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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


RT The secret of art is love Emile Antoine Bourdelle


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RT DECEMBER 2013 Issue 3, Vol 1

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CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

ASIA Sigalit Eshet: Mosaic AUSTRALIA

KAREN LEWIS: Mixed Media VIVIAN ANDERSON: Painting

EUROPE Annelies van Biesbergen: Painting Charlotte Farhan: Abstract/Na誰ve - Expressionist FIONA ZAKKA: Painting IRIS GRACE: Painting LANA GUISE: Painting LIISI KUKK: Pattern Design, Surface Design, Painting Oli Divisova: Ceramics SIGRID VONDRAN: Acrylic Painting, Abstrakt NORTH AMERICA

AMI raime: Oil & Acrylic Paintings AMY BARKER: Photography Barbara bailey: Painting Brandi Fitzgerald: Fusion Art & Photography CINDY GINTER: Ceramics Cynthia Spencer: Functional & Sculptural Ceramics DAWN DISHAW: Functional Ceramics DURGA GARCIA: Photography ELSPETH MCLEAN: Painting GABRIELA HORIKAWA: Oil Painting ILENE ADAMS: Mixed Media & Photography ILISA MILLERMOON: Intuitive Energy Artist ISABELLA MARZEC: Jewelry Design JACKIE CARPENTER: Painting LAUREL FULTON: Landscape Oil Paintings Laurie Beringer: Jewelry Design Liesl Marelli: Photography & Publication Design SARAH PARYS: Mixed Media Sarah Worthen: Artisan Jewelry SUZANNE STACY: Abstract Expressionism zarema mamedova: Abstract Landscapes & Floral Art SOUTH AMERICA

TATIANA CUNEO OLHABERRY: Handmade Accessories


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Women in Art 278 magazine’s mission is to promote female artists from across the globe. Additionally, as global citizens, we also promote awareness of universal issues. To begin this journey, we are bringing awareness to Human Rights, which is internationally recognized December 10th. As defined by the United Nations “Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible. Universal human rights are often expressed and guaranteed by law, in the forms of treaties, customary international law, general principles and other sources of international law. International human rights law lays down obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups.”

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I’d like to acknowledge our talented cover page artist winner: Ilisa Millermoon whose beautiful artwork, to me, captures freedom from imprisonment. As well as Vivian Anderson whose piece “Killing Honour” featured in this issue won an online contest that we hosted. “Killing Honour” pays homage to the countless lives lost to honor killings. (Yes, when you feature women around the globe, we have a different way to spell things sometimes but it all means the same thing!) The practice of honor killings continues today as do many violations of human rights. It’s through education, awareness and empowerment that we can make a difference. For Women in Art 278 magazine, it’s our belief that empowering female artists around the globe is a small contribution (but an important one) to transforming women’s lives, their families’ lives and communities. When women are empowered, communities are transformed. I’d like to briefly share some statistics from DoSomething.org about Human Rights. 1. 40+ million children below the age of 15 suffer from abuse and neglect. 2. Approximately 27+ million people are currently enslaved in the human trafficking trade around the world.

3. More than 300,000+ children under the age of 18 are being exploited as child soldiers in armed conflicts worldwide. 4. Even though two-thirds of the world has abolished the death penalty, 1,591 people were knowingly executed in 2006 alone. While the real figures of executions are likely much higher, 91 percent of these penalties took place in China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, and the U.S. 5. Millions of people are internally and externally displaced in regions like Darfur and Syria where ethnic cleansing and violent conflict over land and resources occurs. The displaced are forced to rely on humanitarian relief. Humanitarian workers are often kidnapped and attacked, and relief trucks are hijacked and looted. 6. Several governments monitor their citizens’ Internet use and have censored or imprisoned them for freely expressing opinions in emails, blogs, and chatrooms. 7. Armed conflict has killed 2+ million children, disabled 5+ million, left 12+ million homeless, and orphaned 1+ million in the past decade. 8. There are approximately 246+ million child laborers worldwide. 9. Protestors of repressive governments across the Middle East and North Africa have been killed, beaten, and arrested by police in the streets for voicing their opinions of reforms. 10. Throughout history, women have been denied the knowledge, means, and freedom to act in the best interest of themselves and their children. We thank the Women in Art 278 artists and readers for their continued support and hope that 2014 brings forth a year of success, happiness love and peace for everyone!

