Cynthia Coldren

"My paintings are intentional contrasts, both structured and fluid. I use hand-painted paper with acrylic paints, inks and pencil on canvas and paper. My goal is to create visual tension and contrast that expresses a strong connection among disconnected things — aesthetically pleasing and meaningful."

Trees on a Thousand Hills

"My abstract paintings are a blend of deliberate shapes and spontaneous brush marks. Using the fundamental components of color, shape, texture, line, and space, my paintings are intentional contrasts and visualizes the joining of opposites — multiple colors, diverse paper fragments and linear marks come together to express a strong connection among disconnected things.

I use acrylic paint on canvas, sometimes on heavy watercolor paper, and add hand-painted paper forms to create visual complexity and interest. I frequently add geometric patterns and script-like marks, painting and smoothing each layer to create a more organic composition. My use of fine cross-hatched lines and paper fragments are hallmarks of my current work, unifying elements that counter or complement the developing painting.

By including structural lines and marks within my abstractions, I can weave the familiar with the ambiguous. I feel this “joining of opposites” speaks to the world we live in, and gives the viewer a point of connection with abstract art."

Abstract American painter Cynthia Coldren explores contemporary concepts such as order and chaos, structure and ambiguity using acrylic paints, inks, and mediums on canvas and paper. She studied Fine Art as an undergraduate student before completing her BAS in Communications and Management, supporting a corporate communications career. While her early work embraced photorealism, she transitioned to an abstract style over the years, evolving a strong textural focus.

Cynthia lives in Richardson, Texas. She has received recognition and awards in recent art exhibitions, gallery shows and juried competitions both online and in North Texas. She is a member of the Texas Artist Coalition (TAC), the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco (VAGF), the Richardson Civic Art Society (RCAS) and the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA).

Summers in the City
Double Musings
Unremembered
Cabernet Twilight

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Eva Maria Jones

"The evolution of my paths is symbolic of my work transitioning from realism to that of abstraction. My inspirations have been Van Gogh's "Starry Night", Calder’s mobiles and Kandinsky's abstractions. For me, "Art is not what you see but what you make others see." Edgar Degas

Path In Motion - Color pencil, ink drawing, original 20 x 30 in.

Eva Jones’ creative journey began after winning an art scholarship to Northern Arizona University in 1976. She majored in Commercial Art and minored in Fine Arts. Shortly thereafter she began a family and left school. She then became a freelance artist taking on commissions and partnering with a printing company, providing them with illustrations and clip art. Eva eventually returned to school in 1992, and graduated with a nursing degree in 1997. In 2018, Eva officially retired as a RN to pursue fine arts as a career.

“Zentangle’s” intricate repetitive designs coaxed her into revisiting her artistic roots and has greatly inspired her love of using intricate details in her work. Since emerging as an artist, she has participated in numerous exhibits and has received recognition at almost every endeavor she pursued.

List of exhibits are as follows: Envision Art’s “Fervor” exhibit 1/2019, Frisco TX and was featured on their online magazine; Envision Art’s “Conduit” 8/2019, Frisco TX, winning honorable mention; Gallery 25N online exhibit “Abstract 2019”; Space Light Time’s online “Landscapes”2019, special merit; Space Light Time online “555” 2019, special recognition for 2 entries; Carrollwood Cultural Center’s “Women Who Take Joyful Ownership” 2019, 2nd place, “Waterworks” 2019, honorable mention, “Emerging Artist” 2019, honorable mention.

Even though Eva has had a late start in her career, her passion is to exceed all expectation and to be prolifically good.

Gateway To The Universe - Color pencil, ink drawing, original 14 x 17 in.
Abstract Into Abstraction - Color pencil, ink drawing, original 14 x 17 in.
Starry Path - Color pencil, ink, gouache drawing, original 14 x 17 in.
Space Time, Continuum - Color pencil, ink drawing, original 20 x 30 in.

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Jeff Pullen

"These works are a new series that began in late 2017 and evolved as a radical departure from my long-time "Painting on Construction" series. They are compositions of form, color, and movement, based both on nature and man-made cultural influences including neon, reflections, faded billboards, and wall."

No Time To Start Again - Oils and wax on canvas 60 x 36 in.

