Pat Fallon

"I have a heritage that crosses the Americas combining Social Justice with Magic Realism. Those themes are my voice; they wind metaphorically through all of my art. I believe that finding the right subject matter for an artist is the hardest part; in comparison, honing skills seems relatively easy."

OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR Diptych acrylic 30 x 40 in.

“My work straddles two continents and centuries, combining Magic Realism of Colombia with the Social Justice movements of the United States and Central Americal. I have been a working artist since the 1960s to this day. And my work also encompasses my life as a journey through the Civil Rights of the 1950s to Black Lives Matter of 2020.

As a professional I began each piece with control of the design and colors, as well as, light and line but, as I proceed, the painting or plate or drawing begins to take on a life of its own directing me where to go and what to say. I am not sure where that direction - where art comes from, I only know that art is important - has significance - meaning, that goes beyond the artist who creates it. I suppose that's where the public, the viewers come in and I can only say, that the artist who worries about whether or not their art will be important, is wasting time because who knows what will be meaningful today or in the future.

I guess that's where faith comes in, the belief that you are doing and saying something important to the world you live in and perhaps the future to come. We are all part of the fabric of human history: scientist, teacher, preacher, housebuilders and homemakers et al. All our work is important, although sometimes when I am musing, about conceptual artwork not yet realized, it is hard to believe that I am of any use to anyone. Still, I go into the studio and begin to paint because I must.”

DRIVING FORT WORTH Diptych acrylic, Ea. 12 x 48 in.
ROUTE 77 HEADING NORTH Diptych, acrylic, Ea. 15 x 59 in.
MEMPHIS Diptych acrylic, Ea. 12 x 48 in.
LANDSCAPE OF THE AMERICAS Diptych acrylic, Ea. 12 x 48 in.

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Petra Schott

"Painting for me is the way to express myself, to explore a world which cannot be explored with words. I feel inspired by colours and shapes and lines found in my everyday life. I just take them up and transpose them into the more abstract language of painting."

Let's Fly (Rhythms of Love Series) Oil and pastel on canvas 120 x 100 cm

German artist, Petra Schott began showing work in 1990 after completing her art studies. She has been actively exhibiting since in national and international shows in galleries and art fairs. Her full list of exhibitions can be seen on her website.

Some of Schott's works are shown on the curated online gallery "SingulArt" (https://www.singulart.com/de/). Her most recent catalog dates from 2020 and shows works mainly from 2018 and 2019. The book is titled "Into the Open - Petra Schott" ISBN 978 - 3 -9820588-4-9.

Petra is part of the national organization of professional artists (https://www.bbk-bundesverband.de) as well as the national organization of professional female artists (https://gedok.de)

"In my painting, I want to express the rich inner world which is beyond format, space, time and limits by taking up colours and shapes and ideas from my surrounding reality."

Dance with the Goddess (Rhythms of Love Series) - Oil and pastel on canvas 120 x 100 cm
Clash of two Worlds - Oil on canvas 95 x 115 cm
Watery (Rhythms of Love Series) - Oil and pastel on canvas 120 x 100 cm
Dreaming (Inner Garden Series) - Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm

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Laura Daddabbo

"My creative production is mainly focused on the identity, emotions and sensibility of the female world always in relation to time and the importance of the past in women's lives."

Vision softly creeping - Digital photograph

Italian photographer, Laura Daddabbo was born in Bologna and currently, after various prolonged stays abroad she is based in Catania, Sicily. An author and independent photographer, Laura has an interest in storytelling. She is largely self-taught and has taken workshops with various photographers.

"I have developed my own style closely linked to classicism and evident pictorial references, but light is certainly the distinctive feature of my photographs. A light at times dramatic and gloomy with which I delude myself to freeze time, youth and beauty in an eternal moment."

Laura has shown work in Italy, the UK and France.

Old memories - Digital photograph
My precarious balance - Digital photograph
House of time standing still - Digital photograph
Strange days - Digital photograph

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Leena Fredriksson

"In my paintings, I reflect on my memories, experiences, and feelings from my trips to the nature of the archipelago that I love. The dialogue between summer and winter makes the harsh landscape of the archipelago so fascinating: darkness and light, storm and tranquility, colours and black-and-white."

Kuikka - Acrylic and mixed media on raw canvas 60 x 60 cm

Helsinki-based artist, designer, trend specialist, and art educator, Leena Fredriksson received her MA from the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 2005. She is currently finalizing her second Master's degree in art education at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Leena works as a designer and trend specialist at Kuudes, an insight-driven design consultancy. She is also the creator of Momolu, an original, design-led character brand. Leena’s career as an artist is at the core of her hybrid professionalism.

