In my studio I have a custom Conrad Monoprint Press on which to play, experiment, and create. Through relief printing I am able to make multiple images from one matrix, but while they might be similar they are each unique because each time I transfer the paint or ink to paper the results are distinct, not an exact replica. It takes skill and patience to create a monoprint as the artist is painting in reverse ﹘ a relief print is essentially mirror image to what is on the form or plate.
Techniques for transferring the painted image under pressure to the paper vary, which is another part of printmaking I really enjoy. It is possible to create different images by using techniques such as Collagraph, Collage, and hand painting as well as by altering the type, colour, and viscosity of the inks or Oils/Acrylic/Watercolor paints. I enjoy the challenge of creating beauty from so many possible variables and my love for colour is perhaps bordering on obsession. When I print editions I carefully choose from my collection of printmaking, handmade, and specialty papers that I have sourced from around the world. Each time that I pull the first print of any series it is like Christmas and I cannot wait to see what is under the press blankets. My work is always an original that cannot be duplicated with a paint brush.
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Lydia Trethewey is a visual artist living and working in Perth, WA. She works across a number of mediums including painting, photography and animation. Her practice is concerned with the quiescent experiences of daydream and quotidian-sublimity which arise during travel. She is currently undertaking a PhD in fine art at Curtin University.
Trethewey’s work predominantly utilises a process of “solvent wash,” which involves applying solvents such as acetone directly to photographic surfaces. In doing so, depictive and material spaces become analogous, and through this she seeks the undisclosed space of the sublime. Solvent wash is a method of the artist’s own creation.
In her research, Trethewey seeks to formulate the quotidian-sublime as a sensation of immensity engendered through a consonance of internal and external spaces; the vastness of daydream and the limitlessness of ordinary landscape vernacular. It is these immense experiences her works seek to evoke.
Trethewey has had her work exhibited at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth Centre for Photography, China Academy of Art, Paper Mountain and Caloundra Regional Gallery, among others. She has presented her research at conferences in Australia, UK and China.
“[Trethewey’s] work is a poetic hybrid of painting and photography, in which we find ourselves in that state of semi-consciousness of driving through the suburban streets, arriving, unable to recall the journey, at a familiar destination to wonder; were we travelling in a dream?” – James McArdle, 2017, Where are the Margins of Photography Here and Now
“It is movement Lydia’s work is ultimately concerned with – movement between what we see and what we imagine and how the car facilitates this.”- Anna Sabadini, 2017, Slipstreams
“Vision isn’t disembodied, and maybe invisibility presses against the body in a way that can be translated visually.” – Lydia Trethewey, 2016, interview with Hayley Anschutz
McArdle, James. 2017. Where are the Margins of Photography Here and Now https://onthisdateinphotography.com/2017/04/28/april-28/
Trethewey, Lydia 2016. Interview with Hayley Anschutz. https://www.colosoul.com.au/uncategorized/solo-exhibition-slippages/
Email Lydia: Lydia@Trethewey.id.au
I work mainly with oil. I live in Italy, studied in Florence and lived in London.
I am a self-taught photo artist based in Trondheim, Norway, and I make conceptual images mostly based on self-portraiture.
My passion for storytelling imagery started a few years back when I began creating as a way to self-express. Photographic art is not only what I love to do, but its also who I am. It’s a reflection of deep emotions, passion for magical mysteries and the belief there is beauty to be found in everything.
I create by photographing the elements needed, then move on to photoshop, compositing the different elements and textures together. My images have been described as surreal, mysterious and painterly.
Although each piece have a story behind it, I want the viewer to be able to connect in referece to their own. Leaving it as “an open story”.
Talin has been creating and designing for over 25 years. Her work can be seen all over the world. Her internationally acclaimed fabrics featured in Architectural Digest, Coastal Living, Veranda, Florida Design, international design centers, luxury hotels and many many more. Her work has also been featured on ET Hollywood, and The Martha Stewart Show.
Talin's Studio has two goals in mind. The first is to offer different, very exclusive and custom made products. This goal is easy to achieve. Our advantage is that of creating our own designs.
The second goal is our exceptional years of experience, knowledge and the best of art techniques, creating products unique to our excellent customers.
Custom Artwork, Custom Furniture, Decorative Painting, Faux Painting, Mural Painting, Wall Stenciling, Fabric Design
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Phil Davison has stitched life into a graphic medium once considered dead, with his unorthodox cross-stitch designs, which reflect his peculiar thought processes and life experiences. He creates one off and limited edition series of original hand stitched pieces, alongside limited edition archival quality giclee prints of his artworks.
Unravel his fascination with skulls, for example, which inspire his present body of work; and the final thread would lead you to his history of studying genetics and his work experience in a mortuary. He explains: “As grotesque and morbid as it seems, there is something intrinsically beautiful and enthralling about the skull. Referred to as “the temple of the soul” by da Vinci, the skull contains ones hopes, dreams, fears and every aspect of what it is to be human, and that which makes each person unique.” To Davison, that is something very special that relates to every person allowing them to draw their own meaning from each piece on display. This is evident in his approach to sharing his vision; for he actively encourages his “followers” to freely interpret each piece he designs in a way that is meaningful to their personal experiences. This in turn, helps to explain his very diverse following.
Davison’s designs are also quite varied and not confined to skulls only, his visual universe being a mix of street art and popular culture. Davison is really inspired by image reproduction techniques; focusing on a configuration, be it in photography or a printing process. Phil attempts to see if, and how, it can be recreated in cross-stitch. This is a challenge in itself, as cross-stitch is constructed using a very meticulous method, which involves its own set of unique constraints. But it is exactly these challenges that push his work forward.
Some of Davison’s pieces can take up to 8 months of hand stitching to complete. To accurately render and mimic in cross-stitch the original technique that inspired its conception demands a high level of precision. It is exactly this dedication to precision, acquired over a decade of working in couture fashion, which drives his evolution of the craft into the realm of fine art.
“I like making people smile, and when I see that glint of amusement and disbelief in someone’s eyes the moment they realise that what they are looking at is an intricately hand-stitched piece, that’s the moment that makes my endeavours worthwhile.” Phil Davison
I use pencils and fineliners to create my work.
43 years old, five miles from the Pennsylvania border, USA. Paintings in acrylic or oil, of various sizes on various surfaces.
The life of the mind - reflective, spiraling, bound within, is both a warping of and adjustment to the outward, linear life. Imperfect contact
between the two is not an explanation for anything. It is not philosophy. It is merely the human truth, which none the less may be the only explanation possible.
“Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” - William Blake
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I am a digital artist/painter as well as doing traditional artworks, my digital artworks I do on the IPAD PRO. Sometimes I get inspiration from my photographs, but mostly just design something unique from my creative psyche, with no reference apart from imagination. I do action paintings, impressionistic abstract expressionism throwing and splattering a large canvas, and also dripping ink and using fluorescent acrylics which are luminous and vibrant.
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The tools of digital photography now offer such precision that it becomes an understandable temptation to completely control every aspect of picture making. Much of my work challenges the concepts of control and precision and instead embraces and encourages the creative friction of multiple overlapping elements to occur. With these images I initially select materials based on color and texture, add motion and then photograph intuitively as a session of semi-controlled chaos unfolds in front of the camera.
The images are printed 19” x 13” (though other sizes are available upon request) on Hahnemuehle fine arts papers, and all images are rights managed.
Born in Norfolk in 1972, Tom works predominately as a painter using oil or acrylic. He is self-taught and has now been exhibiting and selling work for nearly 20 years.
Tom loves to paint the large skies that are seen over the beaches of Norfolk and Suffolk. In particular he likes to paint on big canvases which allow as much sky to be seen as possible, as well as showing the wide and beautiful beaches that stretch along the East Anglian coast.
He also paints landscapes from all the places he travels to. He loves mountains, cityscapes and studies of people moving and at work. In recent years Tom has also developed smaller paintings and sketches looking at landscapes and figures, particularly those working on and around the sea.
Tom has had many exhibitions over the years, both locally and further afield. He exhibits work permanently in galleries in East Anglia.
He sells work privately and works on commissions sells, he regularly packages and exports work and has send work as far as Australia (from the UK).
I am a portrait artist from Quebec, Canada. I specialize in pencil portraits. I have been drawing portraits for 12+ years now. My inspirations and passions are rock music from the 60's, 70's, Indie Rock, New York City, pop art. I'm also a cinema aficionado
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I am a jewellery designer based in West Sussex, UK.
Originally trained as a chemist, I have always been fascinated by chemical and physical processes in nature.
My work is about transforming the metals and minerals in wearable pieces of jewellery.
The metals I use are in a clay form, which means very fine particles of metal (silver, bronze or copper) mixed with an organic binder and water. Transforming this material in a solid piece of jewellery at an extremely high temperature is both art and science.
My favorite medium is Bronze Clay which gives me the possibility to play with different techniques and forms, from delicate rings to small statues, from hand shaping to sculpting.
I like to add crystals or minerals in my work, as well as glass created by me in my studio.
The inspiration is everywhere around me. Living by the sea it is so easy to be thrilled by a sunrise or a sunset, to discover the underwater life or to watch the beautiful waves. But, with the same intensity I love the flowers, the forest, the leaves, the grass...
I am R B Robbins. My first name is Robert. I was born on July 20, 1965. I am self taught
artist. I have been doing this for twenty-eight years. I have a done two projects. One in
1992 with the Maine Special Olympics and the other in 2001 with the Bruce Marshall
Group-blues southern rock band.
