Heather Allison is a fine arts photographer based in the Northern California, USA. Her work is influenced by the gloomy skies and dismal beaches near the storm-prone shores of the northern coast, where she lives. Best known for her pensively lit still life photographs of exotic and domestic ephemera, Heather arranges taxidermy, flowers, bones and books into dramatic compositions reminiscent of vanitas style Dutch master botanical paintings. Her photos dance the line between the macabre and the sublime: a nod to her love of Victorian memento mori, she venerates both equally. Her love of- and background in art history can be seen in her works, connecting the modern age to her predecessors in visual art. Though she began her career in photojournalism and event coverage, it was the sudden passing of a family member that inspired Heather to explore the transience of life through still life imagery; it is here that her passion for the medium was revitalized and continues. Heather has an AA in Photojournalism from Brooks Institute of Photography, a BFA in Art History from the Academy of Art University, and is currently working on an MFA Fine Art Photography at AAU. Showing across the United States and internationally, Heather Allison’s imagery has been featured in such art publications as The Shoutflower, she maintains close working relationships with luxury interior design firms such as Raven Vanguard, and her works can be found in private collections both domestically and overseas.
Victoria Ascanio lives & works in London, UK.
She was born and brought up in Spain. She studied Fine Arts at Madrid University before moving to England. There she studied Printmaking at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford and was a Founder Member of the Oxford Printmakers Cooperative Association. She has taken part in fairs and exhibitions internationally and her work is in many private and public collections.
Ascanio has been represented by Galeria Gaudí in Madrid for over 15 years and is represented by For Arts Sake Gallery in London, Artifact Gallery and Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in New York and Paks Gallery in Austria and Munich. She is a member of the Printmakers Council.
Tamera Bedford is a Hong Kong - based mixed media artist who is noted for her extraordinary dedication both to her artistic practice and to the nature of her diverse subject matter. Her work turns to visual representation to capture her deep respect for environmental phenomena, and beyond, to biological life and mental flows of the human brain. Her effect is at once to telescope to the micro-elements of these exquisite realms, networks and systems as it is to pull our perspective back to appreciate their superstructures built of exquisite flows, lines and patterns.
Gabriella was born in Rome, Italy, where she studied Poster Art and graphic design. She has been working in the United Kingdom for the last 40 years. First in Edinburgh, where she exhibited with the Scottish Craft Centre hand-painted furniture and objets d'art in a number of art galleries and exclusive charity events. In 1994 she moved to Oxford and joined the Ashmolean Museum as a Gallery Lecturer. She was also accepted by the Oxfordshire Craft Guild, exhibiting her work in museums, art galleries and International Art Fairs.
Since then, she has introduced into her work a new interest using coloured veneer inlay to create decorative compositions, focusing on figures, texture and shapes to convey feeling and emotions. Many of her art works have been commissioned for special occasions and cherished as collector pieces in Europe and overseas. Her graphic design background enhances an appreciation of harmony and symmetry in the designs she creates.
Born in Slovakia, Mira Corbova is an abstract artist living and working in New Zealand. Mira is a professional artist, gallery curator & mentor and an inspirational art tutor whose work mirrors a passion of self-expression, energy, colour and the connection in various forms. Naturally creative and intuitive person, she enjoys exploring the emotions and feelings she often picks up around her. These are the inspirations that became her creations. Using vibrant oil colours, various shapes flow onto her canvas intuitively.
Barry has sculpted portrait busts of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare and many others from solid Carrara marble blocks imported from Italy. He also sculpted a larger than life-size statue of the 16th century Bishop William Morgan from Llanrhaeadr-ym-mochnant who translated the Bible from Hebrew into Welsh, and was unveiled by First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones in 2012.
Barry’s sculptures are the culmination of decades of study of human and animal anatomy, classical, renaissance and Baroque sculpture at the same time developing his own dynamic yet slightly ethereal style.
Ieva Dubinkaite was born and grew up in Lithuania.
She pursued creative writing from a young age and was always a visionary. She discovered she had a true talent for communicating her ideas through her art and design. Initially, she used her skill for singing and songwriting. Later, she worked as a media make-up artist who could transform a person into anything they could imagine.
Her mixed media paintings are made from a variety of materials, including clay, wires, hot glue, modelling paste, acrylic paint, art resin, semi-precious stones, and more.
Every idea has its own style that it manifests via experimentation and working with various mediums.
She was inspired to share the meaning of life and how extraordinary the planet we live on is because she is from a country recognised for its beautiful nature. She has lived in Spain for five years and the UK for eleven years and counting. During this time, she has encountered many diverse cultures and worldviews. She tries to answer the question of why we are even here through her art.
What is the goal here? How did the universe get started?
And there are many issues that humanity has yet to resolve.
Hayam Elsayed is a portrait artist based in London, UK. She graduated from City University in 2000 with a BA in psychology. She also studied life drawing, old master techniques, and art history at the Florence Academy of Art. She received the Royal Institute of Oil Painters' 2015 and Windsor and Newton Award for Oil Painting, among other honours. Additionally, she was a finalist for the Biscuit Factory Contemporary Portrait Prize in Newcastle in 2018 and she was highly commended for Painting Padiham in 2019. She has participated in significant art events like The Scope, Affordable Art Fair, Society of Scottish Artist Annual Show, World Art Dubai, and Art For Youth at Mall Galleries in London, as well as exhibitions throughout the world in the UK, Italy, USA, and the Middle East.
