 x 60 cm or 30 x 24 in. Bottom: Lifeguards at Attention Acrylic on canvas 60 x 50 cm or 24 x 20 in.

LEIGH GORDON “I grew up as an only child enjoying quiet periods where I could spend many hours creating pictures. During school, art became my favorite subject, but I did not pursue it again until recently. I now live in the beautiful seaside suburb of Scarborough in Queensland and six years ago was introduced to a drawing class by a neighbour. My art process involves using the power of color and light. Both have a great influence in my artistic development. Complementary colors communicate with each other and are my link to creativity. Experimenting with different textures fires my imagination and my fingers are frantic to try new products.� Email: lgordon@bigpond.net.au Website: www.leighgordonartist.com.

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LEIGH GORDON

Sailing to Win Acrylic on canvas 45 x 55 cm or 18 x 22 in.

From Turtle Reef Series Acrylic on canvas 76 x 60 cm or 30 x 24 in.

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Cox

Glasgow, Scotland / The Bahamas

Fishing (The Big Fish) Oil on canvas 40 x 60 in. or 101 x 152 cm

COX DESIREE was born in 1964 in Nassau, Bahamas. Described by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) as a ‘Renaissance Woman’. Dr Desirée Cox is a Rhodes Scholar, medical doctor, author, visual artist and musician. Desirée has studied at McGill, Oxford and Cambridge Universities. A former Professor of Behavioral Sciences, she now researches in mind-body medicine at Glasgow University in Scotland and hosts her own radio talk show ‘Healing Through Creativity’ on the VoiceAmerica Talkradio. Her paintings have been exhibited internationally in the Caribbean, the United States and the United Kingdom. Email: dr.desireecox@gmail.com Website: www.desireecox.com Tel.: +44 (0)7570-927620

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COX DESIREE

Top: Angels Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 76 x 76 cm Bottom: Humming Oil on canvas 40 x 40 in. or 101 x 101 cm

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Monika Degan Houston, TX United States

Light Watercolor on paper 9 x 12 in. or 23 x 30 cm

M O N I K A H. D E G A N was born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland. Monika has always valued art’s ability to bring balance to her life; but, after moving to Houston, Texas in 1984, she interrupted her own artistic pursuits to dedicate herself to education and a career in investment management - until 2005, when she was ready to refocus on her art. Monika is a member of the Watercolor Art Society-Houston.

Email: msdegan@comcast.net Website: www.deganArt.com Tel.: 1. 713.956.8201

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M O N I K A H. D E G A N

Top Left: New England Leaf Peeper Tour Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 60 cm Right: Wandering Through the Woods Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 60 cm Bottom Left: Desert Marvel Watercolor on paper 20 x 16 in. or 60 x 41 cm Right: Lake Champlain Islands Acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 41 x 30 cm

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Monika Degan Houston, TX United States

Left Top : Yosemite Park Watercolor on paper 12 x 9 in. or 30 x 23 cm Bottom: Etretat Watercolor on paper. 12 x 9 in. or 30 x 23 cm Right Top: Along the Road to Granada Watercolor on Paper 16 x 12 in. or 41 x 30 cm Bottom: Along the Road to Granada Detail

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Stephen Degan Houston, TX United States

Left Top: Back to Blue II Oil on canvas 30 x 20 in or 76 x 60 cm Bottom: Back to Blue II Detail Right; Reflection in Gray Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 31 x 76 cm

S T E P H E N P. D E G A N was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After a successful career in the financial services industry Stephen studied oil painting with Gary Hernandez at the Gary J. Hernandez School of Fine Art for five years. Someone wrote in Stephen’s high school year book that he would be a painter and, later, rather than sooner, that turned out to be true.

Email: msdegan@comcast.net Website: www.deganArt.com Tel.: 1. 713.956.8201

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Stephen Degan Houston , TX United States

Top: Essex Junction, Vermont Oil on canvas 30 x 15 in. or 76 x 38 cm Bottom: Laura’s Sunset Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 31 cm and detail

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S T E P H E N P. D E G A N

Left Top : Grand Canyon II, New Year’s Day 2003 Oil on canvas 30 x 20 in. or 76 x 50 cm Middle: Low Tide-Whidbey Island Morning Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 41 x 50 cm Bottom: Whidbey Island Barn Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 31 cm Right Top: Grand Canyon I, New Year’d Day 2003 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 61 cm Bottom: Spanish Hills Oil on canvas. 24 x 20 in. or 61 x 50 cm

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De Knecht Krimpen aan den Ijssel, Netherlands

Chrysler Building Acrylic on canvas 45 x 65 cm or 18 x 25 in.

SIMONE DE KNECHT was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 1952. Her work is influenced by modern urban cities with their adventuresome architecture and spectacular and dazzling commercials. The canvas, filled from top to bottom, is reminiscent of a stainedglass-window through which the visitor is lured into an imaginative world. Although flat, alvost devoid of perspective, de Knecht's work achieves depth through use of multiple layers of colour. Back lines and meticulous detail, distinctive features of her work, suggest a fascination with an ordered chaos, the autonomy and crowd, of urban city architecture. De Knecht was awarded “the Jeroen-Bosch-Concours� prize as part of Rotterdam City of Culture 2001.

Email : simonedeknecht@planet.nl Website: www.simonedeknecht.com

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De Maistre La Garde Freinet, France

The battle of the TĂŠtras-Lyres Acrylic on canvas 73 x 60 cm or 29 x 24 in. and details

AMIRA DE MAISTRE

Email: a.dem@artpaintamira.com, contact @ artpaintamira.com Website: www.artpaintamira.com Tel.: +33 04 94 43 68 45

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De Maistre La Garde Freinet, France

Riding Around a Mask Acrylic on canvas 92 x 73 cm or 36 x 29 in.

AMIRA DE MAISTRE was born in 1937 in Port-Said, Egypt and has lived in Paris since 1949. She studied at the Conservatoire Nationale de Musique and at the Conservatoire Russe d'Art Dramatique of Paris. From 1964 until 1983 Amira was a broker of modern paintings and had the time to contemplate many masterpieces, without forgetting the museums and the exhibitions which she visited regularly. In 2004, she retired and moved to the South of France. She has participated in various international group and solo exhibits in England, Russia and the United States. Amira recently received the second prize in painting at the St. Petersburg Art Week.

Email: a.dem@artpaintamira.com, contact @ artpaintamira.com Website: www.artpaintamira.com Tel.: +33 04 94 43 68 45

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AMIRA DE MAISTRE

Le Volcan d’Islande Acrylic on canvas 73 x 92 cm or 29 x 36 in.

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Deshayes Union City, NJ United States

Left: Marylin, I Love You Mixed media on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm Right Marylin,Bye-bye Mixed media on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm

PATRICK DESHAYES is a self-taught artist and painter, driven by passion and intuition. Born in Le Mans, France, as a young child Deshayes was obsessed not only by race cars but also by art. He attended the French School of Fine Arts. In 2006, Deshayes and his wife moved to New York. There he attended the Art Student League. Deshayes has immersed himself fully into painting as a profession, having had several solo and group shows in the United States.