American Artist, Jeff Pullen began his career as an exhibiting artist in 1970, after studying with Ernest Briggs, a well known Abstract Expressionist. He holds BFA (1970) and MFA (1977) in Painting from Pratt Institute, New York. Since 1970, he has had over fifty (50) one-man exhibits throughout the United States and participated in over sixty (60) group shows nationally and abroad.

"I am fortunate enough to have my work included in numerous private collections as well as several public. In 2009, I had a book published, "Invisible on the Periphery" of short stories chronicling many people met during my forty-plus years as a painter."

Your Day Breaks - Oils and wax on canvas 48 x 40 in.
Ode To Jack's Mist - Oils and wax on canvas 60 x 48 in.
Silent Passages - Oils and wax on canvas 72 x 46 in.
Sunnyside Drive - Oils and wax on canvas 48 x 40 in.

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Caron Staney

"Beauty and soul inspire me. It's everywhere - a moment in time in a landscape or the fleeting look in a person's gaze. This is what I paint."

Red Gazanias - Oil 24 x 30 in.

American Artist, Caron Staney is from Kingwood, Texas and has studied Political Science at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

"I study the Texas landscape and express my emotions about it through paint. 

My paintings capture history. My husband and I were in Rockport, Texas two days before Hurricane Harvey struck. There was an eerie calm in the clouds hovering over the landscape. My painting, Rockport Before Hurricane Harvey, was a finalist in the 3rd Annual Conroe Art League Invitational juried competition February 2018. It was also selected as one of 23 finalists in a nationwide competition co-sponsored by the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas and the San Antonio Art League in honor of The Art of Texas: 250 Years.

I am inspired by my garden. Two flowers were growing so closely together that their petals turned in a spectacular show of beauty. My painting, "Red Gazanias," was selected as one of 15 international artists to be part of a New York-based gallery's online exhibit, "Flowers and Gardens."

In a visit to Midland, Texas, I met three Texas oilmen swapping stories about their younger days in the west Texas oilfield. The Midland Reporter-Telegram wrote a feature article about my painting, 'Good Oil Days'."

Portrait of Leah - Oil 11 x 14 in.
Texas Cloudscape - Oil 16 x 20 in.
Portrait of Vlada - Oil 11 x 14 in.
Rockport Before Hurricane Harvey - Oil 9 x 12 in.

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Carmen Rey

"I strive to achieve an emotional representation of the figure, through realistic or imaginative details. Trying to capture the real nature of a person is what propels my art."

Rennes - canvas on wooden panel 38 x 32 cm

"The practical side of me was a Chemist and Computer Consultant since I discovered painting in 2014. I understood then that unsatisfied creative side that had the desire to rise from inside. My career helped me meet and connect with many different people, and I think that these perceptions appear in my work as a realist painter.

Since then, I have studied with the artists Caamaño, Kaoru Hirose, Joshua LaRock, Jacob Dhein, Jafet Blanch, Irene Cuadrado, Ismael Fuentes, Adrià Llarch, Felipe Alonso and Paco Lafarga; and done some courses in MEAM, the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona,  painting and drawing the live figure.

My work mainly focuses on figurative and portraiture, although I enjoy creating cityscapes, landscapes, graphite drawings, and Japanese technique paintings as well.

I do not approach every work with the same technique, which is always evolving. For certain paintings, there is a planned route towards an expected result, mostly in oil paintings. However, more recently, I let the work itself guide me through an intuitive mixed media layering technique, then the final painting is something more personal, and I believe that more interesting for the observer as well.

I have made portrait commissions and have exhibited in national and international exhibitions and competitions."

Spanish artist, Carmen Rey holds a Bachelor of Chemical Sciences from the University of Barcelona and diplomas from workshops with the following artists: Kaoru Hirose, Joshua LaRock, Jacob Dhein, Jafet Blanch, Irene Cuadrado, Ismael Fuentes, Adrià Llarch, Felipe Alonso and Paco Lafarga.

Towards the Light - Mixed media on canvas 65 x 81 cm
Through the Gloom - Mixed media on linen 46 x 55 cm
Summer Oil on wood 50 x 70 cm
Lace And Tattoo - Oil on linen 40 x 50 cm

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Maryse-Anne Couteau

"I draw with colored and black pencils, and also with very fine Rotring. Anything can inspire me but I enjoy drawing the human body in a fantasy world."

