ArtePuliafico

"My art begins in childhood memories, with colorful ballerinas drawn with chalk on the chalkboard, dancing in an hourglass shape as if animated by a breath of life. These initial moments of wonder have shaped my approach to art: a dance of colors and shapes that evolves."

Orizzonti riflessi - Oil on Canvas 140 x 350 cm. €8,500

"My art begins in childhood memories, with colorful ballerinas drawn with chalk on the chalkboard, dancing in an hourglass shape as if animated by a breath of life. These initial moments of wonder have shaped my approach to art: a dance of colors and shapes that evolve and come alive each time a gaze falls upon my works.

In my artistic practice, I strive to capture the ephemeral and the eternal, the fleeting moment that nonetheless leaves a lasting impression. My works are dynamic, intended to be consumed quickly with the eyes, yet with a visual aftertaste that persists, changing and evolving with each observation.

The colors in my paintings are not just pigments applied to a canvas, but rather an emotional language that speaks directly to the soul. Like Antonino Puliafico, I find that artistic energy is something visceral that emerges from within. It's not a controlled process, but rather a spontaneous flow that guides my hand until the painting declares itself complete.

I use oil and acrylic colors, applied with spatulas and brushes, in a play of textures and tones reminiscent of Fauvist and Impressionist movements. My art is an exploration of freedom, a journey through my personal perception of the world, where colors dance and tell stories of emotions, moments, dreams.

In my work, I invite the viewer to pause, contemplate, and discover that each piece is a continuous dialogue between myself and my audience. Each piece is an invitation to explore, to feel, to experience art with the same passion and intensity with which it was created."

Zagara di Limoni - Oil on Canvas 138 x 118 cm. €2,900
Anima in porto - Oil on Canvas 205 x 137 cm. €8,500
Danze di ninfee - Oil on Canvas 150 x 150 cm. €3,200
Ombre a Venezia - Oil on Canvas 200 x 144 cm. €4,300

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Tricia Skoglund

"I have always considered myself a multifaceted artist. I've been very fortunate and found great joy in exploring a multitude of different art forms and different mediums. I now work exclusively with torch cut steel. I like the way that painting on metals adds a creative and unique element to my art."

Whats Sup - Acrylics, Mixed Media on torch-cut steel 24 x 30 in.

While growing up in Southern California, Tricia's youthful talent as an artist was quickly recognized by her early art teachers and by several prominent artists in the area. This early recognition made it possible for her to spend many years studying under some of the most prominent artists in and around the famous art colony of Laguna Beach, CA.

After graduating from High School with an art scholarship, Tricia accepted a position as a manager, and contributing artist, at an art gallery in Del Mar, CA. It was during this time that she took the opportunity to explore many different art forms and art mediums all while continuing her education, managing the gallery, and showing and selling her own work.

The next step in her art career took her to Salem, Oregon where she started a family and at the same time went to college to study Graphic Design. In addition, she was able to use her gallery experience to open, own and operate her very successful Arts and Design Co., which specialized in painting and designing murals in both residential and commercial properties.

Now that her family has grown, Tricia Skoglund has once again evolved and grown in a new and creative way. She is currently having fun using acrylics, pastels, torch-cut steel and all kinds of recycled metals. She loves the contrasts and energy that old metal gives to her art and how it gives each of her creations a distinctive one-of-a-kind 3-dimensional, individual look.

Discovering unrefined and rustic details in nature gives her inspiration for her work. Objects left outside to rust and corrode captivate her imagination and compel her to give new life. as a highlighted part of her work. Tricia also finds inspiration from the sea. The movement from the water, how it reflects light, and its energy are always very important parts of her work. It's that combination that helps make each of Tricia Skoglund's creations be a very unique and smoothly interwoven piece of work.

Regardless Of Where You've Been - Triptych, Acrylics, Mixed Media, on torch-cut steel 8 x 48 x 3 in.
Windows Of Fall - Acrylics, Mixed Media, on Torch-cut steel 30 x 40 in.
Foggy Day At The Beach - Acrylics, Mixed Media, on torch-cut steel 24 x 48 in.
Found Objects Below - Acrylics, Mixed Media, on torch-cut steel 30 x 40 in.

