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‘Artist Laudabilis’ (by the Award Committee of the Europa Authentica,) and the overall winner of the head-to-head competition of the Saatchi Gallery in London, Dubravka is an artist that has a thorough command of the painting-on-glass technique. Having been developing this ancient technique into a distinctive style, in her own words, her work is surreal with impressionist elements and contains a considerable amount of symbolism. Each painting tells its own unique story. The combination of oil a special intense effect.”

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I N T E R N AT I O N A L

C O N T E M P O R A RY M A S T E R S VOLUME SIX

C U R AT E D BY DESPINA TUNBERG Designed and Published in California by World Wide Art Books Inc.™

International Contemporary Masters Volume Six DESIGNED AND PUBLISHED IN CALIFORNIA 2012 by World Wide Art Books www.wwab.us General Manager / Curator: Despina Tunberg Master Editors: Thomas Tunberg, Myrina Tunberg Design: MT DESIGN ® Copyright: World Wide Art Books Inc. 1907 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA Tel/Fax: (1) 805-845-3869 Email: dt@wwab.us Front Cover: DUBRAVKA | Abuse Oil on glass 24 x 24 in. or 60 x 60 cm Back Cover: Mai Anh | Portrait 2001, Oil on canvas 31 x 39 in. or 80 x 100 cm All Rights Reserved ® No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in retrieval systems, or transmitted in any form or any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without written permission of the publisher and copyright holders.

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Mittermaier, Cheri 256 Moret, Ed 257 Morie, Amanda 258 Morris, Charleen 259 Mosevang, Leif 260-1 Muzychko, Olga 262 Nahoul Serio, Vanessa 263 Natasha, Tyice 264-5 Myers, Gary 266-7 Nelubovich, Igor 268-9 Nielsen, Leif 270-1 Nishimura, Tomonori 272-3 Olivo, Rosa 274 Osternik, Teguh 275 Onnes, Robert 276-7 Otis, Jim 278-9 Owen (Maigret, Owen) 280-1 Ourmazd, Noushin 282-3 Palmer, Garth 284-6 Pantoja, Diana 287 Pasechnikova, Olga 288 Pensini, Lori 289 Penny, Craig 290-1 Piccoli, Pietro 292 Pittarong, Sahatarch 293 Pititto, Josephine Salvatrice 294-7 Pizzo, Alessandro 298-9 PKC, Anand 300 Plishchina, Valentina 301 Qvist, Gunnar 302-3 Radovich, Shelley 304 Redman, Savanna 305 Richings, Victoria 306 Rogers, Cynthia 307 Rohe, William 308-9 Rohlsen, Beatrix 310-1 Roudbaraki, Vanecha 312-3 Roy, Sergey 314-5 Royle, Kerry 316 Samper, Claudia 317 Ryan, Karin 318-9 Sadovskaya, Yulia 320-1 Sandrelli, Francesco 322-3 Sebok, Ferenc 324-5 Secco, Patricia 326-7 Seminck, Peter 328-9 Shewry, John 330 Slattery-Ching, Kimene 331 Stein, Anna Carin 332 Strygaczowa, Larysa 333 Stifel, Lida 334-5 Swift, Sallie-Anne 336-7 Swan, Yvette 338 Taleb, Shejuti 339 Tatjana Tiziana 340-1 Thomas, Amber 342 Thomas, Thomas 343 Timmerije, Janet 344-5 Tirado, Ivan 346-7 Tribble, Rachel 348-9 Tremblay, Lucette 350 Uusluoto, Hannu 351 Uyehara, Elizabeth 352 Uyehara, Paul 353 Van Den Berg, Petronella 354-5 Voll, Sibylla 356-7 Vorgers, Rien 358-9 Valeur, Suzanne 360 Williams, Adrianne 361 Werner, Max 362-3 Xue, Yanqun 364-5 Yaki, Nancy 366-7 Yasuyuki, Ito 368-9 Zervigon, Carlos 370 Zharkikh, Valeriy 371

DDiarte 120-5 De Rae, Monique 126-7 Dobal, Eluard 128 Dorofeeva, Irina 129 Dufault, Rollande 130 Duhayon, Justine 131 Dumas, Michael 132-7 Erwin, Kathrerine 138 Falk, Lisa 139-41 Farid, Ahmed 142-6 Flati, Giancarlo 147 Fligel, J.A. 148-9 Fogde, Carina 150-1 Fontaine, Diane 152-3 Fuchs-Holman, Cathy 154-5 Friskman, Eva 156 Gallant, Rick 157 Gates, Stacia 158 Grishin, Leonid 159 Gjuka, Sami 160-1 Glushien, Matt 162-3 Good, Anna 164-5 Greiner, Martha 166-7 Groot, Ryan 168-71 Hussein, Taha 172 Hazan, Lina 173 Hart, Kathryn 174-7 Herres, Michael 178-9 Hjelvik, Anne 180-1 Horsten, Bregje 182-3 Iannucci, Luciano 184 Icaza, Daniel 185 James, Duncan 186 Jensen, Monika 187 Jones, Allen 188 Khair, Fatima 189 Kahlow-Curtis, Nancy 190-1 Karadag, Gulcan 192-3 Karjalainen, Reija 194-5 Keating, Gerlinde 196-7 Khan, Sahir 198-9 Ko-Hey! Arikawa 200-1 Koddrip (Khatuntsev, Alex) 202-3 Kraft, Brandy 204-5 Kiper, Tulin 206 Lancaster, Morton 207 Laporte, Denis 208 Larose, Louise 209 Layman, Claire 210-1 Lbetho 212-3 Lee, Nicole 214-5 Lena, Garth 216-9 Le Tourneau, Lynn 220-1 Libhaber, Miriam 222-3 Lehmann, Michele 224 Linde, Kristin 225 Lindstroem, Kerstin 226-7 Linford, William 228 Losonczi, Joseph 229 Lovelock, Penny 230 Maheshwari, Subodh 231-3 Majdandzic, Viktor 234-5 Mandich, Michelangelo 236-7 Matei, Gaspar 238 Mazmanian, Sarkis 239 Mathys, Regula 240-1 Mcgourty, Gerard 242 Menzies, Renea 243 Mcintyre, Barbara 244-5 Mckinley, Daniel 246-7 Mellard, Keith 248-9 Messelier, Vincent 250-1 Meunier, Monika 252 Miettinen, Sirpa 253 Mihan, Daphne 254 Miron-Wapner, Edna 255

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Premium Artists Hart, Kathryn 2-3 Muerner- Marioni, Manuella 4-5 Bone, Hayden 6-7 Abplanalp, Agnes 8-9 Aziralili 10-1 Keating,Gerlinde 12-3 Peralta Ramos,Zelmira 14-5 Mai Anh 16-7 Hebert, Hope 18-9 Weber, Albert 20-3 Smirnov, Igor 24-5 Olivo, Rosa 26-7 Grandin, Anne 28-9 Montero, Matthew 30-1 Galleries Kim Kieler Gallery 33 Anh, Mai 34-9 Robinson, Paul 40-1 Stork, Matthew 42-3 Artists Aas, Kaaby Anne Lise 44 Adka (Andrea Jones) 45 Ainsley, David 46 Al Qurity, Kareem 47 Aldgegheri, Marina 48-9 Alexandatos, Colette 50 Alizea (Surre, Marie-Paule) 51 Alvarez, Katrin 52-3 Amaral, Helena 54 Angelstad, Brenda 55 Amboss (Zaugg, Steven) 56-7 Amid, Sima 58-63 Amira 64-5 Anderson, Ian 66-7 Antonsen, Inger Dillan 68 Attia 69 Ata, Sina 70-1 Atkinson, Mary Lynne 72-3 Azzari, Kenneth 74 Babar, Zahir Uddin 75 Baran-Mickle, William 76-7 Bastiaans, Marcel 78-9 Bauer, Logan 80-1 Beattie, Lorraine 82-3 Bechtol, Mary 84-87 Bennett, Yolande 88 Bescht, Ute 89 Bigio, Laura 90 Boswell, Lucie 91 Boisclair, Therese 92-3 Brandt, Sylvia 94-7 Bruce, Jody 98-9 Breig, Renee 100 Cababe, Michael 101 Callaby, Nicky 1002-3 Campbell, Maureen 104-7 Carluccio-Grbic, Jadranka 108-9 Chameleon (Amour, Chameleon) 110-1 Chediak, Francisco 112-3 Cho, Wendy 114-5 Christensen, Scott 116 Covey, Randy 117 Cohen, Wendy 118-9


A PERSONAL APPEAL BY THE CURATOR I am proud to offer the Sixth Volume of ; a document of what is happening in art in the 21st century worldwide, an amazing selection of art, a pleasure to the eye of the beholder! Artistic creations have multiple sides but mainly the artists are trying to show the world their own feelings: their pain, their struggles, their own way of seeing things, their fears, their concerns, their own world, their own truth! Besides all its other purposes, art is the only thing that is created for the pleasure of the eye; to make the world more beautiful, - and it really does! Imagine the world without music, without sculpture, without paintings! How would it be? Gray maybe… Art has existed since human beings appeared on Earth. Cavemen would draw on cave walls with every an urgent need for people to express their inner self. different concepts. The unity is in the range of differences. Abstraction, realism, surrealism, photodigital, photography, 3D mixed media, sculpture, installations; every kind of different expression. Let’s enjoy what we see in this book, no matter if everybody sees it differently. You might notice that the color red dominates in this book. It is my favorite color! Despina Tunberg Curator

INTRO TO VOLUME VI OF INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS It is with great pleasure that I introduce Volume 6 of When we started this endeavour six years ago, we were a little intimidated by the scope of our undertaking. To create a chronicle, from year

This is not to say that reviews, criticism and publicity no longer play a role, but more and more, anything goes. Still, while on the one hand, art has become less constrained and more “liberated,” the path for artists has in many ways become more

audacious. But now with six volumes of the series in print and a positive response that has surpassed our most optimistic expectations, we are beginning to be convinced that we are standing on solid ground.

kind, so distinguishing oneself is less easy. But the weakening of standards and judgment has also made recognition more

Over a thousand artists have been featured in the series, from most of the countries of the world. The series is becoming a source book for the art of the 21st century. It is interesting to note that more and more libraries are acquiring the series.

We have tried in the compilation of this series of books to follow this trend. We have only two very elementary criteria for inclusion: there has to be a certain originality in the artist’s work – something that is different, or in some way arresting – and

When we started the series, we were guided in our approach by the observation that there are no real “centers” of artistic activity any more, nor any prevalence of any school or genre, not even any tendency beyond an ever-increasing diversity. So we endeavoured to simply record as much as we could of this diversity, without embracing any particular approach, and to allow each reader to draw her or his own conclusions, without any editorialization on our part. We feel this approach has been vindicated, but there are some interesting implications. Because art has become so much more protean, and in a way, democratic, the authority of critics, curators, art historians and institutions in general has become correspondingly diminished – arbiters of taste are going the way of the dinosaurs.

or media the artist chooses to work in. Beyond this, we do not pass judgment. Rather, we see ourselves as just presenters and chroniclers. While these books are certainly accessible to the general public – and their worth would be limited if they were not – we also aim to reach a “professional” audience of gallerists, curators, critics, collectors, etc. But our approach is simply to present a cross-section of what is out there, all over the world. Clearly, we cannot show the work of every worthy artist, especially in one volume. But taken as a whole, the series is encompassing an ever larger and more varied range, and taken as a whole, we believe that the picture of a whole world of art is becoming more apparent. Thomas Tunberg, Editor


PREMIUM A R T I S T S


Metamorphosis VII Mixed media on canvas 24 x 32 in. or 61 x 81 cm

Kathryn Hart

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Cocoon I Mixed media on canvas 24 x 32 in. or 61 x 81 cm 3


Recycled Torso Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm

Manuella Muerner-Marioni Born,1964, in Thun, Switzerland, Manuella Muerner-Marioni studied Art and Fashion Design at the New Art School Zurich and later made several trips to Paris, Florence, Vienna, Lisboa, Spain, South America and the USA to self-educated herself in art. For 7 years, Manuella collaborated with the Niki de St. Phalle Foundation in Germany, Switzerland, France and USA. She has had exhibitions all over Europe and the USA and her artworks can be found in international locations all around the globe.

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Hayden Bone -

Left Top: Entangled Acrylic on canvas 78 x 31 in. or 200 x 80 cm Bottom: Relax Acrylic and pastel on canvas 47 x 30 in. or 120 x 75 cm Below: Terrazzo Acrylic on canvas 43 x 16 in. or 110 x 40 cm

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Agnes Abplanalp

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Souls Acrylic on plywood 49 x 49 in. or 124 x 124 cm

Aziralili

Life is a fascination, as the artist shows in her every artwork. Aziralili’s university studies opened up her creative and self expressive sides. She teaches ‘Vedic Art,’ which gave her new skills to empathize with and understand others. Aziralili paints, sketches and photographs what only she is able to see. Painting, her true passion, represents for her emotions, desires and experiences. Aziralili has been the recipient of numerous art awards and her work is shown in galleries and museums and collected internationally by private collectors.

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HOMO Oil on aluminium 51 x 59 in. or 130 x 150 cm

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Gerlinde Keating

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Abstract 200 Digital media Print dimensions may vary 12

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Zelmira Peralta Ramos

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Born in Buenos Aires on January 22nd 1968, Zelmira Peralta Ramos graduated as a Lawyer at UCA. After having worked on an environment project, GEF, from WORLD BANK, she founded in 2000 Fundación NATURALEZA PARA EL FUTURO (www.naturalezaparaelfuturo.org.) Zelmira studied painting and drawing in different art studios, the last one was at Rebecca Mendoza´s. She has participated in exhibitions in Argentina, the USA, Italy, France, China, México and Uruguay, including the Florence and Chianciano Biennales.

El Papelon Erotico Ink on paper 79 x 41 in. or 200 x 104 cm

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Mai Anh

Four Seasons Oil on canvas

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Crabapples 3 Acrylic on canvas 8 x 10 in. or 20 x 25 cm

Hope Hebert

in art led to years of studying different painting techniques and art history. Hope found her place working as a contemporary artist, always aiming to achieve a middle ground between abstraction and realism, yet often leaning toward pure abstraction. Her use of color and distinctive textures evoke a unique feeling. Over the years, she has worked in oils and acrylics, having now come to use acrylics exclusively. Hope has participated in many group exhibitions and had solo shows. “I often can be found in my studio working on many pieces simultaneously. My medium of choice is acrylics due to the fast drying time; it keeps up with my pace. There is simply so much beauty here in Bayou country: the landscape, the people, the overall attitude. All of this serves as a constant inspiration to me, that I’m driven to work fast to capture my ideas.” Holding A Memory Mixed media on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 122 cm

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Albert Weber

Black Hair Oil on canvas 49 x 49 in. or 125 x 125 cm

Last Bread Oil on canvas 30 x 22 in. or 77 x 57 cm

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Red Boot Oil on canvas 49 x 49 in. or 125 x 125 cm

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Above: Devil Horns Oil on canvas 41 x 41 in. or 105 x 105 cm Below: Brotherhood Oil on canvas 41 x 41 in. or 105 x 105 cm

The Dictator Oil on canvas 49 x 49 in. or 125 x 125 cm

Albert Weber

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Igor Smirnov “A piece of art is a source of information presented in symbolic

Born in Russia in 1952, Igor Smirnov lives in California. He studied Art at the Fine Arts College of St. Petersburg and Engineering Naval Academy, St.Petersburg, Russia. He has had 15 solo exhibitions in the USA, Japan, Russia and Singapore and participated in 20 group shows. His artworks belong to international private and public collections.

Right: Summer Vacation Mixed media on paper 30 x 22 in. or 76 x 56 cm Below: Lady With A Bird Mixed media on paper 30 x 22 in. or 76 x 56 cm Above: Still Life With Mask Pastel on paper 22 x 30 in. or 56 x 76 cm Left: Composition in Red Mixed media on cardboard 20 x 30 in. or 51 x 76 cm

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Emociones Deportivas Acrylic on canvas 35 x 35 in. or 90 x 90 cm

Rosa Olivo

There is a strong sense of cohesion and unity in Olivo’s work. Perhaps the most impressive aspect, one which unites the paintings, is her ability to create an aura of light. Many of her works seem to glow from within. Those areas of light lead the viewer’s eye through each image, providing a framework that draws us into the world that is being created, one that Olivo refers to as “a land of surprises.”

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Anne D. Grandin

Above: Spoletto Oil on canvas 48 x 24 in. or 122 x 61 cm Below: San Gemini Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm

Living Worlds Oil on canvas 60 x 30 in. or 152 x 76 cm

found in Native American culture. She uses circular and organic shapes to connect all elements of nature. Grandin works on wood, panel, canvas or constructed forms. Her paintings are based on Native American spirituality and the belief that all life forms depend on each other and live in harmony with one another to exist peacefully within the circle of life.

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Matthew Montero madness, unrelenting in your pursuit of

Born, 1988, in Louisiana, Matthew Montero now resides in New York City. Arresting and powerful, his art dives directly into all the horrors, tragedies, and triumphs of human existence. With raw force his riveting images test the moral imagination and move us into pondering essential questions. What they achieve is something beyond the ordinary: they infuse the art of painting with a fresh and vital life. Montero has appeared in international art magazines and has been invited to show in New York, Miami, and Canada.

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GALLERIES

KIM KIELER GALLERY & FINE ART FURNISHINGS Located in an airy space in Santa Barbara’s hip Op Zone, Kim Kieler Gallery represents entrepreneur Kim Kieler’s vision for the future of art, artists and the creative process. “The gallery provides up-andcoming, undiscovered, newly discovered and established artists a beautiful exhibition space,” Kim Kieler says. “Plus,” she adds, “people like to come here and enjoy the ambiance while they discover and select beautiful items.” The space is divided into two areas: Kim Kieler Gallery, and Kim3 International Furnishings where furniture and accessories, “art objects for the home,” are accessibly and sensitively displayed. Gallery opening events for artists and new exhibits are well-attended and, by all accounts, memorable. “Opening nights should not be missed,” smiles Kim. Click here for information on the adding depth and originality.” In a space such as Kim Kieler Gallery, the future of art, artists and the creative process shines bright indeed. ----------------------------------------------------Kim Kieler Gallery 1 N. Calle Cesar Chavez, door 5 Santa Barbara CA 93103 Open 6 days a week, 10 AM – 6PM and by appointment 805 899 2299 In Volume 6 of International Contemporary Masters Kim Kieler Gallery is representing Mai Anh, Matthew Stork and Paul Robinson.

