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ART NOVEMBER 2013

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AR Š 2013 Girona Consulting Inc., all rights reserved Featured artists maintain the copyright for all content and art. Reproduction of any sort without written consent is strictly prohibited. For additional information about Women in Art 278 visit www.ART278.org


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CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

NOVEMBER 2013 Issue 2, Vol 1

AFRICA

Manisha Vedpathak: Contemporary Abstract

ASIA Keiko saito: Japanese Traditional Hair Accessories NURIT RAVHON: Wire Mesh Sculptures

AUSTRALIA

JANE SHERIFF: Photography Magdalene Marx: Furniture & Accessories yolanda kloppenburg: Geometric Art

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Birgit Kalkofen: Paintings CONCHA DE CASTRO: Oil Paintings FRANCESCA LANCISI: Paintings & Prints MAGA FABLER: Italian Landscapes MAIA MING FONG: Ceramics MICHELLE DUJARDIN: Zen Drawings & Paintings RALITZA DIMITROVA: Crochet & knitted home decor & accessories RUTH GUISE: Fashion Design Silvia Cataudella: Paintings (cover/featured artist) NORTH AMERICA

AMI raime: Oil & Acrylic Paintings ANGIE HARRIS: Photography Brandi Fitzgerald: Fusion Art & Photography BODIL LUND: Handcrafted Original Jewelry BONNIE CICHANSKI: Abstract Paintings & Pastels COLLEEN MCNEIL: Paintings DANIELA CECILLE FODOR: Acrylic Paintings & Mixed Media ELKE FONTILLO: Beach Jewelry & Coastal Decor ELENA VASILEVSKY: Fashion Design & Jewelry Laurie Beringer: Jewelry Design Liesl Marelli: Photography & Publication Design LINDSAY SATCHELL: Paintings & Drawings MOLLY CRANCH: Paintings & Giclee Prints SARAH DAVENPORT: Abstract Oil Paintings & iPhonography Sarah Worthen: Artisan Jewelry SHANNON RUBY: Wall Clocks, Upcycled Art & Home Decor SORAYA NULLIAH: Mixed Media Feminist Art Zarema Mamedova: Abstract Landscape & Floral Art SOUTH AMERICA

Veronica arias: Handmade Peruvian Jewelry


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I can hardly believe it is November already. Days pass so quickly. Perhaps that’s why I love our cover art “Mother Earth” by Silvia Cataudella. In my opinion, this is a painting that perfectly captures peace and harmony - no rushing, no hurrying, no stress, no worrying about the holidays. When I look at her, I see a woman who is taking a break from her busy life to reconnect with herself and nature … a lesson many of us talk about but don’t embrace. During the interview with Silvia, she talked about being lost in time while creating her art. I completely relate. It’s so easy to become immersed in my craft and then break away for a moment and wonder … where has the day gone? Although it is “work” it doesn’t feel like it. It’s not a chore or a task but rather something that invigorates my soul. I love what I do and the artists featured in these pages do as well. It’s a unifying quality among artists. Passion drives us. Passion fuels us. Passion compels us to create and it’s something we enjoy doing! In the USA, where I’m from, November is a time to pause and give thanks. In honor of the tradition, I’d like to thank the artists featured in this magazine for sharing their passion with Women in Art 278 and becoming a part of our journey. Until next time, my friends …

LMarelli Liesl Marelli Editor-in-Chief @LBMarelli


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When did you know that you were meant to become an artist? When I attended Istituto D’arte of Siracusa and after at Accademia di Belle Arti of Catania. What artists or people have influenced your decision to become an artist? When I was child my father introduced me to art. He was a teacher of Art and sculptor. He said it was a good idea for me to attend at art school and become a teacher. Honestly, at the time I did not think about art, but I did what he advised me. During my years at the Institute of Art, I started to love art and I discovered I was very good at. What inspires you? The female body. I think it is an expression of the perfection and harmony of nature. I love the curves and lines that convey the atmosphere of melancholy. My figures may also reflect my ideal or, some say, are autobiographical. Where do you paint? I paint at my house. I have a room dedicated to my passions - there you can see my collection of dolls, some pieces of art by contemporary artists that I admire, a large work table and an easel. Do you have any rituals that you practice when you paint? Yes, I love listening to music while I paint, adapting it to the atmosphere that I need for that particular subject. I prefer painting when I’m alone, even if it is not a very positive thing, because when I start to paint are so concentrated that I can even forget to eat. I am originally from Sicily. In my hometown the light is strong, yellow and warm, now I live in Milan and here the light is very different, it is light and white. I can almost not be able to see well so it is a pain for me. So I try to wait for the days when the light is strong enough to be able to paint. How would you describe your style of painting? mmm. Tough question. I always say, I don’t like talk about my art because is so interior expression of my feelings so for me it’s difficult to explain. My paintings are pure emotion and I prefer that people perceive/feel them on their own. But If I have to answer, I feel closest to Pop Surrealism, but I don’t think I could be considered a full part of it. Do you work as a full-time artist? No, I’m a teacher of art too. What is the name of the painting featured on our cover? Its name is “Mother Earth.” When was it created? What inspired this piece? I created it in 2012. It was a period when I was thinking a lot about nature and how humans today are very distant of that. I started a rapprochement myself toward nature, looking for serenity and comfort. This work was inspired about that. How has culture influenced your passion for painting. Italy is known for many world-famous painters. Has being Italian influenced your love for art? Of course, everywhere around me I can see art, especially in my native city, Siracusa (Sicily). I travelled a lot to see the artists I loved to study in school. Among the Italian artists maybe the artist that I love most and that I feel closest wtih is Modigliani. And how could I not to admire the genius of Leonardo da Vinci? But I also respect very much foreign artists such as Klimt, Munch, Schiele and Degas.


