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Alisa Cerrer: Oil Painting รngeles M. Pomata: Oil Painting Ava Shelton: Acrylic, Charcoal Beverly Dennis: Painting Birgit Kalkofen: Contemporary Chris Ambrose: Acrylic Crystal Law: 3D Digital Art Deane Bowers: Mixed Media Denyse Gibbs: Digital Collagism Eva Brejlovรก: Watercolour Illustration Ira Bansal: Acrylic

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Jan Schlieper: Textiles

Jena Medders: Acrylic, Mixed Media Jilian Cramb: Acrylic Karen Lillard: Abstract Karen Trout: Oil Painting Kathy Linden: Acrylic Kiki Xuebing Wang: Oil Painting LIESL MARELLI: Photography Marie Conigliaro: Vintage Collage Monique Hierck: Surrealism NANCY ALMAZAN: Oil, Engraving Nina Luna: Acrylics Ronda Breen: Acrylic Sheila Thomas: Acrylic Sparrow Davies: Colour

Susan Parrish: Nantucket Basket Weaving Tamar Branitzky: Textile Design

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surviving ​Our April issue features artists such as Nina Luna and Karen Lillard who have taken a trauma in their lives and transformed it into an art form. Traumatic experiences  have profound impacts on our lives and what we do with  it  as we sort through the emotions and the experience(s) helps us process what happened and what it means for the future. Nina and Karen had different experiences but both wound up using art as a means of expression. I was moved by how Nina described her awareness of a nude mannequin and how she suddenly saw it differently. Nina survived breast cancer - a battle that many women deal with but not all survive. Those who survive, I am told, often cope with a new sense of self. Having our breasts removed is often a part of our womanhood and identify. The decision to have a mastectomy or lumpectomy and perhaps breast augmentation isn’t taken lightly. Breasts are often a part of our womanhood and - for many woman, it’s a part of motherhood as well. I love the videos online that show women who turn their scars into tattooed artwork. Nina’s art was to paint nude mannequins. I love this idea and am inspired by her canvas for expressing her art. 

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moods and art has the ability to change with us. Jilian Cramb, also featured this issue, shares that her art is often created as an outlet during a period of despair. Jillian bravely shares with us that she has a mental illness but works through it - survives it and lives to tell the story of coping through her art. I am so deeply inspired by the artists who share with the world something that could easily have remained hidden -- they could have coped without anyone knowing. Whether battling a mental health illness, a physical disease like cancer or surviving a sexual assault ... these women could have kept their experiences locked away. But, instead, they put it on display for everyone. Their art is beautiful and shows the transformative ability of what we can create through our emotional lives. Thank you to Jilian, Karen, and Nina for sharing the story behind their art.

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Karen’s experience as a survivor of a home invasion and sexual assault was her motivation to heal and express through art. Turning to art, poetry, performance art and the like are powerful and meaningful ways to express troubling experiences. No two people may feel or experience a situation similarly but I do feel that art as a therapy is a positive way to process -- because emotions and experiences are connected, distorted, change based on our

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Aatmica Ojha Contemporary Abstract

tmica uses colours, patterns, textures, forms, movement, shades, and flow to capture the feelings and emotions that arise when one sees an object/ scene/ phenomena. Her artworks are the expressions which are devoid of any direct physical depiction.

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Alisa Cerrer Oil Painting

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` angeles M. Pomata Oil Painting

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a Spanish self-taught artist. After more than a decade of clinical psychology private practice in Madrid, Spain, I decided to move to the eastern coast of Andalusia to start a new career as a writer and painter. I am not part of any specific art school or trend. I have found in the oil the perfect media to capture and reflect the reality around me, and I continue exploring other techniques and media that offer new possibilities of expression.

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una artista autodidacta española. Tras más de una década de ejercicio privado de la psicología clínica en Madrid, España, decidí trasladarme a la costa este de Andalucía para iniciar una nueva carrera como escritora y pintora.   No formo parte de ninguna escuela o corriente artística concreta. He encontrado en el óleo el material idóneo para captar y plasmar la realidad a mi alrededor, y no dejo de investigar otras técnicas y materiales que ofrezcan nuevas   posibilidades de expresión.