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Mai Anh

MAI ANH

Hanoi, Vietnam

The Waves Acrylic on canvas 52 x 52 in. or 133 x 133 cm

MAI ANH Born in Thanh Hoa Province of Vietnam, Mai Anh graduated from the Thanh Hoa Arts College and is member of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association. She has had 16 solo shows in Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and in the United States and participated in over 50 international group exhibits. Mai Anh is represented by Kim Kieler Gallery in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Bathing Oil on canvas 35 x 47 in. or 90 x 120 cm 35


Mai Anh

MAI ANH

Hanoi, Vietnam

A New Day Oil on canvas 52 x 52 in. or 133 x 133 cm

Morning Oil on canvas 52 x 52 in. or 133 x 133 cm

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Mai Anh

MAI ANH

Hanoi, Vietnam

Above: To Earn One’s Living Oil on canvas 189 x 108 in. or 480 x 275 cm Below: Willingness Oil on canvas 61 x 33 in. or 155 x 86 cm

Happy Day Oil on canvas 30 x 62 in. or 76 x 157 cm

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Robinson

PAUL ROBINSON

Santa Barbara, California United States

became recognized as one of the most talented celebrity portrait photographers and was featured in some of the market’s top magazines including Details, Detour, Elle, Interview, Flaunt, George, Live, Out, House & Garden and Architectural Digest. Working for some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, Robinson has built an illustrious client roster that includes Renee Zellweger, Jennifer Tilly, David Arquette, Ella Fitzgerald, B.B. King, Melissa Ethridge, Noah Wyle, The Beastie Boys and Dermot Mulroney, among others. Many of his celebrity clients are also fans, collecting various works from his exhibits. Paul Robinson’s work has often been described as aggressive, sexual and unapologetic for any moral transgressions that might be inferred. His ‘Voyeur,’ became one of the hottest events in L.A. and New York as the guest lists became a virtual “who’s who” of the creative community. Combining a varied collection of black and white photos, the exhibit featured celebrity portraits of the young hot actors of today shot in a 1940’s style, a jazz series of intimate moments with legendary musicians, followed this up with another huge success in which he used human subjects E! Entertainment produced several segments, chronicling the eighteen months of shooting he did for the exhibit.

One Way C-print 30 x 45 in. or 76 x 114 cm

PAUL ROBINSON Hailed by The New York Press as the Helmut Newton of the photography world’s new “Brat Pack,” world renowned photographer Paul Robinson continues to take art photography to new heights. Without formal training, Robinson began as a self-taught fashion photographer in Paris. After carving out a name for himself within the art community, Paul then parlayed his work shooting stills of Oprah for

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Finding inspiration in his travels around the world, Paul Robinson exhibits regularly in London, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles. Robinson’s show ‘LOVEEVERLAST,’ a black, white and colored interpretation of love, once again received national attention. Sponsored by Absolut Vodka, those in attendance included Renee Zellweger, Melissa Ethridge, Lawrence Bender, Bruce Cohen and many other collectors of contemporary photography. Robinson’s next collection of photos, became his most successful yet, capturing the moods of cities around the world including Paris, Rome, Florence, and Bangkok, to name a few. His series ‘In Camera,’ presents multiple exposures, combining images of architecture, culminating in a panoramic combination of lyrical and mysterious beauty.

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When Things Were C-print 30 x 45 in. or 76 x 114 cm


Stork

MATTHEW STORK

Santa Barbara, California United States

Thoth Acrylic, charcoal and feathers on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 122 x 91 cm

MATTHEW STORK drawing, painting and found objects. References to literature, science and history are recurring themes in his work. He holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Kendall College of Art & Design studying under Jon McDonald and Deborah Rockman. His exhibition history includes the Washington D.C. National Archives, the New York Museum of American Illustration, the Ministry of Culture Conservatory Gallery in Split, Croatia and extensive showing on the American West Coast. Stork lives and works out of the Santa Barbara, CA area. Works on opposite page: Left Top: Particle Collision Acrylic, charcoal and feathers on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 122 cm Bottom: To Dream of Sleep Acrylic and charcoal on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm Right Top: The Sentinel Acrylic, charcoal and feathers on canvas 36 x 60 in. or 91 x 152 cm Bottom: Man-Made Flying Machine Acrylic, charcoal and feathers on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 51 x 51 cm

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INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS


Aas

Adka

Dubai Media City, Dubai United Arab Emirates

North Carolina United States

ANNE LISE KAABY AAS Born in Norway, 1944 Anne Lise Kaaby Aas, has lived in sevmissioned for private patrons and corporations.

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Above: Rearing Muse Acrylic and ink on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 72 cm Left Top: Blooming City Sounds Acrylic and ink on canvas 16 x 40 in. or 41 x 102 cm Bottom: Serene Barks Acrylic and ink on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm

Above Around The Corner Mixed media on canvas 31 x 39 in. or 80 x 100 cm Right Top: Awkward Silence Mixed media on canvas 31 x 39 in. or 80 x 100 cm

ADKA (ANDREA JONES) Born in 1971 in the charming spa resort town of Piestany in Slovakia Adka now lives in North Carolina. Inspired by the artistic traditions of her native Slovakia, her acrylic and ink paintings are presented in a whimsical, folk style, brimming

Bottom: Watchman Mixed media on canvas 39 x 31 in. or 100 x 80 cm

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Ainsley

Al Qurity

Encinitas, CA United States

Cairo, Egypt

KAREEM AL QURITY D. DAVID AINSLEY

obtained his MA in Painting at Helwan Cairo International Biennial XII, 2010 won twice the Prize of the Youth Art Salon in Cairo, and participated in The Biennale of Young Creators of Europe and the Mediterranean, Skopje, Macedonia, 2009, Peking Biennale 2010 and Nord Art 2010 participated in Christie’s titled ‘Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian & Turkish Art’ in both 2011 and 2012. Al Masar Gallery | Contemporary Art (Cairo, Egypt) representative of the artist worldwide.

The California Art Club, San Diego Chapter and The San Diego Musuem of Art/Artists Guild Salmagundi Club in New York City, de Benedictus Cosmopolitan Gallery in

“For many years, i have been inspired to capture the powerful spirit of nature through the use of oil paint. As a plein-air painter, landscapes and seascapes have enable me to replicate the power of nature through my work.”

The Chair Preaches II Mixed media on canvas 90 x 59 in. or 230 x 150 cm

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Aldegheri

MARINA ALDEGHERI

Verona, Italy

MARINA ALDEGHERI “In my heart there is a great love for art in general and especially for painting. Watercolor, oil, acrylic; with a brush in my hand I feel happy. I try, I think, I observe, and then my creation is born from the heart. The smell of turpentine and oil paints absorb me and make me forget everything and everyone. I experiment to express the very best, always looking for something... tive, abstract painting l feel complete. My mind and my hands, passing from one emotion to another without conditions by anyone, the works that I paint are just me.”

Viaggio Di Vita Oil on canvas 39 x 33 in. or 100 x 85 cm Percorso Di Vita Oil on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

Amore Perduto Oil on canvas 33 x 26 in. or 85 x 65 cm

Colori Di Casa Mia Oil on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

L’adige (Cerchi L’amore) Oil on canvas 33 x 26 in. or 85 x 65 cm

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Website: www.marinaaldegheridipinti.it Email: marina6554@gmail.com

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Alexandratos

Alizea

London, United Kingdom

Thuir, France

Above: Volupte Mixed media on wood 26 x 39 in. or 65 x 100 cm Left Top: Elevation Acrylic on canvas 24 x 35 in. or 90 x 60 cm Middle: Acrylic on canvas 24 x 35 in. or 90 x 60 cm Bottom: Untitled Acrylic on canvas 24 x 35 in. or 90 x 60 cm

ALIZEA (MARIE-PAULE SURRE) In The Garden Pastel and pencil on pastel paper 6 x 8 in. or 15 x 21 cm

COLETTE ALEXANDRATOS

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Top: Submersion Mixed media on paper 3.5 x 5 in. or 9 x 12 cm Bottom: In The Rain Mixed media on paper 6 x 11 in. or 15 x 29 cm

“Painting is my master. Time in the timeless and vice versa is the mainspring of my creations. Painting is my master, the force which urges me to take the brush and convey, through it, the existence of an absolute that I feel deep inside. Without such a certainty, no music would be born in me, no picture would emerge. My desire is for each new work to be original and different from past creations, for I cannot conceive one work transcribing the same emotions as the previous one; that is the reason why I use as well acrylic as oil, pastel or India ink on various supports such as paper, canvas or wood. The art critic Francis Parent has characterized my work as lying “at the limits

Website: www.alizea-art.com Email: alain.surre@latoile66.com

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Alvarez

KATRIN ALVAREZ

Cologne, Germany

Top Left: Fossil Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 40 x 50 cm Right: In The Beginning There Was A Woman... Oil on canvas 37 x 49 in. or 95 x 125 cm Bottom Left: Magic Oil and found object on canvas 41 x 41 in. or 105 x 105 cm Right: In Nomine Patris Et Filii Et Spiritus Sancti Oil and found object on canvas 26 x 29.5 in. or 65 x 75 cm

KATRIN ALVAREZ

the Allan Edwards Award of the SFCA(Federation of Canadian Artists) to hang permanently at the New Fantastic Art Museum, Vienna. In 2012 she was awarded the Grande Médaille d’Or M.C.A. Cannes Azur.

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Website: www.alvarez-katrin.de Email: info@katrin-alvarez.de

53cm Namaste Oil on canvas 22 x 26 in. or 57 x 67


Amaral

Angelstad

Porto, Portugal

Regina, Saskatchewan Canada

Pink Camellias Oil on canvas 12 x 10 in. or 30 x 25 cm

Violetas Oil on canvas 12 x 12 in. or 30 x 30 cm

HELENA AMARAL -

BRENDA ANGELSTAD a teenager, she dabbled in oil painting

Red Roses Oil on canvas 12 x 10 in. or 30 x 25 cm

Above: Solitude (Cougar) Watercolor and gouache on paper 20 x 28 in. or 51 x 71 cm Right Top: Majesty (Siberian Tiger) Watercolor and gouache on paper 23 x 21 in. or 58 x 53 cm Bottom: Eye On The Prize (Wolf) Watercolor and gouache on paper 26 x 15 in. or 66 x 38 cm

Her main theme of interest is wildlife. Saskatchewan

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Websites: www.helena-painter.com, www.helenaamaral.artelista.com Email: mfortunato@oniduo.pt

Website: www.natureartists.com Email: sbangelstad@sasktel.net

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AmbosS

AmbosS (aka STEVE ZAUGG)

Steffisburg, Switzerland

AmbosS (aka STEVE ZAUGG)

“In my surreal and symbolic paintings I convey messages; messages that are not easily understood by everyone. Sometimes they are thought-provoking messages, messages that frighten. This is the view of our world through my eyes, that of AmbosS. I create irrational worlds. Here reality exists as a paradoxical universe, showing that there exist other realities behind the horizon of the human mind. I’m not real and yet I exist. I live in my own world. I’m different, I’m AmbosS.”

Cliff of Fate Oil on canvas 71 x 55 in. or 180 x 140 cm The Burning House Oil on canvas 79 x 59 in. or 200 x 150 cm

Above: The Key to the Knowledge of Being Oil on canvas 35 x 46 in. or 89 x 116 cm Right Top: Justice Oil on canvas 35 x 46 in. or 89 x 116 cm Bottom: Another Angle So It Seems Oil on canvas 20 x 27.5 in. or 50 x 70 cm

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Website: www.amboss-artist.ch Email: amboss@bluemail.ch

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Amid

SIMA AMID WEWETZER

Marshall, Minnesota United States

Mother and Child Acrylic on canvas 22 x 16 in. or 56 x 41 cm

SIMA AMID

“Sima Amid Wewetzer has no restriction in her work. Her search for freedom has found refuge through the use of representational object, which materialize her spiritual relationship with the physical environment. She makes apparent her creative composure and ability to introduce new sprung dimension to visual Artistic perspective. All of Sima’s works continue to complement one another.” Opposite page: Sunrise Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm 58

Website: www.artsbysima.com Email: simaarts@yahoo.com

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Amid

SIMA AMID WEWETZER

Marshall, Minnesota United States Tree at Night Acrylic on wood 35 x 25 in. or 89 x 64 cm Opposite Page: Sunset Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm

Sun Through Trees Eleven layers of acrylic on canvas 30 x 31 in. or 76 x 79 cm

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Website: www.artsbysima.com Email: simaarts@yahoo.com

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Amid

SIMA AMID WEWETZER

Marshall, Minnesota United States

Musicians (Triptych) Acrylic on canvas 54 x 93 in. or 138 x 236 cm each panel

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Website: www.artsbysima.com Email: simaarts@yahoo.com

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Amira

AMIRA de MAISTRE

La Garde Freinet, France

Above: Le Rouge et Le Bleu Oil on canvas 16 x 16 in. or 40 x 40 cm Below: Le Jeune Fille au Chapeau Oil on canvas 16 x 16 in. or 40 x 40 cm

Above: Le Ballet Mixed media on canvas 29 x 24 in. or 73 x 60 cm Blelow: Pas De Deux PortĂŠ Mixed media on canvas 15 x 18 in. or 38 x 46 cm

Bagdad Cafe Mixed media on canvas 29 x 24 in. or 73 x 60 cm

AMIRA de MAISTRE

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Website: www.artpaintamira.com Email: amira@artpaintamira.com

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Anderson

IAN E. ANDERSON

Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand

In The Shadow of My Father Mixed digital media and oil, Limited edition Giclée Master Works (Artist proof)

IAN E. ANDERSON

Left Top: Patience II Mixed digital media, Limited edition Master Giclée print 38 x 38 in. or 96 x 96 cm Middle: We Were Thirsty Mixed digital media, Limited edition Master Giclée print 38 x 38 in. or 96 x 96 cm Bottom: New Life Awakening Oil on canvas, Limited edition Master Giclée print 34 x 24 in. or 86 x 61 cm Right Top: The Ascension and Food For Thought Oil on canvas, Limited edition Master Giclée print 26 x 33 in. or 66 x 85 cm Bottom: Eyes Oil on canvas, Limited edition Master Giclée print 48 x 30 in. or 122 x 76 cm

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Antonsen

Attia

Enebakk, Norway

Cairo, Egypt

HAMDI ATTIA

University of Pennsylvania. the Venice Biennial 199 receiving the top pavilion the Cairo Biennial 1997, Canaries Biennial 2006 and Brussels Biennial 2008. Hamdi solo shows in Cairo, New

Play Oil on canvas 39 x 31 in. or 100 x 80 cm The British Are Coming Mixed media on canvas 81 x 48 in. or 205 x 122 cm

represented by Al Masar Gallery | Contemporary Art (Cairo, Egypt.)

INGER DILLAN ANTONSEN

Her art is for the most part abstract ideas in the form of color compositions. Instead Antonsen has chosen a more intimate approach.

Connecting Oil on canvas 24 x 20 in. or 61 x 51 cm 68

Website: www.ingerdillan.net Email: inger@fairlight.no

Split Button Mixed media on canvas 69 x 48 in. or 176 x 122 cm

Website: www.almasargallery.com Email: info@almasargallery.com

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Ata

SINA ATA

Amman, Jordan

Who Are You III? Acrylic on canvas 47 x 47 in. or 120 x 120 cm

SINA ATA

British Museum. 70

Website: www.sinaata.net Email: sina@sinaata.net

Top: A Process of Denial XX Acrylic on canvas 47 x 71 in. or 120 x 180 cm Bottom: Who Are You V? Acrylic on canvas 47 x 47 in. or 120 x 120 cm

Top: Who Are You XIV ? Acrylic on canvas 31 x 24 in. or 80 x 60 cm Bottom: A Process of Denial XXIII Acrylic on canvas 47 x 71 in. or 120 x 180 cm 71


Atkinson

MARY LYNNE ATKINSON

Midhurst, Ontario Canada

Sunneshine Fjiord Oil on canvas 48 x 24 in. or 122 x 61 cm

MARY LYNNE ATKINSON

known as a landscape artist

Spain, Toronto Art Expo, in the All Ontario Juried Landscape Show Art and History, Coldwater Gallery Juried Show B. Aird Gallery, and Lindsay Gallery Annual Juried Show as well as many other

Above: Top: Trout Lilies Oil on panel 10 x 8 in. or 25 x 20 cm Bottom: Morning Sunlight Oil on canvas 10 x 8 in. or 25 x 20 cm Left Top: Guardian Oil on canvas 48 x 24 in. or 61 x 122 cm

is elected member of the Portrait Society of Canada, associate member of the Society of Canadian Artists, and Bayside Artists. She is

Middle: Temagami Shore Oil on panel 10 x 8 in. or 25 x 20 cm Temagami Sunset Oil on panel 10 x 8 in. or 25 x 20 cm

Bottom: Water Lily Oil on canvas 18 x 18 in. or 46 x 46 cm

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Website: www.atkinsonartworks.com Email: marylynne@atkinsonartworks.com

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Azzari

Babar

Arroyo Seco, New Mexico United States

Lahore, Pakistan

KENNETH AZZARI

New Mexico Encaustic Art Institute and the International Encaustic Artist Organization.

Above: Amusement Oil on canvas 60 x 72 in. or 152 x 183 cm Left Top: A Man and A Horse Oil on canvas 48 x 60 in. or 122 x 152 cm Bottom: Flower Pickers Oil on canvas 60 x 48 in. or 152 x 122 cm

ZAHIR UDDIN BABAR

Above Top: India Eyes Encaustic mixed media collage on birch panel 22 x 22 in. or 56 x 56 cm Bottom: Underwood Encaustic mixed media collage on birch panel 22 x 22 in. or 56 x 56 cm

Convergence was held at the Al-Hamra Art Gallery in Lahore. He is a national gold medal holder and internationally awarded artist NAFA.

Left: Class of 64 Encaustic mixed media collage on birch panel 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 122 cm

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Website: www.kenazzariart.com Email: artist1011@me.com

Website:

Email: zahiruddinbabar64@gmail.com

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Baran-Mickle

WILLIAM BARAN-MICKLE

Bainbridge Island, Washington United States

“I am a metal sculptor whose current work takes the form of high bas-relief, though still occasionally create intimately scaled sculpture. In these reliefs I join a botanical with a domestic human-based scene. Each botanical cultural identity, be it mythical, medicinal, or coming from their social usage. Each domestic scene relates to the a puzzle that takes its full meaning when the viewer’s own experiences are added. I am a trained metalsmith/silversmith with 30 years of experience. I fabricate these deep reliefs of hammer-formed metal tolerances of jewelry, where I began as an artist. The full-scale sculptures are raised and fabricated as traditional silversmithing but with expressive rather than functional/decorative ends.”

Dreaming of Futures Various mixed metals, formed and fabricated 19 x 23 x 2 in. or 48 x 58 x 5 cm

Endless Column: Coffee Raised, formed and fabricated brass 52 x 12 x 12 in. or 132 x 30 x 30 cm

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WILLIAM BARAN-MICKLE

Florence Biennale, 2012 collections in the USA. Baran-Mickle is New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (NYFA) and a National Endowment for the Arts: Mid-Atlantic Fellowship (Regional NEA.) Most recently, he was awarded 3rd Place for Sculpture by the Confederation of European Art Critics Chianciano Biennale, Italy, 2012. 76

Dreaming of An Exit Various mixed metals, formed and fabricated 19 x 23 x 2 in. or 48 x 58 x 5 cm

Website: www.baranmickle.com Email: info@baranmickle.com

Impossible To Do List Various metals formed and fabricated 14 x 10 x 8 in. or 36 x 25 x 20 cm

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Bastiaans

MARCEL BASTIAANS

Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands

Robin in Town Mixed media on canvas 47 x 35 in. or 120 x 90 cm Riva Aquarama! Mixed media on canvas 59 x 98 in. or 150 x 250 cm

Flying Home Mixed media on canvas 39 x 59 in. or 100 x 150 cm Good Morning! Mixed media on canvas 59 x 59 in. or 150 x 150 cm

Trees I Mixed media on canvas 39 x 31 in. or 100 x 80 cm

MARCEL BASTIAANS

Casa Batllo Spazio Culturale Mentana Best of Show and Marcel Bastiaans is an awarded artist and member of The Society Artists Florence Italy.