Quando hai capito che saresti stato destinato a diventare un artista? Quando frequentavo l’istituto d’arte. Quali artisti o persone hanno influenzato la tua decisione di divenire un artista? Quando ero piccola mio padre mi spinse verso gli studi artistici, lui era un insegnante d’arte e uno scultore, ed era convinto che sarebbe stata una cosa buona per me seguire la sua strada. All’epoca non ero molto interessata all’arte, ma segui il suo consiglio. Durante gli anni di studio presso l’istituto d’arte imparai ad amare l’arte e mi resi conto anche di essere abbastanza capace. Cosa ti ispira come artista? Il corpo femminile, penso sia espressione della perfezione e armonia della natura, amo le linee curve e l’atmosfera di malinconia che trasmettono. Le mie figure forse rispecchiano anche un mio ideale o , alcuni dicono, sono autobiografiche. Dove dipingi? Descrivi il tuo studio o il luogo dove dipingi. Io dipingo a casa mia, ho una stanza dedicata alle mie passioni, lì puoi vedere la mia collezione di bambole, alcuni pezzi d’arte di artisti contemporanei che ammiro, un grande tavolo di lavoro e un cavalletto. Pratichi qualche rituale quando dipingi? Ad esempio ascoltare musica, dipingere in solitudine, dipingere durante certe ore del giorno per avere la luce che desideri, ecc.… Sì, ascolto musica mentre dipingo, adattandola all’atmosfera che mi serve per quel determinato soggetto.Preferisco dipingere quando sono sola, anche se non è una cosa molto positiva, perché quando inizio a dipingere sono così concentrata che dimentico perfino di mangiare. Io sono di origini siciliane, nella mia città natia la luce è forte, gialla e calda, ora abito a Milano e qui la luce è molto differente, è leggera e bianca, mi sembra quasi di non riuscire a vedere bene è una sofferenza per me, quindi cerco di aspettare dei giorni in cui la luce è abbastanza intensa da poter dipingere. Come descriveresti il tuo stile pittorico? mmm. Domanda difficile, dico sempre che non amo parlare della mia pittura, perché è espressione di sentimenti profondi, difficili da esplicitare. I miei dipinti sono pura emozione e preferisco che le persone cerchino solo di percepirle. Se proprio devo dare una definizione, in questo periodo mi sento abbastanza vicina al Pop Surrealismo, ma non credo di potermi considerare a pieno parte di esso. La pittura è per te lavoro a tempo pieno? No, sono un insegnante d’arte. Qual è il nome dell’opera in copertina? Il suo nome è “Madre terra” In che anno l’hai realizzata? E cosa ti ha ispirato? L’ ho realizzata nel 2012. In quel periodo stavo riflettendo su quanto l’uomo di oggi sia lontano dalla natura. E stavo cercando di riavvicinarmi ad essa alla ricerca di serenità e conforto. Quest’opera riflette questa mia ricerca. Come la vostra cultura ha influenzato la tua passione per la pittura? L’ Italia è conosciuta per i tanti pittori di fama mondiale. Essere italiana ha influenzato il vostro amore per l’arte? Certamente, ovunque qui, se mi guardo attorno, posso vedere arte, soprattutto nella mia città natia, Siracusa, inoltre ho viaggiato molto per vedere di presenza alcune delle opere che ho amato durante I miei anni di studio. Tra gli artisti italiani forse l’artista che amo di più e che sento più vicino è Modigliani. E come non ammirare il genio di Leonardo da Vinci. Ma stimo molto anche artisti stranieri come Klimt, Munch, Shiele e Degas.