La Gardienne du Temple - Color pencils 30 x 30 cm

Maryse-Anne Couteau is a self-taught artist living and working in France. The pencil has long been her favorite medium and she employs a coloring pencil technique, not widely used by grown-ups! In recent years she has also been working in ink.

In her early work, Couteau used very little color and instead focused on fine graphics to successfully suggesting volume with a black stroke gently underlined in color.  Color increasingly imposed itself and eventually supplanted the line. At first, her tones were quite assertive but gradually became more refined. By superimposing different colors, Couteau creates mixes and nuances, which are a strong characteristic in her work.

Although the human body and face have a great place in her world, Maryse-Anne Couteau is not limited to any particular style or type of representation; staging objects as well as animals and people. The artist finds an inexhaustible source of inspiration in the real world; the fertility of her imagination and her keen sense of observation intermingle a wonderful inner universe and a precise and detailed reality.

In her surprisingly original compositions, we see the impossible desire to get right up close to the subject and reach its very essence. The covering, the sliding, the transparency of surfaces, in reality opaque, the repetition of shapes at different scales or the modification of angles of view on the same subject testify to a wish to see higher and deeper; to embrace the subject in its totality instead being limited to the superficial; to see further by projecting into the future and the past; to explore beneath the surface of things; go beyond the limit traced by the outlines and reach the infinite riches that hide in every aspect of reality.

After years of studies and a professional life, which was far from artistic, Maryse-Anne Couteau has decided to invest herself entirely in drawing and has devoted herself for nearly thirty years to her passion.

Le Vin Nouveau - Pencil 15 x 19 cm
Empilement - Ink 18 x 18 cm
A Fleur De Thé - Color pencils 14 x 30 cm
Chaussure à Son Pied - Color pencils 38 x 38 cm

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Constantin Gorelov

"I want to express the moment of transition of feelings and tragedy into beauty. It's important to me to capture the intangible, through color, composition, line or brushstroke. The layering of concepts and meanings within canvas or paper is truly something special; this is what painting is about."

Between Acts - Oil and watercolor 29 x 39 cm

"I started painting at 14. My first creations were painted in oil. Then I had a break. Only 5 years later I started painting again to train and reestablish my hand after surgery. Then I loved to draw fruits because in this theme I always felt the circularity and infinity of life, its renewability, and vastness. I also started to study pastel, tempera, charcoal, China ink, and watercolor.

Life for me is like love. Love is a place where everything originates and begins. I wish there was more love in the world so I’m trying to sketch it in different ways, places, and compositions. So I started to paint erotic and nudity. I see and feel in this scenes, creative love. Insecurity and vulnerability of the human body force you to be honest, truthful and pure. It bares real feelings and experiences which final goal is love.

“My creations are based on love and eroticism. Human body sculptures inspire me as the way of learning antinomic and neurasthenic feelings. I’m charmed by the fleetingness of the moment, lasting only second and possible to reproduce only on canvas. Shades for me are like bones to the anthropologist.”"

Constantin Gorelov is a Russian artist who graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Direction from Moscow University of Cinematography.

Modest Offer - Oil and watercolor on paper 29 x 39 cm
Loss of Her Earrings - Watercolor on paper 29 x 39 cm
Hard Choice - Watercolor on paper 29 x 39 cm
The Storm - Oil on canvas 122 x 137 cm
Wife And I Collage - China ink on paper 29 x 39 cm
Barberini Faun - Oil on paper 29 x 39 cm
Dream On A Nude Model - Oil on japan cotton paper 10 x 15 cm
Neurotic Self-portrait - Tempera and China ink on paper 29 x 39 cm
Foxy from "Dark Alley" - Watercolor on paper 29 x 39 cm

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FOTO ARTE Haydee Yordan

"As an art photographer, I am committed to developing a new photographic language that responds more to my imagination than to what I see with my eyes. I am convinced that photographers should go beyond the usual and be imaginative and creative. No doubt, the photo medium opens its way to art."

Reflections - Digital media 11 x 11 in.