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Website: www.marcelbastiaans.com Email: info@marcelbastiaans.com

Art-Innsbruck,

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Bauer

LOGAN BAUER

Phoenix, Arizona United States

color, light, and emotion, informed by the vistas of his lifelong and that add to the narratives he depicts on canvas. Initially

painting in classroom and workshop settings and is a member of the Arizona Watercolor Association (AWA,) the Arizona Artist Guild (AAG,) Arizona Art Alliance (AAA.

Above: Selling From The Cart Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm Left: Sucking on Sugar Cane Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm

LOGAN BAUER

Peeling the Orange Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm

Top: Drying the Coffee Beans Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm Bottom: Cutting the Coconuts Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 61 cm

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Website: www.loganbauer.com Email: bauer789@msn.com

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Beattie

LORRAINE BEATTIE

Pokeno, New Zealand

Despair

LORRAINE BEATTIE Right Top: Foaming Tide 14 in. or 46 x 35 cm Right Bottom: Finis on canvas 24 x 16 in. or 61 x 41 cm Left Top: Pipeline photograph on canvas 24 x 16 in. or 61 x 41 cm Left Bottom: Love

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Website: www.lorrainebeattie.com Email: lorrbeattie@hotmail.com

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Bechtol

MARY BECHTOL

Canyon, Texas United States

Bud Vase Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 51 x 41 cm

Above: Big Conejos Oil on canvas 60 x 48 in. or 152 x 122 cm

MARY BECHTOL

Kirchman Gallery,

Gallery 203B Goose Island Gallery Studio 88

Mirror Image Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 51 x 41 cm 84

Website: www.marybechtol.com Email: maryb@marybechtol.com

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Bechtol

MARY BECHTOL

Canyon, Texas United States

Almost Home Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm and details below

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Website: www.marybechtol.com Email: maryb@marybechtol.com

87cm Patio View Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102


Bennett

Bescht

Perth, Western Australia

Doetlingen, Lower Saxony Germany

YOLANDE THERESE BENNETT

Above: Man and the Great Continental Shift Below: Inner Dimensions Both Images: Acrylic on canvas 72 x 24 in. or 183 x 61 cm

Left Top: Homo Irrationalis Mixed media on canvas 20 x 27 in. or 50 x 70 cm Left Bottom: Ameonus Mors Acrylic on canvas 20 x 27 in. or 50 x 70 cm Right Top: Elementum Aero | Aura Acrylic on canvas 25 x 47 in. or 90 x 120 cm Right Bottom: Portrait Of My Love Oil on canvas 25 x 47 in. or 90 x 120 cm

UTE BESCHT (aka Dali68)

NeoSujetism

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Email: ybennett@people.net.au

NeoSujetism速 involves

Websites: www.arts.dali68.com, www.neosujetismus.net Email: info@dali68.com

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Bigio

Boswell

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Los Angeles, California United States

LUCIE BOSWELL Boswell knew from very early

from UC Santa Barbara, she at the Santa Fe Photo Workshop,

Above: Slick Acrylic on canvas 28 x 22 in. or 71 x 56 cm Below: Murder Acrylic on canvas 24 x 18 in. or 61 x 46 cm

National Geographic, Magnum Photographers she moved to Los Angeles where she became a member of the ASMP – the American Society of Media Photographers.

work has been shown in galleries

is also an avid patron for the

Above: 1889 Acrylic on canvas 31 x 47 in. or 80 x 120 cm Right Top: Il Gato Acrylic on canvas 24 x 35 in. or 60 x 90 cm Bottom: Innovador Acrylic on canvas 14 x 18 in. or 35 x 45 cm

LOLI BIGIO to seminars and workshops with renowned masters of art and later

Chinese New Year Acrylic on canvas 24 x 18 in. or 61 x 46 cm 90

Website: www.lolibigio.blogspot.com.ar Email: lolibigio@gmail.com

Website: www.lucieboswell.30art.com, www.lucieboswell.artists.de Email: boswellphotos@hotmail.com

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Boisclair

THERESE BOISCLAIR

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Fall Sun Acrylic on tissue paper 30 x 30 in. or 76 x 76 cm

Summer Fire Acrylic on tissue paper 30 x 45 in. or 76 x 114 cm Field of Poppies Acrylic on tissue paper 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm

Acrylic on tissue paper 30 x 30 in. or 76 x 76 cm

THERESE BOISCLAIR

Acrylic on tissue paper 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 61 cm

Best of Show

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Liberated Dreams

Website: www.tboisclair.com Email: info@tboisclair.com

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Brandt

SYLVIA BRANDT

Stockholm, Sweden

SYLVIA BRANDT artist. At the age of nineteen she created ‘Fairy Woods’ The Blue One’, inspired her to begin perceiving herself as an artist.

Sylvia has shown her fairytale and astrology-inspired artwork at galleries in Sweden, London, Barcelona,

Right: Hibiscus Love Invitation Acrylic on panel 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm Below: Woods Of The Wild Acrylic on paper 24 x 20 in. or 60 x 50 cm

“I believe we can change our lives (and the world) any day we want to. Where the mind meets the inner eye, new worlds starts to exist. My world unites the beauty of Nature and the richness of emotional essence. Every time I create I am so curious to see what adventures my hands will unfold. I have this spectacular experience where my soul fragments are being pulled together, forming a new born aspect, a world, a symbolic baby, that my artwork gets to embody. I wish for everyone to experience that kind of creative suffering and ecstasy. If people would choose to take on that journey of discovery, I believe the world would be formed to a more soulful, intelligent and beautiful place.”

Flower of the Moon Acrylic on panel 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm 94

Website: www.fairyartcreation.com Email: info@fairyartcreation.com

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Brandt

SYLVIA BRANDT

Stockholm, Sweden

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Website: www.fairyartcreation.com Email: info@fairyartcreation.com

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Bruce

JODY BRUCE

British Columbia, Canada

Owl’s Nest Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 in. or 152 x 152 cm

JODY BRUCE “Inspiration surrounds us. Follow the beauty in the world.” Top Left: Red Tree Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in. or 122 x 122 cm Top Right: Organic Movement - Green Acrylic on canvas 36 x 60 in. or 91 x 152 cm Bottom Left: Quietly Standing Acrylic on canvas 24 x 48 in. or 61 x 122 cm Bottom Right: Hive Acrylic on canvas 72 x 48 in. or 183 x 122 cm 98

Website: www.jodybruceart.com Email: jody@jodybruceart.com

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Breig

Cababe

Ljusdal, Sweden

Las Vegas, Nevada United States

Eye Of The Universe Mixed media on canvas 27 x 53 in. or 68 x 135 cm

Top: Sleeping Forest Acrylic on canvas 40 x 20 in. or 102 x 51 cm Bottom Left: Cowboy Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm Bottom Right: Whispering Acrylic on canvas 72 x 48 in. or 183 x 122 cm

RENÉE BREIG Breig began painting in accord with the principles of Vedic Art, which has its roots in

Red Space III Mixed media on canvas 13 x 15 in. or 32.5 x 38 cm

MICHAEL CABABE

Vedic Art less as a set of rigid principles, than as a “way to remember how to paint. instincts of hesitance and fear, to describe a personal vision of elation. Breig says she has no preconceived ideas before she starts

work.

starts with the color that attracts her at that Fallen Dreams Acrylic on canvas 12 x 36 in. or 30 x 91 cm 100

Website: www.art.reneebreig.com Email: renee@breig.se

Website: www.cababestudios.com Email: Michael@cababestudios.com

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Callaby

NICKY CALLABY

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire United Kingdom

1. 3. 1: In The Flow (Blood Flowers), 2010 Painted silk and machine embroidery 2: In The Flow (Blood Flowers), 2009 Painted silk and machine embroidery 3: Trapped Glass and textile residue 9 x 10 in. or 22 x 26 cm 4: Rose Drops Painted silk 16 x 59 in. or 40 x 150 cm 5: Poppy Drops Painted silk 16 x 59 in. or 40 x 150 cm

In Waves Glass and copper 6 x 6 in. or 15 x 15 cm

NICKY CALLABY -

Brick Lane Gallery

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Website: www.nickycallaby.co.uk Email: nicky.callaby@gmail.com

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Campbell

MAUREEN A. CAMPBELL

Eugene, Oregon United States

Mystic Seaweed Oil on canvas 30 x 22 in. or 76 x 56 cm Misty Sea Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 61 cm

Portal Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 61 cm

MAUREEN A. CAMPBELL

New Zone Gallery Artist Collective. “I love rich, vibrant colors, curvilinear shapes, and geometric patterns. My inspiration comes from the incredible beauty of nature and the divine energy that infuses all that is. My oil paintings are predominantly abstract, though I do paint whatever inspires me in the moment. I use a variety of brushes to attain an ethereal softness, and I contrast that with the sharp bold strokes of a palette in a state of pure positive emotion, infusing uplifting energy into my art work so that you feel good and so that your imagination transports you somewhere wonderful.�

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Website: www.maureencampbellart.com Email: dancingabstract@gmail.com

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Campbell

MAUREEN A. CAMPBELL

Eugene, Oregon United States

Aboce: Taking Flight Oil on canvas 24 x 18 in. or 61 x 46 cm Below: Phoenix Heart Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 76 x 76 cm

Above: Forever Oil on canvas 24 x 18 in. or 61 x 46 cm Below: Vortex In The Desert Oil on canvas 24 x 18 in. or 61 x 46 cm

Above: Frosting in the Vortex Oil on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm Below: Love’s Roller Coaster Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm

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Website: www.maureencampbellart.com Email: dancingabstract@gmail.com

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Carluccio-Grbic

JADRANKA CARLUCCIO-GRBIC

Brescia, Italy

Promise of Life Limited edition archival print on canvas 63 x 46 in. or 160 x 118 cm

Above: Autumn Limited edition archival print on canvas 24 x 39 in. or 60 x 100 cm Right Top: Sailing Away Limited edition archival print on canvas 47 x 47 in. or 120 x 120 cm Bottom: Watching Paradise Limited edition archival print on canvas 27.5 x 27.5 in. or 70 x 70 cm

Chiesetta di s. Antonio sul Lago d’Idro Limited edition archival print on canvas 39 x 20 in. or 100 x 52 cm

“One impression, an emotion or a memory of a special moment inspire me to paint; anytime and anywhere -no matter which techniques or by what means. Accordingly, with a situation

JADRANKA CARLUCCIO-GRBIC

is to capture and express with shapes and colors the emotions nestled in my globetrotter soul. One of my Italian gallery directors wrote: “introspection from North to South by Jadranka.... seconds of light and shadows of moments made human..”

Fashion Limited edition archival print on canvas 28 x 37 in. or 70 x 94 cm 108

Websites:

Email: jcg.art@gmail.com

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Chameleon

CHAMELEON AMOUR

Sydney, Australia

Royal Spirit Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 50 x 50 cm

Tropical Dream Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 50 x 50 cm

De Facto Acrylic on canvas 39 x 26 in. or 100 x 65 cm

Capitan Paradise Acrylic on canvas 39 x 20 in. or 100 x 50 cm

Fuzzy Island Acrylic on canvas 39 x 20 in. or 100 x 50 cm

CHAMELEON AMOUR

German National Association of Artists. Lucifer Acrylic on canvas 20 x 14 in. or 50 x 35 cm

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Website: www.chameleonamour.com Email: chameleonamour@mac.com

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Chediak

FRANCISCO CHEDIAK

Quito, Ecuador

Siembra Mixed media on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

FRANCISCO CHEDIAK

Left Top: Contemplaci贸n del Inconciente Oil on canvas 59 x 67 in. or 150 x 170 cm Bottom: Puente Dimensional Mixed media on canvas 12 x 10 in. or 30 x 25 cm Right Top: Liberando Al Ganso Atrapado En La Botella Mixed media on canvas 12 x 20 in. or 30 x 50 cm Bottom: Mixed media on canvas 12 x 16 in. or 30 x 40 cm

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Website: www.franciscochediak.com Email: fchediak@gmail.com

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Cho

WENDY CHO

Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada

Love Affair Oil pastel on paper 20 x 13 in. or 50 x 32 cm When Pigs Fly Oil pastel on paper 20 x 13 in. or 50 x 32 cm

Sheep’s Clothing Oil pastel on canvas 13 x 20 in. or 32 x 50 cm

WENDY CHO “Once upon a design, in a far, far land of CHO, there lived an illustrator who the sun, stars and moon. Every day told a story of good and bad. Stories of memories had. The beginning.”

Above Top: Rub A Dub Dub Bottom: Mr. Wooger Both : Oil pastel on canvas 13 x 20 in. or 32 x 50 cm Wendy Cho is sponsored by:

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Website: www.onceuponadesign.ca Email: onceuponadesign.ca@gmail.com

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Christensen South St. Paul, Minnesota United States

Covey Omaha, Nebraska United States

SCOTT CHRISTENSEN

Above: Alaska Bronze 15 x 8.5 in. or 38 x 20 cm Left Top: Reality Bronze 15 x 8.5 in. or 38 x 20 cm Bottom: Separate Ways Bronze 15 x 17.5 in. or 38 x 44 cm

RANDY COVEY

Fleuve Ville Art Studio in Arlington, Nebraska where they cast their own creations. As a team, they have created “Three Spirits Memorial teenagers who lost their lives, a memorial still standing today. Covey

Above: The Point Acrylic on canvas 26 x 35 in. or 66 x 89 cm Right: Lady of the Light Acrylic on canvas 16 x 47 in. or 41 x 170 cm

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Website: www.scottchristensen.artspan.com Email: scottchristensen33@gmail.com

“In both New York and Italy my work has been compared to Constantin Brancusi, which is a great honor to me.” Website: www.randycovey.com Email: mustangpam@cox.net

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Cohen

WENDY COHEN

Sydney, New South Wales Australia

WENDY COHEN

Abstraction proliferates

Moves and Shakes Mixed media on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm

Melting Pots Mixed media on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm

Genie Exotica Mixed media on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm

Hot Dot Spots Mixed media on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm

reminiscent not only of that inspired Picasso and

with a sense of vitality, while

of colors, forms, and sensibilities and style. Striving to transport her viewers and immerse them in a fantastical world of imagination and

Starship Express Mixed media on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm

has been living and working 2000.

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Website: www.wendycohen.com.au Email: wendycoh@bigpond.net.au

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DDiArte

ZÉ DIOGO & DIAMANTINO JESUS

Madeira, Funchal Portugal

DDiArte have had several solo and group exhibitions in many European countries, including France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, and one in Japan and Brazil. Their photos have been published in international magazines and are represented in many private and public collections including The Berardo Collection and The Wurth Collection. They have won numerous awards with some of the most prominent including the 2nd Prize MERIT OF EXCELLENCE & Honourable Mention in the ‘Nude Category’ of the 5th Annual Photography Masters Cup, New York/London, 1st place in European Photographers of the Year 2010 in Fine Art by: FEP European Professional Photographer and three GAUDI Medals in Spain, and many more.

Wake Up and details above Digital media Print dimensions may vary

In 2012, DDiArte received 6 gold medals at the Trierenberg Super Circuit Photography, by the Photographic Society of America for Best of Show, by the International Federation of Photographic Art, and by CANON-You Can. The fourth gold medal was in Special Themes: Nude Category Digital Images, General Category and a sixth gold medal was awarded for First Place in the Experimental Digital Images.

DDiArte workshop - where they brought together the best of both, for the purposes of creation. In 2003, after several experiences in the “digital photography artistically touched up.” DDiArte aim to innovate, in terms of the themes on which their work is based. With their main source of inspiration being classical mythology as well as contemporary themes and their own inspired storytelling, DDiArte’s works are full of detail and symbols, in an attempt to captivate the viewer and stimulate critical thinking. In terms of a globalized plateau that is full of variety and difference, their work can be seen as a, “satirical or purely scenic, to be contemplated at will.” Some of their works are a shout out against discrimination while at the same time paying indelible homage to beauty.

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ZÉ DIOGO & DIAMANTINO JESUS

Madeira, Funchal Portugal

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DDiArte

ZÉ DIOGO & DIAMANTINO JESUS

Madeira, Funchal Portugal

Right: The Descent From The Cross Below: Cupidos Playground

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De Rae

MONIQUE De RAE

Lommel, Belgium

The Most Important World Leaders of the 20th Century by MONIQUE De RAE Summary of the story told by The Blue-eyed Lady

I’ve always been a pretty lawabiding kind of girl. It’s not that I just blindly did what my parents or teachers told me to do, but as a rule I did think they were right. Even after Nixon and Mao Zedong, I still always had the feeling that the world was in safe hands. After all, men like that had the smartest advisors, the most brilliant generals and professors from Harvard who had won Nobel prizes or studied until their hair had fallen out. As far as I could see, our future was rosy. We could sleep soundly in our beds. So it was a long time before doubt began to creep into my heart. The reason? The worldwide banking crisis. Once again, the world’s leaders would have to show that they were up to the job ... They were following in the footsteps of great men, such as Mohandas Gandhi. It was thanks to him that India won its independence in 1947. Combined with his defence of the rights of the poor, this won him the nickname Mahatma (“great soul”). His namesake, Indira leader. Her efforts to achieve economic independence and a growing contribution by women to politics and society, plus her environmental policy, swelled her popularity. Another strong woman was Golda Meir. Her commitment to peace in the Middle East was universally recognised. 126

The Most Important World Leaders of the 20th ce. Oil on canvas 24 x 31 in. or 80 x 60 cm

Dungeons Of The Mind Oil on canvas 24 x 31 in. or 60 x 80 cm

Great Depression, and during the war, he condemned the tyranny of the Nazis. His contemporary Winston Churchill understood the power of the spoken word better than anyone. He used his rhetorical skills to rally Europe during the turbulent wartime years. He is considered to be the greatest Briton of all time. Another great leader was Mikhail Gorbachev. He was famous above all for his policy of liberalisation, throwing the Soviet Union wide open to free dealings with the West and thereby actually bringing the Cold War to an end.

The Consumer Is King Oil on canvas 24 x 31 in. or 60 x 80 cm Noise Pollution Oil on canvas 31 x 24 in. or 80 x 60 cm

But for me, the two greatest leaders of the 20th century are anti-apartheid peace prize in recognition of his status as the symbol of the civil rights movement, seen leaders in the 20th century whom we might call show-offs or halfwits. Vladimir the Soviets. Someone of the same calibre was the dictator Joseph Stalin. His beliefs were merciless, but always put forward in a surprisingly simple way. This speeches, shot through with cynical, cold-blooded lies, revealed his virtuosity as

Website: www.theblue-eyedlady.com Email: info@moniquederae.com

Violence Against Women Oil on canvas 31 x 24 in. or 80 x 60 cm

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Dorofeeva

Dobal Puerto Rico

South Bend, Indiana United States

Left Top: Black Rap-So-D Medium 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm Bottom: Tsunami Medium 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm Below: Top: Preciosa Medium 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm Bottom: Buenos Consejos Medium 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm

Above: Balboa Park Silk painting (Batik) 16 x 22 in. or 41 x 56 cm Left Top: Flowers and Bird Silk painting (Batik) 20 x 26 in. or 51 x 66 cm Bottom: Still Life and Sailor Silk painting (Batik) 22 x 22 in. or 56 x 56 cm

IRINA DOROFEEVA ELUARD DOBAL Don Narciso Dobal, he grew up surrounded by art. He studied at the

own course with his own style and the freedom that characterizes it.

“Silk painting has been a primary fascination for me over the last several years. I enjoy exploring the diverse effects that come when I apply paint to silk. This, further, sparks my creativity. My particular experiences in life. Some of my works focus on nature and are inspired by landscapes, both Russian and American. I am inspired, too, by the beautiful lakes, mountains and shore lines in America. All these themes interconnect in my work and are sources for my art.”