Leena has participated in juried group exhibitions in Milan and the coming few months in Luxembourg and New York art fairs. Leena is featured in Italian CORRIEREdell’Arte & CorArtMagazine and will be featured in Current Masters v. 5 published by World Wide Art Books. Her paintings can be found in several private collections in Europe. Leena has lived and worked in Paris and New York. She currently resides in Helsinki.

Continuous longing for the Finnish archipelago emanates from Leena’s abstract paintings: harsh nature and the movement and silence of the sea are the source of inspiration for her paintings.

”I grew up in the Finnish archipelago and, I am struck by the beauty of nature — the landscapes and animals — that surrounded me.”

Tuomi - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 40 x 50 cm
Chrysanthemums - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 80 x 80 cm
Celosia - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 40 x 50 cm
Cherry Blossom - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm

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Yvan Bédard

Yvan Bédard is a fine art landscape photographer using shining light in a vivid atmosphere or soft light in a minimalist scene. He also created an eccentric photo technique named “luminarization” that reverses positive zones into negatives zones based on luminosity in color landscapes.

The Horse - Printed by the Artist on Fine Art Canvas 24 x 36 in.

Canadian Artist, Yvan Bédard has spent much of his life in mountainous regions or near rivers and has traveled several wild regions of Quebec and the world. As a result, his love for nature has led him to specialize in Landscape photography. In 2014, his artistic passion dominated his scientific passion, and Bédard decided to devote himself professionally to photographing landscapes in Quebec, North America and Europe. A permanent artist in art galleries since 2014, his atypical career has not prevented him from having success with his art and participating in nearly forty solo and group exhibitions.

Professor Emeritus of Laval University, Yvan Bédard has been spreading his passion for a dozen years with photography courses, workshops and conferences. He regularly chairs or participates in photographic competition juries at the regional and provincial levels. He sells digital licenses for books, magazines, newspapers, websites, calendars, greeting cards, advertisements, smartphone apps, etc. His works are part of private collections in Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United States, etc. and are published in American, British, Canadian, French, United Arab Emirates and Japanese books and magazines. Yvan Bédard also volunteers for environmental and educational organizations. His fine art photographs are available in art Galleries in Quebec City and Montreal, Canada.

Recently, being inspired by the 1920’s artistic solarization technique of Man Ray for black and white portraits and nudes, Yvan Bédard created a photo processing technique named “luminarization”. Breaking with traditions, he attacks color and landscape photographs. The artistic challenge is to balance the positive and negative spaces of a photo, to bring out certain key lines and to harmonize the opposite colors that appear with this process. Like a painter defying the colors popping from his palette, Yvan Bédard creates photographic eccentricities that provoke the imagination.

Spring Serenity - Printed by the Artist on Fine Art Canvas 24 x 36 in.
Trace of Time - Printed by the Artist on Fine Art Canvas 24 x 36 in.
Isolated by the Snow Storm - Printed by the Artist on Fine Art Canvas 24 x 36 in.
Fire in the Sky in Natashquan - Printed by the Artist on Fine Art Canvas 24 x 36 in.

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Elinore Schnurr

"The forms in my paintings are juxtapositions of the reflections of the street on large glass windows in New York City that create collage-like interactions with the people inside. Pieces of the forms seem to disconnect from each other, floating and moving as we walk by."

Lost In The Crowd III - Oil on board 22 x 15.5 in.

“I am a figurative painter of the urban environment. I was born in Ohio, studied painting and figure drawing at the Cleveland Institute of Art, traveled in Europe for six months looking at paintings; then settled in New York City.

I have spent my life making, exhibiting and selling my paintings in both group and solo exhibitions and to private clients. I won a 2nd Place Award in 2002 from the "National Midyear Exhibit" in Youngstown, Ohio; the Thomas B. Clark Award for American figurative painting at the bi-annual juried exhibition at the National Academy of Design in 1986. and participated in many open group and solo shows. I had an IACA Grant (1918); earlier, a Mid Atlantic-NEA Fellowship (1994); and a CAPS Fellowship NYSCA Grant (1979).  I have been represented by many galleries over time: the Atlanta Art Gallery in Atlanta, GA, DFN Gallery in SOHO, NYC; and Capricorn Galleries in Bethesda, MD, among others. I have paintings in museum collections, such as the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and the Cleveland Museum, to name a few, also several hundred in corporate and notable private collections. And, during 2013-2015, I did major, commissioned paintings for the lobbies of residential towers owned by TF Cornerstone in Long Island City, NY and Forest City Ratner Company in Brooklyn, NY.”