Born and educated in Puerto Rico, Haydee Yordan has traveled extensively and experienced different cultures. Her work has been exhibited in four international photography Biennials, in several art galleries, published in magazines and belongs to private collections.  Yordan has received awards and recognitions by notable institions like the IPA, WPGA and Gala Awards.

"In 2015 I published a controversial photo-book on gender, titled "Borrando Generos" or "Erasing Gender" where I use the camera to creatively photograph the "future" to support my artistic hypothesis about the evolution of a new gender, time and space no one has yet seen. My rebellious and daring personality is evident in my photography."

Dancing Couple - Digital media 10 x 12 in.
Masks We Wear - Digital media 11 x 14 in.
Labor - Digital media 11 x 14 in.
Cheers - Digital media 8 x 10 in.

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Magdalena Wozniak-Melissourgaki

"Without art, creation and fantasy, life is nothing. Art talks about us and speaks to us! Art is a universal language without words."

Memories - Acrylic on canvas, mixed media, palette knife 50 x 70 cm

Magdalena Wozniak Melissourgaki was born in Warsaw, the capital city of Poland but now she lives and works in the island of Crete, Greece. From an early age, it was obvious that her biggest love is painting and she began participating in art competitions. Magdalena studied Fine Art at the Warsaw School of Art and then went on to earn another degree in Multimedia Graphics. Trained in Graphic art, she does illustrations, book covers, art installations, and animation. A self-motivated and passionate artist, she paints in a variety of mediums; oils, pastels, charcoals, and works on various creative projects. 

Magdalena combines the classical with modernity, as she takes a timeless subject or topic and presents a modern rendition of it. She redefines and recreates a traditional idea, by imparting expression through brush strokes. She loves doing portraits and pays special attention to get a true likeness of the eyes as she firmly believes that our “eyes are the windows to our souls”. Her opinion is that the skillful use of the art isn’t only the attempt of reflection the reality but first of all, the most accurate device of emotion.

With a true and deep love for art, she teaches the sensibility of emotion and beauty to the new generation. Magdalena is an honorary member of Children’s Biennale and a Jury at Children’s Art Gallery in Greece. She believes that art influences imagination and calmness and is also the most universal language.

 Magdalena is a president Jury at the Aegean Arts International Festival on Crete. In 2019 she exhibited at The Folklore Museum, Palaiochora, Chania, as well as in Rome, Zurich and Venice. She has had a solo show at the El Grego Museum and her work was published in "The New Art Book, 2019" by Art Freaks Global. Her works are in the private and corporate collections in countries including the USA, Canada, Italy, Germany.

Flowers - Acrylic on canvas, palette knife 60 x 70 cm
Still Waiting For You - Acrylic on canvas, Mixed media, palette knife 50 x 70 cm
Nature Always Wins - Acrylic on canvas, palette knife 30 x 43 cm
Still Waiting For You 2 - Acrylic on canvas, mixed media, palette knife 50 x 70 cm

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Svetlana Nelson

"I have opted to focus on the personal, the quietly perceptive and philosophical. My works, portrayed in lavish colors that reveal a unique eye for contrast and texture."

Ocean After Storm - Oil 30 x 24 x 1.5 in.

"I am a 63-year old US citizen who emigrated to North America in 2000. I support five non-profit organizations. While having a conversation in 2017, someone asked me what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I answered that I wanted to make art and become an artist even though I had never drawn or painted before. For the next seven months, I dedicated myself to taking courses and studying art at the Lowe Mill, Huntsville, AL. When I felt I was ready, I began painting seriously and have completed over 150 paintings to date (October 2019). I paint every day and continually produce new work. I began painting representational works like landscapes and still-lifes, but have since discovered that my true love is abstracts.

For me, being able to paint in such bright colors helps to make the earth a better more beautiful place. My paintings originate entirely from my soul and mind. I have many many ideas for future work and hope to continue bringing happiness and beauty to others through my art for the rest of my life."

Light After Dark (part 9) - Oil 11 x 14 x 1.5 in.
Crispy White - Oil 20 x 24 x 1.5 in.
Light After Dark (part 8) - Oil 30 x 24 x 1.5 in.
Wonderland - Oil 20 x 24 x 1.5 in.

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