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index Lynne, Kaycee 142-3 Maheshwari, Subodh 144-5 Makeda 146-7 Mariscotti, Osvaldo 148-9 Mazmanian, Sarkis 150 Miron-Wapner, Edna 151 Monegato, Lorenzo 152-3 Montich, Graciela 154-5 Morgan, David 156-7 Moss, Karen 158 Nahoul Serio, Vanessa 159 Nikel, Volker 160-5 Novak-Vallee, Goran 166 Odukwe, Uchenna 167 Ourmazd, Noushin 168-9 Parcesepe, Agnes 170-1 Paul, Hans-Joachim 172-3 Peralta Ramos, Zelmira 174-5 Peredakis, Grigoris 176 Perehudoff, Catherine 177 Perehudoff, Rebecca 178-9 Ravan, Pari 180 Raza, Sultana 181 Reber, Anna 182-3 Rohe, William 184-5 Rüegg, Marlise 186 Shimada, Sumiko 187 Sadovskaya, Yulia 188-9 Seo, Ok 190-1 Synytskyi, Konstantin 192-3 Stacy, Suzanne 194 Steinle, Kurt 195 Vidori, Chermine 196 Tremblay, Lucette 197 Torres, Andriana 198-9 Tribble, Rachel 200 Turner, Julie 201 Uitto, Jeffro 202-3 van der Velden, Margarita 204-5 von Glehn-Lindquist, Mikaela(Former Mustad) 206-9 Whiting, Charles 210-3 Xiao, Han 214-5

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Alba, Maria José 52-3 Amira 54-5 Anderson, Betty 56-7 Anderson, Ian 58-9 Vardanyan, Ofelia 60 Ar Aruchyan, Anahit 61 Anderson Murphy, Valerie Brian 62 Bane, Sally 63 Barger, Steven 64-5 Bauer, Logan 66-7 Bechtol, Mary 68-9 Bender, Kenth 70-1 Bhar, Amit 72-3 Boswell, Lucie 74 Cody-Rapport, Lisa 75 Burdick, M.L. 76-7 Chu, Julia 78-81 Clark, Carl 82-3 Cohen, Wendy 84 Dufault, Rollande 85 EVU 86-7 Dong, Baichuan 88-93 Fernadez Marquez, Pablo 94 Franano, Robert 95 Firestone, R.W. 96-101 Fromme, Erica 102-3 Gigena Seeber, Carlos 104-5 Gjuka, Sami 106-9 Good, Anna 110-1 Gordon, Errol 112-4 Gorbay, Emil 115 Granger-Malone, Shelia 116-7 Greiner, Martha Rose 118-9 Groot, Gina 120-3 Hartel, Paul 124-5 Heredia 126-7 Holding, Gillian 128 Lipman, Macey 129 Jabre, Natasha 130 Jasper, Jack 131 Kapoor, Olivia 132 Kisook Kim, Maria 133 Ko, Yuni 134-5 Kramer, Carolyn 136 Lazzate, Maral 137 Lee, Katherine 138-9 Lisboa, Charlotte 140-1

MASHAEL FAL 1 VIKE PEDERSEN 10-3 JUDY TALACKO 14-7 SALI MULLER 18-21 YIFANG GUO 22-5 LORRAINE STRIEBY 26-9 TANIA DOUCET 30-3 STEVEN BARGER 34-7 JEAN MARC LA ROQUE 38-41 KATHRYN LOVEJOY 42-5 KO-HEY! ARIKAWA 46-9


intro by the editor

I am both proud and humbled to introduce the 9th volume of International Contemporary Masters. What started out nearly a decade ago as a dare, a new concept – to put together from year to year in a single volume the works of over a hundred noteworthy artists from all over the world, to create a chronicle or cross-section of what is happening in art worldwide, simply letting the immense variety and scope speak for itself – has become not only resounding success, but an institution. Perhaps it is useful to restate the rationale behind this effort. We see that really, there are no longer any dominating “schools” in art, nor any center. Art has become amorphous, world-wide, has burst the bounds set by arbiters in the past. So we felt that it is of essential importance to chronicle this, to record not only the work of the famous, but also that of worthy lesser-known artists, to show the immense vitality, range and variety of artistic endeavor in the world today. Despite the immense problems humanity faces today, despite apprehensions about and artists, art continues to thrive, to spread and to show its strength. As publishers, we embrace this. We are not afraid of the new world, rather we embrace it, as we strive to show as much as we can of it from year to year.

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a word by the curator

World Wide Art Books is proud to present the ninth volume of “International Contemporary Masters”. In this volume the jury and I have selected 100 artists whose art we believe is interesting and representative as to what happens in art today. The book series, International Contemporary Masters

World Wide Art Los Angeles, which takes place every October at the Los Angeles Convention Center®. I am proud to be the art curator for this outspoken art show. reveals the identity of a culture, but functions within the culture as the ultimate medium in raising awareness of major issues and new themes from the personal to the political, the private to the public and the national to the global. We are providing dedicated spaces This is a show which has a difference from other shows around the world, being outspoken. Besides bringing artists and galleries together to present their works to the California art scene, the show focuses on raising awareness about issues like social equality along with raising environmental awareness. These are issues that we feel very strongly about, and we would like to take a stand, even if orientation; civil rights, in other words. Unfortunately, everywhere in the world, this is still a cause and not an established state of affairs that people can afford to take for granted. As for the issue of the environment, our very survival as a species is at stake. Some people might wonder if an art show is an appropriate venue for such statements. My answer is: how could it not be? Art is not mere decoration, although certainly it can have art. World Wide Art Los Angeles will bring a weekend of art and culture to the Greater Los Angeles area. Providing not only thousands of

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Vike Pedersen Denmark Vike Pedersen has worked with art for at least 40 years. First with abstract motifs printed with silkscreen in smaller print runs and now he that comibine acrylic painting with silkscreen private and public collections internationally. “I want to show you my world of images as I see life unfolding in town and country in many places around the world 24-7-366.�

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Judy Talacko Australia or canvas and place lines, textures and colour on it and create the illusion of a third dimension. The challenge is so exciting and I love it. I work in oils, watercolour and acrylics and love the challenge and my work. For me Impressionism gives a wonderful freedom to the artist and also the thrill of a loose a Romantic and I want my paintings to give pleasure and stir happiness for the viewer. I always paint from the heart and hope that my work will touch the heart of another. I want my paintings to allow the viewer a moment to dwell on the sweeter things in life.� Judy Talacko was born in Melbourne, Australia. She gained a Diploma of Art from the Royal Australia, Czech Republic and New York. She has won several awards in Sweden and Australia including Artist of the Year in Sweden 1976. She has 30 prints in worldwide distribution. Her paintings are also on greeting cards and even jigsaw puzzles. She is a member of Victorian Artist ), Malvern Artists Society and Old Watercolour Society (Australian Branch).

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Sali Muller Luxembourg where she lives and works. She graduated in Visual Arts at the University Marc Bloch of Degree 2006. and France and group participations in the USA, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom Biennale and the International Fair of Contemporary Art in Basel, Switzerland She is an awarded artist, in 2013 she won the young artist Encouragement Award at the Biennale of Contemporary Art in

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Yifang Guo United States Yifang Guo is a Boston, Massachusetts based artist. He has dedicated his life to art for years. He has called his artistic style The Art of Focus. It is a result of his study of human vision and how people actually observe things, and represent his artistic philosophy. He has had solo shows in World Fine Art Gallery, New York; The Chinese National Museum of art competition in Hong Kong/Shenzhen, and has won master awards in art competition in Beijing, China. His artistic motto is: Focus by Yifang Guo

out of existence. and creativity.�

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Lorraine Strieby United States Lorraine has a business background, having majored in business education at West Virginia University and has a bachelor of science from California State University at Northridge, CA. She began painting in the 70s and in 1990 she named her studio the Adobe Ranch Gallery. She is a worldwide traveler and especially likes to visit the Southwest. Her paintings have been shown in Los Angeles; Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; the French She is passionate for shimmering colors and glittering metals and creates her art using various media, especially collage, gold leaf, and materials of the day such as buttons, sequins, beads, and shells. The red sandstone Santa Susana Mountains near her studio and

series on jazz. She has sketched jazz musicians in the New Orleans Jazz Fest, Jackson Square and Preservation Hall. Her painting Clarinet Blues was shown in an international show at the Delray Museum and was honored with an award. She is a signature member of Women Painters West, Collage Artists of America, and The American Women. Her work was included in the “Celebration of American Art� at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. She maintains a studio in Los Angeles and Oceanside, California.

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Tania Doucet Canada has also been published in several books, magazines, and newspapers.

her otherworldly visions in acrylic paints come alive with blooming vibrancy. As she bends reality with her playful use of surrealism, the artist revitalizes the symbols of the past still proudly remembered by inhabitants of the small island on which she resides. Rather than mourn the erosion of this as lighthouses gracefully dip, buildings gently sway, and sailboats indulge in a sunset embrace. In so doing, she creates a sanctuary of simplicity and whimsy, where beauty never fades and magic is tangible.

Later, she returned to art with a renewed vigor as she discovered a more liberated creative vision.

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Steven Barger United States photography since 1990. He has developed his technical skills and personal creative style while attending workshops and seminars presented by some of the most acclaimed nature photographers in the United States. In leader with Jividen Naturally Wild Photo Adventures.” As such, he has been involved in workshops in Florida, Alaska, Montana, Ohio, Colorado, and Tennessee. His images have appeared in “F/8 & Being There”, “Nature Photographer’s Network”, “Outdoor Photographer”, “The Loupe”, and the “Art of Seeing”. Steven has presented seminars on various photographic techniques to numerous organizations and his images have been on display in galleries throughout the United States. He is a member of NANPA, ASMP, and PPA.

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Jean Marc La Roque Australia these landscapes, and studies of industrial structures. My aim is to express the feeling of the natural world,

It seems to me that in Europe, the culture of visual expression runs deep in society. A lot of value is placed on aesthetics in art, design and architecture. So, when I started work as a professional photographer in

world. If I get a sense of peace or wonder from a location, I want people to get the same feeling when they

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Kathryn Lovejoy Australia Kathryn was born in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. In from the Solomon Islands, Fiji Islands, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and also Japan, which she

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Ko-hey! Arikawa Japan Born in 1978 in Japan, Ko-Hey! Arikawa began taking art seriously at age 24. Parallel to his job at the municipal his artwork on the street. Within a year, he set up his . At the gallery he also gives high priority in directing the whole space with his unique sense of curation. Arikawa always insists that he would like to offer his services as a mediator between art and people so that they could feel with visual art as familiar as they are with music in their daily lives

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maria josé alba Girona, Spain Born in 1964 in Figueres, María José Alba now lives and works in Vilafant, Girona. She has studied the technical aspects of art at school Spain, France and the USA. María José Alba was represented by Agora Gallery New York and has entered several national and international painting competititons. Her works belong to private collections in Spain. Left Top: Paraíso Desnudo Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm Bottom: Billie Holiday Oil on canvas 25 x 31 in. or 65 x 82 cm Right Top: Dexter Gordon Oil on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm Bottom: Después Del Rodeo Oil on wood 21 x 25 in. or 54 x 65 cm Opposite Page: El Manto Rojo Oil on wood 20 x 23 in. or 50 x 60 cm

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amira La Garde Freinet, France Born in Port-Said, Egypt in 1937, Amira de Maistre lived in Paris between 1949 and 2004. She has studied art at the Conservatoire Nationale de Musique de Paris and at the Conservatoire Russe d’Art Dramatique de Paris. From 1964 to 1983, Amira worked as an art broker for modern paintings, which gave her the time to contemplate many masterpieces and to be in touch with museums and contemporary exhibitions. In 2004, Amira retired and moved to the South of France, at La Garde Freinet, a beautiful artistic village where many other artists live. Since then, Amira has devoted herself to painting and everyday she discovers in the South of France. Her inspiration comes from multiple sources which have carried her towards abstract and surrealistic painting,

New York, New York Acrylic on canvas 24 x 29 in. or 73 x 60 cm

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Lama Island Acrylic on canvas 26 x 32 in. or 65 x 81 cm

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betty anderson Hawthorndene, South Australia, Australia

Born in 1936 in Balaklava, South Australia, Betty Anserson now lives in Hawthorndene, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. She has never studied art, being self-taught, only receiving some tuition in 2010-11 to hone her technique and inform her of best materials after commencing to seriously paint in 2008. She has had three solo exhibitions in Adelaide, and has participated in many local group shows

Above: Pas de Deux Oil on linen 24 x 35 in. or 60 x 90 cm Right: Self Portrait Oil on linen 29 x 24 in. or 75 x 60 cm Below: Kym Anderson Oil on linen 52 x 42 in. or 133 x 107 cm

the prestigious Archibald Prize for Portraiture in Sydney was selected for the Salon des Refuses. She was also selected for the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture in Perth in 2012 as well as the Waterhouse Natural Science Prize in Adelaide in 2013. She was approached by Agora Gallery in New York and participated in Down Under and Beyond, Art from Australia and New Zealand in May/June 2014. Her works hang in private collections throughout Australia, and some overseas. Betty Anderson is a Fellow of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts, and members of Artists Voice, the Adelaide Society of Arts, Red House, and the Australian Guild of Realist Artists.