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manisha vedpathak

contemporary abstract My chosen mediums are acrylics and oils on canvas. The most important element of my work is the vivid color which represents the life force of fullness and positive energy. Inspired by anything and everything in this universe, I experiment with various techniques of painting, not limiting myself to any particular style. My greatest strength, however, lies in abstracts with and without texture which portray my visions through color, form and depth. My background in Engineering helps me with composition and shapes. The earthy colors used in my paintings not only connect me emotionally to my Indian origins but also depict the warmness of the African continent where I now live. My paintings create positive vibes and bring the viewer the sense of joy I feel when painting them. My recent series of work is a combination of abstract and figurative style. Having lived in Ghana, West Africa for over a decade, the influence of Ghanaian culture and art will be seen in my art.

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israeli artist

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I always had the passion to create. I worked a few years in mosaic art, looking for different products to cover them with mosaic tiles. In my search I came across metal wire mesh sculpturing art and I fell in love with it! The sculpture work is different from other arts because all the work is done on the outer shell of the sculpture, the visible part. The sculpture is completely hollow and therefore very light. I work only on the creative element, on the outer skin that can be viewed. No welding or soldering is necessary. The material is relatively flexible which enables me to change my desire while I’m working, and can make the final piece a total surprise. I love to create figurative sculptures of human figures, couples, dancers, animals, climbing men and pictures. Each creation is unique and guaranteed to attract special attention. etsy flickr facebook pinterest


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keiko saito

japanese traditional hair accessories Kanzashi is hair accessories for woman of Japanese culture and is a traditional handicraft. Kanzashi, which I make with cloth using the technique of Tsumami-zaiku work, is used for a kimono called Chirimen and Habutae. Cloth called Chirimen is the technique of the textile, which issues unevenness by applying a twist to thread. Kanzashi made from this becomes a soft pretty puffy (or full). Called Habutae, this is high-quality silk fabrics used for the lining cloth of a kimono, etc. If it used, it’s glossy, and it will be beautiful and elegant. Using the cloth, I attach a change of a delicate color for every petal, and give the beauty of a color, the pleasure of change of tone to a flower. I think that change is a vitality, a feeling of a lively motion, pleasure, and beauty. I may take the number of petals into consideration as a flower which decorates at a motif the place where a head is sacred with a chrysanthemum, a plum, a cherry tree, etc., all of which are loved in Japan. I hope you enjoy Tsumami-zaiku work. The Tsumami-zaiku traditional hair accessories are gorgeous to wear for all occasions.

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つまみ細工作家 齊藤恵子

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簪は日本女性のヘアアクセサリーで、伝統工芸です。 私が作る簪は、つまみ細工といわれる手法を用い、縮緬や羽二重という生地から作ります。 縮緬は、糸に撚りをかけて凹凸を出す織りの手法で、 この生地で作った簪はふっくらとやわらかく可愛ら しい印象になります。 羽二重は、着物の裏地などに使われる良質な絹織物で、光沢があり美しく、エレガントに仕上がります。 これらの生地に、花びらごとに微妙な色の変化をつけ、花に独特の色の美しさと楽しさを与えます。 変化は生命力、躍動感、楽しさ、美しさであると感じます。 日本で親しまれている菊、梅、桜などをモチーフに、頭部という神聖な場所を飾る花として、花びらの数 に意味を持たせることもあります。 気軽につまみ細工を楽しんでもらえたら嬉しいです。


