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Make A Wish, No Regrets Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm by D.O.M.

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To Have, Not to Hold Oil and acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 40 x 51 cm by D.O.M.

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D.O.M. United Kingdom

Born in Poland in 1982, D.O.M. (Dominika Zurawska) studied Art at Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland. She has had solo exhibitions and participated in group shows in Poland, the United Kingdom and Italy, including at Mall Galleries, London where she won The Caron Keating Memorial Award. D.O.M.’s works belong to private collections in Poland, the UK, Germany, Norway, Australia, the USA and Greece. “My art is expressive, dynamic and unapologetically loud. I transfer my thoughts and feelings straight onto the canvas and use strong contrasting colours to show energy, emotion and exuberance. My painting says “Stop! Look at me!” It attracts, seduces and beguiles the viewer. I specialise in oil painting – I chose this medium to achieve deep and rich colours. The technique is extremely versatile – it can be used thickly in impasto or extremely thin in glazes; it can be opaque or transparent. I am fully committed to my art and there are still plenty of rebellious paintings to come.” - D.O.M.

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Make A Wish, No Regrets Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm

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INDEX PREMIUM PRESENTATIONS

ARTISTS in AZ ORDER

D.O.M. 4-5 EVA-MARIE HILD 12-5 RAJNITA JAIN 16-9 NICHOLAS H. TEETELLI 20-3

AALTO-ANNALA, Maria-Liisa 26-7 AGHZOUT, Abdelkhalek 28-9 AKPATA, Francis 30 ALAHMADI, Ahmad 31 AKOTUAH, Vera 32 AL-GHADBAN, Najeebah 32 ARICO, Luigi 33 BEN ZAKOUR ZOUABI, Habiba 33 ANGELELLI, Stefania 34 ARCHER, James 35 ARNBÄCK, Marianne 36-7 BEAM, Ann 38-41 BAASHUS, Rune 42-3 BEATTIE, Lorraine 44 BECCEGATO, Leonardo 45 BERGMAN PANTIRER, Nancy 46-7 BERNHARD, John 48-9 BOLLINI BONAZZA, Cesare 50 BRÜGGER, Erwin 51 BZDZIKOT, Aleksandra 52 BOUCAUD, Alex 53 BUTT AYAZ, Shafqat 53 COLLIER, Betty 54-5

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COPENHAVER, Amanda 56 FOLKAN, Gro 57 CHAVARRO AVILA, Ariel 58 CHIN, Lolita 58 FLAUB 59 FONSECA, Carmen F. 59 FORD, Mark James 60-1 FREY, Gabriel 62 GAUYA, Serge 62 GUTIERREZ, Elena 63 IRAQI, Mohammed Rachid 63 FRANKO, Urban 64 FU, Wenjun 65 FULTON, Gwen 66-7 GAGNAN, Marie-Noëlle 68 GOLLETZ, Terry 69 GOVONI, Devon 70-1 GREEN, David 72 HELBING, Markus 73 HOLZNECHT, Stephanie 74 JOSSIER, Patrick 75 JURISICH, John 76 KO, Yuni 77 KÄLLER, Mimmi 78-9 KLINE, Sandy 80-1 KOROTKY, Yvonne 82


KRATZ, Ai-Wen Wu 83 LAGANA, Antonella 84 MOLTCHANOPH, Nikolay 85 NAGY SAAR, Erzsebet 85 LAMBERT, Patricia 86-7 LARK, Lisbet 88-9 LAST, Bea 90-1 LORENZ, Brigitte 92 MANTEL, Zuzana 93 MARTINELLI, Maria Margherita 94 McCOLLOUGH, Susan N. 95 MEYTRAS, Christine 96 MOORE, Barbara 97 MUEHLETHALER, Nikolas 98-9 NAHOUL, Vanessa 100 NATALI 101 OTTERBACH, Verena 102 PEREZ, George 103 PERKOVIC, Stjepan 104 POOLE, RJ 105 PHAM, Hai 106 PLASKETT, Daniel 106 PX RH (Ryosuke Hayamitsu) 107 SCHAPIRO, Angela P. 107 RENA T. 108 ROTH, Katharina 109

RUSPOLI, Francesco 110-5 SANDELL, Ginger Anne 116 SEDLAR, Miro 117 SAURINE, Robyn 118-9 SCHOEPPER, Ursa 120-1 SEEGERT, Christian 122 SIGLER, Terry 123 SEWELL SIGVALDI, Mel 124-5 SEBO 126 THOMPSON, Antwan J. 127 WEBBER, Louise 127 SPIFF, William 128-132 STRAUB, Alex 133 TEETELLI,, Loren 134-7 TEETELLI, Nicholas H. 138-143 THOMPSON, Debra 144 THORBURN, Juliet 145 THURBER, Anna 146-9 TORCHEZ aka Adriana Torres 150-1 TOUCHSTONE, Izzy 152 VALENTINI, Ferdinando 153 VALERA, Natalia 154 VAN DER LEEDEN, Marc 155 WALTERS, Christine 156 WHITING, Charles 157-9 ZORRILLA, Andriana 160-1

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SPONSORED ARTISTS The following artists are sponsored by World Wide Art Books James Archer Lorraine Beattie Stephanie Holznecht Terry Golletz Mimmi Käller Yuni Ko Patricia Lambert Bea Last Vanessa Nahoul Ginger Anne Sandell Nicholas H. Teetelli Debra Thompson Adriana Torres Izzy Touchstone Ferdinando Valentini Charles Whiting

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INTRODUCTION

latest in contemporary art from all over the world. We are dedicated to the proposition that great artistic talent exists everywhere, often in highly unlikely places, created by artists of wildly different backgrounds. Our mission is to display noteworthy art that might otherwise remain invisible, to a world wide audience of art lovers. Most of the works in this book were created during the last year or two, so this series of

Perhaps it can be said that the only rule left remaining in the world of art is that there are no rules. Truly, there are no schools left, nor centers of arbitration, no guiding trends, just an invigorating anarchy. For this reason, we have only two very simple criteria in our selection secondly, the artist must show mastery of the medium she or he is working in. Beyond that, anything goes. We deliberately refrain from any kind of commentary, beyond that of the artist who created the work. We believe that it is best for there to be a direct communion between the work itself and the viewer, without any kind of intervention or mediation by third parties. We hope that this volume, as the others we have published, will be a valuable resource, and will provide as much pleasure to its readers as it did to us, who put it together. Thomas Tunberg Editor

Despina Tunberg Curator

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Somedays Heaven Is Bluer Sepia digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

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EVA-MARIE HILD Vienna, Austria

Psychotherapist for KIP and an Art Photographer. Painting with the camera and telling a story has always been her vision. In her own words, “Sight is characterized by our awareness and the created perception.” Eva-Marie Hild has learned from the cinematographer, abstract painter and former teacher at the University of Applied Arts, Kurt Jetmar. In the summer of 2009, she was discovered and encouraged by Robert Redford and his team in furthering her skill and becoming a professional Art Photographer. After studying Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna and University of Applied Arts, Vienna, she is now a member of International Association of Art, Bildrecht, Artist Group El-Kordy and a supporting member of Sundance Institute. Hild’s international exhibitions include a residency in Arbil,Kurdistan, participation at the renowned Spectrum Miami and New York Art Expo art fairs, a show at Brick Lane Gallery and many art festivals in Vienna. She has been the recipient of notable awards, including being Online Artavita Contests and the Al-Thani Award. For Eva-Marie Hild it is all about appropriation: Her images are generated by capturing elements that already exist within the public space which surrounds her and she is aware of. This awareness; her individual perception of space, is what makes each image her own. The overlapping layers in her photographs represent this amalgamation of that which

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The Beauty and The Beast Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary E VA - M A R I E H I L D

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RAJNITA JAIN Diamond Bar, CA, United States

Self-taught artist, Rajnita Jain embarked on her creative journey by re-contextualizing natural and human elements to construct an artistic narrative, which is both personal and universal. Indian-born and internationally recognized, her ardor for art stems from vibrant colors and appreciation for beauty in all forms. For Rajnita, art is an important form of communication where she uses it to tell a story to her audience. She loves to challenge the notions of idealised beauty and freedom. Her diverse palette can be seen through interconnectedness explored between humans, nature and fashion. For more on her career and artwork, visit her website, Instagram and Facebook

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Ego Mixed media on canvas 48 x 60 in. or 122 x 152 cm

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NICHOLAS H. TEETELLI Holmdel, NJ, United States

“There is much beauty to behold in this world, moments that the eye captures, the wonders it sees... moments that should be committed to perpetual memory, but sadly only to become fragments of a faded recollection, or more often, simply forgotten. I draw inspiration to record these timeless and special moments, to capture them in my mind’s eye, and through my lens, transforming each image so that I can share them with others in hope they enjoyment. My images are printed using an Epson K3 with pigment inks and printed combination brings out all the details, textures, light play and mood, very often even giving my photographs the - N. T.

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MARJA-LIISA AALTO-ANNALA Loviisa, Finland

Living and working in Loviisa, Finland, Marja-Liisa Aalto-Annala studied at the Institute of Art and Design, Helsinki (1958 - 62). In the summer of 1960 she participated in a course taught by Oskar Kokoschka at International Summer Academy, Festung Hohensalzburg, in Austria, where her work was recognized with the 2nd Place Kokoschka Prize. After graduation, and prior to her long career as an art teacher, Marja-Liisa continued her development at the Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts, as well as the Academie Julian, Paris. For Marja-Liisa the line and its rhythm are important. Throughout her diverse series of work she transmits harmony, balance and peacefulness. Amongst her most used media are wood cut, charcoal, oil paint, pastels and collage. She has participated in numerous collective and solo exhibitions both in Finland and abroad and is featured in various international art publications. Girl and Guitar, 2015 Wood cut 13 x 14 in. or 34 x 35 cm

Trees, 1965 Woodcut 7 x 9 in. or 19 x 22 cm

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White House, 2006 Pastel on paper 15 x 18 in. or 37 x 45 cm


â–¶ Humility and Dignity, 2012 Oil on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 52 x 50 cm Musical Moment, 2016 Acrylic on paper 25 x 33 in. or 63 x 83 cm

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AGHZOUT ABDELKHALEK Austria / Morocco

Untitled, 2008 Acrylic on canvas 57 x 83 in. or 145 x 210 cm

Moroccan Sahara, 2006 Mixed media on canvas 24 x 27 in. or 60 x 70 cm

Born in 1958 in Tétouan, Morocco, Aghzout has lived in Vienna, Austria, since 1987. He has studied in Morocco, the elite high school ENS Cachan, Paris, and at Vienna University of Technology, earning a degree in Electrical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) and a Doctorate in Technical Sciences (Dr. Techn.). As a scientist researcher he is the winner of two international awards for the development of a new theory, applied in microelectronics. Aghzout is the pioneer and the founder of a new art movement “ ”, based on his earlier internationally known theory, that means the fusion of art and science, including all kinds of high technology, producing knowledge, thus opening a new area which he has been given a special new name: “Artscienceknowlogy” - “Art + science + knowledge”, the birth of a new world wide academic Untitled, 2004 Mixed media on canvas 24 x 27 in. or 60 x 70 cm

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“ULTRA contemporary modern art”.