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Website: www.eluarddobal.com Email: eluarddobal@hotmail.com

Website: www.irina-dorofeeva.com Email: idorofeeva@gmail.com

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Duhayon

Dufault

Paris, France

Gatineau, Québec Canada

JUSTINE DUHAYON

Above: Travel Of A Mind II Mixed media on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 80 x 60 cm Below: Reckless City Mixed media on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 80 x 80 cm

Above: Abstraction 405 Acrylic on canvas 12 x 12 in. or 30 x 30 cm Below: Day Break Mixed media on paper 26 x 20 in. or 66 x 51 cm

an atmosphere marked by both travel and creation as a vital link between the inner and outer worlds. Her interest in literature led her to pursue studies in Paris. After two years of preparatory classes (Hypokhâgne / khâgne) at Sorbonne University to study art and then completed a one-year internship in a publishing house. In January 2011, Duhayon decided to devote herself exclusively to painting. This artist, who sees herself as primarily self-taught, elicits on her paintings, colors and images in order to paint what she feels or wants to feel.

Abstraction 325 Mixed media on paper 21 x 12 in. or 53 x 30 cm

ROLLANDE DUFAULT With Bachelor degrees in both Fine Arts and artist recognized by RAAV and CARFAC National. Born in the province of Québec and a recipient of numerous awards, she is becoming known on both national and international art scenes. Dufault is among the artists who have been active in promoting contemporary Canadian art on the international stage in countries including Spain, Belgium, France,

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Website: www.galeriedufault.ca Email: dufaultrm@hotmail.com

Travel Of A Mind I Mixed media on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 80 x 80 cm

Website: www.justine-duhayon.com Email: contact@justine-duhayon.com

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Dumas

MICHAEL DUMAS

Peterborough, Ontario Canada

Daydream Oil on Russian birch 5 x 7 in. or 13 x 18 cm

MICHAEL DUMAS Michael Dumas was born in 1950 in Whitney, Ontario, Canada. After graduating Parker. His art forms part of many important collections, both private and public, and he has had numerous exhibitions internationally. Notable venues include the McMichael Canadian Collection, The Suntory Museum of Art – Japan, and Nature in Art – England. He has received numerous awards, has had his art on Canadian coins and postage stamps, and is member of the SAA in New York, the IBA in Cambridge, and SWAN – England. Michael Dumas is also a published poet and writer. 132

Website: www.natureartists.com/dumasm.htm Email: natures.studio.inc@sympatico.ca

133cm Kinship Oil on Russian birch 8 x 11 in. or 20 x 28


Dumas

MICHAEL DUMAS

Peterborough, Ontario Canada

Silence In The Shadows Oil on Russian birch 9.5 x 7.5 in. or 24 x 19 cm

Mill Cloth Oil on Russian birch 8 x 7 in. or 20 x 18 cm

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Website: www.natureartists.com/dumasm.htm Email: natures.studio.inc@sympatico.ca

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Dumas

MICHAEL DUMAS

Peterborough, Ontario Canada

Gyspy Oil on Russian birch 5 x 7 in. or 13 x 18 cm 136

Trust Oil on Russian birch 10 x 16 in. or 25 x 41 cm

Website: www.natureartists.com/dumasm.htm Email: natures.studio.inc@sympatico.ca

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Erwin

Houston, Texas United States

Falk

Lucaston, Tasmania Australia

Above: Teenage Angst Black and white digital photograph 13 x 19 in. or 33 x 48 cm Right Top: Mutilated Muse Color digital photograph 19 x 13 in. or 48 x 33 cm Bottom: A “Real” Man Color digital photograph 13 x 19 in. or 33 x 48 cm

KATHERINE ERWIN the Woods Montessori High School and is currently a student at the University of Houston Downtown. She has 12 solo exhibitions a year at her studio in Winter Street Studios in downtown Houston as well as other shows; including The Winter Street Annual Exhibition and Artopia in South and Central America, and in North America. Everywhere she journeys, her camera is always at her side. She believes the best way to describe her art is “to see another world through a lens.” “art is not a choice, but a compulsion.” [It is] “a force that you are born with inside of you from day one of your birth into existence that drives you to create. Art in it’s purest form is simply that; passionate creation.”

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Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Katherine-Erwin/197816050374 Email: phoenixkat89@gmail.com

Wisdom – Cephissus, Narcissus, Liriope and Apollo (The Gold Nugget Trilogy II) Coloured pencil on Stonehenge paper 24 x 20.5 in. or 60 x 52 cm

LISA FALK diploma in Graphic Design. When she moved to Tasmania she began creating drawings of the state’s natural areas and wilderness. The artist works with studio quality coloured pencils layered on 100% cotton rag paper. It is an unforgiving process allowing very little margin for error since erasure becomes virtually impossible, as the colours are built up to the resulting rich depths. Each drawing takes months to complete. The result is a body of work of exceptional virtuosity, clarity and power.

Website: www.lisafalk.com Email: lafalk2003@yahoo.com.au

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LISA FALK

Lucaston, Tasmania Australia

The Whispering Ponds – Sheer Joy In The Footsteps Of Lotus Feet Coloured pencil on Stonehenge paper 40 x 13 in. or 100 x 33 cm

The Stumbling Stones Coloured pencil on Stonehenge paper 12 x 31 in. or 30 x 78 cm The Chaos of Obedience Coloured pencil on Stonehenge paper 30 x 12 in. or 76.5 x 30 cm

Alisanos Pneuma Tass Mania (Bluestone Rock Oracle I) Coloured pencil on Stonehenge paper 12 x 31 in. or 30 x 78 cm Requiem Coloured pencil on Stonehenge paper 12 x 29 in. or 30 x 72 cm

LISA FALK ‘Although I have drawn for as long as I can remember it was when I began meditating on rock that I began to draw out the spirit and unwittingly unearthed the treasure. The rock revealed itself as a jewel; an interconnecting essence of undivided wholeness – absolute awareness. Through one-pointed concentration and ‘in’-sight I discovered the honing of skill to be a powerful tool for self-knowledge, integration, and the evolution and expansion of consciousness - the realms of integral, transpersonal, and ecopsychology. Being integrated one works in a sacred manner. Once the ego lets go the art becomes effortless, serving purely the task at hand. I love the breadth and the depths, and the detail within the detail revealing the BIGGER picture.’ Li and the Sila Stones Coloured pencil on Stonehenge paper 35 x 13 in. or 89 x 32 cm 140

Website: www.lisafalk.com Email: lafalk2003@yahoo.com.au

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Farid

AHMED FARID

Cairo, Egypt

Above Left: Figures 7 Oil on canvas 27.5 x 27.5 in. or 70 x 70 cm Right: Black Stripe Oil on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm Below: Fishermen Town II Oil on canvas 71 x 39 in. or 180 x 100 cm

The Red Dog Oil on canvas 59 x 59 in. or 150 x 150 cm

AHMED FARID Born, 1950, in Cairo, Egypt, where he currently lives and works, Ahmed Farid is one of the very many self-taught Egyptian painters who trained privately in apprenticeship at established artists’ studios. With a degree in Social Sciences and an early career in marketing communication and business, Farid’s encounter with painting came through extensive travels in the early seventies; an era that he lived fully, with its European post-May of 1968 culture, its American summer of love and Woodstock repercussions, and above all, its local Egyptian political and social effervescence. Perhaps this local and international concurrent cultural exposure left residues of desire to create the art he cherished and consumed, but was never able to practice except at a later stage in life, precisely in 2005. Inspired by few Egyptian artists such as Farouk Hosny and Hamdi Attia, and training with many Italian professional artists, Farid started to develop his own painterly personality. Farid possesses a brushstroke that is obsessed with textures and thick pastes of paints. The content of his canvases is many times reminiscent of the Egyptian abstract expressionist Gazebia Sirry or the European expressionist Nicholas de Steal. Ahmed Farid’s painting practice demonstrates a visual attraction to a kind of less textural American Color Field painting style.

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Website: www.ahmedfaridgallery.com Email: afraid@madar-egypt.com

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Farid

AHMED FARID

Cairo, Egypt

Above: Fishermen’s Town Oil on canvas 71 x 47 in. or 180 x 120 cm Below: Cityscape II Oil on canvas 59 x 29 in. or 150 x 75 cm

Figures IV Oil on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

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Website: www.ahmedfaridgallery.com Email: afraid@madar-egypt.com

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Flati

Farid

Rome, Italy

Cairo, Egypt

Above: Implacabile Ritmo, 2009 Mixed media on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm Below: In Form Action 7 Mixed media on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm Declinazioni Minime I, 2009 Mixed media on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

GIANCARLO FLATI Born in Aquila, Giancarlo Flati was the winner of the Michetti Museum, 2005 award. According to Flati represents the world in its complexities, grasping the moment in which it and expanding in the euphony of space/time. In the works of Flati there are tangled woods, metallic nodes, electronic boards, broken glass, grains of sand, stones,and the nutshell sounds of Triton. Every element has the memory of the arpeggio of the forest, the lapping of the waves, the sounds of electronic machines, the inebriation of the wind meeting the clouds. A new polyphony of space, a new melody with multiple voices, a sort of ars nova, a music between art and science.” Excerpt from ‘Flati: From Qbits to time’s knots’ Nero su Bianco 2012.

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Fligel

J.A. FLIGEL

Mississauga, Ontario Canada

Amongst Friends Bronze

J.A. FLIGEL (PSC, SCA) Born in Scotland, 1966, to a family of artists, J.A. painter and retired art professor in Scotland, who and dedicated peace and human rights activist. J.A. Fligel has sculpted since as far back as he can remember. In 1989, he received a BA Honors degree worked at the Art department of Upper Springlands, helping adults with special needs. Starting in 1992, he exhibited, travelled and worked with interior designers all over the world. Some of his work has found permanent homes in locations such as Upper Springlands, Perth, Scotland, and The Awapuni Hotel and Canada including Swan Lake, The Lion King, The Nut Cracker, The Phantom Of The Opera, Rag Time, Sunset Boulevard, Tommy, Famous People’s Players and more.

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with abstract sculpture, however, through his travels he was inspired by settled in Canada in 2001, where he works presently. He was honored to have represented Canada at the 2009 Florence Biennale, Italy. His most recent sculptures feature Canadian Olympic and Paraolympic athletes. These works were exhibited in the Canadian Olympic Athletes Dialogue an exhibition organized by the Portrait Society of Canada. J.A. Fligel encourages people to recognize the essence of humanity and the power of the human spirit, aiming to express a wide variety of feelings, to show the delicacy and beauty of life, while demonstrating the diversity and equality between people and different cultures. His goal is to show how much we already have and how much more we all could have by working together, for a joint goal of peace, love and caring. Through his sculpture he encourages people to realize basic

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Fogde

CARINA FOGDE

Tv책책ker, Sweden

Top: Oil on canvas 45 x 45 in. or 115 x 115 cm Bottom: Oil on canvas 45 x 45 in. or 115 x 115 cm

CARINA FOGDE Born 1960 in Filipstad, Carina Fogde lives in Tv책책ker, Sweden and her practice mainly involves painting, photography, sculpture, drawing and graphic art. She is a member of KRO, The Swedish Artist National Organization, KC-Vest, The Swedish Printmakers Association, Lithographic Academy, KKV- B, Centre for Culture and many more associations in Sweden and Europe. Carina lives close to nature and this is evident in her practice. In her color-saturated motifs that she draws from the environment she lives in. She wants to capture the light and create a relationship between different shapes. Her work often contains a restrained but expansive power. This gives the impression that each painting possesses an inherent energy of which we only see the surface. The shapes of houses and boats recur in many of her motifs.

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Website: www.fogde.se Email: carina@fogde.se

151cm Oil on canvas 27 x 31 in. or 70 x 80


Fontaine

DIANE FONTAINE

L’Ange Gardien, Québec Canada

Above: Tribal Mixed media on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 in. Right: Providence Mixed media on canvas 16 x 48 in. or 41 x 122 cm

DIANE FONTAINE Born, 1965, in Montreal, Diane Fontaine obtained a Bachelor’s Art in 1987. She had worked as an illustrator for several years, experimented with different forms of art and taught private art classes since 1993. In 2004 Fontaine discovered a passion for acrylic and its possibilities and developed her own mixed media techniques. In August 2009 she successfully opened he gallery in Buckingham, Québec and has exhibited in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, Europe and in New York . Diane Fontaine’s works belong to international private and public collections, she is an awarded artists and member of RAAV and other art organizations. At the exploring voluptuous forms and warm colors in her subjects. With an expressionist style and strong gesture, Diane exploits emotions, depth and movement through shadow contrasts and extreme light. 152

Website: www.fontaine-art.com Email: diane@fontaine-art.com

Left Top: Passion Mixed media on canvas 20 x 36 in. or 51 x 91 cm Bottom: Au Passage Des Saisons Mixed media on canvas 48 x 48 in. or 122 x 122 cm Right Top: Au Premier Rayon Mixed media on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm Bottom: Nuit Blanche Mixed media on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm 153


Fuchs-Holman

CATHY FUCHS-HOLMAN

Weimar, Texas United States

Crossing Over Oil on canvas 60 x 20 in. or 152 x 51 cm

Down But Not Out Mixed media on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

Iced Over at Dusk Oil on canvas 24 x 12 in. or 61 x 30 cm

Through the Trees Mixed media on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

Fall Mistique Mixed media on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

CATHY FUCHS-HOLMAN Weimar, Texas has been my lifelong home. Growing up on a dairy farm in rural America gave me an appreciation for my favorite subture, so as to allow you, when viewing my works, to feel as if you are ous and exhilarating expression of the scene I’m painting. Over the years I have received numerous awards and accolades, including Best of Show and honorable mention. I have participated in the Rollthe Santa Fe Art World website.” 154

Website: www.cfhlandscapes.com Email: cfh53@yahoo.com.

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Gallant

Friskman

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Gävle, Sweden

EVA FRISKMAN Fire in the Sky Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm

25 solo exhibitions in Sweden and 30 group show participations around Sweden, in Paris and in New York. Eva works with painting and fused glass mounted on a steel plate. She is member of KRO – The Swedish Artists´ National Organization.

RICK GALLANT Born,

Blue Morning Acrylic on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 122 x 91 cm

1965,

in

Chicoutimi,

Quebec,

Ottawa. He is relatively a newcomer to the art scene. With no formal training and ambitious intentions, his formative years favoured pencil, pen and ink drawings. Gallant was apprehensive about colour until about seven years ago, when he made the leap into acrylic painting. His style of painting is realism and his preferred subject matters are beautiful landscapes and wildlife. His work has been collected by private patrons and

Colorado Fall Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm

throughout Canada.

Above: Tango Acrylic on canvas 29 x 35 in. or 75 x 90 cm Right Top: Pretty Women Glass on steel plate 12 x 12 in. or 30 x 30 cm Bottom: Love Watercolor on paper 20 x 24 in. or 50 x 60 cm

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Website: www.evafriskman.se Email: eva@evafriskman.se

Website: www.gallantgallery.ca

Email: rickygallant@rogers.com

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Grishin

Gates

Moscow, Russia

Tujunga, California United States

STACIA GATES Born in Monterey, California in 1967, Stacia and is an actively exhibiting artist in the United States, including at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art. Stacia’s work has been featured in print and web publications, including Splashmagazines. com and ArtSceneToday.com. Stacia continues to receive national awards. 4 Views of Reclining Figure Outside of Paradise 1/10 Bronze 21 x 13 x 18.5 in. or 54 x 34 x 47 cm

LEONID GRISHIN/KORNEEV in Moscow and studied at the Stroganov Moscow State University of Industrial and Applied Arts earning a Master’s degree in Sculpture. Grishin has had more than 150 exhibitions with his sculptures and

Spiritual Sky Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

and France. His artworks belong to museum and private collections in many countries and have been featured in print publications in

Right Top: No More Fear Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm

an awarded artist and member of the Union of Artist of Russia.

Bottom: We Stand Together Against The Bullying Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm The work was awarded Second Prize for Sculpture from the European Confederation of Art Critics at the Chianciano Biennale 2011 (Italy) and Honorable Mention for Artistic Merit from Art Museum of Chianciano Terme (Italy). 158

Website: www.staciagates.artspan.com Email: sgates@ca.rr.com

Email: leonid.grishin@bk.ru

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Gjuka

SAMI GJUKA

Køge, Denmark

Cavallo Oil on canvas 43 x 29 in. or 110 x 75 cm & detail ^ Birth of Venus Oil on canvas 16 x 21 in. or 41 x 53 cm

SAMI GJUKA of Art in Sarajevo, Brussels and Amsterdam and currently lives and works in Denmark. Gjuka works with his own metaphysical ideas painted in a manner that is based on classical art techniques and values.

Woman With Mobile Phone Oil on canvas 24 x 31 in. or 60 x 80 cm 160

Website: www.sami-gjuka.dk Email: sami.gjuka@gmail.com

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Glushien

MATT GLUSHIEN

Providence, Rhode Island United States

Lake Zurich Oil on wood 31 x 11 in. or 79 x 28 cm

Wadenswil Winter Oil on wood 60 x 16 in. or 152 x 41 cm

Swiss Alps Oil on canvas 36 x 16 in. or 91 x 41 cm

India Point, Providence Oil on wood 28 x 12 in. or 71 x 30 cm

MATT GLUSHIEN

studio in Central Falls. “I am a contemporary painter by context, but very traditional in the way I paint. I like to paint and draw everything and anything that is in front of me. That way the answer can always be found by looking at the subject. I am relieved when the subject is chosen, and am ready to start. I don’t have much interest in any part of the process that is not putting the brush to the canvas. For me, the real root is, and will always be, the action of using the paint to record or recreate an image and feeling. When I paint outside, or from a model, my observation time is limited by the sunset or the model leaving. I don’t mind the light changing or the model moving. This only leads to me depending on the true essence of the subject and how to attain that in other ways. In recent years I’ve painted extensively in Switzerland and Thailand, as well as France. Knowing that my time is limited puts a certain kind of pressure and acuteness on the experience. I seem to be able to tune in better. If it is a very short trip, as in Paris, I am able to take home with me a sense of the place and not have my own thoughts or emotions contaminate it. Over time, as I build a relationship to my surroundings and the new gets old, my feelings begin to override the initial impression.” Ballard Locks, Seattle Oil on wood 36 x 18 in. or 91 x 46 cm 162

Website: www.mattglushien.com Email: matt@mattglushien.com

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Good

ANNA GOOD

Hawaii, United States

Tropical Vibrance Oil on canvas 60 x 48 in. or 152 x 122 cm

More Summer Fun Oil on canvas 24 x 18 in. or 61 x 46 cm

Seeing Three Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm and detail below

Living Color Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm

ANNA GOOD Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1947, Anna Good was raised and educated in California, receiving her degree in Sculpture from the University of California. When she moved to to introduce color into scrimshaw. She created over 2000 images and became one of the top ten artists in America. After eighteen years of work she chose watercolors and oil wildlife, in a unique series titled ‘Rooms for Wildlife. of Impressionism to become a recognized palette-knife artist. Memberships include Oil Painters of American and American Impressionists.

