Dominique Mc Kenzie

"Everything inspires me to paint, particularly the details of my surroundings, up close designs of nature. It is a never-ending experimentation. Making art becomes meditation when creativity takes over your mind in constant search for personal satisfaction."

VARIATIONS - Mixed media 36 x 36 cm
GETTING THE BLUES - Mixed media 36 x 36 cm
TRACES 5 - Mixed media 40 x 27 cm
TRACES 6 - Mixed media 40 x 27 cm
BLACK AND WHITE - Mixed media 36 x 36 cm

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Mikoazule

"Through watercolor, nuanced narratives, beeswax, plant magic and paper-cuts, I respond to human metamorphosis and the many rivers forged through close encounters of the unusual kind. I'm interested in visually documenting the nuanced human narrative as seen from the individual cosmic biosphere."

Playa Akumal - Mixed media paper collage and acrylic paint on rosewood panel 48 x 48 in.

Noelle Correia aka Mikoazule was born in 1977 under a full moon in Scorpio in Fresno, California. After spending time tinkering around at her father's auto repair/welding shop as a child, Noelle began to create an imaginary world out of carpenters chalk drawings of discarded car parts. This world turned the industrial environment of downtown Fresno into a delusional paradise. Noelle left Fresno at eighteen but took her imaginary world with her and continues to process the nuance and grit of everyday cultural collision through fluvial imagery.

Her creative process begins with color. Noelle is inspired by how the color schemes pop in biodiversity, such as a poisonous dart frog's epidermal layers resting on a muted green leaf. The biodiverse thread within her creative practice is that of Botanical Surrealism. She begins her work by thinking about the relationship between emotions and color and allows color theory to drive the outcome. Symbols that represent the feminine mystique and practical magic are a reoccurring thematic backdrop. The process has become a life metaphor in which she works through obstacles, obtains epiphanies, and understands herself as a tiny part of a much larger whole.

She conveys the beauty and complexities of human nature using texture, pattern, and narrative elements throughout her work. Her work has been exhibited in California Galleries and collectives exhibitions, including Radius Gallery, The Art Cave, The Art League of Santa Cruz County, Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery, and Arte Americas. Noelle's work further explores the botanical world through watercolor painting, paper-cut collage practices, and encaustic medium. Through wax, water, and human narratives of all kinds, Noelle creates a vibrant play on color and form. 

Ojo Tecero N0.2 Cancer - Mixed media paper collage and acrylic paint on birchwood panel 10 x 10 in.
Vita Aquatica No.4 - Mixed media paper collage and acrylic paint on canvas 30 x 28 in.
Moth Muse - Mixed media paper collage and acrylic paint on canvas 11 x 17 in.
Struck - Mixed media paper collage and acrylic paint on canvas 28 x 30 in.

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Jiabao Sun

"I enjoy the silence and appreciate the rich thoughts that being alone brings to me. At the same time, I deal with ambiguous and incomprehensible darkness hidden deep in my heart. The project aims to visualize my inner dialogues and thoughts, which are sensitive, fragile, and dark."

Until We Meet Again - Poetry 8.3 x 5.8 in.

Jiabao (Bonnie) Sun was born in Hangzhou, China, and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a Master of Fine Arts degree recipient in photography from Savannah College of Arts and Design in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jiabao’s works often explore time and self-development using photography and poetry. She also works in diverse mediums, including alternative photographic processes, collage, and painting. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions and was recently nominated by the 7th Fine Art Photography Awards. 

Two Flowers - Photograph 33 x 22 in.
Feeling Lost - Photograph 4.5 x 3 in.
Peak II - Photograph 33 x 22 in.
Melting Away - Photograph 15 x 12 in.

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Reflective Photography

"I see my work with reflections as a study of motion and light. My goal is to capture a feeling of a moment in time, communicating universal aspects of humanness and to bring a little light and peace into a rather complicated world."

Whispers - Digital photograph

"In 1995 I had the opportunity to study in Ireland for a year. Of course, I took a camera, but only with the intention of memorializing my adventure. It was a basic camera, one I would not miss if it ever got lost or stolen, but I soon found myself fully dependent upon its presence and longing for it whenever I left it behind. I began experimenting with composition, as well as exposure times and lighting. I became more and more adventurous with not only the style of photography but also the means to get “the shot”. It was an amazing experience and I returned home with a newfound passion. From that time forward, I have worked to master the art of image taking and discover my voice."