Untitled, 2007 Acrylic on canvas 12 x 16 in. or 30 x 40 cm Untitled, 2004 Mixed media on canvas 20 x 24 in. or 50 x 60 cm

Selected Aghzout artworks have been presented in several art books, including International Contemporary Masters III, IV and V, 100 Years of the Professional Association of Visual Artists in Austria, Current Masters 1, International Dictionary of Artists, the New York Arts Magazine, and exhibited in international art fairs and museums including four times at Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas, Moya – Museum of Young Art, Vienna, World Wide Art Los Angeles, the Broadway Gallery, Manhattan, New York, the Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto, Galleria Pall Mall, London. He was selected as “Artist of the Month” by Art Fairs International, New York, was among the top 10 winners of the Artavita Contest, USA, and honored several times e.g. with the gold card “Ambassadeur de l´Espoir“ at the forum “Marocains du Monde“ in Istanbul.

Untitled, 2005 Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 50 x 50 cm

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FRANCIS AKPATA London, United Kingdom

“I am primarily self-taught but had short courses at the City Literary Institute London. When representing objects I aim to depict them from more than one angle and depict what I ‘feel’ is present, without dismantling the object, but adjusting the geometric planes, to form a contrasting colours next to each other. These colours are sometimes so vivid that they seem to have an existence independent of the picture. The subjects I depict are chosen because they express a particular emotion.” - F. A. In Recline, 2010 Watercolor and ink on paper 39 x 31 in. or 100 x 80 cm A Moment of Anxiety, 2007 Oil on canvas 39 x 31 in. or 100 x 80 cm

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AHMAD ALAHMADI Madinah City, Saudi Arabia.

Ruin Pastel on paper 20 x 13 in. or 51 x 33 cm Waiting Pastel, print on archival quality paper 16 x 24 in. or 40 x 60 cm

Amazed Ink, oil colors on Canson paper 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm

Contemporary artist, graphic painter and art teacher for over 18 years, Ahmad Alahmadi has been the recipient of numerous awards and has exhibited locally and internationally. Alahmadi has obtained of CV. You can visit his website to see more of his artwork and more info on his career. “My passion for art is a source of life nurturing and my ambition has no limit as I learn and improve in each piece I create.� - A. A.

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VERA AKOTUAH London, United Kingdom

“I have a great interest in the human form and in ways in which style and creativity can be expressed. I enjoy working with dry media like charcoal and pastel because they are quick and instant. I like studying, shading, tonal values and blending, dry mediums allow you to explore this I also work with a rubber and use it as a tool in creating my work.” - V. A. ◀ Koh Phangon Charcoal pastel 30 x 22 in. or 75 x 55 cm

NAJEEBAH AL-GHADBAN New York, NY, United States

Born in Kuwait and currently residing in New York City, Najeebah Al-Ghadban is an image-maker caught between scissors and paper; often found trying to reconcile the absurdity of existence, the deluge of human emotion, and the spine of the intangible. Najeebah Al-Ghadban is currently a practicing designer with a BFA and MFA from the School of Visual Arts. ◀ A White Asylum #91523 Mixed media 8 x 8 in. or 20 x 20 cm

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LUIGI ARICÓ Cefalù, Sicily, Italy

Maestro Luigi Aricò was born in 1957 in Caltavuturo, Sicily, Italy and now lives and works in Cefalù. He studied at the Art Institute D.B. Amato Cefalù the city of Cefalù. He is actively participating in international group and solo shows in Italy, France, Russia and the USA. ▶ Cane Recycled metal 24 x 35 in. or 60 x 90 cm

HABIBA BEN ZAKOUR ZOUABI Rome, Italy

Artist, painter and poet born in Tunisia, Habiba Ben Zakour Zouabi studied in France and now lives in Italy. Having lived in many different countries, Habiba considers herself a universal spirit. “I’ started painting in 2007. The major part of my work is abstract, it’s my way to react emotionally to the hardships of life (negative or positive) and to our world realities:

way; simple and light, expressing hope and happiness. I’ve participated in many exhibitions in Italy and all over the world including a personal show in Lebanon ‘From Tyre to Carthage: The Inside Trip’.” - H. B. Z. Z. ▶ Exorcism Acrylic on canvas 20 x 31 in. or 50 x 80 cm

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STEFANIA ANGELELLI Piossasco, Italy

Energetic Flowing Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 50 x 50 cm Peach Blossom Oil on canvas 9 x 7 in. or 24 x 18 cm

The Sands Of Time Oil on canvas 14 x 18 in. or 35 x 45 cm

“After a short experience in reproducing the old masters’ works I decided to apply the exercise of “careful observation” in one of the painting areas I am mostly interested in: Hyperrealism; always trying, from a technical point of view, to reproduce reality in every detail. Recently I’ve also decided to experiment with a new area, which is “the opposite” of the previous one, consisting in creating completely abstract works, performed “straight off” just playing with colors... I think that art is pure emotion and it should give emotion both, to those who practice it and to those who observe it… It is something that wants to make you dream, to take you away into another dimension every time you need... This is what I am working on.” - S.A.

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JAMES ARCHER Paw Paw, MI, United States

Coming To Rest Color pencil on paper 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm

Fall Buck Color pencil on paper 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm

Born 1965 in Allegan, Michigan, Jim Archer now lives in Paw Paw. He studied at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor and Western Michigan College in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he achieved his Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees. Archer draws in graphite pencils, colored pencils, and colored markers for pointillism and cross hatch. He donates drawings to Whitetails Unlimited and displays his art through the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.

Swamp Buck Graphite pencil on paper 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm

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MARIANNE ARNBÄCK Höllviken, Sweden

Yellow River Oil on canvas 55 x 53 in. or 140 x 135 cm

In Betwix Terra-cotta and acrylics 9 x 8 x 8 in. or 22 x 20 x 20 cm

Born in 1944 in a small village in southern Sweden, Marianne Arnbäck studied French, Literature and Nordic Languages for her Masters Degree, and worked as a teacher. She later studied Art and in 1986 she began participating in juried art shows and is now a full time painter. Arnbäck lives and works in southern Sweden and has had 21 solo shows and participated in 15 group exhibits in Sweden, England, France, Denmark, Spain, Germany, USA, Switzerland and Belgium. Her work belongs to private and public collections. “ “The earth I tread on is not a dead, inert mass; it is a body, has a spirit, is organic meaning of those words by H.D. Thoreau is my incentive; what I am aiming at to convey with my art, which always is connected to nature, the bearing condition for our existence,- for all life. My paintings of plants and trees are a window into nature, imbued dive into reeds and leaves and become part of the vegetation. Most of my sculptures show a woman or a child together with an animal where the animal represents tenderness, warmth and protection but also and a symbolic connection between an animal and a human being.” - M. A.

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Cardinals Oil on canvas 69 x 53 in. or 175 x 135 cm Vigilance Oil on canvas 54 x 73 in. or 136 x 185 cm


â–¶ Mourners Oil on canvas 57 x 40 in. or 145 x 103 cm

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ANN BEAM Ontario, Canada

Time Traveler II Acrylic and photo transfer on recycled corrugated packaging, on panel 96 x 144 in. or 244 x 366 cm

I am inspired by images and archetypes, that have more power and energy than we know. An image is a non-verbal representation of something, and has a continuously emerging content. That’s exciting! The images I have been working with, in recent years, are related to the Earth, the Heart, Horses, Rainbows and Waterfalls. I work on highly textured materials, like recycled corrugated packaging, birch bark and cedar bark. These textures enliven my painting. I also include found objects and photo transfer into my work. A little bit of photo real content, can anchor a vast amount of abstract painting. The trick however, is to incorporate it successfully.� - A. B.

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Red Bird Acrylic and photo transfer on paper 22 x 30 in. or 56 x 76 cm

Luminosity II Acrylic and photo transfer on paper 22 x 30 in. or 56 x 76 cm

Big Horn Medicine Wheel Acrylic and photo transfer on paper 22 x 30 in. or 56 x 76 cm

Luminosity I Acrylic and photo transfer on paper 22 x 30 in. or 56 x 76 cm

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◀ Entering Acrylic and photo emulsion on canvas 72 x 96 in. or 183 x 244 cm

▶ Wheel Acrylic and phototransfer on recycled corrugated packaging w. cedar bark and found objects on panel 48 x 72 in. or 122 x 183 cm

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RUNE BAASHUS Moss, Norway

Relax and enjoy the gulf of Thailand Print: Museum Etching 1/10 39 x 24 in. or 100 x 61 cm

“My works have travelled the world as much as myself. I am a Norwegian photographer with a knack for use of existing light, contrast and shadow to show the character and beauty of the object in front of the camera. I was educated in Sweden between 1979-83. My photographs are almost always composed through the lens. Earlier my works ventured mostly in cars, architecture and design and have been featured on several covers of international magazines. Cars represent a huge interest for me, but after many years, I am glad to say that my work contains a lot more. In recent years my focus has moved towards landscape and art photography. I always look for the perfect picture and search for the moments that never come back.

Ferrari F250GT SWB ll Print: Aluminium 1/10 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK, Count Trossi Print: Museum Etching 12 x 12 in. or 30 x 30 cm

wing of an airplane, the waves breaking against the sand, or simply just a face. This is my search for the perfect picture. The silence in the details is deafening. Through the details I want to show the beauty of what surrounds us. Almost every detail alone is peaceful – and lonesome. As a photographer, I am always moving. What is important today, is perhaps to capture the meaning of the past.” - R. B.

Sky High over Russia III Print: Museum Etching 1/10 43 x 26 in. or 110 x 67 cm

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House in the North Print: Museum Etching 1/10 24 x 16 in. or 60 x 40 cm Hege G / Pants off Print: Museum Etching 1/10 30 x 20 in. or 75 x 50 cm

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LORRAINE BEATTIE Auckland, New Zealand

Ice, New Zealand Digital Photograph Print dimensions may vary

Frenzy, Rarotonga Digital Photograph Print dimensions may vary

Lorraine Beattie was born in Wellington and now lives in Auckland, New Zealand. She is passionate about the creativity of digital cameras, to produce untouched limited editions. She has participated in many group exhibitions, both internationally across Europe and the USA and nationally throughout New Zealand. Lorraine has also presented three solo exhibitions in New Zealand and one in USA. She has been a guest lecturer at the Kettering Buccleuch Academy in the UK and appeared in juried publications. Her works are in galleries in New Zealand and Europe.