LMarelli Liesl Marelli Editor-in-Chief @LBMarelli


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I l i sa M i l l e r mo on I believe in equal rights for all human beings. We are not all created equal. However, we are all of equal value. I struggled to write this because most of my childhood I had to justify my own existence. As an adult, I have worked diligently to move forward and become the human being I was born to be. I was raised in a conservative Mennonite family and community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. At a very early age I knew that the beliefs I was being bombarded with did not agree with my own reason or common sense. Women were considered to be deceitful, unworthy, overly emotional and inferior beings. These ideals were not merely perpetrated by the men in my life, but equally by the women. I remember a particular moment when I was eight years old. My mother was sitting at the dinning room table sipping her coffee. I can still see the gold shag carpet, the wallpaper with roosters and the avocado kitchen appliances behind her. She said, “I just don’t’ like women! They are so conniving, backbiting and untrustworthy.” I thought if she didn’t like women, she must not like herself or me for that matter. That was clearly a disturbing revelation for my eight-year-old. How could I possibly embrace myself as a Divine Creature if I chose to accept these perceptions? Perceptions solidified in the name of religion. I left my childhood home when I was 18 to attend college and never looked back. I knew this was my opportunity to design the life that I desired to live. My artwork became an instrument of healing, my salvation. We can allow our experiences to define us, or we can gather the gifts from our experiences and choose to evolve. The gifts I’ve gathered are compassion, unconditional love, forgiveness and transformation for humanity and myself. I made a deliberate decision to celebrate women through my artwork in direct defiance of my upbringing. It has been an ongoing journey of healing that enabled me to release the negative impressions regarding my gender. I’ve taken the time to do intense self-work to rewrite the scripts embedded in my mind. When I discarded the unfavorable influences in my life it opened up space for amazing people to enter. My hope is that my images inspire healing, self-empowerment and a sense of being whole for all women. We are Divine creatures with many facets. The physical is only one facet. We are physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, passionate and we are “More Than.” The moment I embraced myself as a Divine Creature I knew no limits to my creative expression. My mission statement: “Celebrating the Strength, Passion and Divinity of Women through Color”.


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You can’t walk alone. Many have given the illusion but none have really walked alone. [Wo]man is not made that way. Each [wo]man is bedded in [her] people, their history, their culture, and their values. Peter Abrahams

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Art is a way of life for me. In my studio I create and teach mosaic and believe that any person can find a way to express himself through it. That is why I find it highly important to give each and every student a personal attention. The happiness I feel seeing how joyful people get when creating mosaic is unprecedented. It fills me with energies to visit students whose houses are full of beautiful pieces they continue to create. I studied Art and teaching Art in University and worked as a graphic designer for many years. I have specialized different fields of art over the years - painting on paper, wood and silk, drawing on walls in children’s rooms, polymer clay, stained glass, mosaic and more. I combine all my experience in my mosaic work. My love to colors can be seen in my works. Each is special and created with the highest attention to details. I always enjoy planning, designing and of course seeing my plans come true. I have published 5 digital mosaic books on Amazon Kindle store, all based on my experience and my desire to teach mosaic and make people happy with their art work.

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Charlotte Farhan

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Charlotte Farhan has always been artistic and spent her childhood being encouraged to pursue her artistic nature, with dual nationality between France and Britain and growing up between Paris and within an hour of London. Charlotte was taken to art galleries and exhibitions from an early age by her French Grandmother and Mother. Art, philosophy, literature, music and fashion were passions within the family and promoted with great importance.