Email: contact@pdeshayes.com Website: www.pdeshayes.com

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“IN EVERY SENSE – A LINE Defiant. Venous. Defining space. My being…a line. Sometimes straight, dotted, broken, curved, round, spiraling luxuriously... at every point; a line. Generously populating space, I escape to my own end. My line rainbow. I am free… I am a line! “


PATRICK DESHAYES

Top Left: Construction 4 Mixed media on canvas 26 x 36 in. or 66 x 91 cm Top Right: Construction 1 Mixed media on canvas 26 x 36 in. or 66 x 91 cm Bottom Left: Construction 3 Acrylic on canvas 26 x 36 in. or 66 x 91 cm Bottom Right: Marilyn, Hello Mixed media on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm

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Dujic Landgraaf, Netherlands

Landschap 12 Oil on canvas 100 x 80 cm or 39 x 31 in.

SLAVKO DUJIC is a Croatian artist, based in the Netherlands. He Studied at the Stedelijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Hasselt, where he specialized in abstract art and Academie voor plastische kunsten in Genk Belgium and is a member of a professional artists association in Holland. Dujic has exhibited in international, solo and group shows in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and the United States. “To tell a tale by mixing emotion and energy with color, sometimes intentionally, resembling the simplicity of a cave drawing, that is my recipe. Transformation by walking, between realism and abstraction and vice versa, brings the elements to balance. To demonstrate the purity and beauty of the contact, between colour and canvas, is my language. I do not want to search throughout the painting process; I’d rather explore and think during the preparation. That makes the ‘battle,’ between the canvas and me, sincere. The painter’s urge to make something personal, authentic and original is not the easiest job, but it gives a special emotional charm and fulfilment at a smallest success.”

Email: ateh@tiscali.nl Website: www.slavko-dujic.nl

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SLAVKO DUJIC

Top: Composition I Oil on canvas 100 x 80 cm or 39 x 31 in. Bottom: Last Night Oil on canvas 200 x 300 cm or 79 x 118 in.

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Gurney Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Skye Acrylic on canvas 76 x 102 cm or 30 x 40 in.

MARGARET GURNEY is an Australian artist whose love of painting and drawing has always been a natural part of her life. Her contemporary style emphasizes shape, form and spontaneous, sensuous line. Her art practice has always included working with the nude, with an economy of detail and sensuous lines capturing the essence of the human form. Gurney has won many awards and participated in several international group and solo exhibits.

Email: gurneyart@bigpond.com.au Website: www.gurneyart.com

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“I really love working with wet mediums such as ink and watercolor, managing them and letting them flow to achieve a result which is spontaneous, sensual and exciting! I see the nude as representing us all, bare of pretensions and a projection of our desires, fears, pleasures, pains and mystery in our lives. For me, working with the nude from life is a very contemporary way of expressing myself in the time I am living. It also comes to us from the great traditions of Western art. �


MARGARET GURNEY

Top Left : Woman Acrylic on canvas 76 x 102 cm or 30 x 40 in. Right: Relaxed Ink on watercolor paper 57 x 76 cm or 22 x 30 in. Bottom Left: Jenny Ink on watercolor paper 57 x 106 cm or 22 x 42 in. Right: Man Acrylic on canvas 76 x 102 cm or 30 x 40 in.

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Hackett New York City, NY United States

Watercolor #6 Watercolor on paper 20 x 15 in. or 51 x 38 cm

MELINDA

Wickapouge Oil on paper 47 x 32 in. or 119 x 81 cm

HACKETT

bases her paintings loosely on the circle. In them, circles are laid over and under eachother to create the effect of slow, deliberate movement across the picture plane on one hand and pulsing, dynamic rhythm on the other. Abstract organisms rooted in the natural world float around in fictionalized spatial situations, urging the eye to follow the trail, caused by their movement. Unlike traditional landscape painting, which muses on the external world, these paintings embark on a journey through an internal world very much choreographed by the artist. Part pattern, part tattoo, part tribal dance the paintings derive their vitality from a wide variety of sources including the Vienna Werkstadt, Aborigianal crop paintings, 20th century pattern design, the wild color world of Matisse and marine biology as seen in the work of the 19th century German biologist Ernst Haeckel. The forms conjure up the notions of cells and organisms while at the same time suggest the concept of microcosm vs. macrocosm: a single cell or an entire universe. Each painting contains its own family of form, and like the snowflake, no two will ever be precisely the same. Hackett works primarily in oil paint with an additional interest in watercolor, pencil and printmaking.

“I began my career as an artist by becoming an art history major in college. Fascinated with the history of art I looked at a lot of churches and spent hours in a lot of museums. I worked in art galleries, at magazines and finally had my own gallery in manhattan’s east village in the late 80’s-early 90’s. Not satisfied with promoting everyone else’s work, I went back and got my MFA at Parsons/New School in 1996 and have since joined the ranks of New York City’s creative many with shows here and there and work in many private and a few public collections. I cannot think of a better place to live and make art as crowded and busy as it may be.” Email: vineland669@gmail.com Website: www.melindahackett.com

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MELINDA

HACKETT

Top Left: Mattituck Oil on paper 47 x 32 in. or 120 x 81 cm Right: Watercolor #2 Watercolor on paper 20 x 15 in. or 51 x 38 cm Bottom Left: Montauk Oil on paper 47 x 64 in. or 120 x 162 cm Left: Agawam Oil on paper 47 x 64 in. or 120 x 162 cm

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Hague Creede,CO United States

Cosmogenesis Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm

ANGELA HAGUE is a painter and art facilitator who explores and teaches the inner life of the images; the forces beyond natural realism that catch her mind’s eye. Her works carry their own intensity.Over her fourty-five year-old carrer as an artist in Massachusetts, Florida and Colorado Angela Hague has exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally. She currently resides at her SilverThread Adobe Gallery at ARTSPACE Studios in Creede, Colorado in the beautiful San Juan Mountain Valley. Email: angelahague@amigo.net Website: www.artspacesbyangela.com Tel.: +719 658 2787

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Haug Sande, Norway

Top: The Hidden Man Acrylic on linen and polyester 80 x 100 cm or 31 x 39 in. Bottom Left: Alladin Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 cm or 16 x 16 in. Right: To the Holy Mass Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 cm or 16 x 16 in.

KARI ELISABETH HAUG

is inspired by literature, music and nature. Besides painting Haug plays the piano and writes poetry. Religion, astrology and existential questions get an even broader part of her attention. The expression is intuitive, seeking another reality than the one we can see and feel around us. “Therefore I`m in the search for something else, a power, a source, a mystery we are a part of.” Haug’s way of expression is open and symbolizes life and man under continuous development and change. Her work has been included in several international exhibits in Norway, Austria, Italy and the United States.