Beach III, Italy Digital Photograph Print dimensions may vary

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LEONARDO BECCEGATO Italy

N°6 Concertino in campo S. Margherita a Venezia, 1995 Oil on canvas 27 x 47 in. or 70 x 120 cm

Garden of Eden Oil on canvas 45 x 31 in. or 115 x 80 cm

Born in 1941 in Venice, Leonardo Beccegato enrolled in University after high school and became a Doctor in Engineering while working on his art in his spare time since 1975. This passion and dedication was rewarded in 1980, when he received the 2nd Prize at the 5th National Painting Competition. His works have been selected and exhibited in numerous exhibitions and installations, both public and private, where he received the public’s acclaim and the deserved recognition within the contemporary art circle. It is from his studio in Sante Croce, 2149 Venice that the artist now dedicates all his time to painting and his works inviting the viewer to reminisce and romanticise fond memories. Fires of the Redeem Oil on canvas 51 x 47 in. or 130 x 120 cm

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NANCY BERGMAN PANTIRER New York, NY, United States

Engagement Acrylic and paint pigment on canvas 84 x 96 in. or 213 x 244 cm

Nancy Bergman Pantirer received a BFA from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, and an MFA from Montclair State

Vortex Acrylic on canvas 96 x 84 in. or 244 x 213 cm Red Sea Acrylic on canvas 108 x 156 in. or 274 x 396 cm

graduate coursework at Tufts University Museum School, Boston and Pratt University, New York. Her painting and sculpture have been exhibited throughout the country and can be found in collections such as the National Arts Club in NYC, as well as in corporate and private collections. Her studio is located in Tribeca in NYC “My work is primarily an investigation in visual thinking,The relationships of color, surface, composition, as well as experience, are addressed in the exercise of creating each painting. The work is involved with the possibilities and properties of the materials. The medium is mostly acrylic, oils, canvas, and sometimes found materials. Every piece is an accumulation of experiences encountered in the process of doing. Paint enables color This dynamic is the most involved passionate ongoing dialogue that I pursue in my studio work. My commitment is to keep the work as forward, honest and unencumbered by the burden of current art themes and styles.�

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Orange Field Acrylic on canvas 84 x 96 in. or 213 x 244 cm

Red Slash Acrylic on canvas 84 x 156 in. or 213 x 396 cm Alchemy Acrylic on canvas 96 x 144 in. or 244 x 366 cm

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JOHN BERNHARD Houston, TX, United States

Blue Marble Series | #24 Digital composite image Print dimensions may vary

John Bernhard is a Swiss American artist who travelled North America extensively before settling in Houston, Texas. For more than three decades he has chosen to explore the everyday world from new perspectives, breaking away into different pathways of artistic expression. Beginning in 1985, Bernhard has had more than 30 solo shows, three museum exhibitions, and many collective show participations throughout the United States and Europe. Bernhard’s work is included in 20 museum’s permanent collections, such as the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Musée de L’Elysée, Switzerland, Museet for Fotokunst, Denmark, New Mexico Museum of Arts, Pushkin Museum of Art, Russia, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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Blue Marble Series | #25 Digital composite image Print dimensions may vary

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CESARE BOLLINI BONAZZA Treviso, Italy

Born in Venice, maestro Cesare Bollini Bonazza is an original artist who expresses himself through fusing gold, platinum and rich in symbolism and references to the mysteries of existence, are a visionary interpretation of past, present and future. His artwork, including photographs, has been exhibited and awarded in museums and shows around the world and is bought internationally by collectors and enthusiasts of this very diverse and exciting artistic expression.

Venus Engraving on crystal and fused gold, platinum and enamels 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm Vanitas Engraving on crystal and fused gold, platinum and enamels 33 x 43 in. or 84 x 109 cm

Blue Dream ( Past & Future) Engraving on crystal and fused gold, platinum and enamels 43 x 55 in. or 110 x 140 cm

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“There is an intrinsic emotional message in my works which is perceived by sensitive and attentive people who happen to love - C.B.B.


ERWIN BRÜGGER Fribourg, Switzerland

The Phantom of the Unforgotten Acrylic on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

Nature Morte (G.Braque) Acrylic on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

Erwin Brügger was born in 1959 in Fribourg, Switzerland where he lives and works today. He studied Art at the New Art School in Zurich and has had solo exhibitions in Switzerland. Brügger has participated in many group shows in Switzerland, Italy, and Austria and is a member of Kunstforuminternational.ch. He likes to change his style and try new things, “like the

In the Jungle Enamel on woodfibre board (MDF) 29 x 47 in. or 74 x 120 cm

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ALEKSANDRA BZDZIKOT Zurich, Switzerland

Spring Oil on canvas 20 x 8 in. or 50 x 20 cm Dandelion Variation Acrylic on canvas 35 x 27 in. or 90 x 70 cm

Illustrator and painter, Aleksandra Bzdzikot was born in 1988 in Poland and currently lives in Zurich, Switzerland. Aleksandra’s artistic tendencies came naturally at an early age and have evolved over the years. Her artwork is inspired by landscape impressions, sensuality and female beauty, energy of elegance and fashion. She is one of the artists who are her works belong to private collections in Poland and Switzerland.

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ALEX BOUCAUD Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe, France

Alex Boucaud was born in 1973 in Pointe à Pitre Guadeloupe, where he lives and works today. An autodidact, Boucaud is the designer of Contemporary Arts Singular Guadeloupe, and an awarded artist and member of prestigious international art institutions including; Mondial Art Academia, Arts-Sciences-Lettres, Who’s Who Art Club International, Institute of Contemporary Art European, and many more. ▶ AKHENATON Chainsaw wood carving 26 x 11 x 11 in. or 65 x 28 x 29 cm

SHAFQAT AYAZ BUTT Lahore, Pakistan

Born 1991 in Lahore, Pakistan, Shafqat Ayaz Butt studied at the University of the Punjab, Pakistan and received a Master’s of Art (Painting).She has two solo shows in Lahore and participated in 15 group exhibitions nationwide. A major exhibit of her artwork, titled ‘Mughal Era’ was held at the AlHamra Art Gallery in Lahore.

▶ Morning Light Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm

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BETTY COLLIER Ballarat, Victoria Australia

Relaxation Bronze on granite 7 x 10 x 10 in. or 19 x 25 x 25 cm Zoonarta Bronze and marble 15 x 6 x 6 in. or 38 x 15 x 15 cm

It’s A Joy to Dance Bronze on granite 9 x 10 x 7 in. or 24 x 25 x 18 cm

Betty Collier studied Art at the Ballarat School of Mines and Industries from 1959 -1961. She then continued at Melbourne Teachers College, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and education at the University of Ballarat from 1975 been involved with 174 group shows over her long and distinguished career. Betty’s work belongs in public and private collections in Australia, Turkey, New Zealand and Ireland. She has received several awards for her sculpture and drawing. Betty is a member of the Victorian Art Society, Association of Sculptors of Victoria, Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc, Contemporary Sculptors Association of Victoria Inc and the Geelong Sculptors Association. Collier has been published in the International Bienalle of Florence Editions 2011 and 2015. (ISBN 87888 687 41044)

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Dancing Bird Mono-print & ink on Litho paper 20 x 15 in. or 51 x 38 cm Bird of Prey Watercolour and ink on paper 27 x 20 in. or 70 x 50 cm

Butterfly and Flowers Watercolor on paper 29 x 21 in. or 74 x 54 cm

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AMANDA COPENHAVER La Mesa, CA, United States

Originally from Littleton, Colorado, Amanda Copenhaver has lived in San Diego, California for the past 16 years. A single mother to a beautiful son, she has been an artist all her life while also employed by the US Military for the past 13 years. Copenhaver uses traditional pens and pencils combined with mixed media and Photoshop to produce abstract, surreal and realistic artworks that are expressions of her inner soul. She uses trees as the focal point in her pieces, because she believes trees express beauty and emotion in so many different ways. Hummingbird Pen on paper and Photoshop 1152 x 1704 pixels

Sunset Pen on paper and Photoshop 596 x 771 pixels

Wisp Pen on paper and Photoshop 900 x 1334 pixels

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GRO FOLKAN Nesodden, Norway

Gro Folkan studied at the National Art Academy in Oslo and today lives between Oslo and Tromsoe. Since 1967, Folkan has been actively producing and exhibiting art in leading galleries in Norway and abroad and worked as a decorator. Folkan’s works have been purchased by the Norwegian National Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo, the National Bank of Norway, national “Art is a language, each piece of art a statement.” - G.F. ▶ Messenger Watercolour,gold, oxidized silver on paper 65 x 43 in. or 165 x 115 cm

Before The Eye’s Focus Acrylic, oxidized brass and copper, interference colour on canvas 59 x 47 in. or 150 x 120 cm ▶ Bird from Ashes Watercolour, gold, aluminium, oxidized silver on paper 65 x 43 in. or 165 x 115 cm

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ARIEL CHAVARRO AVILA London, United Kingdom

Born in 1970 near Bogota, Colombia, Ariel Chavarro Avila studied at Fashion Design School Arturo Tejada Cano, Fine Arts Universidad De Los Andes. He has had 14 solo exhibitions in Colombia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Italy, and 20 group participations in Colombia, Spain, United Kingdom, Portugal, Italy, and France, including the Chianciano Biennale 2015, Tuscany, Italy. His works belong to private and public collections and he has received the Donato Bramante Art Prize in Rome, Italy. Chavarro Avila is a member of The Royal Society of British Painters. â—€ Portrait Of Pablo Oil on canvas 60 x 48 in. or 152 x 122 cm

LOLITA CHIN Los Angeles, CA, United States

Born in 1935 in Portland, Oregon, Lolita Chin presently resides in Los Angeles, California, USA. She studied Art at Lewis & Clark College in Portland and Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles She has had 3 solo exhibits and over 35 group event participations in the USA. Her work is in private collections and she is a long time located in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Glendale, and also a member of Laguna ART Group, in Laguna Beach, California. â—€ Franklin Canyon Oil on canvas 9 x 12 in. or 23 x 30 cm

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FLAUB

Argentina/Austria

Argentinian native with Austrian origins, Flaub is a visual and sound artist, working with mixed media and sonic elements. His production includes a wide range of genre; from painting to photography, installation and musical performance. With the aim of compiling new elements from old industrial machines and recycled scrap, Flaub spent several years living into an abandoned factory reconditioned as a laboratory. Flaub also collects visual and sonic material while travelling the world, which he then utilizes not only to describe images, but to transport his audience in a sort of consummated scenario where the images are quite

▶ Freezer I Mixed media 47 x 47 in. or 120 x 120

CARMEN F. FONSECA São Paulo, Brazil

Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Carmen F. Fonseca has the soul of an artist. As a Theater of São Paulo, throughout Brazil and abroad, in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg. As a painter, Fonseca has discovered her own technique, where oil paint is subtly placed on screens lending her canvases a unique perspective and lightness. She favors the colors black, white and red. Fonseca is the creator of Project Sampa New Vision with the support of Latin American Academy of Art. She has shown work in Brazil and abroad and received international prizes. ▶ Estação Júlio Prestes – Acesso às Plataformas Oil on canvas 31 x 39 in. or 80 x 100 cm

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MARK JAMES FORD Wiesbaden, Germany

Mark James Ford was born in 1963 in Birmingham, England and lives in Wiesbaden, Germany. He was awarded a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Manchester in 1988. He has had numerous solo exhibitions since 2001 in Germany and participated in group shows in France, Italy, the USA and Japan including at Tokyo Int. Art Fair and St’Art in Strasbourg. Ford’s works reside in private collections in many countries and he is a reference photographer for SIGMA Germany. Back Flow True Photograph mounted on acrylic 59 x 39 in. or 150 x 100 cm

Stranded True Photograph mounted on acrylic 59 x 39 in. or 150 x 100 cm

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Essence Of Winter II True Photograph mounted on acrylic 59 x 39 in. or 150 x 100 cm

Blue Ice True Photograph mounted on acrylic 59 x 39 in. or 150 x 100 cm

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GABRIEL FREY Germany

main intentions of Gabriele Frey’s art. her work range from social criticism to human problems and questions. ‘“It is the privilege of art to be disturbing, honest and profoundly sincere” the paintress is convinced. Gabriele Frey was born in 1966 in Stuttgart and grew up in Southern Germany and Graz, Austria. As an autodidact the artist developed her own style to realize her inspirations. The images emerge before her inner eye: “My art is not a brainchild”, she emphasizes. ◀ Computer Kid Oil on canvas 20 x 27 in. or 50 x 70 cm