I am originally from Maine. I was brought up and raised with three other siblings (two
older brothers and a younger sister) on the countryside in the Sebago Lake area of
Western Maine by my two wonderful parents Ann M and Robert B Robbins. I am no
relation to be a Jr because my middle name is different than my fathers. I lived in
Windham, Maine for Five years. In 1970, we moved to Bridgton, Maine I lived there for
the next 13 years, I went to elementary and junior high then onto High school. At that
time I graduated from high school, I lived in practically two houses, a winterized house
and a cottage. In the summers I grew up on a beach-lake called salmon point-long lake
Maine and did many or most activities, like water skiing tubing, boating, swimming,
snorkeling for golf balls, I had a great childhood life growing up and being one of the
luckiest one. During the years growing up at the beach, I also lived at the house on the
hill of salmon point or on the Kansas Road, Bridgton Maine. In June 1984, I finished my
secondary schooling at Lake Region, Naples, Maine there I received my diploma.
After I graduated from High School, I worked many years and went to school at
Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. I received my four year
degree in Mechanical Engineering Design in 2006.
During this time I have been producing numerous originals on my spare time and went to
various art shows and festivals that I vendor at.
As Of today, I live in Sanford, Maine. I am an Alumni at Wentworth Institute of
I am continuing to strive to reach my goal as a successful well known artist by creating an audience using my spare time to draw and market.
My name is Elizabeth Hinders and I hail from Kettering, Ohio and work mainly with digital art. I was born in Kettering and lived in Arkansas for a year before moving back, during which time I learned I wanted to make art as an occupation, as hard as it will be. Having been taking art class since it was required in elementary school, I was always in the art club and liked painting and drawing. After high school, I entered college and attained a bachelor's degree in English.
The most liked artworks I make are the photomanipulations, for which I largely still use stock from other people, but have begun to save up my own resources so I won't be so dependent on someone else. Generally, my photomanipulations are dark or emotional, though sometimes they go through a conceptual streak.
Photomanipulations are my most popular pieces, but I also like editing concert photographs I've taken in Photoshop, usually overlaying my own textures or other photographs I have. This process can result in releasing more of the energy and emotion of the concert; it makes me and others remember the atmosphere of the concert better than just the photo alone. Because I am an amateur and not formally educated in photography, I use photographs I took from the general admission sections or the mosh pit. Creating the art also serves to channel my anxiety and depression into something tangible and creative.
ITS ARTISTIC APPROACH
« Fingertips, I animates matter, I leave footprints and unveils the world my memories. »
Since childhood, the artist was fascinated by cameras, color transparency acetates, color gradients, the shape of objects, illustrations, etc. Unknowingly, she followed his quest for understanding of space and its fittings. By studying interior design, art and graphic communication, the artist is given the chance to deepen his comments through the establishment in real space.
« During the few years as an independent graphic designer, I took advantage of the time available to unleash the creativity that drove me through photography, drawing, painting and sculpture. Meanwhile I joined cultural organizations to publicize my work and I had the pleasure of opening the door to the market through the galleries. It was a positive unveiling on my artistic development. Responsible for this discovery, I am committed to materialize my poetic impulses. »
Today, HERMINE attempts to define the elusive vitality that surrounds it. "I testify to the existence of the intangible feeling of living". Interaction with emotions, neutral face this empathetic power, the encounter with suffering and anxiety are all dimensions conveyed in his work.
« The materialization is transcribed through rhythm, balance masses and dispersions. In sculpture, I do not hesitate to pull off, amputate, split, uproot the material taking shape under my fingers. I let run smooth edges of géométrisant forms, recalling the caresses of a loving mother. In painting, the structure varies and merges the subject or emotion that emerges. The fluidity of the transparencies of color, monochrome gradients are present through the textures. »
HERMINE wished to image, to transfer, to materialize this own sensitivity to our species. "I try to inspire the public. Says one who hopes to be calm itself by contemplation. I believe we can bring energy, peace and compassion through my colors, my forms and my textures. "
Artist's sensibility comes alive and is combined with that of others. "Together we put the light on the impalpable, the unnamed present in all of us."What a great way to free the Rams !"
My abstract paintings are a personal expression of my lifelong fascination of symbols, ancient cave paintings and contemporary street art. Rhythm, pattern and balance is important in the paintings that I make. I start each painting with a sketch and then building up layers of collage materials that consist of found old and contemporary newspaper clippings and photos, old text notes, sheet music, pigment and sand. Much of the paper and notes are from my home and childhood.
These collage pieces are then cut and mounted on to the canvas or board in a specific way to form the underlying pattern for the painting. Like the memory, the paper and image clips are fragmented across the canvas.
This helps lay the foundation for the initial imagery and paves the way for the following applications of an impasto layers of paint.
The paintings includes clues and fragments from the past, mixed with symbols and figures from the petro glyphs and cave paintings. I use fragments of the past and the present. Some symbols are old and well known; others are made up and resemble ancient symbols and writing. I create images in which the meanings of the adjacent symbols change.
My paintings are a combination of mixed media works that involves acrylic, oil, tempera, gauche and collage elements. Texture, surface treatments and color are very important aspects of my work in order for each painting to have a very profound and compelling presence.
The goal is to create a compelling work of abstract art that engages the viewer, is endlessly absorbing and promotes a meaningful dialogue. Where the images can be seen as decorative, but also give an interest to move closer to see more details.
Documenting the lives and our footprint through time and what the future have to show, history repeats itself. This has happened, mixed with a dreamy, ethereal world.
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I'm an artist based in Edinburgh, working mostly in graphite, chalk, pastels, and more recently airbrush.
I enjoy the challenge of portraiture - both of people and animals, and I especially love commissions!
I'm a Cheshire award winning artist, currently painting 12 hours a day in a shed in the garden. Now a member of the Peak District Artisan Guild I'm throwingeverything into getting myself established. I paint anything from still lifes, pets, portraits, to scenes of high drama from the opera and stage. I experiment with texture, composition, and tone as much as I can in an attempt to constantly improve. One way I develop my ideas is painting miniatures: small works where I can explore an image I might later work up into a larger painting. While my larger pieces take two to three months the miniatures I can complete in a day. All are created using high quality oil paints.
If you have any questions about a painting please contact me, either throug my website or Facebook, I'd love you to get in touch. Your support means a lot, and I love it when I get to post my work to all these wonderful far away places. I have a map covering my shed ceiling with every place I've sent a painting and its the best feeling in the world adding a mark.
Erik Brede is a self-taught Norwegian photographer and photoshop artist interested in surrealism, composite art, nature and landscape photography. With a conceptual approach, Brede tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way to produce a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence.
Erik startet to explore photography at the age of 13, and spent all his time in his fathers old darkroom and post-production have always been an important part of his workflow. His black and white work is inspired by artists like Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Henri Cartier Bresson, Arno Minkkinen and Jeanloup Sieff, while his surreal work is inspired by artists like René Magritte, Jerry Uelsmann, Sarolta Ban, Erik Johansson and Michael Vincent Manalo.
His favourite quote is 'You don't take a photograph, you make it.' - Ansel Adams
Erik Brede was born in 1971 in Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands, Norway, but he currently lives and works outside of Oslo.
I am a motion & graphic designer + photographer based in Madrid, Spain. I love all kind of artworks, I have specialized in graphic design, motion graphics, video editing & postproduction, advertising direction, illustration and photography. Actually I am working for freelance in Madrid.
I take all my images with my new Lumix G7. I enjoy capturing moments with my camera and every kind of things that catch my attention.
My greatest inspiration is New York City and this is my black & white collection of my project "NY People" recently exposed with "Los Artistas del Barrio" in Madrid.
I enjoy experimenting with the human form using a combination of Portraiture, Street Photography and Videography within the urban environment.
Using available natural light is key for me to create both atmosphere and intrigue.
I use a combination of 35mm film and Digital equipment.
When it comes to myself, Iam courageous, ambitious, creative, & an outgoing person. I takepride & passionon what I do to succeed as a person. An artist that I want to become. An artist that I want to be. How I create my art links to me on what title I want to do upon that would connect and relateto me. The materials I use ranges from pencil drawings to mostly acrylic paints & oil mediums. At times, I use items & materials around me such as mixed media. The subjects I like to focus on is People, Life Itself, Why things happen the way they are & the most important, History.
What inspires me is significant times, people, real life experiences I have came across, Life Cycles, Humanity, The Mind, Thoughts of a human, Emotions, Feelings, The World as well of as myself & of more prominently My Family.
he kind of work i produce is from drawings, portraits, to abstract paintings. My main inspiration of all is of my imperfections of what makes me, me. How humans are not as perfect & that how we became to be of who we are as living creatures.
I remember myself holding a pencil and drawing since I was a child. Drawing whatever triggered my wild imagination.
Years went by and my pencil became a brush, a charcoal, a pen. The paper turned to a canvas and painting became a self-discovery journey.
I relied on colours to express my feelings, my thoughts, my experiences. My pencil was my closest ally, always there to speak for me when the words couldn't.
Faces, scenes from photos, a song I love, a place I visited, an old dusty book, vintage items, through my pop-art interpretation.
My inspiration is hidden and found everywhere in life. My technique can cover mixed media from acrylic, ink, oil, collage among others.
Every inspiration is a new journey. Every journey is a new challenge; a challenge I am always willing to take up."
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I have been practising Japanese brush painting for over a year. I started painting in November 2014, when I joined an art group at the Phoenix Art Gallery. I use specialist Sumi-e ink brushes. The aim of Sum-e painting is to capture the essence or the spirit of the subject in the paintings. It is intended to evoke the poetry of nature using a range of different brush techniques. For example, you can see that the panda has downturned eyes, which makes it look sad. The bamboos appear to blow in the breeze.
I learnt the basic techniques of brush painting by practising the bamboo, which is an iconic symbol of Japanese brush painting. I usually paint in black, but I also enjoy experimenting with colour. The rose is a symbol of love and the beauty of nature. I am also inspired by Chinese brush painting as the two traditions share similar techniques. I enjoy painting, as it is a form of meditation that spirits me away from the everyday stresses of life.
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Mary Staffiere is a talented, emerging artist based in Yorkshire. She creates solid bronze sculpture capturing movement, character and essence of life in her work. She focuses on the natural form of animals. Here a wider range of her beautiful sculptures can be found on her website.