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Website: www.annagood.com Email: art@annagood.com

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Greiner

Saint Augustine, Florida United States

MARTHA GREINER

Left Top: OC Whites Colored pencil on Bristol paper 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm Bottom: Brassia Orchid Dancing Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm

Floating Violets Oil and metallic powders on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 51 x 51 cm

MARTHA GREINER to the Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA, where she trained as an oil painter. She studied Fine Art at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Blossoms II-Art of Flowers national touring exhibition in museums throughout the US. Her body of work is multimedia with a wide range of subject matters. “As an artist, my work comprises multi dimensions in both aesthetic and educational values. I try to emphasize the little nuances of what we see in our daily lives by using diverse media to accomplish this while educating the viewer. I wish to educate the viewer by taking advantage of the opportunity without the viewer knowing they are being educated. Also, to demonstrate what “can be” seen even if it is not so in reality. This is why my body of artwork is very colorful and detailed; to show the little and often vague subjects we miss in the ‘blink of an eye’.” 166

Website: www.martharosedesigns.com Email: cardots999@aol.com

Above Top: Martha’s Family Rose Colored pencil on Strathmore paper 20 x 16 in. or 51 x 41 cm Bottom: Out of The Darkness Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm

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Groot

RYAN GROOT

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Entwined I Mixed media on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 50 x 40 cm

Earth Acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm Vertigo (Blue) Acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 50 x 40 cm

Wind Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm Autumn Dance Acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 50 x 40 cm

RYAN GROOT working from his home-based studio, where his goal is to represent his surroundings through art. the best medium and style for what he’s trying to express with each work. He has participated in many shows across Canada, including in Winnipeg, Calgary, Cochrane and Toronto. The “I believe in the character and beauty of all things and truly feel that art is what you believe it is – not what someone tells you it is!”

Vertigo (Orange) Acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 50 x 40 cm

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Website: www.grootart.com Email: grootart@shaw.ca

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Groot

RYAN GROOT

Calgary, Alberta Canada

Prairie Majesty Oil on canvas 20 x 24 in. or 51 x 61 cm Arctic Sentinel Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 61 cm

Breaking Through Graphite on illustration board 24 x 20 in. or 61 x 51 cm

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Hazan

Hussein

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Cairo, Egypt

LINA HAZAN

in Brazil. She studied Art History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and it was also in her home country that she studied Jewish Philosophy. This deep philosophical contemplation directly a fusion of contemporary abstract expressionism and the classical; shrouded in mysticism, expressing some of the many profound ideas of Jewish heritage. An examination of her work often reveals an enigmatic spiritual essence

Heaven & Earth Adaptation of Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” Acrylic on canvas 59 x 79 in. or 150 x 190 cm

its aesthetic beauty, but in its embodiment of a culture and proud embrace of heritage through every brushstroke.

TAHA HUSSEIN Born in Gamalia on 14 February, 1929, Taha where he completed his studies in 1951 ranking the top of his class. He left Egypt to Düsseldorf in 1957 to continue his studies in the arts where he obtained his PhD degree in 1963. He participated in many exhibitions locally and abroad. The artistic experience of Hussein is about to complete six decades of art. He is the winner of the State Merit Award for the year 2000 and has received many honorable awards for his life achievements in art. Al Masar Gallery | Contemporary Art (Cairo, Egypt) is the sole agent & representative of the artist worldwide.

The Dance Adaptation of “The Dance” by Henri Matisse Acrylic on canvas 75 x 59 in. or 190 x 150 cm

Left Top: Simhat Tora Oil on canvas 16 x 16 in. or 40 x 40 cm Bottom: Keruvim Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 50 x 40 cm Below: Jerusalem Oil on canvas 39 x 31 in. or 100 x 80 cm

Renaissance | Adaptation of “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci Acrylic on canvas 55 x 34 in. or 140 x 85 cm

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Website: www.almasargallery.com Email: info@almasargallery.com

Website: www.lina.art.br Email: lina@lina.art.br

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Hart

KATHRYN HART

Larkspur, Colorado United States

KATHRYN HART

Hart lives and works in Colorado. She is an awardwinning artist and actively shows her work in New York City, Europe and other West Coast galleries. Hart’s work has hung in numerous museums, most recently the Chelsea Art Museum (NY, NY) and Estense Castle in Ferrara, Italy. Hart is represented by New Century Artists Gallery (NYC,NY,) Trevisan International Art Gallery/ Galeria Marche (Bologna, Italy,) and Xanadu Gallery (AZ.) Hart has received awards from the United Nations, she is an elected member of many notable organizations of achievement and her work is archived at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The is deeply personal, but the stories are timelessly relevant. Hart’s iterative process of construction and deconstruction reveals the painting’s history, the artist’s journey and her ultimate belief in renewal. What is taken away leaves a footprint, contributing to the whole as much as what remains. Uncensored methods and use of materials give an intriguing, funky element. The work’s tactility is key to Hart balances the painting’s surface as much by touch, as by its visual components. the thick, rugged surfaces enhance the sense of a submerged narrative that lends the work much of its mystery, depth, and poetry.

Metamorphosis VIII Mixed media 24 x 32 x 7 in. or 61 x 81 x 18 cm

Metamorphosis V Mixed media on wooden panel 45 x 50 x 7 in. or 114 x 127 x 18 cm 174

Website: www.kathryndhart.com Email: kathryndhart@aol.com

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Hart

KATHRYN HART

Larkspur, Colorado United States

“A painting with heart should come from the gut, expose a piece of the artist in a very

the human condition, all of its crags and crevices, what we want others to see and what we hide‌who we are when we are alone and our endless ability to rise from the ashes. I am guided by feeling, not a December 3rd (Diptych) Mixed media on wooden panel 24 x 64 x 7 in. or 61 x 163 x 18 cm

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Website: www.kathryndhart.com Email: kathryndhart@aol.com

177cm Seeking Terra Firma I Mixed media on wooden panel 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91


Herres

MICHAEL HERRES

Lincoln, Nebraska United States

MICHAEL HERRES Left: Top: June 20th Mixed media on canvas 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm

“I split my time between Lincoln, Nebraska and Santa Fe, New Mexico, where I also maintain a studio. I tend to work in series. I will

Bottom Mixed media on canvas 48 x 30 in. or 122 x 76 cm

and idea or concept, sometimes an image. Then work with it until I think I have exhausted it and at that point I will set them aside and look for something new. The series are loosely based on sets of rules or parameters. After a few new series I’ll go back to the ones

Below Top: Tropism III Oil on canvas 4 0 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm

something there to get me going again. I am always experimenting with new materials and methods. Sometimes the idea dictates what materials I will use and other times the materials will dictate the idea. I try to “show” rather than “tell” in my work. It is not narrative, it doesn’t tell a story. It is about experience and can be experienced differently by everyone who encounters it. Over time, the painting can be experienced differently by the individual viewer as well.

Bottom: Tropism VII Oil on canvas 30 x 22 in. or 76 x 56 cm

Size does not matter but scale does. Usually the image or the idea will let me know when the size is wrong. It is the same in literature; ideas that work as haiku poems do not make great epic Russian novels. I see quick sketches in charcoal or ink as haikus, large oils on canvas or linen are the ideas that need a novel to carry them. As the psychologist Carl Rodgers said, “That which is the most personal, is the most universal.” My work is inner driven, I am having a conversation with other artists through my work. I am just as interested in reading the biographies, writings and letters of artists as I am in their work. I want to know what they were thinking when they did the work. I want to get at their ideas and starting points and see where they take me anywhere from 10 to 500 years later. In that sense, all my works are self-portraits of what I am thinking and feeling. My responsibility is not to the audience but to the idea.” 178

Madonna I Bronze 14 in. or 36 cm high

Website: www.michaelherres.com Email: michael@michaelherres.com

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Hjelvik

ANNE MARGRETHE HJELVIK

Bjørnemyr, Norway

Astray Mixed media on canvas 35 x 24 in. or 90 x 60 cm

Distant Horizons Acrylic on canvas 22 x 35 in. or 55 x 90 cm

ANNE MARGRETHE HJELVIK exhibitions in Norway and Denmark and participated in several juried group shows in Norway, Denmark, Italy and Spain; including the Chianciano Biennale in Italy. Anne is a jury recommended member of Norwegian Association of Independent Artists perspective and space in her paintings. For Anne, painting represents a vital search for peace and harmony

are bringing them closer to where they want to be.”

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Website: www.annehjelvik.com Email: anne@annehjelvik.com

Above: Timeless Acrylic on canvas 16 x 43 in. or 40 x 110 cm

Left Top: Urban Escape II Acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 in. or 90 x 55 cm Bottom: Urban Escape I Acrylic on canvas 31 x 26 in. or 80 x 70 cm

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Horsten

BREGJE HORSTEN

Berkel-Enschot, Brabant The Netherlands

Late Night Song I Oil on linen 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

BREGJE HORSTEN Born in 1981, Bregje Horsten’s practice represents a contemporary abstract expressive style. Combining old world elements with a modern sensibility, Horsten uses the same paints and pigments as did the old Dutch Masters, complex style, with many layers of paint that lend her compositions great depth, Horsten’s work is characterized as being unique and genuine. She graduated from the Art Academy St. Joost in Breda, Holland, in 2004 and the Art Academy of Tilburg in 2007. Bregje Horsten currently shows in galleries throughout the Netherlands and abroad. “Some wisdom is unspoken but strongly felt, not ignored but lost in a language of signs. Seen by those who give it attention.” 182

Website: www.bregjehorsten.com Email: bregje@bregjehorsten.com

Page 183 Left Top: Longing Oil on linen 18 x 24 in. or 110 x 130 cm Bottom: Talk To Me Oil on linen 31 x 39 in. or 80 x 100 cm Right Top: Complete Devotion Oil on linen 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm Middle: Flirtation Oil on linen 39 x 31 in. or 100 x 80 cm Bottom: The Big O Oil on linen 59 x 39 in. or 150 x 100 cm 183


Iannucci Macerata, Italy

Icaza Macerata, Italy

Twelve Cents Brass, copper, silver, key hole limpet, 1956 Wheat Penny, 1957 Dime, 1900 Indian Head Penny 4 x 2 x 1/4 in. or 10 x 5 x .6 cm and detail

Cinco Colones Copper, Silver, Paper Money 6 x 3 x 1/4 in. or 15 x 8 x .6 cm (Front and back views)

Above: Man and Woman Found objects 20 x 71 x 14 in. or 50 x 180 x 35 cm ea. Right Top: Acrobat Found objects 59 x 79 x 20 in. or 150 x 200 x 50 cm Bottom: Reclining Woman Found objects 87 x 29 x 20 in. or 220 x 75 x 50 cm

LUCIANO IANNUCCI self-taught artist. He produces large-size, mixed media assemblages that are meant both for interior and exterior display. Iannucci works with found objects, waste materials and other objects recovered from the trash. He has been actively exhibiting in many Italian cities and Paris France, in group and solo shows.

Three Dollars Copper, Vitreous Enamel, Silver, Brass, Paper Money 6 x 3 x 1/4 in. or 15 x 8 x .6 cm (Front and back views)

DANIEL ICAZA Institute for Design and the Arts (Arizona State University) in the United States. Icaza has exhibited his art internationally in art grants and scholarships throughout his education and career.

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Website: www.medicinacomplementare.com Email: luciaian2000@virgilio.it

Website: www.danielicaza.blogspot.com Email: danicaza@gmail.com

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Jensen

James

Calgary, Alberta Canada

Myocum, New South Wales Australia

Composition 53 Oil on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

Composition 48 Oil on canvas 16 x 16 in. or 40 x 40 cm

MONIKA JENSEN Contemporary master, Monika Jensen is recognized worldwide for the unique feathering texture in her art. She is the founder of her style called ‘Stereographic Dimension.’ Her abstract oil paintings explode with color and have an arture. Jensen specializes in commissioned works for her elite clientele and celebrities who desire a unique art piece. She has a bold presence in the international art scene; producing only original paintings Monika Jensen’s works continually increase in value and notoriety.

DUNCAN JAMES now lives and works in Byron Bay, Australia. He studied Art at the Northbridge Centre for the Arts, Perth ern Australia. Duncan has participated in numerous Julia Chicken Acrylic and enamel on panel 24 x 35 in. or 60 x 89 cm group exhibitions in Australia and the United States and was featured at the Byron Bay International Film Festival in 2011 for ‘Colourful day,’and the Melbourne Midsumma Festival, 2012.

Composition 45 Oil on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

Reclining Turkey Acrylic and enamel on panel 24 x 35 in. or 60 x 90 cm 186 Website: www.duncanjamesartist.com Email: duncanjames@me.com

Website: www.monikajensenproductions.com Email: art@monikajensenproductions.com

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Jones

Amery, Wisconsin United States

Khair Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Fatima U. Khair is sponsored by Jay Kay Systems Consulting Inc. www.jaykaysystems.com Allen Lee Jones is sponsored by Alyse Jones, Peter Lombard, Jake Jones and Solvatech www.solvatech.net

Left Right

Top: Colours in the Mist Oil on canvas 24 x 16 in. or 61 x 40 cm

Top: Birches and Pines Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 61 cm

Bottom: A Vision in Red Oil on canvas 24 x 12 in. or 61 x 30 cm

Bottom: Blue Surrender Oil on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

Below: Daybreak Oil on canvas 24 x 16 in. or 61 x 40 cm

Below: Cosmic Assault Oil on canvas 96 x 30 in. or 244 x 76 cm

FATIMA U. KHAIR

ALLEN LEE JONES now resides in Wisconsin. Mostly a selfconvincing him to switch to oils over thirty years ago. Jones has had 3 solo shows in the USA and his paintings are collected worldwide. Jones’ works have appeared in album covers, Christmas cards and a tour guide for the state of Minnesota. Three of his paintings belong to the private collection of the vice president of the MN Arts Board. His artwrork in ICM 6 was photographed by Brad Nygren (www.nygrenphoto.com.) 188

Website: www.abstractpaintingsbyallen.com Email: allenzart@yahoo.com

degree in Fine Arts and diplomas in Fabric Painting and Interior Design. Although she began painting with watercolors and experimented with acrylics, she enjoys working with oils the most and has been taking oil painting lessons in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for the past few years. “Colour, in its every form holds a fascination for me. Nature does not have a preference on which colour goes where, so who are we to decide?“

Website: www.artcy.ca Email: fatima@artcy.ca

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Kahlow-Curtis

NANCY KAHLOW-CURTIS

Minneapolis, Minnesota United States

NANCY KAHLOW-CURTIS Born in 1954 in Minneapolis where she continues to live and paint, Nancy Kahlow-Curtis received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree at the University of Minnesota. Currently represented by Ceres Gallery in New York City, Kahlow-Curtis has been exhibiting her work in galleries and museums for is the director and owner of Studio Seven for children she established in 1991. Kahlow-Curtis’ paintings express her unique personal mythology and are in both

Julie with Chairs Oil on canvas 74 x 80 in. or 188 x 203 cm & detail

Elsa in Flight Oil on canvas 42 x 64 in. or 107 x 163 cm and detail below

Right: On The Altar Oil on canvas 68 x 80 in. or 173 x 203 cm 190

Website: wwww.studio7mn.com Email: kahlow-curtis@hotmail.com

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Karadag

GULCAN KARADAG

Istanbul, Turkey

GULCAN KARADAG Born in Turkey, Gulcan Karadag studied Art and graduated at had twenty-four solo shows and her works belong to private Success Award of Contemporary Artists’ from the Istanbul Museum of

Mixed media on canvas 51 x 31 in. or 130 x 80 cm

Above: Below:

Mixed media on canvas 51 x 31 in. or 130 x 80 cm Oil on canvas 51 x 36 in. or 130 x 98 cm

Oil on canvas 51 x 77 in. or 130 x 195 cm

Above Top: Earth Oil on canvas 47 x 70 in. or 120 x 180 cm

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Website: www.gulcankaradag.com Email: info@gulcankaradag.com, kdozturkcan@ttmail.com

Bottom: Eight Ways Leading To Heaven Oil on canvas 59 in. or 150 cm radius

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Karjalainen

REIJA KARJALAINEN

Knivsta, Sweden

Dressed For Success Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 121 x 91 cm

The Table Oil on canvas 49 x 46 in. or 125 x 118 cm Love At Hotel Oil on canvas 34 x 37 in. or 86 x 97cm

Oil on canvas 74 x 58 in. or 187 x 147 cm

REIJA KARJALAINEN

public collections and Reija is member of and Although Reija planned to become a lawyer and studied Law in Lund, she later quit to become a nurse, then an occupational therapist and a framemaker, before she realized she wanted to be an artist. Newly separated, art was a creative way to spend her lonely nights, when her two-year old son was asleep.

Oil on canvas 43 x 58 in. or 110 x 128 cm

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Website: www.reija.se Email: info@reija.se

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Keating

GERLINDE KEATING

Laurel, Maryland United States

Secrecy Digital media 36 x 28 in. or 91 x 71 cm

Radiance Color digital photograph 16 x 16 in. or 40 x 40 cm

GERLINDE KEATING Gerlinde Keating’s passion for photography began

can be discovered anywhere the eye travels. GK’s innovative style often pushes the limits of conventional of line and color creates illusions that stimulate the are a combination of traditional photography, digital art.

Joie De Vivre Digital media 30 x 34 in. or 76 x 86 cm

Over the years Gerlinde Keating has won several awards in international photo competitions which all were juried by top international decision makers in the art and photography industry. At the international photo competition Prix de la Photographie, Paris, France, she was awarded for her picture At the 4th Annual Photography Masters Cup, Gerlinde Keating won the Nominee title photographers who operate at the highest levels of their said Basil O’Brien, the awards’ creative director.

Leaves Digital media 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm

momentarily escape reality and appreciate the natural wonders

Gerlinde Keating is graduate of the New York Institute of Photography, New York City, NY.

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Website: http://gerlinde-keating.artistwebsites.com Email: gkeating@photoartbygk.com

Reverie Digital media 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm

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Khan

SAHIR KHAN

Petaluma, California United States

Above: Right Top: Bottom: Expression All Works: Digital media Print dimensions may vary

SAHIR KHAN

collectives: and Heartsurge. Using photo montage and digital painting techniques, his style blends drawing, photography and abstraction in search of the next best picnic spot, or on Spotify. from you about any projects and ideas. If you have an interest in body language and/or psychology and would like to suggest him some reading material, or even if you’d simply like to say feel free to drop him a note.

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Website: www.sahirkhan.com Email: contact@SahirKhan.com

Above Top: Sway

Bottom: Jeux De Seduction

Left Top: Bliss Bottom: And Start All Over Again All Works: Digital media Print dimensions may vary

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Ko-Hey! Arikawa

KO-HEY ARIKAWA

Yamanashi, Japan

Cry Your Heart Out When You Feel Like Crying Acrylic and Craypas on canvas 32 x 32 in. or 80 x 80 cm

KO-HEY ARIKAWA

and selling his work on the street. Today his studio is located at the foothills of Mt. Fuji in the Yamanakako village and � and his practice is typically representing modern Japanese trends, in terms of shapes and color. Arikawa sees his work as a mediation between art and people and attempts to invite his audience to feel familiar and enjoy art in their daily lives, as one does with music.

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Website: www.happyclover528.com Email:

Left Top: Bottom: Right Top: Matthew and the Red Little House Middle: All 3 works: Acrylic and Craypas on canvas 26 x 26 in. or 66 x 66 cm Right Bottom: Acrylic and Craypas on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm

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KODDRIP

KODDRIP

Zurich, Switzerland

Otherside Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

Left Top: Catch Cold In Your Brain

Black and white digital photo Print dimensions may vary

Bottom:

KODDRIP

Both Images Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

a performance event, and worked as a freelance photographer at the Art Basel fairs and

You Create Your Own Reality Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

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Website: www.koddrip.com Email: author@koddrip.com

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Kraft

BRANDY KRAFT

Stockholm, Sweden

Swan Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 60 cm

Above: Children of the Light Oil on canvas 25 x 37 in. or 64 x 94 cm

Sunlight in the Spring Oil on canvas 36 x 16 in. or 92 x 40 cm

BRANDY KRAFT

focuses on different affects that light has on the eye.