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Above: Red Camelias Oil on linen 20 x 9 in. or 50 x 22 cm Below: Still Life with Camelias Oil on Belgian linen 48 x 24 in. or 120 x 60 cm

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ian eric anderson Auckland, New Zealand

“We are all (including animals) in the hunt for something to collect, whether it is money, fame, trophies, food, love, peace, God etc. All our desires to collect a desire are symbolized in the pearl. There is a moment of desire in the hunt and collection.” Hunters and Collectors I Mixed media, oils and water color on New Zealand hard board and mounted proud canvas

“This is study about a Jew called Jesus who came to open the doorway back to peace with the God of Gods. Using the medium of leather this made for a wonderful research into his life, his disciples, the art depiction of DaVinci 500 years ago and his own personal discovery into the parable represented. In animal husbandry in social conscience terms protecting the people from the enemy who came only to rip mankind off by lying, stealing and killing. The abundant life promised would never be realized, without a good shepherds intervention to protect the sheep. I found his story worth checking out..”

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Left: Zephyr - Kissing The Aspirations Of Dawn Mixed media, digital photo collage, poetry, oils and acrylics on archival canvas Right: Only The Dilligent Find Food Mixed media, digital photo collage, poetry, oils and acrylics on archival canvas

Born, 1948, in Bunbury, West Australia, Ian now lives in Warkworth, New Zealand. With a rural upbringing and his parents’ love for nature an

Ian studied art for one year (1972) in West Australia and is mostly a selftaught artist. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand. His works are in private, business and government collections. An awarded artist/photographer, Ian has worked in graphic arts, for over dreams, techniques and visions of past masters, including: Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Dali, the poets Dylan, Aesope and Cohen, designers like Gucci, Gaudi, Australian sportsmen McGrath & Lockyer, amongst friends stories around a man called Jesus. The search for connection, purpose and meaning is embedded in all Ian’s work.

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“This idea came out of how materially rich we really are in the developed world. I including using indigenous art from Australian aboriginals and New Zealand Maori by embedding life symbols from their culture to support some visually strong symbols from the personal riches of my culture..”

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ofelia vardanyan Los Angeles,California, USA Born in Gyumri, Armenia, Ofelia Vardanyan received her Doctorate in Art in 1953 from the Academy of Fine Art in Yerevan. She has mastered the language of contemporary art since the seventies and She has had more than half a century of artistic path and always keeps the romantic painting outlook and high culture of art. In 1988 she immigrated to the USA and currently lives and paints in Los Angeles, CA. She has had 15 solo exhibits, 47 group participations in the Finland, Argentina, Cuba, Lebanon, former Soviet Union. Her works belong to private and public collections in USA, Armenia, Russia, Italy, Lebanon among other places. Her memberships have included the International Association of Art ( IAA AIP UNESCO, Paris)..

Above: From My Garden, 2010 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 61 cm Left Top: Roses with Blue Drapery, 1992 Oil on canvas 38 x 29 in. or 96 x 74 cm Bottom: Blooming Beauty, 2009 Oil on canvas 25 x 28 in. or 63 x 71 cm

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anahit ar aruchyan Los Angeles, California, USA Anahit Ar Aruchyan began her artistic education at age of 16, at P. Terlemezyanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Arts College, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Yerevan, Armenia. In 1978 she graduated from the University of Fine Arts and Theater and received her Doctorate in Arts in Yerevan. Then from Ministry of Culture of Moscow, USSR. In 1990 Anahir Ar relocated to the USA and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Left Top: Tango Flamenco Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 122 x 91 cm Bottom: Bow Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm Right: Ballerina Oil on canvas 48 x 24 in. or 122 x 61 cm

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valerie brian anderson murphy Abington, Pennsylvania, USA A mental health activist, Valerie Brian Anderson Murphy has received a PA state Sentate citation and award in Education from NAMI and is listed as a “Leading World Professional 2009” by the International Biographical Centre. Also listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who, American Women, American Art, including ‘Five Years: A Personal Exploration of Schizophrenia.’ Born in Boston in 1961, Anderson Murphy has studied art Cornell University. She now lives and works in Abington, PA.

Flower Explosion Watercolor on paper 16 x 19 in. or 41 x 47 cm

Valerie Watercolor on paper 23 x 18 in. or 58 x 46 cm

Morning Glories Climbing Vine Watercolor on paper 14 x 11 in. or 36 x 28 cm

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sally bane United States / Germany â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me art is one of the most so very often and it is the rush of creativity and a new process that I get really excited about. I split my time between California and Berlin, and I am fascinated to experience these two very creative communities. My work is abstract and right now I am very much immersed into a process i have recently became involved with. I draw on the computer and then print into 3 dimensional objects. â&#x20AC;&#x153;

The Missing Sun Collage 12 x 8 in. or 30 x 20 cm

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steven barger Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Steve Barger has been active in since 1990. He has developed his technical skills and personal creative style while attending workshops and seminars presented by some of the most acclaimed nature photographers in the United States. In recent instructor and co-leader with Jividen’s “Naturally Wild Photo Adventures.” As such, he has been involved in workshops in Florida, Alaska, Montana, Ohio, Colorado, and Tennessee. His images have appeared in F/8 & Being There, Nature Photographer’s Network, Outdoor Photographer, The Loupe, and the Art of Seeing. Steve has presented seminars on various photographic techniques to numerous organizations and his images have been on display in galleries throughout the United States. He is a member of NANPA, ASMP, and PPA. Above: Daybreak, Acadia N.P., 2013 Phase One | Color digital photograph Left: Calm, Acadia N.P., 2013 Cambo Technical Camera | Color digital photograph

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logan bauer Dewey, Arizona, USA

Born in North Dakota, Logan Bauerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s formative years were spent overseas. He took his

Above: Fall in Cherry, AZ Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm Below: On the BART Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm

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England at age 13. He graduated from Trinity University in Texas and continued his art education while pursuing other professional goals. Now a full time artist, Bauerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impressionistic and contemporary work is imbued with a vivid sense of color and light. His oil paintings are characterized by years of watercolor techniques that blend color in unsuspecting ways. Bauer is a juried member of the Arizona Art Alliance. In 2014 he has been in exhibitions at Westgate Gallery in Glendale Arizona, the Herberger Theatre in Phoenix. He can be seen in the VL Magazine produced by CFAI in July, August, and September. For more about his work, visit his website.


Mountain Path Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm

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mary bechtol Canyon,Texas, USA The paintings featured here are the beginnings of a new series DOORS, featuring colors that are meant to invite you in. to relax and contemplate whatever is on your mind. Mary’s work is always meant to be enjoyed by the viewer with no hidden meanings. At this time in her career, design and color are more important than subject matter. For Mary painting in series is vital as she never feels one canvas is enough to express what she has to say about each subject.

Mary has been painting for many years and studied hard -including a formal education from West Texas A&M University. Yet, she considers workshops and the many mentors she has had the most important part of her education Mary and her husband David, a published wildlife photographer, recently completed construction of new studios and a gallery in rural Texas, at a farm they have owned for many years. It has been dubbed by locals as the “Art Barn at the Farm”. The Bechtols enjoy what they do very much.

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kenth bender Gothenburg, Sweden Born in 1947 in Sweden, Kenth Bender currently resides in Gothenburg. His passion for painting began in 1987 but it was not until 2013, and a brief hiatus between 1992-2010, that the This has brought solo exhibitions in Sweden and Germany, and his recent masterpieces have also been included in group participations in Sweden, Denmark and the USA. In Bender´s artwork, the titles are often meant to serve as metaphors and are not intended primarily to describe the Who’s doing what with which effect,” and following Bender’s masterstrokes we discoveries in our own personal life. Left: Unique Memories Acrylic on canvas 20 x 27 in. or 50 x 70 cm Below: Conversation With Thoughts In Rest Acrylic on canvas 14 x 10 in. or 35 x 25 cm

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amit bhar Bangalore, India Amit was born in Hooghly Chinsurah (West Bengal) in 1973 and since a very young age, art has been a great passion in his life. His notebooks at with sketches and paintings. The scintillating, pristine, rustic beauty of rural Bengal inspired him to pick up the brush at a very tender age. The clear blue skies, fallen autumn leaves, grazing cattle and the daily life of the village, nestled on the banks of the river Hoogly inspired him. At the age of sixteen while at the Calcutta Govt. Art College, Amit was blessed with the guidance of Shri Paresh Das, a noted artist and gold medallist. Subsequently he gained further insights into art under the famous Subal Jana and Niloy Ghosh, who together enriched his style. He was also inspired by Bikash Bhattacharya and Suhas Roy during his initial period. Amit speaks of his style as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a new semi realistic technique of texturing with the realistic play of light and shadeâ&#x20AC;?. His latest series on Buddha was inspired from the images of Ajanta paintings and Gandhara sculptures. Amit carefully blends the two forms of ancient Indian art and individualizes his innovative style. The Rajasthan series appearing like the photographic collages captures the glimpses of the puppets and the musicians. It gradually unfolds in the minds the images of the colourful folklore of Rajasthan against the sandy milieu. Amit can capture every subject on his canvas. In a nut shell, his paintings allow the viewer to reexamine the threshold between illusion and reality, between waking and dreaming.

Left: Banaras (Ganga) Acrylic & oil on canvas 38 x 58 in. or 96 x 147 cm

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Kamundal (Banaras) Watercolor on paper 15 x 22 in. or 38 x 56 cm

Wet Woman Acrylic & oil on canvas 48 x 54 in. or 122 x 137 cm Illusion Acrylic & oil on canvas 48 x 60 in. or 122 x 152 cm

My India Graphite on paper 13 x 15 in. or 33 x 38 cm

Mother Teresa Acrylic, graphite and pen on paper 15 x 18 in. or 38 x 46 cm

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lucie boswell aka artist 37 Los Angeles, California, USA â&#x20AC;&#x153;My art is a range of mediums from abstract painting, assignment photography that I also experiment with in digital, as well as, decorative mixed media art. It is an advantage to work in these multiple mediums as it allows me to explore each medium beyond simple practices with a desire to experiment and invent new ways of creating art and subject matter. In recent years I have created an entire body of abstract paintings by using airbrush paint on canvas that has created a one-of-a-kind style in each piece that creates art that is both unique and detailed in design and form accented the true abstract ambiguity It is my main focus as that can be discovered in my art. From use of color to abstract design, I wish to intrigue my audience and draw them into my subject matter using experimental and alternative technique as to evoke mystery and Angeles art scene from museums to artist organizations giving back to the art world. It is my ongoing desire to continue to evolve and reinvent myself as an artist!â&#x20AC;?

Above: Mechanical Perfection Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm Right Top: LOL (Laugh Out Loud) Below: Peacock Acrylic on canvas 24 x 28 in. or 61 x 71 cm

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lisa cody-rapport Clermont, Florida, USA Lisa studied Art and Theatre Design at West Virginia University for her BFA and completed an MFA in Theatre Design at the University of Connecticut. She is a scenic artist, set designer, and costume designer, and has designed and painted for many theatres in the New England area, New York, Virginia, and Florida. Lisa is currently a resident artist in Design at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and has taught at Tufts University in Boston. Her paintings have recently been shown in London with Art Below Ltd., and she has work in many private collections in the USA and Europe.

