Jocelyne Deschamps-Kus

"My aim is to draw thoughts and feelings of everyday life. I paint current events in their beauty as well as in their darkness, and various themes such as global warming, exodus, joys and sorrows, and I like to add a touch of humor to everything."

Sans Titre - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm

French artist, Jocelyne Deschamps-Kus was born in 1948 and lives in Lyon. She has been drawing from a young age and never gave up. Jocelyne received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts and a Diploma in Graphic Art. She exhibits regularly in France and abroad but in her own words, what she likes best is "to stay every day in my atelier, working hard on different topics and depict the common world. Art is my passion, I am constantly creating and inventing new themes and paths. Add a passion of color and a touch of humor and sensitivity and you will get the full and deep meaning of my work."

Réchauffement Climatique N°2 - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm
La Dure Vérité Des Petits Matins - Acrylic on canvas 116 x 81 cm
Sujet d'Actualité - Acrylic on canvas 116 x 81 cm
Contemplation - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 cm

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Roswitha Riedl

"I feel colors. And I bring color-feelings and color-thoughts on canvas. I make them visible and noticeable. Colors affect people and leave effects in rooms.

Everything is effective.
Always and everywhere.
Wittingly or unwittingly!"

Purple Traces, 2019 - Spatula technique, acrylic on wood, ink 70 x 100 x 0,5 cm

Austrian Artist, Roswitha Riedl was already intensively involved with colors in her childhood and made her first artistic experiences. She started as a self-taught artist because she did not find a mentor at her young age to deeply inspire her.

The intensive examination of colors and their effects supports them in international training in color therapy, color theory, color psychology and color interpretation.

"I constantly develop new ways of painting and deal with colors and materials." She has become more and more specialized in combining different techniques in layers.

"As I am painting, I am sinking into my inner worlds, communicate with my feelings, with the sides of sun and shadows of life, and then I am making them layer by layer on canvas."

Roswitha's works are a sensitive, authentic, artistic expression through colors that penetrate deeply into the viewer. She always preferred the focus for abstract, non-objective painting. The reason is to give way to thoughts and feelings for inner communication. Colors, shapes and pictures tell stories, arouse emotions and create feelings. This is the basis for the paintings by Roswitha Riedl. Most of the time she paints for her customers and their rooms.

Dreaming Bubbles, 2019- Acrylic on canvas, pastels 80 x 100 x 2 cm
Magic Moments, 2019 - Acrylic on canvas, pastels, ink 80 x 100 x 2 cm
Daydream, 2019 - Acrylic on canvas, pastels, ink 80 x 100 x 2 cm
Floating, 2019 - Spatula technique, acrylic on canvas, pastels 100 x 100 x 2 cm

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Weiting Wei

"In my work, the paper lotus is inspired by the lotus pods without seeds. It brings forth a feeling of being left out. These empty lotus pods reference my experience with postnatal depression. My sculpture uses traditional elements to explore very personal, yet universal, experiences of motherhood."

Incision 3 - Print paper and wax 10 x 10 in. (11 pieces)

Weiting Wei (b. 1984, FuJian China) received her MFA in Visual Art from Columbus College of Art & Design in 2018. She is a multimedia artist creating works out of paper, wax, clay, and soap. Her sculptural work uses traditional elements to explore very personal, yet universal, experiences of motherhood. The lotus is used as a central theme to represent humanity. In Chinese culture, the lotus symbolises perfection, and ultimate purity of the heart and mind because it rises untainted and beautiful from the mud. Weiting creates numerous works that feature the lotus in different states to express this lifecycle and the beautiful struggles we experience as we grow.

Be A Light Sleeper - White Porcelain 12 x 12 in.
Embrace - White Porcelain 5 x 9 in. and 5.5 x 11 in.
Lotus.Baby - White Porcelain 4 x 4 x 7 in.
Incision 1 - News print paper and wax 14 x 42 in., 12 42 in. and 10 x 42 in.

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Franco Margari

"I look for a way to every beyond, every mystery, enigma beyond the boundaries of knowledge, to worlds in which I feel I exist, where bright white calms my thirst for infinity."

TEMPESTA - Mixed media on metallic sheet 65 x 45 cm

Italian Artist, Franco Margari lives and works in Florence. He began his artistic experience in the graphic field in the 80s and specialized in engraving techniques, from the early 90s he also devoted himself to painting.

During this time, he has qualified his exhibiting activity by participating in numerous prestigious collective exhibitions and has set up many solo exhibitions, including at Art Point Black Gallery in 2000 in which he presented his "Horizons" series for the first time. He has solo shows at Puccini Art Center and at the Villa Medicea in Poggio Imperiale and the Diocesan Museum of Florence (2004) with 12 works inspired by the Gospel of John, one of which is present in the Museum's contemporary collection and the one to the Council of the Tuscany Region, where he exhibited 20 works of intense evocative abstract art, one of which is part of the Regional Art Gallery.

