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ELENA ABESSINOVA NORWEGIAN NIGHT DREAMS, 2013 (detail) Acrylic on canvas 71 x 31 in. or 180 x 80 cm
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ABESSINOVA, ELENA 70-3 AGHZOUT, ABDELKHALEK 74-5 ABRAHAMS, JOAN 76 AIHARA, MISA 76 ARAKI, CHIE 77 ASATSU, YUUMI 77 ANDERSON, RUTH 78-9 ALDRICH, VOULA 80 ARCHER, JIM 81 ARIANPOUR, SARA 82-3 BACHMANOVA, GALINA 84 BARBER, STEVE 84 CALHOUN, RALPH 85 CHEVALIER, EVELYNE 85 BENDER, KENTH 86 BENNETT, JENNY 87 BG KARLSSON 88-9 BJERRE, DAVID 90-1 BLAIR, JOANNA 92 BOISCLAIR, THERESE 93 BRITO PAUT, GLORIA 94-5 BROOKS, CURTIS 96 CHRISTOPHER, ZACH 97 CHU, JULIA Z. 98-9 CLARK, CARL 100-1 COHEN, WENDY 102 DE MORAIS, ANTONIO 103
Premium Presentations Gerlinde Keating 12-5 Elena Abessinova 16-19 June Maeder 20-7 Zohar Wallach 28-31 Bea Last 32-5 Mimmi K채ller 36-9 Anne Stauffer 40-3 Martha Greiner 44-7 Anne D. Grandin 48-51 Felizitas Wermes 52-55 G체ltekin Bilge 56-9 Allen Lubitz 60-3 Lisa Levasseur 64-7
DAI, EDWARD CHARLES 106-7 DIMOU, SPYRIDOULA 108 DOHERTY, MICHAEL 109 DU BRIN, JANE 110-1 DUKA, ZEIKO 112 DUMITRACHE, LIGIA DORINA 112
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EPSTEIN, GABRIELA 113 EVANS, SALLY 113 FELDMAN, JESSICA 114 FOSTER, CAROLE 115 FISHER, MARLENE 116-7 GALLAGHER, KATHERINE 118 GJUKA, SAMI 119 GRISHIN, LEONID 120 HOLZNECHT, STEPHANIE 121 HANSON, ERIN 122-5 HARVEY, TRACEY 126 ILINCA, CRISTINA 126 DYANKOVA I.-GETOVA, MARIAMARGARITA 127 JITARU, IOANA 127 HUEPPI, CHRISTOPH 128-9 HUM, STEVEN ISTVAN 130-1 JACOBS, ASTRID 132 JACOBOV ZAMIR, MALKA 133 JOHNSTONE, ANNE 134 KRASILNIKOVA DARIA 134 KRATZ, AI-WEN WU 135 LAYNE, WENDY 135 JONES, ROSIE 136 JUNEJO, SCHEHEREZADE 137 KANDERAL, SYLVA 138-9 KARADAG, GULCAN 140 KOH, BOBBIE 141 KOZHEVNIKOVA, ELENA 142 LEE, REBECCA ANNE 143 LINDNER, A.C. 144-5 LLOYD, RODERICK 146-7 LO FEUDO, ADELE 148 MANGELS, GERD J. 149
LEBEJOARA, OVIDIU 150 MABEE, BETHANY 150 MAGNY, ARRINGTON 151 MANTEL, ZUZANA 151 MAGARIGAL, JANE 152-5 MANSOUR, AYDA 156-7 MANUILA, SANDA 158 MATALLANA SANDOVAL, ADRIANA 158 MUIR, ALISON 159 REEVES, TANYA MARIE 159 MARTIN, TERRENCE 160-1 MATSUMOTO, RYOTA 162-3 MCKINLEY, DANIEL 164 MONTICH, GRACIELA 165 MOZER, SERGEY 166-7 NAHOUL SERIO, VANESA 168-9 NYBERG, SIGMUND 170 PADAR, NORA 171 OTTERBACH, VERENA 172-3 PARCESEPE, AGNES (AGILI) 174-5 PARKER, CAROL BROOKS 176 REINERT, JETTE 177 ROOS-GRAY, LESLEY 178-9 ROMANOVA, LARISSA 180 RUBY, JOHN 181 RUNNINGBEAR, BILLIE J. 182 SALINAS, GILBERT 182 SISTO, LEONORA 183 THOMPSON, DEBRA 183 SAI POR, HAN 184 SHAKIL, NAVEEN 185 SCHERIAU, HANNA 186-7 SEO, OK 188-9 SERPIL ASLAN, SONIA 190-1
SILVA, JUAN FERNANDO 192-3 SPITALETTO, MICHAEL JOHN 194 STEWART, BETSY 195 TATTI, GÉDÉON 196 TEIXEIRA, LIDIA 197 TELIN, ALEXANDER 198-201 TEMIN, JOSEFINA 202-3 TOUCHSTONE, IZZY 204 VALLET, VERONIQUE 204 TORA ART 205 TORRES, ADRIANA (TORCHEZ) 206-7 TSCHELIGI, LAJOS 208 TUCKER, CARLA 209 VALENTINI, FERDINANDO 210 VIDORI, CHERMINE 211 VILLARREAL SADA, VERONICA 212 WEBER, ELIZABETH 213 WHITEWOOD, REBECCA 214 WOBST, ULLA 215 WHITING, CHARLES 216-9 WOOD, SUSAN 220-3 WOLF, BRIGITTE 224 YAU, YAT CHING MARCUS 225-7 ZACHER, FRANZ 228 ZÚÑIGA, ANTONIO 229
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SPONSORED ARTISTS The following artists are sponsored by World Wide Art Books Aghzout Abdelkhalek Gultekin Bilge Therese Boisclair Kenth Bender Jenny Bennett Julia Z. Chu Carl Clark Wendy Cohen Spiridoula Dimou Sami Gjuka Anne Grandin Martha Greiner Leonid Grishin Erin Hanson Astrid Jacobs Gulcan Karadag Mimmi K채ller Gerlinde Keating Bobbie Koh Lisa Levasseur AC Lindner Roderick Lloyd Allen Lubitz Graciela Montich Vanessa Nahoul Serio Agnes Parcesepe John Ruby Hanna Scheriau Ok Seo Betsy Stewart Chermine Vidori Felizitas Wermes Charles Whiting Ulla Wobst Brigitte Wolf Susan Wood
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Liaison Available in canvas or aluminum print Print dimensions may vary
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GERLINDE KEATING Laurel, MD United States
Award-winning and published photographer and artist, Gerlinde Keating has won in international photo competitions which all were juried by top international decision makers in the art and photography industries. At in Paris, France she was awarded for her picture . At the Gerlinde won the title in the
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Gerlinde Keating studied professional photography at the New York Institute of Photography, New York City, NY, USA.
Gentle Breeze Available in canvas or aluminum print Print dimensions may vary
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Haute Couture Available in canvas or aluminum print Print dimensions may vary
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Birth of the Golden Sea, 2014 Acrylic on canvas 79 x 47 in. or 200 x 120 cm
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ELENA ABESSINOVA Norway
Elena Abessinova was born in 1959 into a gifted family in Kiev, Ukraine. Her grandmother, a survivor of Stalinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s repressions, was instrumental in protecting and educating her own children and passing down to her granddaughter the spirit and character of her aristocratic origins. Inspired by this multi-faceted creative milieu, Elena completed studies in both music and art. She specialized in graphic design and book illustration. A collaboration with a Swiss publisher and further work in Switzerland strengthened the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s independent spirit and helped in making a name for herself
fondness for elaborate narrative compositions which, although with a wealth of chromatic tonalities. The result is an intense poetic sensibility in her art. She has participated in many international art projects and fairs in the Ukraine, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, England, Norway, and the USA.
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Saga of the Peaceful East, 2010-2 and details below Mixed media on panel Triptych 94 x 31 in. or 240 x 80 cm
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Lily Pads Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 40 x 51 cm
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JUNE MAEDER Sturgeon Bay, WI United Statess
June Maeder has devoted her life to the arts. She began painting primarily in watercolors, but now focuses entirely in oil paintings in a style similar to that of the French post-impressionist painter Paul CĂŠzanne. Her studio is located on the shoreline of Door County, source of inspiration. Her work has been exhibited in numerous art exhibits and galleries throughout Wisconsin. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Peninsula Musical Festival in Fish Creek, and has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Peninsula Musical Festival and Peninsula Art School.
Autumn Run Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in or 61 x 76 cm
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Hidden Valley Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in or 76 x 102 cm
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At Rest Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in or 61 x 76 cm
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Wetlands Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in or 46 x 61 cm
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Birch Island Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in or 61 x 76 cm
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Playing With Light Mixed media on canvas 48 x 48 in. or 122 x 122 cm
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ZOHAR WALLACH Calgary, Alberta Canada
Born in Israel in 1965, Zoharâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artistic passion started at a very young age, when she used to experiment with organic components and use it in her creations. She completed her Bachelors of Arts degree in Haifa University, followed by Handwriting Analysis studies. Zohar later joined the corporate world as a human artist, as the vibrant local colors captured her heart and inspired her to pursue her original passion. Zohar has an intuitive approach which incorporates dynamic sequences into the most trivial elements. Over the years she developed her unique style of work by applying thick layers of paint and sand onto the canvas, peeling and distressing it, and adding new pigments as she goes along. She allows the spontaneous alchemy between her mediums to unfold and follow natural elements that start to form within the layers. Her process is highly intensive and each work takes several weeks to complete as the different layers dry and become a new denotation.
sensitivity to those basics, turning subtle variations in texture and tone into images with a powerful physicality and an otherworldly sense of mystery. Her skill at handling color, combined with her strong compositions, result in works that vividly project a sense of space, depth and movement. The visual world she creates is shape different structures found in nature. Zoharâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paintings are being sought after by corporate and private collections all over the world. She resides with her family in Calgary, Canada.
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Earth (detail) Mixed media on canvas 36 x 72 in. or 91 x 183 cm
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Doric I & II Gesso, Matt Emulsion and graphite on canvas 70 x 140 in. or 178 x 356 cm
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Dumfries, Scotland United Kingdom
- B.L. Bea has exhibited widely across the U.K and abroad with work held in both private and public collections
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Prosody I & II, 2015 Gesso, Matt Emulsion and graphite on canvas 70 x 140 in. or 178 x 356 cm
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Thoughts II Watercolor and pen on paper 8 x 12 in. or 20 x 30 cm
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MIMMI KÄLLER Åmål, Sweden
Born in Åmål, Sweden in 1951, Mimmi Käller attended art school and university. She is a member of a graphic arts workshop, a gallery and an arts and crafts collective. Mimmi works as a teacher and is involved in different art projects. She actively exhibits locally as well as internationally including at the , , Milano, London, New York, , ,and the , Las Vegas.
Thoughts 1 Watercolor and pen on paper 8 x 12 in. or 20 x 30 cm
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Berceuse Oil on canvas 59 x 79 in. or 150 x 200 cm
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Murales, Dresden Nr. 1 Color digital photograph Canvas print dimensions may vary
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ANNE M. STAUFFER Switzerland
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Hoffnung (Hope) Color digital photograph Canvas print dimensions may vary
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Peek A Boo Color pencil on cotton paper 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm
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MARTHA GREINER Sainte Augustine, FL United States
Raised on a Pennsylvania farm, Martha Greiner began doing art work at a young age. The long winters and extreme snow conditions gave way for her to develop her art skills. When she was just 4 years old and would paint on everything, her parents decided to hang a white panel on the large wall in their breezeway. Over the years, the wall became a work in progress of colorful objects and scenes. As a young teenager Martha obtained a scholarship to the Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA, where she studied art throughout high school. She was trained as an oil painter. However, she was taught to draw well for her instructors stated: . Later, Martha studied Fine Art at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA. Since, 2006 Martha has devoted her time as a full time artist. She exhibits and sells her work internationally. Her body of art work involves many media with a wide range of subject matter, including the lost drawing with metals method of the Old Masters. Her paintings will be exhibited at in NYCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lower Manhattan from July 2016.
Poppies Oil on panel 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm
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Aquinnah Oil on linen 40 x 40 in. or 102 x 102 cm
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ANNE D. GRANDIN Chestnut Hill, MA United States
Using organic shapes, Anne Grandin tries to show the relationship of all life forms, as nature’s rhythms and she hopes her work will have a spiritual element and that anyone looking at her paintings will be transported to another level - in her own words, Grandin uses a palette of earth tones and muted blues, that sometimes explode into vibrant reds and yellows for a distant sunset. She works in oil or acrylic paint on canvas, panel or constructed forms. With a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the Moore College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Education from Boston University, Anne Grandin’s paintings have appeared across the United States in Arizona, California, Massachusetts and New York at where she is represented. In 2009 she and her partner won the competition for a 45-foot mural on the side of the in Vineyard Haven, MA. She has exhibited her work in Canada, Italy, Vienna and Uganda, where she worked with high school students on an 18-foot mural during a mission trip. In May of 2011, Grandin had a solo show based on The Native American Living Circle at , Boston. She was in and exhibited at Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada, 2013. Her paintings have appeared at The Red Dot Art Fair during . In 2015, she exhibited at and was accepted into the permanent collection of the . Grandin was juried into NYC. In 2014, she produced an iBook which is available on iTunes called the “ ” . Grandin in a member of
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Lighthouse Oil on canvas 36 x 40 in. or 91 x 102 cm
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Wings of Love Color pencil and copper leaf on wood 10 x 10 in. or 25 x 25 cm
The Chaos in Me Color pencil and silver leaf on wood 8 x 8 in. or 20 x 20 cm
A Big Close Up Color pencil and copper leaf on wood 8 x 8 in. or 20 x 20 cm
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FELIZITAS WERMES Ramos Arizpe, Mexico
- F. W. Born in postwar Germany, Felizitas currently resides in Mexico. After earning her degree, she worked as a teacher and speech therapist. Felizitas has great curiosity about the past, about places, people and their expressive endeavors. For her, disorientation, doubt and ambiguity are conditions for the creative process.
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Facing the Unknown Color pencil and copper leaf on wood 10 x 10 in. or 25 x 25 cm
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Wings of Freedom Color pencil and copper leaf on wood 8 x 8 in. or 20 x 20 cm
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Heart Hug Oil / mixed media on carved wood set onto framed black backboard 44 x 44 in. or 113 x 113 cm
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GÜLTEKIN BILGE Glasgow, United Kingdom
Turkish Cypriot artist, born in Cyprus in 1945, Gültekin Bilge received his M.A. from the Istanbul Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied under Devrim Erbil and Ali Çelebi before graduating from the atelier of Dinçer Erimez. Bilge was unable to paint for many years after losing the use of his right hand when he was shot in the 1974 Cyprus War. During recovery he worked as an art teacher whilst following developments in contemporary art and searching for ways to create his own unique style. His art philosophy is centered on the concept of concealment. He uses color to weave many hidden abstract portraits, deep into the texture of his works, to symbolize that many aspects of human relationships and human society are obscured. Since moving to the UK in 2011 he has received many awards and his work has been exhibited internationally throughout Europe and in the USA, Canada, Australia, and Japan. His works are held in private collections in Turkey, Cyprus, Norway, Germany, UK and Japan.
