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CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

April Cook: Photography

Malia Zaidi: Oil

Claire Johnson: Acrylic and Mixed Media

Manda Noorzad: Abstract

darpan kaur: Oil

Maya Ahmed: Oil Painting

Ekaterina Fisun: Beaded jewelry

Melissa Bharwani: Acrylics

Elisaveta Sivas: Oil on Canvas Painting

Nicole Gaitan: Acrylic on Canvas with Splatter

Haejung CHOI: Drawing, Narrative Art, Collage

Noora Alsabek: Acrylic

Inga Vereshchagina: Painting

Noshaba Bakht: Oils and Mixed Media

Iris Lurkin: Alcohol Based Ink Markers

Olympia Letsiou: Sculpture

Jacquet Florence: Art Contemporain - Acrylic

Parnita Senjit: Mixed Media

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Rineke de Jong: Acrylic, Oil, Watercolour, Pencil

Julia Powell: Oil, Watercolor, Pastel

Roni Ruth PALMER: Acrylic Paintings

Kari Gehrke: Digital Typography

Sarah Hinnant: Abstract Modern

Karin Leonard: Oil

Sonali Kukreja: Oils and Acrylics

Kathy Linden: Acrylic Painting

Tanya Orme: Abstract Expressionism

Laurie Beringer: Handmade Jewelry

Taryn walker: Painting

Liesbeth Verboven: Oil and Acrylic Painting

Therese Misner: Painting

LIESL MARELLI: Photography

toni Silber-Delerive: Painting

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Shaping our Reality

Shopping for a baby offers a stark (and rather foreboding) reality between birthing a daughter and a son. Girls are offered clothing that is pink, frilly, princess-themed and the like. Boys are offered superhero outfits, designs featuring police, firemen, vehicles (motorcycles, trucks, etc). We indoctrinate parents into gender norms as well as the children who will wear the clothing. It’s perplexing that boys, in my culture, wear bold colors (reds and blues) and girls wear softer hues – typically shades of pastels. I feel the color palette relates directly to the tolerance we have in shaping children’s personalities – boys are permitted to be loud and bold but girls are taught to be quiet, respectful and supportive (as opposed to authoritative / leadership roles). Although unorthodox, I dress my daughter in both “boys” and “girls” clothing because I don’t want to confine my daughter to a particular set of “rules” or societal expectations. It’s not that I don’t acknowledge her gender; rather the opposite is true. I want to raise strong, proud, educated, knowledgeable girls who have a

Of course, the attire for babies is just the beginning … being a breastfeeding mother in this country offers great insight to the tolerance of women’s bodies. Using the sexualization of breasts is acceptable for selling cars, alcohol, food, any sexual arousal geared toward men ... but using breasts for feeding a baby, well, that’s just crazy. What’s most perplexing to me is how women attack other women for breastfeeding. Do we attack women at the beach or at clubs or at work or in cafes for what they wear and do with their bodies like we do when a mother is feeding her child? Personally, feeding my child has nothing to do with a political statement. All I think is, “My child needs to eat so I feed her.” It’s that simple. I don’t feed my child to insult anyone or make anyone uncomfortable. I also don’t ask anyone’s permission to feed my child. So why do people feel the need to comment about a woman feeding her child? Our bodies are constantly policed by society. If only women could stop policing one another though and simply offer support ... if only.

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I was constantly asked - even before giving birth - if I was going to try again for a son. Why did people feel that having another girl was something I’d find disappointing? In fact, I was thrilled to have another girl. What is it that makes people feel that my sense of motherhood was incomplete without a son?

future not barricaded by glass ceilings and the expectations that they’ll achieve less because of who they are.

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I gave birth to my second daughter a few weeks ago. Being pregnant and becoming a mother changes one’s perspective and once one’s eyes are opened to gender biases, it’s tough to ever not notice it.