SERGE GAUYA Sion, Switzerland

Born in 1977, Serge Gauya is a Swiss artist who has, from a young age, been attracted to the arts; especially music and painting. Until 2012, Serge focused his practice mainly on music and has won two major awards in Miami, Florida and Houston Texas. Throughout his musical career, Serge Gauya always felt the need to paint and draw. In recent years, his visual artwork has been exhibited in several shows around the world, including the Middle East, Europe, Asia and North and South America. He has represented Swiss contemporary art in Kuwait and in Paraguay. His current series of work in acrylic consists of two series:

◀ Flower Power Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

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ELENA GUTIERREZ Spokane, WA, United States

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Elena Gutierrez began her career as artist in 1994, producing in recent years her practice has become increasingly expressive, spiritual and abstract. ▶ Ecstasy Acrylic on canvas 36 x 60 in. or 91 x 152 cm

MOHAMMED RACHID IRAQI Fes, Morocco

Mohammed Rachid Iraqi studied Art at Lycée Descartes of Rabat. He has had 12 solo exhibitions in Morocco and 18 group participations in Italy, the Vatican,Spain, the UK, Argentina, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco, including the London Biennale, 2015. His works belong to private and public collections in France, England, Portugal, Italy and more. Iraqi is an awarded artist and a member of Moroccan Artists Association and Maghrebian Artists Association. ▶ Moroccan Folk Oil on canvas 31 x 35 x 2 in. or 78 x 90 x 4 cm

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URBAN FRANKO Ontario, Canada

Markušovce Manor House Pencil on illustration board 15 x 9 in. or 38 x 23 cm

Trees of Omega Centauri Charcoal and oil on canvas 24 x 48 x 1.5 in. or 61 x 122 x 4 cm

Born in former Czechoslovakia in 1976, Urban Franko moved to Canada in 1984. Urban’s skill for pencil drawing was discovered in his early teenage years. This discovery enabled him to focus on his talent throughout his academic years. By 2006, Urban had developed his own art technique, and naming it “Carbon Canvas”, involving drawing with charcoal on canvas.

Petko Building Charcoal and oil on canvas 16 x 20 x 1.5 in. or 41 x 51 x 4 cm

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WENJUN FU Chongqing, China

Born in Chongqing, China in 1955 Wenjun Fu graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and is a full time artist. He has received awards from the following organizations 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Argentina, Tour Eiffel La Grande Exposition Universelle “The Best Artist in the World”, International Award ” of X Florence Biennale and other international art honors. Fu’s artworks are collected by Today Art Museum, Old Summer Palace Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Center, Kennedy Family, World Council of Peoples for the United Nations, Dazu Grotto Museum, Chongqing Art Museum, Guangdong Museum of Art and more.

350 B.C. Photograph 55 x 69 in. or 140 x 175 cm

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GWEN FULTON Wallington, Surrey, United Kingdom

Cheetah in Your Garden Oil on canvas 14 x 14 in. or 35 x 35 cm

The Greenhouse Effect Oil on linen 23 x 19 in. or 59 x 48 cm

Storks Oil on linen 13 x 15 in. or 34 x 39 cm

A Thicker Skin Oil on linen 15 x 19 in. or 39 x 49 cm

Born in 1948 in Edinburgh, Scotland Gwen Fulton lives and works in Surrey, England. She studied Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Scotland and regularly exhibits with Portal Painters, London and at art fairs including: The London Art Fair Islington; The British Art Fair at the Royal College of Art, London; The Affordable Art Fair in Battersea; and The Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead London. Her works belong to private collections internationally. “In my work imagined landscapes predominate with recurring themes of mazes, enclosed or wild gardens inhabited by a diverse often animal population. I occasionally reference Northern European art history and have a preference for detail. In trying to usually veer towards the surreal, conveying a sense of ambiguity or the unexpected.� - G. F.

Masquerade Oil on canvas 15 x 20 in. or 39 x 50 cm

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MARIE-NOËLLE GAGNAN Montréal, Québec, Canada

Hymne Au Soleil 2 Acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 in. or 51 x 61 cm

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

Born in 1946 in France, Marie-Noëlle Gagnan now lives in Montréal. She earned a Master’s in Education (Art) at University of Montreal, a Degree in Plastic Arts at University of Quebec and a Post-graduate Degree in Drawing, in Paris. Gagnan actively exhibits in France, Italy, Canada and is an awarded artist. She is a member of Mondial Art Academia, L’Institut Européen des Arts Contemporains. and Artplatform NYC.

Vapeurs d’Été Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm

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TERRY GOLLETZ Elora, Ontario, Canada

Creation Myth Acrylic on paper 9 x 13 in. or 23 x 33 cm

The Story Teller’s Chair Acrylic on paper 17 x 22 in. or 43 x 56 cm

Born in 1948 in Southern Ontario, Terry Golletz lives in Elora, near Toronto. He is an Associate of the Ontario College of Art (AOCA), and has earned his BA in Fine Art as well as his BEd Fine Arts

“The imagery has its own evolution, a Surrealistic marriage of composition of colour and form, allowing maximum participation of the viewer in the artwork. Since the form does not represent an image immediately recognized and labelled, the viewer may look inward to create with imagination whatever their current mood moves them to create. I refer to my work as Abstract Surrealism.” - T. G.

Foliata Acrylic on paper 13 x 18 in. or 33 x 46 cm

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DEVON GOVONI Plymouth, MA, United States

Sad Life Mixed media on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm

◀ Ji Hyun Giraffe Mixed media 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm

◀ Lonesome Life Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm

Happy Life Mixed media on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm

Devon Govoni is a visual artist and PhD candidate for Expressive Art Therapy. She specializes in oil and mixed media creations and has displayed works both nationally and internationally. Govoni has contributed artwork to over a dozen private collections in the United States and also contributes murals within the communities that she

the empty space in front of me. As I progress, meaning and interpretations develop. By the time stories, emotions and life experiences to the

Therapist, I am genuinely intrigued by humans and of the worldly interactions we all have with one another. I feel so incredibly fortunate to be able to explore existential meaning in the world alongside own lives as well. Painting is an ingrained passion sharing of this passion.” - D. G.

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Castles Mixed media on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm


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DAVID GREEN Harveys Lake, PA, United States

Walking Woman Carrera marble 29 x 4 x 4 in. or 74 x 10 x 10 cm

Christina Danby Imperial Marble 19 x 11 x 10 in. or 48 x 28 x 25 cm

“I have been involved in direct carving for 45 years. Before that I was mainly interested in painting and worked in welded steel, casting in polyester resin and mold making. During that time I was taught by Ray Hitchcock as an apprentice in his studio. I developed a love of carving stone and I worked with hammer and chisel, using old school techniques for 25 years. I learned to carve stone on my own, one sculpture at time. Now I use diamond bladed saws and grinders, carbide chisels and high speed air tools.� - D. G.

Contemplation Danby Imperial Marble 14 x 11 x 7 in. or 36 x 28 x 18 cm

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MARKUS HELBING Hohenhameln, Germany

o. T. Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 60 x 60 cm

Born in 1971 in Germany, Markus Helbing is an actively exhibiting artist with solo and group shows in Germany and France, and many of his works acquired by private collectors. Trinity Church, New York Watercolor on paper 24 x 31 in. or 60 x 80 cm

Vegas Acrylic on canvas 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm

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STEPHANIE HOLZNECHT Janesville, WI, United States

Evening at the Fair Fluid acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 in. or 51 x 61 cm

Tuscan Sun Shines Through the Night Fluid acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm

Dancing Through the Night Fluid acrylic on canvas 30 x 15 in. or 76 x 38 cm

Born in 1959 in England, Stephanie Holznecht now lives in Wisconsin, USA. She studied Graphic Design and Fine Art at UW-Whitewater. She has had 5 solo exhibitions in the USA and participated in 25 group shows in Italy, India, England and the USA. Holznecht recently received a bronze award at a London exhibit and won First Place for a wine label competition in Tuscany, Italy. Her works belong to private and public collections in many countries and she is member of the WAAC, WRAA, DCAL and JAL of Wisconsin.

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PATRICK JOSSIER Gournay Loize, France

Born in 1956 in Val de Loire, France, Patrick Jossier studied Art at the Ecole Beaux Arts of Nantes and has had many exhibitions in France, Belgium, Switzerland and the USA, with works bought by private collectors in the UK, Netherlands, Switzerland and France. Jossier’s work is situated between the

present in the moment, Jossier paints abstracted landscapes without feeling the need to reproduce a realistic image, but rather recreate internal states of being and feelings on the canvas.. Portrait d’Homme, 2014 Acrylic on paper 12 x 12 in. or 30 x 30 cm

Portrait Rouge Orange, 2014 Acrylic on paper 10 x 12 in. or 25 x 30 cm

Rencontre Avec Soi Oil on canvas 27 x 28 in. or 70 x 72 cm

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JOHN JURISICH Pine Grove, CA, United States

Crystal Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102

Journey Into The World Of Prismatics Oil on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm

John Robert Jurisich - Father of Prismatics is an American self-taught artist who has been painting for over 40 years. Born and raised in San Francisco, Jurisich creates original oil paintings on canvas, and has been doing so successfully since 1972. As the self-professed Father of Prismatics, Jurisich utilizes his painting ability to recreate the splendor of refracting light. The most intriguing aspect of Jurisich’s paintings is the direction, origin and aspect of light. “Whether the light source is above or behind the central subject, it is always apparent that the light and its reaction to mediums (and therefore the resulting color), is the real protagonist of the painting.” - J. R. J.

Many Facets Oil on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm

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YUNI KO Ontario, Canada

Memories of Circle Series I Mixed media on panel 20 x 24 in. or 51 x 61 cm

Memories of Circle Series II Mixed media on wooden panel 20 x 24 in. or 51 x 61 cm

me with strength and represent my identity. Texture and the layers of bright color are my happy memories shining through. Each stone represents a positive connection I feel to the memories convey a peaceful energy, and give me power to overcome hardships. My spirit of gratitude emerges through harmonious circular strokes. Bright continuous lines represent heartfelt connections and balance. Peace in my relationships emotions can be communicated to the heart of a viewer, and that is my intention.� - Y. K.

Memories of Circle Series III Mixed media on wooden panel 20 x 24 in. or 51 x 61 cm

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MIMMI KÄLLER Åmål, Sweden

Living in Åmål, Sweden, Mimmi Käller has studied art at university level and she works as a teacher. She is a member of an arts and crafts collective, an art gallery and a graphic workshop. She exhibits both locally and internationally in Denmark, Italy, London, UK, and New York, Las Vegas and Idaho, USA. Käller works with large scale oil paintings and watercolors in bold color and produces prints only in black and white.

◀ Left Behind Riston graphic print 4 x 4 in. or 10 x 10 cm

◀ Entangled Riston graphic print 4 x 4 in. or 10 x 10 cm

Afterwards Riston graphic print 4 x 4 in. or 10 x 10 cm Darkness Riston graphic print 4 x 4 in. or 10 x 10 cm

◀ Memory Riston graphic print 4 x 4 in. or 10 x 10 cm

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My Garden Riston graphic print 4 x 4 in. or 10 x 10 cm

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SANDY KLINE Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

Sandy Kline is inspired by the Southern Gardens in Lafayette Square, Georgia and the South Carolina charming and picturesque seashore where she keeps her two homes. A graduate of Saint Vincent’s Academy, Sandy Kline studied Art and Business at Armstrong College and Savannah Arts Academy. She is a member of Savannah Art Association, The Parisian Arts Guild, the Coastal Arts and Crafts and the Saint Simmons Art Association, with works in collections in Canada, England, Norway, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy, France, and throughout the USA. “I am told that as a young child, I would talk of living by the sea, painting and selling my art. I am blessed. As I paint, I try to bring a soft emotion into my paintings; the kind that will excite one with the sheer simplicity of nature around us. When owners of my art share their happiness and joy, I feel I have captured the nostalgia of our southern landscape.” - S. K.