Email: karieha@hotmail.com Website : www.kariart.net

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Jalil

San Marcos, TX United States

Joie de Vivre Oil on canvas 48 x 60 in. or 121 x 152 cm

JULIE JALIL lives in San Marcos, Texas. An eclectic, self-taught artist Jalil works in oils, acrylics, and mixed media. She continually experiments with style and subject matter, developing a series of works around selected motifs. “Dancing Through Life” focuses on the human body in motion. “Women of the World” offers a serious examination of women from across the globe. “Cow Town” uses colorful cows to express the fun, whimsical side of life. Her ever-evolving oeuvre also includes an “Abstract” series and an “Eclectic” series. Jalil’s work is owned by collectors in Austin, Houston, London, New York, and South Africa. Her New York exhibits include Ico Gallery (2009) and Amsterdam Whitney Gallery (2010).

Website: www.jalilart.com Tel.: 1. 512.775.8532

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“Life is such a myriad mix of great beauty and terrible suffering, of the piercingly real and the ineffably abstract. My art is fiercely eclectic; it’s how I see and experience the world. My studio is my sanctuary, and applying paint to canvas involves a transfer of energy: personal, spiritual, emotional, imaginative. It is the intangible mystery of life made present, in all its beauty, all its horror, its pain, its humor, its sorrow, its joy. I am intrigued by how the energy and inner life, the joys and insecurities, of the artist gets translated onto the canvas and then how the viewer responds and joins in co-creating what emanates from the work of art.”


JULIE JALIL

Top: After Mitchev Oil and gold leaf on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 61 cm Bottom: Atash Gozir Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 50 cm

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Jacobs

West Palm Beach, FL United States

Left: Island Morning Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 101 cm Right Top: The Creole Chef Oil on canvas 21 x 25 in. or 53 x 63 cm Middle: The Creole Chef Detail Bottom: Self Portrait Detail

RICHARD JACOBS began studying art at the Decordova Museum , Lincoln, MA when he was twelve. His studies continued in high school and college. Upon relocating to Florida, he apprenticed for Artist Joanne Berkow at the Frenchman's Art Gallery, Juno Beach, FL . Further professional studies continued at the Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL where he had the opportunity to study with Graham Nickson, Tony Ryder, Jamie Adams and Peter Rubino. Currently, several of his paintings are being exhibited the Southern Nevada Museum, Las Vegas through May, 2011.

Email: richardjacobs32@gmail.com Website: richard-jacobs.artistwebsites.com

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“Clearly, my work is not a commentary on realism. The images are slightly abstract and at times reminiscent of the traditional folk paintings first discovered in my New England youth. My art is figurative, and also is a result of a lifelong study of those who created with similar sensibilities over the course of art history . I make pictures in the simple hope of befriending the viewer.�


Hoffmann Ipswich, MA United States

Top: Frozen Music Mixed media on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 121 x 91 cm Bottom Left: Ballerina Oil on canvas 12 x 12 in. or 30 x 30 cm Middle: Remembering Venice Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 76 x 76 cm Right: Red Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 76 x 76 cm

EVA HOFFMANN Some of Hoffmann's paintings are as rigid and unyielding as math equations. They are sturdy, reliable, and seem almost engineered rather than painted, put together with a welder rather than with a brush. It may come as a surprise, then, that Hoffmann demonstrates such tenderness in her terse interpretations of landscapes, which are pared down until they resemble color field paintings. She is almost messianic, taking on what our nervous generation, glutted with choices, is often unable to do: selecting a path knowing that this means the rejection of infinite others. Email: evahoffmann@comcast.net Website: www.evaHoffmann.com

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Jasek Chicago, IL United States

The All-Girl Prom Graphite on paper 6 x 6 in. or 15 x 15 cm

CATHERINE JASEK was born and lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. Email: catherine@art-by-cath.com Website: www.art-by-cath.com

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CATHERINE JASEK

Top: Revived Charcoal on bristol paper

8 x 6 in. or 20 x 15 cm

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Kabar Budapest, Hungary

Left: Enter Oil on canvas 70 x 100 cm or 27 x 39 in. Right: The Soul of the Painter Oil on canvas 120 x 80 cm or 47 x 31 in. Bottom: The Soul of the Painter Details

VIVIEN

KABAR

“Through my paintings I am trying to build a connection from this world, to another, a bridge between people, and their already forgotten other faces. I live life with great passion and my brain processes all my experiences with the same intensity and speed. This kind of life has made me aware, that before I could find and understand the balance of the middle, I had to live both in ends of human existence. At the age of 13, I met my Master Ilia de Riska, and this meeting determined the rest of my life. �

Website: www.vivienkabar.hu Email: kabarvivien@yahoo.com

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Käller

Åmål, Sweden.

Top: If Only Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm or 39 x 39 in. Bottom Left: Perhaps Like This Watercolor and acrylic on paper 50 x 70 cm or 20 x 27 in. Middle and Right: Perhaps Like This Details

MIMMI

KÄLLER

has participated in international group and solo exhibits in galleries and museums in Sweden, Denmark, Italy, the Iowa Biennale Archive for Graphic Prints, the South Nevada Art Museum (2010,) and the National Museum for Young Artists (1976.) “ My images come from reality transformed into ideas and fantasies. I use them both in my graphic prints as well as in oil paintings,water colours and drawings. ”

Email: mimmi.kaller@edu.amal.se Tel.: +046 0532 13561

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Kang Busan, South Korea

Left: Post Equus Acrylic on canvas 60 x 72 cm or 24 x 28 in. Right Top: Classic Forever I Oil on canvas 91 x 91 cm or 36 x 36 in. Bottom: Classic Forever II Oil on canvas 130 x 130 cm or 51 x 51 in.

MIRYEONG KANG was born in Korea and earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the Busan National University and Master’s of Fine Arts from the Dong-A University. She lives and works in Busan, Korea. Miryeong has had seven solo shows in Seoul, Busan, Gwangju, Chungju and Tokyo and has participated in group shows in New York, Washington, Shanghai, Kyeonggido and Busan. Her works belong to the collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Bank, Korea.