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& Psychology degree. For Charlotte receiving art therapy taught her more about art than any lesson or teacher. “Art is fluid and creates energy which can be felt, art is not only visual”. Elitism and ego are negativities Charlotte avoids in the art world. Art found Charlotte once again in 2010 when she had suffered ill health and she began to create and build a portfolio to approach on line galleries. After being accepted by a few galleries the creation and learning began. Charlotte taught herself how to share and promote her work through social media and by 2011 she exhibited two paintings in “The Summer Show” at The Art House in Southampton. In 2012 she had gained a large following and lots of interest in her work.

Charlotte’s education in art started early at her Montessori nursery school. Pursuing art all the way to college but found the constraints of being “taught art” limiting and turned to more academic subjects such as philosophy and psychology whilst learning photography. Returning to education in 2006 Charlotte did a diploma in fine art (painting At the beginning of 2013 Charlotte achieved and drawing) and is currently studying Art History for extra credits towards her Ba (Hons) Philosophy 30,000 likes on her artist page on Facebook and has sold work internationally. This year has also seen Charlotte gain an art residency at Art Saves Lives, a London not for profit organisation and was recruited after her candid portrayal of her battle with mental illness in The Portsmouth News and popular art blog, on how art helps her lead a more stable life. Charlotte also has had two solo exhibitions the first in May at The Art House in Southampton called “Silver Linings (emotions in colour)” and it was comprised of fifteen paintings. Then in July Charlotte had her first solo London exhibition at NSH Arts in Mile End.


Charlotte’s vision for her art is as if it were a large tapestry of her life interwoven with memories, fantasies, dreams and nightmares. Colour is of the up most importance to her artistic process and can be the driving force behind an entire painting. Charlotte has vivid insight into the inner workings of the human psyche. Expressing this and with a non-cliché torment and honesty. Influence from great artists such as Chagall, Gauguin, Frida Kahlo and Matisse.

Female War [ below ] Acrylic On Boxed Canvas 10” X 12” X 1” Unframed £400.00. This Depicts The Want For Freedom With Both Men And Women From The Rigid Gender Roles That Society Has Imposed Upon Them. Our Gender System Has Created Oppression And The Female War Has A Mission To Overthrow This System By Any Possible Means.We Believe That We Must Wage A War Against Patriarchy And The Gender System Which Confines Us To These Rigid Social Roles. We Must Completely Reject These Roles, All Aspects Of Patriarchy. The Domination Of Women Is The Oldest And Worst Kind Of Oppression In The World. This Is Because It Spans Across The World Oppressing Women Of Different Races, Ethnicity, Classes And Culture. Amman (Downtown) Cityscape [ left ] Acrylic On Stretched Canvas 30” X 24” X 1” Unframed £800.00 From The Collection ‘Jordan (The Hashemite Kingdom)’ 2012. A Naive Abstraction Of Shape And Use Of Engaging Colours To Represent The Feelings And Expressions The City Gives.

Charlotte wants to inspire and wants to continue building her career as an artist. Hoping to break boundaries within society and the art world whilst helping raise awareness for certain causes. Charlotte has donated her own paintings for auction to raise money for refugee children in Palestine as well as the charity for Great Ormond Street Hospital. With plans to travel to Hong Kong, Amman and Paris to exhibit her work whilst continuing to work with Art Saves Lives to help marginalised artists. Charlotte has more exhibitions planned for the end of 2013 and throughout 2014.

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I am a self taught artist and graphic designer. I have always had a love for art and I’m happiest when I’m getting my hands messy in my studio. I describe my art as being shabby mixed media, whimsical & homey. I want to create art that will add love, warmth & whimsy to a home because there really is no place like home. Until very recently I didn’t have the confidence to share my art with the world but I’m now embracing that fear and letting go. Sometimes as artists we worry too much about how other people will view or critique our work and that can be crippling to our creative process. Learning to create happily, passionately and authentically has been the best thing to happen to me. It became important for me to share my artwork with others in the hopes that it might inspire someone else to follow their dream.

