Elizabeth Frank

"My carving style is inspired by iconic images found in folk, tribal and primitive art. The themes I choose are personal yet universal. My love for the natural world and my concern for the environment translate into works about the complex relationship between humans and nature in this modern age."

Migration #3 - Carved fallen aspen, bronze, acrylic paint, metal leaf, wax, 18.5 x 18 x 8 in.

Arizona-based, American artist Elizabeth Frank feels a communion with trees. It began with a childhood spent exploring the outdoors. At age nine her family moved for several years to Olympia, Washington. There the rainforests near her home became her sanctuary. Now living in the Sonoran Desert she still visits the forests of Nothern Arizona or New Mexico at least once a year to gather aspen for her carvings. She thinks of each visit as a pilgrimage.

After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University Frank spent several years working in the film industry. On her jobs buying for and decorating sets she enjoyed transforming spaces to create believable locations. The quest to find the perfect objects to help propel a narrative ignited her love of found things. Now she incorporates this same quest into her artwork.

A native of the desert southwest Frank spent most of her childhood just sixty miles from the US/Mexico border. Her father, a social worker, worked part-time in a border community. Her family often visited Mexico. As a young adult, she explored the country more thoroughly. Through those travels, she found great artistic inspiration. One such trip led to studies in language and sculpture in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Journeys near and far continue to inspire her.

Her artwork can be seen in galleries and fairs throughout the United States. It’s been featured in television, film, and books. Elizabeth Frank is honored to have her pieces included in collections around the US and abroad.

Cloud Woman- Carved fallen aspen, reclaimed wood, antique tin, amate bark paper, mica, acrylic, metal leaf, wax, 31 x 8 x 10 in.
Book of Spirits - Carved fallen aspen, reclaimed wood, antique tintype photographs, tin, mica, acrylic paint, wax, 48 x 12.75 x 6.5 in.
Wildflower Woman - Carved fallen aspen, reclaimed wood, tin, acrylic paint, wax, 26x 9 x 5 in.
Migration - Carved fallen aspen, antique tin, found objects, mica, acrylic paint, wax, 84 x 16 x 16 in.

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Keenya Rotunda Fine Art

As an artist, I seek to explore my emotional landscape and share it with you. With influences from Jean Baptist Basquiat, Cy Twombly, and the Wabi-Sabi aesthetic, new combinations of expression and mark-making on textured backgrounds have made my work reach a new level.

Discarded - Paper, fabric, mixed media (multi-panel) 5 x 5 x 1.5 in.

American Artist, Keenya Rotunda was born in 1972 and today resides in Southern California. While studying Abstract Painting under Faith Evans-Sills, Mati McDonough, Julie Prichard, and Jodi Ohl, Keenya was a two-time 2016 Art Slant Showcase Award winner.

She was also a finalist in the 2nd Annual Fusion Artists Choice Exhibition in Palm Springs, CA. In April 2017, she exhibited at the Conception Art Show in Los Angeles, CA to great critical acclaim. September 2017 she had an exhibit at the Colorida Art Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal. Keenya has an art write-up in ArtMaze Magazine, Late Summer Issue Number 4, "Curated Selection of Works”: Rotunda, Keenya, Vol. 2017, p. 104.

She received an Honorable Mention Award for Circle Arts Foundation’s Artist of the Year award. Her work is collected in the United States by Erik Fryer, David Loverdi, and Deborah Folsom.

Natural Chaos - Acrylic, mixed media 20 x 24 x 1.5 in.
She Had Purple Ambition - Acrylic, mixed media 20 x 24 x 1.5 in.
Beach Channel Drive - Acrylic, mixed media 14 x 14 x 1.5 in.
Beach Channel Drive - Acrylic, mixed media 14 x 14 x 1.5 in.

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Paul Hartel

"I think of my work as celebrating the spirit of everyone’s inner child. I strive to create a visual immediacy with bright and dark shades and lines that often combat each other keeping the viewer’s eye in perpetual motion, transcending the piece."