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australian designer

Magdalene Marx


Magdalene “Maddy” Marx is the co-founder of GHIFY, an Australian online furniture store based in the Sunshine State of Queensland. Over the years, this excommercial lawyer’s interest in International Trade developed into a passion to build global partnerships base on dialogue, equity, transparency and respect in order to grow a truly sustainable open economy. Where better to nurture this passion than her Etsy store which started with her husband in 2012 which focuses on bringing sustainable eco-friendly furniture that combines clean lines, modern beauty and functionality to the global community. The “Once Upon A Queenslander” collection which was recently currently on exhibit at the Queensland Museum was inspired by a type of architecture unique to the harsh sub-tropical climate of the region. Dating back to the 1840’s “Queenslander” houses were built primarily from native hardwood and is a vernacular type of architecture distinct to Queensland as the houses are raised on stumps above ground for practical reasons in order to create cool ventilation pockets for the inhabitants as well as protect the main structure against the seasonal torrential downpours, floods, termites and pests common to the region. The “Once Upon A Queenslander” collection was created to celebrate this beloved state icon that many locals still remember growing up in. All the furniture in this collection is made entirely from old floorboards, ceiling beams and battens salvaged from old Queenslander houses. Each piece of timber is lovingly sanded back and restored by hand to once again reveal the timber’s naturally beautiful grain while the original nail holes and characteristic knots are preserved as a part of the history of the piece. For me, the creative process is about leaving all judgments and preconceptions at the door and being completely open to what is waiting for us right at this moment. I love that saying, “Listen closely as opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.” We are, each and every one of us, wonderfully gifted with creativity in one form or the other. It could be with words, drawings or something more physical like dance or furniture making. When we free ourselves of the worries, stresses and demands of the immediate, we leave ourselves completely open to be creative from our hearts and very being. It becomes so easy and so effortless. Having travelled around all my life, Queensland is the only place that has ever truly felt like what coming home to be. I love everything about this beautiful state I live in with my beautiful husband and children. I think we are so privileged to be able to live here. From the beautiful tropical rains, perpetually blue skies to the thong and singlet larrikin natures of Queenslander spirit. This love for our beautiful Queensland culture is apparent in the GHIFY furniture. I believe in keeping the spirit of the Queenslander culture strong in our designs which is apparent in the minimalist raw designs and the solidness of the material that will weather generations to come. Just like the Queenslander spirit!

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kiwi artist

yolanda kloppenburg geometric art

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australian photographer

jane sheriff

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developing liquid when I think of that darkroom! I offer a range of prints designed for a variety of special occasions (New Baby, Christening, Birthday, Baby’s First Christmas, Baby Shower, Wedding & Engagement to name a few) and each print is personalised with the recipients’ own wording, usually a name and date and often a short quote or message too. I love receiving custom orders and am often inspired by the beautiful quotes and words my customers choose to have personalized on their prints. I feel as if I have had the privilege of knowing a tiny part of their lives.

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Ocean Drop Photography is all about creating beautiful keepsake gifts for people to treasure and enjoy. I love the art of photography, and the way it captures a moment it time like no other. Time passes us by so fast, and I wanted to find a way to mark and remember those special occasions in life like a new baby arriving, a Christening, a Wedding, a special birthday or just to let someone special know how much they mean. My range of personalised Keepsake prints is designed to help treasure these precious moments in our lives. I have always loved photography


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Silvia cataudella “ silviacat ”

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mio tema preferito è la donna, la sensualità e la malinconia.

Rappresentano il perenne scontro tra la forma e la realtà interiore.

I miei dipinti raffigurano immagini tra favola e realtà: i miei personaggi femminili sono immateriali, creature da un’altra dimensione, ma allo stesso tempo caratterizzata da emozioni umane.

La forma è l’involucro entro cui viene fissata la vita dei personaggi, il mezzo rappresentativo dei sentimenti e delle emozioni più profonde. I miei lavori sono caratterizzati in generale da alcuni elementi

ricorrenti: l’uso di pochi colori (rosso, nero, verde...), il segno grafico tagliente, lungo collo alla “Modigliani”, labbra carnose. Tutto questo testimonia il desiderio di andare di là dei dati concreti e immediati e produce una pittura seducente, basata sulla semplicità e intensità espressiva.


recurring elements: the use of few colors (red, black, green ...), the edgy graphic sign, long necks “Modigliani,� and full lips. All of this testifies to the desire to go beyond the concrete and immediate and produces a seductive painting based on simplicity and expressive intensity.

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represents the perennial confrontation between shape and inner reality. The shape is the envelope within which the lives of the characters is fixed. It is representative of feelings and our deepest emotions. In general, my works are characterized by some

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My favorite theme is the female, the melancholy and the sensuality. My paintings depict images midway between fable and reality: my female characters are intangible creatures from another dimension, but at the same time characterized by human emotions. My art


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italian painter

francesca lancisi

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“Art is a way to search for your true self.” Francesca Lancisi

The centre of her attention is the language of colours, the infinite emotional echoes they generate, and their symbolic meaning. Her work is also particularly inspired by the observation of Nature (leaves, trees, seeds, pods, flowers, archetypal forms of life, natural elements, pebbles, minerals, fossils, fractals…) as a form of meditation upon life and spirituality. In the series “That What Remains” she also worked on the concepts of reuse and casualty. Francesca has exhibited her paintings in Italy and abroad, and her artworks are part of private collections in Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Ireland, United States and Canada. Il centro della sua attenzione è il linguaggio dei colori, l’infinita eco emozionale che generano e il loro significato simbolico. Il suo lavoro è particolarmente ispirato dall’osservazione della Natura (foglie, alberi, semi, fiori, forme archetipe di vita, elementi naturali, pietre, minerali, fossili, frattali…) come forma di meditazione sulla vita e spiritualità. Nella serie “Quello che resta” ha indagato sui concetti di riuso e casualità. Francesca ha esposto in Italia e all’estero, e le sue opere sono parte di collezioni private in Italia, Svizzera, Paesi Bassi, Germania, Australia, Irlanda, Stati uniti e Canada.