Also in 2004, Margari participated in the International Competition in Florence and won the first Golden Florin award for Painting. In 2008 he was present at the Italian art pavilion in Beijing for the Olympic Games, one of his works is part of the CONI collection. In 2010 he began a collaboration with the American gallery Damoka Gallery which led him to do two solo shows in Los Angeles and New York. An important personal exhibition was in 2011 in the prestigious spaces of the Circolo degli Artisti Casa di Dante in Florence on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the unity of Italy.

In 2013, he presented his latest works in the series "Breath of the Elements." In 2016, he showed at the deconsecrated church of Santa Maria dei Laici in Gubbio. The last appearances of his works was in 2016 in Amsterdam - Institute of Italian Culture, in 2017 in Berlin - The Ballery Gallery - and London - ART MOOR HOUSE, 2018 Stockholm SVEA GALLERY. Moscow GALERIA MASTERSKAYA LEGA.

Margari has numerous presences in public and private collections.

INCANDESCENZE - Mixed media on metallic sheet D 80 cm
APPARIZIONE - Mixed media on canvas 100 x 100 cm
L'ATTESA DEL NUOVO GIORNO - Mixed media on metallic sheet D 80 cm
LE PAROLE NON TROVATE - Mixed media on canvas 100 x 70 cm

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Maria Lipan

Acceptance - Acrylic on canvas 38 x 38 in.

Romanian-born, American citizen Maria Lipan has dedicated her career to art and education. After receiving an MFA in Design from the Art University of Timisoara (1999), Maria taught fine art in Romanian high schools for over 5 years. In 2006 she moved to the USA where she continued her education in Early Childhood working in the field for over 8 years, while simultaneously exhibiting her own artwork.

Since 1999, Lipan's work has been exhibited and sold in Eastern Europe and the USA through galleries including Zhou B. Art , River Art Center Chicago, Iron Studio, as well as in museums like Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines IL and Merchandise Mart downtown Chicago.One of her paintings is in the possession of Robert Morris University Chicago, IL.

In 2014 Lipan became mother of twin girls, born prematurely.  She and her twins spend the first two months in NICU.  This life experience inspired a series of 7 paintings and a poem called “In Harmony ." Lipan continued to advocate for children. In 2015 she opened a state licensed family daycare in Oak Creek, Wisconsin to support the growth and development for her children and the children in her community. In 2016 she presented an educational poster promoting quality through experience and philosophy  “Lead my way to play” at NAEYC  annual conference in Los Angeles.  Lipan’s projects in both art and education reflects awareness in quality and equality.

In Harmony - Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in.
Fatigue - Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in.
Motherhood II - Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in.
In Harmony - Collage of 6 paintings

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Jieyu Deng

“It is inevitable that art is being commercialised, but apart from catering to the market needs, the artists must learn to keep their own styles and originality.”

Self Portrait - Digital illustration 10 x 13 in.

Jieyu Deng holds a Masters degree in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design as well as a Bachelor's in Animation.

"Most of my works are done digitally with Photoshop and are inspired by nature, my hometown, emotions of people I have met and everyday subjects around me. My background as a graphic designer informs my work. I love to illustrate all things from life and nature like food, plants, landscapes, and females."

Depression Fish - Digital illustration 11.7 x 8.3 in.
Shower Party - Digital illustration 15 x 10.5 in.
The Shame Game - Digital illustration 8.5 x 11 in.
Shangri-La - Digital illustration 15 x 6.4 in.

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Patti Samper

"Throughout my work, I experiment with color, perspective, and its possibilities. I look to reinterpret tangible and intangible subjects of daily life in an unexplored fashion. Within this realm, I seek to express the beauty in the simplicity that lies within the layers of complexity."

Bår - Oil on panel 16 x 20 x 1 in.

Born in Bogota, Colombia, Patti Sampler is also French and American. She attended the New York University Tisch School of the Arts, BA program where she majored in Photography, with minors in Art History and Romance Languages (84-88). While a student at NYU, Patti worked as a photographer in the music and fashion industries. She co-founded Bear Records, an indie record label that produced cutting edge post-punk bands like Flower (NYC), Tinker (Montreal). Patti executed the graphic design and creative direction for the record label. She continued to live for many years in NYC, and later in Paris, working as a commercial photographer and creative director in the music and fashion industries. She appeared seasonally on tv news and print media forecasting color, fashion and fabric trends.

Patti also holds a Master Pastry Chef diploma from the French Culinary Institute (Int’l Culinary Center) in New York City and was the first student invited to execute her stage at Le Bernardin in New York City (2005).  After completing her stage and studies, Patti launched Patti*Cakes, Ltd., an award-winning, custom cake company.  This momentous event in Patti’s life was the catalyst between photography and painting. Patti enjoyed the artistry involved in creating unique cakes with hand-sculpted and tediously painted, life-like sugar flowers and other decorative motifs.