◀ Three Graces Oil / mixed media on carved wood set onto framed black backboard 42 x 74 in. or 107 x 188 cm
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Wrongs and Rights in Our Life Oil / mixed media on carved wood set onto framed black backboard 56 x 72 in. or 142 x 183 cm
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Polo 3 Canon 7D Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary
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ALLEN LUBITZ Miami, FL United States
Born in Brooklyn, New York, and living in Miami, Florida, Allen Lubitz has now, after retirement, been able to focus on his photography. Lubitzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s images, covering almost every genre of photography, reveal a keen eye and a sense of balance in seemingly effortless attempts to capture beauty and stillness while photographing the intricacies of the world around him.
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Touchdown Canon 7D Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary Rodeo 2 Canon 7D Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary
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New York Bash PaletteArtâ&#x201E;˘ (Recycled acrylic paint) on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm
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LISA J. LEVASSEUR Valemount, British Columbia Canada
Canadian born business woman, Lisa J Levasseur, began painting in 2010 and quickly emerged as an artist. Known as creator of a new art form called she follows a special process using recycled paint to form 3D sculptured paintings unlike anything seen before. Also noted for her range of artwork and natural talent in different media, Levasseur has been featured as a Modern Art master in magazines books and exhibitions. Most recently, she was featured in at and in . Lisa runs Terracana Ranch Resort, living somewhat divorced from society in Canada’s remote rocky mountain wilderness. This gives her the opportunity to socialize with guests from all over the world and many walks of life. She’s intrigued by how people’s perception is altered by different experiences in life. Her focus is on promoting green tourism and inspiring artists to recycle with With spectacular views from the art studio, Lisa is inspired by how light changes one’s perspective of things. She is motivated to paint things from different perspectives and bring to light their true nature. It is in this perfect creative setting, where she invites artists for residencies, art retreats and
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New Hope II Palette Artâ&#x201E;˘ (Recycled acrylic paint) on canvas 9 x 12 in. or 23 x 30 cm
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Still Waters Palette Artâ&#x201E;˘ (Recycled acrylic paint) on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm
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ELENA ABESSINOVA Norway
Elena Abessinova was born in 1959 into a gifted family in Kiev, Ukraine. Her grandmother, a survivor of Stalin’s repressions, was instrumental in protecting and educating her own children and passing down to her granddaughter the spirit and character of her aristocratic origins. Inspired by this multi-faceted creative milieu, Elena completed studies in both music and art. She specialized in graphic design and book illustration. A collaboration with a Swiss publisher and further work in Switzerland strengthened the artist’s independent spirit and helped in making a name for herself Elena Abessinova is a master of painting and drawing using pen and for elaborate narrative compositions which, although drawn in painstaking detail, seem like elegant Wings of Hope, 2008 Acrylic on canvas 47 x 39 in. or 120 x 100 cm Fruit Imagination, 2014 Acrylic on canvas 47 x 39 in. or 120 x 100 cm
of chromatic tonalities. The result is an intense poetic sensibility in her art. She has participated in many international art projects and fairs in the Ukraine, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, England, Norway, and the USA. “I have never been in the East. My gradual immersion in the theme of the Orient began in 1991 when I received a commission from a Zurichbased publisher to illustrate Leo Tolstoy’s parable “How Much Land a Man Needs”. I revel in improvisation in the style of the oriental miniature, improving my technique and sense of colour and composition while I work. It was an Arabian carpet that inspired me to realize this triptych. It my meditations, and which took two years to paint.”
Passion, 2015 Acrylic on canvas 35 x 47 in. or 90 x 120 cm
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Flowers I, 2015 Acrylic on canvas
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Flowers I, 2015 Acrylic on canvas
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ABDELKHALEK AGHZOUT Vienna, Austria / Tétouan, Morocco
Born 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 “ ” which he has given a special new name: “Artscienceknowlogy”, based on his earlier internationally known theory “Painting is development of seeing and ability. Painting is a science and knowledge.”, “Art is research, art is a science and knowledge.”, that means the fusion of art and science, including all kinds of high technology, the birth of a new world wide and Moroccan also “ULTRA contemporary modern art”. Selected Aghzout artworks have been presented in several artbooks, international art fairs, exhibitions and museums including in International Contemporary Masters, 100 years of professional association of visual artists in Austria, the New York Arts Magazine, three 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, and honored several times eg with the gold card ‘Ambassadeur de l´Espoir’ at the forum “Marocains du Monde“ in Istanbul.
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Untitled, 2006 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 31 in. or 60 x 80 cm Untitled, 2005 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 31 in. or 60 x 80 cm
Untitled, 2008 Acrylic on paper Untitled, 2008 Acrylic on paper
Untitled, 2004 Acrylic on canvas 12 x 16 in. or 30 x 40 cm Untitled, 2004 Acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 in. or 50 x 60 cm
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JOAN ABRAHAMS Johannesburg, South Africa
Born and living in Johannesburg, Joan Abrahams has many paintings in private and corporate collections internationally. With several shows in South Africa and the UK, she works in watercolor, gouache, ink and oil. In her “Johannesburg Series” Abrahams uses varied images of past and present Johannesburg,including mining gear, the war memorial angel statue, schools and and London, and also inner-city scenes. The work describes the feelings of the disintegration and decay of the inner city, treasures of old, pristine buildings and the circularity of regeneration taking place.
◀ Johannesburg Series 3 Oil and ink on board 20 x 26 in. or 50 x 66 cm
MISA AIHARA Funabashi, Japan
Born in 1942 in Ibaraki prefecture, Misa Aihara graduated in 1965 from Joshibi University of Art & Design, Tokyo. She has had solo shows and participated in group events in her home country as well as abroad in the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal and the United States.
◀ Verko 15-2 Oil on canvas 39 x 31 in. or 100 x 80 cm
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Long Island City, NY United States
Born in Osaka, Japan, Chie Araki moved to New York to study graphic design at the School of Visual Arts (1998 2001). After graduating, she worked for 5 years at MTV Network, where she worked on the show Gutterpups for its a year and a half on air. Wanting to expand her creative life beyond graphic design, Araki returned to SVA to study Fine Arts and received her Masters in 2012. She has exhibited internationally, including Allegra La Viola Gallery, NY, Space Womb Gallery, NY, Nord Art, Germany, Liquid Room, Italy, and won the shortlist from London International Creative Competition, 2013
KI (TREE) #01 | SHIZEN (NATURE) Series Oil on canvas 48 x 80 in. or 120 x 203 cm
YUUMI ASATSU Yachiyo City, Japan
Yuumi Asatsu was born in 1985 and her work was also published on a collection of paintings The History of Artistic Creation in Japan Vol. 20
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RUTH EDWARD ANDERSON United States
After working for 20 years as an AVP for Citicorp, Ruth Anderson decided to leave her successful career behind due to health issues. Since she was a
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painted. So naturally, she went back to painting and then picked up a camera and discovered another art form and passion. Anderson was a full partner in EsbinAnderson Photography in New York City for more than 20 years. Together with her husband, they were a husband/wife team and did photography for corporate and book publishing clients as well as head shots and family portraits. As independent photographers, they developed an idea, then she would write up/draw story boards for them to use on the stock photo shoots. They would send these to eight different stock photo agencies all over the world who would market them on their behalf. Anderson has dedicated her career art and creating unique and beautiful pieces of work. She is extremely proud of her career and in the recognition she has received for all of her work. Anderson stays active in the artist community through her Art Society and American Cetacean Society. Outside of her professional endeavors, she is charitably involved with the San Diego Natural History Museum, and enjoys listening to jazz, protecting the environment, attending the opera and reading.
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Persian Cat Digital media Print dimensions may vary
Anderson is the owner of REArt, a sole proprietorship that Mythical Flower Digital media Print dimensions may vary
company, she spends her days painting with oils, acrylics, water color and papers. Her work pushes the limit, using mixed media art by attaching bones, skulls, papers, wires, metal and shed snake skin to canvas or paper, resulting in 2D wall art. Anderson also sculpts in clay that is cast into bronze on a commission basis due to the expense, and makes sculptures using recycled materials such as broken metal containers, doll parts, bits and pieces of metal, and more. She attributes her success to her personality, her perseverance, and her love and passion for the arts.
VOULA ALDRICH Santa Barbara, CA United States
Untitled Mixed media on cardboard 12 x 16 in. or 30 x 40 cm Winter Shadows Mixed media on cardboard 17 x 12 in. or 43 x 30 cm
Opus 32 Mixed media on cardboard 23 x 16 in. or 59 x 41 cm
Born and raised in Greece, Voula Aldrich (former Voula Tsouvelli) attended the National Academy of Fine Arts in Athens. Moving to the United States, she studied Art at Scripps College in Claremont, California. Aldrich later attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and received her BA in Art from the Arts programme at the College of Creative Studies; and an MA in Classics. Her work has been exhibited in Greece, Venice, Italy, Hamburg and Konstanz, Germany;and in California. Aldrichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work, which is primarily two-dimensional, includes paintings, drawings, collages, graphics, but also some sculpture.
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JIM ARCHER Michigan, United States
Wisdom Color pencils on paper 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm
Jim Archer was born 1965 in Allegan Michigan. He grew up and graduated high school in Gobles Michigan. He then went to Lake Michigan college in Benton Harbor and Western Michigan College in Kalamazoo, where he achieved his associates and bachelors degrees.Jim started his artwork in oil and acrylic painting at a young age.He then started drawing in graphite pencil,color markers for pointillism and cross hatch.He then adventured to color pencils.He has stuck with wild life art drawing because his vision of wildlife animals.His art has been for private collections until recently it went public through the Arts Council Of Greater Kalamazoo. Top Left: Lion Color pencils on paper 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm Sandy Color pencils on paper 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm
SARA ARIANPOUR Tehran, Iran
Born in 1980 in Tehran, Iran, Sara Arianpour graduated from Soureh University in 2007, majoring in Arts. Over the years she has participated in various solo and group exhibitions in and outside Iran and her works have been printed in various international publications. Arianpour has received an award for the expressive strength in her artworks in defence of Human and Women’s rights granted by the Art and Integration Organization in Italy. ◀ Nobodies | Hayran Series Acrylic on canvas 63 x 33 in. or 160 x 85 cm Untitled | Hayran Series ▶ Acrylic on canvas 63 x 33 in. or 160 x 85 cm Below Left: Nobody | Nobodies Series Acrylic on canvas 79 x 41 in. or 200 x 105 cm Middle: Nobody | Nobodies Series Acrylic on canvas 71 x 41 in. or 180 x 105 cm Right: Nobody | Nobodies Series Acrylic on canvas 71 x 41 in. or 180 x 105 cm
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▶ Nobody | Nobodies Series Acrylic on canvas 35 x 24 in. or 90 x 60 cm
GALINA BACHMANOVA Brooklyn, NY United States
Born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia in 1965, Galina Bachmanova moved to the USA in 1995 and is currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Her artistic practice began in 2014 after many years of spiritual studies in Kabbalah, Shamanism and Buddhist Meditation. Galina has travelled many times to the sacred places of Israel, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, India, Nepal and inspiration for her paintings. exhibited in New York in April 2015 at the Artexpo show. â&#x2014;&#x20AC; Healing Power Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm
STEVE BARBER Mount Pleasant, MI United States
Steve Barber hails from Michigan and received his BA in painting and drawing at Graceland University, Lamoni Iowa in 1990. He received his MFA, with a painting and drawing concentration, at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant Michigan in 1996. Steve has exhibited in state, regional, national, and international shows. He currently is a professor at Central Michigan University where he has been teaching, painting, drawing, and design courses for 16 years.
â&#x2014;&#x20AC; Warning (Bird) Oil and wax on board 3.5 x 3.5 ft or 106 x 106 cm
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RALPH E. CALHOUN Winston-Salem, NC United States
I began drawing as a small child. My aunt framed a little drawing of Cowboys and Indians and hung it in the room where we ate. The recognition and encouragement from my family and others made me the artist that I am. I take a sketch book with me most all the time, especially when I travel. Today I make collages of trees and forests and like the windows in that room we ate. Since retiring as a graphic artist, I continue to do drawing, painting and constructions of found objects. Besides collage I work often with pastel. I am to me. I continue to create art work. All of my past experiences contribute to what I do. The desire and need to create is still very strong and keeps me working â&#x2013;ś Orange Mist Mixed media on canvas 16 x 24 in. or 41 x 61 cm
EVELYNE CHEVALLIER Argentina / France
Evelyne Chevallier was born to Argentina, she decided to settle down there for half of her time. Facing the Andes, she was fascinated by such powerful nature. The solitude inherent to life in the desert, as well as the discovery of the inspired her to discover a new passion: digital collage. With a passionate hobby that evolved into a full-time occupation, Evelyne Chevallier has taken her work from Argentina and France, to New York, USA, Canada and Japan. â&#x2013;ś Paris Grey Roofs Digital collage Print dimensions may vary
KENTH BENDER Gothenburg/Floby, Sweden
How much can one learn about an artist by looking at his work? A review of painter Bender´s latest pieces reveals a great deal about the artist´s life convey a sense of peace, while at the same time, Bender´s bold use of color and strong compositional elements convey the intense beauty the artist sees in the world around him. His paintings invite the viewer on a journey behind the surface, behind the image surface, to explore a world that lies far from the “it rests an elegance of the paintings”. Mr and Mrs Bates Joy Acrylic on canvas 32 x 32 x 2 in. or 80 x 80 x 4 cm
The Healing Power Acrylic on canvas 24 x 32 x 2 in. or 60 x 80 x 4 cm Getting There Oil on canvas 18 x 18 x 2 in. or 40 x 40 x 4 cm
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JENNY BENNETT Kensington, Whangarei New Zealand
Born in Hastings New Zealand, in 1950 , Jenny Bennett (née McLellan) graduated M.A. (Hons) Anthropology (Otago and Auckland Universities) and then moved to Whangarei where she began painting. Largely self taught she has experimented with a wide range of media including printmaking, clay sculpture, puppetry/performance, 1976 she has continued to exhibit locally, nationally and internationally; has been selected for and won various art awards and commissions. “Artists are renowned for describing, delineating and dissecting their personal physical and psychological environment in transcending ways. Jenny Bennett is one of those.” .Recent exhibitions include Izmir Biennale Turkey, 2011; Chianciano Biennale, Tuscany 2009, 2011, 2015; Red Dot Art Fair Miami 2012; Power of Perception Concept Studios at Raw Art Space New York City (March.2013); Best in Show Women in the Arts 2012 Museum of the Americas, Doral Biennale of Creativity, Italy.
Linear Conversations Oil on marine plywood D. 27 in. or 70 cm
From my Room….Then Oil on canvas 35 x 35 in. or 90 x 90 cm
Kaitoki Walk Great Barrier Island Oil on canvas 35 x 35 in. or 90 x 90 cm
BG KARLSSON Lagan, Sweden
The Old Square Oil on canvas 31 x 39 in. or 80 x 100 cm The Old Street Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 40 x 50 cm
On The Other Side Oil on canvas 31 x 39 in. or 80 x 100 cm CafĂŠ In The Alley Oil on canvas 43 x 35 in. or 110 x 90 cm
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Born in 1954, BG Karlsson lives with his two cats in a small cottage outside the village Lagan in the canvas was a gift by his mother at age 12 and his In 1993, BG Karlsson was appointed by the newspaper Expressen to represent Swedish artists in a series of articles called “The Devotees”. Over the years, Karlsson has had many exhibitons from Umeå in the north to Skanör in the south, Stockholm in the east to Gothenburg in the west and now London, Milan, New York in April 2015 and Paris in autumn of 2015.