Tunnel Disco Oil on canvas 39 x 30 in. or 100 x 76 cm

Left: Oil on canvas 24 x 16 in. or 60 x 40 cm

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Website: www.brandykraft.com Email: mmebramdy@gmail.com

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Kiper

Lancaster

Richmond, Virginia United States

Istanbul, Turkey

Cherry wood 14 x 12 x 8 in. or 36 x 30 x 20 cm

TULIN KIPER Dogwood wood 4 x 25 x 4 in. or 10 x 64 x 10 cm

Born in Istanbul, Tulin Kiper graduated from the American playing the piano when she was a child and continued with ballet. The paintings she produced when she was going to

MORTON LANCASTER, JR. Morton was born, 1954, in Richmond, Virginia, where he The Handstand Mahogany wood 2 x 10 x 2 in. or 5 x 25 x 2 cm

harmony between sounds and colours and perceives the colours of music and uses sounds in her paintings. Thus, the fantasies in her inner world are transferred to the canvas. and establishments both in Turkey and abroad. Tulin Kiper is an expressionist artist. 206

Left Top: Oil on canvas 12 x 12 in. or 30 x 30 cm Bottom: Istanbul Oil on canvas 39 x 47 in. or 100 x 120 cm Right Top: The Sailing Oil on canvas 6 x 8 in. or 15 x 20 cm Bottom: The Bunch of Flowers Oil on canvas 8 x 8 in. or 20 x 20 cm

Website: www.tulinkiper.com, www.artisandirectltd.net Email: gulum@suzuki.com.tr; gulum.kiper@gmail.com

A self-taught artist, Morton began sculpting in 2002 as a career change to satisfy his passion for beautiful wood and from the art community and the woodcarver’s association. Morton has a degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Mass Communication.

Website: www.mortonlancasterjr.com Email: mlancasterjr@gmail.com

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LaPorte

Larose

Grand Mère, Québec Canada

Medium 47 x 23 in. or 120 x 59 cm Left:

Verdun, Québec Canada

Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm

Vent D’Est Mixed media on canvas 48 x 30 in or 120 x 75 cm

Middle:

Oil on canvas 61 x 46 in. or 24 x 18 cm Right: Voiles de la Vie Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 51 x 41 cm

DENIS LaPORTE with numerous distinctions and honorary mentions, LaPorte’s works belong to numerous collections in Québec and Europe. The artworks are evidence of the artist’s rich imagination and continuously evolving repertoire. LaPorte’s distinguishable style presents landscapes, sometimes in ocher, other times more blazing, where light is allowed to appear with an inexplicable limpidity and calm.

Left: Eruption Mixed media on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 60 x 60 cm Middle: Toronto Mixed media on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 60 x 90 cm Right: Urbania Mixed media on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 90 x 120 cm

LOUISE LAROSE

represented by galleries in Canada, Paris and New York.

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Website: www.dlaporte.ca Email: lumière.32@hotmail.com

Website: www.louiselarose.com Email: louise@louiselarose.com

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Layman

CLAIRE LAYMAN` Australian artist, Claire Layman has been exhibiting since

Parkville, Victoria Australia

in multilayered surfaces and translucent paints, Layman’s works are unique; combining vibrant new abstract forms with contemporary thick acrylics and them remarkable depth and texture. Claire strives to make her paintings complex enough to be intriguing, while using designs that are simple enough to be striking. The work is evocative and architectural, receiving international recognition for her deconstruction of Australian landscapes and people.

Valley Of Indecision Resin and ink on canvas 70 x 24 in. or 178 x 61 cm

Resin and ink on canvas 39 x 30 in. or 101 x 76 cm

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Resin and ink on canvas 70 x 24 in. or 178 x 61 cm Below: All Sorts Resin and ink on canvas 59 x 20 in. or 150 x 50 cm

Resin and ink on canvas 39 x 30 in. or 101 x 76 cm

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Website: www.clairelayman.com Email: c.layman@hotmail.com

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Lbetho

LBETHO (LIESBETH OUDSHOORN)

Ossendrecht, The Netherlands

Dress Rehearsal Acrylic on linen 8 x 8 in. or 20 x 20 cm

Acrylic on linen 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

LBETHO

workshop, which gave her the startup of a recent series of work. Liesbeth has drawn since 1984 and in 2005 she began to paint. Nature and animals are recurring themes in her images, inspired by Corneille. Using strong

Acrylic on linen 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

mutual charity programs. Left

Top: Just Call Me, I’ll Be There Acrylic on linen 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm Bottom: Fierce Creatures Acrylic on linen 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm 212

Website: www.lbetho.com Email: art@lbetho.com

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Lee

NICOLE LEE

Valencia, California Unites States

Above Left: Right: Rabbit Hole Bottom Left: Rabbit Heart Right: The Door All Works: 2D and digital media collage 8.5 x 11 in. or 22 x 28 cm

Above: Drink Me Below: 2D and digital media collage 8.5 x 11 in. or 22 x 28 cm

NICOLE LEE early age; an interest that later evolved into her love for graphic design. Institute of The Arts in Valencia, California. In many of her works, Lee employs mixed traditional drawing with digital media.

My designs have evolved over the years from traditional to digital and

Hatter 2D and digital media collage 8.5 x 11 in. or 22 x 28 cm

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Website: www.nikkilee.net Email: nikkiroselee@gmail.com

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Lena

GARTH LENA

Fingal Head, New South Wales Australia

Spirit Warning Mixed media on canvas 47 x 47 in. or 120 x 120 cm

Fishing Mixed media on canvas 47 x 47 in. or 120 x 120 cm

GARTH LENA

residencies, he actively exhibits in Australia and his works belong to notable private and public collections. Mixed media on canvas 47 x 47 in. or 120 x 120 cm

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Lena

GARTH LENA

Fingal Head, New South Wales Australia

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Three Brothers Drift and Tea-tree wood

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Porcelain and Tuckeroo wood 2. Spirit Dog Wood 3. Roots Clay, porcelain and Mango wood 4. Mangoes Clay, porcelain and Mango wood 5. Clay, porcelain and Mango wood

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Le Tourneau

LYNN LeTOURNEAU

Ojai, California United States

Dragon Breath and detail below Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm

Black Starling Oil on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm

LYNN Le TOURNEAU

work is in galleries and private collections and has received numerous awards.

to create a painting where spirituality and perception are intertwined to encounter

Sorrow Oil on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm 220

Website: www.lynnletourneau.com Email:

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Libhaber

MIRIAM LIBHABER

Mexico City, Mexico

MIRIAM LIBHABER

~ Paul ValĂŠry

Acrylic on paper 50 x 39 in. or 127 x 99 cm

Top: Acrylic on paper 50 x 35 in. or 127 x 90 cm Bottom: Acrylic on paper 50 x 35 in. or 127 x 90 cm

Mi Casa Es Tu Casa Acrylic on paper 50 x 35 in. or 127 x 90 cm 222

Website: www.libhaber.com Email: miriam@libhaber.com

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Lehmann

Linde

Mijas, Malaga Spain

Boras, Sweden

On Your Way Mixed media on canvas 55 x 35 in. or 140 x 90 cm Mixed media on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 50 x 50 cm

Above: The Bookstore Oil on canvas 21 x 25 in. or 54 x 64 cm Right Top: Waiting For Inspiration Oil on canvas 21 x 25 in. or 54 x 64 cm Bottom: By The Sea Oil on panel 20 x 24 in. or 51 x 61 cm

MICHĂˆLE LEHMANN KRISTIN LINDE since 1972. A self-taught artist, she paints with oils, draws and creates etchings and lithographs. Lehmann actively

Muuladhara Mixed media on canvas 16 x 35 in. or 40 x 90 cm 224

Website: www.mlehmann.info Email: info@mlehmann.info

Website: www.lindeart.com

Email: kristin@lindeart.com

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Lindstroem

KERSTIN LINDSTROEM (prev. MOWAFI)

Stockholm, Sweden

KERSTIN LINDSTROEM (prev. MOWAFI)

historical sources that deal with symbols excellent example of an artist who relates to ancient civilizations as sources of cultural power. Kerstin participated at the and since 1994 has had 20 solo exhibitions in different with 35 group show participations in Italy belong to private and public collections in several countries.An awarded artist, Kerstin is member of the

Right: Acrylic on Papyrus 16 x 20 in. or 40 x 50 cm Below: Watercolour on paper 16 x 20 in. or 40 x 50 cm

Acrylic on Papyrus 20 x 27 in. or 50 x 70 cm

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Website: www.saatchionline.com/kerstin Email:

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Linford

Losonczi

Ocean Grove, Victoria Australia

Jackson Heights, New York United States

Left Above: Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 61 cm Below: Cluster of Trees Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm

Men In The Tub Oil on canvas 47 x 35 in. or 120 x 90 cm Surf Lifesavers Oil on canvas 47 x 71 in. or 120 x 180 cm

Carnival Oil on canvas 71 x 47 in. or 180 x 120 cm and detail above

WILLIAM LINFORD

Snow-covered Riverbank Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 61 cm

JOSEPH LOSONCZI

started as a hobby has evolved into a passion that he immerses himself in whenever time allows. Much of unique style, incorporating powerful images, bold use of color and a love of changing skylines, has always unmistakably Australian. Bill has won various art prizes and awards including and the prestigious Bayside Art show represented in many private collections in Australia,

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Website: www.williamlinford.com.au Email: linford@westnet.com.au

regional artist, Miklos Csikos, and in Budapest at the exhibited at the and Salmagundi , and published in many magazines and books including , and in a 2000 commemorative magazine.

Website: www.wooloo.org/losonczi Email: josephlosonczi@earthlink.net

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Lovelock

Maheswari

Conjola Park, New South Wales Australia

Corona, California United States

Magic Horse Acrylic on canvas 28 x 36 in. or 71 x 91 cm

SUBODH MAHESHWARI PENNY LOVELOCK

On the Road to Braidwood Acrylic on canvas 36 x 38 in. or 91 x 96 cm Acrylic on canvas 18 x 18 in. or 46 x 46 cm

degrees and studied Art at Agra University, and University of California, Irvine. In 1989 while acquiring her Master’s of Fine Arts degree, she was awarded a fellowship. Maheshwari is a member of more than 15 art organizations, does commission work, and teaches art to shown both internationally and nationally, Maheshwari’s paintings have received awards in a variety of categories including L and

Top: African Tulips Pastel on paper 25 x 19 in. or 64 x 48 cm Middle:

have designed plates for the Clemenger/Wyndham in Sydney and on the South Coast and also taught art

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Website: www.zhibit.org/pennylovelock Email: plovelock@iinet.net.au

Watercolor on paper 22 x 15 in. or 56 x 38 cm Bottom: Morning Rose Pastel on paper 25 x 19 in. or 64 x 48 cm

www.subodhstudio.com, Email: subodhstudio@yahoo.com

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Maheshwari

SUBODH MAHESHWARI

Corona, California United States

Gouache on paper 30 x 22 in. or 76 x 56 cm

Acrylic on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 122 x 91 cm

Watercolor on paper 30 x 22 in. or 76 x 56 cm

Gouache on paper 30 x 22 in. or 76 x 56 cm

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www.subodhstudio.com, Email: subodhstudio@yahoo.com

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Majdandzic

VIKTOR MAJDANDZIC

Ermelo, The Netherlands

VIKTOR MAJDANDZIC Born in Ivanjska, Bosnia, Viktor Majdandzic has lived works belongs to private and public collections in many countries.

Above: 20120104 Acrylic on panel 63 x 40 in. or 160 x 102 cm Below: 20111019 Acrylic on panel 63 x 40 in. or 160 x 102 cm 20120210 Acrylic on panel 63 x 40 in. or 160 x 102 cm 20120324 Acrylic on panel 40 x 31 in. or 102 x 80 cm

Above: 20110927 Acrylic on panel 63 x 40 in. or 160 x 102 cm Below: 20120306 Acrylic on panel 40 x 31 in. or 102 x 80 cm

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Website: www.majdandzic.nl Email: info@majdandzic.nl

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Mandich

MICHELANGELO MANDICH

Rome, Italy

Il Canto Delle Ore 22 Oil on canvas 31 x 27.5 in. or 80 x 60 cm

MICHELANGELO MANDICH

Left Top: Rio Oil on canvas 43 x 39 in. or 109 x 99 cm Bottom: Il Canto Delle Ore Oil on canvas 28 x 33 in. or 72 x 83 cm Right Top: Angel Oil on canvas 20 x 27.5 in. or 51 x 70 cm Bottom: Foundations Oil on canvas 31 x 27.5 in. or 79 x 70 cm

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Website: www.michelangelomandich.it Email: info@michelangelomandich.it

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Matei

Mazmanian

Timisoara, Romania

Mt. Laurel, New Jersey United States

Hypostases Mixed media 24 x 24 x 8 in. or 60 x 60 x 20 cm and details

Revelation Mixed media on canvas 55 x 9 ft. or 17 x 3 m

Mixed media on canvas 55 x 9 ft. or 17 x 3 m

Evolution Mixed media on canvas 55 x 9 ft. or 17 x 3 m

SARKIS MAZMANIAN and also did postgraduate work at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Mixed media 24 x 24 x 8 in. or 60 x 60 x 20 cm

Modus Vivendi IV Mixed media 24 x 24 x 8 in. or 60 x 60 x 20 cm

GASPAR MATEI

shapes’ symbolic capacities mixed with suggestions offered by color and the meaning of the various materials used, ranging from wood to copper, iron to glass and paper; all in order to metaphorically reveal the artist’s quest to accede the essences.

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Website: www. gaspar.ro Email: artmagaspar@yahoo.com

describes him as “possessed of a a visual magician with the The review closes by saying that

rated his work highly, describing it as a “distressed chic” look. Website: www.theartofsarkis.com Email: sarkismazmanian@aol.com

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Mathys

REGULA MATHYS

Switzerland

Above: Mixed media on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm Below: The Joy of Spring II Acrylic on canvas 55 x 47 in. or 140 x 120

Leaves Mixed media on canvas 25 x 47 in. or 50 x 120 cm

REGULA MATHYS The work of Regula Mathys demonstrates her outstanding brushwork, which is often completed by the addition of delicate creatures in ink. Along her meadows, she has most recently made the world of fauna the focus of her work, being particularly taken with that of “creepy-crawly kind.� invites the viewer to delve into narrative, pictorial landscapes.

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Website: www.regulamathys.com Email: regulamathys@gmail.com

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McGourty

Menzies

Dublin, Ireland

Houston, Texas United States

Right:

Oil on panel 48 x 60 in. or 122 x 152 cm and detail below Below: A Breath of Fresh Air Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm

GERARD MCGOURTY where he operates his own, Millrace Gallery 1990 Gerard has had numerous solo shows and participated in international exhibitions and art including

and many gallery catalogues.

Above: Oil on panel 37 x 31 in. or 95 x 80 cm

RENEA MENZIES Born in 1968 in Texas, Renea Menzies

Right Top: Oil on panel 48 x 53 in. or 122 x 135 cm Bottom: The Writers Oil on panel 24 x 24 in. or 60 x 60 cm

display the intricate marriage of color that brings her work to life and guides artistic abilities as part painter and part sculptor are truly amazing and evident in the complexity of her art. Each swirl she creates takes the viewer on a journey belong to private and public collections inspired by the beautiful blends of colors in nature. Renea’s paintings have been featured in prominent art exhibitions, on the pages of magazines such as Art Quarterly and Modern Luxury, and on the cover of Art Business

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Website: www.millracegallery.com Email: ger.mcgourty@gmail.com, info@millracegallery.com

Website: www.millracegallery.com Email: Renea@studiorenea.com

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McIntyre

BARBARA BAKER McINTYRE

Carpinteria, California United States

BARBARA BAKER McINTYRE

My appreciation of and familiarity with the mechanical comes from my childhood exposure to wood and machine shops

accumulated over decades and the gift

pieces reference the human or animal

allowing the meaning of each piece to unfold through my manipulation of each

Above: Frontal View of Maestro Found objects 40 x 86 x 38 in. or 102 x 218 x 96 cm Right Maestro Back View

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Website: www.bbmcintyre.com Email: barbara@bbmcintyre.com

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McKinley

DANIEL McKINLEY

Long Island, New York United States

DANIEL McKINLEY

us that it is sometimes necessary to stop and allow our minds to travel to places where the body cannot. lives and works in New York.

Above: ...And Here I Sit Oil on canvas 60 x 56 in. or 152 x 142 cm Below:

Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 61 cm

The Seekers Oil on canvas 56 x 48 in. or 142 x 122 cm

Top: Corner Window Oil on canvas 52 x 46 in. or 133 x 117 cm Middle: Entrance To Exit Oil on canvas 30 x 26 in. or 76 x 66 cm Bottom: Oil on canvas 60 x 48 in. or 152 x 122 cm

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Website: www.danielmckinleypaintings.com Email: dnlmckinley@gmail.com

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Mellard

KEITH MELLARD

Aberdeen, Scotland

KEITH MELLARD

grew up in contact with the

to do everything from design to

is material music with a very

Left Top: Father With Baby Stone 10 in. or 25 cm high Bottom: Stone 12 in. or 30 cm high Servant Stone 10 in. or 25 cm tall 248

Website: www.keithmellard.com Email: keith@keithmellard.com

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Messelier

VINCENT MESSELIER

Anzegem, Belgium

Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 60 x 60 cm

Above: The Real Thoughts of the Thinking Man Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

The Eclipse Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 50 x 50 cm Below: Lost City Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 120 x 120 cm

Life Is A Roller Coaster Acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 in. or 50 x 60 cm

VINCENT MESSELIER

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Website: www.ateliermattisse.be Email: vincent@messelier.eu

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Meunier

Miettinen

Nice, France

Kinnulanlahti, Finland

SIRPA MIETTINEN Finnish artist and art educator, Institute and Lahti Institute of award-winning environmental and community artworks, wishing to offer ways of initiating communication between the environment, community and artists through her work. Characteristic to her paintings is an almost sculpture-like surface structure, volume, colours and sceneries, borrowed from Africa’s animal, insect and plant world. Miettinen has had 26 solo exhibitions and 25 group show participations mainly in Finland with many of her works belonging to private and public collections internationally.

MONIKA MEUNIER Born in 1947 on the Mediterranean coast, Monika Meunier studied at Les Beaux-Arts of Nice, France,

awarded artist. Meunier is represented in the United

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Steel and colored concrete

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Mihan

Bairnsdale, Victoria Australia

Miron-Wapner Jerusalem, Israel

EDNA MIRON-WAPNER Born in Israel in 1948, Edna Miron-Wapner was brought up

Calligraphy, and Papermaking, Edna has exhibited her work over the past thirty years in museums and galleries

DAPHNE MIHAN

to art is a spiritual one, facilitated through Jewish meditation, followed by spontaneous creation.

been drawing and painting her entire life at Year 12. After being involved for several painting, where her inspiration comes from nature, animals, life in general as well as other artists.