Girl with Flowers - Acrylic, oil, charcoal, oil pastels on canvas 30 x 40 in.

American Artist, Paul Hartel lives in Sligo, Ireland. He holds an MA from  Fairleigh Dickinson University and BA from Ithaca College as well as a MoMA NYC Certificate.

"I paint and draw with oils, acrylics, oil pastels, and charcoal, mostly in abstract and neo-expressionist styles, with influences that include DeKooning, Pollock, Twombly, Clemente, Miro, Frankenthaler, Mitchel, and Wool. I believe my work yields a veracity that may otherwise be mitigated with hesitation. I subscribe to a rawness and sense of urgency that I feel parallels the excitement of life and all its accompanying intellectual, emotional and existential vicissitudes."

Whisper - Oil, acrylic, charcoal on canvas 16 x 12 in.
All of Those Things - Oil on canvas 12 x 10 in.
Selectra - Acrylic, oil, oil pastels, charcoal on canvas 24 x 18 in.
A Musical Life - Acrylic & oil on canvas 40 x 30 in.

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Richard Lee Smith Jr.

"My artwork examines the untethered ethereality, a vignette of another world or dimension. The frequencies of a higher vibration, or vibration of the new paradigm. It's about spiritual growth and healing. It wasn’t until recently that I really understood all this. Although I am trained in western art methods and history. My work is unmistakably informed by my time spent in nature. Born and raised in Texas, I spent a lot of time in nature, observing birds, animals, and the weather. This is where I learned about energy, and how everything is connected. The application of paint with an energetic intention, layering shapes and marks creating an energetic beacon. An expression of the way I sense my reality."

The Clouds Are Rivers That Already Know The Ocean, 2018 - Oil, oil bar on canvas 66 x 78 in.

Born in 1975 in Dallas, Texas, American Artist, Richard Lee Smith Jr. studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, in California, receiving his BFA degree in 1997 and now lives in Los Angeles. He is a painter of mark-expressionist shapes with an undercurrent of spiritual commentary and personal growth.

Angelic Doors, 2018 - Oil, oil bar on canvas 60 x 60 in.
Summer, LA., 2017 - Acrylic, oil, oil bar, pencil on wood panel 48 x 48 in.
Flowerglyphs, 2017 - Acrylic, oil bar, paint pen on canvas 66 x 60 in.
Modern Primitive, 2017- Oil, acrylic, oil bar on canvas 60 x 58 in.

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Stephen McGuinness

"The paintings reflect an interest in the spiritual notion of the significance of  "thin places", whereas in the Celtic tradition such places are sacred, The belief suggests that heaven and earth are only three feet apart but in the thin places the distance becomes even smaller."

Traveling - Oil on canvas 3 x 4ft

“The new paintings are exquisitely translucent & glimmer with new found hope” The Revd Diane C FitzGerald Clark +

Steve McGuinness is a contemporary landscape painter based in the Cathedral City of St. Albans, England. Having studied Fine Art Drawing and Painting (BA, Fine Art) at Manchester, he has gone on to exhibit internationally with work featured in private collections in Europe and the USA. He has exhibited extensively in Spain where he lived and worked between 1995-2000. He has also worked on numerous commissions, including creating new work for a Russian collector in Palma de Mallorca. Steve has also recently undertaken original artwork for an online company involved in Health Care provision and is currently collaborating on a project with a contemporary musician.