Artist about her work: “I enjoy painting, and life and nature frequently serve as my sources of inspiration. Though I enjoy many different kinds of art, realism is my favourite. As a realist artist, I try to capture a topic as it looks in real life; nevertheless, I do appreciate other art forms, such as impressionism and abstract painting. For instance, one of my favourite artists, Vincent Van Gogh, reflects these approaches in his work. Others who share my preference for realism in art are the American artists Thomas Kinkaid and Georgia O'Keeffe. I was first drawn to the reality of Renaissance portraiture by artists such as Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo. I use oil paint as my medium while I work on canvases.
Many of the Old Masters produced their works of art using the traditional medium of oil painting. I love the work of the Old Masters and someday I hope to be as much of an accomplished artist as they were."
Akshita Gandhi (India, 1988) is a Mumbai-based photographer and multimedia artist.
Gandhi manipulates her images by painting over them, working digitally with repetition
and distortion, and collaging to study obscurity/perceptibility and construction/
deconstruction, broadening the boundaries of the photographic medium.
Gandhi has an MFA and has had her work shown in twenty-seven galleries and art fairs around Asia, Europe, India, the Middle East, and the United States. She's also worked with the United Nations Chamber of Music Society, Katerblau, a German music festival, New York designer Frank DeBourge, India's Kurtees, a fashion label, and Celesté, a premium tea brand.
Dobri Gjurkov was Born in Sofia, Bulgaria 1963 and grew up in Havana, Cuba. He graduated from the Special School of Applied Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1982 and worked as a scenography artist in different theatres in Sofia from 1984 to 1987, then as a graphic designer for the Cultural Centre of the then Polish Republic in Sofia, until he left the country for Germany in 1990. In Germany, Dobri studied further graphic design with the new computer technologies while painting, drawing and making exhibitions as a freelancer until now. Dobri has presented solo exhibitions in Bulgaria, Poland and Germany since 1985, and more upcoming exhibitions will be in Italy, France and Spain in 2022.
Artist Statemnt: „Sharing my quest for a coherent perception of the modern world, with many questions, and very rarely finite answers.“Pen and ink drawing was always of primary importance for me because of the straight-ahead, unambiguous honesty of the black lines, the very limited and demanding choice of techniques and the precision involved. Furthermore, a penchant for contextual and formal contrasts is characteristic of my work, not only black versus white, the tactile versus the two dimensional, but also a richness of detail versus the unnamed, precise positioning versus ambiguity, asceticism versus sensuality, faith versus consumerism/atheism. I have been influenced by the virtuoso work of artists like Albrecht Dürer, Goya and others. However, my creative output refuses to submit stylistically to any narrowly bound art category or current.
Nic Gotch is a London-based fine art photographer, well-known for her unique series of works focusing on nature. Artist about her work: "I rediscovered my love of the still image after a 15-year career in Broadcast TV Production working with the moving image. I intuitively moved towards the Still-Life photographic art that I now create. My collections of circular artworks note the subtle aspects of the seasonal changes, the shift in romantic emotions over time and the underlying nuances of Victorian fairy tales. I use a Fuji x100 camera and do not use any filters or special effects. The images are created using mirrors and reflections. My visual influences include Robert Maplethorpe and Georgia O'Keefe, and I tend towards using a Preraphaelite and Dutch Master colour pallette. My work has a very painterly look that is aided by printing onto specialist fine art papers. These artworks are created using natural materials collected with care and arranged to perfectly reflect the essence of an emotion or to suggest stories interwoven into the hidden depths of the image. I developed the technique using mirrors alone and did not use artificial software or post-production to create the 3-D illusion. I print onto archival fine art paper to enhance the painterly look of my images."
Carine Hayoz is an architect and painter from Bern, Switzerland, who enjoys painting acrylics on canvas. She employs the formal vocabulary of landscape and architecture. She assembles compositions of surface, colour, and light that she artistically abstracts into a singular piece. The range of hues and shapes allows us both our personal interpretations and the unadorned and flawed.
In order to investigate the landscape and architectural components, Carine Hayoz uses atmospheric hues, abstract shapes and lines, accents, and subtle contrasts in her acrylic paintings.
On the square canvases, human forms start to appear more and more, capturing the buildings and landscapes.
She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibits over the past ten years in art galleries in Zürich, Basel, London, New York, Milan, Perugia, and Venice.
“In every image, I give an unfinished story that the audience is free to add to, imagine, or even remake. Every motion, every position, and every interaction with the environment that the human being in my paintings makes conveys a fresh, insightful tale. "
HeAven's is a self-taught painter who was born in Noumea, New Caledonia, in 1989. She resides and works in Paris. She is a computer science graduate who first displayed her work in an eclectic bookshop between 2018 and 2020 before taking the exciting step of exhibiting at the 15th contemporary art fair Sm'Art in Aix-en-Provence in 2021. It was a great adventure and a revelation because it revealed that her artistic soul had finally found its home.
HeAven's explores healing, self-knowledge and acknowledgement, and admiration for the universe and its wonders, and draws influence from various cultures and mother nature in her artworks. She renews wonder, and brings hope, calm, and happiness. She envelops you with warmth, gentleness, and lightness. She has the "superpower" to turn the dark, painful, and negative into the bright, cheerful, and good.
