Ritva Georgiades

“Art is my hobby, my obsession, my love, yearning for something that I cannot give name to. It is an ongoing journey with its ups and downs. This journey can be both exciting and agonizing and at times surprising how images unfold.”

Pansies - Mixed media collage 67 x 65 framed

Born and raised in Finland, Ritva Georgiades has lived in England since 1969. Her art has been in many group exhibits and international art fairs. Ritva enjoys experimenting with different materials to express her ideas. Rather than focusing on a single style, her practice covers themes from figurative to abstract. The artist holds a BA (Honors) in Fine Arts Degree from Surrey Institute of Art and Design.

Flower - Mixed media 39 x 39 cm
Grand Bazaar - Mixed media Each panel 25 x 25 cm
Butterflies - Collage, acrylic, hand stitching 49 x 49 cm
Mountainscape - Mixed media 27 x 15 cm

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Marti White

"I am a mixed media artist. I work in acrylic paints and mediums and with collage, using papers that I surface design myself. I love color and texture and incorporate them both in much of what I do. I enjoy letting the viewer find their own story in my work. My work is not pre-planned, a soul journey."

Cascade - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 in.

"My life as an artist has taken various forms over more than half a century beginning with the creative play of a child, the usual art classes in school and college, and then a series of classes with various teachers in various media – pencil, ink, oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and collage.  Each medium has offered different challenges and joys. Watercolor brought me years of satisfying work in the middle years of my life. I painted mostly from the natural world around me in the Midwest – flowers, landscapes, and small wonders of the forest and field. When we moved to the West to retire, I felt that it called for a new artistic path to go along with a new life in a new place. I found a wonderful teacher in mixed media and embarked on a discovery of painting from the heart. Learning to just let my colors and media take me wherever they pulled me was an exciting new adventure in expression. It seemed that these new paintings came from the center of my very being and were very spiritual in nature. By painting from my gut instead of my head, with no concern for what the paintings meant or whether they looked like something, I was able to free up some inner person that I had never known before. "

Red Passage - Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in.
Escena XI - Collage 18 x 18 in.
Bajo El Mar I - Watercolor 17 x 17 in.
Lilacs In A Golden Sun - Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in.

Marti White is a Signature Member of the Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) where she also was President (2006-2009, 2011-2014), she is an Associate of The Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ and a Signature Member of Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG), the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP) and member of  Tubac Center of the Arts, PaperWorks, The Contemporary Art Society and Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona Watercolor Association and juried member of Arizona Arts Alliance.


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Henny Schlüter

"Painting with paper on canvas is the result of my ongoing contemplation on progress and sustainability leading me to the unique use of colored paper as my artistic medium. I want to achieve a new visual language leading people off the beaten tracks towards new experiences."

German, Henny Schlüter has been an artist since 2002 and in 2011 his portrait appeared on  München TV, Foundation of OfficeAndArt - "Economics meets Art - THE interactive platform". He has participated in the project WorkART Connections of the Center for German and European Studies (CGES), Minneapolis/USA.

Select Solo Exhibitions 

2016/17 Papiertechnische Stiftung PTS "Paper Matters" Munich, K&K Galerie "Klein und Fein" Neuried, 2015 City of Munich, Dept. Cultural Affairs "Malerei mit Papier II", KIK "Papier ist geduldig" Krailling, 2013/14 Max Plank Institute "Malerei mit Papier I" Martinsried, 2013 Town Hall City of Planegg "MyART"

Select Group Exhibitions 

2018 Galerie Kerstan "Xmas" Stuttgart, Galleria ARTtime "Emozioni Astratte", Udine Italy, 2017 Galeria ART Nou Millenni "Modern European Art" Barcelona Spain, Museum St. Johann Austria, 2016 Stilgalerie "Farben Querschnitte" Vienna Austria, 2015 A&D Gallery "Continental Art" London GB, 2013 KUNST-TAGE Trudering "Selected Artists of the Year" Munich

International Art Fairs
2019 artexpo New York, 2018 Carrousel du Louvre Paris, ARTe Sindelfingen, 2017 XIth Florence Biennale Florence Italy, 2016 ART Innsbruck Austria

