Featured Artist – Stacy Solodkin

Painting at its best for me is pure self expression. It’s a practice of letting go and allowing something to flow through me and onto the page. People have always said that my work feels alive which is exactly how I experience them- both during my process and after. Because the various elements I work with are fluid I’m able to continuously manipulate the flow, color and structure which leaves me feeling like I’m actually collaborating with the elements to create each piece. Whether I’m using encaustics, pigmented alcohol inks, acrylics or resin-I try my best to keep myself in unison with them…And if I am quiet and listen closely the paintings talk to me.

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Featured Artist – Amy O’Hearn

I’m Amy O’Hearn, a New Orleans artist who works from my home studio. Art has saved my soul. For years, I had no inspiration, I felt constrained by my job and completely drained every day. Until I started painting. Through a meditative and intuitive approach, I have unleashed my creativity. I thrive on the risk and spontaneity of not having a plan before I start to paint, I clear my mind and let the colors and the brush take me away. I find it very fulfilling when other people interpret my art, noticing things I haven’t. When possible I like to name my paintings after the visions others see.

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Featured Artist – Wenkai Li

Wenkai Li was born in Shenzhen, China in 1993. She received her MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from Maryland Institute College of Art (2018). She is a photographer and video creator. For now, she lives in Manhattan, New York. In my artworks, I want to talk about the relationship between the real world and the ideal world. I think the ideal world is always present form people’s spiritual and dreams are the continuation of life and diffusion of perception. So I always use a dream as an entry point. I want to create my own dreamland, which is fulfilled with my personal emotion and my understanding of time, space, and emotion. For me, idealism is a pursuit based on belief. Idealism must be based on the spiritual level, but it does not exclude material. Then, idealism is closely linked with faith and it always from some places where have belief. With the development of society, people become more and more realism because of some specifical reasons. I still remember a sentence from a famous fiction from China: everything is forced by life. If there are so many terrible things in our life, we have to face it. Because have to we face it so that we become realism. This behavior will make us forget the original dream form heart. I am not saying that realism is not good, I just want to say we live in a real world but we still need to keep something beautiful inner.

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Featured Artist – Lee Lessem

Lee Lessem is an abstract expressionist painter who is constantly excited by every nook and cranny in our lives that we see but most often don’t notice. Born on a farm in Africa and surrounded by the magnificence of natural beauty, painting has always been a medium for the artist to test the tension between the real and the abstract – what we perceive and that which truly exists. Lessem’s artworks have a delicate balance between fluidity and structure, softness and vitality, transparency and solidity, and mystery and clarity. Through her practice, the artist visualizes the entanglements of our everyday life and soft and beautiful nature that surrounds us. Lessem hopes to inspire people to look more carefully at the world around them and to discover beauty in all the unusual places. Lessem’s works can be found in private & public collections across North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, Southern Africa & Canada. She recently exhibited her works at NGA Art Show, Liberty Market Loft Gallery, TOAE Exhibition and Covernotes Coffee House; as well, her works were featured several times in ArtAscent International Art & Literature Journal.

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Featured Artist – Franck Sastre

The “Lips of Africa” Collection is a collection of 22 very special large format paintings within Franck Sastre’s creations. This French – Spanish painter is especially attracted to give strength, strokes, bright colors to their faces giving them passion with their brushes to a non-realism within their theme with an air of imaginative interpretation. This collection was exhibited in New York in 2018 with a great reception by its public.

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Featured Artist – Elliot Appel

Elliot Appel – Bayonne, NJ Instagram Elliot Appel was born in New York City in 1952 and has been painting for almost 30 years. As a child, he was fascinated by film and frequently sketched pictures of the celebrities he admired to see if he could capture a likeness. Mr. Appel continued sketching in this […]

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Artist Portfolio Magazine Issue 39 is Here!!!

Issue 39 is finally here and available at ArtistPortfolioMagazine.com Congratulations to Brian Owens for capturing the cover art for issue 39. If you get the chance check out his Instagram page and watch him spend about 100 hours working on this piece. Of course, it’s condensed down to 1 minute, but it’s a minute worth […]

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Featured Artist – Chenyi Sun

Chenyi Sun (1991, Shanghai, China). He has studied painting for many years. He is skilled at oil painting, water media, acrylic, sketch, pastel, printmaking, mixed media.Sun is using artistic languages to present his perception of a three-dimensional world in a two-dimensional picture while at the same time expressing ideas surrounding the feeling of isolation and loneliness. He is interested in exploring the relationship between people and the world in which they live. Relationships are always complicated, and everyone has their own perspective on the world and their relationship to it. Through isolation, He explore the sincerest version of the person inside. He found that using different reflections of mirrors and glass helps to increase space. The rooms or spaces he paints a narrow world where the feeling of isolation can be exaggerated. Whether alone at home or a crowded subway car, people can feel equally isolated. Meanwhile, most of his work will connect time and space to contrast the feeling of isolation between vagueness and reality. He presents this movement in his subway series.

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Featured Artist – Jason Bryant

A photo, a fingerprint, a signature, and DNA are all methods we use to identify a person, but they are just a means to match a name or face to an individual, not to describe who they are or to translate their identity.

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Featured Artist – Donna L. Byers

Featured Artist Donna L. Byers – Osoyoos, BC, Canada Instagram Greatly influenced by the five senses, Donna’s art tends to focus on the things that bring joy to the heart, fond memories to the mind and comfort to the soul. Pleasant, interesting subject matter, linear style and the use of brilliant colours makes her ‘romantic-at-heart’ […]

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Featured Artist – Anne Feller

Featured Artist Anne Feller – Boulder, CO Instagram My artwork is the meeting point between individuality and human connection weaved together in a compilation of weighted eyebags, deep wrinkles, and naturals creases of the human body. With intention in each line stroke, I create vibrant movement layered upon layer, compiled into faces and form. Even […]

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Featured Artists – Frank Sastre & Asun Gonzalez Sastre

Featured Artists Frank Sastre & Asun Gonzalez Sastre – Pontevedra, Spain Instagram Our artistic creation with the two hands Franck Sastre & Asun Gonzalez Two souls who had much in common come together in their passion for painting. In the desire to go beyond the established with desire to investigate what happens in the mix […]

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