She can also be contacted via email at Marystaffieresculptures@outlook.com
Or on Twitter at
I paint light and color, emotion and vibration. I use color as form to create space. Definition of my expression is metaphorically symbolic. I'm interested in philosophy, numerology, symbolism, life-philosophy, religion and culture. My creation is directed by natural and humans forms. I create with love.
I create with oil color, glass sticks, Smalty, natural stone and all kind of material what inspire new creation. To express my passion I use thickness and intensity of color with spatula or directly squeeze color from tub on canvas or on wood. During my experiments I develop technique of thin-thick lines to create space with color and rugged surface. Oil color have the result of sharp edges and keep the form of momentum of the creation.
Mosaics I begun to create with natural stone and of classics shape in Israel. When I move to Europe I start to use all kind of materials. In Czech I found traditional semi product of glass sticks. Color scale is different as Smalty from Italy. In some way they are complemented. I create contemporary mosaic based on color and simply forms. Hand cut material is stuck with glue to glass or wood plates. I play with the forms of cut material and structure of surface.
Right now I m working on cycle Space / COMETS. Inspiration is by transformation of space, compare to our mind and consciousness. Source of ideas come from Quantum physics, space, spirituality, astronomy and astrology...
"OUR REALITY IS A SEGMENT OF OUR IMAGINATION"
Contemporary oil paintings, water color sketch and glass mosaics as document of Metamorphose of Human Race.
Some of the artworks will by in next edition of Current Masters vol.2 from WWAB.
Archive Page (until 2006) HERE
I started to draw at my teen’s age, when I begin to study art in Vilnius J. Vienozinskis art school. All impressions, thoughts, natural beauty and surroundings, makes me think about paintings and how to express everything that is my mind and heart. Mostly i paint with oil on canvas. Like to paint birds, seaside and other nature elements.
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Rachel’s work explores colour, form and the painting process using acrylics, oils and mixed media. Her subjects include landscapes, abstracts, and work which draws on elements of both.
She also explores social themes using the human figure, these are developing into a body of work called ‘The Red Paintings’.
I am an artist with a passion for my work, favouring acrylic on board.I am always looking for new techniques and subject matter which include people, landscapes, fantasy, abstract and anything which inspires me.
The colours I use are key, they must be bright, contrasting and bring movement and life to the painting.
Above all I want to produce quality work that has that extra dimension ,which I can share with the wider world.
J.Miller (b. 1987, London) began taking photographs as a way to find refuge from the lack of possibilities he faced as a teenager. He was inspired by the movie City of God and an Uncle, Paul Miller. Each photo he takes goes through the process of selection on various levels, until weeks after we are left with the image you see. Equipment, location, development & adjustments are all things he considers before bringing it to your eyes.
As a self-taught environmental folk artist, my creative process is guided by two principles. First and most importantly, produce art that makes people happy. Second, strive to be an environmentally conscientious artist whose work has a positive impact on the environment and celebrates recycling as an art form. While my eclectic collection includes pieces in mixed media collage, clay and paint, it is my work in found object sculpture that brings me the greatest joy. I have sold, displayed and donated selected pieces in various retail and gallery locations as well as hospitals and non-profit organizations for the past 25 years.
My passion for collecting and using found object materials was born from the idea of finding broken, fragmented and discarded pieces and transforming them into something cheerful and uplifting. My mission lies in "culling" the streets and beaches to uncover a wide variety of materials and then creatively transforming them into art. There is an abundance of items thrown away, left behind and discarded on a daily basis that are free, plentiful and readily available. Every nail, screw, bottle cap, piece of wood, metal or wire has its own story as it has gone through some journey to end up discarded. Each piece of art proudly incorporates items that otherwise might end up in a landfill and they are given an alternative value and a new purpose. By creating texturally rich and layered sculptures, I am inviting the viewer to experience recycling as a creative endeavor and a visionary one driven by the purpose of making them smile. I am truly excited and constantly challenged to highlight ordinary materials and to create art that enhances, compliments and warms an individual home or an area in a medical or corporate setting.
Check out a recent blog about me HERE
Email: DeaneVBowers@gmail.com or
Tom Carpenter likes to experiment with deep textures, strong contrasts and a variety of colour themes in his subject matter. His abstracts are often based on reality, emotion and fiction with a general idea of what he wants to do, however, only after a few attempts does the idea become clearer and ultimately makes up the final composition.
If his idea develops during the process, rather than simply starting over again on a new canvas, Tom will add new layers of paint on top and continue with this technique until the painting he’s aiming for appears on the surface.
All paintings are handmade, one-of-a-kind originals and signed with the guarantee of not being mass-produced as digital prints.
Artistically I focus mostly in abstraction, but will do the occasional portrait as well. I'm heavily influenced by Picasso and Pollock. I remember seeing Ambroise Vollard by Picasso for the first time and just starring at it forever. I didn't know that art could be like that, and I wanted to explore that avenue.
With most of my paintings I don't have a clue as to what I'm going to do before I sit down to paint, which is both liberating and terrifying at the same time. Most of the time I just stop when it looks finished. The titles are typically the first word that pops into my mind when looking at the painting regardless of the level of "arti-ness" or "sophistication" that the title might lack. I really don't care about all of that...at all. I'm not overly concerned about telling a story; I'm not typically talking about the current world issues; I'm not overly concerned about addressing nature or the human condition; if other people see those things in my work then great...I'm glad it speaks to them, but at the end of the day I want to create paintings that can be interpreted on a number of levels and I want the subject, design, and the color to speak to the observer rather than my own two cents about what I think it means...as if my opinion is the only one that matters. Because to be perfectly honest...it's all been done before, nothing is new under the sun. As an artist there isn't one issue you can address via an artwork that hasn't already been covered or addressed in some way. So again, I'd rather let my art speak instead of my own interpretation or expectations as to what people should or should not see.
Some people my find that approach to making art as "lazy". On the contrary, I believe it frees up the artist to focus on the art instead of the message, and put more effort there instead of the idea behind the art. When i sit down to paint, my mind is clear and focused on one thing...making a beautiful image.
I paint in oil and acrylic on both canvas and paper.
My research started when I was very young stopped and started again 10 years ago.
My work is on canvas with polyvinyl resins, acrylic paints, nylon thread in sculpture I use fiberglass, Perspex, plastic nets.
I'm interested in art history, and particularly the Renaissance. my aesthetic instincts led me to various art periods, living in Italy, I was able to see live.
my research spans across time and space towards chronotopes, definitely I have been influenced by Burri and Fontana that I believemasters of contemporary .
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Arkonik make and photograph custom-built Land Rover Defenders.
'Over the past 7 years Arkonik has purchased in excess of 4,000 Land Rover Defenders.
Our Team scours Europe to locate the finest new or used machines which are best suited to our customising process and our clients’ specification.
After an extensive appraisal has been carried out, nothing but tip-top, mechanically sound and clearly titled Land Rovers are approved for purchase by the Team. Some of the most important areas of a Defender that we inspect are the vehicles hidden identification markings, its documentation, and its structural integrity.'
SineCera come from the Greek root for "Without Wax." This stamp was given to cabinets, tables, furniture, etc that did not require any wax to fill a poorly constructed joint, leading to it's meaning of "Sincerity" These types of products are how I choose to create my art, without wax.
By hand, I carve, whittle, shape, mold, and forge my designs into walnut or cherry wood and mount (via cold weld) to a hip flask, wind-proof lighter, jewelry, etc. My designs are based on sci-fi, fantasy, and general nerd culture that are dear to my heart, such as Joss Whedon's Firefly, The Boondock Saints, Supernatural, Game of Thrones, Norse mythology, and countless other custom projects from interested patrons.
As I stated before, I do everything by hand, making every individual piece unique, even if the design has been previously cut and forged. Every piece of wood, as is every cut, therefore every piece is a piece on its own.
The paintings grimace. A foreboding distinctiveness. Uncertainty
agonized, a re-imploding being whose incessantly impenetrable
desolation disintegrates fiercely personified on canvas.
Impersonations, succeeding, crumbling, forlornly as deliverance
excludes the artist. What do you want defined? Oil painted inner
landscapes. Existence not lived, not a singular voices inculcates. A
mental multiplicity of emotive, cognitive dissonance, turbulence
occurring in tandem, entwined in the mind.
Artnet Gallery HERE
Abstract and Figurative Painter Lille
Passed by the Fashion. The colour has always inhabited her.
She started to draw her inspiration in Britanny.
From 2005 to 2010, she lived in Camargue and in Aix en Provence where she finds other inspirations and colours.
Returned to live in Lille since late 2010 after having , she is dedicated to her passion in an artists workshop.
From May to September, she is sharing her time with another workshop near Deauville in Normandy since last year.
Her paintings are all her emotions and energy.
She is swirling from abstract to figurative.
Genevieve is a self-taught visual artist. Her interests in contemporary art are eclectic. She enjoys using unorthodox techniques and materials not traditionally employed by artists. She works in several mediums including crayons, screws and parcel tape, but seems to have found her niche creating portraits from playing dice.
I am Motorsport artist in my spare time, the name is made up of the names of my 3 children. My artwork is done from ref pictures I have supplied by a couple of friends I use. I mostly do BTCC Motorsport paintings for fans, drivers and sponsors but also do commission paintings. My artwork is all hand drawn on canvases and painted in acrylics and varnished on completion if the customer wants done. Motorsport is a passion, which inspires me a lot.
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Sal Jones is a figurative artist inspired by human interplay, translating visual information into paintings; she develops ideas and themes from photographic sources with an emphasis on the painted surface. She uses colour and mark making as tools to communicate with, producing emotionally charged works in oils on canvas.
Recent work has been inspired by images of faces appropriated from film, photography and the media, and exploits the conventions of cinematography; heavy cropping, close-ups, angled shots, saturated colours, as well as the use of dialogue for titles.