Above: Orange 2 Watercolor on paper 6 x 8 in. or 15 x 20 cm Left Top: Avignon 3 Watercolor on paper 6 x 8 in. or 15 x 20 cm Below: Arles Watercolor on paper 6 x 8 in. or 15 x 20 cm

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m.l. burdick Morro Bay, California, USA

Emergence Ink on paper 19 x 15 in. or 48 x 38 cm

Born in 1963 and raised in New England, Burdick studied in New York and then moved to Europe for twenty years. In 2009 she returned to the U.S. and now lives in California. She received her Art degree from Manhattanville College in New York. Since moving to California, Margaret has had three solo shows. Blue Eyeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Jellies Ink on paper 6 x 16 in. or 15 x 41 cm

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Above: Stained Glass Ink in paper 20 x 12 in. or 51 x 30 cm Below Left: Blue Acrylic on canvas 18 x 18 in. or 46 x 46 cm Right: Plankton Arise Ink in paper 20 x 19 in. or 51 x 48 cm

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julia chu Rolling Hills Estates, California, USA

Julia Chu (or Ye Zhu-Ying) was born in 1941 in China, and has been living in the USA for 30 years. Since 10 years old, she has began to love and to seriously study Western, Chinese brush painting and outdoor painting. Although Julia had training and a career in mechanical engineering design in China and the USA, she has always been a selling her watercolor which now belong to numerous private collections in North America. Actively exhibiting, Chu has published two books with her watercolors notable awards , Chu continues to amaze with her unique compositions and masterful brushstroke. Left: Peacocks Are Dancing Waltz Watercolor on paper 24 x 29 in. or 61 x 74 cm Below: Energy Watercolor on paper 24 x 41 in. or 61 x 104 cm

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Whale Watching From Palos Verdes Paninsula and La Jolla Watercolor on paper 27 x 35 in. or 68 x 89 cm

Above: Wild Flowers Watercolor on paper 19 x 30 in. or 48 x 76 cm Below: Apollo Fly to Moon Watercolor on paper 30 x 19 in. or 76 x 48 cm

Mountain View Watercolor on paper 32 x 40 in. or 81 x 102 cm

Mountain Horse Return Home Watercolor on paper 32 x 40 in. or 81 x 102 cm

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julia chu Rolling Hills Estates, California, USA “In my watercolors I am mostly using rice paper. I also like contemporary art of open mind, humor, abstract ideas, colorful and mixed techniques; never been bound by Chinese or Western traditional watercolor. I choose to go my own way to create art. Since 2006 I have done lot of paintings on the subject of global warming and wild horse returns to freedom, this is a mission of history. My paintings’ subject will continuous be in contact with the concept of environmental protection.” Peacocks in Palos Verdes Peninsula Watercolor on paper 35 x 35 in. or 89 x 89 cm

Cherry Blossom Watercolor on paper 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm

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carl clark Palm Harbor, Florida, USA

Above: Pemaquid Point Acrylic on canvas 24 x 20 in. or 61 x 51 cm Below: Somerswood Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm Bruges Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 61 cm

Carl Clark is a native of New Jersey and has been a full time resident of Florida since 1998. He studied Architecture at Drexel University and his career in architecture spanned 35 years. Carl resumed painting on a full time basis in 1999, exhibiting widely on a national level. Mastering a variety of styles, Carl Clarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paintings are owned by clients in the US and Canada.

The original concepts are reduced to the essential elements which convey a sense of place and time . The images are in strong composition and abstractions of color, to express feelings evoked from these places . My style varies from abstract to realistic and covers a wide range of present. The acrylic medium allows for a more fanciful interpretation of the subject . One of the joys of painting is to evoke some emotion, a memory of a time , a place, or a celebration of color.â&#x20AC;?

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Above: Manayunk Acrylic on canvas 24 x 20 in. or 61 x 51 cm Below: Hillside Seaport Acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm

Above: Portofino Acrylic on canvas 24 x 20 in. or 61 x 51 cm Below: Copse Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 51 x 51 cm

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wendy cohen Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Wendy Cohen has lived in Sydney, Australia or many years. She is presently in her second year at the National Art School in Sydney studying for a BFA, in Painting. Her works are imbued with a lively sensibility, as she takes the viewer on a transformative creative journey, Her works are thickly textured using a variety of interesting mixed media, with bright and cool colours partnering each other to create a visual brilliance that is a feast for the viewerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyes. Each painting is an expression of love, connection and joy, leaving the viewer with a sense of humor, wonderment and imagination. Top Left: Musical Mixed media on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm Right: Amour Mixed media on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm Below: The Lightness of Being Mixed media on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 122 cm

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rollande dufault Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

JAZZ Mixed media on canvas 48 x 48 in. or 122 x 122 cm

With a BFA and BA in History of Art, Rollande Dufault is a professional Canadian artist, recipient of numerous awards and active on the national and the international art scenes. Exhibiting internationally in Spain, Belgium, France, Italy, Rumania, Brazil, and the United States, she is among the artists who promote contemporary Canadian art abroad. In 2011, she was selected by the prestigious SociĂŠtĂŠ Nationale des Beaux-Arts in France to participate in the annual Salon SNBA held at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. Dufault has been awarded in Romania, won a gold metal in Italy and recently showed with WWAB at Red Dot Miami and the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art.

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evu Guatemala

4 Winds Collection, EURO Lacquered welded iron structure, ceramic red glazed hand made pieces, copper thread weaving 78 x 20 x 20 in. or 200 x 50 x 50 cm

Left: a.gua Collection, East Lacquered copper foil, ceramic, red glazed hand made pieces, copper thread weaving. 24 x 22 x 6 in. or 60 x 55 x 15 cm Middle: a.gua Collection, Roots Lacquered copper foil, ceramic antique brass, glazed hand made pieces, copper thread weaving 51 x 43 x 47 in. or 130 x 110 x 120 cm Right: a.gua Collection, Wisdom Lacquered copper foil, ceramic antique brass, glazed hand made pieces, copper thread weaving, pan de oro sail 51 x 6 x 47 in. or 130 x 15 x 120 cm

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Guatemalan/Spanish artist, born in 1967 Estefania Valls Urquijo lives works in Guatemala. She works in ceramic sculpture, small and large scale. She studied Interior Design, Sculpture, Ceramics and Fine Arts in Barcelona, Spain and in Guatemala. EVU exhibits regularly, including at the Guatemala Museum of Modern art, Antigua Museum of Casa Sto. Domingo, Venice, the Florence Biennale, Italy, Paris, France, Cadaques, Spain, Palm Beach, Florida, USA, Toronto, Canada, and her works is in private collections.

Above: a.gua Collection, Grand Winged Feline Lacquered Welded Iron structure, ceramic antique brass glazed hand made pieces, glass wings, copper thread weaving 55 x 39 x 47 in. or 140 x 100 x 120 cm Left Top: a.las Collection, Winged Feline Lacquered Welded Iron structure, ceramic antique Brass glazed hand made pieces, glass wings with glass mosaics 18 x 12 x 27 in. or 45 x 30 x 70 cm and other view below

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baichuan dong Burbank, California, USA Baichuan Dong was born in 1968 in China. His paintings have been exhibited in the United States, France, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and more. His oil painting “Yuxun” and “The Word of Winter” were recently exhibited at the Carrousel du Louvre.

Dignity of Nature No. 1 Oil on canvas 16 x 24 in. or 50 x 60 cm

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Dignity of Nature No. 2 Oil on canvas 16 x 24 in. or 50 x 60 cm

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baichuan dong Burbank, California, USA

Thinking of Art and Humanity No. 1 Oil on canvas 27 x 47 in. or 70 x 120 cm

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Inherit Stele in Han Dynasty No. 17 Oil on canvas 16 x 47 in. or 50 x 120 cm

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baichuan dong Burbank, California, USA

Opposite Page > Inherit Stele in Han Dynasty No. 16 Oil on canvas 16 x 47 in. or 50 x 120 cm Thinking of Art and Humanity No. 2 Oil on canvas 27 x 47 in. or 70 x 120 cm

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pablo fernández márquez Mexico City / New York City “I was born into a family of artists and art is a vital element on how I interact and understand the world. Each piece is different for me, it is a new adventure, a process of discovery and in each case, the important thing is what the viewer can get out of the work, particularly on an emotional and spiritual level. Yet there are certain me, the sensuality of the work and the way in which art can transform objects into becoming parallels of the miraculous, giving new and active meaning to what we see. Sometimes this is felt in the senses, sometimes in the mind, but it is always there.”

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robert franano West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Gibberish Acrylic on canvas 60 x 70 in. or 152 x 178 cm

The artwork of artist Bobby Franano has been featured in international exhibitions and is in numerous private collections. In recent years, Bobby Franano has become known for painting large, colorful canvases in a style he calls Pop Surrealism. my imagination and inviting you to view my world. I am not a painter of landscapes but rather a painter of “mindscapes”. I paint ordinary objects in extraordinary ways.”

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Santa Barbara, California, USA

Sailing H.D. Metal Print with high gloss finish 34 x 48 in. or 86 x 122 cm

Robert W. Firestone was born in 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. In 1946, at the age of 16, he enrolled at the University of Syracuse and in 1951 graduated from the University of Berkley. After which he began to paint and immediately revealed, along with his interest in psychology, a strong and persistent passion for art. During this period, he executed a series of landscapes seen in the course of his travels, as well as, while treating patients at the limits of emotional suffering, he completed numerous portraits of friends, patients and colleagues in a style which can Working on his Ph.D, which he obtained in 1957, his attention was attracted by the theories of Sigmund Freud and Otto Rank on one hand, while on the other, the life and work of the great artists Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gaugin. He has over the years published numerous articles and books on his psychoanalytical theories, forming the “conviction of the importance of the individual and his personal liberty, associated with a deep comprehension of the human condition”. Finally, he realized another of his great passions, the sea, in which he found he could most naturally live in the ideal condition of freedom. In the early ‘70’s, Firestone and a group of his friends bought the “Vltava”, an 80-foot schooner, and thus began many long voyages which continue even today. With his family and friends he has searched for a life full of coherence with the values of integrity, honesty and generosity. His activity as a theorist in psychotherapy and his intense expressive research has lead him in recent years to dominate masterfully the language of digital artistry. All of the inspiring motives of his creative work derive from his own human and professional experiences, as is evident in the cycles of works he has completed over the last ten years. In early 2000, he began to exhibit his work in international galleries and museums, as well as in public and private collections.

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Red Sky H.D. Metal Print with high gloss finish 46 x 32 in. or 117 x 81 cm

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Santa Barbara, California, USA

Artist at Work H.D. Metal Print with high gloss finish 46 x 36 in. or 117 x 91 cm

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Above: Robocar H.D. Metal Print with high gloss finish 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm Below: Wild Ocean H.D. Metal Print with high gloss finish 34 x 48 in. or 86 x 122 cm

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Santa Barbara, California, USA

Prehistoric Bird H.D. Metal Print with high gloss finish 46 x 32 in. or 117 x 81 cm

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Lovers H.D. Metal Print with high gloss finish 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm

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erica fromme Köln, Germany

Above: Good Vibration Acrylic on canvas 31 x 47 in. or 80 x 120 cm Left: Romeo and Juliet Acrylic on canvas 12 x 31 in. or 30 x 80 cm

Born in Paderborn and now living in Köln Erica Fromme studied art and has been a independent artist with worldwide exhibitions since 1991, in destinations including Berlin, Miami, New York, Las Vegas, Dubai, Istanbul, Houston, Los Angeles, London, Montreux, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Madrid, Ankara, Bologna, Ferrara, Malta, Wien and more. With many works in museum collections, her unique abstract style is becoming recognizable and Erica is a

“These paintings by Erica are essentially sculpture-like which is in itself an important innovation. These forms are, however, not rigid constructs but thanks to their intrinsic transform the energy and the creative power of Erica Fromme into alive and radiant works of art. Giving free rein to her spontaneity, the artist manages to create living works which come straight from the deepest part of herself. Throughout her numerous travels, this cosmopolitan artist has accumulated various visual memories that have inspired her, especially those related to water, the source of all life. The sea and its endless roar are important topics for Erica Fromme, both in terms of form and the movement of colour. In international exhibitions worldwide her works have found an appreciative audience.” - Dr .Marta Oberrauch-Melniczuk

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Above: Dreaming Swan Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 40 x 50 cm Below: Angel of Light Acrylic on canvas 11 x 14 in. or 28 x 36 cm Above: Witch Magic Acrylic on canvas 31 x 39 in. or 80 x 100 cm Below: Rhodos Acrylic on canvas 31 x 47 in. or 80 x 120 cm

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carlos gigena seeber Buenos Aires, Argentina Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1942, Carlos Gigena Seeber studied at the School of Engineering and the School of Physics, University of Buenos Aires and at the School of Philosophy.