Above: Sailing the Lakes Acrylic on canvas 24 x 20 in. or 61 x 51 cm

Above: The Decalogue Etching 22 x 29 in. or 56 x 74 cm Right Top: Spring Acrylic on canvas 24 x 20 in. or 61 x 51 cm Bottom: Washing Day on Lake King Acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 in. or 51 x 61 cm

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Website: www.demihangallery.com Email: daphesm10@hotmail.com

Left Top: Dialogue with Ancient Insciptions Sumi-e and silkscreen on paper 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 60 cm Bottom: Rikud Lithograph 24 x 17 in. or 60 x 43 cm

Website: www.ednamironwapner.com Email: emironwapner@gmail.com

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Mittermaier

Morét

Palm Beach, Florida United States

Northampton, Massachusetts United States

Acrylic on canvas 24 x 20 in. or 61 x 50 cm Share the Earth Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 61 cm Acrylic on canvas 72 x 48 in. or 183 x 122 cm & details above

Bronze with multiple patinas 12 x 21 x 12 in. or 30 x 53 x 30 cm

CHERI MITTERMAIER Born in 1963 in Indiana, Cheri Mittermaier now lives in West with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis she studied sculpture under Peter Rubino and Martine Vaugel. In a four year period, Cheri has studied under more than twenty different artists. Much of Mittermaier’s work evolves from her dreams as she tries to expand on her subconscious ideas and the layers of hidden meaning into three-dimensional forms. The sculptures evoke double meanings. Cheri wants the viewer to feel free to comprehend and interpret what they see on their own.

ED MORÉT Edward J. Morét was born in 1950 in the West

Hands Bronze with multiple patinas 5 x 16 x 9 in. or 13 x 41 x 23 cm

been shown internationally and acquired by many art collectors. Morét has worked with many companies, such as and taught art for many years and has lectured on his work as artist and environmentalist.

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Website: www.cherimittermaier.com Email: cheri@cherimittermaier.com

Website: www.edmoret.com Email: edmoret1@gmail.com

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Morie

Morris

Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Gold Coast, Queensland Australia

AMANDA MORIE Born in Canada in 1987, Amanda Morie graduated from the University of Alberta in 2010, studying Elementary at 14, she went on to be published internationally in 24 different countries, exhibited in galleries across North America, was represented at , solo exhibiting gallery representation internationally and continues to develop her skills by exploring light, color and texture. Amanda Morie is member of and

FishIView Acrylic on canvas 47 x 39 in. or 120 x 100 cm

Acrylic on canvas 24 x 20 in. or 60 x 50 cm

CHARLEEN MORRIS

Above: Mixed media on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm Right Top: Fleeting Melody Mixed media on canvas 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm Bottom: Mixed media on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm 258

Website: www.amorie.ca Email: amorie@ualberta.ca

Acrylic on canvas 29 x 35 in. or 75 x 90 cm

worked as a commercial artist in the creative industries since 1990, encompassing graphic art. Charleen is an independent visual artist, donates her artworks regularly to various charities around the world, to raise funds to many private collections in Australia and internationally

Website: www.paintingsilove.com/charleenmorris Email: charliegirl102@hotmail.com

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Mosevang

LEIF MOSEVANG

Hundslund, Denmark

Oil on canvas 76 x 27 in. or 194 x 70 cm

Oil on canvas 13 x 23 in. or 34 x 58 cm

LEIF MOSEVANG lived in Norway for 7 years before returning

Oslo, Norway and also studied color theory with Vicky Wall in Tetford, England. Mosevang has had 117 solo exhibitions in

Oil on canvas 39 x 43 in. or 100 x 110 cm Above Top: Cuckoos Call Oil on canvas 31 x 34 in. or 80 x 86 cm

with a deep sigh she said: “Let us go home and get something which can give us strength again!� And then she turned home in order to prepare lunchtime for strength and get me feel the power of

Bottom: Oil on canvas 49 x 35 in. or 124 x 90 cm Left Top: Lily and Lupin Oil on canvas 44 x 31 in. or 112 x 80 cm Middle: Oil on canvas 47 x 31 in. or 120 x 80 cm Bottom: Swans Sailing the River Donau Oil on canvas 51 x 35 in. or 129 x 90 cm

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Website: www.leifmosevang.dk Email: leifmosevang@gmail.com

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Muzychko

Nahoul Serio Mexico City, Mexico

Toronto, Ontario Canada

OLGA MUZYCHKO Toronto-based artist, Olga Muzychko grew up in an surrounded by creative energy for most her life. Olga studied Painting in Russia and at the Toronto

Above: Verano en el EdĂŠn Oil on paper 20 x 26 in. or 50 x 66 cm Left Top: Oil on paper 26 x 20 in. or 66 x 50 cm Bottom: Mirada Hacia El Destino Pastel on paper 29 x 43 in. or 74 x 108 cm

VANESSA NAHOUL SERIO Above: Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm

Contemporary artist, Vanessa Nahoul lives and works in Mexico City. Of Lebanese origin, she thinks of colors and

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of the human soul, enabling communication between artist and spectator, in an spiritual and intimate, yet universal, manner. Vanessa started her studies with painter

Top: Despair Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 40 x 50 cm Bottom: Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 76 x 76 cm

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Website: www.olgamuzychko.com Email: omaga74@gmail.com

with master artist Luis Nishizawa and at the drawing atelier Communication from Universidad Iberoamericana and has completed postgraduate studies in Psychoanalysis which helped her to understand more about human nature. Vanessa has had several solo exhibits in Mexico and participated at the Biennale, Florence, Italy 2011, and other group shows, twice in Prague, in Chicago, New York and Mexico City. Website: www.vanessanahoul.com Email: vnahoul@prodigy.net.mx

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Natasha

TYICE NATASHA

Montreal, Quebec Canada

Above: Acrylic and pastel on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm Below: The Feeling Of Being Lost Acrylic and pastel on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm

Above: x 74 cm Below:

Acrylic and oilstick on canvas 24 x 29 in. or 61 Acrylic and pastel on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

TYICE NATASHA Tyice Natasha is from Montreal and

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Website: www.tyicenatasha.weebly.com Email: tyicenatasha@yahoo.ca

Awakening Acrylic and oilstick on stretched canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 265cm


Myers

GARY MYERS

Maleny, Queensland Australia

Maleny and Beyond Acrylic on linen 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

Above: Over the Coastline Acrylic on linen 13 x 13 in. or 34 x 34 cm Below: Acrylic on linen 25 x 25 in. or 64 x 64 cm

Secrets on the Lake Acrylic on linen 21 x 21 in. or 54 x 54 cm

Acrylic on linen 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

GARY MYERS

a career spanning more than 40 years, Gary has held many successful one-man showings in Australia and overseas, the select number of galleries and is currently exhibiting as one of

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and the

Website: www.garymyers.net.au Email: garymyersart@gmail.com

. Gary exhibits with a Acrylic on linen 47 x 31 in. or 120 x 80 cm

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Nelubovich

IGOR NELUBOVICH

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Left:

Mixed media on canvas 28 x 55 in. or 71 x 140 cm

Above:

Acrylic on canvas 56 x 56 in. or 142 x 142 cm

Below:

Acrylic on canvas 47 x 27 in. or 120 x 69 cm

Oil on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

Right:

Mixed media on canvas 47 x 35 in. or 119 x 89 cm

IGOR NELUBOVICH Born in 1948 in Gorkiy, Igor Nelubovich today of the Construction Institute in Gorkiy. Igor has Germany and group show participations in exhibition of Modern Russian Art at the Agora Gallery in New York in 2011 and his works belong to international private and public collections. Igor Nelubovich is member of the

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Website: www.igornelubovich.com Email: nelubovich@mail.ru

Mixed media on canvas 47 x 35 in. or 119 x 89 cm

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Nielsen

LEIF NIELSEN

Frederiksvaerk, Denmark

Together Bronze 9 in. or 22 cm tall

Found Objects 28 in. or 72 cm tall

Acrylic on canvas 16 x 24 in. or 40 x 60 cm

LEIF NIELSEN Nielsen was born in 1948 and has participated in over 300 international group shows in the Baltics, Bulgaria, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania,

The World’s Leading Tenor Iron 12 in. or 31 cm tall

Justice Is Blind Acrylic, wood, brass and glass on canvas 23 x 20 in. or 58 x 48 cm 270

Website: www.artleif.dk Email: leifart@mail.dk

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Nishimura

TOMONORI NISHIMURA

London, United Kingdom

Left: Metal Flowers Oil on canvas 67 x 35 in. or 170 x 90 cm and detail Right:

Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 76 x 76 cm

Oil on canvas 67 x 47 in. or 170 x 120 cm

Metal Forest Oil on canvas 57 x 23 in. or 145 x 58 cm,

TOMONORI NISHIMURA

Above: Metal Flowers III Oil on canvas 21 x 20 in. or 54 x 52 cm Right: Oil on canvas 35 x 18 in. or 90 x 45 cm and detail

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Website: www.tomonorinishimura.co.uk Email: contact@tomonorinishimura.co.uk

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Olivo

Ostenrik

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jakarta, Indonesia

Above: Caperucita y el Lobo Acrylic on canvas 35 x 31 in. or 90 x 80 cm Below: Festivo Acrylic on canvas 35 x 27 in. or 90 x 70 cm

Recuerdos de Infancia Acrylic on canvas 35 x 35 in. or 90 x 90 cm Mundo Virtual Acrylic on canvas 43 x 39 in. or 110 x 100 cm

ROSA OLIVO Born in 1950 in Adrogue, Argentina, Rosa Olivo today lives and works in Buenos Aires.

Weld metal 38 x 116 x 67 in. or 98 x 294 x 170 cm Weld metal 72 x 56 x 40 in. or 183 x 142 x 102 cm

in Buenos Aires and has had many group participations in New York and her home country. Olivo’s energetic compositions images that seem to be barely contained by the edges of the frame. That energy is always played off against the sure sense of balance and form that grounds her work, ensuring that nothing ever seems random. colors. Varying shades and intensities of hue bump up against each other in a way that further energizes her images, internalizing the Employing a wide variety of textures, Olivo skilfully places subtle washes of color and scratches and handwriting.

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Website: www.rosaolivo.com.ar Email: rosa.olivo@gmail.com

Weld metal 33 x 93 x 49 in. or 85 x 236 x 125 cm

TEGUH OSTENRIK Acclaimed artist, Teguh Ostenrik graduated from the Fine Arts had more than one hundred solo and group exhibitions in the Asia. Many private collectors, museums, international institutions and major corporations collect his artwork and commissioned projects. Among much noteworthy recognition, Ostenrik was awarded the in 1997 and was selected as in Visual Arts Category by

Website: www.teguhostenrik.com Email: bilik3d@yahoo.com

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Onnes

ROBERT ONNES

Red Beach, Auckland New Zealand

Copper 14 x 16 in. or 35 x 40 cm

differences of diverse ethnic groups and how a simple

Helen and Hana Corten steel 15 ft. or 4.5 m tall

identify with our cultural origins and much is done to preserve

ROBERT ONNES Raised on a farm in Waikato, New Zealand, Robert had a

how smooth surfaces and clean

electronics and later worked as an electrician and property developer. In 1994, Robert attended a summer school course Elam in Auckland and a workshop on abstract painting by 2007 and has since shown his work in over twenty group shows and one solo show. Robert is member of the Artist that forge into substantial forms and yet display an earthy, organic quality.

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Website: www.onnz.co.nz Email: rob@onnz.co.nz

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Otis

JIM OTIS

Aptos, California United States

Above: Relish That Thought Oil on canvas 6 x 8 in. or 15 x 20 cm Below: Oil and gold leaf on linen 12 x 16 in. or 30 x 41 cm Above: A Seed of Hope Oil on canvas 22 x 32 in. or 56 x 81 cm Below: Still Life Oil on canvas 35 x 35 in. or 89 x 89 cm

Oil on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm

JIM OTIS

as Christo; the prominent installation artist. For a semester project at Minneapolis Christo taught a construction class, inspiring

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Website: www.headwatersimagery.com Email: headwtrs@sbcglobal.net

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Owen

OWEN MAIGRET

Los Angeles, California United States

Oil on canvas 14 x 20 in. or 36 x 51 cm

Fear Oil on canvas 48 x 24 in. or 122 x 61 cm

Untitled Digital media Print dimensions may vary

Options Oil on canvas 30 x 10 in. or 76 x 26cm

OWEN MAIGRET

- ’Owen Maigret’s Conquering Label’

SFWEEKLY - Oct 25, 2006 Left: Aloha Delta Alabaster, marble and aluminum 22 in. or 56 cm tall

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Website: www.owenart.net Email: o@owenart.net

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Ourmazd

NOUSHIN OURMAZD

Gainesville, Florida United States

Veil Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

NOUSHIN OURMAZD Born in Iran in the 50’s, long before the Iranian revolution, Noushin Ourmazd spent her childhood

International University. For the last decade, she has become increasingly interested in sociopolitical in group shows and exhibited in solo showings in London and the Middle East. Noushin’s works belong to private and public collections around the world.

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Website: www.noushinourmazd.com Email: nourmazd@gmail.com

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Stein

Malmoe, Skane Sweden

Strygaczowa Warsaw, Poland

LARYSA STRYGACZOWA “I have painted since I can remember. My graphics is a part of my own created world. Someone may say that it’s too romantic to be real, but nobody will say that our fantasy of the world should be as pragmatic as our everyday life. I am creating my own harmony of beauty, my own comfort zone. I am a dreamer who is trying to be a visionary…”

ANNA CARIN STEIN Born,1955, in Sweden, Anna Carin Stein now lives between Malmoe, Sweden and Tokyo, Japan. A member of SWEA Art International and multiple art societies, Stein exhibits regularly in European artfairs and galleries and her works have also been showcased at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo. Stein has painted from an early age and always appreciated intuitive expression. “I trust my feeling that the pictures emanate from me, from my soul and this is what I want to show the world. People and nature are important to me, you can see that in all of my paintings.” Stein does not use paintbrushes and her works are made on Japanese paper.

Summertime Acrylic on paper 18 x 15 in. or 45 x 38 cm

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Right Top: Bamboo Acrylic on paper 18 x 15 in. or 45 x 38 cm

Above: Working Woman

Bottom: Midtown Acrylic on paper 18 x 15 in. or 45 x 38 cm

Right Top: In Style Bottom: Daydreaming All works: Colored pencil and pastel on paper 8 x 11 in. or 20 x 28 cm

Website: www.artacstein.com Email: acart1@hotmail.com

Website: www.lsart.eu Email: lara_ls@gazeta.pl

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Stifel

LIDA MATHESON STIFEL

N. Potomac, Maryland United States

Woman With Hydrangeas Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 76 x 76 cm

Birds of Paradise Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm

Eden Mixed media and collage on panel 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm

LIDA MATHESON STIFEL. Eve Mixed media and collage on paper 40 x 26 in. or 102 x 66 cm

Born in Washington D.C. in 1948, Lida Matheson Stifel graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and continued her studies in Art at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. She has had 12 solo shows in Washington DC, Maryand and Florida and participated in over 30 group and juried exhibitions nationally. Stifel has received numerous awards for her paintings and her work has been reviewed in the media. A member of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Association and Oil Painters of America, she teaches Figure Painting in Bethesda, Mayrland. Lida Stifel is represented by Eisley Fine Arts in Washingotn D.C., Island Home Gallery in Very Beach, Florida, and her work is in many private and public collections. Woman In A Window Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 76 x 76 cm 334

Website: www.lidart.com Email: lidarose@comcast.net

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Swift

SALLIE-ANNE SWIFT

Long Beach, California United States

(Triptych) Acrylic on canvas 108 x 48 in. or 274 x 122 cm

SALLIE-ANNE SWIFT Born in Melbourne, Australia, Sallie-Anne Swift moved to Long Beach, California in 2008. With a keen awareness of her environment and a great love for nature, wildlife and music, she expresses herself on canvas with an interesting approach, using acrylic and environment, nature and wildlife. Using oils, she painted realistically for many years and exhibited in some of Australia’s most renowned art shows winning numerous awards.

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Website: www.sallieswiftart.com Email: sallie@sallieswiftart.com

Sallie-Anne Swift has exhibited in art galleries throughout Victoria, Australia and her paintings have been commissioned both Australia-wide and internationally. A keen equestrian competitor herself, she was thrilled when commissioned in 2001 by The Equestrian Federation of Australia to do an oil painting of world cup dressage champion, ‘Kyra Kirkland’ and her horse ‘Dakar’ for Emirates Airlines who sponsor the elite, “Dressage With The Stars” competition held in Melbourne, Australia each year. The artist now concentrates on abstracts and returns to Australia on a regular basis where she draws inspiration from the unique and dynamic Australian landscape and wildlife.

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Swan

Taleb

Sydney, New South Wales Australia

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts United States

Above: Figure and Flower Below: Charlie Both: Mixed media on paper 17 x 14 in. or 43 x 36 cm

Oil and mixed media on canvas 72 x 72 in. or 183 x 183 cm

Above: Majas Below: Figure and Flower Both: Mixed media on paper 14 x 17 in. or 36 x 43 cm

YVETTE SWAN Born, 1970, in Sydney, Yvette Swan earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, Sydney and has had 33 solo exhibitions and group show participations in prestigious landscape Wynne Prize at AGNSW; Metro Prize; and Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale Prize. Yvette is included in the book Journeys’ by Ken McGregor, in which her paintings are based on travels to New York. Swan’s work was purchased for the collection and featured on the notable art series Leeuwin Estate Winery label, Western Australia. Her works belong to private and public collections. Right Top: Sahara Oil and mixed media on canvas 90 x 44 in. or 229 x 112 cm Bottom : Stillness on Golden Pond Oil and mixed media on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 76 x 76 cm

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Website: www.yvetteswan.com Email: info@yvetteswan.com

SHEJUTI TALEB Europe and the USA. I am always trying to do my very best and merge the two very different worlds - the East and West, in my work. Storytelling is the theme of all my works. I don’t like to spill the beans all the time. I would like the viewers to tell their own stories, interpretations and meanings by looking at my works.” Website: www.shejuti.webs.com Email: shejuti11@gmail.com

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Tatjana Tiziana

TATJANA TIZIANA

Linthal, Switzerland

TATJANA TIZIANA Born in 1974 in Schlossrued, Tatjana Tiziana attended the Art School of Lucerne and L’Ecole de Déors de Théâtre, Geneva, followed by a one-year long residence in Alger, Algeria. There she developed her unique, personal style; a Baroque Surrealism. Tatjana has been commissioned a variety of public and private wall and ceiling murals, including in hallways, hotels and churches.

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Website: www.tatjana-tiziana.com Email: info@tatjana-tiziana.com

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Thomas Altus, Oklahoma United States

Thomas Pinole, California United States

THOMAS T. THOMAS Born in 1957 in Ohio, Thomas T. Thomas now lives in California. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music. Additionally, he has an MBA from the University of analyst. Thomas’ works belong to private collections in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

AMBER THOMAS Up and coming self-taught artist, Amber Thomas, started creating her abstract works after having a recurring dream about painting. Once she picked up the canvas and paint, she was hooked. Each one of her creations is done from the heart and soul. Amber mainly uses acrylics, but will use oils from time to time and characterizes her work as “emotional abstraction.” She puts much of herself into each painting. Many times a piece is created relevant to the events going on in her life and the related emotions she is experiencing. There is a distinct feeling to each and every painting. palpable texture and a unique, fresh approach.