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April Cook Photography

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British artist

Claire Johnson Acrylic and mixed media

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eing passionate about colour, pattern and texture, I use truly mixed media such as recycled vintage jewelry, crystals and gemstones, silk flowers and pearl buttons, to help create magical pieces of unique artwork. I paint the plain and simple beauty of life; the shining brilliance and texture of a butterfly wing, an azure sea stretching away to purple mountains. All my paintings are all full of spirit with messages of hope and love that people can carry with them like a precious jewel, making them reflect on the beauty and goodness in their own lives. They are all three dimensional; drawing you into the world of the spirit that is too often hidden or neglected, with a natural calming and healing energy where one can rest and take solace in ones’ own thoughts and the glory of life!

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Indian artist

darpan kaur Oil

journey into art ran almost parallel with my journey into Spirituality and the two are forever intertwined. The art is inspired and intuitive - it is what I see when doing Reiki or while Meditating. And it is always spiritual, even when I think it is not. Art is joy and Art is my meditation.

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Ukrainian artist

Ekaterina Fisun beaded jewelry

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Russian-Estonian artist

Elisaveta Sivas oil on canvas painting

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art is all about woman and her vision of this world. My heroes are women feeling, women flying, women running, mothers with babies, birds and animals. My woman is a Fairy, she could fly and do magic, she could make this world a better place! My mother is loving and feeding her baby (I wish so much I could promote the good of natural breast feeding with my art!). My birds are flying free, even hen do fly! And my horses are my favourites from my childhood. My horse is magical and feminine. She is coming from a Magic land and bringing a magical pomegranate on her back. She wants to bring beauty and magic to our planet! The pomegranate is symbolizing life and prosperity! I love to work with many different media like oil on canvas, drawing, ink on paper, ceramics, woman dress. But all my creations are intended to add beauty and magic to our world!

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korean artist

Haejung CHOI Drawing, Narrative art, Collage

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American artist

Inga Vereshchagina painting

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ncentives beyond the immediate surroundings influence individuals in mysterious ways. Perceiving the world as energy of power Inga is determined to transfer it to paper, canvas, or apt receptive mediums. Embracing the infinity of universes she elects to express her visions and ideas in diverse styles and techniques from miniatures to large murals, pen and ink to acrylic or oil, and so forth. In Inga’s art figurative works share the spotlight with surrealistic motives and abstracts. Much of her work is conceptual in nature and derives from the sundry philosophies and legends of ancient civilizations, past and present cultures.

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Belgian artist

Iris Lurkin Alcohol based ink markers

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Franรงaise artist

Jacquet Florence art contemporain - acrylic

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South African artist

Jolante Hesse OIl

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american artist

Julia Powell Oil, Watercolor, Pastel

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coast of Maine, jagged and sharp with color; the wood on old, beloved barns; the bounce of boats and sunlight in the sea; the flawed elegance of birch trees: these are my muses. I grew up in New England and the woods, water, mountains and rocky shores all conspire to influence my work. I aim to blend the impressionist, fauvist and abstract expressionist traditions in a color-saturated palette consisting of the brightest, most vibrant hues. By using these particular forms and colors, I hope to bring the viewer to a joyful and contemplative place.


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Kari Gehrke Digital Typography

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has always been a love of mine and I have fueled my passion for it through typography and Letterpress. There’s just something about the ability to combine new technology with the old that is so inviting. I have chosen biblical typography pieces because the interpretations of the final piece vary to everyone who views it and I invite that ambiguity so it prompts curious conversation. Whether viewing up close or from a distance, typographic pieces encourage the viewer to take a pause in their every day busy lives, which in the age of technology, is no easy feat.

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American artist

Kathy Linden Acrylic painting rt is the quintessential expression of the world around me. I see beauty in all things; and in all things there are elements to ponder and memorialize. I endeavor to share what my brain translates to my hands. Sometimes it is illustrating reality, and sometimes abstracting the obvious. I put my hand to canvas and it is always a surprise; an emotional journey that includes angst, exhilaration, trepidation and ferocity.