"The forms in my paintings are juxtapositions of the reflections of the street on large glass windows in New York City that create collage-like interactions with the people inside. Pieces of the forms seem to disconnect from each other, floating and moving as we walk by.

Our life in the cities we have created seems always to be on the move; our scientists continue to discover that the universe is vaster, that all forms of life are inherently more transparent, and unseen forces are out of control.

  This is the subject that has become dominant in my paintings and drawings for the past 30 years."

Waiting - Oil on linen 30 x 40 in.
Impermanence - Oil on board 20 x 22 in.
Blue F - Oil on board 11 x 14 in.
Happy Hour - Oil on linen 36 x 48 in.

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Clare Law

"My work has evolved from a great passion for exploring light, colour and texture. With Impressionism and the natural world as a constant inspiration, I create richly textured oil paintings using only a small painting knife, inviting the viewer to stand by my side."

A Time to Reflect - Oil on canvas 110 x 110 cm

British artist, Clare Law is passionate about the landscape around her. She works from her studio in the heart of the beautiful Tamar Valley in Cornwall. Having been inspired by the richness of Impressionism throughout her life, her sculptural creative process involves a method of working using oils with only a small painting knife.

The importance of texture has been unconditional, a conscious response to the physicality of the subject matter. The tonal values and light are beautifully observed and represented in the peaks and valleys of the oils.

Her eye for detail enables Clare to fully explore and work with the complexity of light, colour and texture. In particular, she is drawn to the rich vegetation and scenes of water where the intricacy of all three values can be fully explored. Through this method, she is able to create beautiful vistas that celebrate nature. Her delight at the natural world is tangible and drives her need to embrace those perfect moments to be shared.

Each painting is created over many weeks, from the moment on-site when the composition is considered and photographically captured, to the slow layering of thick luxurious oil paint. Bright with colour and deep with texture, the whole pleasurable process can be viewed in each painting as though you are standing by the artist, observing the magnificent view.

Reconciliation - Oil on canvas 110 x 110 cm
Daysailers - Oil on canvas 38 x 38 cm
The Colours of Cotehele - Oil on canvas 68 x 68 cm
Radiance - Oil on canvas 90 x 90 cm

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Eric Hubbes

"For my pictures, I use a multimedia technique mostly made of acrylic, charcoal, felt pen, and chalk. My paintings can be considered abstract, psychedelic and expressionist with a surreal expression. They arise in a storm of thoughts and emotions that manifest themselves in forms and fractals."

The Tormentor - Acrylic, multimedia 80 x100 cm

Eric Hubbes was born in 1988 in London, UK to a French mother and a German father. He spent his childhood and adolescence mainly in Frankfurt am Main and Cologne, Germany. In 2005, Eric spent a year at the Glenalmond College in Scotland with a focus on fine arts.

"This year was for me the confirmation of my talent and capacities as an artist. After graduating from high school, I still needed some time to make my artistic talents come to life."

Eric went on to spend three successful semesters in Muenster, Westphalia studying Geo-Science, but then dedicated himself entirely to art. Following, he applied to three Art academies in The Netherlands, was accepted in all of them and chose the HKU Art Academy in Utrecht, the Netherlands where he studied from September 2013 to May 2015. Eric then decided to work independently and follow his own artistic path. Upon return to Cologne, where he lives today, Eric Hubbes established his atelier.

Sorrow - Acrylic, multimedia 100 x 80 cm
Number I - Ehrenfeld - Watercolor on A5 paper
My Corner in Ehrenfeld - Acrylic, multimedia 120 x 100 cm
Number IV -Ehrenfeld - Watercolor on A5 paper

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Paul Dettwiler

"As a young artist in the 1970s, my favorite painters were from the Renaissance and Baroque era. In the 1980s I was inspired by surrealism. Today, I have no particular favorite since my paintings are a result of my multidisciplinary background from architecture, philosophy and research."

Suite Dijon Tarot - Oil/tempera on canvas 60 x 60 cm

Of Swiss and Swedish nationality, Paul Dettwiler has a 40-year experience of painting predominantly motifs of urban environments as well as in a surrealistic style. Dettwiler holds a Doctorate in Philosophy and has worked as a researched, architect, restorer and fine art painter.