Email: iupop@naver.com Website: http//:artbusan.com Tel.: 81 19 508 4001

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Kazez

College State, PA United States

Top: Dog Mixed media on canvas 96 x 48 in. or 244 x 122 cm Bottom Left: Camel Acrylic on linen 96 x 60 in. or 244 x 152 cm Right Top: Bee Mixed media on canvas 80 x 30 in. or 203 x 76 cm Right Bottom: Elephant Mixed media on canvas 96 x 54 in. or 24 x 137 cm

RUTH KAZEZ was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1930 and studied fine art at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Academie Julian in Paris France. She has had hundrends of national and international solo shows and participated in numerous group exhibits. “The massive quality of each animal that makes up the subject of my recent work is related to my abstract paintings. A minimalist handling of such realistic subjectmatter enables me to place the animal in a grand-scale landscape without including any landscape information. I have hoped the handling of the drawing material and the size of the subject relative to the size of the canvas or paper has made the animal itself an element of landscape. Although the animals are in no way anthropomorphic, I feel the ease with which one can identify with them enlarges the subject of the work and permits a sense of human involvement and relationship with nature. I have been asked why would I choose rats and a cockroach for a subject. If I were religious, I might say they are all God's creatures. I am not, so I can only say that all creatures are part of the world and as such are included is the whole aesthetic element of our universe. Yet I can't quite encompass all life in such a sentimental stat ment. The idea of a swarming mass of maggots on a carcass is much more of a challenge to such a philosophy than I am able to deal with. But I'm working on it.� Email: rtkazez@gmail.com Website : www.ruthkazez.com

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Kemper Amsterdam, Netherlands

Left: Strong Hand of Freedom Acrylic on canvas 100 x 150 cm or 39 x 59 in. Right Top: : Stubborn Fish Detail Bottom: Stubborn Fish Acrylic on canvas 100 x 120 cm or 39 x 47 in.

QUIRINE KEMPER “When I paint the world around me fades away and I have the feeling that I float. I draw from the depths of my soul. A piece of my feelings unfolds on the canvas. Exhausted, I put my brush down, I take a step back and look. A door can only be opened when you have the key, Jamal Khamis was my key to open the door of being an artist.�

Email: qkemper@gmail.com Website: www.quirinekemper.com

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Khamis

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Right Top: NR 01 Acrylic on canvas 150 x 120 cm or 59 x 47 cm Bottom: NR 07 Acrylic on canvas 150 x 120 cm or 59 x 47 cm Right: NR 09 Acrylic on canvas 150 x 120 cm or 59 x 47 cm

JAMAL

KHAMIS

was born in Aroub and has exhibited his paintings all over the world. After finishing his fine art studies in Frankfurt, he visited several academies. Today his art is illustrated in several art books, catalogs, newspapers, magazines and historic encyclopedias. Artwork from Khamis is included in the collections of several museums, royal families and private collectors. He can also be seen in many film documentaries, television and radio interviews. Khamis has been awarded several competitive awards.

Email: j.khamis@live.nl Website: www.jamalkhamis.com Tel.: +31 (0)6 5222 1304

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Kiper Istanbul, Turkey

Anatolia Watercolor on paper 80 x 100 cm or 31 x 39 in.

TULIN KIPER was born in Istanbul and graduated in American Academy for Girls. Her relationship with fine arts started with the piano when she was a child and continued with the ballet. The paintings she produced when she was going to high school were noticed and supported by her teachers.She later received an academic education from Hasan Kavruk (painter) and Servet Buyukbagcı (painter, scultor and curator). Meanwhile, she visited numerous art galleries and museums in the United States and Europe and refined her knowledge about fine arts.She believes that there is an interconnected harmony between sounds and colours and perceives the colours of music and uses sounds in her paintings. Thus, the fantasies in her inner world are transferred to the canvas. Her paintings have been purchased by many art collectors and establishments both in Turkiye and abroad. Tulin Kiper is an expressionist.

Email: kipern@gmail.com / gulumsuzuki@suzuki.com Website:www.tulinkiper.com

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‘’Art is an integrated system consisting of different components. The ultimate goal is trying to reach renovation, aesthetic and perfection in arts. In the universe, sounds and energy have colours. Therefore, music consists of colours and arpeggios, scales and chromatic scale are in fact forms. My paintings emerge when I transform symphonies, preludes and concertos, which are forms of music, into shapes and figures by using my pallette. Their themes include freedom, fertility, and women just like universe. I produce my paintings by shaping abstract figures using spots in an expressionist manner based on the principle that art is equal to search. I am totally free andnot affiliated with any movement. I feel the emotiones of musicians, composers and painters who send messages to the whole universe by means of music and colours. I continue to create imagination. It is coming from my heart..’’.


TULIN KIPER

Sandstorm Watercolor on paper 100 x 100 cm or 39 x 39 in.

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Kjerpeseth Arnatveit , Norway

Right Top: Caldera Acrylic on paper 30 x 40 cm 12 x 15 in. Bottom: El Greco Acrylic on paper 30 x 40 cm 12 x 15 in. Left: The Flying Dutchman Acrylic on paper 30 x 40 cm 12 x 15 in.

ALFRED

KJERPESETH

was born in 1950 in Bergen, Norway where he still lives and works today as a painter and a musician. He is a self-taught artist and has participated in several exhibitions in Norway. Kjerpeseth mainly paints with acrylics on canvas or paer using a brush and a knife.

Email: alfred.kjerpeseth@yahoo.no Website: www.kjerpeseth.mosaicglobe.com

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Knaus

Graz, Styria Austria

Right: Small Village in Umbria Oil on cardboard and wood 30 x 40 cm or 12 x 16 in. Left Top: Viale Miramare 7 Oil on canvas 30 x 180 cm or 12 x 71 in. Middle: Flashback on a Ruin Oil on cardboard and wood 20 x 30 cm or 8 x 12 in. Bottom: Flashback on a Ruin Detail

INGRID

KNAUS

was born in 1958 and today lives and works in Graz, Austria. Knaus received her degree in German and Art History in 1993 from the Karl Franzens University in Graz. Her work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibits in Austria and abroad.

Email: ingrid.knaus@aon.at Website : www.ingrid-knaus.com Tel.: +0043/ (0) 316 48 27 49

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Koula Veria, Greece

Top: Untitled Oil on canvas 190 x 190 cm or 75 x 75 in. Bottom Left: Untitled Pencil on paper 20 x 20 cm or 8 x 8 in. and details

DIMITRA

KOULA

was born in Veria, a small town in Northern Greece and studied Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki between 1994 and 1999. Besides being a painter, Dimitra Koula is a successful photographer, having won many awards in Greece. In 2010, she was awarded for her contribution in the art of painting from the International Society of Greek Writers and Artists. Her artworks have been included in many important exhibitions in Europe and the United States, including the 2007 Florence Biennale and Southern Nevada Museum, United States, 2010.

Email: pegasusfast@yahoo.com

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Kvassova Den Haag, Netherlands

Left: Cup of Coffee Oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm or 27 x 20 in. Right Top: Santa Maria Lake in the Mountains Acrylic on canvas 100 x 70 cm or 39 x 27 in. Bottom: The Old Castle, Liechtenstein Acrylic on canvas 100 x 70 cm or 39 x 27 in.

OLGA KVASSOVA studied art at the Moscow State University of Arts and Industry named after Sergei Stroganov (Russia) and graduated with honors. After completing her doctor’s thesis about Russian folk’s art and crafts, and a period of work in Russia, she moved to The Netherlands. At the moment, Olga lives and works between the Netherlands and Germany. She has participated in many exhibitions in Russia, The Netherlands and other countries and her works belong to private collections in many countries.