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Lynn Letourneau

“Painting abstractly connects me to an intuitive Emergent Source. A visual language of personal and archetypal images will appear bridging my inner and outer world. I rely on my heart, body and mind to guide this process. Applying rhythmic layers of color onto canvas, I discern, make choices and the painting mirrors back to me how to proceed."

Crossing the Great Divide - Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24 x 1.5 in. $1,500

Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Lynn Letourneau has been fortunate to explore the rich cultural landscape of New York City, frequenting its myriad museums. She honed her artistic skills at the Arts Students League before furthering her studies at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts.

Transitioning to San Francisco, Lynn embarked on a fifteen-year journey exploring various healing modalities while nurturing a burgeoning passion for sculpting figures in clay. Upon settling in central California after her marriage, Lynn's artistic journey took a transformative turn towards Abstract Expressionism. Seeking to capture the essence of internal worlds through color, energy, and form, she transitioned her creative expression to the canvas, drawing inspiration from her years of sculpting.

For nearly two decades, Lynn has been an active member of the central coast art community, showcasing her work in galleries, art fairs, and competitions. Her art not only captivates audiences but also serves philanthropic purposes, contributing to fundraising efforts for esteemed institutions such as the Santa Barbara Art Museum and the Westmont Ridley Tree Art Museum.

Committed to fostering creativity, Lynn has shared her insights through "Create Inside Out" workshops at the Bell Arts Studios in Ventura. Her artistic endeavors have taken her to galleries, online platforms, and prominent art fairs worldwide, including notable exhibitions such as the Trevisan International in Italy (2011-2014), New York Art Expo, LA Art Fair, and the Affordable Art Fair (2014). In 2019, her work graced the walls of esteemed galleries like Gallery 104 and Gallery NYA in New York City, as well as the Laguna Art Studios in Laguna Beach, where she exhibited alongside the Women’s Painters West from 2018 to 2023.

Lynn's talent has garnered recognition in publications globally, with recent highlights including the 2023 Collectors Art Prize and interviews featured in the Contemporary Art Curator Magazine. In 2024, she received an editor review in the same esteemed publication, solidifying her status as a noteworthy contemporary artist.

Heartsong - Acrylic, Pastel on Canvas, 36 x 36 x 1.5 in. $2,350
Journey - Acrylic, Oil Pastel on Canvas, 24 x 30 x 1.5 in. $1,500
Cutting Thru - Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36 x 1.5 in. $2,350
Fortitude - Acrylic, Pastel on Canvas, 40 x 30 x 1.5 in. $2,150

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Howard Harris

"Visual reality is an ever-shifting, highly individualized experience. In any given moment, what we see reflects both our inner state and a synthesis of outer qualities—light, color, movement, space. My exploration in dimensional photographic art represents an attempt to recreate the perceptual experience, with its dynamic nature and hidden complexities. In my patented process I use photographic constructions, a single often abstracted image is layered over itself on clear acrylic surfaces and superimposed on a subtle grid. The resulting visual phenomenon infuses the image with a sense of dimensionality and fluidity affected by such changes as the angle of viewing and light."

Ayers Rock - Sublimation Print on Aluminum with Acrylic overlay 36 x 30 in.

Howard Harris has long been fascinated by both visual perception and design. The Denver Colorado USA native earned a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, MID (Masters Industrial Design) from Pratt Institute in New York studying with internationally renowned design theorist Rowena Reed Kostellow.

Harris has spent more than 35 years combining design and technology where he has won many prestigious professional awards. Now his creative energy has turned to his lifelong passion, photography. With an iconoclastic streak that had seen him consistently forging new directions in design, he was bound to approach the photographic image in an unconventional way as well.

In 2017 Harris was granted a United States Patent no: 9,753,295 titled Apparatus and Method of Manufacturer for a Layered Artwork proving the uniqueness and inventiveness of his photographic work. Since then his work has appeared in many books and publications such as The Great Masters of Contemporary Art, ARTtour International Artists of the Decade, Art Collectors Choice Japan, International Contemporary Masters, and Top 10 Contemporary Artists, to mention a few. He has also been awarded Artists for a Green Planet Artist of the Decade, International Prize Raffaello, International Prize Giulio Cesare, International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci, International Prize Caravaggio, Contemporary Art Curator Magazines Artist of the Future, and more.