Across the Hills - Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm
Swell - Oil on canvas & masking tape 30 x 30 cm
Beach and Flora - Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm
Ice Flow - Oil on canvas 70 x 70 cm

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Sylvia Galos

"I begin with an idea, and then it becomes something else." - Pablo Picasso

Untitled, 2018 - Mixed media 140 x 100 cm

Born 1956 in Eisenstadt, Austria, Sylvia Galos graduated High School in 1974 and went to to the College of Applied Arts, Vienna to graduate in 1978 from Master Class in Commercial Graphic Design. She then studied Advertising and Sales/Business at University, Vienna (1976–1978) to become an Academic advertising and marketing merchant. She worked as a freelance graphic designer and then went on to found an advertising agency where she worked as Art Director. Since 2009, Galos has worked as an independent artist and in 2014 she moved to Mallorca, Spain.

With numerous solo shows in Austria and Mallorca, as well as group shows and art fair participations in Vienna (A), Eisenstadt (A), Berlin(D), Trnava (SK), Budapest (HU), Madrid, Palma and Felanitx (E), Rome and Lucca (I), Athens and Chania (GR), Malta (M), Shanghai and Beijing (CN) she is an accomplished artist.

"After almost 35 years of working in the advertising industry as a graphic designer, lyricist and concept developer, I finally followed my inner voice and returned to fine arts. Painting for me means conflict with my inner self, with my feelings, doubts, desires and working with the complexity of my personality - in search of my identity and the unique and true painting. 

Spontaneity switches with the painstaking search after the perfect stroke and color. From mind to guts and back. The process of painting - it is a dialogue between myself and the painting. Sometimes I receive direct answers to my questions while painting, sometimes the painting invites me to find answers myself.

I follow the impulse to have the initial concrete disappear to be non-recognisable allowing the viewer the possibility to search for his own associations. Bravely, I battle to follow my inner self which constantly pushes for new challenges and does not want to stick to just one style but only itself. I feel happy whenever my paintings become intermediary of what is kept unsaid and when paintings open doors to different worlds."

Untitled, 2016 - Mixed media 30 x 30 cm
Untitled, 2017 - Mixed media 100 x 120 cm
Untitled, 2016 - Mixed media 30 x 30 cm
Untitled, 2017 - Mixed media 100 x 120 cm

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Robert van de Graaf

Noah's Arc and the Great Flood - Oil on linen 140 x 200 cm

Robert van de Graaf (B. 1983) is a Dutch Fine Artist living and working in The Hague, The Netherlands. He graduated as an Architect from the Technical University in Delft (2009.) He started to develop himself as a Fine Artist from 1996. Robert followed an intense private painting and drawing education by the Dutch artist, Erica Meyster, from 1996 till 2001.   In 2011 he decided to follow his dream to become a full-time artist and stopped working as an architect. Since then he is working hard on his career as a Fine Artist.

Robert van de Graaf is interested in the connection between the mystic of this world, and all its elements (the sea, the sky, nature, fire, light, and darkness), and the sense and the dimension of the other world. Myths, mystical places or stories, from history and present days are the source of inspiration for his artworks.

In his recent series of artworks, he delves deeply into passages of the Bible, combining the inspiration of the passages with the beauty and forces of the elements on earth. In his recent series of artworks, he is questioning human destiny and how we can relate to the great mystical and religious texts. Robert transforms the inspiration of the texts into symbolic modern interpretations while referring to paintings of the Old Masters as Rembrandt’s ‘The Storm on the Sea of Galilee’ (1632).

The paintings balance between figuration and abstraction and allow freedom of interpretation to the viewer.

Robert thinks a certain amount of abstraction is the key to allow freedom into the paintings.  He wishes his artworks to be a (re)discovery for the viewer and wishes to encourage deepening. This is his reaction to the superficiality of modern society and the lack of ‘soul food’ for younger generations. Robert considers his artworks and the process of creating a (spiritual) journey of freedom, devotion, (inner) peace, inner battles, and faith.

St. John's Heavens and Stars 2 - Oil on linen 180 x 120 cm
Second Angel Pouring out His Bowl on the Sea - Oil on linen 140 x 200 cm
St. John's Heavens and Stars 1 - Oil on linen 180 x 120 cm
St. John's Spirit Touched by the Almighty - Oil on linen 140 x 200 cm

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Kathy Brady

“SEE THE WORLD AROUND YOU DIFFERENTLY”

Bridge - Digital photograph 16 x 20 in.