The works portray fleeting moments, the expression of the subject offering us a glimpse into their innermost thoughts. The works can be interpreted as part conversations, part musings, into which the viewer is drawn willingly or not into the world of the subject, both in a voyeuristic and complicit way.
Sal Jones has a BA Hons degree in Fine Art and lives and works in London. She has exhibited extensively in London as well as in group and open exhibitions elsewhere in the UK. Works are held in private collections in the UK, Europe and the United States.
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"My journey into art has come from a career in Architecture. My love of technical drawing has matured into using just an ink pen and stippling to create light and shadow with just dots of ink and now more excitingly with hammer and nails.
I have always been fascinated with how little information the brain needs to interpret a picture and love the simplicity of a picture made up from just dots.
I started experimenting a couple of years ago by using nails instead of ink to make the dots. My first nail picture was ‘Elephant on a Bed of Nails’, which has recently been sold. As the technique seemed to work, I followed it up with the work ‘Liver Building Nailed’.
The whole process thrills me, taking just a hammer and a box of nails and arranging them into a piece of art. My work is based initially on a photograph which I painstakingly reproduce by stippling with an ink pen. The inked drawing is then enlarged to mark out where the nails go and then the nailing begins..... many thousands of nails later I have the finished piece. It is very tactile art and the viewer will find it hard not to touch the work.
My technique has evolved and developed over time, I now use tiny nails which enable the viewer to see and interpret the work more closely and in detail. I currently have over half a million nails in my studio waiting to be ‘nailed’.
After winning the Warrington Contemporary Art Competition in 2012 with ‘Lashes and Nails’, my first solo exhibition ‘Nailed It’ was held last year and was so successful that the Gallery continued my Exhibition for a further month in a neighbouring gallery.
This exhibition featured an eclectic and diverse mix of popular icons of modernity, architecture and the natural world, various themes to portray the possibilities of this medium.
Since then I have had a successful launch in the Smart Gallery in Yorkshire and I have future exhibitions planned for 2014.
With publicity on the internet I have achieved worldwide interest and sales, including USA, Belgium, Italy, Pakistan and of course the UK.
You really need to see and touch my work up close as photographs just don't do it justice."
I am a Digital Visual Artist with a background in theatre production, audio engineering, sound composition, traditional animation and computer arts.
I have studied and work in computer animation and motion graphics, specializing in 3D. My interests lie in collaborating my visual art with audio, where most inspiration comes from. I currently design and produce 3D animation and motion graphics video loops for online media and entertainment events, such as club nights and DJ branding along with digital artwork for prints and other various merchandise
I’m a lover of shiny things and I get my kicks in Light, Colour, Texture, Sound, Shape and Form
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I am currently exploring in what I call NEW AGE MIRROR! Simply refurbishing anywhere from new to used to antique mirrors and channeling original creativity in oils creating a as unique as each individual who looks into it abstract expressionism experience. My work is available in print or the original itself HERE!
Self-taught artist Mauricio Paz Viola (b 1985; Carmelo, Colonia, Uruguay) embarked on his artistic journey early in life. Dabbling in plastic art since 7, he has participated in various art competitions in his native Uruguay and abroad. At 14, Paz Viola began to participate in group shows and individual shows nationally and internationally in galleries and museums in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, United States, Italy, among others. His work have been featured in doctoral studies programs in art in universities in Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Spain, and are frequently featured in magazines and art books, among which are Latin American Plastic Art Annual Review, High Impact: the Art of Visual (New York) as well as books in Spain, Argentina, UK, France, etc.
The style of Paz Viola has evolved from realism, landscape and portraits in his youth to surrealism and expressionism. Since his arrival in Chile in 2008, he started to focus on abstract expressionism.
The most notable influences of Paz Viola are Roberto Matta, Maurits Cornelis Escher, Joan Miró, Vasili Kandinski, Max Ernst, as well as Uruguayan artist and friend Javier Gil, who imbued a sense of motion into rigid objects as if everything had a life of its own – a concept expressed in Paz Viola’s series “Nothing in the Void”.
Paz Viola artist statement
'I would define my artwork as a manifestation of self, an extension of my spirit or sub-consciousness, which is still beyond my grasp and lies at the deepest sphere of pure self. In particular, I try to minimize intellectual inclinations when I create to prevent the ego, the fictitious self from intervening, and hence my works are the most loyal reflections of who I am (dreamer, fantasy-prone, sensitive, sexual and a bit dark and gloomy sometimes). I paint, therefore I am.
My works feature images of imaginary landscapes, empty or inhabited by unknown beings – landscapes that externalize a constant inner struggle of being human, that visualizes conflict between good and evil, between light and darkness… hence, the best way to describe my work is – landscapes inhabited by my own self, where a step forward is eternal light and a step backwards is total darkness.
In reality, my work refrains from saying too much: it was never my idea to talk about politics or social matters in my work. More than anything, my oil paintings, watercolours and collages are an invitation to enter the world of dreams, where the viewer can escape from the mundane for a few moments – like some kind of hallucinogen – being in there and being as oneself, and see things in a different way. This is why I have chosen an abstract approach which provides such resources. I am convinced that these images exist somewhere in the universe, and that I have seen them in the many previous lives I have lived as a particle of cosmic dust and am now only re-creating these worlds, never before seen by others, with luxurious details and narratives.
In a nutshell, a constant theme of my work is life itself as it is manifested in nature, the universe (or universes) and the infinite worlds and dimensions about which we know nothing, towards which biology, science, art try to grapple… in a word, LIFE.
As a self-taught artist, I use a variety of techniques: generally, I use and experiment with various techniques within on single work. For example, in the “Nothing in the Void” series, the artworks are created with large spatulas and tools I had invented; I never painted with brushes, and it facilitated the artistic expression and gives me the exactly what I seek to achieve in my work: express transparency, luminosity, superposition of painting and images, etc. as I previously mentioned, I get bored easily, so I try to use various techniques or create different paintings. The 7 series I have are completely different in terms of technique, dialogue, image, etc, but are interrelated at all times.'
I am a self taught artist based in Cheshire UK, where I now spend time in my studio searching to create a unique style of artistic representation of many and varied subjects. The search isn’t over, and I suspect it never will be, as the variety of styles in my work will bear out, ranging from realism through to abstract.
In earlier works I produced a series of paintings known as The Bar Scenes. The style in these pieces is semi figurative, almost abstract with overtones of realism. The works are inspired by the hustle and bustle that usually accompanies dining out at Wine Bars or Restaurants. Dining out is usually a very pleasurable experience that consists of a myriad of external influences firing our senses, the clatter and chink of glasses, crockery and cutlery, the smells sights and sounds. Our attention may be focused intently on a partner, in which case the ambience affects us subliminally, or specific observations can focus our attentions more directly
The scenes within the series of paintings are constructed from a number of sketches and ideas that are transferred to the canvas. A technique of layered pallet knife application, and more often than not removal of one or more layers of oils, develops the vibrancy and movement. Specific areas of focus are developed using brush work which, in contrast to the knife application, helps create the subliminal and focussed experiences. Regardless of the subject matter, the artwork remains fluid and seeks to present things as they are experienced rather than viewed.
Surreal art presents us with, more often than not, a very real depiction of subject matter with objects and images in an out of context environment. In the 4 years dedicated to the search, several pieces have been produced in this style; heavily influenced by the grand master of surrealism, Salvador Dali.
I have produced various portraits of close family, friends and celebrities in two distinctive styles, namely realism and mosaic. These two styles lend themselves naturally to portraits as they not only allow the unique colours and tones of the subject to be presented but also artistic license that to present shapes and colours that sit behind the physical representation thus incorporating what is felt as well as what is seen, especially depicted in the mosaic style that lends itself perfectly to the chiselled features of a rugby player! This does not however ensure the magic of a portrait is complete, the piece must capture the spirit of the subject, and that's the challenge.
There are occasions when the seriousness of art can be put to one side to allow the fun of letting the pen or pencil to do the work, doodling.Sometimes a doodle needs to be taken a little more seriously, by committing it to oils on canvas. These occasions have been captured in a series known affectionately as The Misfits These pieces all started life as idle moments I have spent with a pen and a piece of paper doodling, only later realising the potential of representing them in oils on canvas.
I have been inspired by many artists, Picasso, Caravaggio, Bacon, Dali to name but a few.
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Sarah studied art and history of art for A Level and started a art foundation course which was not completed.
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'I spent most of my working life as a PA at Director level in publishing.
I currently work as the Secretary of the NW London Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association http://www.mndassociation.org/northwestlondon and I’m a Board Member of Movement for Hope http://www.movementforhope.org/. I also run the not for profit Eyegazeartists website http://eyegazeartists.com/. These are all unpaid, voluntary positions.
I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease/ALS in April 2000, whilst pregnant with my second child. I became severely disabled and started to use assistive technology in 2005. When I lost the use of my hands, soon after diagnosis, I thought that I would never create anything again. I started to create my artwork in February 2012 with a Tobii PCEye eyegaze computer http://www.tobii.com/sarahezekiel. A infrared bar picks up my eye movements and I can control the mouse with my eyes. I use Revelation Natural Art software and various online programs for backgrounds and other enhancements.
I’m inspired by nature and artists such as Modigliani, Klimt and Matisse.'
September 2012 – Walthamstow Library, London, as part of the E17 Art Trail.
November 2012 – Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1.
November 2012 – Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey.
February 2013 – Mada Centre, Doha, Qatar.
April 2013 - National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, WC1
August 2013 – Penny Fielding Interiors, E17 Summer Show, London.
September 2013 – Lumen Online Gallery http://lumenprize.com/gallery
November 2013 – March 2014 – Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London EC4A 1DE.