The City Park Oil on canvas 59 x 39 in. or 150 x 100 cm Four Girls Oil on canvas 43 x 35 in. or 110 x 90 cm
DAVID BJERRE Hinnerup, Denmark
“My vision as an artist is to challenge society’s tendencies towards conformity and trivial matters through focused play. My creative process often begins with a note that stands out because it is off key – or with crazy forms and colours, ending – if all goes well – with a more balanced sensory impression. The creative play may commence at the piano, continue in a text and end up in a painting – or in the reverse order. To me, what is decisive is not the tool, fabric or medium with which I work. On the contrary, I feel strongly about passing on my thoughts and feelings during the work process in a powerful and balanced seek out coincidences. I work constantly with the interplay between intuition and logic. Intuition, when I throw paint at the canvas, strongly inspired by the American painter Jackson Pollock. Logic, when I afterwards try to endow COBRA painters or pop art in general.” - D. B. ◀ Flow Mann Acrylic and lacquer 47 x 59 in. or 120 x 150 cm Banderillios Acrylic and lacquer 39 x 55 in. or 100 x 140 cm
Right Page ▶ Genesis Acrylic and lacquer 47 x 59 in. or 120 x 150 cm
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JOANNA BLAIR Melbourne, Australia
Sunshiny Day Oil on canvas 30 x 20 in. or 76 x 51 cm Force Majeure Oil on canvas 24 x 21 in. or 61 x 53 cm
Re-entry Oil on canvas 16 x 12 in. or 41 x 30 cm
Painting with a sensitivity that captures a moment in time, its atmosphere, energy, movement and mood using a range of techniques and use of colour – a self-confessed maverick who is self taught – Joanna Blair allows the work to take its own course through her imagination. With a preference for strong colour garnishing an international audience. Joanna is a self-taught artist, who prior to this year, had never exhibited her work. Since being selected to exhibit two of her works in the prestigious 2015 London Biennale in January, her art has swiftly become more and more in demand, garnering international attention and requests from galleries in Europe and New York to show her work. Described by the European Confederation of Art Critics as “an artist of exceptional talent and an expressive force in today’s contemporary art forum”, her art has caught the eye of highly respected, international art critics and collectors alike. Joanna Blair’s pieces sell quickly and this is an artist whose career is rising rapidly.
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THERESE BOISCLAIR Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Therese Boisclair’s paintings stand out for their texture, bright colors, light and transparency. Momentary emotions guide her inspiration brush is guided only by her imagination. From the fragile tissue and movement of color Boisclair creates paintings that depict unique atmospheres and evoke abstract landscapes that inspire us through the maze of our own imagination. Boisclair recently won “Best of Show” in an exhibition in Ferrara, Italy and has received a number of national and international awards.
Blue Sea / Mer Bleue Acrylic on tissue paper 6 x 24 in. or 15 x 61 cm Far Right: Falls in Red I / Chûtes en Rouge I Acrylic on tissue paper 15 x 30 in. or 38 x 76 cm Stormy Seas / Mer Agitée Acrylic on tissue paper Triptych 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm
GLORIA BRITO PAUT Santiago, Chile
Born in Santiago, Chile in 1960, Gloria Brito Paut studied Art Theory and Painting at the University of Chile. She freelanced for editorials and making Christmas and christening cards. After raising her three children, Gloria decided to devote herself to her lifelong passion; painting. She has exhibited in Chile and in New York. Although Gloria studied oil techniques at university, today she works with acrylics because of the brilliance of colors and that they dry faster. “Artistic creation starts in the still of the night, much before beginning the canvas, when the colors and shapes come to you, which appear without rest through the creative mind.” - G. B.
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Top Left: Huerquehue Memories Acrylic on canvas 39 x 59 in. or 100 x 150 cm Valparaíso of my Love Acrylic on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm Dreams of Valparaíso Acrylic on canvas 31 x 62 in. or 80 x 160 cm
Clothes Hanging Oil on canvas 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Expressions Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm Commitment to the Planet Acrylic on canvas 31 x 47 in. or 80 x 120 cm
CURTIS BROOKS Santa Monica, CA United States
Velvet Evening Latex house paint and wood stain on wood paintsticks and plywood 15 x 24 in. or 38 x 61 cm
Southern California native and self-taught artist living in Santa Monica, Curtis Brooks is a carpenter and house painter by trade. His artwork has evolved out of his lifetime experience with painting and building in the desert heat. His wood sculptures and paintings, each with their own unique visible history, are inspired by and created with leftover paint, stir sticks and scraps of wood used in his work as a home improvement contractor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My father and both my grandfathers my work is an exploration of something deeply rooted within me. It is a connection to my lineage, heritage and the harsh desert terrain on which I was raised. It is not an intellectual pursuit, rather an intuitive and instinctive process.â&#x20AC;? Right Top: High Dive Latex house paint and wood stain on wood paintsticks 72 x 72 in. or 183 x 183 cm Serendipity II Latex house paint and wood stain on wood paintsticks and plywood 84 x 60 in. or 213 x 152 cm
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ZACH CHRISTOPHER Saint Petersburg, FL United States
Zach Christopher is a multidisciplinary artist working consistent search for visual form in its most vulnerable application. The philosophical imperatives within the work are sound and formidable with acute precision to the overall bodies of form and content. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am in a constant search for truth, at all costs, whenever I begin the concepts over a new body of work. I choose to engage my aesthetics with photographic prohibit the use of portable strobes and solely illuminate my subject matter through natural light.â&#x20AC;? - Z. C. Zach Christopher resides in Florida. He has exhibited in New Mexico, Florida, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Kyoto and New York City.
Passage #11 Fuji Film, CGD ink on glass, aluminum 35 x 24 in. or 90 x 61 cm Narrative #27 Fuji Film, CGD ink on glass, aluminum 35 x 47 in. or 90 x 120 cm
JULIA Z. CHU
Rolling Hills Estates, CA United States
Julia Zhuying Chu was born in 1941 in China. She creates breathtaking watercolor in a variety of media including watercolor, feathers, collage, and Chinese pigments on rice paper. Focusing on the subject of global warming and protection of the natural environment, Julia Chu developed 10 series of paintings: Abstract, Horse, Cherry Blossom, Peacocks, Peony, and Scenic of US China. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including in the USA, South Korea and Spain. Chu has had solo shows and her work was published in art books in the USA; including: International Contemporary Masters IX by World Wide Art Books and Art Tour International Magazine Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art 2015 Issue. Chu has received the Art Tour International Magazine Master Award 2015 and her award winning watercolor was published in the 2015 Summer Issue.
Earth Is Covered with Pollution, Almighty Is Anger with Strong Objections Watercolor and collage on paper 17 x 27 in. or 43 x 68 cm Almighty (or the Sun in the sky, or God) angrily opposed mankindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing .Now everywhere is chocked with smoke, everyone is competing for nature resources with wasteful uses, preparing nuclear weapons for warfare, weather is out of balance by heavy CO2 and high in temperature, Ice is melting. If mankind refuses to believe, just follow his own desire disregarding the dictate of the Almighty, they will be punished by kicking mankind out the Earth.
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Drought Watercolor and collage on paper 18 x 18 in. or 46 x 46 cm
Soil Erosion Watercolor and collage on paper 18 x 18 in. or 46 x 46 cm
Turtles and Two-Headed Snake Watercolor and collage on paper 18 x 18 in. or 46 x 46 cm Mother Turtle discovered a two-head snake; she exposed her head, warning her children to hide their head inside their shell.
Sea Cucumbers and Kelp Watercolor and collage on paper 18 x 18 in. or 46 x 46 cm In high temperature of sea water, sea cucumbers melt into a liquid, kelpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s photosynthesis even stops.
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CARL CLARK Palm Harbor, FL United States
Village on the Sea Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm Right Top: Malcesine Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 61 cm
Positano Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm
Carl Clark is a native of New Jersey, and has lived in Florida since 1998. He studied Architecture at Drexel University and his career span 35 years culminating as President of a large
experienced. The original concepts are reduced to the essential elements which convey a sense of place and time. The images are represented in strong composition and abstractions of color selected to express the feelings evoked form those places. My style varies from abstract to realistic and covers a wide background is always present. The acrylic medium allows for more fanciful interpretations of the subject matter. One of the great joys of painting is to have my work evoke some emotion - a memory of time, a place, a celebration of color.â&#x20AC;? - C. C. Bradford on Avon Acrylic on paper 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm
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Homage to Wren Acrylic on canvas 22 x 26 in. or 56 x 66 cm A Summer Place Acrylic on canvas 14 x 26 in. or 36 x 66 cm
Sydney, New South Wales Australia
Wendy Cohen was born in Cape Town, South Africa, but has lived for 16 years in Sydney, Australia. As Africa is in her blood, she is continually inspired by its rich and majestic culture, evident in her creative endeavours that investigate space, structural designs and architecture. Her works, multilayered and thickly textured, are painted in bold and bright colours in order to create a positive ambience and vibrant movement. They welcome the viewer into the canvas, as though participating in the creation of the canvas and bridging the gap between viewer and artwork. Wendy wishes to transcend the disconnection between the painting and the viewer by inviting the viewer to see the authentic spatial power of the works thus removing barriers, and preconceived judgments.
Joy Road Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm Connection Section Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm
Orange In Space Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm
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ANTONIO DE MORAIS Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
“Well, I was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in October 14th, 1965. My parents, Gilberto and Maria, are writers/ poets and I have a sister, Luciana. I am unmarried. I thank GOD for all good things in my life. I am a physicist and I do space science research in Astrobiology. I like musical and visual Arts. I began taking self-taught photographs in 1975. I am fan of Claude Monet and I learn with his paintings. For me, photography is a way of capturing a tiny part of the beauty of Nature.” - A. D. M.
Courbes, 2013 B&W digital photograph Print dimensions may vary Rivière Colorado, Hiver, Pourpre, 2014 Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary
Aventure, 2009 Color digital photograph Print dimensions may
SABINA D’ANTONIO Mornington, Australia
“As an artist and photographer, inspiration comes to me in many forms. I see so much beauty in old weathered things waiting to be discovered once again. Layers of chipped paint, rusted metals, the raw beauty Mother Nature creates over time, these and so much more entwined with my manufacturing background spark new ideas within me. I am a self taught full-time artist with a passion to create and capture a true beauty of art in each painting, with the hopes in
in the journey of creating it.” “Sabina paints with energy, spontaneity, and emotion resulting in pieces that arouse and captivate the viewer. Her abstract
freedom and paints spontaneously from within: expressing a feeling,
entire life and just recently selling professionally.” - S. D. A. Right Top: Garden Party Acrylic on canvas 24 x 35 x 2 in. or 60 x 90 x 4 cm Middle: Concrete Jungle Mixed media on canvas 39 x 39 x 2 in. or 100 x 100 x 4 cm Bottom: Hidden Harbours Acrylic on canvas 31 x 31 x 2 in. or 80 x 80 x 4 cm Tarnished Beauty Mixed media on canvas 39 x 39 x 2 in. or 100 x 100 x 4 cm
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Summer Storm Acrylic on canvas 39 x 33 x 2 in. or 100 x 85 x 4 cm
EDWARD CHARLES DAI Brooklyn, NY USA
Looking Up Acrylic on canvas 18 x 36 in. or 46 x 76 cm Reflections Acrylic on masonite 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm
Ancient Stare Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm Chiquita Girl Acrylic on canvas 12 x 24 in. or 30 x 61 cm
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Self taught artist, Edward Charles Dai was born in 1966. Living and working in New York City as a contractor, he developed a fascination with high rise architecture. From sketchbook to canvas, Ed freed himself from the linear boundaries of traditional cityscapes and developed his own brushstroke style. With his growing matter while maintaining his bold, bright and layered technique. Ed started participating in group shows in 2014 and has completed numerous commissions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My brushstrokes begin as individual lines, slowly built upon one another to create a boldness and depth within the painting. Continuing to layer contrasting and complimentary colors ultimately pulls the image together and presents a vibrant experience for the viewer.â&#x20AC;? - E. D. Earthquake Mixed media on canvas 24 x 18 in. or 61 x 46 cm Summer Shape (Fat Guy) Mixed media on canvas 30 x 18 in. or 76 x 46 cm
SPYRIDOULA DIMOU Athens, Greece
A graduate of the Athens, National School of Fine Arts, Spiridoula Dimou is a contemporary painter with ongoing participations to art shows and events.
ROBERTO CAVALLI, 2011 Oil on canvas Pentaptych, ea. 9 x 7 in. or 24 x 18 cm
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MICHAEL DOHERTY Waikiki, Perth australia
Frozen Frank, 2015 Oil on linen 48 x 48 in. or 122 x 122 cm
Stirling Rangers, 2015 Oil on linen 48 x 60 in. or 122 x 152 cm Northwest Night, 2015 Oil on linen 48 x 48 in. or 122 x 122 cm
Doherty’s paintings accentuate a landscape of mood and emotions rather than a formal depiction of a location. His works are like theatre sets opening the viewer to participate as a principle character in his scenarios. Michael Doherty completed a Diploma of Fine Art (painting) from Claremont School of Art in 1982. He has had 15 solo exhibitions, and has been selected for Art Osaka12, Star, Western Australian Contemporary Art, Depot Gallery Sydney and “Supermarket” 14, Stockholm Sweden. His work belongs to the public collections of City of Perth, Westfarmers Corporation, Edith Cowan University, The New Norcia Collection, Royal Perth Hospital and Central Institute of Technology and private collections in Australia, England, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, USA and Japan.
JANE DU BRIN Fort Pierce, FL United States
“My pieces are instinctual; an emotional response to some aspect of the model or to a quality in nature rather than their depiction. Notes are taken from life and then completed in studio. This allows for the initial feeling to pervade, use of materials, or predominance of mood. The idea of the “open statement” is also important to me. I want viewers to actively participate in the decision making process. Minimizing descriptive detail lends a sense of enigma to the work, allowing for multiple interpretations and contributing to a sense of timelessness.” Jane du Brin had a scholarship for Figure Drawing at Laguna Beach School of Art, studied with Hans Burkhardt and Wayne Thiebaud and received her MA at Cal State Northridge. She is an instructor for Life Drawing and Painting and an art professor. She has received awards and participated in group exhibits at the Elliott Museum, Backus Museum, Time Light and Space Online Gallery, and Albany Center Gallery among others. Jane’s work has been sold into private collections both in the USA and abroad.