She finds inspiration above all in the wonders of nature: trees, oceans, nebulae, melodious universes, and osmosis between sun and moon. She draws from the depths of the unconscious, temporal concepts, the paths of the past, Norse mythology, Korean legends and different cultures.
Kevin has worked as a sculptor continuously since 1987, having completed his studies in Fine Art (Sculpture) at CCAD. In the development of his sculptural career he has been able to explore many styles, materials and methodologies, having worked with and studied associated arts practices. Throughout these explorations he has found that working creatively with tactile materials is the area to which I am passionately connected.
Dora Bertolutti Howard was born in Faedis (Udine), Italy in 1957. She is an experienced Fine Art photographer and a studio assistant to her husband Ken Howard RA OBE. She has always been a keen photographer with the obsession of immortalising what she finds inspiring. Her limited edition prints are in a number of private and public collections and have been exhibited throughout the UK and Europe. Today, along with exhibiting her fine art photography projects, she has the opportunity to work between London, Cornwall and Venice. Her extensive portfolio includes photographs of London and Venice cityscapes, vast deserts of Egypt, rural life in India, portraits of exceptional individuals across the world and dramatic sunsets.
She has had several exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts for the Marie Curie Cancer Care.
She has donated her work to Arts for Youth, Young Art at the Royal College of Art, and many other charities in the UK.
Regularly displaying at restaurants and cafes in Italy and London.
Virgin Money Lounge, Eagle Place St James’s, London, 2019.
Old Brompton Gallery, London, 2019.
A&D Gallery, Marylebone, London, 2018.
Venice Ball at Sobanski Palace in Warsaw, Poland, organised by Fundacja Isabella Anders & Burlington Schools, 2017.
An exhibition with Ken Howard RA OBE, The Gallery Café, Sackler Wing, Royal Academy of Arts, 2017.
Associazione Culturale Imagoars, Cannaregio, Venice, 2016-2018.
PZ Gallery, Penzance, 2014.
Nadra Jacob is a Visual Artist, born in Santiago de Chile. In 1998 she began with formal studies with different institutions, where she learned new techniques including figurative art, pastel, oil, art appreciation and paper manufacturing. She has a Diploma in Art Studies from the General Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Throughout the year 2020 she attended a tutorial workshop at Taller Dardo. She also studied Art Marketing at Sotheby’s Institute in the same year. She is a member of a collective of Latin American artists in Houston called Ar7seven.
Artist about her work: "My artistic work is based on the representation, through painting, of a series of environments, landscapes and elements located both in the internal and external imaginary. From the above, a synergy between both worlds is developed that allows me to create images that, in addition to stressing the real and the fictional, move between the figurative and the abstraction through the use of a wide chromatic range."
Mariko Kumon is a Japanese artist who lives in Barcelona, Spain. She graduated in applied mathematics from Fukuoka university in Japan. Almost twenty years ago she changed her life and began to study art. She studied casting and sculpture at the La Llotja Superior School of Design and Art in Barcelona and became particularly interested in creating installations. She sells a small line of jewelery at the Joan Miró Museum.
For her, sculpture is the most common form of expression as it allows her to describe life with deep emotions. Depending on the moment and state of the creative process, she intuitively plays with spontaneity and expression. Also for her, the line transmuted into wire is the personal representation of her ideas and thoughts. A line that, curving, twisting and undulating, seeks to find its own space from the inside. These suggestive power lines convey moods, thus building a personal language.
Jasmin Leer was born in Germany in 1981. She is a citizen of both the United States and Germany. She lives in the Netherlands with her family. Following years of study in photography and image processing, Jasmin didn't begin painting professionally until 2015.
She has been creating art ever since she was a small girl. She was motivated to pick up a pen or pencil and a brush to create her own artwork by her father's portrait works. He composed his own music and frequently played live shows with his band. While her father created music and drawings, Jasmin focuses primarily on the visual arts.
Jasmin creates her paintings using a variety of contemporary techniques, including acrylic pouring, alcoholic ink, mixed media art, fluid art, and epoxy resin pouring (resin art). In abstract paintings she loves to use materials that surround us in everyday life, like fabrics, bark and various sands. Things found in nature, but also unexpected paints like wall paint. Regardless of the ingredients, her intuitive creativity binds them all together. Significant life experiences in personal, social and creative environments have shaped her into a self-taught artist who will never stop experimenting. She enjoys relating to both extraordinary and everyday people who also enjoy life and art.
"My aim is to create visuals that grip the imagination, that tickle the soul with the unexpected. Most of my artworks are socially engaged statements, hoping to make people feel and think about change." Says artist about her work.
Steven Light AKA SLART is a figurative expressionist artist working and living in Swindon, UK. His work mainly revolves around portraiture and figurative art. He has always loved drawing since early childhood and is drawn to creating people-centric art because he loves the diversity of people, their stories, problems, issues, baggage, quirks, and personalities.
He dropped out of his A-level Art class because of an unsupportive tutor who said, “You can’t draw on a large scale”. Since then, he rekindled his love for art and has painted multiple large-scale murals in his town, produced many works from his studio, and has been part of group exhibitions in the UK and Germany as well as 2 well-received UK solo exhibits. One of the solo exhibitions, Fistula, documented his journey in living with chronic kidney failure.
Artist about his work: "I am a figurative expressionist at heart, who reveals and disarms human issues through my art. Some of my expressions include body image, anxiety, adoption trauma, kidney failure and crippling shyness. I enjoy using large canvases and outdoor spaces to make a big impact. I have been told my style is unique and has something special about it. I certainly agree that it is my own unique style and I let my passion for drawing and painting come through naturally, rather than trying to apply a particular technique. Being self-taught affords me this freedom."