Email: olga.kvassova@mail.ru Website: www.oakart.eu

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Krzywicki Cobham, Surrey United Kingdom

Smoke Serene Acrylic on canvas 100 x 70 cm or 39 x 18 in.

KEI TH

KRZYWICKI

was born March 1945 in Steventon, Hampshire, England. Although he studied Art and gained a number of awards in his early years he chose Business School instead of Art College and entered a business career which took him to many countries over the course of forty years. He continued his interest in painting and would be considered to be self taught, taking up his brushes again in 2005.Krzywicki’s style has changed from painting land and seascapes in his pre business era to now painting modern interpretations of our current times and projections to the future with subjects ranging from wind farms to refuse collection and modern technology to desert scenes.Krzywicki works mainly with oil and acrylic and combines ‘detail’ with free flowing brush strokes. He considers himself to be influenced by Edward Hopper, Georges Braque and Rene Magritte. Email: keith.krzywicki@zen.co.uk Website: www.krzywickimodernart.com

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“I have attempted to produce works that provide a visual commentary on issues of today and tomorrow, particularly concerning our environment and our consumer society. Whilst I have created ‘art’ from images of industrial waste and rubbish, I have also included in most paintings a degree of optimism for the future; optimism portrayed by factory smoke recycled to fields of flowers is an example. However, often the viewer is left to ponder if the image represents hope or despair for the future. I often juxtapose the real and the unreal in an attempt to create a message to those who view the painting.”


KEI TH

KRZYWICKI

Top: Urban Scene III Acrylic on canvas 61 x 51 cm or 24 x 20 in. Bottom Left: Pablo Bridge Acrylic on linen 75 x 50 cm or 29 x 20 in. Right: Urban Scene III Acrylic on panel 61 x 51 cm or 24 x 20 in.

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Kustov Perm, Russia

Wind Rose #2 Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm or 24 x 31 in.

ALEXY

KUSTOV

was born in Perm region, Russia, on the 3d July, 1971. He was a student of Lyudmila Sergeeva, who was a professor of the St. Petersburg Academy of Art. He first announced himself as a painter in 1997. The pictures of Alexy Kustov were exhibited in several exhibitions, both personal and thematic. His paintings were at the inter-regional exhibition of contemporary art devoted to the 100th anniversary of S.Dali’s birthday in Chelyabinsk city in 2004. Alexy Kustov’s works were awarded the first prize at that exhibition. His works were also exhibited in the 9th International Exhibition “Art Perm” in Perm city in 2007.

Email: alexei-kustov@yandex.ru Website: www.artapriori.ru

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ALEXY KUSTOV

Still Life of Ural Oil on canvas 55 x 75 cm or 21 x 29 in.

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LaCreta Ravena Minnetonka, MN United States / Sao Paulo, SP Brazil

Blazon Acrylic on canvas 40 x 60 in. or 102 x 152 cm

SILVANA

LA CRETA

RAVENA

was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and earned her psychology degree from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo, SP, Brazil. She also holds degrees in art therapy and art history and a Master’s of Fine Arts from Santa Marcellina College, SP Brazil. A practicing psychotherapist, her experience in the field led to the development of her signature artistic theme: memory. LaCreta Ravena has participated in a number of solo and group international exhibits and is represented by galleries in Brazil and the United States. She now lives and works in Minnesota.

Email: sillacreta@aim.com Website: www.silvanaravena.com

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“Further study and experimentation led laCreta to develop her own encaustic technique as a vehicle for exploring the subject of memory. Drawing upon her training as a psychologist and academic, she incorporates into her work a variety of theoretical ideas, thus infusing it with another range of textures, beyond the pictorial. Freudian concepts such as the unconscious, repression, and latent/manifest content are especially important to the encaustic paintings. Such a range of influences serves to broaden her work, giving it a more fluid, open-ended character that invites the viewer to appreciate it in his/her own unique way. The unique combination of elements Silvana LaCreta Ravena brings to her work—artistic, personal, and professional—gives her the credibility of an original. While each individual piece of hers certainly “speaks for itself,” when seen in the context of the artist’s background, ideas, and singular technique, it clearly gains a degree of vitality and significance that indicates the true measure of the work.” By Adam Eisenstat (2009)


SILVANA

LA CRETA RAVENA

Top: Acqua Brasilis Encaustic on birch wood panel 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm Bottom: The Holy Fish Encaustic on birch wood panel 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

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LaCreta Ravena Minnetonka, MN United States / Sao Paulo, SP Brazil

Top: Rocky Mountains Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 121 cm Bottom Left: Your Eyes and the Sea Encaustic on birch wood panel 60 x 40 in. or 152 x 102 cm Bottom Right: Blue Scene Encaustic on paper 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm

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Lavallée Boston, MA United States

Top: Autumnal Medfield Oil on canvas 24 x 18 in. or 61 x 46 cm Bottom Left: Meandering Trees (Méandre d'Arbres), St. Jean Oil on canvas 16 x 12 in. or 41 x 30 cm Right: Illuminated Way Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 51 x 41 cm

MICHELLE

LAVALLÉE

as a plein air artist and impressionist, witnesses the scene as she paints it on location. She is inspired by the luminosity and color of nature during various times of day, seasons and climates. She loves to paint the beautiful light in the captivating landscapes that she finds in metro west Boston where she lives and in Québec, her ancestral home. The artist's professional work includes a career as a painter, certified art specialist and teacher, and graphic designer. A Diploma graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, her expertise is creating museum quality art. Her paintings have been featured in selected personal exhibitions in galleries and museums including the French Library Alliance Française of Boston, the Loring Coleman Gallery at the Concord Art Association, the Musée Mauvide-Genest in Québec, Canada and the James McNeill Whistler Museum in Lowell, MA. Lavallée has participated in over 85 group and juried exhibitions. Email: artpleinair@gmail.com Website : www.artpleinair.net

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Lee

Seoul, South Korea

Time for Existence Powder paint on Korean drawing paper 45 x 53 cm or 18 x 21 in.

HYUN-A LEE was born in 1975, in Seoul, S. Korea, where she still lives and works today. She has drawn since childhood, investigating various techniques and areas of art. Lee became more serious about painting and communication through images, when she worked as an illustrator for a while, and came to think that it’s more important to make a picture, where rich ideology and emotion were expressed as opposed to emphasis on technique and materials. Her works become a motivation to question the life, the existence, and true freedom of herself, or the world through deep self-reflection. It is fundamental to her ideology that the limitations in life, make it richer and she would like to talk about being alive continuously through her works. Lee has been awarded with prestigious awards such as from the Soki and Edison competitions, and Environmental Illustration Competition from the City of Seoul. Lee has published a number of books as an illustrator. She is also getting internationally acknowledged as a talented artist by being selected for international juried show in New York City, and other international shows in South Korea, the United States, China, the United Kingdom, France and Belgium. Hyun-a Lee studied at Sunhwa Arts Middle School and Sunhwa Arts High school (Seoul, S. Korea.) She earned her B.F.A in Oriental Painting at Hongik University (Seoul, S. Korea). Email: e1mit@hanmail.net Website: www.sosaism.com

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HYUN-A LEE

Time for Existence Powder paint on Korean drawing paper 45 x 53 cm or 18 x 21 in.