Select Publications and Media

Who's Who in Visual Art 100 Top Fine Artists ISBN 978-3-9817701-2-4, Exhibition Catalogue PTS Munich, XIth Biennale Florence ISBN 97-8-8868741778, "Portrait" Report Edition 49 ISSN 1612-0434, CULT KunstundLiteratur "Artist's Portrait" Edition 16 ISSN 2193-4711, "Internationale Kunst Heute" Kolle/Gardill, ISSN 978-2-9816-395-2-8

Select Memberships 

Kunstkreis Gräfelfing e.V.and Paul Klinger KSW e.V. München, in both member of advisory board, H-Team e.V. Munich jury member, KUN:ST International Stuttgart e.V.,  Sylter Kunstfreunde, Isle of Sylt, Germany, Kunst-Kulturverein KitzArt Kitzbühel, Austria


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Astrid Ufkes

“Astrid finds inspiration in taking photos of simple day to day objects around her. On top of that her traveling, visits to other countries and cultures and photographing them are also a tremendous source of inspiration. By overlaying those photographic impressions a new magical world arises.”

Brazil - Photographical images, digital composite 16,5 x 11,5 in.

From the Netherlands, Astrid Ufkes is a photo artist, specializing in magical landscapes. She studied for a number of years at the Academy of Arts and completed the School/University of Applied Photography. She is an interior designer. Since 2013 she has been developing photographic images in both black and white and color. Her work is exhibited and shown in galleries and musea in Italy, Germany, and The Netherlands and has found its way to art collectors. She is a member of Art Collectives Stichting Ateliers Apeldoorn, Salon West in Amsterdam and joined the organization ‘OverdeKunst’. In April 2017 her first booklet Contrasten ‘Oog om oor’, with writer Adam van Donk was presented. 13 Photographic images, accompanied by 13 written impressions.

Amphibious - Photographical images, digital composite 31,5 x 31,5 in.
The Journey - Photographical images, digital composite 31,5 x 31,5 in.
Imprisoned - Photographical images, digital composite 31,5 x 31,5 in.
Eclectic - Photographical images, digital composite 31,5 x 31,5 in.

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Joan Andal Romano

"Creativity and ego cannot go together."  - Jeong Kwan

Life Is Art - Mixed media on canvas 18 x 24 in.

"I began to paint and create mixed media artwork in 2010. My journey began when I visited Paris, France, for the first time. I had an argument with “someone” at Le Louvre. My claim in being an artist was in question. The root of my anger stemmed from the fact that being an artist is not because of what I do but it is because of who I am. This argument pressed my reset button and the rest, as they say, is history. I married my critic at Le Louvre and blew wide-open the double doors into my creative vault."

Studio 888 - Mixed media on canvas 24 x 30 in.
And Love Asks Nothing - Mixed media on canvas 24 x 36 in.
I Know A Place - Mixed media on wood panel 36 x 24 in.
True North - Mixed media on canvas 24 x 30 in.

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adele_arati.ram:aaRTI

“I believe in art understood primarily as a fundamental communication channel, free from critical schemes and the industry’s vocabulary. I do not place limits on using any communication medium to merge the technique I have outlined, called Crea_R_Evolution, as an extension of the history.”

Map For The Future - Mixed media sculpture 80 x 80 x 20 cm

Adele Arati was born in Parma, Italy 1967 where she lives and works. After 25 years of careful study and experimentation, she has created the project titled <adele_aRaTI.ram: aaRTI>. Arati was a semi-finalist at the Cairo Mondatori Art Prize (Arte October 2016) and contributes to the bi-monthly art edition, BIANCOSCURO. She was featured in the Book of Art (CAC) edited by Dr. Arpinè Sevagian, Truth and Lies Contemporary Art by Marc Chagall to Today (2018). Recent exhibitions include at the Museo MIIT di Torino, Emotion – Contemporary Art Fantasy k.M.B.– Miami- Private Party Miami Art Basel (2017),  the AccorsiArte in Venice within the Biennale di Venezia in 2017, as well as at ARTBOX.Gallery in Basel, Switzerland, Gallery Flyer in Rome and Caelum in Manhattan, NY, the 2015 BMM Art Biennial art MIIT Museum Torino and many more.  Arati graduated in Visual Arts and Applied Graphics Paolo Toschi Institute of art Parma in 1986 and has 25 years of professional experience working in the fields of photography, graphic design, and illustration.