Magnolias in Spring Oil on canvas 8 x 10 in. or 20 x 25 cm

Flower Pots Acrylic on canvas 8 x 10 in. or 20 x 25 cm

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Sand Dunes in Sun Light Oil and acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm Afternoon at the Lake Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm

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YVONNE KOROTKY Rio Rancho, NM, United States

Gilman Tunnels Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm

Wild Turkey In Flight Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm

Little Bud Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm

A passionate, self-taught painter who enjoys painting realistic subject, Yvonne Korotky was born in Middletown, New York, and with her husband, Michael, they moved to Rio Rancho, New Mexico in 2003. Yvonne has been a member of Rio Rancho Art Association since 2004. She has exhibited locally since 2004 as well as at the Amsterdam Whitney Int’l. Art Gallery in New York City, where she also sold her work. Yvonne has won notable awards and her work has been featured in International Artist Magazine, 2016, Master Works, and Encantada, Albuquerque, NM. Yvonne does commission paintings and donates to various charities. In her own words, “it is better to give than to receive”. Yvonne and Michael are members of Living Word Church in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

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AI-WEN WU KRATZ Chambersburg, PA, United States

To The Birth Of Nina-Sofia Concentrated crayon, colored pencil and graphite on paper 26 x 40 in. or 66 x 102 cm

Amelia Concentrated crayon, colored pencil and graphite on paper 26 x 40 in. or 66 x 102 cm

Ai-Wen Wu Kratz earned her BFA at Fort Wright College and MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art. She is an alumna of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. In addition to the U.S., Wu Kratz has had solo exhibitions in France, Germany, England, Egypt and Austria. between my senses and the execution is direct and immediate to the highest degree, so to bring forth the breath of life. I virtue of light but forms and colors.� - Wu Kratz

The Poet Concentrated crayon, colored pencil and graphite on paper 26 x 40 in. or 66 x 102 cm

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ANTONELLA LAGANÀ Italy / France

Painter and poet, Antonella Laganà was born in 1945 in Reggio Calabria,and now lives between Livorno, Rome and Paris. She has a Literature degree from Pisa University and attended courses in Florence and Leghorn at the Accademia di Belle Arti. Laganà has been painting since 1975 and began exhibiting in 1993. She has participated in over 130 group shows and had 27 solo shows including at the Grand Palais, Paris, in Shanghai, Tokyo, Haifa, Lugano, Berlin, Vienna and other international locations. She has received notable prizes including a Silver Medal from FNCF (Federation National Culture Francaise). Her works belong to private and public collections in many countries.

Title of Work Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm

L’araba Fenice Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

Parlami Cielo Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

Amore Infinito, 2007 Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm Sfida Verde Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

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NIKOLAY MOLTCHANOV Brighton, MA, United States

Russian-American artist and animal rights activist, Nikolay L. Moltchanov moved to the USA in 1989 to become active as painter, illustrator, poet, writer, photographer and founded his own publishing house Moltchanoph Inc. He is the inventor of the painting style “Ultra Sensitive Super Art” (USSA) and is well-known for his rather extreme artistic approaches. Moltchanov is the author of the well-known children’s book “Story of Little Snail Ryba and Small ”. ▶ Birds and Flowers Acrylic and watercolor on board 14 x 22 in. or 36 x 56 cm

ERZSEBET NAGY SAAR Vienna, Austria

“Erzsebet Nagy Saar’s “decollages” are to be interpreted as an ode to sensitivity; to this deeply humane trait that is the last gleam to remain when nothing else seems to. Nagy studied in Canada, at the Florida University, in Cambridge, Madrid and Vienna, where she lives and works today. She describes her own life as a decollage, which is marked by its self-determined assembling.” - Dominik Niebauer ▶ Ruth Mixed media, Decollage on canvas 39 x 55 in. or 100 x 140 cm

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PATRICIA LAMBERT North Stamford, CT, United States

Vermont Moonlight Gelatin silver print

Tidal Pool Gelatin silver print

Patricia Lambert was educated in photography, painting, and printmaking. She made a brief detour into stage lighting and design for dance, working on the Juilliard Stage for several years, but returned to printmaking combining photo methods and etching. She gradually segued into straight gelatin silver printing which she shows here. Lambert’s work is shown and collected nationally and internationally. Lambert has taught at the Parsons School of phenomena and application in two dimensional design. During the summer she teaches workshops on COLOR AND FIBER (Schiffer Publishing Ltd.), a collaboration with and is still in print. Her second book, CONTROLLING COLOR (Design Press) is now out of print, but may be purchased from Amazon. Her studio is in North Stamford, Connecticut Sycamore Road Gelatin silver print

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Birches Gelatin silver print

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LISBET LARK Tisvildeleje, Denmark

Frihedssymboler II, 2009 Watermedia on canvas 17 x 17 in. or 44 x 44 cm Det Store Maskefald II, 2009 Watermedia on canvas 39 x 47 in. or 100 x 120 cm Det Store Maskefald I, 2009 Watermedia on canvas 39 x 47 in. or 100 x 120 cm

Lisbet Lark is an artist working in both an abstract and shows including the London Art Biennale in 2013 and 2015, and exhibited in renowned institutions including the Museo Archaeologico di Olbia, Italy, The Museo Pallazio Fusco, Pompeii,Italy, the Tampa Museum of Art, Florida, USA, as well as exhibitions in Slovenia, France, Denamrk and more. She has received the Merit Award London Art Biennale, and the Art and Science Award, Italy. “Development is my name, as long as I develop, I am. Nobody saw my natural abilities until age 44. My husband found my sketches in 2009 and started me up as an abstract painter. In 2012 he encouraged me to start creating realistic artworks. In 2015, I developed seven new realistic illustration series and brought six of them into international travelling, juried and museum exhibitions. My abstract universe plays with your brain. My realistic illustrations created from thorough research and a fascination of all living creatures, their personalities and minds, tell you a story.� - L. L.

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Lotus Genie, 2015 Mixed media on cardboard 6 x 9 in. or 15 x 22 cm

Etruscan Chariot, 2015 Ink on cardboard 12 x 16 in. or 30 x 40 cm Exhibited at Museo Arcehologico di Olbia, June 2015

Panico Pompei I, 2015 Miniature watercolor, crayons and ink on cardboard 6 x 8 in. or 16 x 21 cm Travelling with museum exhibition, The Archeology and Vesuvio, Italy

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BEA LAST

Scotland, United Kingdom

Sophism Industrial paint and graphite on canvas 70 x 70 in. or 178 x 178 cm

Producing large scale canvases, artist Bea Last is essentially interested in the application of paint, it’s dynamics and her relationship to it therein. She works on a series of paintings concurrently with the process of addition and subtraction, using smaller pieces as studies. With an emphasis on Movement, Memory, Energy and Connection, Bea is interested in the dynamics created between works and the relationship to the space they inhabit. In turn thus creating dialogues and conversations between canvas and artist, canvas and environment. Drawings and sketches are also vital to her practice. Bea Last is based in Scotland and has exhibited widely with recent solo shows in Scotland, Ireland and London, UK. Her works are in private and public collections and her clients include LOGICA (Microsoft), REUTERS, BALLEYMORE PROPERTIES, Canary Wharf, London, THE CORINTHIA HOTEL LONDON W1, (The British Art Project) EDL ASSOCIATES, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and THE DOKKAE PROJECT (sponsored by the King of Saudi Arabia.)

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Sophism III Industrial paint and graphite on canvas 60 x 60 in. or 152 x 152 cm

Annular II Industrial paint and graphite on canvas 40 x 40 in. or 102 x 102 cm

Annular I Industrial paint and graphite on canvas 40 x 40 in. or 102 x 102 cm

Vulcan Industrial paint and graphite on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

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BRIGITTE LORENZ Mels, Switzerland

Illusion Archival inkjet print face-mounted to acrylic glass 31 x 47 in. or 80 x 120 cm

Spring White Archival inkjet print face-mounted to acrylic glass 31 x 47 in. or 80 x 120 cm

Born in Duesseldorf, Germany, Brigitte Lorenz now lives in the Swiss countryside, where she spends much of her time outdoors. A self-taught photographer she considers Nature Photography an important part of her life. She is inspired by the continuous change of seasons and uses her camera to express her impression of nature’s diversity. Unique perspectives and emotions conveyed in brief moments lead to creative and sometimes abstract images. Her limited edition images are shown at international art fairs and exhibitions and since 2015, Brigitte is represented by LDX Artodrome Gallery in Berlin.

Soft Music Archival inkjet print face-mounted to acrylic glass 31 x 47 in. or 80 x 120 cm

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ZUZANA MANTEL Prague, Czech Republic

Born in 1972 in Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia), Zuzana Mantel lives in Prague. She studied Product Design and Art at Technical University, Faculty of Art, Kosice, Slovakia. With 13 solo shows in the Czech Republic, Israel, Slovakia and 17 group participations in the UK, Spain, Japan, Slovakia, Romania, India, France, Austria, USA, Monaco, and Czech Republic, Mantel’s works belong to private and public collections internationally. She is a member of the SAMA, International Association of Design and Contemporary Art Network, NY and the A’ Design Award Winner in 2015. Little Star, 2016 Glass mosaics on glass plate, light 12 x 12 x 7 in. or 30 x 30 x 17 cm

Two views of Little Sun, 2016 Glass mosaics on glass plate, light 12 x 12 x 4 in. or 30 x 30 x 10 cm

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MARIA MARGHERITA MARTINELLI Rome, Italy

The Jail, 2007 Acrylic on canvas 19 x 19 in. or 48 x 48 cm

The Envy = Madama, 2003 Collage and acrylic canvas 16 x 24 in. or 40 x 60 cm

Born in 1955, Maria Margherita Martinelli’s grandparents came from Marche, a region in central Italy, where the beautiful hills are just a few miles away from the sea. Martinelli has painted since childhood and is a self taught artist. She works as a Cardiologist in Rome and continues to pursue her passion for painting.

FiancĂŠe in the Moonlight, 1983 Tempera on paper 25 x 33 in. or 63 x 83 cm

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SUSAN N. McCOLLOUGH Gulf Shores, AL, United States

International abstract expressionistic artist, Susan N. McCollough was born in Bronx, New York and now resides in Gulf Shores, Alabama. She studied Art and received her BS at University of Alabama and Sculpture at the Students Art League of New York on the Vytlacil Campus. This past year she studied The Old Masters Techniques in Florence, Italy at the Accademia D’Arte. McCollough has exhibited in 15 solo and 20 group exhibitions in the USA, Italy, Germany, Austria, Morocco and Tokyo, including the Florence Biennale, Biennale Riviera del Brenta and the New York ArtExpo. Susan has had many honors and awards spanning four continents and she serves on the Board of Trustees of the United States Sports Academy and as Art Committee Emeritus. She is a member of Museum of Modern Art, New York; Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama and Womens Art World, Marrakesh, Morocco.