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My painting came instinctively in response to news of the worldwide practise of Honour Killings – an ancient tradition still employed by the believers in this barbaric treatment of women and girls. It is my hope that this artwork will be the voice of protest against honor killings and be the voice for those silenced by this horrific tradition, and perhaps, bring cultural change through quiet protest. Rest in peace, innocents.

dishonor or shame upon the family or community, It is a traditional practice that occurs in various cultures. Victims of honor killings are killed for reasons such as refusing to enter an arranged marriage, being in a relationship that is disapproved by their relatives, having sex outside marriage, becoming the victim of rape, having a poor academic standing; dressing in ways which are deemed inappropriate, or engaging in homosexual relation. (WikiSlam)

“An honor killing is the homicide of a member of a My description cannot sufficiently express my horror family or social group by other members, due to the at this tradition, and I hope that my painting expresses belief of the perpetrators that the victim has brought what words indeed cannot.


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Iris is Autistic. At four-years-old, she is not speaking yet and has great trouble with interacting with others but expresses herself through movement and art. Iris is delightful, funny, serene, dainty, intelligent, crafty and utterly gorgeous! Iris loves nature, water, flowers, trees, wind, books, pictures and dancing on tip toes. Since she was diagnosed in December 2011 her parents were able to learn about how to help. With the expert help of many therapists she changed dramatically in just a short space of time. She used to be consumed by books, eye contact was a rare occurrence, she didn’t want to or know how to play, showed obsessive behaviours, got desperately distressed when near any other children and her sleep patterns were all over the place. She experiences fits of laughter, squealing with delight, plays, communicates by creating her own signs, a few small words and her sleeping is much better. Iris still has a long way to go with her social skills and speech, but she has many more ‘good days’ and one of her favourite activities is painting. Iris has been encouraged to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking. She has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her mother makes up cups of very watery paints, Iris chooses which one she would like to use and gets her to make more when she needs it, and she mixes her own colours from mug to mug. Iris beams with excitement and joy when her mother gets out the paints; it lifts her mood every time. She has found a way of expressing herself that is so beautiful. Her art raises awareness of her condition, which is currently affecting around 100,000+ children in the UK.

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Annelies van Biesbergen of atelier van biesbergen

When I was six years old I decided, once grown up, to go to Art Academy because that seemed to me the only way to do for ever what I loved most at that time; drawing, painting, busy with all sort of materials, textile and clay. I couldn’t wait. So I did at the age of 19 and after graduation in 1989, here I am nearly twenty five years a full time artist (2014). The themes in my Art deals with every day life and relations between people and animals around me. Drawing is my second nature. The first ideas are notations and thoughts in sketches on paper. I love to explore all sorts of new techniques and solutions. Creating Art is a lifetime adventure. Making Art is my way of living and I realize I am a very happy person.


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lana guise oil paintings


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fiona zakka

of fionazakkaart My inspiration comes from looking around me and seeing amazing colors, shapes and textures. They translate into ideas that turn into paintings, drawings and collages. I love life and treasure the beauty of even the tiniest moments.


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My photography is inspired by Canadian nature, culture, and landscapes. I feel that this country has so much to offer in terms of its beauty and natural spaces. I try to capture images from across Canada to share with others, whether familiar with the context or not. It is fulfilling to inspire and surprise others with the Canadian content of these images. I feel that the content of my art speaks to a wide audience. Through offering my photographs in a variety of media (print, canvas, wood, greeting cards) that audience is even more far-reaching.


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am a self-taught painter creating unique abstract expressionism. I originally studied Graphic Design at Parsons School of Design in New York and the Detroit Institute of Art. While in school I realized I didn’t want to create “art” designed to sell a product, I prefer creating things that are true to me and unique in my eye. I decided to drop out and pursue a computer science degree while still continuing to paint on the side for myself. I paint in the abstract format because there is no plan or rules. Abstract paintings, for me, take on a life of their own. I tend to start a piece with a broad idea based on an emotion or an element in nature and then allow my brush to take me where the painting needs to be. I rely heavily on the emotion of the painting and love creating the individual characteristics in each work of art that create each piece’s unique concept. I use brushes and a palette knife to give each painting texture and depth while maintaining a minimalistic feel. I see and feel what is true for me when I am painting and looking at a finished product. The most I can hope for is another person to have their own connection with one of my works of art.