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Lee

Seoul, South Korea

Time for Existence Powder paint on Korean drawing paper 30 x 30 cm or 12 x 12 in.

Email: e1mit@hanmail.net Website: www.sosaism.com

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HYUN-A LEE

Time for Existence Powder paint on Korean drawing paper 45 x 53 cm or 18 x 21 in.

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Lee

Seoul, South Korea

Top: Our Town Mixed media 42 x 42 cm or 16 x 16 in. Bottom Left: Scenery of My Town Mixed media 70 x 76 cm or 27 x 30 in. Right: Scenery of My Town Detail

KYUNGLIM LEE earned her B.F.A.in 1990 from the Oriental Painting College of Fine Art at the Seoul National University. Between 2004 and 2010 Kyunglim had seventeen solo exhibitions in Seoul and Los Angeles and since 1990, she has participated in about fourty group shows in Seoul, tokyo, London, New York and Los Angeles. The artist uses corrugated cardboard to represent landscapes of Seoul, which create a puzzle-like composition. By doing so, the artist records everyday life through her half-3D, solidly crafted paintings and new transformations of papers, in an attempt to represent a town of her memories, or an ideal society of kindness. Email: lkl0980@yahoo.co.kr Website: blog.naver.com/lkl0980 Tel.: +82 10 8276 0980

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Lee

Seoul, South Korea

Left: Be Hopeful Lacquer painting 20 x 20 in. or 51 x 51 cm and Detail Right: Interest Lacquer painting 20 x 20 in. or 51 x 51 cm and Detail

JONGSOOK

LEE

was born in Seoul, S. Korea, and grew up in a country side small town. “My works started when I first got attracted to oil paintings, and my experiences in Europe brought me many changes. Unique attraction of traditional lacquer painting is a vivid product of Asian history, and a potent artistic product of Asians. I have chosen painting medium that goes the best with me, and I wish to dream throughout past, present and future through my paintings. I currently reside in the State of Washington in the U.S., and try to show the true beauty of lacquer painting that covers unlimited freedom, tradition and present.� Facebook ID: Jongsook Lee Email: mabellsook@gmail.com Tel.: 1 425 772 0089

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Levine Bedford, MA United States

Top: Red Trees Pastel on paper 19 x 25 in. or 48 x 63 cm Bottom: Spanish Sunflowers 19 x 25 in. or 48 x 63 cm

DIANNE LEVINE has been a teacher and an artist for 48 years. A graduate of Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, she began her career in advertising in New York City, but always felt that her future was in fine art. Leaving advertising to pursue her dream she never looked back. Her life with husband Mark has been varied and interesting. She has lived in a number of states including PA, NJ, NY, NH, MA, CO and a five year residency in Japan. During her Japanese years, she exhibited widely in the Tokyo area including the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum and the prestigious Tokyo American Club. Of Japan. While there she also taught classes. She presently teaches pastels at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society. Working in pastel, oil and water media, her focus has been mostly on landscape although she is happy to paint the occasional still life or portrait. Her works have been shown both internationally, and nationally in corporations and private collections. She currently lives and works in Bedford, Massachussetts. “I believe that the artist is an interpreter and at the same time a creator. An artist can see not only what is but, what could be. I use line, form and color as the language of my work. Come in and take a visual walk around, within my works and have a mini vacation, return to the world refreshed and renewed.� Email: dianlevart@msn.com Website: www.diannelevineart.com

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DIANNE LEVINE

Top: Snags in Autumn Pastel on paper 19 x 25 in. or 48 x 63 cm Bottom: Lubec Marsh Pastel on paper 12 x 25 or 30 x 63 cm

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Libhaber Mexico City, Mexico

Preserving the Four Elements Acrylic on canvas 69 x 51 cm or 27 x 20 in.

MIRIAM LIBHABER By taking advantage of her experiences, Libhaber makes up her own language. Each part of her personal iconographic elements is made of the moments she exists. Through the adventure that represents her existence and her beliefs she can imprint adequate concepts, to transform them in a pictorial language and to give them an expression into a canvas, a piece of paper, a box or into un- traditional objects such as curtains. Everything in Miriam’s work shows us that for her, being committed to art is committing to life and nature itself. From the very trenches of art, Libhaber defends, in her own way, our natural resources.

Email: miriam@libhaber.com Website: www.libhaber.com

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Through ecology and by depicting life and not death, she propounds teaching us how to be respectful of Nature. She chooses to portray the best the world can offer in a plentiful state and not through painful images. For her, it is easy to justify the importance of taking care of the planet as well as it is difficult to get people to understand. That is why Miriam’s aim is, through her images, to awaken the conscience of those, who still do not believe that at the end of the day Earth will pass a very costly bill; one that even giving our lives as payment will never be liquidated. Her work, however, is not giving expression to ecological disasters, but to the marvel that is being alive. She thanks the World for being alive. That is why in her painting she captures paradises that are still capable of being saved.


MIRIAM LIBHABER

Top: Fostering Awareness Acrylic on canvas 180 x 200 cm or 71 x 79 in. Bottom Left: Rainy Monotype 24 x 24 cm or 9 x 9 in. Right: Mexico Lindo y Picosito Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm or 39 x 39 in.

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Light

Vancouver, WA United States

CHARLOTTE

LIGHT

became fascinated with seascape paintings after viewing art works of well known seascape artists while on vacation. She began to take workshops and classes from accomplished artists in Oregon and California to study seascape painting techniques ( Byron Pickering, E John Robinson, Lyn Lasneski, Buck Paulson). Her frequent trips to the Oregon coast with her three dogs and walks on the beach at sunset further inspired her work. She now paints almost exclusively seascapes and strives to create the feel and motion of the sea on canvas.

Email: Llightwolf@comcast.net

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Losonczi Jackson Heights, NY United States

Top: Landscape Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm Bottom Right: Narrow Road on the Hill Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm Left: Road by the Foot of the Hill Oil on canvas 28 x 22 in. or 71 x 56 cm

JOSEPH

LOSONCZI

was born in Mindszent, Hungary, but he is now a resident and citizen of the United States. He started to study art in Hodmezovasarhely at an art circle, led by a local artist Miklos Csikos, later in Budapest at the Desi Huber Istvan Art School, and in Szeged he was also engaged at an independent art school. In the United States, he graduated from New York University and studied art at the American Art School and holds a certificate of completion from the National Academy of Design. Website: www.artshow.com E-mail: josephlosonczi@earthlink.net

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Majdandzic Ermelo, Netherlands

Icon of Silence Acrylic on panel 102 x 80 cm or 40 x 31 in.