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Ava Shelton Acrylic, Charcoal

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Beverly Dennis painting

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Chris Ambrose Acrylic

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German artist

Birgit Kalkofen Contemporary

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tourism since 1970, I lived overseas and travelled around in Europe, America, Asia and Africa (11 years in Kenya). The last 22 years I lived in Palma de Mallorca / Spain and now I’m back in Germany. I started painting as a child and meanwhile painting art is my passion, my most favorite hobby. With mostly strong colors I’m able to express my various impressions and ideas, which cool me down and relax. I’m autodidact – of all tried out materials I prefer painting with acrylics and especially on wood. Travelling such a lot left its marks on my art. I get inspired by everything, what is surrounding me – every kind of art, books, culture, traditions, pictures, textiles, exhibitions, events, colors, light, sea, beach, sunrise and sunset, animals, landscapes, seasons, nature, plants and flowers, daily news – the list is never ending. Especially the colors and the smell of Africa and Asia are deeply in my memory.

sensual attractiveness. The portrayal of perspectives and mostly the strong expression of bright colors are my trademark.

My pictorial language mainly consists of a figurativeness reduced to the essential into which I ornamental transfer very harmonious forms. This is completed by my abilities of applying glowing colors. By achieving a correlation of abstract and figurative forms and color I’m able to give my work of art some

Being commented and complimented by friends, family and people around me, in the past years my colorful paintings have found some admirers. My artworks are now part of private collections worldwide, such as Germany, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, India and Australia.

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Hong Kong artist

Crystal Law 3D Digital Art

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rystal Law is a 3D and Motion designer born in Hong Kong and currently living in New York City, she enjoys doing visual effects, animation, motion graphics and illustration. With a strong 3D technical background, she began to find a way to combine technology and fine art, so she started digital sculpting in 2013 and mainly focus in organic digital sculpting.

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Australian artist

Denyse Gibbs Digital Collagism

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was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1949 and currently live and work in Sydney. Having exhibited extensively in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas, my work is represented world wide in National, Corporate and Private Collections. My work has consistently challenged preconceived ways of viewing and traditional perception recurrently using a literary approach of meticulously combining fact and fiction. The work I have submitted for publication, begun in 2016, is part of a Series which is a work in progress, entitled “The Unshared Continent.” The large scale digital collagist prints, in limited editions, present visual reflections on the period and practice of transportation in the founding of Australia in 1788 until 1868 and its subsequent human and social implications, when approximately 162,000 convicts were transported from Britain to the various Australia penal colonies. The work examines French rivalry in the quest for the new colony and mutinies at sea. Footnote: “The Act of Transportation” to Australia by the British Government began when transporting felons to the American colonies in the late 1700s declined with the move towards American independence, and as a consequence an alternative site was needed.

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Deane Bowers Mixed Media

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from Richmond, Virginia, I relocated to the Lowcountry almost 10 years ago and now call Charleston home. Inspiration is always found in the beauty and simplicity of the South Carolina Coast. For this reason, I am passionate about being an environmentally conscientious artist, and I make it my mission to create eco-friendly art. While my eclectic collection includes pieces in mixed media collage, clay and paint, my work in found object sculpture brings me the greatest joy and satisfaction. As a self-taught artist, my creative process is guided by two principles. First and most importantly, produce art that makes people happy. Second, strive to be an environmentally conscientious artist whose work has a positive impact on the environment and celebrates recycling as an art form. Using mostly discarded, abandoned and reclaimed materials, my “environmental folk art� honors those forgotten things. That shattered, busted and cracked piece of metal or wood lying in the streets or on the beach is the focal point of my found object sculptures. There is an abundance of items thrown away, left behind and forgotten on a daily basis that are free, plentiful and readily available. Every nail, screw, bottle cap, piece of wood, wire or metal has its own story as it has gone through some journey to end up discarded. Each item was useless on its own. The twisted nails, metal scraps and old bottle caps display an individual weak roughness, but when paired with other fragmented pieces, they convey strength. Their interaction with one another is accomplished through detailed layering in a graphic and interesting medley highlighted with bold, vibrant colors to create an unusual balance of industry and art. When damaged, disconnected

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and incomplete things come together in an unexpected and imaginative way, a distinct plainness becomes a raw form of beauty. Who would have thought a pull-tab or bottle cap could be repurposed as a fish gill? Or a broken coat hanger serve as the outline of a bird? By rescuing these forgotten items from the streets and beaches of Charleston, I am doing my part to keep these things from polluting the landfills, streets and waterways. I hope to challenge viewers to see if they can locate various discarded items and gain new appreciation for their artistic purpose. As a Southern artist, I am always looking forward to finding new opportunities and new audiences to share and exhibit my art. Hospitals, organic grocery stores, libraries and courthouses throughout Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina have acquired my work.