Francesco Lietti was born in Lecco on the southern shore of Lake Como in Italy. He studied architecture in Milan and furthered his studies in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts, La Seine, and also at the Clerkenwell College of Printing in London. His works are featured in private collections worldwide. When not painting in his studio,
Francesco is probably riding his motorbike on the Hong Kong hills trying to catch a new view or travelling across Asia in search of inspiration.
He has been living in Hong Kong since early 2006 and his love of this vibrant, eclectic city is immediately apparent in his works, which derives from the mnemonic imagery of the artist, who lives in symbiosis with the themes of travel and discovery.
Lietti also captures the colours and delights of other Asian destinations. The lush greens of Vietnam and Bali, the golden sunsets of Rajasthan, the deep blue seascapes of the Philippines, these are just some of the many places he has visited and experienced. The artist gives us rare glimpses, merging reality with a magical world.
"Unpredictability of the body and its texture feeds the fascination for the unknown. Everything is interdependent and mutually influenced. In order to reflect and express these ideas, I spend most of my time exploring the relationships with body parts, paper, and balloons. I am guided to a spiritual and physical awareness of existence when I simultaneously engage with multisensory experiences in both spiritual and physical senses. As with the spontaneity of book space, my practical work attempts to hunt interrelationships between the inner self and the languages of the physical and symbolic body through clues…"
British-Canadian artist Elise Mendelle resides in London, United Kingdom. Her figurative art investigates the relationship between experience and emotion, reveals what it means to be present in our surroundings, and examines how we perceive ourselves in the modern world.
Her work is both nameless and recognisable, enabling viewers to enter the narrative and instantly identify with the scenario being shown. She reinterprets the feminine gaze from an inner perspective through her focus on female characters, guiding us in the direction of purpose, strength, and ultimately empowerment.
The most recent accomplishments of Elise include having Gabriel Fine Arts exhibit her work at the Affordable Art Fair, London Battersea and winning two Highly Commended awards at exhibitions lately.
Artist about her work: "As a figurative artist focused on the female form, my work is centered on the exploration and celebration of women through a contemporary lens. I am particularly drawn to confident figures that convey emotion in subtle ways, and my art is an attempt to capture and express this through a pared-back style and a minimalist technique.
I strive to create pieces that are both aesthetically pleasing and emotionally evocative through the elements of line, shape, and colour. I often keep some details back so that the viewer needs to add them in for themselves, thus inserting themselves into the narrative and discovering the meaning of the scene according to their own memories and experience.
My work often challenges traditional beauty standards and encourages viewers to consider the complexity and individuality of women in today’s society, attempting to reimagine the female gaze in new and exciting ways. Through my art, I hope to not only create striking pieces, but also to inspire others to embrace their own unique beauty and strength through the simplicity and purity of the female form."
Nick Munier was born in 1967 in England. He resides in both France and the UK.
As a Masterchef judge and manager in the Hell's Kitchen TV series for nearly 30 years, in addition to working on several independent productions, Nick decided to leave the restaurant industry in 2020 to focus on his true artistic passion.
Nick's work has already achieved enormous success. You can find his art hanging in homes, apartments, hotels, and offices All around the UK and Ireland. His stunningly bold and vibrant artwork has the ability to capture the audience's attention.
His art is a colourful abstract expression that can easily catch the viewer's attention. He has been able to disconnect from the outside world through painting and express himself on canvas. He draws inspiration from everyday objects, colours, sounds, locations, and people's attire. Sam Francis, Yves Saint Laurent, and Basquiat have all influenced him. He finds abstract art particularly appealing because the final product is never predetermined during the creative process.
Marek Neumann is an award-winning London based photographer and a retoucher. He specializes in interior and architectural photography.
He is very passionate about the geometry of the design, the character of form and the symmetry of the structure.
His photographs were published in various national and international magazines, newspapers and books such as The Journal of the American Institute of Architects, Laif, Advanced Photographer, London Informer, Square Mile, Ealing Gazette, ELGazette, AP magazine, Talusalema along with fashion magazines Oyster, Dilemmas, Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion as well as in Grazia Magazine France and The Rough Guide and Vintage London. He cooperated and worked with well-established corporations such as Thompson Yates, Borchard Lines, Serrano Evans Architects, RLG designed by Zaha Hadid, Google and the organisers of London Fashion Week, just to name a few.
Neumann is a graduate of Wroclaw University, a Faculty of Law and Administration. Whilst studying, he became a proud owner of 35mm Practica and that’s how his exciting photographic journey began.
Self-taught figurative painter Modupe Odusote is originally from Nigeria. She was raised in Lagos and is a Southern Nigerian Yoruba ethnic tribe native to Nigeria.
She has been a resident of the United States since 2008, and in that time, as a professional in human capital and organisation development, she has had the chance to live and work in other countries such as South Africa and Ghana. She is also actively involved in non-profit work that promotes the empowerment of women throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on those living with HIV and encouraging good mental health habits. She frequently engages with issues regarding representation, human aspirations, self- identity and actualization, internal growth struggles and equity.
Ann Palmer lives in Rochester, Kent. After a long and successful career as a Public Health Doctor, Ann took up drawing and painting in 2007.