Helter Skelter Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in. or 122 x 122 cm

Left Top: Acrylic on paper 30 x 22 in. or 76 x 56 cm Bottom: Return Of The King Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm

Top: Colors Collide Mixed media on canvas 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm Middle: Web Mixed media on canvas 28 x 22 in. or 71 x 56 cm Bottom: Acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 50 x 40 cm

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Website: www.amberthomascreations.com Email: amberthomascreations@gmail.com

Website: www.galiara.com/Thomas-Thomas Email: ttthomas2x@gmail.com

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Timmerije

JANET TIMMERIJE

Eibergen, The Netherlands

Houses Acrylic on canvas 59 x 39 in. or 150 x 100 cm Me and My Birds Acrylic on canvas 59 x 39 in. or 150 x 100 cm

Above Top: Horse Acrylic on canvas 16 x 16 in. or 40 x 40 cm Bottom: Cow Acrylic on canvas 16 x 16 in. or 40 x 40 cm Left Top: On The Run, No. 5 Acrylic on canvas

JANET TIMMERIJE

Middle: Acrylic on canvas 59 x 39 in. or 150 x 100 cm

Professional Dutch artist, Janet Timmerije paints vivid, bright and colorful scenes, displaying powerful representations of the world around her. Black lines and primary colors produce a euphoric feeling, creating room for imagination. Her elaborate, fantastical images are sold regularly in Holland and abroad, in countries including the USA, Aruba, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy and Portugal.

Bottom: Acrylic on canvas 39 x 47 in. or 100 x 120 cm

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Website: www.janettimmerije.nl Email: info@janettimmerije.nl

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Tirado

IVAN TIRADO

Milford, Connecticut United States

Wind Plaster and wood 13 x 23 in. or 33 x 58 cm

Beguiled Concrete and marble 29 in. or 73 cm tall

Idleness Concrete and wood 15 x 7 x 4 in. or 38 x 18 x 10 cm

IVAN TIRADO Born, 1975, in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, Iván Tirado earned a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities in Liberal Arts, 1998. For many years, art was placed in the back seat, but eventually Ivan would return to his true passion. After achieving a Master’s degree on Education in Instructional Design for Online Learning, Iván began teaching art and while continuing on to pursue his Doctorate after, his sculptures reached from Connecticut and New York, as far as France, Argentina, London, and Puerto Rico as well as other ETHEREAL: A Tribute to Femininity. Tirado is still pursuing his Doctorate along with his passion for art. In 2012, Iván presents The Concrete Collection: a series of works pieces made of concrete, employing a very unorthodox and unique use of the medium.

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Website: www.ivantirado.com Email: artwork@ivantirado.com

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Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm and detail below Middle: Summer Night Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm and detail below Right: Many Moons Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 61 x 91 cm and detail below 347


Tribble

RACHEL TRIBBLE

Palm City, Florida United States

Blue Poppy Watercolor on gilded paper 20 x 22 in. or 51 x 56 cm

RACHEL TRIBBLE Rachel Tribble’s award-winning paintings have been recognized for their use of color and meditative quality. Her night clubs and performance art. Originally from New York, she spent many years living and working among the Native American people and returned to her traditional training as a painter, inspired by the mystical world of the Native people. She studied Fine Arts at Syracuse University and the National Academy of Design in New York. 348

Website: www.racheltribble.com Email: Rachel@racheltribble.com

Two Flowers 349cm Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 122


Tremblay

Uusluoto

Laval, Québec Canada

Rauma, Finland

Above: Big Bang Oil on canvas 24 x 20 in. or 61 x 51 cm Below: Supernova Oil on canvas 58 x 71 in. or 147 x 180 cm

Above: Rise Up Oil on canvas 32 x 24 in. or 61 x 81 cm Below: Oil on canvas 18 x 30 in. or 47 x 76 cm

Above: Below:

Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 40 x 50 cm Oil on canvas 36 x 30 in. or 92 x 76 cm

Oil on canvas 12 x 24 in. or 30 x 61 cm

LUCETTE TREMBLAY Born in Québec, Lucette Tremblay studied Art at Université du Québec de Montréal and Creativity of Art at Université de Montréal Canada. She had 4 solo shows in galleries, hotels and others event. Tremblay has participated in over 40 group exhibitions in Canada and the USA, including at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts in Las Vegas.

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Website: www.lucettetremblay.com Email: info@lucettetremblay.com

HANNU UUSLUOTO Born in 1965 in Finland, Hannu Uusluoto is a selftaught artist and his works have been shown in the USA, France, Spain, China and other countries, including the Chianciano Biennale in Italy. Most of his paintings are oil on canvas and he works also with glass. He explains: “The rhythmic structures of nature inspire me to create art.” Website:

Email: uusluotohannu@gmail.com

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Uyehara

Uyehara

Los Angeles, California United States

Los Angeles, California United States

ELIZABETH UYEHARA

PAUL UYEHARA

Elizabeth (Beth) Maltbie Uyehara was born in Ohio and was a Fine Arts major at Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio,) and Journalism major at California University, Northridge. She has also studied at Otis College of Art & Design Evening College, in Los Angeles, including drawing studies with Arnold Mesches, and painting studies with Bonita Helmer. For 12 years, until 2002, she was employed as an editor and feature writer at the Los Angeles Times newspaper. She also became a specialist in genealogy, publishing several books, and was featured in the public television series ‘Ancestors.’ In 1975 she married fellow artist, Paul Uyehara, and together they enjoyed a to paint and exhibit her art in the US and Europe. After a challenging and courageous

Above: Right Top: Bottom: Above: Waterboarding No. 1 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in. or 41 x 91 cm Left Top: The Taking Acrylic on canvas 42 x 32 in. or 107 x 81 cm Bottom: Acrylic on canvas 40 x 32 in. or 102 x 81 cm

her beautiful talent and spirit in her artwork. “I explore the many new media available today: metallic paints, spray enamels, acrylics and glazes of all kinds. While my underlying

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Website: www.elizabethuyehara.com Email: pmizum@earthlink.net

Acrylic on canvas 32 x 48 in. or 81 x 122 cm Acrylic on canvas 24 x 32 in. or 61 x 81 cm Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm

Known for his masterful drawings and use of color, Paul Uyehara has been active in the Los Angeles art scene since the 1960s. He began studies at Chouinard Art School and Otis Art Institute. Most recently, he was mentored by the well-known, abstract painter Bonita Helmer. His works have been exhibited across the United States and in Europe. He married fellow artist, Elizabeth Maltbie Uyehara in 1975 and together they enjoyed a long and Paul is represented by Amsterdam Whitney Fine Art Gallery, NY.

“My early works were infused with skills developed as a draftsman and honed through years of life drawing and sculpting. I also focused on the literal beauty of still life, landscapes and the human form during this era. I spent years purely on the study of color, experimenting with tints, tones and hues and the effect of color placement. I have always been fascinated by Goya’s compositions. I return to them to study energy and movement in drawings and to translate these into modern idioms. In a series called ‘Deconstructions,’ I set these pieces free of all reference to subject matter, while adding vivid, often primary colors to black and white compositions, to re-imagine and reinterpret Goya’s concepts in purely abstract terms. The joy of colors in their purest forms has become my current focus and allows for the freedom of interpretation by any viewer.” Website: www.pauluyehara.com Email: pmizum@earthlink.net

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Van den Berg

PETRONELLA VAN DEN BERG

Naramata, British Columbia Canada

“I develop myself through my work and through all of the experiences in my life. Like a tree with rings that bear marks of its growth, I am a creative work in progress and my art is the expression of all about relationships between people. I like to the viewer curious. The female sculptures are an homage to women. My intension is to sculpt a portrayal of the women, to show positive attribute and being strong, step up, and encourage in only a part of the story. The rest is what you, the viewer, bring to it. My hope is that my artwork will

Feminine Brazilian Soapstone and marble 6 x 14 x 5 in. or 15 x 36 x 13 cm

the viewer.� Mind in Movement Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

PETRONELLA VAN DEN BERG Born in the Netherlands,1958, Petronella G.W. Van den Berg married in 1979, but tragedy struck in the early 80s when her husband passed away. This terrible event precipitated a re-examination of her life, whereupon she left her professional career to devote herself to her artistic talent, attending the Academy of the Arts in Zutphen for 5 years. In 2002, Petronella immigrated to Canada, where she now lives with her second husband in Naramata, British Columbia. Once settled in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, she began sculpting and painting in earnest. She has been a full time, contemporary acrylic and sculpture artist ever since. Her works are in the homes of private collectors throughout North America and Europe.

Never Ending Love African Wonderstone 7 x 10 x 2 in. or 18 x 25 x 5 cm

Illusion II Acrylic and resin on canvas 30 x 30 in. or 76 x 76 cm

Trust Me African Wonderstone 6 x 9 x 3 in. or 15 x 23 x 8 cm 354

Website: www.petronellavandenberg.com Email: Petronella@Petronellavandenberg.com

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Voll

SIBYLLA VOLL

Carlsbad, California United States

SIBYLLA VOLL Sibylla Voll’s work is in private, corporate and public collections and is displayed in juried and solo shows, galleries, and other institutions, receiving numerous prizes, including Award for Excellence at the South California Exposition for her woodcuts and pastels. She has signature status with PSA and is NMWA and OMA. Voll was president of COAL and is represented by their gallery in Carlsbad. Presently she serves on the Arts Commission for the City of Carlsbad. Her work has been presented in the following publications: Best of Pastels I, Floral Inspirations, SibyllART, International Contemporary Masters IV and V and Carlsbad Calendar. Left Top: Mermaid Clay 7 x 12 in. or 18 x 30 cm Bottom: Reina Bronze 5 x 8 in. or 13 x 20 cm Right Top: Vendla Bronze 11 x 16 in. or 28 x 41 cm Bottom: Primavera Clay 4 x 26 in. or 10 x 66 cm

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Website: www.pastelsocietyofamerica.org/sibylla_voll Email: sibyllart@roadrunner.com

Bronze 12 x 18 in. or 30 x 46 357cm


Vorgers

RIEN VORGERS

The Netherlands

Castles In The Air Acrylic on canvas 31 x 24 in. or 80 x 60 cm

Mortgage Gouache on cardboard 29 x 24 in. or 73 x 61 cm

RIEN VORGERS Rien Vörgers studied classic art in his home town, Enschede, The Netherlands, in the 1930s. Yet by the late 1970s he abandoned the style he was taught, in portraiture and landscapes, developing his own, original style of painting, in the footsteps of P. Mondrian and W. De Kooning. He was already approaching the age of 60 when invented his “mosaic” style. His technique does not include contours, nor shadows, over-run tones or perspective. Instead, every piece of colour lies against the next one, sometimes 20 tones in one painting, so that imaginary lines emerge. This innovation initiates, together with his richly connected register of colours, a remarkable visual power. Rien follows the implications of modern society in a critical manner, illustrating what that society entails and offering transparent solutions; such like the turtle tumbling under the weight of his mortgage. Rien participated in numerous fairs and exhibitions; one of which was especially organised for him during seven months in the Parliament buildings in The Hague in 2002/3. Rien was granted a Career Award from the town of Florence, Italy, when he took part in its 5th Biennale of International Contemporary Art in 2005, where Cristo was also present and received the same

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Website: www.bkoverijssel.nl Email: riri@hetnet.n

N=Netherlands Gouache on cardboard 24 x 35 in. or 60 x 90 cm

Left Top: Earthquake Gouache on cardboard 26 x 20 in. or 65 x 50 cm Bottom: Ureum Gouache on cardboard 24 x 28 in. or 61 x 72 cm

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Valeur

Williams

Kokkedal, Denmark

Calgary, Alberta Canada

SUZANNE VALEUR

Above: Left Top: Bottom:

Born in 1947 in Denmark, Suzanne Valeur lives in North Zealand. She was employed at The Royal Danish Hydrographic later worked for 10 years as assistant manager in a shipping agency – assisting passengers on P & O Lines’ ocean liners arriving at Langelinie (home of The Little Mermaid.) Valeur has multiple degrees in visual arts and has participated in several juried exhibitions with her maritime inspired paintings. She is an awarded artist and has had many shows in Denmark. In 2009, she moved her studio to Kronborg Castle, Elsinore (Unesco World Heritage.)

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Email: valeur@post12.tele.dk

Digital print and mixed media on canvas 10 x 13 in. or 25 x 33 cm Mixed media 29 x 39 in. or 74 x 100 cm Mixed media on canvas 41 x 28 in. or 104 x 71 cm

ADRIANNE WILLIAMS Above: Lamaro Oil on canvas 24 x 31 in. or 60 x 80 cm Left Top: Janet Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm Bottom: Blue Alpha Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 40 x 50 cm

Born in 1983 in Calgary, Canada, Adrianne Williams studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design, receiving her BFA as a Drawing major in 2007. Through her paintings she often combines the exploration of her Caribbean ancestry, the three-dimensional and use of text. Her installation and video work has been animation premier at the Edmonton International Film Festival. She has had various solo shows throughout her city and in Assisi Italy, as well as group show participations in Italy and Spain.

Website: www.adriannewilliams.com Email: adriannewi@gmail.com

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Werner

MAX WERNER

Princeton, New Jersey United States

Acrylic on canvas 57 x 34 in. or 145 x 86 cm

MAX WERNER Born in Ghent, Belgium, Max Werner studied Fine Art at The Byam Shaw School of Art in London, and Slade School of Art, University College London. He later taught Etching at both schools until 1990 and then set up his own etching workshop until 1997, when he moved to Argentina. There he began producing larger work in acrylic on canvas. In 2003 Werner moved to the USA. He has exhibited regularly for the last 20 years in galleries in different countries of Europe and North and South America and has participated in several public and private commissions in the UK, Portugal, Argentina and Japan. Werner’s work belongs to private and public collection in several countries. surrealism. I don’t think it can be limited to just one of those adjectives, and yet each one of them has an element of truth in it. sometimes creates a problem for the viewer, as often artists are categorized and presented to the public with a “label.” I am not a landscapist, a surrealist, or a realist etc., yet perhaps, I am all those things at the same time. The connection between the images I create is the approach to the composition, the way I treat the light, the emphasis on the unusual, the angle, the humorous sometimes… Each image tells a story and as such perhaps deserves the term descriptive or narrative. The landscapes for instance are not always an exact representation as I might add elements to it, which were seen only later on. As in the landscapes the other categories of images, are based on observation. An idea starts in my head, I follow it up by going sketching in public places, like museums, libraries, cafes, etc., which in turn feed my imagination, and steer me in a direction I had not always anticipated. It is a part of the work I really enjoy as it is a bit like going on an adventure, not knowing what’s at the end.”

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Website: www.maxwernerart.com Email: maxwernernJ@aol.com

Above: Cruise Ship In The Desert Acrylic on canvas 28 x 50 in. or 71 x 127 cm Right Top: In The Shadow of The Tetons Acrylic on canvas 51 x 34 in. or 127 x 86 cm & detail Bottom: Two Horses and A Mule Acrylic on canvas 40 x 31 in. or 102 x 78 cm & detail 363


Xue

YANQUN XUE

Richmond, British Columbia Canada

Chess Players Oil on canvas 19 x 14 in. or 48 x 34 cm

YANQUN XUE Born in Dalian, China, Yanqun Xue graduated from the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Art, Shenyang in 1981 and remained there to teach. Later he completed graduate studies, receiving a Master’s in Fine Art in 1989, while being a professor and member of the Chinese Artist’s Association. More than 260 of his works have been shown in China and in international exhibits since 1984. Xue won a silver medal, two bronze and some honorary rewards in these exhibitions. Six of his works were shown and sold in the auctions of Christie’s Swire in Hong Kong, China and Taipei. More than 300 pieces of Xue’s oil paintings have been collected by the National Chinese Art Gallery and overseas art galleries and private collectors.

Opposite Page: Full Moon Oil on canvas 38 x 51 in. or 97 x 130 cm

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Website: www.xueyanqun.com Email: xueyanqun@hotmail.com

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Yaki

NANCY YAKI

Los Olivos, California United States

Woody Guthrie’s Marimbas Acrylic on canvas 48 x 30 in. or 122 x 76 cm Acrylic on wood 12 x 12 in. or 30 x 30 cm

Acrylic on canvas 48 x 60 in. or 122 x 152 cm

NANCY YAKI “This body of work is concerned with how we, as observers and participants in the physical world around us, are constantly beckoned to see and feel our way into our surroundings. What each of these paintings represents is an invitation that the universe has extended - an invitation to dwell among the contours of the land, light and water - the elements that birthed us.” Nancy Yaki was born in 1960 in Connecticut, into a legacy of artisans. She earned national recognition for her painting while still in high school, and enrolled in Paier School of Art at age 17. After art school, Nancy migrated to Alaska, where a

Morning Melody Acrylic on canvas 48 x 30 in. or 122 x 76 cm

Acrylic on canvas 24 x 48 in. or 61 x 122 cm

carpenter fed her artistic pursuits for many years. Now a resident of the Central Coast of California, Nancy lives with her family and continues to produce art. El Capitan Acrylic on canvas 48 x 60 in. or 122 x 152 cm

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Website: www.nancyaki.com Email: boandero@gmail.com

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Yasuyuki

ITO YASUYUKI

Hyogo, Japan

ITO YASUYUKI Born in 1971 in Hiroshima, Ito Yasuyuki experienced a sudden deterioration in his eyesight in 2003, leading to loss of central vision. He began life training and occupational training at Nippon Lighthouse in Osaka in the fall of 2003 to learn how to deal with his new condition. Ito currently lives in Kobe and actively exhibits internationally including in Japan as well as New York.

Above Top: Imagination Sky Oil on canvas 26 x 21 in. or 65 x 53 cm Bottom: Green Power Oil on canvas 36 x 46 in. or 91 x 117 cm Left Top: The Color Bird Oil on canvas 46 x 36 in. or 117 x 91 cm Bottom: Time Of Spring Oil on canvas 46 x 36 in. or 117 x 91 cm

Top: The Color Fish Oil on canvas 39 x 31 in. or 100 x 80 cm Bottom: Color II Oil on canvas 24 x 29 in. or 61 x 73 cm 368

Website: www.skyship55.com Email: skyship@hello.odn.ne.jp

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Zervigón

Zharkikh Moscow, Russia

New Orleans, Louisiana United States

VALERIY ZHARKIKH Talented Russian artist, Valeriy Zharkikh was born in a small mining town in southern Russia. With no formal art education, Valeriy, personal set of aesthetics with a masterful with complex colors, eye-catching and opening up more and more stories. Seen from different angles, these paintings are unique stand-alone works of art. For Valeriy art is a way of coping with life and painting is philosophy and poetics, romanticism and delicate human sorrow, imagination and reality.

Swimmer Blown glass 33 x 12 x 8 in. or 84 x 30 x 20 cm Blown glass Indiv. columns 24 to 32 in. or 61 to 81 cm

Above Movement Oil on canvas 24 x 16 in. or 60 x 40 cm

Blown glass 7 x 15 x 5 in. or 18 x 38 x 13 cm

CARLOS LUIS ZERVIGÓN Carlos was born, 1966, and raised in New Orleans, where he lives with his wife, Elizabeth, and their six children. His work has been shown in cities including New York, New Orleans, Santa Fe, Seattle and Portland, OR. He has received grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation. prestigious Niche Awards for glass sculpture. In 2009, he was invited to perform a hot glass sculpting demonstration for the Glass Art Society conference at the Corning Museum of Glass.

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Website: www.carloszervigon.com Email: czervigon@gmail.com

Left Top Baklan Oil on canvas 24 x 16 in. or 60 x 40 cm Left Bottom: Birth Oil on canvas 16 x 12 in. or 40 x 30 cm

Website: www.zharkikhart.com Email: info@zharkikhart.com

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