The roots of her life and work are steeped in Russian art and culture. Her work is color, texture, and flow. Movement of pencil on paper, brush on canvas, and lines and shapes on a surface, any surface.
Alicia H. Torres
was born in Columbia. Studied in Barranquilla at Marymount School. Spent four years in Switzerland where she studied Art History at the Institutes La Pelouse in Bex and Montcalme in Lausanne. Her artwork “ The Search of the Unknown” was chosen as
the winner of the Art & Beyond Cover Competition.
His passion for photography goes back to thirty years ago during his university education in science and first and only scientific photography class.
Displaced to Athens, Greece from a small modest villa on an island across Italy, Argostolion, Kefallinia, Greece, after a devastating earthquake arriving to the US was inevitable. Tutored prior to age five helped in advancing in school and previously knowing the English language. Already noticed and encouraged by teachers and the principal in Greece, to draw the passion continued in all arts. Here in the US, the encouragement was the same by many wonderful teachers in Illinois, with art projects phenomenally full of creativity, and fun.
Throughout my life I have always had a greater visual sense about how the world looked versus other senses. This visual dominance in perceiving the world has profoundly affected my work as an artist. My art offers an infinite variety of visual perceptions and interpretations for the viewer. The viewer is told what the “real Life” image is in the title of the piece, but through abstraction and reconstruction of that image, the viewer is then asked and challenged to explore the shapes, colors, movements and forms, which the abstraction and reconstruction presents. Colors and shapes become emotion, while form and movement become attitude.
Based in Chicago, USA, Jason Fairchild is a modern artist that currently uses painting as the fastest and best way to get his message out there. Women are the center of the art of Jason Fairchild: or to be more accurate women and the unique forms of space that surround them.
The women he portrays are not the everyday women we see on the street waiting for buses or shopping in the neighborhood supermarket, they are sexually charged nude or semi-nude figures that seem part lover, part mother, part dream girlfriend, part wife, part earth goddess. They are figures of beauty, pleasure, pain, mysticism and fantasy.
We can sense all the depth which marks the vital and creative process of Gabriel Gross, an artist in constant dialogue with the different scopes of contemporary art, and who above all is interested in a presence that is in his intense path, in his neofigurative periods, as well as in his abstract research.
A heart beat. It is one pattern that we all feel. Through the heart of each of us love flows both primal and eternal. Touching the sacred space of eternal love leads to wondrous worlds that can be explored, viewed and understood, and as this is done, you will facilitate your own healing, at a deeper subconscious level.Inside of that space deep, within the universal heart, the love of existence flows. It is a vibration that is timeless and shapeless yet with clear form.
When Jacqui Morgan received her BFA from Pratt, she entered a world without any female illustrators. She with Barbara Nessim and Lorraine Fox who passed away very young, were the first and only working female illustrators. During the heyday of the psychedelic, she designed and illustrated the iconic Electric Circus Poster and went on to create more iconic images for the American Optometric Association, Sansui, Scott Printing, Celanese, Exxon, and 7UP Billboards. Unique covers for American Artist Magazine, Mac Millan Books, Print Magazine and Cosmopolitan along with album covers for RCA, ads for DeBeers diamonds and animated commercials for Burlington Mills and General Mills were among her achievements. She always loved science fiction and illustrated a few anthologies for young readers.
Paula M. Smiles
Interest in drawing started at a very young age for Paula who then attended the Junior School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Under the guidance of Emanuel Jacobson she focused on life drawings. Most recently she has been doing a series of “Pin-Head People.”
Ione’s art has shown nationally since 1998 when, after years of world travel, a successful television, radio, theatre and film career in the performing arts, she decided to focus her richly diverse talents on the visual arts. Ione’s artistic expression, creativity, and passion for communication have resulted in numerous awards for her painting, sculpture, mixed media, and assemblage.
is an intentionally known American artist, born in Romania. His work has been shown at more than 51 exhibitions in Europe and United States. Iclozan’s art was published in many European books and catalogs around the world. Iclozan’s work is in the permanent collections at the Chicago History Museum, National Museum of Art in Bucharest, Romania, Museum of Contemporary Art, Poland, Royal Art Collection in Stockholm, Sweden and many others.
Paul Scott Malone
is an abstract oil painter and literary writer of poetry and has published three books of fiction. From 1972 to 1974 Malone served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, since then he has worked as a newspaper journalist, literary critic and university professor of contemporary literature and writing at several schools. Paul Scott Malones’ education includes an MFA in creative writing and contemporary literature fromThe University of Arizona in 1986, and a BA from the University of Houston in journalism and literature in 1978. In 1990 Paul Scott was awarded a Fellowship fromthe National Endowment for the Arts (U.S.) and has receivedmany other prizes and awards as well.
Her art development, however, started after she finished her work as a NYC junior high school teacher. "I never dreamed of doing art before then."
Rick J. Delanty
is a plein air and studio painter, with nationallyrecognized awards—among them the 2011 Stephenson Award at New York’s National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, Borrego Springs Plein Air Best of Show, Collectors’ Choice and Presenting Sponsor’s Award at Sedona Plein Air Invitational, and two Best of Shows at the “Paint San Clemente” plein air competition.
Using bold, expressionistic images, she draws from her life and interpret experiences, good and bad, to connect with viewers’ own personal memories.
was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in a small town in New Jersey called Dumont. Not being fluent in English as a child, she found herself communicating through the world of
drawing and colors.
SHe uses a variety of mediums, including alkyd oil colors, chalk pastel, graphite and charcoal. She works on many surfaces including canvas, wood panel, and a broad range of papers.
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