American photographer Kathy Brady’s work has won multiple awards and has appeared in physical and online galleries including “Shoot the Frame’s Shoot the Wild”, “Fusion Art” in Palm Springs, CA, “1650 Gallery” in Los Angeles, CA, “The Gallery in the Park” at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Westchester, NY, “Gallery MC” in New York City, “Colors of Humanity Art Gallery,” "Light Space Time,” “Confluence Art Gallery,”  and “Green Door Art Gallery” in St. Louis, MO.  Kathy has also been published in Wildlife Photography World, a UK magazine.

Kathy is a “Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wild View” Top Contributor and has been featured several times.  She is also a Curator for “View Bug” and has had her photos displayed several times on their opening page and on their Wall of Fame.  Kathy has been invited many times to write for “View Bug’s Behind the Lens” series for their blog and social media.  She has been a finalist in numerous “View Bug” international contests and is in their top 10% of popular photographers.  Today she lives and works between the Bronx, NY and Catskill Mountains, NY.

Humpback Breach - Digital photograph 16 x 20 in.
Gray Wolf - Digital photograph 16 x 20 in.
Clash of the Titans - Digital photograph 16 x 20 i
Lion Licking - Digital photograph 16 x 20 in.

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Gastao Cristofani

Live Dreams

Brazilian painter, Gastao Cristofan was born in 1964. He has been recognized by several art critics and has had exhibits at the House of Culture for both the private and public sectors of Ribeirão Preto and also in the city of Sāo Paulo capital. Today he lives in Tadworth, England.

"As a grandchild of Italian immigrants, I honed my craft by enrolling myself in numerous drawing courses and by creating portraits of different people. Several years later, I became interested in oil and acrylic painting on various types of canvass, such as screen and panel. One day, I decided to create my fifth work by using ink oil on a screen canvas. With help from an art teacher in Ribeirão Preto, I won a Certificate of Painting Academic from the Commercial Association of Sao Paulo Brazil which greatly delighted me."

Lights Live Inside the Darkness
Plasmas in Action
Power Universe
Center of Life

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Max Werner

"My work is generally based on observation of my environment, or what surrounds me. Landscapes, public places such as museums, libraries pubs, etc... This feeds my imagination, produces ideas, and the result of this has variously been described as realist narrative, with a touch of surrealism."

Con Art - Acrylic and graphite on canvas 38 x 58 in.

Born in Ghent, Belgium and currently residing in the USA, Max Werner studied Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art, London, and the Slade School of Art, University College London where he later taught Printmaking in both schools until 1990 when he set up his own etching workshop in London.

In 1997 Max Werner moved to Argentina, and until 2003 worked in Buenos Aires. Commissioned for 3 years in succession by the Art House Gallery of Buenos Aires, he travelled extensively across the different regions of Argentina, producing a body of work which consisted in its majority of large landscapes painted on canvas, although a lot of those landscapes contain observations of the various rural activities of those regions, such as cattle auctions, gauchos, and their horses, etc…

In 2003, Werner moved to the USA. Two of the most important public commissions Max worked on were in 1991, with the decoration of the Lisbon "Enter Campos" Underground Station, using the unique technique of etching on limestone. The other was a painting for the Household Cavalry (Queen Elizabeth II personal regiment) in 2003 for an event in London called "The Presentation of Standards and Guidons Parade" in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen. Max has exhibited over the years in many countries in Europe, Asia, and North and South America.

Areal Display In The Northfork - Acrylic on canvas 23 x 12,5 in.
Entering the Ghost Forest - Acrylic on canvas 57 x 41 in.
Mule Deer Chilling Out - Acrylic on canvas 33 x 18 in.
Waiting At The Gate - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 43 in.

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