In 1973 he founded AADEE SA, of which he was CEO. AADEE Analyzers. Included in the Who´s Who in the World, and also in the Who´s Who in Science and Engineering, Gigena Seeber is a Life Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the Sciences Academy of New York and the Society for the Advance in Sciences in USA ( AAAS). Also a writer, photographer and painter, Gigena Seeber has had several shows and notable mentions and awards.

Above: Transformation Series: Pattern 2 Acrylic on canvas 39 x 20 in. or 100 x 50 cm Right: Transformation Series: Pattern 3 Acrylic on canvas 39 x 20 in. or 100 x 50 cm

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Objects Dialog Acrylic on canvas 43 x 43 in. or 110 x 110 cm

Vegetal Series Acrylic on canvas 43 x 67 in. or 110 x 170 cm Left Top: Transformation Series: Pattern 1 Acrylic on canvas 39 x 20 in. or 100 x 50 cm Middle: Rituals Series Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm Bottom: Vegetal Series Acrylic on canvas 47 x 63 in. or 120 x 160 cm

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sami gjuka Denmark

The Street Oil on canvas 9 x 7 in. or 22 x 17 cm

Sami Gjuka was born in 1953 in Kosovo and studied Painting at the Academy of Art in Sarajevo, Brussels and Amsterdam. He currently lives and works in Denmark. Sami Gjuka works with his own metaphysical ideas painted in a way that is based on classical art style.

Left Top: Still Life Oil on canvas 20 x 27 in. or 50 x 70 cm Middle: Nude Oil on canvas 11 x 17 in. or 27 x 43 cm Bottom: Torso Oil on canvas 42 x 54 in. or 16 x 21 cm

Opposite Page > Bath Oil on wood 29 x 22 in. or 74 x 57 cm

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sami gjuka Denmark

Career Woman Oil on canvas 31 x 24 in. or 80 x 60 cm

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The Birth of Venus Oil on canvas 59 x 43 in. or 150 x 110 cm

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anna good Kihei, Hawaii, USA Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1947, Anna Good was raised and educated in California, receiving her degree in Sculpture at the University of California. When she moved to Maui in 1979, she initially made her mark scrimshaw. She created over 2000 images and became one of the top ten artists in America. After 18 years of work she chose watercolors and oils as a next form of expression. Anna Good and her works have been featured in publications like Hawaiian Style, Koi and the Art of Scrimshaw I and II. Her pieces are exhibited in galleries nation wide and she has had solo shows in Maui, Kauai, Las Vegas and Japan.

Nature and the interpretation of its beauty greatly inspire Anna’s work. gardens and koi ponds. During her travels she was inspired by Monet’s garden in Paris, Butchart gardens in British Columbia, Filoli gardens in California and most recently the gardens of Frederick Chopin’s birthplace outside of Warsaw. “I consider my work a visual diary of my experiences in the garden - a visual interpretation of the colors, textures and spirit. Gardens are not only a manifestation of man’s collaboration with nature but also an expression of the passion and dedication to create them.” Working in her own garden, travel, exploration and discovery of new places of beauty are what make Anna tick and continually inspire her to paint.

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errol gordon Los Angeles, California, USA Errol Gordon has studied at the Scottsdale Artist’s School in Scottsdale, Arizona, and he has taken numerous local, national, and international courses in oil painting, pastels, and sculpture. Though an avid painter, sculpting is Errol’s passion. He has studied sculpture with nationally known sculptors such as George Carlson, John Coleman, and Mehl Lawson. He has also studied with Italian sculptors Bruno and Paul Lucchesi. Errol’s sculpture Moseyin’ won First Prize at the 2010 California State Bar Convention Art Exhibit in Monterey, California. In addition, two of his recent sculptures Eddie and Emancipation, were accepted into the prestigious juried January 2012 ‘Best and Brightest’ art show in Scottsdale, Arizona. In January 2012, Errol was invited to show Moseyin’, Eddie, and Emancipation at the Pleiades Gallery of Contemporary Art invitational in NYC, New York. As a result of this showing, Errol was accepted by the membership of the Pleiades Gallery as a member artist. Errol has recently conducted a one man show of his painting and sculpture at Pleiades.

Right Top: Moseyin Cast Bronze 16 x 15 x 8 in. or 41 x 38 x 20 cm Bottom: Emancipation Cast Bronze 14 x 17 x 7 in. or 36 x 43 x 18 cm Below: La Guerra Cast Bronze 19 x 18 x 12 in. or 48 x 46 x 30 cm

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Ivanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prize Bronze 17 x 19 x 10 in. or 43 x 48 x 39 cm

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errol gordon Los Angeles, California, USA

Eddie Cast bronze 14 x 15 x 7 in. or 36 x 38 x 18 cm

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emil i. gorbay Canada At the age of 19, Emil Gorbay is not only a promising young photographer, but an experimental artist with an already important resume. Gorbay has shown work in Europe and the USA and his photographs belong in private collections in Canada. He is an awarded artist and his work can be found in various online sources..

Untitled I-Phone 4s | Color digital photography

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shelia granger malone Madison, Mississippi, USA “People have often asked for my artistic statement, so here it is: If I have created twoor three-dimensional works of art and they communicate with my viewers, I am happy. Hopefully, my works can speak for themselves. Whatever messages the viewers receive from my works, those are the right messages for them. There are no wrong or right messages as long as there is some form of communication being experienced. As long as my art stimulates the mental, spiritual or tactile receptors of a viewer, I My works focus on bright, gestural impressions of nature and objects. A liberal sense of Impressionistic colors, shapes and forms are displayed throughout my recent works. I try to project artistic sensitivity in each individual piece. My underlying goal is to project a provocative union between reality and imaginative expressions. I want to engage the viewer into a visual and spiritual conversation. I also include subliminal symbols and information that may stimulate an ongoing relationship between my works and the viewers. My images are extensions of my Mississippian and Southern environments. I create many of my pieces in my studio, using photographed locations.

Above: Salome - Dance in His Presence Stained glass mosaic with Swarovski crystals 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm Below: The Shulamite Stained glass mosaic, jewels and fabric 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm

I didn’t set out to be an environmental artist or to become a social commentator, but as my portfolio developed and people started to comment on my works, the aforementioned descriptions started to emerge from my subconscious into my conscious thoughts. My work tends to focus on personal experience, the evolution of God’s creations (mostly people), and their spiritual journeys. Most of my works are inspired by my persistent desire to share my heritage with my children, and to give them “roots”. Some of my more recent subject matters are about people’s daily routines and their comments on human nature. that I see, feel and experience. The artists that I most admire are Monet, Seurat, Roy Farmer and Wonda Hendrix. Based on my belief that art is meant to be an intricate part of one’s daily life, I’ve immersed myself and my family into an environment saturated with artistic expressions. Through Art I have the means to relax, relate and release. Now, my hands can’t seem to stop talking. Enjoy the conversation!”

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Ruth Stained glass mosaic 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

Tamar Stained glass mosaic, Swarovski crystals and fabric 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

Ruth Stained glass mosaic 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

Behold - Mary Stained glass mosaic with Swarovski crystals 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

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martha rose greiner Delaware, Ohio, USA

Raised on a Pennsylvania, USA farm, Martha Greiner began doing art work at a young age. As a teenager she obtained a scholarship to the Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA and trained as an PA. Martha exhibits and sells her work internationally. Currently, her painting “Brassia Orchids Dancing II” is on exhibit from July 8-31 at the Broadway Gallery N.Y.C. and in the Fall, 2014 issue of the NY Arts magazine. Also, in the spring of 2014 at the Cutting Edge exhibit in Florence, Italy Greiner received the Master Artist award. She exhibited at the 2014 & 2013 Florence Art and Design Week in Florence, Italy. Other exhibits: the 2013 Power of Perception 2013 Limited Expressions International Contemporary Masters, Vol. 5 exhibit at the Southern Museum of Fine art in Las Vegas, NE. In addition, Martha’s work has been selected by national juried exhibitions. Including, the Blossoms II-Art of Flowers national touring exhibition to Disney Master 1995 International Colored Pencil Society’s annual exhibition. Greiner’s body of art work is multimedia with a wide range of subject matter. Including the lost drawing method the Old Masters used by drawing with metals as her medium. Art critics have described her work as, “There is an understated incandescence to the images that is both contemporary and classic all at once. Her works related so strongly to the very concept of perception; your style places you in an artistic realm that is somehow dream-like, almost surreal, yet not quite there, as if some ghostly memory from a far-away place; yet somehow entirely familiar a vision that resonates with the viewer long after viewing”.

Left: Women Hard As Stone and Soft As Water Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm Above: Hummingbird Essence Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm Opposite Page: O C White’s II Colored pencil on cotton paper 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm

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gina groot Cochrane, Alberta, Canada “The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from home or does art color life.” Left Top: Blue Eyes Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 51 x 41 cm Bottom: I See You Oil on canvas 24 x 20 in. or 61 x 51 cm Below: New Life Oil on canvas 24 x 12 in. or 61 x 30 cm

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Above: Dreams Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm Left: African Sunset Acrylic on canvas Below: Fall Aspens Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm

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gina groot Cochrane, Alberta, Canada Gina is an inspired Canadian Artist residing in Cochrane, Alberta since 2007. Since moving to Cochrane, she has joined the Foothills Art Club,as well as the Cochrane Community Arts and Culture Committee. Gina is interested in diverse subject matters from portraits, to wildlife, to landscapes. Gina has completed numerous commissioned pieces for friends, family and an ever expanding clientele since moving to Cochrane. Having studied under the private direction of Joyce Anderson, a wellknown Winnipeg artist, as well as formal classes at the Alberta College of Art and Design, Gina has realized her lifelong passion for painting. Working with oil, Gina and wonderful medium to work with.

Memories Oil on canvas 24 x 20 in. or 61 x 51 cm

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

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paul hartel Elkins,West Virginia, USA Paul Hartel was born in 1969 in New York and currently lives in West Virginia. He has had no formal art training and is currently represented by Agora Contemporary Art Gallery in New York City. He has had several solo and collective exhibitions in West Virginia and New York and many invitations from galleries around the world. Hartelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work is in numerous private collections in the United States

Lost Handbags Acrylic, oil, charcoal on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm Walk in Vancouver Acrylic, oil, charcoal on canvas 14 x 17 in. or 36 x 43 cm

Shipyard Digitized drawing on Inkjet photo paper 10 x 8 in. or 25 x 20 cm

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Cat Charcoal on paper 14 x 17 in. or 36 x 43 cm

Le Provence Oil and acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm Modern Family Room Watercolor and charcoal on paper 8.5 x 11 in. or 22 x 28 cm

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heredia Granada, Spain Born in Cartagena, Colombia in 1962, Heredia now lives in Grenada, Spain. He studied Accounting and Business at the University of age of 18. Heredia has since shown at the Modern Art Museum of Spain, of Colombia and of Mexico. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, Heredia has shown in galleries across Spain, Mexico, Colombia, United Kingdom, France, Norway, Italy, Turkey, Brazil and Austria. Heredia´s works belong to permanent collections and Museums in Mexico and Spain.

Opposite Movements Acrylic on canvas 57 x 44 in. or 146 x 114 cm Study About the Volume of Movement Acrylic on canvas 63 x 51 in. or 162 x 130 cm

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Self-Portrait Acrylic and paper on wood 8 x 8 in. or 20 x 20 cm

Danseuse Watercolor on paper 35 x 51 in. or 90 x 130 cm

Spanish Movement Acrylic on canvas 44 x 57 in. or 114 x 146 cm Movement to Front from Diagonal / San Fermin Acrylic on canvas 28 x 39 in. or 73 x 101 cm

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gillian holding Leeds, UK

Above Left: Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Out (Beit Jalah) 2013 Mixed media with acrylic resin finish 20 x 24 in. or 50 x 61 cm Right: Reading (Overlooked) Mixed media with acrylic resin finish 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm Below: Bedouin (Engineerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family), 2013 Mixed media with acrylic resin finish 20 x 24 in. or 50 x 61 cm

Gillian Holding was born in 1959 in Chester, UK and now works variously in Leeds, London and Paris. She studied art at Leeds Metropolitan University, graduating honours. After six solo exhibitions in the UK, she has a York in 2014. Gillian has participated in numerous juried and curated group exhibitions both nationally and in Europe. Her work is in private and public collections in the UK, USA, Italy and France and she has won prizes for her art writing and artwork. She is a member and Trustee of East Street Arts in Leeds.