Before the Rain Oil on canvas 18 x 20 x 2 in. or 46 x 51 x 5 cm
Blue Nude Oil on canvas 28 x 34 x 2 in. or 71 x 86 x 5 cm
Blue Sky II Oil on canvas 20 x 20 x 2 in. or 51 x 51 x 5 cm
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Posing Vine charcoal on canvas 20 x 20 x 2 in. or 51 x 51 x 5 cm (currently showing at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL)
ZEIKO DUKA London, United Kingdom
London based, Georgian-Greek born Zeiko Duka is an architect, artist, and fashion designer whose soul cries compositions of lyrical color. Like the Surrealists or early Cubists, the artist uses color to communicate meaning. Her masterful manipulation of light and dark and the by Stravinsky. She depicts her dreams and imagination in a symphony of blues and browns, purples and pastels that burst out of the canvas with the emotional force of the spring. With all the drama of an early 20th century opera, Zeiko Duka reduces forms down to their basic core. She toned circles of sienna and umber. Duka has exhibited internationally in Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Switzerland, France, Norway and USA.
â&#x2014;&#x20AC; Anamaria Oil on canvas 27 x 20 in. or 70 x 50 cm
LIGIA DORINA DUMITRACHE Vittoria, Italy
Born in 1949 in Romania, Ligia Dorina Dumitrache began taking art classes at the age of 12 and later graduated from the Institute of Art in Bucharest. She has worked as a designer for the Chemical Industry and in 1998 she moved to Italy. Working as an independent artist, Ligia has had many international exhibitions and published work in notable publications in Italy and abroad. She is a recipient of a Howard Oscar of Art Award and 32 other Howard Awards.
â&#x2014;&#x20AC; Diatomee II, 2013 Oil on canvas 28 x 39 in. or 71 x 99 cm
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GABRIELA EPSTEIN Mexico DF, Mexico
“Instantly disarming and wonderful to behold, Gabriela Epstein’s painting features gentle, layered brushwork that engenders a soothing atmosphere perfect for viewers’ contemplation. Drawing inspiration from her native Mexico, the importance of color is the vanguard of her style and in concert with concise line-work, saturates her painting with a sense of emotion and composition as well, often working in diptychs
in Mexico City, Epstein is a self-taught artist, drawing her artistic inspiration directly from life events and transmitting them through an exceedingly individual style of painting.” - Joyce Asper PR Coordinator / Agora Gallery ▶ Color Compartido Mixed media on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm
SALLY EVANS United Kingdom
Sally Evans gained a BA Hons. Degree in Textile Design and Fine Art at Leeds University. She uses various mediums but specialises in watercolour. “It is probably the most challenging and unforgiving medium, but I love it as it captures the light so beautifully. My subjects include animal portraits, wildlife, still life, landscapes and seascapes.” A Professional Associate of the SAA (Society for all Artists) Sally runs beginner’s workshops from her studio.
▶ Winter Warmth Watercolor on paper 11 x 8 in. or 29 x 20 cm
JESSICA FELDMAN Mexico DF, Mexico
Atrapada Oil on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm
El Chisme Oil on canvas 87 x 67 in. or 220 x 170 cm
Born in Cleveland Ohio, to Mexican parents, Jessica Feldman lived in New York before moving to México where she lives and works today. She studied art in México, Boston, Florence and Miami. Her artworks are greatly appreciated and she has participated in numerous exhibitions in México, California, Italy, New York, Chicago, London, Atlanta, Cuba and Miami. She has received awards and her works are in notable collections. A kind of “Mexican Op Art” Feldman’s work binds the richness of Mexican culture in a contemporary way. She calls her work“esferismo” referring to the numerous fragments in her paintings representing the constant lack of connection between people; “we are more connected but less united. Until we are 100% with the people around us and not trying to be in 20 places at the same time, we will still see just a fragment of that moment passing by.”
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Trenzada Oil on canvas 59 x 67 in. or 150 x 170 cm
CAROLE FOSTER Victoria, Autralia
Trephina Gorge Acrylic on canvas 35 x 47 in. or 90 x 120 cm
“I experience a deep connection with the inner world and have an depths of my imagination which take me on an incredible colour and design journey; always something new on the horizon. The idea is to take the viewer down many lanes giving them food for art.” - C. F.
Rocky Outcrop Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm
Coroboree Rock Acrylic on canvas 43 x 87 in. or 110 x 220 cm
MARLENE FISHER Richmond, United States
Energized by her successful exhibition at Agora Gallery in NYC Marlene continues to expand the perimeters of her Picasso is evident in her impressionist and expressionist linear representation against diffused backgrounds has allowed a welcome transition to her pieces Recognition of life’s beginnings has presented itself in her well received egg series.
▶: Bursting Autumn Forest Oil and acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 in. or 76 x 61 cm
▶ Girls With Pearls Oil and acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 in. or 76 x 61 cm
Morning in the Desert Oil, acrylic and egg shells on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 122 x 91 cm ▶ Westchester Side of the Tappan Zee Bridge Acrylic on canvas 36 x 34 in. or 76 x 86 cm ▶ Right Page: Memory of Eggs Over Easy Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 51 x 41 cm
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KATHERINE GALLAGHER La Jolla, CA United States
True Grip Oil on canvas Diptych 62 x 48 in. or 158 x 122 cm
Miracle on B&W Film Oil on canvas 48 x 38 in. or 122 x 96 cm
“I grew up in Chicago watching the classic movies of Hollywood’s Golden Era on TV with my mom. These blackand-white movies from the 30s, 40s and 50s have had such an effect on my life and I am determined to examine their
how Americans viewed reality and their own lives, and so my paintings become studies of puns and paradoxes
familiar with and perhaps idolize and reality, and forces us to question their origin and meaning.” - K. G.
Overexposed Oil on canvas 44 x 60 in. or 112 x 152 cm
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SAMI GJUKA KĂ¸ge, Denmark
Sami Gjuka was born 1953 in Peje, Kosovo. He began the art education in his hometown and studied Painting at the Academy of Art in Sarajevo. Meanwhile, his interest in Flemish painting took him Italian renaissance painting. For a couple of years he was researching the colours and the light in Turkey. His work is inspired by various places and cultures.
Beach by Night Oil on canvas 31 x 47 in. or 80 x 120 cm
Hand Oil on canvas 22 x 16 in. or 56 x 42 cm
â&#x2014;&#x20AC; Nude in Darkness Oil on canvas 31 x 24 in. or 80 x 60 cm
LEONID GRISHIN Moscow, Russia
Leonid Korneev (creative pseudonym Leonid Grishin) was born in 1955 in Moscow and graduated the Moscow State Art and Industry Academy S. Stroganov, earning a Master’s degree in Sculpture. Grishin has had more than 150 exhibitions with his sculptures and jewelry in Russia, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, UK and France. His artworks belong to museums and private collections in many countries and have been featured in print publications in Russia and abroad. Grishin is an awarded artist and member of the Union of Artist of Russia. “A good sculpture should contain three aspects: it is a direct sense (what we see), hint and hidden sense (secret meaning) ...” - L.G
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Creative Destruction of Adam, 2015 Bronze, Edition of 10 Second Prize for Sculpture from London Art Biennale 2015 (London, UK) 27 x 11 x 20 in. or 68 x 28 x 50 cm Reclining Figure outside Paradise, 2011 Bronze, Edition of 10 | Second Prize for Sculpture from European Confederation of Art Critics on Biennale Chianciano 2011 (Italy), Honorable Mention for Artistic Merit from Art Museum of Chianciano Terme (Italy) 21 x 13 x 18 in. or 54 x 34 x 47 cm
STEPHANIE HOLZNECHT Janesville, WI United States
Originally from the Southeast coast of England, Stephanie Holznecht immigrated to the USA at age 19 and attended university, obtaining a BA in Graphic Design and Fine Art. For ten years she worked as a graphic designer and art director, leaving to raise a family and pursue a career in professional art. “My current artistic style has changed dramatically from earlier years, moving from realism to a purely abstract artist. With abstract painting I am inspired to let go and free myself up to feel art in a totally different manner, reaching levels of emotional strength that far exceeded my expectations as a painter. My acrylic paint. A challenging medium, that guarantees me a different result with each painting I create. I have had great success using this medium and my unique layering technique.” - S. H.
Devil’s Run Fluid acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm Breaking Free Fluid acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm
GPS Malfunction Fluid acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm
ERIN HANSON Glendale, CA United States
Erin Hanson is a life-long painter, beginning her study of oil painting at eight years old. As a teenager, she worked in a mural studio creating paintings for restaurants and casinos around the world. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Hanson studied Bioengineering while continuing to pursue her artistic passion.
Crystal Light Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm Last Color Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm
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Inspired by rock climbing Red Rock Canyon and the southern California desert, Hanson has since spent almost a decade painting the dramatic scenery of Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California. Erin Hanson has created a unique style of her own, bringing elements of classic impressionism together with modern expressionism and adding a dash of â&#x20AC;&#x153;plein-air style.â&#x20AC;? Her oil paintings stand out in a crowd, bringing a fresh new look to contemporary Western landscapes.
Wild in Flower Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 122 x 91 cm The Path Oil on canvas 40 x 28 in. or 102 x 71 cm
Lighted Sky Oil on canvas 48 x 48 in. or 122 x 122 cm
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Morning Splendor Oil on canvas 48 x 40 in. or 122 x 102 cm
TRACEY HARVEY Claremont, WA Australia
Based in Perth, Australia, Tracey Harvey holds two degree’s in Science and Physiotherapy and has always had a passion for art, photography, people and travel. She has lived both interstate and overseas in a variety of places including Melbourne Australia, Cairo Egypt, Hong Kong that melt into each other so gracefully that it is almost as if they continue to move as the viewer looks at them. The paintings make great use of drastic tone contrasts and organic shapes that coalesce into extraordinary scenes. Harvey has had success both nationally and internationally, Sandro Botticelli Award in Florence. She has followed this with successful exhibitions this year in New York, Paris, Florence, and will also exhibit during Art Basel Miami at the Red Dot Miami exhibition in Dec 2015. We eagerly await
◀ Playtime Acrylic on canvas 29 x 29 in. or 75 x 75 cm
CRISTINA ILINCA Bucharest, Romania
Cristina Ilinca was born in 1967 in Bucharest, Romania. “While turning 40, I started to question myself on the meaning of life in general and on the meaning of my life in particular. Although I am still searching the answers for these questions I decided to change my life and I have chosen to express myself through art. Glass art mainly, still not exclusive. Presently I am working as independent artist in my own home studio. I am living, working and dreaming in Romania.”
◀ Woman I Blown glass 7 x 6 x 11 in. or 17 x 14 x 28 cm
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MARIA-MARGARITA DYANKOVA I.-GETOVA Sofia, Bulgaria
Born in 1978 in Bulgaria, Maria-Margarita Dyankova I.-Getova graduated The earned Master and PhD degrees in the Department of Fine Arts. She works in the sphere of painting, iconography, fresco, mosaic, stained glass and illustration. She has drawn from a very early age and her years old. Since then she has sold more than 1200 icons and a great number of paintings in several continents including Antarctica. She has created a lot of illustrations for childrens’ magazines and covers for books; murals, mosaics and stained glasses for private collectors in several countries in Europe
▶ Walled Rada - Day Oil on canvas 27 x 20 in. or 70 x 50 cm
IOANA JITARU Geneva, Switzerland
An emerging artist, Ioana Jitaru was born in Romania and now lives in Switzerland. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and has developed a
A traveller; an adventurer; a curious soul; for Ioana painting is “my search for revelations, a way to express my feelings. Perfection for me is a combination of a simple structure with highly crafted details which creates emotions. I play with shapes and materials. I mix, I break and I recompose the image with all most edge free coherence. I use blue, I use white, I use black and I use the light mixed algorithm of colours. By strong lines and twisted shapes I lead the viewer’s eyes to a hidden message. Feelings, a glimpse of reality, a street scene or a fantasy are the sources of my inspiration: I hate, I love and I live in painted colours.” ▶ FRANGIPANI Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm
CHRISTOPH HUEPPI Zurich Switzerland
Traditionally trained in painting, Hueppi started his art studies in Florence, Italy at Studio Art Center International and then moved on to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he graduated with a BFA. Living and working in Zurich, Switzerland he has since been represented and exhibited in galleries, museums, the kuntshallen, as well as art fairs around the globe. His works have been presented in Berlin, Basel, Zurich, London, Mumbai, Austria, and the US and can be found in numerous private and public collections worldwide. Hueppi’s body of work titled ‘Microorganisms’ depicts the captivating aesthetic structures of cells, viruses, bacteria and other tiny organisms found within our bodies on a microscopic level. Although inspired by microscopic images these paintings are not simply enlargements of photographs. Using a radical and loud acrylic palette combined with his unusual dripping technique, which both serve to give his hypnotic parallel world of iridescent micro landscapes. Despite their digital appearance these paintings are all hand made and no computers were involved at any stage of the painting process.
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Blood Cells 8, 2011 Acrylic on canvas 71 x 91 in. or 180 x 230 cm HIV Particles, 2013 Acrylic on canvas 39 x 71 in. or 100 x 180 cm
Deformed Cells, 2012 Acrylic on canvas 31 x 39 in. or 80 x 100 cm Blood Cells 6, 2011 Acrylic on canvas 39 x 47 in. or 100 x 120 cm
Infected Cells, 2012 Acrylic on canvas 31 x 39 in. or 80 x 100 cm
STEVEN ISTVAN HUM Yanakie, Victoria Australia
Born in Hungary in 1951, Steven now resides on a small farm in rural Victoria, Australia. Throughout his life, he has had an avid interest in various forms of art, starting with photography. This passion started well back in high school and many of his photographs have been published in international photography books. As a late bloomer, he started working with stained glass ten years ago and over the years he developed his individual technique. His works have been exhibited in various galleries across Australia.
Phantasma Glass, steel 17 x 40 in. or 43 x 102 cm Right Top: Collette Catwalk Glass, steel 27 x 55 in. or 69 x 142 cm Life of the Spidernet Glass, steel 31 x 62 in. or 79 x 156 cm
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â&#x20AC;&#x153;My artworks are a unique combination of stained glass, framed in steel structures. The intricate, textural steel-glass sculptures are the hallmark in which I express myself. Science, history, nature and life in general offer me continual inspiration. I particularly enjoy using a wide range of bright colors and my works are often infused with narratives.â&#x20AC;? - S. I. H.
Four Seasons Glass, steel 23 x 27 in. or 58 x 69 cm
Galaxies Glass, steel 15 x 23 in. or 38 x 58 cm
â&#x2014;&#x20AC; End of the Spidernet Glass, steel 27 x 31 in. or 69 x 78 cm
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ASTRID JACOBS Munich, Germany
Singing Birds Acrylic on canvas 24 x 32 in. or 61 x 81 cm
Award-winning painter, illustrator and author Astrid Jacobs works and resides in Germany. She graduated art career, Jacobs had a prosperous professional life as a publisher, illustrator, writer and art director at renowned businesses including Gruner & Jahr in Germany and Andresen Company. She exhibits her artwork internationally throughout Slovakia, Italy, Austria, Germany, England, and the United States. Her artwork hangs in many public and private collections worldwide. Jacobs undertook many study trips to Europe, Asia and the USA. In 1993 she moved to New York, USA, where she worked at the Barrett-House Art Gallery and School of Arts. Since 1998 she has her own studio in Munich, Germany, as a freelance artist.