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maia ming fong ceramics

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Maia Ming Fong was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and currently lives and works in Barcelona. She studied at Stanford University, where she received her degree in Product Design Engineering. She worked for many years as an art director and design consultant of consumer fashion products ranging from Swatch watches to Giro cycling helmets. Her designs have won multiple awards and been published internationally. With growing demand for her ceramic work, Maia began reproducing her designs in small series. Modern classics, with a tactile and whimsical flair, Maia Ming Designs offers a selection of ceramic table wares produced by artisans in Spain, Vietnam, and Portugal. Like their creator, Maia Ming’s ceramics are a fusion of Asian and Western cultures -- both aesthetically and in how they re-create a product from one culture into another. For example, the Lotus cake stand transforms a quintessentially Western product like a pastry stand by developing it in the shape of a lotus flower. In Asia, the lotus flower is symbolic of fortune. It is also the symbol of resurrection, purity, serenity and peace. These glossy white lotus plates rise and bloom into a delicate and elegant serving platter. A smaller interpretation of the lotus flowers is available in the porcelain Lotus bowls. Each delicate pair of nesting flower bowls is wheel thrown, handmodified, and ideal for serving small appetizers.


polish painter

maga fabler

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Cipressi della Val d’Orcia, Tuscany (oil on canvas)

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ruth guise shibumi

My name is Ruth Guise and I started Shibumi in 2004 out of my love for fabrics. That was the main inspiration behind the business. I simply love textiles and I wanted to inspire people to wear beautiful coats and jackets casually, not only kept hidden away in cupboards for ‘special’ occasions. I come from a family of creatives and tailors. My grandmother, also called Ruth, was the most incredible couture dressmaker and I spent my childhood being awestruck at her ability to create a beautiful dress out of a simple piece of fabric. My cousin is also a well-known designer so I guess it is in the blood. After some years of training and playing around with fabrics and life taking its course as it does, I found myself one day in 2004 having this idea and Shibumi was born. I wanted to include all shapes and sizes into my creations so petite and plus sizes are very important to me. Our size range for Women goes from 6-26 and for Men from 34-54. A bespoke service is also available. etsy facebook website twitter


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Concha de Castro of more than art

Canvas art for the modern world.

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german - born painter

Birgit Kalkofen pepponi art

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brandi fitzgerald

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zarema mamedova

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After graduating high school, my decision was to take my art career to the next level by achieving a degree as a painter. At 22, my family and I moved to New York. The talent that I have acquired from attending college back in my country helped me get my first job within a month.

I began by painting porcelain statues in a modern art store. Within a few months I was blessed by giving birth to my only child. Having to take care of my son, I chose not to take on a career as an artist, but as a banker. I have made this decision simply because it seemed more tangible and responsible for raising a child. Twenty years later, I’m here enjoying what I do best, expressing myself through my artistry. Although I consistently work on a daily basis, I do not let that interrupt me from my aspiration to become a successful painter. Most people would call it a hobby, but I like to call it my desire. While I am painting I feel a sense of nostalgia and picture my childhood dreams. My definition of painting has evolved over time and I can admit that it is no longer paint on a canvas. It is superior to say that it is my emotions, feelings, and expressions portrayed through the fibers of a canvas. From the little details such as the precious mixture of warm and cool colors to the overall meaning of my creation; it all holds a place in my passion for painting.

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My name is Zarema Mamedova and I am forty-four years old, currently living in the eventful state New York. Born in Azerbaijan, Baku; the largest and most beautiful city on the Caspian Sea, I grew up with my parents and sisters. I always found joy in spending my free time on drawing and was surrounded by such wonderful scenery. From an early age, I attended different types of art classes and institutions. I was actively involved in a variety of art contests, workshops, and projects. As long as I can remember, I have always created stylish accessories and jewelry by adding a unique touch to everything I wore in order to match my personality. Being commended and complimented by my friends, family, and people around me, gave me inspiration to continue seeking an unforgettable experience with my artistic talent.

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Sarah’s designs begin with a deep love for nature and a fascination with rare and unusual pearls. She lives and creates at her mountain ranch among the oaks, coyotes, owls and free wild things.