Portal to The Light Oil on linen 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm Her Earthly Vision Oil on canvas 60 x 48 in. or 152 x 122 cm

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CHRISTINE MEYTRAS Jackson, WY, United States

“I have played with paint, pencils or chalk since I was a child, using paper, canvas or walls as a background. combinations they offer. I work with water-based paints like acrylic, gouache, tempera and casein. I also work with collage to add a textural dimension to the story told with colors. Subject matters vary from abstract to landscape, or still life to elements of life in the West where I live. I started experimenting with sculpture a few years ago and have created stainless steel desi-sculptures (designing sculptures as opposed to carving or sculpting them.) They take a life of their own when installed outside and become an integral part of their landscape.” - C. M. Born and raised in France, Christine Meytras studied at the Grenoble School of Fine Arts and graduated with a Masters in Art History from the University of Grenoble. ◀ Gathering at the Threshold Gouache, pigments and collage on paper 14 x 17 in. or 36 x 43 cm

Mount Moran in Red Gouache on paper 16 x 22 in. or 41 x 56 cm

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▶ Grady and the Bear Acrylic on canvas 10 x 10 in. or 39 x 39 cm


BARBARA MOORE Linden, VA, United States

Meander 1 Fine art canvas gallery wrap 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm

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NIKOLAS MUEHLETHALER Basel, Switzerland

Apartments Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

Basel Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

Antelope Canyon Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

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In The Fall Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

Born 1973 in Basel, Switzerland, Nikolas Mühlethaler grew up in a beautiful town named Interlaken. He studied Architecture between 19871993 and is a self-taught photographer. He was motivated by friends and family to begin showing his works that are now exhibited and sold internationally. Nikolas lives in Basel with his wife, Monika.

A Nice Evening in Cologne Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

“Why do I photograph? Since several years, I had the urge to store the moments I have experienced on my journeys all over the world. My photographs are a collection of memories to think back. I am motivated by the idea that within a lifetime, individuals experience billions of moments but these cannot be saved to be remembered afterwards. My goal is to make people happy with my photos and awaken the desire to ask for more. PHOTOS preserve the beautiful moments in life!” - N. M.

Ghosttown Bodie Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

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VANESSA NAHOUL United States / Mexico

Love of the Soul, 2015 Oil on canvas 35 x 27 in. or 90 x 70 cm

Woman Contemplating the Universe While Listening to the Symphony ‘The Planets’ by Holst, 2015 Oil on canvas 24 x 27 in. or 61 x 70 cm

Of Lebanese origin, Vanessa Nahoul is a Mexican-born artist whose works aim to convey the expressiveness of the human soul. Vanessa has been awarded the national recognition: Pergamino de Oro al Mérito Andrés Henestrosa, for her cultural and artistic career. Her twenty-four year experience in drawing and painting started with academic studies in art, composition, drawing and artistic materials in Mexico City. Author of several drawing and painting series, her postgraduate degree and PhD in Psychoanalytic Psychology has nourished her work and understanding of human expressions. Her work has been published in several books specialized in art and Vanessa has had solo shows in Mexico and group show participations in Mexico, Florence, New York, Miami, Chicago, Las Vegas, Buenos Aires, Prague and Paris.

Encounter at the Cliff, 2015 Oil on linen 16 x 48 in. or 40 x 122 cm

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NATALI

New York, NY, United States

Born in 1988, Natali is a young artist working in a variety of media. After years of studying painting and drawing, she now produces mixed media collages utilizing digital cut and paste techniques as well as traditional paper collage. Natali has participated in numerous collective art events. For her, art is a meditative process that is not only about expression but also about producing aesthetically and contextually complex images.

Originals Mixed media collage Print dimensions may vary

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VERENA OTTERBACH Mexico

Housewife Oil on canvas 59 x 56 in. or 150 x 142 cm

Verena Oil on canvas 14 x 12 in. or 35 x 30 cm

Born in Mexico City in 1967, Verena Otterbach wing of Cuban master Carlos García de la Nuez. discipline complemented with photography. The artist works within a long tradition that takes the photographic image as a method of apprehension and representation of reality. Her work does not end up trying to emulate life with photography, quite the contrary, her pieces become a true pictorial representation, created for and from the “painting” world of expressionism.

Father Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in. or 30 x 40 cm

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GEORGE PEREZ Bellingham, WA, United States

A Cat for Norman Rockwell (Get Outta There!) Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 51 x 51 cm

A Cat for Picasso (Chat et Souris) Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm

A Cat for J.B. Hofner (Emilie) Acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 in. or 51 x 61 cm

Born in 1955 in Havana, Cuba, George Perez currently lives in Bellingham, Washington. He is largely a self-taught artist, his only training being a two-year Commercial Art class in Los Angeles, CA. The City of Bellingham holds an annual Chalk Art Festival where many local artist show off their skills. George participated in this contest twice, and both times his work was featured in local newspapers. George is a member of and has a website at Fine Art America where he has sold a number of his works. George Perez’s artworks display a wide range of style though his master skill for painting and talent for balancing his unique compositions are evident throughout his work.

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STJEPAN PERKOVIC Zagreb, Croatia

Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1974, Stjepan Perkovic now lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. He earned his Art Degree at Free Art Academy in Split, Croatia and has had 13 solo exhibitions and participated in over 30 group shows in Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, France and the USA. Perkovic has illustrated several books and is very active in organizing art workshops with children and students. An awarded artist, he is a member of the international association AMFPA.

Primosten Acrylic on canvas 12 x 16 in. or 30 x 40 cm

Caring Touches Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 40 x 50 cm

Water Acrylic on canvas 12 x 20 in. or 30 x 50 cm

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RJ POOLE Lismore, NSW, Australia

Born in 1960 in Australia, RJ Poole lives in Lismore. He is self-taught photographic artist who has exhibited in Australia and the United Kingdom..

Trapped Color digital photograph 39 x 31 in. or 100 x 80 cm Never Ending B&W digital photograph 39 x 31 in. or 100 x 80 cm Myself Color digital photograph 39 x 31 in. or 100 x 80 cm

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HAI PHAM Hanoi, Vietnam

Born in 1967 in Hanoi, Hai Pham graduated from Hanoi Institute of Fine Arts and received his Masters’s in Art in 2006. He has exhibited in Vietnam, the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, China,Singapore, Belgium, Thailand, Japan, Seattle, Houston (USA), Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, Dubai (UAE) and Berlin, Germany Hai has received awards including, Selected in 20 Abstractionism Artists of South East Asia 2015 by Sotheby’s, 2nd Prize International Abstraction by Art Competition 2015 Pham’s works are in many private collections and in Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and National Gallery Petronas, Malaysia ◀ Serenade #1, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 20 x 27 in. or 50 x 70 cm

DANIEL PLASKETT Sydney, NSW, Australia

“My works mainly consist of watercolour and ink in the medium of portraits. My artworks express different concepts resonating mainly within my personal experience and thoughts, adapting to individual portraits to evoke true and indisputable feelings within the viewer, that only they can describe. I aim to strike a personal chord with everyone who views my works and to further encourage individuals who view my work to celebrate their individuality.” - D.P. ◀ Hello Darkness My Old Friend, I’ve Come To Talk With You Again Watercolor on paper 22 x 29 in. or 55 x 75 cm

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PX RH

Hikone, Shiga, Japan

Self-taught Japanese artist, PX RH (Ryosuke Hayamitsu) was born in Osaka in 1984 and began producing artwork in 2003. His digital art has been displayed numerous times in Japan and internationally. ▶ 20151205 - Thought and Conversation Digital media Print dimensions may vary

ANGELA P. SCHAPIRO Woodstock, NY, United States

Angela P. Schapiro’s photography covers many genres and has been exhibited and published internationally. Schapiro has been commissioned for several book covers. Her clients include Maverick Concerts, Inc., The Land Conservancy, The Ulster County Chamber of Commerce, The Woodstock Film Festival and The Women’s World Wide Cycling Grand Prix. Schapiro is also Managing Editor of SHARPEN, the online magazine of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). ▶ Green is Cool Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

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RENA T. France

It’s Ov Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

Born in 1970 in Germany, Rena T. lives in France. She studied art for a few years in Dresden, Germany and discovered her words, “My pictures reveal my thoughts, feelings and how I see the world. My camera is my pen to paint my world. I don’t need a lot of equipment. I take my pics how I feel in the moment. Somebody says: with intuition.”

Little Goo Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary And Landing Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

Title of Work Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm

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KATHARINA ROTH Wiesbaden, Germany

Born and raised in the German countryside, Katharina Roth found her passion for art while trying to escape everyday life when she was a teenager. Starting with simple portrait sketches, she soon fell in love with oil painting. She has always had an interest in illustrating people and tell a story about the moment captured. As her skill improved, galleries and art magazines started to be interested in her work and she has had successful exhibits and publications. Roth still lives in Germany,

Mädchen Im Traum – Ein Bild In Schwarzweiß Oil on canvas 31 x 24 in. or 80 x 60 cm Käsespätzle zum Frühstück Oil on canvas 24 x 31 in. or 60 x 80 cm

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FRANCESCO RUSPOLI Cardiff, United Kingdom

Scale of Love Oil on canvas 60 x 40 in. or 152 x 102 cm

Born in 1958, in Paris, to a British mother with a French background and a Belgian father with an Italian background, Ruspoli debuted in a group show at the Bastion St Andre Museum in Antibes, France. He then went on to present his work in salons and galleries with increasing international exposure. Ruspoli has been the recipient of a number of important awards and medals including Eugene Fromentin Award in France, Gold Medal from Beijing Olympic Fine Art in China, Silver Medal from Grand Prix of Rome in Italy. In 1986, Ruspoli was chosen to submit some works for the highly prestigious Salon D’Automne in Paris, from which he was contacted by Galerie Atlante for a two years contract. During this time Ruspoli was approached by the British Phoenix Gallery where he had several exhibitions and brought him to England. Inspired by new surroundings Auerbach, Henri Matisse, Edward Munch and Egon Schiele.

subtle gradation and dramatic contrast express nuance of emotion and sensuous physicality. The work also expresses the Ruspoli’s canvases invite the viewer to participate in a creative encounter with these elements, constructing one’s own visual language and meaning.

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Separation Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm

“My motivation and inspiration is my environment and nature. I am fascinated by the way people interact with each other. Sometimes in a nice way and sometimes in a horrible way. I want to pass on a message with my work, which could be read and felt by the person looking at it. I want to lift their soul and their feeling and bring them happiness if I can. � - F. R.

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The Edge of Memory Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 122 x 91 cm

“Art is about sharing visual ideas. My canvas may not have a front or a back cover but I try with each study, each painting to represent a work to be read rather than stared at. If through my work as an artist I am able to stimulate thoughts and feelings then I have achieved my goal.� - F. R.

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The Temptation Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm

“My visual gesture is informal and spontaneous and at the same time impulsive and controlled. I would like to attach the constructive part produced by the use of strong colours to the illusion of depth, which diminish the vision plane of a picture

it, have been a lifelong source of intrigue for me. Growth is a continual struggle and yet we are inspired to keep up with it and strive to get ahead of the game. This concept of evolution is strongly represented in my work. When I started painting, was dark in subject, colour and texture. As I have matured, my art has expressed itself through several series, ranging in subject matter drawn from urban life and social groups to the powerful forces of nature. Vivid colour and bold textures have conquering my own demons has replaced earlier more restrictive emotional expressions. For instance in some series I use crosses of paint on the canvas in strong contrasting colours, which apart from creating a joyous picture also emphasise my own spiritual growth.� - F. R.