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German-Born artist

Karin Leonard oil

paintings are a celebration of the abundant natural splendor of the wild. I intend to express the spirit and mystery of nature through my artwork, and hope to inspire conservation of our beautiful environment. Each image is an invitation for you to follow your imagination, feelings and memories.

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Greatly inspired by the early California Impressionists, I attempt to reflect the radiance of color and light in the landscape. Like them, I love to express the golden glow of our California light, and the soulful spirit of our land, whether en plein air or in the studio. Living close to the world famous Big Sur coast, I am fortunate to paint the passionate wildness of this awe inspiring place. I’ve been exhibiting and selling my work since 1980. Born and raised in Germany, the visual arts were part of my life from early on. My paintings have been featured at select galleries, in numerous juried and one woman shows, in calendars and magazines, as well as on a wine label. My organization PaintTheParks.com involves artists worldwide donating to parks, to preserve our natural treasures for future generations.

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american artist

Laurie Beringer Handmade Jewelry

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have always loved the stones and precious gems the Earth gives us. My focus is on creating high-quality, highfashion jewelry that most people can afford, not just rich people. In designing my pieces, I draw inspiration most from nature, the arts and the plight of those in need of the healing properties of gemstones. I believe in making the world a better place. Among the causes I fight for or support are human rights, equal rights for women, children’s safety, autism, hunger, veterans’ welfare, legal aid, animal protection, ecology and conservation, clean water and air, and children’s cancer research and treatment. I donate a portion of every NorthCoastCottage Jewelry sale to one or more of these causes, and my clients are welcome to direct where that portion of their purchase should go.


Belgian artist

Liesbeth Verboven oil and acrylic painting

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american artist

liesl marelli photography

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german artist

Malia Zaidi Oil

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Iranian artist

Manda Noorzad Abstract

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american artist

Maya Ahmed Oil paintings

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american artist

Melissa Bharwani Acrylics

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american artist

Nicole Gaitan Acrylic on Canvas with Splatter

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greek artist

Olympia Letsiou sculpture

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Pakistan artist

Noshaba Bakht Oils and mixed media

am originally from Pakistan, born and raised in the heart of Punjab the famous city Lahore. I am an artist by accident.

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ARTWORK THEME My artwork has many layers of different media but mostly I work with the oil medium. It is changeable and so gooey to work with. I do not like to copy the objects and subjects beyond the reason of understanding and am an abstract expressionist, I express my emotions regarding a theme with color and brush strokes in a randomly organized way. MY GOAL My goal is to keep improving the richness and saturation of color and depth of perspective in my paintings. I am trying to read the word of GOD in the natural form of trees.

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British Indian artist

Parnita Senjit Mixed Media

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Dutch artist

Rineke de Jong acrylic, oil, watercolour, pencil Een hedendaagse combinatie van abstract en realisme in acryl, of klassiek realisme in olieverf

Wat inspireert mij en hoe komen mijn schilderijen en tekeningen tot stand? Mensen, alles wat leeft, de markt, de dingen om je heen, een zin uit een verhaal, dat inspireert me. Dat worden realistische schilderijen of tekeningen van mythologische voorstellingen, portretten of stillevens. Of kleine hebbedingen, zoals miniaturen en sierraden. Oude meesters zoals Gustav Klimt, de Pre-RafaĂŤlieten, Laurens Alma Tadema, maar ook de Hollandse en Vlaamse meesters, zoals Rembrandt en Rubens, zijn mijn leermeesters. Ik kan uren naar hun werk kijken en mij er in verliezen, er valt zoveel van hen te leren. En vergeet niet de prachtige illustraties van boeken. Vooral Arthur Rackham, Aubrey Beardsley en Edmond Dulac zijn mijn favorieten. Allemaal ware meesters in een sprookjesachtig realisme. Ik werk voornamelijk naar levend model. Mijn mythologische schilderijen zijn een combinatie van abstract en realisme, mijn stillevens zijn realistisch. Bij groot werk vind ik het heerlijk om me eerst uit te leven in een orgie van kleuren.