Munich based photographer and artist Fabian Forban is fascinated by astronomy, quantum physics, the super-string-theory and a possible successor to Einstein’s theory of relativity. His artworks are seeking to find and push known boundaries, since Fabian believes in multiple dimensions and universes. The combination of photography with digital art is often found in his artworks to approach the new perceptions influenced by the digital age using figurative and abstract elements with surrealist tendencies. The semitransparent, translucent artworks can be interpreted as an invitation for a journey through time dimensions, universes and layered realities. Fabian holds a Master of Arts in Communication and Art History from Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich and worked as journalist for various German magazines and TV-stations before concentrating completely on his art two years ago.
The body of content for my work is the lovely city of Durham and more particularly Durham Cathedral. I studied Fine Art at Northumbria University and specialized in Print making and Painting.
My work is made up of painting with oils or acrylics, work created through etching and screening printing, then put this into a computer to be manipulated and then digitally printed onto a canvas.
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I'm a film photographer in Hertford, Hertfordshire in the UK. I use mostly old film compacts and toy cameras with different films (many of them long since expired) and developing techniques.
I'm a regular contributor to Getty Images and a large selection of my photos now feature in several collections on gettyimages.com available for licensed usage. I've been lucky enough to have taken part in a few exhibitions in the UK and have been featured in Total Photoshop Magazine, the local and Italian press, on the Huffington Post, Shooting Film, book covers and calendars. Yahoo currently use my images worldwide for both their email and weather applications. Framed photographs have also been sold to businesses around the UK.
I've been working in print production for 25 years, with 15 years of that as a graphic designer and art-worker. Most recently, I've been involved in advertising and marketing, but I've designed and art-worked for every purpose, and for every kind of customer from big corporations to individuals.
I was born and live in France ; I work unconventional way, because I cultivate the freedom of creativity.
I work with a mixed technics on wood generaly.
My universe is Paintings, collage, carving …but also artistic furniture, lamps… mainly created using found objects which are recycled, reclaimed, remade using recycled wood and natural paint, always endeavouring to respect the environment. I also use beautiful and rare materials and fabrics, that I pick up on my travels.
I love the diversity of the arts, painting, sculpture, crafts, architecture, the natural world and have been inspired by them since childhood. This has made my taste very eclectic !
“Imagination should have no boundaries or rules, let go and let your creativity express itselfin many different ways…..create with the same fervor with which you live your life !”
Specializing in oil painting of landscapes, still life and florals. I am honored to have studied under and will continue my mother's legacy, artist Margit Csanky Arvay. She began my training in my preteens and I have continued to paint and study throughout college and to present day.
In the past I preferred to paint and preserve moments such as photographs do, and usually worked from them. A flower reaching to the sun, the desert as it passes by and seen through the car windows while driving, and so on. At present I have been painting for sheer fun, and have just finished a tribute painting to the most beloved character R2D2 of Star Wars, just in time for the release of the newest movie. I am also working on a series of parodies involving gnomes. Here are a few paintings depicting those moments.
I'm a 68-year-old digital artist, married with 3 rescue cats and 1 rescue cat. I live in North Cyprus, following the road less travelled as a sacred arty-farty warrior woman and blessed, crazy crone with a mad dash of purple.
As an artist, Ire-imagine images of nature, our natural world and historic sites of the island of Cyprus, through the lens of digital media. I create abstract images celebrating the magic of our natural world. I also create more general, abstract digital art, but working with nature is my main focus as I tune into the energies of nature and nature spirits.
Trained as a Graphic Designer and illustrator, I initially took up portrait painting as a hobby in 2002 but in 2004 set up my own business working as a professional artist and now have over 10 years experience in producing wonderfully life-like portraits of people and pets amongst other subjects.
Creatively versatile, I have catered for many tastes during my art career including commissioned portrait paintings, traditional landscapes and wildlife art. My painting style is realist and I work in Pastel, Pencil, Oil and Acrylic. I have spent many years of painting a wide variety of subjects to suit different markets. I paint with passion, from the heart and with great attention to customer satisfaction.
Shen grew up infused with a love for exploring the world’s wild places and diverse spiritual teachings, and now lives next to a waterfall amongst the swift clear streams and verdant rolling hills of southern scotland.
The focus of her creative explorations for over sixteen years has been the ancient Chinese oracle, the I Ching, Book of Changes, or Zhouyi, which she’s illustrated using the curious technique of cameraless photography, in which organic translucent substances such as plants and minerals are used as the ‘negative’ instead of emulsion.
When these forms are enlarged a wealth of detail is revealed as subtle and unexpected reactions between them become visible; a simple result of enabling light to pass through bodies so they can be seen with clarity.
Shen seeks the liberating and transformative power of art, of creation, and loves its ability to reveal deep truths that can otherwise remain shadowed. Her intent is to inspire others also to reawaken their inherent authentic vision, that we can truly begin to create a creative, joyful and harmonious interweaving of many 'paths with heart’ and walk in harmony with our enfolding world.
Born in Germany and raised in Australia, Kathrin Legg is no stranger to foreign lands. But what makes her so unparalleled is her ability to imagine new places and ideas. Kathrin is a brilliant force of creativity and storytelling.
I am a trained visual art high school teacher so I am very passionate about teaching art to children and the importance of using both their left and right side of the brain to develop critical thinking skills, problem solving, language and vocabulary skills. For children as young as toddlers, exploring the world around them through play and art shows them that learning is fun, and builds their communication, social, emotional, and fine motor skills. The benefits of surrounding kids with beautiful art is that it inspires them and encourages creative thinking.
I tend to love using a lot of colour, for me, it makes the artwork happy and uplifting and something children and adults alike are drawn to and inspired by.
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I'm a stone carver, ( primarily limestone ) and I'm currently establishing my own carving style, this tends to be a fairly spontaneous arrangement whereby I may not carve for a few weeks when inspiration evades me, or I find myself carving many hours a day when particularly focused on a piece I want to create. I use simple hand tools in the form of hammer and chisel, no modern powered equipment, though I sometimes employ a rasp or abrasive to smooth a surface to how I would like. So far I have been using local limestone obtained from the same quarry that Lincoln Cathedral uses.
Subjects and inspiration comes from different sources, I enjoy slightly offbeat ideas that one wouldn't normally expect to find in stone. Naturally occurring shapes and forms are fun to try to recreate currently.
Timo Ahjotuli is an emerging self-taught artist born in Järvenpää, Finland in 1988. He currently lives in Kauniainen and works in Espoo. Timo likes to work with various physical materials leaning heavily towards the more sculptural side of art.
I aim to bring focus to certain frailties of the human mind that are all too often shied away from, by manifesting them into physical objects of beauty and reflection; The many seemingly obscure sorrows that in reality very much affects us all. In short, my work explores the deeper existential yearnings one might happen upon on a quiet Sunday evening with nothing much to do, always looming in the background, the very struck of melancholia. Instead of deflecting these feelings with an endless array of distractions, I wholeheartedly embrace and process them into works of art. These moments are my major source of inspiration and I hope to stir up the same in the viewer and encourage them to pause and reflect upon it. I feel this is the purpose of art, the utility of creative expression. “Art for art’s sake” is a silly thing to say while it is regarded one of the highest forms of communication, and what is communication if not the exchange of information.
Having a strong background in traditional musical instrument making and woodworking, my work often takes on a highly physical form in which the perceived depth is not just a skillfully crafted Trompe L’oeil, but an actual 3-dimensional, meticulously constructed, sculptural surface with multiple viewpoints to choose from. In order to bring clear focus to the subject matter, I tend to create boundaries in the form of frames, if only to break them. The expansion of the traditional flat plane into more sculptural and experimental dimensions always came very naturally to me. Being a very hands-on kind of person from early on, I often felt that there was something missing from traditional painting and perhaps overly present in sculpture; Thus the ever so satisfying intersection between the illusion of a painting and the tactile presence of a sculpture is what I strive for and hopefully that is clearly evident in my art. In this way I am often crossing traditional categorical borders from sculpture to painting to assemblage and vice versa, forming a strong hybrid. To me, many of the various materials I shape and manipulate have inherent psychological qualities when brought to light and closely examined, and as such directly influence the direction of my work.
Visually, I’m very much attracted to the sleek, efficient and highly geometrical shapes of technology. I hope to emulate the feel and precision found in much of modern electronics and architecture. As of recent, I find myself drawn to an imagined aftermath of a utopian future in which nature has taken back it’s rightful throne. I construct brooding industrial scapes and futuristic surfaces only to heavily decay and distress them in an effort to symbolize the way of all things in life; Everything must come to an end, even the things that are not even here yet. It is a beautifully consoling thing to contemplate and internalize. An ever-present, all encompassing memento mori.
Hakim Boulouiz is a Professional Photographer and Expert in Urban aesthetics. He is a big lover of cities, fascinated by order and disorder. He is looking to tell stories around poetry, mystery and emotion by using all the layers involveding the construction of Urban Drama. After receiving a diploma in Architecture, a diploma in Filmmaking, he completed a PhD at the University of Geneva analyzing the interaction between urban modernity and the art of short film. Today he is active in street photography around the world. He currently lives and works in Geneva. One of his major street projects is called Wax Dolls : Cities are growing day after day. Life is being transformed and accelerated in the middle of modernity. In this context, the urban body is vibrating and experimenting with new adventures. It sneaks between advertising, windows, showcases, prints, colors, shadows, and lights. The urban body is reflected and conditioned through architecture. It becomes an object that looks like a wax doll:
With my concept, I wanted to stop on this fake figure of the humain being by the photographic act. My vision doesn’t show smooth postcard pictures, because for me the image of a contemporary city has become a puzzle game.
I am an abstract painter and sculptor living and working in West Cornwall. Raised in Derbyshire, I spent many happy times in Cornwall as a child and remember seeing Barbara Hepworth directing the loading of a sculpture onto a lorry outside the old dance hall in St. Ives. This inspirational memory together with other experiences and artistic influences have drawn me back to Penwith over the years.