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Eva Brejlov รก watercolour illustration

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Jan Schlieper Textiles

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my hooked thread paintings I use a tiny 1 inch needle, a single strand of thread and a magnifying glass to create thousands of tightly packed loops of pile which resemble a hand-hooked rug in miniature. These are tiny fiber gems that draw the viewer in for a closer look. The largest original measures only 5 x 7 inches.

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Jena Medders Acrylic, Mixed Media

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Jilian Cramb acrylic

create artwork that engages the eye, and utilizes colors iis myaim to and subjects that illicit emotion(s) from the viewer.  My son inspiration and what drives me.  I suffer from mental illness and many

of my abstract pieces are a result of, or outlet during a period of despair.

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Karen Lillard Abstract

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aren Lillard’s journey as a painter can be enclosed within the category of Survivor Art, Intuitive, abstract, abstract expressionism, and message art. Her inspiration is derived from color primarily combined with own experience, emotions, internal intuitive mechanism, and self analysis.  Creativity and Healing are the same Energy! Karen is an individual who seeks depth and intensity in all things. Her works are abstract, expressive and meaningful. Her favorite materials are acrylics, pastels, watercolor and oil. The surfaces she uses include glass, canvas, paper and walls. She started painting five years ago; after a lifelong career outside of art. Karen has had no formal training and has developed her style strictly by doing. Her pieces almost always are created entirely with palette knife. She chooses her palette and then begins to move the paint. There is no plan, no drawing, simply whatever is inside revealing itself. Karen’s message art creations incorporate quotes into her paintings that have significant meaning and are provocative and/or inspirational.

On November 8, 2014, Karen became a survivor of a home invasion and sexual assault. She has turned this experience into one of creation and healing through her work; which has evolved since that day. Her focus is now sharing the story of healing through art, art therapy, and giving voice to the power of creating your way through anything!

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Karen Trout Oil Painting

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Chinese artist

Kiki Xuebing Wang oil painting

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Kathy Linden Acrylic

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is where I draw much of my inspiration. I travel with my camera and my young daughters wherever we can, whenever we can. I photograph mundane things and ordinary activities but, when I’m in a new environment, what is mundane to locals is different and exciting to me.

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Italian/Irish-american artist

Marie Conigliaro Vintage Collage

The Art of

Marie Conigliaro: Vintage collage made the old fashioned way, with vintage magazines and razor blades.

Marie Conigliaro’s juxtaposition of images is a direct expression of the duality often experienced in day-to-day life. A vital part of the human condition is the feeling of existing within multiple realities, with the capacity to encounter seemingly contradictory emotions, ideas or attitudes simultaneously. Such is the draw of surrealism, and artists such as Hieronymus Bosch or Pieter Bruegel, as they offer imagery and fantasy of an antiqued, dreamlike quality that left a definite impression on a young Marie. For her, collage is a depiction of the fragmented nature of the world we live in, but also of its togetherness. Different and disjointed elements of this world and beyond can be brought together as one through this medium.

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Monique Hierck Surrealism

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NANCY ALMAZAN OIL, ENGRAVING

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Nina Luna acrylics

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November 2011, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

My art awakening began in October 2013. When I entered a small retail store and saw rows of unclothed mannequins, I  froze and saw myself naked and unclothed. I needed to cover them as I saw just myself   exposed.   Seeing the female mannequin some how transformed me, It was a realization to me that my breasts were gone.  At that moment I realized how beautiful the female body is and how proud I was to be a woman and alive. I wanted to make her beautiful and what better way than to paint and use this as my canvas. When I first picked up a paint brush and started to paint my journey through breast cancer I had a purpose. I transformed my pain into strength and beauty.   I have since recovered from breast cancer as of February 2014.

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Ronda Breen Acrylic

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Sheila Thomas Acrylic

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Sparrow Davies Colour

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feature in my practice is bright colours. I cannot say I work with one medium in particular, as I explore all different aspects in my portfolio. Drawing is the medium I explore most, however I am drawn to photography that can give a surreal view of reality. I work with images alongside artistic writings I’ve done. With art I find it easier to translate my thoughts and emotions, for communication is a weakness for me. This goes back to my dyslexia; some part of me feels like an outsider because my sense of language differs from others. I suppose it is the child-like empathy, which is why art gives me creativity from the difficulty in communicating, especially in written language. Art welcomed me into a warm embrace to continue speaking out loud with a visual noise of colours. Some have critiqued my style, but I conclude that it is my own Madeline-ish madness in the moment. There’s an assumption that artists can draw a straight line perfectly, I cannot. The stereotype of abstract art is that anyone can do art, even a child. That these questions or statements occur is frustrating, by using this as a reference, I humor the amateur style of art.