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Lindsay Satchell painting & drawing

I’m an artist, educator, wife and mother. My yoga practice has long been a very important and valuable part of my life, and the yoga paintings were created as an offering of gratitude for that practice. etsy blog facebook twitter

Most of my work uses watercolor and ink, combining painting and drawing. I allow the watercolor to flow freely, then use black ink around the brush strokes to create the form of the body.


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sarah Davenport

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My pen name is Davs. I’m a self-taught artist from Lewiston, Idaho. I grew up watching my father paint signs, carousel horses, and many other things in our garage. Making art has always been second nature to me. Making art is my escape.

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trinidadian artist

elke fontillo

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american artist

bodil lund

handcrafted original designs I started Bodil Jewelry in 2007, but my story as an artists begins much earlier, as a young girl living in Sweden. My mother was a weaver; my father, a photographer; my grandfather and uncle, painters. Their appreciation of light, texture and color were very much a part of my childhood and continue to inform my work as a jeweler today. For many years, my family would summer on the northern shores of Denmark. Nearly every day, my sister and I would play and explore along the beaches. The treasures we discovered could have filled our small cottage! By far our favorites were the sea glass and ancient amber washed ashore by the tide, and small stones shaped into hearts by the sea. My Heart Stones, and Sea Glass Collections find their origins here. The sea is my first love, travel my second. I have had the good fortune to spend time in some of the most beautiful locales - the Virgins Islands, Sanibel Island, and Hawaii among them. For many years, I operated my own travel agency and helped others find their paradise on earth. Now, I share my love of travel with my daughter, whose photographs inspire many of the micro mosaics contained in Aerial View Collection. Bodil Jewelry is simple, elegant, and intended to recall the wearer’s favorite beach or travel destination. There is a natural playfulness and joy in each handmade piece, expressing the wearer’s love of nature and wonder at the world’s great beauty. Bodil Jewelry currently offers the following collections at wholesale prices for select retailers. Heart Stones are pendants cast in solid

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sterling silver. They are replicas of actual stones I have found by the sea. Each threedimensional Heart Stone bears nature’s unique design and the smooth, yet textured surface of stone. The Sea Glass Collection features rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces adorned with sea glass and sterling silver cast from hand-carved molds. This collection includes found glass, and reclaimed Depression and Carnival glass from the 1920’s and 1930’s. The Aerial View Collection captures enticing vistas my daughter and I have glimpsed during flight - sunlight on silvery lakes, thrilling cloudscapes, dappled plains, and starlit skies. Each pendant is composed of tiny, delicate seed beads, and pieces of shell, and set in airplane window shaped frames made of sterling silver. Believing in responsible consumption of natural resources, reclaimed sterling silver is used. All jewelry is made in the USA.


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This photo was taken in Westphalia, Missouri in April. One of my favorite things about photography is taking the time to go out and explore new places to find my next photograph.


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daniela cecille fodor

acrylic paintings & mixed media

I was born in Romania and I recently moved to Cleveland, Ohio. This move gave me an opportunity for me to discover other perspectives through which I express an unexplored part of my personality: the creativity. I am a self-taught artist, I paint with passion and my subjects are inspired by imaginative life, the world of childhood and folk art. I don`t work on only one style, I believe that life is more interesting when there is variation, so I can easily paint whimsical paintings, folk art or classical painting. It depends on the inspiration and mood. In general I work with acrylics, however, I also use mixed media mediums. Every moment in front of the easel is a unique and profound feeling. In each of my paintings, there is a part of my soul.


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Elena Vasilevsky

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envisioned with the passion and creativity of an artist, conceptually designed for a woman, who is confident, professional and stylish, living a busy city life style. Creative mixture of mix and match functional separates take you from the office to the night on the town. It’s not about the age, but all about the confidence, when you are young, or young at heart, confident to express your own personal style.

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Elena Vasilevsky is a Ukrainian-born designer based in New York City. Growing up in New York had a significant influence on my world-view, which I express creatively through fashion, melding a modern, eclectic palette, with innovative design elements. The essence of the Elena V brand is diverse multitude of artistic and cultural influences with innovative approach. Ready-To-Wear Collections