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Prometheus Acrylic on canvas 32 x 32 in. or 81 x 81 cm Solar Winds II Acrylic on canvas 32 x 32 in. or 81 x 81 cm
MALKA JACOBOV ZAMIR Raanana, Israel
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Malka Jacobov Zamir graduated in Visual Arts from Avni Institute in Jafa. She studied with Yehezkel Shtreichman. In 1990 she studied Art History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2005 Malka also studied the History of the Jewish people at Haifa University. She has taught Art at B.Ed Beit Berl College. A renowned artist she has won numerous art awards and titles and her works are found in various private collections in Israel and abroad.
Night Time Peppers Field, 2013 Oil on canvas 50 x 70 in. or 140 x 70 cm
The District Cort, Tel Aviv Oil on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm Blazing Sun Peppers Oil on canvas 20 x 18 in. or 50 x 46 cm
ANNE JOHNSTONE Somerville, MA United States
“In this past year I have shown in Portland, Oregon, New York City, and Paris, France as well as in local shows. Though I attended art school, participating mostly in my current practices are largely self-taught. I layer collage, acrylic, and wax to arrive at the ultimate composition. I do not bring a preconceived idea to the canvas, choosing to engage, as much as possible, my unconscious mind. My work is informed both by memories of growing up in the Vermont countryside and by city living.” - A. J. ◀ The Orange Room Mixed media on panel 25 x 27 in. or 63 x 69 cm
DARIA KRASILNIKOVA Koblenz , Germany
Born and raised in Moscow, Russia, Daria Krasilnikova now lives and works in Koblenz, Germany. She began her career as a glass artist and for the past 2 years has been working with photography and mixed media. “I don’t only express my own experiences in the artwork, but respond to the major political, social problems. The choice of the material has just as high importance in my work.” - D. K. ◀ Mirror 1 B&W digital photograph Print dimensions may vary
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AI-WEN WU KRATZ Chambersburg, PA United States
From Hong Kong, China, painter and photographer, Wu Kratz received her BFA at Fort Wright College, Spokane, WA, and MFA from Cranbrook of alumna of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME; and of New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, New USA, she had solo exhibitions in France, Germany, England, Egypt and Austria.
▶ To Plant Flowers While Waiting Acrylic on canvas Triptych 9 x 6 ft. or 274 x 183 cm
WENDY LAYNE The Woodlands, TX United States
Wendy Layne resides in The Woodlands, Texas and works from her 200 square foot in-home art studio. Wendy describes her talent as a naturally inherited ability and her artwork as passionately capturing the beautiful process of life, into a timeless reminder, to enjoy for a lifetime and pass on to future generations. She is experienced with watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, collage, and sculpting with clay. However, colored pencils are her preferred medium. Wendy’s goal is to spend the rest of her life deeply immersed in the art community inspiring other artists and art enthusiasts with her work.
▶ Wisdom Colored pencil and white gel pen 8 x 11 in. or 20 x 28 cm Photo Reference by: Surender Bodhireddy
ROSIE JONES Brunswick Heads, Australia
Rosie Jones was born and bred in the Australian outback. Educated in the city in the in early adulthood to work as a healthcare physician. After marrying and having four children, Rosieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s healing spirit emerged in a different form, through the art of portraiture. Her ability to establish a spiritual connection with the subject of her portraits allows the expression of deep emotion in her artworks.
Campbell the Swaggie Pastel on paper 16 x 14 in. or 40 x 35 cm
Levi Oil on canvas 35 x 24 in. or 90 x 60 cm
Marghanpa Pastel on paper 39 x 27 in. or 100 x 70 cm
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SCHEHEREZADE JUNEJO Karachi, Pakistan
Scheherezade Junejo was born in 1986 in Karachi, Pakistan and completed a Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree in Fine Arts from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan, graduating in 2009 with Honors. Since then she has had 27 exhibitions nationally and internationally; been in 53 separate publications and articles; appeared in 2 national documentaries regarding her body of work (2010 and 2015); been awarded for outstanding work at Alhamrah Arts Council, Lahore, (2011); occasionally curates shows for Full Circle Gallery, Karachi; and currently holds a position as adjunct faculty teaching BFA Drawing Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi.
â&#x2013;ś Autumn, 2014 Oil on canvas 60 x 36 in. or 152 x 91 cm
Limited Edition, 2013 Oil on canvas 54 x 24 in. or 137 x 46 cm Bilateral VII, 2014 Oil on canvas 72 x 18 in. or 182 x 46 cm
SYLVA KANDERAL Switzerland
Far Left: Flowers in the Clouds Oil on canvas 51 x 20 in. or 130 x 50 cm Light Show Oil on canvas 51 x 20 in. or 130 x 50 cm Point Zero I Oil on canvas 51 x 55 in. or 130 x 140 cm
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Born in the Czech Republic, Sylva Kanderal now lives in Zollikon, Switzerland. She studied at Art School of Aimé Venel in Zürich and Medicine at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. Sylvia is a dentist. A diverse and talented artist, she has had solo and group exhibitions in Switzerland, Germany, France, public foundations and have a wide publicity in international magazines and books. Ranging from vibrant, dynamic abstract compositions to smooth, gentle realistic canvases, all of her paintings seem to carry the viewer through a journey of the senses. Kanderal’s works have a lyricism and convey a sense of unique harmony and balance.
Carnival in Venice Acrylic on canvas 31 x 39 in. or 80 x 100 cm Pink Flamingo Lake Oil on canvas 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm
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GULCAN KARADAG Istanbul, Turkey
Gulcan Karadag graduated from the
works, she questions human evolution and the relation between the reason and the outcome. One can observe the inner journey of the human achieving the harmony of the spirit and the mind. Symbols that are found in the history of thought are interpreted by her to contemporary understanding. Karadag regards music as the peak of evolution and tries to catch such mystic rhythm in her art. The serene and mystical geometric structure of the symbols she paints is apparently search for music. She has opened 25 solo exhibitions in different countries and participated in many mixed exhibitions. Her artworks are owned by international collectors in the USA, Canada, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Dubai Germany and more. Karadag continues to work in her studio in
â&#x2013;ś Light & Darkness Oil on canvas 47 x 71 in. or 120 x 180 cm
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BOBBIE KOH West Hills, CA United States
Refuge. Mono Lake I Acrylic on textured fabric canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 122 cm
“Landscapes are the essence of truth and our soul is touched by their stillness. This state of being, called the “Peaceful Mind”, is the purer side of human nature without
Renewal.Carrizo Plain II,CA Acrylic on textured fabric canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm Renewal. Anza Borrego Acrylic on textured fabric canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm
upon it. In one series in particular “Blooming” I would like to invite the audience into my paintings, where they can experience in the full bloom scent. My recent works “REFUGE”. “ETERNAL”, and “RENEWAL” are serene landscapes. They are the “Peaceful Mind” which renders universal feelings; this is the purer side of human nature that I have been trying to emulate in all of my works.” - B. K.
ELENA KOZHEVNIKOVA Moscow, Russia
“My works are the incarnation of my own attitude to life and the world. Each piece is like my own child – I love all of them. The symbolism they contain, and the energies of the shapes, and the sudden effects intertwining into a sole creation - each and every one of them is unique.” - E. K.
Autumn Rhapsody III Mixed media on canvas 20 x 24 in. or 50 x 60 cm Queen Elizabeth I Mixed media on canvas 27 x 20 in. or 70 x 50 cm
Sedge Mixed media on canvas 11 x 8 in. or 28 x 20 cm
Born in 1965 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Elena Kozhevnikova is a true creative, involved in many spheres of the art world. She graduated the Rostov Specialized School of Arts (1986) and in 1991 graduated the Rostov State Conservatoire, specializing in Opera Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design in London and in 2004 she graduated the Moscow State University, Sociology Of Fashion specialty. Since 1991, Elena lives and works between Moscow, represented by Agora Gallery, NY and PAKS Gallery, Vienna, Austria.
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REBECCA ANNE LEE Perth, Western Australia Australia
Rebecca Anne Lee is a new media artist whose works bring out the deepest messages with the simplest compositions. She creates her artworks from common objects in our everyday environment that have been inscribed or placed in the landscape by the surrounding human inhabitants. The objects characterise how we read a culture of a place, the humansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; branding of the landscape, creating the result of an implied culture through markings, created by an individuals or a group of individuals collectively, that make a culture unique from any other. Yet at the same time, no two are the same representing a play between collectivism and individualism in a culture.
Hong Kong Gates | Art of Travel Series Digital photocollage Print dimensions may vary
Cars Hitech City â&#x20AC;&#x201C; India (Hyderabad) Art of Travel Series Digital photocollage Print dimensions may vary
Hong Kong Signs | Art of Travel Series Digital photocollage Print dimensions may vary
A.C. LINDNER Texas, United States
Texas artist, A.C. Lindner uses traditional handcrafted materials and old master painting techniques to create museum quality oil paintings of subjects from everyday life. Lindner paints commissions and participates in exhibitions nationally and internationally. Awards include the Stanton-Gage Art Scholarship, the ATIM Timeless Award, and the Thanhardt-Burger Corporation Award of Excellence at the Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils. Lindner has been featured as an “Artist to Watch” by Southwest Art magazine, 2007; listed in The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists 2015 and Art Tour International Magazine’s Top 60 Contemporary Masters. Other publications include Southwest Art, American Art Collector, and International Contemporary Masters. Memberships include Oil Painters of America, Artists of Texas, American Women Artists and California Art Club. Lindner is represented by Russell Collection Fine Art in Austin, Texas.
Peonies in Delft Oil on linen 20 x 16 in. or 51 x 41 cm Loaves and Fishes Oil on board 16 x 24 in. or 41 x 61 cm
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Otter Pond Oil on linen 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm
Sheep and Lamb Oil on board 21 x 18 in. or 53 x 46 cm
Bunny Resting Oil on board 8 x 8 in. or 20 x 20 cm
Border Collie Oil on linen 18 x 14 in. or 46 x 36 cm
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RODERICK LLOYD Gouda, The Netherlands
RL Matchu P Jewel Mixed digital media Print dimensions may vary Original photo used
Born in Rotterdam, Roderick Lloyd started in September 2011 a new kind of Contemporary Art: MORE THAN A PHOTO. Lloyd takes photos in many parts of the world. Arriving back home he selects the best images and then works digitally on his computer to create his unique compositions. Take a look on his website and see his artworks with the lines, the beautiful colors, the titles and years time Lloyd has won many international prizes, publications in international artbooks and had expositions in different museums in the USA, France, Spain and The Netherlands. Selfie of The 3 of Us Mixed digital media Print dimensions may vary Original photo used
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Tropical Glass Vase Mixed digital media Print dimensions may vary Original photo used
Below Right: The Glass Still Life Mixed digital media Print dimensions may vary Below Left: Original photo used
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ADELE LO FEUDO Perugia, Italy
With a unique and diverse background, Adele Lo Feudo (b. 1967) completed classical studies and earned a degree in Law. While moving to Perugia to continue her legal studies her life took a sudden, unexpected turn. Adele discovered her passion for painting which became a true vocation. She has pursued a career as interior decorator while working in garment design for 7 years. Since 2010, she has participated in group exhibits and had several solo shows. Her strongest interest is in depicting her unique vehicles to explore spirituality.
Tu Acrylic on canvas 18 x 18 in. or 45 x 45 cm Il Vuoto Dentro Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 75 x 75 cm
Allâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Improvviso Acrylic on canvas 18 x 18 in. or 45 x 45 cm
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GERD J. MANGELS Morris Plains, NJ United States
Cognac I Acrylic screenprint on paper 22 x 15 in. or 56 x 38 cm
Born in Bremen, Germany Gerd J. Mangels moved to New York City, and then to Morris Plains, New Jersey. Undeniably pop, each image is created with the intent to jump right off the paper into the onlooker’s eyes. Bright color and dynamic, animated lines and shapes aid toward the artist’s goal. This sense of direct contact with the viewer provides the images with an air of spontaneity, making them feel contemporary and unique. Mangels oeuvre is very much Franz Marc. Left Top: Once Upon A time... Acrylic screenprint on paper 22 x 15 in. or 56 x 38 cm ◀ Comic Strip Language Acrylic screenprint on paper 22 x 15 in. or 56 x 38 cm
OVIDIU LEBEJOARA Los Angeles, CA United States
Born in Ciupa, Romania in 1952, Ovidiu Lebejoara immigrated Romania. He studied art in Bucharest and in Los Angeles, at Otis/Parsons and then graduated from Syracuse University with MA in
“I had nothing to learn from socalled modern art. I feel that this modern art does not help a human to become a better human being. On the contrary, it creates confusion way to understand reality, excluding the essential term of beauty from art.” - O. L. ◀ Temporary Earth Citizens Oil on canvas 60 x 52 in. or 152 x 132 cm
BETHANY MABEE Peoria, IL United States
“When painting, I feel guided by improvisation. What usually starts as something nonrepresentational becomes a study of inner exploration. My layered compositions are created by psychological explorations, informed by my acute observational nature. I human nature and in the layers and contrasts that form our inner worlds. My paintings serve as moving meditations that I hope will conjure personal feelings within the viewer.” - B. M.
◀ Revealed Acrylic on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 122 x 91 cm
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ARRINGTON MAGNY Key Biscayne, FL United States
Arrington Magny is a contemporary abstract artist, born and raised in Mississippi. She trained in the US, Australia and Europe. Her dreamlike compositions are often described as “serene,” “transportive,” and “elegant”. Magny utilizes a wide range of materials from charcoals, pastels and paints, to ink, plaster, tar and sand. Magny works instinctively, using a rigorous layering process, inspired more by deep intuition than observation. To date, Magny’s art has been featured in galleries and Paris, Venice, and throughout the U.S. Her studio is at McCormick Place in downtown Miami. ▶ Sacred Places Mixed media on canvas 48 x 60 in. or 122 x 152 cm
ZUZANA MANTEL Prague, Czech Republic
“My creation is directed at natural and human forms, to catch up light, color, emotions and vibration. I learn from old masters and modern artists, where I acquired much of technique and spirit as an artist. I’m interested in philosophy, numerology, symbolism, lifephilosophy, religion and culture. Slovakia gave to me emotions and knowledge, England freed my mind, Israel gave me light and strength and in Czech Republic, I found love, passion and family.” - Z. M.
▶ Summer Day, 2013 Glass mosaics 14 x 14 in. or 35 x 35 cm
JANE MAGARIGAL Redding, CA United States
What most interests me, are the conversations that the viewer of my work creates for themselves. It is they that complete the work, and in essence create the conversations inherent in the work, allowing us to connect in a way that wouldn’t have existed otherwise. I am fascinated by this, and wish I could talk and listen to everyone captured by my work. It becomes a glimpse into the creative and often psychological realm of our nature. We are much more alike than we think we are. The gift given me is with hope the gift I give back to all of you..” - J. M. Jane Magarigal works out of her home studio in Redding, Southern California.
Birth Scratchboard and ink relief 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm
“My work is a conversation with myself and with you, the observer: always thinking about our universal connections to each other and to our environment. A believer in the Mystic Law of Cause and Effect, the choices I make from one mark to another, one symbol cause leads to an effect and on and on which does determine how our lives unfold. These stories are told through the use of rhythms, colors and symbols with an occasional representational reference. They are told from my heart.