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macey lipman Los Angeles, California, USA “Each of my paintings is sourced from my own photographs. Although the paintings have a photographic quality, they are not photorealistic. I maintain a great deal of painterly qualities and techniques. I use both acrylic and oil depending on my mood. Most of my works take 6 months to a year to complete.”

Right: Piazza de Repubblica (Blurred Umbrellas), Florence, Italy During World War II this was the Jewish Ghetto. Today it’s the center of luxury retail stores, street musicians and one of Florence’s most expensive hotels, The Savoy. Acrylic on canvas 29 x 39 in. or 74 x 99 cm Below: View from My Apartment at Dawn, Florence, Italy View from my apartment at dawn with the view of the Florence Synagogue in the window’s reflection. Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm

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natasha jabre New York City, New York, USA

Born in Connecticut in 1985, Natasha Jabre grew up in Virginia and now lives and works in the New York City area. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing at Concordia University in Montreal. She works in several different mediums: drawing, painting, sculpture, actively exhibiting artist she has shown work in New York and in Monaco and is currently represented by Chasen Galleries and Agora Gallery. Above: Splat Bristol board paper Appr. 11 x 4 x 4 in. or 28 x 10 x 10 cm Left: Maternity Uncertainties Pen and colored pencils 32 x 40 in. or 81 x 102 cm Right: Nightfall Pen and colored pencils 32 x 40 in. or 81 x 102 cm

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jack jasper “My art is relational. I have always been fascinated by creation myths and I perceive the universe as having evolved from one catastrophic event. From one point, everything emerges, with the best scenarios trying to rush to completion. I’m drawn to experimenting with combinations of elements, sometimes alluding to air, underlying sexuality, unfolding as a shimmering becoming—a synchronicity between disparate elements. My theory of art and life is dialectical. From the one point of creation, all contradictions arise. My art tries to reconcile this.”

Above: Epiphany, 2011 Acrylic on canvas 52 x 38 in. or 132 x 97 cm Left Top: Epiphany, 2011 Acrylic on canvas 52 x 38 in. or 132 x 97 cm Bottom: Labyrinthine, 2013 Acrylic on canvas 52 x 38 in. or 132 x 97 cm

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olivia kapoor Phoenix, Arizona, USA Born, 1987, and raised in the Chicago Land Area, Olivia Kapoor has loved to paint since kindergarten. She graduated with an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree in Art after the summer of 2009, which is also discovered through Chelsea, NYC, gallery. Olivia is not only an awarded artist, but is also known for her surrealistic subject matter, bright and highly complex repetitive patterns of geometric shapes, and transposition of positive and negative space.

Calm Before the Storm, 2014 Acrylic on canvas 16 x 24 in. or 41 x 61 cm

The Shoe Polisher, 2014 Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm

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maria kisook kim Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature style is a combination of western abstract and oriental painting, which she has developed through her studies and personal experiences. Dynamic and vigorous, her works blend the novelty of yet trusts in spontaneity..

^And Never Said a Word Mixed media and India ink on Korean paper 57 x 66 in. or 145 x 147 cm

Internal Suffering (For Lyoo In) Mixed media and acrylic canvas 32 x 43 in. or 81 x 109 cm

^ Intimacy Japanese ink brushed on Korean paper 32 x 38 in. or 81 x 96 cm

Maria received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Oriental Painting, and Master of Education in Fine Art Education from Korea University. In Korea, she has participated in various art exhibitions and has also shown in galleries and institutions in Japan, Canada, USA and Italy. Widely acknowledged and published, Maria is a member of the Basak Malone LLC of New York and Trevisan International Art of Italy.

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yuni ko Ontario, Canada â&#x20AC;&#x153;My passion for art started in my early teens, and was further enhanced when my family moved from Korea to Vancouver, Canada. I studied art in France and Canada and my work evolved into my own vision. Growing up in West Vancouver, surrounded by trees, mountains and the environment and its abundant beauty. I explored and painted the Canadian landscape in a realistic style. My parents are adventurous and passionate about travelling and they gave me opportunities to see the world and experience different cultures, societies, and art. My current artwork is focused inward, on my feelings rather than on my studies of nature and other subjects. When I paint, I feel more in touch with my emotions, which led to my painting series called The Flow.

Dream II Mixed media on canvas 22 x 20 in. or 56 x 51 cm

The Flow represents the transitional movement of feelings and experiences throughout my life: joy, love, sorrow, courage, fear, pain, accidents, diseases, death, friendships, family, faith and hope. cannot stop or control this movement; we recognize and adapt as we live it. All of us face challenges with weakness of our mind, body and spirit. If we are fortunate, new opportunities arise to liberate us. We begin again. This is the gift of life - to

Listening Mixed media on canvas 32 x 20 in. or 81 x 51 cm

Contrasting shades and textures characterize The Flow paintings. Dark shades symbolize the struggles of life and the light shades contain a sense of hope - the potential path to a more positive future. Metallic colors represent my identity. My father spent over 30 years in the metal business. His research lab inspired me to use metallic colors, and they symbolize a positive energy that an artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emotions can be personalized through the heart of each viewer. This is my intention with The Flow..â&#x20AC;? Trying Mixed media on canvas 8 x 16 in. or 20 x 40 cm

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Almost Mixed media on canvas 33 x 33 in. or 84 x 84 cm

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carolyn kramer Canada / USA “I live between the sea wall of Vancouver, Canada and the mountains of Bel Air, California. At times, I am close to old growth forests and west coast beaches. Here nature blends patterns and colors in tidemarks, layers of earth and microscopic land forms. The bottom of canvas expressing a soulful, ethereal sense of design, color and paint application. Raised in the country, close to nature but not people. I have closely observed earth’s formations. Now, years later, these impressions make their way into my art. Microscopic images come from my own photographs or sketches and expanded 1000% using mediums of oil encaustic, acrylic paint, string and gold leaf. It is my hope that my paintings express both dramatic and serene sensibilities and create a visual meditation on environmental beauty. I exhibit in both Los Angeles and Vancouver and work out of my Vancouver, Granville Island studio.” ^Micro Mountain Acrylic, oil & gold-leaf on canvas Diptych, Ea. 36 x 54 in. or 79 x 137 cm

Riverbank Strata Chalk pastel on paper 27 x 34 in. or 68 x 86 cm > Emerging Mixed media on canvas 36 x 51 in. or 79 x 142 cm

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lazzate maral Almaty, Kazakhstan Lazzate Maral studied art at the Higher School of Architecture, in Almaty, Kazakhstan and the Institute of Design and Construction, in Leningrad, Russia. She has had 9 solo exhibitions in Kazakhstan, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, France and 47 group participations in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, France, Japan and USA, including at the Salon SNBA in Louvre, Paris, Salon “Art en Capitale” Grand Palais, Paris, Broadway Gallery, NYC. Her works belong to private and public collections in many countries and Maral is an awarded artist, member of the Fondation Taylor.

Concert, 2012 Oil on canvas 35 x 35 in. or 90 x 90 cm

Défilé au Grand Palais, 2010 Oil on canvas 52 x 77 in. or 130 x 195 cm

Maternité Eternelle, 2011 Oil on canvas 52 x 77 in. or 130 x 195 cm

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katherine lee Santa Cruz, California, USA “I try to let the work speak for itself, allowing the truth to surface with every added layer. Just as a chef blends the ingredients for a recipe, I add my technique to the canvas and a world of half-truths and as an artist I feel it is very important to show what is honestly emanating from a subject matter’s soul.” Katherine was born in the United States. She has been drawing and painting images from the natural world from a young age and gradually added human portraits to her repertoire. Her craft has been honed through dedication, enthusiasm and a desire to represent the truth. Left: Solar Influence Watercolor on paper 15 x 20 in. or 38 x 51 cm Right: Untitled Graphite, charcoal on paper 12 x 18 in. or 30 x 46 cm Below: Buffalo Strength Graphite, charcoal on paper 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm Opposite Page: See Everything Graphite, charcoal on paper 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm

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charlotte lisboa Doral, Florida, USA Charlotte Lisboa was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and currently resides in both USA and Brazil. She is a graduate and post graduate from the University of Miami. The artist expanded her studies with courses around the world with many contemporary masters, followed by long hours of live drawing and painting as a crucial component of her artistic education.

adding a strong feel for texture and movement with a palpable sense of life to her creations. Her work is realistic with touches of impressionism and abstraction. Charlotte is a Patron member of the Portrait Society of America, as well as Oil Painters of America, among others. She shows her work internationally in exhibitions in France, Italy and around Europe, as well as in galleries in the USA.

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

Rose Oil on linen 20 x 16 in. or 51 x 41 cm Trust Oil on linen 24 x 20 in. or 61 x 51 cm

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Free Oil on board 12 x 12 in. or 30 x 30 cm

Illume Graphite on paper 19 x 18 in. or 49 x 45 cm Mom (First Communion) Graphite on paper 16 x 14 in. or 41 x 36 cm

Fate Graphite on paper 14 x 17 in. or 36 x 43 cm

â&#x20AC;&#x153;My art aims to express a tangible sense of life in backgrounds of clean color and texture, by taking the subjects out of the context in which they exist into another level of awareness. My objective is to represent humanity infused with an ethereal atmosphere.â&#x20AC;?

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kaycee lynne Thorold, Ontario. Canada

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

Blocks Mixed media on board 20 x 30 in. or 51 x 76 cm

Kaycee Lynne was born in Toronto and now lives in Niagara, Ontario She is an accomplished multimedia artist with several credits in art, designer fun fashion for animals. Kaycee is also a published author of childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books and a motivational speaker. Fortune Fish Mixed media on board 20 x 30 in. or 51 x 76 cm

Greeting a Genie Mixed media on board 20 x 30 in. or 51 x 76 cm

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Above Left: Village Stores Mixed media on board 20 x 30 in. or 51 x 76 cm Right: Happy Buddha Mixed media on board 20 x 30 in. or 51 x 76 cm Below: Sun Warrior Princess Mixed media on board 20 x 30 in. or 51 x 76 cm

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subodh maheshwari Corona, California, USA “Creation is a gift from God and gives peace to the soul, body and mind.” Award-winning artist Subodh Maheshwari was born in India. While earning her Masters in Fine Arts at the University of California, Irvine, she won the prestigious Regional Fellowship Award. Subodh has participated in many national and international shows including South Korea’s, Seoul 1988 Olympics. Highly individual in style, her work is described as diverse, emotional, mysterious, personal, spiritual and humorous. Her award winning art hangs in many public and private collections worldwide. and continues to provide art instruction at Riverside Community College, CA. Subodh is active in art and education communities, judges art shows, provides lectures and conducts art demonstrations and workshops. More of her recent exhibitions as a featured solo artist include the Solo Show ArtExpo New York, NY, and her “Vision of Earth” show at the Center Art Gallery, Anaheim, CA. Her latest group show was at the South Nevada Fine Art Museum, NV. Currently Subodh’s creative work is published by World Wide Art Books, in editions including Important World Artists Vol. 1, and International Contemporary Masters Volume VI, VII, VIII, and IX. This October – November you can see Subodh’s art at World Wide Art, Los Angeles, CA, Edinburgh Art Fair, United Kingdom, and the Indian Art Festival, Mumbai, India.