In deze kleurenchaos ontstaan mijn figuren, waarna er weer rust onstaat. Voor mijn stillevens gebruik ik de doodverftechniek, ook Verdaccio genoemd. A contemporary combination of abstract and realism in acrylic, or classical realism in oil About my inspiration and how I realize my paintings and drawings. People, all living things, the market, the things around me, a phrase from a story, are my sources of inspiration. That is how my mythological paintings and still

lifes, or small gadgets, such as jewelry, are born. Old masters like Gustav Klimt, the Pre-Raphaelites, Laurens Alma Tadema, but also the Dutch and Flemish masters, such as Rembrandt and Rubens, are my teachers. I can spend hours watching their work and get lost in it. There is so much to learn from them. And do not forget the beautiful illustrations in books. Especially Arthur Rackham, Aubrey Beardsley and Edmund Dulac are my favorites. All masters in a magical realism. I mainly work with live models. My mythological paintings are a combination of abstract and realism in acrylic, my still lifes are realistic in oil. When I work in big formats I love to start first in an orgy of colors. In this color chaos my figures arise, then calmness again returns. For my still lifes I use the death paint technique, also called Verdaccio.


Israeli artist

Roni Ruth Palmer Acrylic paintings

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oni Ruth Palmer is an Israeli Artist, an author and an illustrator of children’s books. She successfully published several children books which were illustrated by her, and is about to publish her first novel. Since she was involved with art most of her life and has much experience in a large variety of arts such as sculpturing, goldsmith and graphic design as well as painting and writing. Painting is her favorite art which she does with passion and love, combined with her talent to create beautiful colorful paintings of landscapes and abstracts. Living in tough reality in Israel, she chooses to create paintings with the expression of strength, contrasts and a wonderful feel of pastoral life and landscapes. Her paintings can be of wonderful land and seascapes as well as urban or figurative paintings, and abstracts. Every exhibition she held was of different paintings, techniques and subjects. Therefore you can find among her paintings something that will touch you.

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American artist

Sarah Hinnant abstract modern

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have a Master’s Degree in Experimental Psychology, yet have chosen to do with my life what I have always felt driven to do – create art. I am essentially self-taught, which I feel has aided the uninhibited creative process and allowed me to develop my own unique style. The vast majority of my artwork consists of abstract paintings, mountain landscape paintings, and realistic portrait drawings of people. I love to use bright, bold colors in combination with a variety of textures to produce artwork that is eye-catching, unique, and striking. I want my work to immediately catch the eye of the viewer when they walk into the space, but I also strive to balance this idea so that the viewer is not overwhelmed or over stimulated. When I create art, one of my goals is often to create a piece that evokes positive feelings in the viewer, and that stimulates thought and imagination. I want people to think about my work, and be drawn into the present moment where there mind can wander. Creating art has been a passion of mine since early childhood. I started drawing realistic portraits of people and scenes at age seven, and branched out to paintings in my teenage years. I love all things aesthetic and beautiful, and do my best to convey to others the beauty and excitement I feel when doing artwork. For me, art is therapy, art is love, and art is bliss. When I produce a piece that I am proud of and connect with, I feel a sense of peace and true meaning.

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Sonali Kukreja Oils and Acrylics