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Three Women Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 122 x 91 cm

“An artist for me, is a person with a gift, because he or she can see and feel things differently from other people. It could be a curse too because sometimes an artist will suffer more than anybody else, due to his or her sensibility and would therefore feel very isolated. A frustrated artist can be a very dangerous person. � - F. R.

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PEOPLE IN A GROUP Series by Francesco Ruspoli Inspired by Renaissance artists, such as the compositions of Paolo Veronese and Sebastiano del Piombo, Ruspoli creates scenes that represent groups of people gathering in different places. Like Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano and Bellini Ruspoli employs orange, red, blue, green,maple yellow and pink as principal colors on his canvas. Ruspoli’s series, “People in A Group” explores his own version of contemporary societies and the relationship between individuals among these social groups.

Unsettled Times Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 122 x 91 cm

left behind. We would not have evolved as humans without art.” - F. R.

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GINGER ANNE SANDELL

Kailua Kona, HI, United States

Autumn Oil on canvas 28 x 45 in. or 71 x 114 cm

Ginger Anne Sandell was born in Washington D.C. and now lives in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. She is currently completing her Masters of Fine Art at the Academy of Art university. Sandell has had 25 solo and group shows in New York, San Diego and in Hawaii. Her works are owned by collectors in several states and she is an awarded artist. Beethoven’s 6th Oil on stretched canvas 20 x 32 in. or 51 x 81 cm

River Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm

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MIRO SEDLAR Zurich, Switzerland

Market Acrylic on canvas 32 x 24 in. or 80 x 60 cm Trees Acrylic on canvas 32 x 32 in. or 80 x 80 cm

Born in former Czechoslovakia, Miro Sedlar has lived in Zurich, Switzerland, since 1968. He graduated at the Federal Institute of Technology in Civil Engineering, in Zurich, and worked in the engineering profession all his active life. After his retirement he was determined to start a career in art. Since 2006 Miro Sedlar has studied the art of acrylic painting at Dazzio Art Experience center in St. Petersburg, at his winter retreat in Florida. Exchange of ideas with other artists helped him to further optimise his talent. He also attended workshops with well-known artists in Europe, including R. Voka and P. Feichter of Austria. He is member of ISAP Florida and has exhibited his works in Switzerland and the USA. The basis of his art, is in his own words: “In colorful abstracts, expressive landscapes and interesting portraits, I have found a new way to express myself�.

Phoenix Acrylic on canvas 32 x 32 in. or 80 x 80 cm

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ROBYN SAURINE Suffolk Park, NSW, Australia

Transparent Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm

“I’m an artist who uses experimental techniques obtained through education and travel in the Australian Outback, Asia and Italy to create aesthetically balanced artwork. I meditate on the themes which emerge from these experiences, to generate stylistic drawings, loudly coloured paintings, or mixed media

During the production of projects different areas of interest arise the challenges of balancing long-term travel, resulting in feeling unsettled, connects to the theme of becoming ‘invisible’ to the energy to take on a new journey.” - R. S.

The Escape Mixed media on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm

Robyn Saurine was born in Australia. Her early career was spent in the mining towns of Central Queensland in the 2000s. When she moved to Singapore in 2009, she studied art at NAFA and Lasalle Colleges, Singapore as well as in Italy at Charles H. Cecil Studios in 2014. Robyn is an awarded member of the Manhattan Arts International community in New York and has exhibited in shows in Singapore, the USA and Australia.

Romance Mixed media on canvas 24 x 27 in. or 60 x 70 cm

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URSA SCHOEPPER Germany

Landscape 2, 2015 Color pigment on 2mm Aludibond, Edition 1/1 47 x 31 in. or 120 x 80 cm

Deep Down Inside, 2015 Color pigment on 2mm Aludibond, Edition 1/1 47 x 31 in. or 120 x 80 cm

Management with a focus on Fine Arts, New Media, and Cultural Management, and created and directed the cultural agency, ‘Agentur für Virtuelle Denkraeume’ (Agency for Virtual Thought Space). In 2001 Schoepper was awarded the Media Promotion Prize of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia for Das Museum der abwesenden Bilder (Museum of Absent Pictures). Since 2003 Ursa Schöpper has been working primarily as a photographic artist, developing experimental autonomous photographic artworks that exist as a virtual reality within a pragmatic realm. Her artworks are generated through an algorithmic grammar, representing “the inherent not yet”. Ursa Schoepper has received many international awards as an experimental photographic artist. She is living and working in the Rhineland near Bonn.

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Suspended Particles, 2015 Color pigment on 2mm Aludibond, Edition 1/1 47 x 31 in. or 120 x 80 cm

Formation in Space, 2012 Color pigment on 2mm Aludibond, Edition 1/1 47 x 31 in. or 120 x 80 cm

Crazy_u_boot_in_space, 2007 Color pigment on 2mm Aludibond, Edition 1/1 31 x 47 in. or 80 x 120 cm

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CHRISTIAN SEEGERT Ritterhude, Germany

Terra Firma, 2008 Acrylic on wood 27 x 27 in. or 70 x 70 cm Reflection, 2015 Acrylic on wood 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm

Picasso, 2003 Acrylic, China ink and collage on wood 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm

Born in 1945 in Germany, and now living near Bremen, Northern Sea, Dr. Christian Seegert graduated in Law and to work in HR for an American company and for 10 years, enjoyed life as trainee, consultant and coach. At the same time, Dr. Seegert has been drawing since 1985 and in 1991 In 1999, Dr. Seegert became involved with painting professionally and has since been actively exhibiting in Germany, Luxemburg and Switzerland, Malta and Italy.

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TERRY SIGLER Henderson, KY, United States

Spirited Acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 x 2 in. or 91 x 61 x 5 cm

Born in 1961, Terry Sigler studied Art at Arizona State University and The Scottsdale Artist School. He has had two solo exhibitions and four group participations in the USA. He was one of twenty artists selected for The Painted Violin Project for The Vail Valley International Music Festival. Terry is an award winning artist collected throughout the USA and is published internationally in the book Contemporary Art of Excellence.

Prey Targeted Acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 x 2 in. or 91 x 61 x 5 cm Pursuit Acrylic on canvas 12 x 36 x 2 in. or 30 x 91 x 5 cm

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MEL SEWELL SIGVALDI Wincanton, United Kingdom

Jökulsárlón, Iceland Digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

photographer, preferring to specialize in black and white landscapes and has had 25 exhibitions in Great Britain, Iceland and Portugal, including at the Portuguese Museum of Photography. His work is also included at The Gulbenkian Museum, Portugal and has been featured a number of times in European media, while receiving international awards. Mel’s work has been published in six books (see Blurb.com), he also paints and writes Haiku poetry. His full bio is available online at www. melsbio.blogspot.com

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Badlands, South Dakota, USA Digital photograph Print dimensions may vary Kirk Stone, Lake District, England Digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

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SEBO Paris, France

Inverted Male Torso Mixed digital media Print dimensions may vary

SEBO is the avatar for a French artistic duo living and working in Paris. Inspired by memetics, the internet, conventional art and what is considered appropriate and is expected, SEBO create images that incorporate the use of multi-digital media. For SEBO art is an experience which is completed with the viewer’s input when faced with their work, either online, in print or in the form of multi-media installations.

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ANTWAN J. THOMPSON Lanham, MD, United States

Antwan J. Thompson was born in 1990 in Washington, DC and lives in Maryland. He studied photography and art history at Gallaudet University. He idolized the works of Robert Mapplethorpe, Annie Leibovitz and many more. His works have been published in various anthologies and magazine, and in a number of photography competitions. ▶ The Act of Desperation B&W digital photograph | Canon T3i

LOUISE WEBBER Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

Canadian born and largely self-taught artist, Louise Webber comes from an artistic family and has taken several years of classes and online courses as well as experimented with styles and materials on her own, to produce her bold, personal aesthetic. Webber has received notable art awards and exhibited in juried group and solo shows. She is the published author of Portraits in Oils, Tips and Techniques for Inspiring Artists. Previously a gallery director, Webber’s focus has now shifted to producing her next series of works.. ▶ Green Stream Oil on stretched canvas 10 x 12 x 2 in. or 25 x 30 x 5 cm

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WILLIAM SPIFF Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Journey Illustration 57 x 43 in. or 145 x 108 cm

William Spiff is a self-taught artist, animator, photographer and graphic illustrator. He uses illustrations, animation and photography to reveal the functionality and tell the story of an idea. However small, picture perfect or great an idea may seem, he aims at creating the truth of it, by revealing the hidden details in a modest manner. He has been creating art since 2010, often employing unorthodox techniques to bring details to light.

Technician. He creates artworks, animations, illustrations, logos, designs products/prototypes and brand merchandise for start-up companies, small businesses, inventors and innovators. He also employs his skills to design graphic characters, Apparel design, Album art, Web and Mobile Design. Originally from the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, William Spiff currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

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Agent 007 Illustration 21 x 34 in. or 53 x 86 cm

Liberty Illustration 10 x 18 in. or 26 x 46 cm

Perfecto Illustration 14 x 21 in. or 35 x 53 cm

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Ifé Illustration 5 x 10 in or 13 x 26 cm

Free Puppet Illustration 25 x 34 in or 64 x 85 cm

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Kendrick Lamar Illustration 14 x 20 in. or 35 x 50 cm

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ALEX STRAUB SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil

Celeste Acrylic on canvas 29 x 36 in. or 73 x 92 cm

Salvador DalĂ­ Acrylic on canvas 29 x 36 in. or 73 x 92 cm

Architect, painter, musician, musical producer and photographer, Alex Straub was born in Santos, Brazil. He began drawing during childhood, learned music in his teens, and in college he discovered analog photography. For a long time Straub made a living as a professional musician and photographer, painting only as hobby until the impressionists his work focuses on mixing colors and the spontaneity of his brush strokes. Straub recently lived in London and Barcelona where he displayed his artwork,

Robert Plant Acrylic on canvas 24 x 35 in. or 60 x 90 cm

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LOREN TEETELLI Venice, CA, United States

Loren Teetelli began her career in New York City, working as a textile conservation intern at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Her curiosity to understand material culture of the past, her propensity for creation and her passion for prehistory led her down the natural path to study ancient metalsmithing. While in New York City, Loren studied with various master goldsmiths specializing in ancient metalsmithing techniques. The construction and precision involved in metalworking aligned with her conservation skills, allowing her to excel. After two years of study, Loren realized her passion for jewelry creation, emanating in the birth of her signature brand. LOREN NICOLE based in Venice, California. Loren’s work highlights entirely handmade

precious metals. The craftsmanship highlights techniques of the ancient Mediterranean, reviving handmade chains and the art of granulation, a technique dating back 4500 years. All of the materials are sourced from dealers who take social responsibility seriously, supporting healthy labor practices and minorities where possible.

Bracelets, Chains and Rings Image Courtesy of Hope Kauffman Photography

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The brand was launched in Spring of 2016, showcasing the Hellenes Collection. This series celebrates the aesthetics and craftsmanship of ancient Greek artisans; highlighting ancient metalsmithing techniques, the combination of rock crystal and high karat yellow gold and design elements, such as the beechnut. The collection focuses on bringing out the different textures and patterns achievable through one medium, with minimal attention to precious and semi-precious stones.