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Aren’t You Tired Yet? [ left ] The third of the J C Red Boot Series of paintings featuring J C in her red cowboy boots. A painting to give us hope that we can let go of the things that are holding us back, holding us down drowning us and keeping us from moving on. “Aren’t You Tired Yet?” is telling us that it’s OK to let it all go and take a break from the negative baggage we sometimes drag around with us for a lifetime. Let it go.

The second in the J C Series, live life through J C ‘s eyes. Have you read about the 1960’s or lived them? Enjoy this reminder of a wonderful time in our history. Fun, sun and surf, good times.


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Liesl Marelli

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ami raime

oil & acrylic paintings 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 shape my destiny further in this new land I now passionately call home. I have always known I had some artistic talents. I started to enjoy experimenting with different styles and motifs when creating gifts for my friends. It was the unexpectedly wonderful and encouraging reception which everyone showed over these odd pieces that eventually motivated me to open 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. The artist who captured my passion for bold brilliant colors and whimsical style is Miguel Freitas. Love his works! I am beginning to also 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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durga garcia

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Durga is a published, Internationally shown Merited and Award winning photographer of fine art images and conceptual portraits.


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I strive to make an image that people want to look at closely. To notice subtle nuances, created with light and shadows. My fine art images rarely show identity, have a timeless quality, with often the unexpected, gestures, textures, emotions and hopefully are thought-provoking.

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cynthia spencer

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I love working with clay. It is physically and mentally challenging. Sculptures begin with an idea in mind, but are allowed to steer themselves as I go. These were all pinched and coiled from the ground up. This way of working emphasizes an �off center� organic way of creating and celebrates happy accidents. This is my 27th year focusing on clay and it feels like the relationship has just begun.

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Gabriela Horikawa palette knife oil painter

with some of the best local artists of the area. I paint mostly with a palette knife which gives my paintings an extraordinary sense of three dimensional relief and texture, the colors are almost broken not mixed completely and my palette varies according to each one of my works. My style is impressionistic and sometimes abstract based on the subject of each painting, and personal memories of each one of the places I paint, which makes each one of them unique.

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I have been surrounded by art and architecture since very young, through a career in Interior Design and Architectural Interiors for more than 25 years. Then something happened when I moved with my family to Italy for a year, it made me realize that all I wanted to do is become an artist. While living in the Liguria region of Moneglia, Italy and traveling around Europe, I was inspired by the surrounding natural landscape, art, and architecture. Soon I was taking several workshops


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sabella, a designer behind NatureLook jewelry brand, makes her pieces mostly from unusual gemstones. She prefers imperfect natural stones in their untreated form. Just like nature created them!

Isabella realizes there truly is no greater joy than that of giving back to others in need. She is also passionate about protecting nature. She has made numerous jewelry or monetary donations to various charitable causes such as: Greenpeace, Project Orphans, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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ilene adams

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I believe that art and beauty bring joy and wellbeing to individuals and are essential for a well-balanced life. Ever since I was a child, I have created one form of art or another, from drawing and painting, to printmaking, graphic design, decorative arts and photography. The artists who influenced me the most are Robert Rauschenberg and Maxfield Parish. Rauschenberg’s influence is apparent in my paintings that incorporate paint, collage,

photographic images and artifacts. They evoke a feeling of nostalgia or of imaginary places. My photographs deal mostly with nature, but nature through an intense filter. Images are put under a microscope and colors are heightened. There is beauty all around us but how often do we take the time to really see it? Ordinary images are enhanced to create painterly new images that leave the viewer wondering if they are paintings or photographs? Abstract or realistic? Bruce Helander wrote, “Ilene Adams, is also a professional painter who has continued to sharpen her palette and compositional skills while searching out new subject matter inspired by nature. Her recent series of large-scale photographic prints could be mistaken initially for a sharp focus oil painting on canvas. This wondrous selection of water reflections from surrounding natural growth topped off with floating green circles of blooming water lilies is a unique extension of the artist’s trained eye. In some of the photographs we are confronted by a series