Ann spends her holidays in the Loire Valley in France, or in Cornwall where she enjoys the landscape of West Penwith, the rugged coastline and the sandy beaches.
Ann looks to the coasts and landscape of Kent and Cornwall for inspiration, often painting standing on the pebbly beach of Whitstable, watching the tide ebb and flow, the morning mist across the water, the light on the horizon, the clouds coming in from the west over London, and the light out to sea to the north and east. The low tide exposes sandbanks, pebbles, and seafood for the gulls to seek. Her work is inspired by her experience standing in the landscape, on the seashore and Plein air painting, immersing herself in the environment, getting to know the landscape, the colours and the essential mood. When she is in the studio her memories play an important part in working up a painting; the palette knife takes over, carefully placing the colours juxtaposed with each other resulting in a more abstract form of the seascape and not representative of any particular shoreline.
Ann works in OILS, using both brush and palette knife often producing highly textural, layered work. Her subject is principally land, sky and seascapes, often working directly out of doors in front of the scene. Her larger paintings are developed n in the studio from her experiences en Plein air, sketches and photographs. Her work is influenced by such artists as Kurt Jackson and Joan Eardley. Ann is currently working on a series of landscape paintings inspired by the contours of the North Kent Downs and the colours of the harvest.
Parjam Parsi was born in 1988 in Tehran. He currently resides in Yerevan , Armenia. He works in a variety of media. He is also a multi-instrumentalist, producer, audio engineer, and composer who is renowned for his mastery of several instruments and creative control.
Ha has created numerous abstract works using acrylic, mixed media, and ink drawings. He appreciates physically involving the viewer and holds fast to the belief that function comes before form in a work of art in order to address a variety of themes in a multi-layered manner. In his works, reality and fiction intersect, well-known analogies diverge, meanings change, and the past and present converge. Memory and time are always crucial. Using a lyrical and usually metaphorical vocabulary, he frequently creates several works that are practically identical and allow for the expression of opinions. By developing compositions or settings that produce serene poetic images that leave traces and balance on the edge of recognition and alienation, Parsi uses a conceptual approach to heighten the spectator's surprise.
Maria Petroff is a self-taught figurative artist living between two countries: Russia and Canada. Originally from Moscow, Maria moved to Canada in 2009 to study Business Administration at the University of Quebec in Montreal. The artistic flair of the «North American Montmartre» inspired the future artist to get back to her childhood passion - painting. Shortly after finishing her studies, Maria decided to pursue a career in art.
Maria defines her artistic style as critical realism. She likes to paint people who marked our history whether they are politicians, scientists, artists, philosophers or fictional characters. The artist gets inspired by today’s world events, trying to thoroughly study the other non-official side of the story. Digging deep into history makes her come up with the subjects for paintings that depict long forgotten historical events and draw parallel with the present. Spiced up with light humor her works are addressing contemporary social and political issues.
Maria takes an active part in international art contests and exhibitions. The artist created book covers for a renowned author and economist, V. Katasonov. Recently one of her paintings was featured in the Swiss weekly magazine Die Weltwoche.
Diane Ponder studied Art History, Anthropology and Linguistics as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, earning a Visual Arts certificate through the University of Chicago Graham School. She spent her childhood surrounded by nature climbing trees, reading books and swimming in creeks. Her father was an engineer who worked on the moon landing and many other research projects. She currently lives in Chicago and works in two studios. Her work is currently showing at Osom Gallery in Humboldt Park and the Herman Miller showroom in the Merchandise Mart.
Her art encompasses painting in the abstract and figure drawings. Her technique has developed over many years of experience and study of contemporary art and art history, linguistics, logic, anatomy and anthropology.
Miranda Pothecary is a London based artist and illustrator
‘Art is my passion. It defines how I relate to the world I live in.
I was exposed to Art from an early age. My grandmother was a renown local artist who exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art in London.
After graduating from the London College of Fashion with a diploma in Art and Design, I created a successful career as an international fashion designer.
My label, ‘Mandy Pothecary’ was well known for my designs in Liberty Prints, selling to all the top luxury department stores in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Europe, Hong Kong and the West Indies. Showing seasonally in London, Paris , New York, and Germany.
In 2003 I moved to Spain for nine years and went back to my love of painting and drawing animals and in particular the wonderful majestic Andalusian Horses.
Pastels are a wonderful media for drawing animals . It brings out the sensitivity and characteristics of their muscular tone, eyes and texture of their fur, that is unique to pastel.
Mery Pujato is an artist from Buenos Aires in Argentina. Between 2019 and 2020, she attended the New York Academy of Art to study fine arts. She also participated in a number of short residencies and art classes. Between 2012 through 2016, she studied Graphic Design at the Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, where she won multiple awards for her exceptional projects in a variety of fields. In 2020, she took part in Buy What You Love at the Rema Hort Mann Foundation in New York.
She combines her love of horses with her research of time and movement. She has participated in a number of US exhibitions in cities such as New York, Miami, and others, in addition to studio shows in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has sold her artwork to collectors in Uruguay, Colombia, the United States, and Switzerland.
Artist about her work: "The beauty, vigour, and strength inherent in the movement are what I am attempting to convey in the subsequent series of artworks. In people, I hope to reawaken feelings and memories. Tracking movement and time allows me to demonstrate the dynamic of horses. I'm revealing matter as a mass of vibrating energy and communities of cells interacting with one another, not as the solid substance that we perceive it to be. Where I embody the current will be in the paintings. However, how can we define the present? It is defined in my work by a single minute spent reflecting on a past rich in memories and a future rich in hopes. The present moment is contemplating about a pause in time that eclipses both the past and the future.”
