I’m inspired by color, marks, and marrying materials in fresh ways to discover what emerges. From there, I distract myself in any way possible while I finish a piece, so that my mind doesn’t interfere with the process. Nothing good ever comes of that.
Bio: Michelle Mercier is an abstract painter living in western Massachusetts. Focused primarily on large-scale commissions for collectors, Michelle has also taught adult painting classes and participated in Open Studios at the Mill in Holliston, Massachusetts since 2014.
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Every moment should be a celebration of life. Our senses and our emotions can put us in touch with the magic and beauty that is around us. That is what I try to portray through my art.
My joyful, playful, whimsical images come alive with vibrant colors. They evoke the most positive emotions. Feelings of Love, Laughter and Joy. Painting is my happy place. I try to evoke happy feelings in my viewers
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Barbara Lawrence | Santa Cruz, CA Barbara Lawrence was born in San Francisco and has spent most of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her B. A. degree from San Francisco State University and an M. A. degree from San Jose State University. She taught Life drawing and Advanced Painting at […]
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Allan Gorman | West Orange, NJ @allangormanart During the pandemic I have been making a series of paintings that explore plays of light and shadow in empty spaces. Although it was completely intuitive, and a logical extension of some of my earlier works, I feel the paintings evoke the poignancy of our forced solitary existence […]
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PROJECT STATEMENT for INDIAN LAND FOR SALE – In 1830, the United States government, led by President Andrew Jackson, forcibly relocated native populations east of the Mississippi in order that white farmers could take over their land. The event led to a conveniently forgotten genocide, and the extinguishment of the indigenous narratives from American history.
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Enzo Crispino | Bibbiano, Reggio Emilia, Italy @enzo.crispino I am an Italian artist-photographer, born in Frattamaggiore in the province of Naples and resident in the province of Reggio Emilia. Admitted for artistic merits to the International Academy of Modern Art in Rome as a Member of Merit. The Corsiero Editore publishing house has published my […]
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Bux Dhyne | Grand Rapids, MI @blacklacecupcakes Biography: Bux has a BFA in Illustration (and a Minor in Traditional Photography) from Kendall College of Art and Design that was completed in 2007. They have worked in the design, art, and illustration industries since then. They are a feminine head of household figure to three children, […]
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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.
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Andrew Binder | Bronx, NY @abindart I create my work by digital painting, digital collage and/or image editing, which I often combine with other elements I’ve made using traditional mediums such as acrylic paint, watercolor, tempera, papier-mâché, ink, etc. as well as with non-traditional components such as tape, torn paper and coffee stains. I combine […]
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Susan Lizotte was born in Los Angeles, and adopted at two months old. When she was one, she moved with her adopted parents to Bronxville in Westchester County, NY; they moved back to L.A. when she was 14. She earned her B.A. in Theater Arts at UCLA –discovering her love for art and art history through a class at the end of her senior year. While still in college, she worked part time designing men’s custom dress shirts, and went on to start her own business designing bespoke shirts and suits for men, and ran it for fifteen years. After finding and meeting her biological mother – an artist –Lizotte finally decided to pursue her love of art and painting. She resides in Los Angeles, balancing her studio practice with life with her husband, four children, and family pets including a peacock.
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Van der Wath’s passion for collecting art spurred the desire in 2005 to undertake art as a hobby for self-expression.
His fulfilling journey evolved significantly in 2019 when he commenced mentorship under Dr Elfriede Dreyer, Professor Extraordinarius. This introduction to the broader spectrum of art concepts and history created the opportunity for Van der Wath to express himself through experiences in his world of business, engineering, and psychology. The artist holds formal qualifications in these disciplines and has completed several short courses in contemporary art.
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Mandalena Wozniak Melissourgaki was born in Warsaw, the capital city of Poland but now she lives and works in Crete, Greece. From an early age, it was obvious that her biggest love is painting and she started participate to a lot of art competitions. She studied Fine Art at the Warsaw School of Art and then went on to get another degree in Multimedia Graphics. Trained in graphics art, she does illustrations, book covers, art installation and animation. A self-motivated and passionate artist, she paints in a variety of mediums- oils, pastels, charcoals, and works on various creative projects.
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