Working in the abstract is an intellectual journey; it facilitates intense description of aspects of reality which are inaccessible in representational art. It allows me to express the reality of what I know and feel, rather than merely to represent a perceived picture; and it allows a freedom of imaginative response for the audience in the search of meaning. Much of my work is influenced by the human form, music, dance, the rhythm of the sea and by the feeling of being at one with the Penwith coastal landscape.
2013 Cornwall Life
2011 The Independent on Sunday
2011 Cornwall Today
2005 Inside Cornwall
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The Cowhouse Gallery, Perranuthnoe
St Ives School of Painting, St Ives
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Robert De Klonia was born in Amsterdam in 1950, and is a descendant from a family of artists dating back to the 1600’s. Work by Adam De Klonia (1634-1685) is part of the collection in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Work by Robert’s father, Pieter Dirk De Klonia (1898 - 1970) can be found in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Roberts first works are watercolours of ballet scenes. In 1972 he began working as a fashion photographer for magazines such as Harpers Bazaar and Marie Claire.
He also worked for famous fashion designers as Ungaro and Yamamoto in Paris. He picked up painting again in 1999, and exhibitions of his paintings and photography has been shown in many countries around Europe.
Robert's latest works are Digital paintings , Lamda print on Fuji Christall Archive glue on 4 mm Dibond and 3mm plexiglass with 2 cm Aluminium wall mounting system, museum quality. Rob gets his inspiration from life itself !
I enjoy drawing, painting, and photography.
I am an amateur photographer based on the South East Coast of England. I take all my images with a Canon 1100d camera. I enjoy photographing a variety of subjects including wildlife, landscapes and architecture….. I’ll turn my hand to any subject matter really!
I am constantly looking for inspiration for the next image and I love the buzz I get when I take an image that I am pleased with, in fact it’s quite addictive!
From the lineage of the great Gregory Gillespie, Metrov has been impacting the Fine Arts for over 35 years. His work resides in collections around the world, including those of celebrities like Mick Jagger, Robert Zemeckis, and the Hemingways. He works with acrylic on canvas, acrylic on photographs, multimedia & digital prints, and sculpture.
Where pop art meets pop music.
Created by London artist, Peter Barney, Strike A Pose is a collection of 16 Pop Art portraits painted using ink on paper. When viewed as one complete image the 16 portraits complete the Hollywood legends name-checked in Madonna's song Vogue.
As individual images they celebrate the golden age of Hollywood from a bygone era.
I use a variety of media to describe the narrative in my head, the way I view the world and my place in it.
I am interested in challenging personal demons by making shrines to them through the artistic process.
I am also interested in how we transform throughout our lives and what part society and personal experiences play in this process.
I am drawn to childhood images, myths, legends and dreams to conjure up a feeling of an non-real reality where who we once were, are and will become mix playfully together.
I believe we are all Frankensteins Monster to some extent. All of our negative emotions coming from conditioned fears that we did not once possess. I am constantly searching for the time before the fears took over in order to reconcile myself with them and move on.
My first camera was a Kodak 110 Instamatic and I was hooked. I quickly moved beyond taking photos of family and friends. Crumbling remnants of the past caught my fancy and I wondered about the people who had built them. What had their lives been like? My spiritual beliefs are tied to the natural world … fields, streams, and forest … all favorite haunts of mine. That small camera opened my eyes. Whatever path my life took, from motorcycle clubs to racing, I was the person behind the camera.
Life changes and my parents became terminally ill. I put my camera away and took care of them. Within a year and a half I lost them both. My own later brush with death opened my eyes and I asked the Goddess for guidance to help me heal … physically and emotionally.
My love of photography lay dormant until it was reawakened by a dear friend. I found my camera and, in time, slowly found my eye. I am alive through my lens and I can’t imagine life without photography. I will not again abandon this love.
Forgotten places left behind by people once again capture me. Now, I wander hills, valleys, swamps, and river looking at things. There is beauty in the wild no garden can offer ... wildlife and insects, sky and water … these are my companions.
All things ... each leaf, branch, blade of grass, all rocks, and all waters … are infused with one energy. Through my photos I endeavor to reveal this harmony … this beauty … this world around me.
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My name is Casare Bargiggia, I was born on August 21, 1979 in Codogno, elegant town of the province of Lodi but which at that time belonged to the province of Milan. In Italy.
Since childhood I had some interest in photography. My father, Carlo, surgeon, owned a Minolta srT303 jealously guarding so that I could not use it.
The first shots I made them with the most versatile Polaroid (do not remember the model) . I lost tracks of the Polaroid over the years, but the Minolta continues to show off if on my bookshelf.
After childhood was long before the lure of photography came back to bite, it was with the advent of digital compact cameras, the increasingly frequent use of lighted violently the passion for photography.
So it was that at Christmas 2010, my girlfriend gave me the first digital SLR camera, a Sony Alpha 290 ...
Today I live in the hills of San Colombano al Lambro, in the province of Milan. The countryside where I live has led me to develope and follow the landscape and nature photography . At the moment I am using a Canon EOS 1200 D with two lenses : Sigma 18-35 1:1,8 art and Canon 85 mm 1:1,8.
I take photographs and sketch my own images, before using digital software to convert the them. I will supply the file in the format required by the Customer for them to print & frame as they like.
Shazia spends a great deal of her time on location, sketching and taking photographs of the landscape that inspires her.
Shazia uses a variety of tools, brushes, sponges, palette knives etc. to create an image that is organic and unplanned. Chance and random interference are essential elements of the creative process for her.
Shazia graduated with an M.A in Fine Art Painting from Winchester School of Art in 1997. This included studying at their studio base in Barcelona for nine months. She completed her B.A. Honours Degree in Fine Art from the University of Creative Arts, Farnham. She is a full time artist and lives and works on the Sussex coast.
I paint the West Coast of Scotland and have done for 23 years, it never fails to inspire me. I am always silenced and stunned by Scotlands landscape.
I am a travel and fine art photographer based in London. I travelled the world with my family from an early age, and as an adult have lived in Austria, Turkey and Morocco, sparking a huge interest in foreign countries and cultures.
I create images that have space to breathe - like visual meditations. I find simplicity in remote places and beauty in abandonment. I travel to escape my crowded city life and use photography to slow down and appreciate this beautiful world that surrounds me. Photography silences the chaos and offers me a sensory escape.
Much of my work centres around the remote expansive areas of the Arctic, but even when photographing in an urban environment, I still seek the moments of solitude.
I invite the viewer to explore my images and hope that in doing so they experience their own sensory escape.
“My inspiration comes from a deep love of the history and nature of these Islands with their rich layers of wild beauty, history and stories.
I am fascinated with the origin and endurance of many ancient designs and motifs, their links to the natural world, and their power to still resonate within us, to move and to inspire.
By reinterpreting these designs, stories and motifs in new forms, my work seeks to open a dialogue with our richly interwoven past, and to create fresh connections and stories.
I work mainly in wood, metal and stone and am particularly attracted to natural materials and forms.”
My artist name is Telemikus. I draw mostly superheroes. Some I create and I also draw well known characters.
I love drawing and making a story out of it. Action poses I like the most. I enjoy seeing a blank piece of paper become what I want it to be. It's my creative time. I created a few special characters that I will soon write a story for. But for now I'm just making my art. I want to see if people like my work.
I am 39. I only have been drawing for about a year. I never thought I could even doodle well. I was drawing with my children and realised I was pretty good.Through learning spirituality and believing in myself in a short time I have been drawing portraits really well. I draw portraits with pencil and charcoal, however I also use pastels. I like to be alone and peaceful when drawing.
Ernesto Rodriguez, born 1962 in Cuba, Engineer of profession. However, because of a great interest and significant talent for drawing and painting plus improvements from several courses in alternative art academies, he held his first exhibition 1992, Havana.
In 1994 he settled down in Madrid where he continued his work as an artist. However, for personal reasons, Ernesto Rodriguez had a break in his creative activities, he called it "The long pause".
Again in 2012 he noticed his need for expression through art and returned his first passion. Suddenly, he found the style and technique which opened the artistic universe again, and a restart of his creative activities.
His response to how and why is: "All I want is to capture the emotion of this moment. The only thing that exists, always eternal. I use abstraction as a means of expression, and the ink on paper as a basic technique for my paintings. The two components enable me to achieve the spontaneity I need to retain the instant on the paper.
Yes, my work is influenced by the oriental art. This is completely intentional. I have found this technique as the one that allows me to obtain the supreme spontaneity in my artwork.
At the present my work focuses on the use of inks on paper; specially on rice paper although I usually work well on cardboard. Sometimes, for subtle textures on paper I use different techniques and test substance may result in impaired sensation, but that feeling is part of what I intend as an artist”.
At present Ernesto Rodriguez lives and works in Denmark.
- 1992. Personal exhibition in "Casa de la Cultura de Plaza",
art gallery, in Havanna, Cuba.
- 1993. Personal exhibition in "Wilfredo Lam Art Gallery".
in Havanna, Cuba.
- 1994. Personal exhibition in Parla's City Hall", Madrid,Spain.
- 1996. Collective itenerant exhibition through the towns of Madrid.
I Invite you to visit my gallery so that you know everything about me: @ http://ArtsCad.com/ / Leda Pellegrino
TODAY March 27 I PROPOSE: "FACES AND HARVEST ASPECTS OF THE WORLD";
Preface: MEET IN A VIRTUAL ALBUM - REGULARLY EXTENDED - THE GREATEST WEALTH EARTH: DIVERSITY 'PEOPLES, THE MIRROR, THE SOUL OF EVERY HUMAN, FAMOUS, KNOWN OR NOT AT ALL ... BUT STILL FASCINATING , WONDERFUL.
(Here follow two pictures of young girls and their narration. A photo of Rachel Weisz, PERFORMER OF IPATIE ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT, in the movie “AGORA".)