Chris Riggs for Mayor is contemporary NewYork City artist, whose art works are based on a unique combination of cubism, abstract, surrealism, minimalism, pop and street art has made him a leading artist of his generation. His paintings and sculptures are in museums, galleries, and private collections in over 50 countries.
Beata Maria is a visual artist and art curator residing in London. She completed an MA in Image and Communication from Goldsmiths, University of London, under the mentorship of Nigel Perkins. Her research connects the arts, science and philosophy through a series of projects. She enjoys exploring light and colour theories, visual perception, art symbolism and cultural studies as part of her independent research.
Artist about her work: “Art, and especially visual art, is always depended upon the act of seeing. Artists throughout the ages have always been passionately interested in visual perception in all its forms and optics. My experimentation with painting within still and moving image is constantly inspired by the nature of light, time and motion. I perceive light as a living substance, eternal and ever-changing. My work can be very experimental, however, I constantly research the history of arts and photography through the ages. “
Born in 1965, Konstantin S is a visual artist, writer and director. He has a degree in Fine Arts and he has been participating in art exhibitions since 1995. His latest series of paintings are focused on robotization and artificial intelligence.
Artist about his work: "The main subject that interests me as an artist is the relationship between man and society with the technologies of the future. On one hand, as a painter, I am attracted by the aesthetics of the world of machines and robots. On the other hand, as a writer and director, I am interested in the process of the relationship between robots and humanity. For me, the most important thing is to formulate questions, open new topics for discussion, encourage the viewer to think. I spend a lot of time working on a sketch of each painting. In The 3D program, I find the right angle, I can change the lighting and achieve the perfect composition. Only when the sketch is completely ready do I move on to painting. The main technique of my works is a classical oil painting on canvas. The traditional format of genre painting seems to be the most suitable for storytelling in the form of pictures. The main task is to create such a work where there would be no artist's dictatorship in colour, rhythm, and plot. It is much more interesting for me to create an environment for the viewer, a situation, a reason for thought with the help of a picture. The subjects of my paintings were invented by me or borrowed from famous artists of the past. This is how I build one big project that includes many different aspects of our life."
French artist Sangie was very young when she first became interested in painting and dancing. She likes to sketch and has played several different instruments. She draws on the sensations she experiences as a modern dancer and uses coloured layers to accentuate emotions and take us to various levels of reality. She has worked painstakingly over the years to understand how abstraction and the energies it conveys naturally triumph over reality in order to get beyond the bounds of the material world.
Sangie has held numerous exhibitions both domestically and abroad and is currently represented in London, Los Angeles, and Lisbon. Private collectors all throughout the world own her works of art.
"Passionate about dance and in search of ephemeral permanence, I explore through gesture and painting the movement of the body in space. My means of expression revolve around painting, ink on large format paper, collage and calligraphy.
The body writes a message, the result in my work is a danced calligraphy that represents what speech cannot express. There is no more gravity; the sky and the earth share the canvas like Yin & Yang, for a balance and a lightness of being.
According to Leonardo da Vinci "movement is the principle of all life. »
I have focused my artistic research to suggest plastically, dynamism, speed, energy, gravity... I try to capture this moment in action in space, in a perfect balance of shapes and colours.
My canvases are prepared with vibrations of acrylic materials and colours that reflect the emotions felt during the choreography, the lightness of the gestural trace in ink and paint is superimposed like a suspended moment captured in space". says Sangie.
Brigitte Schweitzer is a French, London based contemporary artist whose work incorporates abstract expressionism and figuration. She graduated from the Chelsea College of Art in 2001 with a BA in Fine Art in Painting. Her paintings are about energy, vibration, visual meditation and harmony. In a world of military conflicts, health challenges and climate change her work speaks to our human inner strength. She believes that the beauty of colour and nature can helps through these unprecedented challenging times. Her style combines acrylic, oil, and inks with a really distinctive expressive approach. She held exhibitions in 2003 and 2004 in Sungard's offices in London, in her Acava Studio in London in 2002, and in the homes of French private collectors. The Andersen modern collection purchased her artwork in 2001. She maintained her secrecy for a while, continuing her solitary labour while being inspired by the stunning colours of the Mediterranean Sea. To advance her painting, she returned to London in 2020 with a vengeance, and she has many shows planned for both London and France.
She was influenced in her childhood by the great masters, such as Vermeer and Turner, as well as the Provence Impressionists of the 20th century. She was particularly drawn to the abstract expressionism of Rothko and Jackson Pollock, as well as Gerhard Richter's innovative use of photography in his paintings. She creates her own art based on her ongoing spiritual and meditational explorations, as well as her BA thesis topic of childhood memory. One of her visual references is Zao wou-Ki. Nature, the sea, and music are her main sources of inspiration. She paints while listening to music and adores original pieces of music, regardless of genre, like Pink Floyd, Genesis, Jean Michel Jarre, and Vangelis. She also enjoys Rimsky- Korsakoff. She constantly alternates in her method between abstract painting and figurative allusions to nature, control and unplanned pouring painting.