Double Loop-in-Loop Chain with Diamonds, Roman Pinched Chain, Etruscan Bangle All images: Courtesy of Austin Harris

Granulated Leaf Earrings, Italian Pressed Glass Ring (Pegasus), Rock Crystal Bangles, Rock Crystal Bracelets (Elephant and Fly)

Rock Crystal Ring (Beetle), Granulated Dome Ring, Classic Bezel Ring, Italian Pressed Glass Ring (Lion), Etruscan Band, Mesh with Beechnut Collar, Roman Pinched Chain

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Rosette and Classic Bezel Earring Pairs

Roman Glass and Diamond Earrings

Rock Crystal Ring (Beetle)

Rock Crystal Bracelet (Bee)

Etruscan Collection

Mesh with Beechnut Collar and Checkerboard Cufflink

All images: Courtesy of Hope Kauffman Photography

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Rings and Chains Image Courtesy of Austin Harris

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NICHOLAS H. TEETELLI Holmdel, NJ, United States

“Born on May 23, 1958 in New York City, I grew up in Greenwich Village lower Manhattan, and spent my summers in the Greek 1960’s and began, what would become, a lifelong interest and passion. Being fortunate to travel to many places throughout this world, with each journey experiencing and recording much of what I see, I now share by expressing my mind’s eye through composition, light play, shape and design in my photographs. I enjoy shooting most subject types, including landscapes, now expanding my interests in exploring people and street photography. I primarily, and almost exclusively, use Leica cameras and lenses, which, for me, have yielded superior results. Beginning in January 2016, and at the insistence of my friends and family, I decided to begin sharing my photography, now having more than 50 of my works being exhibited at dozens of galleries and museums with several pieces receiving awards including Best in Show, 1st and 2nd Place, Honorable Mention, Special Merit etc.” - N. T.

Lady Liberty Color digital photograph | Leica M (240) Horseshoe Bend II Color digital photograph | Leica M (240)

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Nicholas H. Teetelli is a member of the American Photographic Artists, American Photography Association, International Leica Society, Professional Photographers of America, The Royal Photographic Society.


What These Eyes Have Seen B&W digital photograph | Leica Q

African Sunset Color digital photograph | Leica T

Set Sails B&W digital photograph | Leica T

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Monet’s Gardens B&W digital photograph | Leica X

El Partido Color digital photograph | Leica Q

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Escar III B&W digital photograph | Leica X

Leeu B&W digital photograph | Leica T


Kameelperd B&W digital photograph | Leica T

Sebra B&W digital photograph | Leica T

African Dusk II B&W digital photograph | Leica T

The Sharks Are Out Color digital photograph | Leica Q

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Crucero Color digital photograph | Leica Q

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Venezia Color digital photograph | Leica X2

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DEBRA THOMPSON Australia

Celebration Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

Angelic Wreath Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

“When I’m not painting I love spending time at the beach. I’m from South Australia and we are know for our great beaches. I also enjoy walking along the sand and collecting shells. My other loves are baking/ cooking, food & being creative. Food and art go together. I love the use of colours.” - D. T. Debra Thompson has exhibited at Agora Gallery, New York and was featured in ArtisSpecturm New York. In 2015, she exhibited in Bologna Italy and in 2016 she had a solo show in Manhattan, New York.

Gold Honey Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

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JULIET THORBURN Wilmington, DE, United States

Ackee & Leaves Watercolor on paper 18 x 15 in. or 46 x 38 cm

Hamptons Trees Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm

Born in 1966 in Jamaica, Juliet Thorburn now lives in the United States. Her development as an artist began at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. From there she studied in Florence at Jamaica in 1994. She had subsequent solo shows in Jamaica through 2006 and exhibited in many group shows at home and abroad, including the prestigious Jamaica National Gallery Biennial exhibition. Since re-locating to the USA in 2008, she has participated in exhibitions in Southeast Pennsylvania and in Wilmington, Delaware. Amber Oil and gold leaf on canvas 15 x 30 in. or 38 x 76 cm

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ANNA THURBER Weston, MA, United States

Optic Eyeball Calamity Mixed media 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm Blueberry Pie and Stripes Forever Mixed media 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm

Vertigo Blues Mixed media 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm

“For most of my life I have been painting on canvas and glass. I’m drawn towards the study of color, texture and the bending of light. Hence my recent area of focus is freezing things, mostly been both stunning and fascinating. The end result is always amazing and gratifying. And, its just Ice. I love what I do. More information is always obtainable thru the address listed below. Thank you.” - A. T.

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An Amphitheater Comes Alive Mixed media 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm

Tea Tree Oil for Cat Mixed media 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm

The Feasting Fields of Indiana Mixed media 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm

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It’s In The Detail’s Daisy Mixed media 3 x 4 in. or 8 x 10 cm

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Season In A Circle Mixed media 3 x 4 in. or 8 x 10 cm

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ADRIANA TORRES “TORCHEZ” Mexico

Adriana Torres AKA Torchez was born in Mexico City and has developed an original form of artistic expression full of passion, texture, color and hope. Her primary intention is to create a simple visual experience of a hug, using basic forms, colors and textures as language. Adriana believes in the greatness of human beings. With every brushstroke and phrase used, she transmits joy and hope, bringing a smile and peacefulness. She dedicates her work specially to those who have Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Torres has won The Sandro Botticelli Award, Florence, Italy, April, 2015, and the Marco Polo Prize, Venice, Italy, September 2015. ◀ Papalotes Amarillos/Yellow Kites Mixed media 12 x 24 in. or 30 x 61 cm

Bendiciones A Mi Hijo/Blessing My Son Mixed media 12 x 24 in. or 30 x 61 cm Arbol de la Vida/ Tree of life Mixed media 48 x 94 in. or 122 x 239 cm

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Bubble Art Acrylic on canvas 36 x 46 in. or 91 x 117 cm

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IZZY TOUCHSTONE

Atlanta, GA, United States

Imprint III, 2015 Ink on wood panel 48 x 36 in. or 122 x 91 cm Imprint IV, 2015 Ink on wood panel 48 x 36 in. or 122 x 91 cm

Cast I, 2016 Ink on wood panel 48 x 36 in. or 122 x 91 cm

Atlanta artist, Izzy Touchstone holds a BFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design (2015). She uses a variety of mediums including oils, acrylics, inks and dyes and has been awarded both nationally and internationally for her work. Her background also includes freelance graphic design for major companies such as Valpak. What ties her to her current collection is the permanent and uncontrollable quality of ink on wood. “The concept relates to life – that a person can only control so much of it. They may set the path and bare their own origins (i.e. the grains of the wood), but cannot change what life will ultimately give them. Each layer imprints the piece. Each occurrence impacts a life.” - I. T.

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FERDINANDO VALENTINI Italy

Elegance, 2015 Mixed media on canvas 32 x 54 in. or 81 x 137 cm

Love, 2016 Mixed media on canvas 32 x 41 in. or 80 x 105 cm

Tatiana, 2016 Mixed media on canvas 21 x 32 in. or 53 x 81 cm

Born in Cosenza in 1954, Ferdinando Valentini graduated in Construction Engineering at University La Sapienza in Rome, where he now lives and works. From an early age, he developed a passion for drawing and painting watercolors. Valentini began exhibiting in the 70s in Rome. In 1981 he won the XXVII edition of the School of Engineers for painting and drawing. He is author of the 2012 Dynamic Art Movement In Pulse, and some of his works are recorded and catalogued by the Italian Zhou Brothers Chicago, SNMFA Las Vegas, Macia, Royal Opera London, Louvre Paris, MOYA, Vienna, Venice, Milan, Rome, ArtExpo Miami, Tokyo, NYC, LA.

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NATALIA VALERA Miami, FL, United States

Black & White Acrylic paint on acrylic and zyntrax 16 x 6 in. or 40 x 15 cm

Blue Balance Acrylics 16 x 6 in. or 40 x 15 cm

Natalia Valera was born and raised in oil and watercolor painting classes under the tutelage of a Russian artist. Natalia likes to describe her two- and three-dimensional work as an interplay between color and geometry. The simplicity of Valera’s color choices and the restrain of the form join, to bring out balanced and unique compositions. Symmetries, 2016 Acrylic paint on German paper 18 x 18 in. or 46 x 46 cm

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MARC VAN DER LEEDEN Longmeadow, MA, United States

Abstract Sky II Watercolor and graphite on paper 18 x 38 in. or 46 x 97 cm

exhibitions in NYC and Vermont and numerous group show participations. Marc has also shown in Italy and his works belong to private and public collections. An awarded artist, he is a member of the NEWS, Academic Artist Association, and has been published in Watercolor Magazine and in the book, “How Did You Paint That? – 100 Ways to Paint Landscapes, Volume I.”

Trinidad Watercolor and graphite on paper 18 x 38 in. or 46 x 97 cm

Sunset in Florida Watercolor and graphite on paper 18 x 38 in. or 46 x 97 cm

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CHRISTINE WALTERS United Kingdom

Winter Solstice Mixed media on canvas 72 x 56 in. or 183 x 142 cm ◀ The 31st of December 2015 Mixed media on canvas 72 x 84 in. or 183 x 213 cm Ashley’s Birthday Mixed media on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 122 x 91 cm

Christine Walters is a performance artist who paints the abstract of LIVE DJ music. Christine hails from McLean, VA, USA and currently lives in the London area, where she regularly puts on LIVE shows and exhibits. She incorporates themed costume, audience experiences, photography and video as part of her process.

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CHARLES WHITING Evergreen, CO, United States

Columbines and Rust, Crested Butte, Colorado, July 2015 Color digital photograph | Canon 5D Mark III

Charles Whiting is a nature photographer from Evergreen, Colorado who specializes in landscape, seascape, and underwater photography. His work has appeared in books, magazines, scholastic journals, and electronic media worldwide. Visit his website for more information.

Sunset Reflections, Crested Butte, Colorado, July 2015 Color digital photograph | Canon 5D Mark III

Sunset at Lower Alta Lake, Telluride, Colorado, October 2015 Color digital photograph | Canon 5D Mark III

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American Alligator, Myakka River, Sarasota Florida, January 2013 Color digital photograph | Canon 5D Mark III Hawksbill Turtle, Cozumel, Mexico, May 2013 Color digital photograph | Aquatica Underwater Housing

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Juvenile Green Iguana , Deerfield Beach Florida, May 2014 Color digital photograph | Canon 5D Mark III Manta Ray, Maldives, September 2015 Color digital photograph | Aquatica Underwater Housing

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ADRIANA ZORRILLA Mexico City, Mexico

Ana Oil on canvas 40 x 53 in. or 102 x 136 cm

Ines Oil on canvas 39 x 79 in. or 100 x 200 cm

Born in Mexico in 1968, Adriana Zorrilla studied Art with Cuban artist Carlos Garcia de la Nuez, and at the Universidad Iberoamericana. Zorrilla’s work belong to private and public collections and she exhibits often in Mexico and internationally.

Granddaughter Oil on canvas 33 x 28 in. or 83 x 71 cm

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Hidden Oil on canvas 59 x 39 in. or 150 x 100 cm Inés in the Mirror Oil on canvas 48 x 30 in. or 122 x 76 cm

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CURRENT MASTERS V. 2  

Curated, compiled and published by World Wide Art Books, the Current Masters series functions as a reference for master contemporary artists...

CURRENT MASTERS V. 2  

Curated, compiled and published by World Wide Art Books, the Current Masters series functions as a reference for master contemporary artists...

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