Featured Artist – Adriana Calichio

As an Artist I believe that every empty canvas calls my soul to interpret what I see and feel to create pieces that speak to me and the viewer. My medium of choice is oil and my work frequently includes different brush techniques which allows me the precision to render true to life expression and detail of people. My passion for Art and creativity has emerged and evolved over the years and it is my desire to share my creations and leave a lasting impression to those who view them.

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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 – 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 – Christy Bruna

Christy is originally from Columbus/Westerville, OH and currently lives in Hilliard, OH. For 20 years she lived in Southern Maine, where her professional career in drawing started, but has been drawing since she was introduced to a pencil at a very young age. She moved back to Ohio the summer of 2018, residing in Hilliard. Christy is self-taught and her specialty mediums are ink, colored pencil and graphite pencil. Christy is known as an ‘Angel Artist’. She has always been fascinated by the supernatural spirituality of angels. She especially likes angels carved in stone as headstones in cemeteries. She gets her inspiration from these beautiful sculptures of art and how they weather throughout the years with the deterioration of the stone and the moss that grows on these headstones. These stones are pieces of art that continuously change year after year. Christy loves to capture the beauty of these headstones on paper from new to the aging of old. She mainly draws on white paper, but enjoys working on black paper to show depth and variety with white colored pencil and white ink. She will sometimes add metallic ink to her white colored pencil drawings on black paper to give her drawings a unique look. Christy’s variety of work has been displayed in numerous galleries, exhibitions and some publications throughout Southern Maine & New Hampshire and The Alice-Rice Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA. She also Co-Owned VIBE Art Gallery in Somersworth, NH. Being new to Ohio in mid 2018, she has had her work exhibited in Dublin, OH and Downtown Columbus, OH and placing wins in these exhibits. Christy also works on commission and has drawn many people/entertainers and pet/animal portraits along with her angels throughout her career.  

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Featured Artist – Lennie Peterson

Lennie Peterson has traveled the world several times dedicating his life to visual art, music, and Arts education. He is a former Assistant Professor of Arranging and Composition at Boston’s Berklee College of Music and has performed with some of the world’s most renowned orchestras in prestigious concert halls internationally. Lennie has also worked and performed with a variety of artists including Tony Bennett and Aretha Franklin. He is currently trombonist and multi-instrumentalist with the New England based world music group, Entrain. Lennie’s award-winning artwork has been purchased throughout the world and featured in exhibitions around the United States including solo exhibitions at Harvard University, The Boston Convention Center, and in New York City and Los Angeles. His composer portraits are included in art collections in Japan, Wales, Argentina, Switzerland and throughout the United States. Lennie also travels extensively as a Public Speaker for Arts advocation. His illustrations have been featured in publications and web sites internationally. “The Big Picture”, Peterson’s nationally syndicated daily comic strip, appeared in more than 100 newspapers and was published as a book collection by Andrews/McMeel Publishing. It is currently running as a daily feature on the sydicate’s website, www.GoComics.com. In addition, he has written and illustrated over a dozen humor and children’s books. Lennie has also served as Co-Creative Director and consultant for Bose Corporation for various custom projects. This included the overseeing and management of script writing, conducting, composing, producing, animation, recording, and educational aspects of Bose music and film. He was Co-Producer and Co-Creative Director for the film, “Musically Speaking”, developed for public schools world-wide to teach children the appreciation and life enhancing values of music. Other clients include EMC corporation, Colubris, Stratus Technologies and, most recently, Ford Motor Company. Lennie was born in Central Massachusetts, his father a musician and his late mother a visual artist. When he is not traveling, he resides in a seaside community on the South Shore of Boston, MA. He is currently working on his next book, based on his “Seven Laws of Creative Genius” public speaking program.

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Featured Artist – Tony Belobrajdic

Born in Croatia in 1958, Tony Belobrajdic is a full-time figurative artist. He started exhibiting in late seventies and had his first solo show in 1983, Croatia. Tony relocated to New York in 1987 where he continued his art practice. He has been living and working as a Freelance Artist in Sydney since 1989. Tony divides his time between his studios in Sydney and Croatia, exhibits both in Sydney and Europe regularly.

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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 – Stephen Mangum

Stephen Mangum is a representational painter born in 1954 in Mississippi and currently living and working in San Francisco, California. A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute with a BFA in painting, he is known primarily for his large-scale portraits. His works have been juried into and won awards in numerous national and international competitions and exhibitions and also published by PoetsArtists, International Artist, Create!, Artist Portfolio, Spotlight magazine and the Circle Quarterly Art Review. Most recently, he was selected from the finalists of the Crocker-Kingsley Biennial for exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. His paintings are in private collections across the U.S.

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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 – Adriana Calichio

Adriana Calichio is a Fine Art Painter living and working in Southern California with over 40 years of experience.
She graduated from Pompeya’s Art Academy in Rosario, Argentina at age 12.Her inspiration to become a professional artist was Oscar-Claude Monet’s paintings.Her medium of choice is oil and her work includes different brush techniques which allows her the precision to render true to life expression and detail of people. On November 24th, 2018 she was Featured on Artsy Shark Instagram Monthly Art Project. January 5th, 2019 she won the All Women Art Exhibition Special Recognition for Excellence in Art from Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. On January 9th, she presented a solo Art exhibition for the Associated Artists of The Inland Empire, she was also Finalist for Fusion.Art, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, Art Room Gallery Online and J. Mane Gallery and her art work was also recognized on Envision Art Gallery social media.
On February 14th, 2019 Adriana Calichio was Featured Artist for Camelback Gallery.
She sees her Art work as a showcase of passion and desire to paint, to share her creations and leave a lasting impression to those who view them.

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