of dazzling reflective vertically vibrating lines that cut through the tint of the water like a sharp knife through butter. Adams likes to integrate a bit of art history in her work where it’s useful. She often pays homage to impressionists like Monet connected at the hip with contemporary sensibilities and a flare for vibrant, almost unnatural color. Her painted compositions that are also inspired from the Everglades often center on a single sculptural form of a tropical bird, perhaps standing on one leg surrounded by a robust textural surface of stencil like repeat patterns.�

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ilisa millermoon

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Raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as a Mennonite, Ilisa Millermoon struggled to find freedom both spiritually and artistically until she discovered the joy of applying acrylic ink and gouache to watercolor paper. Finding the process an organic one, and allowing it to be intuitive, she explored a divine world larger than gender limitations, body denigration, and divine punishment through the flow of vibrant inks, soft brushstrokes, and porous boundaries—emphasizing the interconnection of human and divine realms in the act of creation.

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laurel fulton

landscape oil paintings

Sunburst Over Camel’s Hump” 15” x 15” oil on cradled birch panel


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elspeth mcLean painting

Painting is my way to find my “happy place” and colour is a way to express and celebrate the colours of my soul. By using bright and vivid colours and intricate dot work style, the artwork I create becomes a direct expression of my experience of life. I tend to focus on the more uplifting and beautiful aspects of this world because I think there is already enough darkness. This mindset helps me keep alert, in the moment and I try to see the positive aspect in any situation. Although I was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia, I moved to Canada a few years ago. I am enjoying living on the Vancouver Island. Island living with a studio facing west over the ocean and the forest in my backyard is a very inspiring for me.

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My artwork is directly influenced by my life and what surrounds me. Nature, the seasons, the animals that cross my path, my travels and of course any mythology/ symbolism that I am interested in are expressed through my artwork. I like to create paintings based on either scenes I’ve had or witnessed or a feeling that I want to express through image. I keep sketchbooks of quick scribbles, a folder with colour combinations that I love and scrapbooks of images that capture my imagination. I use these as reference points when creating a painting. Acrylic has become my material of choice because I just love how rich and thick in texture it is. It allows me to create my dot work thick and tactile while drying quickly. I am a fast worker, I have so many different stories to tell, that I need this medium to keep up with the flow of my ideas. For the future I hope to get more into illustrating and even creating a children’s book. I also plan to exhibit more in public, especially solo, as I have been working predominantly online the last few years.


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cindy ginter of potterygod

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was raised to look forward to watching Saturday morning cartoons, reading Dr. Seuss stories, drawing imaginary creatures, and taking in the southern California sun. All these formative experiences influence my whimsical pottery, unusual shapes, fun textures and very bright colors of sun and sea. I took some local classes at the local 577 foundation in Perrysburg, Ohio, where Edith Franklin helped me to form the basic skills to create pots. She was known as the “La Grande Dame of the Arts” and the “Grandmother of Ceramics,” of Toledo’s flourishing Ceramic scene, and to her I will be forever grateful for her insistence that I look at my pots in a critical way and finish them like I was a master of the craft.

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Liisi Kukk of Design Studio MUNA Pattern Design, Surface Design, Painting Läänemaa, Estonia [web] munadesign.com [pinterest] munadesign [ fb + etsy] designstudiomuna Oli Divisova Ceramic Design České Budějovice, Czech Republic [web] olidivisova.com [etsy] OlisCupboard

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Ami Raime Oil & Acrylic Painting Seattle, Washington, USA [etsy + fb] Raimestique

Charlotte Farhan Portsmouth, United Kingdom Abstract/Naïve - Expressionism [web] charlottefarhanart.com [fb] Artist.Charlotte.Farhan [tumblr] charlottefarhanart.tumblr.com Fiona Zakka Painting Athens, Greece [etsy + pinterest] fionazakka [tumblr] fionazakkaart [blog] fionazakka.wordpress.com