Burial Ground Scratchboard and ink relief 24 x 18 in. or 61 x 46 cm
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Ten Worlds Scratchboard and ink relief 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm
Renewal Scratchboard and ink relief 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm
Hell 2 Buddhahood Scratchboard and ink relief 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm
Space Junk Scratchboard and ink relief 9 x 12 in. or 23 x 30 cm
Lotus Scratchboard and ink relief 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm Influences Scratchboard and ink relief 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm
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Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ladder Scratchboard and ink relief 24 x 18 in. or 61 x 46 cm
AYDA MANSOUR Montreal, Quebec Canada
Born in 1990, Ayda Mansour grew up in an artistic surrounding, with an internationally renowned photographer as an uncle and a grandmother who was a curator, artist, interior decorator, gallery owner and art promoter. Mansour was exposed to the art world at a young age. She attended a private American school in Egypt; Cairo American Collage where ‘Artist of the year’ and ‘Highest Art Achievement’. Following her graduation in 2008, she moved to Montreal, where she continued her studies at Concordia University, graduating with distinction in Bachelor of Fine Arts. “My artwork is a portrayal of all of the social, political, and cultural issues that I have experienced throughout my lifetime. As an
my release through my use of colors on a canvas. I began by painting realistic and surreal images of my fears and thoughts, but eventually, I evolved towards the abstract. It is not always easy to capture an exact image of an emotion that is taking over your mind. However, through using different techniques of applying paint to a canvas, as well as carefully choosing my colors, I am able to express myself, allowing the viewers to let their imaginations hold individual interpretations. In my opinion, what differentiates me from other artists are the calculations that my mind makes as I am putting the colors onto the canvas; it is not spontaneous. I was born in Cairo and I currently live in Montreal, Canada. The idea of living between two very different cultures tends to create an emotional struggle, as your mind is constantly bouncing back and forth between what’s going on in your two homes.” - A. M.
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Abstract 4 Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 122 x 91 cm Abstract 1 Oil on canvas 48 x 48 in. or 122 x 122 cm
Abstract 9 Oil on canvas 48 x 48 in. or 122 x 122 cm
Abstract 2 Oil on canvas 48 x 48 in. or 122 x 122 cm
Abstract 7 Oil on canvas 60 x 40 in. or 152 x 102 cm Abstract 11 Oil on canvas 48 x 48 in. or 122 x 122 cm
SANDA MANUILA Saint Helena, CA United States
“Very early in my life I realized that I had the perspective of an outsider. Because I was born in a Romanian family in Geneva, Switzerland, the eccentric tendencies of my relatives often clashed with the principles of the Calvinist society we lived in. Later on in California, while studying Magic Realism instant recognition. Raised in a Cartesian society where only a pragmatic attitude was acceptable, I succumbed to the irrationality of the reality described by Latin American writers. Since then, I have been concerned with the disparate interpretations of reality, perspectives, one based on a rational view of reality.” - S. M. ◀ Until Death do us Part Pastel, gouache and mixed media 17 x 19 in. or 43 x 48 cm
ADRIANA MATALLANA SANDOVAL Buenos Aires, Argentina
“I´m Amatita: a graphic designer from Bogotá, Colombia. When I started my career I noticed that illustration was a great way to complement my work, so I came to Buenos Aires to study a specialization in childre’ns books illustration. Nowadays, I’m working as an Art Director at an advertising agency and also have worked on several illustration and design books for editorials. I am always looking for new things to learn in order to keep me up to date in this business, and new projects in which I can use the knowledge and experience gathered throughout all these years.” - A. M. S.
◀ In The Forest Digital illustration 18 x 16 in. or 47 x 40 cm
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Cremone, New South Wales Australia
“Most people when they visit Sydney, become aware of the twinkle of the lights. If you describe it to some-one they cannot image it- the twinkle is special to Sydney Australia, my home. The work was made to honour Joanne Halgren who died of cancer in London early in 2006. Her smile was a Sydney twinkle, her home”. - A.M
▶ Sydney Twinkle Fused appliqué and machine pieced | Commercial, hand painted and hand dyed, shibori silk, metallic silk, cotton, recycled kimono, paper and beads 51 x 51 in. or 130 x 130 cm
TANYA MARIE REEVES Broken Hill, New South Wales Australia
“My name is Tanya Marie Reeves; I’m a professional artist and gallery owner from from a natural talent and an exceptional eye. With over 20 years experience I proclaim my unique artistic expression predominantly through acrylic and mixed media, striking a balance between abstract and realism, manipulating lines and colours to create a kaleidoscopic feel while also exhibiting a meticulous sense of order. I have exhibited nationally throughout Australia and internationally within several countries, most recently in London, taking out the Gold Award for the Masters Of Art International 2015.” - T. M. R.
▶ Anna Belle Mixed media on canvas 49 x 35 x 2 in. or 125 x 90 x 4 cm
TERRENCE MARTIN Ipswich, Queensland Australia
That Kiss Mixed digital media Print dimensions may vary South Pacific Pigeon Mixed digital media Print dimensions may vary
Deep Sea Fishing Mixed digital media Print dimensions may vary
Contemporary artist and printmaker, Terrence Michael Martin merges spontaneity, freehand sketching,photography, digital editing and printing to produce his unique works. An Architecture graduate, Martin studied at the University of
and experimental architecture projects he has shown work in collective shows and competitions hosted by on-line Light Space Time gallery.
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Winter Sunrise Mixed digital media Print dimensions may vary
Getting Up To See Mixed digital media Print dimensions may vary
Home Again Mixed digital media Print dimensions may vary
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RYOTA MATSUMOTO Japan
Ryota Matsumoto Studio, Tokyo, Ryota Matsumoto is an artist, designer and urban planner. He was born in Tokyo and raised in Hong Kong and Japan. He holds an MA in Architecture (2007) from the University of Pennsylvania and also studied at Architectural Association, London and Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art in the early 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. His art and design work are featured in numerous publications and exhibitions in the USA, Europe and Asia. His current interest gravitates around the embodiment of cultural possibilities in art, architecture, and urban topography Those Who Affirm the Spontaneity of Every Event Mixed media on paper 33 x 47 in. or 84 x 119 cm
Right Page: Surviving in the Multidimensional Space of Cognitive Dissonance Mixed media on paper 32 x 43 in. or 81 x 109 cm
Those Dazzling Lights Surround a Silent Space Mixed media on paper 33 x 45 in. or 84 x 114 cm
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DANIEL McKINLEY New York, United States
Sky Blue Water II Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm
A Portrait of Flowers Oil on canvas 26 x 30 in. or 66 x 76 cm An Invitation Oil on canvas 48 x 56 in. or 122 x 142 cm
“I would like the viewer to question what they see. My paintings are the windows that allow you to dream. To go to places that you have never been. I feel that there are no limits to where our imagination can take possible. This is why I paint. Where possibilities. A journey waiting to begin . A journey I would like to share with you.” - D. Mc K.
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GRACIELA MONTICH Cordoba, Argentina
Orquideas Marinas Oil on linen and silver leaf on acrylic system 37 x 20 in. or 94 x 51 cm
Violet Nude Roots Oil on linen and silver leaf 23 x 15 in. or 58 x 38 cm
of my work is based on an idealized perception that I have of reality, in which the spirit is eternalized with it. My paintings are portraits of living nature in moment. The message is to transmit through my gardens feelings and sensations of pleasure, sensuality, seduction, freshness and supreme beauty, and above all my admiration for the nature.â&#x20AC;? - G. M. â&#x2013;ś Golden Passion Oil on linen and gold leaf on acrylic system 39 x 21 in. or 99 x 53 cm
SERGEY MOZER Brooklyn, NY United States
Yellow Bird Is Watching You Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 51 x 51 cm Brown Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm
Yellow bird Transformation Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 76 x 76 cm
Sergey Mozer has formal art training from Odessa, Ukraine, Art School and Odessa Architectural Academy. He is an established design professional
of architectural, interior design and visual art projects, in recent years Mozer has shifted his creative interest toward painting. His interior design and architectural background provide his works with great balance, sense of proportion and brilliant color arrangement. Each piece is well orchestrated and suited to be a focal point that would adorn any classical, modern or traditional interior. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ideas for my artworks come from all different sources â&#x20AC;&#x201C; my imagination, streetscape, nature, everyday objects. All my works are carefully planned in preparation and I always know what I want to achieve - S. M.
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Colorful Disintegration Of A Flat Bird Over White Field Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm
Paris Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm
Nude With Blue Acrylic on canvas 8 x 8 in. or 20 x 20 cm
VANESSA NAHOUL SERIO Mexico DF, Mexico
Of Lebanese origin, Vanessa Nahoul Serio is a Mexican-born artist who seeks to convey the expressiveness of the human being through her drawings and paintings. She has always been amazed by the different means the human body has to express; its deepest identity through movement, gestures, gaze, microexpressions and those somatic signs that conceal previous experiences and the narrative of one´s life and personality. Visual art allows Vanessa to tell her own story and transform it within and from darkest places of the human soul and may alleviate the burden of having to live knowing death will eventually come. Art may be a powerful instrument as it may bring about positive change both individually and socially. Vanessa Nahoul Serio was awarded in August, 2015 in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico the national recognition “Pergamino de Oro al Mérito Andrés Henestrosa”, for her cultural and artistic career and for “registering in her work the expressiveness of the human soul”. She has a 24 year experience in drawing and painting, since she started her academic studies in art, composition, drawing and art materials, in Mexico City. Over the years she has produced several drawing and painting series in oil, pastel, acrylic and mixed media.
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Unburdening the Load, 2015 Oil on canvas 24 x 20 in. or 60 x 50 cm Left Column 1. The Sublime Taboo: Pregnancy Week 21 (Jan. 17, 2014) 2. The Sublime Taboo: Pregnancy Week 22 (Jan. 24, 2014) 3. The Sublime Taboo: Pregnancy Weeks 24, 25 (Feb. 7 and 14, 2014) 4. The Sublime Taboo: Pregnancy Weeks 28, 29 (March 6,13 and 14, 2014) 1-4: Oil on wood 24 x 16 in. or 60 x 40 cm
She also has a postgraduate degree and a PhD in Psychoanalytic Psychology which has nourished her work and her understanding of the human experience and its expressions. Her work has been published in different books specialized in art, she´s exhibited her work in at least 11 solo shows and she´s participated in many group shows both in Paris, Las Vegas and Miami.
The Weight of Destiny, 2015 Mixed media 12 x 12 in. or 30 x 30 cm
SIGMUND NYBERG Oslo, Norway
Nyberg’s form language is abstract, often including and conscious use of warm and cool colors are what occupies him most of the time. By creating a comprehensive and most vivid abstract composition he challenges the viewer’s imagination. Often his work is viewed as spiritual. By building up an abstract feel of timeless to give the viewer a positive impulse to build on. Nyberg is working with oil and acrylic painting, lithography, woodcut, etching, and giclee. He has had many solo and collective exhibitions.
Light Over Town Lithograph 9 x 11 in. or 22 x 28 cm Obelisks Acrylic on canvas 20 x 27 in. or 50 x 70 cm Face In The Sky Acrylic on canvas 39 x 59 in. or 100 x 150 cm
Title of Work Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm
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NORA PADAR Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom
Born in 1984 in Hungary Nora Padar currently lives and works in Aberdeen, Scotland. Her pictures are mainly botanical portraits and surreal paintings. Padar earned her Fine and Applied Arts Degree in 2005, Hungary and also holds a Diploma (2014) from the Society of Botanical Artists SBA London, and Floral Design Diploma, Scotland 2014.
The Roar, 2013 Acrylic on paper 16 x 22 in. or 40 x 55 cm
Blue Melanops, 2014 Acrylic on paper 12 x 7 in. or 30 x 19 cm Portrait of A Nymph, 2010 Oil on canvas board 16 x 16 in. or 40 x 40 cm
VERENA OTTERBACH Mexico DF, Mexico
Verena Otterbach was born in Mexico City in 1967. Fifteen years ago she entered the art world under the wing of Cuban master Carlos García complemented with photography. Through a large format, the absence of color, everyday scenes and their relationship to photography, her paintings attempt to deliver a universal journey through time and memory. Otterbach 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”
1962 Oil on canvas 59 x 56 in. or 150 x 142 cm
Convertible Oil on canvas 71 x 51 in. or 180 x 130 cm
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Tia Angelines Oil on canvas 59 x 60 in. or 150 x 152 cm Margaritas Oil on canvas 71 x 47 in. or 180 x 120 cm La Merienda Oil on canvas 71 x 47 in. or 180 x 120 cm
AGNES PARCESEPE (AGILI) The Patch, Victoria Australia
◀ Melbourne At Dusk Mixed media 22 x 30 in. or 56 x 76 cm
Twin Towers Mixed media 19 x 22 in. or 48 x 56 cm
at the Cotham Gallery 101 in Kew in November 2002. She paints under the name of Agili, and her works often include a small seahorse hidden in the composition. Although primarily a watercolourist, Agnes likes to work in acrylic, oil, pastels and ink. She believes that practising in all mediums, allows her to develop skills and techniques, to use in the creation of her own unique works of art. She has developed a special interest in mixed media paintings, incorporating multicoloured material layers, silk, ribbons and various fabrics and beads, for a three dimensional effect for cityscapes, sky-lined against particular her watercolours can take up of fourteen layers of carefully applied individual hues. Agnes’s use of watercolour washes has received local, regional, national and international recognition. Agnes is a member of the Family of Artist, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery NY, Australian Guild of Realist Artists (AGRA), The Water Colour Cociety Of Victoria, The Water Colour Cociety Of Australia, Friends Of Montsalvat, Whitehorse Arts Association and Sherbrooke Art Society.
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◀ High Moon New York Mixed media 22 x 30 in. or 56 x 76 cm
◀ Daybreak Over Detroit Mixed media 15 x 22 in. or 38 x 56 cm
▶ Cloudy Sydney Mixed media 16 x 23 in. or 40 x 58 cm
▶ Coastline Of Cafalu, Palermo Mixed media 22 x 30 in. or 56 x 76 cm
CAROL BROOKS PARKER Tucson, AZ United States
Carol’s work has appeared across the country from the San Diego Museum of Natural History to the contemporary art scene in New York City.
Fringing Reef #4 Wavelet AE – Cook Islands Pigment ink print on archival paper
camera as a medium, to capture photographs that will serve as a foundation upon which I continue to build in the digital darkroom.
As a result my portfolio is weighted towards exotic locales and accompanies me both above and below the water. When home from the sea I concentrate on nature, wildlife and equestrian subjects.” - C. B. P.