Map Of Soul - Mixed technique 70 x 100 cm
Past Future - Mixed technique 70 x 100 cm
Possibility - Mixed technique 70 x 100 cm
Create_R_Evolution - Mixed technique 70 x 100 cm

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Sheila Eder

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”

- Pablo Picasso

Highway 70 - Collage 13 x 9.5 in.

Sheila Eder is a graduate of Oberlin College and holds graduate degrees from Columbia and New York University. She retired from a long-held university job in 2013. Since retiring, Ms. Eder has pursued an interest in collage and mixed media, studying at Cooper Union and at the Art Center of the 92nd Street Y. In her brief career as an artist, she has won two "Best in Show" prizes and been exhibited in Brooklyn, Manhattan and in online galleries including the International Gallery of Art (Toronto), Fusion Art (California), and Bauhaus Prairie Gallery (Oklahoma).

Bagan - Collage 14 x 17 in.
Still Life with Violin - Collage on acrylic 22 x 17 in.
PATH Station 2015 - Collage 22 x 18 in.
Iriwaddy - Collage 12 x 14 in.

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Antonio Aleixo Cristo

Canção O Grito das Cinzas

Portuguese Artist, António Aleixo Cristo was born in 1946 and had his first exhibition in 1972  at the Kultur – Centrum Gallery of Stockholm. He has made many trips to Italy, France,  Spain,  Holland and Scandinavia. His resume includes a First Prize Award at The International Art Fair (Portimão, Portugal, 1992) for his work ‘The Famous Wall Decomposition’ and he won 3rd place in the National Contest sponsored by Daily Gallery News, Lisbon (1992-3) with ‘Remote Time II’ and ‘Bronze Palette’ at the  Inter-District Competition 1992/3 by Infante Dom  Henrique Museum Faro, Portugal. The artist is currently undertaking research in Tiling, Painting, Digital Art, and Photography, whose influence is prominent throughout his experimental, expressionistic work in a variety of media.

Paisagem Urbana IV
Lua Cheia, e Menina com Vestido Azul
Lua Cheia, e Menina com Vestido Azul
Estorias sem Palavras IV

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Cristina H Melo

"I use photography to record images. And in each, I see a kind of metaphor, since, as we know, the eyes do not see the same as the photo, any photo, shows."

It Wasn't Mine But Now It Is - Photograph 50 x 60 cm
Complexius - Photograph 125 x 52 cm
Complexius - Photograph 125 x 52 cm
Time Lapse - Photograph 30 x 40 cm
Time Lapse - Photograph 30 x 40 cm

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Q&A with Cristina H Melo

"I use photography to record images. And in each, I see a kind of metaphor, since, as we know, the eyes do not see the same as the photo, any photo, shows."

It Wasn't Mine But Now It Is - Photographic collage 70 x 50 cm
Born in: 1962; Portugal
Lives in: Lisbon, Portugal
Education: Counsellor For Addiction Diseases, Weston-Super-Mare, UK · Drawing Course, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisboa · Professional Photography, Instituto Português de Fotografia, Lisboa · Project studying by the supervision of  António Júlio Duarte, Atelier de Lisboa, Lisboa
Media: Photography,  Digital Photography, Mixed media, Collage
Describe your work in 3 words: Trans - lation;  trans - action;  trans - ference
See More Work: https://www.cristinahmelo.com/
It Wasn't Mine But Now It Is - Photographic collage 70 x 50 cm
CFA: What themes does your work deal with? 
C.H.M.:  The Human Nature - life and death, movement and statics, reality versus unreality, matter and anti-matter, gravity and ascension
CFA: Describe your creative process.
C.H.M.: My starting point is daily life or rather my own wandering between the rhythms and the randomness of daily life. When the elements that shape it come to me, I feel able of interrogation and search. And in spite of isolating a body /object or a part of a body /object as the central motive of this interrogation, I'm not concerned with existential loneliness nor do I want to use mere descriptions of things or human beings. I am concerned with seeing the unseen
CFA: What influences your art? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
C.H.M.:  For sure my work has to do with Eugene Atget and also Man Ray. When I feel I want to transfigurate the image go onto Gerhard Richter, (overpainted photos)
CFA: What is art? What makes a piece of art great?
C.H.M.: Art has to come from within, from the guts.
CFA: What is the role of the artist today? 
C.H.M.:  Humans live between duality and fact. Black and white, new and old, modern and ancient, death and life, light and darkness, night and day, real and imaginary. The imaginary is great and lifts your weight...Then, everything is possible.

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