VIKTOR

MAJDANDŽIĆ

was born in 1931 in Bosnia and studied foreign trade, economics and art in Belgrade from 1950 until 1959. Since 1969 he lives and works in the Netherlands. He exhibits his artwork since 1958. He likes to travel and has visited all but one of the world’s continents. His recent paintings investigate a sort of geology in a single squared meter, where natural processes such as crystallization, erosion and sedimentation interact. Crystallization can be recognized in the geometric forms and the rules they obey; erosion and sedimentation are represented by the flows and the sprinkles of the paint. Majdandžić tries to create the illusion that the presented forms were born out of nature, although it remains clear that they are man-made models. It is an attempt to provide the “concept-network” of the painting with a clear ontology, in order to convince the senses as well. “Nature has appointed two sentinels of life: the guardian angel of pleasure and the devil of pain. Art from the twentieth century has been enthralled by the devil of pain for too long, whilst the esthetic sold itself away. In my art, I refuse to shun intrinsic beauty. ”

Email: info@majdandzic.nl Website: www.majdandzic.nl Tel.: +31341554595

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VIKTOR

MAJDANDŽIĆ

Icon of Shyness Acrylic on panel 80 x 102 cm or 31 x 40 in.

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Majdandzic Ermelo, Netherlands

Top: Primordial Egg Acrylic on panel 102 x 80 cm or 40 x 31 in. Bottom: Virtual Geology (Morning) Acrylic on panel 102 x 80 cm or 40 x 31 in.

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VIKTOR

MAJDANDŽIĆ

Top: The Opposing Ends Acrylic on panel 80 x 120 cm or 31 x 40 in. Bottom: Virtual Geology (Evening) Acrylic on panel 102 x 80 cm or 40 x 31 in.

Email: info@majdandzic.nl Website: www.majdandzic.nl Tel.: +31341554595

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Mandal Janderup, Denmark

Top: Stairs Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm or 39 x 39 in. Bottom Left: In the Jungle Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm or 24 x 24 in. Right: Blue Bird Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm or 24 x 24 in.

LENA MANDAL is very inspired by her roots; the beautiful and wild Danish Westcoast . In her paintings she often uses the feelings that this brings forth, as a channel of expressing herself. She is intrigued by the art of capturing human behavior and moods and expressing them through birds, that come to life through torn pieces of old maps, leaving the viewer with an extra dimension, - connecting with their places of origin and the many feelings and associations attached to this. Some of the images relate to global warming and the human destruction of the natural environment for bird- and animal life.

Email: lena@lenamandal.dk Website : www.lenamandal.dk Tel.: +45 51907511

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Mandich Rome, Italy

In 1987 Mandich became involved in the Leonardo project on behalf of the City of Rome, producing all the graphic works in the Trajan Markets area of Rome for the “I Mercati Traianei: l’Immagine e la Storia” [The Trajan Markets: Images and History] exhibition. In 1988 Mandich produced a series of images representing the various stages in the construction of a Greek temple for “Dalla Cava al Tempio” [From the Quarry to the Temple] exhibition at the Paolo Orsi Museum in Syracuse (Sicily). 1989 saw him busy preparing the reconstruction drawings for various old sites in the archaeological area of Ostia – Trajan’s Harbour. In 1995 Mandich produced all the watercolour drawings used for the tourist information panels in the town of Amelia (Umbria). He continued producing similar graphic works for several years until he decided to return to oil painting. In 2007 after a period of silence, he decided to show hold a personal show open to the public in Rome at Castel Sant’Angelo (Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo). The show was presented by Prof. Claudio Strinati, Director of the Rome Museum System, at the Italian Ministry for Culture.

The Song of the Hours Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm or 31 x 24 in.

M I C H E L A N G E L O

M A N D I C H

was born in Venice in 1942. At the age of eight, the family moved to various cities in Italy on account of his father’s job, finally ending up in Rome, where Mandich attended the Academy of Design. Despite these years of wandering, Venice is always present. In 1968 he first showed his works at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, as part of a collective art show. Since, Mandich has participated in numerous solo and group exhibits in Italy. Around the mid 1980s he decided to withdraw from the public scene in order to continue his research without being conditioned by fashion and the art critics. He stopped oil painting for a while and worked as a graphic artist, exploring watercolour painting. Email: info@michelangelomandich.it Website: www.michelangelomandich.it Tel.: +39 06 6638704

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Mary-Roud Palisades Park, NJ United States

Left: Magic Oil on canvas 27 x 21 in. or 68 x 53 cm and detail Right: My World Oil on canvas 23 x 23 in. or 58 x 58 cm and detail

MARY-ROUD (Meri Petrosyan) was born in in 1975 in Armenia and graduated from Yerevan's Fine Art Institute of Armenia with Honors in 1998. Mary-Roud has worked as an illustrator for children’s books. As a fine artist she has exhibited her works in international exhibits in Russia, Lebanon, Armenia, Germany and the United States.

Email: maryroud@hotmail.com Tel.: +201. 362. 0640

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“Every painter has their own inner life; their artistic “language,” their permanent active attitude towards art and life; their creative sphere; their personal style. My life is connected to art; art is my world. My world is colorful and beautiful, full of fantasy and imagination.”


Matsushima Honolulu, HI United States

Left. Ecotope: Red and Dirt Acrylic and bottlecaps on canvas 33 x 48 x 2 in. or 84 x 122 x 5 cm Right: Ecotope: Light and Water Acrylic and bottlecaps on canvas 33 x 48 x 2 in. or 84 x 122 x 5 cm

LOREEN

MATSUSHIMA

is a fourth generation Japanese American born and living in Hawaii. In 1978 she received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the University of Hawaii and in 1980 she earned her Master’s from Pratt Institute, New York. Matsushima has exhibited her works in group and solo exhibits in Paris, Hawaii, California, New York and Texas.

Website: www.loreenmatsushima.30art.com

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Molnar Subotica, Serbia

Left: Fossils of the Violin Mixed media 19 x 25 cm or 7 x 10 in. Right Top: Bones Mixed media 38 x 55 cm or 15 x 22 in. and detail

MIRKO MOLNAR was born in Sivac, Serbia in 1954 and graduated from the Art Department of the College of Education, in Szeged, Hungary in 1988. Since 1990 he has worked in Subotica as an arts teacher. He works in graphics. He took part in art colonies in the countries and abroad. Beside educational work, he is an artist. He has had eight personal exhibitions,and he took part in numerous group exhibitiones in the country and abroad. He has been a member of the Society of Artists of Vojvodina (SULUV) since 2007.

Email: mmolnar@tippnet.rs, komjati.molnar@gmail.com Website : www.molnarimre.com

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Momot Chicago, IL United States

Top: Beillissima Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm Bottom Left: Time Flies Mixed media on wooden panel 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm Right: Hidden Light Mixed media on wooden panel 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm

LYUBOV

MOMOT

was born and educated as a fine artist in the Ukraine. She graduated from the National Art School in Kiev with a B.F.A. in Painting and went on to Lviv Academy of Arts to graduate with a M.F.A. in Decorative Arts and Textile Design. Her artwork has been exhibited and acquired by galleries and private collectors in many European and North American cities. Momot’s work possesses a magical quality: while looking at her paintings, the viewer enters the vibrant realm of her imagery, full of symbolism and metaphors. Her oil painting skill is superb and her uncanny ability to mix media effectively is unparalleled. Today Momot lives and works in Chigaco, Illinois.