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Storm Flight - North Carolina Pigment ink print on archival paper Reflections at Sea - Solomon Islands Pigment ink print on archival paper
JETTE REINERT Vejle, Denmark
▶ My Dreams About My Garden (No. 104) Acrylic on untreated linen 14 x 14 in. or 37 x 36 cm ▶ Mary’s Night Ride (No. Big 54) Acrylic on untreated linen 43 x 35 in. or 110 x 90 cm
“My work is a kind of order out of chaos. The paint that runs into soft, organic shapes. Inside these shapes, birds, animals, people or parts of them emerge. They’re never ”perfect”! The contrast to the soft, organic shapes and graphic patterns… order out of chaos.” - J. R. Born in 1960 in Viborg, Jette Reinert now lives in Vejle, by her artist mother, she has painted since childhood. For over 25 years, she worked as a graphic designer and illustrator and painted as a hobby, before she began studies at the Art Academy of Aarhus, leading her to take up painting full time. Jette has evolved through several phases and in the process, she developed her unique style. Her work has been exhibited several times in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Britain and the US, including on the largest billboard in Times Square, NYC. Look At My Dress, It’s Because.. (No. 102) Acrylic on untreated linen 71 x 71 in. or 170 x 170 cm
LESLEY ROOS-GRAY Brisbane, Australia
Clown fish on Reef Clay, glazes, and 12ct gold 15 x 10 in. or 38 x 25 cm
â&#x20AC;&#x153;Painting is an expression dislike, love or hate. I have always loved the beauty in the undulating hills and particularly the beauty of line and contrast. In my work of recent years that love of high contrast and line has led me to painting in pure black and white as in Ansell Adams photographs. I also work in ceramics creating original, hand crafted, and sculpted dinnerware which is also an expression of that love of beauty and is a joy to use, bringing beauty onto the dining table. I trained initially in Commercial Art at Kwantlen College in Vancouver in the early 1980s. I also have a diploma in Jewellery Design GIA, Interior Design AU, and taken classes in Sculpture with Midge Johanssen at the Gold Coast In Australia. I have my work in various private collections around the world and coverage of my ceramic dinnerware in the Connoiseur Magazine.â&#x20AC;? - L. R-G.
Tulips Clay, glazes, and 12ct gold 15 x 10 in. or 38 x 25 cm
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Lake Maquarie Tree Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 122 cm
Fuchia by Moonlight Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm
Over the Bay Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm
LARISSA ROMANOVA Krylbo, Sweden
Love Acrylic on canvas 39 x 24 in. or 100 x 60 cm Night Secret Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 50 x 50 cm Explosi Acrylic on canvas 43 x 31 in. or 110 x 80 cm
Visual artist Larissa Romanova, was born in Russia in 1963, and has been living in Sweden since 1990. She has received artistic training in Sweden but much of her youth spent in Russia inspires her painting. She currently works in acrylic but over the years has also worked in oil and watercolor. Her main source of inspiration is nature, where she innovative technique lends her paintings a very unique mood. Romanovaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art has attracted much attention worldwide, and she has exhibited both individually and in group shows. As the true artist she is, Romanova works continuously on developing technique and to play with color. Her images evoke viewer with joy and positivity.
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JOHN RUBY United States
â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am a functionalist in the art world. I look at all the pieces as a whole, the same way an orchestra director hears all the components, that make up a symphony. Throughout the years of being a many skills in art: photography, Photoshop, painting, printing, etc. My pieces combine all aspects of my talent in order to show how amazing a simple moment in time is. Some pieces may include more photography than painting and visa versa.
Caged Oil on metal 11 x 15 in. or 28 x 38 cm Torn Mixed media 28 x 36 in. or 71 x 91 cm KT Mixed media 30 x 45 in. or 76 x 114 cm
Various artworks of mine include details created on rocks, water, ice, and any other unconventional canvas surface. The small details in life are often missed and I chose to capture them with the use of color and texture. While blending is a short lived process, the blending of the colors is photographed while still in motion on the various surfaces. My goal in this art process is to force the viewer to question the art and then to become artists themselves by created.â&#x20AC;? - J. R.
BILLIE J RUNNINGBEAR Harristown, Queensland Australia
“After many years of blindness, I have now gained my sight and can follow the passion for photography I always had. Since beginning this journey I have received a few awards including the Marco Polo International Art Ambassador 2015 in Venice, 2015. Within my photography I have found I can capture many things that can and can not be seen with the naked eye.” - B. R.
◀ Iris Flying Between Trees III. Collinsville, Queensland Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary
GILBERT SALINAS San Juan, Puerto Rico
Gilbert Salinas holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities, with a concentration in Fine Arts: Painting, from the University of Puerto Rico. He has shown his works in galleries, museums, and exposition halls. Salinas has also participated in international art fairs. His central theme is based on investigating the variety of ways to address the organic forms of nature and its constant evolution through art. He’s also interested in the aging surfaces of the planet and in the traces that time bares on earth.
◀ Transformations, 2015 Mixed media on canvas 60 x 72 in. or 24 x 28 cm
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LEONORA SISTO Mexico
Born in 1961 in Mexico City, Leonora Sisto has a degree in Graphic Design, many international art awards she is the recipient of the 2014 First Place Mixed Media Award at 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Argentina, the 2013 Third Place Award for Mixed Media in IX International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Florence. Sisto worked for several years as a children’s books illustrator and in 2011 decided to take up painting professionally. She has participated in numerous international exhibits in locations including Mexico, New York, Buenos Aires, Florence and Bulgaria. ▶ Desprendiensose Mixed media on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm
DEBRA THOMPSON Australia
“When I’m not painting I love the beach in Spring and Australia and we are known for our great beaches. I also enjoy walking along the sand and collecting shells. cooking, food & being creative. Food and art go together. I love the use of colours.” - D. T.
▶ Rainbow Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm
SAI POR HAN Singapore
Orchid Journey Granite 134 x 32 x 28 in. or 340 x 82 x 72 cm Tropical Leaf Marble 79 x 94 x 71 in. or 200 x 240 x 180 cm
Art Trees Granite 197 x 47 x 39 in. or 500 x 120 x 100 cm
Cultural Medallion recipient, Han Sai Por has studied Fine Art and Landscape Architecture. She has participated in numerous international exhibitions and projects around the world, with works found in institutions and private collections from Singapore, United Kingdom to the United States. Han has, for three decades, channeled both passions into a body changing landscape refer in Singapore.
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NAVEEN SHAKIL New York, NY United States
Pakistani-born, Naveen Shakil is a self taught artist and graphic designer whose work is an amalgamation of traditional, contemporary and surreal art topped off with a hint of street grunge.
Corrupted Lungs I Acrylic and oil on canvas 42 x 54 in. or 107 x 137 cm
Elastic Heart Acrylic and oil on canvas 42 x 54 in. or 107 x 137 cm
Mutiny Acrylic and oil on canvas 48 x 72 in. or 122 x 183 cm
Shakil holds a Bachelors of Architecture degree from University of Dundee, Scotland, and has worked with some leading architectural practices including Tariq Hasan Architects (Pakistan) and Grimshaw Architects (Australia). Her move to NYC in 2014 resulted in a marked shift in the dynamics of her professional career and her art. Currently a Senior Graphic Designer for a leading fashion design company, Shakil simultaneously continues to pursue her passion for art. Her work has been published internationally in magazines of note including New York Artists Magazine, and displayed at various exhibitions including at GLLAM Gallery (NYC), Full Circle Gallery (Pakistan), and the Miami Art Expo (USA). Shakil is currently set to exhibit at the Florence X Biennale, 2015, and has also been invited at the annual Venice Art Fair and Miami Art Basel. Shakilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current output is a manifestation of all her strengths into one portfolio. Her infatuation over the human form, the cleanliness of her technical execution, the diversity of her aesthetic language and her symbiotic relationship with realism and surrealism to create a series of powerful visual compositions.
HANNA SCHERIAU Moosdorf, Austria
Big Bang, 2007 Painted silk on canvas 31 x 55 in. or 80 x 140 cm
Filigree, 2010 Painted silk on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 50 x 50 cm
The Ice Is Melting, 2004 Painted silk on canvas 16 x 16 in. or 40 x 40 cm
After studying Drama at the University of Vienna and at Oskar Kokoschka’s legendary School of Seeing, family became Hanna Scheriau’s priority, although she never gave up her passion for drawing and painting. Around 2000, she discovered silk as art medium and developed her unique process. This innovative style requires a lot of feeling and painting skills and also several work steps. And it has nothing to do with conventional methods of silk painting. Although Scheriau’s technique is unique, silk has been a painting surface since thousands of years. Exhibitions of Hanna Scheriau’s artworks have taken place in Europe, Asia and North America. Her work has been awarded in several countries and is in collections around the world.
Disruption, 2012 Painted silk on canvas 24 x 31 in. or 60 x 80 cm
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Experience of Life, 2007 Painted silk on canvas 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm
Power of Nature, 2004 Painted silk on canvas 20 x 27 in. or 50 x 70 cm
OK SEO Jeonju, South Korea
A Song of Salvation 1, 2015 Acrylic on canvas 39 x 45 in. or 100 x 115 cm A Song of My Life II, 2015 Acrylic on canvas 43 x 39 in. or 110 x 100 cm
Self-taught contemporary artist, Ok Seo lives and works in South Korea. He has tried to describe the wisdom of life with his unique language of beautiful colors in his art. Seo has had many solo and group exhibitions in the USA, UK, France, and South Korea. Recently he was selected as a top artist in artExpo New York 2015.
A Song in the Beginning I, 2015 Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm
Right Page: A Song In the Red Church, 2015 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 120 in. or 39 x 47 cm
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SONIA SERPIL ASLAN Istanbul, Turkey
Sonia Serpil Aslan graduated the Undergraduate Program at Department of Combined Arts, Faculty of Art and Design, Yildiz Technical University, and in 2011 completed her Graphic Design MA. Her thesis was
and sculpture. Sonia has participated in numerous sculpture and painting exhibitions, festivals and symposiums. “The “eerie” (insecure) circumstance arising - especially with the effect of the red color used on every one of my recent sculptures, “irritates” the viewer. In my work I am showing tragic events; injustice, rebellion and despair, buried deep within the subconscious, from the eyes of a child. Thus, sadness anxiety and fear come up automatically and humanely, when an innocent child is standing there before us wretchedly. At this point, I am trying to confront the viewer with feelings from the past that leave in the dark because we can not bring to light.” - S. S. A.
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Insomnia, 2014 Epoxy, Efeskim Tecnogrout, Polytek, Wig, Polyurethane Varnish, PVC cellulosic paint 41 x 12 x 8 in. or 105 x 30 x 20 cm Mom, I’m A Woman, 2014 Epoxy, Efeskim Tecnogrout, Polytek, Wig, Polyurethane Varnish, PVC cellulosic paint 51 x 31 x 33 in. or 130 x 80 x 85 cm
Nail Eater Girl Epoxy, Efeskim Tecnogrout, Polytek, Wig, Polyurethane Varnish, PVC cellulosic paint 41 x 14 x 8 in. or 105 x 35 x 20 cm
Anxiety Epoxy, Efeskim Tecnogrout, Polytek, Wig, Polyurethane Varnish, PVC cellulosic paint 41 x 18 x 16 in. or 105 x 45 x 40 cm â&#x2013;ś My Guardian Angel, 2014 Epoxy, Efeskim Tecnogrout, Polytek, Wig, Polyurethane Varnish, PVC cellulosic paint 41 x 16 x 12 in. or 105 x 40 x 30 cm
JUAN FERNANDO SILVA Bedford Hills, NY United States
Le Dame Lolita Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 51 x 51 cm
of everyday life. Silva’s colorful oil painted canvases are both a depiction of moments experienced
primarily cityscapes, Silva’s paint dances across the canvas, vibrating upbringing in Buenos Aires as a of the colorful artwork and tango dancers that he was surrounded by. When looking at Silva’s paintings,
most frequently using reds, yellows, dominated by one of these colors, creating a mood or implying a time of as his marks read like the tempo of music, providing a beat to look at his inspiration to Silva, and his lively, connection he has with the city.
Big City Dreams Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm
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Daydreaming Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 76 x 76 cm
The Adirondacks Oil on canvas 18 x 36 in. or 46 x 91 cm
The Red Umbrella Oil and acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm Awakenings Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm
MICHAEL JOHN SPITALETTO Los Angeles, CA United States
When I See You For REAL Waterborne enamel, latex and acrylic paint on wooden panel 48 x 48 x 2 in. or 122 x 122 x 5 cm
(Untitled)...so far Waterborne enamel, latex and acrylic paint on wooden panel 48 x 48 x 2 in. or 122 x 122 x 5 cm
Michael John Spitaletto was born in Jersey City and raised in Asbury Park, NJ. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art/Studio Arts from Flagler College in St. Augustine Florida. He now lives and works in Los Angeles California. “I work in layers combining elements of hard edge and geometric abstract with surrealism, blurring shapes and words of my dreams and reality visually combining the sleep-state with the waking world. My work is process oriented and lifestyle
Southern California” - M. S.
Something REALLY Strange Is Goin’ On... Waterborne enamel, latex and acrylic paint on wooden panel 48 x 48 x 2 in. or 122 x 122 x 5 cm
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BETSY STEWART Washington DC, United States
Microaquea No.2 (2015) 1/3 Monoprint with acrylic, ink and Mylar on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm
“I create colorful paintings of microscopic naked eye; the layered interconnectivity of water or systems in the vast cosmos.” Betsy Stewart lives and works in Washington, DC. She has exhibited in venues nationally and internationally with work acquired, among others, by the following museums and public collections: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Kreeger Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Adirondack Museum, Embassy of Finland, Bellagio Hotel, World Bank Headquarters and the Washington DC Convention Center. Stewart’s recent exhibits include Art Miami, Art Palm Beach, Denise Bibro Fine Arts, New York City, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Space Gallery, Denver, CO, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, Musee des Tapisseries, Aix-en-Provence, France and Itutrria Foundation, Montevideo, Uruguay. Top Left: Natos No.3 (2015) Acrylic and sumi ink on canvas 16 x 16 in. or 41 x 41 cm Biocriticals No.2 (2013) Acrylic and Sumi ink on canvas 50 x 50 in. or 127 x 127 cm
“Gedeon Tatti is a Belgian artist, whose experience began a long time ago. Inspired by abstract expressionism he became able to interpret the voyeuristic approach, on the basis that splashes of colors correspond to the vision of the surrounding space. Tatti’s technique resembles Pollock’s style, working constraints. Tatti’s movement and liberating gesture become turbulent, The result is a casting of paint and other materials, a congestion of layers corresponding to contrasting moods.” - Maria Assunta Fodde.
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Deep Rhythms Industrial enamel on canvas 79 x 49 in. or 200 x 125 cm Nothing Random Industrial enamel on canvas 39 x 27 in. or 100 x 70 cm Orion Nebula Industrial enamel on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 50 x 40 cm
LIDIA TEIXEIRA Ribeira Brava, Portugal
Born in the Portuguese island of Madeira in 1965, Lidia Teixeira is a self-taught photographer focused on abstract art. Creative and inquisitive, Teixeira experimented with oils
artist. At the age of 18, she migrated to Caracas, Venezuela got married and had three children but she never gave up to photography, which led to a sustained production of numerous bodies of work, an activity that continues today. Currently, Teixeira lives and works in Madeira, Portugal and has been featured in numerous exhibitions in the USA and Europe. Tireless experimentation with diverse materials and photographic effects have powered Teixeiraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s output of fresh and expressive forms that unravel a consolidated and distinctive photographic language.