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American artist

Susan Parrish Nantucket Basket Weaving

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my mantra is: “everything will work out in the end.� Although the rigorous Nantucket basket weaving style demands a dexterous hand and focused eye at every stage of the process, the total effect of each piece is not fully evident until it has been personalized with a wooden rim and ivory embellishments.


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colorful studio is located in Tel Aviv, Israel. Inspired by the beauty around me, I create wearable art scarves for ladies around the world. My prints come from my vivid imagination. Handmade collages are made from leaves and watercolor paint that I combine together, scan them and then digitally print them. I also take pictures of treetops. I find branches mysterious and fascinating. I make unique prints and patterns from these pictures. A scarf is the most feminine accessory. When I create the pattern I think about a women’s face. Each scarf is signed and printed in limited copies, so each lady gets her own almost one of a kind piece, which are made of soft and elegant chiffon fabric that reminds me the American dancer Isadora Duncan. My scarves are is the space between art and design. You can wear it on your neck and you can hang them on the wall. I sell my scarves in museum shops and boutiques worldwide.

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Ukrainian artist

Tamara Smerechynska Ceramics

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Therese Misner Acrylic

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is to share art that is a daily My goal reminder of simple beauty that can

still be found in this often hectic world. My work often features everyday objects from life and I attempt to capture their abstract characteristics in line, shape and color and pattern. Art to me is a necessary escape from our complicated lives.

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Alisa Cerrer Oil Painting British Columbia, Canada [fb] @oilpastelart Ángeles M. Pomata Oil Painting Almería, Spain [web] nijar.net

Ava Shelton Acrylic, Charcoal Pennsylvania, USA [web] ava-shelton.pixels.com Beverly Dennis Painting Texas, USA [web] beverlydennis.net Birgit Kalkofen Contemporary Hessen, Germany [web] pepponi.de

Eva Brejlová Watercolour Illustration Prague, Czech Republic [fb] @EvaBwatercolours Ira Bansal Acrylic Texas, USA [web] irabansal.com

Jan Schlieper Textiles Colorado, USA [web] HookedThreadPaintings.com Jena Medders Acrylic, Mixed Media Mississippi, USA [web] jenamedders.com

Jilian Cramb Acrylic Michigan, USA [twitter] @AMothersFineArt Karen Lillard Abstract Ohio, USA [fb] soulsurvivorarts.org

Chris Ambrose Acrylic Pennsylvania, USA [web] chrisambroseart.com

Karen Trout Oil Painting Idaho, USA [web] karen-trout.pixels.com

Crystal Law 3D Digital Art New York, USA [web] crystallawvfx.com

Kathy Linden Acrylic Florida, USA [web] kathyLstudio.net

Deane Bowers Mixed Media South Carolina, USA [web] DeaneVBowersArt.com

Kiki Xuebing Wang Oil Painting California, USA [web] thekikiwang.com

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Denyse Gibbs Digital Collagism New South Wales, Australia [web] denysegibbs.com

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Aatmica Ojha Contemporary Abstract Karnataka, India [web] artmajeur.com/en/ member/aatmica-ojha

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Tamara Smerechynska Ceramics Kiev, Ukraine [etsy] Landby

Marie Conigliaro Vintage Collage Colorado, USA [fb] @marieconigliaroart

Therese Misner Acrylic Oregon, USA [web] theresemisner.com

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Nancy Almazan Oil, Engraving Deux-Sèvres, France [web] fineartamerica.com/profiles/ nancy-almazan

Ronda Breen Acrylic Arizona, USA [web] fineartamerica.com/profiles/ ronda-breen Sheila Thomas Acrylic Virginia, USA [web] sheila-thomas-art.com

Sparrow Davies Colour Hampshire, United Kingdom [web] madelinesparrowartist.com Susan Parrish Nantucket Basket Weaving Massachusetts, USA [etsy] inthewoodz Tamar Branitzky Textile Designer Tel Aviv, Isreal [etsy] TamarBranitzky

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Nina Luna Acrylics California, USA [web] thirtyfivealive.org

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Monique Hierck Surrealism Zuid Holland, Netherlands [web] myenchantingstorybook.com

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