His childish face still in the early stages of the evolutionary process, betrayed an intense emotional unusual, as his lips articulated words to herself, adult, levitating on glitter undulating stretch of the lake, almost gave life lessons to their I. "FIVE YEARS thought YOU SHOULD NECESSARILY BE EQUIPPED WITH MIGHTY EAGLE WINGS TO EXPLORE THE MOST 'HIGH OF HEAVEN." The fleeting image vanished in the space to be resurrected, in a sequence of visions suggestive, under the appearance of a young girl smiling, dressed in aquatic vegetation.
"TEN YEARS longed APPARATUS FOR gill inebriate OF BEAUTIES IN CASE OF DEPTH 'abysmal'.
A further metamorphosis reflected the beauty of an innocent teenager covered with rags, pervaded by an infinite melancholy. "A FIFTEEN YEARS HUMILITY ', QUEEN OF VIRTUE' CHRISTIAN, MI SEEMED essential to PROBE A HEART".
The last showed the transmutation eighteen, porcelain complexion, surrounded by soft tissue of snow, fluffy. The sweetness of his look, his whole being, emanated plenitude of feelings.
(The collection will be regularly published and expanded. Thanks to all who would send their portrait, preferably the face tracking. Thanks.)
Hi, I'm Teresa White. l was born and raised in the UK and have always had a love for art ever since I was a child.
My paintings are created with a variety of mediums. I love to paint portraits, landscapes, seascapes, nature and pets. Sometimes I work completely from my imagination, letting my paint flow as my mind does the work. Expressing my feelings through painting, and now photography as well, fulfills my creative side and brings me joy.
At present I volunteer at Changes.org, a service agency for mental health clients. I assist with and coordinate peer support groups, and also the art therapy classes, which help the clients to relax. It's very rewarding to help people with their creative growth and see people change their lives for the better.
My other interests include cycling with my partner, walking in nature, and traveling and sightseeing here in the UK and abroad. I always bring my painting kit along with me on my travels. And at the age of thirty I returned to school, taking evening classes at my local college.
l also display my original art for sale,in the local town cafe and canal side gallery, 10 miles from my home which l fully enjoy.
It's a pleasure to show you my creative work and I thank you for stopping by. Enjoy my gallery and if you need more information about my artwork, please contact me through my contact link above.
The Watermark label will not appear on all my art, when purchasing a print.
My main media is traditional Chinese painting , both fine line(gong bi) and the more familiar to all, freestyle , commonly called Sumi in Japanese. my embroidered paintings and relief sculpture follow much of traditional Chinese as well. But my passion is telling stories and events through painting using folding albums and scrolls. Some are historical and some humorous while others take on more serious notes. Landscapes are probably the most enjoyed by myself and the horse albums, (il Palio, American Pharoah, and here come the equine albums) by viewers. already painting 50 plus years it is my passion. I paint an average of 12 hours every day as I look out on Idaho nature from the windows of my studio/home, a pole barn I share with the domestic and wild critters that brave Idaho winters with me.
Fine Art America HERE
I’m a self taught artist born in Ryton, but now live and works in Newcastle upon Tyne, England and have been painting seriously for the last 6 years, in which time I’ve taken part in joint exhibitions in New York, London, Hong Kong and Newcastle. Over the same period I have won a number of photographic and painting competitions.
My view of any kind of art is that it should leave an impression, whether it is good or bad is up to the individual. I think my style of painting and drawing is about colours and shapes and how they interact. I mainly paint acrylics and sometimes oils, inks, watercolours, mixed media, aerosol spray paint plus glass paint on sheet glass. I also draw using oil and chalk pastels plus watercolour pencils.
I use a variety of objects to paint such as blocks of wood, strips of paper, my fingers and of course, brushes. I always have music playing when I’m painting as it keeps me in the mood of that particular artistic piece. My paintings and drawings are a mixture of Naive Art, Remodernist Style and Outsider Art and I suppose I could be called an expressionist, experimental artist. I also sculpt and use this in some mixed media pieces.
My influences are Van Gogh, the Fauvists such as Matisse, Derain and Vlaminck, French and Nordic Impressionists namely Monet, Cezanne, Munch, Osslund and Erichsen plus Nolde, Kalella, Klimpt, Hokusai and Hundertwasser have also had an influence on my work.
Michael Vincent Manalo is a photographer and photo-manipulator. His work is inspired by the imagined memories of nostalgic and dream-like environments; his works documents their decline into post-apocalyptic, nightmarish creations.
Manalo has exhibited in several countries - Australia, England, Germany, Georgia, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Philippines, Poland, Serbia, South Korea, Taiwan, UK and USA. He won 1st prize in the Digital Art Category at the Art Museum of Chianciano Terme, Italy and Best Photography Illustration from The Redmond Digital Arts Festival in Washington, USA.
You can also find more information from this in-depth interview HERE
You can also see a review of some of my works HERE by Mildred Australia
I work for these guys at the moment and create art for cards:
I also make music on SoundCloud
I am a largely self taught artist working in a variety of media and I make work to amuse, challenge and tease. I do not have a recognisable style/brand, preferring to make work that excites and moves me, rather than work that is sure to sell. Much of my work is political and feminist.
Currently I am working in ;
- black and white, photography,word art/collage
- collage using found objects enhanced with 23.5ct gold
- watercolour abstract
- political/satirical cartoons in ink and watercolour
I have exhibited several times in London as well as locally. Am always open to commissions, or site specific work. I am also very happy to work collaboratively with other artists.
Contact Helen via email :
I had always visited Exmoor from a very early age and spent many wonderful school holidays exploring the Moors and the unique coastline, learning about the different fauna and flora that abounds. Taking a few sandwiches and a drink and just disappearing for the day, returning full of deep satisfaction in what I had seen.
Of course life moves on and unfortunately one is unable to spend the time in such lost ways having instead to grow and work to enjoy such pastimes as and when we are able. I did promise to myself that one day I would live on Exmoor!
I was born in the East end of London in 1959 and spent the first 11 years of my life in and around the East end and Essex. My initial interest in nature/wildlife and the countryside came with the help of my Grandfather who, having been brought up in the Cotswolds also shared this passion. He showed me many things and introduced me to the ancient art of Falconry. An interest which I later turned into passion and a way of life.
From this interest I developed a skill in making leather goods, primarily out of necessity for the furniture used in the art. Other items were also added the range some of which were sold on craft fair stalls.
I went to boarding school in Berkshire for 6 years where the school was situated within a 500 acre estate with lakes, woodland and open grassland. Once again the opportunities for me to further my interest in all things wild and open where nurtured and fed.
Now we move a few years on and here I am in my beloved Exmoor. Never again shall I move from this beautiful area in our green and pleasant land! I have views of Grabbist hill from my living room, North Hill from the sun lounge and the coast and sea from ‘PP’ That is the name for a small area we sit and contemplate whilst enjoying a coffee or glass of wine and just take in the visual spectacle that is Exmoor.
The Driftwood art and creations that I form are all taken from natural Driftwood collected around the West Country shores, coves and beaches. I intentionally try not to deform or modify the wood rather preferring to enhance and enlighten the natural form using other natural materials whoever possible. The beauty is of course often open to the interpretation of the beholder and my piece titles are based on how I see them. I think, as you will see in my gallery, that there is a natural tendency to focus on the sea and craft of the sea. That said, other pieces seem to be inspired by ancient tales of Gargoyles and mystical West Country characters. My intention in the art is to bring a sense of natural creation and flair and pleasure into the home.
I hope you will enjoy my creations in all their guises as much as I do making them. Thank you.
Cristina Velina Ion is a visual artist and photographer born in 1981 and based in Bucharest, Romania.
Her inspiration comes from the known and the unknown of life.
She uses photography and photo manipulation not just as a way of living, but it's also an essential tool in the discovery and the experimentations of self, as a divine entity. In her images, she likes to approach both sides of life. The real, ordinary side, with its realm, colours, shapes, textures and all earth beauties and the spiritual, creative side.
You can see more of her images and projects on her site HERE
You can find her also on:
Born November 2, 1982.
Currently lives and works in Budapest, Hungary.
Diana Török is a self-taught artist, who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1982.
Painting is Diana’s hobby since her childhood, and she has been painting intensively for the last 3 years. Thanks to her mother, who is a graphic designer, creativity is in her blood.
Her works quickly spread not only among her friends, but also in other circles such as online art communities or through her own website.
It is important to mention that many of her paintings decorate offices and walls of private homes as well.
Diana likes using different techniques either digital or other techniques like acrylic, pastel and sand.
Her paintings are inspired by airy cosmic effects ,geometrical forms and architecture, they represent sophisticated femininity.
Email Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm best described as an artist who expresses himself through his photography and the artistic liscence provided by post processing. By far the most interesting subject matter is ourselves, the things we do and life around us.
I'm a digital artist who believes that people should live out their fantasies. I started creating digital art 13 years ago at the age of 16. I create art based around my fears, fantasies & experiences using various software programs.
I love bringing my imagination to life in new and creative ways. My art has a sense of enchantment, it’s an extension to my reality, a doorway to my imagination. I use digital art as a medium to express myself, because the English language can’t capture the full depth and complexity of my thoughts and feelings.
I hope you enjoy the wonder of my art as much as I did in creating it.
I am a mixed media and digital artist from Cambridgeshire in the East of England. My work represents the full spectrum of emotions, from deep-rooted frustration and sadness, passion and eccentricity. I do love to take an object or pieces of that object and transform it into something completely different but one where there exists a similarity or strong meaning. I enjoy creating a piece that on the first glance looks fun but then if you look again you get the underlying sentiment or concept.
