My creativity often leads me to the edge of the figurative and non-figurative abstract worlds, luring me back and forth across this delicate divide on my artistic journey.
Abstract is the art form which speaks to me the loudest; while it requires an undeniable form of self-discipline to control flow, rhythm and energy, it abides to no rules and it stands alone as an art form which allows anything to come to life. Abstract art leads the viewers and painters alike on a thrilling path of discovery where the rational mind no longer dictates how things are or should be and where everything is palpable and resonates if only we allow ourselves the freedom to stop thinking.
Read More Featured Artist – Helen Canetta
Nahoma is a person born with disabilities. He has Expressive Language Disorder. From the time he was a child, Nahoma’s mom would give him pencils, crayons and paper to keep him occupied when she was busy doing things around the house. She soon realized that art was a possibility of him finding a way to express his thoughts. Nahoma always loved doodling with pencils, crayons and paint. He likes to use anything he can get his hands on as a medium to create his art.
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Sheryl Luxenburg is a Canadian hyperrealist painter based in Ottawa who uses watercolour on paper and acrylic on linen with airbrush and regular brush to capture ultra realistic subject matter. The flattened depiction of space revealed in her paintings is so hard to distinguish from reality, especially when viewed online, that many scroll over her hand painted work thinking they are photographs. Although Luxenburg’s technical skills are impeccable, it is most important to her that the viewer identifies with her subject matter and finds the soul in her artwork.
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Melanie was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania in 2007 with a degree in Studio Art. While working as the gallery assistant at the Baum School of Art in Allentown, she decided to try her hand in a different career. She became a Registered Nurse in 2011 and worked as an ER nurse in Pennsylvania and New York State. As a new stay at home mother, she has rediscovered her daily practice and love of painting while living in Upstate New York.
Read More Featured Artist – Melanie Kambhampati
Featured Artist Lee Lessem – Toronto, Canada Born on a farm in Africa and surrounded by the majesty of natural beauty, painting has always been an excellent medium for me to test the tension between the real and the abstract – what we perceive and that which truly exists. My Toronto studio is located high […]
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Dan was born in Montana, grew up in Washington State and now lives in California. With virtually no formal art training, Dan has been drawing since childhood. His internationally award-winning charcoal drawings has been exhibited in gallery shows in Palm Springs, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Ana, Pasadena, Long Beach, New York, Provincetown and West Hollywood. Dan is also now represented in Europe and travels there yearly for live shows. With his client base extending as far away as Malaysia and Australia his work is becoming known worldwide.
Read More Featured Artist – Dan Pyle
Stefanie Lynn Hendra was born in Staten Island N.Y. and grew up in Brooklyn and Pennsylvania. Art has always been an influence in her life. Stefanie studied fine art and photography at Pocono Mountain High School, Northampton Community College and Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. In high school, she studied photography, fashion, tailoring, ceramics and drawing. Before entering college Stefanie took summer courses at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. Then she attended Pennsylvania College of Art and Design for Fine Art with a focus on photography. Due to her high-risk pregnancy with twins, she took time away from college to take care of her family. She enjoyed homeschooling her children and teaching them how to be creative through multiple forms of art. She recently moved to Japan, the Japanese culture has always been an influence in her life since she was young. Stefanie is a military spouse and currently lives in Japan with her husband and two sets of twins. She will be going back to college in 2020 to finish her art degree.
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Sakinno Wu is a contemporary artist and educator, born and raised on the east coast of China, currently residing in San Francisco, California. Her curiosity about the unknown and the new inspired her to experience the world through travel and exploration. Socrates said, “know yourself,” and her work has allowed her to explore the meaning of life itself. Studying abroad transformed her identity and art, while her background has retained her native Chinese sensibilities.
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“I am a realist through and through, apolitical and not moralizing. This realism, which tends less to represent reality than to establish reality, rejects any emphasis and any dramatic sensation or satirical intention in a work of art. They are authentic creations, separate from the abstract and from what could be contemptuously described as illustrative. The supposedly realistic pictorial designs are not simple representations of a depictable reality, but always reconstructions that transcend mere experience. I try to represent the found or invented motif in such a way that as an artist I give the viewer the feeling of encountering a new reality that has more weight than just an image.
Read More Featured Artist – Anton Hoeger
I LIKE TO NOTICE THINGS: patterns of cracks on the street, colors of sprinkles scattered across the white icing on a doughnut, the texture of peeling bark. I try to use my brush to capture the tension between patterns, colors, and textures.If I am successful, those who view my work will feel the same joy I feel when creating it. As a self taught artist I have spent over 20 years exploring painting and wood sculpting. My work is abstract featuring bright colors, unusual geometric shapes, and various textures.
Read More Featured Artist – Robert Frankel
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