Above: Floss Silk Flower Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm Left Top: Scarlet Hills Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm Bottom: Magic Canyon I Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm

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Left Top: Blue Tree Acrylic on canvas 22 x 30 in. or 55 x 76 cm Middle: Passion/Shrangar Gouache on paper 30 x 22 in. or 76 x 55 cm Bottom: Three Stages Oil on canvas 30 x 45 in. or 76 x 114 cm Right Top: Love for Child/Vatslay Gouache on paper 30 x 22 in. or 76 x 55 cm Bottom: Pansy Gouache on paper 15 x 11 in. or 38 x 28 cm

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makeda Port-au-Prince, HaĂŻti Christina Clodomir aka MAKEDA, was born in Port-au-Prince in 1984 and after establishing herself as a professional dancer, she then began doing art therapy (2010-12) while working in youth creativity workshops. In 2006, she opened up to what would become of experimenting and exploring art, beginning in December 2011, Makeda has had exhibits in HaĂŻti, Nantes and the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, Miami and NYC, USA, Costa-Rica, Jamaica, India and the Caribbean region at the I Meditation Artistic Retreat. Her objective is to present her work in cities around the globe while transmitting creative workshops to youth and women, awakening the people in the process of contributing in making humanity more balanced and whole! Below: Blues & Jazz, 2012 Acrylic on canvas 56 x 34 in. or 142 x 86 cm Right Top: Northern Star, 2014 Acrylic on linen 64 x 36 in. or 164 x 91 cm Bottom: Conceived from the Unseen, 2014 Acrylic on linen 64 x 36 in. or 164 x 91 cm

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consciously or subconsciously add abstraction to, as my techniques evolved with intense practice during 8 years of self-taught painting. Today the viewers, by amplifying the essential, the Divine prototype in all, enlightening that true Nature within each and every being.â&#x20AC;? Above: Realm Crossing Sphere, 2014 Acrylic on linen 36 x 64 in. or 91 x 164 cm Below: You & I, 2012 Acrylic on canvas 56 x 60 in. or 142 x 152 cm

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osvaldo mariscotti New York City, New York, USA

Above: Black Beauty Bronze 12 x 24 x 18 in. or 30 x 61 x 46 cm Below: Nächtliche Schlagzeilen Oil and enamel on canvas 36 x 60 in. or 91 x 152 cm

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Bas Green Mixed media on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm

Bas-Relief Mixed media on canvas 24 x 48 in. or 61 x 122 cm

2050 II Acrylic on canvas 54 x 54 in. or 137 x 137 cm

Untitled 1432 Oil on canvas paper 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm

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sarkis mazmanian Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA

Left: Golden Goddess II Oil on canvas 36 x 60 in. or 91 x 152 cm Below: Holographic Excavation Roma to Infinity I Oil on canvas 35 x 58 in. or 89 x 147 cm

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edna miron-wapner Jerusalem, Israel

Above: Wonder Sugarlift etching 25 x 13 in. or 64 x 32 cm Left Top: Hope Sugarlift etching 20 x 20 in. or 50 x 50 cm Bottom: Memories Sugarlift etching 20 x 20 in. or 50 x 50 cm

Edna is a spiritual artist. She was born in Israel, grew up in Montreal and has made her home in ethereal Jerusalem since 1977. As an artist, she mastered Printmaking (etching), Sumi-e painting (Japanese ink wash), Hand Papermaking and Calligraphy. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide. As teacher and therapist, she created Expressive Kavannah â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a spiritual and intermodal (combining the arts) approach to expressive arts therapy and creativity through meditation and spontaneous creation. Edna has developed two studios: Studio Spiral and Studio Indigo.

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lorenzo monegato Casteggio, Italy

Sognatrice con Calle Oil on canvas 27 x 27 in. or 70 x 70 cm

Ragazza Con Turbante Rosso Oil on canvas 27 x 20 in. or 70 x 50 cm

Lorenzo Monegato was born in 1974 in Voghera and today lives and works in Casteggio. A self-taught painter with no formal training he feels free to express his creativity without institutional and getting positive feedback from both critics and audience.

Gilda Oil on canvas 27 x 20 in. or 70 x 50 cm

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Detective Oil on canvas 20 x 27 in. or 50 x 70 cm

Ragazza con Perle Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 50 x 40 cm

Le Modelle Oil on canvas 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm

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graciela montich Cordoba, Argentina Born in Cordoba, Argentina in 1962 where she lives and works today, Gracielaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art is based on an ideal image which she envisions and pursues for herself and for the world. Through her art, she aims to isolate that moment of fantastic reality and eternalize it, making it accessible to others. Much her desire to immerse herself in it, presenting the forest of her dreams with its foliage, plants and fragrance. Yet her main driving force is to create something vivid that seems connected to life, so that her viewers can feel instantly connected to it. Left: Orchids on Stones Oil on linen 67 x 29 in. or 170 x 74 cm Below Top: Red Garden Oil on linen 43 x 71 in. or 109 x 180 cm Middle: Vertical Garden Oil on linen 47 x 79 in. or 119 x 201 cm Bottom: Suculentas Oil on linen 29 x 67 in. or 74 x 170 cm

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Above: Quiero Amarte Oil and gold leaf on linen 47 x 79 in. or 119 x 201 cm Below: Dancer Orchids Oil on linen 51 x 90 in. or 129 x 228 cm

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david m. morgan Colombus, Ohio, USA “These new paper collage works are a true homage to the great designs and artistic worlds that Dior has been producing all these years. Broken into two series, so far, these pieces are a culmination of a single year’s fashion. With a consistent approach to photographing the fashion with a single model and progressing life can display. Each work is created from cutting and weaving multiple fashion magazines pages together. Please enjoy the art as much as I enjoy the art of the fashion!” Left top: J’Adore Dior - Series II - Purple Wave Collage 18 x 18 in. or 46 x 46 cm Bottom: J’Adore Dior, Series I: Fall Dance Collage 18 x 20 in. or 46 x 50 cm Right top: J’Adore Dior - Series I - Black Cherry Collage 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm Bottom: J’Adore Dior, Series I: Red Star Collage 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;This glass kinetic mobile sculpture belongs to a grouping of works dubbed the Glass Goblins. Yet instead of relying on bright colors and shapes to dictate the piece, clear almost unseen glass is used to to life with the soft movement in these mysterious hanging sculptures.â&#x20AC;? The Ghost Goblin Mixed 3D media 36 x 24 x 4 in. or 91 x 61 x 10 cm

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karen moss Melbourne,Victoria, Australia Born in Brisbane, Australia in 1972, Karen Moss has lived in Melbourne since 1997. Since 2006, she has been entertaining herself and enjoying the development of her art and learning the control of oil. Her urge to create is impulsive, intuitive and therapeutic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I start unopposed to the blank canvas and begin its reveal usually starting with three oil colours. The painting takes form and I work within its perimeters

Karen is inspired by the works of Jackson Pollock, Van Gogh and Matisse, to

Above: Keep Walking Oil on canvas 24 x 19 in. or 61 x 48 cm Left Top: The New Bright Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in. or 30 x 40 cm Middle: Tunnel Vision Oil on canvas 16 x 16 in. or 40 x 40 cm Bottom: Twill Weave Coat Oil on canvas 19 x 24 in. or 48 x 61 cm

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vanessa nahoul serio Mexico Mexican born artist,, Vanessa Nahoul Serio, of Lebanese origin, has 24 years of experience in drawing and painting since starting her academic studies in art, composition, drawing and media, in Mexico City. Author of several drawing and painting series: “Insight”, “Chromatic Places”, “Emigrants of the Gaze”, “Dream Passages”, “Dreams and Reminiscences in Paradise” and “Sacred places of the Heart”. She also has a postgraduate degree and a PhD in Psychoanalytic Psychology which has nourished her work and her understanding of the human expression. Her work has been published in different books specializing in art, and she has exhibited her work in at least 11 solo shows and participated in many group shows in Mexico, and international art centers like Florence, New York, Miami, Chicago, Buenos Aires, Paris and Las Vegas. Above: Woman with Turban Right: Waiting for Joy Below: Past, Present and Future

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volker nikel Berlin, Germany Born in Berlin where he still lives today in Kreuzberg, Volker Nikel studied Art at the University of Arts in Berlin (HdK) and was a master student of Klaus Fußmann. He has had nearly 40 solo exhibitions in Iceland, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Cyprus and about 30 group participations in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and South Korea, including at Art Cologne, D’Art Nice, Art Triennale Seoul and Art Forum. His works belong to private and public collections in many countries. Volker Nikel is an awarded artist and a member of the Berlin Art Association (BBK).

Above: Grüne Figur Bronze and steel 11 x 4 x 4 in. or 29 x 11 x 10 cm Left Top: Leila und Magnus Steel burnt with oil 18 x 9 x 7 in. or 45 x 22 x 17cm and 19 x 11 x 6 in. or 48 x 28 x 14 cm Bottom: Mann mit Ballonkopf Steel 23 x 14 x 9 in. or 58 x 35 x 24 cm

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volker nikel Berlin, Germany

Above Left: Baba Oil on canvas 71 x 78 in. or 180 x 200 cm Middle: Das Auge Oil on canvas 65 x 90 in. or 165 x 230 cm Right: Das Echo der Erinnerung Oil on canvas 62 x 62 in. or 158 x 157 cm Below: Badende im Tiergarten Oil on canvas 65 x 90 in. or 165 x 230 cm Opposite Page: Altarbild Oil on canvas 78 x 59 in. or 200 x 150 cm

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volker nikel Berlin, Germany

Mädchen mit Hund Oil on canvas 24 x 20 in. or 60 x 50 cm

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Above: Der Weise und der Neid Oil on canvas 35 x 45 in. or 90 x 115 cm Below: Zwei Ebenen Oil on canvas 47 x 71 in. or 120 x 180 cm

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goran novak-vallée Freising, Bavaria, Germany

Born in 1947 in Split, Croatia, Goran Novak-Vallée now lives in Germany. A self-taught artist, he works exclusively in cycles: “Jewish Portraits”, “Widows”, “Globalization”, “Portraits” and “The Cross”. In his own words: want to test the borderlines of art, create something new and express my personal unmistakable style - combining force and vividness with reduction and plainness.”

Above: Cycle: Portraits India ink on paper 39 x 27 in. or 100 x 70 cm Below: Cycle: Globalization Acrylic on paper 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm

Cycle: The Cross India ink on paper 27 x 20 in. or 70 x 50 cm

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uchenna odukwe London, UK

Born in Nigeria, Uchenna Odukwe emigrated to the United Kingdom at a young age. Now living and working in London, Odukwe continues to fuse his

Uchenna Odukwe draws on the eclectic imagery, color and mood of his African cultural heritage and by his sophisticated eye for contemporary design, he creates a unique form of African Abstraction that is uniquely his own. Inspired by African drumming and dance, two of the continent’s oldest surviving traditions, Odukwe plays with line, color, and movement to create vivid paintings that spring to life with vital energy. Swirling, curling, and dancing across the canvas, Odukwe’s graceful lines take centre stage in his works of varying abstraction. Although many of the artist’s works delve into total conjured in dreams, expresses the artist’s deep philosophical musings and inner psychological workings.

Left: African Drummer Acrylic and oil on panel 26 x 21 in. or 66 x 53cm Right Top: African Symbolisium Mixed media on paper 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm Bottom: Alage Mixed media on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

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noushin ourmazd Noushin Ourmazd was born in a small urban province of Iran in the 1950s. Her upbringing saw her and her family relocating all across the country, as per the demands of her father’s career. By her late teens, her fascination for the arts was born, in particular painting and photography. She began nurturing this talent for the visual arts under the supervision of her mother, an avid painter. Noushin’s body of work is a product of her life story, the stories of her people and the identity combat in society. She quests the unknown and looks for the light within the shadows. She is interested in the way we become part of a society and establish identity, while taking the emphasis society has caused people confusion and a loss of identity. Her recent work embodies stories that their environments, where they are more relent. She is curious what lay behind their eyes, who they are and who they desire to be. She would like to acquire an awareness of Iranian families in their intimate surrounding, even though feeling more secure, but still with a trace of confusion in their eyes. She describes “ in us, the essence of human ability in adaptation for survival”. Her choice of subject comes from a place of intuition and is fuelled by a vigorous desire to partake in the stories that unfold in society. Some of her images are about people’s daily routines and their intimate environments. Left: Motory Below: Khastegy Opposite Page: Three Men All images: Color digital photograph

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agnes parcesepe Melbourne,Victoria, Australia Born in 1951 in Belgrade ex Yugoslavia, Agnes Parcesepe immigrated to Melbourne at the age of 12. She began painting in 2002 as a hobby and is now an artist with much success. Agnes has won numerous major awards and had many solo and group exhibitions. With local regional and international recognition, Agnesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; paintings have been well accepted in private and corporate collections in Germany, Italy, Japan and other countries. Agnes is a member of the Waterrcolor Society of Australia and Victoria, The Australian Guild of Realist Artists (AGRA) , Friends of Montsalvat , Whitehorse Arts Association, and Sherbrook Art Society. Although primarily a watercolorist, Agnes likes to work in acrylics, oil, pastel and ink. She believes that practicing in a variety of media, allows her to develop skill and technique. Agnes has a special interest in mixed media paintings, incorporating multicolored material layers, silk ribbons and various fabrics and beads. Her watercolor can take up to 14 layers of carefully applied individual hues. Agnes creates in a variety of style, from abstract and still life suggestive landscapes, all given with a unique energy and style, come to life in her paintings.