John currently lives and works in the West Midlands, UK. He trained as a graphic designer at St Martin’s School of Art, London before going on to establish his own successful design and print business. In 2000, having achieved the goals he had set himself in business, he set off on a new career path, establishing himself as a fine artist and going on to successfully exhibit and sell his work nationally.
He is inspired by the challenges faced by the natural world and strives to produce creative work that has honesty and originality at its heart and in its execution. Skilled in a wide range of media, he endeavours to take a fresh approach to produce highly original works that incorporate such diverse materials as Polyfilla, powder paint, ash, oil on glass or recycled melamine in his paintings and recycled cardboard and papier-mache in his 3D sculptural work.
In this curated series of his work, he aims to provoke the observer into seeing beyond the initial colourful, surreal urban jungle imagery and to question our responses to the challenges facing our world.
Cecilia Sjölund studied architecture at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology and has worked as an architect and project manager in urban development for many years. She now lives in Stockholm, Sweden, and works fulltime
as a painter.
She employs organised pictures as source imagery and works with oil painting in a realistic traditional manner. Her work has been accepted into the Nordic Portrait Now 2021 competition in Denmark, as well as the London Art Biennale 2021. She has been shortlisted for Visual Art Open UK 2021 and her painting "A shadow of my former self" was featured at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022.
Dalia Slep was born in Lithuania and raised there. For a while, she experimented with pouring techniques and sketching realistic artworks. She's discovered that abstract art allows her to express herself and her emotions. She became immersed in abstract painting.
Dalia Slep is a current Morley College London student. Alicante, Fuerteventura, Genoa, Milan, Madrid, Monaco, Venice, and London have all hosted exhibitions of her work. Dark Yellow Dot, an artist-run site, has been chosen an artist of the month. In addition, one of her paintings has been selected for the London Art Biennale 2021.
Kurt Stimmeder was born in Bad Leonfelden, Austria, in 1972. He lives and works in Linz Autodidact. He completed his schooling and apprenticeship as an electrician and began playing the double bass at 16. As a musician and sommelier, he conducted more than one thousand wine tastings. He became a professional Artist in 2008. His obsession with painting helps him overcome every crisis of meaning and existence. Such a crisis brought Stimmeder to paint in the first place: "I came to a point in my life where I asked myself: 'What do I want to do with my life? I thought I was now at an age where I should be true to myself. And I always wanted to paint representational art in the style of old masters' paintings." So, he decided to leave music behind and occupied himself with studying the history of an old master painting. He went to museums, studied paintings, learned by looking at them for hours and taught himself the techniques. In addition, he researched, devoured books and soon realized that there was much in them that he had already come to; he had already discovered himself through his studies. His role models are the old masters, especially the painters of the 14th to 19th centuries. His works have been featured in international exhibitions and are in private collections worldwide. He previously exhibited during the London Biennale and Red Dot Miami in 2021, and his upcoming shows include prestigious events such as Biennale Chianciano 2022, the 7th edition of the Italian Biennale.
Arron Sturgeon is an artist and musician living and working in San Diego, California. Born in Saigon, Vietnam and raised in Southern California, Arron draws inspiration from both Western and Eastern traditions of art from calligraphy and scroll landscape painting to abstract expressionism and conceptual art. Arron creates “conceptual abstract paintings”. Every series of paintings explore a specific idea and theme but all within a non-representational visual language.
In the “Form Follows Force” series, a design principle where form follows the flow of forces, rather than function, layers of semi-dry encaustic paint are violently scraped from the surface using large paint removing devices (the force). The remnants serve as the underlying structure which is then reworked and reconstructed into unexpected and dynamic compositions. The “form” articulates the “force” of the destructive act and is a metaphor for the destructive/creative force of nature and evolution.
In the “Geometric Theurgy” series, monist metaphysics is expressed through the process of hypostasis from the “one” to the “many” through a symbolic geometric system based on the principles of the golden ratio and music theory. Inspired by the mysticism of the Pythagoreans and Neoplatonists, compositional dice rolling games of Mozart and the “Le modulor final” of Le Corbusier, this geometric system also uses chance, color, ratio and patterning to code colour and generate unique musical compositions in Sonata form. These paintings are “musical paintings” and can be both seen and heard.
Oscar is a self-taught travel and landscape photographer living in Devon. Over the past decade, he spent much of his time travelling, working and living in Asia, during which time he became increasingly interested in capturing his experiences through photography. He has had pictures published in publications and contests, including the UK-based Travel Photographer of the Year contest. He is also the author of an online photography guide to Shanghai and a contributor to a range of stock agencies, including Getty Images and 4CornersImages.
“I enjoy the more meditative aspects of photography - the moments I’m able to slow down, be fully present and aware of my surroundings. The challenge of capturing a good image is the best way I can think of to explore new places, or even enjoy locations that are more familiar."
Kathlene Tracy's artwork is a culmination of an in-depth understanding of human behaviour and interest in art as a medium for expression that is able to transcend many of the barriers of other forms of communication. She began art classes at the same time as beginning school winning National Juried Competitions at very young ages and also pursued higher education for understanding human behavior holding faculty appointments at Yale University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and other prestigious academic institutions while sustaining dual careers in psychology and the visual arts fields. Within New York City she has participated in multiple solo and group exhibitions of her work and is now exhibiting in London. In addition, her work is included in both public and private collections.
Maritta Winter`s sculptures with dynamically curved forms, display a sensuality of movement and have a bold, vital presence.