His education and work have mainly taken place in Switzerland and Sweden; including Chalmers University of Technology, various studios of painters and restorers like Hans Nordenström, Graham Stacy, Acke Jansson and Bror Stawe. Dettwiler has exhibited work in Sweden (Karlskrona and Karlshamn) in 1980, 1981, 1982 and in Switzerland 1985 at Galerie d’Arfi, Spring exposition as well as the Galerie Collis in Lausanne, 1992.

Paul Dettwiler has lead scientific research and also produced multiple artworks on the theme of ancient windows as a cultural part of our civilization.

"In recent years my public presence consists of web exhibitions and publications in art magazines and scientific journals. As a trained researcher, architect and painter I am not only interested in ancient city cores but also various human events, activities and movements in spaces between buildings. My paintings have themes of historic cityscapes in Central and Northern Europe as well as themes within mythology, psychology and surrealism. In recent years I have also produced paintings and illustrations on the theme of the Tarot deck.

In principle my paintings are produced with the same technique as was commonly used in Europe during Renaissance and Baroque era; namely the “glazing technique” i.e. multiple transparent layers that consist of various oils, oil colour, Venetian turpentine and egg tempera."

Ca’ Vendramin Calergi, Exit 13 February 1883 - Oil/tempera on canvas 75 x 75 cm
Untold Stories of Zürich II - Oil/tempera on canvas 60 x 60 cm
EXIT; San Marco senza Campanile - Oil/tempera on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Untold Stories from Copenhagen II - Oil/tempera on canvas 75 x 75 cm

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IHARA

“My goal is to create a harmonious relationship between nature and artifact. By combining these two conflicting factors, we can remove nature (living organic matter) and non-natural boundaries.”

Moku-renma - Wood 10 x 7 x 8 m

Japanese sculptor, IHARA was born in 1943 and has been awarded at the Nika exhibit (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum) every year between 1967-74. In 1976 he became an Honorary Member of Japan Flower Arrangement Foundation. In 1986 he built a sculpture at Misawa Gate Riverside Park in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture and in 1989 3 of his sculptures were built on the main street of Kagawa Bridge station in Hyogo ken. Ihara’s has been commissioned numerous public sculptures in Japan as well as in the USA where he has exhibited many times and received awards.

1957 Former professor of Tenpo Misho-ryukado
School(Japanese traditional art)
1967-74 He is awarded the Nika exhibition (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum) every year.
1973 (The Imperial Highness Princess Takamatsu of the Imperial Family) Appointed as a special member of the Japan Ikebana Art Association
1980 Jodo Buddhism Seizan Zenrinji Buddhism Academy(Obtained
qualifications as a solemn teacher, a cloth teacher and a cultural member)
1967-74 He is awarded the Nika exhibition (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum) every year.
1972 Hyogo Prefectural Contemporary Art Museum Award Winner Awarded Tokyo Art Museum Special Award.
1973 Japan Flower Arrangement Special Member . 
1989 Three sculptures were built on the main street of Kagawa Bridge station in Hyogo ken.
1991 I built a sculpture of Sho-en Sculpture Center 10 in San Diego, California.
1992 The artwork was nominated for the exhibition and won the French Maubeugeu City Art Contest.
1995 Lithuania World Sculpture Symposium. One of the sculptures exhibited permanently at the European Central Art Museum in Lithuania.
1996 I built a sculpture in Nakao Park in Akashi City Hyogo Prefecture.
1998 I built three sculptures (permanent collection) in the Skokie North Shore Sculpture Park in Chicago. the year of 2000
2001 Traveling Exhibition II "Tree of Origin" at the entrance of Center for horticulture in Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture.
Exhibition at Takashimaya Kyoto department store in Kyoto.
Traveling Exhibition "Tree of Origin" at the entrance of Osaka Museum of History, and Japan Broadcasting Cooperation, Osaka station (NHK) in Osaka.
2005 Erected 12 Sculptures of Soul Object in Okura Akashi Coast in Hyogo Prefecture.
2006 Erected a Sculpture in Kakogawa Kanno Park in Hyogo Prefecture.
2007 I built sculptures at Himeji Awa Park in Hyogo Prefecture .
2019 Moku-Renma(kigumi)was selected for an Honorable Mention Award.

En-en 2 - Wood 10 x 50 x 2 m
En-gi - Wood 8 x 18 x 4.5 m
Moku-renma - Wood 10 x 7 x 8 m
En-en - Wood 10 x 50 x 2 m

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