Radishes Watercolor on paper 16 x 12 in. or 41 x 31 cm

A Stormy Day in Melbourne Mixed media 14 x 23 in. or 36 x 58 cm > Red and White Cherries Watercolor on paper 29 x 23 in. or 75 x 58 cm

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Above: Cloudy Sydney Mixed media 16 x 23 in. or 40 x 58 cm Right: Three Zebras Watercolor on paper 11 x 15 in. or 28 x 38 cm Below: Wine Beside the Sea Watercolor on paper 16 x 21 in. or 42 x 54 cm

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hans-joachim christoffer paul Berlin, Germany Born in 1965 in Cologne, Hans-Joachim C.Paul now lives and works in Berlin. He studied Sociology at Freie Universität Berlin and Communication Science, Bases of Speech and Music at Technische Universität Berlin. In 1990, Hans-Joachim decided to spend his life mainly as a painter. He began to paint especially abstract pieces with wax and oil. Around 1995 he moved to the three-dimension, by “painting” sculptures of wood with his chainsaw, to involve his entire body in his creative work. Between 1994-2007 Hans-Joachim lived in a log cabin nearby a forest in Poland in order to observe nature in solitude and develop his inner inspiration. He then focused on a series of sculptures named “Y-HEADS.” His artworks have been collected by several private collectors in Spain, Poland, France, Austria, Italy, Canada, USA and Germany. Left Top: Woman in Blue Middle Acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 50 x 40 cm Bottom: Nervous Connection Wax, oil, crayons on paperboard 27 x 20 in. or 70 x 50 cm Below: Klet NO Wax, oil, crayons on paperboard 27 x 20 in. or 70 x 50 cm

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Left: Y-HEAD 74 Middle: Y-HEAD 76 Right: Y-HEAD 97 Wood App. 40 x 10 in. or 102 x 20 cm

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zelmira peralta ramos Buenos Aires, Argentina Born in 1968 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Zelmira Peralta Ramos studied Law at U.C.A. and graduated in 1992. After working with family law and minorities she began working on an environmental project, GEF sponsored by the WORLD BANK. Then she founded in 2000 Fundación NATURALEZA PARA EL FUTURO (www. naturalezaparaelfuturo.org). Then she started working in preservation of historic patrimony and recycling www.parajedealmas.com. Zelmira studied painting and drawing in different art studios and with her grandmother during childhood. She has been participating in different exhibitions in Argentina, Uruguay, the USA, France, China, México,Turkey, and Italy including the Florence and Chianciano biennales. Today she is still working with www. parajedealmas.com where she has her personal gallery. And she

Anchura de Amor Ink on paper 41 x 71 in. or 104 x 180 cm

Piriapolis, Uruguay. Zelmira also writes poems, short stories and sings with a small band. “I look at the works, or do they look to me ? Who are these prominent magic realism?” Zelmira proposes an intimate climate, which allows us to sail between threads and to discover

Todos en racimo Ink on paper 41 x 87 in. or 104 x 220 cm

detail, not for literal need, but for a synchronicity that circulates her inner imagination while at work. Her hand slips without thought, guided by an intuitive and inspiring feeling, where in this climate it manages to listen to the sigh. Labyrinths of colour , creative energy. Zelmira, sensitive and permeable, processes in color her own internal trip. Far from being a fantasy, there are guests,who live in our souls, who coexist with us. From this sincere and genuine language it whispers in our ears her deeper secrets.

El Papelón Royal Ink on paper 41 x 80 in. or 104 x 205 cm

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Brave Heart Ink on paper 80 x 41 in. or 205 x 104 cm

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grigoris peredakis New Jersey, New York, USA

Sunset in August in Paros Color digital photograph | Print Dimensions may vary

Grigoris Peredakis was born in 1973 in New Jersey and is of Greek descent. He studied Marketing in New York but has always been passionate about photography. Grigoris recently took some private photo courses which helped him gain some technical knowledge, although Greece.

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catherine perehudoff Saskatoon, Canada

Catherine Perehudoff was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where she currently resides. She studied Painting and Textile Arts at Voss Folkhighschool in Norway and has a B.A. in Art History from the University of Saskatchewan. The Emma Lake Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Workshops in Saskatchewan and the Triangle Workshop in New York State were both 50 solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the USA, the UK, Norway, and Sicily. Catherine travels extensively, painting from nature en plein air and seeking subject matter for her landscapes.

Above: The Forest Brings Hope Watercolor on paper 30 x 22 in. or 76 x 56 cm Left Top: Sunburst Watercolor on paper 6 x 8 in. or 15 x 21 cm Middle: The Enchanted Cove Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 40 x 50 cm Bottom: Evening Watercolor on paper 5 x 7 in. or 12 x 18 cm

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rebecca perehudoff La Grange, Illinois, USA Born in 1953 in Canada, Rebecca Perehudoff lives in the greater Chicago area. She has a Bachelor of Arts/Juris Doctor (BA/JD) from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master of Arts (MA) degree from the department of Art and Architecture at the University of Illinois in Chicago, IL and has been a student-at-large in Intaglio at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She has had 21 solo exhibitions in Canada and 30 group participations in Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan and the USA. Her works belong to private and public collections in several countries and have hung in both US and Canadian embassies. She received a Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice award in a National Arts Program exhibition in Illinois in 2012.

Above: Orange Chair 12 AC0412 Acrylic on canvas 84 x 50 in. or 213 x 127 cm Left Top: 4 Blue Trees 11 AC3711 Oil on canvas 56 x 53 in. or 142 x 135 cm Bottom: Three Roses AC0905 Acrylic on canvas 12 x 12 in. or 46 x 61 cm

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Above: Ohio River Oil on canvas 40 x 60 in. or 102 x 152 cm Right Top: Orange Lilies Oil on canvas 32 x 53 in. or 81 x 135 cm Bottom: Blue Canal 12 Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 in. or 102 x 102 cm Below: Red Rose Bush Acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 51 x 41 cm

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pari ravan Alpes Maritime, France Pari Ravan received young artist, at age 14 in her native Iran, to visit the Academy of Art in Teheran. By 17 years old, she moved to Germany where she later attended school for Metal Arts in Mayence, Germany. Pari Ravan now paints in oil, using the old-masters’ techniques in a style she describes “as romanticsurrealism characterised by its atmosphere and psychological content.” Collected international Ravan’s work belong to institutions and museums in Germany, France, Austria and the USA. With 17 international prizes for painting and sculpture in Iran, France, Germany, Italy, China, Taiwan and Japan and more than 150 group show participations Ravan is an achieved professional artist to watch. She is now member of A.I.A.P. UNESCO Paris and Comité National Monégasque Des Arts Plastiques Auprès de l’ U.N.E.S.C.O and lives close to the city of Nice, France.

Gloria Post Mortem Oil on wood 18 x 24 in. or 80 x 60 cm

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sultana raza Strassen, Luxembourg

Archaeo-Astronomy 1

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What Is Beauty?

Of Indian origin, Sultana Raza lives in Europe. With a Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree in English Literature, she is a self-taught artist. A winner of the Leonardo Award, her artwork has been selected in international competitions, and exhibited in group exhibitions in numerous countries, including Luxembourg, Germany, Finland, Poland, Italy, Romania, Monaco (Art Monaco 2014), and the USA (ArtExpo NY 2014). Understanding The Universe

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anna reber Berne, Switzerland

Chicago, USA and as of 2007, Reber has had solo and group exhibitions in Switzerland, Germany and the USA. Above: Schwingfest II Oil on canvas 47 x 47 in. or 120 x 120 cm Below Left: Bild Ohne Frosch Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm Middle: Schwingfest I Oil on canvas 16 x 16 in. or 40 x 40 cm Right: Geheimnisvoll Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

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

unique way Anna Reberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paintings take on pop imagery from every day memes or advertising. The paintings could function as posters, and she usually employs one bright color per canvas. The interaction of colours and shapes often results in surprising moments, which may show a new point of view. The paintings of Anna Reber allow the viewer creative space for their own imagination.

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william rohe Aegina, Greece

William T. Rohe is an architect who now enjoys the pleasures of graphic arts on the island of Aegina, Greece. Mr. Rohe indulges himself in graphite, ink and other materials. Mr. Rohe enjoys using heavy paint with a pallet knife, especially in oils Above: Aegina Waterfront Acrylic on aluminum foil on board 9 x 110 in. or 24 x 110 cm Below: To Your Health Oil on canvas 20 x 27 in. or 50 x 70 cm

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Above Left: In the Ouzoria Oil on canvas 20 x 27 in. or 50 x 70 cm Right: Kabylie Woman, Algeria Graphite on paper 20 x 24 in. or 50 x 60 cm Below: Old Town of Aegina, Greece Oil on board 11 x 16 in. or 28 x 40 cm

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marlise rüegg Richterswil, Switzerland Born in 1953 in Uetikon am See, Switzerland, Marlise Rüegg studied internationally l’Expression and now leads creative projects and specializes in the handicapped. Marlise is also associated with the artists’ circle in Richterswil. Combining different materials, techniques and rhythms, she allows her creative expression to freely translate into brilliantly unique artworks that captivate the viewer. Left Top: Untitled Lascaux gouache on paper 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm Bottom: Untitled Lascaux gouache on paper 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm Below: Untitled Lascaux gouache on paper 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm

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sumiko shimada San Francisco, California, USA / Japan

Above: Ocean 3 Sumi-ink and marker on paper 30 x 51 in. or 76 x 129 cm Left: Ocean 6 Sumi-ink on paper 11 x 14 in. or 28 x 36 cm Below: Evolution Video, Digital 25 frame/Sec 640dpi x 480dpi SumiInk & charcoal on paper 17 x 712 in. or 43 x 1800 cm

Born in 1977, Sumiko Shimada moved to the US from Tokyo, received a degree in 3D animation and spent several years working as a digital illustrator in style of cartoon. Recently, she earned Post-Baccalaureate Art from UC Berkeley Extension, CA and she currently immerses herself in abstract sumi-e drawing. She has had 8 exhibitions in the US and Japan, including the 39th IMA (International Modern Art) a juried exhibition in Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Currently she is a member of SFWA San Francisco Women Artists.

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yulia sadovskaya Moscow, Russian Federation

Born in 975 in Moscow, Russia, Yulia Sadovskaya graduated from Sankt-Peterburg Academy of Art in 1998. Nowadays she is a freelance artist. In July 2014, Yulia spent 10 days working en plein-air in the Serbian town of Panchevo, thanks to the hospitality of Ljubisha Vechansky. The small town on the river Tamish with churches and houses of the Austro-Hungarian period has its very unique, special charm. During this great experience Yulia produced the paintings featured.

