Artist Portfolio Magazine – International Art Exhibition
Valeriya Khomar – Hampstead, Canada
” I paint whimsical blooms, that grow unfettered on fertile canvas.”
Valeriya Khomar was born in Kiev, Ukraine. Her father, a talented, multidimensional artist, enrolled his daughter in a class at an Art Studio for young artists. Later on, Valeriya graduated from an Art and after, from an Art and Design College in Kiev. In 1995 she came with her family to Montreal. As a new arrival coming into Canada, she continued her education at Dawson College and Concordia University in Montreal. Soon after, she started a career in Fashion industry as a graphic designer and illustrator, doing visual presentations and artworks for the main apparel companies in Montreal. In the midst of a successful run, Valeriya made the life changing decision to go back to her roots and build a creative career of her own. About 3 years ago Valeriya started her full time career as a painter.Decades ago, when Valeriya began her studies, she worked mainly with watercolor. However, being an accomplished watercolorist, she fell in love with acrylic. The artist was drawn by the larger range of possibilities of this media. Using acrylic and her skills Valeriya can create different effects,such as transparency of watercolor and deep intensity of oil.
Very often in her acrylic paintings she uses other medias such as ink, pastel and color pencils. The artist likes apply madeling paste to texturing her artpieces. Sometimes she works with metalic and pearl paint. They offer a wonderful sheen to her artworks. At this point Valeriya developed as an abstract painter in multiple medias.
Pearl Mintzer – New Hope, PA
Terry Crump – Houston, TX
Terry Crump is an artist working in Houston Texas. He received a BFA degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Born and raised in Endicott, New York, he moved with his wife and two daughters to Texas in 1979. He worked as a Graphic Designer and Supervisor in a corporate environment until 1999, when his focus changed to mural painting. He presently concentrates on fine art painting in acrylics on canvas.
His painting objective is to create unique landscape environments that reflect the complexities of contemporary life by utilizing dissonant subject mater against abstracted design elements.