In 2009, Patti began to study painting.  She attended the Yard School of Art in Montclair, New Jersey, followed by The New York Academy of Art in New York City. Patti exhibits her work in the USA and internationally, and has works in private collections.

Patti now lives with her family in Montclair, New Jersey and her studio is located at the Manufacturers Village Artists Community in East Orange, New Jersey. 

Chatter - Oil on panel 12 x 12 in.
Baggage Claim 2 - Oil on panel 12 x 18 x 1.5 in.
Book Shelf - Oil on board 12 x 16 in.
Fruit Basket - Oil on board 12 x 16 in.

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Gill Bustamante – Artist at Sussex Paintings

"I am a professional artist based in East Sussex and I paint large oil paintings featuring landscapes, seascapes, animals, birds and fish. My painting style is a fusion of semi-abstract, traditional, expressionist, impressionist, a little art nouveau and something I refer to as 'Memory Impressionism'."

A Summer Place - Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in.

"As a child, I taught myself to draw and paint by copying animals and horses out of books on an almost daily basis. Then in 1979, I did a foundation course at Chelsea and then a degree course at Brighton where I graduated in 1983 with a Fine Art Degree in Sculpture. I then worked in a studio on the seafront for a while making sculptures, with an architect, for clubs and hotels.

On moving to East Grinstead in the late '80s, I began painting for an art agent that specialised in animal, people and bespoke portraits and soon became skilled at painting dogs and horses in a classical style. I also took on mural painting commissions and wrote and illustrated a few children's books.

In the late '90s I began teaching art adult education courses for Central Sussex College as well as running my own art courses. I sell my paintings via my own website and through online art galleries."

Gill Bustamante has exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London, the Chelsea open exhibition, Chequer Mead, East Grinstead, The Hawth Theatre, Crawley, Sheffield Park, Brighton festival, Art at 5 Gallery, Brighton, Wills Art Warehouse London, Gabriel Fine Art, London, Blue Moon Gallery Tunbridge Wells, Shoreham gallery, Ashdown Gallery, Forest Row and many others.

The Promise - Oil on canvas 40 x 40 in.
Forest Dynasties - Oil on canvas 40 x 40 in.
Jungle Portal - Oil on canvas 40 x 40 in.
Spirit Guides - Oil on canvas 40 x 40 in.

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A. Saez de Lafuente

"My artistic works are the expression of feelings and emotions of experiences I have lived. The photography is the beginning of the idea. The paper as a support for watercolor painting interacts with the work intervening with the textures obtained after its treatment, with the aim of being an integral part and protagonist, at the same time, together with the painting of the treated subject. I paint, tear, paste, sew the paper, to create a pictorial work in which the paper takes center stage and interacts with the concept to be expressed."

En la Costa III - Photograph with acrylic 70 x 52 cm

Versatile and multidisciplinary artist, Arantzazu Saez de Lafuente (Bilbao, Spain 1966) works as a fashion stylist, fashion designer, personal image consultant. Art is her vocation and an allergy to chemical products has marked her pictorial technique and her artistic training in painting, sculpture, and photography.

En la Orilla II - Acrylic with varied materials collected from the seashore 30 x 30 cm
Más - Watercolor 29 x 20 cm
Forma - Watercolor 29 x 20 cm
Dreaming - Handmade paper, watercolor, shells, jute on canvas 55 x 46 cm

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Marc van der Leeden

"Utilizing a very limited palette with graphite outlines and simplicity of design I create contemporary paintings with a panoramic view of the world."

The Tortuous Tree - Watercolor 10 x 30 in.

Born 1951 in Springfield, Massachusetts, Marc van der Leeden earned a Bachelor of Science from University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and M.D. Degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Largely a self-taught artist he has exhibited nationally in solo shows in New York City and Vermont. A member of Northeast Watercolor Society and Academic Artists Association, Springfield Massachusetts, van der Leeden’s art has been published in Watercolor Magazine and "How Did You Paint That? One Hundred Ways to Paint Landscapes, Vol. 1."

Very recognizable and cohesive, van der Leeden’s series of works seem to utilize the full capacity of the watercolor medium. Although free and painterly, his brushstrokes become contained within the outline of each juxtaposed shape, creating a puzzle-like field where each form, hue, or brushstroke seems to be exactly in place allowing for the generation of a representational and very structured, architectural composition.

Lighthouse with Visual Aura - Watercolor 10 x 30 in.
Goldfish #1 - Watercolor 10 x 30 in.
Pemaquid in Black - Watercolor 10 x 30 in.
Three Koi - Watercolor 10 x 30 in.
Lighthouse #4 Watercolor on paper 22 x15 in. (unframed)
Harpswell Maine Watercolor on paper 22 x15 in. (unframed)
The Bungalow Watercolor on paper 22 x15 in. (unframed)
Three Irises Watercolor on paper 22 x15 in. (unframed)
Lighthouse #7 Watercolor on paper 22 x15 in. (unframed)

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