Hosta Bloom - Digital photograph
Yellow Pansies - Digital photograph
Yellow Water Iris - Digital photograph
Purple Hydrangeas - Digital photograph

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Vera Bonacci

"My goal in my current work is to go beyond realism and explore the energy, life, and vitality of the nature of my subject and theme. I hope you will enjoy the stories, be drawn into that kinetic energy and feel it in your own soul. I hope it will make you smile, wonder, tilt your head, and ponder."

Step it Up - Oil on canvas 20 x 30 in.

“I was born Jeannette Vera Luagina Veradina Bonacci in the United States, to Italian parents from San Mango d’Aquino. I grew up with the many traditions of food, faith and celebration. My father was a shoemaker and winemaker and my mom played the piano. The youngest of four children, I explored and invented in my own little world. I found art at a young age but had to fight for my desire to attend art classes and go on to college to major in Art and Theater. I became an Art Instructor for over 30 years and now I am finally doing what I have always wanted, to develop my own journey as an artist. My Art is signed using my birth name, Vera Bonacci, because my work reflects what is deep in my soul. My work is about celebration through dance, music and life’s moments of hope, joy, memories and just movement... Celebrating being human.”

Maypole - Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in.
Dance of the Divine - Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in.
Dancers on the Beach - Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in.
Dance Under Water - Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.

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Frank X. Smith

"I approach each work as an opportunity to create something new and visually compelling to the viewer. The principles of good design, including repetition of shape and color and occult balance, influence and inform all my work, both my figurative and abstract pieces."

Valor - Acrylic 27 x 34 in. (framed)

"I have devoted my entire professional career to art, working as an illustrator, graphic designer, painter, and art teacher. My paintings are characterized by abstract association, recognizable form, and two-dimensional flat shapes and color with outline. My style is contemporary and highly individual, utilizing both geometric and free-form shapes and often combining both in a single work. From largely figurative, illustrative work characterized by recognizable shapes, over time, my work has become increasingly non-objective."

 

Education

- Graduate, Philadelphia College of Art (formerly Industrial School of Art, Philadelphia Museum School; now University of the Arts), Philadelphia PA, Illustration Major

- University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA, Computer Graphics: Illustrator, Photo Shop, Quark

Struck It Rich! - Acrylic 27 x 36 in. (framed)
Change - Acrylic 19 x 31 in. (framed)
The Other World - Acrylic 27 x 34 in. (framed)
Eve - Acrylic 30 x 40 in. (framed)

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mySERENA

mySERENA asks the question: "We are all here to experience human life, but how?" She searches for ideals. The sense of simple yet mystical complexity is her perspective of contemporary life in relationship to the energy of the universe, placing importance on psychological serenity and humanity

Life Element 2003 - Acrylic on canvas 91.5 x 61.5 cm

mySERENA, Serena Ho May Yin, who is an exceptional artist and writer, lives in Hong Kong S.A.R. and is on her first international tour of exhibitions. She is known as a mutli-talented artist as she is well-learned in many knowledge subjects including music, sport, maths, and science; besides art and literature. She merges the essence of knowledge and experience into her work with a higher focus on humanity. Before her graduation from Stanford University, her art fashion shop (2009) opened in Hong Kong. She subsequently debuted her solo in Hong Kong City Hall (2018) and was said to be the youngest female painter to have done so. She has had a round tour of exhibitions since then in other cities around China, Asia, Europe and the U.S., while she also published three books on ‘Serenity’ with Moon Publishers (2019-2021).

mySERENA asks the question: "We are all here to experience human life, but how?"

Her critically acclaimed series ‘Life Element’ that features a mystical form of signature light halo – explores the ‘Qi’ that can connect people as well as everything else in this universe. Minimal yet otherworldly, an audience enjoying this series seems to enter the spiritual realm at close range. Each light halo yet has its own texture and colour as it was created with her original way of combining classical painting and metalsmithing methods. Then her installation-like painting, ‘Alchemy’ is just as ground-breaking. Her unique approach of using fire along with paint is different from what we would usually see in a piece of painting. It resembles the energy in nature that cannot fully be controlled by any human being is indeed thought-provoking. 