Howard Harris serves as a Trustee of The Kansas City Art Institute has won the Who’s Who Worldwide Lifetime Achievement and the USA Small Businessperson of the Year. His work is shown internationally and represented by galleries in the United States, U.K., and Europe and appears in the South Korean Yukyung Art Museum.

No Monkeys - Sublimation Print on Aluminum with Acrylic overlay 36 x 30 in.
Puffer - Sublimation print on Aluminum 36 x 30 in.
Tuscany Landscape - Sublimation Print on Aluminum with Acrylic overlay 36 x 30 in.
Albers Unleashed - Sublimation Print on Aluminum 36 x 20 in.

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Leila Bokel

"This is my last series which I have named 'Minimalist series', a study I began to develop during the Quarantine years. Most artworks have only 2 or 3 different threads. I'm happy with the result because the threads that where the supporting of the architectural forms became the protagonists of the artworks themselves."

Untitled Knots 1 - Mixed media, App. 60 x 50 x 15 cm

Leila Bokel was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she lives and works. She did her professional training and received qualification at the Park Lage School of Arts and at the Atelier Guilhermina Virtual, Rio de Janeiro. Since 2006 she has been participating in exhibitions in her country and abroad. Leila has been a juried member of Circle Foundation for the Arts since 2017. She has participated in the Biennale of Dortmund (German) and in the 45th London Art Biennale 2021 , Gagliard Gallery. Leila has shown at international Art Fairs, and many other exhibitions. She is represented by Artur Fidalgo Gallery, Binaria.art, EIXO Arte and Zagut Gallery.

Untitled Knots 5 - Two threads, App. 33 x 35 x 16 cm
Untitled Knots 4 - Two threads, App. 20 x 20 x 23 cm
Untitled Knots 3 - Mixed media, App. 35 x 63 x 10 cm
Untitled Knots 2 - Mixed media, App.18 x 24 x 21 cm
Untitled - Fabric, acrylic and threads 45 x 18 x 19 cm
Untitled - Fabric, acrylic and cotton thread 50 x 18 x 10 cm
Two Threads - Cotton threads 50 x 56 x 6 cm
Untitled - Cotton thread and 1 silk thread 50 x 18 x 10 cm
Untitled - Fabric, acrylic and cotton thread 40 x 25 x 18 cm

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Weronika Raczynska

You Were Seventeen That Time - Acrylic on canvas 150 x 200 cm €10000

 Weronika Raczynska was born in 1978 in Warsaw, Poland. Between 1997-2002, she studied painting at the European Academy of Arts (EAS) in Warsaw, Poland. In 2002, she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting (Honors). From 2008-2010, Raczynska studied Painting at The Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts (ASP) in Cracow, Poland. In 2010 completed post-graduate studies in painting. 

Weronika Raczynska has had 17 solo exhibitions and participated in over 120 group shows in Warsaw, Poland; Cracow, Poland, as well as in Basel, Switzerland; Kishinev, Moldavia; London, United Kingdom; New York, United States of America; Paris, France; Rome, Italy and Milan, Italy among others.

  In 2022, the artist received a scholarship from the Creation Support Fund of the ZAIKS Association of Authors. In 2022 she was awarded The Faces of Peace Art Prize by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, as well as an Artistic Excellence certificate from Circle Foundation for the Arts.

Paintings by Weronika Raczynska can be found in private collections in Poland and other countries of Europe, and also in New Zealand, the Philippines and the United States of America, as well as in public collections of the Gallery of Contemporary Art (GSW) in Wloclawek, Poland and the Office of Artistic Exhibitions (BWA) in Kielce, Poland.

Raczynska lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.

Slushy Fields - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 70 cm €6000
Girl With Iphone - Oil & acrylic on cotton canvas 80 x 100 cm €6500
Overdose - Oil on cotton canvas 80 x 100 cm €6500
Orders - Oil on canvas 120 x 160 cm €8000

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Giovanah Faraco

“I consider myself a creator who loves to make art, accepts creative challenges, and always tries new things. I have a tendency to seek ways to learn new skills and knowledge to better myself. I believe that art connects, art unites, art transforms, and art is unique.”