Iris Grace Painting Leics, United Kingdom [web] irisgracepainting.com [e] irisgracepainting@yahoo.com Lana Guise Oil Painting Bologna, Italy [etsy + fb] LanaGuiseFineArt [twitter] @LanaGuiseArtGal

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Amy Barker of galleryAB Photography Ottawa, Canada [fb + etsy ] galleryAB [e] galleryamyb@gmail.com Barbara Bailey Painting Greenacres, Florida, USA [fb] barbara.bailey [e] geezerthree@aol.com

Brandi Fitzgerald of Brandi Fitzgerald Fusion Art & Photography Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA [fb] mindfulart [etsy] brandifitzgerald [web] brandifitzgerald.com Cindy Ginter of Potterygod Ceramics Whitehouse, Ohio, USA [etsy + fb] potterygod [blog] potterygod.blogspot.com


RT Cynthia Spencer of Spencer Work in Clay Functional & Sculptural Ceramics Corvallis, Oregon, USA [etsy] NicePots [fb] Spencerworkinclay [blog] vaseoftheweek.blogspot.com Dawn Dishaw of Dawn Dishaw Ceramics Functional Ceramics Easthampton, Massachusetts, USA [etsy] dawndishawceramics [web] dawndishaw.com

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Durga Garcia Photography West Palm Beach, Florida, USA [web] durgagarcia.com [fb] durga.garcia [blog] durgagarcia.tumblr.com Elspeth McLean Painting British Columbia, Canada [etsy] ElspethMcLean [web] elspethmclean.com [twitter] @ElspethArtist

Gabriela Horikawa of HP and Associates Oil Painting Flanders, New Jersey, USA [web] hpandassociates.com [etsy] GabrielaHorikawa

Jackie Carpenter of Jackie Carpenter Art Painting Alpine, Utah, USA [web] jackiecarpenterart.com [fb] jackiecarpenterart Laurel Fulton Landscape Oil Paintings Hinesburg, Vermont, USA [web] laurelfultonart.com

Laurie Beringer Jewelry Designer Lakewood, Ohio, USA [etsy] NorthCoastCottage

Liesl Marelli of Girona Consulting Photography & Publication Design West Palm Beach, Florida, USA [web] GironaConsultingINC.us [fb] GironaConsulting [etsy] GironaPrints Sarah Parys Mixed Media Omaha, Nebraska, USA [etsy + pinterest] yinsteadofi [etsy II] eastparlor Sarah Worthen of Bluebirrrd Dreams Artisan Jewelry Squaw Valley, California, USA [fb] BluebirrrdDreams [etsy] bluebirrrddreams

Ilene Adams of Ilene Adams Fine Art Mixed Media & Photography Jupiter, Florida, USA [web] ileneadamsfineart.com [fb] ilenegruberadams

Suzanne Stacy Abstract Expressionism Jacksonville, Florida, USA [web] stacyartworks.com [etsy + fb] stacyartworks

Ilisa Millermoon Intuitive Energy Art Mooresville, North Carolina, USA [web] ilisamillermoon.com [twitter] @imillermoon

Tatiana Cuneo Olhaberry of Birdienumnum Handmade Accessories Vi単a del Mar, Chile, South America [web] bnnstyle.com [etsy] birdienumnumshop [fb] birdienumnumfan

Isabella Marzec of NatureLook Jewelry Designer Janesville, Wisconsin, USA [web] naturelook.net [fb] NatureLook [twitter] @NatureLook

Zarema Mamedova of ZarasShop Abstract Landscape & Floral Art Brooklyn, New York, USA [etsy + fb] ZarasShop [e] artbyzara@gmail.com


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Women in Art 278 (December 2013)  

Announcing our December 2013 issue (available as a printed edition as well). Congratulations to Ilisa Millermoon, our cover page artists who...

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