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ami raime

oil & acrylic paintings I am initially from a sporting background, having played field hockey internationally in representing the country I came from. In those things too were the creative and artistic sides of me which I didn’t have the opportunity to explore until I arrived to these shores. Born and raised in Singapore, I made the move to Seattle, Washington in 2001 with hopes of an exciting, new life filled with different challenges and possibilities. Although I was, at the time more focused towards settling into a suitable job and a new family, it wasn’t long before everything fell into place with all those things that I had dreamed of. And it wasn’t very long either before I made some new friends …. friends who helped me shaped my destiny further in this new land I now passionately call home. I have always known I had some artistic talents but it wasn’t until a good friend from Bremerton, Washington commissioned me to do some flower paintings that I realized I do have a special knack at doing this! When this chanced opportunity turned out to be so good, I started to enjoy experimenting with different styles and motifs when creating gifts for my other friends. It was the unexpectedly wonderful and encouraging reception which everyone showed over these odd pieces that eventually motivated me to create other unique mediums for all to enjoy. A fellow Etsy owner recommended that I set up shop and sell my paintings. Thus, I opened my shop called RAIMESTIQUE on Etsy in April 2012. These were the beginnings of my new venture in the art industry. For my work, I love bold, beautiful flowers, landscapes and abstracts. My artwork portrays clean, fresh lines with a sense of passion and determination, derivatives of how I look at life. I chose oil or acrylic in vibrant colors and using brushes and knife for my mediums. I am beginning to enjoy creating landscape art after watching Bob Ross on TV and I love his techniques. He inspires me a lot. I am a multi-faceted artist who enjoys writing poetry and my memoirs as well as creating beautiful ceramic and fused glass art but my main focus is on my paintings.

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molly cranch

paintings & giclee prints Molly Cranch is a painter from Chicago, Illinois. She creates acrylic paintings on canvas of simple subjects inspired by nature and motherhood. Navigating the line between abstraction and realism, her paintings are infused with light, air, and atmosphere. Subjects include complex botanical forms, delicate gestural renderings of birds and other creatures, and the human figure. Molly Cranch received a BFA in painting from Washington University in St. Louis and a certificate in art education from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is also a certified yoga teacher, for both children and adults. She exhibits her paintings at the local, national and international level. Her greatest joy is sharing life with her husband and four sons. etsy website facebook


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Soraya Nulliah

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mixed media feminist art I believe we all have stories ; stories we share and stories we hide. I try to tell my stories through my art. I aim to share all of the beauty and messiness of our journey through life. I deeply believe that, in the honest sharing of ourselves, we can heal the broken pieces and strengthen the victorious ones. I am an artist, writer and creative soul. I am a storyteller.

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Art has been the one constant in my life. In one form or another it’s been there tugging at me. Impossible to ignore and daring me to push further to where words fall away and paint swirls into world’s unknown.

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Hello, my name is Veronica Arias Carroll and I have dedicated myself to creating Peruvian Handicrafts for the past 10 years. I work with Peruvian alpaca silver and the materials I use are mostly bull’s horn, semiprecious stones, coconuts, seeds, gravel, bamboo, murano glass, etc..

All my work is 100% hand made in my studio/ home in Lima, Peru. Creating new designs of earrings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, rings and lots of other jewelry make me feel great, and to see that my customers like them gives me the satisfaction I was looking for from the beginning. It makes me want to give them the best of my creations. Thanks to my clients in many parts of the world I can continue my dream of creating ...

Hola, mi nombre es Verónica Arias Carroll y me dedico a la creación de Artesanía Peruana desde hace ya 10 años. Trabajo con plata de alpaca peruana y los materiales que utilizo en su mayoría son, cacho de toro, piedras semi-preciosas , cocos, semillas, cascajos, bambú, vidrios de murano, etc. Todos mis trabajos son hechos 100% a mano en mi taller/casa en Lima, Perú . Crear nuevos diseños de aretes , collares, dijes, pulseras, anillos y muchas otras joyas más me hacen sentir muy bien, y ver que a mis clientes les gusta me da la satisfacción que estaba buscando desde el principio. Me hace querer darles lo mejor de mis creaciones. Gracias a mis clientes de muchas partes del mundo puedo seguir con mi sueño de crear...

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I am a mother, artist, jewelry designer and animal lover who’s personal journey with infertility has led me to share my artwork with you! I have been painting and drawing all my life, and working with metals and jewelry for 15 years. With my artwork, I hope to being comfort to those dealing with fertility issues.

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Manisha Vedpathhak Accra, Ghana Contemporary Abstract [blog] manishavedpathak.blogspot.com [fb] ManishaVedpathaksArt MIDDLE EAST ASIA Keiko Saito Japanese Traditional Hair Accessories Tokyo, Japan [etsy] + [fb] Keikonoheya Nurit Ravhon Wire Mesh Sculptures Galilee, Isreal [etsy] Nuntchi [flickr] Nurit_Ravhon [fb] nurit.nuntchi AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA Jane Sheriff of Ocean Drop Photography Sydney, Australia [pinterest] oceandropphoto [etsy] + [fb] oceandropphotography Magdalene Marx of GHIFY Furniture & Accessories Queensland, Australia [e] maddy@ghify.com [web] ghify.com [twitter] @GhifyDotCom Yolanda Kloppenburg of Tiny Kiwi Geometric Art Havelock North, New Zealand [etsy] TinyKiwiCreations [e] yolanda@tinykiwi.co.nz EUROPE