Above: Rusty Boat, 2014 Oil on canvas 12 x 10 in. or 30 x 25 cm Left Top: Ljubishaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden, 2014 Watercolor on paper 20 x 14 in. or 50 x 35 cm Bottom: The Tree and the Boat, 2014 Watercolor on paper 20 x 14 in. or 50 x 35 cm

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Above: Old Bridge on Tamish, 2014 Oil on canvas 8 x 16 in. or 20 x 40 cm Left: River Tamish, 2014 Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in. or 30 x 40 cm Below: Boat Station, 2014 Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 40 x 50 cm

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ok seo Jeonju, South Korea Born in 1950 in South Korea, Ok Seo now lives in Jeonju. He has been a self-taught artist and photographer and professor of economics at one of biggest universities in his country for a long period of time. His divergent educational and occupational backgrounds have been the major source of energy for his art. Ok Seo has had many solo and group exhibitions in the USA, the UK, France and South Korea since 2000 including at Artexpo New York 2014

Danteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream I-1 Mixed media on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

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Scream 1 Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

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kostiantyn synytskyi Kiev, Ukraine Born in 1971 in Kiev, Synytskyi Kostiantyn studied at the Ukrainian National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (Dept. of Sculpture and Architecture). In 2002 Kostiantyn with Presidential grant in Fine Arts. Since 2005, he has been a professor at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture and he is member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine. With numerous group and solo shows, Konstiantyn has since 2008 shown in the National Sculpture Triennial, and taken part in the annual Great Exhibition of Sculpture, Kiev. With work in private collections in Spain, France, Croatia, and the Ukraine,Konstiantyn has participated in 12 International Symposiums of sculptors in the Ukraine , Russia, Croatia and China.. Right Top: Maybe Ibis, or Anubis Steel 47 x 47 x 24 in. or 120 х 120 х 60 cm Bottom: Fatal Mistake Steel, plastic 63 x 59 x 24 in. or 160 х 150 х 60 cm Below: Dream of Ichthyander Mixed media 151 x 31 x 20 in. or 130 х 80 х 50 cm

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Above: Zoological Incident Steel 59 x 47 x 71 in. or 150 x 120 x 180 cm Below: Figure Skating (Necessarily Program) Steel 59 x 59 x 59 in. or 150 х 150 х 150 cm

Above: Comfortable Existence Mixed media 55 x 24 x 20 in. or 140 х 60 х 50 cm Below: AB OVO Steel, mirror 98 x 31 x 24 in. or 250 x 80 x 60 cm

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suzanne stacy Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Above Left: Interference 2 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm Middle: Restoration Of Scylla Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm Right: Undefeated Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm Below: Formulation Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 76 x 76 cm

Suzanne Stacy is living in Florida. Her art focuses on abstract expressionism and her inspiration is found in the cityscapes and natural environment around her. After studying Graphic Design at the Detroit Institute of Fine Arts she decided she was more inclined to paint rather than create art for the purpose of selling a product or service. Suzanne has done numerous commissions and participated in multiple exhibitions.

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kurt steinle Raeren-Eynatten, Belgium “It is important to me that my models can unfold themselves in front of the camera, show me their emotions, sometimes it works, sometimes not. By taking photographs I try to show emotions, I let people act freely in front of the camera. I’m trying to create just a good atmosphere. I walk through the less well-known neighbourhoods of large cities, mainly Paris, observe and sometimes I take pictures.” Kurt Steinle, lives in a 17th century farm in Belgium. His photography is as much technical as it is emotional and expresses a romance and aura of a different time.

Das Rote Kleid (The Red Dress) Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

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chermine vidori “I consider myself an extremely lucky person. I discovered my painting ability in my late fourties. Painting has helped me out of depression and has given me the possibility to create my own world. With my constant work and discipline I created my personal style. I am told to be a naif painter but I also feel there is a some surrealism in my work. I live between Italy and Turkey.”

Above: Brown Cupboard with Carpet Acrylic on canvas 18 x 14 in. or 45 x 35 cm Right Top: Aghia Sofia Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 50 x 50 cm Middle: Greek Kitchen Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 50 x 50 cm Bottom: Ilıca Acrylic on canvas 12 x 16 in. or 30 x 40 cm

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lucette tremblay Laval, Québec, Canada

Above: No 6 Regard sur la Loge Ink on film 27 x 33 in. or 84 x 68 cm Left: Légendes du Poète Ink on Yupo paper 23 x 20 in. or 66 x 51 cm Below: Evasion Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 92 x 122 cm

Born in Québec, Lucette Tremblay lives in Laval. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2003 from the University du Québec, She participates in many collective shows and had solo exhibitions in Québec, Canada, Vienna, Austria and the United States. in observations of the world and I try to capture the impalpable; always on the lookout for new way.s”

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adriana torres Mexico City, Mexico

Born in México City in 1971, Adriana Torres earned an honors degree in Industrial Design from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico. Her main artistic output is in the form of mixed media painting and jewelry. She has been actively creating and exhibiting her work for over a decade. Adriana´s work resides in public and private art collections in New York, Arkansas, USA, Toronto and Montreal, Canada, Madrid, Spain and Lisboa, Portugal. Adriana Torres has been the recipient of numerous awards for her work in the graphics arts, as well as her volunteer work with Autistic Children’s Association of Mexico. She holds an award from Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City in 2011 and 2014 and an award from Journal Milenium in Puerto Vallarta 2011, among many others, Left Top: The Gigants Acrylic on MDF 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm Bottom: My Memory Acrylic on MDF 47 x 47 in. or 120 x 120 cm Below: Always Together Acrylic on MDF 47 x 39 in. or 120 x 100 cm

“The primary intention of this work is to create a simple visual experience of a hug and values, utilizing the simple forms and basic colors. This language is recognized by everybody specially for those children with Autism and Asperger Sydrome.”

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Above: There Was A Tree Acrylic on MDF 31 x 47 in. or 80 x 120 cm Right: Torchello´s Collage Acrylic on MDF 31 x 47 in. or 80 x 120 cm Below: Hug You with My Soul Acrylic on MDF 39 x 71 in. or 100 x 180 cm

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rachel tribble Palm City, Florida, USA Rachel Tribble’s award-winning artwork has captured the attention of a worldwide audience from corporations to private collectors. Her inspiring dream-like motifs demonstrate her unique talent and experiments in color and light. Originally from Manhattan, Rachel’s combined love of music, costume design and stage lighting took her into the world of nightclubs, where she minimally experimented with performance while working as a jewelry designer. In the early 90’s Rachel moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, Here, she expanded her professional horizons into dark and sometimes controversial music and art performance pieces, included multi-media installations within rock’n’roll nightclubs and rave productions. The depth of the Minnesota winters allowed her to contemplate silence and cold, and her work took on an ever more social and environmental issues and transmitting them through the work. Taking a hiatus from her life as a professional artist, in the mid 90’s Rachel shifted her focus. Living and working within the Native American community she entered upon an ever more inspiring journey deeper into the natural world. In 2003, she returned to her traditional training as a painter. Inspired by the mystical worlds of the Aninshenabe and Lakota people, she set forth on a journey of color and light that would her work as an artist and how she develops meditation and ambient spaces for her private environment design projects.

Dream II Oil pastel on linen 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm

Rachel’s work has been featured in art books such as the International Contemporary Masters Vol. V and VI and national magazines, including Florida Design, Better Homes and Gardens, Garden Design, Coastal Living, and many others, as well as gifted to nominees of the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, and the MTV Movie Awards. Rachel Tribble currently lives in South Florida where she continues to dedicate her work to peacefulness in the world and the celebration of the Earth, Sky, and the multi-dimensional universes.

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julie turner Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA

Julie Turner was born in 1960 in Winchester, Virginia. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from James Madison University and later obtained canvas paintings and digital art for print. Her style is unique - a blend of Abstract Expressionism and Expressionism, mostly painted with her hands. Several of Ms. Turnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paintings/prints are currently represented by the Agora Gallery, New York, NY. Above Left: Angel Fishtych I Acrylic on canvas 24 x 42 in. or 61 x 107 cm Right: Star Dust Angel Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm Below: Angel Fishtych IV Giclee print on canvas 24 x 42 in. or 61 x 107 cm

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jeffro uitto Tokeland,Washington, USA Jeffro Uitto was born in Portland, Oregon in 1982 and resides in Tokeland. He has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the USA. His works belong to private and public collections across the country.

Left: Giraffe Wood Below: Driftwood Eagle Wood 56 x 52 x 77 in. or 142 x 132 x 196 cm

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The Sea Horse Wood 108 x 115 x 52 in. or 274 x 292 x 132 cm

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margarita van der velden Rotterdam,The Netherlands

Message in A Bottle There are three promises in the sculpture Message in a Bottle. These are promises that many of us make to help create a beautiful and loving world. Earthenware & Glass, 2013

Born in Buenos Aires in 1956, Margarita van der Velden has lived in the The Netherlands for a long time. After having worked as a graphic designer, she became a sculptor in the year 2001. Her work is an expression of her spiritual journey through life. Through her art, she hopes to let others experience her reality, by allowing them to view the world through her eyes. By shaping her thoughts in clay, in a light and humorous way, Margarita tries to let the viewer see the intrinsic beauty of life.

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Above: The Faceless Man (Inspiration: René Magritte painting “The Son of Man”) Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. Symbolically, after peeling the apple what do you see? Earthenware & Apple peeler, 2014 Below Left: The Spirit of the Eagle In Shamanism, the world’s oldest healing tradition, practitioners receive a specific spirit guide known as a power animal. The animal spirits guide from the spirit world and travel with the shaman to offer insight, guidance and help him with his duties. Shamans honour the wisdom and knowledge that each different animal imparts. Earthenware, 2014 Middle: The Pepper Man Earthenware, 2013 Right: Baby Duck Swan Inspiration: (“The ugly duckling”, The fairytales and stories of Hans Christian Andersen). With this sculpture I played with the idea “How an ugly duckling became a beautiful Swan”. Earthenware & Glass, 2014

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Mikaela von Glehn-Lindquist (former Mustad) is a self-taught artist with more than 15 years of continuous painting and selling, parallel to a professional career in graphic design. She was born in 1970 in Sweden, and now lives and works in the UK. It was only a few years ago she brought her art to a full-time profession. At the end of 2013 she was chosen to exhibit at TOAF in London (a selection of the most promising emerging and contemporary artists of the UK). More recently she was shortlisted for the 2014 Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

2. 1. I Forgive You II (Women of Marrakech Series) Acrylic on canvas 12 x 8 in. or 31 x 21 cm 2. Mother (Women of Marrakech Series) Acrylic on canvas 12 x 8 in. or 31 x 21 cm 3. Walk with Me (Women of Marrakech Series) Acrylic on canvas 12 x 8 in. or 31 x 21 cm

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Working primarily in abstract painting with mixed media, Mikaela’s works are tactile and speak a three dimensional language with clear but very diverse concepts. Her series“Circles” highlights the peculiarity of life: in spite of how incomprehensible it may appear at times, it always seems to make perfect sense at other points. Her series “Women of Marrakech”, is a tribute to the beautiful, colourful women hidden by force by a niquab (the black, full face-covering the veil poses when interacting with nonveiled women such as the artist herself.


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Circles 11 Mixed media on canvas 48 x 48 in. or 122 x 122 cm

Circles 10 Mixed media on canvas 48 x 48 in. or 122 x 122 cm

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Circles 14 Mixed media on canvas 77 x 77 in. or 195 x 195 cm

Circles 15 Mixed media on canvas 59 x 59 in. or 150 x 150 cm

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charles whiting Evergreen, Colorado, USA

Sandhill Cranes, Myakka River, Sarasota, Florida Color digital photograph

“For years I lived on the Southeast Florida coast where my wife Lynn and I studied and photographed the reefs and wrecks from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale. We did most of our diving on a stunning reef line from Boynton Beach south to Delray Beach. We also frequented the Upper Florida Keys, with its famous wrecks and pristine reefs. We make annual pilgrimages to “blue water” destinations. In the past those trips have taken us to locations in the Bahamas including the alluring blue holes at the Cay Sal Banks, the Exuma Cays, and the Northwest Bahamas area that includes Cat Cay, Port Lucaya and Bimini. We have also visited the Cayman Islands and the spectacular Bloody Bay Wall. In April, 2007, I spent several days diving on the famous “Nuclear Fleet,” at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The coral reef and oceanscape photographs you’ll see here are from those locations. When I relocated to Denver Colorado in 2009, landscape photography became an exciting and challenging new area of study for me.”

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Above: Filefish Mating Pair, Cozumel, Mexico Color digital photograph Left: Hawksbill Turtle, Cozumel, Mexico Color digital photograph Below: American Alligator, Myakka River, Sarasota, Florida Color digital photograph

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charles whiting Evergreen, Colorado, USA

Fern Falls, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO Color digital photograph

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Above Mother and Child Color digital photograph Below Left: Semper Fidelis, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2013 Color digital photograph Middle: Bikini Atoll Beach, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands Color digital photograph Right: Blowing Snow at Hallet Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park Color digital photograph

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han xiao Beijing, China Born in 1979 in Jinan, Han Xiao now lives in Beijing, China. He studied Art at the Chinese National Academy of Arts and has at SCOPE in Miami Beach during Miami Art Basel. His works belong to private and public collections in many countries and Han Xiao is an awarded artist.

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International Contemporary Masters IX  

A Contemporary Art Chronicle curated by Despina Tunberg and published by World Wide Art Books

International Contemporary Masters IX  

A Contemporary Art Chronicle curated by Despina Tunberg and published by World Wide Art Books

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