Email: nataart@gmail.com, m.lyubov@yahoo.com Website: www.bluecanvas.com/momot

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Murray Chicago, IL United States

Top: Just Picked Oil on canvas 11 x 14 in. or 28 x 35 cm Bottom Left: The Flirt Oil on canvas 12 x 24 in. or 30 x 61 cm Right: The Flirt Detail

JANE ELLEN MURRAY is the former president of the Chicago Society of Communicating Art, and a former Treasurer of the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts (Chicago’s oldest art academy and artist colony,) where she studied with a number of nationally known artists.She has participated in a number of solo and group exhibits in museums and galleries in Italy, Canada and the United States. “Jane Ellen Murray’s innovative painting style goes beyond being merely inventive, her expertise as a draftsman and in the handling of the human figure is obvious. Stylistically her work is bold, and striking,a mixture of pink flesh tones and effervescing primary colors that create a harmony between the central figure and their environment.” Art World Media

Email: janellen@janeellenmurray.com

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Pehlivanli Ankara, Turkey

Klimt’s Women, Aynur’s Cats Oil on canvas 70 x 100 cm or 27 x 39 in.

A Y N U R

P E H L I V A N L I

was born in Ankara in 1952. She grew up and still lives in Ankara. She studied art in the workshop of a famous Turkish painter Kayıhan Keskinok. She was invited to Bulgaria three times and opened personal exhibitions in Sofia and Varna. Artist participated in several group exhibitions. She is one of the founders of Group 16. She is also one of the members of FAM Association. In July of 2006 and 2008, she participated in the Cappadocia Mustafapasa Modern Art Festival. Since 1988, she is one of the two managers of Armoni Art Gallery.

Email: aynurpehlivanli@gmail.com Website: www.aynurpehlivanli.com

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Mutomba Pretoria, South Africa

MAKIWA

MUTOMBA

a self-taught painter was born in 1976 in Zimbabwe. He studied Electronic Engineering for three years before abandoning his studies, in 1999, to pursue his dream of becoming an artist. Now, living in South Africa, Makiwa paints in oils, and only uses a pallete-knife, painting under very dim lighting. He has been described as “an iconoclastic painter [...] whose signature style of heavy strokes evokes a kinetic sense of vigour, vibrancy and vitality.”- Alex Sudheim- Mail & Guardian

Top: The Swim Oil on canvas 79 x 79 cm or 31 x 31 in. Bottom: Orange Hat Oil on canvas 20 x 20 cm or 8 x 8 in.

Email: makiwa@makiwa.co.za Website: www.makiwa.co.za Tel.: +27 82 699 7724

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“ I believe a true work of art has a life and a soul. It is for posterity. Human as I am, I can only attempt to create it, I never quite succeed. For true art is not human, but divine. Nevertheless, it is that quest for a masterpiece that makes me who I am. That neverending search for the perfect picture, the definitive line, the ultimate poem, and above all, the truth. For the truth is more valuable than what we think we know. I paint pictures to give hope, joy, and meaning to the lives of those who see them. For beauty, I believe, is abounding in all creation. Even the humble, lowly, down-trodden and dirty have a beautiful story to tell. I will strive to show beauty where there is no beauty, and to show color where there is only black and white. ”


MAKIWA

MUTOMBA

Top: Twins Oil on canvas 56 x 71 cm or 22 x 28 in. Bottom Left: Hi Five Oil on canvas 20 x 20 cm or 8 x 8 in. Right: Summertime Oil on canvas 20 x 20 cm or 8 x 8 in.

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Nizamov Moscow, Russia

Top: Portrait Oil on canvas 90 x 110 cm or 35 x 43 in. Bottom Left: Bridge Oil on canvas 100 x 146 cm or 39 x 57 in. Right: Yachts Oil on canvas 90 x 132 cm or 35 x 52 in.

ROBERT NIZAMOV was born and trained in Russia and graduated from Moscow State Academic Art Institute. Nizamov also studied with Kurilko-Ryumin M. M, Lebedeva R. I. , Maksimov E. N, and Lubennikov I. L. and has been a member of the Moscow Union of Artists since 2001. He explores a variety of approaches to painting, from representational still lifes to more abstract landscapes that in many ways recall Impressionism. Above all, Nizamov strives for the painterly painting; a re-dedication to the medium of paint and brushstroke, based neither on the current market nor modern trends, but born from the sacred act of putting brush to canvas. What results is an approach to painting that is as versatile and varied as the subjects Nizamov chooses to portray. Colors work to create mood: alternately muted and subdued, calm and relaxed, bright and vibrant. Likewise, composition is skillfully employed to set the tone for each painting, at times balanced and serene, other times creating a sense of disparity and tension. Perhaps the hallmark of Nizamov’s work, however,is the movement conveyed in each individual brushstroke, masterfully created in the specific way he applies the paint, infusing his images with light and adding a depth and richness to his work. Email: rob7@mail.ru Website: www.robert-nizamov.artistwebsites.com Tel.: +7495 999 62 25

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ROBERT NIZAMOV

Top: Portrait Oil on canvas 66 x 61 cm or 26 x 24 in. Bottom Left: Water Lilies Oil on canvas 105 x 148 cm or 41 x 58 in. Right: Yachts Oil on canvas 106 x 132 cm or 42 x 52 in.

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Normann Petersen Yverdon-les-Bains, Vaud Switzerland

Gaia.Particle of Energy Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm or 31 x 31 in.

TINE

NORMANN

PETERSEN

was born in 1984 in Denmark. She is a physiotherapist and a certified healer. She expresses herself creatively through painting, drawing, photography and poetry. The inspiration to her work comes from a desire to lovingly describe the beauty of Mother Earth and her various shapes, and also from eastern and western beliefs about spiritual development. The underlying themes of her paintings always come from a belief in a better world, a world already existing but sometimes difficult to see. Conveying this world to her audience continues to be her greatest wish and artistic purpose. Normann Petersen paints intuitively and is guided by her emotions in the process, which makes her work unique and personal. Her first international exhibition was in November 2010.

Email: tinenz@yahoo.dk Website: www.tinenormann.com Tel.: +45 20639260

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TINE

NORMANN

PETERSEN

Top: Sophia Angels in Different Poses Acrylic on canvas 80 x 60 cm. or 31 x 24 in. Bottom Left: Regarding the Illusion of Mortality Acrylic on canvas 70 x 40 cm. or 27 x 16 in. Right: Sophia and Logos: Once in a Full Moon Acrylic on canvas 80 x 40 cm. or 31 x 16 in.

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