Volcano Cloud Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary
Red Breeze Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary Dissolution to White and Green II Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary
ALEXANDER TELIN Gzira, Malta
Moscow Artist, Production Designer and Art Director Telin Alexander has carefully studied the art heritage – from Renaissance to postimpressionism and from Ancient Egyptian murals to Russian academic tradition. He studied in Moscow State Academy Art named after Surikov– the most prestigious Russian art institute. Telin has created a unique and exciting style that reveals the inner beauty of the world around. Repeatedly awarded with diplomas of the Russian Academy of Arts, the Russian Union of Artists, Moscow Union of Artists and the Moscow Association of Painters, Alexander Telin was awarded a scholarship of the Union of Artists of Russia for a series of portraits of children. He has participated in more than 300 exhibitions internationally. Since industry. “I have been painting all my life. Everything that I know and can do is the result of the thorough research and exploration in the us. Each canvas I present to the spectators has an original story told in the language of Art… So what is Art? Even connoisseurs of Art are unlikely the difference is between a masterpiece and a picture painted by oil which has not become a piece of Art. Modern time is favorable for creative work, it gives unbelievable technical opportunities to create an image, there are a great number of art trends. Therefore, now the fundamental concepts of Art have become obvious. So the concept, term, Art cannot be applied to any artistic work made by paint...” - A. T.
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With Angel Oil on canvas 47 x 39 in. or 120 x 100 cm Moscow Windows Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm The Straw Hat Oil on canvas 27 x 35 in. or 70 x 90 cm
Portrait of Oscar Wilde Oil on canvas 31 x 20 in. or 80 x 50 cm
Overfall Oil on canvas 47 x 39 in. or 120 x 100 cm
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Slipping on the Ice Oil on canvas 31 x 20 in. or 80 x 50 cm
JOSEFINA TEMIN Mexico
to the USA at age 18 where she studied techniques. Coming back to México she studied at the school of Design and Crafts. of inspiration and base of all her work. She works with steel and paper to produce unique sculptures with a beauty that springs from the antithesis of the paper’s ephemerality contrasting the concrete nature of the steel. “Paper is my second skin. It is feminine, quiet ,malleable, clean. I combine it with barks, vines, wood, and other elements that strong, masculine, noisy.” “ART is freedom, discipline, joy, experimentation, celebration.” - J. T.
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Cocos Paper on wood Despeinados, 2014 Paper and Eucalyptus wood 15 x 17 x 12 in. or 39 x 44 x 30 cm
Labios Paper on wood Despeinados, 2014 Paper on wood
IZZY TOUCHSTONE Atlanta, GA United States
a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in Painting (2015). She travels, commissions and works in her studio at home using any nearby tool. She also freelances in graphic design for major companies such as Valpak in Atlanta since wants to expand her abilities in as many mediums as possible. Her most recent work pulls from aspects of the past where pain and memory affect the body and mind. The idea of regret and consequence correlates with the process of removal and recovery in the paintings. leaves. ◀ Pins Needles Haystacks Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm
VÉRONIQUE VALLET Rennes, France
“I am inspired by all our cultural foundations to preciousness. The transmission of knowledge is very important to me. My work on the series is a narrative of life and its fragility.” - V. V. Of French origin, Véronique Vallet draws from the cultural and artistic héritage and expands on that context to invent new stories.
▶ Pommes en Suspens, la Pause Oil on canvas 31 x 16 in. or 80 x 40 cm
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TORA ART Paris, France
nature of ephemerality they work with photography and digital editing media to produce works that are then printed on different material and installed in public spaces.
â&#x2013;ś Untitled 46 Digital image composite
ADRIANA TORRES (TORCHEZ) Mexico
A Mexican artist who paints vivid iconic hugs, Adriana Torres AKA Torchez was born in Mexico and established a successful career as an award winning painter and jewelry designer. She 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. Her images of open arms allow the viewer to forget loneliness, yearning and sadness. 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 especially to those who have Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. Torres won the Sandro Botticelli Award in April 2015 in Florence and Marco Polo Prize in September 2015
Breaking Barriers Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm New Story Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm
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Searching Treasures Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm
I Believe In You Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm â&#x2013;ś Tree of Life Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm Grateful Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm
LAJOS TSCHELIGI Hungary / Switzerland
Born in 1913 in Budapest, Hungary, Lajos Tscheligi’s father, a church painter and restorer, gave him the training in art was completed at the Academy of Art in Budapest. Tscheligi began his career working in a traditional style, following with a series of portraits, street scenes, and country scenery, ever searching for a new expression. His practice the Hungarian uprising he made his residence in Switzerland, where he achieved remarkable success. found a new expression which is best described as “Philosophical Abstract”.
“Metaphysical Abstraction” started words “Making the invisible visible, my paintings are like hieroglyphs, bringing to the surface what seems incomprehensible”.
The internationally renowned Lajos Tscheligi spent his life in Hungary, Switzerland, Brazil and the USA. He participated in more than 40 solo exhibitions all over the world, among others at MoMA Miami, Museum of Fine Arts Lausanne, Switzerland and Gallery Devon Art in Hong Kong, China. His work is included in hundreds of private collections in Europe, North and South America and Asia.
and for his contribution to the national cultural heritage he received a commemorative plate “Pro Cultura Hungarica” by The Ministry of National Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Hungary.
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Technology, 1962 Acrylic on canvas 18 x 35 in. or 46 x 88 cm
Ecce Homo, 1965 Acrylic on canvas 55 x 98 in. or 140 x 250 cm The Reason of Life Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 60 x 60 cm
CARLA TUCKER Calgary, Alberta Canada
Ginger Beeswax on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm
Fall Beeswax on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 51 x 41 cm
Born, 1976, in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canadian artist Carla Tucker now lives in Calgary. Her studies include fashion and graphic design. Pure beeswax applied with on canvas is her preferred medium. Her work explores the relationship between the human body and its environment through the use of color and diverse displays. She is inspired by daily life and her passion for travel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The human body tells a story; it is a road map of our journey, the platform for experiencing pleasure and pain, and the vessel that enables us to carry out our purpose here.â&#x20AC;?
Divide Mixed digital media 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm
FERDINANDO VALENTINI Rome, Italy
Ferdinando Valentini was born in Cosenza in 1954. He graduated in construction engineering at the University La Sapienza in Rome, where he now lives and works. From an early age, he developed a passion for drawing and painting watercolor. Valentini began exhibiting in the 70s in of the School of Engineers for painting and drawing. He is the author of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dynamic Art Movement In Pulseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 2012 and some of his works are recorded Culture. Airport Mixed media on canvas 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm Much More Mixed media on canvas 34 x 53 in. or 83 x 135 cm
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CHERMINE VIDORI Alacati/Cesme, Turkey
For Chermine, painting is a gift; natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wonderful gift, discovered in her late 40s. She is a self-taught artist and maybe because of her joyful character and her love for colour that she is able to create this mixture of naive and surrealistic paintings. The most rewarding comment is when people smile at her work...and when her grandchildren say she is their favorite artist!!!. Chermine Vidori was born in Turkey and now lives
My Music Band Acrylic on canvas 14 x 18 in. or 35 x 45 cm Coffee Break in Barcelona Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 40 x 50 cm
VERONICA VILLARREAL SADA Mexico DF, Mexico
Born and raised in 1989 in Monterrey, Mexico, Veronica Villarreal Sada developed an interest in painting and drawing, very early in life. She studied abroad at Escola Massana, in Barcelona, Spain, and then decided to pursue her college degree in Studio Art at San Diego State University. Villarreal then begin her path as a visual artist. Just turning 26, she exhibited in many international art shows; designed a Limited Edition Tin Bottle for Tequila Patron, and continues to inspire other emerging artists.
Top Right: Eagle (Aguila) Ink on paper 14 x 18 in. or 35 x 45 cm Avaricia Oil on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm Einstein in Blue Acrylic on canvas 51 x 79 in. or 130 x 200 cm
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ELIZABETH WEBER Little Rock, AR United States
He Is the Breath Inside the Breath Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm
Born in 1971 in New York, Elizabeth Weber studied art both in New York and Los Angeles and currently lives in Arkansas. With over 30 exhibitions, including 12 solo shows, Weberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s works are actively collected. Recognizable by their bold, vibrant colors and dynamic movement, her works are in both public and private collections across the USA. An awarded artist, she has participated in several residencies and has been included in many different publications. Weber is a member of the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Caucus for Art, National Association of Professional Women, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, among others.
I Will Always Lean My Heart Acrylic on canvas 36 x 60 in. or 91 x 152 cm Perfumed Balconies Of My Heart Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm
REBECCA WHITEWOOD Newport, Isle of Wight United Kingdom
â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was born on a farm on the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom, where my passion for drawing and painting animals began.! I attended The Isle of Wight College and whilst there I experimented with different methods from ceramics, textiles and printing. I enjoy drawing and working with mixed media which enables me to add detail to the subject that I am working on. Learning these skills enabled me to apply for University and gain more knowledge of printing using various techniques. ! In the future I want to work using different media and materials, giving my work more texture and making it more tactile.â&#x20AC;? - R. W.
Horse Pencil on paper 15 x 18 in. or 38 x 46 cm
Wolf Acrylic and colour pencil on paper 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm Leopard Acrylic on paper 17 x 21 in. or 43 x 53 cm
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ULLA WOBST Germany
“Ulla Wobst was born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Her works can be described as akin to Symbolism and Surrealism (psychological canvas). What is privately felt and experienced is translated into a universal language with a wide range of interpretation. Ulla’s style is a blend of painting and drama, undoubtedly going career as a drama teacher. She had numerous solo and group exhibitions all over the globe and her works have won her many national and international awards. Ulla’s works are found in private collections institutions.” - Dr. Anja Lange
▶ Miraculous Meeting Oil on canvas 31 x 24 in. or 80 x 60 cm
CHARLES WHITING Evergreen, CO United States
Charles Whiting is a nature photographer from Evergreen, Colorado who specializes in landscape, seascape, and coral reef photography. His work has appeared in books, magazines, scholastic journals, and electronic media worldwide. Sunrise, Crested Butte, Colorado Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary
Rock Formations, Colorado Springs, Colorado Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary
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Golden Aspens and Fog, Georgetown, Colorado Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary
Spring Storm, Evergreen, Colorado Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary
Larkspur and Aspen Sunflowers, Crested Butte, Colorado Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary
Mountains, Moon, Fence, and Fog Steamboat Springs, Colorado Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary
Colorado Blue Columbine, Crested Butte, Colorado Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary
Old Workhorse, Evergreen, Colorado Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary Elk Creek at Evening Twilight, Steamboat Springs, Colorado Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary
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Reflections, Washington Gulch, Colorado Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary Aspens and Shadows, Elk Creek Basin, Colorado Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary
SUSAN WOOD Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
The Seven Flowers/Lotus Mixed media on handmade paper 20 x 51 in. or 50 x 130 cm
Susan Wood was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, grew up in Amherst, Nova Scotia and now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She attended Mount Allison University (BFA 1976), participated in the Banff Studio Program (1976-1977) and received an MFA from The University of Calgary (1981). Wood lived and taught in St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Newfoundland (1983-1989) and after moving to Halifax she taught at NSCAD University from 1990-2012. Susan Woodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drawings have been exhibited in are in many public and private collections in Canada and in private collections in the UK, Spain, The Netherlands and the USA; her work has been reviewed in regional and national art journals. Susan Wood has won both provincial and national awards and is an elected member of The Royal Academy of Artists.
The Seven Flowers/Rose Mixed media on handmade paper 20 x 51 in. or 50 x 130 cm
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“My primary studio practice is drawing and I work with mixed media and collage that often includes Japanese papers (washi) as well as found bits of text and older drawings that are torn and recycled. I’m interested in the ephemeral, often images of bits and pieces found in ‘the natural world’ and how those things might change through time; I work with imagery that can often be read as metaphor.” - S. W.
The Seven Flowers That Shaped Our World Mixed media on handmade paper 26 x 77 in. or 65 x 196 cm
The Seven Flowers/Sunflower Mixed media on handmade paper 20 x 51 in. or 50 x 130 cm
The Seven Flowers/Poppy Mixed media on handmade paper 19 x 52 in. or 48 x 132 cm
The Seven Flowers/Tulip Mixed media on handmade paper 20 x 62 in. or 50 x 158 cm
“The idea behind this particular body of work came from a book I read in 2013 titled ‘Seven Flowers And How They Shaped
and passion: of greed, envy and virtue: of hope and consolation: of the beauty that drives men wild. All seven demonstrate
and for some of the same reasons that she discusses and it felt like a wonderful structure for a series of drawings. Each included insects as I’ve been drawing them for several years and their life cycles are often inextricably linked with plants. - S. W.
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The Seven Flowers/Lily Mixed media on handmade paper 20 x 51 in. or 50 x 130 cm
The Seven Flowers/Orchid Mixed media on handmade paper 20 x 51 in. or 50 x 130 cm
BRIGITTE WOLF Chicago, IL United States
There Are Places That Claim You Oil on canvas 45 x 60 in. or 114 x 152 cm
Born into a large German family, Brigitte Wolf immigrated to the USA, eventually settling in Chicago. She has studied at the School of the Palette and Chisel and the Evanston Art Center. Her works have attracted critical attention and may be found in galleries, private collections both in the USA and in Europe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although my early training focused on a study of the old masters, my recent work has become more abstract. I am exhilarated by the challenge of evoking ideas in the viewer from the forms on a canvas gives me the freedom to do anything I envision; there are no limits other than the dimensions of the canvas itself. I enjoy exploring the canvas, plumbing its depth and dimensions to create a painting that challenges the intellect, invites curiosity, and creates pleasure.â&#x20AC;? - B. W.
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Beautiful Day Oil on canvas 46 x 46 in. or 116 x 116 cm Yantra Oil on canvas 48 x 48 in. or 122 x 122 cm
YAT CHING MARCUS YAU London, United Kingdom
â&#x20AC;&#x153;Welcome to my world. A world full of colours. A world where the city and the urban fabric prevails. I hope to show a glimpse of my life as a citizen of Hong Kong. Although these are all separate moments that I found beautiful, they all emanate the experience of spacelessness in the city. My name is Marcus Yau, 20 this year. At a young age, my mother introduced me to the visual arts, and my father introduced me to photography. Through sharing my art, I hope to let the world know how I see things, while searching for beauty within mundane moments in our lives.â&#x20AC;? - Y. C. M. Y.
Anonymity Color digital photography Print dimensions may vary
Watchful Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary Urban Composition I Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary
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Whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wally Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary Hopeful Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary
FRANZ ZACHER Germany
Flower Meadow Oil on panel 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm
Forest, where he is still living today. Besides being a banker and businessman, he has been engaged in art since his early childhood. After retiring from for his paintings during long walks around his hometown. Furthermore, trips to e.g. Venice, New York and Austria inspire him. Franz aims at transforming all impressions and feelings experienced there into his works. He has had exhibitions in Germany and France and upcoming exhibitions in the USA.
Left Top: Butcher`s Meadow I Oil on panel 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm Middle: Butcher`s Meadow II Oil on panel 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm Bottom: Before Thunderstorm Oil on panel 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm
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Dimensions Woman VI Mixed media on wood 44 x 55 in. or 112 x 140 cm
Descendant of a great Mexican artist, Antonio Zuniga’s life was linked to art from an early age. He is an artist of form, a poet capable of giving life and meaning to many materials that play between reality and fantasy, enabling us see the nude at its best. Zuniga has had a successful international career with collectors from various countries acquiring his work.
â&#x20AC;&#x153;A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.â&#x20AC;?