OYOROKO OCHUKO KENNETH, An African artist who demonstrates his artistic genius in oils, water colour, acrylic and pencil drawings also with stone, resin, mild steel and wood in Sculpture. Through his extraordinary ability and remarkable diversity, he gives a moving insight into the African culture. OYOROKO'S art drains strength and depth from the deep-rooted African traditions and cultures especially those of his Niger-Delta area, but he is not limited by this traditionalism. Not only does OYOROKO excel in the realistic aspect of life forms it spans the abyss into the world of contemporary art and abstract expressionalism, putting his all into every piece of art that he produces. OYOROKO love for his work is immediately visible to the viewer, hence one cannot help but be moved by his inspirational interpretations of life.
He has this to say “Art in its entirety is unlimited by way of expression; my artworks are statements provoked by actual events, personal experiences and reflections of my immediate environment e.g The Environmental degradation of My Niger Delta area due to oil exploration by Multinational oil giants and the age long economic and material neglect of the region by inept successive Government inspires some of my art themes that seek to advocate social justice and equality for my people., but I am by no means limited by this traditionalism. I try as much as possible to distinguish between order (clarity of forms) and expression (purity of sensation).That’s why a work I create could be pure and serene or troubling and depressing but yet so inspirationally beautiful”.
Born, raised and educated in the oil rich Niger-Delta region of Nigeria, West Africa., OYOROKO OCHUKO grew up to find himself in a creative oriented household. Being an “Urhobo”, his direct encounter with clay through his maternal aunt (a traditional potter), resulted in his early discovery of the exciting world of art. Before OCHUKO was seven, he could create native terracotta pots and miniature figurines to the admiration of many.
He had his early education at Ughelli his native town in Delta State, Nigeria from where he became known as an outstanding artist amongst his contemporaries even before he was seventeen years old. OCHUKO gained admission into the famous University of Port-Harcourt Creative Art Academy in the early 90’s, where he graduated with an upper honours degree in Visual Arts.
His superlative talent and enthusiasm in his work earned him the Deans subject prize award for “Best graduating student” in Creative Art class of 1993-97 amongst other awards through the years.
OCHUKO is a full time practicing studio artist with Studio/Galleries in Port-Harcourt, River State and Warri, Delta State both in Nigeria.
He has held exhibitions both within and outside, most recently attended ARTMONACO 2013 held in MONACO,.and a member of Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA), Creative African Network (CAN)and Art Professionals Worldwide (APW)
Lee Fennings (b. 1971) is a street photographer from Kent, England using both digital and 35mm film formats, shooting mostly in black and white. Lee stands firmly by the principles of street photography and is continually inspired by the raw, diverse and honest nature of the street allowing for a true, unmanipulated depiction of the world.
Contact Lee here: email@example.com
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Christopher Langley is an internationally recognised experimental and conceptual artist. Born and raised in Pontypridd, he lives in Cardiff, South Wales. He is involved in visual media including video, art and photography. For over 30 years he has been working with a wide range of media such as digital, watercolour, acrylic, lens based, oils; using natural, (landscape/cityscapes) and synthetic images (digital/abstract), to obtain meaning creating conceptual ideas.
If you want it one hundred percent real then you will love the artwork of Sierra Barnes. She is a self-taught artist born and raised in Dallas, Texas. In 2002 she was diagnosed with craniopharyngioma (brain tumor). This and other obstacles and challenges in her life have not stopped her from pursuing her passion for art. Instead it has inspired her and motivated her as an artist as well as a person. She is also a writer and with every piece of art she creates she writes a poem to go along with it.
Connecting art with viewers-- Representing the world in a digital era.
Trying to visually capture our amazing world has always been my fascination. I have explored concepts and tried to make sense of things through 2D and 3D art. My focus is on the kinaesthetic interplay of air and water and how it affects our perception of the world. To try and capture this motion and bring the image alive is the desire in each painting.To do this I try to let the materials have freedom and not to be overly governed by realism. I work primarily in Acrylic and water colour on canvas and paper.
Over the years I have tried to carve out time in a busy life to create art. My mind and body are in a trance like meditative state and the creative energy is an addictive feeling. I have always found it hard to part with my creations and over the years have sold and loaned my art to private collections and ‘good homes’. I love that people appreciate the images and I am honoured that they find wall space for my art!
Art Education and Academic Education
1992-93 Simon Fraser University-- Master of Education
1984 Simon Fraser University-- P.D.P. Teacher Education Program
1981-88 Simon Fraser University--B of Ed. Archaeology, English and Education
1980 Emily Carr College of Art--Foundation Program
Check out Hugh's website HERE
I am self taught artist, based in Manchester UK.
My art is a reflection of what I have experienced
and encountered during my journeying towards spirit.
Some paintings are translations that I receive
in dream states and visions, others are personal
I hope my art will bring a sense of well being and healing
to the viewer as color is a powerful healing tool for one to
access and bring harmony on all levels.
Uma's website can be found HERE
Uma can also be found on Twitter HERE
original image taken from
‘Smash Hits’ magazine ‘81
Depeche Mode is one of the most successful and versatile electronic music bands which either everyone knew about and hated, or conversely, never heard about and was utterly devoted to. Formed in I98I in Basildon, England, they have released 13 albums and over 50 singles worldwide, and in some way or another altered millions of lives. The band is currently working on the next record, and its genius, evolving through the years, can still be heard today through their own works or countless acts they have inspired.
This embroidered poster featuring the founders of DM (Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, Dave Gahan & Vince Clarke) is made with 2km of thread of 45 different colours by one very passionate fan. Born in 1991 in Russia, Natasha has been ‘one of the devout’ for 10 years now, which makes almost a half of her life.
This project was conceived when she was 16 and now it’s complete. It’s not just another picture of the band, but 7 years of a passionate person’s life accompanied by amazing music. When Nat just started stitching, her wildest dream was to present this canvas to the band.
This dream is still alive today. For the past 6 months Nat has been trying to get in touch with the band, meeting lots of lovely people on her Depeche Mode Quest. Pictures of this artwork are traveling all over the world through social media, and her message to the band was translated to several languages. Fellow fans root for her and follow every step documented in her blog.
At the moment Nat is working on another project in the same technique. It's a picture of the 5th member of Depeche Mode, Alan Wilder, who replaced one of the founders later on and is not featured on this poster. This unusual work of art is her way to pay homage to one of the most influential bands.
You can find Nat on
Mark Pol, born 17th October 1943 in The Hague has found an early passion for painting. His interest in drawing and painting started in primary school. And later on he went to the Free Academy of Art in The Hague led by George Lampe the followed by Photo Academy in The Hague.
The work of Mark Pol, also shown on his website HERE, is in essence inspired by daily human life, without losing its vulnerability and the animal unpredictability. Despite the timeframe the painting or drawing might seem to be in, humanity is key in his work.
In the early stage of a painting, Mark Pol draws his thoughts and dreams with a pencil and then continues his vision with a basis of oil - or acryl paint on canvas. The expression of Mark Pol are often too much for the two dimensional canvas and the result is a three dimensional world, shown in different materials.
Mark's website HERE
Mark can also be found on Twitter HERE
Mobile: 0031 6 45410400
Past exhibitions in, to mention some:
Amsterdam (The Netherlands) Several times
Bussum (The Netherlands)
Naarden (The Netherlands)
Deventer (The Netherlands)
Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
Bergen (The Netherlands) Several times
Nieuwkoop (The Netherlands) Several times
Tongeren (Belgium) Several times
New York (USA) Several times
Exhibitions to come (planned)
Amsterdam (Pulitzer Hotel) 2016
Biennale Izmir (Turkey) 2015
Lisbon (Portugal) 2015
Paris (France) 2015
Colombia (South America) 2015
Triberg (Germany) 2015
And also in several other cities.
Fine Art and Commercial Photographer.
Have camera will travel and see.
I take both architectural and landscape images but in a sense my subject is always the same; light. I find shape, texture, colour and detail revealed by the changing quality of light, to be both exciting and inspirational. I work wherever I am, but am dual based in Liverpool UK and West Wales.
More info on Patrick can be found HERE
Information on Image sales can be found HERE
Patrick can be found on Twitter HERE
As an artist I view change as a positive creative force and each change in my life has influenced my art. The five years I spent in Australia with my wife brought many changes including a family, Australia’s unique natural environment brought a renewed interest in landscape painting.
Since my return to Scotland in 2006 I have found new inspiration in my surroundings and I continued to build on the developments in my painting started in Australia. My work focuses on landscape and the river Endrick as well as the flowers in my garden. I live in Balfron near Loch Lomond National Park, Scotland with my wife, two children and one dog.
I am influenced by art of the past, the distant past, the not so distant twentieth century modernism and contemporary art. The ideas that drive artists to create have changed, the need to make art has not. Modernism showed that anything can be art, the theme of my art is the natural environment around me. I am drawn to look at and to make art that is painterly although I appreciate a broad spectrum of approaches, of ways of interpreting. Frank Stella the American abstractionist has said that he likes art that is real, that can convince you that it’s present or authentic, not as an illusionistic representation but in its presence. I would say that I identify with this idea although it is hard to define and aspire to make art with such qualities.
I studied at Glasgow School of Art followed by post graduate studies in New York and worked in film and TV set design for 17 years whilst continuing to develop my painting when time allowed.
Additionally to my painting I started teaching in 2008, in 2010 my wife and I founded art4you Scotland an arts centre offering art classes, workshops and regular exhibitions.
Very much interested & inspired by institutional indirect engagement of adult role play, the power of association. Rather than typical avenues of extremes, the rich & poor, or traditional characteristics of childhood play I focus on the gate keeping transitional process that identifies & services those emotive extremes, adult role play in different forms.
My productive output will cover many traditional forms of media, from sculpture, in various materials, Fresco style painting & modern 3D cad & digital animation. Many historical & classical masterpieces will have a new lease of life with a modern twist plus pushing the frontiers where play becomes a little less innocent & blame association justifies a gut & knee jerk reaction.
Contact Doug via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug can also be found on Twitter HERE