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Birgit Kalkofen of Pepponi Art Paintings Palma de Mallorca, Spain [web] pepponi.de [etsy] pepponi Concha de Castro of More Than Art Original Oil Paintings Madrid, Spain [etsy] morethanart

Francesca Lancisi Watercolour Painting Florence, Italy [etsy] FrancescaLancisi [web] FrancescaLancisi.com [fb] francescalancisipage [email] info@francescalancisi.com

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Maga Fabler Italian Landscapes Warsaw, Poland [web] magafabler.pl [etsy] magafabler [blog] magafabler.blogspot.com Maia Ming Fong Ceramics Barcelona, Spain [etsy] MaiaMingDesigns [twitter] @maiaming [fb] MaiaMingDesigns Michelle Dujardin of Zen Drawings Zen Drawing & Painting Leiden, Netherlands [etsy] Zendrawing [blog] zendrawing.com [web] michelledujardin.nl

Ralitza “Zolayka� Dimitrova Plovdiv, Bulgaria Crochet & knitted home decor [etsy] zolayka [fb] zolayka [web] zolayka.com Ruth Guise of Shibumi Silk & Cashmere Designs Horsley, England [etsy] + [fb] ShibumiStyle [web] shibumistyle.com Silvia Cataudella of SilviacatArt Painting Milano, Italy [fb] SilviacatCreations [etsy] SilviacatArt [blog] silviacatcreations.blogspot.it USA NORTH AMERICA Ami Raime Oil & Acrylic Painting Seattle, Washington [etsy] + [fb] Raimestique


Angie Harris Photography Pleasant Hill, Missouri [web] AngieHarrisPhotography.com [fb] AngieHarrisPhotography [etsy] AHarrisPhotography Bodil Lund Handcrafted Original Designs Annandale, Virginia [web] BodilJewelry.com [etsy] BodilJewelry Bonnie Cichanski of The Fertile Garden Abstract Painting & Pastels [fb] TheFertileGarden [web] thefertilegarden.com

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Brandi Fitzgerald of Brandi Fitzgerald Fusion Art & Photography Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [fb] mindfulart [etsy] brandifitzgerald [web] brandifitzgerald.com Colleen McNeil Paintings & Prints Vancouver, Canada [etsy] coleensart Daniela Cecille Fodor of Cecillecreations Art Acrylic Painting & Mixed Media Cleveland, Ohio [fb] cecillecreations.art [etsy] cecillecreations Elke Fontillo of Ocean Girl Collection Beach Jewelry & Coastal Decor Rincon, Puerto Rico [e] oceangirlcollection@gmail.com [etsy i] OceanGirlCollection [etsy ii] BlueMermaidofRicncon Elena Vasilevsky of Elena V USA Clothing Designer [web] elenavdesigns.com [fb] lovelifebyEV [etsy] LoveLivebyEV Laurie Beringer Jewelry Designer Lakewood, Ohio [etsy] NorthCoastCottage

Liesl Marelli of Girona Consulting Photography & Publication Design West Palm Beach, Florida [web] GironaConsultingINC.us [fb] GironaConsulting [etsy] GironaPrints Lindsay Satchell of Lindsay Satchell Designs Painting & Drawing Asheville, North Carolina [etsy] lindsaysatchell [fb] lindsaysatchelldesigns Molly Cranch Paintings & Giclee Prints Chicago, Illinois [etsy] MollyCranch [fb] MollyCranchPaintings [web] MollyCranch.com Sarah Davenport Abstract Oil Painting & iPhonography Lewiston, Idaho [etsy] Davs [blog] davsart.wordpress.com [fb] DavsArt Sarah Worthen of Bluebirrrd Dreams Artisan Jewelry Squaw Valley, California [fb] + [etsy] BluebirrrdDreams Shannon Ruby Wall Clocks, Upcycled Art, Home Decor San Antonio, Texas [etsy] + [twitter] shannybeebo Soraya Nulliah Mixed Media Feminist Art Monument, Colorado [etsy] sorayanulliah [blog] sorayanulliah.blogspot.com [web] sorayanulliah.com Zarema Mamedova of ZarasShop Abstract Landscape & Floral Art Brooklyn, New York [etsy] + [fb] ZarasShop [e] artbyzara@gmail.com SOUTHSOUTH AMERICA AMERICA Veronica Arias Handmade Peruvian Jewelry Lima, Peru [etsy] handmadeperujewelry [web] wholesaleperuvianjewelry.com


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