Life Element 2005 - Acrylic on canvas 76 x 76 cm
Alchemy Renewal - Acrylic on canvas 76 x 76 cm
Alchemy Breakthrough - Acrylic on canvas 95 x 130 cm
Life Element 2006 - Acrylic on canvas 76 x 76 cm

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Mague Brewer

"The energy that comes through me, and materializes in my art, invites us all to enjoy the choices, possibilities and certainties we can have and feel, as an invitation and not an imposition."

Certainty, 2016 - Acrylic and gouache on canvas, with semi-precious stones and metals arrangeable with magnets 152 x 122 cm

Mague Brewer was born in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She is a self-taught artist who began painting in 1999, while living in Russia. She developed her artistic style following moves to London in 2001, and to New York in 2010, where she remains.

Her artwork is based on intuition and reflects a continuing process of development and exploration within herself, inspired by her essence, roots, people and places. The artwork invites us to consider the possibilities in our lives and not to feel judged by what we choose to be, or what we possess. Through her artwork Mague expresses and materializes her experiences and choices, reminding us that the consequences of actions can be warm and colorful companions.

Mague's work can be found in private collections in Mexico, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Austria, Spain, Russian Federation and South Africa.

"Logos” - The unity which contains and transcends all opposing forces (Fridjot Capra), 2019 - Mixed media, linen, and carved wood frame (French 19th Century)115 x 135 cm
Comunidad y coincidir (diptych) It is good for us to be here! - New Testament: Matthew XVIII, 2009 - 4 Oil, metals, semi-precious stones on canvas Frames Parisian Haussman-era "bulls-eye" window frames, zinc Each frame 100 x 100 cm
We are all worthwhile, 2015 - Acrylic and gouache, silver, wood and semi-precious stones on canvas 152 x 183 cm
Nikolai Ogryskov's dream (triptych) - Open the window and the day will come; Open the window and the night will come; Open your heart and you will find peace, 2001 - Oil, brass and glass on linen Each 80 x 100 cm

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Kate Turning

"I aspire to incite a sense of awe in my work. To portray that transformational moment when the energy all around us is magnified, and our world becomes larger than life. To celebrate the archetype of The Hero in all its myriad forms."

Ancient and Still - Photographic print on ash birch panel 40 x 48 in.

Among Kate's major influences have been her deep love of painting in all its forms from the Old Masters to Pop Surrealism and the works of Joseph Campbell and his idea of 'The Hero.' She looks to incite a transformational moment in directing her subjects and strives to magnify the larger-than-life aspects whenever directing motion or creating individual images. Kate Turning is a hands-on creator and a fantastic collaborator with a great sense of humor; and believes that visual artists have a huge responsibility to create positive symbols that carry our human spirit forward.

Assignments and fine art projects have taken Kate as far afield as Tahiti, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Europe and Saudi Arabia. She has created unique and lyrical imagery for clients from pop stars to major consumer ad campaigns. Kate is a graduate of Art Center College of Design. She presently divides her time between New York, Los Angeles and her fortress of solitude deep in Mexico.

A Beautiful Day - Photographic print on birch panel 32 x 40 in.
Shards of Time - Photographic print on birch panel 32 x 40 in.
Romance - Photographic print on birch panel 32 x 40 in.
Secret World - Photographic print on birch panel 32 x 40 in.

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Kirstine Mengel

Photography and space are opposites. Representing a three-dimensional space in two-dimensional photography – for the sake of the space – is mind-bending. When you think about it. And that is exactly what triggers Kirstine Mengel as a photographer and artist.

Stairs of wonder 03

Kirstine Mengel, born in 1873, is an award-winning Danish architectural photographer specializing in creating space and capturing the lines in architecture, art and design.

"My photographic style is influenced by visual calmness and purity, light and minimalism. I tell a visual story through the space I create in my photos; striving to generate visual calmness and sense of space. My eye for minimalism makes me perpetually strive for calmness in each image."

Stairs of wonder 05
Stairs of wonder 01
Stairs of wonder 04
Stairs of wonder 02

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