Maritta has exhibited internationally and among others, her sculpture "Skydream" stands in the reception area of the Prime Tower in Zürich, her work "Léarc" stands in front of a contemporain Cultural Center in France and "Douceur I" is actually shown in Giardini Marinaresse in Venice during the Art Biennale.
Carol Tippit Woolworth, a Santa Barbara native, earned a bachelor's degree in studio art from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1977, where she studied under Priscilla Bender Shore and Irma Cava. She came to New York City in 1983 and founded Tippit Woolworth Design, a graphic design business with her husband, where she served as creative director while keeping an art studio practise. She began teaching painting privately after moving to Connecticut and subsequently Wilmington, Delaware. She also led painting workships to the South of France for several years and illustrated her husband's books about corgis. She and her husband, Olle, currently reside in Santa Fe.
Carol's art has been influenced by the Bay Area Abstract Figurative painters as well as Nicolas de Stal, a French mid-century painter. Carol's painting quest has been to layer, scrape, and scumble her oils, oil sticks, and cold wax to reach primordial, universal truths. She works with linen, wood panels, metal, and occasionally Arche oil paper. She is enthralled by the concept of pentimento and now paints an underpainting first, which is then repainted, allowing fragments of the underpainting to seep into the entire piece, resulting in an archaeology of concepts.
Carol has received various awards and grants, and in 2016 she was appointed as a guest curator at the Delaware Art Museum. She's also taught several seminars at the Howard Pyle Art Group in Wilmington, DE, and spent years at the Delaware College of Art and Design teaching Graphic Design and Painting (CE). She's been featured in Visual Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, and Southwest Art, as well as advertised in American Art Collector, Western Art Collector, and Southwest Art.
Her work can be found in collections in Europe (Paris, Geneva, Germany, and the United Kingdom), the United States (New York, La Jolla CA, Santa Fe NM, Santa Barbara CA, Key West FL, Wilmington DE; Chadds Ford PA, among others), and Mexico.
MICHAEL K. YAMAOKA is a Clio Award-winning international photographer and the recipient of numerous photography awards from the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York where he currently exhibits. Mr Yamaoka spent many years as a commercial photographer in Manhattan, shooting for many of the Fortune 500 companies, before he turned to fine art photography.
Born and educated in Japan, he was the first Japanese student to receive a degree in photography from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After locating to New York, his unique approach to advertising photography attracted a clientele that included blue-chip clients such as Pepsi-Cola, AT&T, Toshiba, General Electric, and Time-Life.
The death of his son in 1997 prompted a deep reevaluation of his creative life, and Mr Yamaoka began to concentrate solely on his personal photography, publishing a book, Odyssey, A 35 Year Photographic Journey, and establishing a scholarship in his son’s memory. Then, an exhibition of his photographs at the Cast Iron Gallery in Soho, New York, and another at the Dentsu Kosan Gallery in Tokyo launched his career as a fine-art photographer, paving the way for numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world. Shooting extensively worldwide, he continued to develop the themes of solitude, stillness, and singularities, in details that often emphasize the passage of time. His recent works include large-format prints featuring “Goddess” figures in locations around the world, executed in both conventional and new media.
Mr Yamaoka has exhibited in critically acclaimed solo shows in New York at the New Art Center, the Atlantic Gallery, the German Consulate, the United Nations, and various other venues, and is an exhibiting member of the Salmagundi Club. He has been invited to mount international solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nuremberg, and in fourteen cities in Bavaria, Germany, and has been featured in group shows in New York and London. Mr Yamaoka’s work is included in private and corporate collections worldwide, and in 2008 he was honoured when I.M. Pei requested a print for his personal collection.
Swiss, Born 1990. Crystel is a contemporary artist that graduated from the art school of Valais in 2014. Crystel draws her inspiration from social themes, public places, travel and nature. A recent series of photographs called Itinerances superimpose several spaces during these trips. The interior and exterior together creates ephemeral moments through her train journeys. A still image mixing dirt on a lonely window with a moving landscape creates a mysterious atmosphere, sometimes fierce, sometimes tragic or even of a rare beauty. Each still image is unique.
“Nothing is more usual than a landscape passing by at high speed, slowing, stopping. The world moves in general indifference. We look at our smartphones, we talk to kill time, we read a book, interesting or not. We stare blankly at the moving landscape without really looking at it, almost forgetting that it exists.” Says Artist about her work.
Florencia Zampieri was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Extensive knowledge of various art forms and techniques provided her with a solid base to pursue career in arts. Abstract, collage, colours, acrylic, oils, pencils, papers, textures are her tools to compose her dynamic world. In addition to her professional ambitions, she is a loving mum for her three young children.
Rawia Ghandour Zantout has a degree in Business and Finance from the University of Southern Europe in Monte Carlo, Monaco, although her real passion has always been the arts.
Rawia finds her inspiration in the works of prominent Impressionist painters many of whom lived and worked in the south of France where she lived and studied. Her work thus mirrors the magical reflections present in nature.
Originally a Fashion Designer, Grady Zeeman’s love for people, their joys and fears are evident in her work. Her human subjects are rife with stunning visuals which effortlessly draw the viewer to her subjects. Her paintings are an audible call for attention and understanding, evoking deep emotions. As the portrayal of strong women are important to her, Zeeman uses her daughter Elle, friend Andrea Weichelt or herself as models for her paintings
“Characterized by melancholy, Zeeman’s work illustrates sentiments to which all people can relate” - NY Art Times
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