EVA - Mixed Media, 110 cm x 70 cm - €2,600

Giovanah Faraco, originally hailing from São Paulo, Brazil, has traversed continents, residing in Australia and Italy in recent years, dedicated to studying and refining her artistic skills. Currently based in Guimaraes, Portugal, Faraco is an enthusiastic artist boasting a diverse skill set encompassing photography, painting, and various hands-on techniques. Recognizing herself as a creator who thrives on artistic challenges and constantly explores new avenues, she has a penchant for acquiring new skills and knowledge to enhance her craft continually.

Faraco firmly believes in the universal potential for learning from everyone, irrespective of age or background. She sees art as a powerful force that connects, unites, transforms, and, especially in the realm of painting, possesses a unique ability to evoke countless emotions and sensations. For Faraco, the essence of art lies in its capacity to communicate without words or movement, providing a compelling reason for her to create—to touch viewers uniquely and convey her beliefs and emotions through her art.

ARETHA - Mixed Media, 85 cm x 85 cm - €3,500
AGATHA - Mixed Media, 155 cm x 90 cm - €3,500
KIREI - Mixed Media, 25 cm x 30 cm - €800
MORENA - Mixed Media, 120 cm x 100 cm - €2,600

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Cora H. Roth

Green Grid - Oil and acrylic on linen, 10 x 10 in. - $10,000

Cora Roth, born in the USA in 1939 and currently residing in Los Angeles, California, is a seasoned artist with a B.A. from Brooklyn College and a graduate certificate in Painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Drawing inspiration from her life experiences, early sensory memories, and dreams, Roth's work reflects the profound idea expressed by Louise Glück: "Whatever returns from oblivion returns to find a voice."

Her art, primarily in painting and mixed media, captures the essence of paint, color, and line. A graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Roth has showcased her work extensively in Boston and New York City, including exhibitions at OK Harris. Her paintings serve as a testament to the unexpected voices that emerge from the depths of personal history and imagination.

Orange Grid - Oil and acrylic on linen, 10 x 10 in. - $10,000
Spinning Yarns - Mixed media, 58 x 72 in. - $12,000
Indigo Grid - Oil and acrylic on linen, 10 x 10 in. - $10,000
The Knitted Word - Mixed media, 58 x 72 in. - $12,000

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Corinne

"I am a bark artist, I saw it falling from trees and used my imagination to put it to good use. It is prepared with bug spray and cleaned for my use; a lot of work is involved however and I love the trees. I admire Albert Einstein's quote, "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."

"I love working with tree bark. I have taught myself and have been working with it for 20 years. I studied Art in year 12, and my mother was an art teacher. All my works are signed in bark."


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Herb Bardavid

"I am a Photographer and a Social Worker. I want to hear as many personal stories as I can and document them with my photography in my blog www.blog.herbbardavid.com"

Annie - Digital 9 x 6 in.

Herb Bardavid has been passionate about photography since he was twelve when he converted his family's only bathroom into a darkroom.  Since then, he has taken courses in photography and darkroom techniques at Projects Incorporated in Cambridge, MA., a school started by Minor White; The New School; The School of Visual Arts; and most recently, at the International Center of Photography in New York City.

Herb has had eight shows.  His first was in Cambridge, MA., in 1969, followed by the Third Eye Gallery in New York City, two shows in Great Neck, NY, a group show at the Umbrella Arts Gallery in New York City, a juried show by the Long Island Center of Photography exhibited at the African American Museum in Hempstead, NY and a group show at the Paper City Studios in Holyoke, MA.  He has been published in the WBAI Folio, the Gotham Gazette, and PDN Photo Magazine and reported on at NBC digital News as well as CBS News in NYC. 

As a psychotherapist, Herb sees things others may not. He views the world and its people through his own set of lenses, seeking change.

Herb Bardavid has taken courses in photography and darkroom techniques at Projects Incorporated in Cambridge, MA., a school started by Minor White; The New School; The School of Visual Arts; and most recently, at the International Center of Photography in New York City. As a psychotherapist, Herb sees things others may not. He views the world and its people through his own set of lenses, seeking change.

Street Vendor - Digital 9 x 6 in.
Getting Out - Digital 9 x 6 in.
Aging well - Digital 9 x 6 in.
Rock and roll no more - Digital 9 x 6 in.

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