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onali Kukreja is an Indian born contemporary full time artist living in Austin, Texas. It’s a beautiful thing for her when passion and career blend together. “I was always drawn to art in all forms since I was little but a trip to India and then joining an art academy got me seriously into it. It was like a flash of lightening that I realized and discovered myself that I am here in this world to make art. It had an extreme healing and peaceful effect on me from my everyday struggle due to my chronic medical conditions. It gave me a purpose in life. I believed either you complain what you don’t have or rejoice in the things you have and make the best of it. Therefore, I chose to make the rest of my life, the best of my life. That was a turning point in my life.” Her aim is to help clients realize their creative side with her artwork and the thoughts portrayed in them, challenging their thoughts and perceptions and ultimately make a positive effect in their daily life. She refers to her art as “Serene Compositions” and believes that art should move you and not just fill up your wall space. Her body of work is diverse – from representational to abstract, as she feels that creativity is unlimited and inspirations are everywhere. Her background in Psychology makes her want to study people’s personalities, behavior, attitude and lifestyle which inspires her to paint human forms as she feels it evokes many feelings and emotions but at the same time she doesn’t want to restrict herself to one style and genre. She creates whatever inspires her and as an artist, she doesn’t believe in holding back her creativity and expressing herself through art. The award winning artist has exhibited her art in juried and invitational shows nationally as well as internationally. She has sold her paintings to private collectors in US, India and Canada. She has also auctioned her paintings at local fundraisers. A portion of her sales are going to an Old age home in Patiala, India.

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american artist

Tanya Orme Abstract Expressionism

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South African artist

Taryn Walker Painting

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american artist

Toni Silber-Delerive Painting

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Therese Misner Acrylic

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AR Julia Powell Oil, Watercolor, Pastel Massachusetts, USA [web] juliaspowell.com

Claire Johnson Acrylic and Mixed Media Sussex, United Kingdom [web] clairejohnson.eu

Kari Gehrke Digital Typography North Carolina, USA [web] karigehrke.crevado.com

Darpan Kaur Oil Goa, India [fb] theartbus23

Karin Leonard Oil California, USA [web] KarinLeonard.com

Ekaterina Fisun Beaded Jewelry Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine [etsy] HandMadeInUa

Kathy Linden Acrylic Florida, USA [fb] kathylstudio

Elisaveta Sivas Oil on Canvas Painting Nicosia, Cyprus [fb] elisavetasivas

Laurie Beringer Handmade Jewelry Ohio, USA [etsy] NorthCoastCottage

Haejung Choi Drawing, Narrative Art, Collage Seoul, South Korea [fb] haejung.choi.artwork

Liesbeth Verboven Oil and Acrylic Painting Rijkevorsel, Belgium [web] liesbethverboven.be

Inga Vereshchagina Painting Kansas, USA [web] sunqueenart.com

Liesl Marelli Photography Florida, USA [web] gironaconsulting.us

Iris Lurkin Alcohol Based Ink Markers Herent, Belgium [web] fineartamerica.com/profiles/iris-lurkin.html

Malia Zaidi Oil District of Columbia, USA [etsy] MaliaZaidiArt

Jacquet Florence Art contemporain - Acrylic Rivieres, France [web] artsflorence.fr

Manda Noorzad Abstract Istanbul, Turkey [web] mandanoorzad.com

Jolante Hesse Oil Gauteng, South Africa [web] jolantehesseart.com

Maya Ahmed Oil Paintings Karnataka, India [web] mayaahmedspaintings.blogspot.in

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April Cook Photography Oklahoma, USA [fb] april.adams.cook


RT Tanya Orme Abstract Expressionism Florida, USA [web] NonLocalFlow.com

Nicole Gaitan Acrylic on Canvas with Splatter Wyoming, USA [web] nkgart.com

Taryn Walker Painting Mpumalanga, South Africa [web] tarynwalker.org

Noora Alsabek Acrylic Stockholm, Sweden [fb] NooraFineArt

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

Noshaba Bakht Oils and Mixed Media Missouri, USA [web] noshiahmad.com

Toni Silber-Delerive Painting New York, USA [web] tonisart.com

Parnita Senjit Mixed Media Surrey, United Kingdom [web] parnitasenjit.com

Rineke de Jong Acrylic, Oil, Watercolour, Pencil Flevoland, Netherlands [web] rinekedejong.nl

Roni Ruth Palmer Acrylic Paintings K. Haim, Israel [web] all-art.co.il/art/roniruthpalmer Sarah Hinnant Abstract Modern North Carolina, USA [etsy] ArtBySarahHinnant

Sonali Kukreja Oils and Acrylics Texas, USA [web] serenecompositions.com

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